ABERYSTWITH GAS COMMISSIONERS' MEETING. The usual monthly meeting of the Commissioners under the Improvement Act was held at the Town hall, on Tuesday last, when there were present-Mr. John Matthews, chair- man Mr. C. Hackney, Mr. W. Jenkins, Mr. R. Williams, Mr. John Jones, Mr. John Hughes, Mr. D. Williams, Mr. David Jones, Mr. David Lewis, and Mr. Watkins. The bills incurred during the past month were examined and passed, and Mr. David Jenkins, mason, was ordered to be paid the balance of his contract X-20 13s. 6d., for making a drain in Pier-street. The funds were reported to be very low, there being only from about J,5 to £ 10 in hand. A bill of £ 2 3s. was presented for carriage of plans and specifications of the tower and town clock from architects, which was ordered to be paid. Mr. It. Watkins said it was not proper that they should defray the expenses of carriage back, which he thought should be done from the subscriptions. This was concurred in, and the clerk was desired to retain the plans, &c until they should le sent for. Complaints were made that the scavenger did not keep certain parts of the streets in a proper state, and he was ordered to be more particular in future. The subject of the drainage of the town was then brought under considera- tion. Mr. Hackney suggested that whenever there was a surplus of water in the reservoir, it might be turned into the main drain ia order to scour it. The Turncock said that water was at present very scarce, and applied for a supply of two and half inch pipes. The Chairman said this was a serious question, and ho thought the Commissioners should have a proper statement of how much piping was required, the size and quality, with the measure of the ground, &c., in order that they might get everything completed by the summer. Jesse Morgan was accordingly directed to procure a statement by the next meeting. The Lamplighter complained of a lamp in Laura Place being out of order, and applied to have it properly repaired, which was ordered. The subject of drainage being resumed, Mr. R. Watkins proposed, seconded by Mr. David Lewis, that they should advertise for tenders to complete the drain in Pier-street. Considerable discussion ensued as to the size of the drain, some of the Commissioners contending that it was too narrow at the bottom, andothprs wished to have it high enough to admit a person into it, in order to cleanse it. '1 he Chairman advocated the latter proposal, and thought a.s^ving would thereby be effected, as it would not require I the ground to be opened. He thought the extra expense of constructing such a drain would be but trifling considering the saving it would effect. Mr. Hackney and others thought that the expense would be very great, and if water was turned into the drain, the narrower it was the greater the force of the water, and the better it would be scoured. Mr. Matthews concurred with this, but his proposal was of a different nature. The proposition of Mr. Watkins, however, was adopted, and tenders were ordered to be procured for extending the drain from Mr. John Ode's house to the Castle Arms, and for opening and deepening the drain from thence to opposite 11 the house of Mrs. Lloyd Philipps. Mr. Richard Watkins then produced a letter he had received from Mr. Barlow, of Parliament Street, Gas Valuer, &c., with a valuation of the Gas Works, &e., which he handed to the chairman. Mr. Barlow stated that having carefully examined the works, plans, mains, and service pipes of tho Gas Company, he begged to report that they were in his opinion worth £ 1903, as between a willing seller, and a willing buyer, and that he had further made an estimate of the cost of erecting new works capable of manufacturing three million cubic feet of gas per annum, including the purchase of a freehold site and an equal length of mains, together with the requisite service pipes, which amounted to £:2933. Mr. Watkins also read a private letter he had received from Mr. Barlow, stating that the new works would be capable of 70 per cent. more production than the old one. The subject was considered too important to be discussed without giving time for consideration, and the question was ordered to stand over until the next meeting. Mr. Barlow's bill amounting to £ t2 17s. was also ordered to stand over in consequence of the funds being so limited and the bills already ordered being so heavy. Some further conversation ensued regarding various sub- jects, but no order was made. The plans, &e., of the turret and town clock, were ordered to be left at the hall for exhibition, so that parties might have an opportunity of judging of them. The selection having been entrusted to a committee of the council and commissioners, the one signed Karba" was generally con- sidered the handsomest and most appropriate. The number of plans sent in was very large, and exceeded expectations. The meeting then adjourned. J'V-,
I PEMBROKESHIRE. I TKNISY.—On the night of Friday last, we had a terrible gale, with snow, sleet, and rain. TENBY LITERARY ASSOCIATION.—On Thursday there was a public meeting of members to recei ve the report of the provisional cominitteo,and to nppoint a board of govern- ment for the ensuing year. The Rev. the Rector was appointed President; II. T. Wedgwood, and F. D. Dyster, Esqrs., Vice President; Mr. Purnell, Secretary; Colonel Wedgwood, Treasurer; Mr. H. Mathias, Assistant Secretary A committee of management consisting of nine members, was also chosen by ballot. Rooms have been opened, and the Association has been put in working condition. XAREERTH.—Mr. Hoffman's Organophonic Band gave a second performance at the Rutzen Arms Assembly Rooms, on Wednesday evening last. There was a highly respectable attendance, and every one seemed pleased and astonished with the entire performance. THE PETTY SESSIONS for the Hundred of Kemes, were held at the Llwyngwair Arms, Newport, on Friday the 2nd instant, before G. D. Griffiths, Esq., the Reverend Hugh Howells, and David Morgan. The only business that came before their worships was the removal of Sylvanus Llewliellyn, from the parish of Newport to Nevern. NEWPORT.—On Saturday last the weather again under- went a sudden change, when the sharp frost of the previous fortnight was succeeded by a fall of snow and sleet, all of which has again disappeared. Catarrh, and epidemic fevers, are very prevalent in this neighbourhood- Scarlatina in particular rages very much, causing many a fond parent to lament the loss of a darling child. HAVERFORDWEST.—On Sunday morning last, at threa o'clock, one of the inmates of the house of Mr. William Davies, draper, High-street, thought she perceivetl a smell of wood burning. She arose and called up the fa- mily, who on examing the house, found that several ar- ticles of furniture were on fire, which, by prompt exertion, they succeeded in extinguishing before much damage was done. A clothes horse with clothes having been left near the fire, ignited. The police constables having observed smoke to issue from one of the windows, also apprised the family. HAVERFORDWEST.—OA Saturday last, this town was en- livened by the entry of about three hundred men of the Monmouthshire Mili'ia, under the command of Colonel Clifford, en route to Pembroke Dock, where they replace a company of the 11th Regiment of Foot, removed to Bre- con. The regiment arrived by the one o'clock down train from Newport, and halted in the Castle-square, where they received refreshment, They arc a fine body of men and are accompanied by a first-rate band. While the men were in the s quare, the officers were liberally entertained by the officers of the Pembrokeshire Artillery, at their mess-room at the Castle Hotel. There was a champagne breakfast, and the table was supplied in a manner reflecting- great credit upon the worthy hostess. The officers of both Mi- i litias fraternised in true brotherly style, and mirth and good fellowship presided over the board. An inquest was held at the Lunatic Asylum, Haverford- west, before AVm. Owen, Esq, on the body of John James. aged 5G, a pauper lunatic from the parish of Llanrian. Verdict, Died from natural decay." HOOSE AND DUNGLEDDY PETTY SE,SIO-NS. -Ill eE e ses- sions wrre held on Saturday last, at the Shire Hall, IIa- verfordwest, before J. Ll. Morgan and James Owen, Esqrs. Overseers of Bolton versus Richard Harries, for non-pay- ment of rates, Ordered to payin a month.—Catherine Roberts versus George Reynolds, for malicious trespass. Fined lis., being the amount of damage done, with costs, and in default of payment in a fortnight to be imprisoned for six wecks.-Catherine ltobevts charged David Griffiths with malicious trespass. Mr. James Evans, coniplaitiaiit's attorney, declined proceeding with this case. Mr. J. C. James, for defendant, applied for costs, which were al- lowed. An interesting ceremony took place on the parade-ground at Pembroke Dock last week, upon the presentation of medals for good and long service to four soldiers of the 31st Regiment, .who are at present under orders for active ser- vice ill the Crimea. Major Kelly, who is in command, de- livercd the medals to the soldiers, and addressed them in appropriate terms. THE 11th REGIMENT.—On Monday last, 98 men of this Regiment, accompanied by their officers, passed through Haverfordwest on their way to Brecon. They were com- manded by Captain Edwards, and proceeded by the 1.15 train. PEMBROKE DOCK YARD.—Orders have been received to hasten all the works in the Y.ir-1. Several new ships arc ordered to be cjmmenced immediately, and the slips and docks now being repaired are to be completed with as little delay as possible. KILGERRAN PETTY SESSIONS.—The monthly petty session was held on Tuesday last, at Pontselly, Manerdifv, before John Colby, Jsmes Bowen, and Walter D. Jones, Esquires. An adjourned affiliation case was adjudicated upon. William J'Hiei, of Blaenfos, in the parish of Castellan, win keeps a grotors' shop, was summoned by District constable, Robert Harrison, for having several illegal weights and scales in his possession. The offence was proved, and the defendant was fined in the mitigated penalty of Is. and.c0sts, amount- ing to 6s. Ull., and ordered to forfeit the weights. The money was paid, and the defendant promised not to repeat offence. Itaehel Davies was also summoned by the same constable for a similar offence. The defendant is a flour dealer, at Blaenfos. The offence was proved, and she was fined in the mitigated sum of 6d. and costs, amounting to 6s. 3d. with forfeiture of the weights.—Two women, named Elizabeth Morgan, and Catherine Morgan, were summoned for inj uring young trees the property of Thomas Lloyd, Esq.. The summonses were dismissed as no person appeared on behalf of Mr. Lloyd.-—John Thomas of Porth, Llaufl- liangelpenbedwr, was summoned for being in pursuit of game, in the day time, upon lands the property of W. 11. Lewis, Esq., and also with having a gun in his possession and giving a false name and address. Robert Harrison district constable proved the offence. The defendant ad- mitted giving a false name and address, to the constable, and he was lined £ 1 and costs, for being in pursuit of game, and ordered to be imprisoned for one month with hard labour in default of payment. For the offence of giving a false name and address, lie was fined £ 2 and costs, and in default of payment ordered to be further imprisoned for one month. Precepts for the appointments of parish constables were issued. Summonses were issued against the overseers of St. Dogmcll's, Newport, Llantood and Dinas, for non-payment of the union calls. There was no other business of impor- tance. PEMBROKE FARMERS' CLUE.—The February quarterly meeting of this Society was held on Saturday last, but through the inclemency of the weather, the number of Members assembled was unsually small, not above thirty, and indeed, from the state of the roads and the extreme cold and wet, it was suprising that so many attended. Mrs. Michael provided one of her best dinners, and great regret was expressed that so much of it should have been left un- touchel. In the absence of the Chairman, Thomas Lewis, Esq. presided, which he did in his usual elfeetive manner, and which, with two tires kept blazing, soon created a warmth of body and mind alike agreeable to all parties. The usual national toasts were drank with an enthusiasm that indicated a feeling of loyality to all who patronize the good order of society, a sentiment which ever.actuates the Pembroke Farmers' Club. The Chairman as soon as a gen- eral heat seemed to prevade the meeting, called upon Mr. Williamson, as the proposer of the subject, to state his opinion" Of the best and cheapest method of fattening cattle." In his observations Mr. Williamson wished it to be (dearly understood that his recomendations had reference to economy in particular.—The cheapest and best method.— The farmer should over-took to his debit and credit account; and it was in strict regard to that subject that his observa- tions would have peculiar reference. He thought then that high feeding would not pay the farmer. He would rather advise that the cattle should be fed as much as possible from the produce of the farm An error ho thought too often committed, was that of leaving the stock out to too late a period. They should be taken in, at the latest, by the be- ginning of November He would then give them Hybred Turnips, and straw. About Ciiristmasliewouldgive them a little Mang- ld Wurzel to freshen them up a bit. Further on he would commence with Swedes, and then the Man- "old changing the Straw now, which has by this time be- come dry, for hay. This method he had by long experience, found to be the cheapest and best. Stall feeding he stronaly recommended, keeping the animals comfortably warm, and at the same time the place well ventilated. Dry 13-ilig, lie coli- sidered an essential to good feeding, and would rather give small quantities oftener repeated, than large ones at longer intenals; for in the latter case the animals only lick over their food uneaten in the first instance, and afterwards will not touch it. These practical observations met with gene- ral approbation and were listened to by the meeting with the greatest interest. Capt. Robertson made some disinter- ested observations as to keeping the cattle too warm, having misunderstood Mr. Williams on that point, but on the expla- nation of the latter experienced agriculturest, an unanimous approval of the observations was manifested, Time did not admit of discussing ti.e second subject — ihe difference between Superphorphates,-Guano, and Bones in reference to green crops," although there were those present prepared to offer much information most probably it will be brought forward at the May meeting. The usual raffle took place. On this occasion for a Harrow, value X2 1 which was won by Mr. Briggs, of the extensive steam Coin Mill woiks Hazle- beaeh. Among those present were lhos. Mansel, and Thomas, Esqrs., deputy Lieutenants of the County, llios. Lewis, Esq., M P., Capt. Robertson, Hodgston, R.N .Robert Lock, Isq, Messrs. Williamson, J. Lock, L. AV ilson, Bow- ling, 'lhomris (Carwe) Ormond, R. Llewhelling, < £ c. &c. M Wood, of Erowles, was unaminouslv admittid a mem- ;.er of the Club. The party broke up at an early hour, not however, without having been both instructed and pleased with the evening's entertainment. Then came the journey home, and how those of distant residence accomplished the task we must leave them to explain. FISIIOUARD.—The 28th Anniversary of the Fishgufir(I Bible Society was held on Friday last. Two sermons were delivered at the Independent Chapel, at 10 o'clock, the first by the Rev. D. Meyler, and the other by the Rev. W. Davies. The pub- lie meeting was held at the Town Hall, at half-past five in the afternoon. The Rev. W. Rowlands in the chair. The 1st resolution was moved and seconded by Mr. W. Evans and Mr. D. Symmons; one of the secretaries read the report. The subscriptions, collections, and sales of bibles and tes- taments amounted to £ï2 12s. lOd. 459 copies of bibles and testaments were distributed during the past year. An in- teresting account was given of the parent society's operations in different parts of the world. The meeting was then addressed by Revs. G.Rees.D.D., (in English) W. Davies, E. Lewis, and D. Bateman. A vote of thanks was given to the chairman, proposed by J. James, Esq., and seconded by S. Mathias, Esq., and to the committee of the British and Foreign Bible Society, for the precious boon of 14,878 copies of low prices. The meet- 11,878 copies of Welsh Bibles at very low prices. The meet- ing was very well attended, and the addresses listened to with attention. HAVERFORDWEST PETTY SESSIONS.—These Sessions were held on Friday last, before XV. Owen, Esq., J. LI. Morgan, Esq., J. Harvey, Esq., and W. ltees, Esq. Jaml's Harries, Three Tuns public house, Tower Hill, was summoned to answer an information by Mr. Superintendent Robinson, for a breach of the 92nd section of the 17th Viet. chapter 4, in refusing to receive one of the soldiers in the Royal Artillery (who was quartered upon him), into his house, and to afford him proper accommodation and diet therein. From the evidence adduced—it was shown that a detach- ment of the Iloyal Artillery arrived per rail, in the town on Sunday night, the 21st Jan., about a quarter to eleven, that being the last train of that diy-tliit having received their billetts, they were shown to the different public houses where they were quartered —that on arriving at the defen- dant's house at about a quarter-past eleven, the soldiers found the doors closed, and on knocking, the defendant's wife opened the window and was told the soldiers had bil- lets for that house. She said there were plenty of other houses and why come to hers ? She refused to come down, and told the soldier to go away and make the best of it. The defendant urged that he was in bed with his family, and had not then sufficient accommodation for the soldiers, that he had on former occaions received soldiers biiletted on him without, any dispute; but the lateness of the hour and his want of accommodation were the reasons why his wife refused to open the door. Bejijamin Jones, of the Narberth Arms, Cartlett, was summoned to answer a siniifat- information. The defence offered by him was, that he and his family were in bed-tliat his house was small and could not accommodate the soldiers but that he offered them six-pence to get a bed elsewhere, which they refused to take. Sarah Williams, of the Mill Inn, Cartlett, wis also summoned for a like offence, and her answer was, that she was an aged widow, and the-lateness of the hour, (as she and her daughter were in bed), and the want of accommo- dation also induced her tJ decline receiving the soldiers. The Bench after they had inspected the Superintendent's books, and had aeen that the defendants had not a greater proportion quartered upon them than the other publicans in the town, proceeded to deliver their judgment. It was quite clear that, by law they were bound to receive the sbldiers biiletted upon them, otherwise these men were tobe left in the streets-a state of tilings that could not be suf- fered. One of the burthens of those who opened public- houses was, to receive and accomodate soldiers on their march, when quartered upon them by the constables, and if ihey found that more were biiletted than should be, they could apply for redress to a magistrate. In the present eases, the Bench found it necessary to cause obedience to the law, and hence each defendant would be fined two pound s; but seeing that one half of each penalty went to the informer, they would not in this instance impose costs cspcciaity as Superintendent Robinson had consented to pay them out of the shares of the penalties awarded to him. And owing to the lateness of the hour at which the s ldiers arrived, and the narrow circumstances of the de- fendants, the Bench felt they could not do otherwise than recommend to the Secretary of War that the portions of the penalties awarded to the General Agent for the recruit- in service, should be remitted by his lordship to whom they would write, on their making the llcpert of the Con- victions. Sophia Perry, was convicted in Is. and. Bs. 6c1. costs for throwing quantities of ashes on the public street, and leaving it there for an unreasonable timj before re- moval, and in default of payment to be committed to gaol for twenty-four hours. The precepts to the overseers to return lists of persons liable to serve the office of constable were then issued. DEWSLAND PETTY SESSIONS.—These sessions were held at Mathryon Monday last, before J. II. Harries and the Ilev. XV. Richardson. Amy Edwards against Morgan John, for non-payment of wages. Case dismissed.
Il?,?1.1?. "I?, ''I'l" CARDIGANSHIRE. I FUNERAL OF THE LITE PRYSE LOVEDEN, I ESQ., M.P. In our obituary of this week, it is our melancholy duty to record the death of Pryse Loveden, Esq., the liberal re- presentative of the Cardiganshire Boroughs in Parliament, which occurred after a short illness in London, on Thursday the 1st instant. Aberystwith has lost a sincere friend to its interests, and his numerous tenantry, the best of landlords. lIe successfully contested one of these boroughs on two occasions, viz. — In 18-19, after the demise of his late father Pryse Pryse, Esq., M.P and on the last general election in 1852, on both which occasious he was most vigorously opposed; on the first occasion by J. S. Harford, Esq., and on the last by J. 1. Jones, Esq.. j His remains were conveyed from London to Gogcrddan, and interred with his ancestors at the Old Church of' Llanbadarn-fawr, on Wednesday, the 7th instant. The' funeral was considered the largest ever witnessed in this locality, not only for the number of tenantry,_but for the private carriages that attended. All the shops, offices, and other places of resort in the town were kept closed during the day, and every other usual manifestation of regret was shown Long before the ap- pearance of the mournful cavalcade, thousands of people thronged the road to Llanbadarn and every eminence afford- ing a view, and conducted themselves most appropriate to the occasion. The following is the order of procession observed, as it approached the church, where the service was impressively read by the Rev. J. Hughes, vicar:— ORDER OF PROCESSION OBSERVED AT THE FUNERAL OF THE LATE PRYSE LOVEDEN, ESQ., M P., GOGERDDAN. At the Old Cathedral Church, Llanbadarn, on Wednesdajt, the 7th day of February, 1855. Heralds. Hera l ds. II t'ralù. II eralds. Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Richard Davies, ou?horseback. on horseback. The Members of the Social Club. The Members of the St. David's Club. 100 Members of the Odd-Fellows Club, (two abreast). The Undertaker (Mr. John Rees) on horseback. 50 Tenants 50 Tetiaiits on horseback. oil horseback. The Vicar and the Physician in a carriage. The Servants of the deceased. q* Ó1 w t4 6 8 t !-? !? 7 Borers. ??? The Hearse. ??? 7 Bearers. ??? ?-5 ??Q ??u Z H Mourning Coacli, containing— Capt. Pryse. Mr. Pryse Pryse. J. Pugh Pryse, Esq. Major. Rice. The deceased's Carriage. John Pugh Pryse's ditto Nii-s Loveden's ditto Mr. Davies, Agent. t in a earriage. Mr. Williams, Agent. ) a carriage. Private Carriages, Lord Lisburne, M.P., Crosswood Col. Powell, Nant E03 Capt. Phillips, Mabus; J. Lloyd l'hilipps, Esq., bbus; M. D. Williams, Esq., Cwm Cynfelin John Davies, Esq., Pempompren Rev. Lewis Davies, Ynyshii James Davies, Esq., Fosrhyd-y-galed; Lewis l'ugh, Esq., Aberystwith; Major Richards, liryn Eithir Mrs. Hughes, Alltllwyd John Evans, Esq Lovesgrove James Hughes, Esq., Glanrheidol; George Parry, Esq., Llidiardie Dr. Williams, Aberystwith &c. &c. &c. 100 Tenants 100 Tenants on horseback. on horseback. COMMISSION SIGXED BY THE LORD LIEUTENANT OF THE COUNTY or CARDIGAN. — Royal Cardigan Militia.—For Thomas John Hughes to be "Ensign" read Thoa;as John Hughes to be Lieutenant." LLANDYSSIL LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTION.— An adjourned general meeting of the committee of this institution WHS held in the reading room on Tuesday even- ing last, for the purpose of making all investigation into the proceedings of the society's affairs for the year ending December 31, 1851. The Rev. Evan Morgan having taken the chair, it was proposed and resolved that Rees Thomas, Esq., and the Rev. John Jones, (Idrysyn) be elected per- manent auditors of the society 's accounts. The secretary and treasurer then produced statements of their respective transactions during the past year, when it appeared that upwards of C-I() liiid been received from various sources, nearly all of which had been expended in defraying the necessary outlay of the society, and in procuring books for the library. The Rev. J. Jones produced a grant of useful books (value C4) presented to this Society by the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge. The names of Dr. Lloyd, Carmarthen, and Rees Thomas, Esq Dollan, were next entered as Honorary Members, subscribing lliiiiiuilly. A donation was also announced to have been received from W. P. Lewes, Esq., Llysncwydd. The officers of the past year having been re-elected, and a vote of thanks to the chairman having been passed, the meeting separated. C ARDIGAN BOROUGH SESSIONS.—At a Petty Sessions for this borough held on the 6th instant, before the Mayor, Win. G. George, and Thomas Edwards, Esqrs. Ann Jo ns a well known offender, was charged with stealing a flannel petticoat, the property of Sarah Mathias. The prisoner was apprehended at Aberayron, by P.S. Nicholas Davies, in con- sequence of information he had received, and the property was found in her possession. The prisoner was committed for trial at the next assizes. Mary James, of the Quay, Cardigan, was charged with stealing coal, the property of David Rowlands, coal merchant. Numerous robberies of coal have for some time past been committed at the wharves on Cardigan Quay. The prisoner was apprehended about half past four o'clock in the morning, by P.C. Thomas Williams with a quantity of coal in her possession, which he saw her take from a coal wharf in the occupation of Mr. Rowlands, to which place the prisoner had no business to go. The evidence to support the charge was satisfactory, and the prisoner was committed for trial,
CARDIGAN.—Tim death of Pryse Loveden, Esq., the late respected member for the Cardiganshire boroughs, has created grca.t agitation here, and numerous reports are current, as to candidates for the vacant scat, but at present nothing is sufficiently definite to be publicly asserted, the nanus of several gentlemen are confidently mentioned. The bells of Saint Mary's Church tolled t!)e' whole of Wednesday last, that being the day appointed for the interment of the deceased gentleman, and many of the shops were closed. CARDIGAN.—This town was enlivened on Thursday last, the 1st instant, by great rejoicings in celebration of the marriage of It D Jenkins, Esq, of the Priory, with Miss Elizabeth Lewis, of iiiindovey, near Aberdovey, Merioneth- shire, which took place on that day. The town was deco- rated with flags and baaners in the principal thoroughfares, the vessels in the river hoisted their streamers, and a, the clock of Saint Mary's Church struk eight. the bells com- ?menced ringing merrily, ai)d continued to do so during the remaimler o! the d&y. A considerable number of the inhabitants had, uuknown to Mr. Jenkins, obtained a supply of tire works from London, and a ba;.d "f musicians was also engaged by them for the occasion. The band paraded the streets playing lively airs, adding greatly to the scene. Several cannons were also obtained, and "laced in charge of competent persons, formerly artillery men, by whom they were fired at intervals for some hours. Some captains of vessels in the river joined by firing cannons from their vessels. In the evening an immense bonfire was lighted in the centre of Cardigan Common, where the fire works were discharged, to the gratification of hundreds of spectators, many of the tire works being of splendid device. The festivities of the day were only terminated by the approach of night. CARDIGAN.—LOWER TUOEDYRAUR PETTY SESSIONS.— The usual monthly petty sessions for this hundred was held at the Shire oil Tuesday last, before Thomas Lloyd, Herbert Yaughan, David Davies, and Win. Buck, Esqrs. There was not much public business. Mr. David James, of ;tiid Mr. Abraham Davies, Gwernynad, both in Llangocdmore, were appointed surveyors of the highways in that parish for the remainder of the current year, by the justices present, the inhabitants of Llangoed- more having neglected to appoint highway surveyors, as required by the Highway Act. Summonses were issued against the overseers of Blaenporth, and Aberporth, for non-payment of the Union calls, for the support of the poor. Precepts for the appointment of parish constables were issued, and this closed the business of the meeting. ABERYSTWITH PETTY SESSIONS were held on Tuesday- last, before John Hughes, Esq., Mayor, and David Edwards, Esq. A great number of persons were summoned for non- payment of the poor and improvement rates. In most cases orders were made for immediate payment. Ann Parry was ordered to be committed to the' House of Correction at Cardigan for three months, as a rogue and vagabond. Michael Hart for stealing a watch, the property of David Jones of this town, was committed for trial at the assizes. A BLItYSTNVI'I'if- --A meeting of the Town Council was held at the Town-hall, on Tuesday last, John Hughes, Esq., Mayor, in the chair. Some alterations were ordered to be made in the prisoners, dock at the hall, after which the expediency of having the assizes held at this town once a year wa' urged, and a petition resolved upon to be presented to the Lords of the Treasury praying that it might be allowed. The Commissioners petition for purchasing a piece of land, for the purpose of drainage was read, and a committee consisting of J Hughes, Esq., Mayor, T. Lewis, F. R Roberts, John Davies, Lewis Pugh, and U. Edwards, Esqrs., was appointed to consider, and report upon it. The several plans of the intended tower aild town clock were examined, and all seemed to be unanimous as to the excellency of the one signed Karbn," and there is no doubt that it will be selected by the committee. AmmYSTWYTJI -Collimanl!er J)"vÏù Miller, son of our respected ex-Mayor, has been appointed to the Majestic 80 screw steam ship, at Sheerncss.
B It E C O N S IIIR E In our obitarv of last week it was our painful duty to record the death of Mrs. Lloyd Vatighan Watkins, the beloved wife of Lieut Colonel Lloyd Y. Watkins, of Penoyre, Lord Lieutenant for the County, and M.P. for the Borough of Brecknock. This truly amiable Lady endeared herself to her relatives and friends by her uniform kindness and ur- banity, while by the poor she will long be deeply regretted f,Jr Ilcr. unremitting charity and attention to their wants. SJie died at Penoyre, at the early age of 38 after a long illness borne with christian fortitude and resignation. I'litF,CON -A fiie of all alarming nature occurred at a farm called Glandwr, on Friday mcruing last, neai* this town,bywhich the tenant, Mr John Price, lost 3 ricks of corn of the estimated value of £150. Mr. 1 rice was not insured, but we understand several of the neigh- bouring farmers are endeavouring to make some compensa- tion for the loss. It appears that the fire was occasioned by a hd, who, for the purpose of frightening away some crows from an a?joinin? wheat field had k.ud ed a fire near the ricks which speedily communicated with them. DRECOx.Jwe a?e glad to find that at tJ.¡is inc ement.sCeAa„sflonnn of the year, the pourm this town arc not ?''SOt?'n, but are icemng a supply of good soup and bread, sj.^by sub their lady sustenance which has been Prided s?ription.?iuch credit is due to Alr- l?nry M?a?.beny Mr. Thomas Williams, and other members of the iown, Council for their exertions in the proper distribution. BRECON. —MILITARY.—Our garrison was strengthened on Tuesday last, bv the arrival of a detachment of about 120 men formerly stationed at Pembroke Dock, where they had been relieved by the Monmouthshire Militm. ihc men on reaching Brecon looked very fatigued, having walked from Abcrgavennv (about 20 miles)'that moining, and the road in consequence of the recent thaw being in a very bad state. Cmml1TALS TO D?cox COUNTY Go-?'. -By Maybery.E.q.-J.hn Hugh Jones and .a^ci l iosbei. to t o months' hard labour, in default of a fine of «nd 12,. 6d costs each, for having during the fence' searo ,it takeii on salmon from the ri%r Usk.- By E )V. Se mor, Es? Rebecca Pearce, single woman, for tl.ill, cl?arged with steal- im clothes at Llan?ly, the property of Mary An Willials; John Williams, laboaier, also for trial, charged u ? th stea ng a sack, basket, and a wooden bottle, the propelt> of John Colby, at the parish of CriekhoweIl.-By Esq. and Rev. R Lister Venables Wil'i? ?'?'?/ bourer, for trial, charged with stealing, at t.e P??')" of Glasbnry. a ham and a bottle, the property of the right hon Viscount Hereford-admitted to bail; Wiih?Cartwnght and?ecsDavics.of the Breckncok riHes,for tnal, charged with having, at the parish of Hay, unlawfully assaulted Aaron Riddiford, supcrinteBdcut constable, whilst in the execution of his duty. BRECON.—In our obituary of this week, it is our melan- choly duty to record the unexpected demise of our popular and active fellow townsman Mr. Thomas Williams, Wine Merchant, of iliflimation of the lungs, brought on, We regret to add, by a cold taken in the Market, last Saturday, when purchasing some large qnanties of meat, &c., to make soup for the poor at this inclement season of the year. The death of Mr. Williams has cast a gloom over the town, and caused, we fear, an irreparable breach In several public offices. lIe had discharged the duties o! Magistrate for the Borough for some years past, having been twice elected to the highast civic office in the Bo- rough, and his decisions as Mayor and Magistrate were always just, but tempered with mercy. He had also been a Member of the Town Council for several years and that Board has lost in him one of its most active, energetic, and useful members, whose punctual attendance and inti- mate knowledge of the affairs of this Ancient Borough, spoken with his peculiar honesty of purpose, was invariably appreciated, as the report of our Correspondent of the pro- ceedings of that Board in our present impression will prove. At the B oard of Guardians lie distinguished himseif by the I honest and faithful discharge of his duties. The Agricul- turists )f ilic County have also sustained a loss, Mr. Wil- liams having been a member of the Committee of th(- Breconshire Agricultural Society, and for many years its ac!ive and zea l uti, I active and zealous Honorary Secretary. lie had for many years past and up to the time of his death been a faithful and consistent Deacon of the English Inde- pendent Church in this town, and one of the chief support- ers of the Sunday school, and other benevolent and chari- table institutions, connected with that denomination. As a man he was in the strictest sense of the word, up- right, honorable, honest, and just. As a husband and father kind and affectionate, and as a friend and neighbour, faithful, sincere, and obliging. BRECON.—LECTURE The last of a course of lectures in aid of the Brecon Mechanics' Institute was delhered on Tuesday evening last, by the Rev. John Morris, Theolo- gical Tutor of Brecon College. The subject was the Speculations of Philosophy on the reality of the Universe." G. R. Bevan, Esq., mayor, took the chair. The band of the Brccknock Royal Rifles were in attendance, and played some choice pieces. At the conclusion votes of thanks to the Rev. gentleman for his able lecture, to the mayor for his kindness in taking the chair, and to Colonel Watkins for the services of the band, were moved by John Davies, Esq., and seconded by Mordeeai Jones, Esq and unani- mously received by the audience. BRECON. —SOIREE.—On Thursday, the 1st instant, a soiree was held at the Town Hall, to celebrate the conclu- sion of a course of lectures delivered by the Rev. J. J. Waite, of Hereford, oil "Congregational Psalmody," when nearly 3)0 members of the classes and visiting friends, favorable to the movement sat down to p ;rtak-voftlie cup that cheers, but not inebriates, which was amply provided by ladies, mem bers of the classes and others, and the manner in which enrything had been prepared and was con- ducted, certainly did them much credit. After tea, the ladies and gentlemen composing the class, proceeded to the several positions they had occupied in the preceding lectures, and were engaged for the remainder of the evening in singing from the book published by Mr. Waite, which had been used in the several lectures, i he accuracy with which the several pieces were sang—each beariug their part well-funy convinced all present that Mr. Waite's method of teaching singing was of a first-class order, and that his visit to Brecon would lead to benefi.-ial results. ihe singing was concluded by all parties joining in the national anthem. The ltev. John Morris said, at the close of an evening which they had all spent so agreeably, that thrv should not separate without thanking Mr. Waite for the valuable services which he had rendered them. The Rev. J. W. Evans coincided, and said that it was an eventful period to see such an union of the different denominations of the town, and it would be a new era in the history -of Brecon. Thomas Ilisho, p, I-' ,zsq., ob,-ervcd that it would be very beneficial if the gentlemen who had been the means of inducing Mr. Waite to pay this visit to Brecon, would again engage his services in the early part of the spring or subsequently. This proposition was received with much applause. Mr. Waite returned thanks and said he should be very happy to pay them a sccond visit upon receiving a communication from them, and hoped soon to hear that he had been the means of improving the singing in the several congregations to which his class belonged. The report of the Brecon County Court is unavoidably omitted till next week.
SOUTH WALKS CIRCUIT. I (Before Mr. Justice CiiOMPTON.) I Last Days for Full Assize Town. Notices' of Trial. Commission Days. Cardigan .Monday, Feb. 19 ..Thursday, Marchi Haverfordwest.Friday, Feb. 2-i ..Monday, March 5 Carmarthen Monday, Feb.Thursday, March 8 Swansea Saturday, MaieU 3.. W ednesday, March 14 Brecon Tuesday,Maich 13 ..Friday, March 23 March "29 Chester Wednesday, Mar. '21. Saturday, March 31
APPROACHING FAIRS. I CARMARTHENSHIRE.—Llanboidy, Feb. G; Llandilo, Feb. 20; Newcastle-Emlyn. Feb. 10; White House-oii-Taf, Feb. 13. Carmarthen cattle market is held on the 1st Wednesday 1 in every month. PEMBROKESHIRE.—Camrose, Feb. 13; Carew, Feb. 13; Fihguard, Feb. 5. CARDIGANSHIRE.—Cnpel St. Silian,Feb. 7; Cardigan, Feb. 13; Lampeter, Feb. 6; Llandyssil, Feb. 11. GLAMORGANSHIRE —CaerfUli, great market last Thursday in Feb. Cowbridge, grc?t market first Tuesday in Feb. Llandaff, Feb. 9 Llantrissant, Feb. 13. BR':CON.SHIRE.—Builth, 3rd Monday in Feb.
MARRIAGES. I On Monday- last, at Narberth, by the Rev. M. Llewellyn, Mr. Thomas Collins, wool stapler, Ilazlebeach, to Miss Lcttice James, of Tenby. On the 23rd nit., at Ilenllan Chapel, by Mr. Edward Davies, Registrar, Mr. David Hughes, Brynonen, Kilmaen- llwyù, in this County, to Miss Esther Hughes, Glanafon, Llanboidy. On the 2nd instant, at Llandingat Church, Llandovery, by the Rev. Joshua Hughes, Vicar, Mr. William Walters, tailor, to Miss Adelaide Jones. On the 7th instant:at the Calvinistic Chapel, Llandovery, bv the Rev. John Morgan, baptist minister, assisted by the Registrar, in the presence of a numerous circle of relatives and friends, Mr. Evan Evans, of Garth, to Miss Eleanor Rees, eldest daughter of Mr. Rees, of Talyrhyn. On the 1st instant, at Aberdovey Church, Merionethshire, R. D. Jenkins, Esq., of the Priory, Cardigan, to Miss Eliza- beth Lewis, of Brindovey, near Aberdovey. DEATHS. On the 1st iiistaiit,in London, aged 39, after a short ill- ness Pryse Loveden, Esq., of Gogerddan, M.P. On Wednesday last, at Baily Sify, aged 62, Mr. Post- humus Phillips. On Sunday last, aged 70, Mrs. Mary Jones, widow of the late Mr. Thomas Jones, Butcher, in this town. Oil the 5th instant, aged 58, Jane Evans-, many years Sexton of the parish Church of St. Peter's, in this town. On the 3d instant, aged 17, at the house of Mrs. Jones, Chapel-street, Emily Denward Edmond, eldest daughter of Owen Copner Edmond, Esq. On the 4th instant, Mr. Wm. Phillips, Medelfyn Cottage, near Llanelly. On Saturday last, Mrs. Bowen, Penyfai, widow of the late Rev. D. Bowen, baptist minister, Llanelly. On Saturday last, Mrs. Roberts, of the Britannia Inn, Sea-side, Llanelly. On Sunday last, Mr. John Thomas, Pencocd rebar, far- mer, Llanelly. On the 3d instant, aged ;)4, Mrs. Mary Thomas, of the Royal Oak, Newcastle Emlyn. On the 30th ult., at. Crackwell-street, Tenby, Miss Nicholls, sister t'f Gen. Trafford. On the 2nd instant, aged 68, Captain Thomas Harries, Penydref House, .vport, Pembrokeshire. On the 5th instant, aged 74, Mariah,wife of Mr. David Llewhelin, Forest, Newport, Pembrokeshire. On the 211d instant, at Cardigan, aged 45, Mrs Catherine Jones, widow of the In.e Mr. Thomas Jol;es, ropemakcr, Cardigan. The deceased who was much respected, had been a great sufferer from serious illness for a long time. On the 26th ult., aged Gl, at the residence of his brother- in-law, Mr. Roderick Morgans, King's Court, Talley, Mr. Rees Prosser, formerly of Abergavenny. On the 30th ult., aged 93 years, at the residence of her son, Mr. Thomas Williams, Blaenycwni, Talley, Mrs. Sarah Benjamin, widow of the late Mr. William Benjamin, of. lirvngwyn, in the said parish of Talley, farmer. j On Tuesday last, aged C4, at Watergate, Brecon, Mrs. Jones, relict of the late Thomas Jones, Esq., and only sister of Rees Williams, Esq Manest Court. At his residence, in the Watton, Brecon,, at an advanced age, Captain Wharton, formerly Barrack master at this garrison. On Wednesday morning l ist, aged 46, after a very short illness, Thomas "Williams, Esq., a magistrate of this Bo- rough. On Monday last, at Tynywain, near Brecon, Mr. John Williams. Deceased had been for many years deacon at Bethel Chapel, in this town.
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. I The Nant-Eos Harriers will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 14th, at Llanfihangel-y-breiddyn, and on Saturday, Feb. 17th, at Blaenplwy'f, or Five Mile Stone, Cardiganshire, each'day at halt past 10 (weather pernuttm? ) each d?i y, Hounds will mcet on Monday, at Pont- gwynon, and on Friday, at the Black Lock,' cach day at 10 o'clock. The Carmarthenshire Hounds will meet on Monday, Wed- nesday, and Friday, in the Hunt week, near Carmarthen.
THE SIEGE OF SEBASTOPOL. MARSEILLES, FEB. 5. The French soldiers are impatient for the assault, and General Canrobert has been obliged to moderate their ar- dour. The whole line is now prepared to open fire. Omer Tacha is shortly to offer battle to the Russians. Count Kiverel arrived on the 28th of January at Con- stantinople, to organise the reception and passage of the Piedmontese army. English reinforcements left Malta on the 26th, and Con- stantinople on the 28th for the Crimea. The heavy falls of snow had weakened some of the works before Sebastopol, but they were being actively re- paired. The 3rd French division have taken the place of the En- glish in the trenches, and continue the works. 12,000 Uritish are now before Sebastopol. The hospitals are crowded. A thousand English and French are about to leave Con- etantinoplc for the Cfimea.
LATEST INTELLIGENCE. BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH. "WELSHMAN" OFFICE, FRIDAY MOKNINO. FIVE O'CLOCK. THE WAR. (From the Sceond Edition of the Times.) ) IEN-NA Thursday Aloriiiiig.-The Grand Duke Michael is lving ill of the ague at Cherson. The Grand Duke Nï- chohs is at Sebastopol. The Russian army is in want of supplies. .The Jones Pans Correspondent writes on Wednesday evening that-" licparations on a very extensive scale are "oinO" on in every department of the military service here it is stated they have reference to no less than three armv corps-one of which is intended for the Baltic the"other, if necessary, for the Rhine; and the third for Austria — that the Polytechnic School will furnish a body of well cdu- cated officers for the Artillery and Engineers The spriuz is the period when these corps will commence their move- ments.
FUNDS AT THE CLOSE, (THURSDAY.) Although the completion of the new Cabinet was àn- nounced this morning, English funds opened heavly, and subsequently declined. The probaility of a dissolution was much discussed, and had an adverse effect on prices. The settlement also impeded the regular course of busine* Railways continue very languid. Consols for Account, 90J; 3! per Cent. Bank Stock, 4 per Cetit. Btink Stock, 213; Exchequer Bills, (Large) 9 prem. RAILWAYS. South Wales, 30; Vale of Neatb, 17; North Western, 101; Midland, 694; North Stafford, 4i Dover, 59; Amåer- gate, 3i Caledonian, 62J Eastern Counties, lIt; East Lancashire, 7.5; Edinburgh and Glasgow, 57 Grent Wt'stern 6S.i Lancashire and Yorkshire, 74j Leeds Northern 13i Brighton, 100; South Western, 8G; Manchester, Slieffiefd and Lincoln, 24; North British, 301 Newcastle and Ber- wick, 77 North Muluncl, 511. 'J
LONDON, THUHSDAY EVENING. FIVE O'CLOCK.—There was a heavy fall of snow to- day. The <7/o? says, We hav? reason to believe tat risçpunt Canning the postmaster-?neral, will be a member of Lord Palmerstons Cabinet Lord Panmurc enters upon h? 4utiea as Minister of War to-iFav i^imefliate^v^r tiou of the IMvy Council at Windsor. The noble Lordhu appointed as his pnvate secretary Mr.Géo:e Da?.? Ramsay, of the "ar Office, who has been actmg as -V seei-(,t:ti-y to 3?ir. Sidii(?), 11?,bc.-t. '\? o definite arrtngl?m'erts re?rding Mr. Lavard'? appou t,nc? ht "??T?'?? it is not improbable that an Actofr?-fr?'?"? quired to render the worki!l of the °5CC8 harmonious. The House will sit as us J?? OSces but we believe that no political busin£ esSs d is otfa h^Prr°ccoded with until Friday "ee. when the first Lo?d "?' <?? Trcasury will probably be in his place. Lomo PROUCCE MARKET CCIO^ ￼ S?AR = Wesf India quiet, but sales 400 hhds IN dIF eVfin'"e7d several transactions at 42s. 6d. Grocery 4? ♦ ° ??' For Foreign fair demand. Yellow Havannah V, to^T- Coffee firm, with 7ood demand. Native ?--? 47s. 6d. Rio, 41s. -o 45s.—In Tea little passin? Ord?? ?' ?.T- 9 Jd. to 10d.-Cott,,ii small, but full Stt n. asked Tailor, at .5?. to 5?s. 6d. on the spot ? ?T??'
IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT HOUSE OF LORDS.-TnumD.IY F™ « Their Lo:dships met at five o'clock. The Earl of Aberdeen and the Duke of *i° their seats on the Mnu?eri.d couch. Lord p?' ? ? occupied a seat on the Ministerial couch Lord Lyndhurst withdrew ]ns motion respeciug the W?r observing t?tin the present dimcult eircuLtanfel he dS not wish to einbarass Government. The Marquis of Clanricarde concurred, anJ added that in his opinion Government would be acting wiselv in a statement by the next meeting of t^CUouse of tile actual condit on of the Army in the Crimea. Earl Grannie said the Government had been re.colistruct- ed. It was of course siliii 'ar to the last, and its proininent duty would be to carry on the war with vigour. The Earl of Derby explained the part he had taken in thi» recent n?gooat?ns. but as there had been a great c'amour ?ong tb Fublic and iu the l.r?. for Lord Pilninrctmi as Prime Minister he had requested his c?o.o?uer??n h??? r..l.t.. h.u repHcd ?..H,e .ouh) not act with him without the eo-operat?n of hi? late coU?uc He fLord Derby had anticipated this coalition, and suK ^-ested that Mr G?tone and ilr. S. Herbert should to office. After a vexatious delay, the noble Viscount Qswercd him it was t ) the eff'eefjthat he could not render' the as- sistance required, but that Mr. Gladstone and Mr.. Herbert would answei for fliciiiseli-es, but in Mr. Gladstone's unswer there wa. a wry significant sentence it was to the effect that Lord Palnierston had stated to him (Mr. Gladstone) he could not render any useful assistance to the proposed adm-^nisratien. ie ,r(luis of kmsdown also entered into an explana- tion. The Earl of Malmsbury made some observations to the effect that the press had urged a weak and feeble Govern- inclit to undertake the expedition to the Critnea-before the necessary preparations could be made. ;1 Lord Pamure said he was aware of the great responsibility he had undertaken in acccpwti0 me administration of the war department, but he thought that the eyes of conntrr. were turned towards it eonspieiou.sly. He looked to the whole Ministry to share with hun the responsibility he had undertaken, lie was quite aware that many reforms must be made in the Military-affairs, but at present he could' not state to the House at what particular period nor yet in what order those reforms would be effected. He would, however, if he could do nothing else, endeavour to secure purity in the administration of military *affairs. No one under his administration should be cmplorcd or promoted, who was not fit all descillilig. The Earl of Koden eulogised tho patriotism which had induced the noble lord to undertake the officd of War Minister at such TI critical period. The House alJjourned at ten minutes to eight o'clock until' the 16th instant. >. HOUSE OF COMMON'S.—THURSDAY* Feb. 8. On a motion by Mr. Chaplin that the London and South Western Railway Bill be read a second time, Mr. Hildyard moved, as an amendment, that the second reading be postponed for one month on the ground that the Company had broken fa.th with Patharncnt, and-that they should fulfill their foimer pledges before receiving further' power. > After a long debate Mr. Chaplin consented to tho post. ponei-nent. I In reply to Mr. Colliers, Mr. Cardwell said it wnsstill his intention to bring in his bill for the amendment of the Law of Partnership, but he could not at present state the day. The Army and inavy estimates were brought up and or- dered to be printed. The Chancellor of the Exchecquer gave notice that to- morrow be should move that the House. be adjourned till > Friday, 16th instant, and that on that day the order of business would be, first, the Navy estimates, then the Army estimates and next, the resolution relating to Newspaper stamps. For the convenience of members about to leave town, he should propose the Meeting of House to-morrow should take place at 12 o'clock. Supplementary Navy estimates of one Million, six hun- dred thousand pounds were voted by a committee of supply. Lord John Russell obtained leave tc bring in a bill, which was read first time, for the promotion of National Education in England. He-would not explain the provisions of the measure at present. He merely brought it in as.. a private member, and would leave government to do with it as they thought proper. On the motion for an adjournment, Mr. G. Dutt beg-eed the Chancellor of the Exchequer to state the exact number of the effective stiellztll Of the ariiiy. Mr. S. Wortley strongly condemned the introduction of tins topic at the present moment. Most of the statement* he believed to be gross exaggerations, and if anything was calculated to encourage Russia tt was such statements as these. lie admitted the suftt-ung of the soldiers, but letters from officers stated that they were confident of ultimuto success. ?' Lord John Bussell contended that the statcmentBMde' by the Government ought to be creaited. With regard to the efTeetive strength of the army m the Crimea he had seen with great pain the attacks made upon Lord ?lan' who was a man of <eehng. and a solui? of cxpc;inI, and he trusted his noble friend would rise Superior to .I • ribald press. Mr. Harcourt stated that the letters he had rcceir^ the Crimea did not bear out the statements ct'b? h from the sufferings of the cd of The Chancellor of the exchequer repeated h;s .?/?'?' Thc Chancdlol there were 28,200 men e?a?d in that h'n days Sebastopol; but he begged mfn, £ s° dtJtv beforc .1.' 't under present cii*cullls purue hc subå:l had been in the Crimea, and h''???? M.r. E. DU;1 a de.pond.ns view of thi,_ ￼ inehneJ to takt drawback upon the e8ieiencv of W8S' howc\'cr, a grr:l without which they could not cookK tlie in want of fm provisions. adjourned at 20 minutes past six, tiU 12 (,'clock ￼ to-morrow (this day). On We d nesda y the business transacted was devoid # in- On "elIeaJ' formal character. New writ* mond hrest, be\l1g and South Wilts. A vote of £ i 200^WM °'? agreed to, in mittee, on account of the Ordnance sice agreed to, In
I THE WAR. 0^ ?- The 71st Regiment and the remainder of tth,le e 3w7tth i. 28. embarked for the Crimea. the 37th ha\'o There is no firing On our sld. The ??' J?27. ni?ht wry mild, and tbe during the dtv tI.r IS. frosty at fa lVancinThe army is still sickly P kofT has gone northw? nncl/ hh'nschi- The Russians make constant sortic" ?d continue firii,.g upon the French lines and pickets. nd continue firil'.g Supplies are gone up to the camp in abundance The French Eighth division has atri ndaucl'. British ship Sphynx has also arrived. Tlord Raglan visited Balaklava on the 24th Df To.„.o and had an interview with Admiral Ly 4th of January, the trenches on the 25th. Olls. lie inl>}>octod There are QDly eight RU6Sian There are only eight Russian battaiioua near Tchorgoun.
CARMARTHEN" PETTY SESSIONS.—These weekly Sessions held on Saturday last in the Town-hall, before Capt. David Davies and Dr. Lawrence. The only business before the Court was an affiliation case, which was heard and dis- Posed of. THE SUNDAY QUESTION AS IT EFFECTS THE LITERARY T N'STITUTION.—At the committee of the Literary Institu- • lon on Monday, the recommendation of the general meet- Ing that the reading room be opened on Sundays, was dis- hUsd at great length with a manifestation of feelings hostile to the proaress of the Institution, ihc proceedings ere irregular and turbulent. The resolution adopted was tuat circulars be sent to every member requesting individual °pinion for a guidance to the committee. There now exist two parties, and each of them endeavours to secure as many adherents as practicable. It is impossible to conjecture the esult of this unfortunate dispute, but it will probably lead to certain radical changes in the constitution of the rules. present the committee claims the power of exclusive Management, which they have clearly no right to arrogate to themselves, and this question may now bo mooted with a dvantage. The right to govern rests in the members, who for convenience delegate it to a committee, and it is absurd- ly fallacious to state that the members have no right to pass resolutions and frame rules. It is repulsive to reason and common sense to suppose that the committee alone should govern, as if that were the case, the annual meetings are worse than useless. We have no desire to enter further into the affairs of the Institution, and would suggest an alteration ? the rules, to bo discussed in a general specialjmeeting'.of the members. SERIOUS ACCIDENT.—On Friday last an accident occur- ? near Hangendeirne, which has been attended with results, although not so aggravated as was appre- ended. It appears that on Friday afternoon, Mr. Morg- San, landlord of the Boar's Head Hotel, and Mr. Evan ones, draper, Lammas-street, with his daughter, were burning from Blaenau to Llangendeirne, in a phocton, the horse by which it was drawn, being galled by the shaft in descending a hill, ran away at a fearful speed, defYIng the control of Mr. Morgan, who was driving. Danger was imminent from the first, but the party retain- ed their seats in the hope that no impediment would Present itsolf so as to overturn the vehicle until 'he animal could again be brought under the influence of the reIns. Everything went straight until a portion of the oad which forms an angle was reached, where the horse turned short, although every effort was made to prevent it, an the phæton came with remarkable velocity against the orner, throwing the party from the vehicle with much ￼ j°rce. Mr/Morgan was severely injured, receiving a frac- j ure of the ribs and several bruises. Miss Jones's face was j ) contused and her head cut; Mr. Jones was also much in- jured. The phæton was broken and the horse, which belonged to a commercial traveller, "ill be some time elore it can be worked again. ALTERATION IN THE MAIL TRAIN TO W ALES.—A con- temporary says that the Post Office authorities have made another alteration in the mail trains, which seemed only inspired by a sudden whim, and which as usual is inconven- ient to the trade and passenger traffic of Wales. Up to last Thursday the night mail leaving Paddington at 9 o'clock, ran direct to Glos'ter, and without any delay was expedited on to Wales. But now the mail will be carried down to pistol, and brought back from Bristol by the Midland bounties Hailway to Glos'ter, and thence to South 'Vales so will be much longer en ??/e than at present. We think that by this new arrangement pa,sengers will be obstructed, and this is all professed to be done to remedy the Present defective system from the West of England to South ales, crossing the water bv steamers from Bristol. The reat Western Company however, with a public spirit which Oeservca to succeed at once, resolved to run a passenger train Tom the train at Swindon to Gloster, but this will not federate the Welsh journey, inasmuch, as passengers must reniain at Gloster for two hours waiting for the very train whleh they left at Swindon, and which to gratify some £ eak of the Post-office authorities must now run round fifistol. If we seek to make Milford Haven the terminal Pott for Western trade, we should be alive to stop this job- the West of England mails may as well be brought up to ?indon, and thence to Gloster, and efforts should be made ?° make rapid communication from the North and South of England to Milford Haven. PCRLIC TEA MEETING AND EXAMINATION.—The children ?the Llanelly British Schools were treated by the kindness ?the committee to tea on Wednesday afternoon after hlCh a public examination took place in the boys' school- room. The children assembled in the playground at three ? clock, and after the lapse of half an hour they were seated ?t the desks, to the number of 300. By the kind assistance Lf :U.ISS Rees, Miss Edwards, Miss Bowen, Miss Evans, Miss ?ewia, Miss Furnace, Miss Smith, the Rev. R. Hancock and "r. Rees of Tyddvn, they were amply and speedily served ?.th excelh'nt cake, made by Mr. Griffiths, confectioner, to ?hich and the tea they did ample justice. After grace was •aid they retired for a short time to the playground and re- sembled in the school room at six o'clock, when the exami- nation commenced. The subjects were, reading, geography, grammar, scripture history and geography, English history, Natural history, writing and arithmetic. Benjamin Jones, ■k ?l., and the Rev. R. Hancock took the most prominent &art in the examination, and were assisted by the Rev. S. harvard, Mr. Williams, Mr. LaneJoy, and the teachers of the !e h ool. Mr. Hancock showed in putting his questions that ￼ knew he was dealing with the minds of children, and Could simplify his language and adapt it to the capacity of a ?ld, and one thing much admired was that he brought out the most important facts in English history and Geography, ^ithout wasting the time of the meeting with di meul t p hraseology aud quotations of little importance to anyone. ?he same enervations apply to Mr. Jones, who presided on the occasion, and who examined in Scripture history, ? though a gentleman of a learned profession, everyone .?Ued delighted with his simplicity and sympathy in dealing "h the children. He said he would take that oppor- ?Q'ty of expressing his great pleasure and satisfaction at Finessing such a happy scene as that before him, as well as jt the ready answers of the children on the various subjects. t?as astonishing how they could retain so much in their ?ttie heads. He thought they reflected the highest credit, rst on themselves, for tht ir orderly and cleanly a ppearance a nd their knowledge of the subjects, and next on the master ￼ mistress, who had taken such pains to instruct them. ^fld he thought their parents, a great many of whom were Present, must have felt happy and proud that their children ?ere being so well instructed and were so heartily enjoying hemseives on the present occasion. His questions were put dleny with a view to impress upon them the dut^ of obc- ?nce, as exemplified in the history of Abraham, Isaac, and ?pb. And to show his entire approbation of the character the school and its teachers, he would publicly state that he Ranted a lad as clerk in his ofEce, and would prefer one from this school to any other in the town, and that he would take ?Y intelligent lad that Mr. Barnecutt would recommend. veral persons expressed their satisfaction on the occa- ?on. ? great number of school pieces were sung ?ry creditably bv the children, and the proceedings of ??< to them, very joyful occasion were concluded with a ?c of thanks from the children (through Mr. Havard) to jhe committee and friends for the excellent treat, to the adles and gentlemen and their teachers, for their great kind- hesa and the trouble they had taken. Mr. Dmnant made hem a present of a large number of pretty littie books. The room was tastefully decorated with evergreens, &c., and the Kirls exhibited several specimens of Berlin and other fany work, which reflected great credit on Miss Edwards, their teacher. LLAXDILO POLICE—On Thursday last, before J. L. -Thoinas, Esq Elinor Davies, a farm servant, was brought in the custody of P. C. John Rees, charged by her master Jr. Daniel Williams, of Pantyrodni, Llanfynydd with absconding (rom her service. Defendant pleaded guilty to the charge. His worship ordered 10s. Sd. part of her wages be deducted out of the amount due to her. On J uesday. before D. Prothero, and J. L. Thomas, Esqrs. P.C. David "iMinms charged Edward Nicholson, an d Henry Ward, two hawkers, with being drunk and assaulting mm in the cxe- ?tion of his duty. Defendants were discharged in con- aeration of having being so long in the lock up house, on fayment of costs. On the same day before J. L. Thomas, sq. William Cornway, a vagrant, was charged by P.C. Charles Berrr, with begging. Case dismissed. On Wednes- Pay, before J. L. Thomas, Esq. Ann Berry, late of the Parish of Llandilo-fawr, was brought up and charged ou tbe complaint of Mr. William Davies, of Towj" lerracc, near Llandilo, Relieving Officer, with having damaged his wIndow. Complainant stated—I am one ot the Relieving Officers of the Llandilo-fawr Union. Defendant came to me last night at eight o'clock, and asked me for a ticket for the Workhouse which I declined to give, as the defendant ap- peared able. She said if she should not have it she would oreuk the window. I told her she had better not, or I would Clld for a police constable to take her into custody. I went into the house. I went out again and saw the defendant Outside. After I went in again I heard a smash of two panes Of glass in the window. The window is the property of ^r. Josiah Evans, of Lovelodge Mill, Llandilo. 1 charged the defendant with having done the damage to the window, ^nd she said she had broken it. The glass is of the value of ?. 6d. Fined Is. 6d. and 5s. costs. Not h <ving any means of payment, she was committed for one calendar month. h LLANDOVERY PETTY SESSIONS. — These sessions were held on the 7th inst., at the Magistrates' Room, before W. D. Campbell Davys, Edward Jones, and D. E. Jones, Esqrs. E. Jones, Esq., charged David Williams, and Thomas Williams, of Blaencwm, in the parish of Llywell, Brecon- shire, with having been on the loth day of January last, °1 the farm of Blaencwm, in pursuit of game with a gun and a dog, Mr. Thomas Jones appeared in support of the charge and Mr Charles Bishop for the defendants. John Jones, Mason, Llandovery, deposed to having seen the de- fendants beating for game. Mr. Bishop for the defence called Mrs. Williams, the mother of the defendants, who deposed that Thomas Williams was not out of the house on the day in question, or for three weeks previous owing to Illness. Mr. Bishop addressed the bench in particular as to the defendant Thomas Williams who was then confined to the house through illness, and their worships after a short consultation, fined David Williams, £1 with costs, and in default of payment to be committed for one month to the house of correction, and dismissed the charge against Thos. ^'illiams.—Mr. Owen Rees, collector of poor-rates, charged Paniel Jones, John Price, John Jones, Daniel Edwards, "avid Thomas and"David Price, all of Llandovery, with non- Payment of poor-rates. The defendants pleaded poverty, and the bench directed them to apply to the vestry for relief, and to pay the rates in a m0nth. I .0. Daniel Thomas, charged Richard Richards, of Bran Mill, near Llangadock, being on Wednesday, the 31st of January last, in the Parish of Mothvey, on the turnpike road, at such a Stance from his cart, that he could not have the control of the horse. Defendant admitted the charge, and was fined in a nominal sum "ilh costs.—Jonah Davies, of 'lycwm, charged David Evans, of Dolauhnion, in the Parish of Llandingat, with having on the old of Januaij t, deposited a quantity of stones on the highway. Fined with costs. ?LANDILO.—DISTRIBUTION OF COALS AMONG THE POOR. ""The severitv of the weather last week, aroused the sym- P?tbising feelings of a few kind individuals i.n this town to 1,0 wants and sufferings of the poor at this cold season. 1 Ir. Henry Owens, of the Crown, kindly undertook to col- ^f ect subscriptions, and with his usual indefatigable exertions -Acceded in obtaining the sum of £ 7. The coals were Partially distributed at different parts of the town by t £ r- T. T. Williams, Belle Vue Terrace, who kindly visited tt? Poor to the nuber of 150, cheering each of them with ? ^ceptaWe gift of two cwt. of good coal. A collection in behalf of the Patriotic Fund has been made bv the congregation of Independents at Rock Chapel in the parish of Treleaeh-ar-Bettws, amounting to the handsome sum of £10 13s. 6d., and duly paid into Messrs. Morris' Bank. LLANELLY MECHANICS INSTITUTE. —A lecture was de- livered at the Rooms of the Institution on Tuesday evening last by Mr. Parkes, Pembrey, on the Chemical composition of water," being the second lecture Mr. Parkes has given this season. Both were highly entertaining and instructive, and the experiments illustrating the last were admirable. The attendance was numerous and respectable, and every one appeared much delighted with the proceedings of the evening. A vote of thanks was unanimously accorded to the lecturer. NEWCASTLE EIILYN Pivrrr SESSloxs.-These sessions were held on Friday last, before E C. Ll. Fitzwilliams, Esq. P.S. Howells, charged James Williams, Pontgarrcg, Kennarth, turner, with fishing out of season in the river Cych, with spear and lighted torch, about two o'clock on the morning of the 2d January last. Find zEl and 13s. costs James James, C\vm-cennarth, carpenter, was charged by the same officer with a similar offence. Dismissed with a caution' There were some cases of non-payment of poor rate, which were adjourned for a week in consequence of no second magistrate being present.