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INFORMATION AGAINST MR. M'C…
Jones, in his cross-examination by Mr. Morgan, who ap- peared for the defendant, said, that he called at the shops of Messrs. Phillips, Jenkins, and M'c Carthy agreeably to the directions of his supeiiqr. He was not aware that sulphur of brimstone and spirits of wine were used as medicine. He Went to Mr. Phillips simply because such, compounds might be had there. On calling at the shop of Mr. Phillips he does not recollect seeing any body there he knew but that gentleman. He was not disguised for the object of his call. He wore then, as far as he could recollect, the clothes lie now wore. Mr. West re-examined: Could not say possitively whether the spirits of wine are unadulterated, or whether they have a portion of potash mixed up. Mr. Clements said that the character of Mr. Phillips was a guarantee that the-liquid was genuine and unadulterated. Nichol Bradley examined Is an apprentice of Mr. Philips's. Never recollect Mr. Phillips having old spirits of wine but as medicine. The quantity sold in the shop is In general very small. This closed the evidence in support of the information. Mr. Henry Morgan.addressed the bench for the de- fendants. He contended that the Act of Parliament under which the present information was laid was to prevent a fraud on the revenue. Although it might be admitted that spirit of wine were sold by Mr. Phillips, yet they were old as medicine; tiid 110 intention to de- fraud the revenue. There was, he contended, in this case 110 violation of the act. I Ie relied on the protective intention or the act,, as regards medicine vendors, and on the absence of any proved or alleg.d intention to defraud the revenue. INFORMATION AGAINST MR. M'C CARTHY. On the same day (March 18), Jones, the Excise-officer, said he purchased, at the shop of Mr. M'Carthy, a half- quarter of sulphur of brimstone, and a half-pint of spirits of wine. They were given him by Mrs. M'c Carthy, for which he paid Is. 9d. He did not buy the articles for any medical purpose. He coud not say how many were in the shop at the time. He did not ask for the medicine for the cure of rheumatism. He is quite sure of that. Is aware that the articles bought are good for that distemper. Jacob Harding, assistant to Mr. M'Carthy, deposed to the application of the last witness for the sulphur, and that he Wanted it for the cure of rheumatism.' He also took the spirits of wine. Both were in separate parcels. When such articles are sold in the shop, they are in general for the cure of the rheumatism. Mr. Morgan offered to produce Mrs. M'Carthy in corro boration of his deposition, but the proposition was declined as inadmissable.. This closed the case on the part of the prosecutio'n. INFORMATION AGAINST MR. JENKINS. Jones stated that on the 18th March, 1843, lie called at the shop of Mr. Jenkins, in Angel-street, and bought two ounces of sulphur, and a half-pint of the spirits of wine, for which he paid. Mr. Jenkins, on giving him the articles, observed that he knew of a case of recent occurrence in London where a chemist was fined £ 50 for selling spirits of wine without a license. The spirits of wine, as in the pre- ceding cases, was produced and tested. Witness could not recollect who was in the shop at the time. The bottle now produced was the one in which the wine was originally given. Is quite positive that it was not a black bottle labelled. He got the bottle from Mrs. Thomas, of the Red Cow. The bottle has been kept in his box. Mr. Morgan contended that in this case Mr. Jenkins sold the article as medicated, a circumstance that showed clearly the absence of fraudulent intention. Jones, in reply to a question from the bench, said that his object in asking for the sulphur in connection with the spirits of wine, was to effect the object he had in view. Henry Gibbie, St. Mary-street, was then proceeded against, for having sold, on the 10th March, a quarter-pint of gin without a license. Jones stated that' on the day in 'question, he went to Gibbie's house, and had some beer, and then the quantity ot gin charged in the information. It was mixed with hot Water and sugar, and served by Gibbie himself. Jones paid the sum demanded to Gibbie. Gibbie denied that he had served the witness Jones on the day in question. He admitted that lie had not a license to sell spirits. Gibbie declined to produce any witnesses in support of his denial of the transaction. The Mayor said, that with such a clear case there was no alternative, but inflict the full penalty, £ 50, reducing it, however, to the sum of £ 12 10s., which as the lowest in the discretionary power of mitigation, vested in them, they could reduce it to, with the forfeiture of the license consequent on this the second conviction. In the other cases the magistrates retired, and after a short absence, returned into court. The Mayor then sai.l, this appears to be an information by the Excise against the defendants, respectable chemists in this town, for a violation of the excise laws, in selling spirits of wine without a license. The case, as charged by the Excise, has been proved to the satisfaction of the magis- trates—that the quantity of spirits of wine stated in the information had been sold. Mr. Morgan, who so judiciously defended the parties, urged that there was no intention to defraud the revenue, and quoted, in support of his allega- tion, an extract from the 9th of George II., commonly called the Apothecary's Act." Upon the whole it did not appear to them that a fraud had been intended • yet he could not help saying that parties in the trade should he aware what was or was not an actual violation of the law in their partic- ular transactions. In the present case a license had been required to legalise the sale of the spirits of wine and they were of opinion that nothing had oce urredtotake the cases out of the act under which a conviction was sought. It was with regret, therefore, that they came to an adverse conclu- sion against respectable tradesmen and neighbours. They were of opinion that there should be a fine in each case in the full penalty of E50, mitigated, however, to a fourth, which is the lowest sum in their magisterial discretion, that under the circumstances, they could reduce it to. At the same time he should observe, that Mr. Lewis would join with him in memorialising the board of Excise for a further remission. Mr. Lewis concurred in the judgment pronounced by the mayor, and would be happy to co-operate with him in so desirable an object. SOUTH WALES CIRCUIT. SUMMER ASSIZES, 1843, BEFORE Mit. BARON ROLFE. Cardiff. Monday, July 10. Carmarthen. Saturday, July 15. Haverfordwest and Town. Saturday, July 22. Cardigan Wednesday, July 26. '.I.. Brecon Saturday, July 29. Presteign Wednesday, August 2. COWBRIDGE RACES. Notwithstanding the severity of the weather for the season there was a pretty good attendance of professionals and others on the ground on Friday se'nnight, to witness the 'ports of the day. We are glad to find that notwithstanding a vigorous competition, two of our townsmen, as will be seen by the following list, carried off the honours of the day, and won a high reputation for nag's flesh, besides golden opinions :.— Sweepstakes of 3 sovs., with ;£20 added. 'Al r. Sait's Consul, 4 yrs., 9 st. 1 1 At r. Bradley's The Duke, 6 yrs., 10 st. 7 lb 2 3 ■ Mr. Lucas's St. David, 4 yrs. 9st. 71b. 3 2 Sweepstakes of 1 sow, £ 15 added, for farmers. Mr. Sant's Landaw Lass, 6 yrs. 10 st. 7 lb I 1 lilr,- Basset's Gay Lass, (j yrs. 10 st. 7 lb 2 3 Mr. L. Thomas's Maid of the Mill, (j yrs., 1 Ost 71b 3 2 Mr. Palmer's Cremona, aged, 13 st. 7 lb 4 Mr. Whapham's Young Tom, 3 yrs., 8 st. 7 lb. Bolted. Handicap of I sov. E 10 added, for horses not exceeding 14 hands 2 inches in height. Mr, J. Thomas's Cardiff Lass 1 1 jkf r. Bsssett's Annie 2 2 Mr. H. Thomas's Ugly Buck 3 3 Mr, Evans's Cremelin 4 4 Open Handicap. Mr. Vivian's 1 I Mr. Bullen's 2 dr. Handicap for beaten horses. Mr. J. Thomas's Cardiff Lass 1 1 Mr. Sant's Landaw Lass 2 2 Mr, Bullen's 3 Mi; Whaphàm's 4 Pony race. 'Mr. J\feaz)'sJemm)' 1 1 Mr. Jenkin's Colivinstone Lass 2 2 M i-, W. Tiiowis's Squirrel 3 3 Air. Jenkin's Useful Bolted. BRIDGEND PETTY SESSIONS. JULY lst.Magistrates present-R. T. Turberville, Esq., and the Rev. Messrs. Knight and Blosse. John Morgan, Jeremiah Lelwne, and flees Meyick, were convicted of poaching on Sunday, the 18th ult., and lined El. Is. each, including costs, or one month's imprisonment. Lehone and Meyrick paid. Morgan was committed to Swansea house of correction. John Bees, an complaint by the constabulary, was con- victed and lined for exhibiting a stallion in .the streets of llridgend. Nine young men, on complaint by the constabulary, were convicted and fined for a drunken affray and assault at Kenfig, on the 23rd ult. Rees Dyer, was convicted of having threatened to kill one Thomas Jones, upon whose testimony the said Dyer had been convicted of poaching. He was ordered to find sureties to keep the peace, and in default was committed to Swansea house of correction. NEATH. QUARTER SESSIONS.—The following case was accidentally omitted last week :-Jolili Rees, servant to David Morgan, of Fonmon Farm, pleaded guilty to stealing money from the pocket of a fellow servant. Six weeks' hard labour in the -House of Correction at Cardiff. NEATH BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—At a meeting of the Neath Board of Guardians, held at the Board Room, 011 Tuesday, the 4th instant, the Rev. D. Jeffreys, late of St. -Brides Major, and now curate of Neath, was elected to the office of Chaplain to the above union, by a majority of eleven, the numbers being for the appointment thirteen, against it tioo The two dissentients our correspondent inform us, were Mr. Jonathan Rees, ironmonger, and Mr. Nathaniel Tregelles, both Quakers, who no doubt were yctmted by matters of conscience. NEATII TOWN-HALL, Friday, June 30th.—[Before F. Fred ricks, H.Gwyn, H.Thomas, and G. Llewellyn, Esqrs.] -John Rees, David Davies, David Williams, and William Hussy, labourers, of the parish of Neath, were summoned by P.C. John Morgan, charged by Mr. Wm. Williams, agent to the Neath Canal Co., with having thrown a quantity of rubbish into the said canal, contrary to Act of Parliament. The defendants acknowledged that it was done through ignorance, and said they felt exceedingly sorry for it. Dis- charged by paying costs, which was done.—David Williams, farmer, was summoned by Win. Rees, overseer of the Hamlet ofilIichaebtone Higher, in the parish of Bagland, for refusing to pay poor-rates. Ordered to pay, with costs: paid.— Zachariah Thomas, alias Luke," a notorious blackguard, was placcd at the bar by P.S. Jones, No. 10, charged with having, on the night of the 21st, violently assaulted George Bagaiago, a copper-smith, of the parish of Cadoxton, juxta Neath. The case was clearly proved. The defendant called a witness on his behalf, who supported the charge preferred against him. Their Worships fined him in the sum of 1;2, including costs, or one month's hard labour in the house of correction. The amount was paid, on which he received a severe reprimand, and should he again be brought before them for a similar offence, he should be more severely dealt with.—John Thomas, alias Luke," and his wife, were placed at the bar, by the same policeman, also charged with having, on the night of the 21th, committed an assault on Margaret Williams, of the parish of Cadoxton, juxta Neath. The case was proved, and the defendants were ordered to pay £ 1, including costs, or two weeks' imprisonment: paid. —David Thomas, alias" Luke," another member of the family of Luke," was charged by the same policeman with having, on the night of the 24th, violently and in a most brutal manner, assaulted David Hopkins, moulder, of the parish of Cadoxton, juxta Neath, by biting off a part of his nose. The charge was fully proved. Jas. Trench, Esq., surgeon, also proved that a portion of the nose had been taken off; but the complainant would be very little disfigured. Their Worships seveiely reprimanded the prisoner for his unmanly conduct, and convicted him for the assault in the sum of £ 5, or be imprisoned in the Swansea house of cor- rection for the term of two months, and there to be kept to hard labour. The fine was paid.—Leyshon Lougher, of Neath, was charged by Wm, Harris with illegally removing his goods, in order to evade the payment of rent. Settled out of court.—Mr. Hutchingson, of Neath, was charged by Jas. Alford with refusing to pay him Gs. 10jd., wages due. The defendant admitted the debt, but claimed 6s. for ashes, which the complainant. had had of him. The de- fendant was discharged on payment of the balance, lOd., and the costs. rOllTH CAWL IKON AND COAL COMPANY.—-—A special general meeting of this company was held at the North and South American coffee-house, on Tuesday, the 27th ult., for the purpose of confirming the resolutions passed at the meet- ing held on the 20th ult., of which a report appeared in this Journal. A strong feeling was again manifested in favour of the formation of the new galvanised iron company, and the resolutions were confirmed almost unanimously, the dis- sentients intimating, at the same time, the best feeling towards the project, their objections being founded on the circumstances of their individual position. A vote of confi- dence in the directors was unanimously passed, and, after an expression of the high sense entertained of their services, the meeting broke up. It was mentioned incidentally, that the demand for galvanised iron was daily increasing. MERTHYR. MERTHYR AUXILIARY BIBLE MEETING. This meeting was held at the English Wesleyan chapel on Monday evening last, Sir J. J. Guest, Bart., M.P., in the chair. It was commenced by singing a few appropriate verses, and prayer by the Rev. Mr. Worth, minister of the chapel. The worthy chairman briefly opened the business of the. meeting, and read a part of Dr. Bunting's letter when the Wesleyan connexion so generously voted the sum ofEIOOO from their fund to the British and Foreign Bible Society, and called on the Rev. Edward Griffith, one of the secreta- ries, to read the financial report, which, if we understood him, announced that f39 had been paid for books during the past year, EO 3s. fid. sent to the Parent. Society as free contribution, E4 having been received from Pontmorlais Sunday school, t3 5s. collected at the last anniversary and that there was one subscriber, Wm. James, Esq., merchant, who gives aiiiitially tl. The number of Bibles and Testa- ments distributed amounted to 730 copies. The Rev. E. Davies, Classicsl Tutor of Brecon College, one of the deputation, moved the first resolution,— That this meeting, rejoicing in the extensive and ex- tended operations of the British and Foreign Bible Society, and being fully persuaded that the Bibles without note or comment ought to be distributed to all mankind, pledge itself to do more for this society, whose principle is to unite all classes of'the Christian community in the work of faith and labour of love it contemplates." The reverend gentleman spoke in his usual eloquent style on the different topics in the resolution, which we cannot insert for want of room. This was most ably seconded by the Rev. T. Harries, Assistant. Curate, who remarked that much might be done to disseminate the Scriptures, even with the waste money of &c. The second resolution was—"That this meeting is mournfully persuaded that many in this town are perishing for the want of the bread of life," earnestly appeals to the friends of the Redeemer to endeavour, by all means in their power, to discover those who havli not the Word of God, and induce them to obtain it j" and moved by the Rev. T. Phillips, agent of the British and Foreign Bible Society, in his address, entered into some details to prove that most ot the charitable institutions in the United Kingdom, as well as all the Missionary Societies, were greatly indebted to the British and Foreign Bible Society for large grants of Bibles and Testaments to assist them to carry their benevo- lent. operations forward in foreign countries. The account he gave to the meeting of a large Bible meeting among the negroes, that they agreed all to give something,—to give liberally,—and to give cheerfully,—:was highly interesting. The resolution was seconded by Mr. Watkins, grocer, amidst loud laughing and tremendous cheering of the meet- ing, when he stated his intention of giving five guineas to the worthy chairman for the Auxiliary, and that he had in- creased his yearly subscription by half-a-guinea since he had become a teetotaller, lie warmly eulogised Sir John for the kind manner he had assisted him and his friends in L6ndon some years ago. The third resolution, respecting the appointment of officers, was moved by the Rev. J. Harris, and seconded by the Rev. Wm. Evans, Wesleyan minister, and was, like the preceding one, carried unanimously. A vote of thanks having been passed to the lion. chairman for his kindness in presiding over the meeting, which was acknowledged in a short but eloquent speech by Sir John, Mr. Watkins was called upon to conclude with prayer, which he did by supplicating blessings to the audience, to the chairman, Lady Charlotte, and all the family, the in- habitants of Merthyr and Dowlais, and the iron-masters in general. The Rev. Mr. Worth pronounced the benediction, and the separated, apparently highly pleased with the proceedings. The sum of X3 Os. :ltd. was collected, which, with Mr. Mr. Watkins's subscription, amounts to £ 8 5s. 3|d. As the conservative guardians of the rights and liberties, life and limb of our fellow-townsmen, we have had frequent opportunties of calling 011 our under-ground brethren, who arc engaged in the coal work, to provide themselves with safety-lamps. Want, of attention to admonitions, often given before, has proved the death of Wm. Taylor, a married man, who was killed at one of the Cyfarthfa levels on Wednesday morning, besides severe injuries sustained by three young lads. T i-k-PARTY.-Oll Wednesday last, the English Indepen- dents had about 800 visiters to partake of tea, the profits being appropriated to liquidate the debt of the chapel. It was truly gratifying to see everything conducted so or.lerly. The singing was excellent; and the addresses at the close were characterised by brotherly love and Christian union. STIPENDIARY ?lIAG1>'TTtATE.-T. W. Hill, Esq., Barrister- at-Law, on the South Wales circuit, it'is understood has been appointed lo the office of Police Magistrate for the Merthyr District, with a salary ofjEoOO. per annum. The professional capabilities of this gentleman are highly spoken of. MERTHYR.—Acting on the principle that" Example is more powerful and seducive than precept," we have just been informed by good authority that two clergymen, eminent for their learning and ministerial labours, have em- braced the principles of total abstinence from alcoholic drinks. The disgusting scenes ensuing by the late reduction in the price of beer, we are told, has influenced them to adopt the pledge. THE IRON TRADE.—-Notwithstanding that late immense order for rails received at Dowlais from the Russian Govern- ment, sueh is the depression of the trade that 200 miners and 150 colliers are to be discharged almost immediately. It is also reported that the most drunken and disorderly, to make up the number, are to go elsewhere to seek for em- ployment. THE RIVER TAFF.—On Sunday, by the red appearance of its waters, gave sufficient pioof of heavy rains on the Breconshire hills. Upon the whole, the weather is remark- ably favourable for vegetation, though not hay harvest. WATER VERSUS BEER. -The temperance men of Merthyr, we are informed, held a public meeting on Monday evening last, near the Breweries, at Caedraw, to the great terror of those who assembled for a drop of beer, &c., on this sultry weather, when Mr. Thomas, formerly of Varteg, and a reformed drunkard from Dowlais, &c., spoke in favour of pure water as a beverage, but they were opposed by a young man named Bowen Clayton, of Llanidloes, who, it is said, was well pressed to speak in favour of bitter hops and malt mixed with that useful element. More discussions will fol- low most probably 011 this interesting subject. MYRTLE FLOWER POT.Mr. Adams, of Penydarran I Gate, having missed an article of this kind, recently ob- served it in some window upstairs, had the landlady ot the house taken up, but as she pleaded her ignorance how it came there, she was liberated. PERCH NET. -A man from Aberdare was put in custody on Tuesday last, for\ coveting a net of this kind. The '8 Merthyr lock-up house ii a poor place to make use of such a long article. He egregiously cried in his attempt. Honesty is the best policy," "W. DREADFUL EFFECTS OF EVIL PASSIONS.—A quarrel I having ensued between two married women near the Red Gate, PenydalTan, on Tuesday last, one took up a poker and struck the other most dreadfully on the head, so that her life is in great danger, if not despaired of. The passionate poker woman was taken into custody immediately, and will, of course, be brought before the bench the first sessions. -0- THE IRON TRADE. (From the Morning Herald.) The disturbances in Carmarthenshire among a population purely rural, mainly attributable to local grievances, tend naturally enough to increase the uneasiness even in high quarters in respect of the condition and prospects, of the dense masses of population agglomerated in the contiguous mining districts of the two Welsh counties Monmouth and Glamorgan, for Monmouth, legislative enactments notwith- standing, remains as homogeneously Welsh as before the conquest. The grounds of this uneasiness do not refer so much to the political considerations suggested by former oc- currences, although.doubtless they must have left a consider- able leaven of discontent behind, but to the exceedingly depressed state of mining industry, coal and iron, but in especial of the latter. In illustration of the present and past state of the iron trade and the mining population the com- munication of some leading particulars may not therefore be inopportune. The aggregate population of the two counties it may be premised does not probably fall short of 240,000 souls, of which far the larger proportion are located in tile hills," pr mining districts comprising Merthyr Tydvil, Dowlais, Ynisfach and Aberdare, which may be said to form one town just as Westminster, the City and Southwark, and as such join in the right of returning one member, the population cannot fall greatly belyw 50,000. The district is doubtless the principal scat, of the iron manufacture of South Wales, itself the centre of the largest production of British iron, as will be seen by the following statement for 1842, extracted from a jonrnal quoting from the Merthyr Guardian, but how or whether officially derived does not appear. Tons. 1842.-Total make of pig-iron, England, Wales, Scotland 1,210,550 Of which in South Wales, 453.890 • In Staffordshire. 321,570 In Scotland. 196,900 The make in South Wales entered therefore for more than one-third into the total production. According to the valu- able work of Mr. Musket on the iron trade, entitled Papers on Iron and Steel," the total make of pig iron Tons. In 1839 reached to 1,248,721 Of which in South Wales. 453,SSO In Staffordshire 304,413 In Scotland. 19(5.900 Of this total yield for South Wales the quantity attributed to the iron works of Merthyr, Dowlais, Ynisfach and Aberdare, alone was 202,000 tons, being the product of 70 furnaces then in blast. It will be noted that there is a falling-off in the total make of the United Kingdom for 1842 as compared with 1839 of 37,431 tous. This arose from a judicious agreement amongst the principal iron- masters at the latter end of 1841 to reduce the make at the rate of 25 per cent. on the calculated product of the first half-year of 1841, which reduction commenced with 1842 and was stipulated for six months. Since Merthyr, with its circumjacent district, produces therefore nearly three-fifths of the total make of South Wales, with a population altogether dependent on the iron works of from 45 to 50,000 souls, it is not too much to assume that one-half the aggregate population of Monmouth and Glam- organ counties, say 120,000, are directly engaged in or dependent upon iron and coal mining industry. Notwithstanding the undeniable state of depression under which the iron trade labours, and the decrease of demand from the United States, it would seem to be a fact, unac- countable as it may be, that exportation continues on the increase, as the following official returns will show. The quantities for 1842 are given in round number from the return recently made to Parliament, the total numbers of which under each head of the various sorts exported are roughly but not with material inexactitude computed by ourselves. Tons. 1840. Exports of iron and steel, wrought and unwrought 208 328 1842. Id. Id 309^400 The export of 1840, it must be observed, was the largest on record. Such however was the extraordinary delusion in the value of the commodity that, with upwards of 100,000 tons of exported bulk, an increase of nearly, or say at the rate of 40 per cent., more in 1842 over 1840, the declared values were less by £ 71,000, as thus 1840. Declared values of iron and steel, wrought and unwrought, 1812. Id. Id. 2,453,892 Difference less 1842 £ 70,907 Assuming the same rates of values for 1842 as for 1840, the declared values of the former should, as calculated by quantities, exceed those of the latter by about one million steiling. The rapid decline in prices of iron, as attested by the market lists, will however sufficiently account far the deficiency in total values. The remarkable fluctuations in these is evidenced by the yearly tables of rates given in his interesting" History of the Iron Trade" by Mr. if any Scrivener of Blaenavou, from which the following' for brevity alone are taken as instances: In 1825 the prices of Staffordshire- forge pigs ranged from £ 7 os. Od. to LS Os per ton 1830. Id. Id £ 3 OS. OLI. to t 3 15s „ 1835. Id. Id £ 3 12s. Od. to £ 4 15s „ 1836, Id. Id £ 5 15s. Ocl. to ;C (; 10 s „ 1840. Id. -Id £ 4 0s. Od. to £ 5 0(s At this present time pig iron may be had at less than 40s. per ton at the place of production. The iron of South Wales and Monmouth is chiefly, almost wholly, sold in the shape of bars, a more advanced stage of manufacture. The fluctuations in the prices of this article in the London market have been as follow, after the same authority, omitting intermediate years :— Per ton. 1825 Welsh bar iron from£ 11 0 to E 1-) 10 1830 Id. id (i 5 to 7 0 1835 Id. id G 5 to 8 0 183G Id. id. 9 0 to 12 0 1840 Id. ij, 7 15 to 9 0 The price in the London market rules generally, it is said, 80s. per ton above the prices at'Newport and Cardiff, from whence shipped, and 10s. higher than in Liverpool. The market price of bar iron is now below 10s. per ton, a lower rate than ever before known and it is understood that the prime cost of production, all profit out of the question, and at the present low rate of wages, cannot be estimated at less than i-I 15s. per ton. The range of prices indicated above is given from lowest to highest, it must be noted, and without reference to the time of year, or the order, in which the variations occurred. In fact, however, these are not fluctuations merely but revolutions in values, frightfully destructive of property and industry when on the side of decline, and deranging all cal- culations as well as subversive of all sobriety of business when as suddenly and extravagantly on the advance. There is nothing in the history of any trade to compare with these remarkable annihilations or prodigal enhancements of values. Aladdin with his wonderful lamp scarcely afforded examples of more surprising metemorphoses of fortune. In 1812 the price of bar iron was quoted as high as L 10 10s. per ton; in 1842, thirty years after, as low as £ 4. The effect upon property and enterprise, for whilst a depression in the rates of wages has not failed to lollow upon a large decline of prices, it has not followed with the same regularity that wages have advanced as prices re-ascend. One of the causes of this apparent inconsistency is sutRciently obvious. The large and liberal wages, as compared with those to be earned in other branches of industry elsewhere, still paid in the Welsh mining districts, or which were until a recent period, notwithstanding frequent reductions, naturally attracted and absorbed not only a constant increase of labour hands from the neighbouring rural districts, but also an inpouiiug from Ireland in particular. Hence the outcry for years past, the persecution in various shapes, and the rooted dislike still against the intrusive Irish hands, accused of beatiim- down the rates of wages in the labour market, as in the rural and manufacturing districts of England was the case also. That the unskilled Irish labourer should be content to accept less than his long-skilled fellow-workman 'in South Wales was however to be expected. The feud between the two classes was long kept up in consequence, and is far yet from being pacified, although its outbreaks are less frequent and tuibulent. The "Scotch cattle" are not now so uproar- ious and daring- in their midnight onslaughts upon the poor Irishmen. But some years ago scarcely one of the jdark nights passed without- some mischevous assault or murderous attack upon such as were most obnoxious and therefore marked out for punishment. The secret confederacy took the name of "Scotch cattle" from their imitation of the noises of those animals on approaching the scene of action wheie the victim was to be found. They were all so disguised as to render detection and identification difficult, so that the combination could never be properly discovered and broken up by the force of law. From this brief sketch of the past and present state of the iron trade, combined with the recent disastrous results of its exteme depression at Sirhowy and Ebbw Yale, it is evident that the position of all engaged in it, of masters 110 less than men, is deeply discouraging, and unless a change for the better supervene, and that without much delay, it may be feared that the consequences will be deplorable. Caimarthen is in a state of tranquillity, and as peaceful as previous to Rebecca's last visit. It is reported that govern- ment intend prosecuting the Rebeccaites that are in custody or held to bail at the ensuing assizes, and Mr. Maule, the crown solicitor is expected in Carmarthen daily. A reward T>- has just been issued and signed by Colonel George Rice irevor, ice Lieutenant of the county, for the appre- hension and conviction of the chief ringleader in the riot at Tallog, and assault on the special constables, in endeavouring to effect distress warrants, on the 12th of June last, as given in one of our former panels. The reward will 1e lJaiù by her majesty's gQYQxmmjut.
NEWPORT POLICE.—Monday, July…
NEWPORT POLICE.—Monday, July 3rd. [Before the Mayor andL. Edwards, Esq.] Mary Jones was committed to the assizes on a charge of bleating wearing apparel from Mary Crowley. 0 John Waif or d, charged by E. Hopkins with selling beer without a license. The future consideration of this was adjourned to the 10th instant. Wm. Morgan, on a similar charge, was remanded to the same day. Jas. Franlden was also charged with the same offence, and was fined in the penalty of L,3, and £ 1 2s. 6d. costs. Thus. Howell, charged by policeman G. Bath, with being drunk, was discharged, with a caution not to offend ao-ain. Charles Goodwin, found by police-constable J. Huxtable sleeping under Mr. Townsend's hay-mow, was cautioned not to make himself again to be treated as a vagrant, and dismissed. On Monday evening last the pupils of Mr. Price, organist of St. Woollos's church, on the H dlah system of singing, attended at the National School-room, Newport, before a numerous and respectable auditory of their friends, and gratified them with singing a choice selection of pieces upon that system, many of which were much admired for their beautiful harmony and effect. Too much praise cannot be given to Mr. Price for the care and attention which he has bestowed upon his pupils. They sing well, and reflect great credit on their master. This meeting finished the course. Mr. Price, we understand, instends commencing another immediately. EXTENSIVE SEIZURE OF CONTRABAND GOODS. On Monday last, the revenue officers at Exeter boarded a "vessel called the Elizabeth, belonging to Newport, then making up the river to that port, reported to be laden with coals. ° Af- ter rummaging about the ship for some time, they discovered 189 casks of manufactured tobacco, weighing four tons, con- cealed amongst the cargo. In other parts of the ship they also found several boxes of cigars, a small box of tea, some silk, and some boxes of Eau de Cologne, the duties on which exceeded £ 5000. The vessel and contents were then seized, and her master (Captain Barrett) and the crew were arrested and conveyed before the sitting magistrate at Exeter,, where-the case was gone into, terminating in a penalty of t 100 being inflicted upon each of the defendants and, in default of payment, they were committed to the house of correction for six months.—At Portsmouth, on Tuesday last, a seizure was made on board of the French smacb Nouvelle Sociutt-, M. Hay, master, from Cherbourg, laden with eggs and fowls, of about 100 gallons of brandy, which were found secreted among the cargo. The whole of the ship's company were arrested, and remain in custody, —Near Grimsby, 011 Friday last, upwards of 40001bs. of tobacco was seized on board of the sloop Pink, of London. The capture was made by the revenue cutter Lapwing. The crew are in custody.—Hampshire Telegraph. MESSRS. HARFORD, DAVIES & Co. A meeting of the creditors of this firm was held last week at their office in Small-street, John Bates, Esq., Manager of the West of England and South Wales Distiict Bank, in the chair, to take into consideration the expediency of continuing the Iron Works of the Company. Reporters were not admitted but we understand that a letter, from the Assistant of the Messenger of the Court of Bankruptcy (in possession of the works), dated Sunday week, was read which stated that a most painful excitement, attended even with alarm, existed among the immense number of workmen employed, and the writer appeared to be apprehensive of some attack upon the works. In the course of the proceedings, Mr, Homfray, of Tredegar Iron Works, being asked his opinion, stated that although the Iron Trade could not be worse than it now is, he thought in the present case that the works might be con- tinued for some time with advantage the price of iron was now about £40. a ton, and there was in the works of Messrs. Harfords, a considerable quantity of ore which might be manufactured at a cost of about t2. 15s. A resolution was passed (with only one dissentient) confirming the proceed- ings of Mr. Ilutton, official assignee, in carrying on the works as hitherto. A second resolution, proposed by Drake, Esq., of Bath, declared that the works should be carried on till the choice of Assignees and that the Assignees chosen should call a meeting of the creditors to determine upon their future course of proceeding. Thanks were voted to the chair and the meeting separated. Mr. Homfray was, we believe, the only gentleman of the leading iron firms in Wales who attended the meeting. AYe understand that the total liabilities of Messrs. Harford and Co. amount to about £ 341,200., of which security is held for that the assets are estimated at £ 93,000., besides the surplus of the price realised by the works above the mortgages. The works were valued in 1841 at £ 270,000., and the mortgages are stated at from L40,000 to 1:60,000. BRITISH IRON COMPANY. —A special general meeting of the proprietors of this company was held at the London Tavern, 011 Friday, the 30th ult. Sir G. G. de H. Larpent in the chair. The secretary having read the advertisement convening the meeting, the chairmau at once proceeded to direct the attention of the proprietors assembled to the main features of the report, which was then read, embodying the opinions at which the directors had arrived, after well con- sidering the peculiar position of the company—it being, in their opinion, the more prudent course to form a new pro- prietary, disposing of the present works and interests possessed at the sum of £ 200,000., there being an annual rental of £ 12,000. After mneh discussioIl-or, rather, con- versation—a vote of thanks having been given to the chair- man, the meeting separated. i-
STATE OF SOUTH WALES.
STATE OF SOUTH WALES. A well informed correspondent of the Times gives the following account of the stare of the Principality as con- nected with the present insuriectionary feeling. After I had arrived at a place called Bigelly, 11 miles from Pembroke dockyard, the road to Narberth being across the country, and it being then after 10 o'clock at night, I pro- cured one of the country people as a guide, and on the way conversed with him as to the general feeling of the people as far as his knowledge went. lie described to me in simple but most forcible terms the miserable poverty they were suffering, and the sin, the wickedness, and the oppressions under which he said they laboured. I ought here to remark that the lower orders in Wales have a considerable degree of religious fanaticism about them, are most of them Dissenters, and are in the constant habit of quoting Scripture for every- thing which they advance, and this man applied some text from Scripture to almost every observation that lie used he compared the present season to Daniel's vision, and as we passed the Union-house—by the way, by far the most snb- stancial and best built house in the neighbourhood—he said, "Ah! Sir, there's the house of oppression, •them whom God hath joined together let no man put assunder.' Do you, Sir, think it right that they should, because we are poor, take our children from thair mother and me from my wife, if I was compelled to go in there And do you think it right that if a poor girl has been led astray, she should be obliged to pay all for the child ? That law has caused a pretty many to be put out ot the way—it causes the murder of the inno- cent—but nothing can stand that is against God, and this law is against God's ivord," On reaching Narberth, although it was then that late hour of the night at which usually the inhabitants are all at rest, I found the town in a complete commotion. The magistrates had held a sitting, special constables had been sworn in, and a squadron of the Castle Martin yeomanry cavalry (the same regiment which distinguished themselves against the French at Fishguard,) commanded by Major Bowling and Lieutenants Bryant and Byers, had just marched in. I inquired carefully as to their reasons for apprehending another visit from "Rebecca," finding that she had not only been there three times already, but had destroyed all the gates above the town, and was informed by one of the magistrates that the redoubtable "Rebecca" herself had on Monday evening passed through where the toll-gate and toll-house at the upper part of the town used to stand, and addressing the toll collector demanded what he did there, and upon the man's attempting to answer, told him that between that time and Thursday night she and her children, to the number of 1,000, should come again, and that if he was there and demanded toil, she would notpay it, but blow his brains out. The toll-collector then asked what she could want there, as both the gate and the toll-house were down. "Rebecca" replied that there were larger houses than that should come down. The man then said, "What! the poorhouse ?" "I answer no questions, but you shall see," was the answer, and she passed on leaving the collector in a state of the utmost consternation. As the union workhouse had been threatened with an attack during the night, a detachment of the yeomanry, under the command of Sergeant Major Rees, was I stationed in the workhouse the whole night, and special constables were sent out to observe anything which might take place in the surrounding country a despach was also sent express to Captain Mansell at St. Clear's to call out the troops under his command and scour the various roads between St. Clear's and Narberth, so as to be enabled to render any assistance which might be needed, and also to cut off any parties they meet on the roads. At about half- past 12 o'clock at night the special constables, who were out upon the watch on the Cardigan-road, observed them ap- proaching to the number of between 500 and 1,000, on horse- back and on foot, with Rebecca at their head; they came on to within half a mile of the upper gate of the town, where they were met by some one belonging to their party, who informed them of the arrival of the military, and that a portion of them were stationed at the workhouse. Thi caused a halt and a consultation among them. At length, however, the constable incautiously showed himself, and the party, seeing that they were watched, made off. To-day the great fair was held at Narberth all, however, passed off quietly, owing, as is believed, to the presence of the military. There were hundreds of very fine cattle and horses at the fair, but every one said that they had never known so bad a one no purchases were made, and in fact, the prices offered will be perfectly startling to your English readers, viz., for yearlings only E4 were offered for a pair of last year's calves 25s. each and for a very fine cow not £ 4; horses did not sell at all. I enquired also as to the working of the Poer Law r-ud endeavoured to procure a tliatary, &c., bat was told by the clerk that he could not give it without an order from the Board. The farmers and all others, however, complain of some of its clauses bitterly, and declare that the rates arc very much. higher it has been iu operation. "W ith regard to the tolls, they are as oppressive here as in Carmarthenshire: only imagine, for instance, from Bigally to Narberth, a distance of about 4 miles, there are three toll- gates, each charging 6d. and yd. as the case may be. Above Narberth there are no toll-gates there were nine on the Whitland trust, viz., Pulthrap, 1; Trevaughan, 2 Narberth- east, 2; Narbe.th Plaindealings -gate, 1 Princes of Ludchureh, 2 and Robertson Wathen, 1; Every one of these are down, and the houses also, with the exception of the house at LudchurcI:, which is only paitiy demolished. Nor would the union houses here stand a single night unless garrisoned by military. REBECCA AND HER FAMILY. Rebecca, and about 500 of her most promising children, paid a visit on Friday night to the village of LlanddolTog. They were armed with guns, axes, &e. Notice had been previously given that Rebecca intended paying a visit to the above gate, and, accordingly, about midnight this renowned lady and her daughters fuliilled their promise. When they arrived at the gate they inquired of the toll-collector what they had to pay, to which the frightened gateman instantly replied, "Nothing for you, ma'am." Rebecca having acknowledged the politeness of the collector, desired him to go into his dwelling and shut himself in, which lie immediately did, and her orders were given for the destruction of the gate. In a short time it was levelled with the ground, amid the exultation of the fail til N- and the filing of guns. They then proceeded to Troedyrhiw gate, which met the same fate. A meeting of the committee previously appointed was held at Newcastle Emlyn, on Friday se nnight, to examine the accounts of the trust, and to inquire into the grievances complained of. Bees Goiing Thomas, Esq., was in the chair. The following resolutions were directed to be published The Committee appointed to enquire into the affairs of the Caimaithen and Newcastle Trust, hereby state that they are proceeding with the investigation of the accounts, on which they will make a report. In the meantime they think it right to state that they intend to recommend to the trustees the following alterations, -iz. That the rate of interest on the tallies, from 1S38, should be reduced from 5 to :31 per cent. 2 That the tolls should be lowered to what they were before Michaelmas, 1837, except at -Francis Well Gate, and the gate on the new line of road to Pont-twely, which are to remain as-at present. That Pont-twely Gate to Llanpumpsaint be not re- erected for one twelve month. That the gates should be so arranged that only two tolls should be payable between Pontresselly and Carmarthen. That Bwlchydommen, Nantyclawdd, and Yelindre Gates should not be re-erected. That the Newcastle Gate be re-erected beyond Pont- prengwyddon. R. GORIKG THOMAS, Chairman of the Committee. Newcastle Emlyn, June 30th, 18-J3." REUKOCA IN PERIL.At Carmarthen on Tuesday, Frances Evans, a servant girl, residing at Cilgwvnne-ucha' in the parish of Merthyr, in this county, and formerly an inmate of the Carmarthen Workhouse, was apprehended during the night, and brought before a full bench of the Borough Justices, charged with having incited the mob to commit a breach of the peace, 011 the^lOth day of June last the memorable day when Rebecca" and her deluded fol- lowers made their attack upon the Union House. The evidence of the schoolmistress was read to the prisoner, from which it appeared she (prisoner) urged on the rabble to proceed upstairs, and otherwise grossly misconducted herself. Further evidence of a witness named Mary Jones, an inmate of the r nion Housp, was taken. The magistrates ordered the prisoner to enter into recognizances to appear at the ensuing Assizes to answer to the charge. She seemed not in the slightest affected by her serious situation—assumed a bold appearance—and said, She was glad she had not done I sufficient to forfeit her life." Mr. Maule, the Solicitor to the Crown, who arrived on Monday evening by mail, was in attendance upon the occasion. REBECCA AKECDOTES.- When the Rebeccaites, in their attack on the Carmarthen Workhouse, saw the Dragoons surrounding the place, the terror which prevailed amon" them is inconceivable, and does not at all accord with the usual boastings of this lawless heroine in her midnight visits. The rabble that were inclosed within the walls of the Work- house expected nothing but instant death, and one man actually fell down flat on his face, where he remained a considerable time, that he may not see the Dragoons cutting off his head; and groups of women and boys were seen huddled together, praying fervently for death to relieve them, rather than they should fall into the hands of the soldiers, and be killed by them. When the rioters that had been captured at the IVork-liouse were placed in a row, to afford a better opportunity of identifying them, one of the gang was so much terrified that he asked the person next to him, what they were going to do with them. The person addressed happened to be a wag, and had seen some service in the Peninsular, answered that they were so placed, that the soldiers might kill them all with one shot. The terrified Iiebeccaite, with a horrid scream, jumped out of the line and it was the utmost difficulty he could be again prevailed upon to stand by the side of his companions. One of the fortunate persons who escaped over the wall, made the best use of his legs to reach home but on the way, when he was nearly out of breath, and the terror of the Dragoons full in his mind, he heard a tremendous rush through the hedge just by his side, when he screamed out, "Quarter, quarter, for God's sake don't kill me!" and fell down to the ground, thinking that one of the Dragoons had followed li;ni but when he ventured to lookup, he saw that the unwelcome intruder was a fellow-fugitive ou horseback, who was then neaily out of sight. Many reached home with scarcely a i-a,- about them, having left their clothes in the hedges through which they had to pass. SEASONABLE ADYICE. Connected with the present disturbances, the following letter published in the w elsh language, has been generally circulated about the county FLLLOW-COLTRYIE AND FELLOW-CHRISTIANS, Bear a word of advice in a friendly manner, from one that wishes well to you. Think of your conduct during the last weeks, and compare the same with the rule of God's word, and then you will see how contrary it is to this 1 be" to call your serious consideration to Romans 13, 1, 2, &c. Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of Crcd. the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall t receive to themseives damnation." Recollect, these are not the words of mail, but the woids of the high God; therefore they bind our obedience in the most strong manner, and He has proclaimed woe on those that refuse^ to obey', I will direct your attention also to I Sam. S, 75 when the people murmured against Samuel. Now observe the words of the Lord to Samuel:—'They have not rejected thee, hit they ha re rejected wf,'that I should not reign over them." See, then, what is the plain language of the Scripture about op- posing the civil officers, 1. e. that you are by that fighting against God himself. Surely, there is some other way of making your burdens known, and of getting them removed, besides breaking the positive commands of the Lord. I entreat you, as Christians, to use every means rather than be guilty of sui-'li a thing. Undoubtedly there are a great many of you, amongst sneh numerous multitudes, professors of religion. How can you reconcile with this profession, that you act so diiecth contrary to its rules. You say that your religion is founded on the Bible but behold you, in your practices, acting contrary to the Bible, and, according to His own word, fighting against the God of the Bible. In leed, it would be more consonant with the Gospel of the meek Jesus, to bear a little oppression, than to take this way to be delivered from it. We read that the Hebrews took joyfully the spoiling of their goods" for the sake of their religion; so, it wouid be better for you also to continue to bear the hardships of which you complain, for the -sake of keeping a good conscience, and to adorn the doctrines of the Son of God, than endeavour to remove them in an unlawful way, which will bring disgrace on it. But you are not called npon to do that; those that are in power are quite willing to do you every justice, if you will only grant them time, if you will only be patient and peaceable, and refrain from trampling under foot the laws of God and man, in the most ungodly manner. As one of your nation, I blush for your late conduct. I would that you should not defile the honourable name that you have enjoyed for so many a"'es and from being an example of peaceableness to thenehrq' bouring countries, become a proverb amongst all nations because of your anarchy and disquietude. I conclude by begging on you, as a friend that wishes, from the bottom of his heart, your temporal and eternal good, to read and follow your Bioles better, and refuse to listen to wicked lllen i-for, believe me, wicked men are those that are at the bottom of these thing-s,-not some of your own selves I mean, but strangers, that work secretly to decoy you on to run, yourselves, and to ru:u ycur country; and then they will be the first to betray you, and to leave you to reap the fruits of your ovjii works. Beware, my dear fellow-country- men, m tim., m a little time again, it will be too late far you to turn back. A WELSHMAN, and a Lover of Tran- (juillit3- and peace.
HKR MAJESTV THE QCEEN DOWAGER.—We regret to sav the Queen Dowager continues in very indifferent health. Her Majesty obtained little or no sleep until two o'clock a.m. on Wednesday her cough being exceedingly trouble- some but after that hour she had some refreshing sleep, and was certainly improved yesterday. Sir David Davies was in at,endance several times at Marlborousrh House on Wednesday, wheie the inquiries of the Queen and royal ami am many of the nobility, were exceedingly nu- merous. • ° J CIUCKET. Tue University of Oxford v. the Manlebone u ie return match between the Oxonians, with four "professionals," against the noblemen and gentlemen of the ■jU'i °r'e i U M two players of their ground, was de- "f1 f ft|01 ,S. 011 -iday se'nnight, after two days, in avom ° le a ter, with 45 runs to spare. The batting, ^nt lelding throughout the match was very fair. '1•!1» ? Hillyer and Dean was much admired that of the former in Particular being very effective, especially in tie as HTmngs of the Oxonians, fire of whose wickets he lowered for thutefiu runs.
CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, -
CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, To the Editor of the Adcertisermui Guardian. S[R>—Having occasion lately to travel between Newport and Swansea, I became a passenger in one of the omnibuses, running between these places. In doing so, could not help noticing the cruelties practised on the poor animals that have to draw these cumbrous machines.' In changing horses, I happened to see the harness removed, and on taking off the collars, the poor creatures' shoulders were actually, in some places, worn to-tne bone, and the quivering muscles exposed; in fact, it waSvfne great raw "uiid the whole exfent of the collar. The backs of the horses were in the same state, with several other parts, where the harness or carriage rubbed.; and in this state are these noble and useful animals, daily dragging a heavy load, over a very- hilly, country, in these heavy omnibuses, which, though- stating they are licensed to carry only THIRTEEN passengers, should more offer, as they frequently do, they are not refused, carrying luggage iu addition. On my remonstrating at a. steep hill, near Morriston, with the driver, who had then increased his number of passengers to, I think, twelve inside,, in addition to six or seven out, besides luggage, he made a boast that those very horse's iii that same carriage, had actually drawn up that hill, the omnibus, containing at one time TWENTY-FIVE passengers and, subsequently, on a more recent occasion, TWENTY-SEVEN. T I think, Mr. Editor, the human brutes riding ought to have been put to the labour, instead of the poor and patient. brutes that actually performed the work. Is there no remedy for tbis^ But I have already trespassed too long; a line from your powerful pen would, perhaps, induce the owners, to correct the evil: could they but be made to understand how much more profitably they could work their horses, and how much longer they could be rendered useful, free from, wounds, and having the harness to fit properly, so as to prevent friction and .uneasiness in drawirg. I am, &c., &c., HUMANITUS. To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. SIR,-In your paper of the 24th !iult., appeared the fol- lo-,viiig NEWPORT.—One day last week, the footbridge, leading from Mr. Gregory 's, on the canal parade to the wharf an the other side, and which stood some ten feet or so over the. canal, fell with a tremendous crash. It was in a state of dilapidation for some time, and afforded but uncertain foot-. ing. Fortunately no one was passing at the time of its fall sufficiently near to be hurt by it. Mrs. Samuel Jones and daughter, of Hill-street, were going in the direction of the spot, and in a few moments would have been under it."—In reference to which the Merlin says, li The entire of tJiis statement is untrue the bridge did not fall, but was taketi 1 down by direction of Mr. Gregory; and the female and her daughter, so far from incurring any danger or having any escape, were not within sight or hearing when the bridge was taken down, and on coming up were astonished, as other people Were, that it was gone." Now, I confess, I cannot perceive how the assertion, that the entire statement is untrue, is made out. The bridge, says the lying paragraph, fell. "The -bridge," says tha elegant critic, "was removed." Now, supposing it to .have been removed somewhat after the manner the woodman removes the oak from the forest; I should think you would say it fell. But according to the accomplished critic's elegant phraseology, I reckon he would persuade his readers that it assumed the powers of locomotion, and quietly walked.. off when no one was near, for, on coming up" some people were astonished (and no marvel) to find it was. gone." The female and her daughter," says the Merlin, "were not within sight and hearing'' (of the bridge, of course, and consequently were) so far from incurring any danger, or having any escape." The fact that Mrs. J. and her daughter incurred no danger, was implied in what the Merlin call,- a fib. They icere going in that direction, and, fortunately, were not near enough to incur any danger. That they were going in that direction, the incautious Merlin admits, for on "coming up they were astonished." Here was cause for astonishment', an old ricketty footbridge removed! Astonishment! How can we account .for.it ? Why we must go back to the language of the marvellous Merlin, and infer that the old bridge attempted a leap and tumbled into the canal, for "on coming .up they were astonished it was gone." Very well, as the Welshman sa-id, "if shft's ennp. lpt npr wpiif o. && I am, sir, yours obediently, THE WRITER OF THE PARAGRAPH CALLED UNTRUE. Newport, July 3d, 1843, To the Editor of the Advertiser and -Guardian. SIR,-Tliere appears a paragraph in a recent number of yours, of which I am the principal subject; and as its main statement is contrary to fact, and calculated to produce an erroneous impression on the public mind.at my expense, you will, I am sure, do me the justice -to permit, through the same channel, a correction thereof. I did not quit the college on account of a "reprimand," but from having received from a tutor, who has since left, an insult, such as no one ought to, and no right-minded person can bear; rather than submit to which, I sought in many ports in South Wales to find a ship, greatly prefering the hardships of a common sailor to a repetition of such treatment- The publicity giyen lathe transaction, has placed me in a somewhat unenviable position, and had better, perhaps, for all parties, have been avoided. There remains, however, not the shadow of a doubt upon the mind of any among my family and friends, but that its insertion was dictated by the best intentions and kindest feelings; and for such the gentleman who furnished you with it is hereby begged to accept my sincere thanks; and I may add, that the .deep interest taken, and the kind exertions employed by every class of your generous and hospitable countrymen to restere an inconsiderate and erring youth to hi homej will never be obliterated from the grateful hearts of my parents, nor from. my own. I have the honor to remain, Sir, your obedient sevraut, EDtVARD JASON PARKER. 38, St. James's Place, Kingsdown, June 3Q, 1S43.
Utrtfjs, iHamagrs, tatf). BIRTHS. On Saturday last, at Dowlais House, Lady Chrlotte Guest, of a daughter. On the 2nd inst., at Dinas Powis, the Lady of Henry. T. Lee, Esq of a son. On the 28th of June, at Cardiff, Mrs. J. G. Bird, of a daughter. On Thursday last, Mrs. Ainsfey, of the Cardiff Arms Inn, in this town, of a son. On the 25th of June, the lady of the Roy. Thomas J. Powell, Cantreff, of a daughter. On the :?3th of Jurr-, at Bu>-kland, Brecknock, the lady of Col. Gwynne Holford, of a son. On the 19th of June, at the Yicarage, Crickhowell, the lady of the Rev. J. Evans, vicar, of a son. On the 1st of July, at Lissadell, the lady of Sir R. Gore Booth, Bart., of a son. On the 28th of June, at Ystradwrallt,, Carmarthenshire, the lady of the Rev. W. T. Nicholls, of a son. MARRIAGES. On Tuesday, the 4th of July, by the Rev. Robert Carne, A.M., rector of Lanmaes, at Lantwit Church, in this county the Rev. John Williams, A.M., rector of Marcross, to Ellen Louisa Carne, daughter of the said Robert Came, of Nash Manor and of Dimland House, both in this county 1 A4mrst'a>r Chapel Llanilltern, near Elanda! bj the Rev. Charges Emeison, Mr. Goddard, of St. Fa^an's, to Mary, only daughter of Mr. Jouc-s,Park Farm, in- this county. On the 4th inst., at the parish church of Swans-eaf by the tev.. Hewson, D.I)., vicar, Mr. Samuel Nicholas, master manner, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Mr. James i^vans, cn 1 atygwydir Farm, near Swansea, butcher. Jt.K,unve11 Church, on Friday last, Mr Wm. F'arth, to Miss ickstead, of the Bear Inn, Crickhowell. On the 2nd of July, at Oysterniou-th Church, by the Rev. Samuel Davies, M.A., Mr. John Williams, to Eiiznbcth, daughter of the late Mr. John Lloyd, searcher of H. M. Customs at the Mumbles. ° £ the 29th of June, at Clifton, by the Rev, Oliver Cave, S. Ihomas, Commander R.N., eldest son of the late Rev. Sir George Thomas, Bart., to Thomasine Oliver, only daughter of the late Capt. Henry Hnyues, R.N. DEATHS. On the 30th of June, at Penmark Yicarage, Glamorgan- shire, the Rev. John Robert Casberd, Rector of St. Athan's, in the same county, and only son of the Rev. John Thomas Casberd, D.C.L., Prebendary of Bath and Wrells and Llalldaff. On the 2nd of July, at the residence of Wm. Jones, Esq., Rose 1-ilia, near this town, Miss Elizabeth Morgan, at the age of 20 years, sister to Mrs. Jones. On the 1st of July, Mr. John Evan Howells, aged 24 son of Mr. William Howells, late of the Horse and Groom' in this town. > Oil the 0th of July, aged two years, Yernon Yerity, son of Mr. Richard Yerity, of David-street, in this town. At Pillgwenlly, on the 29th ult., of consumption, Mr. John Davies, iron-weigher, aged 49 years. On the 1st of July, at Neath, aged 15 years, Hannah, daughter of Mr. Robert Davies, Commander of the Bristol Steam Packet between Bristol and Swansea. J,u!-V-^ Loucher, in this county, Jane, wife of Mr. W illiam Griffiths, draper, a-ed 28 years. On the Ist of July, in the 17th year of her age, at Sutton, Heie lire, Sarah, secolul daughter of Mr. W. Constable, of Newport, Monmouthshire. On the 29th of June, at Monmouth, Jane Mary Susanna udor, daughter of the late Dr. Tudor, and sister of Mrs. Rodham formerly of that town, aged 56 years. AT of June, suddenly, at AYliitebrook, near Monmouth, Mr. Jones, of the Red Lion, in that village; 1, ♦ vr K%"I Mr. Thomas Chambers, the a n" ers' king's Arms Inn, Brecon. Un the fath of June, at Gloucester, in the 67th..year of his age, -A!i,tll:-Gellei-il Sir James Kyrle Money, Bar! of Honl house, Herefordshire. ^"iWeiily, while commanding his regiment,. Col. Ellison, of the Grenadier Guards. At Crickhowell, on Tuesday, the 4th instant, Jas- Parrott, Esq.. surgeon, of the Ordnance Medical Depurtfuent.. Lieut.-colonel Fawcett, of the 55th Regiment of Foot, •fiom .a wound received in a duel with his brother-in-law, ]I Lieut. and Adjutant Mumoe, of the Oiford Blues.