A letter to the Earl of Derby by Sir Erasmus Williams, Bart., has been received, and shall be noticed next week. 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. We cannot insert, or notice in any way, any communica- tion that is sent to us anonymously; but those who choose to address us in confidence will find their confidence re- spected. Neither can we undertake to return any Tnanu- acripts whatever. IW THE WELSHMAN is Published every Friday morniug at Six o'Clock.
On Tuesday Parliament was prorogued, and the dis- solution will take place to-morrow. The writs will be issued on Saturday night, but the proclamation cannot be made until Monday. Three clear days' notice is required in boroughs and six in counties, so that in a fortnight all the elections will be over. Intense excite- ment prevails everywhere, but more particularly in those places for which there is a contest. Ministers have deter- mined to strain every nerve to obtain a working majority. They not only endeavour to divert attention from the real point at issue, but they exert all the influence they possess to secure the return of members on jwhnm they can rely for support. The words which Lord Derby put into the mouth of the Queen are not strictly correct, Her Majesty says — The appeal which she is about to make to her people has been rendered necessary by the difficulty experienced in carrying on the public business of the country, as indicated by the fact that within little more than a year, two successive Administrations have failed to retain the confidence of the House of Commons." In commenting upon this portion of the Royal Speech, the Globe says, The latter of these two Administrations started on the avowed footing of not possessing the e lnfidence of the House of Commons; and to say for itself that it has failed to retain' what it never had, is to lay to its soul rather too flattering an unction in entering the electoral lists anew. It might be added that the Minis- try which it tripped up was only placed in the position of seeming to have lost the confidence of the House of Commons by a most unexampled piece of political jockeyship on the part of Lord Derby and his followers. They had strongly urged the late Ministry to bring in .some measure which should at least show the French Government, and the French people, that we had no desire to afford a rendezvous to political as- sassins. A measure was introduced, which was not ob- jected to on its own merits, but on account of the time and circumstances of its introduction. And the Conservative leader and liarty 'turned their backs on themselves,' and joined their forces to those of the Ultra-popular section of politicians, to frustrate its success The result of this manoeuvre in the exchange of Lord Palmerston's Ministry for Lord Derby's, is not so satis- factory to Liberals of any complexion, that a new Disso- lution should be at all likely to add to the strength of the party resorting to it. It cannot be regarded as within reasonable expectation, that it should produce a majority (hitherto avowedly lacking) for the present Ministry. The Inore probable event is reinforcement and reunion of the ranks of their opponents. Is that the result these Ministers contemplate, in framing the prayer for her Majesty, that under the blessing of Divine Providence, the step which she is about to take may have the effect of facilitating the discharge of her high functions, and of enabling her to conduct the Government of the country under the advice of a Ministry possessed of the confidence of her Parliament and her people. In this county there will be no contest matters remain precisely the same as they were last week. Mr. Jones and Mr. Pugh have no opposition. The Car ma r- then boroughs are safely in the possession of Al r. Morris, and the efforts which have been made to pro- mote oPposition aro too absurd for serious notice. It is more than probable that CJl. Powell and Mr. Saunders Davies will go to the poll for the county of Cardigan. The split amongst the Conservatives can no longer be concealed, neither is it likely that the matter will be compromised, judging from the correspondence Published by Mr. Williams, of Cwmcynfelin, and other concurrent circumstances. Both candidates with their friends are actively engaged in visiting the electors with varie d Access. There is considerable reservation in the pro- mise of votes, the electors holding to the conviction' that some Liberal will avail himself of the discord feeling confident that the Liberals of the county can now return their own representative. Under these circumstances Mr. Lloyd, of Bronwydd, is mentioned as a candidate, and from his position, intelligence, and advanced political opinions, he would no doubt be most acceptable to the Liberal party. The Telegraph says- ■A- requisition is we understand, being prepared to Thomas Davies Lloyd, Esq., of Bronwydd, soliciting l im to stand for .the county. A more worthy gentleman, and a more honest politician, the Liberals of Cardiganshire could not have selected. Mr. Lloyd is generally and deservedly popular, and possesses the sincere respect, and esteem of all who come within the sphere of his influence. We did entertain a lingering hope that as very large portion of his property is in Pembroke- sbire, he might be persuaded to come forward and con- test our county. The Liberals of Cardiganshire, how. ever, have chosen him as their champion to fight the battle of Liberalism. We wish him and them every success, and are assured that by their showing a 'igorous front to the enemy, by resolution, and Undaunted perseverance, Cardiganshire will be won frotu the Tories, and Mr. Lloyd will be returneJ triumphantly as the man of the people's choice." ow, we have the very best authority for stating that r. Lloyd does not, at present, intend to offer himself for election. It is possible, however, that his objections might be removed by subsequent events; but we received It letter from him him two days since, in which he says ¡ that he does not think it consistent with the dignity and real strength of the Liberal party in the county of Cardigan, to take advantage on the moment of the virtual dismemberment of the Conservative party in that county. A political change of great importance is at hand, which must enfranchise an important class of voters; and being closely assimilated in political opinion, on the leading questions of the day, with Lord John Russell, the great father of Reform, Mr. Lloyd aspires, not without hope, to the proud position of becoming a Representative of the people in the reformed House of Commons.
CARMARTHENSHIRE. Mr. Morris, M.P. returned to Carmarthen yesterday pre- paratory to his election, which will take place on Friday Uext. The honourable member has during the week visited his constituents at Llanelly, where he has obtained unani- flaous support. CAEMARIHEN FAIB.—This hit-was held on Friday last I in Lammas-street. There was a tolerably good supply of > Cattle with a moderate demand at late rates. Cows with Calves, of which there was a large number on 0 i good prices, in fact, stock gtnerally sold at the prices obtained in recent fairs in this district. The show of horses Was not extensive, still only the better sort changed hands realising a high figure. INLAND REVENUE.—Mr. E. W. Jones, 1st Class As- Ili. stant, Londonderry Collection, and son of Mr. Henry Jones, Lammas-streot, of this town, has been promoted to be Ride Officer at Lougrhea, county of Galway. Petitions to Parliament have obtained numeroua signa'l tures in this town during the week, praying that in the new Reform Bill provision be made for the return of a Repre- sentative by the University of London, a privilege enjoyed by the Univ< rsities of Cambridge and Oxford. VESTHY MEETING—ON Thursday a vest i y meeting wae held in St. Peier's Church for the purpose of auditing thn Warden's accounts. The Ven. Archdeacon Bevan was is the chair. I Le ace, unts, with voucli(rs, produred bv Nlr. W. G. S. Thomas and Mr. Gi-etii, the wardens, were httdtted a nd found correct It appeared that the receipts from sub- scriptions and two collections amounted to E170 8s. Sd., and the expenditure was zCl77 2s. lid., leaving a balance of £6 14s. 2d. due to the wardens. The arrears of subscription low due amount to Y,12 lie. ST. PETER'S CHURCH,—On Sunday last, after sermons b\ 1 the Ven. Archdeacon Bevan, collections were made in aid n tlw fund raised,in substitution of church rates. The col- lections amounted to £ 13 2s. 6d. INQUEST.—On Friday, an inquest was held in the Towr Hall, before J. Hughes, Esq., on the body of Mr. Small whose sudden death was recorded in the Welshman last week The facts proved in evidence were orecisely those stated, namely, that the deceased, who was apparently in his usual health on Thursday morning died suddenly in the street as he was walking in the direction of some out offices at the back of his house in Quay-Street. The jury returned a verdict of "Died by the Visitatiou of God." THE LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIBTY.-On Sunday last. at Lammas street Chapel, sermons were preached as follows: At 10 o'clock bv the Rev. D. Hughes, B.A Tredegar, and the Rev. W. Williams, (Caltdfryn), White Cross; at 3 a'clock, the Rev. M. Williams, Zion, in English, and at B o'clock, the Rev. D. Hushes and the Rev. W. Williams The attendance was numerous, and the collections more liberal than th, have been for some vears past, amounting to £ 25 12s. 8.Jd, CARMARTHEN PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held on Saturday last in the Town Ilall, before Capt David Davies, Dr. Lawrence, Grismond Philippq, Esq., and D. J. B. Edwardes, Esq. David Mortis, White Mill, Aber gwilly, was charged with drunkenness P,C. John Richards proved that the defendant was drunk on the 9th inst at Abprsfwilly. The defplldant was fitie(I 5s and costs. — Joh>i Williams, mason, Abergwilly, was fined 5s. and costs for drunkenness. David Griffiths, Erw-won, Liangunnor, was fined Is and ro-ts for not having the owner's name on his cart.-The parish constables w,re sworn in and the Sur- veyor's accounts passed. CARMARTHEN POLICE COURT.-At the Town Hall, on Monday last, before H. Norton, E-q., mayor, E. H. S acey, Esq., J. Hughes. Esq., and J. J. Stacey, Esq.— William M'Kcnlcy and Catherine Rees, were charged with drunkenness. The defendant*, who admitted the complaint, and expressed contrition, were cautioned and disrharged- Mary Edwards, Cambrian Place, was charged with ing Margaret Hodges. The complainant, in examination. said—1 am the wife of George Hodges, and reside in Cam- brian-Place. My husband is a constable iu the Carmarthen- shire force. Last Saturday night week I was gnin down- stairs in the house where I live. The defendant was in the kitchen. and as I went near her she got up from where she was sitting and called me names, and then struck me on chest. I returned up-stairs to my own apartment, and she followed me, and asain struck me with a candlestick. I then turned to and did IllV best in self defence. I turned her from my room, and she locked the door outside, leaving me inside. Soon afterwards she forced the door open, and taking down a sword that was hanging against the wall, she aimed a b ow at me with it. She struck me on the hand, and afterwards on the shoulder, with it. She then took hold of me hy the hair of my head, and dragged me out of the room to the landing, and when on the floor she scratched my face. I called for assistance, and Mary Lewi«, my next door neighbour, came to me. Mary Lewis examined lam the wife of David Lewis, batcher, and live in Cambrian Plico. On Saturday week, at half past 11 o'clock, I heard cries of" murder," and ran up-stairs in the defendant's house. I saw the complainant prostrate at the top of the stairs, and the defendant beating her with a sheathed sword, hold- ing the end of it in her hand I said "Don't murder the woman," and t »ok the sword from her. She was drunk, bur the complainant was perf ectly sober. When the defendant went away she locked me in the complainant's room. I was obliged to go out through the window. When I first saw the defendant she was kneeling on the complainant and striking her with the sword. Ann Price examined I am the wife of John Price, a labourer, and live in Cambrian Place, in the same house as the complainant and the defend- ant. Between eleven and twelve o'clock, on the night of Saturday week, the defendant went up-stairs and broke complainant's door open, and dragged her to the landing by 'he hair of her head. I was afraid she would pull her over the stairs, and took hold of her to prevent her. The com- plainant shouted murder" and Mrs. Lewis came to her help. The defendant was convicted in the penalty of 10s. and costs. The coli)plaint of Mary Edwards against Margaret Hodges, for an assault, was dismissed. David Jones, Water- street, was charged with using a liht weight and incorrect scales. P.S. Beynon said, that on Saturday, the 9th inst., he went to the defendant's stall in the market where he found the scales and weight produced. The scales were 51 ounces lighter on one side than the other, and one weight wa", 31 ounces deficient. The defendant was fined 5s. and costg. Another complaint of a similar character was preferre d gainst the defendant, who admitted the offence and was fined 5s. and costs,-On Thursday, before the Mayor, William Jenkins was fined 5s. for drunken Ile's and fighting, and David Williams was fined 2s Gd. for ('runkenuess. ST. CLEARS PETTY SESSIONS.—These sessions were held on Tuesday lust at the Swan Inn, St, Clears, before R P Beynon. E-q., and T. Powtll, Esq' James Griffiths was charged with the non-payment of poor-rate. Comprom ised. The parish constables were sworn in. and the Purveyor's accounts passed. Poor-rates for the parishes of Marios, j Laugharne, and E^Lvygcummin, and for the township of Laugharne, were allowed. LL.VNDILO-I.WVR UNION.—The following persons have been elected Guardians of the Poor for the several parishes in the Handilo-fawr U.iion -Bettws, William Jones and David Hopkin BrechU, James James; Llandebie, Lewis Jones, David Morgan, and William Itees Llandefeisant, William Samuel; Llandilo-fawr, John Lewis, Evan Jones Griffiths, William Jones, William Jones, Mogan Davies, and Thomas Thomas; Llanegwad, Evan Davies, John Davies, and William Nicholls; Llanfitiangel-Aberbylhyh, Thomas Jones and Henry Thomas; Llantihaugjl Cilfargen, John Edwards Llanfynydd, John Phillips and John Lewis Thomas; L'angathen, John Lewis and Benjamin Morgan Llansawel, Daniel Davies and Thomas Thomas; Tall y, David Long Price and Thomas Griffiths. LLANDILO EASTER PIG FAIR.—This fair was held on Monday ldst, There was a large supply of sucklings and porkers, a great demand being made for the former at increased prices. The attendance of buyers was very small. LLANDILO COrXTY COUR-r.-This court was held on Tuesday last, before John Johnes, Esq. There were 56 plaints entered, only 11 of which came on for hearing, all b'itJg void of public interest. Rr Henry Samuel Rees.— This insolvent came up for his first examination -there being no opposition. Mr. J P. Lewis appeared for In- solvent. LLANDILO PETTY SESSIONS.—On Saturday last, before Sir John Mansel, Bart., W. Peel, and W. Du Buisson, lisq., and the Rev. D H. T. G. Williams. Gwenllian Baker, of Cwrnclpdde, Llandebie, charged Anne Anthony, of Llandebie, with an assault. This case was adjourned from last petty sessions for the production of further evidence, and was now dismissed, the evidence not being conclusive.—Mr. George Tracey, Cawdor Arms, Llandilo, was charged by Mr. Superintendent Philipps, with ill treating a horse by causing it to be put in harness which occasioned severe irritation of wound s from which the horse was now suffering. Mr. Philipps deposed: Oil Monday last I was at the Railway Station. My attention was called to a horse which was then running in the Omnibus, which had a laage sore under the colhr. I examined the horse and found a sore about half the size of the palm of my hand. It was raw.-Fiued 10s. and costs. Paid. Henry Howells and John Richards, of Llandilo-fawr, were charged by Mr. Georgo Laidlaw, with attempting to take fish in private water on the 7th instant. C ise adjourned until next petty sessions. Mr. James Thomas appeared for the defendants. The same complainmc charged David Thomas, of Llanarthney, with a like offence. Adjourned also. The accounts of the surveyors of the several parishes of Llandilo-fawr, Llandebie, Bettws, Llanfihangel Aberby- thich, and Llandefeisant, were verified and passed. The constables for the same parishes were also sworn. LLANDOVERY COUNTY COURT.-This court was held on Monday last, before John Johnes Esq. There were upwards of 80 plaints entered for hearing, most of which were settled out of court, and those heard were of the ordinary character of debtor and creditor, and devoid of public interest, except a case of William Williams auctioneer, against Jenkin Lewis, Gninten, which was heard in February last, and created some interest and amusement, and his honour reserved his judgment until this court, which resulted in a verdict for the plaintiff. Damages X28 Attorney for plaintiff. Mr. Yaughan of Lampeter. For the defendant Mr. Charles Bishop, Llandovery LLANDOVKHY UXlON. At a meeting of this Board, held on Saturday last, W. Campbell Davys, Esq., Noyadd- tawr, and Frederick Lewis, Esq Ll wyncelyn, were unani- mously appointed Chairman and Yice-Chairman for the ensuing year, the latter instead of M. Morgan, Esq Llwyn, who had resigned, and in the evening a meeting of Mr. Morgan's friends was held at the King's Head Inn. W. Campbell Davies, Esq,, presided, and the following resolution was unanimously adopted on the motion ot Fred. Lewis, Esq., and seconded by Captain D. E. Jones, Velin- dre i -I' That a public subscription be entered into, confined to the ratepayers and residents of and in the Llandovery Union, for the purpose of presenting M, Morgan, Esq., with a suitable testimonial for the services that he has most faithfully and impartially rendered to this Union as a guardian and Vice-Chairman of the Board for a period of ^2 years successively." A committee was formed for carry- ing out the reflation, and Thomas Jones Jones, Esq., Solicitor, and Clerk to the Board of Guardians, was ap- pointed Treasurer and Hon. Secretary. Twenty-two pounds was immediately subscribed in the room, which sum has since I greatly increased. LLANELLY'.—WELSH WESLEYAN CHAPEL.—On Tuesday evening a lecture was delivered by the Rev. T. Jones, Swansea, OIl The 8m against the Holy Ghost." There was a good attendance, and tho proceeds are to be devoted to aid the funds of the society. The Rev. T. Davies occu- pied the chair. The meeting terminated with votes of thanks to the lecturer and chairman. LLANELLY POLICE On Friday last, before C. W, Neville, E-q. James Charles Parry, Tynewydd, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in I he market. Repri- manded and discharged —-On Monday last, William Smith alias black Bill, oi Llanelly, was charged with a similar offence, Fined as. and costs, and cautioned.-The same defendant was charged with an attempt to commit suicide, by tying a handkerchief round his neck, and fastening it to the rati of the bed. He was found in a Bta-e of collapse, but on being released he soou recovered. He was severely repri- mauded by his worship for such a foolish act, and told that he would be committed if he made such an attempt again. He was discharged, and the police were ordered to communicate with his friends. On Tuesday last, before W. H. ISevill. Esq. Edward Partin.ton was committed as a deserter from the ioth fusiliers, now stationed at Pem- broke Dock. I,LANE.L!y.-Mt;lCl'.U VIC\XÇllbE.-Tbis question is now exciting considerable interest in the town. Among other topics, the right ot voting by those occupying houses under the Small tenement Act, is discussed. It seems clear from ALi r. Bright s speech at Ilochdale, that in a mu- nieipality these occupiers have the right to vote whether they or the landlord pay the rates. It is thought that this will also apply to the districts governed by local boards, and it so occupiers have been deprived of voting at Llanelly up to the present time will now vote. Enquiry is being made, and it is hoped that before the next election ever3 such occupier will be proved to be entitled to vote. LLANELLY. The honourable member for the united boroughs of Carmarthen and Llanelly arrived here on Monday last, and was announced by the nr-rry peah of the tiells. The hon. member has cat I 'd upon the electors during the week, and we have been informe t that he has not ,net with a refusal. Therefore, as far as Llanelly is con- cerned, his return to Parliament will be unanimous. PRESENTATION OF A TESTIMONIAL TO SERGEANT-MAJOU WILLIAM CHEW, OF THE QUEEN'S ItOYAL RIFLE COUPS, ASTRDI. On the 26th of last month Sergeant-M t'i )r Chew, of the 79th or Queen's Riyal Rifle Corps, now stationed at Woolwich, was presented wi h a very hand- some sword, pouch belt. and a purse of 50 guineas by the Officers of that Regiment, on his appointment to a com- mission of Quartermaster in the Royal Antrim Artillery, now about to be embodied for permanent duty. This testimonial was presented by the most nob.e the Marquis of Donegall, commanding, in the presence of all the officers, The gallant colonel said, that although he was very sorry to lose a man, who by his experience and military science, had so materially aided in bringing the regiment to its present very efficient s'ate, still he was very happy in some way to shew the regard in which he held him, he therefore now had the pleasure of presenting him to the Quarter- mastei-ship of the Roral Antrim Artillery, and he was sure that he would bear away with him the sincere and heartfelt good wishes of elery man in the regiment, fr'tm tne Colonel down to the smallest bugler boy. At a supper given i to him by the non-commissiohed officers of the regiment, he was presented with a magnificent gold watch and chain, as a mark of the great esteem in which he was held by them. Prtlman qui meruit, ferat." This ragiment is under orders to proceed to Aldershot about the end of the ensuing mon'h. A MAN FOUND DROWNED.—Ou Tuesday morning la..t David Evans, :;a blacksmith, at Kilrhedyn, was found drowned in a pond near Glaspant. No reason has been assigned why he threw himself into the pond, and it is charitably inferred that he did so in a fit of temporary insanity. An inquest was held upon his body on Wednesday at Kilrhedyn, before R. A Thomas, Esq., when the following evidence was adduced :—Mr. H. W. T. Howell, of Glaspant, said, I know the deceased. He had been from this neigh- bourhood for some time at woik, but had lately returned. About 11 o'clock on Monday morning last. I was crossing the sl nce where the waste water escapes from one of my father's ponds, when I noticed a carpenter's rule, which I produce, stuck in the ground about thiee yards from the bank. The brass slide was drawn about apparently to half its length, and the hinge was covered with paper. I did not touch it at that time, but seeing it there when I returned in the afternoon, I went up to it, and found that the paper at- tached to it contained tobacco I also observed that the slide was bent. It was not bent in the morning. I men- tioned the circumstance to mv father and his workmen, not one of them knew anything of the rule or to whom it be longed. It was then removed and taken to my father. John Evans, the father of the deceased, came to our house on hearing what had happened, and he recognised the rule, saying that it belonged to his son. This gave rise to a sus- picion that the deceased was in the pond. The following morning the water was turned off, and in the mud at the bottom of the pond we found the body of the deceased, with the face in the mud, about three or four yards from the bank. The pond contained from II feet to 16 feet of water. When the body was taken from the pond, a razor was found in the hand of the deceased. There were no marks of violence on the body, which was easily recognized. It had not been very long in the water.—Sarah Evans, Pontcych, examined I knew the deceased, he was twenty-two years of age. I last saw him alive on Saturday night, about half-past ten o'clock. It was after supper time. He did not sup with us. Ho came into the house and remained with us about a quarter of an hour, or perhaps more. When leaving, he said 11 Good night; I must leave." That was the lat time I saw him alive. He had recently worked at Mothvey, and had been at home three or four weeks. He was a blacksmith, and just before leaving the house on Saturday night, he took the rule produced from the dresser. The razor produced also belonged to him. David Jones, mason, Penrheol, examined I knew the deceased. Ou Tuesday morning I assisted in emptying the pond, After turning the water out I observed a jacket in the mud. We hooked it and brought it towards the shore, when we fund in it the body of the deceosed. The body lay on the face. There was a good deal of mud in the pond. He had a razor grasped in his left hand. It is that produced. With assistance I carried the body to the house of the deceased's father. I had previously searched his pockets. He had neither any money nor a watch nothing Out a lead pencil and a small memorandum book. We stripped him; there were no mirks of violence on the body. This was all the evidence, and the Jury returned a verdict of Found Drowned." THE ATTpRNEY GENERAL r. CHAMBERS AND OTHERS. -On Wednesday, in the Court of Chancery, before the Lord Chancellor. This information was filed many years since by the Attorney General against the Earl of Ca wdor and others, the owners of certain lands in the parish of Llanelly, South Wales, and prayed that the right of the Crown to the sea shore below high-water mark, near the harbour of Llanelly, might be declared and established, and that the boundary or mark to which the sea flowed at high water at ordinary high tides upon the shore adjoining the defendants' lands might be ascertained and distinguished. The matter oiiginally came before the Master of the Rolls, who directed issues to be tried with a view of ascertaining the riuht of the Crown, and whether any encroachment had been made by the several defendants. Subsequently it was arranged th-ft certain points involved should be beard before the Lord Chancellor, assisted by two common law judges, and the case was argued before Lord Cranworth, Mr. Baron Alderson, and Mr. Justice Maule; and it was decided that the right of the Crown to the sea shore was limited by the line reached by the average of the medium high tides between the spring and the neap in each quarter of a lunar revolution during the whole year. In order to ascertain that line on the sea shore adjacent to the lands of the defendants, Mr. Rendell, the civil engineer, was directed to ascertain and lay down the medium line as that defined. Mr. Rendell died before he could make his report, and an order was made appointing Mr. Bidder to cornplpte the survey, and he made his report in July, 1858, Waling the point on which, in his opinion, the medium line was situa- ted and he also reported specially that it had been varied by artificial causes, which causes were, it Was alleged on the part of the Crown, connected with the acts of the defendants and their lessees. The matter came before the Court in January last on further directions, and the Crowll desired that the line of high water should be laid down as it would have existed if it had not been altered bv artificial causes. The Lord Chancellor then reserved judgment. The Lord Chancellor now in giving judgment, said that the question was whether the right of the Crown was affect- ed by the alterations in the high water mark made by ar- tificial causes arising from operations connected with cer- tain copper-smelting works which had been erected in 1804 in the vicinity of the sea shore, and of the working of a colliery in the same neighbourhood, and of enchroachments arising out of the t'onstructioll of the South Wales Rail- way, and certain docks aad embankments in the harbour of Llanellv. Tne Crown contended that these encroachments prevented the flow and reflow of the sea over that part of the shore which they adjoined, and that by the accretion caused thereby what had been formerly sea shore had been added to the main land. The question turned on the dis. tinction between the gradual accretion. of the sea shore by natural and artificial causes. The point was a new one, and was not decided by authority;, and as in the present state of the evidence it was impossible for him to direct an inquiry as to what was the original medium line of high water, he considered it necessary to direct issues to be taied to decide, firt, whether, by the direct or indirect operation of the acts, and by what acts, of the defendants or others, the natural line of high water on the lands of the defendants had been varied, and if so, to "hat ex- tent secondly, whether the variation, if ally, had heen nlow and imperceptible, or otherwise and, thiruty, whether there were any marks or boundaries by which the former natural line of high water could now be ascertained arid laid down. As to one of the defendants there would also he an additional issue as to the effect of the working of the Poole Colliery Company. The Solicitor General, Mr. W. M. James, anI Mr. Hanson were for the Crown Mr. it. Palmer, Mr. G. M. Giflird, Mr. Rascb, Mr. Dickinson, j and Mr. Berkeley were for the defendants.
CARDIGANSHIRE. I LAMPETER COUNTY COURT. —This Court was held on the 16th ult., before John Johnes, Esq., the Judge, thirty cases were entered for hearing, but the greater part had been withdra-n.-Davies versus William Thomas, wife, and Elizabeth Williams. This was an action of replevin. The defendants were charged with unl iwfuliy distraining upon two cows belonging to the plaintiff, on the 16th of February last, whereby the plaintiff sustained damages to the amount of n 3a. M r, Vaushan, Lamueter, appeared for the plain- tiff, and Mr. Charles Bishop, Llandovery, for the defendant, James Davies called and sworn, said, I live at Ll^yn- drissy, in the parish of Llanvbyther, and am the plaintiff in this action. On the 16th of February last, the defendants distrained upon two cows of mine for rent. I never paid any rent to them, but to David Williams, because it wa3 from him I rent the field. I have receipts for the last nine years under the hand of David Williams. David Williams was called, ,who proved his title to the property in question to the satisfaction of the Court. After a few observations, his Honour gave a verdict for the plaintiff with costs.— Jenkins against Thomas. This action was brought to reco- ver two pounds, as damages from the defendant for an as- sault alleged to have been committed upon the plaintiff. Verdict for plaintiff, One penny. Mr. Yaughan appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Mitchell, Cardigan, for the defen- dant • ABERAYRON PETTY SESSIONS were held on the 20th inst., before Capt. Saunders, Tyraawr, C. R. Longcroft. Esq., Llanina, and Col. Lewes, Llanllear. P.C. David Morgans, Aberayron, charged Daniel Rowlands, butcher. Allan-square, Aberayron, with being drunk and disorderly, Fined 5s. and 7s. costs. Paid. Mr. Philip Vaughan ap- peared for the defendant.- P'i%-e affiliation cases were dis- posed of. — Parish constables for the ensuing year for the several parishes in the Aberayron and Lower liar division were sworn in, and the highway surveyors for the said parishes produced their which accounts for the past year, were verified and passed. ABERYSTWITH.—LAUNCH.—On Monday morning last a fine barque was launched from the building yard of Mr. John Evans, in the presence of some hundreds of spectators. Upon the signal being given, the vessel was christened by Thomas Jones, Esq The South Walia," and she glided off the stocks most satisfactorily. She is about 400 tons burthen, and is the propertly of Captain Evan Evans aud otb, rs. ABERYSTWIT II. — AP I'OINTMENT OF CIIUIICIIWAltDF,-NS.- At a vestry meeting held on Tuesday last, Mr. Evan Joues in the chair, also present, Alr. Lewis Pugh, Mr William fc>aus, and Mr. David Alban; it was determined that the present wardens, Mr. John Jenkins, aud Mr. Thomas Jones, draper, be reappointed. ABERYSTWITH.—A Comroisssoners' meeting was held on Tuesday last, in the Town Hall, when there were present- John Jenkins, Esq in the chair, Mr. Thomas Cleaton, Mr. Thomas Jones, Mr. David Williams, and Mr. Joel Evans. Several bills were examined and ordered to be paid. The Street Con.mittee was requested to inspect the state of Terrace road, opposite to Mr. Marshall's stables, and the drain in the yard of Mr, John Evans, shipbuilder, and re- port at the next meeting. There was no other business. ABERYSTWITH. — MAGIC._—During the past week, Air. Hambling has been performing with ureat success at thf Assembly Ro')m, and on Tuesday night under the patronage of Col. Powell. ABFITYS RWITH C,)U,TY COURT.-The usual monthly coun- tv court was hld hure on Saturday last, before A J Johnes Esq., Judge. There were a great number of cases entered. but most of them of the ordinary small debt character. OUt case was referred from the Court of Queen's Bench which was tried by a jury, and occasioned considerable interest. It iv as an action brought in that court by Mr. Edward Williams, of Pontrhydfendigaid, against Mr. William Bevan, solici- tor, Bristol, to recover the sum of L20 5s. Gd., for service, performed as mine a gent and clerk at the Llwynmalloes Mine. Mr. Hugh Hughes appeared for the plaintiff; tho defendant by himself. The defence was that the plaintiH had been sufficiently remunerated for the services be had rendered, and that be was dismissed some n.onths before the time for which he claimed. The case lasted most part 01 the day, but the evidence did not offer any matter of suffi- cien t interest for a report. The jury, having been addressee by his Honour, returned a verdict for the plaintiff for the whole amount.
PEMBROKESHIRE, STEAM COMMUNICATION FROM MILFORD HAVEN. Mr. J. Orrell Lever, M ± We founder of the Galway liiv of steamers, and one of the directors of the South Wale- Railway Company, met by arrangement on Thursday, at Milford Haven, a numerous and influential party of the lead- ing gentry, merchants, & ship owners in the county of Pem- broke, and the boroughs within that county, for the purpose of developing measures to enlarge and establish the steam communication between South Wales and the South of Ire- land, and also with London, Lisbon, and South America. For some time past these projects have been the subject of great consideration amongst the mercantile men in South Wales, and on this occasion a strong desire was evinced for (heir success In the evening there was a public banquet at the South Wales Railway Hotel, at which all the gentlemen who took part in the day's proceedings were present, inclu- ding J. Orrell Lever, Esq., M.P. Win. Owen, Esq., High Sheriff for Pembrokeshire; E. Stuiley, Esq. Mark An- thony Saurin, Esq. John Adams. Esq of Holvland Wil- liam Robe-.tson, Esq. William Rees, Esq.; William Wal- ters, Esq., (banker) Dr. Mansell; Mr. Thomas, J.P. the Rev. Mr. Hort, military chaplain, Pemdroke: Captain Maxwell; Messrs Ford and Jackson Samuel Burchenough, Esq, London; Dr. Gray, of the Freeman's Journal; Mr. J. Cantwell Frederick Chrke, Esq., Manager of the South Wales Railway Company, &c. &c The Chairman said the fourth toast might be said to ex- press the wishes they entertained and to point out the objects for which they had assembled, it was "Success to the Steam Shipping interests of Milford Haven." Posterity would hereafter refer with grateful remembrance to Messrs. Ford and Jackson, the men who bad already founded, and ) through whose exertions they might hope to see developed steam communication from the Haven to the various places that had been specified. It was mainly at the instance of these enterprising gentlemen that he had come amongst them to assist as far as lie could in realizing the great objects that had been discussed, and he miiiht say, determined. Mr. Lever then entered into minute details of the means for ac- complishing these objects, especially that of improved and increas d intercourse with the south of Ireland, and the ad- vantages to be derived from enlarging and establishing the means of transit between the various ports and that part of the coast and the Galway Atlantic Packet Station. He was gratified to find them all sensible of the importance in a com- nierciil point of view of sustaining the just claims of Gal- way to what she bad obtained. There was no narrow feeling of jealousy there as to the success of Galway, but, on the contrary, in the true spirit of mercantile philosophy, there was to be found an acknowledgment of the proposition that the prosperity of our neighbours was sure in the end to conduce to our benefic. He would couple with the toast of "success to the steam interests of Milford Haven" the names of Mess's. Ford and Jackson, of whose enterprise the Chair- man sp >ke in the highest terms. Captain Jackson observed that a great deal had been said with reference to tho enterprise of his partner and himself, and what they had done in connection with Milford Haven, but he was coil fident that steam in Milford Haven had oniy hegun, and he was satisfied would soon reach its true giant proportions under the presiding genius of the chairman, of whom it might be said—without the imputation of adulation — that he had acquired a world-wide commercial reputation. If his (Mr. Jackson's) partner and himself were disposed to refer to any act of theirs in respect to the development of the Haven's natural advantages, he would place foremost. amongst the most important of them, that of being the means of inttiresting Mr. Lever in the matter in hand. Recollect- iog that Milford Haven was one of the finest ports in the world, he had no doubt, that with a good pull by themselves and the Leverage" that they might expect they would be sure to make the Haven the port of direot communication with the south of Ireland, with South America, and the continent of Europe, especially Lisbon. After going through a variety of interesting details, Captain Jackson proceeded to enforce upon the company the necessity of sending ab'e and active representatives to parliament, and urged their duty in that respect, particularly in the case of Milford. In this point they were set an example which was well wor- thy of imitation, by the people of Galway, who, in electing Mr. Lever had pointed out to them the course which they, if they consulted their interests, would follow. They could not ask Galway to resign Mr. Lever, as some of them seemed to wish, nor could they fairly ask Mr. Lever to break his strong attachment to that place. But they had an opportu oity, he was glad to say, of getting a man of the same stamp ajvi sharing in the sentiments and confidence of that remark- able man. Thfy would see the importance of having a pro- per man in parliament-a man not only to speak in the I house, but who would know how to represent and urge the commercial interests upon the minister of the day, to deal with them in their offices and cabinets-when they reflected upon whit they were about to establish, a daily service to VVaterford and Cork, and also a line of steamers to Lisbon. and the Brazils. In plain terms, they wanted a man in parliament who would be competent to do for Milford Haven something approaching to what had been accomplished for Gslway by Mr. Lever. Mr. John Adams, of Holyland, in acknowledging a toast, expressed in very strong terms, as a landed proprietor having a deep interest in the prosperity of South Wales, his ap- proval of the measures which had engaged their attention, especially the opening np improved communication and increased traffic with the south of Ireland. He concurred fully in the sentiments expressed with respect to parlia- mentary representation. The Chairman then proposed in very warm and eulogistic terms the health of their vice-chairman, the High Sheriff of the county. His official rank distinguished him not more than his private worth, and his position as a gentleman of fortune made it unnecessary for him to observe upon the importance of hi- co-operation in any thing connected with the prosperity of South Wales Aided by men of the stamp, the work, and the rank in the principality of the High Sheriff and the gentlemen by whom be was surrounded there could be no doubt of the success of their measures. The High Sheriff returned thanks, and amidst great ap- plaue announced that the objects and purposes for which they had assembled should receive his hearty support as they had his full approval. He pronounced a high eulogium upon the chairman, and asked the company to dnnk his health with all the honors he was entitled to receive from the people of South W ales. The request was heartily complied with. The Chairman, in acknowledging the compliment paid him, said the praises of his friend the High Sheriff, and the way in which his name had been received, were calculated to make him what he never wished to be, a vain man,—lor what he wished to be was a useful man. The manner in which they had spoken of Galway that night was a source of great gratification to him for many reasons. The example afforded by the case of Galway was one which the people of Milford Haven might profitably imitate in all respects Milford Haven was not more neglected than Galway had been. Great natural advantages had been bestowed upon both places, but apathy left them unworked and unproduc- tive. Galway was now no longer a reproach of that kind. It was for Milford Haven to entitle herself to the same observations, which he had no doubt would be soon appli- cable to it. lie reviewed at great length the measures conceded with steam communication, and then pro- ceeded to the question of parliamentary representation. Captain Jackson had truly said that the ties of his personal and public connection with Galway couli not be broken. Delicacy forbade him to speak as strongly perhaps as he ought of the people of Galway. Galway could do without Lever (cries of no, no) but, nevertheless, however flattering any invitation might be, he could not think of exchanging his parliamentary connection for that of any other place. The course taken in his election in- Galway was one well worthy their consideration and adoption. Milford wanted a Hr?zititm line of steamers—the Waterfoid line of steamers ought to command, and, if the maatter were properly worked, must command the attention of government; and when they cobld announce to the world that there was communication in tw elve hours between London and Waterford via Milford, it must become the duty of any government to grant a postal mail subsidy, as between the southern districts of the two countries. With reference to the North American and Galway trafifc,-a portion of that traffic, when the Ennis railway was completed, must pass through Limerick and Waterford over to Milford. All these things required that they ehould have in parliament, especially for Milford, a man ot activity and ability. He did not go in for Galway to gratify personal ambition, but to advance the great work ia which he had embarked and he now told them that if they did not send such a man into parliament as he bad described, there would be great delay, if not danger, to the fulfilment of all their wishes with regard to Millord Haven. There were many things connected with such undertakings as theirs, into the details of which he need not enter, but he assured thlem they could only be accomplished by an able, active, and vigilant parliamentary representative. Mr. Saurin, proposed the health of Dr. Gray and Mr. Cantwell, t-vo gentlemen by whom Mr. Lever was accom- pallied on that occasion. He spoke in high terms of those gentlemen, and called on the company to give them a hearty welcome to South Wales. The Chairman said he could not permit this toast to pas, without a word. It was but an act of justice from him towards these gentlemen to state that they gave him the most strenuous and valuable support in his efforts at Galway. To the end of his days be never could forget those services. Both the gentlemen were well known and esteemed in their own country; and he had no doubt they would soon be pqualiy so in South Wales, when, with their assistance, he hoped to establish an enlarged and increased communication between South Wales and the south of Ireland, from which he expected t« see the most glorious advantages result to the people on both sides of the channel. Dr. Gray, on rising to respond, was received with pro- longed applause. lie said he felt most grateful for the very handsotue manner in which Mr. Saurin had introduced his humble name, and for the warm and kindly way in which the tilast had been received by such an influential assem- blage of gentry and merchants of South Wales. His friend. Mr. Lever, bad overwbelojed him bv the terms in which he spoke cfthe services he (Dr. Gray) had been enabled to render the Galway undertaking. His services were humble, but they were heartily given, because the undertaking was for the benefit of important parts of his native country. Galway, like Milford Haven, was long neglected. By the almost superhuman exertions of Mr. Lever, Galway was raised from utter prostration to a condition which promise 1 the highest commercial and social prosperity. He ,here that niaht to give his best assistance to the measure :or enlarging and increasing the communication between the south of Ireland and South Wales. fhe realisa- tion of these measures could not be less important to thr south of Ireland them the establishment of the packet station at Galway was to Ireland generally. Before that he had known well what the natural capabilities of Gal. way were, but past experience made him circumspect, and he felt it right when Mr. Lever first came to him to ask him if he was in earnest, and he took the liberty of asking him to pledge his honour that he would work the pro- ject to the last; Mr. Lever gave him the pledge he required and he gave him all the assistance at his com- mand and they all knew what the result was Mr. Lever had pointed out to the people of Milford how much tlif success of the proposed measures depended upon their ex- ertions. He would enforce that advice Every man hav- ing land in the principality could do something in aid of the undertaking in hand. Every one having a house or a shop could assist. Whatever he could do in Ireland in the cause of increased intercourse and traffic between Ireland and that principally he would do by his pen and tongue and whatever personal influence he possessed He felt he could make the same promise on the rart of his friend, Mr. Csnt«ell, who took no less interest than h. did in everything connected with the welfare of Ireland. After speaking at great length and again thanking the com- nanv for the honour done him Dr. Gray, concluded amid loud and continued applause. Mr. Cantwell on rising was received with very warm demonstrations from all parts 'of the room. He observed that the honor conferred upon him by Mr. Saurin and the company in proposing his health in conjunction with that of his esteemed and long tried friend, Dr. Gray, was as undeserved as it would have been unexpected by him, buti for the experience which he already had of the kindly and warm feelings of the people of that district of Wales. If their kindly reception of his name had this effect upon him, they could easily understand his feelings in adverting to the generous, but be must say exaggerated terms in which his dear friend, Mr. Lever, spoke of his humble service in connection with Galway. It was an attribute of great minds to think generously and to speak glowingly of sub. ordinate services rendered them in their great achievements by smaller intellects, and to that principle he must in truth refer the manner in which he had been spoken of by Mr. Lever. His services in the cause of Galway were humble, but hearty-small, but sincere but however valuable or worthless the services were, they were rendered because the object to be accomplish was to save his native country. In his subordinate capacity he was, as an Irishman, as anxious to benefit the port and people of Galway as any Welshman in that assembly could or ought to be to improve the port and people of Milford. To a people so attached to their native soil as the Welsh were universally known to be, the principles and feelings of patriotism require no justifica- tion from him, and he felt there need be no hesitation on his part in avowing that his enlistment under the banner of Mr. Lever was with the purpose and for the object of serv- ing Ireland as far as he could. In the questions that then engaged their consideration, Ireland had no interest incon- sistent with or adverse to the general welfare of the empire. Every port in the empire had its own peculiar trade and advantages, and it "as only where the monster of monopoly existed, as in the instance of Liverpool, that the truth of the mercantile marine was denied and disregarded. It was sought by some interested parties to cause a spirit of rivalry between the port of Galway and Milford Haven. The clearness of Mr. Lever and the good sense of the Welsh people, however, soon dissipated the mist that was attempted to be raised on the subject, and it was now acknow- ledged that each port could be without danger to the other made the centre and source of vast undertakings—Mr. Lever had secured for Galway many advantages to which her geographical position entitled her. He had by his energy and enterprise accomplished for an Irish western port wtat the best and ablest patriots that ever appeared in Ireland, and amongst the most conspicuous of them, Grattan, had long and fruitlessly struggled to realize. That illustrious Irish patriot, and the glorious band of which he was the great leader, in vain urged in the national parliament of their country, these geogra- phical rights, as they might be called, upon the consideration, not of Englishmen not of Welshmen, but of Irishmen, and, as he said before, their efforts went for nothing, and the words of their burning and brilliant eloquence passed away as the idle wind. There was then, as now, jealousies and divisions in Ireland herself, such as those of which they recently bad evidence in the soul- sickening spectacle of Cork and Limerick, acting in the service of the Liverpool monopolists, and through their representatives urging the imperial parliament to force Galway back to its original state of degradation and destitu- tion, But, thank God, these mean and short-sighted jealousies met their deserved fate in the imperial parliament and now the people of Milford were about to set an example of commercial liberality, which he trusted would exercise a suits ble illfl uence over the feelings and understandings of the people of Limerick and Cork. In reviewing the advan- tfiges to be derived from extensively opening up steam between Milford Haven and the ports of Cork and Waterford the committee preceeded to enforce the neceseity for a i direct and speedy postal service between the southern por- tion of the empire through these ports. It was universally admitted that without efficient parliamentary representation, the means to that desirable end would either be long delay- ed or entirely denied. There was no part of the British dominions more suitable for the purposes in view than their noble Haven and yet, there it lay, until the experi- ments so successfully made by Messrs. Ford and Jackson, as neglected as ever Galway itself had been. Much of this was to be traced to an inert parliamentary representations, If that cause did not exist, Milford Haven would have been long since the greatest navas depot in the world and that meeting seemed te be quite sensible of the fact that the establishment of such a depot might not be expected whilst that cause contained to exist; and that cause as bal been well said by their excellant High Sheriff, it was in the power of the people of Milford to remove. He feared he was I oceupying their attention at too great length. If be were merely returning thanks for the high and undeserved honour done him as an individual, he would not be so ungrateful as thus to avail himself of their kind indulgence but he felt he was discussing, however, imperfectly, a great subject in which they were all deeply concerned. The government of the country was carried on under a system of administra- tion which made it essential that the interests of their great comrrercial and social communities should be represented and guarded in parliament by efficient and competent repre- sentativcs. It did not follow that because Milford Haven was one of the finest habours in the worid, that, therefore it would be selected by the government as a naval depot or assisted with the postal subsidy. Strange as it might appear, still it was not the less true that the Lords of the Admiralty required to be told that Milford Haven was a noble and capacious harbour, and that it was necessary not merely for local interests but to those of the whole empire that claims should be recognised and her natural advantages turned to public account. It was astonishing how much the vision of an Admiralty lord on such questions was assisted by an eyeglass, when presented by the local M, P. and it was incredible to what advantages the excellencies of those habours would appear if they could only get the Lords of the Admiralty to pay the Haven a visit, with the mem- ber for Milford as their lordships guido, on such an in- teresting occasion. The Lords of the Admiralty have a very proper appreciation of the fact that their official exis- tence depends upon divisions in the house of Commons, and it was not too much to suggest that these divisions depend upon the votes of the men by whom the people are represented in the assembly. Mr. Lever and a party of gentlemen, including Capt Jackson, and Mr. Clarke, of the South Wales line, left Milford Haven in the fine steamer Leipsic, which is to be engaged in the Waterford and Liverpool trade. The steamer arrived at Waterford about three o'clock on Satur- day. Several steamers in the river were dressed out with flags and fired a salute. The Mayor of Waterford, Alder- man Sir Benjamin Morris, and a numbsr of other gentlemen, clerical and lay, came on board, and had an interview with Mr. Lever. The party soon after landed. HAVEREORDWEST FAIRS.—These cattle and pig fairs were held on Thursday and Friday the 14th and 15th inst. The cattle fair on Thursday was well attended with stock, and the demand was considerable. Cows and calves and good outliers sold at advanced prices, and the tendendoy of sheep was upward. There was scarcely a horse shown in the horse fair. the pig fair on Friday was large-there was a good attendance of buyers and prices were an the advvance.
GLAMORGANSHIRE. PE.Ii.li R,r n. -Last week Mr. J. S. Rowlands, clerk in thp employ of Messrs. Rennie and Logan, on leaving the place was presented by the workmen with an elegant Snuif Bux. as a mark of esteem. Mr. Rowlands has been in the employ of Messrs. Rennie for many years, and gave universal satis- faction to his employers and the employed. Mr. Joseph Hill presented the box ou behalf of the men. CARDlFE .-From the rccent disclosures which came to light, in connection with the notorious beer house in which the unfortunate woman met with her death last week by violence, that there are houses in this town fitted up, by their owners, for the purpose of iinmorality- and robbery. the coroner's jury in delivering their verdict, requested the Coroner to call the attention of the magistrates to this abominable practice, and stated that it is a disgrace to this Christian country. The back windows of one house had ladders fastened to them for the purpose of affording opportunity for depredators to escape after fleecing their dupes. ——-
To the CONSERVATIVE ELECTORS of the COUNTY of CARDIGAN and of the CAR- DIGANSHIRE BOROUGHS. GENTLEMEN, As our party has been broken up, I think it right to bring the following correspondence and statement of of facts under your notice. On the 8th of March I received a confidential communi- cation from the Earl of Lisburne of his wish to retire from Parliament on the approaching Dissolution. On the 12th I wrote to his Lordship, entreating him to continue our Representative, saying that if he retired I feared we might not be ullanimous in the choice of his successor; and added, Mr. Davies of Pentre's name has been spoken of as popular in the lower part of the county, and as likely to have many in his favour in this neighbourhood, out of respect to his father but I doubt whether he will be generally acceptable. ? ith us, however, it is not merely who "Hi be acceptab'e* but who M-t? ?o to the e.??/)M of a c<w<?. On the 22uo. received a letter from his Lordbip, saying, It hM occurr ,d to me that Mr. S Davies would be a very fit per^imrn succeed me in the county. Why should not the gen of the countv propose this to bim ?" Culonel On the 7 *3rd I wrote the following letter to Colonel Po.ell and on the same day to si. other gentlemen of our p?ty in this neighbourhood, apprizing th?em ?of ?Lord ? LT?is. buri,e's intention: Confidential. Cwmcynfelin, 23rd March, 18.50. Dear Colonel powell,-lord Lisburne has written to me, saying he is determined to retire from Parliament at the approaching Dissolution, and hopes we may agree in our choice of his sucessor, and sava, I don'L see why our county should be represented by a Whirf, if I retire we have only to pull together to bring in a Conservative.' "I hope it may prove so. Whoever the candidate may be, he must be prepared to stand a contest, and fight. Mr. Saunders Davies's name has been mentioned as one that it able, and also willing, to fight our battle. I have never seen Mr. Davies, nor have I ever had any communication with him, directly or otherwise n r will I pledge myself to support him, or auy one else, till I know a little more the feeling of the county. At the same time, I think Mr. Davies, from his connexions, is the most likely man I know of to neutralize some of those who might be against any other candidate. I hope we may be unanimous in our choice, and so be able to fight a successful battle. "Recollecting your assistance on former occasions, and knowing the great influence which must belong to the house of Nant Eô, I thought it right to let you know what is going on, although, perhaps, you may hear of it from other quarters. quar?erj3. Believe me, &c., &c MATTHEW D. WILLIAMS. To Lieut-Colonel Powell, &c., &c." Dear Mr. Williams,—Your letter I received this morn- ing. This is the first notice I have received. I have not heard one word about our county election-not even at Cardigan further than a report that the Lord-Lieutenant Ca,digan further than .,tyre ?, dt his nephew the boroughs. intended to have the county, and his nephew the boroughs. I thought it a dangerous game to play, as in all likelihood they would lose both. I am in a part of the world I never visited before. W.th kindest regards, &c &e., W. T. R. POWELL. Inverun, Sutherlandshire, N.B., 26th March. "To M. D. Williams, Esq." On the 24th, I received another letter from Lord Lisburne, saying Mr. Davies was not unwilling to stand, if there is a reasonable hope of his succreding and on the same day I wrote to Colonel Powell, mentioning this, and expressed & desire that if n't coming to the country soon he would immediatelyeommunicllte to some friend what his wishes were, to which I received the following — My dear Mr. Williams,-I feel quite in the dark as regards our county election. I was not aware that the county would be fought for, -nor do I fancy it will,—for who is to stand ? It must be some person well known to the Freeholders all over the county, particularly the upper, or he will lose his election should the Gogerddan party stand. At present I shall make no promise to anybody, for I really do not know the candidates. We must, however, have a Conservative, if possible. "I leave this this week, and have not made up my mind which way to turn my steps. With kindest regards, &c., &c., W. T. R. POWBLI. Inverun, March 26. To Matthew D. Williams, Esq." On the 26th, Mr. Parry, of Llidiarde, and Mr. Da Ti-I of Ffosrhydgaled, called here, and we talked over the chances of success of Colonel Powell and Mr. Saunders Davies, and thought that Colonel Powell's local interest would be quite preponderating; and, considerating this, we determined to ascertain from him whether he had a wish to stand for the county,—at the same time, not pledging ourselves to bring him forward. Mr. Parry in his letter to Colonel Powell, dated March 27th, says, You were, as far as this neigh- bourhood is concerned, the safest candidate to put forward with the hope of euccess. We thought the course for us now, at this end of the county, woulb be to meet the gentlemen at the lower end of the oounty at Aberayron, or elsewhere. and for us to hear each other's views and. feelings on the subject. Would you, therefore, in- form me whether, in the event of the meeting deeming you the fittest person to be brought forward to represent our county, you would be willing to offer yourself. I ani sure you will excuse me for saying, that neither I, nor Mr. Vvilliams, nor Mr. Davies wish at present to pledge ourselves to aiiy orie, as we are anxious to be united in the choice of a candidate, and consequently would like too know the views and sentiments of other oentlemen m this neighbourhood, and of those of the lower end of the county." This letter made out a stronger case for Colonel Powell than I intended and on Mr. Parry's sending a copy of the letter to me, on the 4th of April, I immediately told him so. To this communication Colonel Powell, in a letter dated 1st April, Senior U. S. Club, replies, Many thanks for the kind manner in which you write. Should it be the wish of yourself and my other friends I should have the honour of representing our county I in Parliament, I am ready, like my poor father, to serve you, to the best of my ability, with truth and fidelity." On the 5tb of April, after the business of the Quarter Sessions was over, there was a meeting of Conservative gentlemen, when it was proposed (as I understood) by Mr. Parry that there should be a meeting on that day week, to take into consideration the respective chances of success of Colonel Powell and Mr. Saunders Davies. In the meanwhile Mr. Parry wrote to Colonel Powell, informing him of the meet- ing bat not receiving any reply, Mr. Parry, on the 7th, wrote to Colonel Vaughan-Of that as it appears probable the Dissolution will take place about the 16th, I feel it is now, under these circumstances, a matter for serious consideration whether a departure from the arrangement of holding the meeting next Tuesday is not justifiable, and that the Con- servatives should proceed as if no meeting had been deter- mined upon. The meeting took place on the 12th, as you are probably aware, and Colonel Powell declared his intention to oome forward. After a short discussion, he and Mr. Davies left the room, when the names of those who had promised their support to Mr. Davies were read over; but before adopting any resolution Mr. Parry had an interview with Colonel Powell, and on his return said the Colonel was still deter- mined to stand. It was then proposed, with the hope of preventing a split amongst the Conservatives, that Colonel Vaughan and Mr. Davies should each name a friend to draw up a statement of faots to be submitted to the Carlton Club, and that they should decide which should be the candidate. Colonel Powell refused to agree to this also. This conduct of Colonel Powell's seemed little in con- formity with the words of his letter of April lot, as already referred to. "Should it be the wish of yourself an d my other friends," &c.; nor was it in accordance with the pur- pose for which the meeting was convened (to asoertain the wishes of the Conservative party in the County, which could only be done by the votes of those present, and by the ex- pressed wishes contained in letters produced), for of those present, 19, some say 23. held up their hands for Mr. Da- vies, and 4 only appeared for Colonel Powell-besides, the written promises of support to the former gentleman from the lower part of the County were almost universal, and from the Upper District very general. In the first place, Gentlemen, you will observe that Colo- nel Powell, in his letters to me, never alludes to Mr. Davies, although I mentioned him as willing to stand, nor does he intimate any intention of being a Candidate himself. In his second letter, Colonel Powell says, "I was not aware that the County "uld be fought for-nor do I fancy it will-for who is to stand ?" I beg burther to call your attention to the concluding paragraph—"I leave this this week, and have not made up my mind which way to turn my steps." This surely dots not shew any fervent desire to :te the Conservative cause, either in the choice of a Can- didate, or of support in the struggle—it looks as if the Colo- nel were perfectly indifferent to what was going on in the political world-as he had not made up his mind whither to turn his steps, when he knew that we were on the eve of a general election, and that our County Member wished to retire, and had heard a report that some of the Gogerddaa family were likely to stand. Yet, notwithstanding this re- port, Colonel Powell, although he had been informed that a gentleman of hereditary Conservative principles was in the field, had the support of the party generally, never declared his intention of presenting himself until the eleventh hour. From the facts before you, I think you will agree, Gentle- men, that Mr. Davies has been hardly used, and that Colo- nel Powell has been the cause of breaking up our party, who in defiance of the wishes of the majority at Aberayron, started as a Candidate for our County. I remain, Gentlemen, Your steadfast friend, MATTHEW D. WILLIAMS. Cwmcynfelyn, 19th April, 185:ATTREW D. WILLIAK8.
BIRTHS. On the 17th inst., the wife of Mr. J. Puddieombe, GuiW. hall-square, of a daughter. On the 19th inst., at Cambrian-place, in this town, the wife of Mr. Richard Marks, mason, of twins--son and daughter. On the 14th instant, the wife of Mr. David William., of Abernant, in the parish of Talley, in this county, of < BOOn Monday last, the wife of Mr. E. Waunabrougb, of a son. On the 11th instant, the wife of Mr. E. Davies, police officer, Pontrbydfendygaid, of a daughter. On the 15th instant, at Sackville Place, near Llandovery* the wife of Thomas Jones, Esq., of a daughter. On the 14th instant, at Castle-square, Swansea, the wife of Mr. Gold, of a son. MARRIAGES. On the 14th instant, by license, at St. Ishmael Church, by the Rev. Owen Jones, vicar, Mr. John Williams, Rock Cottage, Ferryside (late of California), to Ann, second daughter of Mr. William Davie6, mason, Ferryside. On the 13th inst., at the Independent Chapel, Blandford by the Rev. Benjamin Gray, B.A.. brother of the bride, the Rev. Wm. Williams, of Bethany, Swansea, to Mary, only daughter of Mr Benjamin Gray, of Weatherhead, Surrey. DEATHS. Yesterday, after a tedious iliness, borne with great, patience and resignation, universaly regretted and respected aged 64 years, Marian, wife of Mr. David Lewis, of the Blue Boar Inn, Carmarthen. As a neighbour and friend she was highly esteemed for her uprightness of character and affable disposition, and the sad bereavement to her familv will be sincerely deplored. )' H,'n- On the 13th inst., at Worthing, of paralysis, HH.„nnr-y l1aliphant, Esq. ) ,r ￼ ￼ el ￼ r ￼ aged 17 yei Lro I dearly beloved, t ￼ eldest daughter of Mr. James Morgan, 02<gt0r, Of this town T ?Onthe ￼ -t aged 47 yeam at Tanygraig, In the arisb of Talley, in this county, of conaumpUn, born! With Chr?n ￼ "J.ne, ?he beloved wife of Ri? ?r surgeon. ?Se '?' Fnsu'n^fged 46 yea", Mr. John Evans, Coed)'foel, LlaDdyssul. ￼ ?n ?e ?4th*?n't., at the residence of his father. Portland- souare Bristol, Samuel Day, only son of Mr. S. D. Ditchctt, in tb 30th yrsr of hlS age. On the 14tb inst, at an advanced age, highly respected, Mr. David Owen, London House, Aberystwith. On the 16th instant, aged 48 years, Mr. John Evans, Coedfael Lchaf, Llandyssul. On the 18th instant, aged 24 years, Eliza, eldest daughter of Mr. Thomas Williams, saddler, Llan i w-sul. On the 18th instant, at Li-indovery, aged 75 year.4, D.vid Griffiths, baker,—an exemplary man. On the 13th iustaut, at Brunswick-street, Swansea, the Rev. Paul Orchard, senior Wesleyan minister, in the 73id year of his age, and the 46th of his ministry. On the 12th instant, aged 70 years, Mr. Thomas Bowen, late master builder, of Swansea. On the 17th instant, in the 55th yeu of hM age, the K„eT. D. Evans, minister of Summerneld Chtpct, NMtb, and WOM Chapel, Aberavon.