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ALARMING CHARTIST INSURRECTION…
ALARMING CHARTIST INSURRECTION AT NEWPORT. (Continued front the fourth page.) Basil Grey, Esq., continued his depositions as followsOur men soon got to work, and enfiladed the streets from the bow-windows; and the passage of the house from the doorway of our room this con- L tinued for about ten minutes; after which I saw our shots were getting thin from want of objects. The n.-irtUtV shots were not repeated after the soldiers ^'nmenccd firing; 1 then went into the passage with a few of my men to see how things were looking; I saw there was no more attack when! returned to the room, and ordered them to cease firing from the window, which order was obeyed immediately; I then made every preparation to strengthen my posi- tion in case of a second attack while so employed, I entered a side room leading from the passage, on the right hand, and found the two prisoners in a corner; I ordered them to follow me an.) gave them to my men prisoners; I saw nothing in their hands, but on examining their persons, a quantity of ball ammuni- tion was found on the person of the prisoner Benfield I was putting a dead body out of the passage, to clear it for a second attack, into this room. which was dark, when I found the two prisoners skulking in a corner. The window shutters in this room were closed they had evidently gone into this room from the passage to avoid the fire of my men, and they could not leave it without again exposing themselves to it; they were in fact taken in a cul de sac; I do not recollect whether Venn, the last witness, spoke to me, for I had not time to speak to any one, I was engaged in strengthening my position one of my men told me in the presence of both the prisoners that Benfield had ball ammunition on him; in a moment after their pockets were turned out, I saw them eating bread and cheese: finding the attack was not reuewed, I had all the dead bodies in the house taken out of the room and passages, and placed in the yard under a veranda; when the scene became quiet, I caused the dead bodies to be removed from the outside and placed them with the remainder in the yard there were, in the whole, nine dead bodies in the yard I cannot say whether the mayor gave me orders to fire or not; for being fired on by the mob I did not require any orders to return it; the mayor was by my side. 1 do not recollect whether the room in which 1 found the prisoners was open or shut. Richard Benfield, on being duly cautioned, was asked, whether he had anything to say why he should not be committed on a charge of High Treason, lie replied, I have nothing to say against this. John Rees being duly cautioned, said, that he would say what he had to say in Welsh A translator having been sworn, his statement was as followsHe wished to make a statement. At eight o'clock they came to threaten every one at their houses, in consequence of which became with them; he was as much afraid to stay behind them as he was to go with them; there was nothing in his hand when lie to this place, nothing in the world. I am at Tredegar this 20 years. fIlls IS all I have to say. He averred that he uever was before a magistrate "until now. The prisoners were then fully committed to take their trial for High Treason. Rees then, through Mr Phillips, said. and he wished it to he heard, that this is the wav in which the inno- cent arc made to suffer for the guilty." On Friday morning Wm. M. Townsend, who was committed the proceeding night, was brought up, and after receiving a severe reprimand from the magis- trates, for his culpable and indecent conduct last night, was discharged, with a ca ution lint again to come before them under similar circumstances. William Jones who was taken into custody the pro- ceeding night, was then brought in. William Evans sworn, said—I am a clerk to Mr Morrison, at Crumlyn; I know the prisoner, who is a watchmaker I know him the last two years; I assisted in apprehending him yesterday, Ihursday the 7th, in a field adjoining the Navigation Inn, at Crum- lyn; he passed through the Navigation Inn there, and going out the back door he endeavoured to make his escape he was making his way to a road, when I and Edmund Jones, a mason, followed Iii,.n he ran about 30 yards after he saw us and then he drew a pistol out of his side pocket. 1 then called to John Willis, who was 50 yards behind me, to go to his house and get a gun, and then Jones', immediately said he would surrender himself to us; he heard me call for the gun—he then threw the pistol to me, and while I was in the act of nicking it ul). lie came down to me, and surrendered himself to me—this is the pistol. [Here witness produced tile pistol.] It was loaded with ball when Jones gave it to me and a cap on the nipple; it was unloaded in my presence, and I then sent for a constable. There were then present, myself, John Willis, Edmund Jones, and Wells. We thell sent for Richard Thomas, constable of the parish, who examined him and found on him powder, balls, and copper caps; the prisoner took out of his pockets cverv thin" he had. I k»evv nothing of the proceed- in«rs*which°took place at Newport, on Monday, the 4th November; but on the Sunday night before, at seven o'clock, I knew it was to take place, as crowds of people were passing through all night. I eanllot sav if they were armed —I was at a distance from them, but I saw their lights; they did not attempt to molest me it was between three and four yesterday afternoon when we took him we brought him down here and delivered him up to the magistrates; I never heard Jones address any meeting. John Willis sworn, says 1 assisted with Evans, Jones, and Wells, to apprehend the prisoner yesterday, When we took the prisoner to Mr David Thomas, the Mavpole Inn, he requested the pistol to be given up to him, that he might unload li; tue pistol was then in Mr Evan's hands; he took it unscrewed it, and 1 then took it out of Ins hand nd shook the powder out of it- I took the cap oil the nipple, and then asked liiiii if he had any other arms about him, upon which he took the contents of his trowsers and waist- coat pockets and put them on the table; I produced some balls and caps, and a screw which he took out of his waistcoat pocket; he t.ien took out the contents of his trowsers pocket; there was not anus nor am- munition in them; there were one or two small pa- pers which I did not toUC Edward Hopkins sworn, says—I ain a police officer of tho borough of Newport I received the prisoner Win. Jones into my custody last night; I searched him ane found a printed p >I>er, containing an inflam- tory address and a seditious song, with the music, ell- titled "The Horn of Liberty; [put j„ and read;] I also took from his P°<*et *1 l'*s I was on duty here on the morning ol the 4ih November, when an attack was made on this house by a mob of people who came down from the nils-—they were armed, some with guns, some with pistols, some with swords and some with mandrils,one had a small hammer with a haft in it three feet long'; there were also some pistols; the attack commenced between eight and ten o'clock I was at the door when it commenced the mob marched down trom Stnw hill, anl1 came in front of the house (the Wesgate; when they halted and fronted, and immediately commenced an attack on the special constables at the tront door, with pikes and I guns, and immediately commenced firing; the con- stables were driven hack through the rear of the Hotel; I could not get in the house till after the firing ceased I saw a sergeant of her Majesty's 45th regiment who been wounded during the attack; I also saw the mayor who had been wounded I know that some of the special constables were also wounded I got the doctor to attend to the mayor I also saw a number of dead bodies, some in the yard, and some in the house; they were s-mie of the rioters who made the -,xtt-,tck. I searched one of the dead bodies, and in his pockets I found 2.1 rounds of ball cartridge, which I delivered to Lieutenant Grey, who gave tLem to the soldiers; there were two of the rioters wounded then in the house, they were placed on the stretcher and carried away by the special constables. I did not see any of the firing by the soldiery. I do not know that the body from which I took the cartridges .ø U'V'VlI 'BUIUt:U. John Prosser. sworn, s-tid-I live at the New Inn' in the parish of Panteague; it is in the road from Pontypool to Newport; two miles and a half from Polity pool, and nine from Newport. My mother keeps the inn, and I live with her I was at home on Sunday night last. I saw about 200 men come to our house between eleven and twelve o'clock most of them were armed with guns, spears, and daggers and other kinds of weapons. I know a person called Jones the watchmaker; I see him here; it is the pri. soner; he came in with the men, and they called for beer. lie asked for a noggin of rum to put in a jar that he pulled out of his pocket; I saw it supplied by my mother. At that time I saw him pull out something like a dagger, and he asked my sister how she should like to have that stuck into her; she made answer, and said—Oh, lord! Mr Jones, what is that you have got? he smiled, and said nothing. I saw the dagger. About that time one of the men jumped up, and took a gun which I had banging up in the kitchen. He took it out into the passage leading to the kitchen, and tried the lock; there was no flint in it, and another man took a flint out of his pocket and put it iti the lock, and then the gun fired. I then' took hold of the gun by the barrel, and said—You took hold of the gun by the barrel, and said-You must not take this gun, it is mine, and I want it. The men who had it, said they would not give it to me; I then went to the bar, and told Jones that the men had taken the gun; and asked him to interfere to get it back. Jones said-O never mind about the gun, I'll see that you shall have it back again. I then returned to the place where the men where who bad the gun; I took hold of the gun, and said to Jones, I should have it; he said a stain— l Never uuudi I shall see you lave it back. He did not say when; and it was then taken away. He had also a small stick in his hand he then returned into the kitchen; he was tappill the men on their backs, telling them—Now, my lads, light your pipes, and let us go on. The men did so, and followed him out. I heard a great noise outside, both while the men were in, and after they went away. It appeared to be a noise proceeding from a great number of men willie Jones was in the house, I saw a person standing on the stairs, in the passage adjoining the kitchen that man told me, he bad several pistols in his pockets, and made me feel his person, to satisfy myself that he had. He had a gun in his hand. He asked me if Leigh's carriage was gone down, and I said it had, and had gone back again, lie sairl-l am sorry for that, as we meant to have attacked him on the road. I have no doubt at all that he meant Squire Leigh, the Lord Licutonant of the county. The Lord-Lieutenllut hves two milesor two miles and a quarter from that; I saw the Lord-Lieutenant go down that day towards New- port, and I also saw him return; I am quite certain that the man who said that, was one of the men who came in with Jones, and went out with him I do not know that man, nor do I know any other -of the men. --Examined by Prisoner: There were only three or four persons in the house when you came in; when you showed the dagger, you did not appear to have any intention to use it. You have been on friendly terms with my family for years; I would be very sorry to come against you, but I was compelled to do 50. I thought it was a joke in shewing the dagger to my sister. You said twice that you would see the gun returned. [Mr Blewitt here reminded Jones, that the Magistrates had offered him professional as- sistance, if he required it. The prisoner thanked him. and declined the offer.] When you left, only one person remained behind; there was a great noise of persons while you were in the house. I do not know that you had a similar intention with respect to Mr Leigh, that the person had who asked me about him; I saw nothing in your manner to show such an intention the only thing I saw, was a dagger. The person who spoke of Mr Leigh, I did not see speak to you; from what I saw, I believe It was the intention ofyou and the persons who were with you, to do some mischief. Basil Grey, Esq., Lieutenant of the 45th foot, re- peated the evidence which he gave in the case of R. Benfield and J. Rees, yesterday. Further evidence was given by John Phillips, of Cross y Cylog; Christopher Kidner, of the same place; and John Matthews, gardner to Mr Prothero. The prisoner was then committed to Monmouth Gaol, to take his trial, on a charge of high treason and sedi- tion, at the next gaol delivery for this county. The prisoners will be tried by a Special Commission, and it is said that the Attorney-General will be sent down to prosecute. We understand that it is the intention of several in- fluential gentlemen of the town and neighbourhood, to set on foot a subscription for the purpose of pre- senting to the Mayor, Thomas Phillips, jun., Esq a testimonial of their esteem and admiration of his conduct, on the late eventful occasion. Mr Powell, of the Gaer. mentioned the subject at the meeting of Canal Directors last week. A REIJUISTION TO THE MAYOR, most numerously and respectably signed, was presented, requesting his consent to be put in nominaton for re-election for the ensuing year. This honour Mr Phillips declined, and Mr Thomas Hawkins, ironmonger, has been appointed. Amongst the dead Chartists one is a man named Williams, who drilled them, aii(i who is supposed to be a deserter from the 29th regiment; another was a miner, named William Griffiths, upon whose body was found a card, inscribed with his name, and bear- ing tbe following nponit "The Working Men's Association for benefiting politically, socially, and morally, the useful classes.- The man who evades his share of useful labour, diminishes the public stock of wealth, and throws his own burdens on his neighbour. No 657. Monthly payments." Underneath this is a scale of the months for the insertion of payments in two columns, of which those for July aud August were payments of Jd, for each month carried out. On the body of another was found a similar card of the Merthyr Tydvil Association, numbered 2,601. I"ROST, since his committal to Monmouth Gaol, has been in a most dejected state. The magistrates sent written directions to the gaoler at Monmouth, to prevent all intercourse be- tween the prisoners and the Chartists who are at pre- sent in confinement in pursuance of their sentences, at the last Assizes. Pontypool, Monday. Before Mr Serjeant Taddy, the Lord-Lieutenant of the county, aud Mr Needham. George Tomltns, John Brittan, Thomas Davis, Chas. Bucknall, Henry Harris. Isaac Davis, Wvt. Howard, David Williams, Thomas Bolton, and Frederick Turner, werecharged with havingriotously assembled, and conspired together to endanger the lives of her Majesty's subjects. 0 A number of witnesses were called, who proved the prisoners to have been active in the mob which went to the Varteg and British Iron Works, aud compelled the men to abandon the engines and let out the blast furnaces, allowing the iron and cinders to run toge- ther. It was also proved that the prisoners were variously armed, &c. The whole of the prisoners were committed to take their trials for the above offen- ces, the magistrates intimatin" however, that in these cases they would take bail. ° John Charles Was then placed at the bar upon a simi- lar charge. The prisoner was fully committed. THE CHARTISTS' PIKE MAKER. Thomas Ketjes, Ami, Meredith, and James Meredith were then charged with riot and conspiracy, and with burglariously entering the house of John Jones, and stealing various trticies ttierefrotil. I he three prisoners were ful'v committed for riot, conspiracy, and burglary The mag Istra tes have evidence to prove the prisoner Keyes to have been the Chartists' pike n.aker to a great extent, but the evidence cannot be adduced at present. (From our own Correspondent.J Newport, Thursday, Nov. 14. Since last Week al| has been quiet, with a rumour now and then that the Chartists are coming the fol- lowing to this time have been fully committed Committed for High, Treason and Sedition.—John Frost, Charles Waters, John Partridge, James W, Thomas Davies, Richard Benefit, VVilham Jones, John Rees, J„im Lovel!) Solo,non Brittan, George George, Moses Scard. T t Committed for On Month.— James Morris, John Barrett. Committed for Fourteen Days.—'JameS) Wm' Jones, Thomas Gibson. Edward Frost bound over to appear. Discharged on their own recognizances of £ o0 each to appear if called on John Napp. ^|jar,es Gr°v^f' Thomas Edwards, William Griffith". Ebenezer Wil- liams. Discharged.—John Regan, Williami Purnell, John Thomas, Thomas Edwards, John Grimtlis, John George, Arthur Parker. Joseph Wilter, John Slugg, Henry Jones, Robert Hodges, Henry James, James Cantil, Henry Chardes, Thomas Aurelius, Absolom Crook, Thomas Crook, James Morgan, James Meeds. Remanded.—John Bowen, Lewis Ihomas. William Trem, a special constable, who refused to assist Mr Powell in taking the gun, was brought up, and after a severe reprimanding, was fined in the mi- tigated penalty of 10 shillings, and cautioned that if he had not been a poor man he would been fined in the full penalty ot ^5.. „ A man, named Victory, is under examination for inducing the soldiers to desert, and to get their 2s. Gd. a day—same as the Chartists get-and not to fire on theui r i. The Coroner's inquest is further adjourned to Tues- day next. Sunday last, four steam packets, with the 45th regiment arrived here a so, three pieces of artillery and amunition, came io by way o ^Chepstow. The 10th Hussars went out in the morning to escort the artillery into the town. If anything were needed to show the folly and wickedness of the leaders and dupes in the Newport affair, we think the following statement of the condi- tion of the disaffected men will be sufficient. The men in the collieries average 10s. Od. every four weeks; good workmen at the Dockmen earn X:2 a week, and the Sawyers from 28s. to 30s. Such are the malignant feelings engendered by Chartism, that when any or the men who were not enrolled met with an accident, the others would pass them in the pits, and holding a candle in their face, say, Oh, let him lie,, he is not enrolled! <> Whitehall, Nov. 9, 1839. "Sin,-Tije Queen has been pleased to command me to express her Majesty s high approval of your conduct, aud of the conduct of the magistrates acting with you, oil lJ'e occasion of tbe outrage recently committed in tjic town of Newport. To the resolution and courage of the magistrates, and of the small military force which supported them in withstanding the unexpected and daring attack of numerous bodies of armed men from the mining districts, her Majesty ascribes in a great measure the preservation of the lives and property of the inhabitants. Her Majesty is deeply concerned that any one of her faithful and loval subjects should have suffered personal injury in the discharge of his public duty, itua iu deleuce Qf tlie pe&ee of the TQNU ugaiusl Uw« less aggression. And while her Majesty cannot but regret that any loss of life should occur, it is a satis- faction to her Majesty to know that this loss, which, under the circumstances was unavoidable, has been confined to those who were foremost in making the attack; and that the loss was not greater or more indiscriminate, her Majesty attributes to the jndg ment evinced by the magistrates, and by the officer in command of the troops, and to the exemplary forbearance, steadiness, and good conduct of the soldiers. n I have, &c., NORMANBY. The Mayor of Newport, Monmouthshire."
SKETCH OF FROST'S LIFE.
SKETCH OF FROST'S LIFE. (Private Correspondence of the Times.) JOUN FROsr AND LORD JOHN RUSSELL. As Mr Frost is described in the Vindicator in the following terms:—The virtues of this great man his noble and disinterested patriotism—his love of country—.his whole patriotic career—have so en- deared him to me, and, 1 believe, all who know him, that I am decidedly of opinion that his capture will bo the signal to make Wales a scene of most terrible devastation, it may be worth while to inquire who Mr Frost, the Lord John Russell justice of the peace, is. The following brief history of his career I have obtained from the most authentic source. I have seen the documents referred to in it, and therefore can pledge myself to its accuracy ill every parti- ticular John Frost was brought up a tailor, but, having married a woman of small fortune, he became a shop- keeper. In 1821 he published a series of libels against a gentleman at Newport, before publishing the first of which he sent a printed copy of it to the person who was attacked, with a letter, in which he endeavoured to extort money, by informing the person he addressed that unless reparation were made to him for injuries which were never done he would publish the libel on the following day. The person libelled took no notice of his intended publication (or letter,) and the following day he exhibited in his shop win- dows printed copies of the libels. He had then be- come a printer, and he printed and published his own writings. That pamphlet having sold freely, he pub- lished several other pamphlets, in which he attacked not only the gentleman against whom his first pam- phlet was directed, but several other of the most respectable persons in the neighbourhood. For the libels published in the first pamphlet an action was brought against him, and tried before Chief Justice Abbott and a special jury, in the Court of King's Bench,in Middlesex,and a verdict obtained against him for £ 1000 damages. To avoid paying those damages, he procured himself to be arrested by his step-father, and went to gaol. Having given notice of applying for his discharge to the magistrates at the quarter sessions under the then Insolvent Debtors Act, his discharge was opposed, and he was ordered to be im- prisoned six months in the county gaol of Monmouth for fraud, the present Mr Justice Bosanquet being the chairman of the sessions at which he was so sentenced. The fraud that he was proved to have committed was concealment of property from his cre- ditors, and opening a shop in the name of his son, John Frost, a mere boy. He was subsequently in- dicted by the same gentleman who had obtained the verdict against him, by two bills of indictment, for libels contained in two subsequent pamphlets, which indictments were removed into the Court of King's Bench, and tried before special juries at Monmouth, and he was convicted on each indictment. When he was brought up for judgment he prayed that, if the Court sentenced him to imprisonment, he might be imprisoned in the county gaol at Monmouth where- upon he was sentenced to six months' imprisonment in Cold-bath Fields Prison, which sentence he under- went. In passing sentence upon him Lord Chief Justice Abbott said, It is our duty to see that you are removed from that county where you have done so much mischief, at least for a time.' About that time, when he thought a revolution was at hand, in a printed letter he addressed the lower orders of people thus :—' Look out, my boys; I recommend every one of you who has received any injury from one of these fellows to fix on a house or farm. I have already fixed on mine: it is Weradee, and when my injuries and the losses 1 have sustained are considered, every one will think nie very moderate.' Werndee is an estate near Newport, of Sir C. Morgan, from whom he had never received the slightest injury or affront He subsequently was a bankrupt. After the formation of the town council at Newport the council intended to have sent to the Secretary of State for the Home Department the name of the person who had proceeded against Frost and of Mr Brewer, to be placed in the commission of the peace for the borough. Frost wrote a letter 10 Lord John Russell, informing him that the firt- named person was an attorney, and his Lordship immediately replied to Frost's letter that the name of that person would not be placed in the commission, because he was an attorney. It was true that gen- tleman's name was on the Rolls, and was in one of the most respectable firms in the county: but he had retired from any practical participation in the busi- ness, and was a person of considerable fortune iu the county.* Frost showed Lord John Russell's letter to the council, and, to the astonishment of most persons, he got himself named by a majority of the council, and his name was sent to Lord John Russell to be put into the commission. The gentleman who had been superseded hearing that, wrote to Lord John Russell a statement of all the circumstances (detailed in this paper), but his Lordship had not the courtesy to acknowledge the letter, and Frost's name was in a short time afterwards placed in the commis- sion. Yet after this, and Lord John Russell's being made acquainted with the whole of Frost's conduct some time afterwards, when a discussion took place in of House of Lords on the appointment of borough magistrates, Lord Melbourne said that his noble friend (meaning Lord John Russell) had exercised great caution and vigilance before he made those appoint- ments, and had not made any but after the fullest inquiry as to the fitness in every respect of the persons recommended to be placed in those borough commis- sions. In Mr Frost's case, after the statement that was sent to him under the signature of the gentleman sending it, who also stated who he was, can Lord John Russell justify himself for the appointment, without having made inquiry, at least, into the truth of the statements ?" Was a large coal proprietor, in addition to being on th Rolls, employing upwards of 500 men, and at that period doing one-fifth of the entire coal trade of New- port. to which I can add. from personal observation, that he is a gentleman of education, skill, and in every way most fitting to have been appointed. A SPECIAL COMMISSION, consisting of Sir N. Tindal, Sir James Park, and Sir James Williams is to be sent down to Newport for the trial of the parties concerned in the late outbteakiu that neighbourhood. Morning Chronicle.
Brcconsiiurc. BRECKNOCK INFIRMARY.—-NOVEMBER 12. WEEKLY REPORT OF PATIENTS. 1». Out. Patients remaining last week 3 48 Admitted since 0 4 Ini Out. 3 52 Cured and relieved 0 7 Dead. 0 0 0 7 Remaining. 3 45 Physician for tije ciisuiiig week. Dr. Lucas Surgeon ditto ditto Mr Batt. EXTRAORDINARY HOT,-As Henry Martin, of I Brecon, was out shooting, on Monday last, in Glyn Tamil, his dog raised a woodcock, upon which he put up his gun; and as he was pulling the trigger, another rose at some distance from the first, and must have passed exactly ill the direction in which he was aiming, as with the same discharge he knocked djwn and bagged botli birds* VISITATION.—On Wednesday, the 6th instant, the Archdeacon of Brecon, held at Brecon; his first Archi- diaconal Visitation. It was gratifying to see the assemblage of Clergymen on the occasion, who were there in a body to receive from their Archdeacon such instructions and such advice as the times afforded. The Archdeacon regretted much that he never took an opportunity of holding a Visita- tion before, but took occasion to speak in high terms of the young Clergy, whom he described as being active and zealous in the service of the Lord their Master. It was to him a source of much gra- tification that while he laboured hard at laying the foundation stone of many a school, and afterwards, in some degree neglected them, others had sprung up who had maintained and cherished, with such paternal care, the schools he had founded, that the most san- guine anticipations he had ever felt had been more than realised. He then enlarged upon the several heads of address which had been printed, and were in the hands of all the Clergy and others, who were in the church. The heads of address contain much matter, and evince a talent and research worthy the Archdea- con of Brecon. Mr Rees, of Cascob, had been re- quested to preach the sermon, but the weather and the distance prevented his attendance; and, moreover, having come a week or nine days before for that pur- pose, not aware, by the miscarriage of a letter, of the postponement that had taken place, a second journey, to one of his advanced years, would not have been prudent. His absence was regretted, and the time being short for another to prepare a discourse, the Archdeacon thought he could better take the liberty of calling upon one of his Curates to supply Mr Rees' place; and the Rev. Will. North, from ii. 7. S. Titus, In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, sound speech, that cannot be condemned that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you,preaclied a most admi- rable sermon. After the whole of the ceremony had been gone through, a large body of the Clergy par- took of a cold collation, prepared for them at the Archdeacon's house the invitation was general to all the Clergy present, but the voice of the Archdeacon being then rather inaudible, the invitation did not reach all ear3. The business of the day was again discussed, and an intimation given by the Archdeacon that his Visitations would be annual, and held in the different counties, for the accommodation of those of the Clergy who live at a distance. THE CHARTlsTs.-An express reached Brecon in the evening of last Sunday week, for the assistance of the military to quell the Chartist riots in the neigh- bouring Iron Works. About nine o'clock a detach- ment of the 12th regiment marched (in the midst of torrents of rain) to Blaina Iron Works. At Crick- howell, nearly one hundred special constables were sworn. On Monday the reports from the manufac- turing districts on the hills became more alarming, when an additional number of specials were sworn, and in the evening, in couscquence of a communica tion from the ironmasters, tbe magistrates issued a requisition to the troops to march to the immediate neighbourhood of Nantyglo, where serious distur- balces where apprehended. The magistrates of the borough of Brecon were actively employed on Mon- day in swearing in special constables, and making arrangements for the preservation of the public peace, in which they were promptly aided by the inhabi- tants. The detachment of the 12th returned to the Watton Barracks on Thursday, from Bryninawr. i. COMMITMENTS TO BRECON COUNTY GAOL.— Nov. 9, by John Gwynne, W. II. Bevan, and J. LI. Thomson, Ksqrs.—John Jones, labourer, late of the parish of Llanguuider, charged, on the oaths of Rees Phillips and John Jones, for being a member of a seditious Society; and, on the night of Sunday, 3rd Novem- ber, with divers other persons, armed with guns, spears, and other offensive weapons, breaking and entering the dwelling-house of the said Rees Phillips, in Llanguuider, and then and there pointing a gun at him, and with threats putting him in bodily fear, to compel him to join the said Society, and then and there feloniously stealing and carrying away oue gun, of the goods and chattels of one Roger Prosser. Walter Meredith, collier, William Williams, milvr, and William Price, collier, charged, on the oaths of John Symonds and John Esmond, for being members of a seditious combination and confederacy, and on the night of Sunday, the 3rd of November, in the parish of Llanguuider, with guns, spears, and other offensive weapons, and with threats, putting the said John Symonds and John Esmond in bodily fear, and com- pelling them to join the said unlawful combination and confederacy. -Also, John Thomas, tailor, late of Llangunider, charged, on the oath of John Powell, for being a member of, and clerk to, a certain unlawful combination and assembly of armed men, called Chart- ists, held at the house of one Llewellyn Davis, ill the parish of Llanguuider, for seditious purposes, on Saturday, the 2nd of November in-tant. The above prisoners were committed to the Assizes, or until they shall be delivered by due course of law.-litli Nov., by Major Patton, commanding the 12tli regiment at Brecon, privates, Thomas Ross and Michael Murray, to 20 days solitary confinement each, pursuant to the sentence of a Regimental Court Martial. TRIBUTE OF RESPECT.—A subscription (not ex- ceeding one sovereign each person) has been set on foot at Tenby, for the purpose of presenting Capt. William Rees, of the Star steamer, who has for the last twenty years commanded a passage vessel between Bristol and Tenby, with apiece of plate, as a testi. monial of their approbation of his uniformly good conduct, kindness, and attention to those who have sailed with him during that period. We understand there has been subscribed already a Iran !red pounds. PREFERMENTS.—The Rev. David T. Jones, Pro- fessor of Welsh, at St. David's College, succeeds to the Rectory of Llanddewi Velfrey, in the patron- age of the Principal and Profissors, vacant by the death of the late Professor llees—The Rev. John Hughes, curate of Llaubadarnfawr and Vicar of L'au- bister, succeeds to the Vicarage of Tregaron vac.v t by the death of the Rev. John Jones.—The Rev W Powell, P.C., of Mochtre, succeeds Mr Hughe, at Lianbister. ° LLANDOVERY.—The following gentlemen have been elected Councillors fortius Borough Mr Williams, maltster, i 1 Havard, maltster, Mr Morgans, surgeon, and Mr Williams, surgeon. FESTIVITIES AT POWIS CASTLE—On Tuesday week, at "the peep of dawn," the firing of cannon in the park, and the ringing of church bells, announced the coming of age of Viscount Clive for miles round. The British flag was displayed on the keep, and everything wore an aspect of gaiety even the weather, wbieh had previously been very unsettled, seemed. to ap- prove of the happy event. Shortly before nine, de- putations from Montgomery, Churbury, &c., waited upon the Larl of Powis and Lord Clive at the castle, to present addresses of congratulation. The Mayor then presented the requisition to Viscount Clive, call- ing upon his Lordship to consent to lay the first stone of the new church, to perpetuate the coming of age of his Lordship. V iscount Clive immediately consented, and concluded a neat speech, by saying he devoutly hoped the church would prove a benefit to the inha- bitants of Welshpool. Tne members of the deputa- tion then partook of a sumptuous dejeune. The pro. cession then left the castle. On their arrival on the ground of the intended church the crowd was great. The Rev. W. Clive then offered up the usual prayers when the stone was lowered and squared, and the usual coins having been deposited, Viscount Clive with a silver trowel, performed the necessary duty. While on the subject it will beas well to observe, that the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland have res- pectively given the handsome sum of £ 100 towards the fund now being raised, as also the Hon. R. H. and Lady Harriet Clive. Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., M.P., his given £ 200, and Viscount Duncannon, Sir I. R, Kynaston, Sir Richard Jenkins, M P., have also subscribed liberal sums. Snortly after one the poor of the neighbourhood, upwards of 4000 in num- ber, were liberally entertained with old English fare, under an extensive and splendid marquee in the park. At eight o'clock there was a biilliant display of fireworks. #14".# FAIRS FOR THE ENSUING WgK. Glamorganshire,-Capcl y Creinant, Wednesday 20; Merthyr Tydvil, Monday 18; Wain, Wednes- day 20. MOllmouthshirc.-Aberga venny, Tuesday 19; Mon- mouth, Friday 22, Breconshire.-Brccon, Monday 18. Carmarthenshire.-Aberccnt)cii, Friday 22 Llanv- bvddar, Thursday 2l; Now Castle in Enilyn, Friday L'rt .lY 22. Pembrok-eshire.-Fisliguard, Monday 18; L'aw hadcn, Friday 22; Trefiue, Friday 22. "1>1' LONDON MARKETS. CORN EXCHANGE, MONUAY, >iov. 11 Tho supply of Wheat is large this morning from Essex Kent, and Suffolk, and the trade is Is. lower than this day week. Fine Barley is Is. dearer. Oats are firm for good qualities, but light and inferior are a shade lower. Heans and Peas of both sorts are without auy material alteration. I lops.-No variation worthy of remark has occured in this market during the week. The most colourv samples of Sussex and Weald of Kent Pockets con- tinue in good demand. Of the choice growth of Mid. Kent Pockets little short of a clearance is efrected. and as the sales of the week have embraced the very finest lots grown in that district, a currency higher in proportion to the superior character of the Hops has been submitted to. A few sales have been effected of Mid Kent bags, but not suffi- cient to form a criteron of future prices. Of East Kent nearly all the souud growth* are now sold. (From a Cor. jspondent.)—The last harvest having been very wet, it is probable that much of the grain has been damaged by sprouting, and thus the bread made from it will be bad, and injurious to the health of those using it. It will not therefore be unacceptable to the country readers of the Guar- dian, if the result of a series of experiments, in consequence of the wet harvest of the year 1816, made by Mr. E. Davy, Professor of Chemistry, to the Royal Dublin Society, now communicated to them, by attending to which they may obtain good bread from corn which has germinated. The common mode of improving the ill qualities of such flour, is drying and this he tried first, and found, that by slow drying, in a shallow tin dish, before the fire, for 24 hours, the bread made from it was of a better colour, lighter, and better tasted, than if the flour had not been dried still it had a disagreeable taste. lie tried drying the flour more rapidly in a higher tempe- rature, but the bread made from it in no way im- proved. In trying various methods of improving the ill qua- .Z!1 lities of malted flour, Mr Davy ascertained that the carbonate of magnesia (not the calcined magnesia, which is of no use) of the shops, when well mixed with the new flour, in the proportion of from 20 to 40 grains to a pound of flour, materially improves it for the purpose of making bread. Loaves made with the addition of carbonate of magnesia, rise well m the oven, and after being baked, the bread is light and spongy, has a good taste, and keeps well. In cases when the new flour is of an indifferent quality, from 20 to 30 grains of the carbonate of magnesia, to a pound of flour, will considerably improve the bread. When the flour is of the worst quality, 40 grams to a pound, seem necessary to produce the same effect. Care should be taken to mix them intimately together, previously to making the dough.—Donovan s Dotnes- tic Economy. Newspaper receipts are frequently unheeded, but as that now given is the result of the experiments of a Philosopher, and the brother of Sir Humphrey Davy, (I believe,) I would hope that they who are so unfortunate as to have germinated wheat, will for their own comfort, and their own health's sake make a trial of this plan, which can be done at a cost of a few pence. R. D. Cardiff, 12 Nov., 1839. ,# HER MAJESTY would hold a Privy Council at Windsor Castle yesterday at two o'clock. when it is understood a Special Commission for the trial of tho Chartists rioters at Newport would be agreed upon. THE DUKE OF NEWCASTLE subscribed fIOJO t- wards the erection of the pier which has been just completed at Aberystwitb. We believe we are correct in stating that the Ge- neral Commanding in Chief has submitted for the Queen's approval, that the Colonelcy of the 3d Light Dragoons, which has become vacant by the recent death of Lieutenant General Lord George T. Beres- ford, G.C.H., be given to Lieutenant General Lord Charles S. Manners, K.C.B. (at present Colonel of the I Ith Light Dragoons,) and that Lieutenant-Ge- neral Philip Philpot be appointed Colonel of the latter regiment.—Standard. TWELVE TIN PACKETS of preserved French beans, in a wooden box, have heen brought up from the Royal George, stamped 1, Conierve Artichena de Catrou, Marseilles." Neither vinegar or pickle had been used they had been boiled and placed in air-tight vessels, and were as fresh and fit for use as when first enclosed. They have been 51 years under watel'Kentisll Observer. NORWICH MUSICAL FETIVAL.-After defraying all expences, there is a surplus of XI,295, to be divided amongst the charities of the town and county. STOCKDALE (the publisher of Harriet Wilson's I'F Memoirs") has obtained 1:600 damages from Mr Hansard, the printer to the House of Commons, for a libel on his (Stockdale's) character: the libel is the same passage of a parliamentary report for which the same plaintiff formerly obtained ;t l(IO damages: the latter action being founded upon the sale of another copy of the report. THE ROYAL GEORGE.—Colonel Pasley has con- cluded his operations against the Royal George for this season. It is intended to recommence operations about May next. There have been consumed during these experiments 12,940Ibs. of powder. Above 100 tons of the wreck have been recovered and placed in the dock-yard at Portsmouth, with five brass and six iron gans. It may not, perhaps, be generally known, that the total expense incurred has been more than defrayed by the value of the articles recovered.- Kentish Times. THE Opium DISFUTE.—The following answer has been sent by the Treasury to the claimants for indemnification for losses sustained in consequence of the delivery of opium to the Chinese Government:— "Gentlemen, — Having laid before the Lords Com- missioners of her Majesty's Treasury, your letter, in which vou apply for a settlement of certain claims for opium delivered to the Chinese Government, and transmit certificates signed by Captain (3. Elliot, I have received their Lordships' commands to acquaint you that Parliament has placed at the disposal of this Board no funds out of which any compensation couid be. made, and that the sanction of Parliament would be required before any such claim could be recognized and paid. To prevent any misconstruction of the intentions of this Board, my Lords have felt it necessary to di- rect me further to state, that the subject has been under the attentive consideration of her Majesty s Government, and to add, that her Majesty's Govern- ment do not propose to submit to Parlianie.it a\otc for the payment of such claims. R. GOIIDON. "Treasury Chambers, Nov. 11, 1839."
BIRTHS. On Wednesday last, the wife of Mr John Hair, draper, &c., Merthyr, of a son. On Sunday, the 3rd ult., the wife of Mr Thomas Jenkins, High Street, Merthyr, of a son. On the 1st, the lady of Stephen Jones. Esq. of Ystrad, near Llandovery, of a son and heir. On the 4th, at his father's residence, "Newcastif, Emlyn, the lady of Mr J. Prid'iam, of No. 40, Alders- gate Street, Loudon, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. On the 7th inst., at St. Mary's Church, Swansea, Mr John Jones, of Yslradgunlais, to Miss Sarah Anne Hussay, of Bristol. On the lilh, at Llandingat church, by the Rev. W m. Morgan, B I). Mr James Morgan, of the Star Inn, Llandovery, and a member of the I.O.F., to Miss Anne Morgan, second daughter of the late Mr Jenkin Morgan, of the same place. The happy pair were escorted by a number of brothers, who formed a pro- cession, towards the church, accompanied by a splendid band of music. On the Gth. at the Catholic chapel, Spanish Place, by the Hev. W. J. Vaughan, Thomas Weld Blunden. Esq second son of Joseph Weld, Esq., of Lulworth Castle, Dorsetshire, to Theresa Mary, youngest daugh- ter of William. Vaughan, Esq., of Courtfield, Mon- mouthshire. On Saturday last, by the Rev. Wm. Powell, Wm. Blashfield, eldest son of VVhitmore Blashtield, Esq., to Miss Philpott, second daughter of Mr Philpott, of the Pnory Mill. DEATHS. On the 13th ult., aged 31 vears, Morgan Evans, bookbinder, eldest soti of Mr David Evaus, butcher, of this town, after a long illness. At Swansea, on Friday the Sth iist., Alrs Mill drum, aged 41, landlady of the Horse and Jockey, in that town, a person of gigantic stature, who had lonp; travelled for exhibition until some years, she fixed her residence at Swansea. On the 12th inst, at Swansea, Mr George Barron, ship ahent, aged 55 years. On the 14th instant, at Llanclaft, aged SJ, Mr Win- W ilton, much respected by all who knew hiin. At Madras, on the 15th of August, Lieut. Colonel Edward Lloyd Smythe, of the Madras cavalry. After 36 years' residence in India he had revisited his native land in 1836, to comfort an aged mother and two beloved sisters, and was just returned to renew his military services in the hope of obtaining higher rank within a few years, and then retiring to spend his last days in the" bosom of his family, but he was carried off, after a short illness, by the rapid progress of dysentery. He had witnessed the successes of the British arms in India for many years, having served at the battle of Assaye under the Duke of Wellington, then Sir Arthur Wellesley. He was descended from an ancient family at North Nibley, in the county of Gloucester. He was an excellent officer, an affec- tionate relative and friendj a highly talented man* and a sincere Christian. November 13, at Monmouth, Frederick Samuel, t," infant son of Mr Maddocks, manager of the Theatre. On the 5th, at Wibley Castle, in the parish of Llan- rludian, Gower, Mrs. Gordon, the beloved wife of rvlc George Gordon, in her 40th year. On the 2nd, at East Hundred, Berkshire, Anne, wife of the Rev. Chas. Wapshare, and eldest daughter of the late Robert Dyneley, Esq. On the 4th inst., aged 4 years and 10 months, Lucy Agnes, youngest child of the Rev: Charles Bek-ersall- lecturer of All Saints, Hereford.
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-==:=:-==:: itt ID itiittitttf-t- -dftt I:C. Mil C. PRICE, ironmonger of Abergavenny has been appointed postmaster of that town, ill the place of Mr T. L. Wood all, who resigned the situation. THE TRADESMEN AND GENTLEMEN'S FRIENDLY SOCIETY, on Thursday week, held their first anniver- sary at the Crown Inn, Abergavenny. At ha'f-past eleven they proceeded to hear Divine service; the first man bearing a very handsome silk banner; the landlord, Mr Win. Davies", carrying a very neat crown and a member bearing a bcnlltiful gilded acorn. The Hev. T. Morgan, of Llandilo, delivered a very excel- lent discourse. After the service they returned to the Inn., where they partook of a sumptuous dinner; after which the usual toasts were drunk. About eight o'clock the music struck off, and the wives and sweet- hearts of the gentlemen present, threaded the mazes of the dance till a late hour, when they departed, highly pleased with the proceedings of the day. The club has been opened only 14 months, but they are very strong and most respectable, and no doubt, by the next anniversary, they will be complete in number, which is 99; no more will be allowed. Mr NjoitC,.kN'S tiountis will ineet oti Monday •• N()V- l8th at Mic.haelslone 1 Wednesday • 20tl' affc kmrumuoy Lodge Krirliv 22nd at Bassaleg Ited Bam Each day at 11 o'clock. NOV! IN \TlON OF SHERIFFS FOR THE ENSUING YEAR IN THE COURT OF EXCHEQUER. Tuesday last being the morrow of St. Martin, ac- cording to ancient custom a Privy Council was held in the Court of Exchequer, for the nomination of gentle- men to fill the office of sheriffs for the ensuing year. Monmouthshire.—Samuel lloinfray, of Bedweltv, Esq • Summers Harford, Sirhowy, Esq.; and John Etheringtou Welsh Rolls, of the Hondre, Esq. Gloucestershire.—Sir Michael Hicks Hicks Beach, of Williamstrip Park, Bart-; Hopkinson, of Edgeworth, Esq.; and James Woodbndge Walters, of Barnwood House, Esq. Herefordshire.rh»mns Hey wood, of Hopend, Esq.; Robert Lane, of Ryelands, Esq.; and William Barueby, of Clater, Esq. ,I" OLD PASSAGE FgRRY. TO TUB EDITOR OF THE OAZKTrB AXD GUARDtAN. SIR—Having had my attention drawn to a parn- n|, in the Merlin of the 9th instant, retdecting 011 ? P „H„,t of the parties connected with the Old Se„«o Fen-v I bog to forwyrd you the following statement of facts, which I will thank you to insert in Monday Nov. 4th, at half past two o'clock in tne morning, I was awoke by a gentleman (name unknown) who handed me a letter from he Mayor of Newport, bearing the date of Sunday night 11 o clock, wishing me to cross the said gentleman as quick as possible, with an express for the Mayor of Bristol, for troops. The crew belonging to the boat were immediately called' from their beds, and the boat manned forthwith, and she left the pier at the Beachley side of the ferry at 3A. M. 1 v another express arrived About 110011 •-« t b belonging to from Newport lor Bristol, t>y •» 1 J the Westgate Inn, 'lt ^nVlock in the afternoon, At about hall-past 111 w„) camo from New- another gentleman (name u informed me that he port, by the Monarch coach, a t(),d hi(n tlR,rc was going to Bristol for u • e ovcr to t|J0 I,ad been two expresses il ilsked me to in- Mavor of Bristol. 1 us would ply, I form him how long the stu l.f Ue coult, get any told him not ;;lti,r ;'ar J;(.ket should ply until half troops from Bristol the p<i past 7 o'clock. ee„tlein.i» wbo had first At half past 5 o clock the witb tlie post boy who crossed in the morning, J"b„tbe Hereford mail liiul crossed at be done! Ho told Inskcd the gerrtteninii »l» "» |,„ir past two mc he had left the ,K) troops ,G o'clock, and they informal '"J1 ] also spoke to spare, neither could they send • r lottcr from tb(, tbe post boy, his answer was, «c^utrates of Bristol Mayor of Newport, but baCl none to spare, could not send any troops, the? j scnt the steam Inconsequence of this m r0Ss was sent me to packet to her moorings. *■■ my utter astonish- say the troops were coming, ,riorum.? tr00Ps 111 CM it I found 011 the I uesclay ^.(ock on Monday had arrived at Aust side abou j been made ac- evening, but by this time, even rcndered any quainted with the fact, I coU 1 |1(>r moorings, and service, because the steamer w«v had taken the ground. tjoU Qf the troops As soon as we had the informs ge^i„g Up being at Aust, there was no tuni- 0n Tues- the steam; so that between 6.al'act0il| service, day morning the steamer wflS • nf ?erVant, 1 remain, sir, your obe oAR1JINER, Su~>i>rintcndcnt. BeacUley Ferry Office, NoY» J5**
TO THE SHAREHOLDERS OF THE TAFF VALE RAILWAY. GENTLEMEN.—At the present time when every description of Railway property is unusually depre- ciated in value, it may not be uninteresting to ex- amine what are the prospects of your own undertaking. 'n February 1838, your Directors stated that by borrowing £ 100,000, the whole capital would not be required. In the August meeting of that year, this was authorised, when it was distinctly stated that part of the line would be opened in the summer of 1839. You all know how far that promise has been adhered to. In the report of February 1839, no men- tion whatever is made of the additional outlay re- quired to complete the line when, fl om the advanced state of the works, estimates might have been made With the greatest probable accuracy. But in the last report we are told plainly that ill- stead of X:100,000, it will take 9610,000 to complete the undertaking, viz.: £ 300,000 original capital, and £ 100,000 borrowed, added to £ 190,01)0 additional capital and £ 00,000 to be borrowed, together £ 640,00:1. Were you to go to a tailor and order a coat, to cost three pounds,and to be deli vercd on a cer- tain (lav -advancing him the money to buy the cloth; but the coat not being forthcoming, were he to tell you that you should not have the coat unless you paid him before hand f3 8s., more than what he hunselj demanded for it; I ask, what would you think of that tailor? Would you think him an honest man? or, Would you say he understood his business? Let us, however, examine the probable amount of traffic on the line when completed. In 1838 the total quantity of coals brought down the Glamorganshire canal was 188,601 tons out of this quantity 147,760 tons may be brought by rail- road; the remaining 40,841 tons cannot at present, from its situation, neither is it probahle that It ever will be brought down by the railway. Let us then take 147 760 to be carried upon the railroad fora dis- tance, taking the average of 17 miles, the charge being § of a penny per ton per mile toll, and ^d for carriage this gives about £ 12,210. Now, if we suppose this quantity to be trebled, by the superior conveyance of railway carriage, we get about XSC),630, as the probable amount for coals. The iron from Dowlais, Penydarren, and Plymouth works, amounting to 68,211 tons, taking the distance of the several works, and calculating the qualities of each for their respective distances, at lid. per ton per mile, the charge for toll and carriage gives £ 10,803. It is not probable that this item can be much increased for some years. The passengers. If we suppose 10 persons to travel daily by coach, between Merthyr and Cardiff, we may safely treble that number by railway, making 60 pas- sengers daily. For a distance of 24 miles, 2d per mile will be a fair average charge, for all classes, this gives £ 5,475 for passengers. Merchandize and goods up to Merthyr, we may take at £ 12,000. Adding these together, we get £ 64,908, as the total income. Tue expenses of working the line cannot be safely put down at less than 50 per cent. upon the receipts for this is about the cost on rail ways now in operation. Abont E32,451 therefore remains chargeable with the interest on loans, viz., £,8000. This leaves £ •24,454 to be divided among the shareholders, upon a capital of 9480,000. Yielding about £5 Is. lid. per cent per annum. But we must consider that it will be five years at least, from the commencement, before we get a re- turn. Therefore, taking interest of money into ac- count, each share of £100 stands us in £ 120. So that we are only likely to get £5 Is. lid. per annum, for £ 120; or at the rate of about X4 5s. percent, for our capital. In this estimate, I have endeavoured to state the case in the most favourable light, consistently with truth. The necessity of going to Parliament for powers to charge increased rates for carriage and tolls will therefore be the more obvious to all. Again, what guarantee have we, that the present estimate will be sufficient to complete the rtilway ? What, if another revised estimate were to appear, re- quiring £ 100,000 more? This is not impossible, lIay. far from improbable. How then would you en- sure 7 per cent? I have thrown out these remarks, in order to assist you in judging for yourselves in a matter of so much importance to you all. 1 remain, Gentlemen, your obedient servant, A SHAREHOLDER. Cardiff, 13th November, 1839. COURT OF QUEEN'S BENCH, MONDAY, Nov. 11 (Sittings in Banco ) THE QUEES V. THE MAYOR OF SWANSEA. The Attorney-General showed cause against a rule calling upon the mayor, aldermen, and burgesses of the borough of Swansea, to show cause why a man- damus should not issue commanding them to execute a boud for the payment to John Davis of the sum of X972, as compensation for his having been removed from his office of collector, treasurer, and common attorney of the corporation of the said borough. Mr Davis made the application under peculiar circum- stances, for there was iieithei- any adjudication in his favour by the town-council of Swansea, nor by the Lords of the Treasury but he said that he had made a claim on the corporation, that he was entitled to compensation, and that within six months of his mak- in» the claim there was no adjudication by the town- colincil, and therefore the claim must be supposed to be admitted. He afterwards applied to the Lords of the Treasury, who said they had no jurisdiction; and he, therefore, now applied to this Court to have a bond to secure the whole amount of what he claimed. The answer the town council gave was—first, that if this was an office at all, Mr Davis held the office jointly with another person of the name of Thomas, who had not joined in the claim,and therefore it ought to have been a joint application. With regard to his saying that the town-council not having repudiated his claim, they must be considered .to have admitted it, the answer was conclusive-namely, that he had not coinplied with the condition precedent which the statute required; which was, that the person who claimed should give in a statement under his hand, setting forth the amount received by him or his pie- decessors, in every year, during the period of fiveyeais next before the passing of the said ct. The act re- ceived the Royal assent on the 9th of September, 1835, and the statement which Mr Davis had sent in was of the emoluments he had received for five years prior to the 31st of December, 183,1-not the five years next immediately before the passing- of the act of Parliament. Having made these preliininaiy obser- vations, he would avert to the facts of ltle case, as they appeared in the affidavit. Mr Davis swore that when the act passed lie was collector, treasurer, and com- mon attorney of the borough that Oil the 16th of December he caused all account of his emoluments to be delivered to the town-ell k of the borough; that be had held his office for 18 years, from which he derived a salary, which for five years had averaged £ 65 123. per annum, and that he had therefore made a claim for £ 073. calculated upon his salary accord- ing to Government annuities. Then, lie said, he had received 110 answer to his application within six months, and he therefore addressed a letter to the town clerk oraying that a bond might be executed to secure him this payment; that receiving no answer, he applied to the Lotds of the I reasury, who decided tlii? thev had no jurisdiction to entertain his appeal, that th y J i)ukes of Beaufort had been He then said hat jto UufcM o SratfeS to e.Ste the right of appointing the officers of the borough two pointed jointly to the office of comnH.na ortuj of t .c borough, that one was a mere nominal oftu-e b this deponent was the acting officer, conduct g the business of the office. He (the Attorney-General) would therefore submit that Mr Davis had not made out any case, because in applying for the mandan it lay upon him to show that he had the right to wtia he claimed, whereas he had shown that the office was lield jointly. The learned Attorney-Cioiu'ral then went into a further statement of the case, hut which, from the judgment of the Court, it is unnecessary to state. Mr Henderson followed on the same side. And Sir W. Follett was about to argue in support of the rule, when Lord Denman said it was not requisite to trouble him. IN did not see how it was possible not to apply the proviso of the act of Parliament, that if the town- v zirli, councit shou'd not determine such claim within six mouth after the making thereof, such claim should be consideied as admitted. Here was a claim made, and no notice taken of it for six months it therefore must be taken to have been admitted. There Were several grounds as taking the case out of the operation of the statute, but they appeared to him to be insufficient. As regarded the other party not claiming, the Court tile otilc did not know what arrangements might have been made between tbem.—Ru'e absolute. -ø, AN ENTERTAINMENT was given on Tuesday even- I jog last, Mr Jenkin Jenkins, Cilict Mason to the Taff vale Railway Co., to a few select friends at his residence, Upland Cottage, near the Basin I ho fes- kve board groaned under the weight of fish, flesh, and fOWl, that were spread upon it; and the. witu.s wire of the choicest description. A harper was in attendance, and dancing was kept np till a late hour. Nr,riie SWANSEA MUNICIPAL ILECTIONs.-Tlle following Gentlemen have been elected for this Borough :-For the Upper Ward, before R. M. Philips, Lsq. Alder- man Mr Lewis Llewelyn Dillwyn, Mr John Joce S trick, aijd Mr John Richardson. For the Lower I Ward, before J. H. Vivian, Esq., M.P., Alderman j- Mr John Grove, Mr RicUard Aubrey, and Mr Matthew Moggridg^ J I PRAISEWORTHY CONi)uci,A general mating of the workmen employed at the Neath Abbey Iron Works was held there, under public notice from Joseph T. Price, Esq., on the 6th instant, to consider what course they ought to take in their present position with respect to "Chartism;" when, after full discussion, it was unanimously resolved, that they would have nothing to do with it, individually or otherwise. A large and respectable set of working men thus agree to discourage such tumultuous pro- ceedings as have of late occurred in the Principality of Wales. Joiix LLEWELLYN, one of the principal leaders of the Chartists at Newport, and for the apprehension of whom one hundred pounds is advertized, was, on Tuesday evening, taken by the police when in the act o Jumpill up to the mail coach, near Greonhill Turn- pike Gate, Swansea, on its way to Carmarthen. He was then during the iiiglit detained at the Station House, and on Wednesday morning lodged in Swansea Goal. .10'##'1',11 COPPER ORES SOLD AT SWANSEA, November 13th, 1839. Mines. 21 Cwts. Purchasers. £ s, d, Cobre 105 Vivian and Sons. 13 100 Ditto 65 Sims, Willyams, Nevill, Druce and Co 13 12 0 Ditto 40 Ditto 22 160 Ditto 86 Vivian and Sons 12 1 0 Ditto 81 Ditto 12 7 0 Ditto 42 Ditto 12 2 0 Ditto 52 Williams, Foster and Co. 21 19 0 Ditto 31 Ditto 14 5 6 Chili .100 Ditto J6 8 0 Ditto 92 Ditto 14 1 6 Ditto 69 Williams, Foster and Co. 17 8 6 Ditto 46 VivianandSons. 13 6 0 Ditto 27 Ditto 15 6 0 Ditto 88 Williams, Foster and Co. 14 15 6 Ditto 61 Ditto 14 196 Tigrony 75 Ditto 2 I 6 Ditto b7 Ditto 4 tO Ditto 52 Ditto 4 46 Ditto 25 Ditto 2 4 0 Cronebano 99 Vivian and Sons 4 18 0 Ditto SO Ditto 4 18 0 Ditto 5 NVillitins, Foster and Co. 3 0 0 Santiago .103 Sims, Willyams and Co., and Vivian and Sous.. 12 5 0 Ditto.IOZ Viviall anti SOliS. 12 Ditto 92 Sims. Willyams and Co., aad Vivian and Sons,. 12 7 0 Knockmahon 125 Williams, Foster and Co. 8 9 6 Ditto 91 Ditto 5 5 0 Ditto 61 Freeman and Co 11 11 AllihifcS .127 Vivian and Sons, and Vi- gurs, Ratten and Co. 8 4 0 Ditto 59 Vigurs, Batten,James, & Co • 8 80 Ballymurtagh 51 Sims, Willyams, Nevill and Co Ditto 49 Ditto Norway 33 Ditto •" „ J. 0 Llanberris 20 Williams, Foster and Co. Drws y Coed 12 Vivian and Sons „ Sim. Dylluan 11 Pascoe Grenfell and Sons 2314 _6<1' MERTHYR- THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT and ° ,I E, ciety have issued gratuitously their "'l, for 1840. It is introduced by some very »Proprutc a l r i ift* Assurances oy reflections 011 the importance of d .rriltis on Mr Fry, the aetuarv. Copies many oc application at the Guardian Office. INHUMAN C<,NDucr.-On Tuesday Jas ^a^ poor woman, in Dowlais, named hUai vv' aPplied to vered of a child in a hay-rick she ag ghc f(j|t several persons in the place to take n d)ih) very ill but nobody would do so. |ke(J about was born, she took it 111 her apron, a sob|jget! a mile before the policeman found her, straw, to take her to a stable, and let her lay o j tj as he could not get a bed for her for child died four hours after its birth; tlh|- doing very well. To the credit of Sir Job > we add with much pleasure, that when lie h circumstance, he directed that the poor cr0"t" s(; be supplied with every necessary, at his expo