TO BE LET, IN THE TOWN OF MERTllYR, And entered on at Christmas, A SMALL BREWERY, with a good House, and Cellaring, capable of Brewing 100 barrels per Month. Aoply to J. Ansell, Bridge Street; if, by letter, post paid. BRECONSHIRE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MR THOMAS DA VIES, (WITHOUT RESERVE,) On WEDNESDAY, the 23rd OCTOBER, 1839, at GELLY-FVNONNE FARM, in the Parish of PEN- DERIN, within a mile of Penderin Church, TPllE following STOCK, the Property of Mr Waller Powell; about 30 PONIES, of the real Black Mountain Creed, of various Colours, ali under seven years old; and Six Excellent CoWS IN CAIF. Seven Months' Credit on approved Security, or the usual Discount for Ready Money- The Sale will com- mence at II o'clock. .Hll'¡ Ian, iNJerLbyr T) dvil, September 26th, 1839. BRECONSHIRE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MR. THOMAS DA VIES, On WEDNESDAY, 30th OCTOBER, 1839, ALL the Excellent LIVE and DEAD STOCK, Implements of Husbandry, Dairy Utensils, and the HOUSEHOLD EURNITUUE, at Nfuadd Farm, (Hepster,) Parish-of Cantref, about two miles from Pen- derrin Church, on the Brecon Road leading from the Lamb Inn, Penderrin „ the property of Mr Edward James, who is about retiting from the Farming Business; con- sisting of Five Cows and Two Heifers in Calf, Three Yearling Heifers. and Two Calves, Four useful Working Horses, and Harness,One Pony Mare and Filly. Also, 60 Mountain Ewes, Kad 40 Lambs. All the above Slock isin Good and Healthy Condition. Four Months'Credit on approved Security, or the usual Discount for Cash. The Sale will commence precisely at Ten o'Clock and the Auctioneerrequests punctual Attendance, as the whole must be disposed of the same Day. Bush Inn, Merthyr Tydvil, 17th Oct. 1839. GLAMORGANSHIRE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MR THOMAS DA VIES, On FRID AY, the 1st of NOVEMB ER, 1839. at GARTH FARM, in the Pansh of PENTYRCII, situate Three Miles from IJantrisseut, and Five from Newbridge, ALL the LIVE and DEAD STOCK, Implements of Husbandry, &c., of the said Farm, the Property of Mr William Lewis, who is about leaving; consisting of Five Cows and Three Heifers in Calf, One Steer, One Fat Cow, and Five Calves, all of the real Glamorgan Three Excellent Working Horses and Harness, One Hackney Mare and Colt, and One Superior Brood Mare a quantity of BARLEY and OATS in the Barn not thrashed, about Eight Tons of Well Harvested HAY, a Patent Chaff Cutter, and Four Store Pigs. Four Months' Credit on approved Security, or the usual Discount for Cash, to Purchasers above Five Pounds. The Sale will commence at 10 o'clock precisely. Bush Inn, Merthyr Tydvil, 19th October, 1839. BRECONSHIRE. NAVY TIMBER FOR SALE. HUGH JONES, BEGS TO ANNOUNCE. THAT HE WILL Offer for ale by ahirtioit, At the BUTE ARMS INN, at HIRWAIN, near MERTHYR TYDVIL, on TUESDAY, the 12th day of NOVEMBER, 1839. at Two o'Clock in the After- noon. subject to such Conditions as will be then pro- duced; 4-Ort 0AK T,MBEfl TREES, fit for Naval purposes, now lying on a Field, part of Trebannngvacb Farm, close to the Turnpike Road lead- ing froir Brecon to Aberdare, an;! within a short distance of the Aberdare and Cardiff Canal, in the following Lots, viz.— Lot 1. 100 Oak Timber Trees, of large dimensions, marked with the T.etter in White Paint. Lot 2, 60 ditto ditto marked with the Letter B, do. Lot 3. 50 clilto ditto markpd C, ditto Lot 4. 50 ditto d:tto marked D, ditto Lot 5. 40 iliuo ditto marked E, ditto Lot 6. 100 ditto ditto marked F, ditto The Tenant will sliew the Timber, a.nd further parti- culars may be had on application (if by letter, post paid) to the A I1ctiflneer, Brecon. Cofy i of a Statement transmitted to the Clerk of the Pcacifor the County vf Brecon. BRKCONSHTRF. ) '• To John Powell, Esquire, Clerk of To WIT." the Peace for the County of Brecon.' 49 WE, FREDERICK FREDRICKS and HOWELL GWYN, Esquires, Two of her Majesty's Justices of the Peace, acting in and for the said County of Brecon. Do hereby give you Notice, that in the opinion of its the said Justices, the Parishes or Hamlets of Ystradgunlais Higher, Ystradgunlais Lower, and Ystradveky, all in the said County of Brecon, and the places within the same would form together a con- venient and proper Division, w ithin an,1 for which Special Sessions should henceforward be held in and for the said County, which said Paribus or Hatnle's of YstradgunI lis Higher, Ystradzunlais Lower, and Ystrad- velty, are within the existing Division of the said County, called or known by the name of the Hundred of Devynock. And, we do hereby further give von Notice, that no y other Division of the said County, save and except the said Hundred of Devynock, will be altered by such proposed new Division and that we, the undrrsigoed, Frederick Fredricks and Howe Gwyn, together with Richard Douglas Gougli, Esq" and the Reverend Charles Maybery and David Hanmer Griffith. Clerks, aTe at the date of this statement usually resident, or, acting as Justices of the Peace for the said County, within the Boundaries of the proposed new Division. And we make this statement in pursuance and by virtue of an Act of Parliament, made and passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of his late Majesty King George the IV, intituled, I -in Act for the Belter Regulation of Divisions in the several Counties of England and Wales.' Dated this Tenth day of October, 1539." "F. FREDRICKS. HOWEL GWYN." Notice is hereby given, that the Statement, of which the foregoing is a copy, was laid before the Justices at the last Quarter Sessions of the Peace, for the said County of Brecon, in pursuance of the directions of an Act of Parliament, made and passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of his late Majesty King George the IV, intituled, An Act for the Better Regulation of Divisions in the several Counties of England and Wales;" aud the same will be taken into consideration by the Court, at the next Quarter Sessions of the Peace, to be held in and for the said County of tirecon. Dated this 17th day of October, 1839. JOHN POWELL, Clerk of the Peace.
MERTHYR TYDVIL. AN BRECON, Oct. 19, 1839. The conclusion of the Quarter Sessions at Swansea and Brecon ;-The proceedings in the Registration Court at Swansea, with an elaborate tabular statement of the results ;-A Letter to O'Connell-Cardiff Police Report ;and a variety of other intelligence, together with some Advertisements, are unavoidably postponed till next week.
THE BISHOP OF LLANDAFF at a meeting held last week at Abergavenny, the proceedings of which are recorded to-day in our local columns, has again put forth his exalted influence to- wards promoting the increase of Church accom- modation, in the mineral and manufacturing districts. To his Lordship's speech we beg, on the part of our readers, the most especial atten- tion. That there is a fearful deficiency of the means of spiritual instruction in the districts to which his Lordship refers, every one resident near them can vouch and the obvious question arises,— Whose duty is it to supply the deficiency ? In our humble sphere, we would echo the sentiment of our venerated Diocesan, and say that they who have drawn immense populations around their manufactories, and who employ them for their own pecuniary profit, are the people who should charge themselves with this holy work. We have before urged that,in the lowest view of the case, we are fully convinced that the funds laid out in the erection and endowment of Churches, will effect a considerable saving eventually to those who so expend them. We would refer to the speech of the Vicar of Aber- gavenny, at this same meeting, for an illustra- r, tion of the good effects of this principle when brought into active operation: for the most pre- judiced mn will not deny that that population will be the happier which is kept in order by means of Bibles, rather than by cart whips and fetters. But men do not always view such tilings in their proper light. Present economy or expediency is too often the rule of their con- duct and as Mr WILLIAMS, the eloquent minis- ter of L-knvapley says in his speech, England in her conquests of old has too generally thought but of ensigns of justice, and neglected both the symbol and substance of religion;" whereas she would have found her account in acting like the Spaniards, who "set up a pole where a gallows should hereafter stand, the emblem of justice, and fixed a cross, the site of a future church, the emblem of religion-" The fact is, to possess a good, honest, and trustworthy working population, we must have a loyal and a pious population and though we believe the Church of England in the present day possesses a more able and zealous ministry, and a greater number of spiritual members than ever, still in the words of Mr BEVAN, to the Abergavenny meeting, If ever there was a time to make extraordinary exertions, to furego all superfluities, to retrench unne- "cessary expenses, that time is, unquestionably, the present; when infidelity and licentious- ness are arming themselves against reHgion, and making such awful and desolating progress through the land." For it is not the profession of true Christianity alone which has progressed, but practical infidelity, demi-popery, and vice, have made their onward marches too. These then must be opposed opposed with arms which alone are irresistible,—the Word of God,— quick and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword. But it will not be enough to provide Churches and Ministers, unless something more be done, to promote the spiritual welfare of the iron dis- tricts. We fear the fact is indisputable that an enormous quantity of labour is performed at all the iron works in Glamorganshire and Mon mouthshire, on the Sabbath. Surely it is worth a consideration, whether a committee of inquiry could not be appointed from amongst so res- pectable a body of individuals, to ascertain how much of it could be discontinued. Things which a few years ago might be works of neces- sity, by the progress of science, of discovery, and invention, may have become no longer so. And whether (his prove to be the case or no, still the example of hallowing the Sabbath, is scarcely second in importance to the providing of the means of religious instruction. The Dowlais Company, for instance, generally lessen their furnace work on Sunday considerably, while the other Companies do not. At one esta- blishment engines aud machinery are repaired, and the whole place is subjected to a cleansing operation while at others all this is never thought of on the Sunday. There is, therefore, evident room for enquiry. We have seen lately in some very sensible remarks on the subject of Sunday working, the argument atlduced,specially addressed to workmen,—that employing Sunday labour adds, in effect, one-seventh to the working population, and tends to lower wages. On this point we are at issue with the writer. We believe no such result will follow. Let any man work for one entire year, the whole seven days of every week and Jet another, his equal in every res- pert, rest on each seventh day; and we hesitate not one moment to say that the latter will be found in the end to excel the former hatll in the quality and amount of his work; that his bodily health will be in measurably better;—and, what is of the utmost importance,—he will not have periled his soul by pursuing the wiser course, ia obedience to the commands of holy wt it. On this point we are content to appeal alorite to the physical history of man and to the Employer and employed we therefore say,—if nothing is to be gained by the desecration of the Sabbath, why persist in so dangerous a course ? The interests of both parties are equally involved in the issue. (From a Correspondent.) The report presented at the annual general meeting of the Rhymney Iron Company, held on November 21, 1838, has already appeared in our columns and a further reGnvncc to it will be found in our report of the speech of the Bishop of LLANDAFF at the meeting at Abergavenny last week. III stating it to ùè our firm opinion that all Iron Masters or other manufacturing companies ought to act likewise, we do not wish to give the Rhymney Iron Company a niggardly praise, or to substract anything from the merit of their Christian benevolence and well applied liberality. May God bless and prosper undertakings which have set out with honouring His name and providing for His worship, and instructing the immortal souls which their active enterprise has drawn together! They have set the first example of. providing at once, and without delay, for the religious instruction of their workmen. Others when an unbounded success had given them ample means, and the absence of religious in- struction had awfully demonstrated its necessity, have rendered a tardy homage to the Being, who has proclaimed the rich to be but stewards for the poor. As in the case of the Rhymney Works, thousands may be collected inft barren wilder- ness, farVemoved from any temple hallowed to their Maker's worship, and deprived of the means of spiritual cultivation which they have before enjoyed. What wonder, if from minds thus left to themselves, then abandoned, without counsel or exhortation, to the unrestrained im- pulse of their passions, proceed evil thoughts and evil acts—drunkenness, debauchery, riot, and murder? The enterprising manufacturer, in the laudable design of improving his own worldly condition, has drawn together from the peaceful hamlet, and rural village, where the voice of the pastor was ever heard and respected, thousands of his fellow-creatures with the hopes of worldly wealth he attracts myriads from a land of spiritual riches to one of utter dearth and desolation; let him duly consider the re- sponsibility of his situation that the product of his industry is not all to be devoted to his own comforts and pleasures let him beware how he may incur the awful charge of erecting his fortunes on the ruin of other men's souls. It is for these reasons that we have held out for imitation the spirited, the well-directed and Christian liberality of the Rhymney Iron Com- pany.
THE REGISTRATIONS have been almost universally favourable in the highest degree to Conservatism. Amongst the most prominent cases, is that of the City of London, where, we think we may presume to say without fear of contradiction, the return of four Con- servatives is certain in fact, we know from the very best Radical authority—and which in this matter we are well inclined to rely upon—that the Ministerial feeling is pretty conclusive as to the result of a general election, the which, of course if possible they will avoid but as the opinion is that Parliament will meet at no great distance of time from the present moment, the difficulties which may arise from the care- lessness and active mismanagement of public affairs may lead somewhat prematurely to a result which the Household Cabinet would be glad, for the sake of board, lodging, and wages, to postpone.
GLAMORGANSHIRE MICHAELMAS QUAR- TER SESSIONS. The Sessions for this county were held at Swansea, oil Tuesday last, before JOHN NICIIOLL, Esq-, M.P., D.C.L Chairman. The Most Noble the Marquess of BUTE. C. R.M. Talbot, Esq. M.P. Colonel \V. Ireland Jones J. H. Vivian Esq M.l'. J. DilHvyn Llewellyn, Esq. Sir John Morris, Bart. John Eq. Rev. John Collins Henry Lucas. Eq. Rev. Samuel Davics Math. Moggridne, lisq. I)iit T. R. Plaice, Ksq. fj LI. Dillwyn, Esq. R Prirchard, Ks,(. F Fredricks, Esq. lit id Thomas, Esq. If J. Gr;,iit, I'. E Thomas, Esq. John Grove, Esq. W. Thomas, Esq. Howell Gwyn, Esq. if-J Trahcrne Hev, John Harding E. Vaughan, Esq. Bichiuo, E-.q. j W. Williams, Esq. After the proclamation against vice, &< had been read by the Clerk of the Peace, the Chairman ad- dressed tbe Grand Jury uearly as lollows:— Gentlemen of the Grand Jury,By the calendar the prisoners are not very numerous, nor the crimes heavy yet 1 beg to cali your attention to one or two cases. The first is that of obtaining money under fabe prdcllces :-lst. Yoq must be satisfied the pretence was false; 2nd, that it Was for the purpose of defraud: 3rd, that the person parted with his money, being imposed upon by that pretence. The next is a case of assault, with intent to commit a rape on a girl nine years old who being so young, the consent of the party does not diminish the guilt ot the offender. You must have proof the child was under ten years of age. In this c-ise you must ilso be satisfied whether or not the capi tal offence was com- mitted, and in this particular if you pay attention to the surgeon's evidence you will find it was ahsotutety impossible the capital offexree could have been com- mitted. The next case is that of stealing a hat. A manask'd a person to whom he was well known, to accompany him, ali(I that if he did not, he would take his hat: he took the bat in the presence of another person. I wish you to consider, whether by this act, felony was intended if the evidence does not warrant such an inference, he should not be stamped with the disgrace of that character. Other remarks were of a more general nature, and were relative to chief constables and county surveyors, who if not attending to duties they are or may be aware of, will be subject to heavy penalties. Pencavreg, Carmarthenshire, appel/ents, and St. Mary's, Cardiff, respondents, against an order of removal of Anne Evans and her children. This case, after some discussion, was left to be settled by the Solicitors. Mr Price, for appellants, and Mr P. Richards, for respondents. The Court then adjourned for the transaction of county business, when the accounts were audited and allowed; and a county rate of three farthings was ordered. During the retirement in the Grand Jury Room, the Marquess of Bute, in addressing the Magistrates, made several very shrewd remarks on an Act n^wly passed for providing Police, &c., in the several coun- ties through England and Wales. Upon the re-assembling of the Court the following prisoners were disposed ot: — Isaac Moss, aged 16, labourer, charged upon the oaths of Llwellyn Miles and others, with feloni- ollsly stealing one cart bridle, and other articles, of the goods and chattels of the said Llwellyn Miles. Verdict-Guilty, Sentenced to three months' imprisonment in Swansea House of Correction; the first and last week to be spent in solitary con- finement. Attorney: Mr E. P. Richards. Mary Millet, wife ot Thomas Millet, charged upon the oath of Charles Pearce, of Cardiff, with having stolen one coat and other articles of the goods and chattels of the said Charles Pearce. lirs Mary Arnett examined—I am the wife of \Yi'liam Arnott,ol Cardiff; we keep a beer-shop in this county I know tbe prisoner at the bar; I recollect her coming to my husband's house in Sep- tember last; I saw her when she came first; she ask'd for my husband; 1 said I could do he same purpose I went with her to ihe other room she took out a coat and ask'd me 5s. for it; she said it beiotig'd to lie man she lived %vith I did not ad. vance her the inonly she had a cloak on her back. William Howell, policeman of Cardiff, produced the coat, cloak, &c., that he had received on 23rd September from Mr Pearce. Nlr,t Arnott rc-c?%,iiy)ined -I'he coat produced by pot iceman was the same as the prisoner offer'd me; I have no doubt on the matter whatever. Mis Amott nointed out some marks on the coat and cloak, whereby sue mem. .Mr Charles Pearce, of Cardiff, exatiined-I live j at the Nag's Head Public House; I will swear to the coat produced; I paid £ 3 for it to Mr Quelch the cloak produced is my wife's; I have the cape to match it; I miss'd them from my house on Saturday the 21st September; I had seen them on the Wednesday previous; I know the prisoner; I saw her at my house oil Friday evening; she was at my ltotise when I discovered my loss; there was a cry out, I made a piece of noise ubollt it; the prisoner observed 16yotilility depend they are gone to Bristol to the pawnshops in consequence of suspicion I entertained, I went to the prisoner's lodgings; Howells and Stockdale went with int, she was called down to me when she came down I said, this is the persou 1 want, and gave her in charge; we went up and found the articles in her room the prisoner was not present when searched the room I gave the whole of the clothes to liovell, the policeman. Margaret Smith, wife of John SlIIith, examined- The prisoner lodged at my house on the morning of (he 21st September last, saw a bundle of clothes tied up; she had been lodging with me three weeks. Verdict-Guiltv. Sentenced to three months' imp, isonment in Swansea House of Correc- tion, the first and last to be in solitary confinement. Attorney: Mr E. P. Kichards. WEDNESDAY. William Quick, charged with having stolen four half crowns, and divers other silver coin of the realm, the property of Thomas Edwards, of New- bridge, in this county. Thomas Edwards examined by Mr Meyrick—the prisoner lodged at my tiotise, which he quitted ten weeks last Monday; oil the morning of that day, between five and six o'clock, after he had quitted, I found the loss of my working cap between nine and ten on the same day, I miss'd 25 shillings from the chest of drawers in the kitchen the butcher came into the house to ask for money for meat; I went to the drawer and found all the money gone I saw the money on the Sunday evening; I went with a constable in search of the prisoner; the constable found on him half a crown; I went into a public house, the constable followed me; the prisoner came to me and said, I a In very sorry for what I have done I wish I had seen you in the morning when I took the money, I would have given it you every halfpenny." This evidence being thought sufficient Mr Mey- rick called no other witness. The prisoner was Touni guilty, and sentenced to one month's hard labour at Cardiff gaol the three first and three last days to be in solitary confine- ment. John Hughes, charged with stealing a Bag, con- taining sundry articles pleaded Guilty. The Chairman in addressing ^li^prisoner, said he had been in 1S32 cotyj^lf^l a similar offence, also lately at LlandilofQIWWf^ Sessions, so that being an old offender he was sentenced to be trans- ported beyond the seas for the term of seven years. William Jones, convicted of larceny, sentenced to one month's hard labour in Swansea House of Correction; the first and last three days to be in solitary confinement. James James, charged with stealing three busltels of Oats, the property of Mr George Bur- rowe of Merthyr, pleaded Guilty: Sentencc-II days hard labour in Swansea house of correction; the lirst and last three days to be in solitary con- finement. Joseph Evans, charged with having stolen a pair of shoes and a telescope, the property of Evan Evans, pleaded Guilty- Sentence—Two calendar months hard labour tn- Cardiff gaol; the first and last three days to be in solitary confinement flenr/jc Irving, charged with having stolen lWO Watches pleaded GuiltyThe Chairman in pro- nouncing the sentence said, "George Irving, you admit you have stolen two watches from the pos- session of your employer, at Bridgend, in this county, I am also sorry (f) remark that you were at the Michaelmas Sessions of confuted of a similar offence; under these circnmstances the court sentence you to be transported beyond the seas for the term ol seven Georcje Beeh-tt. charged with having stolen a shovel, the property of Uliam Grant, of Dowlais, in this County. William Grant examined by Mr. Meyrick-1 work at Dowlais on Uw Mine Patch Beckett did not work on the same patch win, me I remember in the month of Aligtist liist, On Saturday evening, I put my shovel under a tram between 3 and 4 o'clock, about two months ago this is the habit oi workmen to leave their tools; I toi)n(i my missing on Mondqv.-morning, saw it afterwards al the pol iceman's hous"» I knew it by a mark I cot on Saturday evening; it is worth about two shil- lings; Dowlais is in this County. Jane John examined I recollect on the Sunday night about half past e glit o'clock, the prisoner went out of my house; about two o'clock on Mon- day 1 was up stairs, and saw people running from all quarters; 1 asked the prisoner "what is the matter," lie said "nothing mistress," but hiding the shovel he had in his hand and clapt it into the pantry Mr Davies the policeman was sent for, and searched several parts of the house but could not liiid what they were in search of; the people that came in said, it was a goose that the pri. ( souer had stolen presently afterward Mr Davie9 came in again, and found the shovel in the pantry. E. Davies exiiii'ined-I am a constable I liave a shovel in my hand 1 found it at the prisoner's lodgings, in the pantry [the shovel was produced and identified by William Grant, as his pro- perty.] Jane Davies gave the prisoner an excellent cha- racter for peaceable behaviour during the tillle lie lodged at her house. Mr Wood the Gaolor, beingcalled upon,declared he could nnt, from the prisoner's conduct, consider him a hardened offender. The Chairman taking into consideration the good character given the prisoner, also the recommenda- tion of itie I,iry, he was sentenced to only 14 days hard labour in Cardiff gaol the first and last three days to be in solitary confinement. D vid Morytan, charged with having stolen a Tarpaulin, the property of William Jones of Mer- thyr, hay merchant. William Jones examined hyNIr Alcyrick-I trade on the Glamorganshire canal; I have a boat there for carrying bay, straw, I)f)tat(oei,&e, I lately lost a tarpaulin from the middle lock in Merthyr, about the 7th of July last, on Sunday night I saw it about five o'olock in the evening, and found the loss of it on Monday morning I saw part of it in about three weeks and lour days afterwards I saw the smaller part of it by Mr Collin's near to David Morgan's house on the cart trebles I cannot. swear it was David Morgan's treble; I found the other part on David Morgan's garden wall, opposite his house; 1 asked David Morgan where he had my tarpaiilin he said it did not betong to me at first tie said he had it about three months, afterwards he said he had it very near a year ago; when 1 lost my tar- paulin it was whole. Mr Thomas Attwood very closely cross examined this witness, and several things were elicited that gave his evidence a different appearance. John Millward examined-I found the largest piece of tarpaulin on David Morgan's garden wall; the other part I found in his cart; I told him if they were his to tell William Jones where he had them he said he had them above a year ago, but did not say of whom he had them; the next morning he told me he had them from Mr Wil- liams's store house, on the canal, near Merthyr. Cross examined by Mr Attwood-I was sent for by William Jones; he told me that he had lost his tarpaulin on the bank of the canal; he said nothing else he told me he had some darning and other marks whereby he could identify it; before I took charge of it I made him look over it; and he then told me he was positive it was his pro- perty I have known the prisoner 12 or 15 years; he has lived at Merthyr all that period; his general character has been good I never heird otherwise but that he was an honest man; when I took him into custody he came quietly, Richard Powell exatnitted-I have been a boat- man to William Jones; 1 recollect losing a tar- paulin from the middle lock of Merthyr; [this witness was shewn the tarpaulin, and he pointed out a hole in it that he had cut lie was quite sure that it was William Jones's tarpaulin; that tar- paulin having been lost once before, he had taken partioular notice of it.) Cross examined by Mr Atttvood-I had used it about a month before to put about some straw; there are a great number of tarpaulings used oa the canal. Mr Attwood then addressed the Jury very ably and called Mr Thomas Williams, warehouse keeper of Mer- thyr, who said that last Autumn he had given the prisoner a piece of tarpaulin very like the one claiined by the prosecutor; so much like that he thought it was the one he also gave the prisoner a most excellent character for honesty and general good conduct. Mr Richard Davies, of Merthyr, and Mr John Hughes, of Dowlais. spoke very highly of him, as being a very worthy man. The Chairman summed up at great length the Jury retired for a short while and returned a ver- dict of Not Guilty. The Chairman told the Jurymen that on the re- sult the Jury came to, he quite agreed with them. r Tit hi? f'nnlinucn' ##I'# LLANELLY FLOATING* DOCK AND CHANNEL. [We publish the following letter which has coma to our hands, as containing matter of interest to- shipowners.) (Copy of a letter from Captain Forrest, of the Queen, 650 tons register.) To the Litingennech Coed Company. Ship Queen, off the Worm's Head, Sept. 22, J83(). GENTLBMKV,—Having previous to my arrivat at Llanelly heard observations prejudice) to the 'port, with reference to the passage out being unsafe for a laden ship of large size. t think that, as I have taken the Queen tlce largest cargo that was ever shipped there, I am bound in justice to state that my ship, loaded with 731 tons of your coal for Bombay, was- taken down the channel from dock by steam tugs,, not only with perfect safety, but without any ground for apprehending danger, there being a good well- buoyed channel, and plenty of water at top springs; and I should not have the least hesitation in lIail) taking a similar c irgo at Llanelly, either in theQuc^a or any other vessels of equal size. CHRISTOPHER FoRp-ii-r. "#6>.# MER THY R. A BALL will be given at the Castle, on the 31st instant, in compliment, we believe, to Mr and Mrs Purchase, on their retirement from the management of that excellent inn. We are only sorry that the gentlemen did not make up a full list for a dinner, as well, to the worthy host and hostess. CAUTIOV TO THE BENEVOLENT PUBLIC,—List week two men called on the Rev. T. Williams, ami presented a paper which they professed was a certifi- cate iven them by the Rev. Mr, Roes, Incumbent of Aberystrutli, and asked biok if he would sign it. Mr, Williams immediately perceived that it was not in Mr, Rees s handwriting; and its composition would prove- to any one that it was not written by a clergyman. Having detected their imposition, and remonstrated with them for their bad conduct, they were allowed to- depart, promising not to be guilty of a like offence- again. YVo fear, however, there is not much depend- ance to be placed on their promise, and think that the- public should be cautioned against them. The fol- lowing is a verbatim copy of the forged certificate "This is to Cel-I ify that the Bearers liert-ofJoiin,,imit Tlios. Williams Laic Glass and Ciii,in Dealers up to, to Wednesday The 2nd Inst Wiie 011 their usuaU Avocation Selling their goods In Tliis.iglujourbood! Wilcn unfortunately their two Hot -Look ftigilt I*rolfu the Sudden Letting off of One of the' Boilers ;ind Run oft, .t Manner until! Meetmg *ith a v .ioth horses Cart anl Maw 1. were Precipitated to the Bottom and Both Horse* killed and the Whole of their goods gestroyctI- D: REECE Cj& Dated this 4th Day of Octr 1839
jHoitmoutltgUfve, 1 Mr MOIUJAN'S hounds will, nMeton Monday. Oct. 21st. nt Pwlcock Wednesday 28rd at Maesgfas ay 25th at CroseoNJeRliorY EfI day at 11 o'clock. OUBAT NUMBERS OF PERSONS went from New- to witness the opening of the Bute- Ship Canal. Every horse and vehicle that could be- procuied were on the move early in the morning, and the steam packet Glamorgan, sailed at half past five with passeogors to return in the evening. ROBBERY.—At Mr Joseph Jones's, on the Car- dill rpad, on Tuesday last, when the washerwoman' came to wash, about five o'clock, it was discovered' that the "hole of the family's clothes, of every description, were stolen. It appears, thai the even-- ing before the clothes were taken to the wash-house,, and put to soak, ready for the next morning. The thieves must have been occupied some time in. rinoing the water from the clothes, IIi the niiinber: of articles were considerable; consisting of I month's clothes for ihe family. Not even a pocket, handkeichief escaped the lingers of the thieves, Nothing has been heard of the depredators. SunOEN DEATH.—On Tuesday afternoon, abotm four o'clock, Eleanor, the wile of Mr Wit) Col)(- <d' Newport, maUsler. It appears she ate he" dinner hearlly and was apparently quite well:, alter which., she went up stairs to dre>9, in order to- i-o out. In about bait an hour after, she was found' on the bed, quite dead. She was shout 37 yearrti of a No inquest has yet been held; btit wc- are informed she was at times subject to fits. THE GREAT WESTERN COTTON COMPANY have- suliscribed £ 10!J0 towards the erection of a church. it th e vicini y of their works.-Bi-iytol Journal.
THE REVENUE. The revenue accounts will be found in an. other column. On the year ending 10th Octo- ber, 1839, as compared with the year ending 10th October, 1838, the increase is t'1,713,97 I. On the quarter ending 10th October, IS39, as compared with the corresponding quarter last year, the increase is £ 293,222. In the Customs there has been an increase both on: the year and on the quarter. The increase on the year is £ 1,091,677., and on the quarter £ 308,735. In the Excise, the increase on the year has been 9324,383, and on the quarter, £ 19,200. There has been a decrease in Stamps on the year of R127,681, and on the quarter of £ 51,752-
The following appears in Friday's Cazette.c,rhe Lord's Commissioners of her Majesty's Treasury having certified to the Commissienors for the Reduc- tion of the National Debt, in pursuance of the Act 10th George IV., cap. 27, sec. 1, that the actual expenditure of the United Kingdom ot Great Britain and Ireland exceeded the actual revenue thereof, for the year ending the 5:h day of July, 1839, by the sum of five hundred and eighteen thousand six hundred and fifty six pounds fifteen shillings and fourpence three far- things, the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt hereby give notice, that no sum will be applied by them on account of the Sinking Fund, under the provisions of the said Act, between the 12th day of October, 1839, and the 5th day of Janu- ary, 1840.—S. Higham, Comptroller General.- National Debt Office, October 11, 1839. APMIRAL FLEMING, lately in command at Ports- mouth, has been appointed to the Governorship of Greenwich Hospital, vacant by the death of SirThos. Hardy. Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent is about to pay a visit to her illustrious brother the King of the Belgians. It seems quite uncertain what the length of Her Royal Highness's stay on the Continent will be.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. 4- AN UPHOIDER of PUBLIC DECENCY, if be reflected for one moment, would see that however our acts may be liable to be misconstrued, we cannot publish state- ments impugning the conduct of any one, upon nothing better than a "general report," conveyed to us on anonymous authority. It has been mentioned to us that we have quoted words from EDWARD JONES'S contemptible letter, dated, by a copperplate impression, "Dowlais Iron Works," whic he has not employed. Anyone thinking it worth while to call at our office, may see that in his letter to us, he designates Sabbath desecration a trivial occurrence but in the copy inserted in the Si- lurian, with his initials only, those words are omitted It is that omission that led to the belief that we had quoted this puerile advocate for impiety, incorrectly. If J USTITI A will authenticate his letter, by giving us his name, in confidence, it shall appear. OPES IN G OF THE BUTE SHIP CANAL. We have received to many applications for our last week's paper, eye.:ially from L'ardij!. that we have been ill- duced to print our account of the opening of the Bute Ship Canal, extending to six columns, separately; and it may lWW be had either at our office, or of Mr Bird, Post Office. Cardiff, price three pence. Purchasers will remember that as this reprint is not stamped, it will not pass free through the Post Office. CHamotffatt, fHonntoutfj, k 1) rtto n iltttt, AND MERTHYR GUARDIAN.
THE LITERATURE OF WALKS. TO THE EDLTOH OF THE GAZETTE & GUA111)1 AN Sin -Your v,-il ii able Pa p(,r liiks hitherto been the pro- tection of native genius, and the encouragement of the native talents of the Cymri-and I trust you will ex-- euse one of your most constant readers for shewing an honest indignation w!?:i !>.r~ friend turned against the best life blood ofTjhRintion, and perverted by the false assertions and unconstitu- tional rcn3o«int(! (If Mr. Bray's essny—wl.wU ill my humble opinion is the prorluction of an eloquent writer upon a subject upon which he is totally ignorant. If thü Society in London who bestowed a prize upon him did so with a view of encouraging a flow of language, their reward is fully justified hut when good, honest, and well informed Welshmen see pag-es of a superior paper filled up with abuse of tlje:u- selves and country, they cafiuot contain the expres- sion of their feelings. Tliev know the data on which Mr. Rray grounds his argument to he false, and they know that they are the only nation under the sun whose rigilt to their own language has ever been dis- puted: their language is the gift of the Almighty, and happily likely to withstand the arrival anddepar ture of many generations of its enemies; but the mele attack of a moth would not be regarded, were it not that the heart and feelings arc wounded to see an ally in the ranks of besiegers. Forgive this, Mr. Editor, for you have been misled by falsehood, but you are known to stand above flat- tery and therefore will not be sorry to be undeceived. Let not the nation of the Cymri have reason to feel that tin former Guardian of their rights has been their/oc and their opprersor and they hope that you will consider Mr. Bray sufficiently rewarded by having received ten guineas for villifying their charac- ters, and endeavouring to rouse the rich and the great to deprive them of their language instead of encou- raging their literature.If, Mr. FdjfoK you are not in heart their enemy, you will insert this letter.-Froin your obedient Servant, and constant supporter, GWIR. [We should have liked the above reinonstranco better, had it contained a f&w facts and fair deductions, no matter on whatever side of the question it might have been written. The writer has fallen into the mistake of supposing that in reviewing the Literature of Wales, at)(I quoting from Mr Bray's Essay, we have uttered sentiments different from what have often before fallen from us. This, we respectfully remind our unknown correspondent is altogether an error. We have frequently, in public assemblies, and in print, declared that, as a spoken tongue, the Welsh could be better spared than any other European language and every day convinces us more and more of the justice of this opinion. At the same time we must protest against being said to have turned against'' the life blood of the nation. We are ready to promote the interests of the native literature, and in the native tongue, whenever it comes in our way though it must be confessed that productions in the Welsh language, worthy of being classed as a part of its standing litera- ture, are literally, like itigels, visits, few and far between. At any rate we are not conscious of having lent our columns to abuse'' Welshmen, either on the score of their literature or anything else. We have endeavoured to speak the truth and in doing so have not unfrequently rebuked thoso who, if they abused not, at least sneered at the pretensions of the Welsh to the profession of anything worthy the nameof litera- ture The writer of the above letter says they know the data on which Mr Bray grounds his arguments to be falser We unreservedly offer our columns as a medium of proving them to be so. We will not assert they are true, but they should be met by something more than an ipse dixit. We dispute not the right of any nation to its own language; but we do dispute (he wisdom of the retension of the Welsh tongue, to the neglect of another which would be far more useful. Another correspondent has threatened us with the loss of some subscribers, because of the insertion of the articles under consideration. We will not insult the Welslt people, by supposing they have no better arguments to meet us with than such unworthy threats. We are perfectly aware that a journal is not likely to obtain support from opponents but no generous mind would ever condescend to warp the expression of a man's honest opinion, by the threat of withdrawing a pound a year from his income. And yet we have known this very individual drink with apparent enthu- siasm, the Liberty of the Press Our correspondence on this subject however has not been all on one side. To the many who have politely deemed our efforts dt sufficient importance to merit some notice at their hands, and have honoured us with their approval, we offer our best thanks. So numerous have they been, we must allow only one short extract from the communication of a very esteemed corres- pondent, to speak for all.-tie says, "I cannot "but hope that your opinions on the impolicy and mischief of encouraging the use of the Welsh language in dis- tricts where it was on the decline, will have consider- able influence. If it were merely silly affectation, I would be content to wait for its iiaturat death but it is it) reality very iiiiscilievous ;-teii(is to retard the consolidation of the mixed elements wh ch compose our population, to rovivo and strengthen national antipathies, and keep men separate and distinct, who ought, upon every principle of true policy, to be melted into one mass." Such is the fate of all journalists! — Laudatur all his, culpatur ab illis. We would however rather be blamed even by the many, for speaking the truth, than cultivate w popularity by pursuing the opposite course.-L, DITOR.J
(ElaworauSUuT. GLAMORGANSHIRE AND JNMOUTIISIIIRE INFIRMARY AND DISPENUY, CARDIFF. Abstract of House Surgris Report to the Weekly Board, from October 7, to October Htn, 1839, inclusive. I-z-Dooit PATIRSTTS.—hnained bv last Report. 7; Admitted since, 0-7. IWiarged—Cured and Re- lieved, 0—0. Itemaiuiug7. OUT-DOOR PATiENTs.-Remaiued by last Report, 97; Admitted sincc,17-4. Discharged 0—Cured, and Relieved, 12-12. Rnaining, 102. Medical Officers for tit. Week. Physician Dr. .Iloore,-Coiisul(itig Surg%i, Mr Reece,-Stii-geon, Mr Lewis,—V isitors, Messi Lloyd nnd Skvhne. II. J. P¡E, House Surgeon. OPENING OF THE UTE SHIP CANAL. In no form have the suhantial improvements, to which the rapid march of c ilization during the Inst 50 years has given birth, bin more conspicuous than in the public undertakingsbegun, in progress, and completed in South Wales ad in ttic couiiti-v border- ing on the Severn. Withirthat period we trace the construction of roads he germ of our modern railways) by a few spirited bnmasters in Glamorgan- shire, who carried this (lece into execution at an enormous outlay, and with a abundant return. From the same enterprizing 00(1: we derive the immense stride of improvement, by frnace and machinery, in the manufacture of iron, wleh has rendered the pro- duction of that metal aboutten foldis great as it then was. If upon land the spirit of enterprize has been awakened, to this practicti by the diffusion of knowledge and inventions, through increased facilities of travelling, and tliiougt) tile agency of the press, in maritime concerns th Sallo effect is at least equally visible. The eapacuus, and almost stupendous im- provements, by whici Swansea, Newport, and Glou- cester have risen fronthird or fourth rate towns to seaports of great all increasing activity, are well known. But the "sjrit of the age" marches with equal energy, and equipace, in other ports of younger movement, but pl-riiariiot less active power. Aber- vstwith, by the patronage of that munificent peer, the Duke of Newcastle, isjrogressing in improvement of her maritime capability, which (ex simili similp) bid f;iii- to come into the sfike, liiie. Even at the little port of Aberayron (in t^same county) the inhabitants have expended XIO,OCI, in magnificent anticipations, upon a quay. In Ililfcil the 61 inarqli" is toiliijg to reach the plenitude of dvautages, through art, which nature has conferred )on that perhaps unrivalled haven. In the next comtry, Llanelly, six years since an insignificant village,is panting to 'make, by her railway and port improements, the utmost of her great natural raeourcc ocoal. Pilssing Swan,.ea, at Neath improvement is going on: a few miles east, Aberavon, five years go a straggling hamlet, is struggling to becoiiie i respectable seaport. At Chepstow, a "Iollgillg lingering look is cast be- hind" at the grandeu of foreign commerce she enjoyed in olden tijnn—at the natural capabili- ties of her port for Its reliival-and at the future, that the discovtvy of iron ore at Howard, three miles beyond Mcnmouth, on the Wye, may afford a "back ground" for .he consummation of her ambition. Passing Glouccst.r. the next city ''Semper Fidel is" Worcester, is up' in the struggle which must one day throw open thellavigation of the Severn to the rich products of the clal and iron districts of Salop and Staffordshire. Butlast ami greatest is the stupendous improvement whith the munificence of one English peer has now effected in the port of Cardiff. We have given, in conuectbn with the Opening of this CanaJ, a brief sketch of the spirit of enterprize in which every creek of our seagirt western land is made a candidate for the iiiar-ii of improvement, be- cause the fact supplies matter of reflection in a na- tional view, and of interest to citizens of Bristol. It.proves the general march of improvement through- out our coutitrt it holds out prospects, from which the public cannot fail to benefit. Whether a just re- turn of capital to the enterprising projectors of these 01 designs is equally certain—whether all are destined to be entrepots of nations,' and emporia of the com- merce of the world," is another question. It is now five years since the Marquess of Bute announced his intention of conferring upon the town of Cardiff a Ship Canal, which should float the ship- ping of the remotest regions almost to the very doors of her in-« witness of the scene, can ever Tercet trjl^ntiiusiasm, the absolute'ii itnuiKof joy, whicu<ihis atugpuncensent Inspired. His Lordship then esti,lirt -.entire ex- pence of the undertaking at ^80,000 iLhas, we are informed, nearly trebled that sum. It is now com- pl c te(I.- Bristol Journal. .# TESTIMONIAL TO THE MARQUIS OF BUTE. (From the Scottish Guadian.) A splendid portrait ot the Marquis of Bute has lately been placefl in tbe county hall in Ilotlusay, subscribed foi- I)y tiit, initabit,,Ints (,f the island. It was painted by John Graham Gilbert, Esq., and is one of his most successful efforts. A11 good judges who have seen it have expressed the Highest admira- tion both of the tjde'ity of the likeness and of the beauty of the ,he¡. which is that of a Peer of the realm- it is a fv memorial of Ue esteem of the inhabitants of Bute for one who so well deserves it; of the adiiiirable nobleman himself and of the dis- tinguished artist y™° bits thrown so much of the brilliancy and classb ^'egaflce o( his genius over it. On the occasion' of the portrait being placed in the ball, there W.;].J a numerous meeting of the suh- scribers, wben tfie .aaltlis of the Ntble Marquis and his Marchioness drank with the greatest en- thusiasm, and ale.I"Rt of Mr Graham Gilbert, who was asked to be >ent. The following address to his Lordship was agreed to, ard subscribed by all present; we glvt, also the reply which his Lord- ship sent to it:- ^ODKESS To the Most '-oble the Marquis of Bute. We, the inhabitants of Bute, and t'lie subscribers to the portrait for \vl-II your Lordship so kindly sat at our request, have-t- tll,i-s-day to see it placed in the county hall, and wewuuld now beg leave to express to your Lordship the high gratification we feel in pos- sessing the plea¡:¡:I' memorial of a nobleman so dis- tinguished by virTueS btJth in public and in private life, and so eodea., r! t(I us all by the kindness, wis- dom, and zeal with viiich you discharge the duties of a magistrate and a landlord in the midst of us, and devote yourself to the promotion of every useful and benevolent object. We cannot fail to observe with admiration how your life is spent in taming your intelligence, you, rank. your wealth, your offices, and your influenc", iulO the channel of doing good to all as you have opportunity nor how worthy an ex- ample you set to the senators, the nobility, and the extensive landed proprietors of our country. That your title and y<>iir attachments stand so intimately associated with life name and the interests of this happy. island, is reg!»r^et^ by us as an honour that we enjoy, and us often feel as if we shared in those wider li'irtonfs which your character draws from all parts of rotintry, and from all the friends of our beloved rejiaprt19 and civil institutions. May your valujjEJife be long spared may the richest blessings ^HKK'ine grace descend on you and on her who^BEie worthy partner of your vir- tues, ymjr honotnWMil ^our cares. His Lordship'^eply :—■ Walmer, near Dover. GENTLEMEN,—I returned here on Saturday night, and I have had the gratification to receive, as an. nounced to me by your letter last week, the address from the inhabitants of Bute, who were so good as to subscribe for my portrait, on occasion of its having been placed inJthe public hall of tbe county. I am free to say, gentlemen, that the subscribers could not hav^taken any course to give me a proof of their regatd^raore Rgreeabie to myself, than in applying to me-to have my portrait with this inten- tion, and I hacf not expected that they would also place within my own keeping such an additional record as this address conveys. The subscribers, I think, will believe that I feel the kindness of their motives. I hardly know how to acknowledge other- wise than by that one word, this warm and affection- ate address. It would have been no little satisfaction to me to learn in any way that the course which I have pursued'had obtained for me the good opinion of the inhabitants of Bute. 1 certainly cannot sepa- rate my nun.vfs for that conduct from the attach- ment to their interests to which tiw subscribers so kindly allude; that attachment I know to be heredi- tary on my pa Itt, and I must be pardoned for saying that I aiiiiure, it is mutual. I am particularly gra- tified by the taunner in which the subscribers to the address have-declared their esteem for Lady Bute, and 1 can assure them that it is most heartily re- turned. AliowtSc to request, gentlemen, that you will take the earliest .118 of bringing this letter before the subscriberSuFfHun you represent, and Brieve me to be, Your faithful and obliged servant, (Sjgned) Hurs AND DL-.MFRIKS. Addressee} to the Committee of the Subscribers. ###1'" Besides W. H. Deacon, Eq., there were other gentlemen at Cardiff, aud in the immediate neighbour- hood, who generously kept open house on the 0th inst. We do not know how many; hut we have ascertained that amongst them were Mr Turnbull, Mr Storm, and Mr Recce. In the procession, we ought to have stated, last week, that the Marquess of Bute was supported on his right by Charles Crofts Williams, Esq. the Mayor and on his left by Lord James Stuart and Mr Recce. In this way they walked four abreast, till they reached the coping stones, on which there was room Dilly for two; when Lord James Stuart and Mr Reeco went first, and the Marquess of Bute and the Mayor fol- lowed. Despite the excitement attendant on such occasions as the opening of so magnificent an undertaking as the ilute Docks, and the many temptations to a little I free indulgence, we never witnessed so temperate a public dinner before: for although the President requested that his table might be supplied with wine to drink the first toast after dinner, it was not because potations pottle deep bad been drunk; and we are sure that the average of the whole company, when they retired to the ball room, did not exceed that of half bottle men. BUTe Still- CANAL.—There is but one opinion, we believe, that no work of the kind in the kingdom h is been more skilfully managed, or finished iu more tnas- terlv and workmanlike manner. It i i ;I illost sillgki I;Ll, circumstance that Mr. Storm commenced this stupen- dous undertaking on tile Htll day of October, lSdti, and completed it on that very day three years, 18^'J. We are convinced that the want of time alone prevent- cd a morc pointed compliment biting paid Mr. Storm at the recent dinner and we are glad of this oppor- tunity to record our humble tribute of praise to this gentleman, for the masterly style in which he has ae- complished his share of this noble undertaking. CONSECRATION OF NEWBRIDGE CHURCH. —Next Tuesday week, the 29th inst., is the day appointed for this important ceremony. LORD JAMES STUART left Cardiff on Sunday last for Pontvpool Park, the seat of C. Hanhury Leigh, Esq., and on Tuesday last his Lordship proceeded to Mal- vern, to accompany Lady James Stuart from thence on a visit to the Hon. Robert Clive. HERBERT JENNER, Esq, brother of Robert Francis Jenner, Esq, of Weuvoe Castle, whose death at Montreal, Canada, we noticed in our last, had fortunately retired from the army a short time previously to his decease, and wason his return to England. His retirement from the 66th Regiment appeared in the Loudon Gazette of the 27th ult. For several years past he had been on active service, in Canada, and his death, we understand, was occasioned by the inclemency of the climate: he wasdesei-vedly popular and esteemed in his regiment, and his loss will be seriously felt, not only by his surviving relatives and friends in Euglaud, but by every officer in the regiment. LIEUTENANT and Adjutant R. Dashwood, R. E, one of 21 Cadets, who, with Lieut Rote, R. A in 1824 and 18-25, were employed and stationed at Cardiff, under the orders of Major Colby and the instruction of Mr Dawson, in making a survey of part of Glamorganshire, died at Woolwich, on the 21st ult: he was much esteemed by every one who knew him in Glamorganshire. A compliment to his memory would have appeared in our columns this week, had we been less pressed for room; it shall be published next Saturday. THE CARDIFF THEATRE opened on Tuesday last under the management ot Mr Woulds. We notice by the bills of performance, the names of several per- formers who have not before made their appearance at Cardiff. IN our account of the farewell Dinner, at Mr Roach's, of the Duke of Bridgwater's Arms, New- bridge, of the 28th ult., we mentioned Mr Richard Reece having performed an air on ihe Harp. Our correspondent should have mentioned nnder what cireumstdnces this took place. Mr R. Reece was a g-uest only, of Mr Roach's, and was completely taken by surprize, by a harp being brought into the room after dinner,the property of a Mr Price, who played. Different gentlemen sang glees and songs, and on the company requesting Mr R. Reece to fit- vour Ihi-rn with an air, he rose up and disclaimed all knowledge of the harp, that he had not even played on his own but once these t' n mouths p ist, and de- clined but on being further urged and much pressed, tie Mr R, Reece, played two of Handel's Concertos, and shortly after left the party. HOWEI, GWYN, Esq., of Baglan-house, has built at his own entire charges, a spacious school room, in the parish of Kilybebzle, in this county, with a suitable house for the master, attached. Such all act of dis- interestedness should be known, that others may follow the same beneficial example. At the QUARTI R SESSIONS for this connty, held 1 '>i> the 15th instant, the RHV. \V". Thomas Incumbent Curate ot Llanguick,qualified tor that living. SWANSEA INFIRMARY.—A sermon was preached in St. Mary's Church, on Sunday morning last, by the Rev. Wm. Ilewson, D.D., Vicar, for the benefit of the Institution. The collection amounted to £ '2ti l'is. (id. A LAUDATORY NOTlc; of Major Rolcty's per- formance of Macbeth, at the Swansea Theatre, was unavoidably omitted last week. It is now too late to insert so long a notice of this native of Swansea" as our correspondent Ins furnished us with we shall therefore content ourselves with copying his conclud- ing s,.ittvtice: -I' It is verily believed that had it been ttie fate vf the gallant Major to have been placed iu a station of lifer-quiring his exertions as an actor, fur a subsistence, he would hive been considered by the theatrical world, a second Garrick." THE IROV TRADE.— The iron-masters of the Staffordshire and Shropshire districts, at their pre- paratory meeting last week, determined, we onder- erstand, to maintain the prices as fixed the pre- a re vionsquarter-dav. Most of tbe leading houses are it is reported, in posession of extensive orders; whilst the merchants' stocks were scarcely ever know so low as at the present time. Railroad com- panies are pouring in their orders, for bars, engines, carriages, &c., &c.; &nd although many new works have recently been erected in this district, ye^ from tho state of monetary affairs, they have been, as yet, and will for soiiieltiiiie to come, be rendered in- operative. Under all circumstances, the trade may be considered, on the whole, in a very prosperous condition, as alI who have the good lortune to be connected with the make of iron very readily ac- knowledge. — Birmingham Adtertiser. "### PENNY POST AG B. TO THE KDITOit OF THE G:ZE erR ASD GUARDIAN 81R,-If Oil that part of every sheet of letter paper, where the address of the letter is 7encrally stamp or fixed mark were affixed, aiid nil ndditiOllnl duty of a penny per sheet were levied on the manu- facturer, the consumer would pay the postage by the purchase of the paper. If there call be any objec- tions to the above simple plan, 1 should feel obliged by some of your correspondents pointing them out through the medium of your next Guardian. I am yours obliged, ALIQUiSQUAM. .##,#r, TIlE CHANNEL BUOYS. To the Editor of the Liverpool Standard. SIR,-It would contribute much to the safety of vessels entering the port of Liverpool by night, if the various channel buoys were made distinguish- able, which might easily be done, at a very trifling expense-namely by fixing half a dozen small cir- cular phosphoretic reflectors to the upper part of all the buoys, thertWy making them visible at least half a mile distant, let the night be ever so dark. If the whole pf. tba b dere not so fitted, those immedia lelyat t elbows ffifght"be so:done. May I beg of yori to insert the above suggestion in your paper, in order that the parties concerned in buoying and navigating the port of LiverpoollOay give it their consideration. I am, sir, yours, &: I. R. ENGLEDUE, Lt. R.N. COPPER ORES SOLD AT SWANSEA, October 16 th, 1839. Mines. 21 Cwts. Purchasers. £ s. d. Cobre 95 Vivian and Sons 15 4 0 Ditto 91 Ditto. 14 3 0 Ditto t>S Ditto .14 3 0 Ditto 27 Ditto 18 2 0 Ditto 94 Ditto. 14 10 0 Ditto 73 Williams, Foster, & Co. IS 12 (5 Ditto 95 Viv ian and Sons 15 2 0 Ditto 19 D tto 14 0 0 Tigrony. 95 Williams, Foster & Co.. 4 18 0 Ditto 9 Ditto. 4 8 0 Ditto 55 Ditto, and Vivian and Sons. 2 5 0 Ditto 5'2 Williams, Foster & Co.. 4 S 0 Crotiebrane.. 8f> Ditto 4 14 0 Ditto 32 Ditto. 3 0 0 Chili H4 Vivian and Sous 15 3 0 Ditto 58 Ditto 15 0 0 Ditto 85 Williams, Foster & Co. 17 7 0 Ditto 36 Ditto 17 11 0 Ditto Ditto. 17 3 0 Ditto 22 Ditto 17 U 0 Ditto. 8 Sims, Willyams, Nevill, Druce and Co 44 4 (i Ditto 7 Diuo 19 14 G Ditto. 1 Ditto. 18 14 0 Klit,ekillatioti 10(i Freeii,afi iind C(i I I 1 0 Ditto .10-2 Vivian and Sons. 9 18 0 Ditto 62 Williams, Foster & Co. 8 16 I) BaMymnrtagh 123 I)ilto. 1 19 0 Ditto 53 Ditto. 2 11 0 Ditto 43 Ditto 2 14 6 Pary's Mine 102 Ditto. 2 15 G Dolgelly 16 0 0 0 Ditto 3 0 0 0 1931