THE OJIBBEWAY INDIANS AT WINDSOR CASTLE. The Ojibbeway Indians, from the country to the north and north-east of the mouth of the Yellowstone River, Upper Missouri, arrived at Windsor Castle on Wednesday afternoon from town, accompanied by Mr. Catlin, and had the honour of being presented to her Majesty and his Royal Highness Prince Albert. The Ojibbeways consisted of six men and three women, and were presented to the Queen and the Prince Consort as follows:— I Ah-que-wee-zaintz (" the boy,") the principal chief of the hand, who is upwards of 74 years of age, and with a most venerable and commanding appearance Pattana-quotto- weebe (" the swift-driving cloud,") about 50 years of age, and the war-chief of the band Weenish-ka-weebe (" the nyinggull,") stout and well-made, and about 40 years of age Gish-e-gas-e-ghe (" the bright and moonlight night,") a young red warrior Wasseh-abbe-neuch-qua, and his wife, about 35 years of age, with their daughter, 10 years old, named Nib-nab-be-qua Shah-mah (" tobacco,") a young warrior about 23 years old, and his wife (an Indian beauty) named Ne-bet-neuch-qua, of the age of her husband. The interpreter, a fine-looking and exceedingly powerful man of the age of twenty-four years, who speaks English with considerable fluency, is named Nottena-akm, the strong, wind." The party of Indians were presented to her Majesty and Prince Consort in the Waterloo Gallery, where were assem- bled her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent, the Marchioness of Douro, Lady Fanny Howard, Lord Rivers, the Hon. C. A. Murray, and the several members of the Royal Household. t pon the chief of the band, Ab-quee-wee-zaintz, being presented to the Queen, he addressed her Majesty with much apparent force and feeling, expressing how great was his delight and gladness to come to this country, the great light which enlightened the whole world. The Great Spirit had given them a good and safe journey across the Great Salt. Lake, but unbounded was now their joy, and glad their hearts, to behold the face of their great mother, the Queen of England." The speech of the chief was interpreted to the Queen and the Prince by Nottena-akm. The party, who were attired in the costume of their country, with their clubs, spears, tomahawks, &c., went through several of their national dances and the war dance, in full character, accompanied by one of the Indians upon a drum, the whole having a most extraordinary and picturesque effect. Before they retired, her Majesty and the Prince shook the chief and the woman cordially by the hand, which seemed to be a source of great delight to those who had thus been honoured by the Sovereign and her Consort. Refreshment, of a substantial nature, was served to the party in the State anti-room, where they remained for up- wards of an hour. Although there was wine upon the table, the chief would not permit it to be tasted by any one of the band. Beer, however, was not forbidden, and the Castle October" was highly relished com The Indians, accompanied by Mr. Catlin, left the Castle on their return to town at five o'clock. In passing out of ^°}'al residence the attention of Ah-que-wee-zaintz, the chief of the party, was greatly attracted by the scarlet coat and gold lace of the porter, Sykes, evidently imagining him to be, from his splendid livery, either a Lord in Waiting, or a Groom Ofthe bedchamber at least! He shook him warmly by the hand, made half-a-dozen salaams, again fixed his eyes upon the gold-laced hat, and then depaited. Letters from Manchester state, that there are mills building in all the manufacturing districts of Lancashire, especially in the neighbourhood of Blackburn and Preston at the same time lieaily all the mills already existing are being increased in size or in production by means of new machinery. Another means of increasing production has been the i equest of the insurance offices, that the "blowing-room" shall be in a building apart from the mill. It used to occupy an entire flat of the mill, and is no'y, of course, filled with machinery. I rom these appearances a dread is expressed of a violent oyei-production, with its diastrous consequences. By the Chinese intelligence just received, it appears that the Canton market for all kinds of imports was excessively dull, more owing to the circumstance that none of the late Hong merchants have transacted business, than to a glut, although the quantity of goods unsold was considerable. The few sales of British and American cotton goods were at reduced prices. There was not the same inactivity in exports most of the new teas having found buyers, and considerable purchases of Nankin silk having been made.
1st Sunday after Christmas. ■w- .$lst Lesson. 37 chapter Isaiah. ornrnD 2nd Lesson. ,2S r.hapter Acts. j, >lst Lesson.38 chanter Isaiah. Evellln? I 2nd Lesson Judo. a) iviil meet Oil January l*t at Pcnyland 'White Gate On Wednesday, 3rd at Castletown On Friday, 3th at Ebbw Bridge Each day at half-pant Eleven o'clock. ,e, TÍi COWBRIDGE HARRIERS meet 'lliu- On Monday, January 1st on Ogmore Down On Wednesday 3rd at St.Mary Church Oil t At half-past Ten. NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. f; All Communications and Advertisements intended for this Journal should lie forwarded e.irlv in the week-not later than THURSDAY MORNING.
NOTICES, &c. MUSIC. A 125 Guinea Instrument for 65 Guineas. TO be Disposed of, a SPLENDID TONED fii Octavo CABINET PIANO FORTE.in a VEIIY ELEGANT ROSEWOOD CASE, with HANDSOMELY CARVED DOUBLE COLUMNS AND FEET, and latent Metallic Plate, possessing a rich and powerful Tone, and beautiful touch. The Workmanship is of the very first order, it being of London Manufacture, and warranted to stand well in tune. Price, C3 Guineas, delivered free of all expense. An opportunity of obtaining such a bargain is rarely to be met With. To be seen at Mr. "WEBBER'S, Guardian Office, Cardiff. Glamorgaiisliire and Moimoutlisliirc Infirmary, Cardiff. THE ANNUAL MEETING of the above Institution will be Held at the INFIRMARY, on THURS- DAY, the FOURTH day of JANUARY, 1844. F. M. RUSSELL, Infirmary, Cardiff, Secretary, Dec. 27, 1843. Cardiff Gas Light and Coke Company. THE HALF-YEARLY GENERAL MEETING of the PROPRIETORS will be HOLDEN at the GUILDHALL, CARDIFF, on MONDAY, the loth Day of JANUARY next. E. P. RICHARDS, Cardiff, Clerk to the Company. 27th December, 1843. iaI EITIMIiES'S £1R!TIYJ1 A MISS niMS MOST respectfully informs her FRIENDS, that her SECOND ANNUAL BALL will take place at the ANGRL HOTEL, CARDIFF, on THURSDAY, the Eleventh of JANUARY, 1844, when the honour of their company will be esteemed and from the general satisfaction afforded last year, she is led to hope a continuance of their favours. A full Quadrille Band will be in attendance, which will perform some of the newest and most fashionable Music. Dancing to commence at NINE o'clock. Gentlemen's Tickets, 5s. Ladies' Ditto, 4s. Double' to admit a Lady and Gentleman, or Two Ladies, Ss.; to be had at Miss Himes's Academy, No. 9, St. Mary-street. EDUCATION. THE REV. THOMAS DAYIES'S SCHOOL for a limited number of Pupils, will be RE-OPENED after the Christmas Recess, on TUESDAY, JANUARY 9th, 1844. Mill-street, Merthyr Tydfil. PROSPECT PLACE ACADEMY, ST. MICHAEL'S HILL, BRISTOL. MR. GEORGE POCOCK RESPECTFULLY informs his Friends, and the Friends of his late Father, in Glamorganshire and Monmouth- shire, that his ACADEMY will be RE-OPENED JANUARY 22nd, 1844. TERMS FOR BOARDERS :— Under 11 years of Age 25 Guineas per Ann. Above 11 ditto. 30 ditto. Washing, &c., JE2 5s. per Annum. Dec. 26th, 1843. LADIES SEMINARY, I MONK-STREET, ABERGAVENNY. THE MISSES WILLIAMS, IN announcing the RE-OPENING of their SCHOOL, on the 15th JANUARY, 1844, beg to acknowledge the kind patronage they have received; and they trust, as the cultiva- tion of the minds and morals of their Pupils, is their sole study and delight, to ever give that satisfaction which their Friends have expressed, at the improvement of their children. WANTED, a YOUNG LADY of the Established Church, and of strictly religious and moral principles, to assist in teaching the Junior Classes. Address, by letter (post-paidt. as SHAW HOUSE SCHOOL, MELKSHAM, WILTS, Conducted by Mr. Smith. TN this Establishment the greatest efforts are made to give to the Pupils a sound Classical, Mathematical, and Commercial Education, as well as to impart to them an adequate knowledge of scientific subjects. Great attention is also paid to English Composition. The young gentlemen are treated with great liberality, and the system of Rewards is such as to secure in a hi'Hi degree diligence, with good and gentlemanly behaviour, and to render it generally unnecessary to have Recourse to punishment of any kind. Terms, &c., may be known on application. When the friends of any Pupil prefer it, a fixed annual charsre is made, which includes the use of Books, Stationery, and other extras. EDUCATION. MRS. MAYBURY (LATE MISS M. C. WILLIAMS, OF WESTIiURY,) BEGS to inform her kind Friends in the Principality, that she has removed her Establishment for YOUNG LADIES to No. 33, PORTLAND-SQUARE, BRISTOL, the duties of which she purposes RESUMING on the lfith JANUARY next. Two Ladies can be received as Parlour Boarders. Dec. 27th, 1843. A BALL WILL be Held at the BE.1R INN, COWBRIDGE, on THURSDAY, JANUARY the 4th. Dancing to commence at 9 o'clock. Mrs. FRANKLEN, Patroness. The Rt. Hon J. NICHOL, M. P., ) Mr. II. ENTWISLE, £ Stewards. TEETH. MONDAYS and TUESDAYS,ABERGAVENNY WEDNESDAYS, NEWPORT THURSDAYS, CHEPSTOW FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS, MONMOUTH Until the 31 st of December. MR. L. MOSELY, SURGEON DBNTIST, 01" 12, BKRNER'S STREET, OXFORD STREET, LONDON, HAS the honour to announce to his Patients, Friends, and the Residents generally of the County, that his 17th periodical visit will commence on Friday the 24th inst., and that he may be consulted as under, Mondays and Tuesdays, Angel Hotel, Abergavenny; Wednesdays, King's Head Hotel, Newport; Thursdcys, George H otel, Chepstow; and on Fridays and Saturdays, at Mr, Powell's, plumber, Mounow-street, Monmouth. Attendancefrom 10 to 4. From Mr. L. M.'s extensive and well-known practice at his old-established town residence (No. 12 Berner's-strcet, Oxford-street, where patients can always be attended) he is enabled to offer his Country Patients advantages never yet attainable except in the metropolis. The whole of the me- chanical department is designed by himself and executed on the premises, by which means an accurate and sure fit is guaranteed, all pressure on the gums avoided, and the Teeth are made to answer all purposes of mastication and articu- lation, and are worn with perfect ease and comfort upon the moat tender gums, without extracting the remaining stumps. Mr. L. M. is happy to state, from extensive alterations and improvements just finished in the Mechanical Depart- ment, he is enabled to Reduce his charges very considerably, 110 as to bring the aid of the Dentist within the reach of all parties. Mr. L. M.'s newly-invented incorrodible Teeth never change colour from the effects of medicine or ill health, and assimilate so closely to nature as to defy detection by the closest observer. Natural and Artificial Teeth of every description fixed, from a single Tooth to a complete Set, without wires or ligatures of any kind. Scaling, Stopping, Children's Teeth attended, and every operation pertaining to Dental Surgery. Consultations tree, and specimens shown in every stage of preparation. Mr. L. M. s references combine very many of the most influential Families (his Patients) resident in the county and the Medical Profession generally. Constant attendance at Town Residence, No. 12, Berner's Street, Oxford Street, where Patients can always be attended, and letters addressed will meet with immediate attention. CHARGES AS IN TOWN. Nov. 14th 1843. y 1'1/ NOTICES, Icc. —if", v'X J *v jJfif j; :;2; .J: -=>=r: TArr T ALE RAILWAY. Contract for Work. mHE DIRECTORS of the TAFF YALE RAILWAY X COMPANY are prepared to receive for the Election of an ENGINE HOUSE at the Cardiff Terminus. The Plan and Specification may be seen at the Hailway Office, on and after Monday, January Hth, 1844. Sealed Tenders to be addressed to; the undersigned, and to be delivered on or before the 21st of JANUARY next. By Order of the Directors, A. F. MORCOM, Secretary, Railway Office, Cardiff, Pro Tern. December 28, 1S43. TKlT LATE FIRE II BITE-STREET. MR. BROWN BEGS to take the earliest possible opportunity of thus publicly returning thanks to Almighty God, for his Providential escape from the destructive fire which acci- dentally broke out on his Premises in Bute-Street, and con- sumed his Houses and Effects. That humble and grateful acknowledgment he has caused to be made on his behalf on Sunday last, in the Churches of St. John's and St. Mary's. He also begs to take this opportunity, the earliest that his state of health will permit, to return his grateful and most heartfelt thanks to those kind and disinterested indi- viduals, his neighbours, friends, and, indeed, to all classes of the inhabitants of the Town, who, at the risk of their own lives, generously exerted themselves to preserve his and those of his family, and likewise his property from destruc- tion. Nothing could be more prompt and efficacious than their exertions. These have been enhanced by the harbour and protection since so kindly afforded him, and which his state of health rendered so acceptable. There were many who could not assist in extinguishing the flames, but for whose kindly sympathy since that calamitous occurrence so frequently conveyed to him, he feels truly grateful. Cardiff, Dec. 28, 1843. THE SCHOONER CARDIFF PACKET. EVANS, MASTER, ll MOZIDEmr", AT COTTON'S WHARF, TOOLEY STREET, LONDON, For Cardiff, Newport, Merthyr, Abergavenny, Brecon, M nnmouth, Pontypool, Cowbridge, Bridgend and places adjacent, AND WILL POSITIVELY SAIL On SATURDAY, JANUARY 13th, 1844. For Freight, &c., apply to the Master on Board Mr. R. Burton, jun., Newport Mr. Thomas Richards, Aber- gavenny Messrs. Prosser and Price, Brecon Mr. Scovell the Wharfinger, London or to Mr. J. G. Bird, Agent to the Cardiff, Newport, and London Shipping Company, at Cardiff. London, Dec. 29th, 1843.
EDUCATION OF THE WELSH. And now, writes the reporter of the Times, before I bid adieu to the Principality, about which I have written so much, and where I have sojourned so long, let me recur to a subject to which I also alluded in a recent letter-the lament- able deficiency of education amongst its people. During a residence of five months in Carmarthenshire, in which period I have been over every portion of it and the adjacent counties, I may be presumed to have seen much of the population. Amongst them in a period of excitement, per- petually mixing and conversing with large bodies of them, I have had opportunities, rarely possessed, of observing their character, their capabilities, and their usual attainments. Concluding my temporary visit among them with a rapid tour on the route of Her Majesty's Commissioners through Car- marthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Cardiganshire, Radnorshire, Brecknockshire, and Glamorganshire, I have been able to mark by comparison the.advantages which a superior educa- tion, consequent on a knowledge of the English language, has given to the inhabitants of some districts over those of others. Devoid of the spirit of enterprise, without the energy and activity of the English race, and generally inferior to them in the higher range of intellect, they are, nevertheless, aquicker and a shrewder people, more imaginative, and more led away by impulse and passion. Quiet, inoffensive, faithful, much- enduring, industrious —here are the ground-works of a rising and a flourishing people. How is it, then, that so contrary is their history The very faithfulness of the poor Welshman, as it is one of the brightest ornaments of his character, operates as his greatest curse. He clings with pertinacious affection to his ancient customs and language, and so shuts out the channels of all improvement. In the counties of Carmarthen and Cardigan, except in the large towns, he seldom hears the sound of the English language. In parts of Pembrokeshire, Radnorshire, and Glamorganshire it is the same and in these districts it is where the greatest misery is to be seen—where the poor Welshman is but one remove from barbarism-where he is the most servile slave and where disturbances and secret confederations have dis- tracted the country. How are these evils to be remedied ] Simply by Education, and Education in the English Language.
JEUe CarBtff a iJ bel: t t e 1: AND MERTHYR GUARDIAN. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1843. THE London Press has fulfilled its mission, and its Welsh labours are closed. What the Times has attempted of mischief, the Morning Herald has in some degree prevented. It cannot he denied that, like statements of opposing counsel, the case of Welsh grievances has been discussed with ability. Let the Leading Journal of Europe send a Missionary to any District in England, whether acting under the excitement of an immediate local grievance or not, announce its intention of listening to all statements of wrongs, and publishing them in its columns, and its agent will never want an audience. It is our belief that the nightly doings of Rebecca were aggravated by the knowledge that the report of these proceedings would be gazetted in the pages of the Times, —and it may be fairly questioned whether the occasional reprobation of these nocturnal outrages was not neutralised by the sympathy expressed for the provocation, and the general tone of complaint and invective against the Magistracy and Gentry-who, whatever may have been their former supineness, required at that particular juncture encouragement and support. The objection to tolls, as was shown by Mr. Baron Gurney, was an old sore among the Welsh. True it is, the grievance had attained a height which called aloud for remedy, and a remedy would have been sooner found had not, as Joseph Downes rightly terms it, "the one daily weekly spur in their side goaded this simple people to a foolish mode of resistance." It remains now with Her Majesty's Government to prevent the recurrence of these agrarian outbreaks, and to direct a prompt and energetic attention to the general wants of the Principality. In the general reasoning of the closing article of the Times Reporter, we, with a few slight exceptions, concur. But with regard to the Welsh Language, none but they who, by long residence and close observation, have ascertained the strong affection of the people for their ancient tongue are competent to pronounce an opinion. The extirpation of Welsh as a spoken Language has been advocated by no less an acute observer than the Author of the Mountain Decameron, as a means of pioneering the way to knowledge, civilization, and religion. We see nothing but danger in such an experiment, and we give our most hearty assent to the very able article which appeared a few days ago in the Morning Herald-an article which for truth of reasoning and eloquence of language has been rarely surpassed, and is well calculated, we think, to make the advocates for the suppression of an ancient and noble Language pause in their attempt. The article is too long for our purpose, or we would willingly transfer the whole to our columns. It refers the source of the power of Dissent, both in Wales and Ireland, to tuition and ministration in the native tongues of each—and contends that a power which the Church has thrown away the Dissenters have taken upthat the Educational want of AVales is Education in the Welsh Language, and that the sacred and mysterious attachment which binds man to his mother tongue, is not to be disregarded for the sake of uniformity of national language. The article thus concludes 1:) 0 The Welsh language, be it remembered, is no trilling patois it is a full, copious, and perfect language, in which exists an excellent, ancient, and a useful modern literature —the former rich in poetry, the latter not poor in religious works. Few light, and no profane publications have evcr tarnished the press of the native Welsh the excellent works of the revered Vicar of Llandovery are the volumes placed side by side with the Bible in the cottages of those who still adhere to the Church. The Welsh love instruction in their native tongue, and in no part of Her Majesty's dominions is there, we believe, a larger proportion of her subjects who can read than in the Principality and they are devoted to their native poetry and music. We cannot, then, join in the demand that has been made for English schools in Wales; in truth such schools abound but when are we to look for their good effects If, instead of driving the Cambrian into the widely-extended arms of the Dissenters by the rod of the English language, which has already caused their meeting-houses to multiply and to overflow, the legislature would simply give a little aid towards Welsh schools in connection with the Estab- lished Church, and if the Welsh prelates would refuse induction and licences to every Clergyman in their respective Dioceses unable to preach in Welsh, more real good would be done than by all the English that ever entered the Principality. For purposes of use or convenience the learning of English may safely be left to the Welsh them- selves when wanted, it will be learnt, as the nation of Alsace do French, or the Dutch do German but let the Welsh retain their own tongue for their homes, their schools, their churches, their instruction, and their prayers.
(SlamotgaugUt're. GLAMORGANSHIRE AND MONMOUTHSHIRE DISPENSARY AND INFIRMARY. Abstract of House Surgeon's Report to the Weekly Board for the week ending Dec. 26, 1843. u /Remained by last Report 5 ) § I Admitted since o j .5 Discharged q "5 I Cured and Relieved if j \Died 0 ) Remaining 4 u Remained by last Report 115 | § I Admitted since ]4 j .H < Discharged 3 3 £ j Died [ l ( 12 O \Cured and Relieved 8 j Remaining 117 Medical Officers for the Week. Physician Dr Moore Consulting Surgeon Mr. Reece Surgeon Mr. Lewis Visiters Rer. T. Stacey and Mr. G. Phillips F. M. RUSSELL, House Surgeon. TAFF VALE RAILWAY. Traffic Account, for the week ending Dec. 23. f. s. d. Passengers 9H 0 0 Dinas branch 101 G 4 Thomas Powell 108 19 3 Duncan and Co 21 4 1 Dowlais Branch 132 6 It General Merchandise. 114 14 4 John Edmunds (Pontypridd Colliery).. 13 9 Darran Ddu Colliery 6 13 3 Total for the Week. E597 9 11 The Marquess of Bute has presented the Glamorganshire band with an entire new set of musical instruments, valued at £ 130. The band is at present at Tredegar, at the mansion of Sir Charles Morgan, the festivities of which will be not a little enhanced by this musical acquisition. THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE CARDIFF TEETOTAL SOCIETY was celebrated on Christmas day, by a numerously attended procession of the members through the principal streets of the town, preceded by an excellent band and the banners of the society. In the evening the members sat down to an excellent tea, at the old Infant School-room, Trinity-street. The room was elegantly decorated with variegated lamps and evergreens, Tile former so arranged as to be expressive of mottoes inculcating the virtue of temperance and sobriety. These were much and deservedly admired, not more for their number and brilliancy, than the apt and significant mottoes on which they reflected a pleasing light. Lectures, on the subject of temperance, were delivered by the advocates of temperance and the festivity of « very orderly, and a highly gratified party of upwards of 300 was protracted to a late hour. Mtss HIMES'S BALL, as will he seen by an advertisement in another column, is fixed for the 1 Ith of January. In j'l tiee, to what we believe will form the most attractive :ea;ure in the Christmas festivities, of this town, we cannot forbear directing attention to this entertainment. TilE LATE CALAMITOUS FIRK IN BUTE-STREET.—It need hardly be said, that it was through no want of sympa- thy with the sufferers by this fire, that in our nece>sarily hasty notice of it last week, we were obliged to omit many details, to which it may now be proper to Of the origin of the fire itself, we believe, little is known. Of the conduct of many of the respectable inhabitants of the town on the occasion, whose humanity led them to the scene of the conflagration, it is enough to say, that for prompt and cordial co-operation in extinguishing the flames, and that, too, in many instances, at the risk of life —nothing could be more praiseworthy. Almost the nrst on the spot, and the foremost amongst those to whose exertions and humanity so much is due, was the Rev. Mr. Stacey. The names of Thomas Riches, a railway contractor, and Thomas Williams, a mason, have been given us, as men who, in the conducting of the hose of the engine, and at the immincnt rik of their lives, were mainly instrumental in extinguishing the fire. They stood on the tottering and crackling walls, which mo- mentarily threatened to fall, and applied the hose to where the fire raged. This is intrepidity which should not be suffered to pass unrewarded. CARDITF MECHANICS' INSTITUTE,—A tea-party, numer- ously and respectably attended, the proceeds of which are to be applied to augmenting the funds of the institute, for the purchase of books, was given on Wednesday evening last, at the room of the Institute. The apartment was tastefully decorated, and the exhilarating strain of a choice band of music, was found to be no bad sweetener of the beverage which Cheers, but not inebriates." After tea, Mr. Smith delivered a lecture on Mesmerism, and explained, to a numerous and gratified auditory, the startling peculiarities of that science. In the course of the lecture, Mr. Smith attempted a practical illustration of the science of mesmerism, by operating on a young man who presented himself. Whether from inability, in the operator, to convey the subtle mesmeric influence to the patient or want of susceptibility on his part, the young man perversely kept wide awake. Mr. Smith was more successful on another patient, whom, after a variety of what is technically termed passes, he partially mesmerised. The young man on being placed in the chair very quickly, suc- cumbed to the art of the operator, and became partially mesmerised. The lectui-ei-, did not persevere, and after a few strokes, woke up his patient. The young man, on being questioned, as to the nature of his sensations, stated they were by no means of a disagreeable nature. They were merely those of drowsiness and stupor, but by no means of that beuumbing nature in which the faculties are rigidly bound, and all animation suspended. The lecturer, where- upon, with perhaps more precipitancy than discretion, pro- nounced the system of mesmerism, a humbug. Had he, however, proceeded to any extremities with the young man, and by a continuance of the passes, thrown him into a deep mesmeric sleep, the patient, at least, would not have pro- nounced it humbug. The evening's entertainment concluded by an exhibition of Lord James Stuart's portable orrery, which was lent for the occasion. Mr. Nicholl very kindly- explained the phenomenon of this and other exhibitions, which were highly amusing. The meeting did not separate till a late hour, highly gratified with the evening's enteitain- ment. The inmates of the Union Workhouse were regaled on Christmas day with beef and plum-pudding. This, with a modicum of beer, made these poor creatures happy for the day. The like cheer was extended to the inmates of the county gaol. The number of prisoners, for various offences, to be tried at the approaching sessions, is about 44. Of that number Cardiff will supply about twenty-five, Swansea nineteen. SHAW HOUSE ACADEMY, Dec. 12, 1843.—The following young gentlemen received prizes For diligence and general good conduct—W. Brown, Monkton E. Eggar, Trowbridge J. L. Evans, Melksham; J. W. Heyward, Trowbridge; IV. Paisley, Bristol; I). Rees, Cardiff; A. H. Rumboll, Little- cott E. Vachellg Cardiff. For general improvement-H. Edwards, Bath W. Gregory, Trowbridge; D. Rees, Cardiff; J. Russell, Melksham. For English composition-H. F. Evans, Melksham, 1st prize, presented by the Rev. J. Rus- sell D. Rees, Cardiff, 2nd prize W. Gregory, Trowbridge, 3rd best essay; E. Eggar, Trowhridge, 4th prize; W. 11. King, Bath. For dralOlilg-R. Edwards, Bath. MEETING OF THE RATE-PAYERS AT THE BLACK LION INN. A public meeting of the rate-payers o( the town was held I 'jn Tuesday evening last, at the Black Lion, in Saint Mary-street. Mr. Phillpotts, at whose instance the meeting was convened, and who occupied the chair, addressed the rate-payers on the subject of the financial statement of the parishes of Saint John and Saint Mary, which appeared in our advertising columns last week. He proceeded to the examination of the assistant-overseer's (Mr. Griffith Lloyd) account, and contended that the explanations there offered were not suHicient, and were not of the" ample and satis- factory" kind which the paragraph in the Guardian stated they would he found on examination to be. He objected to the overseer taking credit, in the account of Saint Mary's parish, for the items of"- vacant houses, and excused by the magistrates," E938 lis, 4c). lIe coulll not see the fairness of these items. The sums thus taken credit for were not, he apprehended, paid to empty houses. The glass in empty houses, he supposed, was not broken and the amount said to be paid back to empty houses was not fiung in at the window. Unless that were done, he could not see the justice of the items for which credit was taken. He saw a sum of £ 1335 paid for the use of the U- iiioil Work-house. That sum, it was true, might have been expended, but it would be desirable to know over what period if was dis- bursed. There was no date to fix it, and he thought the absence of date in so important an item very unsatisfactory if not reprehensible. The same objection" applied to the county rate. Neither was there a date to the police rate; and he contended that the absence of date, as a check upon expenditure, left the question in the dark, and threw a doubt on the fairness of the items. It was a remarkable fact, that the law expenses in both parishes were the same — £ 3 lfis. lOd. Thcre was a suspicions coincidenee in this, which he would be glad to have explained; but he supposed it was one of those items which the Guardian vouched for as being "ample and satisfactory." He llext came to the item of £ 7 10s., for assistance in making out those rates. He thought Mr. Lloyd was fairly paid already, and had ample time to devote to the making out the third rate, which, he contended, was quite uncalled for, and which the exigencies of the town did not demand. But if they were to have a third rate, why, he would ask, was this sum allowed for it By the bye, there were but two rates accounted for what became of the third ? For what did the people pay Mr. Lloyd the sum of t25 but to collect these rates and yet there was a sum of £ 7 10s. charged for the toil of collecting a third rate, and whleh rate he could not see accounted for Now, if they were called upon to pay £7 10s. for the rate, he apprehended they had a right to see the third rate ac- counted for. He next objected to the item for poundage. On this subject he would strongly recommend memorialising the Poor-law Commissioners, who, he had no doubt, upon a proper representation of the subject, w-juld send down some person to examine the accounts, On the credit side of the acrount of the parish of St. John, he saw for October, £ 433 18s. 10d.; and for March, C459 14s.; sums alleged to be returned to vacant houses, excused by the magistrates. lie should again mention the item as inexplicable, and one worth their attention. He was equally at a loss to under- stand how the sum of £ 930 17s. od. could be due to the parish officers last year. The sum was ser ious, and it would he admitted, called for an explanation. If the late overseers had fairly discharged their duty, it was not possible that such a sum could be now due, or appear on the face of the account. Mr. P. next complained of the hardship inflicted on him by withholding what is technically called a proof of his observations at the meeting at the Town-hall, He spoktv in terms of strong reprehension of the concluding paragraph of the meeting. He denied that that meeting was indisposed to listen to any gentleman who volunteered an explanation. Mr. C. C. Williams gave an explanation, unsatisfactory though it was, yet he was listened to without the slightest interruption. He next dwelt on the hardship of laying- taxes exclusively on the middle and poorer classes. He blamed the overseers for not calling a meeting at the instance of the parties interested in getting a proper explanation. He de- nied that he was agitating the town without cause. To show that he was not, and that his intentions were of an opposite nature, he would at once undertake to give up all proceedings if the present objectionable rate was quashed. That, perhaps, was too much to expect; but if not done, he could assure them of his positive determination to fight it out; and, eventually, they should succeed. What objec- tion, he would ask, could there be to a vestry meeting Such a meeting was usually held in cases of parochial complaints, and he could not see why there should now be any deviation from the custom. He would again repeat, he was not the disturber of the parish. There was, however, a disturber somewhere. He was behind the scenes, and he was determined to unmask him. He next adverted to the exorbitancy of the rates in this town, as compared with other towns with which he was acquainted—Newport and Monmouth. For each of these places, with a numerous poor, and other social exigencies requiring pecuniary sup- port, a rate of one shilling in the pound was found to be necessary. About £ 25,000 was the rateable value in Newport. Cardifl was L20,000, and yet one shilling in the pound was found enough for Newport. Mr. Phillpotts concluded by urging on the meeting the necessity of a col- lection, to meet the current expenses of the present appeal. They would have to pay the clerk of the peace £ 20. That would be the heaviest item he would be called upon to provide for. For his own part he tendered them his services gratuitously, nor would he accept one shilling for his trouble. In order that the collection should be uniform, and not fall heavily on any one individual, two shillings would be the maxium amount that would be received from any one person. They had already in hand £ 10, but that sum, they were aware was insufficient to iflect the expenses of the proposed proceedings, Subscriptions were then entered into, and the meeting separated. CHRISTMAS AMUSEMENTS.—A riot of rather a serious nature took place 011 Christmas Day, in the ayes, between a. number of holiday mongers, who were enjoying the festivities of Christmas by breaking each others heads. The instruments used on the occasion were of a miscellaneous nature—pokers, bludgeons, and knives—which from the number of cut heads exhibited, appeared to have been freely Ilsed. Timothy and William Driscoll, who were prominent in the affray, were brought before the magistrates on Tues- day, by Daniel Godden, who was the complainant on the ocasiOl;, and fia,)d £;>" and costs, William Bennet, f< r his share in the transaction, was lined 10s. B. Clement was fined 20s. Other parties implicated were also lined.— William Jenkins, on the complaint ot Bridget Kelly, was fined £:1, The only peculiarity about the assault was that, it was aggravated by the fact that it disfigured the face of the complainant for life. The show of meat at our market last week was very supe- rior, and for breed & quality equal to any in the Principality. A Hereford ox, bred by Mr. Powell, of Boverton, near Cowbridge, and for some lime fed bv the widow of the late Mr. Sk yrme, and slaughtered by Mr. Gibbons, was much admired. It was one of the prize oxen exhibited at Sir Charles Morgan's cattle show, and which carried the prize of a silver tea-pot, value 20 guineas. Another Hereford ox, slaughtered by Mr. Bond, of Bute-street, was greatly admired. Daniel Drisenl Wa.s committed to the sessions this week, for stealing a bed, the property of Mr. Brown, on the night of the fire. The details of this and other cases would be needlessly anticipating, the trials at the sessions next week, of Nvliieli otii- reports shall be ample. THE AMERICAN SLAVE AT CARDIFF. Communications from various parts of the country have supplied us with ample evidence that the case of the black- supposed to be a slave—who effected his escape from an American vessel (the Altorf) at Cardiff, and was subse- quently retaken by violence, has excited a lively sympathy. We may now state that the committee of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society took immediate measures for ascertaining the particulars, with a view to the adoption of any means which might appear to be of probable utility. The statements which have been received will be found in detail below. No doubt, we think, can exist that Edward Simpson was a slave and it seems he had a general idea that, once upon English ground, be would be free. Had the poor fellow but put himself into the hands of a magis- trate, or made himself known to any respectable person on shore, he would have been safe enough. Instead of this, however, he hired himself on board a British vessel, the Eayle. And here also it appears, he might have been safe, if it bad not been for the treachery of two men, of whose conduct we know not how to speak in terms of reprehension sufficiently severe. It is the belief (as we learn from a letter which we do not publish) of th, captain and crew of the Kagte, that the pilot of that ship betrayed Simpson to the American captain: and it is obvious, from the strange conduct of the policeman, that he was employed by the Yankees to ascertain the correctness of the information given by the pilot. How we may repine to say that these men were Englishmen We blush crimson at the thought that any two inhabitants of this land of freedom could be found, who would lend themselves to the discovery and forcible abduction of a slave. These men should go to Ohio, where no doubt they would be bailed by southern slave- holders as agents for obstructing the flight of agonized blacks from Alabama to Canada. We think the constable, however, is liable to some more immediate discipline. It appears that be acted without authority from his superiors, and be has thus subjected himself, probably, to official rebuke. We can have no feelings of private resentment; but we most strongly desire that such misconduct, if actually perpetrated, should receive the reward it so richly merits and we trust that the magistrate's will not be wanting in their duty to the public in so important a matter. As to poor Simpson himself, we fear not much can be done at present. Letters were sent to New York by the last steamer, which will lead to the adoption of any measures which may be found practicable there; and the best advice has been taken as to the possibility and expediency of other proceedings at home. TESTIMONY OF THE CAPTAIN AND CREW OF TIIE "EAGLE." "About a month since, as were lying at the Bute Docks' near Cardiff, a black man about twenty-tlnce years of age made his appearance on board begging for employment, anid saying that he had left an American vessel (the Altorf) n consequence of cruel usage. He stated his real name to be Edward Simpson, but he passed under the assumed name of John. The captain took him in as steward, in which capa- city he acted very efficiently, and appeared a quiet willing man. A few days afterwards the Altorf came into the Penarth Roads. A policeman in the mean time came from Newport, in quest of a black man who had stolen a watch, as he alleged. On John brought to him, he denied that John was the man in question. The captain has since reason to believe that the policeman bad been despatched by the Americans, for the purpose merely of ascertaining the place of Joint's concealment. About nine days after the black had entered the vessel, a party, consisting of the American captain, mate, and the Cardiff pilot, came on hoard, aud demalltleri John as a prisoner. The captain of the Eagle, although he was unaware that John was a slave suspected that he had suffered barbarous usage in conse- quence of the state of his person, the indentations of a chain being visible in sundry places. The captain together with the crew, did all in his power to parley with the intruders, and so to protect the unfortunate man. They at first denied his being on board, but a coal-heaver assured the Americans of his beitig there. The Americans then pro- ceeded to search the vessel, and dragged John on deck. Captain Edwards then inquired of the American captain if John was a freeman or a slave. He replied, He is free to which the black made no observation. Captain Edwards, if he had known that the man was a slave, would have resorted even to force to save him, which he did not in the other case feel himself altogether justified in using. The poor black, who seemed extremely irresolute, said to the captain of the Altorf, If you will promise not to ill-use me again, I w ill go with you.' The captain replied, We will be good friends for the future.' When they reached the wharf, Captain Edwards said to the man, If'you show any fight we will stand by you.' The man quietly. submitted to be led off, although he had been encouraged by his friends to manifest some sign of opposjtion with wllich they might co-operate, they feeling uncertain as to the propriety of com- mencing hostilities themselves. The Bute Docks lie about a mile from Cardiff, which circumstance prevented us from calling for immediate assistance from the authorities. We all exceedingly regretted the occurence. A report was current the next evening that a black had swam from a vessel in the Penarth Roads, and so escaped. We hope it might possibly be the man in question. The Altorf sailed for New York about a week after the occurrence. 1 "SAMUEL EDWARDS, Master. "JOIIN ET)IVARi)s, Alate, FIIOMAS EDWARDS, Supercargo. TVaterford, November 28, 18-13." Another statement Cardiff', November 22, 1843. "The American barque Altorf, for New York, Captain Bogardus, about six weeks ago Was lving at Newport, taking in rail iron. A black man Gf the name of John escaped from her, found his way to Cardiff, entered on board the hagle, Captain Edwards, of Waterford, where be was kept below for two days and two nights. He told the crew he had been cruelly used by Captain B. and his mate, both on the passage and at Newport, having been beaten with the capstan bar; and he showed on his person marks of severe injuries. Did not hear him say whether he was a slave or not, but he complained much of ill usage. The mate and crew of the Eagle thought he was a slave. After John had been 011 board the Eagle a short time, a policeman from Newport presented himself, and said he was come to search the vessels in the docks for a black man that bad stolen a watch. John was shown to him, and he was asked to take him into custody. TliÍs the policeman declined, observing he was not the man, I1 rom this time the American captain appears to have known where to find the poor fellow for after he had completed his loading, and left the port of Newport, he anchored in the Penarth Roads, landed himgelf with his mate, went direct on board the Eagle, and de- manded the man. The crew denied him, but, strange to say, suffeied the Americans to search their vessel anti poor John was found by the mate hid under some sails below. When brought on deck, Captain B. demanded of him why he had run awav. 'Because you treated me so cruelly,' was his reply. Captain Edwards inquired of the Americans whether he was a slave or a free man. Captain B. replied, He is free.' They vvanted a rope to tie their captive. This was refused. They then took him of firr their boat to the barrlue. He was seen the following day on board the Altorf hy John Jenkins, pilot. Jenkins heard Captain B. again question John why he had run away. 'I thought,' said he, after I had landed at Newport I should have been a free man.' witiless to the above facts, "THOMAS MORGAN, JOHN W11 ITE, JAMES FITZGERALD, Labotit-ers in the (locks. C. 1-,k JOHN JENKINS, Pilot. (Signed) CIIET,L. Since writing the above I have seen Mr. Stockdale, superintendent ot our police force. He says the Newport policeman never reported himself at the station, and must, therefore, have acted without authority." The Anti- Slavery Reporter. On Thursday last, Mr. Edwards attended at the Town- hall, in this town, and read over the above statement, all of which lie confirmed. He added, in proof of the allegation, that the sailor thus summarily captured, was a slave—that while in Newport on board the vessel, he was kept under hatches, and chained down, while the rest of the crew were permitted to go on deck about their ordinary business. His arms, on examination, bore the marks of the chains by which lie was secured. Mr. Edwards further stated, that one of the party concerned in the capture, said, that unless the slave were delivered up, the captain of the Yankee vessel would be liable to a heavy penalty, which would be summa- rily enforced on his arrival at his destination without his victim, These facts afford additional ground for the belief, that the captured sailor was a slave. Mr. Charles Vachell, who was present at the deposition of Mr. Edwards, informed himself particularly of these facts, for the purpose of for- warding them to the Anti-Staycry Society," in Londou, John Jones, alias Sliolli Scuboi-ftwi-, who w-is recently committed to take his trial for shooting at Nlr. W. Rees, of Port'ikcrry, Was tried this week and found guilty of the ofien.ee at Carmarthen. This was a most reckless and daring Rebeccaiie, and implicated in the destruction of many gates in that neighbourhood. His conviction in the very liot bed of Iv-heccaism, is a proof that a Carmarthen jury will convict on j 11*0per evidence. CARDIFF GAOL —On Christmas day the inmates of this I)C)tll (1( gaol, both debtors and felons, were provided by the visiting magistrates with a good dinner. l,oi-d Stuart -ii)(I R. F. Jenner, Esq., attended at the gaol oil that day, and ex- pressed themselves well pleased at the quality of the pro- visions, and the good conduct of the prisoners, who returned their grateful thanks for the excellent supply of beef, plum- I)u(lilitig, aii(i envi-iv (la" given them. On Saturday, m. Carries, underwent an examination before the magistrates, and committed to prison, for stealing ten silver spoons and a pair of boots, the property of Jlr. Brown, during the fire in Bute-street. He was found secreting them in a field by the police. The annual loss of life from filth and bad Tentilation is greater than the loss from death or wounds in any modern wars in which this country has been engaged. The Poor Law Commissioners state that of the 43,000 cases of widow- hood, and the 12,000 cases of destitute orphanage, relieved from the poor's rates of England and Wales alone, it appears that the greatest proportion of deaths of the heads of families occurred fiom disease propagated by renroveable causes." The mortal remains of the late Ir. Richards, whose death appears in our obituary this week, were on Thursday, con- veyed to their last resting place in the family vault at Llandaff Church. Along the line of the funeral procession, which was attended by a numerous body of the surrounding gentry, the shops were closed. —— CALENDAR OF PRISONERS FOR THE AP- PROACHING SESSIONS. CARDIFF GAOL. Ann Insall, 30, wife of John Insall, charged with bavin" 1 feloniously stolen two sovereigns, the property of Joseph Allen, of Merthyr. Rachel Lloyd, 23, singlewoman, charged with having stolen four half crowns and other money, from John Jenkins of Merthyr. Joseph Allen, 31, labourer, charged with stealing one bank note, value £ 5, the property of John Evans, of EWwysilan. John Williams, 24, boatman, charged with stealing bread and cheese, the property of Rees Williams. Rees Morgan, 51, labourer, charged with stealing one duck, the property of Jeremiah Cross, of Laleston. Thomas Daniel, 27, labourer, charged with having ob- tained beer and other articles, from Thomas Thomas, of Llanfabon, under false pretences. John Griffiths' 2G, watch-maker, charged with stealing 10 yards of printed drugget, the property of Edward Loveluck, of Coity. David James, 20, labourer, charged with stealing a hatchet, and other articles, the property of Gwillim Thomas, of Langeinor. Phoebe Reed, 67, widow, charged with stealing a gold ring, the property of Wm. Griffiths, of Cardiff. Bartholomew Mahoney, 24, labourer, Johanna Mahoney, 25, singlewoman, Catherine Lane, 50, widow, and Mary Davies, 20, singlewoman, were charged with stealing silver coin, and other articles, the property of John Osland". Sarah Davies, 24, wife of Thomas Davies, charged with having stolen divers pieces of coin, from the person of John Thomas, his property. Caroline Brown, 19, singlewoman, charged with having stolen divers pieces of silver coin, from the person of Johti Williams, his property. David Samuel, 42, labourer, and John Samuel, 17, tailor, charged with having stolen 2 geese and a gander, the pro- perty of Mr. Wootten, of the Dowlais Inn, Cardiff. Ann Evans, 21, singlewoman, charged with having stolen divers pieces of silver coin, the property of Benjamin Davies. Rebecca Davies, 13, singlewoman, charged with stealing a paper parcel of currants and other articles, the property of Robert James. Wm. Lewis, 69, labourer, charged with stealing 501bs. of coal, the property of Sir J. J. Guest, Bart., and others. David Jones, 30, labourer, charged with stealing gold David Jones, 30, labourer, charged with stealing gold and silver coin, of the monies, goods and chattels of Dar,d Davies. Wm. Dyer. 47, labourer, charged with stealing 15 deal boards, the property of Sir J. J. Guest, Bart. Wm. Carnes, 19, painter, charged wi h having stolen 10 silver spoons, and one pair of boots, from the dwelliug- house of Wm. Brown, of Cardiff. John Coleman, 20, labourer, and Wm. Brown, 16, collier, charged with having stolen a flannel shirt, the property of John Williams, Laleston. Thomas Davies, 30, puddler; William Hudson, 2), ditto charged with stealing coal, the property of William Crawshay. SWANSEA HOUSE OF CORRECTION. James Coleman, 16, labourer, charged with stealing a silver watch, and other property of Daniel Purcell. Elias Vi ilks, 20, labourer, charged with stealing apiece of blue (doth, the property of Thomas Hawkins. James John Williams, 21, labourer, and Wm. Atkins, 39, labourer, charged with stealing 4 silk handkerchiefs, the property of John Rosser. Henry Burt, 18, labourer, charged with having fraudu- lently embezzled certain monies, the property of Matthew Whittington, of Neath, during the time he was employed as clet-k. Thomas Rowland, 19, private soldier, charged with steal- ing a silver watch, the property- of John Hite. Thomas Howell, 29, labourer, charged with stealing, taking, and driving away 0 sheep, the property of David Jones. J Mary Hopkins, 17, single woman, charged with stealing one sovereign, the property of Henry Lewis, of Llandilo Tally Court. John Fox, 35, mariner, charged with stealing one pair of boots, the. property of John Brown. William Jenkins, 32, labourer, charged with stealing one pewter pot, the property of John Smith, of Neath William Joiies, the elder, 57, labourer; and Wm. Jones, the younger, 21, labourer; charged with steaUne three pieces of deal board, the property of Daniel Walters? Ilenry Scriven, 28, labourer, charged with having, by means of false pretences, obtained one sovereign, the pro- perty of William Davies, ot Swansea. Estner Davies, wife of John Davies, charged with stealing ]: 1>0l"^s of coal. the property of the Governor and Co. of Copper Miners in England. William Bowen, 28, labourer, charged with stealing one coat, the property of Richard Owen Morgan Davies, charged with stealing one cup, and divers pieceB of silver the property of Morgan Price. .Nl,trN, Phillips, 2:1, single woman, charged with stealing- one cloth boot, the property of Edward Adams, of owansea. William May, 18, labourer, charged with stealing on silver watch, the property of James Harvey, of Swansea. Morgan Morgan, 30, labourer, committed for refllsin to find sureties to keep the peace, as well as for .I)is personal attendance at the next general quarter sessions. Sixteen prisoners under sentence in Cardiff gaol, and eighteen in Swansea house of correction.
CAERPHILLY PETTY SESSIONS,-DECEMBER 26. vv [Bet°ie T- W- Booker and E. Williams, Esqrs.l alter Davies and James Ganton, of the parish of Rudrr, were c.iarged with having entered Forge Wood, in the said pansn, the sard wood being the property of Sir Chariw Morgan Bart, and having wilfully cut down Roreral birA trees, to the value of one shilling. Fined ten shillings. Thomas Mathews against John Coslett, for trespass Complainant did not appear to press the charge, conse- quently John Coslett, was discharged by order of the bench, and the complainant was compellell to pay the costs. John Coslett, chargfd Lewis Lewis, of Gelli-rare coat agent, for discharging without due notico- Allowed to settle out of eourt, by paying costs. e,.(H,lmU!HlfLeWis uaga'nSt William Antony. Allowed ta settle out of court, by paying costs. Thomas Davies charged Edmund Lewis, with refusing- 10 pay wages. Ordered to stand over until next meetiug^ LANTRISSENT PETTY SESSIONS,—DECSMBER 22. [Before R. F. Rickards, E. M. Williams and J. Hewett. Esquires.] Evan Lewis, of Newbridge, butcher, was charged by lomas seymour, of the same place, with unlawfully detain- o h.s furniture, and other sundry articles which had been Carn J h "T' ^*<1 ?one on business to ^drmaitheiisluro. Lvuience boe-n ;«. i .1 defendant had used the famSe™ shamefully abused. Order of 'the 1 i (»UeS,,1on' 7'"ch. V* should be given bad; immediately William Jones, tinman -v" v John Craws.er, journeyman f ^vas charged by done. Ordered to r.av tl slng f° hlm ,or work Alien and Jonp .?6 srut' rnolle.V> together with costs. Win. Morgan c,' rruhva-v contractors, were charged by done, in the n i> .1 ,e^"s'nS to pay him, for work £ 1 Pis. 4d rv V (>ti '!vai"dra amount claimed was costs, allowir, tiC ei *° I>ay said money, together with Lewis g thcm knight's time to do the °f Lantrf* "'7' r'aS (' "'?ed h? the overseer of the parish chai«rea K?\ ^rserti,n^. his and leaving hua In default e parish far the space of three years, t'iree nmm? •1>ayment WaS coromitted to Cardiff gaol for months imprisonment, assault?,?'et I,);lVU'<' ^as charSe(I bJ' "Elenor Hongse, for instant i*o'U'^ the Sakl comPlil>»ant on the 16tlu nstaut. I uied 2s, Gd., together with costs. FmWks tT°VNi n *™ Fri<la> Dec- 22.-(Before F. Job T11' °nd Gliffith Lewellyn, Esqrs.)- W IV i, TrS' mason> was summoned, charged by Mn. Join s i p!la<rent f°r an<1 011 beh:llt'of Mr. Beiyamiffi ■oe.draper, ofthecity of London, with having ill^ally ;ino ed his goods to prevent the said Mr. W. P. Rees to> ('strain tor rent due. The defendant was ordered to pa*" double the value of the goods proved tQ have been removed I six months imprisonment—a week allowed to pay -Mr. o er Evans, timber merchant* was summoned, chasasffl for non-payment of wages dus to Thomas Harry, sa.«w, This case was adjourned for a week. Mr. RandalJv. from ill. Lewellyn s, appeared for the defendant Thos. Leally, excise olftcer, stationed at Aberavon, was charged by