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THE DINNER

THE EVENING MEETING

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.1 A"riccotte BRECON ASSIZES commence to-day, before Mr Justice Coleridge. There are eight prisoners for trial, viz., murder 1; sheep-stealing 2; horse-stealing, I; felony, I larceny, 2.-Several causes are expected to be tried, among which a heavy case respecting a dis- puted right of common is to he disposed of, the same having remained a remanet at the last assizes, and the Judges have extended these assizes to a week in con- sequence. BRECON TowN COUNCIL.—On Thursday week, a committee was appointed to negociate respecting the letting of the field aud garden n adjoining the gaol to the county. The proceedings of the market com- mittee to the 7th were confirmed. And the tender of Mr Thomas Griffith (f3 280) was accepted for the erection of the new market place. LONDOH MARKETS.—CORN EXCHANGE, MONDAY, MARCil IS.-We continue to have very moderate supplies of English Wheat and but little Flour coast- ways, but we still derive large arrivals from Foreign countries, having, since this day week, 25,837 qrs. of Wheat, and 2,500 sacks and barrels of Flour. The Wheat trade, for fine samples of English, is about the same ay this day week; fine Foreign is also tolerably firm. Barley is Is per qr. lower. Oats are as much dearer, the arrivals being very scanty. Beans are without alteration. Hog Pease I S. cheaper; White Pease steady in prica^ Flour unaltered, but scarcely anything doing. R^fclover in good demand White Clover and Trefoil dull. WOOL—An improved busi- ness is doing in English Wool, and the prospects of the spring trade are more cheering. Prices the same us last quoted. PARLIAMENTARY DIVISIONS. Votes of lffembers for South Wales, Monmouthshire and Herefordshire. CORN IMPORTA TIOS.-[ONDA Y, MARCH 18. Order read for resuming adjourned debate on question (12th of March), That this house will immediately resolve itself into a Committee of the whole house, to take into consideration the Act regulating the importation of foreign corn: (Mr V illiers :)- Debate resumed:—Question PLIt.-The house divided; Ayes J95, Noes 312. AYES. Clive, E. B. I Vivian, J. H. Guest, Sir J. I NOES. Adare, Lord I Owen, Sir J. Burr, H. Philippa, Sir R." Foley, E. T. Price, Sir R. Graham, Sir J. Price, R. Greenaway, C. I Pryse, P. Hoskins, K. Somerset, Lord G. Hotham, Lord Wilkins, W. Jones, J. Williams, W. A. Morgan, C.M.R. Wood, Col. Nicholl, J. _I_I" CORN-LAwg. -Pot it ions against the repeal of the corn laws were presented, on Thursday week, in the House of Commons, by Lord Clive from Montgo- mcry; by Lord G. Somerset, from Monmouthshire; and by Lord Grimstoue, from Herefordshire. "0" "1" 011.' -1 I PEMBROKESHIRE LENT ASSIZES. On Monday, the 11th, the following gentlemen were sworn on the Grand Jury for the county R. lnnes Arkland, Esq. Itobert Child, 17-,q. C. Allen Phillips, Esq. Henry Munnly, Esq. G. J. Harries, Esq. C- W. T. W. Bowcn, Esq. C. A. Phillips, Capt. R.N. J. 0. T. Edwards, Esq. C. P. Callen, Esq. Richard Llewhcllyn, Esq. J. ST. Child, Esq. W. Gwynne, Esq. G. L Phillips, Esq. T. Wcdgewood, Esq. N. Roch, Esq. Charles Prust, Esq. W. Itichards, li!sq. The Grand Jury for the Town and County of Haver- fordwest were:- G. C. CANTON, ESQ., Foreman. Mr Thos. Maddox I Mr H. Phillips Mr J. Williams Mr G. Warlow Nlr Wm. Llewellvii Mr J. Saies Mr Thomas Beynon Mr Wm. Thomas Mr O. E. Davis Mr H. Lewise Mr V. Harris Mr J. C. Bowcn MrJ. F.Robhin I MrW. Phillips Mr T. Hughes Mr Richard Rees Mr H. Jonos Mr Flenunmg Mr W. Perkins Mr J. Green. In his address to the Grand Jury, his Lordship re- marked that considering the shortness of the interval since they had held the Quarter Sessions for the county of Pembroke on the lightness of the calendar of the prisoners that lav before him, as it contained a long list of offenders, yet it was some cause for con- solation that none of the cases were of such a heinous character as to call on the offender any sevcre case of punishment. Yet even to these minor cases it would be necessary strictly to administer justice that all may know and feel the necessity of being obedient to the law of the land. He then proceeded to point out to the gentlemen of the juries some of the peculiari- ties of the cases which would be brought before them. He informed them that in consequence of the busi- ness before them being so great, several of the cases would be tried by Mr Chilton in another room. He requested them to proceed to the examination of several cases which he pointed out to them, that both courts might proceed with the business before them. In conclusion he particularly pointed out the necessity of a proper care in the accommodation of the pri- soners in their gaol, as it could not but happen that a number of persons committed for trial would bo found to have very slight grounds for committal. This, he s,tid was shown to be the case from so large a number being acquitted on their trials, it therefore behoved the gentlemen of the jury to take every rea- sonable precaution that such person should come out of gaol with their minds not more tainted than when they entered it. John Downe, a private marine, was charged with having, on the 29th of August last, burglariously broken into and entered the dwelling house and pre- mises of Mr R. Allen, of Pater, and stealing there- from a quantity of bacon, butter, cheese, a pair of stockings, and three silk- handkerchiefs, the property of the said Richard Allen. This case was tried be- fore Mr Chilton. Verdict-Not Guilty. Patrick Morse, labourer, charged with stealing two fowls, the property of Mr W. Phillips of Nash. Ver- diet--Guilty. Sentenced to three months imprison- ment and hard labour, the first and last weeks in solitary confinement. John Phillips was indicted for embezzling sundry nails, screws, locks, window glass, &c., the property of William Rees, Esq., solicitor, Haverfordwest. Ver- dict-Guilty. Sentence, nine calendar months im- prisonment,first and last weeks in solitary confinement. Thomas Powell, hawker, and Charlotte his wife, were placed at the bar,charged with havingin their possession die, made of plaster of Paris, for the purpose of coin- ing pieces of money, like shillings; and also a number of counterfeit half-crowns and shillings, with metals and other materials for coining. Thomas Powell was found Guilty, and Charlotte Powell was acquitted. Sentence on Thomas Powell, twelve months imprisonment, first and last fortnights in solitary confinement. Charlotte Powell was placed at the bar on a second indictment, for uttering counterfeit coin, on the 23rd of February last, was found guilty, and sentenced to twelve months imprisonment to bard labour, and first and last fortnights in solitary confinement. Mary Evans was charged with having feloniously stolen, from the shop of Mr Thomas Gibbon, of Nar- berth, one cotton handkerchief, five yards of calico, and about six yards of printed cotton, the property of the said Thomas Gibbon. The jury, after consulting together a few minutes, returned a verdict of-Not Guilty. Mary Evans was again placed at the bar, and charged with stealing, on the same day, sundry goods, the property of Mr Benjamin John, of Narberth. His Lordship summed up the evidence, and addressed the jury, who returned a verdict of guilty. Before passing the sentence, his Lordship asked if the prisoner had a husband, he was answered in the affirmative, and that she had two children, one only ten months old. The sentence was, to be imprisoned for six caten- dar months to hard labour, the first week in solitary confinement. William Harries was placed at the bar, charged with having taken away one ash tree, the property of the Baron de Rutzen. Verdict-Not Guilty. Charles Hall was indicted for bigamy, he having on the 12th day of February married one Martha Relly, his former wife being still living. The Jury returned a verdict of-Guilty. In passing sentence on the prisoner, his Lordship observed, that it was painful that an individual who had formerly stood so high in the estimation of his fellow creatures, should by the indulgence of his pas- sions have placed himself in so degrading a situation as that in which the prisoner then stood; he was also well aware of the plea the prisoner had intended to set up, namely, the unworthiness of his former wife, and was g-Iarl that he had been induced to relin- quish it, as it could not have served in his defence, ns the injury occasioned by his conduct was inflicted on an innocent illdividual,tlw person whom he had last married; to her he could make no reparation, for he had embitterred her life, and cast a blight on her future prospects. In consequence of his former good conduct, he should not pass on him the severest sen- tence which the law allowed him to do, but he felt it his duty to inflict such a sentence as would shew that no man could gratify unlawful desires with impunity. The sentence, therefore, was, to be imprisoned in the House of Correction for one year, the first, middle, and last weeks in solitary confinement. William Williams, Elizabeth his tvife, and David Williams, were charged with assaulting John Jenkins and John Lewis, constables of the parish of Lampeter Velfry, while in the execution of their duty as con- stables. Verdict-Wm. Williams, Guilty; Elizabeth and David Williams, Not Guilty. The Jury recommended William Williams to mercy. His Lordship said be should consider their recom- mendation but it was his duty to pass such a sen- tence on the prisoner, as to shew that the persons who are entrusted with the execution of the law ought especially to be protected. Sentence-Six weeks' imprisonment and hard labour. TUESDAY. John Lewis, blacksmith, John Richards, and Thomas Dcvereaux, labourers, were placed at the bar, charged with having, on the evening of the 23rd of December last, entered the house of Miss Charlotte John, and stolen therefrom two sovereigns, one half sovereign and several pieces of silver, the property of the said Miss John and Mary Nicholas. The Jury, after retiring for three quarters of an hour, returned a verdict that all the prisoners were Not Guilty. Hassell v. Thomas.-Mr Leach opened the pleadings, and Mr John Evans, Q. C. addressed the Jury.—This was an undefended action brought to recover £50, half year's rent, due for a farm from Lady-day to Michaelmas, 1837. Mr Wm. Evans, solicitor, the agent of Mr Hassel, proved letting the farm for £100 n-yeør, and the rent had not been paid up to Michael- mas, 1837. Verdict for the plaintiff.—Damages £50. Attornies for the plaintiff* Messrs. Evans and Powell. Harry, an Infant, v. Morgan. -Mr Leach opened the pleadings. Mr Chilton, Q. C. addressed the Jury for the plaintiff.rijis was an action brought against the defendant for trespassing upon the property of the plaintiff, by building on a spot of ground, which the plaintiff alleged belonged to him, and situated in the town of Fishguard. There was a great number of witnesses examined on both sides; and after the case of the plaintiff had been gone into, which was com- menced about two o'clock, it was adjourned to eight o'clock on Wednesday morning, when Mr J. Evans, Q. C. addressed the Jury, and called a great many witnesses for the defence. The Jury, after having retired for a considerable period, returned a verdict for the plaintiff—Damages one shilling. Counsel for plaintiff, Messrs. Chilton, Q. C. and E. V. Williams; attorney, Mr Scowcroft, Haverford- west. Counsel for defendant, Messrs. J. Evans, Q. C. Wilson, and Leach; attorney, Mr W. R. James, I J a ycrford west. I # STEAM CONVEYANCE TO AmERICA.-Govern- ment have entered into a contract for conveying the mails, by large and powerful steam-vessels, from Liverpool to Halifax, and thence by branch steamers to Boston, and in the summer to Quebec. Steamers will now be dispatched on the 1st aud 15th of eaoh month.-Glusgow Paper. THE LATE DR. BURGESS. A magnificent monument has been just erected in our Cathedral, to the memory of our late highly- esteemed Diocesan, Dr. Burgess. It is placed ut tho south end of the east transept, near bis grave and is an elaborate design, in the florid style of the 15th cen- tury, consisting of richly pannelled sides or jambs, which arc relieved by clustered buttresses, terminated in ciocketted pinnacles, supporting a foliated arch, tho easps of which arc highly ornamented with angels bearing shields with the initials, &c. Above rises a crocketted canopy, carried up to a point, and sur- mounted by a rich finial; a mitre sculptured in bold relief occupies the centre spandril of the arch, under which is an altar-tomb, with the front divided into three compartments of flowing tracery, the centre one charged with the Order of the Garter, mitre, &c., and the arms of the See and those of the Family on shields at the sides. The inscription, beautifully cut in Gothic characters, is as follows:- "Sacred to the Memory of the Right Reverend Thomas Burgess, D.D.. F.R.S., late Lord Bishop of this Diocese, and Chancellor of the Most Nobla Order of the Garter, who departed this life regretted and revered, Feb. 19, 1837, aged 80 years. This Venerable Prelate received his early education on the foundation at Winchester Col!ege; from whence he was elected Scholar, and afterwards be- came Fellow and Tutor of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. At that scat of learning he was distinguished by his talents and attainments, and, after a residence of some years, was appointed Examining Chaplain to Dr. Shute Barrington, then Lord Bishop of Salisbury, who, on his translation to the See at Durham, prefer- red him to a Prebendal Stall in the Cathedral. In the year 1803 he was promoted to th Bishopric of St. David's. His praise in the.administration of that extensive Diocese, and still more in the foundation of St. David's College, for Clerical Education in the Principality of Wales, is in all the Churches. After 22 years of faithful and unremitting labour, he was translated to the See of Salisbury, where among other Ecclesiastical and charitable institutions, be founded and endowed the Church Union Societyfor this Diocese. The learning of this eminent Prelate was extensive and profound, and his critical talents were of a high order, Of this his numerous publications bea mpl testimony. His literary studies embrace a wide and varied circle; in the zealous pursuit of which he was chiefly instrumental in forming the Royal Society of Literature, of which he was elected the first President. But the principal employment of his life, from its earliest to its latest period, was devoted to the eluci- dation and defence of Scriptural tand Catholic verity, as professed and inculcated by the Church of England. His love of primitive Christianity was deep and un- alterable. He had imbibed the great principles of the English Reformation, and was firmly persuaded that their maintenance, in all their original purity and in- tegrity, was inseparably connected with that of Con- stitutional freedom and of true religion. His manners were simple, yet dignified; his temper singularly sweet, placid and equable; his spirit generous, candid, and disinterested his charity, liberal and diffusive. His faith was sound, and unwavering, his life pure and unspotted from the world. His end was peace, and his hope, through Christ, full of immortality." The design and execution of the whole are by Mr Osmond, of Salisbury, and the monument presents another elegant specimen of his works placed within our venerable Cathedral. -Salisbury Herald. .##### PARISH OF RHULEN. A reverend correspondent who, under the signature of B. E., forwards us the succeeding paragraph, ill requesting its insertion remarks as follows:— "It may excite in the hearts and minds of some of my brethren, the Clergy, who, for peace's sake, and from reluctance to have recourse to legal proceedings with any of their parishioners, too frequently suffer acts of demoralization to exist in their parishes, to their painful annoyance,—a spirit of becoming reso- lution and intrepidity to pursue a similar decisive conduct towards those depraved individuals who, from their daring impiety, fear not to violate one of God's most strict commands—'To keep holy tho Sabbath Day,' and who, from feelings of contemptu- ous disregard for the moral and religious welfare of their neighbours in the exhibition of a good example and the performance of every act of relative benevo- lence, despise the apostle's injunction—'Let every one seek his neighbour's good for his edification,' and, I let no one put a stumbling block in his bro- ther's way to cause him to err from the right path. On the 12th ult., John Pitchford, innkeeper, in the parish of Rhulen, Radnorshire, was summoned before the Rev. H. Vaughan, and H. Vaughan, Esq., magistrates for the district of Colwyn, upon a chargo preferred by the Rev. Benjamin Evans, Vicar of Glos- comhe, for causing the Lord's Day to be grossly pro- faned by the drunken and outrageous conduct of idle, dissolute aud profane persons who resorted to his house for the purpose of desecrating the Sabbath by drinking beer and other liquors to intoxication, with which they were copiously supplied by the host himself during the whole of the sacred day. Not having been before prosecuted for this disgraceful and abominable practice, be was, through the lemty nd kind intercession of his worthy minister, required to pay the mitigated fine of one Jlound and six shillings being at the same time reprimanded and stiictly cau- tioned by the magistrates, that should a similar charge be made against him at any future time, he should most certainly be fined Xio. We sincerely trust that this meritorious example afforded by the Rev. Gentleman, in thus noticing with deserved pun- ishment such daring and infamous violation of the law of God in this Christian land, will be followed by all the neighbouring Clergy in their respective pa- rishes, whenever they may be called upon to exercise their ministerial duties and authority in this respect, so that, by the help and blessing of God, a more be coming regard for the due observance of the Lord's Day, may, through their united instrumentality, be permanently effected, for which, we understand, the inhabitants, of the neighbourhood are notoriously de- linquent. <###4>'#.##1' THE ELECTION OF A CORONER for Carmarthen- shire, in the room of Rees Prytherch, Esq., deceased. will be held at the County Court, at Llandilo, on Thursday, the 4th day of April next.

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