ISmongfur?. 0 BRECON MARKET, Nov. I).-(ATerage Imperial Bushel.) —Wheat, 6s. Barley, 3s. 8d. Oats, 28. Grey Peas, 4s. Malt, 6s. 8d.(Per lb.)--Beef, 5jd. Mutton, 5d. Pork, 4d. Veal, 5d. Butter, lOd. Salt Butter, 8d. Skim Cheese, 4d. On Thursday, the 9th inst., the Council unanimously elected George Rees Bevan, Esq., to be mayor, for the borough of Brecon, for the ensuing year, and that gentleman immediately took the necessary oaths and his seat at the Council board. The Council then proceeded to appoint the serjeant-at-mace, police, and other officers, during which emoluments received by the superintendent of police was discussed, and it was resolved to reduce his salary to £100 ayear, the fees and other payments from the county stock to be paid into the borough fund. The troop of the 4th Light Dragoons, under the command of Lord Paget, which, for the last..mQnih-had -been otationed at Builth, are now to remain in Brecon. We understand that the contractor -of the1 new barracks has received orders to proceed with. the building of the cavalry and artillery departments-witk all possible dispatch and an extra number of artificers are immediately to be put on the work. < THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY AT CARMARTHEN. The Commissioners of inquiry having prosecuted their in- r vestigations during the past week, have left Carmarthen for Pembrokeshire. They have at length concluded their tedious and protracted inquiry into the accounts of the various turnpike trusts, and we may hope that, being in possession of a great mass of facts and figures, and under- standing, as far as plans and witnesses can enable them to do, the circumstances and condition of the various lines of roads in this county, they will be enabled to devise some plan for relieving the embarrassment^ and Mtlgjatjhg the .burthens which the turnpike system h.as Her^^yare'twlmjjtiistercd, has occasioned; and to place it on a more simple < uniform, and consistent basis. A very large number of persons, and some Important deputations from public meetings or from particular districts, have had interviews with the Commissioners. Amongst others was a committee, headed oy Capt. Child of Begelly, who attended on Saturday to present a petition agreed to at the public meeting held at titandowror. The petition was read, and its various articles, especially the bastardy clauses of the poor law bill, the turnpike trust system, and the tithes commutation act, were discussed at much length between the.Commissioners and the members of the committee. The Commissioners seem to have carefully guarded themselves against holding out the prospect of legislative changes, but stated their determination carefully to consider the arguments and statements addressed to them, and their wish to hear opinions and receive information from every quarter. Tolls, poor laws, tithes, and the grievance of fees paid to magistrates' clerks have been, as before, the principal topics urged by the majority of applicants. With respect to one alleged grievance under the turnpike laws, it is reported that the Commissioners have taken steps to obtain the opinion of high legal authorities, in order that a practice which has been a great subject of complaint against toll- collectors may be at once put an end to. if not justified by law. Among the more novel subjects, to which the attention of the Commissioners has been called, may be mentioned the Law of Mortmain, a subject which, though it underwent some discussion in the House of Commons during the last session, has not usually been brought forward in the light of a popular grievance. It seems, however, that Lord John Manners may congratulate himself on having at least one firm supporter in the principality. The petition which contained this rather singular grievance produced some amusement, in which the worthy farmer who compiled it himself good- humouredly joined. The income tax has also been complained of. but not in many quarters, as of course the large majority of farmers are excluded from its range. Wednesday week, was principally occupied in the examination of the Clerk of the Peace and of the County Treasurer, who were examined upon oath, and produced their books for the inspection of the Commissioners. Among the magistrates who have lately appeared before the Commissioners are Col. Trevor, the Vice-Lieutenant, Mr. W. Morris, Mr. W. Chambers, junior, of Llanelly, Capt. Evans, of Pantykendy, and others. The Commissioners are expected to sit during next week at Haverfordwest, and will perhaps visit Narberth. Their stay at Carmarthen has lasted nearly three weeks, but it is not likely that any other county will detain them so long. THE FIRES IN MERIONETHSHIRE.—The man, Robert Roberts, found dead at Gws Fain farm, was buried on Saturday last, at Llangwm. The adjourned inquest was held last week, at Tynant Inn, on the Salop and Holyhead- road, near the said farm, and after a long discussion, the jury were desirous of returning a verdict of wilful murder but it appeared the man had escaped from the fire at first, and had loosed the horses and cows from another part of the fire, and was loosing some calves out when he fell among them, and all perished, smothered, not burned, so that the verdict returned is Found dead from a fire caused by an incen. diary." The coroner's name is Mr. Williams, a surgeon, of Denbigh. More evidence against the incendiray has been found at the Maesgwyn farm. The man had left his smock- frock and hat in the barn the night that the barn was set on fire, and the smock-frock and hat were supposed to have been burnt, but on examining the farming man in the presence of the prisoner, he immediately swore to the frock as his that the prisoner had then on, and the one left that night in the barn. The hat was found on the mountain, between two farms set on fire, and directly in the tract-mark of the prisoner. The prisoner's conduct since he was taken has been very hardened, saying he had had his will." and it would be well for them who spoke against him if he gets sent over the water," and so on. I now wish to notice an act of kindness on the part of one landlord of the farms destroyed. The tenant of Place farm is a widow woman, at last rent-day could only pay part of her rent, but had, through selling a pig, &c., just got the remainder, and was going on Thursday morning to pay the agent of Lord Bagot, her landlord the remainder, and she did go on Saturday last, and representing the fire, &c,, to his Lordship, he most kindly refused the remaining money of her due rent, and told her to go home, he would replace her buildings immediately, and assist her with her other losses. Several other farms belong to Mr. Charles Wynn and Mr. Robert Jones, who, it is to be hoped, will follow the example set them, as the tenants are very bad off now. The prisoner, being discarded from his relations, has been in the habit of frequently changing his dress, and not having any lodging, has been seen since late and early in the glen, called Pont-y-Glyn, and there is now great search being made there to find the cave or rock where his cloths, &c., are supposed to be hid.
TAFF VALE RAILWAY MEETING, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15th. A numerously-attended meeting of the shareholders and directors of this company, was held at the Cardiff Arms Hotel, in this town, on Wednesday. The meeting was made special, for the purpose of taking into consideration the agreement entered into by the direc- tors with the Marquess of Bute, and to confirm or reject the same, and to enable the directors to take all the necessary steps for carrying into effect the said agreement, if the meeting shall determine that the said agreement shall be confirmed. Sir John Guest, in taking the chair, said, they were assembled to take into consideration the propriety of assent- ing to, or dissenting from, the agreement, which would form the subject of discussion at the present meeting. It would be proper, as a preliminary step, to read the notice convening the meeting. The secretary, Mr. James, then read the notice, embodied in the advertisement calling the meeting. Mr. Hall intimated a desire that the minutes of the last meeting should be read. The Chairman said, they were assembled, he apprehended, to deliberate or not on the agreement to be submitted to them, and the question for them merely was, whether they should do so or not. It was quite competent to any gentle- man to meet that question by any course lie thought proper. For his own part, he thought it would facilitate the course of their proceedings, if any one gentleman, who was a party to that agreement, would explain to the meeting the grounds on which it was entered into. Mr. Hall wished to know whether the gentlemen who were parties to that agreement, had the power to enter into that agreement. Therefore it was, that he wished to have the minutes of the last meeting read, in order to ascertain the extent of the powers delegated to them. The minutes of the last meeting were then read by the secretary, and from which, it appeared, that a power was delegated to J. Bruce Pryce, Esq., to open a negotiation with the Marquess of Bute, for the purpose of an amicable arrangement of the differences subsisting between the com- pany and the Noble Marquess. The Chairman said, it was of little practical use to know, at present, the extent of the powers delegated to any indivi- dual. An agreement has been made, and the plain question for them to consider was, whether that shall be confirmed by the meeting or not. Any other consideration, at present, it was a mere waste of time to entertain. The proper course, he would say, would be to hear any gentleman who might think proper to assign the reasons which induced them to enter into the agreement. Mr. Edy submitted, that if the paper they had seen could lie considered an agreement, it was necessary that it should be gone through, word for word. He thought they were all taken by surprise, and that at least one month's notice should be given before they were called upon to meet on the subject. It was a serious thing to undertake the management of such -an establishment as that of the Bute Docks, an establishment that required so much repair, and such constant superin- tendence. He thought not only should it be ascertained, whether the docks required any repair, but also whether it would not be prudent to get the opinion of a practical engi- neer on the subject, before they committed themselves to an agreement such as that now proposed. That agreement, he thought, was uncalled for, and entered into by parties who had no power to negotiate it. Before they were called upon to ratify such an agreement, he thought the least they could have, was the opinion of a competent engineer. Nothing but this, he thought, was wanting to complete the ruin which he feared was impending over them. (Hear, hear.) They were already a quarter way down the hill, and the present agreement was calculated to push them along at a very rapid rate indeed. The fact was, that the shares, at present, were greatly depreciated. He denied that any delegation from the last meeting had power to negotiate a matter, apparently, fraught with ruin to the company. In fact, they might as well negotiate with respect to all the mineral property in the .county of Glamorgan. They had yet the power to go to Ely, and he thanked God they were not driven into a corner. Be would earnestly entreat them to do nothing in haste, and Ibefore they committed themselves to that agreement, he hoped time for that consultation would be allowed. Mr. Hall said, that his reason for asking for the minutes of the last meeting was, to ascertain the extent of the powers of any delegate at the last meeting. From what he could learn since he had come into that room, as well as from the opinions of the Bristol shareholders, he thought that the -opinion was clearly against entering into the agreement. They wanted to know whether the present project should be :met on the very threshold, and thrown out altogether. Some gentlemen might be too timid to talk, but, for his own part, he feared no man, and would not shrink from grappling with the question. They were a railway company, and not a railway and dock company; and they should be cautious how they permitted themselves to be saddled with a debt which all this prospective traffic would not enable them to liquidate. Mr. Shapland suggested the propriety of hearing one of the gentlemen who were a party to the'agreement. For his part, he was not willing to condemn it unheard, but he could not disguise from the meeting, that he was anxious to hear from one of the gentlemen, the reasons' which influenced them to accede to that agreement. Mr. Coffin then rose and said, that he thought it utterly -useless to add to the agreement in the shape of explanation let itspeak for itself. It was, he submitted'of secondary con- .sequence, who did or who did not make the agreement in -question but it was a matter of much consequence to ascer- tain whether the agreement was a good or a bad one, and 'whether it would operate to the prejudice or benefit of the 'company. That, he apprehended, was the subject materially for them to consider. He did not mean to trouble the meet- sing with all the particulars of that negotiation. Before he went into further detail, he would beg to say, that the direc- tors who originated that agreement, had not exceeded their powers. It would be in the recollection of gentlemen, that the board of directors had deputed three gentlemen of their body to wait on the Marquess of Bute, with a view of nego- tiating an amicable arrangement of the matters in difference between the proprietary and his Lordship. 'The correspondence between Mr. J. Bruce Pryce and the -secretary to the company would show the anxiety of those gentlemen on the occasion. For his own part he would appeal to the directors, who wished him to form part of that deputation, whether he did not consent to accept the trust with reluctance. But having once assumed that office, he could assure them he put his own interest in abeyance- Even his partiality in favour of going to the Ely he sacrificed on the occasion. He did not think it became him to refuse the call made on him on the oocasion to form one of the deputation, and in compliance with the duty that thus devolved on them, they went to London. There they met Mr. Roy and Mr. L. Jones. On their return the result of their negociation was reported to the directors, who, with the .exception of the chairman, confirmed the agreement. Then it was that it was resolved to call the present meeting. 'The question for their consideration was, whether the -mgreeiiient was a good or bad bargain. That, in fact, "wap all that at present they were called upon to con- sider. If they had made a good bargain they should stick to it; if a bad one, why then they might ding it to the Winds. (Hear, hear.) They had hitherto fairly contested the matter with Lord Bute, and it was not likely that on the present occasion they should be unmindful of their former efforts. There was one subject to which he would -allude, and he spoke for the information of distant shareholders. They were aware that in negotiating this matter they were not dealing with an individual who had nothing but the dock.. The noble Marquess had vast mineral property which if unlocked, could be brought down by their railroad. If they gave way on minor points there was little doubt but his Lordship would covenant with his tenants to bring his inex- haustible minerals down the railway. Whatever may result in this treaty, had he succeeded, he would have done an act that would have compensated for all the mistakes he had ever made in the administration of the affairs of the company. Mr. Price, of Neath Abbey, said, that preliminary to ,entering on a discussion of the agreement submitted to them, lie thought it essential that they should have full and accu- rate information on all the details of this very complicated -question. The question, it would be admitted, was one of very great importance; and before this meeting pledged itself to any course involving a deep and heavy responsibility. If it were understood by Lord Bute that this was an imperative agreement, and not a provisional one, then it became the more necessary that they should be satisfied on all the details. It would give him much satisfaction to be informed of the precise position in which they were placed, as regards the agreement. A shareholder.—This agreement is merely submitted to the meeting by the directors, to be adopted or rejected, as they should think proper. Mr. Price wished to know if there was anybody present on the part of Lord Bute, who would give accurate informa- tion on the subject, and distinctly state what it was they were called upon to reject or adopt. The Chairman said, that Lord Bute had signed the agree- ment only for himself. The meeting was by no means com- mitted by that signature, and the whole proceeding would require an Act of Parliament to ratify it and render it obligatory. As the agreement now stood it was merely provisional, and might be rejected or adopted as the meeting thought proper under such circumstances then it was by aio means necessary for any gentleman on the part of Lord Bute, to enter into any explanation. He would be happy to submit a proposition from any gentleman to the meeting. It was clear they could not go to Parliament without the consent of the meeting. Mr. Hall said, it might be well if at this stage of the pro- ceedings the chairman would take the sense of the meeting as to the propriety of entering into a discussion at present on that agreement. If the chairman declined putting that questidn, it would be necessary to know what course was necessary for them to pursue. Mr. Price said, that under all the circumstances the pro- position of Mr. Hall, was so reasonable that he would beg to second it. It would take much from the uneasiness he felt on the subject, if any gentleman wonld say, on the part of Lord Bute, the precise situation which the attachment •of his signature to the agreement left the meeting in. He ■owned, in the absence of such explanation, he felt much Uneasiness on the subject. The Chairman had every desire to give the fullest informa- tion on the subject, but be would again state that the agree- ment, although obligatory on Lord Bute, was by no means so on the meeting, without their full concurrence. Mr. Price was by no means satisfied with the position in which they were place. It was not common sense, justice, or equity, that one party to such an agreement should be bound and the other free. He wished in this matter to consult only the interest of the company at large, but he owned the shape in which the matter was laid before them was not business-like. (Hear, hear.) The Chairman then put the question submitted by Mr. Hall, That the chairman do take the sense of the meeting whether the agreement made by the committee on behalf of the directors be now considered." Having now put the proposition submitted by Mr. Hall, he would wish to hear a reason from some gentleman why the agreement should not be considered. Mr. Shapland.—Are we to understand that this agree- ment is to be taken literally as it stands, without any explanation of details, or are we committed to it 1 The Chairman. --The question now is, whether the agree- ment is to be considered or not. Mr. Coffin said that Mr. Price and Mr. Hall were pro- ceeding in a course which it was quite competent to them to pursue. If they wished to get rid of the whole agreement by moving the previous question, that course was equally open to them. But while he admitted the right of these gentlemen to this mode of proceeding, he thought it would not be the worse for being done in an open manner. They might say that the agreement was so bad, that they would not enter into the consideration of it at all; but they should not charge upon the directors any unworthy collusion in the affair. They, in fact, only initiated an agreement, which it was perfectly in the power of the meeting to get rid of. The meeting was not now to be informed that the agreement was not binding until signed by the railway company. Let there be fair play in the matter let not the agreement be got rid of by a side wind. Mr. Hall denied that he wished to get rid of the agree- ment by a side wind. He went on the powers furnished by the agreement, where he found a sum of E3,000 for taxes, and £ 1,500 for --(Cries of Question.") He thought he was called upon by tlig chairman. He would come full front, and grapple with what was most essential for them to be informed upon-the details; and if out of order, he would resume his seat. Mr. Morgan said he was afraid to vote on the question, lest he should nndhimsplf committed to an agreement, the propriety of which he had not made up his mind upon. He was the more afraid, seeing the representative of the Marquess of Bute sitting at the table. Mr. Priest Richards said he thought that at the last meeting he had given a satisfactory answer to Mr. Morgan. He then stated, and now repeated, that he was the holder of shares in the railway to a considerable amount-a sum suffi ciently large to warrant his presence at that table. He would not, therefore, be taunted on the subject. He fully concurred in what had fallen from the chairman respecting the resolution submitted by Mr. Hall. In his (Mr. R.'s) view of the case it was perfect nonsense. For what was it they were there assembled but in the words of the notice by which they were called together, "to take into consideration the agreement entered into by the directors with the Marquess of Bute 1" In the name of common sense, he would ask, if they were to consider that, why were they also to consider the resolution just put from the chair. He did not come there on the part of the Marquess of Bute, but on his own account; and if they did not come there to consider an agreement, he knew of no purpose for which they were assembled. The Chairman observed that it was his duty to inform them, that whatever decision was come to on the proposition now submitted to them, no gentleman was commited or compromised by it. He should say that it was rather an inconsistent course to appoint gentlemen to enter into an agreement, and afterwards to refuse any consideration to that agreement. The question for them was, whether they should consider the agreement or not. That at present was the sole matter before them, and he felt it his duty to put it. Mr. Vachell said, that the gentlemen in his immediate vicinity were of opinion, that the entering on the question at all would be looked upon as if they were pledged to the agreement. They were of opinion, that the agreement, as it at present stood, would not be beneficial to the company. They would not object to any course that would not commit them. Mr. James was of opinion, that it was quite impossible for the meeting to have the course of proceeding laid down^iy a higher authority than the chairman, whose sagacity and parliamentary experience enabled him to pronounce defini- tively on such a course. I Let them not undertake the object of the agreement when they had it, authoritatively affirmed by the chairman, that merely entertaining the ques- tion of the agreement, by no means Committed the parties to it. Mr. Edy said, that many of the shareholders jeined him in regretting that they had ever put their money into this railway speculation. The fact was, that every shilling of their money cost them a drop of perspiration, wrung from their hard labour. The party who suffered with him knew how to sport their money, but the gentlemen who entered on this agreement say, Give it to us, we know bow to sport it better." Now the railway had not answered their expectations, nor came within 50 per cent. of what they had reasonably a right to expect. But it would not do for the manager to go on this way. He would tell them, that he was on the look out," and that they would be diddled out of their money. Mr. Price said, he would not object to the consideration of the agreement, but he did object. to be bound hand and foot by it. It was due to himself and the meeting to offer his reasons why he should not go into it. If, however, the meeting ruled that they should go into it, he would not object to the consideration of it. The resolution of Mr. Hall was then put from the chair, when on a show of hands, there appeared — For the consideration of the agreement. 16 Against it 27 Majority —11 Mr. Coffin then demanded a poll by shares. At the close, the Chairman said, that some of the share- holders objected to proxies on less than a thirty shilling stamp. Some discussion took place as to whether the proxies should be on a 30s. or 20s. stamp. No gentleman present being deemed a competent authority on the subject. The Chairman said, that the question of the consideration of the agreement should be put to the meetin'g, aye or no; for his part he was prepared to go into it. He had his own views respecting it, but for the information of others he would again take leave to repeat that no individual in that room would be compromised or committed, either in prin- cipal or detail, by a mere consideration of the agreement submitted to them. No announcement of the state of the poll by proxies was made from the chair, but they were understood to be— For the consideration of the agreement 504 Against it 486 Mr. Colhn tnen entered into an explanation of the advan- tages to be derived by the railway, which may be briefly stated. They are the free and uncontrolable access to the sea by the present line of railway. The possession of float- ing docks for facilitating the trade in iron and iron ore. The discovery of large fields of coals in the neighbourhood of Merthyr and Aberdare, which would come down by the line, and lastly, the great revenue which the Marquess of Bute, might secure to the company through the agency of his tenants. After some further discussion, the following committee was appointed, on the motion of J. Bruce Pryce, Esq., five to be a quorum, who were to examine the details of the agreement, and report the result to a future meeting of the company J. Bruce Pryce, Esq. I Mr. Lewis Williams, Sir G. Tyler, Al r. R. Jones, Bristol, Mr. David Evans, Mr. n. Leonard, Mr. C. Vachell, Mr. J, Price, Neath Abbey, Mr. D. James, Mr. Shapland. Mr. Evan David, The thanks of the meeting were then given to the chair- man, and the meeting adjourned.
t" ,¡ THE CONVICTS UNDER THE SPECIAL COM- MISSION. The following is a translation in Welsh of the declaration made by the prisoners, John Hughes, David Jones, and John Hugh, the original of which appeared in our last:— TRANSLATION. At y Cyhoedd yn gyffredinol, ac at ein Cymydogion yn neilldaol. Nyni, JOHN HUGHES, DAVID JONES, a JOHN HUGH, as sydd yn awr yn gyfyngedig yn Ngharchar Caerdydd, gwedi ein henogfarnu amyr ymosodiad a wnawd ar Glwyd Fforddfawr Pontardulais, ac ar y personau a sefydlwyd i'w hamddiffyn-ac wedi ein dedrydu i alltudiaeth-a ddy- munwn, ac a alwn yn ddifrifol ar ereill i gymeryd rhybudd oddiwrthym, ac i ymatal yn CIl gweithredoedd gwallgofus, cyn y cwympont i ein condemniaeth. Yr ydym yn euog, ac wedi ein bamu i ddyoddef, pan ac y mae canoedd gwedi dihengyd—bydded iddynt hwy a phawb gymeryd gofal na byddo iddynt gymeryd eu harwain eto i ddiirodi meddiantiau gwladwriaethol neu bersonol, a gwrthwynebu gallu'r gyffraith, oblegyd by yn sicr o'u dal gyda dialedd, ac a'u tyn i ddystryw. Nid ydym yn awr ond mewn carchar, ond mewn wyth- nos neu ddwy ni a fyddwn gwedi ein trosglwyddo megys anfad-ddynion—i fod yn gaethion i ddyeithriaid mewn gwlad ddyeithr. Rhaid i ni fyned yn moreuddydd ein bjwyd o'n cartref-lcoedd hyfryd, i fyav a nafurio gyda chaethion o'r add waethaf, ac edrych arnom megys lladron. Gyfeilli°n—gymydogion—pawb-—ond yn neillduol dynion ieuaine-cedweh riiag eyfai-fodydd nosol! Gochel- wch wneuthur ar gam, ae ofnwch ddychryniadau'r Barnwr. Meddyliwch am beth a raid i ni, a phet4 a ddichon i chwi ddyoddef, cyn ac y byddo i chwi wneyd fel y gwnel- som ni. .« Os bydd i chwi fod yn heddychlon, a byw eto fel dynion gonest, trwy fendith Duw gellwch erfyn llwyddiant; a nyni, ddihirod ysgymmunedig a thruenus, a ddichon ddiolch i chwi am drugaredd y Goron-oblegyd Did ar un telerau ereill ond eich ymddygiad da chwi y dangosir tosturi i ni, neu ereill, pa rai a ddichon gwympo i ein sefyllfa braidd anobeithiol. (Arwyddnodwyd) JOHN HUGHES, DAVID JONES, Marc X JOHN HUGH. Carchar Caerdydd, Tachwedd laf, 1843. Tyst, John B. Woods, Llywodraethydd."
MERTHYR. DREARY NOVEMBER DISEASES.—As usual, this gloomy time of the year our medical men are very fully employed. Patients are numerous in every part of the town and its vicinities, and several deaths have occurred at Coedycymmer and other parts of the town. Our market on Saturday last, was most plentifully supplied with geese and fowls of all description, together with an ample supply of butcher's meat. WAGES.—We can hardly rely upon a report, which was currentfthe beginning of this week, that an advance of wages is about to take place at Dowlais Iron Works. From what wa can learn respecting the iron trade, there must be a further advance in price before wages can be augmented on the part of the workmen. FIRE.—The inhabitants of the Glebeland, in this town, were thrown into a state of great alarm, on Monday evening last, in consequence of a report that a house, adjoining the premises of Mr. Abel Jones, grocer, was on fire. Upon inquiries, we found that a cradle had been placed too near the fire, and the clothes in the same having ignited, but in what manner wweannot say, and the furniture and satin case were shortly in a blaze. However, by the exertions of the neighbours, the whole was extinguished before much damage was dune to the other parts of the house. It was only a few minutes before the cradle became ignited that a baby was taken from it. Another warning to mothers to beware of a dreadful master, but an useful servant-fire. DOWLAIS. -The densely-populated inhabitants of this place were very much alarmed on Monday morning last, by the news that reached the place, that seven of the colliers having been dreadfully burnt by fire-damp at Cwmbargoed colliery. Their sight was truly deplorable. Every attention that medical skill could invent was shown them by Mr. White and his assistants; and it is hoped, that at no distant period they will be able to resume their occupations. It appears that many of them have wives and large families depending on their subterranean labours for support. We must again ask the oft-repeated question, why do not the colliers use Sir H. Davy's lampt or rather why not mulct them and the sub-agents for going under ground at all without using this life-preserving lamp 1 As conservatives of everything that prevents the misery, and adds to the com- fort of our fellowmen, we beg respectfully to call the atten- tion of the worthy and respected baronet, Sir John Guest, to the subject. MERTFIYR POLICE-Friday, Nov. 10. [Before Sir J. J. Guest, Bart., M.P., T. W. Hill, and G. R. Morgan, Esqrs. Benjamin Griffiths appeared to a summons obtained against him by Edward Bremin, innkeeper, both of Dowlais, for assaulting him on the night of the 4th instant. Case dis- missed, and the complainant ordered to pay the amount of costs. Andrew Griffiths, also of Dowlais, shopkeeper, appeared to a summons obtained against him by the same complainant, for assaulting him on the night of the 5th instant. Ordered to pay the costs and enter into his own recognances of 1:20 to keep the peacSe for twelve mouths. John Morgam, Rhymney, shopkeeper, and steward of a certain benefit society, appeared to a (summons obtained against him by Wnl. Davies, of the same place, collier, for excluding him as a member from the said benefit society, on account of some alleged breach of the rules thereof. The defendant Morgans not being able to show any legal grounds for excluding Davies, was ordered to re-admit him into the said society, and to pay all the costs which were incurred by the hearing. A few unimportant cases were settled out of court. MONDAY—Nov. 13. [Before T. W. Hill, Esquire.] There was only one case of assault to-day, which was settled out of court. THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE GLAMORGANSHIRE GENERAL AGRICULTU- RAL SOCIETY WAS held at the Bear Inn, Cowbridge, on Tuesday, the 14th instant, J. BRUCE PRYCE, Esquire, Vice-President, In the Chair. The usual routine of the day was gone through. The new committee appointed a new vice-president elected, instead of the Rev. Robert Knight, resigned; and the premiums awarded for crops, draining, rearing lambs, and servitude, which will appear in detail in the advertisement. Col. Entwisle, of Crossways, was the successful competi-, tor for the turnip crop. Mr. Powell, of Eglwysnunyd, for the mangel wurzel. Mr. James, of Fishwear (a tenant of Mr. Talbot), for draining. The shepherds of Mr. Homfray, of Lisvane, and of Mr. William Evans, of Roath, for rearing lambs, &c., &c. The officers of the society for the ensuing year are as follows:— President, Charles Morgan, E.sq,, M.P., Ruperra. 1 Vice-Presidents, Lord Adare, M.P. The Hon. Robert H. Clive, M.P. C. R. M. Talbot, Esq., M.P. J. Bruce Pryce, Esq. 1 Committee, John Homfray, Esq. I Dr. Salmon. Mr. Wm. Powell, jun. Mr. Wm. Whapham. Mr. William Bradley. Mr. T. Goddard. Mr. John Simpson. Mr. Wm. Evans, (Cliff.) Robt. Oliver Jones, Esq. Mr. J. S. Corbett, and Henry Lucas, Esq. Mr. Wm. J. Watson. Henry Lucas, Esq. __I Mr. Wm. J. Watson. (The four last elected this day, instead of four who went out by rotation.) The Hon. R. H. Clive, M.P., was the new vice-president. Edward Bradley, Esq., Treasurer. The president and vice-presidents and treasurer, are per- manent. Four of the committee go out annually, in rotation. BRIDGEND LABOURERS' FRIEND SOCIETY. In the list of prizes awarded by this society, inserted in our last, it was erroneously stated, that no competitors ap- peared for classes 23, 24, 25, and 26. Class 23. Savings' Bank Depositors-To Thos. Cook, of Wick, being a depositor for 26 years, a prize of;C2. Class 24. Agricultural Labourers, aged, and continued good conduct; 14 competitors—To Wm. Thomas, of l'ytheg- ston, aged 84 years, a prize of £ 3; Wm. Morgan, of Coy- church, aged 83 years, £2 j John Daniel, of Tythegston, aged 78, £ 1. Class 25. Turnip Hoers 4 competitors—To E. John, of Margam, for hoeing 15 acres of turnips, and 6 of wheat, for Wm. Powell, 1:2; Wm. Hopkin, of Newton, for hoeing 17 acres of turnips, for the Rev. Robert Knight, £ 1. Class 26. For Milking Ewes; 6 competitors-To Mary Roberts, having milked 41 years, for J. Bennett, Esq., a prize offi; Mary Francis, having milked 26 years, for Mr. Williams, of Sealands, 10s. For the best Cultivated Farm.-To Mr. James Clarke, of Castle-upon-Alum farm; tenant to the Right Hon. J. Nielioll, a Purse of E3. Ploughing Match. A prize of jE5 was most liberally offered by the Right Honourable Chairman of the meeting, to be contended for by the five successful candidates at the last match, on the 23rd; and the secretaries of the society have fixed upon Friday, the 24th instant, for that purpose,— to take place on the Vervill Farm, near Bridgend. The total amount of premiums awarded by this useful society was £ 78 I5s. NEATH. The qqarterly meeting of the council of this borough, at which the mayor was elected, was held at the Guildhall' at 12 o'clock at noon, on the 9th instant. Howel Gwyn, Esq. mayor, in the chair. The voting papers for the election of mayor for the ensuing year were handed in to the mayor, and on examination of them, Robert Place Ley son, Esq. was found to have been duly elected, whereupon he was declared elected, and took the chair. Which was vacated by Mr. Gwyn, having subscribed his declaration of acceptance of office. Mr. Leyson thanked the council for the honor they had done him in electing him mayor, and assured them that the office should be filled to the best of his judgment; if he did what was right he knew he should have their approval: if he did what was wrong, through error in judgment, he hoped that he should have their advice and assistance in setting him right, which would always be thankfully received, and have his best attention. It was then proposed, seconded, and unanimously resolved, That the cordial thanks of the council be offered to Mr. Gwyn, for the great attention he has given to the duties of the mayoralty, and for his exertions to promote the welfare of the borough." Mr. Gwyn rose and said, that he felt very thankful for the manner in which the council had expressed their satisfaction of the manner in which he had fulfilled the duties of the mayoralty,—he had endeavoured to steer clear of all parties, and what he had done he had considered was entirely to promote the welfare of the boi-ough.-he hoped that the work (referring to the improvement taking place in the harbour) which had been begun during his mayoralty, would be carried on and com- pleted to the entire satisfaction of all, and any assistance in his power he should be always happy to render, if by so doing anything could be done to promote the general welfare of the borough and its inhabitants. The ordinary business of the day was then proceeded with. SWANSEA. COURT OF CHANCERY. SMITH V. THE DUKE OF BEAUFORT. This was an appeal from an order of the Vice-Chancellor Wigram, directing the defendant to produce certain documents for the inspection of the plaintiff. The defendant alleged that these documents would disclose matters con- nected with the subject in dispute (the right to take toll on coal shipped at Swansea), which might be prejudicial to his case if tried at law. The appeal was argued before the va- cation. The Lord Chancellor now gave judgment, and said he was of opinion the defendant must allow the documents to be inspected. Ihere was no allegation that they disclosed his title, or that they went further than to explain the matter set forth in the answer. His Lordship did not think, there- fore, that it was one of those cases which came within the rule of pretention laid down by the Court, and he affirmed tht; decision of the Vice-Chancellor, with costs. DESTRUCidS FIRE AT LUTON HOO, A SEAT OF THE MARQUESS OF BUTE. It is With feelings of regret, which we know are largely participated in by every individual in the country, that we record this week the destruction of this princely mansion. cc The account is given by an eye witness of the conflagration, and for the accuracy of its details may be implicitly relied on. That magnificent edifice, Luton Hoo, one of the seats of the Marquess of Bute, has been reduced in the course of a few hours to a mass of smoking ruins, with the exception of only a small portion of the fabric. It appears that about 2 o'clock on Friday morning the under-gardener, who was sleeping in an apartment on the basement story, was alarmed by a loud noise resembling the smacking of cart whips, and on looking out he observed a flickering light, which led him at once to conclude that there was a fire and to give an alarm to the housekeeper, Mrs. Partridge, who slept in a chamber near at hand. This lady instantly arose, and to the presence of mind and admirable tact she displayed must be ascribed the rescue of several mdst-valuable articles from the impending destruction. Tfhe domestics were instantly aroused, and messengers despatched in every direction for assistance. The labourers from Lord Bute's farm, headed by Mr. Thompson, their employer, hastened to the scene of destruction; they were soon fol- lowed by many of the townspeople of Luton and its vicinity, who readily lent a helping hand either in endeavouring to check the flames or save endangered property. Persons were also sent with all speed to every place in the neigh- bourhood where a fire-extinguishing engine was to be found; and, as speedily as the distance would allow, the Luton and Hitchin engines reached the burning mansion. Meanwhile the destructive element continued to rage with uncontrolled fury right and left. Mra. Partridge seized a case-knife and tolled upon the men who had collected in the passages of the mansion to follow her into the gallery, where she knew there were many most splendid and valuable paintings, and with hit own hands she cut down some of them, pointing out to the persons around her those which should- be first removed. Her exertions were so:, successful, that ?ery few of the pictures and paintings have been lost, and those of less value as compared with those saved. '• When the engines arrived the edifice was one mass of fire; and could they have rendered any service, water was not to be had. The Luton engines are small, and could have thrown but a puny stream into the roaring flames; but though the Hitchin engines were more powerful, the only water to be got at was that of the ornamental pond, full a quarter of a mile from the mansion. It is true that there were various tanks at the top of the house in different parts, which were supplied from the same pond by means of a large main pipe, through which the water was forced in the usual way but in the confusion of the moment some person in endeavouring to turn on the water made a mistake, and, turning the wrong way, so deranged the whole machinery that no water could be procured by the ordinary channel. A hole was subsequently made in the ground, and the main- pipe, which is iron, broken in, when a supply of water was obtained, the hose of the engines not being sufficiently long to reach to the pond; and, as it was, one engine was pre- vented from being of any further use than that of forcing the water from the main to feed the others which were at play. The progress of the flre, however, was not to be checked by any such means. A gentleman, for whom Mrs. Partridge had sent, Mr. Chase, of Laugley-lodge, Lord Bute's solici- tor, saw that no hope remained of saving the entire building from destruction, every part but one being now enveloped in flames, which rose up above the mass and illuminated the horizon with a frightful glare. The unscathed portion was the library in the south wing, to save which, directions were given to cut away a part of the roof, and all the connecting timbers as far as was practicable. The experiment was successful. At the same time it must be mentioned that the valuable contents of this apartment were not left in jeopardy the books, 40,000 volumes, and various curious and valuable manuscripts, having been removed under the direction of Mr. Chase and the Rev. Henry Burgess, of Luton, but particularly the latter gentleman, whose excellent arrange- ments prevented many fragile, but choice articles of antiquity and vertu, from suffering damage from other causes than fir. Here it may be well to give some description of what Luton Hoo, or High Luton,—the term Hoo" signifying high, —was. Its site is about two miles south of the town of Luton. The south wing (still standing) and east front were built by the Earl of Bute, the first minister of George the third, who employed the celebrated Adams, but the present noble Owner employed Smirke, within the last fifteen years, tó finish the work commenced by his ancestor. He built the north wing, and added the magnificent portico and the whole of the west front, now a wreck, the lofty and massive Ionic columns supporting only a fragmental sheet of copper which covered the roof, all its crowning beauty being now crumbled with the mouldering ashes at the base. This part of the building, internally, was in an unfinished state; but the east front contained the drawing-room and other apartments, elegantly constructed and fitted up. The wall of thia part of the building is cracked from top to bottom, and will soon give way. Here were several sculptured marble mantel-pieces and jambs, which Mr. Chase thought he might save. -The fire was at its fiercest height, but he rushed in and called to some men to follow him. A few did so but soon retreated, saying it was impossible to get them out. He encouraged them by pro- mises of reward, and succeeded, with their assistance, in removing the objects of his anxiety to the lawn. Scarcely, however, had the men and himself left the building with the trophies of their hardihood when the roof of the saloon fell in with a tremendouserash, and within a few minutes after- wards the upper portion of the drawing-room, whence some other articles had been snatched but a minnto Viofnre. In the wing corresponding with that containing the library was the chapel, which was rebuilt by Smirke, in which was preserved an exceedingly fine Gothic wainscot, wonderfully enriched with carving, intermingled with Latin sentences of Scripture, in ancient characters, which was first put up at Tyttenhanger, in Hertfordshire, by Sir Thomas Pope, the founder of Trinity College, Oxpn, and was removed to Luton in perfect preservation by the family of Napier, to whom this estate formerly belonged. The chapel and this beautiful carving—which had been drawn and engraved by Shaw, as an example to modern architects—are, we regret to say, utterly destroyed, with the exception of half of the richly carved oak door and the altar, which is of the same material and fashioned after the model of the Jewish ark of the covenant. The communion plate, however, together with sundry old deeds and papers, were saved, including the deed of conse- cration, dated A.D. 1674. The paintings in the gallery, of which we have observed but few injured or bnrnt, form a most valuable collection, and their loss would have been irreparable. They comprise several masterpieces by Raphael,. Titian, Rubens, the Caracci, Correggio, Cuyp, &c. There also is a fine collection, of portraits, among which are the celebrated Earl of Stafford, General Ireton, Pym, Lord Chancellor Jeffries, Ben Jonson, Dr. Samuel Johnson, and also a portrait of Earl Butc, the Prime Minister, one of Sir Joshua Reynolds's early pic- tures. Amongst others preserved, two deserve especial notice, the one, "A Virgin and Child," by Raphael; and the other, A Scene near Maestricht," by Cuyp, which par excellence is called The Cuyp." These and a few others are understood to have been insured at an immense amount. The library, which is uninjured, though, of course, in great confusion, being filled with piles of furniture of all kinds, as are the stables also, comprised three rooms, the entire length 146 feet, and was considered inferior only to that at Blenheim. The greater number of the books have been removed to adjacent places of safety. The plate, the wine, and portions of costly property, in- cluding two curious and ingenious astronomical clocks, richly jewelled, and acting like an orrery, were also saved. The mansion stood in its pride on an eminence in Luton Hoo Park, which was laid out by the celebrated Capability Brown j" and a few years ago it had been greatly enlarged and embellished. It was equal to moat'of the autocratical mansions of England and to the eye of the visitor who was permitted to walk round the park, was a most commanding and magnificent object. The river Lee runs through the. grounds in a circuitous and picturesque manner, forming in, its progress two extensive sheets of water. The once noble and elegant mansion, which formerly completed the beauty of the scene, now presents a melancholy spectacle, blackened, dismantled, and fast falling into ruins. Upon the origin of the calamity it is not easy to give or ascertain any positive opinion. The supposition is, that it was caused by some embers which had been left on the roof of the hall, where some plumbers were at work, and had a fire on the preceding Wednesday. The course taken by the devouring element would seem to support that conjecture, since there is little doubt that the conflagration commenced in that part of the building, and thence spread as before described. Mrs, Par- tridge, the housekeeper, states that on Thursday she per- ceived a strong smell of fire, and caused inquiries to be made of the men who were still at work on the roof, but the reason of her anxiety soon subsided, and nothing further was thought of the matter. It is possible, however, that some embers may have fallen through the crevices of the copper sheets which covered the hall amongst the rafters, and there have smouldered until the fire broke out. Two firemen from London have charge of the ruins, and a gang of labourers are employed in removing the burning rubbish from the interior and throwing water upon those places which are thought to require it. Mr. Toplis, from the Sun Fire-office, visited the scene of devastation yester- day. Hundreds of persons of both sexes from Luton, Dunstable, Hockliffe, Leighton, and other neighbouring towns, went to the entrance, where they found the gates shut and constables to keep them so, the order being, "No admittance except on business." This was a sad disappoint- ment, especially to those, or the friends of those, who had so enthusiastically exerted themselves to save property during the conflagration. Indeed, the peasantry and townspeople deserve great praise for their conduct. They worked un- ceasingly until all the valuables that could be got at were removed, and ran many risks in doing so. As in most cases of the kind, there were a few ill-disposed persons who took advantage of the confusion, and helped themselves without scruple to the meat and drink provided for those who de- served them after which the fellows became troublesome and offensive. No accident attended with serious results has occurred. One man received a slight contusion, and another, who was examining the billiard-room, which had always been considered fireproof, and through which the fire forced its way to the chapel, suddenly found the floor give- way beneath him, and in an instant was immersed in a bed of burning particles but being soon extricated, and attended, to, he tfas able-to go home without assistance. The Marquess of Bute was at Cardiff Castle.. M;. Chase despatched an express to his lordship announcing the catastrophe. Baron Rothschild, and a few other gentlemen resident in the vicinity, visited the park yesterday. It is difficult to say at present what is the amount of damage sustained, but there is no doubt that it far exceeds the insurance. o. Iu the Sun Fire-office the house and offices were insured for £10,000, the household goods for 910,000, the pictures and prints for £ 16,500, and the stables for C2,000 total, E38,500, In the Pheenix-office, the household goods for £10,000.: In the Royal Exchange-office, the pictures and prints f;Dt 99,450, the china and glass for £1,000; total, £10,45.. Gross total, £58,940.
:,o;ftlonlUo-utbøf\íre. NEWPORT POLICE,—MONDAY, £ 0V. 13th. [Before the Mayor, J. S. Allfrey, Thomas Hawkins, Thos. Hughe?, Wm. Brewer, and Richard Mullock, Esqrs.] Charles Chapman, (a remanded case), for obtaining money by false pretence from Richard Pearee. Further adjourned fpr one week. John Jones, charged with stealing two bedsteads from Mr. John Davies. Mr. Woollett, appealed for the prose. cutor, and Mr. Bothamly, clerk to Mr. Phillp)ts, of Cardiff, for the defence.' Case dismissed. John Stephens, a hobbler, and Richard Williams, captain of the "James," were charged with stealing three pieces of rope, from the ship James, of which the prisoner Williams wasftptain. Both committed for trial. John Price, haullier at the Blaina Works, and Francis Redword, who worked for the same company, were charged with stealing two brass bearings from the rolling mill of «the C wrrf -Celyn and Blaina Company. Both committed for trial. Elizabeth Tew, was charged with stealing three umbrellas from the shop-of Mr. Dew, draper. Committed for trial. Henry Francis, was charged with assaulting Wm. John, a watchman on the tram road. Fined 5s. and crista. George Sping, hobbler, charged with assaulting Dennis Murphy. The party did not appear. Mary Ann Jones, a common prostitute, was found by the police rolling about the streets drunk, cursing and swearing, and annoying the inhabitants as they came from church and chapel on Sunday evening, the 12th November. Fined 408. and costs, or two months' imptisonment. Milian Mowbray, was charged with attempting tfl drowii herself. She was fpund in a well, near Courf-y-Befla Farm, and brought to the police in the middle of Sunday night last, who got her lodgings, where she was taken care of, and the magistrates directed the superintendent to give her assistance to take her home. Capt. Charles Harman, was charged with detaining the register of a ship. This case was adjourned to Tuesday, when Mr. Clark, an attorney from Bristol, appeared for Mr. Williams, the complainant; and Mr. Woollett, attorney of Newport, for the defendant. It appeared that Mr. Williams, was owner of 34 64th for himself, and in trust for others, and wanted to get the register to put another captain on board. Charles Harman, was owner of the remainder of the vessel, and also captain of her. The case caused a great deal of interest, but was dismissed on account of the information not being supported. COUNTY POLICE,-NEWPORT, Nov. 11 [Before Octavus Morgan, Esq, M.P., the Rev. James Coles, and the Rev. Hugh Williams.] William Pritchard, and Richard May, from Magor, were charged with poaching, at Lanfihangel Regiot, en the estate of Sir Charles Morgan, Bart. They were both caught in the fact, and a hare and two gate nets in their possession. Both committed for three months, and then to find sureties for 12 months, or be further committed for six months. William Jennings and Henry Orton, a blind fiddler, were charged by Jerime James, of committing a breach of the peace. The charged was proved, and they were bound, themselves in Elo, and two sureties in L5 each, to keep the peace for three months. PLOUGHING MATCH AT ST. MELON'S. This match, which excited considerable interest in the neighbourhood, came off on Friday, the 10th instant, in a field in the occupation of Thomas Rees, on the Lanrumney estate. There were eight ploughs entered on the occasion. The day was unusually fine, and enhanced the pleasures of the field. E. a. d. The first prize was 1 10 0 £ s. d. The first prize was 1 10 0 second ditto 1 2 6 third ditto 0 15 .0 third ditto 0 15 .0 Each of the competitors had half an acre of ground to get over. within four hours. At the close of an arduous and spirited contest, and which was contested by able and experienced ploughmen, the prizes were declared as'follows: First prize, P. Jones, son of Wm. Jones, farmer. Second ditto, William Morgan. Third ditto, David Williams, farm-servant to the Rev. J. Price. The unsuccessful competitors received 5s. each, and the drivers Is. each. Their names are-John Johns, servant to David Roberts Evan Williams, servant to J. Timothy J. James, ditto to Thos. Richards, Esq. J. John, ditto, ditto; Wm. Pearce, a farmer's son. The match, which was got up by subscription, went off well, and was conducted throughout with skill and spirit. It is understood it will be continued annually.
"• gg ■ ■» An Account of COAL and IRON brought down the Mon- nouthshire Canal Company's Tram-Roads and Canal, for the Week endinar November Ilth, 1843. v Tram Road Canal. COAL. ———-——— ————-— Tons. Cwt. Tons. Cwt. Thomas Powell 2379 1 350 ThomasProthero. 1532 1 Rosser Thomas and Co 469 1 Thomas Phillips and Son 566 J Martin Morrison. 815 19 .525.. Joseph Beaumont 536 18 W. S. Cartwright 695 10 50 Joseph Latch and Co 234 9 LatchandCope. 452 16 John Russell and Co 1360 10 Tredegar Iron and Coal Co.. 845 19t Roger Lewis 362 9 John Jones 220 6 James Poole, Jun. Joseph Jones 276 8 Rock Coal Co 1001 4 R. J. Blewitt 700 Mon. Iron and Coal Co. John Vipond 100 Richard Morrison 50 Rosser Williams J. F. Hanson 100 John Davies Irs. Treasure. Pentwyn & Golynon Co IRON. Tredegar Iron Company 472 3 RhymneyIronCo. 443 13 Ebbw Vale Iron Co. 458 13 Cwm Celyn&Blaina Iron Co. 559 16 Coalbrook,Vale Iron Co 115 10 From Sundry Works 1715 15 T
THE STATE TRIALS IN IRELAND.. Court of Queen's Bench. Dublin, November 8th. As it was generally known that the examination of all the witnesses had been finished, and that the labours of the jury With the exception of their finding on the bills, had thus terminated, there was an unusually numerous attendance of the bar and the public, who exhibited the most lively anxiety to learn the decision on the indictment. About a quarter past 3 o'clock Judge Burton entered, and was imme- diately followed by the Lord Chief Justice, and Judges Crampton and Perrin, thus forming a full Court. The Attorney and Solicitor-General sat in front of the Queen's Counsel. Messrs. Ray and Steele sat beneath the jury-box, and with Mr. Duffy, of the Nation, all were in at- tendance from an early hour. At half-past 3 o'clock the jury entered their box, and whilst the most profound silence reigned throughout the court, and every eye was turned upon them, their finding, together with the bills, was handed to the Clerk of the Crown, who read aloud, A true bill, for self and fellow- jurors, G. F. Brooke, foreman." The Attorney-General immediately rose and said,-My Lords, I have now to move, that the defendants do appear on their recognizances. The Chief Justice was about to address the Clerk of the Crown, when A Juror stepped forward and said,—My Lords, I beg to express my dissent from the finding on that bill. The Chief Justice.—What is your name, Sir 1 Juror.—Richard O'Gorman. The Crown Clerk then proceeded to call the defendants. On calling on Daniel O'Connell to appear, Mr. Ford, his solicitor, stated, that he would be in readi- ness in a few moments and Mr. P. Mahony said it would be impossible for Mr. O'Connell to force through the crowd, upon which the passages were cleared by order of the high sheriff. After some delay, all the defendants having made their appearance, among the last Mr. O'Connell himself, who sat at the table under Judge Burton. Mr. Steele who had attempted to address the Bench pre- viously, but had been prevented by his solicitor, rose and said,—" I beg pardon, my Lords, but I take this opportunity of stating that I am particularly under your protection, being without counsel." After some objection to being tried by the Attorney-General, he sat down, and the defendants then applied for copies of the indictments, on which there was considerable discussion. I
To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. Mr. Editor,—Excuse my again trespassing on your time and space, to urge a second time what must seem so simple a question viz., inquiring the name of the individual who texted the list of subscribers for Mr. Forrest's present. Thinking that the first epistle had escaped the party's notice, (whom I sincerely trust I do not offend by thus publicly ask- ing his name,) and having very particular reasons for know- ing the same, I have again been induced to write, hoping to be more successful this time. I remain, B.
IStrtf)*, fritrriageo, anb DeatOo. BIRTHS. • On the 5th instant, at Builth, Breconshire, Mrs. 7-toberts of twin daughters. Oto the 4th instant, the lady of E.T. Massy, Esq., of Cotts- more, near Haverfordwest, of a son. On the 14th instant, at Cadoxton-juxta-Neath, the lady of the Rev. D. Hanmer Griffith, of a daughter. On the 6th instant, at the Red House, Eaton Bishop, the lady of the Rev. R. Potter, M.A., curate of Clehonger, of a son. MARRIAGES. On the 3rd instant, at the Parish Church of Michaelstone- super-Avon, in this county, by license, by the Rev. Evan Thomas, the Incumbent, Mr. B. M. Davies, druggist, Aber- avon to Miss Margaret Jones, eldest daughter of Mr. Thos. Jones, of Nantybar, in the above parish. On the 7th instant, Mr. David Morris, clerk to Messrs. Morris and Jones, solicitors, to Miss Mary Ann Williams,. both of Carmarthen. On the 7th instant, at Ribbesford Church, by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Worcester, the Rev. J. Ryle Wood, domestic chaplain to the Queen Dowager, and canon of Worcester Cathedral, to Marianne Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the Rev. E. W. Ingram, of Ribbesford,, Worcestershire. DEATHS. On the 2nd instant, at Oulton, Norfolk, Mrs. Roberts,, wife of the Rev. Richard Roberts, formerly of Bridgend, in this county. On the 21st ult., at Llundainfach, Cardiganshire, in the 87th year of his age, Mr. Rees Morgan, father of the Rev. Rice Morgan, Vicar of Llansamlet, and Incumbent of St. John's-juxta-Swansea. On the 5th instant, at Carlsruke, Germany, aged 71, the- Hon. Robert Kennedy, brother of the Marquis of Ailsa. On the 13th May, at Bombay, on board the ship Glenview, much regretted oy his relatives, in the 22nd year of his age, James Edward Powell, youngest son of the late Mr. Edward Powell, wine and spirit merchant, Brecon. On the 12th instant, at Rumney, aged 72, Mrs. Morgan, relict of the late Mr. John Morgan, many years surveyor of the Glamorgan Canal. On the 5th instant, at Tredegar Iron Works, Monmouth. shire, at the age of 45 years, Mr. Jackson, for 23 years surgeon to the Tredegar Company. On the 1st instant, at Builth, deeply regretted, Mr. Evan Gwillim, for many years postmaster of that town. On the 10th instant, at Dixon House, Mary, relict of the late M. D. Powell, of the Graig-hill, Grosmont, Monmouth- shire, aged 76.