TIDE TABLE. MOON'S AGE.-New, 25th day, 8h. 58m. moi-nizig. High Water at Aberystwith in the ensuing week. H. M. II. M, Saturday, Oct. 24th 6. 40. Tuesday, Oct. 27th 9. 0- Sunday, Oct. 25th 7. 30. Wednesday Oct. 28th 9. 45> Monday, Oct. 26th 8, 15. Thursday, Oct. 29th 10. 15. H. I. Friday, Oct. 30th 11. 3.
Jrfiipptng Entclltptw. Arrived.-The Dolphin, Jones, from Carlisle, with coals and herrings; and Bristol Trader, Thomas, from Newport with coal; TheAnne and Betsy, Watkins, and Albion, Evans, from Newport; with coals. Sailed.-The Lady of the Lake, Owens, for Newport, in ballast. Six loaded Vessels lying in the Harbour wind bound, wind N. by W. strong.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1840. THE all-important subject of a steam com- munication between Aberystwith and the ports of Liverpool and Bristol as well as the coast of Ireland, is, we are happy to state, likely soon, in consequence of the forward state of the im- provements at the Harbour, to occupy the attention of the Merchants and Owners of pro perty here, who appear desirous that a matter so essential to the interests of this Town and its neighbourhood should be fully discussed in order that every informaiion may be got at before any capital is expended. We have been favored with a copy of a prospectus that appears to have been published here in 1826. This prospectus we have copied in another part of our paper as we think it well worth an attentive perusal; though the detail of the measure, as set forth in the pros- pectus, of course requires alteration. The pro- gramme of the trips we think may be materi- ally amended; for instance, we should propose to make one voyage per week direct to DUBLIN; being well aware that a great number of wealthy families in Ireland would avail them- selves of the facility of a steam packet transit to Aberystwith, for independently of the attractions of the Town as a sea-bathing place, this bay is universally recommended for its climate by the medical practitioners of Dublin and other parts of Ireland. It is also in the direct line to London, via Cheltenham the resi- dence of a very large number of Irish families; and the- fact of its being the shortest posting route to London would insure a very important item toward the success of the projected un- dertaking. It is, besides, notorious that a very extensive Trade might also be carried on with Dublin; the merchant finding that mart as eligible as any of the great markets of the kingdom. V We must here draw attention to a very im- portant fact stated in a note at the foot of the prospectus, viz that the whole line of coast bordering on Lancashire and Cheshire affords no good, convenient, or comfortable watering t 11 places." This is literally true, though consi- derable numbers, we admit, annually plunge themselves into the mud of the Mersey, and delude themselves with the idea that they are enjoying Sea-bathing. A steam packet from Liverpool would, without doubt, have the efFectof "making our Town and Coast the MAR- GATE of Liverpool and Manchester." At the present day, despite of all disadvantages, and we contend that the deficiency of transit is the greatest of any, vast numbers of the weal- thy families of Lancashire and the neighbour- ing Counties resort to this place in considerable numbers, preferring the strong briny waters of Cardigan bay and its picturesque coast to the diluted waters in the vicinity of great rivers, and the flat, tame, and uninteresting scenery of some of our most popular watering places. We would here ask what, of natural attraction, Brighton possesses, independently of what has been secured for it by reason of its proximity to London and consequent easiness of access. It behoves us, then, surely, to adopt all possible means of bringing Aberystwith as near to Chel- tenham, London, and Dublin, as the vast im- provements in science and art place within our reach for this purpose. The trade with Liverpool and Bristol is clearly of such well known importance that we do not enlarge upon it further than to state that, as a matter of course, it, also, would keep pace with the advancing prosperity of this neighbourhood. We would suggest, therefore, that, in this age of improvement, no time should be lost in laying down a plan of operations to be framed by a committee of gentlemen representing the trading and landed interests of the town and neighbourhood confident that, on looking seriously at the matter, the benefits to be deri- ved by a steam packet transit to and from Aberystwith will appear to be so obvious, that every effort will be used by which the numer- ous advantages which every town possessing a zn y steam communication has derived, may be equally enjoyed by ourselves.
The Market at Aberystwith on Monday last was very plentifully supplied with all descriptions of corn and grain. The samples of this year's growth that have come to hand are in excellent condition. An advance in wheat, barley, and oats, on last week's quotations took place. The following are the aver- ages—Best Wheat, 9s. 6d. seconds, 8s. Gd., Barley, 4s. Vel. to 5s. 6d. and Oats, 2s. to 2s. 6d. per imperial bushel. Our Meat Market on Saturday last was uncom- monly well supplied with Beef, Mutton, Pork, and Veal, of the primest quality. The Cardigan Bay Herring Fishery, at one time the most extensive on the Coast of Wales, but which has fallen off exceedingly these last few years, has this season proved very unprofitable. Owing to the roughness of the weather at this time of the year, it is not considered safe for the small craft at present used, to go out in the Bay but it is generally suppo- sed that if the November nights should prove fine, the Fishery may yet yield an ample remuneration to the numerous persons engaged in it. The Herrings taken during the present week were remarkably fine, and the average quantity greater than any previous week this season. The Housewarming dinner at the Belle Vue Hotel, on Thursday last, was the most spirited affair of the kind perhaps that ever took place at Aber- ystwith. One hundred and five gentlemen sat down to dinner, and under the Presidency of Jamea Hughes, Esquire, the festivities were prolonged to a very late hour. John Miller, Esquire, officiated as Vice President. Town Clock—We stated last week in reference to a subscription for a Town Clock, that if it were once started, there would be but little difficulty in raising sufficient funds to add a Clock, worthy of the place, to the other improvements of the Town. We are happy to say that a most handsome sum has been already subscribed, and on the building of the new Town Hall, by availing ourselves of that opportunity for the erection of a Tower, we shall be enabled to place the Clock in an eligible situation. Aberystwith Infir,riai-g.-We are happy to learn that in consequence of our having last week noticed the Aberystwith Infirmary and Cardiganshire General Hospital as an Institution pre-eminently entitled to public support, the attention of several individuals has been directed to the matter, and an increase in the number of annual subscribers has consequently taken place. It is indeed a fact, much to be deplored, that all the available sources of the Institution cannot be employed for the want of adequate funds; and we think a public appeal to the wealthy Gentlemen of the County of Cardigan, would meet with such a re- sponse as would at once put it in the power of the active friends of the Hospital to extend their sphere of action. A little girl, the daughter of the worthy Landlord of the Shipwright Arms Tavern in Aberystwith, Mr. Thomas Evans, picked up, a few weeks ago, a valua- ble mourning ring; and by the name engraved on the inside, a clue was obtained by which the owner might be informed that his lost ring was found. With great perseverance, Mr. Evans succeded in discovering that the Owner resided in London, and having pro- cured his address, lost no time in immediately for- warding it to its owner. The Gentleman very prompt- ly inclosed half a Sovereign for the little girl, in a letter, of which the following is a copy. London, October 21st, 1840. Sir,-I have this day received your letter, and the Ring safe enclosed, for which please to accept my best thanks, and have enclosed a half Sovereign for your little daughter, And am, Sir, J'ours very truly, HENRY BURN. To Captain Thomas Evans. Shipwright Arms, Aberystwith. New Town Hull at Aberystwith Our readers will peruse, with pleasure, in our report of the pro- ceedings at the Quarter Sessions on Tuesday last, the Presentment of the Grand Jury that the present Town Hall is insufficient and incommodious. Mr. James