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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. 21, 1843. "4 /Remained by last Report 4 ) 4 A o I Admitted since 0 J < Discharged 0 c « I Cured and Relieved 0 J 0 \Died 0 ) Remaining. 4 £ f Remained by last Report 108 1 19„ o | | Admitted since 15 J Discharged 3 ) =s I Died 1 J 11 Cured and Relieved 7 J Remaining 112 Medical Officers for the Week. Physician Dt Moore Consulting Surgeon Mr. Reece Surgeon Mr. Evans Mr. Job James and Mr. T. Lloyd F. M. RUSSELL, House Surgeon. TAFF VALE RAILWAY. I Traffic Account, for the week ending Nov. 18. a. d. Passengers. 80 11 4 Dinas Branch 80 12 8 Thomas Powell i. 123 16 1 Duncan and Co 24 7 2 Dowlais Branch 1 JHO 5 7 General Merchandise 154 6 1 John Edmunds (Pontypridd Colliery) 23 19 4 Darran Ddu Colliery 14 10 10 Total for the Week E682. 9 1 A SLAVE FROM THE LAND OF LIBERTY. The following paragraph, the truth of which had been touched to us by respectable authority, recently appeared in this Journal A runaway slave, belonging to an American vessel that lay out in the Penarth roads last week, was found secreted On board a Waterford brig in the Bute Docks, which he had entered some weeks previous as an able seaman. A strong Party of the American ship's crew, having ascertained his Place of retreat, entered the brig and forcibly bore off the Unfortunate slave. Neither remonstrance nor resistance was offered on the occasion, and the Yankee trader having con- *eyed the poor fellow on board, immediately set sail for his destination. The captured slave was an excellent seaman, Otid bore upon his person many and severe marks of his help- Jfcss condition, and the brutality of his task masters." — [It is a disgrace to the people of Cardiff to have allowed this Poor fellow to be re-captured and dragged back by his tor- mentors from the sanctuary of the British soil.— 7Vme«.] Had the people of Cardiff been made aware of the facts charged in this paragraph, the disgrace which the Times 10 considerately awards them for their supineness would have keen justly laid at their door. Everybody knows the facile gullibility of the Times with regard to Welsh matters. With- out the slightest enquiry as to whether the people of Cardiff c°uld have prevented the outrage had they known it, that *°urnal, with an intrepidity of assertion, and a termagant Igour of denunciation peculiar to itifelf, Charges upon the Inhabitants of this town something like a connivance at the Capture. The Timet might have qualified its censure with the simple preposition if. Now the sentence should have run thu, ;—f/y the people of Cardiff had known this outrage not prevented it, great disgrace attaches to them." But 'he peopie 0f Cardiff could know nothing of the forcible ure, "Argal," as the grave digger in Hamlet says, > disgrace can attach to them. But this slight qualifica- tion of your peace maker," if, would not suit the slashing j of the Timer. With 20,000 readers at its heels,'it can \If'ord to be independent of the conventional courtesies of Journalism, and would rather strike first and then hear. The c*pture of the slave was effected in a few minutes, and the resisting creature hurried away. There was no opposition, either on the part of the poor slave, or on that of the owners Of the vessel in which he was secreted. No alarm was con- Sequently given, and the authorities of Cardiff had not become iogllizant of the fact until after the Yankee vessel had sailed. It Was then too late to take any steps for the recapture of the lilre. Had this daring aggression on the sanctity of the rltish soil been brought under the notice of the authorities, 't is needless to say that the most prompt and efficacious steps "'ould have been taken to repel the outrage. In reference to the abov« it appeared that Mr. C. Vachell j** the course of the week, received two letters, one from rjr. Joseph St urge, and the other from Mr. Price. On Monday, all e sitting of the magistrates, Mr. Vachell stated purport of these letters. b The first was from Mr. Joseph Sturge to Mr. Joseph T. *rice, Neath Abbey, South Wales. My dear friend, I beg to call thy prompt attention to the kidnap- }lIng of a black man, of Cardiff, on board an American ship, 1 !|<ler circumstances that must disgrace the whole Principality |! it pass unnoticed, and attempts are not made to recover 1 fi'111' thou send to inquire the full particulars, and if v)°u couldst possibly let our friend Lewis Topham, of New j °rk, know them, with the name of the ship, it is possible lli Uiav get it before she arrives in America, it thy letter £ °es i,y the steam packet which sails from Liverpool the 19th. ^'ease also send particulars to New Broad-street., London, Vt they may represent it to our Government and the •fieriean Ambassador. Thou wilt see t!ie account of it in 1Ilrl10st all the London papers. With love, thy affectionate friend, "Birmingham, 11-16, 1843. JOS. STURGE." The second was from Mr. J. T. Price, of Neath Abbey, 0 Mr. Charles Vachell, Cardiff. Neath Abbey, 17-11, 1843. My dear friend, j On my return I find the enclosed letter from ..0,eph Sturge, may I beg thy prompt and best attention to 'e case. I never heard of it before. Suppose thou wilt, .i the assistance of those who may have heard about it, be 'e to trace it out, and either send me the result, or write Joseph Sturge proposes, but at any rate let me hear the toault, With many thanks for thy hospitality, I am, -1 Thy sincere friend, JOSEPH T. PRICE," "W. Woodman may be able to help thee perhaps." he third was from Mr. J. Beaumont, London, to Mr. J. tice,lneath Abbey. No. 27, New Broad-street, 11 f 17th 11th month, 1843. 1 "My dear friend, Joseph T. Price, lb "I have sent to thee this evening a copy of our last t Importer, in which thou wilt see an article mentioning the i W?ibly takinS from on board an English vessel, at Cardiff, i W?ibly taking from on board an English vessel, at Cardiff, t!¡q conveying on board an American ship, a black seaman, (0l" the purpose of restoring him to cruel slavery. We think '^ediate ?iotice should be taken of it to our Government, perhaps to the American Ambassador. Could'st thou 1 lain the name of the vessels that the poor black man was t1 H, 'en from and conveyed on board of, with any other partic- s possible the urgency of the case will apologise for my Ilbling thee, and waiting thy reply I am sincerely, Thy affectionate friend, "J. BEAUMONT." n ,*he mayor expressed his regret that an early intimation of j18 forcible apprehension had not been given to Mr. Stock- kj/e> who would have instantly taken the necessary steps to ( event it. The unfortunate man would have been pro- even at the risk of life, for the moment the slave put n8 foot on British ground that moment he was free. From (,e account of the quiet manner in which the capture had made, it was evident that it was a case which the local w^horities in Cardiff could not controul. The abduction v°Uld appear to have been not more forcible than instanta- a°U8, but it was absurd to say that any disgrace attached to people of Cardiff for an occurrence which, considering v e distance of the Bute docks from town they could not 08gibly prevent. Charles Vachell, with an energy and promptitude ich reflect credit on his humanity, has taken the affair in and from the following statement it will be seen how L iciously he has acquitted himself of the commission ^Usted "to him. 'The American barque Altorf, for New York, Captain I iv°tardus, about six weeks ago was lying at Newport, taking f,tt t4ilroad iron, a black man, of the name of John, escaped > 1,1 her, found his way to Cardiff, entered on board the 'A gle, Captain Edwards, of Waterford, where he was kept L^ealed below two days and nights, told the crew he had j, ei» cruelly used by Captain B. and his mate, both on the l sSage an(j at Newport, had been beaten with the capstan *> *nd shewed on his person marks of severe injuries. Did (ji hear him say whether he was a slave or not, but he com- K^ified much of ill usage. (The mate and crew of the Eagle OUght he was a slave.) After John had been on board the L*8le a short time, a policeman from Newport presented f^self, gajii he was come to search the vessels in the dock tjA* black man that had stolen a watch. John was shewn fth and he was asked to take him into custody. This he Ke policeman) declined, observing he was not the man. H,0*11 ^is time the American captain appears to have known to find the poor fellow, for after he had completed his iio ng, and left the port of Newport, he anchored at Penarth landed himself with his mate, and went direct on the Eagle, and demanded the man; the crew denied but strange to say suffered the Americans to search to 'r 'vessel, and poor John was found by the mate hid under sails below. When brought on deck Captain I?. VA, but strange to say suffered the Americans to search Vessel, and poor John was found by the mate hid under sails below. When brought on deck Captain I?. tended of him why he had run away 1 "because you | me so badly was his reply. Captain Edwards N'lited of the Americans whether the man was a slave or £ Captain B. answered he is free. They wanted a rope n..le their captive, it was refused. They took him off in i boat to the t>ar<jue. He was eeea the following day on t board the Altorf, by John Jenkins, pilot; Jenkins heard Captain B. again question John why he had run away.— f. I thought." said he," aftllr I had landed at Newport I thottld be a free man." Since writing I have seen Mr. Stockdale, superintendent of the police here, he says the Newport policeman never reported himself at the station, and must have acted without authority. Witnesses to the above facts, THOMAS MORGAN, ~i labourers JOlIN WIHTE, r on the JAMES FITZGERALD,) Dock. JOHN JENKINS, pilot. THE THEATRE.—The entertainments this week, as well from the character of the pieces, as the very spirited manner in which they have been performed, have given satisfaction. The forte of the company lies in light, amusing comedy, and considering the great demand on the physical and mental exertions of a rather limited corps, in no one instance has there been a failure. This, however, is mere negative praise. There is much that is positively good in the general ability of the performances. ANGEL, in the" Dancing Barber," on Monday night, kept the house in roars of laughter; for, indeed, not to laugh at, and with this excellent comedian, exceeds all power of face. We know of no finer farce extant than HIS face and if brought out at Old Drury,' it could hardly fail to hnve a LONG run—nor would the owner of that most plastic phiz be put out of countenance by the fact. ARTAUD'S industry and inimitable drollery, have con- firmed him as a deserving favourite with the town. His bumper benefit," on Thursday night, is the best proof of the justice of our appreciation. SILVER is genuine, dramatic metal. His Sailor," in the MIDDY ASHORE, some nights since, was a performance not easily to be forgotten. He looked and rolicked the jolly tar in capital style. MULFORD is the most testy and respectable of Old English Gentlemen.' For consummate ease, vivacity, and a thorough knowledge of dramatic proprieties, BUCKINGHAM is every inch a gentle- man. His dressing for character, is highly ornate, without being garish. FRAZER is bustling and respectable, but would not lose much by a little flirtation with the Graces, ladies that even in the country are much admired. If RFDFEARN could get rid of his nerves, and give full play to an excellent voice, he could not fail to succeed in his -very respectable1 efforts to please. Mrs. MACNAMARA is always correct, without being cold, and looks and plays the termagant or sentimental old lady, with propriety. Mis. ubiquity on the boards is excellent. If people have not yet admired Miss PLOWMAN, as a very arch and piquant personation of a very agreeable hoyden, with her low, sweet laugh, seductive en bon point, and other interesting ajremens, they may be quite satisfied that such things are to be seen, almost nightly. Miss MACREADV'S benefit is fixed for Monday night, when an excellent treat may he expected. THE HERO COACH. —By an advertisement in another column, it will be seen that in consequence of alterations in the Northern and Liverpool trains, the hours of departure of this coach have undergone a corresponding change. CARDIFF INFIRMARY. -We mentioned a few weeks since, that £5,000 had been paid to the trustees of this charity, by the executors of ih- lute Daniel Jones, Esq., of Bellupré- we have now the gratiiication of stating, that another £1,000 has also been paid through the same channel, and it is pro- bable that a further payment will be made. In addition of a legacy of £2,000, Mr. Jones made the trustees of the infir- mary residuary legatees. It ought not to be forgotten, that the infirmary was built by Mr. Jones in his life time, at the cost A tablet has lately been erected in Saint Hilary Church, to the memory of the late Daniel Jones, Esquire, with the following suitable illseription: In memory of DANIEL JONES, of Beaupre, Esquire, Deputy-Lieutenant of the county of Glamorgan, who departed this life on the 19th day of September, 1841, aged 88 years. Endowed with a vigor- ous understanding and an active mind, he exercised his talents in a way highly honourable to himself and beneficial to others. His munificent donation to the Cardiff Infirmary, of which institution he may be regarded as the founder— testify, both the benevolence of his heart, and the judicious care by which his bounty was directed. The last effort of his long and useful life was made chiefly to declare to an aged relative, the purpose of his mind, to restore, in the person of the son, the ancient patrimony of their family. That son desires to commemorate the generous act, and to word his gratitude by this humble memorial—" Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." A rumour has been in circulation, which we adverted to in our last, that a special commission will be held again in this town. after the present term. We understand that there is not the least foundation for the report. Lord and Lady James Stuart, accompanied by Mr. Tighe, recently visited the union workhouse. His Lordship and party were conducted through the different wards of the es- tablishment by the housekeeper. Lord James examined the rations for the inmates, which he tasted and found to be very good. His Lordship also expressed himself much pleased with the neatness and cleanliness of every thing around him. CARDIFF DORCAS SOCIETY.—The following report has been lately circulated among the subscribert. The amount of subscriptions for the past year, was £4.1 Os. 6d.; and there is a balance due to the treasurer of £1 15s. 6d. Report:—"The committee have much pleasure in laying before the subscribers their tenth annual report, and stating their satisfaction at having witnessed the advantages result- ing to the poor of this town from the undiminished support which the society continues to receive. All possible means have been used to avoid unnecessary expense and prevent imposition. The committee beg to state their conviction of the good which would result by the continuance of the rule obliging the poor to pay part in proportion to their ability, not to exceed half the value of the garment. In consequence, however, of the extreme distress existing amongst the poor, the committee feel it their duty to distribute the garments gratis for the present year. The thanks of the committee are due to the ladies who have kindly assisted in making the garments. The subscriptions are now due and would be thankfully received." Distributed since last report—40 gowns, 52 petticoats, 55 chemises, 12 sheets, 44 frocks, 38 aprons, 6 pairs of hose, 12 shawls, 17 handkerchiefs, 12 pin- afores, 37 yards of flannel, 13 sheets, 6 blankets, 3 counter- panes, and 2 bedgowns. By an advertisement in another column it will be seen that a public meeting of the Inhabitants of Cardiff is fixed for Monday. This will afford the people of Cardiff an opportu- nity of evincing the extent of that sympathy which has been so widely and deeply felt for the calamity of the disastrous fire at Luton lloo. CARDIFF INFANT SCHOOL.—The annual general meeting of this institution will be held, as appears by the advertise- ment, on the 28th inst. CARDIFF FARMERS' CLUE. —The next monthly meeting of this club will be held on Saturday next, the 2nd of Decem- ber. The subject for discussion i, On the best method of laying down arable land to pasture." We also beg to call the attention of our readers to an advertisement in another column, for the establishment of a "sample corn exchange," to be held in the Farmers' Club-rooms. The present incon- venient mode of selling corn in this town, has been long compltined of; and we heartily trust, that this attempt to remove the grievance, will be supported by the farmers and dealers of this town and neighbourhood. WESLEYAN MISSIONARY SOCIETY.—A numerous and highly respectable meeting of this body assembled on Mon- day evening in Trinity-street chapel, in this town. The object of the meeting was, to procure subscriptions in aid of the missionary labours in the South Sea Islands. The Rev. Mr, Pearson presided. Resolutions dechratOlyof the ob- jects of the meeting were effectively spoken to by the rev. gentlemen who usually take a part in those proceedings. The Rev. C. Tucker, in his address, gave a highly interest- ing narrative of the social and religious condition of the inhabitants of the Island of Fejee. The interest in the rev. gentleman's address was not a little heightened hgrthe detail of his own personal experience among those barbari- ans, and the ''hair breath 'scapes" which he and his fellow-labourers respectively encountered in their efforts to spread the light of Christianity among them. For the purpose of authenticating his narrative, Mr. Tucker pro- duced specimens of the idols URllally worshipped by the in- habitants, with specimens of their wardrobes. The idols were stunted, unshapen little urchins, and, for coarseness of manufacture, were not a little illustrative of the barbarism of the islanders. At the close of the meeting the sum of £ 11 was collected, in aid of the funds of the society. CARDIFF POLICE,—WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22. [Before the Mayor.] John Morris, a butcher, was fine 20s. and costs, for ob- structing the foot pavement by publicly exposing meat out- side his shop. Richard Rowe Wortlev, a delicate poor man who sells fruit, charged Wrn. Owens, a fireman, with assaulting him. Wortley, it appeared, went, a few days since, to the Globe Inn, to sell his fruit. While waiting for customers there, the defendant commenced handling him, and took some un- pleasant liberties with him. There Wortley remonstrated, when Owen commenced beating him with a cat, and ulti- mately knocked him down. Owen was a stout man, Wortley a feeble and delicate man, and the bench under the circumstances, fined the defendant JE4 10s. 6d., who, in default of payment, was committed for two months. William Lewis, was fined 10s. for assaulting Thomas Lewis. The assault originated in one misunderstanding, which the bench was not disposed to admit as a justification. Fined 10s. In default of payment he was committed for 14 days. David Yorathi of Crockherbtown, was fined 2s. 6d., for wheeling coals on the footway. AN ACROSTIC TO MISS MACREADY. M ay hallowed Genius on the scroll of fame, I n radiant letters, trace thy gifted name, S tamped with each perfect beauty of the mind, S ecure in powers-attractive as refined— M ay faultless innocence around thee twine, A nd every virtue in thy bosom shine C onsciously good, with guileless truth thy guide, It ich in each lovely grace, and gift beside, E ver be thine a pathway bright and fair, A glorious track of sunlight rich and rare, D eeply with bliss be its pure beauty wove Y et guiding thy young heart to hopes above. Nov. 20th, 1843. M. C. L. > Notwithstanding the severity of the gale on Monday night, comparatively little injury was sustained by the shipping in IPT the roads. Some spars were blown away, and a few small boats ran foul of each other, and were bilged in; with the exception of these casualties, the vessels lying off Penarth rode out the storm in safety.





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