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I BLACKWOOD POLICE COT-IRT.I

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BLACKWOOD POLICE COT-IRT. I FRIDAY. âBefore Joseph Davies, Esq, ChairmaH., and J. G. James. Esq. The Chairman, Mr Davies, has been indisposed for some time and his appearance on the bench gave satisfaction to his brother justices and friends. STEALING A SHOVEL.âCotter r. Sullivan. Prosecutor said he left his shovel in a certain place in the works at Tredegar, and on going for it next day it was gone found it in prisoner's possession knew it by certain marks; had it from his gaffer piisoner refused to give it up went for P.C. Evans, and the shovel was then given up. In reply to the magistrates' clerk prisoner said he never stole the shovel he had it nearly twelve months, and bought it from a man who was gone from Tredegar. Committed for fourteen days. UNDERHAND GAMES.âTwo young men named Morgan and Long were charged with neglecting work at Ebbw Yale whereby the puddling furnaces were stopped.âIt ap- pears' some of the underhands have shown a spirit of oppo- sition on account of some bounty money not being paid them, and to annoy the puddlers they neglect the work and thus cause some loss and annoyance. Long did not appear, and a warrant was issued to fetch him up. Morgan was fined 5s. and costs. A WILLING LEADER.âJones f. Leader. This was a case of affiliatiou which was not disputed by defendant.âMiss Jones, a prepossessing damsel, said Leader was the father of her child, and the policeman having proved service of summons, and having stated to the bench that Leader ad- mitted the paternity, the usual order of half a crown weekly was made. APPLICATION.âThomas Edwards, late grocer. Church- street, apt died through Mr C. R. Harris, for a warrant to recover possession of a certain tenement in the rear of No. 39, Church-stree. Applicant said he had allowed his son- in-law to use the premises during his (Mr Edward's) occu- pancy of the front part; had since demanded possession, which was refused, and had sent notice to the son-in-law who bad said he would fight it out. The Bench granted the applicant an order to recover possession in three weeks. AFTER THE SESSIONS.âTimothy Keating v. Patrick Foley. This was an assault case at Briery Hill, and was a finishing match after last Blaina sessions, at which latter place Keating was fined 5s and costs, for allowing Mrs Foley to run her head against a stone he held in his hand. Mr C. R. Harris for defendant, asked complainant a few questions anent the case at Blaina, and as to the feeling it haJ engendered. Keating said he had been punished by the Blaina gentlemen, and was not going to be tried in two court-houses he said if he called Mrs Foley a w-e it was only what was true some other replies were equally saucy and insolent but did not at all disconcert Mr Harris, Complainant called a witness who declined speaking till Keating paid 3s 9d, for his (witness's) loss of time the cash was handed out. and the witness^ deposed to seeing a quarrel between Keating and Foley, who were entangled in each other.âJeremiah Murphy, a. shaky old man, with a plaister on his nose. ascended the box as a witness and be- gan to chatter. -The Bench: Kiss that book. Witness Where's my wages first? (Laughter).âThe Bench: What do you demand ?âWitness Half-a-crown is little enough one day in "Tredaygar" and one here, he only gave me sixpence at Tredaygar. â Complainant paid the money, and the witness kissed the book loudly. -The Bench W hat have you to say ?âWitness Good day to you jintleinen. (Laughter) -The witness then began. On the morning of the twinty-siviath of April I saw a row, and a great crowd of min and wimmin, yes, they was inside the house jintle- men.-The Bench: Is that all? A. Yes.âAlf Harris said he did not think he was called upon to make any remark, the case did not prove anything against Foley. Case dis- missed. complainant to pay costs.âThere were a number of assault ca..es arising out of the affair at Blaina. Patrick Foley, Thomas Harrington, Ihotrias Keating, MicbealCon- nelly, Jane Naigle, and Betsy Ldwards, were among the litigants. âMr C. R. Harris appeared for Patrick Foley, complainant in the first summons, for Mary Connelly de- fendant in the second, and Timothy Keating defendant in the third case. The women told long tales, and called on heaven to assist them in telling what was true. To put all on a level, the Bench settled the dispute by putting all the parties under sureties of the peace. EBBW YALE. EMIGRATION.âOn Monday last a. number of families left ] his place on their way to America. A number leave every { veek, but the majority generally make it convenient to go I n batches, and that also on a pay Monday, when from i hirty to forty persons leave their native place to try their ortune the other side of the Atlantic. The station was ( :rowded with the friends of the emigrants, who wished them ( Lll the success imaginable. PAY DAY. -Saturday was the pay, after five weeks' hard f abour, and it is painful to state that an unusual amount of t lissipation prevailed. Better times ougnt to secure more t )eef and bread to the families of the working men, but it is f o be feared that in this direction the advance of wages do s lot tend. The various disgraceful fights and drunken srowds that were to be witnessed on Monday in front of i jublic houses, in different parts of the town, loudly call for lome effectual means for the suppression of drunkenness, ] specially at our pays. [Whatour religious and social re- ormers are doing, may now with propriety be asked. The .emarks made in a recent leader on Alerthyr and Dowlais < iii-Ilt with equal force apply to this district. When will j .his abominable traffic, with its baneful influence on the < working classes and their families, be checked? Echo msvvers when ] CHAPEL ANNIVERSARY.âOn Sunday the English jn(je. j jendeuts of Briery Hill held their chapel anniversary, when ;hree sermons were preached by the Rev. B. Hughes, BA., c >f Tredegar. The congregations during the services were t rery good, and the discourses were practical and appro- i wiate. The Rev. Mr Edwards remarked at the close of the iervices that the chapel had been built over 20 years, and luring that time £ i00 debt had remained, the church and :ongregation having paid in the shape of interest more than he principal. He strongly condemned the practice of milding chapels by borrowing large sums of money, for which he public were perpetually appealed to, merely to meet the xpenses of interest, when the principal was seldom re- luced. They had determined to try and payoff the £ 100. ind that was the special object of the Services. Liberal elections were made at each service towards reducing the 1 imount. <> A GREAT GATHERING ON THE MOCNTAIN.âThe Welsh 3alvinistic Methodists at Silo Chapel, Victoria, held their innual tea party in the Crick, a field near the Duffryn Inn. A larse marquee was erected on the field, in which was served the tea to the crowds who assembled on the occasion. The day was brilliantly fine, and it being Monday after the pay, and all the works of Victoria and Ebbw Vale idle, large crowds flocked to the field to enjoy the refreshing cup provided by the ladies, who did everything in their power to cater to the tastes of over 1000 people. The serving «f such a large number, coming as they did at different times, necessarily occupied a long time, and it was about nine o'clock before all had been sit pplied. No public meeting took place, but the young folks engaged in the usual rural sports, which were witnessed by the older part of the assem- bly with great interest and amusement. It is satisfactory to learn that after all expenses are met. the financial result will be very large, and will tend considerably to reduce the debt on the chapel. A DODGE. -In one of the many houses in New Town there resided three families, one of which was held respon- sible for rent and firing to the house agent, and therefore the other two families were only lodgers. It appears that this person had gone considerably in arrears with his land- lady, owing to many untoward circumstances. For con- venience sake he wished to leave his l,dge," bat the land- lady insisted on having all his arrears paid up before moving an article, or Ithat sufficient should be left behind as secu- rity for what was owing- He was unable to pay the cash, but agreed to leave a large box fm^ 0 ,Vf,|uable things, amongst which was a concertina- ine landlady went to visit a friend a day before the lodgers left, when the man's wife hit on a scheme to dodge her landlady. She got the key, opened the box, and took everything out and safely secured it, and for the purpose of not awakening suspicion, she placed a number of old bricks in the ox instead of the valuables she had extracted. For a time things went on quietly, but as the cash was not forthcoming a threat to sell was made, and for this purpose the box was opened, when, to the astonishment of everyone, inseadot the UJusic and other things being there, the old bricks presented them- selves. The trick led to a large number of the neighbours attending the house af the dodged landlady to condole with her-though in some instances ironically in her misfor- tune. The trick has caused much excitement and merri- ment in the not over aristocratic districb in which it occur- red, and all declare that for the future not only shall lodgers' boxes be left, but also the keys as well. I BEAUFORT. A NARROW ESCAPE. -A number of people who work near and about the incline which lets down coal had a narrow escape for their lives last Monday. The rope which works the incline was snapped, and consequently two trucks were let free, which went down at a wonderful speed, and carried all before them. Luckily the men, women, and horses who work at the bottom of the in- cline were out of the way at that moment, otherwise many lives would have been lost, as s, a great deal of damage was done. One of the trucks wa" 8-asbed to atoms, and the other did not fare much bett The great speed at which the trucks came down and the ore and coal flying in all directions, m ave caused much more injury and damage ha a :little time before, and many children wmiLl have also suffered. The well of water, which is not far fr0.â¢, f V?.cllne, is a great attraction at the present time, an< 11,Jren who congregate there would have been instantly kitled by the coal and mine which fell about, bu^t, on°.us to relate, there was no one close to the we e accident occuired. DISCOVERY OF A CHILD IN 'THE ORT NEW CHURCH. This district has been thrown into considerable excitement, from a very strange discove y newly-born infant girl, supposed to be about six ^a)parti- ally buried state in the ditch, at the bo church- yard, at the back of the garden of W. Needham, Esq. The body was placed in an old raisin box, the feet as also the body being carefully wrapped in a ne ed piece of Welsh flannel, over which was placed a clean ntw print dress, which covered the feet, ana was evidently made for the purpose for whieh it was used. That part of the box in which the bead rested, when discovered, WIIS not closely fitted, and therefore it is generally supposed that rats must have got in, and have eaten the neaa, as it was entirely knawed away, except the skull e. and there- fore will considerably embarrass the investigations of the medical men, and tbe jury in ^Satisfactory conclusion. The first public notice ..Was on Sunday morning, when the Sexton s ( ) ntion was called to the matter, and having anr1°^f ^eoted the attention of Mr Morgan, themcum » JrmCottle, the church warden, to the matter. Mr ;f?-, dvised Mr Cottle to communicate with Sergean e su^* ject, which was done at once, r Promptly visited the churchyard, with Mr o eeks the Sexton, and the box with the body ww.taken»p by Weefs and brought to the Bridge End Inn- ale, the church being in Monmouthshire. Dr Ke g «'for, and examined the body externally, when conclu- sion that the child must have been week. old when placed in the position found, and ^composi- tion which it had undergone, must baveoeen in the place where it was found about three weeks. On Tuesday mid- day an inquest was held at the Br r, pf°re W. H. Brewer, Esq., when the following witnesses were exa- mined hy the Coroner. Jane ^Cooper, wi,fe 'of °h<? Cooper, said she lived at the New Church cott^°ef; ,Be^ufort. Her attention was called to the matter by a lad, who was in the yard for a bird's nest; was not certain whether it was Wednesday or Thursday, but thought it was Thursday could not remember the name of the boy, but knew he would come before them if tney wished. He was working u-ider-ground then. He said that his foot kicked against the box in the yard; thought it was something strange, 1 and found the lid or top of the box there. She weqt in the company of two more women to the churchyard, and found the box at the place described found the lid of the box slightly risen at the head.âBy the Coroner: What space was there between the lid. and the side of the box? about an inch. Could a rat or a dog have got to the head through it? Was sure a. rat could have got. in, and a dog might have got its paw and scratched the head. The top was exposed. and the lid a little on one side Did not see it again till the police took it away on Sunday, about three o'clock. By the Coroner Don't know whose child it is. No child missing to her knowledge. She was a midwife, and con- fined several women about two or three months ago. The children are all alive. Had not confined but one two months since the child was living.âA -Turyman Could months since the child was living.âA -Turyinan Could you put your fingers between the lid and the side when you first saw the box ?âWitness Yes. I opened it sufficiently wide, to see that it was a child inside the lid was not close at the head there wa.s no earth on the cover.-By the Coroner: Why did you not make the matter known before Sunday ? Had to work very hard all day sir, and thought to tell Mr Morgan thu clergyman of it when I saw him.-The Coroner: This case was known on Wednesday or Thursday, and kept from the police till Sunday. He certainly thought that witness ought to have acquainted the police sooner of the- circumstances.âSergeant Griffiths I had no knowledge of the circumstances till Sunday after- noon, when made acquainted with it by Mr H. Cottle.â This concluded the evidence at this sitting.âAfter a short consultation between the coroner and Jurv.it was agreed to adjourn till Tuesday, the 17th instant. The Coroner and jury examined the body minutely in all its parts, and the clothes in which it was wrapped, which are to be retained by Sergeant Griffiths, as they may, it is hoped, form a clue to the identification of the'parties who placed the box there, as also to whom the child belongs, and how it came by its death.âThe Coroner ordered a post. mo item examination of the body, which was being effected when the jury rose, by Messrs Ked,g'pr and Hall, surgeons, of Ebhw Vale, and Beaufort. Next week important evidence will we hear be tendered by several witnesses, prominent amongst whom will be Master Xeedham, son of W. Needham. Esq who will testify to have seen or heard three men. about three weeks ago, near the spot, where the body was found. tfull particulars of this mysterious affair will be published in next week's TELEGRAPH ]

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