ABERYSTWITH TABLE OF DISTANCES. DISTANT FROM Miles. DISTANT FROM Miles. Aberaeron 16 London, by Birmingham 225 Devil's Bridge 12 London, by Worcester 207 Hafod 15-1 Machynlleth 18 Lampeter 2/J Plinlimmon 16 Lampeter, by Aberayron 29 Rhayader, by Devil's") Llanidloes, by Devil's-i^ Bridge J Bridge j Rhayader, by new road 32 Llaiiidloes, by new road 28 Towyn, across the Dovey 15 London, by Ross 210 Tregaron 18 ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES OF THE MAILS. Arrives at Departs Aberystwith The London Mail, via Shrewsbury 6 p. m. 8 a. m- 2 The Cheltenham Mail, via Hereford 8 p. m. 6 a. m. The Cheltenham Mail, via Hereford 8 p. m. 6 a. m. 'lhe Carmarthen & South Wales 4| p. in. 9. a. m. The delivery of Letters commences at 30 minutes after the arrival of the London Mail, and 20 minutes after the arrival of the other Mails.
ABERYSTWITH INFIRMARY. Patients admitted for the weekending1 14th day of Oct. 1840. Out Patients 4 Discharged In 0 In Patients 1 Out 3 Total on the Books 38 Out Patients 33 In Patients 5 Visitor for the week, James Hughes, Esq. Dr. Richard Williams, Physician, John Philipps Esq. Surgeon. H. Humphreys (Chemist) Secretary, and Dispenser. TIDE TABLE. l\IooN's AGR.—Last quarter 17th day, llh. 5Sm. afternoon. High Water at Aberystwith in the ensuing week. H. M. H. M. Saturday, Oct. 17th 0. 30. Tuesday, Oct. 20th 3. 10. Sunday, Oct. 18th 1. 20. Wednesday Oct. 21st 4. 5, Monday, Oct. 19th 2. 10. Thursday, Oct. 22nd 5. 0. II. III. Friday, Oct. 23rd 5.50.
Shipping Intelligent. Arrived.-Tlie Waterloo, Lloyd, from Bristol, with gen- eral cargo Mercury, Lewis, Elizabeth, Edwards, from Newport, and Fanny and Betty, Lewis, from Pembrey, with coals; Nancy, Humphreys, from Douglas, with 60 mease of herrings; Peggy, Griffiths, from Cardigan, with flaggings Jane and Catherine, Jones, from Milford, with lirne stones and Lady of the Lake, Owens, from Carnarvon, with slates. ed.-The Lark, Jones,; and Dove, Jones, for Flint, with lead ore; Bellona, Edwards, for Irvine, with bark: George, Griffiths, for Swansea, with copper ore; Happy, Parry, for Pwllheli Lady of the Lake, Owens, for Carnar- von Ann and Mary, Williams Bristol Trader, Thomas Nancy, Humphreys; Lovely Peggy, Lewis; and Peggy, Griffiths, for Newport Charming Molly, Watkins and Margaret, Edwards, for Portrnadoc Lettuce, Richards, for Cardigan; and Jane and Catherine, Jones, for Neath, in ballast.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1840. We yesterday received a written communica- tion from a Visitor, which will he found in another column, on the subject of the prices charged by the inhabitants for lodgings during the autumnal and winter months. We are also repeatedly asked the question whether the pri- ces are not varied at this period of the year, and although we arc perfectly aware that our best and most convenient family houses may be had, furnished, at a very moderate rental, we feel sorry that any impression should be al- lowed to continue, prejudicial in its effects, to the interests of Aberystwith generally. It has been the subject of reiterated remark, accom- panied by surprize, that Aberystwith, which has been declared by the most eminent mem- bers of the medical profession to be peculiarly desirable as a place of residence in the winter season,—the mildness of the air, and the open state of the weather being well known to all who have wintered in the Town,—should not be more thickly inhabited by visitors, with all of whom the inestimable blessing of health is of course the primary consideration. It would be a source of great gratification to ourselves, could we be the humble instruments, by draw- ing the attention of the public to the facts, of enhancing the interests of Aberystwith in any fair and legitimate way and amongst other means, perhaps, of rendering the town a ser- vice, the removing of an unfavourable impres- sion as to the expenses attendant on a residence here may not be considered unworthy of a general notice. We would particularly desire to avoid, in any remarks which an ardent wish for the welfare of Aberystwith, may prompt us to make the invidious comparisons to which the zealous though indiscreet advocates of one fashionable watering place are sometimes tempted to resort, to the disparagement of a rival town. We would merely lay before the public such information as, while it may be relied on for its accuracy, would have the effect of putting Aberystwith on a fair footing in all matters relative to the economy and conveni- ence of the place. We shall therefore content ourselves at this time, in speaking of the supply which is afforded at Aberystwith of the sub- stantial comforts and requisites of this life, by declaring, without hesitation, that moderation in all the charges of housekeeping, including rent, is a prominent feature in the economy of the Town. There is one drawback, however, on the growing prosperity of Aberystwith, to which, we feel sensible, attention cannot be too fre- quently directed, if we would wish to take our place amongst other towns progressing in wealth and importance; we allude to the want of a facility of access to the place, which certainly will not bear comparison with the access to other towns, that, during the last few years of rail-way revolution and steam transit, have availed themselves of every projected improve- ment. It is true that the complaints which a few years ago existed as to the length of time, changing of coaches, tedious hilly roads, and n y consequently heavy travelling expenses, do not survive in their full extent, in the present day. Still, however, the advantages of a steam com- munication between this Port and Dublin, as well as between here and Liverpool, Bris- tol, &c. appear to be so obvious, and impera- tively call for the consideration of all parties on the great subject participated in by us all, self- interest, that we think the time surely cannot be far distant when parties, in every way com- petent to the task, as well by wealth as by ability, will give to this important matter the benefit of their cool and dispassionate atten- tion. We have understood that it is contemplated by the Lisburne Mining Company to erect a warehouse for the purpose of receiving their lead ore, destined for shipment, and also a wharf wall to facilitate such shipments, on the south side of that part of the harbour called the Dock." We have learned this with great pleasure, and we trust it is only the com- mencement of the improvements suggested by Mr. George Bush, Civil Engineer, to the Trustees of the Harbour, and approved by that body. If Mr. Bush's plan, on which the line of frontage of the intended wharf, &c. is shewn, be adopted on the commencement of the erec- tions in contemplation, the example in all pro- bability will be followed by others, and thus the uniformity of the design will be preserved. Mr. Bush has marked out on his plan a space of about four hundred and fifty feet in length, as the site of the wharf, &c. which we should rejoice to see erected, as, when this is effected, Vessels will be enabled to load and unload dur- ing the whole day, neither tides nor freshes offering any obstruction. The material, stone, being close at hand, the expence of building the wharf will be comparatively small, as cut- ting away the rock will be forming the wharf, and labour and lime will be the chief expences to be incurred. We shall hail it as an auspi- cious omen if the work is first set about by so wealthy and liberal a body as the Lisburne Mining Company, in the full confidence that they will set an example in the construction of their portion of the work, which will prove worthy of imitation. Aberystieith Market—Monday, October 12. We were well supplied with corn and grain of all descriptions on Monday last. The prices must be quoted as lower than in the preceding week. Wheat, 7s. 6d. to 9s.; Barley, 4s. Od. to 4s. 3d.; and Oats, 2s. Od. to 2s. 3d. per imperial bushel. The potato- harvest has been remarkably fine during the whole of the last fortnight, and the unusually productive crops of oats on the mountains have been well har- vested. The prices of potatoes as well as oats are expected to come down. Our Fish Market has been well supplied with cod mackarel, and whiting, during the week, which have been sold at very reasonable prices cod-fish weigh- ing from eighteen to twenty pounds having been sold as low as eighteen pence to two shillings each. The supply of herrings has not been so good.