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GLAMORGANSHIRE AND MONMOUTHSHIRE DISPENSARY AND INFIRMARY. Abstract of House Surgeon's Report to the Weekly Board for the week ending Nov. 14, 1843. u Remained by last Report 5 I r § 5 I Admitted since 0 ) 0.5 < Discharged .• o ) rf Cured and Relieved 1 1 Died o ) Remaining 4 K.. Remained by last Report 08 ) o |j ( Admitted since v 27 j .S Discharged 7 ) 3^ j Died 0 j 17 O Cured and Relieved 10 ) Remaining 108 Medical Officers for the Week. Physician Dr Moore Consulting Surgeon Mr. Reece Surgeon Mr. Lewis Yisiters Mr. Job James and Mr. T. Lloyd F. M. RUSSELL, House Surgeon. -0+0. TAFF VALE RAILWAY. Traffic Account,' for the week ending Nov. 11. £ 8. d. Passengers. 91 8 1 Dinas Branch 82 8 2 Thomas Powell 45 12 9 DuncanandCo. 25 5 10 Dowlais Branch 156 18 8 General Merchandise. 157 4 6 John Edmunds (Pontypridd Colliery) 24 1(5 5 Darran Ddu Colliery 8 10 4 Total for the Week £ 592 4 9 THE FIRE AT LUTON HOO. In another part of our impression will be found an account of the destruction by fire, of this ancient baronial residence of the Marquess of Bute. Copious as are the details of that calamitious event, they are necessarily divested of the in- terest attachable to the following extracts from letters to the noble proprietor on the subject. Their authenticity cannot fail to enhance the melancholy interest with which they will be perused by a public who unfeignedly sympathize with the noble marquess Extract from a letter from Luton, dated Sunday, the 12th of November, 1843, addressed to the Marquess of Bute. All the pictures (with some inconsiderable exceptions) are saved; all the books, and all the furniture, except the bedsteads and such like, which could not be removed with- out difficulty. The whole of the library," or south wing, up to and in- cluding the roof, is uninjured by the fire, as they contrived to cut off the communication .from this part with the other parts of the building. That part of the building also in front, between the library wing and the entrance hall, ia uninjured and a small part, (two rooms) on the last part adjoining the library. Mr. Collingdon, remains at Luton, and has been unre- mitting in his exertions; and previously to his arrival, at ll^a.m. the 10th, as well as since, every co-operation has been gfven by the neighbours and tenants in preserving the property from destruction, and in rendering every possible assistance. The origin of the fire, it is considered on all hands, was from the workmen employed in repairing the roof of the mansion, as the fire first broke out there, and burnt down- wards, and its rapidity was greatly increased by the fact of the whole of the building being battened with laths, which served as a conductor to the fire through the various.parts of the nansion. ExtraH, from a letter addressed to Lord James Stuart, dated Copt Hall, Luton, 14th November, 1843. Between one and two a.m., Friday, the 10th, an old man, named Lines, who slept in the house, saw a light upstairs, and finding the roof to be on fire, gave an alarm. Mrs. Partridge, the housekeeper, tells me she immediately tent for the keeper, gardener, &c. Wh(r-came and assisted her to cut down all the pictures; and by the time I was on the ground, eight a.m., they were nearly all out on the lawn covered with carpets! The clocks were also out, and the most valuable of the furniture. Finding the pictures safe, and several hands just. set to work at getting down the books, I assisted them, and the library was soon emptied. The chapel had caught fire; and the altar, altar-piece, door, and books, were alone saved. This happened before I reached the house. "Mr. Frederick Chase, solicitor, of Luton, arrived soon after eight o'clock a.m., and immediately secured the title deeds, &c., from the strong room took down the marble chirnney-pieces, and encouraged the men in their labours. In the meantime, the carpenters were on the roof cutting off all communication with the east side; and this stopped the course of the fire. The RAPHAEL (a celebrated picture in this great collec- tion) I took to the farm house. The Rev. Mr. Lister (formerly of Cowbridge, S.W., and many years librarian at Luton), arrived on Saturday night. Colonel North arrived on the 13th, and is at the inn. Yesterday the dangerous parts of the wall, on the north- east, were pulled down, and at present the sight is most horrible and when I was there first, (now 3 p.m., 14th,) there was still smoke in a heap that had fallen in, and on this they were throwing water. I found Mr. Smith, of Bond-street, the picture dealer, very busy getting the pictures back from the stables, and placing them in the rooms over the library. He told me he was surprised to find them in such a good state, and that only two or three had got scorched. Many persons present deserve great praise for their exertions." We are given to understand from the first authority, and are requested to insert, that the housekeeper's (Mrs. Par- tridge) conduct throughout these awful scenes, from the moment of the first discovery of the fire, is looked upon with admiration by those well competent to form an opinion. It cannot be too highly praised, and is, we know, duly appre- ciated in the proper quarters. Nor should we, on any ac- count, omit to state, that the domestic servants under Mrs. Partridge, in the house, worthily discharged their duties, and did their utmost, under her directions, to save their noble master's most valuable property and they were most effectively supported by the men, who came in from the garden and farm, the gamekeeper, &c. We are glad to learn that our late neighbour, the Rev. Mr. Lister, has given peculiar satisfaction to Lord Bute, by instantly coming up from his vicarage, near Wolverhampton, to. render all assis- tance in his power. Mr. W. M'c Donall, son of the reverend vicar of Luton, rendered most able assistance from an early hour on the 10th, and throughout; his worthy father, Lord Bute's near relative, being unable from infirmity to take part in such scenes. We rejoice to say that all of every class did their utmost but besides those already named in the foregoing accounts, we cannot but with pleasure record the untiring zeal and services of the Rev. Mr. Sikes, the curate of Luton; the Rev. Mr. Burgess, Baptist minister; Mr. Frederick Chase, solicitor; Mr. Williams, the builder, Luton; Mr. T. Waller, jun.; Mr. Noster, cooper, of Luton, &c., &c. Mr. Collingdon, Lord Bute's confidential secretary and agent for Luton estates, is already honourably mentioned in the letters above given and we have much pleasure in stating, that Lord Bute was forthwith informed of his ad- mirable conduct throughout scenes of the greatest difficulty. We may conclude in the words of Lord Bute himself (in a letter which we have seen from his Lordship)—" It is much to the honour of the poor people of Luton and its neighbour- hood, that not an article is missing. I had no small-beer in my cellars, only strong ale, which will account for a little drunkenness after many hours of the greatest exertion and consequent fatigue." We only insert the latter part, as it will explain certain statements of irregularities in some of the London papers. The Marquess of Bute, accompanied by his nephew, Mr. Crichton Stuart, was to arrive at Luton last night, and was to lodge at the farm-house in the park, near the scene of de- vastation. His Lordship's brother-in-law, Col. North, had arrived there on the 13th, and was actively and most usefully engaged in getting the pictures under cover, and in giving all necessary directions about the books, &c., &c. TAFF VALE RAILWAY.—We have been reluctantly obliged to abridge the latter part of the report of this meeting, which had been prepared. THE THEATRE.—The pressure on our space has prevented us from noticing the entertainments of the week. The benefits, it will be seen, are approaching, when the claims of our old favourites will be responded to by their friends and admirers. Mr. and Mrs. Silver take their benefit on Tues- day, under patronage that can hardly fail of support-the Bachelors of Cardiff. Mr. Artaud's benefit is fixed for Thursday. On both occasions a bill of fare will be presented which, in conjunction with high professional claims, cannot fail to conciliate the support of the Cardiff public. SPECIAL COMMISSSON IN CARDIFF It is generally re- ported in circles likely to be well informed on the subject,- that directly after the sittings in the present term, a Special Commission will he held again in this town for the trial of the Rebecca prisoners at present confined in Carmarthen gaol, An inquest was held at the Shoulder of Mutton, Church- street, before L. Reece, Esq., coroner, on- view of the body of Catherine James, a widow. The deceased, it appeared, was in her 73rd year, and laboured for some time under the infirmities peculiar to old age. She was found dead in her bed on Monday morning. She had been previously labour- ing under an affection of the heart, for which she was at- tended by Mr. Payne, surgeon. Verdict—" Died by the visitation of Clod." The new mayor, H. Morgan, Esq., presided at the Town Hall, for the fiist time since his appointment on Monday. The time of the magistrates was chiefly occupied in con- victions for drunken and disorderly exhibitions in the streets. On reference to an advertisement in another column it will be seen that the great mercantile firms of Manchester have considerately acceded to the wishes of the salesmen, clerks, &c., in their employment, for a weekly half-holiday. An example not unworthy of imitation elsewhere. The Marquess of Bute left Cardiff Castle on Monday last, for London, thence to proceed to Luton. Before leaving Cardiff his Lordship expressed in warm terms to some of his friends here, how much he was gratified by the exertions and good feeling which had been shown by all ranks -At Luton. We are happy in being able to state from a communication we have seen from Luton, that the Times is incorrect in stating that the picture by Schiavone has been destroyed. Such is not the case, and a few inferior pictures only have been destroyed. The furniture was much injured. The fire it appears broke out in the roof, and is considered to have been occasioned by the plumbers who were at work on the Wednesday preeeeding. The library wing of the building has escaped damage, and is now entire. We are authorized to state, that as soon as the necessary forms are prepared, the Reverend William Bruce Knight will be collated to the Deanery of Llandaff, by the Lord Bishop of the Diocese, and that the Rev. Thomas Williams, rector of Lanvapley, will be instituted to the Archdeaconry of Llandaff. J The Rev. Thomas Lewis Williams is t3 be instituted to the vacant vicarage of Matherne, and the Rev. Macdonald Steel, to the rectory of, Caerwent, in the county of Mon- mouth. J The Queen Dowager has subscribed the munificent dona- tion of 100 guineas to the fund in course of being raised to defray the necessary expenses of the restoration of the venerable Cathedral at Llandaff. FROM THE ".LONDON GAZETTE," Nov. 10. [This Gazette contains an Order in Council ratifying and declaring immediately effectual a scheme proposed by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for separating the Archdeaconry of Llandaff, in Wales, from the Deanery, the latter being now vacant. Notice of the scheme, it is stated, has been given to the Lord Bishop and Chapter of Llandaff, and no objection has been made thereto.] A pair of spectacles, of considerable value, were lost on Wednesday at the meeting of the Taff Vale railway company, held at the Cardiff Arms. The finder, it is hoped, will leave them at the bar of that hotel, or at the office of this Journal. THE LATB ROBBERY ON ABERDARE MOUNTAIN As predicted at the time, we beg to inform all who may be in- clined to rob the cashiers of the neighbouring iron works, that they are well-guarded and well-armed in returning from the banks ever since the committal of that daring robbery on the above mountain, a long account of which appeared in this journal. r DISEASE. -Disease, to the" clay tenement" of the body, is like a latent reservoir of water at the foundation of an edifice, Which creeps in rotting vapours round the walls, Till soon the building crumbles, totters, falls." But by a timely application of that inestimable remedy which was made known by the long-lived Parr, we may dry up the pernicious damp, apply sound earth to the sinking founda- tion of our constitution, arrest the progress of decay, and occupy our fleshy dwelling through a long succession of years while those of the neglectful or imprudent are prematurely tumbling into decay. THE LATE SPECIAL COMMISSION. From the Times. The disorder and outrage in South Wales are, we grieve to see, still undiminished. Notwithstanding the easy con- viction and severe (though merited) punishment of the ring- leader who was taken, and the clemency extended to the other less guilty prisoners, matters seem to go on-we say it with unfeigned regret and reluctance-much the same as, or even worse than before. Since the close of the special commission, and after its re- sults were known, we have had to record, not only the full ordinary complement of destructions of turnpike-gates, and other of the commoner sort of Rebeccaisms, but aliso instances of hill-meetings, insurrectionary attacks upon houses and property, and nocturnal drillings. The only effect, indeed, that we have as yet remarked to have been produced upon the rioters by the proceedings of the special commission is one of astonishment that a Welsh jury should have been found capable of convicting their countryman of a criminal offence, merely because he had made free to take the law into his own hands. That other and more salutary results will, however, ensue, when the consciousness shall have been restored to the people that opposition to the law and con- stituted authorities of the land is (independently of any question of grievance or redress) in itself and by itself a crime, we cannot doubt, though until that feeling shall have been thoroughly restored, we can have but little hopes of permanent tranquility. The fact, indeed, is, that the very SINPG C°URSE HAA BEEQ TAKED F°R DE8TR°YING that Let those of our readers who doubt this look at the present state of Wales, and then briefly review the treatment which has produced it. And first, what is the present condition of the Principality Not only has punishment had (as yet) no effect in repressing that spirit of outrage which originated in the pressure of public grievances, and which still lives on, now that redress is promised-and, indeed, triumphs in the coming concession as its own work-but even in private animosities the same impunity, or rather victory has en- couraged a resort to the same summary method of procuring satisfaction. Impunity emboldens crime. Success appears to justify it. The law of might has been ST successful in Wales in the matter of turnpike gates, that it is not to be wondered that those who wish to help themselves to what they consider their private rights, should also avail them- selves of the same code. What is to be said of the state of a country in which a ruffian can successfully gratify his savage vengeance by burning no less than ten different sets of farm- offices and stock (loss of human life also resulting in one case), all in a single parish and in a single night 1 Yet the details of the case, which occurred last week in a parish in Merionethshire, may be found in our paper of Monday. The spirit of II Rebecca" is found to be available in more way* than one, and her example is clearly thought not a bad one SHERIFFS NOMINATED. MONMOUTSHXKE.—William Phillips, of Whitson House, £ sq. the Hon. William Powell Rodney, of Llanvihaniiel Court; William Jones, of Clytha House, Esq. SOMERSETSHIRE. John Fownes Luttrell, of Dunster Castle, Esq. John Lee Lee, of Dillington House, Esq. Richard Meede King, of Pyrland Hall, Esq. WORCESTERSHIRE. Francis Rufford, of Prescott, Esq. John Richards, of Wassell Grove, Esq. Arthur Skey, of Spring Grove, Esq. J DEVONSHIRE. Nathaniel Vye Lee, of Ilfracombe, Esq. James Whyte, of Pilton House, Esq.; James Wentworth Buller, of Downes, Esq. HEREFORDSHIRE.—Thomas George Symons, of Mynde Park, Esq. James King King, of Moreton House, Esq. John Salwey, of the Moor, Esq. RURAL SONNET.—NOVEMBER. Give to the poor I-warm clothing-firing-food- At once, unsparingly, and humbly give Prevent the winter cough, the frame-chill'd brood Of throes which make it weariness to live. For, lo November, drench'd in fogs and rains, Glooms on the air, and incubates the earth Days, short and fickle, nip the labourer's gains, And bring increase of suff ring and of dearth. Lucky the woodmen who shall find employ; The hinds, who stall the kine or pen the sheep Plant the young tree or, lest the floods destroy, Extend the drainage, and the courses keep. The busy, and the bounteous, at this time, Are mind and body-warm, alone, .throughout our clime. Postscript—The modes of complying with two of the nbove exhortations in behalf of the poor are sufficiently obvious but it may, perhaps, be of service to suggest a general rum- mage of our wardrobes and old stores, for the purpose of bestowing what can be spared, and what is cast off, upon thf>v ™il|W 10m' l'le Wet an(* co^ season now commencing, y, piote benefactions indeed. Again, 011 the principle o pie^enUon, we should seek out, by our own, or other dis- creet agency, objects for our bounty, and not wait till almost e or disease has thrust them upon our notice. Bis dat qui eito dat. IRELAND. FURTHER PROGRESS OF THE TRIALS. The state trials arc slowly progressing. The Queen's Bench was occupied for two days this week in hearing argu- ments on the motion for a copy of the caption. After a lengthened discussion, the learned judges decided that a case had not been made out on the part of the applicant, and the motion was, consequently, refused. e It is currently reported on the part of the defence that one of the traversers has no fewer than 30,000 witnesses to bring forward; and by way of further procrastinating the proceedings, it is said that ten notices for bills of particulars have been served, one for each traverser respectively, upon which the arguments raised upon the right of each of the will, as a matter of necessity, have to be answeted by the counsel for the crown. It is also stated that on Saturday last £ 3,000 worth of th stock in which the repeal rent has been invested was sold out, to furnish the sinews of delay. Satisfactory disposal ot the proclamation money" this.




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