ENGLAND AND AMERICA,—A COMPARISON. By a coincidence of occasions the two great Anglo-Saxon communities of the world will in the space of a single month have laid the foundations of new Governments for their respective countries In America these alternations of policy proceed according to fixed laws, and with the regularity of a Machine. After four years of office the President and Administration of the United States are absolved from their dutirs on the 4th of March, and as the clock strikes 12 on that day the existing Government gives place to another. n England the course of affairs is different. The Usher of the Black Hod can, indeed, convey to our legislative body in a few brief words the tidings that dispersion awaits them, but the event, except that it must occur once in seven years, is not assigned to any fixed season or period. It is accident alone which on this occasion has brought the constitutionnel solemnities of the two countries into signal and striking con- trast, nor do we think that, upon temperate reflection, a comparison of the rival institutions will leave us much to repine at on this side of the Atlantic. 1'1 e American Congress, according to pure Democratic 'I" e Atuei- i cati Coii?. ,Lss, theory, may certainly appear to he more absolutely a creation of tie people than the British House of Commons, for the numbers of a constituency determine the number of its representatives, votes are taken by ballot, and members are paid. We do not pretend, indeed, to doubt that Congress docs g. in,e an effective representation of American opinion, but Congress is not the only power in the State established by popular election. The President himself, the head of the Administration, is also appointed in the polling-booths of the country, and we have recently witnessed the thoroughly electioneering character of which the mighty contest par- takes. The President of the United States does beyond all question personify the choice of the people, but the suffrages are given without power of revocation, and they commit the great constituency of the Union for four years together, on niany most important points, to the guidance and policy of a single man. An American Administration cannot, except by a solemn and express renewal of public confidence, last longer than four years but four years, as regards its con- trolling authority, it must last, whatever may be its mis- takes, its incompetence, or its pervei-sitn, nor is any oppor- tunity afforded to the public of reconsidering its resolution. There is no "appeal to the country," no consultation of the constituencies," no want of confidence vote" practi- cable. At the appointed period, indeed, the constitutional fabric will be submitted to the people for reconstruction, but until that hour arrives the electorial decision cannot be rescinded. President Pierce mght, if he had so pleased, have disturbed or destroyed the relations of the Union with any Mate in the universe, against all the opinions of his constituents, but until the 4th of this month, his authority could not be impeached nor his authority effectually con- trolled.. The attributes and power of this great appointment are derived, it is true, in the first instance, from the voice ot the whole community, but when the community has spoken the word the vow is irrevocable, and for a certain term of years the President and the people are indissolubly joined together. With these institutions compare our own. The office of Prime Minister depends virtually upon the votes of Parlia- ment, nor could it be retained without the confidence of the House of Commons but from this House of Commons there hea at any time an appeal to the constituencies, and Lord Palmerston is at this moment challenging the judgment of the country as completely as Mr. Buchanan did last autumn. If the verdict of the constituencies proves to be such as there is every reason to anticipate, his Lordship, as the First Minister of the Crown, will represent the decision of the electors with as much faithfulness as the American 1 resident. Here, however, the resemblance ends, and the contrast—as we think to the advantage of England—will be found to begin. Not only do our institutions provide other powers to ballast and trim the vessel of the Stale when careering under the impulse of popular will, but this will itself is open at all times to correction or revocation. Not only can the House of Commons be reconstituted, but, even without reconstitution, and while composed of the same elements, it can withdraw at brief notice that confidence on which the Administration relies. It is under no necessity of Raiting for a fixed period, or of enduring the miseries of an ill-starred union till the appointed hour of divorce and re- lease. A vote of censure or want of confidence can be Moved by any member in the House, and, if carried, will subvert the Government. Such a creature as a despotic" Minister exists, as far as this country is concerned, only in the imagination of Mr. Cobden. Applied to American institutions, the phrase might, indeed, be more justifiable, for there the country stands inextricably to its first vote but in England the offices of Government arc always held only during pleasure. The very Parliament which Lord Palmerston will have to ^•et, ho wever his popularity might have influenced the elec- tions, could abandon him as soon as it was formed and, if there were good reason for the proceeding, the opinion of the country would support it. The approbation justly yield- ed to the Premier's past services gives him no kind of impu- nIty or irresponsibility for the future. His security does not, extend to his forthcoming policy, except in so far as that poucy shall continue to receive pubiic approval. The coun- try will not be tied or bound to him in any way whatever Re. cannot commit us to any unpopular or unpatriotic course. If, instead of despatching such reinforcements to China as will Place our countrymen beyond risk of harm, and establish our helations with the Chinese on a safe and acceptable footing, e were to adopt the alternative he has himself described, „ surrender the honor of England to those truculent bar- ;an.ans, ar!iament would promptly terminate his Adminis- t?rt? without waiting for the 4th of March, 1861. The couT ? answering the appeal of the Government, not as exem" ? that Government from future accountability, or ag Vf.?- *1" ? a definite lease of power, but simply as acknow- l,dv,,oL'dillg ??'°° ''?ered and accepting it as a pledge for movo ?"recan onlv aug-l\1: the future from the past. Lord !n'noi? e. We can only augur the future from the past. Lord talmerston and bfs cofl(?agues earned the approval of the couiatrn- by what they have done, and it is not only in Ui! w"?t is far more important, on the conditIOn, that their policy sball continue to be satisfactory, that the Ruffrages of the constituencies, as we confidently expect, will confirm them in power. "e cannot but consider that in the balance of these insti- tutions the scale of British freedom preponderates, and we believe, indeed, notwitstanding the demonstrations to the contrary which might be offered on paper, that we are in the enjoyment of a much more gel/uine political liberty than our Traus-atlaotic kinsmen. They stand now committed, as re- gards their foreign policy, to Mr. Buchannn-a man of higii abilities, no doubt, and unquestionably the President of their own free choice but, though the), chose him, they must also keep him, whereas no electoral judgment, however strongly pronounccd, wIll OOIUmit us to Lord Palmerston any further than as regnrus the approval of past acts. If his fo- reign policy should become pusillanimous or perilous, weak or wanon, turbulent" or "agressive," in the eyes of the -Legislature he will lose at once the support on which he leans, and thu impending verdict of the constituencies will not avail him one jot. If he should point, under such cir- c^ umstances, to the suffrages this week recorded in favour of hIs policy, he would be promptly told that the favour in question, to be worth anything, must be continuous, and tLhnat t, whatever wiUingness to support him might have been Clitertaitied by a Parliament at its first assembling, the con- fide of body could only be retained by the same merits llleh acq uired it. Lord Palmerston and his colleagues have, in our opu-non, desFrved the approbation of the constituencies, and We believe they will obtain it, but they will not he taken for better or worse for four years to come.-Yii)ics of yesterday. ^GGMNRNARNRFI I _IIJIB II> IIIHI ■ N MIL M IMNIM 11 ININ IN TIT MI ■RNIRI
TRADE EEPOKT, I Wednesday Evening. SUGAR.-—There has been very little doing to-day. There are no public sales, and only 2G hhds West India disposed of 300 tons museovade Manilla are reported to have been sold at 43s. 6d. to 41s. Refined market dull. COFFEE.—A small auction of 63 casks and 36 bags plan- tation Ceylon were disposed of at dearer mtps-low middling at 728 6d. to 73s., and middling bluish at 75s. to 77s. per cwt. Privately- 1,000 bags native Ceylon have been sold at OOs. Gd. to 61s. (good ordinary), and a cargo of 2,900 bags Rio, good firsts, is also reported at 51s., insured free of par- ticular average. RICE.—1,500 bags Bengal at auction sold at lis., for mid- dling, and 200 bags Rangoon at 10s. to 10s. 6d. per cwt. Privately about 16,000 bags have changed hands—Bengal, white, at 10s. l(Hd. to 11s. 3d. and Ballam, at 10s. OJ. to lis. per cwt. on' the coast 400 tons Bengal have been sold at 10s. 4id. ex ship. SALTPETRE.—Market quite. No sales to report.
THE CORN TRADB. I CORN-EXCHANGE, March 25. The arrivals arc not large but the supply of oats from a broad has increased. The trade in the various descriptions is limited, an d quotations in some cases show a slight ten- dency to decline. HULL, March 21. The weather for the past few days has been cold with easterly winds, and yesterday the ground was slightly covered with snow. To-day there is a more mild and genial tem- perature. Arrivals of Whl at continue extremely small, but rather large of other grain, several cargoes having arrived since the list of imports was made up. The wheat trade," says Binney and Co's Circular, con- tinues extremely dull, and prices still tend downwards. Holders of landed parcels show no disposition to follow the decline that would be required to promote busing and the imports from abroad are so trivial (being short of 500 quar- ters) that scarcely anything has been done in foreign. Prices may bo nominally quoted Is. to 2s. per quarter lower for all sorts. At to-day's market there was a moderate supply of Eng- lish wheat, which sold slowly at Is. per quarter reduction; foreign altogether neglected, Barley met with less inquiry, the supply for the moment exceeding the demand, and sales CI)II ,tl only be forced at a decline of Is to 2s per quarter. 13eaiis and peas unaltered in value, but the demand was quite of a retail character. Oats met a dull sale, and were fully Is. per quarter lower for all descriptions. NEWCASTLE, March 24. At this morning's market the trade in wheat was very limited, and prices almost nominal. Quotations are reduced Is. P(,,r quarter. Barley was in demand, and fully as dear, vther articles are unaltered in value. DUBLIN, March 24. Our corn-market to-day was extremely dull, with a EaUon" ? to lowčr ?' but H'oonty quotable alt:atlOn We Can report in prices is in wheat, which was Cd to Is. ch?n?. than ￼ ??"-cely anything done m Indian corn ? b?''?"??" '??? be submitted to to induce ￼ Wheat, white, 31 to 33s.; ditto, 3'e(I 29s.to31s.; bar? ??''?? ?? ? ?s.; ditto, red, 13s. 6d. oatn?L 1* ?' 9d- to ?- ?.; oats, 11s. 6d- to Indian corn, per 4801b 34 ? ?'? ?°?'' ??' ? ??-
"■ "™T^T*^GNRNT»TBFIIM WANTED an active ami well educated Youth as an W Apprentice in the Drapery Business. Apply to Williams and Prytherch, Drapers, Trcforest, Glamorgan- shire. A RTIFICIA L MANURES. lVI. STENHOUSE & Co., Monkton Chemical TVorlc-s, Xeucastlc-on-Tync, T)EG to inform the Agriculturists of Carmarthenshire JL? that they have appointed Mr. SAMUEL H?AN. of Llanelly, Agent for the Sale of their well-known Nitro- phosphato Manure, price, £ 9 5s. per ton, and who will forward analyses upon application. FREEHOLD FARM FOR SALE. Preliminary Announcement. 1¥S R WALTER LLOYD Is instructed to Offer for Public Competition, about the Middle of APRIL, of which due Notice will be given in future ad vertisements, ripHE valuable and Tery durable Frefhdd Farm and i- Lands, MUcd WEST DOWN, iluate in the Parish of ,St. Tsliniael, containing about 50 Acres of very excellent Land. Full particulars will he given in future Advertisements. Penybont, Mydrim, 25th Feb., 1857. STALLION FOR SALE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, Ox WEDNESDAY, THE 15th or APRIL NEXT, BY MR. BENJAMIN JOKES, AUCTIONEER, At the THRRE COMPASSES FIELD, Lammas Street, Carmarthen, at half-past Two o'clock P.M., THAT WELL KNOWN THOROUGH JJltED ENTIRE HORSE, "LIONEL," The Property of Mr. JOHN THOMAS, Jun., of Dcrllyl For Pedigree see Stud Book; or Cards maybe obtained at the Three Compasses Inn, Carmarthen. Journal-office, March 16th, 1857. ST. TEILO LODGE, LLANDILO.-No. 996. POSTPONEMENT OF OPENING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. BREiHREN are informed that in consequence of the L) numerous impending Elections in the Neighbourhood, and from other unforseen circumstances, the formal Opening- of this Lodge is Postponed until further notice, although it will certainly take place within a Month from this time. By order, J. NVALKER,, Hon. Sec. Llandilo, 26th March, 1857. An Advertisement appears in the second page of this impression announcing the Opening on the 31st instant, the order to substitute the above not having been received until that part of our paper was printed. ELECTION OF KSiSGKTS OF THE SHIRE TO SERVE IN PARLIAMENT FOR THE COUNTY OF CARMARTHEN. rsnJIE SHERIFF of the County of Carmarthen will, at jL LLANDLLO-FAWE, at a SPECIAL COUNTY COURT, to be there holden for the purpose of such ELECTION, On TUESDAY, the 31st day of MARCH instant, At the hour of Ten o'clock in the Forenoon, proceed to the ELECTION of TWO KNIGHTS for the said COUNTY of CARMARTHEN, at which time and place all Persons entitled to VOTE at the said ELECTION are requested to give their attendance. AND TAKE NOTICE, that all Persons who are GUILTY OF BRIBERY at the said Election will, on conviction of such offence, be liable to the Penalties mentioned in that behalf in The Corrupt Practices Prevention Act, 1854." AND TAKE NOTICE, that all Persons who are GUILTY OF TREATING or UNDUE INFLUENCE at the said Election will, on conviction of such offence, bo liable to the Penalties mentioned iu that behalf in "The Corrupt Practices Prevention Act." CHARLES MORGAN, Esquire. SHERIFF. Alltygog, 23rd March, 1857. EURATA.-In tho lotter of a "lJurgcss" in our last im- pression, line 5, for 1855 read 1852. Line 12, for £6 23. Ðd. read 15 2s. 9d. We cannot insert, or notice in any way, any communica- tion that is sent to us anonymously; but those who choos- to address us in confidence will find their confidence re- spected. Neither can we undertake to return any manu- scripts whatever. It is requested that any complaints respecting the delay in the delivery of this Paper, be immediately addressed to the Editor, so that the proper representation may be made to the Postmaster-General. EFGF THE WELSHMAN is Published every Friday morning at Six o'clock.
The election for the Carmarthen Boroughs takes place to-day, and before this impression will reach many of our readers, Mr. David Morris will be re-elected without any opposition. At 11 o'clock an address will be pre- sented to him, in approval of his Parliamentary conduct. This congratu lator address, a copy of which we published last week, has been signed by more than four-fifths of the electors, and is entrusted for presentation to Mr. Lewis Morris. When this ceremony terminates the nomination will be made by Capt. J. G. Philipps, and seconded by Mr. C. W. Nevill, Llangcnnech Park. Of course the proceedings will be formal. Business will be suspended in the town, but no music, banners, nor other demonstration will be permitted. In the evening Mr. Morris's friends will dine together at the Assembly Room. In Haverfordwest the nomination takes place to-day, when Mr. J. II. I'hilipps and Mr. W. Rees will appear before the electors to state their political creed or in- tentions. A severe contest is expected. Mr. Philipps has many warm supporters who strenuously exert them- selves for his return and his independent political career has disarmed the opposition of the more moderate Liberals. His friends arc confident of success, and appeal to the votes of five years in proof of political intelligence and freedom from party. Mr. Rees is represented as a Radical, in favour of those measures which are advo- cated in Parliament by what are sometimes called the advanced Reformers." He speaks in positive terms of being returned having obtained promises of support from a majority of voters. The polling will be on Saturday. For the Cardigan Boroughs Capt. Pryse will this day be returned without opposition. The nomination will be of comparatively little interest, as the political opinions of Sir. Pryse arc well known to the electors, rendering it unnecessary for him to do no more than broadly state the principal features of his policy. On Tuesday next the election for the county of Carmarthen will take place at Llandilo, when Mr. Saunders Davies and Mr. Jones will be re-elected. A contest is still talked of for Cardiganshire, but up to the present moment the address of Lord Lisburne is the only one issued. Mr. Lloyd of uronwydd, has been prominently mentioned as the op- ponent of the noble Earl, on Liberal principles. A nu- merously signed requisition has been presented to him; but we have not yet learnt the result. It is expected lie will go to the poll, and were he to do so he would have a fair cuance of success as he is personally esteemed throughout the county, and possesses the knowledge and character essential to something more than a scat in the House of Commons, and his political opinions arc safe and in accordance with the progressive spirit of tho age.
LOCAL IN T E L L i O E rs c.) E CARMARTHENSHIRE. THE WEATHlm.-There was a heavy snow storm in this di. strict on luesday and Wednesday last, preceded for several days by a bleak east-wind. The weather still re- mains cold for the season, although less severe than in the early part of the week. FF IIE CARMARTHEN AND CARDIGAN RAILAYAY. Arrange- ments are now completed for the formal commencement of the works on this line on Monday next, when some ceremony will bo observed in cutting the first sod. As a similar an- nouncement had pcrviously been made we hesitated to endorse the advertisement when it appeared a fortnight ago, but we have now sufficient reason for the conviction that the line will really be commenced on Monday with the prospect of being rapidly proceeded with. In our obituary we record the death of Capt. Lawrence brotner to H. Lawrence, Esq., M.D., of this town. We copy the following from the Army List: -Capt. Lawrence served in bomb vessels in 1805 and 6 between Dunkirk and Boulogne, and was several times engaged with the French flotilla. In 1807 be was present at the passage of the Dardanelles, and destroying the Turkish squadron and in Egypt. In 1806 he was at the defence of Rosas. In 1809 he was in the Waleheren expedition, and engaged with the enemy's gun-boats at Bafz. In 1811 he was serving with the Marine battalion in Lisbon, St. Julian, and Cascaes. In 1812 he was on the north coast of Spain, and was the officer who directed the guns from a rock at the entrance of the St. Andrew river against the Castle of Vigo, and subse- quently landed and blew it up he was also at the takin" of Castro, at all the attacks on that coast. 1314 he was at the battle of Bladensburg, capture of Washington, action be- fore Baltimore, and subsequently in all the attacks at New Orleans. CARMARTHENSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.—A meet- ing of the committee was held at the Boar's Head Hotel on Saturday last, for the purpose of auditing the accounts fixing the prizes to be given at the next annual meeting, and other business connected with the society. There were present—W. E. Gwyn, Esq., in the chair, William Morris, J. L. Philipps, Grismond Philipps, Apsley Smith, F. Ed wardes, H. Lewis, Thomas Morgan, James Buckley, R. Waters, John Evans, John Marr. and W. Butland, Esqrs. The treasurer's balance sheet showed the income of the society for the year ending January 31st, 1857, to have been S269 4s. Id., and the expf-iiditure Y,179 Igs.-leaviiig a balance in favour of the society of £99 os. Id. The list of prizes to be offered at the annual meeting, was next considered when it was resolved that X25 be added to the premiums usually given, and including a prize of £10 for the best and largest collection of improved agricultural, machinery, and implements' A -letter was also read from J. II. Philipps. Esq., M.P. the president of the society stating his intention to offer prizes to the amount of X16. It was resolved that the next annual meeting be held at Carmarthen on the 16th day of September subject to the approval of the president. It was ordered that the report be printed and circulated amongst the subscribers. AN INFURIATED O-x.-On Wednesday afternoon a fat ox was driven to slaughter by Mr. Daniel, butcher, and when in the town became infuriated by some fright, probably from being reared in ti-c country, and not accustomed to the traffic of a town however, he turned back and proceeded at a rapid pace uutil he arrived at the barrack yard, and the gate being opened entered, from whence he was ejected, but on coming into the road refused to proceed, although several cows were driven up to induce a progress. For upwards of half an hour he stopped all passengers from proceeding on Picton Terrace, and no person dared go near him as he rau at any one approaching at length after ineffectual attempts to induce him to move, he was shot very cleverly by Lloyd, a mason, who climbed over several palisades to the place where he stood. INQUEST.'—On Friday last, an inquest was held in the Town Hall, before John Hughes, Esq, on the body of an h es, Esq., on the t,o(lv of ?iii infant, which was found, as described in our last impression, by Dr. Lloyd's servant under the Parade. The body was much decomposed, and no evidence adduced except that of the persons who found the child and examined it, and the jury returned a verdict in accordance with the facts. AMALGAMATED SCITOOIh-A meeting of the Trustees was held on Monday last, in the Town Hall, when there were present —Mr. J. L. Philipps, (mayor,) Mr. William Morris, Mr. George Davies, Mr. E. H. Stacey, Mr. E. B. Jones, Mr. E. B. Warren, Mr. Lewis Morris, and then Yen. Archdeacon Bevan, M.A. The claim of Mr. Ribbans for the fixtures in Sir Thomas Powell's School Room was considered, and the estimated value of them was conditionally fixed at £ 60. Mr Ribbans requested another fortnight to reply to the application to him respecting the second mastership of the school, which was complied with, and the advertisement for a first and second master was accordingly deferred. CARMARTHEN PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held on Saturday last, before Captain D. Davies, Dr. Law- rence, and Grismond Philipps, Esq. David Williams, 1 enyglog, Llanarthney, was charged with ill-using his servant. William Jones stated that he was hired by defend- ant to serve him for twelve months at X8 wages. On the loth inst defendant ill-used lyim by "putting up his fist in my face, and swearing he would knock me until the d—1 was out of me." He used this threat because of a complaint to a fellow servant that no bread and cheese had been supplied that morning as was usual. John Davies another servant stated, that he heard his master threaten complain- ant but that they had plenty of good food to eat. Complaint dismissed. A poor rate summons having been disposed of, the court adjourned. CHARGE OF BURGLARY.—At the Town-hall, on Saturday last, a man who gave the name of Thomas Smith, of Lanca- shire, was brought up in the custody of 'the police, before Captain Davies, Dr. Lawrence, and Grismond Philipps, Esq., and charged with breaking into two dwelling houses, and stealing articles of wearing apparel, money, brandv, gin, &c. The prisoner was evidently a professed thief, going though the country for the purpose of stealing In his pocket, amongst other things was a phonographic book- Aiith the most advantageous professional route" carefully marked out on it. The burglaries with which he was now charged were committed on the night of the 19th inst; the first at the Cwmgwilly Arms, Newchurch, from whence a shawl, a bottle and a half of gin, half a pound of sugar, and half a loaf of bread, the property of David Evans, were stolen. Mr. Evans stated that on to bed on the 10th inst., the windows and doors of his house were fattened, and in the morning he discovered that some one had broken into the house, and stolen the articles enumerated in the charge. Mrs. Evans corroborated the evidence of her husband and P.C. Morgan proved finding some of the articles on the prisoner when apprehended. The second burglary was committed at Conwil Elvet, the prisoner having during the night broken into the house of John Oweu, shopkeeper, and stolen several articles of wearing apparel, money, &c., &c. Mr. Owen proved that when he returned to rest the doors and windows were fastened, and in the morning he found some one had broken into the premises, and taken away a waistcoat, two pairs of trowsers, knives, money, &c. Ile and P.C. Morgan went in pursuit of the prisoner and apprehended him near Newcastle Emlyn, with the articles in his possession. He resisted and was with (lifficulty taken to the police station at Newcastle. In the course of the day he broke out from the station and succeeded in making away followed by the police and a large number of people. lie did not keep to the road, and in running across the country he came suddenly upon the river and as there was no other way of escape he plunged into the water, P.C. Carrol went in after him and having struggled for some time until he ob- tained assistance, recaptured the prisoner and brought him back, taking care not again to give him the chance of escape. The prisoner refused to say anything in his defence and was formally committed for trial at the Assizes. CARMARTHEN POLICE COURT. At the Town-hall on Friday last, before J. L. Philipps, Esq., (mayor,) E. H. Stacey, and T. C. Morris, Esq. David Jones, butcher, was charged with drunkenness and assaulting the police. From the evidence it appeared that defendant who was drunk created a disturbance on the previous Saturday evening at the Ship, public-house, and Sergeant Lewis and P.C. Woozley put him out of the premises at the request of the landlady. When in the street he was insolent to the otfiers, who treated him with forbearance until he used towards them very offensive language for which together with his turbulent conduct they took him into custody. He resisted, and was with great difficulty taken to the station house. In the struggle he kicked Sergeant Lewis. In defence, Jones stated that lie had been badly treated, having quietly left the Ship when directed bv the police. As he had not been into custody bv the landlady or any one else, it was hard that he should be shut up m the station house more than forty hours. It was true he resisted, and who would not have done so under the circumstances, being sober and anxious to go home without molestation. In the scuftlle he might have kicked the sergeant, but not intentionally. Mr. Superintendent Ken- tish spoke of the defendant's general bad conduct par- ticularising a case in which he had recently attempted the life of a relative. Mr. Stacey expressed his apprehension that the prisoner would one day perpetrate some more aggravated offence, this being the twelfth time within a short period of his appearance before the magistrates. Defendant was convicted in the penalty of £2 and costs. The severity of the fine seemed to surprise him greatly, and until pre- vented with he entered into a tirade against the bench for its injustice, exclaiming that he was not the first Daniel who had been in a den of lions, but he too would escape unhurt. John Lewis was fined Cd. and costs for leaving his cart in St. Peter's street to the obstruction of the highway. Mizabeth Rees, Water-street, was charged with assaulting Rachel Rees. The parties in this case are nearly related to each other, the defendant being mother-in-law to com- plainant, who had been married to David Rees, weaver, about five months. For some time they occupied apart- ments in the same house and lived in terms of amity, but of late the daughter-in-law had been subjected to abuse and ill treatment. they entered into long statements revealing sad domestic broils, and the court advised them to arrange matters and again live in friendship. Complainant and her husband assented, but defendant demurred until cautioned as to her course when she agreed to try what could be done." On leaving the hall, defendant attacked complainaut who was obliged to appear again for protection, and de- fendant was brought back to the court, and required to enter into sureties of the peace for three months. -John Jones, landlord of the Butcher's Arms, public-house, was charged with refusing to admit the police on the previous Saturday evening. Defendant's son-in-law appeared and stated that the business was now under his control, and that being on the point of retiring to rest, he was not aware that he did wrong in refusing admission to the police. The case was adjourned for a week. The complaint against David and Margaret Moses for an assault was dismissed The license of the Three Compasses Inn was transferred to Mr. Joseph Hawkins. CATTLE FAIRS commenced for the season at Haverford- wcst on the 20th, at Narbcrth on the 21st, at Newcastle Emlyn and at Cross Inn on the 23rd instant; the number of well-wintered three years old steers on offer at each of those places was much under the average of former years, and they were nearly all sold at very high prices. Barren cows and cows with calves were in good supply with a brisk demand, at satisbctory rates. Horses and colts were scarce and in demand at high prices. Fat and store pigs continued with- out alteration. !NQUEsT"An inqucst was opened on Thursday last, at the lalbot, near Pembrey, by W. Bonville, Esq., Coroner, on the body of William John, who was killed at the Saint George s Colliery, by being crushed between two coal waggons, while working under ground, Iiitellillg, two trams together in the dark, the light having gone out. Another waggonei diiving a tram after the deceased, and not seeing him, it being dark, crushed him between the two trams, and he expired in a short time afterwards. On Saturday last an inquest was opened at the White Lion, near the Gorsgoch Colliery, by the same coioner, on the body of David Evans, collier, who died from injuries sustained at the same colliery on Friday last, from a fall of coal from the roof of a level. Both cases were adjourned to afford the Inspector of Coal Mines an opportunity to attend the adjournment. LLANELLY. — SUDDEN DEATH. — Mr. Titus Thomas, of Water-street, Llanelly, aged G8 years, on Saturday last when going to breakfast fell in a fit and expired in a few minutes afterwards. LLANELLY.—BETHEL CHAPEL, SEA SID E.-This spacious chapel having undergone considerable repairs was re-opened on Sunday last for divine service. At ten, half-past two, and half-past six, the Revs. E. Thomas, Tredegar, and D. Jon-s, of Tongwynlas, preached to very crowded congrega- tions, and a great number of people were obliged to return being unable to obtain an entrance. The services were continued on Monday, when the same ministers preached at seven o'clock p.m. The Revs. J. R. Morgans, Capel Zion, Thomas, Vclin Vool, T. Davies, Siloah, D. Rees, Capel Als, and W. Hughes, Bethel, took part in the services. The collections amounting to the large sum of £312, which will he applied in aid of the funds for the late repairs, and build- ing of a room for the Sunday school. This is another of those striking instances so frequently met at Llanelly among the dissenters of their liberality in the support of their chapels. The great bulk of the inhabitants too are working people, which renders the contributions more creditable. LLANDILO.—TESTIMONIAL TO N. HEES, ESQ., SURGEON, The presentation of a testimonial to this gentleman took place on Thursday last, when a deputation of the committee appointed for carrying out the intention of the subscribers, waited upon him at his residence. The testimonial consisted of a splendid purse containing 100 sovereigns and a hand- some silver teapot, value X,16, furnished by Mr. Edmund Parry, watchmaker, &c., of the town, and which bore the following complimentary inscription March 19, 1857." Presented to Nathaniel Rees, Esquire, surgeon, (with a purse of gold,) on his retirement from professional life during a period of forty-five years at Llandilo, as a due mark of respect from the inhabitants of that town and neigh bour- hood." The presentation was made by G. P. Price, Esq-, who at the same time read a short but feeling address, expressing the high estimation in which Nftr. Rees was held bv his admiring friends. Mr. Rees who appeared much affected briefly acknowledged their kindness. A supper was given in honor of the occasion at eight o'clock the same evening, fit the King's Head Inn, when a large number of the gentlemen and tradesmen of the town sat down and partook of an excellent repast provided by Mr. and Mrs. I Jones. The cnair was taKen by J. Prothero Lewis, Esq., Mr. Thomas Williams, maltster occupying the vice-chair. After the cloth had been removed and the usual loyal toasts had been drank, the chairman proposed the toast of the evening, The health of Nathaniel Rees, Esq. in a warm and eulogistic speech. The toast was received with loud and continued cheering and drank with honours. Mr. Rees returned his heartfelt thanks for the kindness of his friends. The health of the chairman was drank amidst vociferous applause. "The profession and trade of Llandilo" was proposed by Mr. Rees and responded to by Mr. Williams, maltster, the vice-chairman. Many other toasts followed, songs sung, and the entertainment was kept up with hilarity until a late hour. LLANDOVERY COUNTY COUPT.-This court was held on the Jith inst., before John Johnes Esq. There were an unusually large number of plaints entered, but most of them were disposed of before bearing. The following case came before the court —Thomas Price against John Morgan Richards. This was an action brought by the plaintiff, who is a servant in husbandry, at Dinas, in the parish of Llamvrtyd, against the defendant who is a farmer residing at Nantllyndir, in the parish of Llanfairarybryn, for the recovery of £ 9 balance of cash let in 1853, by the plaintiff's wife since deceased. Mr. Charles Bishop, jun.. appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. W. Jones Evans, for the defendant. The defendant was called to prove the plaintiff's case, and deposed that the plaintiff's wife gave him money to keep for her about two years before she was married, amounting to £ 10 10s. She received back XI 10s., leaving a balance in his hands of X9, and he kept the money for her as a trustee, and was willing to hand it over to the proper party. Mr. Evans submitted that the plaintiff should administer to his wife's effects before bringing his action, in which his Honor concurred, and the plaintiff was nonsuited.
PEMBROKESHIRE. I NARBRRTH COUNTY COLIRT.-The usual sitting of the court was held in the Town Hall, on Saturday last, before John Johnes, Esq. There were 62 plaints entered, only one of which was contested, but the particulars were destitute of public interest. Mr. T. D. Matthias, of Bethlehem, by the recommenda- tion of the Rev. David Thomas. Stockwell, Editor of the lLomilist, has been invited to Andover, Hampshire, as pastor of a Baptist ch urch there, which he has delined owing to the growing attachment between himself and his charges at Bethlehem and Salem, where he has proved useful, above 60 persons having been recently baptised. DISCHARGE IN PEMBROKE DOCKYARD.—On Saturday, the 21st inst., a large number of mechanics were discharged from the dockyard and aboutslxty slllpwnghts were removed to other yards. Thirty joiners were finally dismissed, and a large number of smiths, sawyers, and labourers, altogether about two hundred have been sent out this week. Mr. Barton has dismissed nearly one hundred men in Mr. Smith's employ, so that about three hundred have altogether left the place. NEWPORT.—On Saturday night a fire broke out at Tyryet, Cilgwyn, near this town, completely destroying the out- houses and a stack of corn. Fortunately there were no cattle on the premises, the late tenant having only quitted the farm on the previous day, and the new tenant bad not taken possession the corn destroyed was the property of the in- coming tenant, Mr. Griffiths, of Blaenmeini, purchased from his predecessor. No doubt exists that the fire was the work of an incendiary. VESSEL SUNK AND Loss OF LIVES.—A most lamentable accident occurred on Sunday morning last, a little outside the harbour's mouth. As the schooner" Emily," of Youg- hal, laden with iron ore, and from Barrow to Newport, was about a mile of Sheep island, she was run down by the scrcw steamer Sovereign," Beckett, master, from Swansea to Milford, and was cut right in two, and sunk immediately. The master of the schooner and two men were saved by the boats of the steamer, and landed at Milford, but three of the seamen were drowned. Their names are Patrick Donovan, 29, Patrick Sullivan, 23, and John Salts, 18, all natives of Youghal and those that were saved are Captain Ellis, and John James, natives of Aberayron, and William Faley, native of Youghal. The vessel, Trinity-steamer, stationed at Mil- ford, went down the harbour to examine the wreck, and re- turned in the afternoon. FATAT, ACCIDENT AT MILFORD.—An unfortunate man named Benjamin Davies. a carpenter, formerly a workman at Messrs. Maryehurch, Haverfordwest, being somewhat the worse for liquor, was cruelly treated by some people in Hakin, and an attempt made to carry him on a ladder, in consequence of disreputable conduct of which lie was accused. The lady brawlers" manifested unusual ferocity, beating the poor fellow about the head with a frying-pan, and sundry other articles, he was then dragged through the mud, and compelled to do penance much against his inclination. Fearing, after the shipwright boys left off work they would join the inhuman sport more effectually, the poor fellow was taken on board the Bellairs, a fine ship now undergoing re- pairs in the dock, and was treated very kindly and pro- tected from further molestation, but instead of remaining on board, he incautiously made an attempt to get on shore, and on doing so, either in a state of stupefaction or uncon- sciousness, walked over the plank, and fell to the bottom of the dock, a depth of 40 feet, and was instantly killed. HAVEUFORDWEST. A special session was held at tha Shire Hall, on W ednesday last, before W. Walters and James Owen, Esqrs. The overseers and highway surveyors for the various parishes, comprising the town and county of Haver- ford west were appointed, as were the several parish constables for the ensuing year. The highway surveyor's accounts for the past year were duly veriifed. HAVERFORD-W EST. The nomination for this borough is fixed for Friday (this day), the polling will take place on Sa- turday, market day, which will interfere with the ordinary commercial pursuits The contest is supposed to be a very closely and hard fought one the polling booths are erected in the space of ground near the Salutation Hotel. The Su- perintendent of police having with the consent of the borough justices applied to the county magistrates for the aid of the county police force, for the preservation of order during this election—the request has been granted, as also a reserve force. The interest which the election engrosses here is beyond conception.
v, V CARDIGANSHIRE. Among the candidates ordained at the recent ordination at Abcrgwili was Mr. Latimer M. Jones, senior scholar of St. David's College, by letters dimissory from the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. It is thought very important to the interests of the college that this diocese is now open to its students, which has hitherto been closed against all but graduates of our universities. L-k-,IPrTEn.- SAI-,T DAVID'S COLLEGE. ELECTION OF SCHOLARS.—Tho half yearly election of scholars took place at the commencement of the term, when the following students were chosen :—Seniors. Owen, John JE30, Williams, Thomas, (sen.), £30; Salisbury, Williams, David X25 Eldon Welsh, Edwards, Thomas Y,25 Martha More, An- drews, Charles £20; Phillips, Hughes, Morgan, £ 24; Wil- liams, James, 124 Edwards, W. Owen, L24 Simonburn, Thomas, Owen, David, £16; Burton, Davies, Henry, X14. Exhibitioners Dery Ormond, Jones, David, ;CIO Hannah More, Glascodine, R. W., £10. The prize in physical sciences was awarded to A. Puddicombe, Owen, Glascodine, and Morgan Hughes being honourably mentioned. LLANDYSSUL.—On Monday evening last, at the National School Room, a lecture on Teetotalism was delivered by the H.ev.11r Davies, Wern Mr. Evan Isaac ably presided. The lecturer throughout his address, received marked attention, and was repeatedly applauded. Several excellent pieces were sung by the mem bers of the temperance society, under the management of the Rev. John Davies, Llandyssul, which tended greatly to the entertainment of the auditory. Votes of thanks were accorded to the lecturer and chairman and several persons subsequently enrolled their names on the list of teetotalers. CARDIGAN COUNTY COUIIT.- The usual court for this month, was held at the Shire Hall on Wednesday, the 25th inst., before John Johnes, Esq., the judge, but there were very few cases, and none of them of the slightest public interest. CARDIGAN BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS.—A Special Petty Sessions for this borough, was held on the 19th inst., before the Mayor, It. D. Jenkins, Esq., Thomas Davies and Thomas Edwards, Esqrs., when Mr. John Vaughan, the turnpike road surveyor of this county appeared to support an in- formation against Mr. Owen Morgan, of Crygyfa, Mr. John George, of Glanllynon, and Mr. David Evans, of Warren, farmers, all residing near Cardigan, for unlawfully encroaching on the turnpike road by erecting hedges within thirty feet of the centre of the road, such hedges being erected within three miles of the market town of Cardigan. The cases arose in consequence of the recent enclosure of the Cardigan Commons, and the defendants were proceeded against by the direction of the County Roads Board, and under the authority of Colonel Wortham, the superintendent of turnpke roads in South Wales. All the defendants appeared and pleaded ignorance of the law. The magistrates were of opinion that the hedges were erected from the cause assigned, but the offence being fully proved they had no alternative but to convict. The defen- dants were each fined in the nominal penalty of Is. and 4s. 6d. costs. LLANDYSSIL.-INQUEST.-On the 20th instant an inquest was held before T. J. Hughes, Esq., coroner, at the Wesyn, near Llandyssil, on the body of the Rev. Peter Joseph, Unitarian minister at Llwyn-rhyd-owen. It appeared that the deceased resided with his father at Wesyn, and on the 19th instant he took his pony to the water led by a halter, and on returning, whilst just opposite the stable door deceased fell and received deep contusions on the head. Mr. Jones, surgeon of Llandyssil, was soon in attendance, but of no avail. Deceased expired in less than half an hour after the occurrence. Verdict, Accidental death." ABERAYRON PETTY SESSIONs.-Wednesday last was the usual day for holding this session, but the fall of snow was so heavy as to prevent the attendance of any of the magis- trates. ABERYSTWITH PETTY SESSIONS. — On Tuesday at the Town Hall, before F. R. Roberts, Esq., (mayor), David Edwards, Esq., and Thomas Jones, Esq (ex-mayor). Elizabeth Morris, Mary James and others, were charged with stealing nails. This was an adjourned case, the particulars of which appeared some time ago in our paper. Mr. Davies appeared for the defendants, and the case was dismissed. Richard Roberts appeared to answer a complaint preferred by Mr. George Pugh, for damaging the foot path on the Aberystwith bridge, by drawing his waggon over the same to the extent of about ten yards. Defendant in excuse, said he could not turn his waggon as he had a load of timber, some of which were about fifty-one feet in length. Fiued 5s. and costs. ABERYSTWITH.—On Tuesday, the trustees of the harbour held a meeting at the Town Hall, present—Thomas Jones, Esq, (chairman), John Hughes, Esq., John Parry Esq., Robert Edwards, Esq., and Richard Roberts, Esq. The treasurer's accounts for the quarter ending 1st March 1857 being found correct were passed, by which it appeared that the sum of X,492 3s. 4d. was due to him John Jones, of Trevechan, applied for permission which was granted, to erect a work-shop and a store for shipbuilding, upon a site to be fixed by the harbour master, at JE2 yearly rent. There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned. ADrRYSTWI-i if BOROUGH POLICE.-At a meeting of the Town Council held at the Town-hall, on Tuesday last, present-F. It. Roberts, Esq., mayor, in the chair, Thomas Jones, Esq., George Fossett, Esq,, David Edwards, Esq., John Miller, Esq., John Roberts, E<q., John Hughes, Esq, Councilmen, Mr. R. Edward, Mr, K. Roberts, Mr. L. Pugh, and Mr. R. Watkins. A piece of land at Tancae was ordered to be let to Mr John Jones and Mr. Edward James. It was represented that trespass was committed on the Plascrug walks by horses and cattle grazing thereon, the subject was referred to the Commissioners with the view of preventing the same forthwith, as great damage had already been sustained, and on a recurrence of the com- plaint, it was suggested that the Commissioners should cause the cattle to be impounded, as these were the most impor- tant walks in the borough, and ought to be kept in order. The next subject was to consider the state of the borough police, (which at present consists of only two men.) The chairman stated that he had received frequent complaints of the police in the town, and he was of opinion that the number was inadequate, and the men unfit for the duty. The town had arrived at such a state that it was absolutely requisite that something should be done. They had now had twenty years experience of borough police, and he felt sure that during that period they had not had ten men that had properly discharged their duties. The moral character and the conduct and language even of the children about the streets, notwithstanding their Sunday and day schools, &c., he believed was worse here than any town in the kingdom. It was a disgrace to the inhabitants that they suffered such a state of things and all owing to the inadequacy of their police as a check upon it. He contended that they did not receive a proper equivalent for their money. The present police could not even execute warrants, nor do any other important duty without the assistance of the county police, and, in fact, were in every respect perfectly unfit for the office. The insufficiency of the police force and the unfitness of the men was generally concurred. Several of the councilmen represented that disturbances were frequently taking place in the night, when no police- man could ever be found, and that the moral character of the children perambulating the streets in bands and carrying fire, &c., was disgraceful. It was stated that one of the policemen on being requested had actually refused to interfere with these children, stating it was of no use whatever to do so. The propriety of amalgamating with the county police was discussed and generally considered to be the best method if practicable to adopt. The chairman thought that after a certain time a stationary police was nothing worth, and proposed that the Town Clerk be re- quested to write to the proper authorities to know whether they could consolidate with the county police, and upon what terms, &c. Mr. Miller seconded the proposition which was carried, and a committee appoin.ed to meet when the Town Clerk received an answer. Notice was ordered to be given to their present police according to their agreement. The proceedings then terminated. MAESTEG.—On the 19th inst., a lecture was delivered by the Rev. David Lloyd Isaac, curate, of Cadoxton the pro- ceeds to be applied to the Pastoral Aid Society. The subject was The Laws of Nature-physical, organic, moral, and secular, and that life, health, success and happiness are made dependent upon conformity to these laws." The subject was of a practical character, and the lecturer succeeded in treat- ing it in a very simple and popular manner. The chair was occupied by the Rev. 1\1. Evans, curate of the place; the thanks of the meeting to the lecturer were proposed by the Rev. F. P. Llewelyn, M.A., vicar of Llangynwyd. -I
SOUTH WALES RAlLWAY.-TRkFFIC RETURN. £ 8. d. Week cnding March 22, 1857 6385 9 10 Corresponùing week, 1856 5482 7 9 1.11,11,11.111, "I'?'ll1l.111,?,?,?
FAIRS IN MARCH. CARMARTHENSHIRE. Cross Inn, 23rd Llangadock, 12th; Midrim, 12th; Newcastle Emlyn, 22nd; Llan- dovery, 24th. CARDIGANSHIRE.— Aberystwith, Palm Monday; Lam- peter, 11th Llanarth, 12tli; Llandyssul, 20th Llanwnen, 24th Tregaron, 16th. BRECONSUIRE.—Brecon, 4th Talgarth, 12th. GLAMORGANSHIRE.—Aubrey Arms, near Cowbridge, 2nd Cardiff, 11th Cowbridge, 24th Gower Inll, Kilorough, 16th; Llangafelach, 1st; Merthyr Tydfil, 18th Morriston, 29th; Neath, 25th; Penryn, 11th.
BIRTHS. On the 23rd inst., the wife of the Rev. E. Addison, Llanelly, of a soi. On the 20th inst., at Cardigan, the wife of Mr. L. Lowthcr, of a son. On the 21st inst., at West-street., Newport, Pembrokeshire, the wife of the Rev, John Davies, minister, of Gideon, of a son. Lately, at Llaudebie, the wife of Mr. Jacob Rees, Bush Inn, of a son. On the 25th inst.. the wife of Frederick Lewis, Esq.' Llwyncelyn, of a daughter. On the 17th instant, at Velindre, Llansadwrn, Mrs. Davies, of twin boys, still born. On the 6th inst., at Cillynfawr, in the parish of Llansawel, in this county, the wife of Mr. John Morgan, of a daughter. On the 16th inst., at Edwinsford, in the parish of Llan- sawel, the wife of Mr. James Brockie, of a daughter. On the 21st inst., at Cwmllethry, in the parish of Talley, the wife of Mr. William Jenkins, of a daughter. On the 20th inst., the wife of Mr. Lowther, cashier to David Davies, Esq., Cardigan, of a son. On the 21st inst., the wife of Mr. D. Thomas, Farmer's Arms Inn, Cardigan, of a son. MARRIAGES. On the 26th inst., at the Tabernacle Chapel, in this town, by the Rev. H. W. Jones, the Rev.; John Lloyd, Baptist minister, Llanhithel, Monmouthshire, to Miss H. Jones, Priory-street, in this town. On the 17th inst., at Hermon chapel, in the presence of Mr. T. T. Williams, registrar, Mr. William Aubrey, shop- keeper, Llansadwrn, to Miss Jane Beynon, Llandilo. On the 25th inst., at Llanbadarn-fawr, Cardiganahire, by the Hev. John Pugh, curate, Mr. John Price, chemist and druggist, of Ystalyfera, Glamorganshire, to Miss Hughes, only daughter of Mr. John Hughes, of the Prince Albert Hotel, Aberystwith. On the 22nd inst., at Prendergast Church, Haverfordwest, by the Rev. William Watts Harris, Mr. James Tunsdall, of Chelmsford, to Ann, eldest daughter of Mr. William Harries, Prendergast. On the 22nd inst., at Prendergast Church, Haverfordwest, by the Rev. William Watts Harris. Mr. Henry Andrews, to Frances, second daughter of Mr. W. Harries, Prendergast. DEATHS. On the 12th inst., at his residence, Claremont Cottage, South Sea, aged 75, Capt. Jno. Wistcote Lawrence, Royal Marine Artillery and Divisional Paymaster at Portsmouth. On the 22nd inst., at Temple Gardens, in this town, Mrs. Williams, wife of Mr. Nathaniel Williams. On the 18th inst., at the Moat, Kerry, Montgomeryshire, (the residence of her grandfather), Louisa, the beloved child of Edward Jones, Esq., of Velindre, aged two years. On the 19th inst., in consequence of a kick from his horse, the Rev. Peter Joseph, minister of Llwynrhydowen, Cardi- ganshire—a young man of great promise, and universally beloved on account of his amiable disposition and truly christian spirit. On the 20th inst., of croup, aged 5 years and 4 months, Llewelyn Thomas, the youngest son of Mr. George French, Llandilo. On the 19th inst., aged 86, Anne, relict of Mr. John Morris, Cwmkene, near Newport, Pembrokeshire. On the 20th inst., aged 19 months, Ebenezer, son of Mr. Benjamin Evans, draper, Newport, Pembrokeshire. Lately, at Pentwyn, in the parish of Llandebie, in this county, aged 88, Mr. Rees Rees, much respected. On the 23rd inst., at Llandovery, aged 55 years, Mr. David Griffith Evans, registrar of births, deaths, and marriages. On the 21st inst., after a short illness, in the 81st year of his age, much respected, Mr. Robert Pugh, maltster, &c., Aberystwith. On the 25th inst., aged 78, Mrs. Jones, relict of the late Mr. William Jones, cabinet-maker, &c, Aberystwith.
I SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. I CARMARTHEN — ?rrtf?, the Penelope, ￼ ￼ m ￼ ?? Jones, from Bristol: Dauntless, Hughes, -\???L???- from Liverpool, with sundries; Susan, Sims, 'ilmSfiAaSiy from Gloucester, with salt; Industry, James: H. W. Treharne, Jones, from LlancHy Gloucester Packet, Davies, from Swansea: Jane, Griffiths, from Kidwelly, with coals. Sailed, the Anna Maria, Bowen, for Greenock, with oak bpjk JDftuatim, Jivgh&t, to Airttpwli with tia pla",
LLANDILO STEEPLE CHASF, I It was expected that these races would come off with signal eclat; but, like all human events, they were J to contingencies, which managed to damp, although not to spoil, the anticipated sport. The snow storm on Wed- nesday seemed to put its veto on the races, and fore- boded final disappointment. Sportsmen, boweveri are not easily deterred, and the hope that the weather "wolcl not stand in the way was kept alive by intervals of gemel sunshine and a rapid thaw. Still, on Thursday morning the ground was partially covered, but the possibility of the horses running was not even then given up, and the hour of starting was postponed until five o'clock. The late hour when the races were completed, renders it impossible this week to give more than the list of horses, and the position they occupied in passing the winning flag. THE OPEN STEEPLE CHASE. lit. lbs. 11 O.-Mr. Powell's Deception fJack Rees) 1 10 O.-Mr. Thomas's Merrylegs .(J. Downes) 2 11 O.-Capt. E. Burke's Tom Tinker (Noble) 0 10 7.-Capt. E. Burke's Disowned (Callagan) 0 THE LLANDILO HANDICAP. it. lbo. 13 a.-Mr. Hey wood's Carew. (Jack Bees) 1 12 7.-Capt. Philipps's Isaac (Mr. Jas. Jamas) 2 10 7.—Capt. Lloyd's Buscot Doe. (Tom Davies) 3 9 7.—Mr. Smith's n.a. La Belle. (Downes) 4 10 O.-Mr. Jack's Spy. (Thos. Owen) 0 10 O.-Mr. A. Pryse's Faro.(Capt. Jones) 0 10 7.—Mr. Davies's Rip Van Winkle (Callagan) 0
EXTRACTS FROM THIS WEEK'S PUNCH. The lead print" in Punch, this week, is probably not second in conception to any that haa appeared in that talented publication. PAm-Winner of the Great National Steeple Chase.1" The characters cannot be mistaken, and represents four competitors in a steeplechase. The Premier, on a horse of immense power, is clearing a formidable ditch, and going in an. easy winner; whilst Mr. Disraeli is hors dI combat, with horse and rider, deeply immersed in water Mr. Glad- stone's horse is pitching him over his head into the same predicament; and Mr. Cobden's horse has refused, and, with tail tucked between his haunches, has turned round, the position of the rider on the saddle being most ludi- crous. A FAiit DUTT FOR RIDICULE.—An old woman in hoop*. THE FIELD OF LITBRA.TURE.-Of all the fields the Field of Literature is the one that has the greatest number of Styles to it. THE POLITICAL TOXOPHILITB. Mr. Cobden cannot, perhaps, be accused of shooting with the long bow but he has certainly taken a shot (though he has missed his mark) at the Government with an Arrow. A MORAL LESSON FROM THE NURSBRY. Arthur. Do you know, Freddy, that we are only made of Dust Freddy. Are we ? Then I am sure we ought to be very careful how we pitch into each other so, for fear we might crumble each other all to pieces!" SINGULAR OPTICAL DELUSION. There is not a Frenchman, let him be ever so small, and let the work be is engaged upon be as small as himself, but sets about it with the most thorough conviction that the eyea of Europe are upon him HOW EXTRBMES MEET. There is a great difference in the way (we mean, the street) that different countrymen, when they do differ, fight. If it is an Englishman, before beginning, he will tuck up his sleeves; but if it is a Frenchman-mind you notice him well, the next time-he turns up his trousers! As Paddy would say, the arms of a Frenchman are in his feet. I DISTINCTION WITHOUT A DIFFERENCE. Brown says he doesn't like too many barristers in Parlia- ment. Jones avers that he objects to a superabundance of solicitors. And Robinson philosophically asks, what is the difference between barrister and solicitor ? Merely the difference between a crocodile and an alligator. I THE ST. PETERSBURG PARTY. It has been said that the want of tools is a great impedi- ment to the accomplishment of Russian works. Russia, however, will be in no want of tools, so long as the Earl of Derby, and Messrs. Disraeli, Gladstone, and Cobden con- tinue to afford her their instrumentality. ORANGEMEN OF THE OPPOSITION. There were always a certain number of Orangemen in Lord Derby's party, but they were Irish Orangemen, They are now to be looked upon in the light of China- Orangemen. IS SMOKING INJURIOUS ? Youthful Swell: Haw Look here! Is that ehtst of Cigars you Imported for me ripe yet ? Cigar Dealer Well, Sir-I fear not—that is, not ripe for your taste, Sir, for at least three weeks; but we can spare vou a couple of thousand of these Giant .Regalias to go on with, till the weather is milder, when your Cigars will mel- low rapidly!" [Youth accepts the generous offer, and lounges out with a Giant Regalia as big at his leg in his mouth.] LORD PALMERSTON AT MADAME TUSSAUD-9. We were favoured with an early view of Lord Palmerston as he now appears in fnshest wax at Madame Tussaud's. ,is he now Order of the Garter, nothing was wanting to the fullness of the noble Viscount's fame but an elevation to Baker Street; and this enamoured fortune has vouchsafed to him. Of course, opinions will differ as to the merits of the work as a portraiture of the noble lord for, as regards even the oldest and grandest works of art, the most susceptible and most acute of critics will occasionally disagree. The Apollo Belvidere has had his back-biters, and even Venus de Medicis has been declared not a bit better than she should be. Thus, it is to be expected—especially in these hustings daye of par- ty contention-that even the waxen image of the incompara- ble Premier will not pass without partial detraction how- ever universal opinion may honour and applaud it. Thus, Mr. Disraeli thinks the statue altogether wants a look of life-like reality. As a turbulent and aggressive" minister, his arms ought to have been a-kimbo, or at least one arm ought to have been raised, and one fist doubled. Mr. Cobden, though generally agreeing with Mr. Disraeli upon Lord Palmerston's objectionable attitude, thought it would not be sufficient to the likeness as a striking portrait, if the fist were merely doubled. He would have the hand incarnadined" like Jifacbcth's, that the British tea-drink- ing public might, over their cups, think of the dreadful rise in the teapot and the horrible massacre at Canton. Mr. Roebuck considered the thing altogether contemptible. He had once or twice agreed with Lord Palmerston and had no unalterable objection to do so once or twice again. But- he must ask it-why should Lord Palmerston stand there flaunting in a tawdry court dress smeared all over with gold. Why could'nt he wear a plain, blue coat? Must the noble lord—even in wax-always be going to the Queen's balk r When did the noble lord ever see- him—Arthur Roebuck- in a court dress ? Lord John Russell thought the costume very correct and very befitting. In that costume, he must say, his noble friend looked not like the minister for France—not like the minister for Austria-but like the minister for England. Lord John, however, could not acquit the artist of the gross- est flattery. His noble friend was in his seventy-third year; every day of it and all the Parliamentary nights. Well, u his noble friend stood there, he didn't look an hour over fifty. And all Lord John would simply"ask :was thiB-NVas this constitutional ? Mr. Layard found no fault with the likeness generally; but thought the position detestable. Why was not his lordship posed with highest leg foremost, and that leg taking an eastern direction r The Earl of Derby, having taken a single glance of hit lordship, benevolently hoped that the premise. were heavily insured. With such a combustible addition to the show, he would not, for his part, sleep in the neighbourhood, unless all night the hose was laid on. His lordship then, in a laughing manner, and very much enjoying .the discovery, called the attention of a friend to the state of the figures of the Emperor Nicholas and the Emperor of Austria; both in a melting state from their proximity to the fireband Palmerston. Even his Holiness the Pope had begun to perspire. Mr. Gladstone thought the whole thing a gross imposture on public belief. He had counted the hairs of the wig of the effigy, and knowing something of the wig of the living Premier, he would pledge his reputation as a statesman and his expectations as a minister, if the number of hairt in each wig would be found to tally. Now, he repeated that this was a gross delusion, agross misrepresentation altogether unworthy of any man pretending to be minister of this once powerful and once highly-principled country. ACCIDENT AT A. PUBLIC MEETING.—Mr. Cobden having addressed an audience of two thousand persons, in the theatre at Huddersfield, on Thursday, in exposition of his political views, was interrupted by a tremendous crash. The side gallery gave way, precipitating forty persons into tho pit; several of them were injured, and the meeting was abruptly terminated.
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. The U. H. C. hounds will meet on Wednesday at Iscoed and on Friday at Conwil; each day at ten. The Tivyside hounds will meet on Monday, March SOth, at the Workhouse Gate, St. Dogmell's; at half-past ten.
CARMARTHENSHIRE INFIRMARY. House Surgeon's weekly report for the week ending March 25 ° -? ,Z ?RematningsincelMt Report. ? ￼ 12 ￼ o J Admitted since "? ?-? J3 £ [Died Of Remaining -—12 S? f Kem&iningsincelMtReport. ??M g J Admitted since I '| ?.? | Discharged cured and relieved 6 P-1 ?Picd Remaining G. S. 8YMMON8, House Surgeon. MEDICAL OFFICERS rOR THB WBBJt. Physician, Dr. Lawrence; Surgeon, Mr. Hug • COMMITTEE.—Mr. J. J. Stacey, (Chairman),. Be!. H:r Jones, Messrs. W. G. S. ThomM, JoMph .1alml ?, t Hughea. JOBS W. WS1T& a*