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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.





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