I — —? I SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ~l -v CARMARTHEN.—?rr?f?, the Juno (a.), Craddy Acorn, Jones; Emerald Isle, Morgan Eliza- beth and Sarah, Davies, from Bristol, with ￼ sundries Pursuit, Morgan, from Irvine Ocean Monarch, Morris, from Dublin, with po- tatoes Amelia, Jay, from Yarmouth, with barley William and Anti, Phillips; Penelope, Jones, from Gloucester, with sundries; Rising Sun, Tucker, from Bideford, with drain- ing pipes: John and Mary, Griffiths; II. W. Treharnefi Jones, from Pembrey, with coals. Saikd, the Juno (s.), Craddy, for Bristol, with sundrw*; Scotia, Parry Industry, Stevens, for Newport, with eun- dti
CARMARTHEN TOWN COUNCIL. On Monday last a special meeting of the Town Council was held in the Council Chamber for the purpose of re- ceiving the report of the public works committee and other general business. There were present Messrs. T. C. Morris, (mayor,) E. II. Stacey, U. Brigstocke, James Bagnall, John Thomas, (maltster,) J. L. Philipps, George Goode, J. Thomas, (law stationer,) J. llowlands, and J. G, Philipps.. The report of the public works committee was read and confirmed; the particulars having already appeared in our columns it is not requisite to repeat them. An alteration was made in the order for the construction of a drain on the top of Castle Ilill, which will now be joined to a drain on the property of Sir Robert Cunliff. The Town Clerk reported that lie was unable to obtain the EI,000 required for the cattle market, and Mr. Brigstocke undertook to confer with a person who he thought was prepared to lend the amount. A long and tedious conversation took place respecting a balance of E,502 in the market account, which Mr. Brig- stocke contended should have been applied in January last to the reduction of the debentures, instead of being retained during the whole of the year in the hands of the Treasurer. On the other hand it was urged that if the balance had been paid out there would have been no fund to meet the ex- pense of erecting the wool room, entailing the necessity of borrowing the sum required at interest. 0 The balance of £ 97 10s. due to Mr. Moxham for his plans and superintendence of the cattle market and slaughter house, together with a sum of t,37 I Is. 3d. due to Mr. Andrews for fixtures were ordered to be paid. }Ir. Spittle's bill for a balance of £ 112 14s. 6d. for water Ipipes was ordered to be paid. The Town Clerk read a letter from the general board of health respecting the decision of Lord Campbell on the legality of a highway rate, observing that there could be no doubt now as to the course they were bound to pursue. Mr. Goode remarked that as that was the case, he and others would object to pay the drainage rate as those who lived out of the town received no benefit from thg public sewers. The Town Clerk facetiously observed, sufficient for the day is the evil thereof. The Mayor read a letter from Earl Cawdor acknowledging the vote of thanks which had been passed to his lordship for granting a piece of land to widen the thoroughfare at the end of Blue-street, and expressing the gratification it afforded him in being thus able to assist in the improvement of the town. On the motion of Mr. Stacey, seconded by Mr. Goode, the letter was ordered to be inserted in the minute book. On the recommendation of Mr. W. Warren the council resolved to petition parliament against the removal of St. David's College from Lampcter to Brecon. The opinion of the council was taken on the retention of Mr. Brodie's services after the expiration of the current year. After some discussion, it was decided that, as the Sur- veyor was fully competent to undertake all the duties, Mr. Brodie should not be continued in the office now held by him under the corporation. Mr. Tardrew's complaint of an impediment in a drain at Pentrepoth was referred to the Surveyor. No other business was transacted.
PEMBROKESHIRE. HAVERFORDWEST CHARITIES. Meetings of the trustees of Tasker's, Howell's, Owen Phillips's, and Middleton's Charities, were held at the Council Chamber on Wednesday. The trustees present were—Messrs. William Owen, (mayor), William ltees, J. LI. Morgan, M. 1). John Phillips, James Higgon, Thomas Rowlands, George Rowe, and the Rev. S. O. Mears. This was the annual meeting for the examination of the scholars belonging to the Free School supported by the income of this valuable charity. The treasurer's account was produced and audited for the year ending the 4th December instant, when there appeared to be in his hands after, discharging all claims upon the charity, the sum of* E79 14s. od., in addition to which, the treasurer had invested the sum of X187 out of the surplus income in his hands upon the last accounts in the purchase of zC200 consols, as directed at a former meet- ing of the trustees. A short discussion ensued as to the propriety of appro- priating the amount for the erection of a new school house, or of increasing the number of scholars. Some of the trustees were in favour of erecting a school of their own, instead of renting one, as was now the case, of the trustees of Lloyd's charity—which was not suitable, nor a credit to the charity. It was, however, suggested that the new Grammar School would shortly be completed, when the old one would become vacant, and might be taken at a small rent for the purposes of this school, and, as it was a spacious and suitable room, it would be more expedient and less expensive to rent it, than to build a new one. The question was deferred for future consideration, and notice was directed to be given of the intention of the trustees, to quit the present school rooms at the expiration of the cur- rent year's tenancy. The number of b:)ys to be admitted to the school was augmented from fifty to sixty for the ensuing year. Mr. J. J. Evans, the master of the school, reported that eight boys had left the school during the past year, before the expiration of their term of pupilage, and that four others now went out by rotation, and that the number of vacancies amounted to twenty-two, which were filled up by the trustees present. It was remarked that some of the boys who had left, had done so in the early part of the year, and almost immediately after receiving their clothing, which was an abu-e of the boon bestowed upon them. The" Attendance Roll" was handed in and there was not a single case of an abstentee, which the trustees con- sidered demanded to be visited with dismissal, and this arose from the rule adopted by the trustees of visiting any lengthened absence with immediate expulsion. The boys were then marshalled into the presence of the trustees, who took much interest in examining into the prosress made by them in writing, arithmetic, &c. and expressed themselves much pleased with their proficiency particularly of those who entered last year, and they appro- priated the sum of £ 5 piyable from Middleton's Charity, between the four outgoing boys in the following propor- tions, viz.-El 15s. to Joseph Davies; £ 1 5s. to William George E I to John Lloyd £ 1 to George Lewis the first, towards apprenticing them. The master applied for an advance of s-tlary, which was increased X5. The following gentlemen were appointed a clothing com- i)iittee -.Afr. William Owen, Mr. William Rees, Dr. Mor- gan, and Mr. John Phillips, who afterwards met and sclcctfd the clothes. OWEN PHILLIP'S CHAUITY.—The sum of £2 the in- come 01 this charity was given to John Watkins, upon his complying with the conditions imposed by the donor- namely, repeating the Lord's Prayer and the Ten Com- mandments. HOWEL'S CHAIUTV. —The sum of jE5, directed by the donor to be paid to the Vicar of Saint Mary 'a for preaching a sermon, was ordered to be paid; and the sum of £15 (less the treasurer's per centage) balance of the yearly income of this charity, was distributed amongst poor aged women, the nominees of the trustees present. Narberth County Court was held on Saturday last. There were 29 plaints entered. I NARBERTH FAIR.—This fair was held on Tuesday last. The supply of cattle was large, and a good many changed hands, but prices were lower than of late. There was also a large supply of sheep, a great many of which went back unsold. The horse fair was but thinly attended good nags were in demand. NMtTIERTlI. Certain parties owing a grudge to the Police Superintendent entered his premises during his ab- sence last week, and gratified their revenge by hanging two bull dogs. NAIIRERTH. — On Friday last the anniversary of the Saint James's Benefit Society was celebrated as usual at the Swan Inn the members having attended a sermon de- livered to them in the Baptist cliapel, by the Rev. B. Tho- mas, the Minister, and afterwards partaking of a sumptuous dinner. The usual patriotic toasts were given and drunk with enthusiasm, and harmony was kept up till late in the evening, when the company broke up, satisfied with the day's enjoyment. The funds of the institution arc in a flourishing state. NARBEKTH ROAD STATION. —Great inconvenience is oc- casioned to the public by the insufficiency of trucks which the South Wales Railway Company places at the disposal of the public for the exportation of merchandise from this im- por taut stat ion. This being the week of our fair, the Com- pany might reasonably have expected a considerable increase of traffic, and ought to have been prepared accordingly, but iiotw i t h stziii d iiig tile LitIDOSt t, f l notwithstanding the utmost efforts of the station master the means of transit could not be obtained for 23 fat oxen for the Merthyr market, so that after waiting for nearly two days and a night at the station, they had to be driven for food to a farm two miles distant, until such time trucks can be procured; thus the owners are not only put to con- siderable inconvenience and expense, but will also lose the profits of this week's market. These defects should be speedily remedied. KEMES PETTY SESSIONS. —These sessions were held on Friday at the Llwyngwair Arms, Newport, before the Revs. Hugh Howell and David Evan Morgan.— James Seaborn Evans charged John Davies, of Nevern, with stealing tur- nips. Fined 8s. and costs, which were IJitld. John Howen, of Nevern, against David Salmon, for a mali- cious trespass. Case (lisiiiisseu. ROOSSE AND D :NGLEDDY PETTY SESSIONS. — These sessions were held on Saturday last, at the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest, before the Rev. Thomas Martin and James Owen, Esq. The Overseers of ltosenitiket charged NN in, Davies and John Davies with not maintaining their parents. Adjourned for a fortnight. The oveiseers of Mar'ioes against David Dixon and Thomas Beynon, fur non-payment of rates. Distress ordered to issue. Mr. J. Crymes James appeared on behalf of the parish. MILFORD.—The inhabitants of Milford having learned that it was the intention of the Rev. W. B. 'I liutiias, the e,teemed vicar of Steynton, to resign his present living, and being unwilling to lose the services of so talented a gentleman, immediately prepared a memorial for presenta- tion expressing their anxious desire that he would still remain amongst them and abandon all further thoughts of resignation. The memorial was numeruusly sined by Churchmen and Dissenters. NEWPORT.—Last week the fine weather of the past month underwent a sudden but not unseasonable change, since which period we have been visited with fresh gales of wind from the northward and eastward, accompanied with ruin hail, frost, and snow, the latter of which still covers the summit of the neighbouring hills. Several pieces of wreck have been washed ashore during the week, consisting of planks, yards' &c., and also the headboard of a small craft marked "Echo" in gilt letters. FISHGUARD.—On Monday last an inquest was held at the station house, before Edmund Lloyd, Esq., on the body of Mrs. Mary Abbott, who died while in the act of dressing on Saturday morning last. The jury immediately returned a verdict of Died by the visitation of God." TENUY.—PEDESTRIAN FEAT.—A singular bet was made here on Tuesday evening last. At a private ball a gentle- man wagered £100 against 10s. that Mr. Frederiek Bowers, (third son of Mr. Bowers, Lion Hotel) could not walk to Pembroke & back twice—a distance of 11 miles—in 10 hours. The bet was immediately accepted, and, joined by another young man (Mr. Howel William*, who, by the bye, was, we believe, far less punished than his companion); in or- dinary dres;, started for Pembroke. They stayed some time in the first journey for breakfast, and changing their apparel, bnt returned in time to will the lilt IS iiinutes to spare. Crowds of persons were at the Lion corner, waiting the arrival of the pedestrians who on their arrival were heartily received with bravos and other signs of approbation. HAVERFORDWEST FAIR.—This fair was held on Monday and Tuesday. The show of cattle on Monday was scant, and drovers in attendance were few. Fat cattle were in great demand and prices ruled very high. Lean cattle were in slow demand, and stores were scarcely enquired after. Fat sheep sold well at good prices. The pig fair on Tuesday was ill supplied, and there was not much demand*- A few fat pigs changed hands rapidly. HAVERFORDWEST.—On the evening of Saturday last, a melancholy acciduet, which terminated fatally, occurred to aperson named William Thomas, residing in the Tanyard, near Hanover Quay. It appears that after dark Thomas took a candle and went to his garden adjoining his residence, for the purpose of drawing a few lettuces, and having missed the path, fell into the roadway below, a depth of several feet. On examination it was found that three of his ribs were fractured, and his shoulder dislocated. Notwith- standing medical treatment, he expired on the following day. An inquest was held on Monday, before W. Owen, Esq.. Mayor. Verdict—" Accidental death." The jury fonnd fault with the landlord for not erecting a fence, and the Superintendent of Police was directed to represent the case to the owner, in order that a proper fence should be made to prevent future accidents. HAVERFORDWEST.—On Wednesday evening last a lecture was delivered in the Grand Jury Room of this town by J. D. Brown, Esq., F.K.C.S. The subject was "The Xervous System of Man and Animals—the functions it performs in the living system—the uses of its different parts-the organs of Sense, viz., sight, hearing, stiiciiiiig, taste, toti,:Ii-tlie Brain when first it appears in the animal kingdom—the special uses of the Brain-the Internal Senses thought imagination, will, memory, reason—the Intellectual Facul- ties: how supplied and maintained —Reason and Instinct- causes of dreams and somnambulism—the Emotions and Passions—Summary of the connection between Mind and Matter." The room, although large one, was quite crowded with a highly respectable audience, and a great number had to return for want of accommodation. The lecture uave the most unqualified satisfaction, and each branch of it "'was treated in a most lucid and eloquent manner. During its delivery, Mr. Brown was repeatedly applauded. At the request of several influential gentlemen, Mr. Drown has consented to deliver his next lecture in the body of the Hall, and admission will be given to the various schools. At the conclusion a vote of thanks was accorded to the lecturer on i the proposition of W. Rees, Esq. HAVERFORDWEST PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions i were held at the Shire Hall, on the 12th instant, be- fore the Rev. T. Watts and J. Ilarvey, Esq, Thomas Walters, shoemaker, residing at Merlin's Hill, in this town, appeared to answer an information laid against him by the Superintendent of Police, Mi. Robinson, for having, on the oth instant unlawfully and cruelly assaulted Peter Walters, his illegitimate child, aged eleven years. From the evidence it appeared that on the night m question, the brutal fellow beat the child in a most cruellllanner with a leather strap, by which he inflicted many black mars. The child was removed the following day to the Union Workhouse by the Superin- tendcnt of Police, where lie still remains. The Bench fined the defendant 10s., and 13s 5d. costs, or in default of pay- ment to be imprisoned for the space of 14 days with hard labour. Fine paid. The Superintendent of Police sum- moned William Phillips, of Dew Street, fur keeping his house open for the sale of liquor on the forenoon of Sunday the 9th instant. Defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined 2s. 6d. and 6s. 6d. costs, which were paid. The same against Joseph Thomas, ironmonger, of Quay-street, for having, on the 4th instant placed a winnowing machine upon the foot- way, and allowing it to remain for the space of three hours. Fined 6d. and 6s. 6d. costs. Job Francis, of Pontfane, farmer, was charged with allowing his cart with three horses to remain for the space of an hour on the public street on the 1st instant, without any person in care of them. The defendant was fined 6d. and 13s. 2d. costs, which were paid. William Griffiths, of Lambstone, was charged with riding on his cart drawn by two horses, without reins, on the 24th ult. Fined 6J, and 8s. 2d. costs. Thomas Lloyd, of Slade, for a similar offence committed on the 24th ult., was fined j 6d., and 8s. lid. costs. William Griffiths, of ltoch, for a like offence on the said day, was fined 6<1. and 8s. 2d. costs. The Superintendent also summoned David Davies, of Cuf- fern, for a like offence on the 21th ult. Mr. Stakes, the defendant's master, attended in place of his servant, when the complaint was fully proved. Mr. Stokes complained to the Bench that his servant had not due notice given him that riding upon his cart without reins was an ofl'ence, and that if he had known that he was transgressing the law, he would not have done so. Mr. Robinson produced to the Ben h a printed notice, and stated that three hundred copies had been pasted up through the town by order of the Town Council, as a general caution against offences of this kind, and lie was surprised that such an objection should come from the co- roner of the County. The defendant was fined 6d. and 9s. 6J. costs, which were paid. The Bench handed Mr. Stokes one of the printed notices, for the information of his servants in future.
CARDIGANSHIRE. We were imposed upon by some dastardly miscreant who forwarded to us, per post, a purported marriage said to be solemnized between Mr. David Jenkins, Aberystwith, and Laura, second daughter of Mr. Morris Davies, Taliesin. We trust the contemptible author will be discovered. ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS.—Griffith Richard Jenkins, Esq., of Cardigan, a member of this College, having under- gone the necessary examinations, was admitted Licentiate in Midwifery at the meeting of the board on the 11th inst. YALE OF TROEDYRAUR AND PENBRYN.—On Wednesday the 5th inst., the annual meeting connected with the Bible Society was held at Salem Chapel, Troedyraur, T. D. Lloyd, Esq., Bronwydd, occupied the chair, and addresses were de- livered by the Revds. Thomas Phillips, agent of the society, Wm. Evans, curate of Troedyraur, Thos. Rogers, curate of Llangunllo, Joshua Evans, and Evan Phillips, CalvlIustic ministers, and W. Jones, independent minister. On the 6th, at Penmorfa Chapel, when Thos. Morris, Esq., Blaeny- wern, presided, and addresses were delivered by the Rev. T. Phillips, J. Jones, J. Owens, and D. Davies. Mr. Phillips made some very interesting statements relative to the operations of the society in connexion with the war. lie stated that every soldier and sailor, whether English, i French, Turk, or Sardinian, who had not a Bible, had been offered one in his own language, through the agency of the society, and also the Russian prisoners, and that it was received (except in few instances) with gladness and gratitude, and seemed to be highly prized. The collections in aid of the funds of the society at these branches exceeded any previous year. CARDIGAN.—In order to provide the poor inhabitants of this neigbourhood with fuel during the inclement weather, Mr. Samuel Jones Evans of this town, merchant, in the most unostentatious, but liberal manner, obtained about twenty five tons of culm, which he has gratuitously j distributed. CARDIGAN -There was a heavy fall of snow and sleet in this neighbourhood on Saturday and Sunday last followed by a slight thaw, but a severe frost set in rendering the roads nearly impassable, the danger being much increased by boys making slides in different parts of the public streets and roads. In the evening it was impossible to avoid the slides, and many persons fell in consequence, and one poor woman Ann Davies, of Mwldan, fell on Monday evening and frac- tured her right arm. CARDIGAN AUXILIARY BIBLE SOCIETY.—A public meet- ing of this branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society took place at the Town Hall on Monday evening last, and was unusually well attended, a considerable number of clergymen and dissenting ministers of different denomina- tions being present. The chair was occupied by R. D. Jenkins, Esq. '} he Rev. Thomas Phillips attended as a deputation from the Parent Socicty. The Chairman briefly explained the object of the meeting. Mr. Thos. Lloyd, the Honorary Secretary, read the report of the Committee for the past year, and the Treasurer's account. The Rev. Griffith Thomas then jnoved the adoption of the report, and in a very appropriate speech expressed his warm concurrence in the efforts of the society. The Rev. Daniel Davies, in an able address, which was much applauded, seconded the mo- tion, which was also supported by the Hev. R. Breeze, in a brief address. The Hev. Robert Evans also spoke in sup- port of the objects of the society, and was supported by the Rev. W. Evans, curate of Llandugwydd. The Rev. T. Evans, curate of Llaugoedmore, delivered a very effective address in the Welsh language. The. liev. T. Phillips gave an interesting statistical account of the society during; the past year, which was listened to with marked attention. A vote of thanks was accorded the Chairman and the Rev. T. Phillips. A collection in aid of the funds of the society was made at the conclusion of the meeting. ARF.RYSTWITH.—ACCIDENT.—Last week Evan Evans, a carrier, was driving a loaded waggon ou the Devil's Bridge Road and the ground being slippery, he fell and the wheel passed over him, and he now lies in a precarious state. ABERYSTWITII.SUNDAY SCHOOL.—A new Sunday school in connection with the English Church has been recently es- tablished in this town, and is now numerously attended and great credit is due to the influential party who promoted the object, in conjunction, with the vicar and curate. A Welsh school was long in existence, but it did not meet the requirements of the day, as is evident fiom the fact that the English school numbers about 200 scholars. ABERYSTWITII.—'THE WE.ATHLlt. -Winter has set in unusually early this year in this part of the country. Hard frost every night, and a heavy fall of snow obstruct the farming operations in the neighbourhood. ABERYSTWIXH.—THE YorXG MEN'S WELSH LITERARY SOCILITY.-Tliis society, the formation of which we noticed on a previous occasion now numbers upwards of 40 mem- bers. The object, as set forth iu the rules, is to improve the taste and to develop the moral and intellectual faculties of its members. Meetings are held every week at which a lecture is read by one of the members, after which a discus- sion ensues upon some interesting topic. Nothing would be more creditable to the young men of this town, than to employ in this manner the spare time which they have obtained from their employ ears, and it is hoped they will shew by their conduct that the practice of early closing may be continued through the year. The society ought to be supported by them, as its members consist almost exclusively of those who are engaged in shops.
ST. DAVID'S COLLEGE, LAMPETER. I The following address from the inhabitants of Lampeter has been presented to J. Scandrett Harford, Esq. To Joltn Scal/drett Harford, Esquire, of Blaize Castle. SIR,-We, the inhabitants of the Borough of Lampeter and neighbourhood, desire to approach ycu with the senti- ments of respect and esteem, which the inhabitants of this district have ever cherished towards you and your family, We have heard with alarm and regret that measures are in progress for effecting the removal of St David's College to the town of Brecon. We humbly conceive, Sir, that the large share which you, in connection with Bishop Burgess took in establishing the institution by giving the land on which the College is built, by contributing towards the Building Fund, and by forward- ing the interests of the College in various ways. gives Lam- peter a right to the perpetual tenure of the said College. In addition to this, it may be urged that whatever has been dedicated to God and the service of His Church, cannot be alienated. It is scarcely necessary to allude to the lavish and unne- cessary expenditure which this removal will involve. We have failed, sir, to understand that the removal of the College will in any way increase its efficiency or extend its usefulness. We arc rather of opinion that this scheme will be highly detrimental to the interests of the Church, and of sound religion in the principality—that, if what is now contunplat?d be carried out, the Diocese of St. David's will be brought back in a great measure to the same state, with I regard to clerical education, as it was before the foundation of the College. We have been led to form this opinion from the past history of the Church in Wales and its peculiar circumstances, with regard to its endowments and the language of the inhabitants. Brecon, as you are aware, is situated on the confines of England, and in a district that is gradually becoming English, while Lampeter stands in a central part of Wales and a purely Welsh district. Brecon is also peculiarly ineligible as being likely at no very distant period to be separated altogether from the Diocese of St. David's and form part of a new see, according to the recommendations of the cathedral commission. The spread of railway communication and conveniences of transit are at present in favour of Lampeter, and likely to be more so, a line of railway being projected which reaches within nine miles of the place. From these and other circumstances, we humbly and respectfully beg that you will exercise your influcnce with the proper authorities to prevent the removal of this im- portant institution; that you, indeed, will, as a matter of right claim to have a voice in any movement touching the interests of an institution, of which you may be considered one of the founders. ) We entertain a strong hope, from your affection for the memory and the pious wishes of good Bishop Burgess, from the interest you have ever evinced for the welfare of the principality In general, and of this district in particular, that you will come forward and interpose your authority in this matter. In conclusion, we beg to wish you a large measure of health and happiness, and We beg to remain, sir, Your humble servants, THOMAS ARTHUR, Portreeve of Lampeter, Followed by the signatures of 14 Clergymen, 11 professional men, 4 Dissenting Ministers, and 80 freeholders, farmers, tradespeople, and electors in all, 116 persons. A favourable reply to the above has been received by Mr. Arthur, Portreeve of Lampeter, expressive of Mr. Harford's sympathy with the objects of the address, and that he has likewise made representations on the subject to high quarters in entire accordance with the views set forth in the address. Petitions to the Queen are in progress in different parts of England and Wales, and many have been completed, praying Her Majesty will withhold her royal assent to any scheme for the transfer of St. David's College from Lampeter to Brecknock. Petitions from the parishes of Llanllwchaiarn (New Quay) and Linn wncn, in the county of Cardigan, have already been presented to Her Majesty, and the following letter has been received in reply Whitehall, 10th Dec., 1855. II Sir, I am directed by Secretary Sir George Grey to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 6th inst., and to inform you that the two petitions which you forwarded from the- Inhabitants of Llanllwchaiarn and Llanwnen against the removal of St. David's College from Lampeter to Brecknock have been laid before the Queen, and referred by Her Majesty's, eommand to the Lord President of the Council. 11 1 have the honour to be, &c., &c., H. WAPDI?GTOX. J. Lloyd Davies, Esq., M.P." 11 H. WADDINGTO.r.
1.111.11,111 I'?'ll, "I'll'I'l?1-11?, m GLAMORGANSHIRE. I MERTIIYR.— Winter has set in on the Hills with great severity. MEKTHYU.—INQUESTS HELD BY GEORGE OVERTON, ESQ. On the 6th instant, at the White Hart. George Town, on the body of Evan Morgan, miner, aged 42, who fell off the carriage in ascending from Twynywaun pit, Penydarran works, on the preceding day. Verdict, Accidental death." On the same day, at Glantaf Inn, on the body of David Thomas, aged 12 years, a collier, employed at Dyffryn pit, Plymouth works, who was killed by about one cwt. of coal falling upon him from the top whilst engaged in filling curlings. Verdict, "Accidental death." MERTHYR POLICE.—WEDNESDAY.—Before J. C. Fowler and W. Thomas, Esqrs.: Thomas Thomas was bouud over to keep the peace towards his wife, who first struck him with a poker.—John Jones, aged 17, was fined 2s. and costs for throwing a stone which struck Margaret Williams OIL her head.Eleanor Davalon was charged with stealing 7s. and two handkerchiefs from a puddler, named Philip Davies. It appeared that this was a Cellar affair, and their worships dismissed the ease.-J ohn Phillips pleaded guilty to stealing twelve gross of corks, and was summarily sentenced to two months' hard labour in Swansea house of correction.— Margaret Clyford and Margaret McCarthy were sent to the house of correction for 14 days for stealing 401bs. of coal, the property fo the Dowlais Iron Company.—Elizabeth .Battersby was sent to prison for 14 days fur drunkenness and obscenity. Ann Andrews and Rachel Owen were also sentenced to two months hard labour for stealing lib. of tea, the property of Mr. Davies, grocer.—Three men, named Price, Davies, and Driscal, were chaiged with being deserters from the 45th regiment, the Brecon Rifles aud the Glamorganshire Militia. Remanded to await orders from head quarters.— Friday Lathiel Abraham was charged with sleeping about the works at Dowlais, and having no means of livelihood. The relieving officer having been,sent for, the poor fellow was taken to the union workh(,use. -John Watkins and Henry Vaughan were charged with being drunk. Fined 5s. with costs. —Tim Price, tailor, charged with unlawful pawning, was fined £ 1 10s.; to pay £ 3 10s. value oftheccat, and costs, 18s. 8d. In default to be imprisoned for two months with hard labour in Swansea house of correction.—Mary Sullivan was charged with assaulting Mary Murphv. Fined 5s. and 7s. GJ. costs. In default one month in Swansea house of cor- rection.—John Jenkins charged David Thomas, pudler, Dowlais, with trespassing in pursuit of game Fined 20s. unù 6s. 8J. costs. Paid.—Superintendent Wren charged Thomas Smith, Ship, with selling beer at illegal hours. Fined 10s. and 13s 9d. costs. Monday-, before W. Thomas, lSq., and the Rev. J. C. Campbell: the case of robbery of £90 from the person of Enoch Rees, pig drover. E. Evans, Elizabeth Thomas, Mary Evans, John Lloyd, and Rachel Evans were remanded on this above charge. John Lloyd and Rachel Evans were apprehended by P.S. Matthews in Liver- pool, with zC50 in their possession.—John Jones was sent to hard labour for six months on the complaint of Mr. John Edwards, for fraudulently removing his goods. Thomas Ihonias for assaulting Justina Thomas, was sentenced to two months hard labour, and Wm. Thomas to two months for assaulting Jane Thomas, his wife. COLLIERY ACCIDEXT NEAR ABFrDkltE-- VERDICT OF MANSLAUGHTER.—The adjourned inquest on Thomas Jones and seven other colliers, was held on the 5th inst. at the Boot Hotel, Aberdare, before George Overton, Esq. and a respect- able jury. It appeared in evidence that the colliers were working at Cwm Neol Colliery, on the 28th of Nov., and by coming up in the cage about six o'clock in the evening it struck against the shieve at the top and capsized over the end of the cage on the engine side which supports the knocKer, and then glanced off from the side of the stage, and all fell into the pit, which was upwards of 200 yards deep. It was stated in evidence that the pit was in good working order, but the jury returned a verdict that the death of Thomas Jones and others occurred in consequence of Solomon Lloyd, not exercising sufficient care in stopping the engine." Lloyd was committed on the charge of manslaughter to the next assizes.
-1" ,.?, I.? BRECON PETTY SESSIONS. I These sessions were held on Monday, before Col. Pearce, K.H mayor, and Walter Mnybcrv, Esq. Joshua Anthony, lessee of the tolls at the Watton Gate, was summoned by Joseph Gregory, superintendent con- stable of Crickhoweli, for illegally demanding toll of him. Defendant did not appear. P.C. Watkins stated that he left a copy of the summons at the dwelling house of Mr. Anthony, when his wife stated that he had gone from home. Their Worships determined to hear the case in his ab- sence. Joseph Gregory stated that he was superintendent con- stablp tor the Crickhoweli district. He was passing through the Watton gate on Saturday morning last, when Mr. An- thony demanded toll. He informed him who and what he and that he had come to Brecon to meet two prisoners at the Gaol. Mr. Anthony said, How am I to know that r" He then opened his overcoat and showed him his uniform. Ile., however, still demanded the toll, and Gre- gory paid it. He had come to Brecon by the directions of the magistrates of the Crickhoweli district. This was not the only occasion he had paid toll when on duty. On one occasion he had been detained a quarter of an hour at the I gate. Fined j61 and expenses. Patrick Dalton was charged with vagrancy. Mr. Super- intendent Stephens stated that on apprehending defendant, a ticket to adn.it him into the workhouse and some half- pence were found upon him. He was ordered to leave the town. John Thomas, alias John Jack, was charged with ab- sconding and leaving his wife chargeable to the parish of I St. David. Mr. Thomas Shaw stated that by the direction of the pal ih officers of St. Dai id's lie went to Bristol, where he found defendant in custody. From enquiries made he found that he was in good circumstances, doing a good trade as a wheelwright. A respectable man named Williams, who had befriended defendant, promised that he would guarantee the payment of the amount due to the parish if they would ar- range it. The Relieving Officer of the Brecknock Union proved the payment of relief to defendant's wife. A discussiort took place as to the place of settlement of defendant. In answer to questions put to him by the Magistrates, defendant said he had been born in the parish of Glyn, and was apprenticed there to his brother-in-law. Defendant was then remanded for fourteen days, in order to communicate with his friend at Bristol. Rees Price was summoned for not having his name placed on his cart. P.C. Watkins stated that on the 30th ult. he saw a gambo without a name upon it. He enquired of the man in charge of it whose it was, and he replied that it was defendant's. Defendant said his name was on the cart when it left his house. Fined 5s. and expenses. William Stephens, grocer, was charged by Superinten- dent Stephens, Inspector of Weights and Measures, with having 4ibs., 4oz., and loz. weights, each of which were defective. Defendant said he was not aware that the weights were not right. A previous conviction was proved against him, and he was fined 5s. and expenses. Richard Perrott, innkeeper, was charged with having in- sufficient measures on his premises, viz., 2 quarts and one pint, one of the quarts being half a pint short. Fined 5s. and expenses. David Jones, skinner, was charced with having the fol- lowing defective weights—one 281bs., two 41bs., and two libs., the whole being light. Mr. Stephens said he believed they were never used by Mr. Jones, ;is they were found in the skin yard, and his weights in the shop were all correct. Mr. Jones said he never used the weights. Their Worships said that as the weights were found upon the premises they were under the necessity of inflicting a fine. Fined Is. and expenses. Bernard Burns, general dealer, was summoned for having a 141bs. and a 7ibs. weight both short,-clic 141bs. being six drachms short, and the ribs, halt an oz. Fined Is. and expenses. Benjamin Price, butcher, was summoned for having a 41b. and two lib. light weights. Mr. Price said that the lat time they were tested they were quite correct, and he could only account for the eefi- c:ency by the probili-y iiiit they liail vvorti. Fined Is. and expenses. Robert Gwillim, grocer, for a 7 lb. weight, 12 drachnfs^ short. Fined Is. and expenses. David Thomas, grocer, a 4 lb. weight, 2 drachms short; lIb., l. di-aciiiiis 4 oz., 4 drachm. Fined Is. and expenses. Evan Price, 2 pints—one pint, i gill short; another, two thirds of a gill. Fined Is. and expenses. Win. Lewis, a quart two-thirds of a gill short. Fined Is. and expenses. James Martin and Charles Watkins were summoned for being on the property of Colonel J. L1. V. Watkins, M.P., in pursuit of game, the same being preserved. George Duncan, gamekeeper to the Colonel, stated that on the 6Lh inst., he was in a plantation near the Criig, and saw defendants in the plantation. They sat down near a tree for a short time, and then walked d iwn. He went up to them and asked them what they wanted there. Martin replied that he was looking for a 14 quist." Cross-examined by Martin They had no dogs with them. Martin had a gun in his pocket, but Watkins had not. He did not hear any firing, nor see either of the defendants I beating for game; and could not say that they were in pursuit of game. Case dismissed. John Hugh Jones, a private in the Brecon Militia, I was summoned by Mary Hamlet for assaulting her. Complainant stated that on Saturday night week she and her husband were in the house when defendant came in and asked for a shilling. She told him that it was better for him to be at home with his wife than be about other pcop'e's houses at that time of night. He then Rot very violent and struck her a blow on the head with a stone, and threw a large stone against the door afterwards. A witness was called on the part of complainant, who stated that she did not see any blows struck. Defendant stated that as he was goinz home on the night in question, he was accosted by complainant's husband when he went on, a dog of Hamlet's jumped up and tore his trousers. He then threw two stones at the dog, but did not throw any stones at complainant. Fined 5s. and expenses, or 14 days' imprisonment. Com- nlitted.
BRECON COUNTY COURT. I This court was held on Tuesday last, before T. Falconer, I Esq., Judge. There were 30 plaints entered, none of which created any interest except the following. LLOYD VERSUS WATKINS. I Mr. Davies, Crickhoweli, appeared for the plaintiff, Plaintiff upon being sworn, stated that defendant and himself were appointed collectors of income tax for the Aberbaiden district in Llanelly; that in August, 1851, he and defendant came to Brecon to pay the money to the receiver, but being £35 short, they went to Messrs. Hughes and Joseph's bank to borrow the amount, to be paid on the following Brecon fair day, the 17Lh November last. On the 18th of November he sent £ 17 10s. (being his share of the L35) by Thomas Morris to plaintiff, for the purpose of paying it into the bank. Mr. Bishop, who appeared for Watkins, here said that his client was willing to refer the case to some respectable person to go through the accounts, and what was due should be paid. Plainiiff's examination continued Subsequent to sending the £ 17 10s. to defendant, he received an application from the bank requiring him to pay the money, and upon that he came to Brecon and paid £19 13?. 6d. and took up the note. Cross-examined by Mr. Bishop Defendant received the money at the bank, and gave me the money when he came out, and I paid it for income tax. 1 had no part of the assessment in my possession then. I gave Watkins no account, and could not tell how much he had paid the receiver. I am £ 35 out of pocket. Watkins did not tell me that he was only £2 l-5s. short. Thomas Morris sworn, stated that on the 18th November last, plaintiff gave me zC17 10s. to take to defendant. I went to defendant and gave him the J617 10s. Plaintiff did not tell me what the money was for when I gave the money to defendant. lIe sai,i Lloyd owed him mote than that. Defendant was not well pleased at Lloyd only sending hiiii E17 10s. I r. Joseph was called, and proved having advanced the money upon a joint security. This closed the plaintiff's case. Mr. Bishop called defendant, who said he was appointed collector of income tax for the Aberbaiden district in Llancily, jointly with plaintiff. He recollected going to the bank with defendant. Before they went to the bank they had made out their account, and he was short of Y,2 15s., and plaintiff short of the remainder. When Morris paid him the J17 10s. he was not satisfied, because there was tl7 10s. more due. Morris did not say what the £ 17 10s. was for. He has many time asked Lloyd to come to a settlement. About six months after the end of their year, he obtained a piece of the assessment book from plaintiff. Llojdtorenp the books. Is quite certain he was only short E2 1,5s. Lloyd promised to meet him at Brecon fair (the 17th Nov.) He came to Brecon, but Lloyd did not meet him. Cross-examined by Mr. Davies: Will swear that when Morris paid him the JE17 10s. in September, he did not know what it was for. He did expect what it was for. He knew as much about it in May when he paid it into the bauk as he did the day he received it from Morris. Lloyd sent to ask him the reason he (witness) did not pay the money into the bank. Witness knew he was only 12 159. short by the calculation he had made previous to going to the bank. He never showed the calculation to Lloyd, but Lloyd allowed the money before they went to the bank. The plaintiff was non-suited.
PROSPECTS OF PEACE. The Paris correspondent of the Times says :—" Peace is, unquestionably still the order of the day. 'It is in every- body's mouth, probably in everybody's heart, and the least credulous—those who treated the adhesion of Sweden, the mission of Count Munster, and the friendly intervention of Austria with contemptuous disbelief-or who traced what has been said about them to the fertile imagination of journalists—are now silent, or sullenly admit that there is something in it after all.' The arrival of M. de Serre, Secretary to the French Embassy at Vienna, as announced in the journals of that capital, has produced a good effect; and M. de Serre is said to be the bearer of a satisfactory reply from this government and the assent of England to the propositions or overtures of Austria. We now only wait the news of the arrival in the same capital of Count Stackelbt rg from St. Petersburg, and on the same pleasing mission, to complete our hopes. Some days ago very serious doubts were expressed in official quarters here that Russia was disposed to accept the propositions of Austria, of the satisfactory kind I have already described. It is now said, however, that Russia does accept them, and that she has signified her intention to Austria. It is also believed that the English government does not refuse, and of the willingness of France no one has a doubt." The Paris Patrie has the fvllowing In the disarming of Austria we can only see a considerate step taken by that power with regard to Russia, the Court of Vienna desirirffc above all things that the government of St. Petersburg should entertain no doubt of the sincerity of its intentions at the moment when the Count Stackelberg, the Russian military attache at the Court of Vienna, is handing to the Czar the propositions to which Prince Gortschakoff must necessarily have given a preliminary adhesion. These same propositions have been examined at Paris, and are now being examined at London. They have been thought, it is said, acceptable on this side of the Channel; why should they not be considered so oil the other, since the interests are identical and the action is common ? As to the tenor of these propositions, we will not discuss them, not desiring, like the Jlorning Post, to fall into errors of a nature to aug- ment difficulties by secondary objections, without the better enlightening public opinion. For the rest, all uncertainty will disappear very shortly. M. de Stackelberg is expected at Vienna from one moment to another. The Frankfort Post Zeituna says It is positively as- serted that preliminaries for the resumption of the interrupted negotiations for peace have been forwarded by Austria to France Have those preliminaries already received the sanction of Russia, or will they be communicated to the Emperor Alexander b< fore they have been accepted by France and England ? It is likely that the plan last mentioned has been adopted, but many persons affiim that the sanction of Russia has already been obtained. The Bund, a Swiss paper, says:—" From a source which is generally perfectly well-informed, we have the glad tidings that Austria and Russia have at last agreed on very acceptable conditions of peace, which are by no means pain- ful (sehmerzlich) for the latter. There is one thing certain, which is, that Austria is displaying great energy in wider to put an end to the war, so that the hope of peace is no longer a mere chimera. The Vienna correspondent of The Times has the same statement as that quoted above from the Paris correspondent of our contemporary, and adds:—" There are two facts con- nected with the rumours of peace which deserve mention. The one is, that M. de Bourqueney is at great pains to make it known that France is perfectly well satisfied with the policy of Austria the other, that Sir Hamilton Seymour be- longs to the peace rather than to the war party." The Austrian Gazette of the 7th December states that the hopes of peace are becoming more aud uicre positive every day, aud that they vfere never more reliable than at the present ftme.
LORD STRATFORD DE REDCLIFFE AND "THE ROVING ENGLISHMAN." The Siecle, in a letter from Constantinople, quotes the following extraordinary story of a difficulty between Lord Stratford de Redcliffe and one of the attaches of the Em- bassy. An attache of the embassy, Mr. GranviUe Murray, b?i ,,l?ed, in the commencement of 1855, a work entitled ? The Roving Englishman,' which created a sensation in Iiondon more on account of the style of the writing than from the subjects the writer had selected. Turkey and the English embassy were mostly the scenes of 4 The Roring Englishman's' wanderings, and had afforded Mr. Granville Murray a pretext for deep investigation and witty remarks, the ensemble being a satire, somewhat pungent, perhaps, but always true, in which Lord Stratford was not spared. As always happens in such cases, the name of the anonymous writer soon became a secret for no one. The English Go- vernment, dreading the consequences of the vindictive temper of Lord Stratford, had recalled Mr. Granville Murray. But this latter, not thinking that tho forgiveness of offences was not among the virtues of r..rd do Redcliffe, returned to Constantinople in his offici. t i.1 capacity. When he applied to the British Minister for awaudience, his Excellency, after keeping him waiting for twelve hours, sent a message that he would not see him. Mr. Granville Murray returned to his hotel, and was in bed fast asleep when Lord Stratford had him knocked up at about twelve o'clock, to send him off immediately to England with despatches. If he returns, in the winter, added the revengeful old noblemau, I will send him home by Bucharest, and I am sure he won't come again." Such is the story of the Siiek.
I To the Editor of the Wtlshman. Si a,—Being a member of the Burial Board in this town, and feeling anxious to have a point affecting the interest of Dissenters more clearly and definitely explained than it is in the laws relating to Burials, &c., I applied to Sir George Grey for information as to whether the Board had any power to settle the fees to be paid to Dissenting Ministers or any other persons officiating in the unconsecrated ground. As the following reply will probably prevent much unneces- sary discussion in Burial Boards on this subject, I think it desirable that it should be inserted in the local papers. I am, Sir, Youra truly, D. LLOYD. Carmarthen, December 12, 1855. Whitehall, 30th November, 1855. Sin,-I am directed by Secretary Sir George Grey to ac- knowledge the receipt of your letter of the 23rd instant, and to inform you. in reply to your enquiry, that a case having been submitted to the law officers of the Crown, they have stated that they cannot find any words in the Act of Parliament which give either to the Burial Board or to any person, expressly or by implication, power to settle the fees to be paid to Dissenting Ministers or other persons offi- ciating in the unconaecratea part of burial; grounds provided under the Burial Act. I am, Sir, Your obedient servant, H, MASHE. Rev. Dr. Lloyd, Parade, Carmarthen.
To the Editor of the Welshman. Sin,-In your paper of the 30th ult., Mr. Charles Hackney, of this town, has a letter inserted, in which he calls upon me to prove that he was an advocate of the Gas Company. It is a very easy matter to do so, a* the very fact of Mr. Hackney being the seconder to the motion, that their be no new Gas Works, places the subject beyond dispute. How is it in regard to the statements contained in his letter concerning me ? In the first place Mr. Hackney states that, iron and labour are at least one fourth higher than when I made the calculations, which form the ground work of this present scheme, consequently, according to his opinion I was on the eve of committing a great mistake. But how does the matter stand in regard to the price of the materials required ? In January last these calculations "ere made, and the price of east ifou pipes then wsa iS per ton, and the price at the time when Mr. Hackney stated it to be so very much higher, was only ES 10s. an advance certainly of one-sixteenth, but not one- fourth as stated by him. And in regard to the other materials and the labour, there is tit advance in either. Mr. Hackney also states that I was a principal in a Build- ing Committee—this committee consisted of seven of the commissioners, two of whom were house builders, and if any one more than another was the principal, we would naturally expect that one of the builders occupied that office. It is true that I was one °r:the committee, but not the principal. The cottage in question did not cost quite £ 100, and not upwards of 1110 as stated by Mc, Hackney. Economy is a favourite word with Mr. Hackney. I presume that doubling the salaries of officials ia economy according to his idea. A few months since Mr. Harkuey brought forward a motion, that the clerk of the commissioners's salary be advanced, and consequently it was doubled when at the same time he never had complained of its being too low. The salary he was in receipt of was the same as he had received for many years previously. I should not have troubled myself to reply to Mr. Hackney's letter, if it were not for the paipable errors coutained therein. In my letter of the 23rd ult., Mr. David Williams's name appeared as having voted on the Gas Question. Such, however, was not the case, Mr. Williams had left the meet- ing a short time before the division took place. I regret the occurrence exceedingly, the error was quite unintea- tional. I am Sir, Your obedient servant, RICHARD WATKINS. Aberystwith, December 11, 1855. SOUTH WALES RAILWAY.—TRAFFIC RBTURN. 9. a. d. Week ending Dec., 9, 18.5.j 6426 2 9 Corresponding week, 1854 .4397 17 0 CARMARTHENSHIRE INFIRMARY. House Surgeon's weekly report for the week ending Dec. 12 rR I 9 ? 5 T Remaining since last Report 9| a 01 Admitted since 0 ??i Discharged cured and relieved 3 1 « ;q coI Died 0 Remaining 6 Remaining 6 g?'Remaining since last Report 59 i Q g J Admitted since. 81 .1; lDiSCharged cured and re1ied 11 I.« ? ?Dicd 1 I Remaining -55 MEDICAL OFFICERS FOR THE WBRJt. Physician, Dr. Lawrence; Surgeon, Mr. Rowlands. COMMITTEE.—Mr. J. J. Stacey, (Chairmau), Rev. Dr. Lloyd, Messrs. J. Rowlands, J. Timmins. JOHN W. \VHlTB,.Secretary.
BIRTHS. On the 26th ult., at Courthvr Cottage, the wife of Wil- liam Edward Gwyn, Esq., of a daughter. On the 8th instant, the wife of the Rev. T. Thomas, vioor of Talley, of a daughter. On the 7th instant, the wife of Capt. J. R. Williams, Mount Pleasant, Swansea, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. On the 6th instant, by license, at Conwil El vet, by the Rev. John Griffiths, curate, Mr. John Davies, maltster, to Miss Mary Evans, of the same place. On the 5th instant, at Llanbadanfawr, by the Rev. Isaac Griffiths, curate, Mr. Richard Jenkins, of Tanllan, to Miss Elizabeth Morgan, daughter of the late Mr. Evan Morgan, of the Fountain Inn, Aherystwith. On the 9th instant, at the Parish Church Swansea, by the Rev. E. G. Williams, curate, Mr. Andrew Wilson, draper, to Miss Jane Gray, of Swansea. DEATHS. On the 5th instant, aged 29, Mr. Thomas Barret, of Lan, Llandefeilog, much respected by a large circle of friends. On the 10th instant, at Millbrook Cottage, near Llanga- dock, aged 77 years, Mrs. Maria Hoisley, relict of the late Smallbrook ilorsly, Esq., Eaton Hall, Derbyshire. On the 11th inst., in St. Thomas-street, Haverfordwest, Mr. John Jardine, formerly Mayor of the town, and one of its most influential inhabitants. On the oth inst., at Sealyham, the Rev. William Ed. wardes, vicar of Rosemarket and Hasguard, Pembrokeshire, aged 44. Lately, at Boulogne, Edward Leach, Esq., Clerk of the Peace for the County of Pembroke. On the 5th inst., at Gower, the Rev. S. Phillips, Fairy Hill. On the 10th instant, at Lower Hardwicke, near Chepstow, in her 77th year, after a severe and protracted illness, borne with great submission to thivin6 Will, Mrs. Amata Rees. On the 10th instant, at 38 Portland-street, Aberystwith, aged 43, Mrs. Elizabeth Evans, relict of the ltev. Dlivw Evans, Wesleyau minister, much regretted. On the 9th instant, at Rhymney Iron Works, after a pro- tracted illness, Mr. David Williams, excise officer. On Wednesday the 5th inst., aged 46, at Aberdare, David Morgan, Esq., surgeon, respected and beloved Jby all whe, knew him. On the 9th inst. deeply and deservedly regretted, Jane, the beloved wife of Mr. Matthew Whittington, of Tonnau, near Neath, leaving a husband and a large family of chil- dren to deplore her premature decease. On the llth inst., at his house at Pantglas, near Neath, aged 64, Mr. David Rees, formerly of Bryncoch, und for many years ageut to the late Miss Williams, of Dyffryu, Glamorganshire.
I HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. The Carmarthenshire Hounds will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 18th, at the Red Roses, and ou Friday. Dec. 21st, at Etel- wen, Llandissilio each day at ten o'clock. The Llanwnnen Beagles will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 18tb, at Pentre Rhys, on Friday, the 21st, at New Court. The Tivy Side Hounds will meet on Monday, at Newcastle Workhouse, and on Thursday, at Pontgynon, at ten o'clock.
I BURIAL BOARD.—A meeting of this Board was held on Thursday last at the Town Hail. when there were present- Tliursd,t ?' Morris, E. H. Stacey, Charles Brigstocke, E. B. Jones, J. J. Starry, and Dr. Lloyd. The architect s report was read, from which it appeared that the cemetery is nearly ready for interment, with the exception of the iron gates, which are in progress. Dr. Lloyd read a letter from the Secretary of State (which appears in another column), re- lative to the funeral fees for Dissenting ministers, which are disallowed, and were erased from the table. It was also or- dered that a map of the cemetery be prepared. CARMARTHEN- LITERARY AXD SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTION. An effort in the right direction is now making to extend the benefits of this institution. The sub-committee appointed nt the last quarterly meeting, to canvass the town for the purpose of obtaining new members, are actively engaged in the work, and considerable success has already attended their efforts. Above 50 persons are candidates for admission as members on the 1st January 11ext, and it is probable that this number will be materially increased. CARMARTHEN" POLICE COURT.—At the Town Hall, on Friday last before T. C. Morris, Esq., (mayor), Capt. David Davies, and Lewis Morris, Esq. In the adjourned case of Mary Williams against William Lloyd for non-payment of I wages, defendant was ordered to pay 11 18,1. Id. the amount due, and costs. William Howells, Bryncirch, was charged with assaulting John Evans, Blaencynnen, bcth of the Earish of Newchurch. Complainant stated that when near LIme Grove on Saturday, oil his way home from Carmarthen market he was overtaken by the defendant, who was on I horse back. He had the charge of a cart which was a little in advance of him, as he was in conversation with Thomas Jones close behind it. They were on the right side of the road and his mother was in the cart. When they heard the sound of the horse's feet behind them Thomas Jones moved him on one side. Defendant alighted from the horse and struck him twice with his whip or stick without any provocation. The first blow was so powerful as to prostrate him to the ground. On Wing cross-examined he said I was not, drunk, but perfectly sober. It was light enough to perceive objects. I did not see defendant's face. I knew his mare. I stretched jut a rod which I held in my hand to protect my face. I did lot strike the horse with it. Mr. Thomas Jones, Cynfryn, ewehurch, gave corroborative evidence, and in cross-ex- al. iriation said—It was rather dark at the time of the as- sault. I know defendant well Complainant had a small rod in his hand. I did not see him touch the horse with it. Wben defendant struck complainant I exclaimed "That is Sufficient." Defendant observed-" Is that you Thomas." Defendant did not shout out Who is there ?" I do not whether defendant at first recognised us. Tile de- fence was that complainant provoked the assault by striking defendant's horse vfrv violently, and in proof of this state- ment he called his servant who said that there was on the back of the horse a mark produced by a severe blow. The bench convicted the defendant in the penalty of f2 and costs. The defendant was also charged with furious driving On the highway, but the complaint was withdrawn. Thomas Contain, butcher, Water-street, appeared to answer a com- plaint of slaughtering pigs for sale elsewhere than in the slaughterhouse. P.S.Thomas Buckley, stated that on the previous Thursday week between ten and eleven o'clock in the morning, he went into the house of defendant to caution him respecting the deposit of certain manure, when he saw defendant and his son engaged in slaughtering a pig. On the next evening he again went to the premises, when be saw two recently slaughtered pigs. On the same day he saw one of these pigs at Mrs. Harries's, Waterloo Terrace, here it had been removed by defendant On being cross- ¡ examined Buckley admitted that delenuant naa assured mm that the pigs were for his own use and not for sale. Mr. Thomas Parry Harries, stated that he lived with his mother Waterloo Terrace. The pig referred to was not bought of defendant who had merely slaughtered it for his mother, having been instructed to buy it for .£3 10s. The case was then dismissed. Eleanor How was charged with the non- Payment of wages due to Esther Davies, her servant. The Case was fully proved, and defendant ordered to pay 5s. *ith costs. David Jones appeared to answer a complaint Preferred by Mr. Superintendent Kentish, of using light ^eights It appeared that the weights were defective, but as it was proved to be by wear and tear the complaint was dismissed. A similar charge was laid against Hannah Jones, Which was also dismissed. Eleanor Lewis was charged with faulting Margaret Evans. who stated that on the previous Friday when passing defendant's door in Catherine-street, the was accosted by her and told to go to her husband who Ranted to speak with her. Defendant's husband who was 1n the door with her, said "go after her and have the WOI th Of the money you paid in the Hall out of her." She bthen followed her with a knife in her hand and struck cr. Hcaring adjourned for a week. Eleanor Lewis was also charged with assaulting Margaret Morgan. This case arose out of the last and was also adjourned. Several sum- houses for rates were disposed of. kTEALIXG WEARING APPAREL.—On Saturday last, James of Gloucester, and John Richards of Cardiff, were Sought up under remand before Dr. Lawrence, at the lown-hall, and charged with stealing three plush waistcoats at Scyborpant, Llangendeirne on the 29th of November last, 'he property of Mrs. Williams, who stated that she was a ^idow, living in a cottage at Scyborpant. At half-past to clock on the 29th of Nov., she left her house to go to work, !I.ving carefully locked the door leaving no one on the pre- mises. There were three waistcoats in a coffer when she left on her return at 6 o'clock she found it broken open, and be waistcoats gone. Entrance was obtained through the rollt door from which the staple to which the lock was ólltened, had been extracted. The waistcoats were worth Those produced were her property. John James, a tblast man, of Tyrberllan, Llangendeirne, deposed that the 30th of November, he bought the waistcoat marked 1t.f the prisoner King for half-a-crown at Pontyberem. icbards was in company with him, one of the other waist- bOats was in their possession at the time. That purchased ,■ p him he subsequently gave to P.C. Carroll. Rachel Samuel, pawnbroker, of Neath, stated that on the 1st of jrpeember she bought the wastcoat, marked B of the prisoner -shards for Is 3d. He was alone and said he was obliged to sell his waistcoat, having come from Cardiff that day. e gave the waistcoat to P.C. David Thomas. Norah tlligbt, a widow keeping a lodging house at Neath, deposed at on the previous Saturday the prisoners lodged at her oUse. King gave her the waistcoat marked C as "a pterial guarantee" for the payment of Is 3d. which she ljd lent him. She afterwards gave the waistcoat to P.C. '?vid Edwards. P.C. Carroll and Thomas produced two of w i tries-?(,s ,is ?e waistcoats which were given them bv the duceil two of so did Sergeant Edwards, who further stated that he prehelld(d. the prisoners on the 4th inst., at Cowbridge r. Superintendent De Koven stated that oil the 29th of Jjpvember he met the prisoners at Pontanton about two 11es and a quarter from the cottage of the prosecutrix. they wore wasistcoats similar to those produced. He spoke them. This was the whole of the evidence, and the pri- mers were committed for trial. I FATAL ACCIDENT. —An inquest was held on Saturday last, ?fore W. Bonville, Esq., Coroner, at Velinvoel, near Llan- ?y, on the body of George Laing, formerly landlord of the }ng William public hnuse, Llandly, who met his death on bursdav night bv accidentally falling into the Golden Pit ,l the Old Castle Colliery, near that place. It appeared ?t the deceased went about 9 o'clock to meet a man em- ?yed at the colliery, with whom he hnd business, and, Ssing ° hi" way in the dark, fell into the pit, 80 fathoms ?p. ° Two colliers soon afterwards came to the pit, when '?eir attention was attracted by a terrier dog, which be- Sged to the deceased, running backwards and forwards from ￼ engine h)use to the pit, as if he had lost some one. be men descended the pit in a cradle to go to their work, ?d when the empty basket came up the deceased was found ?lg across tLe spreader, shockingly mutilated and quite ?ad. '1 he remains were conveyed home in a shell. Ver- let Found dead."—On Monday last, an adjourned inquest Ns concluded by the same Coroner, at the Star Inn, l'em- ?ey Mountain, on the body of William Williams, who met /g death at the Caraway Colliery by a fall of coal from the '?f of a stall. Verdict, "Accidental death." No blame ?s attributed to the proprietors. ?RAVE CONDUCT OF TWO OmCER? OF THE NAVAL ?iGAnE, LIEUTENANTS D'AETH AND BABY, OF THE ?,k'p--? soldier of the 47th was lying wounded outside %e trenches, exposed to the fire of the enemy. His com- de8 were asked if they were not going to bring him in Je answer was No." Lieutenants D'Aeth and Raby im- mediately sallied forth, and amidst a shower of bullets 'Ou,,ht the poor sufferer in safely. It may not be generally Wown that the Lieutenant Baby here mentioned is a Irishman, the nephew of A. Baby, Esq., of Bryn Inn, in tCounty, and youngest son of Arthur Baby, Esq., who Atnerly resided at Lianelly. We hear this gallant young ?fo has since been promoted for his bravery, and is now a jQtamander in the Boyal Navy. < ?T. CLEARS.—On Wednesday last, Thomas Evans was *?en before T. Powell, Esq., charged with stealing a '*1nel shirt, the property of Sarah Hees, of St. Clears, td remanded for further examination to Tuesday next. Miss Gulston Stepney, of HaueHy House, has kindly sent ? tons of coal to the poor debtors in Carmarthen Gaol. ?LAXELLY MECKA?tcs' INSTITUTION. An excellent i°-ture was delivered at the rooms of this Institution on .?esdav last by the Rev. C. Short, of Swansea, on The ?dencies of the Age." The lecture was listened to with ?at attention and interest throughout. The chair was oc- 'Med by the Rev. D. Hees. A vote of thanks was unani- ?Isly accorded to the lecturer. ?ORTUNE TELUXG.-On Wednesday last, a gipsy woman, ?o gave the name of Boswell, was brought up at the Town pll, before Captain David Davies and Dr. Lawrence, on i ?pieion of being the person advertised in the 7M<ft' Ga- ￼ for having obtained various article, of wearing apparel I'?a several persons under pretence of telling their fortunes. «e was apprehended by P.S. David Edwardes, but the evi- nce being insuScient she was discharged. i NEWCASTLE EMLYN PETTY SESSIONS were held on Fri- n last, before J R. L. Lloyd, T. D. Lloyd, and W. P. \l;es, E:;qUlres. David Thomas, of Eden, Cilrhedyn, horse aker, appeared to answer the complaint of P.S. Howell, forging him witn assaulting him in the execution of his when he had a prisoner incnstody. Defendantwas ed 10s. and costs, or fourteen days' hard labour in default payment in a riontli. th ISTOL BANKRUPTCY COURT.-On Friday, before Mr. rnmissioner Hill.— lie Thomas Williams, Aberdare, lu-e)-At the sittil, for choice of assignees a great lium- of proofs on behalf of trade, and benefit societies were flitted, and debts amounting altogether to 11,150 lis. Id., Re proved. The choice was canied by Messrs. W. Leviii Glrhng. On Monday, Re Grylls, Siubbs, and Cousins, \'nelli/, engineers, be.—'1 he court was occupied for the re- minder of this and the following day in taking the account jJWen Messrs. Wilkins and Co., of Llanelly, bankers, and IP various firms of which the bankrupts, or some of them I been members 'I he principles on which the account tQUld be taken were laid down in a judgment delivered by Commissioner Hill in August, 1853 but since that time, ilig to the death of Shum Tuckett, late Begistrar, to whom (,,Inatter was originally referred, nothing has been done, ) the case had therefore to be gone into almost tie novo. (tItItATA.-In our report last week of the Llandovery tJ: Sessions it was inadvertently stated in the case of llham Price r. George Earr, that defendant made the ger with complainant and obtained the stakes. We are formed by our correspondent that another person whose l e ii not known made the wager, and defendant as stake- Hder delivered to him the money.