AMLWCH. I Lai:nce.—t>n Wednesday morning last, a beiataful ¡ model schooner of 123.1;5 per ton register was successfully launched frola the building yard "f William Cox Payuter, Esq., of thisp. litee. IminediatelytHe diggers were broken she glitletl down the ways in a beautiful style, amidst the cheers of a large number of *pentatora who assembled to witness the launch. This splendid vessel is substantially built of the b-at materials, and is classed A 1 at Lloyd's for twelve years. She is intended for the foreign and ooasting trade, and is to be commanded by Captain Ellis Jones, foriiieriv of the scluiouer Ennua of this jujrt. The usual ce.-emony of naming her the Wane Uray" was gracefully performed by Miss -Jones, of Pare bach, the captain's siattar.
BEAUMARIS. I DEPARTOR^—Sir Richard and Lady Bnlkeley left Baronn Hill for ondon this week. FuxEiifcL OF Mils. THOMAS.—The remains of the above lady were interred in the new cemetery, BfdU- maris, on TIlrsday 1a4. Her remaius were followed by a great number of ministers, who took part in the funeral service, among whom we nirticed the liev/ls. Hugh Hughes, Calvinistic minister; D. Griffith, Bethel; E. Stephens, Tanyinarian; D. Roberts, Carnarvon; John Roberts, Llanerchymedd; H. Ptigl-, Mostyn; J. liidge, Hermon; and the assemblage were addressed at the grave I,y tte Hevds. R Thomas, Baugor W. Roes, Liverpool; and Thomas Owen, Llangefni. The funeral procession -consisted of a hearse, two mourning coaches, and some hundreds of people following on foot; fee greatest sympathy being evinced on behalf of the be- reaved kuebaud.
BALA. UNIVERSITY Hosocits.—At the annual ceremony of graduation in Divinity, Law, and Arts, in tito University of Edinburgh, which took place on Monday, in the Ilall of General Assembly—Sir David Brewster, principal and vice-chancellor, presiding, Dr. Lee, Dean Of the Faculty of Divinity, announced that the Senatus had residved to confer the degree of Doctor of Divinity "11 the Rev. Lewis Edwards, 1'rofessor of Divinity in -tj,e Calvinistic 1 Methodist College, North Wttles who coulS not, how- ever, attend on this occasion to recei ve it. The same ho- nour was conferred upon the Rev. Robert S. Candlisb, principal of the Church College, Edinburgh j and on Dr Josias Leslie Porter, of Belfast.
WREXHAM. A WOMAN ILl-EU BY HER HUSBAND. ?"?cfttMsdayevoungan inquest was held at the -"?< hm, Wrexh?m, before H. H. The)wa)), Esq., dM trict eonmer, ..n the body of Miifgaret Burke, who died Tu-Iy Ilir,L.t from injuries inflicted by her husband, homas Burke, on Saturday morulng. The inquiry was ef*ly formal, »ud was adjourned for post-mortem ex- ^^atioa of the bwJy. From what, ha trallspiretl it Jppeais that the deesased was a Welshwoman and her hu6W"(1 an Irishman They lodged with an Irish family the name of Murphy, who were not ou friendly terms "lth the deceased. Through tales carried to the husband ting some alleged wioconduct of the deceased, he Oil ieveral oecauiona beaten her severely, and on Saturday, in a fit of jealousy, he followed her into a pfeferhouse and there inflicted the inj uries which caused er de,ith. It is said the deceased was in a jitate of ?repan(' The bodv ?re?euted a most shocking ap- ^^nce, and bore m??t of brutal behavioar. The Pr6lrier WM brought before the Mayor on Wednesday, Mended tiU Mufx)? to ?wait the rtwult of the wfonir H mquiiy.
"??j?n?? mt ?cKt!<? ;c< of Bifth.f¡¡rri"fII'b. ￼ Ihoul<l be duth?e)i??tte'd?? b the a1>d *44ren r,f au "MleTS, or t_MlttcN'!o \I't ￼ tc<T«t«? ?f' We beg to Intltll.te. that In futa notices of Births %titl ?*1- ^?iii fcA«Hare«la3 ?dv.rtiMmonttatthe uhifbr? 'rate ?'??Meach..nde?.ptwh.r.tht p?ty?mtt? h?< accoH thp office, prepayment must be m<?e. or the. n"tiee appear. If more eonvententWthe sewier, \,a;- "'? ?T"t) be made Ie K"! su" D?t?y notu?, ?t. insertei /rt< M heretofore. BIRTHS. ￼ 26th imt., at I.?nedMa, Anglf! the wUe of the ￼ ￼ ctoaJ. "»" Qf pf *son- Rev. DEATHS. oo~t 't" at Bmnygraig, ?Oorwen. Ame)it Mar?. ?wofthe?t'Kev.R<?<'t Butler Oough, Vicar of Ccrwe"' ,pd 79 >eara. '?''?r?h iMt.. Mi? Marg<r.t Jones, daughter of Mr. George tMMMUora<'t!t?!)er,Ab<tgote.?ed8year9. On tbel71h lnst.. ag. HI, ofeoM.?ption. Mr. John Morris, narryman. ^laoJroU«W 00 to6 1 Mr. <?.n ?UU.m? joiner, Chapel- ?reet.Ft"?? ?? H WiUiM9, farmer and Mmber ?° ibe 5tb Inst., ?tt. Hent.1 Williams, farmer and tImber oar""°?'? yi"'MP<mhynBe"traeth. ?" 5 &t1 28 yctM, after confinement, Mrs. Ellen, M'atkins ?" b.loed wife of Captain John Watkin?. late of the W'?,?H<-e,P''rtm?noc, and only child of Captain ttheoner -??? Inn, in the same town—deeply and uni- '?'"?)''Xrt?yhMft?d<and a large circle of .cquain- ?" Onthe-W azedt'l. after a long and severe a?tction. berMWt.??")"i?My,p? <ence. Ann, the affMHo.ate?fe of lb,. 1 • Iii)?epend?nt minister, Beaumaris. thc?? .?' ? Rathgar, of decline, E)it..b.th?mh voun^rt^«8hlet ol xhe late?muei Gr..? ?.. C..nty Dublin. —■——i—
ASM BEY CENTKAL RAILWAY.—W« are glad to find that this line, the first section of which from Gaerwen to L.lamgeflti, fotr miles, was opened to the public at thtbtginning of the year, has already attracted a very considerable traffic, and is likely to prove a good in- Tortment. the nett earnings on the traffic of the last five weeks k upwards of zC76, which is equal to some. thing morernan 5 per cent. on the distance. When the line is throughout to A mlwch, and facilities are afforded fd;: the full development of the agricultural and 'mineral resources of the cmcnty, we confidently believe that, a Much larger dividend nvill be earned. WAR OFFICE, PALL-MAM, ArllIL 25th.-Royil Regi- ment of Guards; Lieutenant Cecil R. St. John Ives to be eaptain, by purchase, vice Richard Mostyn Lewis Williams Bulkeley, who retired. ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHTSWI^S, LOXSON.— Amongst the list of gentlemen who successfully passed their exa- mination, on the £ 0th austant, as Licentiates of the above College, we are ghw.1 to find the Dzwr o of Nlr. T. S. Foster, surgeon, Cavnarvsn. CLERICAL PRsymmENT.-On the presentation of Robert Llovd Jones Parry, Esq., the Rev. J.E. Davies, Jl. X., Incumbent of Trevor, near Ruabon, was on Tuesday last instituted by the Lord Bishop of Bangor to the Rectory of Llangelvnin, Merionethshire, vacant by the death of the Rev. J. P. Jones Parry, of Edeyrn. LKPWICH SCHOOL «IV MEDICINE.—WY have received a communication in)-it Mr. S. A. Lucas, contradicting the statement which appeared m the last number of the CIIKOSICIE, that the first prize in midwifery at the above school was awarded to Mr. O. T, Evans. The following is an extract from the official advertisement which has been sent to us for inspection Midwifery, S. A. Lucas, 1st; 0. T. Evans, 2uil. Etvard Ledwich, secretary." We are requested to state, in reference to our report of a case itt the Anglesey County Court, hich appeared in our columns a short time ago, that Mr Owen never entered into any agreement whatever with Mr. W il- liams, and was r-ot indebted to him only in so far that he made himself liable by giving the part: to the agree- ment the use of his name. Having given his name, he paid half the amount. "Whilst engaged in .the translation of the book referred to. Mr. Owen was called from home as Deputation to the Curates' Aid Society in the the Summer of 1802, and was cvmsequectly unable to produce the translation at the usual-rate, though private friends—Mr. Evans, Surgeon, translated a few pages, and 01asynys»-,e or two. la his absents from home, Mr. Aubrey employed Mr. WiUdmns on the work, at his own expense, in order to keep up the usual amount of work,-aU- the sheets being sent to Mr. Owen, for the sake of uniformity. He was for a long time with- out knowing who the person was. There was no mis- understuiding whatever OJII the subject, and not a shadow "f any. hing like a literary squabble."
BETTWS Y COED. EASTER HOLEDAY*. This quiet little village presented fclivelv and gay aspect last week. as hundred, of tourists, who are culled by the inhabitants "Byddigiotis y Pasg." ma-e here. as usual, to spend their Easter holidays, and if TTC can judge from the apartments already taken there appears a very fair prospect of the coming season being One if the best Bettws has yet seen. TW-KSSON \VIfITW&BTH'S ENTERTAINMENT.—On Wed- nesday evening last, tbe, 2rtfch instant, this geittbman fa- QUttà us with one of his pleasing entertainments, in the SthooVuom, at the above place. The company seemed highly delighted with the performance, especially the chunicij tricks upon a i. amber of youths, who voluuteor- ed 1. operated upon, aud Mr. Whitworth was enthu- «iaslica!Jy cheered at times. Although places, from the thin attendance on the above tccision We (ull justly infer that such entertainments are not ftp- feciitieo by the iuhubitunts of Bettws y Coed.
CAiEiffiUN. I CAERHUN AND LFCXSFEEOR NATIONAL SSTTWT..—On Easter Monday thfi schOlAre of this school through the kind liberality ot fliir Worthy Sector, and his kind lady Mrs. Hughes, Wii're invited to a sumptuous tea party at the Rectory, tri tae AfternOOn, when ad vied with each other in the good things provided, their choice lieteg, ui usual, the bun low, cakes, and oranges. rttisaed the cravings of the inner man, they re paired 'frith, their hostess toP. field close by. There the! njoyed themselves 'in !field sports, as children only calico. On being dismissed, they testified their grati- tude by heartily cheering their kind patrons, each carry- Jag hcktne an orange and a bun to share with the loved ones, at home. In the evening, a grand concert of vocal and instrumental music was held in the Schoolroom, for t'.16 benefit of the school, to a numerous audience. The UiMrhun Brass Band kindly gave their services upon the occasion; and the vocal pieces, consisting of solos, g lees, and duetts were admirably sustained by the artistic ac- companiment of the Misses Griffith, of Caerhun, upon the harmonium. The duett "Dau hen lange," by Messrs. H. and W. Thomas, of Penygroes, was ably ren- dered and the Market Chorus, by Messrs. R. Jones, J. Jones, and W. R. Prichard, had a very warm recep- tion. Mr. J. Jones, Coetmur, pleased the company in particular by his excellent remlering of Can y Cymru," by ?we Glyndwr and ?v-11 Benwan. Both pieces were !oud!y encored. Much thanks is due to Messrs. R. and J Jones for their kindness in coming so far to assist us under the circumstances. The Rev. Mr. Hughes hav- ing explained the object of the concert, and its worthi- ness, the audience joined in "God bless the Prince of Wales," and departed highly pleased with the evening's entertainment. We trust that the rev. gentleman's strenuous exertions in behalf of the school will meet with the continuous support of the ncighbourhood.
CONWAY. POLICE COURT, Friday, April 21—Before Rd. Davies and W F. Chapman, Esqrs. Thomas Rowlands and Thomas Jones, both from Con- way, were charged by police-constable Thomas with be- ing drunk and riotous, on the 16th inst., in Conway.— Fined Is. and 9s. costs, each; in default, 7 days' impri- sonment. Thomas Jones, Conway, a young fellow with a crutch, was charged by the same officer with being drunk and riotous in Rose-hiil-street, Conway, on the 17th instant. The officer stated that the defendant was threatening to knock people's brains out with his crutch, and that he was obliged to lock him up. Fined 5s. and 9s. costs in default, 7 days, imprison- ment. Thomas Williams, plasterer, Llandudno, was also charged with being drunk and riotous in Llandudno on Sunday, the 2nd inst. Several former convictions were also proved against him. Fined 20s. and 10s. costs 5 in default, 14 days' j i_mpri- sonment. Thomas Owens, plasterer, And ThomasQumn, painter, were charged by P.S. Henry Jones with being drunk and riotous, on the 8th init, at Llandudno. Fined Is. and 10s. costs, each, or seven days' impri- sonment. Richard Davies, a car driver, was charged by the same officer with suffering his two donkeys to stray about the street in Llandudno. Fined 2s. 6<1. and 10s. costs. The defendant was very dissatisfied with the decision of the Bench and after he had paid the 12s. 6-1., he said, as he was going out of court, that it was ten times the value of the two donkeys. Robert Thomas, town porter, Llandudno, was charged by P.S. Jones with driving his handcart on the parapet in Mostyn-street, 'Llamduclno, on the 28th ult.—Case dis- missed on paying 5s. 6,1. costs. Isaac Jones a porter, from Llandudno, was charged by the same officer-with being drunk in Mostyn-street, ^landudno, 011 tlie' £ 8th ult. Fined 5s. f.ud lbs. costs in default, 7 days' impri- sonnMnt. William Williams, miller, Llangwstemn, preferred a charge of assault Sgairist his master, David Hughes. The defendant did not appear, to answer the summons, and the "Bench granted a warrant for his apprehension, and ordered the Superintendent to get him apprehended and taken before a magistrate at once, in order to bind him over to appear at the next Petty Sessions. The overseers and constables for tfce several parishes in the Conway aistriot were sworn in for the ensuing year. TUs concluded the business of the Court.
CARNARVON. THE ROYAT, CARNARVONSHIRE MILITIA.—RHE recruits belonieg to this Regiment are now out at Carnarvon, un- dergoing the usual preliminary drilL We perceive the whole regiment will muster on Monday next, under the command of .Colonel Jones, (late the commandmg-officer ot the 93rd Foot,) who has been recently appointed CIoeSI UUIDHALL.Monday, April 24th. Before Llewelyn Turner, Esq. Mayor, and Thomas Turner, iKsq. John Jones-was brought up on remand, charged with John J(ineg-wag bro,,ighpt ri L?oern h as frequently be(bit attempted rapv. The prisoner has frequently been brought up on remand in the same case, and was again sent to prison with an intimation that the question of bail w«uld he-entertained, when the girl was produced. A,qs(wit -S &bn Owen was charged with assaulting Thomas "Williams. After-tearing witnesses, the defendant was finad is. and costs. Threat 10 Anault.-Richarcl Ellis Roberts was ordered to enter into a recognizance in X5 for threatening to as- sault Ann Wilkes, a married wotnait. Cn«s Warrant).—Susan Hughes charged Elizabeth Pith with assaulting her, and Susan Hughes was charged with assaulting her, After hearing the evidence, both-cases were dismitssed. Studing fum a Wot-k-house. -William Hughes, a young pauper, who had been for years in tbe wqrkhouso, at Carnarvon, was charged with stealing 15Ib,. of beef from the Workhouse cellar, where he had been sent pre- viously to deposit it. The prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 14 day's imprisonment, and hard labour. Charge ôj deserting from the Militia.—George March was charged with being a deserter frem the Militia. Defendant said he had come to attend this training, and was charged with being absent during the last training. He said that he was cowned in Bristol g&ol last training. Tke Mayor-said if that were true, ihe was no deserter, as lie must be there by order of a Magistrate, and a Court of competent jurisdiction. Remanded" ic.r one day, to enable tihe authorities to communicate with the governor of the prison. (Tie an ewer being aiffrmative, the prisoner was discharged on Wednesday. Resisting il e Police.-Edwards was charged with this offence, and not appearing, a warrant was granted. DrUlm and Hiatous.—Thos. Davies not appearing 1Jc this charge, a warrant was ordered to be issued. Several recrtuta were subsequently sworn in for the militia.
DENBIGH. CHURCH VESTRY MEETING.—The annual Easter Vestry was held on the 20th ir.st. Tho Rev. Lewie Lewis, reetor, in the chair. The Rector. re-elected Dr. Hughes as his Churchwarden, and Richard Owen, Esq., of Broil y Paic, was unanimously elected as the other Churchwarden. The accounts of the out-going wardens trere submitted and passed; aud it was ahc agreed that a voluntary collection should be made tu defray the present liabilities. It was also resolved that upon the retirement of Mr. Martin Smith, of Park-street, from the office of churchwarden—which office he has held for several yeacii-lk-at the thanks of the meeting be offered to him for the very efficient manner iinv .vliich he has discharged his duties as churchwarden.
LLANGEFNI. PA BFTil TN DYN:i"k very interesting lecture was delivered on the above subject at Ebenezer Chapel, on Thursday evening, the 20th inst., by Ionvertli Glan Aled, Samuel Dew, Eso., Vron, presiding, Though ad- mission was by tickets, one shilling each, the large edi- fice was crowded to overfiowing, the lecture throughout was most attentively listened to, and elicited the highest applause. The Llangefni €lee Society was in attendance and gave several of thcirweet and melodions pieces. Miss Edwards in her usual artistic skill presiding at the Harmonium. After the usual votes of thanks, the meet- ing dispersed all highly delighted aud edified.
LIVERPOOL. MR. T. D. MORRIS'S HARP ENTERTAINMENT.—OU Wednesday evening Mr. T. D. Morris gave an entertain- ment at the Concert Hall, Lord Kelson-street, to a large and select audience. He was ably assisted by Miss Bennett, who sang Sweet spirit hear my prayer," with great expression, and which was deservably eiicor ed. Llew Llwyfo was also announced to sing, but Mr. Morris j had to appologise for his non-attendance, and informed the audience that he had engaged Mr. 1". J. Hughes to supply his place. That gentleman, who has modestly worked his way to be principal basso at our concerts, here, saiig the songs and duetts which had been placed for Llew with good effect, and were rapturously encoied. The "Gadlys" was not Fung so spiritedly as we should have wished, but as we understand Mr. Hughes had to sing at sight it was not to be wondered at. The desert was a fine piece of declamation, and his fine bass voice was greatly admired, and was perfect in point of taste, power, and finish. The little vocalist Miss Agnes Emily Morris delighted the audience with her singing of The Royal music," Mr. Morris had also an excellent chorus conducted by Mr. Mills, who sang several choruses very creditably. We must not omit a stringed band, who in conjuction with the chorus, were very effective. Mr. P. H ughes and Mr. Roberts sang a (luett of H attius, While old time rolls gaily on," very well. Mr. Morris was as usual quite at home with his harp solos, which greatly pleased. Mr. Burnett presided at the piano, and the accompaniments were carefully played by him. The entertainment was a great success.
LLANRWST. I TnHWXTI'R-BoNT.—PETTY SESSIONS, Tuesday, 25th inst.—Before Admiral Wading and It. 0. Moubdale, Esq. Morris Williams, Bettws y coed, who was charged with stealing two traps, the property of the executors of the late Lord Willoughby D'Eresby, and was remanded this day week, now surrendered to take his trial. Mr. Griffith, who appeared for the piosecution, said that, with the consent of their worships, the case of stealing would be withdrawn if the defendant would give up possession of the traps, when the defendant most willingly consented; and after being duly ad- monished by the Bench, the case of stealing was with- drawn, and the trespassing case was gone into, which was proved by P.S. H. D. Williams. Defendant admitted being in the woods, but denied having made use of certain words to the police—viz., that lie was trymg to catch rabbits." Admiral Watling said that they had no reason to dia- believe the officer, who was disinterested in the case and had the defendant not disputed the statement they would have taken a more lenient view of his case. Under the circumstances he would be fined 5s. and costs. Owen Parry, alias Bol caled, was charged with steal- ing some wearing apparel from Blaeu-y-coed, Ysbytty Ifan. Robert Williams, who was examined by Mr. Super- intendent Evans, deposed as fcillows --I am a shepherd at Blaen-y-coed. On the 13th inst. I had a coat and a pair of leggings in the barn, and on the following morn- ing I missed them. I then gave information to the police. The coat and leggings now produced are mine, and which I lost from the barn. P.C. William Richards deposed—I am a police-con- stable stationed at Festiniog. In consequence of in- formation received I apprehended the prisoner on the IStli inst. The coat and leggings produced I found in the possession of the prisoner. I charged him with stealing the same, and asked him whether he wished to say anything in reply, when he said that he had nothing to say. • The prisoner, who is an old offender and spent-most of his time in gaol, was captioned in the usual way hy Mr. Hughes, clerk to the justices, and in answer said he did wish to say anything. Committed to the next Quarter Sessions at Carnarvon. The police had several sheepskins in their possession which had been stolen by the prisoner from several farmhouses at Ysbytty, and sold to Mr. Hugh Jones, skinner, Maentwrog; but ten out of the eleven skins found were taken from Denbighshire, and one only from Carnarvonshire, so that case was not gone into. Mr. Hughes said that they could indict him on the other charges at the Quarter Sessions if they wished, but that the general custom of the magistrates was to commit on one charge only. Evan Evans was brought up under a warrant, charged by Ellin Pierce with disobeying an order made on him as the putative father of her illegitimate child. The defendant, although getting £ 15 annual wsges as a servant in husbandry at Plas-yn-Glasgwrn, Pen- maclino, said he had no money to pay, neither had he anything to distrain upon; so he was committed to gaol for two calendar months; find on hearing the sen- tence, thf "nint-heartedboy" burst into tears, which his fair victim could not stand, but went out and wept bit- terly and in compassion of the" two" a friend came forward and paid the money, when he was liberated from the iron hands of the law."
I PORTMADOC. DEATH OF "HARRY WAGGON FA.WR.We have this week to chronicle the death of poor Harry," who for many years has been a well-known character in this part of Wales, as he was the carrier of goods from Portmadoc to Festiniog by the tramway for a very long time before the introduction of the steam engine. "Harry," though a hard-working, honest man, was a bit of a character in his way, so that we all feel we could have better spared a better man." THE REGATTA.-In consequence of the perfect calm weather which has prevailed -during the whole of the present week, the proposed '^regatta" for the "wee model vessels has not come off, much to the disappointment of the juveniles and others interested. We omitted to state in our last that there was a capital boat race on Easter Monday, which was won in gallant style by Capt. John Watkiu's crew.
I PENRHYN DEUDRA.ETH. PETTY SESSIONS, Thursday, April 27-Before G. Cas. son, Esq., chairman, and Wm. Casson, Esq. Drunken meis. -David Rowlands, hawker, was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Panrhyn, on the 25th inst. The charge was proved by P.C. Meicalfe.—Fined 2s. 6d. and costs. Bastardy.—Catherine Williams v. Bavid Evans.— These parties, who lire-at Blaenau, Feetiniog, settled their little" matter out of court. Drunkenness.—Mr. Hugh Jones, landlord of the Com- mercial Hotel, Blaenau, summoned a man named Owen Morris, a miner, for being drunk and disorderly, and also with refusing tolleave the said Hotel when ordered to do so, on the llith instant,—the defendant, it ap- pears, being but too well known to the police for similar offences. The defendant did not appear. The service of the summons was proved by P.C. W.m..Eoberts. The charge was proved by Mr. Hugh Jones, tholand- lord. Fined 10s. and 9s. 6d. costs; in default, 7 days' im- prisonment. Parish Conatables.-Pari.,h constables for the several parishes comprised within the Penrbyn Division were sworn in, and appointed in the usual way. Selling Beer without,a Lirense-Robert Owen, Maen- offerin, Blaenau, was summoned by P.S. John Lewis, on a charge of selling beer without a license, on his pre- mises, on the 26th Feb. last. Mr. Th(K J,jiies, Portmadoc (for Mr. J. H. Jones) ap- peared for the defendant. Griffith Williams, Croesa, was first called, who proved to having purchased two shillings worth of beer from the defendant on the.day named in the indictment. He also proceeded to state that he had bought beer of the defendant since that date, but he was stopped by the defendant's advocate, who said such evidence was irrele- vant to ttiechatge. Several oth.er witnesses were called for the prosecu- tion, the evidence of whom was of a similar character, some of whiMsi, it would seem, had part of the beer so purchased. Mr. T. Jormg, for the defence, -said he had been in- structed to deny the dharge altogether, as the defendant never did on Clie day in question, or on any other day, sell beer as he was charged with -doing. It was not a case preferred by the ptdice, but by Griffith Williams, and out of spite against the defendant. Griffith Williams had formerly been a logger .with the defendant, and he left with a siniJl sum owing for1 his lodgings, for which eventually the defendant threatened to sue him if he did jiot pay the balance owing to him. On this, Griffith "Williams trumped up the present charge. Mr. Jones then said that in cases where several lodgers were in one bouse, it was often a custom to purchase a barrel of beer at once, to save tliem going to a public-house, and it was common to tkem all. Should a friend call in, it was very likely they would give him a glass of beer, which they had a right to do and possibly it was so iu the present instance. At ail events, the receiving of money by the defendant rested solely on the evidence of the .witness, Griffith Williams, who had been brought before their Worships, on -a previous occasion, on a charge of threatening to murder his wife; whilst, on the other ¡hand, his dieut was a konest,dy, industrious workman, which he was prepared to prove by evidence. It had been said that a witness saw itWe defendant on the day in question; whilst he (Mr. Jones) should pro- duce a certificate from Dr. Williams, of Rhiw, which stated that the defendant and hit son were both suffer- ing from scarlet fever at the time. He would submit to them thrtt 110 charge had been proved, and that inde- pendent of the answer to it, and he should loring a lod- get who-would state that he never saw the defendant receiving euy money for beer, though he had seen him giving some. After this witness had given his evidence, the magis- trates decided that a breach of the law had ,token place, and that they had no alternative but to enforce the pe- nalty of ;C5, with çosts. They would have reduced the penalty, but they had no power to do so. Fined £ 5, and 22s. costs. Drunkenness.— Wm. Roberts, of Ynysfawr, ww char- ged by P.C. Wm. Richards with being drunk aid dis- orderly at the Pengwern Arms Hote], Festiniog, on the 3rd of April, and likewise with refusing to quit the hotel when ordered to do so. The defendant admitted the charge, and was fined 1B. and 8s. costs. J notheT Charge of Selling Beer without a License.- Mary Williams, Maenfferin, Blaenau, Festiniog, was sumaioned by P.S. John Lewis for selling beer in a cer- tain house, situate at Maenfferin, to one Robt. Roberts, she at the time having nQezcise license authorising her to do so. Robt. Roberta deposed to having a quart of beer of defendant on the 26th Feb. last, for which, he paid the usual charge. A woman Mmed Ann Petm BorMborated Roberta statouamt P.C. Wm. Roberts also gavu evidence) and said he was in Anne Peters' houso when the quart of beer was brought in from Mrs. Williams's. He Was preuntwhen Roberts was sent to fetch it. Superintendent Hughes explained that in consequence of great complaints which had been ulftde as to the prac- tice, the police constable had in fact been instructed to take that step. The defendant, who did not appear, was fined ES, with the costs, 34s. 6d. Attempt to co?nmita Ripe.-A. young unmarried wo- man, from Cwmorthen, named Mary Jones, charged John Parry, tailor, Tanygrisiau, with unlawfully and wilfully attempting to commit a rape on her, upon the highway, near to Cwmorthen, on the 20th day of April last. This case was not concluded when our reporter de- spatched his parcel.
LLANERCHYMEDD. I PETTY SESSIONS, April 24—Before the Revds. Chan- cellor Williams; Llanfairynghornwy, and Edw. Herbert, M. A General Hughes; and Jauies Webster, Esq. These Sessions were held on Monday last, in the new Magistrates' Hoom at the Police Station here, and were attended by an unusual concourse of people, who mostly came from Pensarn. As usual, affiliation cases occupied the principal part of the day, of which the following was the chief. Mary Thomas v. Thomas Roberts, both ot 1'ensarn. The latter was defended by Mr. R, D Williams. From the conflicting and disgusting nature of the evidence in this case. we refrain giving a full report. No satisfactory or reliable evidence, however, was produced to prove the defendant to be father of the child. In delivering judgment, the Rev. Chancellor Williams earnestly rebuked some of the parties who appeared in this case, remarking, that during the whole period of the lengthened magisterial experience, he had never presided over a more disgusting case. Far preferable would it have been for the mother of that child to have support- ed it, than deigning to give her evidence before that Court. A bad looking case.-Daiiiel Jones v. Thomas Owen. In this case Mr. D. Jones, collector of rates at Llandy- frydog, claimed the rates of Mr. T. Owen, Garn, who, however, mantained having paid the same, and produc- ed receipts intended to prove the same alleged to have been signed by the plaintiff, Mr. D. Jones. This was solemnly denied by Mr. D. Jones, as well as by several others. On the Magistrate's Clerk enquiring whether the de- fendant intended to pay or abide the verdict of the law, as the receipt was not genuine—he immediately paid the same.
RHYL. I ST. Tso¡'US'SCHURCH.-We are gratified to be enabled to state that the appeal which the Rev. H. Morgan, our respected Incumbent, mode on Sunday last to his con- gregation and parishioners to defray the debt due upon the New Church, before the publication of the annual Easter accounts, has been most generously responded to. Subscriptions have poured in from all quarters and we now find that there-is a surplus of about £ 7 which will be carried over to the chancel and tower funds. We may safely say that the final completion of this beautiful edifice is not far off. GRAND AMATEUR CONCEPT.—A grand amateur con- cert will be aeld in the Town Hall on Tuesday next, in aid of funds for procuring an organ for St. Thomas's Church. We understand that about fifteen talented amateurs have volunteered their services, and we feel as- sured that they will afford a magnificent treat to all those who have a spark of musical love in their souls. NEW Rinx STEAMER.—Yesterday (Sunday) the new steamer Vale of Clwyd, intended for the passenger traffic between this. port and Rhyl, arrived in the Mersey, after a rapid passage from the Cloch Light to the Prince's Landing-sta.ce in fifteen hours, including three stoppages. She accomplished the distance between Cloch Light and the Mull of Galloway in six hours and had it not been for the fog she would probably have made the passage to the Liverpool landing-stage ia Ili hours. On the occasion of her trial trip she made the measured mile in three minutes, and accomplished the distance between the Cloch L:ght and Cumbrae, 15 miles and three quar- ters, in 52 minutes. She has been built by Mr. T. B. Seath, of GUsgow, and supplied with engines by Mr. Campbell of the same city. We believe we are right in stating that she is without exception the fastest ship afloat, and that her arrangements for the comfort of pas- sengers are of the most perfect character. She is to commence running on the 1st of May. -Liverpool Daily Couritr. POLICI COURT, Tuesday, April 24,—Before J. Chur- ton, Esq.; T, G. Dixon, Esq. and Dr. Theed. Breach of the Liquor Law.-Edward Vaughan, of the Packet Hotel, Voryd, was summoned for permitting drunkennessin his house on Sunday, the 9th inst., at 11 a.m. Mr. R. E. Williams, solicitor, appeared for defendant. P.C. Denson proved the offence. He stated having found a man drunk in the kitchen and 14 other men in a state of drunkenness congregated together in the back premises of the hotel. Fined 5s. and 8s. costs. John Thomas, Bedford Street, beer-house keeper, was also fined Ss and 8s. costs for selling beer during pro- hibited hours on Good Friday. Drunltenness.- The following parties were summoned for being drunk and disorderly :-John Williams,— fined lB. and lis. costs. Wm. Matthews,-fitie(i 5s. and 7s. costs. Joseph Davies, fined 2s. 6d. and Hit. costs. James Hughes (drunk on two occasions),-fined f 2 and 18s. costs. Thos. Hughes, butcher,-fined 7s. 6d. and 78. costs. Junnih Poachers.—John Evans and David Roberts, two urchins, were summoned by Mr. Thos. Sleight for trespassing in pursuit of game on land in his occupation in Dyserth, on the 29th ult. The defendants pleaded guilty; and Mr. Sleight said he did not wish to press for a heavy penalty on account of the youthful age of the offenders. Their Worships thought the eldest lad (David Roberts) had enticed the other to commit the offence,—therefore they would fine him 7s. 6d. and 7s. (id. costs. The fines were paid by the parents.
ST. ASAPH. The Rev. D. Short, rector of Llandrinio, and brother of the Bishop, has acceded to a request made to him by a numerous body o' the clergy, and will he a candidate for the office of Proctor, vacant by the death of the Rev. R. W. Eyton. The election is expected to take place next month: PENNY RE.<DINGS.—On Monday evening last, a third series of "Penny "Readings" in connection with the St. Asaph Literary Society took place in the new National Schoolroom, under the presidency of Dr. Eoberts. There was a crowded attendance, including the elite of the city. Readings and recitations were most ably given by R. V. Williams, Esq., County Court Judge. R. J. Sisson, Eaq., Rev. W. H icb Owen, and Mr. William Oliphant, report- er. A select number of the Cathedral choristers sang several pleasing pieces, accompanied on the pianoforte by Miss A. iF. Jones. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The first meeting of the new Board was held on Thurs- day last. Present—Captain Thomas; W. Brownlow Wynne, 'Esq. ;IT. G. Dixon, Esq. P. P. Pennant, Esq. Rev. J). M. Evans; Rev. John Pugh Rev. Thos. Wil- liams Woo. Phillips, Esq. Rev. T. Z. Davies Thos, Sleight, E$l. Messr.. E. Roberts, H. &rry; David Par- slei1?hrt ?l PliTr?, E. G. IÆnt, W. Morris Richard Jones, Thomas PK!CC. Robert Jones, E Powell Jones, and Robt. Griffith. The following are the new Guardians :-1I"r. David Parry, St. Asaph; Mr. Morris, Denbigh; and Mr. Hugh Hughes, Cwm. According to a resolution previously passed, the busi- ness was commenced at half-past ten a.m., instead of eleven a.m. Election of Chairman and Tict-chairmtn—Oa the motion of Mr. Browulow Wynne, seconded by Mr. Will. Parry, Captain Thomas was unanimously re-elected chair- man of the Board for the ensuing year. Capt. Thomas, in accepting the chair, thanked the Guardians for the continued confidence they reposed in him. Mr. Brownlow Wynne and Mr. Lunt, of Denbigh, were unanimously elected Vice-chairmen for the ensuing year. Election of C'07nmi'lee.. -The Finance Assessment and Visiting Committees were appointed, and a vote of thanks for their past services was warmly passed-specbl men tion being made by the Rev. Thos Williams of Mr. Ed- ward Roberts, St. Asaph, for the diligent and most va- luable aid lie lendered to the Union, in connection with the Finance Committee. Relkf Lists. --The relief lists, which were formerly left until the eleventh hour, are in future to take the prece- dence in the bminess of the Board. This alteration is carried out with a view of more effectually checking un- worthy cases being entered on the Relieving Officer's Book, and thus reduce the out-door expenditure. The Visitors' Book-The following report in the Visi- tor's Book, dated 15th inst., and signed by A. Doyle, Esq., Poor Law Inspector, was re-ad by the Chairman I have inspected the Workhouse. I made enquiry in the several wards, but did not hear of any cause of complaint amongst the inmates, who appear to be in all respects properly cared for. The graund-floor room in which the old men sleep, should, I think, be boarded. In winter, the present floor must be very cold, especially for that glass of inmates. The privy in the boys' yard is in a bad state, It should be emptied more frequently. Indeed, the construction of all the privies in this house is defec- tive. The woodwork of the house requires to be painted." Medical Fees.—I-ke Guardians complained of the heavy Mtcwtts expended in extra medical fees. The applica- tion of Dr. Edwards, Denbigh, for a fee in the case of a woma. with a fractured leg was again dwelt upon, and although the Guardians were inclined to believe the fee w; 1 not due, they felt it impossible, on legal grounds, to object fc> itipaymeut, Finance.— £ 375 4,3, lld. were spent in out-relief through- out the Union Bioce last Board day. Workfunue.—Tlie little girls in the Workhonsp ap- peared in neat new frocks before the Board, and they el". sired, through Mrs. Mason, the schoolmistress, to thank the Guardians for them. The Chairman addreemss.ed tho children i.n a few ki.nu. words, and exhorted them to good behaviour. Paupers in the house 73, against 79 last year. Va- grants relieved by the master during the past fortnight, 41.
TREMADOC. We are glad to fiud that Mr. H. I. Jones, son of Mr.' R. I. Jones. Tremadoc, on the 1st inst,, passed the pre- liminary examination in Arts; and on the 13th inst., he also passed the preliminary professional examination at the Faculty of Physicians, Glasgow, and the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. DISCOVERY OF A GOLD VEI^ AT DOLBENMAEN. Messrs. Swift and Roberts, Tremadoc, have recently commenced opening a slate quarry in the parish of Dol- henmaen. The other day they found a lump of quartz, in which there was a quantity of gold. 'I'he specimen is considered to be a very good oue, and sanguine hopes are entertained on the subject. Of course time alone will prove whether those hopes are well founded i)r not. ———i——————
HOUSE OF COMMONS.—MONDAY. The House re-assembled last evening, after the Easter recess. The attendance of members was very scanty, and the business transacted, of a formal character. In committee on the navy estimates the vote of E212,800 for the War Office was agreed to; and several postponed navy votes were granted. The following bills were read a second tiiiie The Lancaster Court of Chancery Bill, the Local Govern- ment Supplemental (No 2) Bill, and the Land Drainage Supplemental Bill, HOUSE OF COMMONS—TUESDAY. I The ATTORNEY-GENERAL stated, in reply to Mr. Had- field, that he did not intend to bring in a bill this ses- sion to repeal obsolete acts of Parliament. Mr. CHILDERS obtained leave to bring in a bill to pro- vide for the better government of Greenwich Hospital and the more beneficial application of the revenues of that institution. He explained that in future the hospital would be exclusively devoted to the use of in. firm seamen and those in want of temporary medical assistance. The income of the institution was about E154,000, and Mr. Childers estimated that under the proposed system of management there would be a yearly surplus of X13,000, which should be allowed to accumulate.. Mr. E. P. BOUVERIB obtained leave to bring in a bill to amend the Union of Benefices Act, by abolishing the requirement that the consent of the archdeacon of any diocese should be necessary before a church could be removed. Leave was given to Mr. T. G. BARING to intro- duce a measure to amend the Salmon Fishery Act, 18Gl. Several bills having been advanced a stage, the ,house adjourned. HOUSE OF COMMONS-WEDNESDAY. I TheHouse was engaged for several hours in discussing the merits of a bill for transferring the judicial functions at present exercised by the whole of the Inns of Court to Committees of benchers specially appointed for the purpose. An effort was made by Mr. Locke and Mr. Neate to reject the measure, on the ground that it was unnecessary but at the close of the debate a motion for the second reading bill of the was agreed to without a division. HOUSE OF LORDS—THURSDAY. I THE ASSASSINATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. On the meeting of the House of Lords at five o clock, Earl RDSSEU, said—I beg to give notice that ou Mon- day next I shall move thac an humble address to the Proivn be presented, expressive of sorrow and indigna- tion at the assassination of the President of the United States, and praying her Majesty to convey that expres- sion of feeling to the Government of the United States. The Earl of DERBY.—With respect to the substance of the motion, I am quite certain that the expression of sorrow and indignation at the astrocious act which has been committed in the United States, will not only meet with the unanimous assent of your lordships' house, but it will represeut the unanimous opinion of every man, woman, and child in her Majesty's dominions. HOUSE OF COMMONS—THURSDAY. I THE ASSASSINATION. I Sir GEORGE GREY said that on Monday next he would move an humble address to her Majesty, expressing the feelings of sorrow aud indignation with which the house had heard of the perpetration of that atrocious crime, and of sympathy with the Government and people of the United Status.
THE BUDGET. I On the motion for going into committee of ways and meane, The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER, who was re- ceived with much applause, said the condition of this country was eminently prosperous-a revenue larger than had ever before, either in peace or war, been raised from taxation alone, and expenditure had prevailed greater than had ever before beeu known in time of peace. Lastly, this Parliament bad enjoyed the dis- tinction, although no Parliament ever reached its leual term, that this was the seventh time that it was called UDon to Drovide for the financial necessities of the year. I THE PAST YEAR. I The expenditure for the year ending 31st March, 1865, was X66,462,000 the actual revenue for the same period was f70,313,000,—(cheers,)-showing a surplus of revenue over expenditure of £ 3,851,003. (Renewed cheers.) But, if he included, M he perhaps ought to do, the cost of the fortifications which were specially pro- vided for 'by terminable annuities, the total expenditul e of the year was X67,082,000, and in this case there was still a surplus of £ 3,231,000. (Cheers.) GROWTH OF THE REVENUE. In order to show the growth of the revenue of the country, he stated that between 1810 and 1852 (the year preceding the outbreak of the Russian war) the balance of taxes repealed over taxes imposed amounted to up- wards of £ 5,000,000. From 18-53 to 1859 itwas between six and seven millions, and from 1859 to 1865 it was £ 6,137,000. Thus in the first period from 1840 to'52 the aunual rate of increase in the revenue was zel,030,000 in the second period. £ 1,240,000 and in the third, £ 1,780,000. In the balances of the country there had also been an increase of £348,000, and the total amount of debt paid off in the year was (5,310,000. In 1859 the public debt was aC825,934,00, and it now stood at X808,288,000, showing a diminution in six years of £ 17,046,000. PROSPERITY OF THE PAPER TRADE. Referring to the effect of legislation in reference to paper he said that the traile had not left the country, nor did it evince any intention of doing so. The import- ation of paper from abroad had arisen to nearly half a million of money, and the amount of materials imported for making British paper had increased from 17,700 tons 20,400iu 1862, to 44,000 tons in 1863, and to 67,000 t0ns in 1864. THE TRADE WITH FRANCE. Our trade with France continues to increase. In 1859 the total amount of our trade with France was X26,431,000 in 1864 it was C42 787,000, showing an increase of £ 23,690,000, or nearly 90 per cent. TRADE OF THE COUNTRY FOR THE YEAR. As regarded the whole trade of the country it had undergone a large further increase in the year just ex- pired, and now stood as follows Imports £ 274,000,000, exports £ 213,000,000 total, £ 487,000,000; showing an increase of £219,000,000 since 1859, There was an im- pression that although the increase in our trade was great, it was less than the increase in the trade of foreign countries. It was quite true that the trade of France exhibited tI larger relative rate of increase than ours, but that was because the trade of France since the great war, and since the crushing depopulation of the last years of that war, remained under an unnatural depres- sion. He believed that enormous, nay boundless, ad- vantages had resulted from the inventive spirit which had distinguished the mechanism of the age from the improvement in the methods of locomotion. He believed that the people might be said to pay to the railways at least £30,000,000 sterling per a-year, and it was a very moderate estimate to put the benefit which they other- wise derived from their introduction at another £ 30,000,00(1 sterling per annum. Industry was given to the United Kingdom to lead the vanguard of civilisation. In the words of one of our greatest poets- To serve a model for a mighty world, And be a fair beginning of the time." MR. COBDEN. Having been associated very closely with Mr. Cobden in the negotiations on account of the French treaty, he might be permitted to take this opportunity of bearing his humble testimony to the merits of one whom it was im- possible not to call to mind on this occasion. Mr. Cobden needed no eulogy at his hands, for his memory was a part of the history of his country, and the recollection of his o f th "i distinguished services would be the recollection of a character so pure, so courageous, so simple, so disin- terested, and so devoted, that it gave as much lustre to his great Merits as it received lustre from them. (Loud ebeers.) REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE OF THE YEAR. The charge of the funded and unfunded debt was £ 26 350,000; the consolidated fund, £ 1,900,000; army, £ 14.348,000 navy, £ 10,392,000; collection of the reve- nue, £ 4,057,000; packet servico, £ 842,000; miscellaneous, £ 7,650.000; making the total charges for the year, £ 06 183.'0.K). The revenue he estimated M follows C istoiti.9, £ 22.775.000 excise. £ 19,030,000; stamps, £ 'l.150 003 assessed taxes, £ 3,350,000; property tax, £ 7 800 000; post-office, £ 4,250,000; crown lands, £ 352,000; miscellanofl\1s, £2,6-.0,000; China indemnity, £ 450,000; making the total revenue, £70,170,0,10. Deducting from this the expenditure of £ 66,139,000, it showed a probable surplus of £ 4,031,000. (Loud cheers.) TAXES TO BE REDUCED. It would first of all be proposed to remove the Momaty in the caiiveyance and transfer of shares by which. in order to effect a small saving, two instead of one were now taken out. He proposed to place script certificates and receipts of bonds to the home and foreign on the same footing. He also proposed to reduce the duty on Agreements tor lotting, small tenements from fhl. to 1,1. He proposed to reduce the duty on apprasenients to ti). and to relieve the special pickers and conveyancers by putting them on the same footing as attorneys, by allow- ing them a reduction to the extent of half the duty for the first three years. (Laughter.) He also proposed to reduce the stamp duties on ecclesiastical licence where the operation of the present system prevented the use of the instrument to which such licences applied. The next change was in the stamp on charter parties, which opera- ted very hardly upon gentlemen in the north of England; At present the charge on a charter party was 5s., and he proposed to reduce it to 6d. subject to the condition of having a proper printed stamped paper; because Govern- ment preferred getting a (id., duty prllperly secured to them, rather than a 5s. duty which they only obtained in a very few instances. The duty on re-insurance, imposed last year, was proposed to be removed, as being burden- some and the duty on what were termed "lime policies," in marine insurances was also to be reduced, aud lastly, a change would be made in the stamp duty on assurances given by certain companies against accidental defcth, personal injury, and damages to the plate giass. (A lauch. ) THE MALT DUTY. He now came to Wie subject of the malt duty with res- pect to which a debate had already arisen, on which many in that house ente.-tlined strong conviction. There was one question which had been raised in connection with this duty, which he believed they had heard the last of, namely, the preparation of malt for feeding cattle. It was now proved that malt was only an exceptionally good food for cattle, the proof being that of 28 malt,houses opened for the preparation of malt for feeding purposes 17 had closed, not ()u account of excise restrictions, but on account of w.mt of demand for barley malted for cat- tle. If it were true that the effect of the tax of £ 6,000,000 on malt impose I a burden of £ 20,'X).),000 oil the consumers of boer, it was plain that it must operate vitstl.), to the benefit of those who obtained the iiiterrue- 'r i(, triit!i wits tli?Lt the diate amount of £ 14.000,00#. The truth was that tho abolition of the in It duty would be the death-warrant of all our system of indirect taxation, for with malt sen- tenced it would be impossible to ret-iiii the tax on tea and sugar on the one hand, and on wine and spirits on the othcr. The question wliicli hi bad to solve, with a view to the reduction of the duty oil malt, was to arrive at the actual tax if placed on beer and he b.wlly stated that 12A per cent on beer, as asserted by the President of the Board of Trade, was a rigidly accurate estimate for purposes of comparison with the duties on tea and sugar. The result of the minutest inquiry by the revenue officers had proved that, taking a barrel of beer, the price was enhanced by the malt duty and its inei (leiits to the extent of about 20 per cent, and lie defied any one to impugn that calcution. He quoted returns to show that while the consumption of malt per head of the population had increased, the consumption of spirits had now .decreased. With 20,0 '0,0:)0 of population the consumption of beer was 20,000,000 barrels, or exactly one barrel per head. To s1 ow the powers of consumption enjoyed by the English people, the right hon. gentleman related an anecdote of a labourer on the Thames, who, in consequence of an accident, because an inmate of one of the hospitals in the east end of London, npon whom it was necessary to perform an opera- tion, but whose temperate habits it was necessary to ascertain in the ifrst instance. A goo,l character for temperance was given to the man, but on inquiry it was found that his temperance consisted in never drinking more than eight quarts a day. The average consumption of an intemperate man was estimated at from 12 to 16 quarts per day, and it was further estimated that the total amount of beer consumed gave au average of 60 quarts per annum for every adult male in England. For his own part he could net see what the producers of malt had to complain of when it was shown that the consumption of beer had been steadily increasing, and the price of the raw material regulary and progressively going up. Beer ought not to be taxed more heavily than wine and spirits, then tea ought not to be taxed more heavily than beer. Yet the tax upon a barrel of beer was only 20 per cent, as compared with the price of beer, while upon tea it was not less than 44 per cent. REDUCTION OF TEA DUTY. With regard to the malt tax, it was not in their power to ask the house to absorb so very large a portion of the surplus of the present year as would be neces- sary, together with the future burdens that would be entailed, in making a partial remission of the malt tax, and they had arrived at the conclusion as the result of that examination of the relative weight of the taxation, that the best step they could ask the house to take was to do that act of justice which hitherto had remained undone, and to place the duty on tea in just relation to the duty on beer. They thought it best to make a pro- posal that would be of a decisive character, and afford the consumer the benefit of a considerable reduction.. Taking the price of tea as delivered out of bond at 2s. 6d. per lb., they felt that if they could reduce the duty on tea by so large a sum as 6d. in the pound they would cause a reduction in the wholesale price of the article of 20 per cent. The estimated consumption of tea for 1865-6 was 92,000,000 lbs., and the loss of 6d. a pound would amount to £ 2,300,000, but as a portion of the year had already expired, the total loss of revenue during the year would be £ 1.868,000- REDUCTION OF INCOME TAX. Since the Russian war an increase of X12,000,000 had been made to the annual expenditure of the coun- try. Under these circumstances he could not see, as some persons appeared to think, that he himself was personally pledged to do away with the income tax but it was now in his power to make a proposal to the house which would bring the income tax within manage- able limits, and he asked the house to reduce the in- come tax by two-thirds, or 2d. in the pound. In this proposal the annual yield of the income tax would be reduced to £5,21)1),000, at which figure the income tax would be handed over to the new Parliament. The yield of the tax was so rapidly increasing that a penny in the pound now produced the sum of XI,300,000 in- stead of £ 1,000,000. The result of the reduction there- fore would be a loss to the revenue of f 2,000,000 but of this sum only £ l,GjO,000 would accrue during the current year. THE FIRE INSURANCE DUTY. The next subject he had now to deal with was the fire insurance duty. The yield of the fire insurance duty for tho year, without any alteration, would be il,450,000, but he should propose to reduce it to an uniform duty of one shilling and sixpence from the 20th June. He should also propose a further change not in- dicated by the resolution of the house, but which would meet with general approval, aud reduce the duty of the policy, which acted as a great obstacle to small in- surances, but which was quite distinct from the duty on the annual renewal of the policy, fr./ill one shilling to a penny. The result would be that, for half the year they would receive the duty of the old rate, or the sum of f725,000. The rate of the new duty for the whole year would be £ 930,000, or a loss of £ 520,000! for the whole year. Taking, then, the half of these two amounts, the total amount of the duty for the,myretit year would be £ 1,190,000, or a loss of £ 260,000, wjtfi a further loss in the following year of X260,000 more. SUMMARY. The result of the changes which he had proposed might be summarised as follows :-The reduction of the tea duties would give a relief of £ 2,200,000; the income tax, £ 2,600,000; making, with the minor changes, a total relief of X5,420,000, but of this amount 93,718,000 would fall within the present year. There would there- fore, be left a light surplus of £ 253,000, which the Government asked the house to leaw U its hands. There would, however, be a further lo-v oi £ 1 417 000 in the following year, making the permanent loss of'the revenue of £ 5,195,000. In conclusion, be forcibly urged the house to accept his scheme, which was intended to meet the interests of the whole community and not of any particular class. The right hon. gentleman sat down after a speech of two hours and a half. The reception of the financial scheme appeated to be remarkably favourable. Mr. WHITESIDE insisted that an expenditure of 930,000,000 was sufficient for all purposes. Mr. Marsh, Sir F. Crossley, and others approved of the financial scheme; but Mr. Bentiuck, Lord J. Man- ners, and Mr. Surtees loudly complained of the refusal of the Chancellor of the Exchequer to deal at all with the malt tax. Mr. MAGUIUE urged the claims of the paper makers to consideration on account of the grievous wrong done to them five years ago and the case of the Irish dis- tillers, whose trade was all but destroyed. Mr. BASS believed the budget would be acceptable to the country, but regretted the determination of Govern- ment with respect to the malt duty. The house adjourned at 1 40 a.m.
vr York tbO ?e MM?in of th? ?e?dent *tNelIted ?« ? Wm. Booth, bro to Ed- ? ?tb?he Mtor, and the son of J??, Bnitus ???ho<e oareer was most ecceM)!?, ?nd who ?°?iMi, rivalled K?. ?e next packet *? h?nt! us more partioulan, aud we fear it will nounw the deA of Mr. Seward, who was '?edthes&meev.Bmg by another hand, and ?.OB, Frederick Seward, w? murdered by Tbe Ms?n of hn f?er.