TWO MILES FROM CRICKHO\VELL. TO BE SOLD, TTIZI-ir PRO, IN THE PARISH OF LLANGENNY, AN elegant FREEHOLD COTTAGE VILLA, of the Tudor Architecture, standing high above the river Groyney, of which it commands a fine view, together with a water fall. The accompanying scenery is singularly beautiful. There are 16 acres of excellent Meadow Land (freehold) sloping gradually to the river, and divided by invisible iron fencing. A highly orna- mental Grove is comprised. The House contains an elegant groined Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, each 19; feet by 15-1 feet, communicating; with folding doors, large bow windows to the ground, 6 Bed Kooms, Kitchen. convertible without any expence into a Library, Back Kitchen, and all the usual offices; Three Stall Stable, single Stall ditto; Barn; Shed, £ c. A Pew in the Church, a quarter of a mile off. Excellent Shooting and Fishing, and the Foxhounds kept within 5 miles. Apply on the premises, to George Lewis, Esq,, who is removing nearer to London. VERY DESIRABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY AT LLANTRISSENT, GLAMORGAN, mill be oboilj tin Auction, By Mr JOHN JONES, At the CROSS KEYS, in that Town on TUESDAY the 26th Day of APRIL next, at Three o'clock in the Afternoon. LOT J. TWO FIELDS, called CAIA SIR DAVIDD, ad- joining the Town, ori the road to Newbridge, containing 5 Acres of exceedingly good Land, producing two tons of Hay an acre. with a Stable attached. LOT 2.—TWO DWELLING HOUSES, with excel- lent Gardens, having a fine Spring of Water, a Stable, Brewhouse, and Two Cottages, let at £[6 O. Od. per annum rents, situate at the south side of the Town. Mr Thomas Morgan, of the Cross Keys. will give any further particulars, or they may be had at the Office of Messrs Meyrick and Davies, Solicitors, Merthyr. GLAMORGANSHIRE. Valuable Oak A, other Timber Trees, AND ABOUT THIRTY-FIVE ACllES OF EXCELLENT COPPICE WOOD. MR JOHN WILLIAMS has the pleasure lo announce, that he mtiil ttll hV Auction, Athis PUBLIC UOOM.in NEWPORT, MONMOUTH- SHIRE, on THURSDAY, the 11th Day of APRIL, 1839, at Twelve o'clock at Voon (unless previously dis- posed of by Private Contract, of which due notice will be given).—That very capital COPPICE WOOD, called GELLGWELLT. in the Parish of GELLYGARE, containing about THIHTY-FIVli ACRES, with all the OAK and other TIMBER, not marked with red paint, now growing therein. The Fir Trees. Hollies, and a small Plantation of Ash, are reserved. The Oak Timber is well adapted for Ship Building, and the Coppice Wood is of very superior growth and quality, and well worth the attention of parties engaged in the Mines or Colleries. The situation of the Wood is convenient for sending the Timber to both the flourishing Ports of Newport and Cardiff, where it is in great demand. Mr Lewis Lewis, of Gellygwellt Farm, or Mr James Padfield, of Penmain, will shew the Wood. For further particulars, apply (if by letter, postage paid) to John Reid, Esq., Newland Valley, near Mon- mouth or to the Auctioneer, Newport. Dated 25th March, 1839. TO STONE MASONS. WANTED, a number of GOOD WORKMEN, to complete some Bridges on the TAFF VALE RAILWAY, near CARDIFF. Liberal Wages will be given, and Payment Weekly. Apply to Mr W. Stewart, Cardiff. March 28, 1839. GLAMORGANSHIRE. fUntriaarttt Euntpifce STruat. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,That a MEET- ING of theTRUSTEES of the said District WILL B 9 HRLD on FRIDAY, the 19th of APRIL next, at the CROSS KEYS INN, LANTRISSENT, to take into consideration the apportioning of the Trust Funds for the Repairs of the Roads classified within the said District for the purpose thereof, and to consult as to other matters and regulations relative to the general business of the Trust. T. JOHN, Clerk to tke Trustees. Lantrissent, 22nd March, 1839. TITHE COMMUTATION. WE, the undersigned, being Landowners or duly authorized Agents of Landowners, in the parish of LLANGUICKE, in the county of GLAMOR- GAN, do hereby CALL A PAROCHIAL MEETING of LANDOWNERS, within the said parish, for the purpose of examining the Maps prepared by Mr Jones, the appor. tioner appointed at a former meeting, and for other important pnrposes connected with the apportionment; and that such meeting will he held at the DYNEVOR ARMS, in the village of PONTARDAWE, on THURS. DAY, the 18th Day of APRIL, 1839, at 12 o'Clock at Noon. JOHN LEWIS, Agent for Richard Douglas Gough, Esq. FRED. FREDRICKS, for and on behalf of himself and Mrs Fred- ricks, and also on behalf of Miss Jane Magdalene Williams, and Miss Elizabeth Williams. HARRY PHELPS GOODE. as Agent for Henry Leach, Esq., and Mrs Leach. ECONOMY. To Families, Innkeepers, and Large Consumers in General. R WILLIAMS, begs most respectfully to an- « nounce to the Inhabitants of MERTHYR, DOWLAIS, ABERDARE and the surrounding Neigh- bourhood, that on SATURDAY the 6th APRIL, 1839, he will RE-OPEN the PREMISES, (late in the ocu- pation of MR JOHN ANSELL, Grocer, c., Pontmorlait, Merthyr, but at present closed, in consequence of extensive alterations.) with a large and choice assortment of Teas, Coffees, Spices, &c. &c., selected with care from the best Markets, of the best quality, and at such prices as will assure a preference from all who are disposed to purchase their goods on economical terms. R. W. begs to observe that he has lived in some of the first establishments in the kingdom,and has acquired a practical knowledge of the flavors and qualities of Teas. and how to select them to the best advantage. As such opportunities for information do not occur to many, he may reasonably presume that this is a strong ground for preference in his favour. The above Establishment will be conducted entirely for Ready Money, avoiding all bad debts; a practice so injurious to the interests of both the buyer and seller; therefore the Proprietor is determined to sell every article of the best quality, and at a very small profit, giving to those who buy for ready money a de- cided advantage over those who go on trust. The Stock will consist of substantial rough-flavoured Congou*, fine rich Souchongs, Orange and Flowery Pekoe, Caper, fine fresh Twankay, Hyson, Young Hyson, Imperial and small leaf Gunpowder, fresh Roasted Coffees, Cocoa and Chocolate, and every description of Sptces, with every article in the General Grocery and Provision line, on the same advantageous terms. Observe, nearly opposite the Morlais Castle, Merthyr. March 28th, 1839.
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. FRANCE. The christening of the Count de Paris, is fixed for May 1, in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, at which the Arch- bishop of Paris will officiate. The Monarchy has evidently arrived at a crisu which demands all the wisdom and courage of Louis Philippe to bring him through. Up to Sunday last every effort to form a Ministry had failed and though anxious to pro. rogue the Chambers, his Majesty is said to be unable to do so, from the impossibility of finding a man who will incur the responsibility of taking upon him the office of minister long enough to sign the necessary procla- mation. Later accounts inform us that Count Montalivet has at last consented to take upon him to countersign a Royal Ordinance proroguing the Chambers to the 4th of April JAMAICA. The Baptist Missionaries have addressed a long memorial to Sir Lionel Smith, complaining of the calum- nies to which they have been subjected in having been said to have instigated the negroes to refuse to work for just and reasonable wages; to which his Excellency replied, freeillg them from any the slightest blame in the present unhappy state of affairs in the island. TESTIMONIAL.—To Miles Cooper Bolton, A.M., Rec- tor of St. George's, Jamaica,,f I I 10s. for a cup-as a token of attachment, subscribed by the negroes exclu- t "velyofhis congregation, and after he had sailed for gland for the benefit of his health. This, we believe, >. e first testimonial of the kind by negro apprentices in
IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. The business before the House of Lords was con- fined on Tuesday almost exclusively to the presenta- tion of petitions. On the motion of Lord BROUGHAM, a return was ordered of several papers connected with the state of the Canndns. Viscount DUNCANNON laid on the table an ab- stract of an account of moneys received and expended on account of the boroughsr England and Wales. The House then adjourned. In the House of Commons, there not being 40 Members present at four o'clock, the House neces- _1- ..I_oF1 sarny aUJtJul UvU.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. 4 The full price will be given for one copy of the Guardian of March 9, 1839, to anyone calling with it at the Publisher's- There is capital good stuff in the verses on the quack, SPOLASCO; but both rhythm and rhyme are faulty "r in some places, else we should have printed them.
(Rlamorjan, in o it lit o u t I), k Brecon calette, AND MERTHYR GUARDIAN. MERTHYR TYDvIÝJ. AND BRECON, March 30, 1839. lb The earlv hour at which our paper of to-day was made tip, to avoid all unnecessary work on GooD Friday, is the pause of the postponement of several communications.
The readers of conservative journals are aware that it is their practice not to dwell at any length on the politics of the week. at this season, which the Church of England has set apart for the keeping in rememberance the closing scenes of His life, who came to offer himself a ransom for a ruined world. It is a practice which we wish to see more generally spread; for we are sure that the community at large will gain far more by such a mode of call- ing their attention to this solemn period, and the beautiful services provided for it in the ritual of our Church, than from the most able disquisition we could prepare on any temporal matter relating to the good governmeut of this Nation. The few words we shall offer will therefore be rather as a summary of facts, than of argnment founded on tboae facts. The Corn Law Question has been disposed of, as long as the present Parliament exists :—as long as any Parliament exists, we should hope; and while the circumstances of the country at all resemble those of the present time. Some con- clusive reasoning on this subject will be found in other columns. The most important political event of the week, is the granting a Committee of Enquiry on the motion of Earl RODEM, in the House of Lords, "into the state of Ireland since 1835, with respect to the commission of Crime." The question is taken up by those who, we firmly believe, will render "justice to Ireland." Lord MELBOURNE, has not hesitated to declare that he considers the granting of this Committee a virtual vote of censure on the policy pursued by his Cabinet towards Ireland. Lord John R.USSELL has also announced that on the 11th of April he will take the sense of the House of Commons oil the subject of the minis- terial policy in Ireland and that in the event of the House being found to agree in sentiment upon the subject with the Upper House, he shall throw upon other parties" the Government of the country. Without stopping to inquire into the wisdom or policy of asking any body of men to give a verdict, before the facts are laid before them in evidence,—seeing that all that has yet been done in the Lords, is to agree that that evidence shall be collected,-we cannot help rejoicing that the time has at length come, when the blood of the martyred Protestants of that unhappy country has cried to Heaven from the ground, and that the cry has not been unheard or unheeded. If it shall prove the opening for a better state of things,—if it shall introduce a wiser system of Government,—of Government on first, that is, on scriptural principles, it will be the greatest blessing showered from on high on Ireland for very many years. It is the first step, we hope, towards the abjuring Catholicism once more. That Ministers anticipate something of the kind and that Intrigue is about to be more busy than usual, during the few days of the Easter recess, we gather from the fact that the QUEEN and the Court intend to remain in town during the holidays. Her MAJESTY did purpose to visit Windsor for a week or ten days, during the interregnum of Parliament, but the visit has been given up! While we are mentioning circumstances con- nected with Royalty, we cannot help quoting the following from our Parliamentary Summary of Mondav last:— "Mr HUME severly censured the Admiralty for putting the people to an unwarrantable expense in allowing a ship of war (the Huntings) to attend the QUBEX DOWAGER to Malta." It so happens that the Hastings was proceed- ing to her station and that HER MAJESTY did nothing more than go out as a passenger, and that HER MAJESTY is about to return a passenger in the Hastings: for it really amounts to this- QUEES ADELAIDE having defrayed to the last farthing the extra expenses of her voyage out, and is preparing to defray those of her voyage home. The Standard says, We do not re- member that Mr HUME was so anxious to save expense in the case of Lord DURHAM S gorgeous voyages to his Russian mission and to his Canada dictatorship. But QUEEN ADELAIDE is a woman, a gentlewoman, a Queen, and a Christian, and therefore such a being as Mr HUME has four good provocations to insult her if he can." For ourselves we say, and the country will re-echo it, if Her Majesty the QUEEN DOWAGER were about to return to this country, even at this country's expense, long may it be adorned by the presence of so excellent and exalted a woman Excellent and exalted in the very best sense! And should her health require again her absence during the severer season of the year, many, many more times may its shores be graced with her presence, and its'people hail her approach with delight! From the Army Estimates we find that the number of men is slightly increased for the next year. That it is sufficiently so, is extremely doubtful -the more so as the following is among the latest advices received from the United States of America "The President has been instructed and em- powered to prepare for war with Great Britain, to the extent of levying an additional force of fifty or sixty thousand men; and the speeches of mem- bers sufficiently prove that if he do not avail himself of the opportunity, the praise will be due to his own prudence, rather than to the wisdom of the Senate and representative body. The boundary question forms, of course, the ground of provo- cation, and in the absence of all practical occasion for complaint-all such reason, and all pretence of such reason, having ce, ,sed-Sir John Harvey's allusion to the exclusive jurisdiction provisionally exercised by Great Britain over the disputed terri- tory, is treated as an adequate cause of war between the nations."
THE CORN LAWS. Not the least important of our omissions last week, in consequence of our lengthy report of the CADAIR MORGANWG, were some passages from the speech of Mr CAYLEY, the Member for the North Riding of Yorkshire, delivered in the House of Commons on Tuesday the 12th inst., on the occasion of his moving a negative to the motion of Mr VILLIERS. The first meets the question of the effect of local taxation on agriculture; the arguments being chiefly founded on the evidence of EVAN DAVID, Esq., of Radyr Court, in this County, given by him before the Agricultural Com- mittee. The effect of the local taxation on agriculture was well illustrated by an intelligent witness before the agricultural Committee of the House of Com- mons in 1836, Mr Evan David, whogave an account from books kept by his father and himself of the comparative condition of the farmer, on the same Hand in 1799 and 1834. The following were the 1831 higher tiian 1790. Per Cent. Agricultural labour 46 Carpenters' work 77 Smitti,sl work Üd Saddlel's' work 63 Thatchers'work 58 blasons" work 66 HOUSEHOLD EXPEVCES. Tea, sugar, candles, malt, &o 30 Shoemakers'work 64 Tailors' work 56 Coopers' work '73v Domestic servants and education 6(1 I.OCAL TAXES. Poor-rates. 116 Highway-rales 200 Countv-rates 550 Church-rates 700 I I With reference to tithes, althougn tney ought not in strictness to be taken into consideration as between two capitalists embarking, the one in manufactures, the other in agriculture of the country—because the effect of tithe was taken into consideration in the purchase, and a less amount of money paid-still, in a comparison between this country and another, the tithes must be taken into consideration, because the competition of the English farmer was saddled and blIrthened with this weight over and above the burdens of the foreign agriculturist at the same price, and he was to that great extent under a disadvantage, and disabled from producing. (Hear, hear.) These were the main reasons why the agricultural interest of this country could not compete with the low-taxed product ions and low-priced labour offoreign farmers. (Hear, hear.) But was this country, because it was higher taxed, and gave a higher rate of wages, to be ruined by foreign competition, and sacrificed to a party and a class which, however useful in their respective positions, had no right, as a great minority of the people, or in justice, to claim any such sacrifice at the hands of the agriculturists?" (Hear, hear, hear) Our second extract is from the concluding portion of Alr 'CAYLEY'S speech and is, we con- ceive, so severe a lecture to some of our manu- facturers, and the Free Trade Class in ueneral, that it cannot be made too public. The whole speech is so admirable; and conclusive, that we can only regret the impossibility of finding room for it in our columns. "To hear the language which is spoken by some who advocate the repeal of the corn-laws, one would almost imagine that this isle of ours, in all its richness and beauty—the offspring of centuries of British liberty, energy, and industry—had sprung into existence but yesterday -the creature and spawn of Manchester that history was a fiction, and the monuments of the dead foresworn. (Hear, hear.) What? was England not England in the time of our Edwards and Harrys—of Cressy and Agincourt; in the days of Elizabeth and B,.rleigh of Cromwell and Blake; of William and of Anne; of Marlborough and Blenheim and of Chatham, of whom it is said that not a gun could be fired in Europe without his permission? And was she relatively less respected or feared, less envied or admired, than in these latter days, even of Wellington and Grey, of Russell and of Peel-(hear, hear)—in those da s of frugal industry and sober earnings, and in these of grinding competition, and iron. hearted philosophy, and of a frigid and gambling hypothesis? (Hear, hear.) The foreign trade, as an offset, is doubtless a most valuable adjunct to the resources of the state, while it continues innoxious to the interests of industry at home; but, Sir, I will not consent to place the whole exertions of employment of my countrymen on so insecure and treacherous a base as that of foreign trade, daily, we are told, slipping from under our feet, and hourly at the mercy of the caprice, the tyranny, the necessity of other powers. (Cheers.) And who are the advisers of a policy like this? Those who declare they owe no allegiance to this soil. In the lists of their moral obligations they do, indeed, seem to have excluded gratitude for having been nurtured, fostered, even fondled into existence, at many a temporary sacrifice of those on whom they would now turn again to rend them. (Cheers.) 'Owe no allegiance to the soil' (Hear, hear.) Sir, then far, far distant, ay, and cursed be the day, when they and their schemes shall prepon- derate in our councils-schemes which would place the welfare and happiness of our people on a foundation, to-day expanded to a world, to-morrow concentrated to a point; reducing us to the con- dition of a pyramid inverted on its apex-vibrating, reeling, tottering to our fall; with no s'ability for our institutions—no protection for our poor. (Cheers.) No! give me the broad lands of England and Ireland on which to rest the solid and lasting fabric of our national greatness. Hold we and abide we by them who will hold and abide by us, rather than by those who boast of their power to fly from us —who are the tenants of a day, and have no interest in the inheritance.' Yes, Sir, the land and the labour of our country have thriven together for many a good long day, and with God's blessing they will yet again; yielding to us the same symbols and the same fruits which they have heretofore developed-a happy, grateful, contented peasantry-a joyous, open-hearted yeomany-a liberal and hospitable gentry; each in their place and degree, and through the wide ramifications of society and industry to which their influence ex- tended, dispensing peace and good will to all around them; and forming, in the close identity of interest which they exhibited, and in the high honour and devotion of character which they dis- played, the noblest and strongest bulwark against external invasion or internal oppression thet ever existed in any age or any country." (Cheers.) -u-
BILL FOR REGULATING PRISONS. To the Editor of the Record. SIR,—I am anxious to call public attention to the following clause in the Bill for the better ordering of prisons which I understand is to be read a second time in the House of Commons next Friday the 15th instant. And be it enacted, That in every prison in which the average number of prisoners professing any one and the same religion differing from that of the Established Church, confined at one time during the three preceding years shall not have been le-s than fifty, it shall be lawful for the justices or other per- sons having- the appointment of the chaplain of such prison, if they shall see fit, to appoint and remove at pleasure a teacher or clergyman, acting as such at the time of such appointment in some chapel duly registered as a piice of religious worship, of the reHgion of such prisoners, for the instruction and spiritual assistance of such prisoners solely, and for the persons having the control of the funds applica- ble to the expences ot such prison, to fix the salary to be paid to such teacher or clergyman, and to make order for the payment thereof out of the funds appli- cable to those expenses." This or a similar provision passed the Commons last session, but the Bill was thrown out in the Lords, though only by a majority of one. Should it become law, which it assuredly will unless strenu- ously resisted, it will involve the most serious con- sequences. In the first place, to say nothing of its injurious effect upon the discipline of our prisons, it is entirely detrimental to the principles of an Established Church, inasmuch as it not only admits, but endows religious teachers of all denominations, provided there be fifty prisoners of any such denomination at one time within any gaol in the kingdom, and pro- vided such a measure seem good to the justices or others in authority. When we consider the compre- hensive nature of such an enactment, introducing, as it will, not only Dissenting ministers who may be sound in their views as to the great fundamentals of Christianity, but also Roman Catholic priests and Socinian teachersf and indeed, for anything that ap. pears to the contrary, Jewish rabbies, or even the missionaries of infidelity itseif, under the specious tille of Socialism it is impossible to exaggerate the mischief certain to ensue from such dangerous and anti-scriptural legislation. It is one thing to tolerate error by admitting, at the discretion of those in authority, the attendance of a priest or other teacher of religion, but it is another thing to give a national sanction to error by endowing itg and affording its propagators the same opportunities of instruction as belong to the clergy of the National Church. Not to take the worse case that might be supposed, imagine for a moment a very probable one, the introduction of a priest and a Socinian teacher, toge- ther with the authorized chaplain, Into one of our gaols. Observe them in different cells, or sometimes in the same cell or day room, visiting the prisoners of their own creed. Then follow them at tbeir res- pective hours of public instruction to the chapel, and hear Popery, Protestantism, and Semi-infidelity suc- cessively inculcated upon their respective auditories. And who are the parties for whom so vitaj a conces- sion is to be made? The inmates of a gaol, whose prejudices are rarely consulted on any subject who are often the worst of characters, and who, to say the least of it, had much better be taught the great fun- damental truths and duties of Christianity, than be initiated into the nicities of theological con- troversy,- persons who of all others need the A B C of religion, and the simple preaching of that Gospel which is common to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity, rather than the repudiated sub tleties either of Rome on the one hand, or of a philosophy, falsely so called, on the other. Neither, as far as I am aware,do persons in such circumstances __e. -1. -I' -I-- _JI_ of attending the prayers and instruction ordinarily provided. II) the Bridewell sit uated iu my oWn parish, I have had not only Presbyterians and Dis- senters of all descriptions, but Roman Ciitholic. Jew. and I dare say Sociniati,4 also, under my mid,try, alld alllonst, my most attentive hearers, and have hoped that by just preaching the Gospel in it$great leading peculiarities, the knowledge, and perhaps the reception of the truth, simply and is-.)- controversially proclaimed, has been promoted- All this, however, Lj seemsJ is to cease and determine by the Bill under and teachers of every description, whether for good or evil, whether for Christianity or against it, are to be appointed to certain prisoners in our gao's, and to be allowed to propagate errors which have been resisted to the death, or even to undermine Christianity itself by an open advocacy of the most heretical opinions. The consequeuces of such a measure, however, would not and could not be confined to our prisons, for once admit the principle, that a given number of persons of any r. ligion are to be entitled to a teacher at the. public expense, aud apply it to a gaol, and you immediately furnish an a fortiori argument for its universal adoption. If you tyrant Ihe illcluleoce to the criminal, how cau you refuse it to the inno- cent f Once allow it in a prison, and upon what imaginable plea can you disallow it in a parish? I do not therefore ollly oppose this proposition because there happens to be a prison in my own parish, but because I believe it to-be-one-detrimental to the Church and also to the Chri-siiatiity of the empire. I trust, therefore, the clause will- be resisted by petition, and that instantly, by the country at large, before it goes into Committee in the 'House of Commons, and should our prayer be refused, that we shall apply by the same mode to the House of Lords to shield us from so daugerous a proceeding. Sure I am that if it was necessary to oppose, as was recently done, the schemes of-iation-al education which were barely suspected to e.iist, it is far more necessary to use every constitutional method of withstanding in limine an enactment, which in its principles and in its consequences goes to endotv error as well as truth out of the"national, purse. It would be better far to endow nothing than to endow everything; better far to dismiss the present chaplains, and leave the inmates of such institutions to the operation of the voluntary principle, than to introduce such a chaos of instruction and to uphold the sceptical sentiment, that "Truth lies somewhere, if we knew but where." Better far to test the celebrated adajre, "Mana est Veritas et prEevaiebit," than to force as in a hot-bed every noxious weed that may disfigure and destroy the vineyard of the Lord. I am no party man, but a friend to all real improvements in ecclesiastical matters. I therefore rejoice that this is no party question, and trust it will be decided upon its real merits, I regret, however, to observe that in the last session, some of whom we might have hoped better things, not only voted, but spoke in favour of this destructive scheme. How is it that an appropriation clause can be denounced and re- sisted, and that most properly, session after session though it relates ollly to Ihe temporalities of the Church, whereas a question of this sort encounters but little opposition comparatively, though it inter- feres most seriously with those truths which alone invest our temporalities with importance? The question is, Have we a revelation from heaven, anti if we have, does it speak to "s intelligibly or not? If it does not (I say it with reverence) it is worse than a mockery, and if it docs, we are I)oti tid to carry the intelligence it conveys, and THAT ALONE, to every individual in the British empire. In compliance with your request I have endea- voured to compress my observations, but in so doing-, have, I fear, done injustice to a subject which the more it is investigated the worse will be the aspect which it presents to the Christian mind. I am, Sir, faithfully yours, ROBERT MONRO, Chaplain of Bridewell Hospital, and Minister of Bridewell Precinct. 14, Bridge street, March 13, 1839.
IRELAND. STATE OF IRELAND.—Ill addition to the returns or- dered hy the House of Lords, on Friday, on motion of Lord Wharncliffe, the chairman of the s-Iect committee, regarding the chief constables of police, &c there have been directed to be prepared, agreeable to the order of that committee, returns of the names of all persons whose sentences have been remitted or commuted in Ireland since the 1st of January, 1835. to the latest period (distinguishing those persons whose release was intimated upon the visit of his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant in the first instance) and stating in each case the offence, the date: of the conviction, the court by which the sentence was passed, together with the condi- tions upon which, in cases ofcommutation, snch commu- tation took place, and also tht; prisons in which such persons were confined at the time of such enlargement or commutation of sentence.
The Earl of Claresidon, Her Majesty's Pleni- potentiary to the Court of Madrid, and suite, ar- rived at four o'clock, on Monday last, at Farrance's Hotel, Belgrave Street, from Paris. The government have brought in a Bill to take away the control of the police from the cor- poration of the city of I-ondon! This is another step in the centralization System. The whole city has been in an uproar and the abuse of ministers universal amongst all parties. We anticipate, however, that the bill will be abandoned. DEATH OF SIB. HERBEHT TAYLOR.—Sir Her- bert Taylor, died at Rome, on the 13th inst.; about a fortnight before he was much improved in health, but a relapse took place, which has proved fatal. CATHEDRAL ESTABLISHMENT BILL.-We are happy in being able to state, that an Address has been presented to the Archbishop of Canterbury by a considerable body of tbe prelates of England and Wales, in which they entreat his Grace to with- draw any sanction he may have given to the Bill now pending in Parliament for the reduction of ng our cathedral establishments. The address, we understand, expresses the most respectful and affectionate attachment to the Archbishop and deference to his high authority, but at the same time declares the flrrn "etennination of the prelates by whom it is signed t) Oppose a measure which they consider wollid prove most injurious to the interests of religion, and to the welfare and stability of the established chu'ch. The address is signed by the Bishops of Winchester, Llandaff, Worcester, Rochester, Carlisle, Ely, St. Asaph, Bangor, Ox- ford, Bath and Wells. and St. David's. XVe have reason to believe that the Bill is equally disap- proved of by several other prelates, and that not less than 17 or IS Of their Lordships will be opposed to it, should it come up to the House of Lords. EIGHTH REPORT OF THE LHURCH COMMISSION. —The eighth report by the Commissioners of Re- ligious lustfucliun in Scotlawd has just been pub- lished. It extends to no fewer than 594 pages, being considerably larger than any precediug reports. It contains separate digests of the evidence received by the commissioners regarding all the parishes which they were called upon to vi-it within the presbyteries of Irvine, Lanark, Hamilton, Paisley, Greenock, Dumbarton, Dunoon, Inverary, Kintyre, Cairston, Kirkwall. Burravoe, North Isles,and Lerwick, being in all 106 parishes.—Scotch Paper. ITER MAJESTY held a Court at Buckingham Palace on Thursday wC-.Jk, at which the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, Aldermen, &c., presented their Address and Petition against the proposed innovation of the rights and privilesjes of the Citizens, by the introduction of the New Police into the City of London. Her Majesty, it is understood, will give a series of three state balls at Buckingham Palace, after the Easter recess. The first, it is expected, will luke place the third week in April. Her Majesty will hold Levees at St. James's Palace, 011 Wedne¡¡day, April 10, and Wednesday, April 17; and Drawing Rooms on Thursday, April 11, and Thursday, April 25, at two o'clock. The Knights of the several Orders are to appear in their collars at the Drawing Kooni on Thursday, the 25th it being collar day. The Princess Augusta will leave Brighton on Tuesday, the 2nd of April. Her Royal Highness is quite recovered from a long and protracted indis- position. The first drawing-room this session will be held at Sf, James's, on Thursday, April 11. Among the youthful debutantes of thp. present season is the Hon. Ellen Louisa Brougham, daughter of Lord and Lady Brougham. The young lady has just entered her 17th year. The day fixed npon for the marriage of the Marquis of Douro to Lady E. Hay 18 8au' 10 he the Ilth of April. Prince Louis Napoleon has engaged a box a' the Italian Opera for the season, opposite that occu- pied by her Majesty. Her Majesty Queen Adelaide, whose health, we are happy to state, has been considerably reno- vated, is expected to return to this country, from M"lta, about the latter end of April, or beginning of May. Preparations have commenced at Marl- borough House for the reception of her Majesty. The report in the highest circles is, that his Grace the Duke of Clevelaud will shortly be invested with the garter, vacant by the death of the Duke of Buckingham. Lord and Lady Lincoln have arrived in Paris, en route to England, from- Rome. Her ladyship is.
GLAMORGANSHIRE AND MOVMOUTHSIUHE INFIRMARY AND DISPENSARY, CARDIFF. Abstract of House Surgeon's Report to the Weekly Board, from March Wtk, to March 25th, ISoi), inclusive. IN-DOOR PATIENTS Remained by last Report, 17 Admitted since, 2 If) Discharged—:Cured and Re- lieved, 0; For irregularity, or at their own desire, 0 Died, 0-0. Remaining, 19. OUT-DOOR PATIKNTS.—Remained by last Report, 6S; Admitted since, 15—S3. Discharged—(lured and Relieved, 7; For irregularity, or at their own desire, 2-9. Remaining, 74. Medical Officers for the Week. — Physician, Dr. Moore,— Consulting Surgeon, Air Recce,—Surgeon, Mr U%vis,N i:;itoI.s, Rev. James Evans and Mr D. Evans. THOMAS JACOB, House Surgeon. ,# 11'" THE MARQUIS and MARCIIONESS of BUTE have taken a house at Boguor, and arrived there yesterday week. LOIwallel L.o\DY J,ntRs STEWA.nT alld family have arrfved at 6, Wliitehall Place, from the continent. THE CARDIFF CYMREIGYDOION SoctETY meet at Cnrdiff on Monday next, and John Nicholl, Esq., M. P., presides. The Town Hall has been prepared for the occasion, and a full meeting is expected. COUNTY EXPENDrTURp.The following return has been made to the Secretary of State of the amount expended out of the county rates in each of the years, 1836, 1837, and 1838 for the maintenance of prison- ers, and for the building, repair, or alterations of prisons :— Year. Maintenance Building, &c. of prisoners. of prisons. 1830 995 17 6. 949 16 3 1837. 959 6 lf)08 3 0 183 8 1073 IS 7 11H 6 3 PENNY POSTAC.F.-At Cardiff, on Thursday week, a very respectable meeting assembled in the Town lIall, -Clwrles c. Williams, Esq., Mayor, in the chair, to consider the propriety of petitioning both Houses of Parliament to adopt Mr Rowland Hill's proposition for an uniform penny post, as recom- mended by the Report of the Select Committee of the llonse of Commons. A petlllon was unanimouslv adopted. So obvious are the many ood results t be anticipated from the proposed measure, we can only wonder that every town, village and hamlet in the kingdom does not immediately send up its peti- tion. Were they to do so, we doubt not the object would soon be gained. LAUNCH OF THE OWEN OLENDOWER EAST IN- DIAMAN.-Oll Monday week this fine ship was safely launched from the dockyard of Messers.Green, Wigrain, and Green, at Blackwall. This vessel, is built upon a new construction entirely, for the passenger trade between India and London; she is 1000 tons register measurement. THE SCARLET FEVER is prevalent in Bridgend and its neighbourhood. AN ANCIENT MONUMENT,—Lately was discovered in the church-yard of St. Bride's Major a monumen- tal stone of considerable. antiquity. The Curate of the parish, the Rev. David Jeffreys, in removing to the church an ancient stone coffin, which had been some time ago brought to view in excavating a drain on the south side of the church, found the above stone about six feet below the surface, and lying in a hori- zontal position. On its surface is represented in out- line a cross-legged knight, in chain armour, with a drawn sword in his right hand, and on his left a shield charged with three cups, and stepping on a dragon, winged and scaled. The following inscription is deeply cut into the sides of the stone, in Norman French: "Johann, le Botiler: Git ici: Dieu de Sa: Alme eit merci: Amen" NEW PLOUr-ii.-Morris Griffith, of Aberthin, near Cowbridge, the original iron plough maker, in Wales, has invented a sinle beam double furrow iron plough; which we understand was tried in a lay-field near Cowbridge, on Monday, the ISth instant, after three horses, the property of Mr Thomas llowells, of St. Mary Church; two by lines and one single. It was highly approved of by upwards of twenty respectable farmers who were present. We are told that this plough will save six shillings a day by dispensing with aile mall and one horse. THE LAXIIARUAN AND THE PARK HOUNDS.— On Tuesday moruiug, the Gth instant, the Lan- harran bounds met on tile Wittoll Mawr, near DylFryn, at eig-ht o'clock, and drew towards the sea, where the Park hounds accidentally met them, and soon found a fine fox, wilicti,- after a good run, was lost in the rocks near Porthkerrv. After the Lanharran hounds had gone home, the Park hounds drew Pen- colre wood, near Wenvoe Castle, whei e they started another fox immediately, which took a lille of coun- try through St. Andrews, to the large woods at Courtyrala; leaving them he made for Leckwith great covers, and finding no refuge there, he made back towards Bovil, Wrinstower, and oil to Wenvoe wood, from thence to Goldsland wood, through Mars- y-felin wood, to the great wood behind Cottrel House, where lie was killed, near the Graydda Cot- tage, after a very severe run. NEATH PETTY SESSIONS, 20TH MARCH.-Anne Jenkins, the wife of John Jenkins, of Tewgood, no:,r Neath, was convicted before Frederic Fredericks and Charles Warde, Esquires, in the sum of t I, upon the information of George Dods, for wilfully and malici- ously cutting and destroying a quantity of underwood of the value of one shilling, the property of John Bruce Price, Esq., DulTryn, near Cardiff- Two shops in the town of Neath, one belonging to Mr Matthew Whittington, grocer, the other to Mrs Catharine Rees, were on Tuesday morning entered into by some persons through the coal hole of each house, but being disturbed, they made off with £2 of coppers from Mr Whittington. A reward has been offered by the Society for the prosecution of telons for the apprehension of the offenders. SUDDEN DEATH. —A poor woman having been to Neath murket on Wednesday week, on her way home turned into a house, as she felt unwell, and instantly expired. Sli IP%VRECK,-(Frmn a Correspondent.) -The sloop Felicity of Swansea, was wrecked 0'1 the Tryscan rock, on Friday morning, the 8th IIlstant, and the crew, cotisistitig of the captain and a sailor, toge- ther with a passengp^ were unfortuiwtcly drowned. The body of the captain was found on the shore op. posite the above mentioned rock, on Saturday, tlio 16th instant, conveyed to the church of St. Brides Major, an inquest held the same evening on the body, by Win. Morgan, Esq., Coroner, Bridg- end, and a verdict returned of "bound drowned." The deceased was a widower, having very lately buried his wife, and has left seven young chil- dren to lament the loss of their only protector. Oil Monday the 18th, another body was found near the same place, and also conveyed to the above church, and an inquest held the same evening, by the above-mentioned Coroner, and a similar verdict returned. As the last body found is conjectured to be that of the passenger on board of the ill-fated vessel, whose person was not known in Swansea, we beg to state that he was of rather low stature, and spare figure; appearing to be from 55 to 60 years of age. lie was dressed in a sailor's suit, with a black silk cravat- There was nothing about his person to indicate who he was; but a ru mour prevails that he had taken his passage to Aberthaw, and that hi3 home was six or seven miles from that place. He was buried at St. Bride's Major, late in the evening of the 18th. DEATH OF MR JOSIAH RICHARDS.—It is our me- 1ancholv task to announce the decease of Mr Josiah Richards, engineer at the Rhymney Iron Works; who, whilst superintending, on Monday last, some workmen engaged in the erection of one of their immense engine houses, aecidentally fell a depth of upwards of 42 feet, and died almost immediately. A widow with five children are thus suddenly deprived of an affectionate husband and fond father. Mr Richards, mainly through self culture, raised himself to an enviable eminence in the mechanical world to the extreme gratification of a large circle of friends and acquaintances. To the great mechanical and scientific skill which lie possessed, and which is fully displayed in the arrangements of the works in which he was engaged, all of which were erected from his plans, and under his immediate- superintendence, he united the sincerity of a friend, as well as all that was kind and good iirhis domestic lile. DEATH FROM I)RINRING.-On Tuesday, the 21st inst., a man lIa med Win. Jones, iron weigher, was found dead in the tap room of the Picton Arms. He had been on the two previous days in a most disgust- ing state of intoxication, and from the circumstance of his being incapable of partaking of any food, it is supposed that his death proceeded from excessive drinking. GAS LIGHT is a moral engine of no inconsiderable potency. It prevents, first, the commission, and then the habit of crime; and we know well, on the con- trary, that more theft, and more violence, more profligacy, will he perpetrated in a few dark and unwatched corners, than in all the open and illuminated thoroughfares of too most enormoua metropolis- NEATH UNION. An ad vertisetnent appeared in our last week's paper; to wlii(-,Ii, liid it met the eye of the Editor previous to its publication, he would have felt it Ins duty to have directed the reader's attention. The part which this journal has always taken respecting the "harsher clauses" of the New Poor Law Act, is well known. Of its deep and inextinguishable hatred of them, on all fittingoccasionsit will never be backward to speak. But to do so with effect, truth and justice must be adhered to; we, therefore, restate here, briefly, some facts which have already been published at length. An inquest was held on the 25th ult., before Wm. Davies, Esq., and a respectable jury, at Hirwain, on the body of a poor old woman, aged 8G, residing at Aherdare, who was burnt ,to death on the previous Friday. The jury pronouuced the following verdict: A:ceidetital death from burning. The jury express their censure of the mode in which atfa irs of the poor of the parish of Ystiadvellte are conducted; as they find that the deceased, who was an old woman 86 years of age, and helpless, has only been once visited in three months by the relieving officer of Ystradvcllte; and that the relief was granted in a negligent and improper manner." We are not in possession of a verbatim report of the evidence adduced at the inquest. We suppose, how. ever, (indeed, how can we do otherwise?) that the verdict was in accordance with the evidence. How- ever, a letter appeared in our coluiiiiis on the 16th iiist.iiid which would have been published on the 9tli, had it reached us in tillle, exculpating entirely the relieving officer: the letter being signed by Mr Jeiikiii loweli, oiie of the Guardians of Ystradfellta. And to make doubly sure, the advertisement to which we have alluded was published last week, couched in the following telms At a Meeting of the Guardians of the Neath Union, held at the Union Workhouse on Tuesday, the 19th day of March, 1839, preseut-Charles Ward, Esq chair man, and nine oilier Guardians,—the conduct of the Relieving Ollicer of the, Ystradfellta district, respecting the treatment of Joan John, a pauper of Ystradfellta, who died at Hirwain, having been inves- tigated, it is the unanimous opinion of this Board that the officer has been guilty of no neglect of duty, and that the censure cast upon him by the Coroner's Jury was most unwarrantable and unjust. ALEX. CUIHUERTSON, "Clerk to the Guardians." We repeat, that we think it but fair, that we should, unsolicited, place the conduct of the relieving officer of Y strad veil ta as it is adjudged by the Guardians to have been, as prominently before the public as we have done with the censure of the Coroners jury. But we wish every Board of Guardians were as jealous of their own good tiame, and that of their officers, as that of the Neath Union has in this case shewn itself to be. We arc also bound to give publicity to the following letter, which reached us after this article was commenced TO THE EDITOR OF THE GAZETTE AND GUARDIAN SIR,-I have noticed in your Guardian of last week, that the Board of Neath Guardians consider the censure made by the Coroner's Jury, held at this place, in the latter end of February last, unwarrant- able and unjust towards their relieving officer. Being myself one of that Jury I beg to state that we came to that conviction through the evidence then taken upon oath; when it was proved that Joan Jenkins, the pauper, aged 86, belonging to the parish of Ystradvellta, hail been a long time incapable of taking care of herself, that she had been frequently found lying by the side of the highway roads, unable to raise herself up without assistance, and so very feeble as to require some person to be with her continually. The Jury was convinced that the ferble state the old woman was in was well known to the relieving officer, and many of her parishioners. It was likewise considered by the Jury that the relief, coming through the hands of other paupers, was objectionable, as it may be uncertain; and which appears to be actually the case, as their relieving officer states she received an advance of sixpence per week for the four weeks previous to her death; now it was proved on the oath of the woman she lived with, that she had not received any of this advance. If the Board of Neath Guardians thought proper to allow this old woman her relief out of the workhouse, she being infirm and unable to take care of herself, they should have instructed the relieving officer to provide some proper place where she would be attended to, instead of suffering her to live with a person equally as poor as herself, and in such a wretched but, in which there was no fire place, the fire being kindled on the ground, from which her clothes caught fire and her body was burnt nearly to a cinder. It was the unanimous opinion of the Jury that the relief was sent to her in an improper manner. Having stated those particulars 1 must leave it to the opinion of others whether the ceiisui-c passed by the Jury, on the relieving officer, was just or unjust. I am Sir, your obedient servant, Hirwain, March 27th, 1839. P.TAYLOR. With this letter before them, we think the Board of Guardians should feel it incumbent upon them to give publicity to all the particulars of the "investigation" mentioned in their advertisement, that the public m;iv be. as well satisifed as themselves of the grounds on which they arrived at "the unanimous opinion, that the officer has been guilty of no negtect of duty." Nothing short of that ought to suffice; and in justice to the officer, both the modo of conducting the investigation, and the facts adduced, ought to have every publicity given them. We shall anxiously wait the result. .##,# TO THE FARMERS OF THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN. DEAR FRIFI;DR Will you permit me to congra- tulate you, and all the farmers of Great Hritain and Ireland, on the result of the divisions in the House of Peers and the House of Commons, on the Corn Law Question lately; a more important subject never, surely, came before any legislature; and we may, I trust now under the blessings of Providence, rest secure in the assurance that more than three- fourths of the collective wisdom of our country have decided, that we shall have that protection which justice demands from the position in which we are placed, in reference to the rest of the world. Thank God, and our rulers, that our property is not to be placed at the disposal of those hair-brained theorists.—Brougham, Villers, O'Connell, and Co. How that man of nine hundred and ninety nine lives, who has been convicted oftener than any hunched pickpockets in London, will settle his next rent account with the Irish farmers, I know not. He first sacrificed some hundred thousands of his "finest peasantry in the world, to his accursed ambition, for the very act which brought him into Parliament. Sentenced these miserable men, the Forty Shilling Freeholders," to banishment from their own, their only homes; and he meets them now every where as houseless vagabonds, often craving for a night's lodging under our cattle sheds. But this was not sufficient "Justice for Ireland,—he now joins the No Corn Law Cry;" and wou'd with as much hard-heartedness sacrifice on the same altar (his in- satiable ambition) the "Ten Pound Freeholders," by depriving them of the only market they have for their immense surplus produce. If the Ten Pounders cannot see, and feel, and punish this in- famous attempt to affect their ruin, then,! do sin- cerely hope, that old "Justice for Ireland," may never stop until he gds repale for them, when their corn, house, beef and pork, will be as liable to taxa- tion as that of other countries. But, I have taken up too much of your time with (as the French would say,) a very bad subject, I would now come to the object of my addressing you, and I trust you will not think me too presumptuous in doing so. We are placed brother farmers, of the vale of Glamorgan, in a very important position. The hills which bound us on the north, though internally abounding in wealth, are externally all but barren; and while they afford profitable very profitable, em- ployment to thousands, they yield but scanty food to even the small but active sheep that feed upon them. I I am sure you will agree with me in very sincerely desiring that our hard working manufacturing fellow- countrymen should be fed, and well fed, aye, and as cheaply fed as we can teed them, without starving ourselves; now, in order to this, we must work the shallow, but naturally fruitful surface of otir vale, as judiciously, Hay more so, as they do their hills; we must not follow their example by taking all we can get from the soil, and returning nothing lo it- A good and all-wise Providence has given us wheat to eat, but causes it to grow on straw, which I believe He as much intends snould return to the earth to fertilize it, as that the wheat on which it grows, should go to our nourishment, and I am quite certain we not only neglect our duty to God and our neigh- bour, but also to ourselves, when tempted by a de- ceptive present gain, we sell our straw or hay, instead of applying both to the improvement of the farms in- trusted to our care. I could say much more on this subject, and will, next week, (if the worthy editor of the Guardian will allow mo) prove to a demonstration that the farmer who sells apparently only straw, actually by doing so, disposes in the same (to him) bad bargain, of beef, mutton, veal, and pork, with some sacks of wheat, bii-loy, iiid onts, and at the same time greatly adds to his own labour and that of bis teams, in working an ill-managed and therefore un- productive farm. Praying your excuse for the liberty I ha ve taken, and wishi ng" each and all of you the happiness and success which should always be tho lot of imeii engaged as we are. I remain. Your sincere friend and well wisher, A n* T it ft* r-*w n IT GLAMORGANSHIRE EASTER SESSIONS. MINUTES OF BUSINESS FOR TUESDAY, THE 9rH DAY oi, APRIL. Tho Audit Committee will meet at the Bear Inn, j Cowbridge, at half-past nine o'clock, to Audit the | Accounts of the past year. ORDERS OF THE DAY. 1. To consider the annexed CQmmuuicatious from j Her Majesty's Secretary of State, relating to the j Establishment of a Rural Police, and any other com- munication for the Secretaries of State, or War, the Houses of Parliament, or the Lord Lieutenant of the County. 2. The Keepers of the Prisons to make their Quarterly Reports, and a Certificate how far the Rules of such Prisons have been complied with. S. 14, 21. 3. The Visiting Justices to make their Quarterly Report in Writing of the state and condition of each Prison S. 23. 4. Two or more Justices to be appointed Visitors for each Prison. S. 16. 5. The Chaplain's Journal to be laid before the Court, irid siglicti by tite Cliairiiian. S. 30. 6. The Surgeon's Journal to be laid before the Court, and signed by the Chairman. S. 33. 7. The Quarterly Accounts of Expenditure to be produced, signed by the Visiting Justices of each Prison, to be signed by the Chairman. ( 8. To receive the Report of the Audit Committee. 9. To examine and pass all such Bills and demands on the County as shall be laid before the Court, in conformity with the rules of Court. 10. To consider and finally approve of Table of Fees for Clerks of Justices. 11. To order a County Rate for the ensuing Quarter. ° 12. Transcripts of the Rules of Friendly Societies transmitted to Clerk of Peace, to be laid before the Court for Coufirmation. NOTICES OF MOTIONS. To consider of Plans for providing Accommodation for Prisoners at Cardiff during Assizes and Sessions. To appoint an Inspector of Weights and Measures for the Merthyr District. Whitehall, February 2, 1839. SIR,-l am directed by Lord John Russell to in- form you, that the Magistrates of the County of Salop, at the last General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, held in and for that County, agreed to the following Resolutions, viz "That in consequence of the present inefficiency of the Constabulary Force, arising from the increase of Population and the extension of the 'Trade, and Com- merce of the County, it is the opinion of this Court, that a Body of Constables appointed by the Magis- trates, paid out of the County Rate, and disposable at any point of the Shire, where their services might be required, would be highly desirable, as providing in the most efficient manner, for the Prevention itS well as the Detection of Offences, for the Security of Person and Property, and for the constant preservation of the Public Peace." Lord John Russell requests that you will submit this Resolution to the Magistrates of the County of Glamorgan, at the next Court of Quarter Sessions over which you preside, and request their attention to it, and that you will afterwards report their opinion on the subject referred to in the Resolution to Lord John Russell. I have the honour to be, Sir, Your obedient Servant, „ F. MAULE. To the Chairman of the Quarter Sessions, &c. .# BOTANICAL SOCIETY— March 15.—J. E. Gray Esq., F.R.S. Pres., in the chair.—A paper was com- menced, communicated by E. Lees, Esq., F.L.S., "011 the species of Tilia natives of England, with notices of some remarkable aged individual trees." The author considered that the time tree was indigen- ous to Worcestershire, the borders of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, and South Walcs. At Hamford, four miles north of Worcester, on the hanks of the Severn, about the western base of the Barrow Mill near Martley, on Ankenside Hill, near K-nightstord Bridge, oil the Teme, as well as among the rocky glens about Pont Nedd Vechan, Glamor- ganshire, many very remal kable old limes occur, in spots evidently under the wild keeping of nature. Many other localities were also given, where the author considered those trees as certainly wild. The paper was accompanied by six drawings of remarkable old trees observed by Mr Lees. MER THYR. WARD OF CHEAP, LOSDON.- The Common Coun- cil men of this ward held a meeting at the Blossoms Inn, on Saturday last, for the transaction of the general business of the ward on which occasion they availed themselves of the opportunity afforded them bv the presence of Mr Alderman Thompson to present to him by the hands of Mr Deputy Brook, a splendid gold snuff-box, as a token of their personal esteem, and their approval of his conduct during a period of nearly 20 years that be has been alderman of this ward. IBON HOUSES.—The efficiency of iron to the appli- cation of steam-vessels has been so successfully intro- duced, that we notice an elegant plan of a sea-const cottage of that description hung up in the Tontine Coffee-room, which seems so admirably adapted that we have no donbt they will soon be in very general use. TIle plan referred to seems to have six rooms, kitchen and laundry, and other conveniences, for the small sum of ^250, or if a double house of fourteen i-ooins, E.500, This is IJot half the price of a common, house with similar accommodations, and can be readv to possess in two months. The iron trade of this neighbourhood should each set down one by way of introducing tlieiii.- Glasgow Chronicle. [We wish the Companies here would try the experiment. For inconvenience of every kind, we would back the Mer- thyr houses, in a lump, against those of any other town in the kingdom; we are therefore certain that such a. speculation would pay well. A convenient printing office, for instance, would be a sort of Elyseum — EDITOR.] SUDuEN DEATHS.—A poor man named John Levrw a labourer, at the Dowlais Iron Works, died suddenly in bed on Tuesday morning last. He had attended to his regular occupation the day previous, and merely sl i, complained of a slight cold in his head. A wife and five children are thus bereft of their chief support.- A woman died also in a most sudden manlier. Oil Tuesday last, at Dowlais. ACCIDENT.—A child of Mr Wm. Williams, of the Pant Public House, near Dowlais, was so dreadfully burut on Saturday last, as to cause serious apprehen- sions of her ultimate recovery. Parents cannot be too cautious in allowing their children to approach too near fires without the care of persons of mature years. .## UNIFORM PENNY POSTAGE. [PORM OP PETITION.] To the Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal Lor the f *Onlmans, as the case may be] in Parlia- ment assembled:- The humble Petition of the Undersigned [to be filled up with the name of Place, Corporation, .fc.] Shewetb, That your Petitioners earnestly desire an Uniform Penny Post, payable in advance, as proposed by Rowland Hill, and recommended by the Report of the- Select Committee of the House of Commons. That your Petitioners entreat your Honourabtc- House to give speedy effect to this Report. And your Petitioners will ever pray. Mothers and Fathers that wish to hear from Umeir absent children Friends who are parted, that wish to write tv, each other! Emigrants that do not forget their native bomes Farmers that wish to know the best Markets i Merchants and Tradesmen that wish to receive Or- ders and Money quickly and cheaply t Mechanics and Labourers that wish to learn where good work and high wages are to be had support the- Report of the House of Commons with your Peti- tions for an UNIFORM PENNY POST. Let every City and Town and Village every Corporation, every Religious Society and Congregation, petition, and let every one in the kingdom sign a Petition with his; name or his mark. THIS IS NO QUESTION OF PARTY POLITICS. Lord Ashburtoo, a Conservative, and one of the richest noblemen in the country, spoke those- impres- sive words before the House of Commons Committee. — Postage is one of the worst of our taxes it is, iiv fact, taxing the conversation of people who live at a. distance from each other. The communication of letters by persons living at a distance is the same as a. communication by word of mouth between persons; living in the same town." "Sixpence," says Mr Brewio, is the third of m poor man's income if n gentleman, who had t 1,000i a year, or f3 a day, had to pay one-third of his daily- income, a sovereign, far a letter, how often would hc. write letters o,f friendship ? Let a gentleman put: that to himself and then he will be able to see how tho poor man cannot be able to pay sixpence for his. letter. READER! If you can get any signatures to a petition, make- two copies of the above on two half sheets of paper get them signed as numerously as possible fold each) up separately; put a slip of paper around, leaving the- ends ODCII ilirei-F- tn ■> Vf-t —