fSrecottgiure* BRECONSHIRE SPRING ASSIZES. Before Sir Jous TAYLOR COLERIDGE, Knight. These Assizes were opened with the usual forms at Brecon, on Saturday last. After dining at the Swan Inn, the High Sheriff, John Lloyd, Fsq., of Dinas, escorted by his friends went out with the expectation of meeting his Lordship, but returned about eight o'clock in the evening, on learning that his Lordship had been detained at Carmarthen by the number of causes until a late hour. His Lordship arrived about 10 o'clock that mght, and attended divine service at St. Marys Church on Sunday morning, when the service was read by the Rev. Archdeacon Davies, after which tuo m. Price, of Llanarth, the Sheriffs Chapla»'> preached from Matthew vi. 10. MONDAY. The court was opened at 10 o'clock, and the follow- ing gentlemen were sworn on the grand jury: PENRY WILLIAMS, Esq., Penpont, Lord Lieutenant of the County, Foreman. C C. Clifton, Esq. John Lewis. Esq- ,T. D. e F-,q., Captain D. Price, R.N. Henry Lucas, Esq., M.D. Henry Allen.jun., Esq. Thomas Parker. Esq, E. W. Seymour, Esq. D. Watkins Lloyd, Esq. J Duncan Thomson, Esq. Thomas Rat ford. Esq. John Parry Wilkins, Esq T. Farmer Roberts, Esq. Charles White, Esq. William Morgan, Esq. J. Jeffreys Wilkins, Esq. J. Prosser Snead. Esq, Philip P. Williams, Esq. Hooper Dixon, Esq. Walter Maybery, Esq. Rees Williams, Esq. Howell Jones Williams, Esq Her Majesty's proclamation against vice and pro- faneness having been read. His Lordship addressed the gentlemen of the Grand Jury and said—that though the calendar was not large, yet, when the size of the county was considered, and that the winter bad been mild, he could not con- gratulate them especially as in the large county of Carmarthen, through which he had last passed, he had found but three cases, and in the county of the borough of Carmarthen, not one. Although there were 11 cases on the calendar, none of them pre- sented any difficulty on points of law, which, in the prospect of the great pressure of business, would war- rant his detaining them with any remarks. His Lord- ship then said, that having alluded to the pressure of business, which was so great, that, although he had allotted an unusual period for it, was likely to render it difficult to finish in time, he could not help making a remark on one subject of considerable importance to the administration of justice in this county. He understood that the magistrates, in consequence of the great inconvenience of the present hall, intended erecting a new building; he was sure that his learned brethren, as well as hiinself, would always be ready to render all the assistance which their practical know- ledge would enable them to give as to the interior ar- rangements. He thought the propriety of making a second room, which could be used as a second Court, worthy their consideration. In future ca3es of a pressure of business, similar to the present, though there could be but one Judge, lie could avail himself of the assistance of a member of the bar, in the trial of the minor cases, as the leading Counsel were hut seldom engaged in criminal cases, and their names were always included in the Commission for the purpose. Though there were no points of law connected with any of the cases which called for notice, yet there were peculiar facts to which he begged to call their attention. The first was case c No.8, Samuel Powell, who was charged, by the Coroner's Inquest, with the serious crime of wilful murder. The evidence was entirely of a circum- stantial nature, and would appear rather complicated to persons who were unacquainted with the local- ities. The prisoner was, probably, the last person seen with the deceased who was found dead at a place where the prisoner had passed with his team. This, of course, would go for little or nothing; but there were two species of evidence with which it was sought to strengthen the case against the prisoner. The" first was based upon declarations made by the prisoner, inconsistent, with each other, of having said or done things which it seemed tie had not so said or done; another, his rather remarkable conduct after the finding of the body of the deceased. There was a very strong feeling of dread, strongly indicative of guilt, supposed among the lower order of society, to exist on the part of the murderer at beholding the corpse of the victim. This idea was very consistent with the feelings of human nature, and it appeared in evidence that the prisoner said he had seen the body at a time when he had not, which proved that he was fully aware of the value of the belief that he had seen it. There are other circumstances, such as his tremour and nervousness when he did see ie o( y, also the position in the room in which lie chose to place himself to view it, which presented a fair case for enquiry. But if no more than a suspicion that he was the guilty person occurred to their mm s, or if there was a prospect that a little fur ie 0 would throw a stronger light on the traiisac ion, 1 ivould be better to throw the bill out; or once tried and acquitted, whatever light !s J tained, lie would not be again indicte • w«u t be, therefore, perhaps, better for the en » o jus^ ice, and might, at a future time, prevent'tl e P'IC scandal of a man walking the street with impunity, though known to have committed a serious crime. It might also be a matter of consideration whether the crime amounted, if committed by murder or manslaughter. One human being mi„bt perish by the hand of another without any^pre-.ou. intention of the kind, or by self-defence, came manslaughter. It would, in tba 'V the accused to reduce the crime to the o and, strictly speaking, it might be gene" y leave that part of the enquiry to thepe though indicted before them for murder» •. o find him guilty of manslaughter. Of. course they would not throw this burden on the prisoner unless they found sufficient grounds to warrant the heavier charge. There were circumstances connected with this case which might, in the course of the enquiry, lead to reducing the charge. The deceased and pri- soner, when last seen together, were intoxicated; they did not appear to have any previous grudge; they were then apparently on good terms; struggles IInd a quarrel were heard on the road; it was, there for, not too much to suppose that blows may have taken place, and given such provocation as would bring down the crime to manslaughter. The evidence of the surgeon was very material, and his Lordship said he was happy to see on the Grand Jury, a medi- cal gentleman of high standing in his profession whose great talents, he had no doubt, would be of very great assistance in the inve«tur'>+inn A wmmd which he begged to call their particular attention. Case 4, that of Rees Thomas, charged with stealing lambs, would, from the number stolen, he a severe one anywhere but in this part of the kingdom, where the open commons were so extensive, without any possibility of inclosures. farmers were frequeutly sub- jected to very great losses. It appeared from the de- positions that there had been a great deal of tamper- ing with the prosecutor to induce him to compromise now, though this sort of improper dealing might throw discredit on the evidence, they might, after all, see good grounds for sending the case to trial. It ap- peared that the lambs were found in possession of the prisoner; their ear-marks had been disguised; they were taken from the cow-stable by breaking a door and one which could be better identified had been carried away by a iiiall on horseback, believed to be the prisoner; if all these things weie made out to their satisfaction, a bill ought to be found. No. 5, that of Rees Williams, only required comment from there being several charges which would make it ne- cessary that different bills should be brought in. These his Lordship believed were all the cases that called for any notice from him. In reading through the depositions he found, with one exception, no no- tice of the prisoner's examination. It was the impe- rative duty of the committing magistrate to examine the prisoner, though not to endeavour to extract any thing from him. The statute required the examina- tion of prisoners, in all cases, something after this manner: after the evidence lie should be asked what have you to say in your defeu.-e ?" If he declined stating anything, it should be so mentioned in the de- positions; and when he said anything, the exact words used should be given not merely the purport or the impression on the magistrates' mind. It was most important that when the Judge read the deposi- tions, they should be correct, that when the trial pro- ceeded he might be able to see that all things were going on in a similar manner to the proceedings, before the magistrates. This was more essential since the law entitled the prisoner to a copy of the depositions There was one other circumstance to which he wished to call their attention. He had received a report from the inspector of prisons stating that he, in con- sequence of the damp state of the cells in the county gaol, ought to sentence no prisoner to more than 3 days' solitary confinement This should not be al- lowed to continue, though there was great difference of opinion as to this or "that system of punishment. He could not but see that there was no hope of pro- ducing an impression on some characters without a degree of solitary confinement; his hands were now completely tied from trying anything of the kind, as he would not risk the health of any person by sen- tencing to confinement in places described as unfit to keep men in for more than three days. He should, therefore, prefer abstaining from solitary confinement altogether. He hoped they would excuse his advert- ing to those topics, as his duty rendered it necessary. His Lordship concluded by requesting the Grand Jury to take the short bills first, and if they could not finish in the course of the day, he hoped they would have 110 objection to sit next day at his lodg- ings, in order that Mr Wilson might be enabled to sit in the Grand Jury Room to assist in finishing the business in time. The criminal cases were then proceeded with as follows:- John Meredith was charged with feloniously steal- ing a gelding, the property of Magdalen Davies, in the parish of Llangorse, on the night of the 18th of August. 1836. Howell Powell exrmitied.- Is a farmer, and resides at Crygie. Magdalen Davies is his sister, and is a widow; on the 18th August he borrowed from her a brown gelding, which he rode on Sunday, and turned it into a meadow that night; he missed it next morn- ing; he made enquiries, went to Brecon, Crickbowell, and other places, and got handbills printed, offering a reward; from information he received, he went to Leominster, in Herefordshire, on Friday, the 24th of August; he saw the horse in Mr Powell's stable there (witness then described the marks, which were rather peculiar); he knew the marks, when he saw him; was quite sure; saw the prisoner in custody at Leominster; spoke to him, after lie had been before the magistrates; did not use any threat or promise; asked him what time he took the horse, and he said about three o'clock in the morning. By the Court—Knew the horse since it was a colt; had known the prisoner when a boy, but not latterly; prisoner resided about four miles from Crygie; the field adjoined a bye-road, but did not open into it, the gate leading to another field; there were tracks of the horse having passed over the hedge; it was not given to fence breaking. Thomas Powell: is a grazier residing at Leomin- ster; on the 20th of August was on the Middle Marsh at Leominster; the prisoner was leading a horse up and down the Marsh for sale; inquired the price; prisoner asked £10; bought it ultimately for eS iss. (witness then described the marks;) brought the horse to his stable; told the prisoner he hoped lie had not stolen it; he said his master, a Captain Gwynne, had sent him to sell it, and would be in Leominster the next day; witness said he would not pay until his master came, and gave the prisoner into the charge of a policeman as lie had suspicions. Mr Howell Powell came on Friday and claimed the horse. ivilliall, Sydney Smith: is superintendent of po'ice at Leominster; prisoner was given into his custody on the 20th August; before the horse was claimed prisoner knocked at the cell door, and desired to speak to him; he said he had stolen the horse hut did not know from whom witness cautioned him to tell the magistrates, not to tell him, but he went on and said that the next farm to that where lie took the horse from was occupied by Mr bvan Powell, and if witness could write to him he could tell the owner he wrote accordingly, and Howell Powell (whose brother Evan Powell was) and his brother came to claim the horse. By the prisoner: did not say to him it would be better to send to where he found the horse, but cau- tioned him; prisoner had made true statements; once he said he was drunk when he found the horse in a lane By the Court: when prisoner knocked at the cell door witness was the person who went to him. Howell Powell, re-called Evan Powell is his bro- ther, but not the one who went with him to Leomin- ster; he occupies a farm in the neighbourhood, but not the next t" Crygie- Magdalen Davies corroborated the evidence of Mr Howell Powelt. Verdict—Guilty. T11 consequence of the prisoner having been already imprisoned for S iven months, his Lordship said he should only sentence him to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour. CTo be continued in our next, j "'#('1/## PARLIAMENTARY DIVISIONS. Votes 0/ Members for boutn Wales, Monmouthshire and Herefordshire. BRISTOL AND GLOUCESTER RAILWAY BILL.—TUESDAY, MARCH 19. Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time;"—Amendment proposed, to leave out the word now," and at the end of the Question to add the words upon this day six months:—Question put, "That the word 'now' stand part of the Question —The House divided; Ayes, 118; Noes, 57. AYES. Burr, H. I Jones, J. Graham, Sir J. Vivian, J. H. Guest, Sir J. I Williams, W. A. NOES. Greenaway, C. I Somerset, Lord G. REFORM OF PARLIAJlIENr.-THURSDA Y, MARCH 21. Act (2 William IV., c. 45) read;—Motion made and Question put—" That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the said Act." The House divided —Ayes, 50; Noes, 85. NOES. Guest, Sir J. Joneg, j. xiothain, Lord J -# The Earl of Cawdor vesterday week, in the House of Lords, presented a petition from the magistrates of the borough of Na.rn in favour of an uniform penny postage. J ABERYSTWITH AND LONDON MAIL.The town of Aberystwith is on the point of profiting by the opening of the Birmingham Railroad. A mail to London is to start on and after the 6th of April next, every morning at eight-via Llanidloes and Newton -and return every evening at six thus effecting a saving of about three hours upon the quickest tra- velling to London yet known from that place. WAF,ES.-It is surprising (says a correspondent, one of the Deputation of the Wesleyan Centenary Committee,) considering the proximity of Enghnd that there should be such a difference, not only in language, but in customs and rnanner,a,-in scenery, roads, and cattle,—reminding us sometimes of other and less civilized lands. I may be incorrect, but I think there ought to be a greater effort to spread tliq Lnglish language, as the medium of instruction, both as it respects this world and that which is to come. Literature and divinity, in their own tongue, they have none, and therefore must remain in comparative ignorance till they shall have translations, or acquire our own. The prediction as to the proceeds of the Centenary Meetings was very discouraging; but at Llanidloes, on the evening of the 12th utt.,the liberal sum of £65 16s. Id. was contributed, and the good people confessed they never knew before what great things they could do. At Aberystwith, to our sur- prise and joy, the amount was £83 2s.; and at f imnntn. U u, I — 4. L 't CARMARTHENSHIRE SPRING ASSIZES. These Assizes commenced on the 16th inst., before Sir J. r. Coleridge, Knight, one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench at Westmin- ster. His Lordship arrived about six o clock in the evening, attended by the High Sheriff, J. E. Saunders, Esq., and a very respectable cavalcade of gentlemen; and immediately proceeded to the Town-Hall, when the commission was opened with the usual formalities. On Sunday his Lordship attended divine service at St. Peter's Church when a very eloquent sermon was preached by the vicar, Archdeacon Bevan.
WEDNESDAY. The case tried the preceding night was continued this morning, and after some discussion between the counsel on either side, they consented to come to the following arrangement:—That a Verdict of Guilty be taken by consent against Abbott only. The prosecutor undertaking not tocall Abbott up for judgment; and the defendants undertaking to allow Mr Brigstocke and his tenants quiet possession until he shall recover by legal proceedings. Counsel for plaintiff, Messrs. Chilton, Q. C. and Mr Wilsoti.-Attoriiey, Mr R. Gardnor. Counsel for defendants, Messrs. Williams and in this town, against the defendant, to recover the sum of £ 71 2s. Id., for business done for the corporation, while Town clerk of the Borough. The plaintiff while holding the office of Town Clerk was appointed the Attorney for the Corporation, and a part of this de- mand was for business done by him in that capacity. Tho Corporation of Carmarthen was originally held under a charter granted in the reign of James the First, and the corporate body are now remodelled according to the provisions of the Municipal Reform Act. The defendant paid into Court the sum of £ 33, which it was held was sufficient to cover the plaintiff's just demand. Verdict for plaintiff, subject to the opinion of the Court above. Counsel for plaintiff, Messrs. Evans, Q. C., and James Evans; Solicitors, Messrs, Jones and Jeffries. Counsel for defendant, Messrs. Chilton, Q.C., and g. V. Williams; Solicitors, Messrs. Morris aud Jones. Jones v. Jones and others.-This was an action brought to recover the value of an ox, levied upon under the following circumstances:—The plaintiff is proprietor and occupier of lands adjoining the old ford connected with the river near Llandovery, adjacent to which a suspension bridge is erected. The plaintiff was convicted before the defendants, two of the county magistrates, for evading the toll of such bridge in crossing through the ford, and an ox in question was sold to pay the penalty, under the warrant of the de- fendants. The case being gone through for the plaintiff, Mr John Evans, on behalf of defendants, contended that this action had been brought too late, and that the plaintiff was precluded bringing his action by the statute, as it had not been commenced within three months after the offence had been committed. His Lordship held the objection to be fatal, and the plaintiff was consequently nonsuited. Solicitor for plaintiff, Mr John Williams; for de- fendant, Mr John Morgan. Philipps and wife v. Thomas.-This was an action brought to recover compensation in damages for de- famation of character, the defendant having stated in reference to plaintiff that she had given birth to a child, and poisoned it. The case possessed no feature of interest, and the jury not deeming the evidence suffi- cient to sustain the case, returned a verdict for the defendant. Cousins and others v. Bowser and others.-Tliis was an action brought to recover the sum of £66 18s. Od. a balance due to the plaintiffs on a promissory note. It was undefended, and the evidence on the part of plaintiffs being deemed ample, a verdict was given accordingly for plaintiffs. Jones v. Downrnan.-Tliis was an action brought by Mr Wm. Jones, solicitor, Carmarthen, to recover from the defendant, Mr Henry Ridout Downman, the sum of £ 527 5s. Od. being the amount of his under- taking given to the plaintiff in his capacity of account- ant at the time of the bankruptcy of Waters, Jones, & Co. bankers. The plaintiff had been professional adviser of Waters and Co. and after the Commission had been issued out against them, the defendant was appointed to wind up their affairs. The plaintiff had proved debts against the estate to the amount of the present claim, and having defendant's undertaking, now sought to maintain his action for the same. On the part of the defendant it was contended that the plaintiff was merely the agent acting under the Messrs. Esdaile and Co., and the undertaking itself being on plain paper, brought the case within the statute of frauds. On these grounds the plaintiff was non- suited. Counsel for the plaintiff, Messrs. Evans, Q C., and J. Evans; attorneys, Messrs. Jones and Jeffreys. Counsel for defendant, Messrs. Chilton, Q.C., and Vaughan Williams; attorneys, Messrs. Vaugban and Bevan.
ittomnmttiigfur?* CLIFTON RACES.- His (Trace the Duke of Beau- fort has given the stewards of the Clifton races a course in the neighbourhood of Stoke. The races will take place as usual this spring. THE MEETING AT USK, convened by the Bishop of Llandalf, on Wednesday next, is expected to be very numerously and respectably attended. We are glad to hear that at least one Clergyman in the Diocese intends preaching shortly on the momentous subject of education based on the religious principles of the Reformation. We hope many more may go and do likewise." MONMOUTHSHIRE ASSIZEs.-The Commission was opened at Monmouth, on Wednesday last. The calendar contains the names of 48 prisoners for trial of which number two arc for forgery, six for house- breaking, and the remainder for offences of a less serious nature. THE MAYOR OF NEWPORT, in compliance with the directions of the Lord Chancellor, having sent up to his Lordship the commission of the peace for this borough, the same was retured yesterday, (Friday). the name of Mr Frost having been erased therefrom. Mr Frost is therefore no longer a magistrate for this borough, and the town-clerk has officially intimated to him the ETlie London papers print some long and impertinent letters of this ex-official to the Lord Chancellor. They are valuable only as specimens of impertinence, and we therefore think it unnecessary to inflict them on our readers.] EXTRAORDINARY FEAT.—On Saturday last a boy about seven years of age, son of a person named Wm. Solomans of Risca, undertook for a wager of a sove- reign to run from Risca to Newport with the Tredeger coacb, and to reach the post-olfice in this town before it. Accordingly, the child started from Risca with the coach, and kept with it until they reached the top of Stow Hill, when he quickened his pace down the Steep descent, and outstripped the coach, winning the wager, to the delight of every one who witnessed the extraordinary performance. The distance is about seven miles, and it was completed in 45 minutes. Considering the age of the boy, we think this a feat almost unprecedetited.-Merlin. RHYMNEY IRON COMFAsv.-The Report of the Select Committee on the standing orders, agreed to on the 8th instant, was read on the 15th; and the bill ordered to be brought in by Lord Granville Somerset and Mr Alderman Thompson. On the fol- lowing Monday, the Bill "to enable the Rhymney Iron Company to erect and endow a church in the parish of Bedwellty, in the county of Monmouth," was presented read a first time; and ordered to be read a second time. INSTITUTION OF CIVIL E-;GINEERS.-At the meeting on the 12th instant, a paper was read from the late Mr Josiah Richards, describing the Drawing of a Puddling Forge and Mills, erected by him for the Rhymney Iron Company. The author detailed everything neces- sary for the converting refined metal into malleable finished iron, and described the various processes gone through for the making of railway bars. CELEBRATED OAKS —The oldest oak in England is supposed to be the Parliament Oak (socalled from the tradition of Edward 1. holding a Parliament under its branches), in Clipstone-park, belonging to the Duke of Portland, this park being also the most ancient in the island: it was a park before the conquest, and was seized as such by the Conqueror. The tree is supposed to be 1,500 years old. The tallest oak in England was the property of the same nobleman it was called the Duke's Walking Stick," was higher than West- minster Abbey, and stood till of late years. The largest oak in England is called the Caltbrope Oak, Yorkshire; it measures 78 feet in circumference where the trunk meets the ground. The" Three-Shire Oak," at Worksop. was so called from covering parts of the counties of York, Nottingham, and Derby. It had the greatest expanse of any recorded in this island, dropping over 717 square yards. The most productive oak was that of Gelonos, in Monmouthshire, felled in 1810. Its bark brought £ 20J, and its timber £610. In the mansion of Tredegar-park, Monmouthshire, there is said to be a room 42 feet long and 27 feet broad, the floor and wainscot of which were the pro- duce of a single oak tree grown on the estate. ##,# TRIBUTE OF RESPECT TO CAPTAIN WILLIAM PARFITT. A Silver Tea Service, consisting of a tea-pot, sugar- bason and cream-jug of a handsome pattern and best workmanship, manufactured by Mr Woolly, of Bris tol, was presented to Captain William Parfitt, at the King's Head Inn, Newport, on Friday, the 22nd inst. On one side of the tea-pot was engraved this inscrip- tion This Tea Service is presented to CAPTAIN WIL- LIAM PARFirr, of the Steam Packet Usk (of Bristol and Newport) by Commercial and other Gentlemen, as a Tribute of respect and esteem, for his civil, obliging and attentive conduct, dur- ing the many years he has been on the station." And on the other side was engraved the Steam Packet Usk. The cost of this service was paid for by subscrip- tions not exceed ing 5s., nor less than 2s. Gd. each the promoters of it were Mr Hurst and Mr Privett, com- mercial gentlemen. Captain Parfitt commanded the little Cambrian, when she first crossed the Channel in May lö'lI. An invitation was given to him to meet bis friends, at the King's Head Inn, at eight o'clock, where a handsome supper was provided by Mrs Church. Sixteen sat down, and many gentlemen came in after. Mr Hurst was called to the chair, and Mr Privett occupied the vice-chair. When the cloth was re- moved, the service was put on the table.—Ihe health of the Queen"—"The Queen Dowager, and the rest of the Royal Finiiiy," were given. The Chairman then said,—It becomes my duty, with my friend Mr Privett, to present Captain Parfitt with the service now on the table, as a testimonial of our approbation of his conduct. Nothing could give ine greater pleasure: and I am sure many others would gladly have added their names; and w .ill regret they had not an opportunity of doing so. I now present the service with great pleasure, and beg to read the Testimonial that accompanies it. TESTIMONIAL. "The silver tea service which accompanies this testi- monial is presented to Captain William Parfitt, of the steam packet Usk, of Bristol and Newport, by Mr Hurst, and Mr Privett, on behalf of the undermen- tioned commercial and other gentlemen, as a tribute of respect and esteem for his civil, obliging, and atten- tive conduct during the many years he has been on the station, and also to evince their feelings of his solici- tude to obviate, as far as in his power, the delay and inconvenience they have been put to by the dangerous state of the landing at the Hotwells." Then followed the names of 171 subscribers. (The sums were not mentioned.) The Chairman continued-Gentlemen, I think I n -till need not make any further observations. May Captain Parfitt go on doing his duty as he has hitherto done and may this token now presented be handed down to his children and grandchildren as a proof of the high estimation in which he is held. I beg to propose the health of Captain Parfitt. Mr Privett rose and requested, before that toast was drunk, to make an observation or two. This tribute of respect was given by all parties except chartist*. He had not asked a person for a sub- scription and been denied, except by one, and that was the first, and lie has since given. Cap- tain Parfitt-he could speak by experience, and particularly from one of his own family who was out for many hours in the packet in the severest weather, the packet being eventually obliged to put back—has always navigated with great skill; and will when danger arrives navigate with skill. He cordially joined in the toast,—Captain Parfitt's good health and way he live long in good health. (Immense cheering.) Captain Parfitt, in returning thanks, expressed his sentiments as follows:- Gentleinct),- I feel great pleasure for the honour you have done me this night. I think you will rea- dily believe me when I declare, in the fulness of a grateful heart, that no language which I can command would do adequate justice in pourtraying the feelings that have been excited by your generous and cheer- ing kindness and liberality. Were I to attempt an expression of the sentiments which this occasion (in- deed the proudest and happiest of my life) creates, I might miss stays, or get upon a lee shore, from inex perience, on the swelling tide of oratory. I will not therefore attempt such a dangerous navigation, or proceed with high pressure engines, without a safety valve; but, steering in the safe current of plain lan- guageand honest sentiment endeavour to reach the port of gratitude. Gentlemen, I feel that I have done but my duty in the situation which has led to so honourable and inestimable a testimonial of your good opinion and generosity, as commander of packets between Bristol and this rising and important port. If I have uniformly to the utmost of my power endeavoured to meet the wishes and faciliate the convenience of com- mercial gentlemen, to whom punctuality and the quickness of transit are objects of great moment, I have only done what is reasonably expected from every one engaged as I am, and the condescending kindness and good feelings which I have ever experienced from the mercantile and other gentlemen passing between the two ports, have more than merited an active and zealous discharge of my duties towards them. Acts Hot words must frame the fervor of my regard, and the enduring strength of my gratitude. Your tribute tfeotlemen, will not only stimulate myself and my children to a civil. accommodating, ami duties. May I have the happiness for many years safely to guide you from port to port, may health and happiness" fame and fortune, crown your pursuits, aud as all sublunary states must have a close, may each and all of you aftel- a well spent life reach that port where peace and beatitude dwell for ever. Mr Privett claimed to propose the next toast, and said they had appreciated the services of Captain Par- fitt: lie did not know if any of the proprietors of the pickets were present; but they, to their credit, had done every thing for Newport for the accommodation of passengers landing: he could not say so much for Bristol; but he believed it was not the fault of the proprietors of the packets, but the Dock Company. The mercantile gentlemen could speak from experience of the punctuality and attention of the proprietors of the packets on this station and with great good feeling he proposed the healths of the proprietors of the packets. This toast was received with great acclam- mation. Mr T. R. Williams returned thanks on the behalf of the proprietors. The next toast was, "Prosperity to the Trade of Newport. Mr C. Llevvellin returned thanks. Mr Privett begged to propose the health of a gen- tleman who had rendered them much assistance in carrying their object into effect permitting the service to be seen at his house thereby giving an opportunity of strangers and pasjers by to see it: and by the subscriptions he had obtained. fie meant M i- Webber. He (Mr Privett) had only received subscriptions from the mercantile gentlemen and traders but Mr Webber had obtained the names of a much higher class, -the aristocracy. Mr Webber was always persevering in what he undertook, and carried it tiirotigl). He there- fore begged to propose the health of Mr Webber, with honours. Mr Webber returned thanks and felt highly honoured by the manner his friend Mr Privett had pioposed his health and the way in which it had been received. He was not deserving of the compliment paid him, for it was but little he had done: but in doing that little, he had felt it a pleasure, not a trouble. Had he done much more, Captain Parfitt, after the many years he had known him, for his good conduct, civility, and able seamanship, was deserving of it. The Commercial Gentlemen of Bristol," was the next toast. Mr Privett returned thanks on behalf of himself and others present. Many other appropriate toasts were proposed, and full honour done to them. Mr Privett observed that a sovereign had been given to the crew of the packet to drink the captain's health; and that the subscriptions were so liberal, the service presented was paid for. The Testimonial was neatly written on parchment and put in a frame. The meeting passed off in every way most satisfac- tory; nor did it separate till a late hour.
MONDAY. His Lordship arrived at the Guildhall about 10 o'clock, and the Court was opened with the usual formalities. The following Gentlemen were sworn on the Grand Jury for the county :— U. A. S. DAVIES, ESQ., PENTRE, Foreman. E. P. Lloyd, Esq., Glansevin. J, R. Lloyd, Esq., Dolhaidd. W. Chambers, Esq., senior, Llanelly. R. J. Neville, Esq, Llangennch. J- W. Phillips, Esq., Aberglasney. H. Lawrence, Esq Carmarthen. Thos. Jones, Esq., John's Town. J. Lloyd Davies, Esq., Carmarthen. Francis Saunders, Esj., Clynvelin. Grismond Phillips, Esq., Cwmgwilly. Daniel Prytherch, Esq., Carmarthen. George Morgan, Esq., Lletty'rgog. Wm. Chambers, Esq., jun., Llanelly. J. G. Phillips, Esq.. Furnace House. J. B. Davies, Esq., Myrtle-Hill. D. Davies, Esq., Green-Hall. Thomas Bowen. Esq. David Jones, Esq. Francis Green, Esq., Court Henry. H. W. Howell, Esq. Borough Grand Jury. W. R. DAVIES, ESQ., Foreman. D. Charles, Esq. W. Moss, Esq. Thos. David, Esq. J. Rodway, Esq. D. Francis, Esq. S. Tardrew, Esq. D. W. Hughes. Esq. Hees Thomas, Esq. B. H. Jones, Esq. W. Thomas, Esq. Lloyd Llewellyn, Esq. John Tayler, Esq. Her Majesty's proclamation against vice, and pro- faneness being then read by Mr Vaughan, the clerk of Assize, his Lordship proceeded to address the Grand Jury nearly as follows Gentlemen of the Grand Jury for the county of Carmarthen, and gentlemen of the Grand Jury for the borough of Carmarthen -I am extremely glad to say to you that the state of the calendars put into my hands is exceedingly satisfactory and gratifying. In the county calendar there are only three cases which are likely to be brought before you, and I am happy to say that the borough calendar presents only a delight- ful blank. But although there are only three cases, perhaps there are a few observations which I may deem it my duty to make in reference to each of them. The first case to which I wish to call your attention is that of Joseph Phillips, who stands charged with stealing a bankers' parcel of some value. This is a case I am afraid that will present some difficulty. It is ex- tremely simple, and although the moral guilt of the prisoner may be clear, yet, as the law now stands, I apprehend there will existsome difficulty in satisfying yourselves as to the intention of the prisoner, when the parcel in question was put into his hands. The outline of the case appears to be this. The bankers in this town having occasion to send some bullion over to their branch at Li-inelly, inquired in the town with a view to send such parcel. The clerk on enquiry at the Inn yard, found there was a chaise from Llanelly in the town, and by the driver of this return chaise proposed to send this parcel to the bank in question. the man takes the parcel, goes to Llanelly, and there declines to deliver the parcel: he starts off for Swan- sea, and thence by a steamer to Bristol, on board of which he is ultimately taken. Now, gentlemen, if you have attended to the law as applicable to cases of larceny, you will have gathered that in order to a conviction, it is necessary to shew that the prisoner is guilty of felonious taking. Now, it is a question whether a felonious taking can in this case be proved. There are two ways, however, in which this case may be met. If the jury are of opinion that the original taking was unlawful, then it will be their duty to bring in a true bill. Another way in which this in- dictment may be brought to issue is this: suppose the prisoner, having received the money honestly, with a view to its delivery afterwards, opens the parcel-in that case, it would have made a new taking; but here it is different, as in this case the parcel was restored in its original state. In the next case, I mean that of Thomas Jones, I am sorry I can give you no information. Ho is charged with tiring at a person with intent to do him some grievous bodily harm. Now as this case, is before me, and as what I have to state emanates from that source, I oannot but complain of the way in which these depo- sitions are taken. Upon the face of them it does not appear that they were taken before a Magistrate, nor even in the presence of the prisoner, and a more loose and improper way of taking the charges that are to sustain so grave an accusation, I have rarely seen. Now, supposing any one of the witnesses in this case should die before the case is heard, these depositions would be of no use in a court of justice, because of the neglect I refer to. These depositions don't in any way state the nature of the charge, nor point out the probable motive of the party charged. It may be a firing by accident—it may be firing in sport—it may be firing under excitement, or it may be a firing with a malicious intent; and in reference to these several very important points, you are left in the dark, as far as these depositions go. The last case is that of John Owen, which has created a great deal of sensation in this county. I have 111 this case but little to say in point of law. You are of course familiar with the application of the law to cases of highway robbery, and it will be your duty to see whether the evidence adduced will sustain the in- dictment. It would seem, as far as I gather from the depositions, that the notion of its being clearly pre- meditated is fully sustained and you will take care, I have no doubt, that the weight of evidence may bring you to a correct conclusion. There is one cir- cumstance deposed to by one of the witnesses, to the effect that the prisoner when pursued by ilim, turned round and threatened the use of a pistol, which he held in his hand. This is a matter to which I wish to direct your particular and serious attention, and whether the witness may not have been mistaken in this is a matter at the present entirely for you. These are all the cases. I am glad you will not be detained long, and the county will I doubt not be satisfied with your services. Gentlemen of the borough Having no prisoner in your calendar, I have nothing to say unto you, with this exception, that I have noticed the small number of gentlemen who have attended, only I think thirteen. In case a bill is brought before vou you must be unani- mous, and I hope on future occasion the number will be larger, to meet the chances of difference of opinion. The following prisoners were then tried Joseph Phillips was indicted for having stolen the sum of three hundred pounds in gold, the property of Messrs Wilkins and Co., Bankers, Carmarthen. Verdict-Not Guilty. Attorney for prosecution, Mr R. Rees; Attorney for prisoner, Mr F. L. Brown. Thomas Jones. of Dinas Mill, was indicted for having fired with intent to kill or do some bodily harm to one John David, of the parish of Treleacb ar Bettws. After a protracted examination and in consequence of the contradictory nature of the evidence, the Learned Judge thought the ends of justice had been served, —that the trial should end hero, and the prisoner be acquitted.
TUESDAY. John Owen, indicted for having, on the 9th day of November last, made an assault on David Rees, and put him in bodily fear and danger of his life; and violently did steal and carry away, from the person of the said David Rees, £ 1500 in sovereigns aud silver, and a check, the property of the Right Hon. Earl of Cawdor, and one valise, the property of Richard B. Williams, Esq. Mr Chilton addressed thejury for the prisoner. Verdict, Guilty of robbery without violence.—15 years' transportation. The Queen v. Abbott and others.-This was a prose- cution instituted by George Jones, a tenant of Messrs. Brigstocke and son Painters, Carmarthen, for a riot, and fordestroying certain building called a Workshop, in the occupation of George Jones, and the property of the said David Brigstocke and Son. Mr E. V. Williams, at some length addressed the jury for the defendant, contending that this prosecu- tion ought never to have been brought, and that Abbott was justified in pulling down the building in question, as alleged the prosecutors having encroached upon the property of Abbott's step-sons. When Mr Williams concluded his address, the court was ad- journed to the following morning at 9 o'clock.
THURSDAY. Davies v. Humphreys. -This was an action brought by the plaintiff who formerly resided at Waindwrgv, against the defendant his son-in-law, to recover the sum of £800, under the following circumstances:- The defendant having married the daughter of the plaintiff, and being in want of cash, joined the defend- ant in a note of hand to the late Mr John Evans, of AUtycadno, and which sum of £ 300 plaintiff paid to Mr Evans to the defendant's use. The defendant p'eaded the statute of limitation, consequently t30 having been paid within six years, the plaintiff can only recover to that amount. Mr V. Williams addressed the Jury on behalf of the defendant, contending that the £ 300 were given to the defendant as the marriage portion of plaintiff's daughter, (since deceased) and not as a loan. His Lordship summed up, and the Jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff. Damages X30. Morris and others v. James.-This was a Special Jury case; the following gentlemen formed the jury John Banks Davies, Esq. I Geo. Lloyd, Brunant, Esq. Alfred Bridger, Esq. jolm jones, Derllwn, Esq Alfred Bridger, Esq. jolm jones, Derllwn, Esq Edward Henry Hill, Esq. Walter Brawn, Esq. Vred. Kynaston, Esq. D# Evans, Coedlline, Esq. TALESMEN. D.Erasmus 1 Benjamin Jenkins Rees Price | Wnli Anthony. This was an action in which Messrs Morris and Sons, bankers, Carmarthen, were the plaintiffs, and David Harris James, Esq., of Llwyndwfr, in that county, defendant. It was brought to recover the sum of £200, due upon the joint note of defendant and Mr John Harries, late timber merchant, in this town, and which had been discounted by the plaintiffs in the usual course of business. The evidence on the part of the plaintiffs went to shew that in the year 1837 Mr John Harries had made arrangements with defendant, having given him a mortgage on some property near Carmarthen, by which he was authorised to use his name to the amount of f500 or £600. That in con- sequence of such authority, Mr Harries put into cir- culation three different notes, amounting to f400, one of which for X200 was discounted by Messrs. Biddulphs, and another for £100 paid to Mr William Phillips. On the bankruptcy of Mr Harris, his At- torney and Mr James had a conference with the bank- rupt, in the borough gaol, and an investigation of his affair took place with a view to a proposal being made to his creditors, and an item of X400 was charged as a debt due to Mr James on account of the three bills so put into circulation. On the part of the defendant it was contended that no authority was given to Harries for the use of his name, as deposed to by the witnesses on the part of the plaintiff; and several witnesses were called to prove certain conversations with Mr John Harries while in the gaol at Carmarthen. The Jury retired for half an hour, and returned a verdict for plain- tiffs. fj')U,lse' f°r plaintiffs, Messrs Chi'ton and E. V. Williams; attorney, Mr P. G. Jones.—Counsel for defendant, Messrs J. Evans and J. Wilson attorney, Mr M, R. James. W. Davics v. John Humphreys.-This action was brought by Mr W. Davies, late of Wanndwrgi, against the defendant to recover £ 150, being a moiety of C300 due on a joint note of hand from plaintiff, made payable to the late Mr Evans, of Alltycadno. The circumstances connected with this action are detailed in a former issue. Defendant pleaded the statute of limitation, and the plaintiff having only paid £30 on account of tho note in question, within the last six years, the plain- tiff could only recover a moiety of that sum. Verdict for plaintiff, damages E 15. Counsel for plaintiff, Messrs Chilton and Evans, Q.C. Solicitors, Messrs Morris and Jones. Counsel for defendant, Messrs E. V. Williams and Nichols. Attorney, Mr Charles Hughes.
FRIDAY. John Thomas v. Thomas and others.-This is an action of trespass for taking goods under an execu- tion from the County Court against the effects of one John Phillips. "#'# SILVER MINES—Perhaps the most remarkable in- stance of the occurrence of silver i1 Great Britain, is that afforded by the Gogerddon mines, near Abervst- with, Cardiganshire, which, although at the present time unworked and little known, were immensely pro- ductive two or three centuries ago. From the argen- tiferous galena of these mines, Sir Hugh Myddleton is said to have made a profit of about £ 25,000 a year, and chiefly to have accumulated the wealth expended in his great undertaking of bringing the New River to London. I am not aware what the produce ofsilver was in these ores, or what proportion of the profit was derived from this metal. It appears, however, to have been very considerable, both from old ac- counts of the mines, and from the circumstance of a mint having been established for its coinage in the ancient castle of Aberystwyth. Some of the silver pieces coined here are still in existence, having on one side the impression of an ostrich feather, probably de- rived from the armorial bearings of the Prince of Wales, the nominal sovereign of the Principality. Prior to the time of Sir Hugh Myddleton, these mines afforded large profits to a company of German miners, by whom they were worked; and for a long time after his death, were wrought with equal success by a Mr Bushell, who was remarkable for his loyalty to Charles the First, in whose cause he appears to have sacrificed much of the wealth. be thus acquired; having it is stated, on one occasion, ndvauced a loan, or rather gift, of X40,000 besides other equally important assistance in men and arms. A considerable quantity of lead is refined for silver at the present time, at some of the mines of Nortll Wales; but the ores do not generally contain nii,, "or" ^ro I. »
ADDITIONAL LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. THE REV. JAMFS COLQUHODH CAMPBELL, Curate of St. Nicholas, in this County, has been presented to the Rectory of that parish, on the resignation of the Rev. Roper Trevor Tyler-Patron, John Bruce Pryce, Esq. NEWBRIDGB PETTY SESSIONS is to be held at th6 Carpenter's Arms Inn, on Tuesday, the 2nd of April next. .## COPPER ORES SOLD AT SWANSEA, March 27, 1839. Mines. 21 Cwts. Purchasers. £ s. d. Cobre 76 Williams, Foster & Co. 12 15 0 Ditto 67 Vivian and Sons 12 12 0 Ditto 64 Williams, Foster & Co. 21 15 0 Ditto 49 Vivian and Sons 12 13 0 Ditto IS Pascoe Grenfell & Sons 28 7 6 Ditto 100 Sims, Willvams, Nevill and Co. .-15 4 6 Ditto 90 Vivian and Sons 15 5 0 Ditto 105 Williams, Foster & Co. 17 3 G Ditto 79 Ditto, and Pascoe Grenfell and Sons.. 13 1 0 Ditto 100 Pascoe Grenfell & Sons 11 8 0 Ditto Vivian and Sons 11 5 0 Ditto 72 Williams, Foster & Co. 29 6 6 Ditto 31 Pascoe Grenfell & Sons 5 3 0 Ditto 25 Ditto 2 16 6 Chili 90 Williams, Foster & Co. 19 11 0 Ditto 73 Ditto IS 8 6 Ditto 39Pascoe Grenfell & Sons 35 11 6 Ditto 35 Williams, Foster & Co. 20 2 6 Ditto 30 Sims, Willyams, Nevill and Co 53 8 6 Ditto 28 Ditto 5*2 10 6 Ditto 26 Vivian and Sons 54 11 0 Ditto 24 Ditto 52 1 0 Ditto 22 Sims, Willyams, Nevill and Co. 53 0 0 Ditto 20 Vivian and Solis 51 1 0 Ditto 16 Ditto 51 5 0 Ditto 100 Vigurs, Batten, James and Co 16 1 6 Ditto 27 Vivian and Sons 20 13 0 Ditto 57 Freeman and Co 21 16 6 Ditto 44 Ditto 22 10 6 Ballymurtaghl 18 Vivian and Soiis 3 8 6 Ditto .107 Ditto 2 8 6 Ditto 81 Ditto 3 j2 6 Ditto 72 Vigurs, Batten and Co. 2 7 6 Ditto 61 Pascoe Grenfell & Sons 2 7 0 Ditto 54 Vivian and Sons 3 9 6 Ditto 53 Ditto 2 Il 6 Ditto 41 Ditto 2 16 6 Ditto 13 Pascoe Grenfell & Sons 3 8 0 Knockinahon 134 Williams, Foster & Co. 8 I] 0 Ditto .102 Ditto 8 16 6 Ditto 91 Ditto 7 15 6 Ditto 65 Ditto 8 2 6 Ditto 59 Ditto q 2 6 Ditto 57 Benson, Loan and Co.. 7 18 6 Cuba 116 Williams, Foster & Co. 16 6 6 Ditto 76 Ditto 17 3 6 Ditto 69 Ditto I I 16 15 0 Ditto 57 Ditto 14176 Crown 110 Vivian and Sotis 7 1 6 Ditto 100 Ditto 8 7 6 Ditto 77 Freeman and Co. 6 6 0 Cronebane 72 Williams, Foster & Co. 5 14 0 Ditto 58 Ditto 5 14 0 Ditto 55 Ditto 5 14 0 Tigrony 42 Pascoe Grenfell & Sons 2135 Valparaiso 94 Ditto 22 9 6 Connorree 45 Ditto 4 0 6 Ditto 30 Ditto 2 9 6 Precip. 6 Williams, Foster & Co. 38 1 0 Ditto 5 Ditto 53 6 0 Llanberris 41 Pascoe Grenfell & Sons 3 3 6 Chili 26 Ditto 4 g q Ditto 10 Ditto 13 9 6 Dolgelly 25 Freeman and Co. 4 5 0 3840 CARDIFF. FOREIGN REPORTED INWARDS. The Juno, Suerken, from Ostend, in ballast. FOREIGN ENTERED OUTWARDS—The Vrouw Neeltje, Parrel, and the Merwestroom, Hazewinkel, for Dordt; the Elise, Breekwoldt, for Hambro'; and the William and Elizabeth, Tayler, for Quebec. FOREIGN CLEARED OUT.-The Rolflna, Bolhuis, and the Jonge Louis, Mulder, for Amsterdam, the Avontueer, Hoveling, and the Vrouw Jantina, Mul- der, for Rotterdam; and the Venus, Rosier, for Oporto, with iron. COASTERS INWARDS.—The Thomas, Murphy, from Glasgow, the Isabella, lago, from Neath, the Joseph, Care, from Swansea, and the William and Ann, Bright, from Gloucester, with iron the Prince Regent, Lewis, from Carmarthen, with tin; the Jane and Mary, Rumson, from Cork, and the Harriett and Ann, Morgan, from Llanelly, with oats; the Marina, Found, from Bride, with malt; and the Mary, Thomas, from Waterford, with hay the Abbess, Harris, from Neath, the Sarah and Ann, Cavanagh, and the Dove, Fitzgerald, from Dungarvan, the Venus, Owens, and the Neptune Shorman, from Bridgewater, the Thomas and Elizabeth, Heard, from Waterford, the Ann and Maria, Hughes, from Gloucester, the John and Marianne, M'Namara, the Friends, Davies, and the Castle, Jones, from Bristol, with sundries; 30 vessels in ballast; and 11 with iron ore. CoAsTERS OUTWARDS—The Sir A. N. M'Nab, Press, for Londonderry, the Cambria, Bartlett, the Montague, Bovey, and the Dart, Vitten, for Goole, the May Flower, Palmer, the William, Smith, the Harmony, Cadogan, and the Merit, Bull, for Bristol, the Camilla, Haine, for Shoreham, the Robert, Clampitt, for Newport, the Margaret, Newby, for London, the Amity, Humphry, for Dundalk, and the Olive Branch, Courtney, for Plymouth, all with iron; the Bute, Walters, and the Amity, Rogers, for Bristol, with sundries; and 30 vessels with coal. SWANSEA. ARRIVED.—The Morton, Morton, and the Jane, Jones, from Penzance; the Ann and Letitia, Davies, and the Ann and Maria, Ree, from Cardigan the Favourite, Shean, from Baltimore; the Eliza, Thomas, from Rouen the Brothers, Thomas, the Emma, Lee, the Sisters, Jeukins, the Comet, Lee, and the William and Thomas, Scantelbury, from Falmouih the Ann, Mollard, the Industry, Painter, the Phoenix, Thomas, the Laura, Clark, and the Britannia, Quick, from St. Ives; the Parr, Scantel. bury, and the Four Fri-tids, Scantelbury, from Fowey; the Union, Johns, from YouZhal the Charlotte and Hannah, Salt, and the Mary Ann, Pope, from Parr; the Kirwain, Murray, and the Redman, Power, from Dungarvon; the Merton, Hoskins, from Truro; the Liberty, Davies, from Penryn; the Brothers, Heix, from St. Agnes; the Mary Ann, Bowen, the Swan, Thomas, the Angenora, Brooks, the Good Intention, Lake, and the Venus, Cross, from Bideford the Eleanor, Davies, from Pwllely the Samuel and Mary, Dimpsey, from Neath; the Essay, Bull, from Newhaven; the St. Vincent, Walters, and the Edward, Irwain, from llfracombe; the St. Biides, Phillips, from Llanelly the Magnet, Thomas, from Aberdovey; the Bristol, Jones, the Palmerston, Bailey, the Phoenix, Lodge, and the Brothers, Jones, from Bristol the Mouu- taineer, Edwards, and the Magnet Packet, Hearvey, from Liverpool; the Aeolus, Howler, and the Rapid, Day, from Waterford the William, Kern, the Royal Oak, Stafford, and the Nancy, Pierce, from Wick- low; the Mary Ann, Mathews, from the Mumbles; the Trio, Pierce, from Wexford; the Sarah Jane, Myler, and the Drake, Richards, from Cork; the Sally, Greenway, from Beerhaveu; the Gratitude, Jeokins, from Ross; the Gratitude, Crometty, from Londonderry; the London Packet,Britt, from Rhye the John, Glass, from Jersey; the John and Eliza- beth, Puddon, from Barnstaple the Nymp^ Potter from Teignmouth; the Mary, Bucks, the Eliza] Prosser, the Edward and Margaret, Jones, the Owen Cambridge, Nurse, and the Fame, Wills, from Bridgewater; the Belinda, Tanner, the Flora, Luly the Ann and Susan, Potter, the Maniue, Danet and the Providence, Phillips, from Gloucester; and the Loo, Govier, from Watchet. SIR WATKIN WILLIAMS WYNN Continues so infirm from repeated attacks of the gout, that he is ob liged to be lifted in and out of his carriage. BRISTOL, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 24. DE- PARTURE OF THE GREAT WESTIERN.Tije Great Western was to have departed yesterday, but was un- expectedly delayed by some of her bands refusing to go in her after having signed articles she sailed therefore this morning, at about 2 o'clock. She takes with her upwards of 4,000 letters, a valuable cargo of silks, manufactured goods, worsted stuffs cottons, and 109 passengers, among whom are the two' eldest sons of the Earl of Wincbilsea, Judge Hally- burton, alias Sam Slick, Lord F. Paulett, Lieuten- ant-Colonel Oldfield, Captain J. Forbes, and Mr Kaye, a Government messenger, with despatches. CAUTION TO MOTHElts.-On Tuesday, the coroner for Derbyshire, held two inquests at Ilkerston, on the infants of labouring people, both of whom had been killed by the improper use of laudanum, which
CIRCUIT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR THE RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS. SUMMER CIRCUITS, 1839. SOUTHERN. T. B. BOWEN, Esq., Commissioner. Radnorshire—At Presteigne, Monday, July 1. Herefordshire—At Hereford, Tuesday, July 2. Brecknockshire—At Brecon, Thursday, July 4. Carmarthenshire—At Carmarthen and Borough, Friday, July 5. Cardiganshire—At Cardigan, Monday, July 8. Pembrokeshire—At Haverfordwest and Town, Wednesday, July 10. Glamorganshire-At Swansea, Friday, July 12. Glamorganshire-At Cardiff, Saturday, July 13. Monmouthshire—At Monmouth, Monday, July 15. Gloucestershirc-At Gloucester and City, Wed- nesday, July 17. At the City of Bristol—Saturday, July 20. Somersetshire—At Bath, Wednesday, July 21. Somersetshire—At Wells, Friday, July 26. FAIRS FOR APRIL. Glamorganshire —Aberdare, Monday 1, "nd Tues- day 16; Bridgend, Monday 1; Caerphilly, Friday Cardiff, Wednesday 10; Cross Ion, Monday 15; Cwm Neath, Monday 15, and Monday 29; Newbridge, Wednesday 3. Monmouthshire.—Monmouth* Thursday 18; Ponty- pool, Tuesday 2, arid Monday 22; Usk, Saturday 20. Breconshire.-Crickliowell, Saturday 13; Devyn- nock, Tuesday 16; Llangynyd, Saturday 20; Talgarth, Thursday 18; Trecastlo, Friday 5. Cardiganshire.-Cardigan, Friday 5; Llandyssel, Thursday 18. Carmarthenshire.—Carmarthen, Monday 1 o, for cattle, and Tuesday 16, for pigs; Llandovery, Wed- nesday 10; Llangathan, Tuesday 16; White House on Tave, Wednesday 3. Pembrokeshire.-Fishguard, Monday I Haverford- west, Monday 15; Pembroke, Friday 12. COTTAGE PREMIUMS.—The Highland and Agricul- tural Society lately decided to award premiums to the amount of £4 for the best kept cottages and cottage gardens in each of four parishes of a county, and to continue to award the prizes in the same county for four successive years. We learn from The Quarterly Journal of Agriculture that the result of the first year t trial has been most successful. The minister of one of the parishes declares that such has been the iin- provement, that "no one can pass through the parish without being struck with the totally different aspect now presented by our gardens and cottages; and hav- ing occasion in the way of my duty to be frequently within the houses of the poor, I can safely say, that the external aspect is nothing more than a faithful index of the neatness and comfort and taste to be found within." The fund from which these premiums are paid is not all advanced by the society, but a guarantee is required from each parish to the extent of half, as a proof of the interest which the gentlemen connected with it take in the matter; and they are further ex- pected to use their personal influence with the peasan- try to induce them to come forward as competitors. There is not the least difficulty in prevailing upon them to go on in a course of improvement once begun: but the first step will scarcely ever be taken unless at the urgent desire of some one whose good opinion they wish to possess.
FROM THE LONDON GAZETTES. London, Friday, March 22. DECLARATIONS OF INSOLVENCY. Thomas Bell, Liverpool, ironfounder. John Alexander Lee, Liverpool, iron founder. Thomas Futcher, Fareham, Hampshire, draper. William Bookless, Liverpool, iron founder. BANKRUPTCY ENLARGED. Thomas Blay, 198, Bermondsey Street, Southwark, brush maker. BANKRUPTS. Samuel Rothwell, 6, Cross Lane, Tower Street, printer, John Martin, Tonbridge Wells, builder. Frederick Blake, Ealing, Middlesex, grocer. Thomas Moss, Kirton in Lindsey, Lincolnshire, draper. William Forth and William Jepson, Manchester, cotton spinners. William Fisher, Lincoln, and George Fisher, Newark upon Trent, wharfingers. London, Tuesday, March 26. DECLARATIONS OF INSOLVENCY. Martha Davies and Mary Jones, late of Upper High Street, Taunton, Somersetshire, grocers. Isidore Heilbronn, Hawthorn Cottage, Gloucester- shire, wool broker. Moses Jackson, Liverpool, victualler. Thomas Paten, Worthing, Sussex, lodging housekeeper. BANKRUPTCY ENLARGED. Theodore Atigusiiis Dnlcken, 6, Wigmore Street, Ca- vendish Square, haberdasher. BANKRUPTS. Samuel Youngman, late of Curtain Road, Shoreditch, hut now of Old Street, timber merchant. George Topham, now or late of the Royal Hotel, Richmond Surrey, hotel keeper and coal merchant. James Ralfs, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, printed furniture dealer. Henry Perkins, Lisson Grove North, ironmonger. John Beard Carruthcrs, High Street, Bristol, book- seller. Richard Thornton, jun., Beccles:Suffolk, beer brewer. William Fisher, Lincoln, and George Fisher, of New- ark upon Trent. wharfingers. John Flower and James Flawer, Sheffield, iron founders.
BIRTHS. On Tuesday, the 19th inst., the wife of Mr Joseph Hancock, Rumney, of a daughter. The infant died the following day. 20th March, the wife of Mr F. Williams, surgeon Merthyr, of a daughter being her 20th child. MARRIAGES. On the 11th instant, at Llanguick Church, Glamor- ganshire, by the Rev. Timothy Davies, Rector of Ystrad- gynlais, John Jones, Esq., of Brynbrain, to Elizabeth, second daughter of the late Richard Pendrill, Esq., of rontardawe Cottage. March ISth, at Cheltenham, Captain Emery, of Dou- 5 l,P°V?0USe\ So'nerset*hire. to Miss Parsons' of Pitt- T £ w PCC erShlre' ddest daughter of the late Rev. John W. Parsons, vicar of Wellington, Herefordshire. At Llansamlct Church, on Tuesday last, the 26th inst., wr onJ^min W ilkes, agent to the Upper Bank Copper orics, Swansea, to Miss Susannah Davies, eldest daughter of Mr Davies, innkeeper, Llansamlet. UNIONS. On the 18th inst., at Ynysgau Chapel, by a Poor Law ogistrar, Mr John Havard, to Mrs Jones, Horeb-goch, both of the parish of Penderyn, Breconshire. Also, at the same place. by a Poor Law Registrar, Mr N. Davies, to Miss Catherine Jones, both of Penvdarren, Merthyr Tydvil. 3 DEATHS. On the 12th inst., John George, upwards of eighty years of age, and one of the oldest freemen of the borough of Cardiff. On the llth instant, at Canton, in the parish of Llandaff, in his 86th year, Mr Rees Williams, a true honest and upright man. He had been married to his wife sixty-three years who now survives him, and brought up a family of nine children, and no death happened in their dwelling during that long period. At Llanblethian, near Cowbridge, on Friday the 15th., to the inexpessible grief of a disconsolate husband, and deeply lamented by relatives and friends, Mary, the beloved and amiable wife of Wm. Thomas, Esq. She died in childbed calmly resigning her spirit, in humble faith, into the hands of a Redeemer ever precious to those who truly believe in him. March 22nd, at Newport, Monmouthshire, of con- suuaption, at the age of 19, Miss Augusta Oldaker, sister to Mrs Hallen, of the Westgate Hotel, in the above Town. March 24, suddenly, at his residence, Mount St. Albens, Monmouthshire, at the age of 80, Jamea Thomas, Esq., a magistrate of the above County. On the 19th, aged 66 years, Mr Richard Powell, of Llanvase, Brecon. On the 16th, Mrs Williams, of the Market Tavern, High Street, Brecon. On the 9th inst., in the 45th year of his age, at the re- sidence of his mother, Glynfelin, near Neath, Henry H. Price, Esq., civil engineer, of 4, Parliament Street, London. On the 14th inst., aged 8 years, William, son of J. M. Voss, Esq., banker, of Swansea. On the 5th inst., at Sandhutton, Yorkshire, Mr Wil- liam Hudson, and Diana, his wife. the former aged 84 and the latter 86. The lived together sixty-four years, died within seven hours of each other, and were buried together in the same grave. On the 20th inst., at Malpas, near Newport, Margaret, relict of Mr J. Jones, late of the Church House Farm, in her 74th year. At St. Aryan's, Monmouthshire, on the 19th inst., Ann, daughter of the late J. Woodroffe, Esq., of Pluster- wine, in the county of Gloucester, aged 29 years,—after a long and painful illness, borne with Christian fortitude, and perfectly resigned to the will of her divine Maker. At Caerleon, on the 16th inst., regretted by a large circle of friends, Miss Mary Harris, niece, of Mr James Morgan, timber merchant, of that town. At London, on the J5th inst., much regretted, Eliza, youngest daughter of the late Captain Shanks, of Gros- mont, Monmouthshire. At Monmouth, on the 20th inst., of rapid comsuaip- tion, aged 18, James George, eldest son of Mr George Parsons, of Sr. Mary Street in that town. On the 8th inst., at Llanelly, Breconshire, after a lontt and painful illness, aged 32, Ann, the beloved wife af Mr InVvn J « —