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Bmcmahtcc. BIIECOIT -k requisition to the mayor having been got up and signed by eight or ten out-and-out Radi- cals, to convene a public meeting, at the Guildhall, on Tuesday last, for the purpose of addressing the Queen on her firmness," &c. &c The meeting was held accordingly, and a miserable affair it proved very few persons attended, and among those few there were only two or three that could, even by courtesy, be called getittemeii I" The address, however, was craftily signed by the mayor (!) on I)elj-ilf of the meeting! We have no doubt that even this affair will be proclaimed to the world as a 61 demonstrafion." BRECKNOCKSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.—In pur- suance of a resolution of the Spring Meeting, a Com- mittee Meeting of the Society was held at their rooms. Swan Inn, Brecon, on Saturday, the 18th ult. Lloyd Vaughan Watkins, Esq., of Pemioyre, in the chair, Among many other resolutions it was determined that in future no successful competitor of the last year should be allowed to exhibit for prizes of the same class this year. And that exhibitors of stock should, when giving notice of their intention to contend, also furnish the secretary with certificates of the ages of the stock to be shown; also that persons renting farms under the annual rent of XS.) should be allowed to compete for the prizes hitherto restricted to renters undergo. It was announced that in addition to the silver cups annually given by L. V. Watkins, Esq., Major Gwynne Holford, J. Bailey, Esq., M.P., W. R. Stretton, Esq., and J. P. Wilkins, Esq., 'similar pieces of plate will be this year presented by Walter Wilkins, Esq., M.P., Col. Wood, M.P., J. p. Snead, Esq., Rev. R. W. P. Davies, Messrs Morgan, ofglas. bury, and the tradesmen of Brecon. TIIg BARK SEASON .-Owing to the backward and cold 3pring, the stripping has begun later than usual: the trees run remarkably well considering the weather. There is an advance in price of 10s. a ton on the last season. ACCIDENT—On Saturday, the IStii ult., as Mr William Cole and Mr David Colo, hatmakers, at Brecon, were returning from Hay fair in a light mar- ket cart, the horse, a very spirited animal, took frig-ilt and ran away, nearly opposite Trocdyrhaiarn Farm, about two miles from Brecon. Sir Willimn Cole was thrown out by the shock, and the wheel passed over his ancle. As soon as he was able to get up, he went in search of his brother, whom he found lying senseless a short distance on the road, having been thrown out with great violence on his head. Assistance was promptly rendered from Troedyrhaiarn, and he was conveyed home, where he lav insensble until Monday afternoon; but we arc happy to state that lie is now in a fair way of recovery, The horse, having broken away from the cart, which was upset in the ditch, was stopped at the turnpike gate without receiving any injury. COMMITMENTS TO BRECOV COUNTY GAOL.—By John Anslell, Esq. and the Rev. Edward Lewis, William Gaines, the younger, labourer, was fullv committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions, charged on the oaths of Enoch Watkins, and others, with feloniously stealing from the person of the said Enoch Watkins, one canvass bag, nine sovereigns, and one half sovereign, of the goods and chattels of the said Enoch Watkins, at the parish of Llanell v. —John Cooke, a ropemaker, was committed to 011C calendar month's hard labour, as a rogue and vagabond, frequenting certain streets and highways in the parish of Crickhowell, with intent to commit felony. May 2:2ad, by Thomas Meredith, Esq John Hantley, labourer, upon his own confession, with being a deserter from her Majesty's 12th Regiment of [nfantry. SUMMARY OF THE DIVISION. Majorityfor Mr s. Lofevre (tellers included) 319 Minority for Mr Goulburn (ditto) 301 Pairs 8 lij Ministerialists absent 12 Coliscrva,ives absent 8 V acant (Carlow and Ludlow) 2 658 MAESLOUGH CASTLE.—This splendid and noble resi- deneo has been completed bv Walter Wilkins, Esq., M P., aud on 'Thursday Mr Wilkins, with bis lady and family, arrived from London, to inhabit it for the first tune; on a former occasion we noticed this fine castle, which combines all the comforts of a modern mansion with the majestic appearance of Po feudal fortress, and tbe site Oil which it stands was admirably chosen, and Is keeping with the building. The friends and neighbours of Mr and Mrs Wilkins met to give them a right hearty welcome to their new residence; several bonfires illuminated the country in all directions, and the assembled people round the different fires weie regaled with excellent ale and cider; the rejoicings lasted great part of the night. — Hereford Journal. The school-house which was built by Lady C. Greenly, near Kington, has been within the last few days endowed by Mrs Greenly, of Titley Court, with the munificent sum of 1000, "to be invested in such a way ;\s will be most useful in procuring the blessings °f education in the tenets of the Church of England to the children of the poor .-—Hereford Journal. .,ø.###,I'# FAIRS FOR JUNE. Glamorganshire. —CjnrA 'ilf, Saturday 29; Cowbridge, Monday 24; Lantwit Major, Saturday 22; Llauridian, uursday 20; Loughour Castle, Monday 3", New- bridge, Friday 14. Monmouthshire—Abergavenny Monday 24; Castell Bychan, Monday 24; Monmouth', Tuesday IS; (called woul talr.) Brcconshire—Builth, Thursday 27; Hay, Monday [10; Pontueddlecuan, Saturday 29; Talgarth, Satur- day 1. Radnorshire. — Presteigu, Tuesday 25. Carmartlictishire.-Aber,-w illy, Monday 24; Car- marthen, Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 Llandilo Favvr, Frithy 21 Llandilo Fechan, Wednesday" 12; Lhu- arthney, Wednesday 5, for cattle, horses, sheep, &c; Thursday 6, for pigs; Mothvey, Tuesday 18; New Castle in Rlios. Wednesday 12; New Castle in Einlyn, Saturday 22; New Inn, Monday 3; St. Clears, Wed- nesday 5, for cattle, &c.; Thursday 6, for pigs; Talley, Saturday 22. Pembrokeshire.— Haverfordwest, Wednesday 12; Llandelvi, Saturday 29; Narbertb, Monday 3; New- port, Thursday 27, and Saturday 29. PREROGATIVE COURT, MONDAY, MAY 13. -( Before Sir Herbert Jenner.) — PANTON V. WILLIAMS,-This case respects the validity of the last will of Mr James Panton, of North Wales. The case is familiar to the public, in c.onsequenco of the charge of forgery brought against Mr Williams, in whose favour it is executed, but who was acquitted. The proceedings in this court were commenced in IS37, and to-day another allegation, pleading certain facts as to the scripts before the court, on behalf of Mr Barton Panton, who opposes the validity of the will, were given in. The court, after hearing civilians on both sides, directed all the articles, except two, to be re- jected. From the nature of the suit, we purposely refrain giving details tiil the hearing. THE LATE PROFESSOR ILE Es--Ori Tuesday, the 21st inst., an inquest was held in the hamlet of L'ys- dinan, in this county, before Thomas Batt. Esq coroner, and a very respectable jury, of whom the Rev. Dr. Evans, Rector of Llanafan Vawr, was fore- man, on the body of the Rev. Rice Rees, professor of the Welsh language at Lampeter College, who was foulld lying on tlle road side the day preceding, near the house of Mr Rees Davis. It appeared in evidence that the Rev. gentleman had been complaining'of pain in his chest when he passed the Inn at Newbridge, and it is supposed that finding himself worse, descended from his horse for the purpose of procuring assistance, as when found he was not quite dead, and had his Avhip in his hand. Thomas Powell, Esq., surgeon, of Builth, was immediately sent for, but long before his arrival the Rev. gentleman had expired; and from the evi- dence of Mr Powell, it would appear that he had died in a fit of apoplexy. A verdict was accordingly found to that effect. FUNERAL OF THE LATE REVEREND PROFESSOR REES. On Friday last. the funeral of this much-lamented ornament of our Church, and accomplished scholar, took place, when a select assemblage of his very numerous friends and acquaintances, consisting of between twenty and thirty of the Clergy, and about an equal number of the gentry of the surrounding neighbourhood, together with the Principal, Vice- Principal, and the whole of the Members of St David's College, had the melancholy satisfaction of accompanying the Professor's afflicted relatives in paying the last tribute of affection and respect to the mortal remains of one who was so universally beloved, and so sincerely regretted. The procession, on its way from Tonn to Llandingad Church, passed through the town of Llandovery, the whole of the shops and houses were closed, all business was completely suspended, and but one feeling, that of deep and heartfelt sorrow, seemed to pervade all classes, from the highest to the lowest. It was with some difficultv the Vicar, the Rev. W. Morgan, B.D., read the solemn ritual of our Church over the body of his departed friend, as his feelings sympathised so greatly with those around him, there being scarcely an eye present that did not, in some measure, relieve the fulness of the heart by a flood of tears at the parting scene, when all that remained of hi in who Was cele- brated for his literary attainments, universal benevo- lence, correct conduct, and, above all, his pure and unaffected piety, was consigned to the cold and siieut grave, there to await a glorious resurrection. On Sunday, two very solemn and impressive dis- courses were delivered at Llandingad Church on the late awful event, by the Vicar, and the Rev. Mr. Jones, of Llansadwin, to large and attentive audien- ces. Sermons were also preached on the occasion at Lampeter, and several other places, and we trust that the solemn warning of Professor Rees's sudden death may be blessed to the eternal happiness of many. We cannot close this brief account without giving the following extract from our contemporary the Carmarthen Journal, which, from a notification at tached to it respecting St. David's College, we may fairly suppose to have been written by one of the late Professor's colleagues, and as such it becomes the more valuable, from its being a testimony of, and tribute to, departed worth, penned by one who must have had close and frequent opportunities of judging the character he so well delineates, and so deeply deplores:—"The sudden death of this talented and highly respected individual has excited the deepest regret amongst a very extensive circle of friends, and caused an irreparable loss to the two societies of which he was so distinguished a member. Gifted by nature with an ardent thirst for knowledge, a very retentive memory) and a sound discriminating judg- ment, he had mainly devoted himself the twelve years of his residence at St. David's College, to the studies peculiarly connected with his Professorship, and had accumulated a store of information upon the literature and antiquities of his country, which, had life been spared, he was pre-eminently qualified to apply to the illustration of those subjects." After mentioning his literary labours, &c., he proceeds— But it has pleased the all-wise Disposer of, events to frustrate these purposes, and it is the chief conso- j lation of his friends, under their painful bereavement, to reflect that his literary pursuits, congenial as they were to his taste, were by him ever regarded as sub- ordinate to the higher duties of his profession. The consistency of his character, his uniform kindness and benevolence, his unwearied diligence, his conscienti- ous and exemplary fulfilment of all the relations of I ife in which he was placed, were in his case the fruit of strong Christian principle. It was his desire to improve his talent as a faithful servant of Christ. While, therefore, they deeply feel this afflictive dis- pensation of Divine Providence, they sorrow not as those which have no hope, believing in the Saviour's promise, Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life." "#'# coultil OF QUEEN'S BENCH—WEDNESDAY, MAY 22. THE QUEEN V. DAVID JONES.—Mr Vaughan Williams showed cause against a rule obtained by Mr Chilton for the defendant, calling oil the prosecutor to show cause why the writ de contumace capiendi issued in this case should not be set aside for with cost, and why the defendant should not be dis- charged out of the custody into which he Itfid been committed on this writ, and why the prosecutor should not pay the costs of the application. The affidavits stated the writ of signijicavit, on which the writ de contumace was issued, which set forth that the defen- dant, who was a husbandman in Carmarthenshire, had been guilty of not obeying the command of the surro- gate of the Bishop's Court, by paying to the Rev Ebenezer Morris,clerk, the sum of £35, 1 Is 4d. costs taxed in a case of the ollice of judge, promoted by the said Ebenezer Morris, before the said surrogate, at Carmarthen; and also for omitting to perform the duty of churchwarden and other offices, particularly that of abstaining from attending the parish church, though often requested so to do, and also for not pro- viding bread and wine for the communion service. There was an affidavit on which tlie rule had been ob- tained, and which stated that the defendant had been in gaol in this suit since the mouth of December last, and alleging other circumstances whieu he (Mr Williams,) however, thought were fulivallswei-ed in the affida vits on the other side. He should not, there- fore, unless compelled to do so, go into that painful part of the case, for the only question now absolutely necessary to be decided was whethei the writ was properly and formally drawn, so as to give the Eccle- siastical Court jurisdiction in the case, and thus au- thorised the issuing of the writ. On this point there were in substance two questions, first, whether the significavit should not have been issued in the 11a me of the Bishop, or whether it was not sufficient that it was issued in the nanieof the. Judge of the Bishop's Court; and, secondly, who was considered to be the Judge within the meaning of the rule, whether the officer must be the actual Judge appointed by the Bishop, or might be his deputy. The Learned Counsel then quoted several authorities to show that if the writ was issued from the proper Court, and within the proper jurisdiction, it was sufficient, and this Court would not inquire who was the person that in fact put his band and seal to it. The form of proceeding, as stated by Sir John Niehol, was to "appear before the archdeacon, his surrogate,' or other competent judge." It was clear, therefore, that if the party. was bound to appear before either of these persons, either of them would have competent jurisdiction to enforce obe- dience to the authority of the Court where he pre- sided. Is Mr Chilton, in support of the wile, insisted that the writ must be in the nalUe of the Bishop himself, and not in that of the surrogate, who was but a deputy of a deputy. But, besides this, the writ itself was in- sumc-iciit it, another respect There were two church- wardens in the parish one appolllted by the incum- bent, one elected b. the parishioners. The de-femlant had been elected churchwarden. Tile sacramental wine and bread bad always been provided by the churchwarden of the incumbent. The writ recited that the defendant had not provided the sacred ele- ments. Now that statement was defective. it was perfectly consistent with that statement that tho in. cumbent's churchwarden Imd regularly provided the wine and bread, and that the churchwarden of the parishioners had only been vexatiousiy required to provide them. The very ground of proceeding-ag-ainst this defendant might, lor aught that appeared, be false in fact, and at all events he contended that the state- ment of it was defective, and that the writ bad been issued upon insufficient authority. The Court took time to consider the question. The inhabitants of Haverfordwest were on Monday last much amused by a "Thi. Hunt." A gay lady y who had come from Pater to join the tea-party given by the teetotallers, went into the shop of a Mr Davis, of High Street, and then laId her hands on a pair of shoes which she pocketed. I he loss was soon per- ceived, and being taxed with it, she delivered up her plunder. She was then given her choice of going to prison, or being turned out to the rude mercies of a Thief Hunt. She preferred tho latter, and was in- stantly pursued and caught uold of by a crowd of boys who incessantly taxed her with stealing the shoes, and pulled and dragged her about to her 110 small mortifi- cation and annoyance. The pursuit was continued for about half a miie, when it was given over, and we are satisfied she will not display her predilection for thieving in the town of Haverfordwest agaiii.-Car marthen Journal- A horrible attempt at murder was committed on Rod borough Common, GloUi estershire, 011 Thursday the 16th of last month, about half past six o'clock. A young woman, named Louisa Latham, on returning from her employ, was met by a man, Isaac Dalby, with whom she had been on intimate terms, but, from some things she objected to 111 his character, she had declined to receive his addresses, and was about to be married, it is said, to another person. Dalby bad threatened her many times, and on Thursday evening met her, as he had before stated he would, for the express purpose of putting an end to her existence. Having seized her, he attempted to cut her throat with a knife, but her cries brought some one to her relief, and her savage assailant desisted from his attempt and made his escape, The young woman was conveyed to the Stroud Casualty Hospital, where she has received every possible attention; but so mangled is her state, that it is not expected she will recover. In the strug- gle she wrested one knife from him and threw it away, but Dalhy had provided himself with a second. A considerable quantity of hair was torn from her head, and found in the blood at the spot. Every effort will be made to bring the ruffian to justice.- Worcester JownaU


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