HOUSE OF LORDS, TUESDAY, FEB. 14. I The Marquis of Clanricarde rose to move an aduress to the Queen on the Eastern question, and said that his quarrel with the Government was, not that it had not entered upon a war at an earlier period, but that by its mistaken measures it had brought us into a position in which war seemed inevit- able. He would not weary the House with tracking that erroneous policy through the papers that had been laid before Parliament, but it was evident that when, in the outset of the dispute between Turkey and Russia, the demands of Prince Menschikoff showed the necessity for a common under- standing between the great Powers on the pretensions of Russia, the Government, in neglecting to bring about such an understanding, which at the present moment we were labour- ing in vain to effect, committed their first great fundamental error. Again, when Colonel Rose demanded the presence of the Black Sea fleet in the Turkish waters, the Government chose to disregard that demand, and thus omitted an opportu- nity of making a demonstration which might have nipped the outrages of Russia in the bud. But then the House was told that Mini-ters had received the most positive assurance from the Russian Government that the Emperor had no aggressive intentions; and so, for the sake of such an assurance, from a Power notoriously faithless, the repeated warnings of the tried diplomatic agents of England were disbelieved, with such results as the House now saw. Again, when France sent her fleet to 1 the scene of action, the British Government, so far from following the example of its ally, openly expressed its reprobation of the conduct of that allv, and wrote such a despatch to St. Petersburg as made the Russians exult with joy, whcTi they saw that the great object of their policy, the sowing- dissensions between England and France, was being effected for them by England herself. Even when we sent our fleet into the Black Sea, the step was taken under protest that we entered it with no hostile intentions against Russia, though our very firi-t act, in conveying a Turkish squadron, could be regarded as nothing else than a hostile act of the most decided character. To act as we had done, and at the same time to use such lanruajre, was to Quibble in a manner most unworthy of British statesmen. This, then, was the present position of affairs. All negotiations had ceased, most extensive preparations were being made against Russia both by laud and sea, and yet no one could say, not even the Prime Minister himself, whether we were at peace or war May, instead of the Government making any communication to Parliament on the subject, it had been left to him, a humble member of their Lordship's House, to move for an address to the Crown. The noble Lord then sat down, after paying a high compliment to the conduct of the French Government, which, he said, had behaved throughout the whole of these negotiations in a way which had won for it the respect, grati- tude, and good feeling of every man in England. The Earl of Clarendon admitted the ingenuity of Lord Clanricarde's speech, which was fcertainly distinguished by the absence of anything like partiality, and he might even say fairness, to the Government. But, what after all, was the result of his remarks ? Why, that if things had been done differently, a different result might have been obtained. As far as he (Lord Clarendon) was concerned, no one could regret more that the conduct of these arduous negotiations had not been confided to abler hands but, upon public grounds, he must express his regret at the tone by which his noble friend's speech had been characterised, his object being plainly to dis- parage the Government, and to sow dissension at a moment when, of all others, unanimity was most desirable. Their Lordships would not expect him to fol!ow and expose all the fallacies of his noble friend, but with respect to Prince MenschikofFs mission, he was bound to repeat that the Government had acted as it had done because it could not disbelieve the solemn assurances put forth by Russia and, so far from there having been dissensions on this point between France and England, the two Governments had acted on the occasion in perfect harmony. He was happy, too, to be able to agree with him in all he had said in praise of Lord Strat- ford, whose ability and devotion it was impossible to overrate. Lord Clanricarde had besides insisted on knowing whether we were at peace or war, though their Lordships well knew that this was a question which it was impossible to answer. We were neither at war nor were we at peace, but in that inter mediate state when our desire for peace was just as strong and sincere as ever, though our expectations of maintaining it -ei-c gradually dwindling away. The noble Lord then entered at length into the line of policy pursued by the English and French Governments after the massacre at Sinope, as well as into the circumstances which had tran- spired respecting Count Orloff's mission to Austria and Prussia, both which Governments had, he believed, returned an answer becoming independent nations. He also praised the admirable discretion displayed by thci people of this coun- try during a period of great excitement, and concluded by declaring that if war were forced on us, England would re- spond to the call to arms in a manner worthy of her ancient renown as we!! as of the fame of those allies who would now, for the first time, be ranged in battle by her side. Lord Ellesmero hoped that any force despatched to the scat of war in the East would not be subjected to diplomatic con- trol. While saying this, however, he entirely concurred in the opinion expressed a8 to the great ability of Lord Strat- ford. Lord Malmesbury hoped Lord Clarendon "ould do him the justice of admitting that he had never pressed the Govern- ment to produce any papers which might be detrimental to the public service. Lord Glenelg thought Government had made out a very good case, and that they came before Parliament and the country as men who had acted well and justly to the best of their ability. With respect to the understanding existing be- tween France and England as to the Eastern question, it was most necessary that such an understanding should be both frank and honest, so as to leave no room even for an imputa- tion of mistrust. As for telling the Government that they might have known all the events which had taken place, and blaming them for not having anticipated the occurrences which had arisen, nothing could be more absurd. He encou- raged Government to proceed in their snorts, if possible, with honour, to preserve peace, and reminded them that even vitli h,,)iioiir, Sir Robert Walpole, notwithstanding his many and undoubted faults, was cherished by posterity, inasmuch as he was known as the Peace Minister," the difference how- ever, between Sir R. Walpole and the present Government being this, that the former by his conduct had forfeited the confidence of his countrymen, w hereas the latter, by their conduct on the present occasion, had secured it. Earl Grey considered that one great fault of the present Government was, that they had ever been drawn into this war at all, inasmuch as he saw no reason or provocation why we should have interfered i:i the way we had in the dispute between Russia and the Ottoman empire. He saw no reason to support the Turks, whom he looked upon as little better than a horde of barbarians, who had oppressed for the last four centuries the population ovur which they had control. The Duke of Argyll deniejl that the Government had any- thing to do with the Menschikoff note, or were in any way responsible for it. He thought there was a great want, if not of fairness, at least of consideration, exhibited by the noble lords who had spoken against the conduct of the Government, in not fully entering into all the documents that were laid before the House, but only such as supported their own views The Earl of Derby said that Lord Aberdeen, of the many reproaches he had received on account of his peace policyy must fi-el a strange kind of pleasure at finding Lord Grey ac- cusing him of being precipitately hostile. The compliment of Lord Glenelg, in comparing him to Walpole without that statesman's peccadilloes, was, however, of a more doubtful nature. He could not understand the supporters of Govern- ment in many of their statements that night, inasmuch as some said we were not at war, others we were not at peace, and others, again, we were not neutral. He should- like to know what, then, was our position ? With a large fleet going to the Baltic, another in the Black Sea, and all the warlike prepara- tions at home, it looked very like war. Such being our posi- tion, nothing could be worse than a hesitating and uncertain course. In April last Lord Clarenden had told the House there was no apprehension of the peace of Europe being disturbed, yet, at the very time he had in his possession official despatches informing the Government that Russia was preparing great forces, and concentrating troops on the frontier and that the answers of Count Nesselrode relative to such increase of the Russian army were evasive and unsatisfactory. Another peculiarity in all these transactions was, that Russia, all the way through; from first to last, had given no assurances to Government of her peaceful intentions, but, on the contrary, had claimed the protectorate over Turkey from the first moment, and never separated such protectorate from the ques- tion of the Holy Places. Had Government, instead of going on complimenting Russia, protested against her aggression, as they ought to have done, and had their reproof been prompt and vigorous, the Emperor would never have proceeded to the length he had done. He believed now that all hope of peace was gone, and that war was inevitable; and, being of this opinion, he thought almost everything depended on the way in which France and England performed their part, and be- tween whom he was happy to see so perfect and generous an understanding.. The Earl of Aberdeen said, it little mattered what the con- duct of Government might have been, as far as the reproaches of Lord Derby were concerned, for, let their conduct be what it might, it would have been certain to be characterized either as rashness or timidity, and of course as a sacrifice of honour. It was very easv for Lord Derby to say that if there had been jnore vigour, and less infirmity in the Government, the war might have been averted; bnt the noble Lord never said how. It was a subject of much congratulation tli it France and Eng- land acted iu this matter as one cation, and that nothmg could be better than the understanding which existed between the two countries. lie earnestly hoped that the peace of the world might yet be preserved; but at the same time he thought it right to add, that in order to meet any emergency that ra i ;? ?t arise, the Goverment were making the most active and energetic preparations for war. After a few words from the Duke of Argyll and the Earl of Albemarle, The Marquis of Clanricarde, in reply, repudiated any motion of asperity in what he had stated, and still adhered to his as- sertion, that the conduct of the Government to Parliament re- lative to this question was perfectly anomalous. He concluded by withdrawing his motion, after which their Lordships ad- journed.
HOUSE OF COMMONS, TUESDAY, FER. 15. On the motion of Mr. Saunders a new writ was ordered for the election of a member for Cardiganshire, in the room of Colonel Powell, who has tesigned his seat. Mr. Bailie put a series of questions to Lord J. Russell, as to whether any engagement between the British and French Go- vernments & the Porte bad preceded the passages of the Dar- danelles bv the combined fleets whether any treaty had been entered into between England, France, and Turkey with re- ference to the impending war and whether any proposals been made by the French Government relative to the mode of carrying on operations. car-,?-iii, o-i opei-:tti(,Tl,. reference to the first two questions, said as .Mr. Lavard had given notice of his intention to call the attention of the House on Friday to the relations between this country and Turkey, it would be better that he should defer till then his explanations respecting the policy of the Government and in regard to the last question, he thought it would be most unadvisable to state in that House, and pro- mulgate to the public in this country and to Europe, the com- munications between Her Majesty's Government and that of France as to the mode of carrying on operations. Mr. Locke King moved for leave to bring in a bill to amend the law of succession to real property in cases of intestacy. He pointed out what he considered to be the anomalies of this law, whidl tie; bill he proposed to introduce would remove, and exposed the unreasonableness and impolicy of the English law which favoured the accumulation of property, so in- jurious to a commercial peopl", and its repugnancy to the policy of the Jewish, the reek, the Roman, and the Saxon codes. He illsisted upon the cruelty and misery which fol- lowed the introduction of the law for the monopoly of land,- the zones of desolation, the servility of cWs,—and called upon the House to extend the principle which liberated lands from feudal bondige, which had been introduced m cases of testacy, to cases of intestacy. Mr. Madrid seconded the motion, which was supported by Mr. Bright, who could see no sound reason why the same j princi pIe (If law should not apply to real and to personal property in intc.,t:1ey, whL.h would make land somewhat more accessible to the people. Lord J. Russell offered no objection to the introduction of the bill, reserving to himself the right at a future stage of ex- pressing his opinion upon the subject. Leave w,,i. then -iveu. Mr. J. VhiUimore, in moving for leave to bring in a bill for the appointment of public prosecutors, urged the abuses at- tending the present sistem, and mentioned two instances illustrative, as lie contended, of the scandalous state of the ex- isting law. The object of the bill was to withdraw from private animosity, caprice, and even revenge, what ought to Le !Pft in the h.mds of justice, administered by a public ofifcer. He proposed, therefore, that public prosecutors should be appointed by the Crown for certain circuits, with district agents to conduct the proceedings before the magis- trates, aiidthat it should be in power of any prisoner to give to the public prosecutor a list of witnesses who could speak to facts in his defence, and that, upon the judge certifying that those witnesses were proper to be called, their expenses should be allowed. tfr. Some supported thi motion. The Attorney-General said the Government, without ap- proving the scheme of If r. Phillimore, thought that the bill ought to be brought in, in order that the subject might un- dergo discussion, adding that the matter had been under their serious consideration, and that they considered the principle of public prosecutors ought to be adopted. The objects of the measure were approved and supported by Mr. Napier, Mr. Hadfield, Mr. S. Wortlcy, Mr. Henley, Mr. Philipps, and Mr. R. Moore, and leave was given to bnng in the bill. ￼ M?? Oliveira rose to move a resolution, that the present rate of duty charged upon foreign and colonial wmesis ex- cessive and impolitic, ,tiid thfaot reiif- e and colonial wines is per gallon. He showed that while the consumption of various articles had enormously increased since the reduction of uty thereon, that of wine had, in the same period, retrograded, and he urged thence, and from the opinions of competent authorities, that a reduction of duty would lead to increased consumption. The high duty upon foreign wines stimulated the manufacture of British wines, which were sometimes, he said, foisted upon consumers as port, sherry, and champagne, to the detriment of the revenue. The reduction of the duty on wines, moreover, would check the passion for ardent spirits and consequently the vice of drunkenness, the source of many of those miseries among the lower classes which were unknown in countries wher" wines were at the command of those classes. He showed that the supply, in the event of the duty being reduced, would amply meet the demand, the capacity of growth in winc-prodjicing countries being almost illimitable. In conclusion, Mr. Oliveira took the House rather by surprise by stating that, considering the position of the country, it would not be prudent on his part to divide the House or raise a discussion that would tend to embarrass the Government; and he therefore should not press his resolution, which accordingly he withdrew. Colonel Blair then called the attention of the House to the present state of the guano market in this country, the ctemand of which for that valuable article, almost indispensable to I Scottish farmers especially, could not be adequately supplied, owing to the practical monoply exercised, in opposition to its own interest, by the Peruvian Government. He concluded by moving for copies of correspondence with the Peruvian Government upon tillS SUbJect. Mr. Cardwell made no objection to the production of the papers, and expressed a hope that the Peruvian Government would see the policy of free trade in this article. Every argu- ment in favour of that policy had been addressed to Peru by the Government of this country. Sir J. Graham observed, that in no subject had the country a deeper interest than in the supply of guano; but he was afraid that no argument the British Government could address to that of Peru would prevail so long as the latter were in possession of an exclusive monopoly of the article. The only question was whether it was possible to enlarge the supply, and directions had been given to the Admiral, in the Pacific, and in other Quarters, that every exertion should be made by Her Majesty's ships to discover, if possible, fresh sources of supply. <1. After a few words from Mr. John M'Gregor, the motion was agreed t0 ?r.J.? Shelley called the attention of the' Government to the evidence given before the City Corporation Commission by the Chairman of the Markets Improvement Committee, in reference to the intention of the corporation of the city to establish a dead-meat market on the site of the present Smithneld-market, instead of at the new market at Islington. He moved for copies of correspondence. Mr. Fitzroy said, the evidence referred to was ex parte, and could not be noticed by the House until it had been reported by the Commissioners. No meat market could be established in any part of London except with the sanction of the Secre- tary of State, and no conespondencc had taken place on the subject. The motion after some remarks by Mr. S. Wortley and Mr. Packe, was agreed to. Mr. 1. Butt renewed his motion to nominate the committee of privileges to whom was referred the complaint of a para- graph in the Times, having reduced the number to 1.). Sir J. Young thought it better, considering what was the object of the inquiry, to nominate a smaller number, and bind all the members to a continuous attendance. He suggested 9 or 11, with a quorum of not less than 9. Mr. Butt was ready to adopt the latter proposal; but in the end, the debate was again adjourned until next day. The House adjourned at a quarter past 9 o'clock. I WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15. The Speaker took the chair at Twelve o clock. j The following private bills were read a second time and ordered to be committed :-Cardiff Gas, and Swansea Har- bour. Mr. Cowan presented a petition from Edinburgh against the appointment of Popish chaplains to gaols; also, a petition from the newspaper proprietors of Edinburgh, praying for a repeal of the duty on paper. Mr. H. A. Bruce asked the President of the Poor Law Board whether, in the event of the bill before parliament becoming law, the charge of maintaining the destitute poor will be cast upon unions instead of parishes. Mr. Baines said that the Poor Law Commissioners would probably resort to the power they already possessed, in order to do justice where it might be requisite. Any suggestion which the hon. gentleman might make, with a view to ren- dering the forthcoming bill more just in its operation, should receive every consideration. Mr. Hayter, in the absence of Lord J. Russeil, moved an address for returns of the population and number of houses ac- cording to the census of 18-51 (exclusive of represented towns), and also of the number of registered electors in every county, and parliamentary division of a county, in England and at the last registration of 1853-4 (to be arranged according to popluation..) Of the number of electors in each county, and parliamentary division of a county in England and Wales, registered at the last registration 'of 18.53-1; distinguishing the number under each qualification. Of the population and number of houses acoordmg to the census of 18-31 also of the number of registered electors in cities and boroughs returning members to parliament, at the last registration of 1853-4 (to be arranged according to population). Of the number of electors in each citv and borough in England and Wales, re- gistered at the last: registration, 18,53-4; distinguishing the number under each qualification. Of the number of munici- pal electors 0:1 the burgess list in each municpal borough in England and Wales for the year 18-53-1, specifying the instan- ces where the parliamentary and municipal boundaries do or do not coincida. Of the population of the hundreds of Lons- dale, Amoundemess, and Backburn, also of the hundreds of West Derby and Leyland; also, of the hundred of Salford (exclusive of represented towns), in the county of Lancaster, accompanied by a sketch map of the above divisions. Of the population of the wapentakes of Staincliffe and Ewecross, Claro, Skyrack, and Morley also, of the wapentaKes of Barkston Ash, Osgoideross, Strafforth and Tickhill, Staincj-oss, and Aybrigg (exclusive of represented towns), in the West Riding of the county of York, accompanied by a sketch map of the said divisions. Of the population and number of iitiises, according to the census of 1851, and of the number of registered elec- tors, of the cities and boroughs returning members to parlia- ment (exclusive of metropolitan boroughs), which- have a population above ,100,000 (to be arranged according to popu- lation). The same of cities and boroughs returning one member only, and which have a population above 50,000. Of the population and number of houses according to the census of 1851, of the parishes of Chelsea and Kensington. Of the population and number of houses, according to the census of 1851, of all unrepresented towns containing a population of 20,000 and upwards (to be arranged according to population). Of the number of persons rated to the poor at the sum of £ 10 and upwards in each county of England and Wales, exclusive of represented towrs distiuguishing, as far as possible, the number who are householders. And of the number of persons rated to the poor at sums exceeding jE6 in every city and borough returning members to parlia- ment distinguishing the number of those who are already on the list of parliamentary electors. The motion was agreed to, and the house adjourned at half- past twelve o'clock.
RUSSIA AND TURKEY. LETTER OF THE ERESCH EMPEROR TO THE CZAR. The following are the salient points of the letter of the Emperor Louis Napoleon to the Czar. After a resume of the Eastern question, Louis Napoleon says If your Majesty desires as much as I do a pacific conclu- sion, what more simple than to declare that an armistice shall be signed to-day that things shall take their diplomatic course that all hostility shall cease that all the belligerent forces shall withdraw from the places where motives of war have called them ? Thus the Russian troops shall abandon the principalities, and our squadrons the Black Sea. As your Majesty prefers to negotiate directly with Turkey, you can nominate an ambassador who could negotiate with a plenipo- tentiary of the Sultan, a convention to be submitted to the Conference of the four Powers. If vour Majesty adopts this plan, upon which the Queen of England and myself are per- fectly agreed, tranquillity will be re-established, and the world satisfied. There is nothing in this plan unworthy of your Majesty—nothing that can hurt your honourable feelings. But if, from a motive difficult to understand, your Majesty should refuse, then France and England will DC 0 ig'ej d to leave to the chances of arms and the hazards of war that which might be decided at once by reason and justice." PARIS, FEU. 15. The Moniteur declares that the French Government has not received any answer to the letter addressed by the Emperor Napoleon to the Emperor Nicholas. That answer is wot ex- pected for a few days. t It is assei ted that the Russians lost in their second unsuc- cessful attack on Fort Shefkatil upwards of 2,000 men. On the 29th of January Prince Gortschakoff directed in person a grand reconnaissance before Kalafat. The Turkish outposts retired into their intrenchments. At Widdin and Kalafat a decisive attack was expected dailv. ( -V' VIENNA, FEB. 11. The Turko-Egyptian officers who were made prisoners at Sinope, and who lately arrived hore, having been set at liberty on giving their word of honour that they, would not serve against Russia, were to have taken their departure to-day; but at the hour named for leaving, they caught the Russian officers who escorted them unawares, throttled them, and locked them up in a room in the hotel. The Turks then went to the Ottoman Ambassador, and placed themselves under his protection. He was only too happy to pya them an asylum, and advised thorn to remain quiet, and t.await. the feeult of the remonstrances from the Russian Alpbassador to which their conduct would infallibly give rise. V BERLIN, WEDNESDAY EVENING. The Preussische Correspondenz is authorized to refute the groundless rumours afloat of further joint proposals on the part of the German Powers with a view to mediation on the Eastern question. "VIENNA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, 15th inst. The Circular forwarded to the diplomatic agents of Austria is in the following sense :— Austria considers the armed intervention of the Western Powers in Turkey extremely dangerous. Austria has full confidence in the loyalty and rectitude of the Emperor Nicholas, and will take the necessary measures for securing her own frontier. A battering train of 80 guns and 6,000 cwt. of powder has been sent to the south-eastern frontier. KRAJOVA, FEB. 11. There are, as yet, no preparations indicating an immediate attack upon Kalafat. 100 persons from the fleet, suffering from smallpox, had been taken into hospital at Constantinople.
AUSTRALIA. ARRIVAL OF THE GREAT BRITAIN. T -£, fJlY"C"IT,> 'lID" JJLY hli.rUUJJ, x l j-.o-u.tt. x This morning, at 10 o'clock, the screw steamship Great Britain, from Australia, arrived in the Mersey, The Great Britain sailed from Melbourne on the 4th of December, and has brought 199 passengers, and 165,000 -ounces of gold. She is also the bearer of the first shipment of cotton from Sydney. The Gauntlet, from London, had arrived at Melbourne on the 3d December. There is little news of interest by this arrival. The price of gold at Melbourne was 77s. per ounce, but was declining. HrLERS OF THE WOULD IN 1853.—Perhaps the following table, recently met with in a foreign journal, may be thought of sufficient interest to make note of. Iu these unsettled times, and in case of a general war, how much might be changed There are at present 83 empires, monarchies, re- public, principalities, duchies, and electorates. There are 6 emperors, including his sable Highness Faustin I., of St. Domingo; 16 kings, numbering among them Jamaco, King of all the Mosquitoes, and also those of Dahomey and the Sandwich Islands; 5 queens, including Ranavalo of Mada- gascar, and Pomare of the Society Islands; 18 presidents, 10 reigning princes, 7 grand dukes, 10 dukes, 1 pope, 2 sultans, of Borneo and Turkey; 2 governors, of Entrerios and Corrientcs; 1 viceroy, of Egypt; 1 shah, of Persia; I imaum, of Muscat; 1 ameer, uf Cabul; 1 bey, of Tunis; and lastly, 1 director, of Nicaragua. A READER. The advantage of our telegraphic commu- nication enables us to give the news of Thursday by post on Friday morning, which we could not do by waiting the arrival of the evening papers, as we are compelled to be in post an hour before we could receive them. We are also enabled to give the debates in parliament to the rising of the houses, which is frequently several hours later than can be obtained by the metropolitan press. We cannot insert, or notice in any way, any communication that is sent to us anonymously; but those who choose to adrpss us in confidence will find their confidence respected Neither can we undertake to return any manuscripts what ever.
Though sanguine reformers cavil and carp, and anti- reformers condemn and jeer, the Bill of Lord John Russell is really a liberal measure and worthy his reputation as the au- thor of the Law of 1831. It is a just measure, as it balances opposing interests while largely extending the suffrage. It is a wise and seasonable, and we believe would be found a work- ing and safe measure, for all classes are considered, and ter- ritory, property, intellect, and labour, have been alike taken into account in its construction. The complaints against the present law have been:—that it excludes the labouring classes altogether from the repre- sentation :-that it excludes also a very intelligent and respectable portion of the middle classes who do not happen to be renters of house property;—that it docs not consider the claims of intellect, as embodied in our Universities, Inns of Court, learned Societies, &c., and whose members are cer- tainly entitled to a voice in the Senate-House. Moreover, it imposed certain restrictions, as inconvenient as they are use- less, on the exercise of the franchise-as, for instance, the payment of rates ere the vote can be recorded. Thus, ine- I quality and exclusiveness in the distribution of the franchise, and restriction and inconvenience in the exercise of the pri- vilege of voting were the chief defects of the law of 1831- which though a large addition to the nation's liberties, has been found a cumbersome and unwieldy companion to them. But that the law of 1831 was good in principle, few even of its bitterest opponents will, we presume, now be found to assert. The country has continually progressed—in enlight- enment, in wealth, and social comfort—since reform of the Suffrage opened the way to a series of otherredresses. Loyalty has grown apace. Patriotism has by no means diminished. Agitation has been changed in character from that of a blud- geon monger to that of an assiduous user of logic and argu- ment of words. The national finances have improved. The status of our government and the purity of our commons have improved, notwithstanding the short advent of a Derby administration, whose recklessness and dishonesty shocked foes and alienated its friends, and notwithstanding also the black sheep which under its auspices have crept into the flock of St. Stephens, only to be ignominously ejected. The mea- sure was right in principle, and has added to the material well being of the nation. Therefore, if it contains error of detail or be exclusive in its application, these defects may with safety and good result, be rectified. But the opponents of the ministry object that now is not a time for making organic changes in the constitution-that with our attention concentrated on foreign affairs, we have little time or breath to waste on home changes. The reply is easy. The difficulty is not so much one as to propriety as of ability, Can the ministry attend to both matters at once ? Are they confident of their capacity to effect a needed reform at home, while they have war to contend with abroad ? We cannot see why they should not be. War is a matter the prose- cution of which depends upon a department of, rather than the whole executive. Once resolve that we are to fight, and to furnish the necessary means aud necessary instructions, is nearly all that will be required of the ministry. "But then" cry the objectors, you will be unsettling the mind of the country." That, too, is to be proved by the event. As yet the country has shewn no signs of disquietude. The announce- ment that a Reform Bill was ready, has been received calmly enough. Discontent has been evinced only by these same objectors-they who are averse to all progress, to all improve- ment, and would readily seize hold of an invalid excuse, even to postpone the advent of liberty as they did the advent of plenty for their fellow men. There is no fear for the country, nor for the ministry, nor for the measure which they inaugu- rate. Therefore it will progress and become law. That it deserves this fate for its intrinsic merits we will readily shew. Lord John's propositions are as simple and effective, as they arc confidently put, and as they are progressive in character. He will supply the omissions in the act of 1831, and seek to cure its working defects, without effecting a violent revolution either in the habits of the people or the relationship of classes. One thing that strikes us as pre-eminently wise and states- man like, is the effort to attain a representation of the minor- ity-an effort rarely made, and never yet we believe found successful. The altered relationship of town and county- the conferring on all £ 10 renters, not resident in a borough, a vote for the county-will, we opine, give great satisfaction. But it is not our purpose here to remark on all the specialities of this grand measure of Reform. The vote for the X6 rents is an acknowledgment of the right of labour to be represented, which if not now carried out, must ensure for the working man an ultimate share in electing the law makers of the country, while the inclusion of salaried men of a hundred a year, who have renting qualification-the admission of those who pay assessed and Income Taxes to a voice in the selection of their tax makers, cannot fail to be alike gratifying and flattering to the good sense of the country.
The political gossip which we last week stated was pre- valent with reference to the probable successor of Col. Powell, has resolved itself into a more definite form. In another part of our impression will be found an address issued to the electors of Cardiganshire by Lord Lisburne who stands for- ward as a claimant on conservative grounds, but avers that he is prepared to support "measures and not men." On Monday an influential meeting of electors was held at Aber- avron which his lordship attended, and it is understood that he received a general promise of support. Mr. Lloyd Davies, has also been mentioned as likely to come forward. It has also been very currently circulated that Mr. Lloyd of Bron- wydd, who is an advocate of progressive legislation, intended offering himself as a candidate. We are, however, in a position to state, that though he has been very warmly pressed to do so, and has been promised an effective support, his strong repugnance to embroiling the county in the turmoil of a contest induces him to forego an appeal to the electors. This determination, however, only affects the present, and it is more than probable that Mr. Lloyd, will hold in reserve for the next favourable juncture that course of pro- cedure which a numerous circle of friends have urged upon him at the present period. On Tuesday a committee of Liberals sat at the Gogerddan arms, to deliberate on the propriety of bringing forward an opponent to Lord Lis- burne, and the result of the conference, was a decision not to oppose the noble lord. Rumours of every shade are prevalent and squibs are extensively circulated re- questing the voters to withhold their promises. These are all the movements pro. and con. which have yet transpired, and thus the matter rests. We perceive that a writ for the election has been issued on the motion of Mr. Saunders Davies, so that anticipation and expectancy must soon give way to stern reality. Our next impression will in all probability contain a very decisive, if not a final statement of the position of affairs.
CARMARTHENSHIRE. HeRIAL BOARD.—A meeting of this Board was held in the Council Chamber, Guild-hall, on Tuesday last. There were present, W. Morris, Lsq., in the chair, the Ven. Archdeacon Bevan, Messrs. D. Prytherch, J. J. Stacey, E. H. Stacey, G. Bagnnll, E. B. Jones, C. Brigstocke, and J. n. Jeffries. A lengthy and somewhat desultory discussion arose consequent on the decision of the Local Board at their last meeting, when requested by Mr. Brigstocke, as churchwarden, to sanction the ground selected by the Burial Board for a cemetery, and the following resolution was ultimately agreed to, That this board is of opinion that the order in Council (particulars of which we inserted last week) now submitted, would be par- tial in its operation, and that immediately on a new burial place being provided, all intermrnts in existing burial grounds within the limits of this parish should be discontinued, and that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with a request that his lord- ship will assist the Board in carrying out their views." On the motion of Mr. Brigstocke, Mr. Harvey, of Haverfordwest, was appointed on behalf of the Board to value the lands select- ed, his duties to commence when a reply shall have been received from Earl Cawdor, relative to his field. The Board then separated. On Saturday last a horse sold by auction, to Mr. Jones, Half Moon, Llandilo, from Mr. Valentine Rees's stock, for the sum of £ 3 10s. was killed in the Three Compasses yard, under the following circumstances .—Immediately subsequent to its purchase by Mr. Jones, the animal, which was blind but of good breed, was mounted by a boy with a halter only. Without control, comparatively speaking, it bounded off, but almost instantly came in violent contract with a wall and was killed on the spot. The boy was merely bruised. Wo understand that Mr. Rees, has liberally offered to sustain the loss. I CARMARTHEN JIUNT WEEK.—The unprecedented prepa- rations for this gala week fully realize the well known line of Campbell, "coming events cast their shadows before." The balls and concert which we have already noticed are ex- Eectcd to be on a grand scale. We perceive that the only orses scratched for the Open" Steeple Chase on Tuesday, are "Carrig," "Needwood,' and "Needle," 12 horses there- fore stand in and are likely to appear at.the post. CARMARTHEN BRASS BAND.—This recently formed musical corps held a rehearsal on Wednesday evenin g last, in the Lancasterian school, and performed several pieces with de- cided merit, reflecting much credit; upon their perseverance, and the pains taken by JLr. itibbon, their instructor.
CARMARTHEN TOWN COUNCIL. A special meeting of this body, for the purpose of consi- dering the effect that the proposed line of the Carmarthen and Cardigan Railway will have on the interests of this town, and to take such steps in reference thereto, as might be deemed advisable, was held in the Council Chamber. Guild- hall, on Wednesday. There were present-The Mayor (in the chair), Aldermen W. Morris, J. G. Philipps, E. H. Stacey, and W. G. Thomas, Councillors Brigstocke, Lawrence, J. L. Philipps, Goode, Rowlands, Jno. Thomas (maltster), Jno. Thomas (law sta- tioner), Parry, V. Rees, and Warren. The Town Clerk handed several non-official communica- tions on the subject of the proposed line, to the various mem- bers present. The Mayor intimated that he had received a communica- tion from the Hon. Mr. Yelverton, containing a proposition to the effect that in the event of the Carmarthen and Cardigan Railway Company bringing their line on the town side of the Towy, the Corporation would forego the imposition of the rates. He (the Mayor) had replied that such a proposition could not be carried out. Mr. Goode moved that a deputation from the Council should wait on the Directors of the Cardigan and Carmarthen and South Wales Railway Companies, and ascertain their views on the subject of the deviation. Mr. W. Morris showed that Mr. Lascelles had fallen into a grievous error in estimating the amount of rates at "several hundreds a year." In 1839, the rates levied amounted to 6s. 3d. in the pound in 1840, 5s.; 1841, 5s. 6d.; 1842, 5s. 6d.; 1843, 4s. 6d.; 1841, 4s. 7d.; 1815, 4s. 9d.; 1846, 5s. 2d. 1847, 5s. 6d. 1848, 5s. 4d.; 1849, 5s. 6d. 1850, 4s. 4d.; 1851, 4s. 9d.; 1852, 4s. 6d.; and in 1853, 4s. 2d., exclusive of Church-rate, which averaged about 3d. in the pound. Assertions similar to that of Mr. Lascelles were calculated ta.do injury to the parish. Mr. Brigstocke observed that the South Wales Railway Company pay only f 12 10s. per year in rates, and their line runs about three miles in the parish. Mr. Parry explained that if the Cardigan and Carmarthen line were to cross at Danyrallt, the town of Carmarthen would be injured in several points of view. First, they would never get a station in the town, for the only line looming in the future was the Towy Valley, which would run into the Car- marthen and Cardigan near the crossing, and in the next place the agricultural produce from two sides of the town would merely pass by it, thus materially injuring our markets. Mr. John Thomas, maltster, quite agreed with the remarks of Mr. Parry, but the object of the meeting was to consider the effects of the present scheme. The Council had no rea- son to believe that the Company intended to alter their plan in any way, they must therefore consider it as it stood at the in any n. Ye thought the present project entirely ignored the town of Carmarthen, and they were called upon to otfer it the most strenuous opposition. The shortest way of effecting this would be to send a petition to Parliament; it was also the least expensive course, and one which would indicate to the company that the Council were determined in the- matter. Mr. Thomas then rekd me following- resolution > "That a petition be presented to-Parliament from this Council, praying the Legislature not to pass the Carmarthen and Cardigan Railway Bill in its present Mrm, for thoagh- they are animated by the best sentiments towards the undertaking, they think that the interests of the town of Carmarthen are not considered in the same." Mr. Parry considered that a petition would be premature at present. Mr. Brigstocke moved as an amendment that the Town Clerk ascertain whether the bill will be so far advanced by that day fortnight as to be more prej udicial than now, and if not that a meeting be called for that day, to confer with a deputation from the Board of Directors as proposed by the company, but if it be, that a meeting be called for that day week. Mr. Parry seconded Mr. Goode's motion. After a short conversation Mr. John Thomas withdrew his motion for a petition, and the amendment and original re- solution having been put to the meeting the latter was carried. A short discussion now arose as to who should compose the deputation, when it was stated that Mr. Yelverton would be in Carmarthen on the following day, and it was agreed that a deputation should wait upon him, and report the result to an adjourned meeting to be held on Friday (this day). The Council then separated.
THEATRE.—It will be seen on reference to our advertising columns that Mrs. Dunant's benefit is fixed to take place in the Race Week, and that the present company are to be assisted by several amateurs. On Friday last, one of the workmen employed to discharge the cargo of the Star steamer, made a false step, and was precipitated into the water. There was a strong fresh" at the time, and fears were entertained for his safety by those who witnessed the occurrence, but fortunately he was a good .wimmer, and made for the paddle-wheels, by which he climbed safely on deck, apparently none the worse for a thorough ducking. CARMARTHEN PETTY SESSIONS.—Saturday, D, Prytlierch, J. G. Philipps, D. Davies, and Henry Lawrence, Esqrs., at- tended, but no business was transacted.—On Monday, at the Justices' Clerk's Office, before D. Prytherch, and D. Davies, Esqrs., David Hughes, late of Waterloo Terrace, Carmarthen, was committed to the House of Correction for three months for disobeying an order of affiliation.-Evan Jones, of Llan- dissil and William Thomas, C>vmllwyd, were charged by In- spector Langden with illegally riding on the outside of a rail- way carriage, and fined 2s. 6d. each with costs. CRUSADE AGAINST SHORT WEIGHTS.—At the Carmarthen Police Court on Friday, before the Mayor, W. Morris, H. Lawrence, and E. H. Stacey, Esqrs., Mr. Superintendent Kentish, (appointed pro tem. inspector of weights and mea- sures,) charged John Lewis, butcher, with having in his pos- session a number of defective weights and a pair of incorrect scales. The inspector stated that one 71b weight was oz. short, one 41b. weight 10z. short, one lib. and one lIb. weight were each oz. short, and the scales an ounce and a half in- correct. Two of the weights were not stamped. Convicted in the penalty of 10s. and costs for having light weights, and 10s. and costs for having incorrect scales.— William Arthur, butcher, charged with having incorrect scales in. his pos- session, and refusiug to produce weights for examination, was convicted in a penalty of £1 and costs.—Thomas James, butcher, was also fined Ll and costs for having light weights and incorrect scales.—A complaint against John Davies, butcher, for having light weights in his possession, was with- drawn, and similar complaints against James Fontaine and Walter Griffiths, butcher, were dismissed, the weights being forfeited.—A similar complaint against Thomas Davies, but- cher, was dismissed.—Complaints against Philip Lewis, Wil- liam Thomas Ed'.vafcs, Williayi James, William Davies, Tho- mas Morgan, Thomas Fontairr*, and Eaau Griffiths, butchers, were dismissed.—David Williams, butcher, was fined £1 and costa br having light weightsftna incorriet scales; and David Lewis, butcher, was fined 10s. and costs for refusing to pro- duce his weights for examination. In several cases the cause of complaint was considered to arise more from inattention than a desire to defraud, but parties making purchases, will do well to examine whether the weights placed in the scales collectively amount to the total charged. The public are cer- tainly indebted to the perseverance of Mr. Kentish, to whose assiduity praise would be superfluous. The disposal of an affilia- tion case terminated the business. Oil Monday, before E. H. Stacey, Esqr., Mary Ann Thomas, a prostitute, was committed to the House of Correction for six months for an act of vagrancy.-On Wednesday, before the same magis- trate, Thomas Davies was charged with begging, having xa 4s. in his possession at the time. Committed to the House of Correction for one week. On Thursday, Catherine Neigle was charged before E. H. Stacey, Esq., with having stolen a shawl the property of David ildwards, marine store dealer, Dark Gate, but was discharged for want of evidence. INQUESTS BEFORE GEO. THOMAS, ESQ. ;On Saturday last, at the house of Mr. David Jones, Abergwilly, on the body of Anne Lewis, a child five years of age, whose death by burn- ing occurred on the previous morning, From the evidence it appeared that on the previous Thursday the deceased and a younger sister were left sitting by the fire, the mother having gone to Penybank-fach. A brother of the deceased being working at a hedge near the house sometime during the after- noon, was alarmed by a strong exhalation of sulphur from the cottage, and on entering it to ascertain the cause, he per- ceived the deceased in a pitiful state, her clothes having been entirely burnt off, and she could onlY ejaculate, burnt." Medical aid was procured as soon as possible, and the usual I modes of treating similar cases resorted to, but the child never rallied, and died next morning. verdict—"Accidental death."—On Monday, at the house of Mr. Sylvanus Davies, Llanboidy, on the body of Thomas Thomas, a servant in hus- bandry, who was found dead on the previous morning. From the evidence it appeared that the deceased, who was about sixty years of age, and unmarried, was of singular habits, and sub- ject to fits of despondency f° £ several days in succession, during which time he generally remained in bed. On Satur- day night, about twelve o'clock, he was seen near the resi- dence of his master, by John Edwards his fellow-servant and bed-fellow. On being requested to go home, he replied, "I will come directly, but 1 cannot sleep." Edwards then left him and went to bed, and it was not till he awoke on the fol- lowing morning about seven o clock, that he missed deceased, whom he subsequently discovered in a shed adjacent to the house with a straw rope round his neck and attached to a beam in the rafters. His hands were dropped by his side, and he was quite dead and cold. Deceased had been a servant with Mr. Sylvanus Davies, for thirty-eight years. Verdict, that deceased committed self-destruction by hanging him- self with a straw rope whilst labouring under temporary insanity. "—On the same day, at the house of Mi. William Lewis, Eglwysfair-a-cherrig1, on the body of William David, a farm servant, who was found dead on the previous day. From the evidence of Elizabeth Lewis, his master's daughter, it appeared that on the morning of the day in question, de- ceased was asked if he intended going to chapel, he replied, No, but I am going to the prayer meeting to night. He further alleged that he had not proper clothes to go out in during the day. He appeared quite well and was cheerful. lie soon after left the house, and did not return. About 12 o clock the same witness entered the cow-house for the purpose of chasing out the fowls, and saw deceased hanging to a beam by his neck. There were two cow tics, each of which was fas- tened to a nail driven in the beam. He was ashy pale and quite dead. One of the servants admitted to have seen him in the same position about half an hour previous, but had not the courage to go to him. Verdict, that deceased acci- dentally strangled himself while playing with the ropes in the cow-house." A LADY KILLED IN THE EDGWARE-ROAD, AND HEART- LESS ROIIRERY.—On Sunday afternoon, between four and five o'clock, a fatal accident occurred to a lady of the name of Mrs. Goddard, Queen-street, Edgewarc-road, Paddington, under the following circumstances, It appears that the deceased was crossing the road, near Burwood-place, and was knocked down by an omnibus, before the driver had time to pull up, the wheel passing over her head, fracturing it in a most frightful manner. She was conveyed to St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, by police-constable 220 D, where Mr. Lawrence, surgeon, attended by the medical staff, was promptly on the spot, but life was extinct. On searching her person, her purse was found, but a valuable gold watch which the unfortunate lady wore when she left home, had been stolen from her by some heartless vagabond who pretended to assist her. No blame is attached to the driver.—[Mr. Lawrence is eldest son of Dr. Lawrence of this town.] ST. CLEARS Tr/ny SESSIONS.—Tuesday—Present, R. P. Bcynon, T. Powell, and W. R. H. Powell, Esqrs. Stephen Thomas, Rose and Crown, Laugharne, was fined 10s. and costs for riding on his cart without reins. A case of non-repairing of highways was adjourned; an affiliation case disposed oi; and a claim for unpaid wages withdrawn. Mary Davies, Glas- fryn, Llanfihangel-Abercowin, charged Thos. Thomas, of the same place, with an assault. The defendant was fined 6d. and costs. David Evans, beerhouse keeper, St. Clears, was fined ;)48. and costs, for keeping his house open at an illegal hour. Thomas Clark, St. Clears, was fined 5s. fur being drunk. Rice Henry Howell, was ordered to enter into his own recognizances of L20, and to find two sureties of ZCIO each to keep the peace towards T. Thomas. The defendant then re- presented himself as being in bodily fear of the complainant, and prayed for sureties to be ordered, but the case was dis- d. David Davies, of Kingaddle, Llansadwrnen, charged John Tuomas, his servant, with illegally leaving his service. It was ordered that defendant return to his service, and that 5s. be deducted from his wages. Martha Williams, Cross Inn, Llandowror, was ordered to enter into her own recognizances of £ 20, and to find two sureties of 110 each, to keep the peace for 6 months towards Jane Morgan, Llandowror village. A case of illegally leaving service was compromised. AN INQUEST was held on Friday last, by William Bonville, Esq., Coroner, at the Pelican, in the parish of aged 16 res i din, Pembrey, on the body of Thomas Davic.3, aged 16 residing with his father at Waullbagland in that parish. It appeared in evidence that on the Wednesday previous, deceased and another young man went together into a hole or level in the ground, on part of Pembrey mountain, to dig for small coals or culm to mix with clay for their own use. The deceased went into the furthest end, using a pickaxe whilst his com- panion held a lighted candle, when suddenly part of the level which was composed of loose gravel and earth, came down upon him and partially covered him over. The other lad ran for assistance which he soon obtained, and the earth was removed from him, and he was brought out, but life was ex- tinct. Verdict died from suffocation.
LLAXELLY LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH. 1 The usual meeting of this Board was held on Saturday last, when the following members were present:—Mr. Ú. W. Ncvill (in the chair), Messrs. Letcher, Win. Thomas, B. Tho- I mas, Richard Glascodine, B. Jones, and R. T. Howell. The Chairman read the minutes of the previous meeting, which were ratified. 0' The balances in the Treasurer's hands stood as fol'I.))vs £ s. d. Local Board 1035 12 5 Exchequer Bil1 ex intel'et. 5100 0 0 Highways 162 13 2 £ 6508 5 7 A letter from Mr. de Winton was received, wherein it ap- peared that Exchequer Bills to the value of £ 1000 had been sold out, and produced £ 1022 4s. 2d., including JEo premium. Mr. R. Glascodine read the minutes of the Estate Com- mittee, recommending payment of various bills, including i43 los., three-quarter's rent, to the Llanelly Gas Light Com- pany for lighting the public lights, 4.5 in number, up to Christmas last, and three-quarters for lighting the Town Hall. The Surveyor was ordered to keen a register of gas lamps remaining without light, with the cause of their being allowed so to remain, and the hours of lighting and extinguishing, with a view to deduction from the amount charged. Mr. Letcher suggested that the Surveyor do also report on the quality of the gas, specifying when it was "cloudy," "(gloomy," or did not illuminate well, similar to the meteoro- logical observations inserted in the Times. (Laughter.) The minutes of the sanitary committee, reporting sundry nuisances, recommending the registration of two slaughter- houses were received, and proceedings ordered against the persons who permitted the nuisances to remain unabated. Mr. Wm. Thomas read the minutes of the highway com- mittee which amongst other subjects directed proceedings to betaken against the South Wales Railway company, which were also confirmed, and the Clerk directed to take necessary steps for obtaining payment from that Company. The certificates from the engineer in favour of Mr. Joseph Douglas, (contract No. 1) for £ 123. Mr. Thomas Spettle, (contract No. 2) for Y,155, and Clerk of the works for £ ll 10s. were delivered, for which checks were issued, as well as one to Mr. Jno. Samuel, for 197 10s., note and interest Veing a subscription by the late trustees to the erection of St. Paul's Church. The Board then resolved themselves into a committee to consider the tenders received from engineers for designing the general sewerage scheme.
LLANDOVERY COUNTY COURT. -1 This Court was held bofore John Johnes, Esq., Judge, on I Friday last. The following were the only cases heard that warranted a report. Lewis Davies against John Wilson.—This was an action brought by the plaintiff, a mason and builder, living at Llan- dovery for recovery^of the possession of a cottage called Myrtle Hill, situate in the parish of Mothvey in this county. Mr. W. J. Evans appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Thomas Jones for the defendan t. Mr. Evans, in opening the case, said that on the 25tli of November 18.52, plaintiff agreed to let the house to defendant by the quarter. That an agreement to that effect was drawn up by tlu plaintiff, and afterwards signed by himself and de- fendant Although the defendant is blind there was no ques- tion that he had sufficient knowledge of the contents of it from the fact that before it was signed it was read over to him word by word, and a duplicate given to him. The agreement is not very clearly expressed, and some difficulty may arise in arriv- ing at the meaning to be attached to it, and he felt that the point in this case would turn upon the construction which his Honor would place on that instrument which was worded as follows "Memorandum of agreement made between John Wilson of the first part, and Lewis Davies of the second part, for rent of house and part of garden, stable, and pigstye, called 31yrtle Hill, in the parish of Mothvey, for 17s. 6d. per quarter, to begin on the 26th of Nov. 18)2 to 2-jth of March, 1853, for 16s. G(1., and the other quarters as viz., every three months from the 25th of March, for 16s. 6d., and the rent to be paid every quarter when it is due." Mr. Evans, in conclusion, submitted that tho proper construc- tion of it would be that it was a letting from the 26th of November to the 2;)th of March for 163. 6a. per quarter, thus making the term to commence on the 25th of March, to the 25th of June, and so on till the tenancy should be determined by a notice to quit, and he had no doubt that three months notice to determine the tenancy at the end of any quarter may be a valid notice. Plaintiff and his wife proved the letting of the house, that it was a quarterly tenancy, and that the rent had been paid quarterly. Lewis Jones deposed that he served defendant with a three months notice to quit, determinable on the 29th of September last. John Rees deposed that on the 29th of Sept. he demanded possession of the house, which defendant refused to give, adding that he had no place to go to then, but that in two or three weeks he might be able to find one, when he would give it up. Mr. T. Jones submitted that it was impossible to say from the terms of the agreement that t ? '? plaintiff had the power to determine the tenancy by a three months notice, for it was expressly laid down that a mere reservation of rent quarterly would not be sufficient to create a quarterly tenancy, and if it was intended to substitute three months notice for the usual six months notice, that there should be an express stipulation to that effect in the agreement. Even supposing that it was a quarterly tenancy, still he contended that the notice should have been given to quit either on the 26th of November, or else some day corresponding with the 26th of November, that is to s-iy 26th of November, 2Gth of February, 26th of May, or 26th of August, but here the notice was given to quit on the 29th cf September. The notice must expire on the same day of the year as it commenced, He then produced the duplicate of the agreement, which, in some degree differed from that put in by plaintiff, by having the figure 3 inserted in the clause the other three quarters" thereby showing the term to be for a whole year. The Judge.—I don't see how you make this a quarterly tenancy Mr. Evans. I shall be glad to hear you. As the agreement stands now, it merely states how the rent is to be paid. There is no term whatever in it showing the letting was per quarter. Mr. Evans.—I submit that the words for rent of house" should be construed as tantamount to the letting of the house. The Judge.—The verb is sometimes made use of in that sense, but not the substantive. Mr. Evans.-Tliis is an arrangement as to the mode of pay- ing the rent. and as to the other point the case resolves itself into a question whether the tenant did not sufficiently admit the validity of the notice to quit by not objecting to it when it was served, while, if your honour looks at the agreement, the presumption would be generally as a yearly tenancy, if it had been looked to as only an arrangement of the payment of the rent, and in that case when a notice to quit is given to a tenant and he does not object to it, but promises to give pos- session} to the landlord, I think that sufficiently shews that the tenancy was determined by the agreement of the parties. I have considered this paper a great deal, and I admit that, there is a difficulty in coming to a correct construction of it, for one part of it seems repugnant to the other. Defendant promised, on the 29th of September last, he would leave if he had a house, in three weeks. The Judge.—I don't think that will serve you, for this sim- ple reason. It is only a conditional promise to quit, that is to say, lie would quit provided he cou'd get a house, but by no means admitting thereby that the plaintiff had a right to de- prive him of his house. Mr. Evans.—At the time the notice was served defendant made no objection to it. The Judge.-N?or was there any necessity that he should. He was silent. I am perfectly satisfied in my own mind that this agreement does not extend to more than the rent. He was to pay the rent by the quarter, and I do not think the j general case is that because you pay rent by the quarter, it is therefore a quarterly tenancy. Mr. Evans.—The evidence of the plaintiff and his wife proves that it is, a quarterly tenancy independent of the agree- ment. Mr. Jones.—But even supposing that it was let by the quar- ter, would it be a good notice to quit ? The Judge.—There the arrangement comes in that he was to take it from the 26th of November to the 25th of March for 17s. 6d., and from the 25th of March for 16s. 6d. There is no question about that lIlmy mind. Mr. Jones.—Should there not be an express stipulation ? The Judge.—If it is a quarterly taking it ought to cease at the end of the year. Mr. Evans.—No, your honour. There is a case laid down in Adams on ejectment, that in takings whether monthly or quarterly, three months notico expiring at the end of the quarter is sufficient. The Judge.—You mean lodgings. I know it is so with re- gard to lodgings, but otherwise is is quite out of the general rule. No witnesses having been called on the part of the de- fendant. His Honor, in delivering judgment,] said. In this case plaintiff seeks to recover possession of a tenement, and in sup- port thereof has produced a memorandum of agreement which merely refers to the rent, and were it to stand alone I should most undoubtedly come to the opinion. that this was a tenancy from year to year, though not expressed by the agreement; but we have evidence to shew that it was a tenancy by the quarter therefore that agreement would not stand alone", but is explained so far as relates to the term of the letting, hy the parol evidence given by the plaintiff and his wife I must therefore take it that it was a letting by the quarter. Then if it is a letting by the quarter it is determined by a quarter's notice; therefore this notice is good. The notice is delivered three months and more, previous to the 29th of September, when the plaintiff is called upon to quit the premises, and the 29th of September would be almost in the middle of the qnr- ter, as relates to the 25th of November, when the tenant first entered. Therefore if it stood alone there can bo no doubt that this notice to quit would not be valid but there it is controled by the memorandum of agreement, which states that from the 25th of March the taking shall be commenced and paid for every three months from that period at the rate of 16s. Gd. per quarter, thereby shewing that the intention of the parties was that the term should commence on the 25th of March, and under these circumstances I think the notice is sufficient, as it .determines the quarter from the 25th of March I therefore take judgment for the plaintiff. I cannot but make this remark as far as relates to the document put in by the defendant, that I have very little doubt in my own mind that the figure three" has been inserted in it since its execution by the parties. I only make this remark for this purpose, that persons who attempt to vary documents of that description, should beware that they render themselves liable to be taken up for forgery. Possession was granted in eight days. Mary Davies, executrix, against David Davies. This was an action brought to recover the sum of £ 3 lfis. Gd., for goods sold and delivered by the plaintiff, as executrix of her late husband, Mr. David Davies, Black Lion Inn, Llansawel; against defendant, who lives at Cwmtnawr, in the parish of Llansadwrn. When the case was called on soon after the opening of the court, neither of the parties were in attendance to answer to their names, it was consequently struck out. Mr. W. J. Evans now applied on behalf of plaintiff to restore the case, on the ground that the plaintiff would be sub- jected to the danger of losing the debt altogether by reasons of the statute of limitation, the summons haying been issued 0:1 the last day prior to the expiration of the s'x years. The Judge I doubt whether I can do it. If I restore it again I must hear it. Mr. Evans It is a very short case. The Judge: It is not that but the principle I look at. Mr. Evans: I always thought that your honor had tho power of regulating the practice of the court, and I believe it is the practice of the superior courts that it is entirely discretionary with the Judge to take the case in its order. The Judge: Whenever things aro reinstated, the Judge, whether it be a superior court or not, has, in my opinion, a discretion whether lie strikes it out or not. I am perfectly well aware that in some cases the word "shall" has been con- strued as "may," and the word "may" as shall," but lean- not see that it can be done in this case, because it would be a hard case for the defendant supposing he was in court. The act of parliament orders that the ease shall be struck out, and having been struck out, I do not think I have the power to replace it. It is o,r the book. Mr. Evans The act docs not prohibit your restoring it. The Judge: Does it give power? Where it is uncertain and undefined, the Judge hasno power unless he has discretion. Where he has no discretionary power he does that which tho Act of Parliament orders him to do, otherwise the Act of Par- liament would be a nullity. The application was accordingly refused. Mr Lawrence Lansdown, surgeon-dentist, returns to Car- marthen professionally on the 21st instant. T -?T?- T!?,rT?\'—On Mond?v last Thomas Jones ™ brouglit up Wte NVillicl" ￼ gjl,5| Llanclly House, char.?1?ed with hanng ￼ LIe n13'llt of the 11th inst., feloniously ')Token into the dwelling hOlle of Mrs. J?yce fIS KS?; andtht,,i-cprom various 0-rti?,!e3. Tie pro- secuti-.xsaid.-Ll?eattM .Mason s Arms III 111O:\S str. Llandlv and am a v,ic T went to bd a little before 1"° clock, on Satuid = last I bolted the b"ck door. The bar d ow Was *ec b-a small iron bolt on the in- 1,lC b,wlTl :v. wa: oõl one. The bar window which s?e. L1c bciu is noo a very fc. -.dbv three upright iron looks into the yard is further secui- } 'cnd ,itl copper bars. I saw the outside bars, which arc I cne,,l Nvit,ll corper 'N, m i nutes nails, safe on Saturday. I was in the yard a ? my before I went to bed. I saw the back door bolted tI., lodger, who did it at my request, while I was standing closb by him. There is a trap door from the yard to the cedar, covered with iron bars, similar to that produced by fcerjeant Lewis. That door was all right on Saturday night when I was in the yard. Sometime after one o'clock, while in bed, I heard a noise. I got up and lighted a candle, and went over the house. I did not go the bar, nor to the cellar, because the doors were all right. I went back to bed, thinking I had been mistaken. I have a little dresser in the bar with three drawers in it. In the middle one I keep change. I keep it constantly locked. I left ten sixpences on Saturday night, and some copper, but I can't say how much. It was locked when I went to bed. I was called about 3 o'clock on Sunday morning by Waunley the policeman. I got up and saw the policeman and Thomas Jones. I had a leg of mutton in the cellar on Saturday night, when 1 got up it was missing. I saw it on a box by the piptye in my yard. I went; at this time to the bar. I did not find things in the bar as I left them. The left hand drawer was on the ground. The middle drawer was in its place, but the division between it and the left hand drawer was broken. The small drawer was broken as it now appears (produced by the police) and the handle too. There was no money taken away. The iron bar belonging to the window I found on the floor of the bar. The prisoner comes to my house occasionally. He was not there last week. I was asked by the policeman to leave everything as it was until the morning, and I did so. The things in the bar were in the same state when r.S..Lewis cameat ten <> CIOCK on ounuay morning. Joseph Waunlry, sworn, said I am one of the police force stationed in this town. I was on duty last Satur- day night. I went a few minutes before three o'clock on Sunday morning through the lane behind Thomas street. I found the back door of the Mason's Arms open. I went to the door and listened a minute or two, and thought I heard some one inside. I then thought that Mrs. Griffiths or some of the family were up, and I shut the door and moved on. I went into Thomas street, and when near the Fountaiu I considered that as there was no light in the house that some- thing was the matter. I went back to the door which I found bolted. I had only put it on the latch. I climbed the wall so that I had iiiv arms on it," and was in such a position that I could see into the yard. It was moonlight. I called out I to Mrs. Griffiths, but received no answer. While- on the wall I saw the prisoner coming up from the. cellar. He proceeded to the back door leading to the lane, unbolted the door, and opened it. I dropped from the wall and took him into cus- tod'y. I asked him what he wanted in Mrs. Griffiths's cellar. Ile said ho was after one of the girls. I took the prisoner to the back door of the house, and called again on Mrs. Griffiths, who came down and admitted mo. Mrs. Griffiths, at my re- quest, went to the cellar. She came out and said there was only a leg of mutton missing. I searched for the leg of mut- ton, and found it in the yard by the pigstye, and Mrs. Grimtbs took it in. The remaining part of the evidence was a con- firmation of that deposed by the prosecutrix. The usual cau- tion having been administered to the prisoner, He declined saying anything, and was committed to take his trial at the ensuing assizes, bail being refused. LLANELLY.—MECHANICS' INSTITUTION.—A lecture was delivered at these rooms on Tuesday evening la-t, by the Rev. David Rees, on the life and time' of John Bunyan. Mr. John lhomas, Waumor Ironworks presided. Mr. Itees in a few prefatory remarks observed that the laws of the Institution restrained him from touching on the political, or religious opinions of honest John Bunyan, which was ne- cessary before a due appreciation of his character could be estimated. The fact that the name of Bunyan who lived two centuries ago, should now be as familar in our mouths as Household Words" was evidence of something remarkable appertaining to the man, for there must be something great in any man who attains a lasting popularity. John Bunyan's popularity was far different to that gained by Alexander, Bonaparte,- Voltaire, Cobden, and others, who merely brought into action the feelings and emotions which were already on the surface of society, and which only required amalgamation before tho whole were set in a blaze, hence they were repre- sentative men. But the popularity gained in religious matters was acquired by a mode far different to temporal. Instead of reflecting the mind of his followers the leader must create in their minds a like feeling with which he is animated, and not collect together the feeling already in being, hence the movers in religion must be endowed with thoughts and feelings quite the converse to that of temporal men. Of this the Bedford dreamer was a notable example without being at. all a learned man, yet by dint of great thought and perseverance he completed a work which would last as long as the English language. The Rev. lecturer then detailed the early life and ministerial calling together with the times in which ho and his glorious contemporaries nourished. The Rev. R. Hancock moved, and Mr. Joseph Mayberv, seconded that the usual vote of thanks be presented to Mr. Rees, which was warmly accorded. LLANELLY PETTY SESSIONS.—These sessions were held on Saturday last, before C. W. Nevill, Esq. Elizabeth Lewis, of the Swansea Road, applied for sureties of the peace against her husband, Benjamin Lewis, shoemaker. The complainant deposed that she married the defendant about 18 months ago, and for sonic time they lived together happily, however, dissen- sions arose which ended in the defendant being expelled from the complainant's mother's house, wherein they both had resided since their marriage. On Monday last, her husband came there and asked her to deliver up his shoes and implements of trade, with which she complied and gave permission to belongin, to Ii i ni. A (liq- defendant to take away anything belonging to him. A dis- pute arose as to the right to some goods, and her husband seized the kitchen poker," and dealt a blow on complainant's arm, and threatened to kill both her and her mother. The bench bound over the defendant to keep the peace towards his wife during the ensuing six months, himself in £10 and two sureties in £ 5 each. -BAil was given and the offender discharged, A warrant of apprehension for disobedience of IIn order of affiliation was granted on the application of Mary Evans against Enoch Jones. Five cases of affiliation, and one complaint for tenement detention were adjourned for a week for want of a second magistrate. LLANDILO. —MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT AND DEATH OF A GAIIEKEEPEU.—On Monday morning last, John Jones, better known as Jack; y Cynnidd," who had been for many years employed by J. W. M. G. Hughes, Esq., of Tregib, as hunts- man, and lately as gamekeeper, left his«ccttaga on the bank above Tregib mansion, soon after five o'clock in the morning, for the purpose of attending to his duties, taking with him a loaded gun. As ho did not return home on Monday night, his wife thought that he had either remained at Tregib or tha t he had been sent on a journey by his master but on enquiry on Tuesday morning, she learned that such was not the case, nor had her husband been seen at Tregib or in the neighbour- hood during the day. She therefore became greatly alarmed, and a search was made about the grounds; and ultimately Thomas Daniels, a carpenter, found his corpse in a kneeling posture, with his head resting on his hsnds. The gun was lying on the ground discharged, about a yard from the body. On examination, a gun shot wound was found on the left side in the direction of the heart, and portions of his clothes were torn away by the charge. A large quantity of congealed blood was found under the body, and traces of blood were discovered within two yards of where deceased was found. The place was inside a hedge which skirta the road, leading from Tregib to Carreg Cennen Castle, and about half a mile from Jones's cottage. It is supposed that deceased had, in crossing the hedge, got the stock of his gun entangled in the branches, and that the trigger being touched, the gun discharged, lodging the contents in his heart, and that conse- quently death immediately ensued. When found, the body was cold and stiff, and had evidently lain some hours. An inquest was held at the cotta go on Wednesday, before Wil- liam Bonville Esq., coroner, and a highly respectable jury, who returned a verdict of accidental death." Deceased was about 56 years of age. LLANDILO PETTY SESSIONS were held on Monday last, be- fore the Rev. D. H. T. G. Williams, Thomas Jones and John Jones, miners, weie brought up under a warrant of remand, charging them with committing a burglary in the dwelling house of Rees Morgan Rees, the George the Fourth, public house, in the parish of Llangadock, on the 4th inst. The prisoners were ordered to be taken before the magistrates at Gwinfe. P.C.Charles Berry, charged David Rees, of Pan t- glas, Llancdy, collier, with being drunk and disorderly on Sunday last. Defendant pleaded guilty to the charge, and was fined 5s. and costs. Our reallers will perceive by an advertisement, that Mr. Sylvester, surgeon dentist, Worcester, will be in Carmarthen on Monday next, and the two following days. NEWCASTLE EMLYN COUNTY COUltT.-Oll Tuesday last, John Johnes, Esq., held his usual Monthly Court for this district. There were fifteen plaints entered, but they were settled before hearing with the exception of three, and they were of no public interest, and the business of the court was concluded in less than an hour. NEWCASTLE EMLYN LITERARY INSTITUTION.—Mrs. Lloyd Davies, of Abercery, has generously given a donation of two guineas to this institution. NEWCASTLE EMLYN.—-A Fair for the sale of pigs was held at'Newcastle Emlyn, on the 10th instant, which was well supplied, and ready sale was effected. LLANDYSSIL HORSE AND PIG FAIlt was held on the 11th instant, the show of horses and colts was considered an aver- age one, and a great many sold at highly remunerative prices. Bacon pigs sold at from 5 id. to 6d. per lb. dead weight; stores were in fair demand at rather lower rates.
PEMBROKESHIRE. The Rev. S. W. Saunders, M. A., vicar of St. Ishmael's, has been appointed chaplain to the high sheriff of Pembroke- shire. [FROI THE MAIDSTONE JOURNAL.]—Mr. John Blundell has been selected and appointed from thirty-seven applicants for the office of superintendent of police. We understand that he was formerly in the city of London police, and a Ser- jeant in the detective force. His last appointment was that of superin tending constable at Narberth, Pembrokeshire. We hear that his testimonials were of the highest order, and that they were signed by the majority of the magistrates in the hundred of Narbertli, and other important official personages, and also by eminent barristers of the criminal courts, when he left London.—[The county of Pembroke will lose an efficient officer by Mr. Blundell's removal, whose deportment has in- sured him many friends in the county of Peirbroke. -ED. W.] NARBEUTII.—A public vestry of the rate-payers was held at the Town-Hall, Narbcrth, on the 14th instant, for the pur- pose of closing the Church and Tabernacle grave yards, the Rev. W. Lloyd, Rector, in the chair. After notices had been read from the chair, it was moved by Mr. Nicholas, & seconded by Mr. John Griffiths, that the following gentlemen comprise a burial board .Tle. Rev. William-Lloyd, Hector, Rev. B. Thomas, Baptist Minister, Rev. J. Morris, Independent, Mr. Arthur Williams, Mr. John Nicholas, Sir. John Roblin, Mr. John Griffiths, Mr. John Miles, and Mr. James Davies. It was moved by Mr. John Roblin, and seconded by Mr. Arthur Williams, that the Board meet on Wednesday, the 22nd inst., at the Town-hall._ A vote of thanks was proposed to the chair- man by Mr. William Phillips, and seconded by T. G. Bush, Esq., and the meeting separated. NAIUSERTII.—On Friday evening last an accident which might have been attended with serious results occurred near this town. It appears that three gentleman were returning from the Narbcrth Road in a gig, and on turning the corner at iellbleiiill, tlio,, horse, which was a very spirited animal, be- came restive, and the wheel of the vehicle coming in contact with a corner stone, completely upset the gig, precipitating the gentlemen on an embankment on the opposite side. The horsJthen made off with the gig on its side, but was caught at a short distance by some men. The gentlemen escaped, recei ving only a few bruises which was surprising, as the horse was going at the time of the accident at a furious rate. NARBERTII.—Sometime during the night of Thursday last, some dogs, belonging as is supposed to travelling gipsies, killed two fine ewes, and two lambs with' each, belonging to Griffith Hughes, which is a great loss to the poor man, as he can get no redress from these itinerants, who go about the neighbour- hood for the sake of plunder. PREPARATIONS FOR WAR.—During the last two or three days, a government steam-packet has called at all the stations of the Preventive Service on the coasts of Pembrokeshire, and embarked a considerable draft of all the able-bodied coast- guard men, under the age of 45, at each station, for immediate active service on board the English fleet in the Black Sea. The wives and families of the men are, during their absence, to receive thpir full pay.
TENBY TOWN COUNCIL. The quarterly meeting of this corporation was held on Fri- day last, but the attendance being small very little business was transacted. It was agreed to pay Mr. Edward Morgan the sum of £ 30 and annually 5s., in consideration of his increasing the widthjof White Lion street from 15] feet to 18! feet, independently of a footway of 5 feet, under a colonnade in the splendid hotel or boarding house, about to be erected by him on a large piece of ground, recently occupied by the gate house. ies.imonials were received from a number of applicants fir the yacant situation of police constable (No 2.) The Council then adjourned till Tuesday. Oil Tuesday there two nominations for the vacant Alder- manic gown caused by the death of Robert Waters, Esq. Mr. John Rogers, wine merchant, polled nine votes, and J. Rees, Esq., three votes. Mr. Rogers was therefore elected. Mr Joseph Rees, collector to the corporation was discharged ana r" Hoy, Inspector of Pollee, was appointed to filfthe office nt, a salary of £ 15 a year, in addition to his present stipend.. A propositi> on f, ° the price of gas was abandoned, the present price (6s. per thousand feet) being considered remu- nerative, although the pricC of coal had advanced to 15s. per ton. tOThe testimonials for a police curable having been ex- amined, John Ashford was appointed, at a salary of 12s. a week, with furnished rooms and clothing. A proposition to compel persons to jereet cisterns in their houses was referred to the Water Committee. The right of fishing in the marsh istream was considered, and the mayor undertook to communicate with Mr. Laws, the proprietor of Holloway farm, on the subject.
HAVERORDWEST TOWN COUNCIL. The quarterly meeting was held at the council chamber on Monday last. Present William Walters, Esq., Mayor, Messrs. William Owen, William Rees, John Ll. Morgan and 0. E. Davies, aldermen; James Owen, Francis Simons, James Jenkins, John Harvey, Alfred Beynon, William Llewellin, and Joseph Marychurch, councillors. The town clerk laid upon the table an abstract and detailed statement of the income and expenditure in connection with Mil ward's charity, for the year ending the 31st Dec., 1853, which had been transmitted to him by Mr. Whately, of Bir- mingham, the clerk to the trustees. The receipts amounted to £ 2954 16s. Sd., and the disbursements to zC1657 19s., leaving a balance in bankers hands upon interest, notes and general account of £ 1296 17s. 8d. Mr. Rees said Mr. Thomas, the master of the grammar school, had not much cause to complain, seeing he had received from the funds of the charity a sum of X640 3s. 9d., for arrears of income up to the 31st December, 1853, besides £500 paid him by order of the Court of Chancery. Mr. James Owen remarked that that was for past services. Dr. Morgan, who came in at this juncture, observed that the council had really nothing whatever to do with the matter. Mr. Alderman Rees: You are not yet the Lord Chancellor, doctor. Dr. Morgan had not the least objection to the council dis- cussing it, but what he meant to say was, that they had no recognized legal authority in the matter. The town clerk intimated that the Feoffees would be in a position to appropriate the annual sum of L50 for a scholar- ship for the Haverfordwest school in the present year. The subject then dropped. Dr. Morgan said, seeing th.1.t there were two reporters present, he had to ask them to report what he really did say in the course of debates. If his speeches were too long or too uninteresting to be reported at length, he requested that they might not be"reported all, and he should feel obliged by its merely being mentioned that Dr. Morgan sjioke on the subject, and nothing more. He did not wish to be gjbbetted before tho public. Mr. Alderman Davies remarked, that on thb same grounds as those adduced by Dr. Morgan, all the members of the council might ask to have their speeches reported in full, otherwise it would appear out of doors that the do ctor was the only clever man amongst them. (laughter.) Was uf how- ever expected that the reporter should give all that took place in extenso, or merely the substance ? Why if iiey reported it verbatim, the matter would occupy nearly thb: whole of their paper, and he thought very unnecessarily. It was generally left to the discretion of the reporter to con- dense and give the substance of what they did say. He did not see why Dr. Morgan should expect to be reported in full, more than other members of the council. Dr. Morgan wished to be omitted entirely, he did not wish the credit of making long speeches, or to claim any superiority for himself by his speeches appearing in print. He was not the only one who had noticed the inaccuracy of the reports made in the papers. Lord Cawdor had made similar remarks. to him on the subject. Mr. Alderman Davies said, that as his Lordship had not the honour he was going to say, of sitting at that board, ho was glad to find that the inaccuracies complained of by his lordship could not have reference to the reports of their pro- ceedings, and there must consequently have been incorrect re- porting elsewhere. Dr. Morgan Oh yes, Lord Cawdor has sat at this board. Mr. Alderman Davies Not since the Municipal Act was passed. Mr. Alderman Owen agreed with Dr. Morgan, that whatever was reported should be reported fairly, but it was unnecessary to expect the reporter to give everything that occurred. The town clerk read a resolution passed by the Watch Committee, recommending an increase of one shilling per week to the pay of police constables, which was ordered ac- cordingly. cordin Alderman Rees upon referring to the bailiff's oath said they were to execute all writs sent to them by Her Majesty or the mayor. On the motion of Mr. Alderman Owen a recommendation was directed to be made to the sheriff to employ the corporate bailiffs to summon the juries in future. George Thomas, tailor, was appointed to the office of Ser- jeant at Mace. Mr. Alderman Rees enquired whether any answer had been received from the postmaster general, in reply to the memo- rial transmitted from the council, respecting the conveyance of the mails to this town. The mayor said he had received a communication, which had been published in the papers. The town clerk said Mr. J. H. Phillips, M.P., had also re- ceived a similar letter from the secretary to the post office, which he had forwarded to him, (the town clerk,) and which was then read. The Town Clerk also read a letter from Mr. Phillips, stating that he had presented the petition to the House of Commons, from the town council, againt the proposed mea- sure for the consolidation of the police of the united kingdom, and with reference to the communication respecting the postal grievance. Mr. Phillips observed that it looked more ?il?e an assurance that a proper amount of attention would be given to the subject of complaint, than anything he had yet seen in the shape of correspondence from the same quarter. Mr. Aid. Owen observed that there could be no doubt that before long, some arrangement would be come to for the con- veyance of the mails by railway. Mr. Aid. Rees szii(I it appeared to him they ought not to remain inactive in the matter. The reply was not satisfac- tory. Mr. Aid. Owen repeated that he had not the slightest doubt that shortly the mail bags would be forwarded by the Railway. They all knew that the post-office authorities were fond of bargaining, and by holding out, they expected to get the Rail- way directors to come to terms. Mr. Ald. Rees did not see why the public should be incon- venienced on that account. Mr. Harvey said there were a variety of changes and arrangements involved in the proposed alteration of the mode of transit of the mails by Railway, which perhaps they were hardly in a position to form a correct opinion of sitting there. Arrangements would have to be made for conveying the mails from the railway to St. Clears, Laugharne, Narberth, Pem- broke, Tenby, and other places this side of Carmarthen which the Railway did not approach. The Mayor said he had lately seen Mr. Bowers on the sub- ject, and he expected to hear from him in a day or two that an arrangement had been agreed upon with reference to the con- veyance of the mails to Pembroke and Tenby. Mr. Henry Phillips said Mr. Philpott, the present con- tractor for conveying the mail from the Roses to this town, had informed him that he had made a tender for performing the same service for another year. The railway company wanted no less a sum than £ 6,000 a-year for conveying the mails from Carmarthen to Haverfordwest, so that in his (Mr. P.'s) opinion, it was after all a question of Expense- Mr. Harvey said that those matters had frequently been made the subject of arbitration. Mr. Aid. Davies said it was no wonder that the post-office authorities hesitated to accede to such terms, for after all, the letters would be conveyed by rail only to Haverfordwest; other towns such as Pembroke, Tenby, Laugharne, &c., would still have to be provided for. The further consideration of the matter was deferred. Mr. Harvey moved that the cordial thanks of this Council be given to William Walters, Esq., the Mayor, for his muni- ficent hospitality displayed on the late occasion of opening the South Wales Railway to this town, by which the honour and respectability of this corporation and town were so es- pecially upheld and sustained." He (Mr. Harvey), felt quite sure there was no occasion to call upon any gentleman to second the proposition, but on the contrary, that every gentle- man would stand up and vote for it by acclamation-which was done," in the most cordial manner. The Mayor returned thanks, and was glad to find that hia efforts to give due eclat to so important an event in the history of Pembrokeshire, had met with their approbation. Mr. Harvey then said, that in addition to the resolution just passed, he thought they ought to pass a vote of thanks to the committees and honorary secretaries, and railway officials who so vigorously co-operated with his worship on the occasion referred to. Dr. Morgan seconded the motion. At the suggestion of Mr. James Owen the societies of Odd Fellows, Druids and Ivorites, were included in the vote, which was carried unanimously. Dr. Morgan moved that the thanks of the council be also presented to the Superintendent of Police, and those who acted under his direction, for the excellent manner in which their duties were performed on that occasion. Carried unanimously. Mr. Robinson, the Superintendent, returned thanks. Mr. Ald. Rees thought a vote of thanks was also due to the public for not giving the police any trouble (laughter). The pathways on Poorfield were ordered to be repaired under the Superintendence of the Poorfield roads committee, and that the pathway on Merlin's Hill be repaired under the direction of the same committee. The surveyor was directed to sum- mon a committee immediately, to attend to the matter. The subject of the windows in Thomas Jones s House, over- looking the corporation lands at the Horse fair on Merlin's Hill, aud also the usage by him of a way over the same property underwent diecussion, with a view of adopting measures for preserving the rights of the corporation, The town clerk was directed to investigate the matter, and to report to the next meeting what steps should be taken by tne council. Mr. Davis called the attention of the meeting to the fact, that a large revenue was now lost to the water commissioners in not being able to supply Saint Martin's, and the County Goal with water, in consequence of the pipes in that locality being corroded. Some months ago the surveyor was requested to prepare an estimate of laying down pipes of a larger calibre. He had never heard that it had been done. Mr. Jardine said he had made the estimate and handed it into a former meeting. He then left the room to fetch the estimate, but before his return the meeting had broken up. The usual quarterly bills were passed and the meeting ad- journed until the 3rd of March next.
A RUFFIANLY ACT.-About one o'clock on Sunday morning last, as Mr. J. R. Davies, the publisher of the Telegraph, Haverfordwest, was retiring to rest, some scoundrel hurled through the window a sharp-pointed stone, weighing about 21bs., with such force as to tear through the blind, and pass right aross the room, where, falling, it cut through a boot which had just been taken off. Mr. Davies and a friend in- stantly sallied out to try and secure the offender. P.C. Wade, whom Mr. D. found on his beat in the Castle-square, gave all the assistance in this power, but their efforts were in vain, as may be imagined when we relate that there is only one, or, at the best, two, night policemen to protect the property and the lives of a town which comprise* an area in superficial extent of 1700 acres, and contains about <000 inhabitants. He has to perambulate the entire town, and robbery and murder may be committed at one end of it, while he is doing his duty at the other. No cause can be assigned for the ruffianly act above described.—Tclajraph. PEMBROKESHIRE MILITI.A.Alilitary zeal appears to be very deficient in this county, if the difficulty experienced in enlisting Recruits is to be taken as a criterion. Al- though Capt. Holland, uses every exertion to obtain the required complement of men, there still remains a large num. bar to be ;made up. Latterly, however, a greater increase of suecessj has crowned his efforts and a great many steady youths baye been prevailed upon to join the corpe.