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Original Correspondence. To the Editor. Sir, The removal of the Spring Assizes from Cardigan to Aberystwith appears to be now in agita- tion some little tact and energy will, however, be requisite before the order of Council can be obtained, and I would recommend the promoters thereof to take a leaf out of the book of their neighbours the Montgomeryshire people, as it would materially assist them in, and facilitate, the object in view. Since the year 1835, a contest had been going on before the Privy Council between the Towns of Newtown and Welshpool, respecting the removal, for the conveni- ence of the County, of the Summer Assizes from the latter to the former Town, when, at length, the order was obtained in the present year, and the first Assizes were held at Newtown in July last, much to the satis- faction of all parties, including the Welshpoolers themselves. The removal would have taken place long before, if it had not been for secret and interes- ted enemies, but who were avowed friends to the
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year: the fish being cured when out of season. So destructive has been the slaughter of la' e years through the means of unlawful nets and otherwise, that the fishery has been all but destroyed. We trust that the inhabitants of Machynlleth and its neighbourhood, to whom the subject is of the first importance, will give Mr. Parry not only encourage- ment in his praise-worthy endeavours, but a helping hand into the bargain, and not allow any petty feel- ings, which too frequently stand in the way of im- provement, to interfere in carrying out the intention. To the fishermen themselves, the regulation would be most beneficial; for at present, and however assidu- ous their labours may be to catch, they fail in ob- taining a sufficient supply to meet their necessities and the rich, and] poor, more especially the latter, would be supplied with the most nutritious food at a very moderate cost. As things at present exist what fish may be caught, are monopolized by the Carriers to the great injury of the inhabitants, and there is no means of preventing it, without putting an end to the Sale at a period when the Fishermen dare not openly expose the article to the public. The Dovey, from Mallwyd to the Estuary, is one of the finest streams in the kingdom for the Angler; and the Inns at the different stations thereon most excellent: we need hardly mention the Wynnstay Arms, at Machynlleth, in proof of our assertion. We most sincerely trust that now the steam is up, no one will throw cold water upon it. RitralPolice.-The Montgomeryshire constabulary force is now on full and permanent duty, but their uniform has not been delivered out. The County has already been relieved from an immense number of trampers and beggars, to the great annoyance of the adjoining Counties where the Act of Parliament has not been carried out; it is an expensive measure, but nevertheless extremely beneficial. Devonport, Sept. 3.—The Rodney, 92, Captain Maunsell, C. B., has had her complement of men completed by a draft of 150 seamen from the San Jospf, Capt. Tayler, C. B., at this port. It is gene- rally allowed that such a fine sample of British sea- men have been rarely seen in one ship. On leaving the San Josef, these Hearts of Oak gave repeated deafening cheers, which plainly evinced how happy they had been on board this well-regulated man-of- war and should her gallant Captain have command of a sea-going ship, we feel assured he will find no difficulty in having her speedily equipped, and man- ned in the first-rate style Shipping and Mercan- tile Gazette. COVE OF CORK, Sept. 17th The Rodney, with part of the 19th Regiment, sailed at 5h. 30m. this morning. Wind W. N. W. BARMOUTH, Sept. 11th On Saturday night's tide the barque Rowena, Johnston, lately reported to be stranded on the middle patch, thence drifted to Bro- ther's Island, got into our harbour with safety. The damage has not been ascertained as yet. Rock off Cape de Gatt.-H. M. S. Belleisle, in coming down the Mediterranean on the 13th of Au- gust, when above a mile from the Cape, and about a mile to the westward of the white patch in the land, passed close to a sunken rock outside of the ship, which appeared covered with weed. Capt. Nicholas sent Capt. Buoltbee in the Lasseur, to search for and report upon this danger, so that it is to be hoped it's exact position will be determined at an early period. It is believed to be about S. S. W. by compass, about a mile and a half from the old fort in Cape de Gatt, and about S. W. by S. by compass from the white patch. Belle-Vue Royal Hotel, Aberystwith—We find, by the advertisement, that Mr. Charles Marshall, the proprietor of Belle-Vue, has fixed Wednesday, the 28th of October next, for having his house warming dinner. When we see how extensively this Hotel, which is second to none in the principality, is patron- ized, not only by the visitants, but also by the lead- ing families of the neighbourhood, we look forward to the 28th of October, with great pleasure in the full assurance that on that day we shall see congre- gated under the roof of the worthy proprietor, all the representatives of the wealth and influence of the Town and neighbourhood, who are never backward in testifying their approbation of the well-directed efforts of any who shew a disposition to add to the comforts and attractions of Aberystwith. We are sorry to find that the subscriptions towards building the stand on our race' course (so much ad- mired at the last meeting) do not amount to much more than, half the cost; and when it is remembered that the whole of the expence is guarranteed by two gentlemen, Lloyd Philipps, Esq. and Alfred Stephens, Esq. we cannot but regret that so large a portion should be borne by two gentlemen, who on every occasion are so ready to come forward and support the amusements of Aberystwith and the neighbour- hood. TOWN HALL. TUESDAY.-At the Town Hall, on Tuesday last, no business of particular interest was transacted, two assault cases were heard, and the de- linquents were fined in small sums. The Mayor ex- pressed his intention of holding a Court on Friday, when he would have before him the Master and Mate of the Hopewell, which was on fire in the har- bour, the preceding night, in order to ascertain the cause of the accident, and that, if necessary, measures might be determined on to prevent a recurrence of similar accidents, by which property, to an immense amount, is put in jeopardy. TOWN HALL, FRIDAY.-Riebard Humphreys, mas- ter of the Sloop Hopewell, and John Edwards, mate, appeared to render to the Court an account of the fire which took place on board of that Vessel on Monday evening last. The Master stated that he was not on board of the Sloop on Monday, and that he had left her in charge of the mate, but that he himself was at the Vessel's side in the morning when a culm fire was lit in the cabin for the purpose of airing it, (the weather being very wet) and of hotting water to wash sundry articles, &c. He also stated that he saw the Vessel again in the afternoon of Monday, and that up to dusk in the evening there was not any appearance of smoke issuing from the funnel of the stove. The master also stated that the top of the funnel was of wood. The mate, Edwards, stated that he lit the fire on Monday morning as described by the master, but that it was extinguished by two o'clock in the afternoon: he left the Vessel at five in the afternoon, at which hour he was quite sure there was no fire in the grate. On the master being asked to account, if he could, for the accident, he stated that he believed it to have arisen from some sparks lodging in the funnel, which the wind had blown it into a flame; and that he did not attri- bute the slightest blame to the mate who was at the master's house about seven o'clock on Monday even- ing perfectly sober. The Court then observed to the master that they trusted he would see the necessity of at once getting a copper or iron funnel for the cabin stove in lieu of the wooden one; the Mayor intimating that at the next meeting of the Trustees of the Harbour he should propose a bye-law en- forcing upon the master of every Vessel entering the harbour the use of iron or copper flues or fun- nels for their stoves, and prohibiting the use of wooden funnels altogether. We are happy to congratulate the Adventurers of the different Mines in this neighbourhood on the prosperous and flourishing state of the Mines, as well as on the recent advance in the price of lead ore. We understand that several Steam Engines are about being erected in the neighbourhood, for the purpose of facilitating the working of the Mines. The Gomer Schooner, David Jones, master, arrived on Thursday evening last, from Plymouth, with a complete Steam Engine, of 80 horse power, on an improved principle, to be erected on Frongoch Mine, belonging to the Lisburne Mining Company. The following quantities of lead ore have been shipped from Aberystwith during the present week, viz :-20 tons from the Gogerddan Mines, 30 tons from the Lisburne Mines, on board the Castle, Henry Jenkins, master; 116 tons on board the Honor a, Morgan Davies, master for the River Dee. The Tlieatre.-It appears that that great favorite of the public, Miss C. Poole, from the Theatre Royal Covent Garden, has fixed her benefit night for Mon- day next. On that evening Mr. Sheridan Knowles's last new play LOVE will be presented and afterwards, the first meeting will take place at Aberystwith, of THE LADIES' CLUB, Miss C. Poole in the chair. We would remind our play-goingfriends that, on Monday evening, they will have an opportunity of testifying substantially, their approbation of the dramatic talent of this highly gifted actress; and we hope that as they have hitherto been loud in their expressions of de- light at her various representations, they will be equally hearty in their meed of support on the occa- sion of her benefit. On Wednesday evening, Mr. Lansdowne and Mr. Buckingham have fixed to take their benefit, when they have selected for the even- ing's entertainment The Exile, and the much admired Drama taken from Bulwer's novel, entitled Eugene A ram. Mr. Buckingham, who is really a good per- former, takes the character of Eugene Aram, in which, we have no doubt, he will excel, and we shall he right glad to see a good house on the occasion. In a village church, a few Sundays back, the cler- gyman, having published the banns of marriage be- tween two parties, was very aptly followed by the clerk reading the hymn commencing Mistaken souls, who dream of heaven