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assistant to Mr Freed man, pawnbroker, Aberdare, stated that he received one pair of the boots in question in pawn from a man that was a stranger to him, but who said be was pawning them for the prisoner who was standing at the time by the shop Hoor. â P.O. Melhuish said he arrested prisoner on Thursday night, and told him he was charged with stealing two pairs ofaboots the property of prosecutor he replied, "Yes, I am guilty, I did steal them." Prisoner pleaded guilty and asked for mercy. The Bench in con- 9 sideration of his old age sentenced him to two calendar months' imprisonment. d FURIOUS DRIVING.-Two lads named William Edwards and James Roberts were summoned for furious driving in Dynevor-street, on the 30th ult. P.C. Williams proved the charge, and defendants were fined 5s each and costs, or seven days' imprisonment.. THE CAT AND DOG'' NUISANCE.âThomas Davies, and Isaac Smith, lads, were summoned for playing this on the Pandy-road, to the annoyance of passers by. "-C. Witney proved th<? charges, which were admitted. Joined 2s 6d and costs. No PROSECUTOR.âGwenllian Thomas and Hannah Wil- liams, prostitutes, were charged with stealing a sovereign, the property of David Davies. No one appearing to prose- cute the prisoners were discharged. "THE DRINK" DID IT.âWilliam Handley, shoemaker, was brought up charged with stealing portions of the mate- rials if tws pairs of boots supplied to him for making up," the property of Mis Evans, Castle-street, Merthyr. The prosecutrix stated that the prisoner came to her shop on Saturday, and afterwards on Wednesday morning last, and asked for work she gave Lim materials to make two pairs of boots there was no specific time named for his returning them when seen later in the day he could give no account whatever of the uppers she then took a con- stable with her to try ar.d get them back, but he still could not say where they were.-P C. Olding said he went with Mrs Evans to where the prisoner lodged, and asked him about the uppers he was very drunk and would not say where they were, but said he would make it all right again on this Mrs Fvans gave him into custody, and after bring- ing him to the station he was charged with the above offence, to which he replied, "they were done away with, but I do not know huw. Prisoner said he had been in three or four public-houses during the day named, and had a drop too much, and whilst in that state they were done away with be was willing however to pay the prosecutrix for them.âMrs Evans in reply to the Bench said she could not trust prisoner to do anything again.-The Bench reman- ded prisoner for a week, in order that in the meantime to have enquiries made respecting the uppers. MONDAY.â Before- J. C. Fowler, and E. J. Davies, Esqrs., CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER.âA woman named Mary Ann Terrell, was brought up charged with the man- slaughter of her child on the morning of the 5th instant.âPrisoner who seemed to be very ill, was ac- commodated with a. seat during the hearing of the case. The following evidence was then adduced. â Anne Murphy said, I am a married woman, my husband is in America, I lodge in the same house as prisoner, who came there last Wednesday night about eleven o'clock her husband was with her I knew her before, but I did not i?°v husband > ghe evidently had been drinking, but she knew what she was doing very well she had a baby in a shawl in her arms, when she came in I nursed the baby for her, until she. went into bed the husband was also in beer, and if anything worse than prisoner; neither of them said anything, when I gave them the child in bed; next morning a little after six she called me, and said the baby was dead 1 ran down immediately, and found the baby lying on its side quite dead it was discoloured on the side and breast; prisoner did not say anything but was crying there was nothing the matter with the child the nnrht before, when I gave it to the prisoner.âMr Rees Miles surgeon, said I was called in to see the child, and I am of opinion that it died from suffocation if it had any weight on its face, such as a blanket, it would be the means of stopping respiration.-P.S. Thomas said: I arrested prisoner at Pontmorlais yesterday morning about eleven o'clock, she was very much excited, I Uro"«ht her to the station, and told her she would e etained this morning I told her she was charged with causing the death (if her child, whilst in bed on Wednesday niu'lit or Thursday morning, she replied, I had the chil l outside me 1 gave him the breast about three o'clock it }mQha l"" t^len> t]36 other little <<irl was between my husband and me, and when I woke in the morning about nVt1s 0R. arm outside, quite dead." Mrs \vhpncJ re"c*a;'e^ sal(l the child was not on the outside tinn »⢠le m bed.âThe Bench, after some considera- tion, remanded prisoner for a week. DESTRUCTION OF r200 WORTH OF PROPERTY. William Palmer, James Hill, and John Jones, respectably e i' «PPa;ently .about 1G years of age, were brought Monertv tf +b H01],10 y se"'lll2 fire to a plantation, the property of the ^ellygaer Charities Trust, and doin* damage to the amount of £ 200. ° James Cross, platelayer on the Rhymney Railway, said On U ednesday last I was working about half a mile from Bargoed; about middle day I saw the prisoners walking together through the river; one of them ran from the others with a match in his hand I believe it was William Palmer I saw him light it on a box that was in his hand I was near enough to see the fire the othrrs were the other side of the river when he lit it he put it in the fern, which took fire they then walked off together out of my sight: there were some men with me, and we went to put the fire out, but when we arrived there the fire had spread into the wood, and it was impossible for us to put it out; there were about from 20 to 30 acres of wood burnt; I can swear to the tnree prisoners.âBy prisoner Palmer I saw you light the matcii.âThe prisoner referred to stated that he was lighting is pipe, and after he had done so he threw the match away, and he supposed it caught fire,-it was done accidentally, In reply to the Bench, the witness stated that he did not see any pipe or tobacco with the prisoners saw some fern urning before, a little higher up saw them about an hour oetore on the Graig, which is about a quarter of a mile from the Bargoed they also then lit a match I think it was tbejame prisoner (meaning Palmer) threw it down on the tern, which also took tire I did not see any tobacco or pipe with them then after igniting the fern they walked out of my sight I am sure they were the same three prisoners. In reply to the Bench, witness said that it was two of his men who put the fire out in the fern on the Graig, but whilst they were so doing he called them to put out the fire at the other place, for he thought it was of much more Consequence. John Llewellyn saidâI am a wood warden under the Gellygaer Charities Trust. I have seen the burnt wood; there Was about 20 acres of it it belongs to the trustees of the above charity the damage done is about £ 200 it was a copse; there are seven trustees, amongst whom are G. T. Clark, Esq., Dowais, The Bishop of Llandaff, and Mr Thomas. Ystrad P.C.Wil!it!ms(99)saidâI arrested the prisoners James Bill at the Bargoed factory, Palmer at Bryn Ynys Llwyd, 1 Monmouthshire, and Jones at Caerphilly I told them they 'Were charged with maliciously setting fire to the wood on the above property Hill was about saying something, but gave him the usual caution lie then said, "it was not I that set fare to the fern, but it was Palmer on Palmer being told the charge, he replied that he lighted his pipe with a match which be threw down by the fern, and it was done quite unintentionally; the prisoner Jones, in reply to I the charge, also said that Palmer had done it, and that he < \ones) and Hill had asked him not to do so, but that Pal- JUer should reply, never mind, let us have a spree." I The Bench thought there was no evidence against the prisoners John Jones and James Hill, so they would there- fore be discharged. John Jones was then put in the box as a witness, and said-I started that morning from home. together u ith Pal- mer we went for a walk and passed the Graig William Palmer set tire to the fern there he did not say anything when he did it or afterwards I told him not to do it for to get me into a hobble he was lighting his pipe; I did not try to put it out; we afterwards walked down the river; he crossed it. and again lit his pipe I spoke to him from the 1iovT+r ft-' a ^im not to liyht the plantation he hls. P\P? and smoked it there; he had a box of when W1' him, but they would not light on the box tVm Pa e § i° u,s look at the fire."âIn reply to &ct int^u ^im nw^ se* fire there for fear it will did nnt v,. B Wo"^ > he did not make any answer to it; we the funtr, rfuany afterwavds, but we had some talk in sairl Pi t s,ame day after the plantation was burnt; I :said, look, Jack, there's a hre I" Palmer then said, we I had not HLP ;+ i I then told him to confess that i-nan(led until Wednesday, when'the following evidence was Mr Thomas E. Cook saidâI atn cWlr ( the Gellv.rt.or ni-omf,. T cierk to the trustees of Buildin«s°Npwi)i H- ym, r r^ide at Commercial is the nvo, + hv, 16 W°0d wWre thi« fire took place eight ve^rs ifj tu th1 trUS«eeS is wood Ibout contact with a *Le flaine from fern would come in whkhon y°u"S but I believe that the stools havincr i i0Ver e wood w0"1(i tirst talie fire, from from th^bn all about them the greatest loss is _+â »»,.n urmng of the stools X estimate the loss at over -irpoiv n,.?re about 20 acres of the wood burnt; there are six acting trustees, G. T. Clark, Esq., is one of them all the six act in trust. of ,u l)ris,°"er Palmer was now committed to take his trial the next Quarter Sessions. DRUNK AND RIOTOUS.âD. Jones was summoned for this offence on the Zthinst. P.C. Morris proved the charge, ani defendant was fined 5s. and costs.âWilliam Waldron, jvas summoned for a like offence at Ynysgau on Saturday .I J, ? °harge was fully proved by P-S. Jennings, and the defendant was mulct in 5s. and costs.âHenry Jones and B. Evans were charged with a similar offence, rw clpS Saw, them fighting on Sunday morning in ynevor Street, they were also very drunk. Fined 5s. and costs each. a Toss. -A young man named Morgan Thomas inn? ln answer to a summons, charging him with play- Tmlh wf J* w1' ca\lec* pitch and toss on a public <laren i Coles said he saw defendant on the Peny- Ditch ln cotnPany with several others playing in the air ⢠tlle defendant throw some money up but hp soon I?eVAeiy saw bim (the officer) they ran away, to fnrtv vr.nr.' *be defendant there were about thirty miniit-rva n re > saw him there for about five fmr.. v,-defendant handed to the Bench a character him âti^p e«ip3oyers, which spoke very highly of -wird<< it! i? 1 {"m ls" and costs, but directly after- Tne n.m f V!le-rre^arked.that tbey could not fine any dant's o-rin^r v °^eri^e> in consideration of defen- fhk tiuie i ?racter the-V would not send hini to prison thri"SottoTul'ii;hrfoPbe,'i,cba'ged,- H with this offence Erc P â¢aS "*1 *h° f â (i uHrtfT V C°les stated that he saw him at path way leadihg up to^th pl;ying P'tch and toss on the \vDefend! i e tips by the Penydarran Iron remimandpH tted the offence.â-Mr Fowler severely repi nded defendant for playing at pitch and toss ni<>re especially on a feunday, Uen other people were at places of w orship. He would be sent to prison for three days. ASSAULT.âA bov named John Blake was charged with assaulting another lad named John Colling at Dmvlais on Saturday the 30th ult. Inspector Hees stated that he had seen the lad Collins last of an ye8tcrday morning. he was then delirious; he had been attended to bv Dr Cresswell, who said he was not to able attend there were no marks on him for he was hit, on the forehead. (lhe wit. ?ess) on arresting prisoner told.nun the charge, to which he replied that he was playing bai1.' whcn Colhns came and threw his ball away; he (the pnsoper) then called him som» names, upon which Collins struck him a blow ]lis temper then got up and he struck him with this (producing f P'ece of stick, somewhat of the shape of a bat, and used }>y the lads to strike the ball).-Wi'liam L theItraet ne layer at the Dowlais Works, was ConiiDg «P the street near the Plough Inn, and saw a lad who was Playin" others strike one of them on the side of his bead. James Murphy a lad who was playing with theni at stated that the prisoner struck the lad Collins on tn with the stick The Bench adjourned the case for a i Slight in order that the boy Collins might appear. I ALLEGED THEFT.âJohn Crowley, a lad about 12 years old, was charged with stealing » coat value fo, fcha property of Sarah Rogers. It appears that th? prosecutrix's lad who is only seven years old and the prisoner were playing toge- ther with their coats off, anil whilst so doing the coat was lost' there was no one else there beside-: the prisoner and the prosecutrix's lad, whose statement therefore could only be taken, but as he did not know the nature of an oath, the Bench thought it would be best not to examine him. The prisoner therefore was discharged. DisoRDERLY. -Harriet Williams, a prostitute, was charged with being a common prostitute, and wandering about on the highway, and behaving in a disorderly man- ner. P C. Smith fully proved the charge, and the prisoner was sentenced to 21 days' imprisonment. A TRAMP IN DISTRESS. âJames Murphy was charged with wandering abroad, and sleeping in an unoccupied building, and having no visible means of subsistcnce.- P .C. Hopkins said that at two o'clock that morning he found the prisoner sleeping between two boilers at the Plymouth j Works he took him into custody and charged him with the above offence, to which he replied that he had walked from Brecon, and not having any money to pay for a, night's rest, he had gone to sleep there. The Bench sentenced him to one week's imprisonment. UNDUTIFOL HUSBAND -Morgan Prosser was summoned to show cause why he should not pay towards the mainten- ance of his wife. who is an inmate at the workhouse infir- mary. Mr Meredith the Master stated that she had been admitted by order of the relieving officer on the 23rd of last month she was very ill, and could not appear there that day the defendant had not been there once to see her he earned about jLl 3s per week.âMr Price, relieving 1 officer, stated that his attention was drawn to the case lie visited defendant's house and found his wife in bed very ill, with no one to attend to her the defendant wa3 lodging in the same row, and co-habited with another woman seeing P.C. Bell just then he told him to tell the defendant that unless he attended to his wife he should be obliged to re- move her into the Union the next day he called again, but defendant had not been to see her he then got her re- moved to the Union. -Sir Meredith stated in reply to the Bench that the cost of maintaining her was 6s per week, and costs. Defendant on hearing his Worship's decision declared he would never pay, but would rather go to caol. Mr Fowler remarked that he would soon get tired of being there, and advised him to pay at once. BEGGING.â Mary Ann Jones was brought up charged with this offence in Victoria-street.âSupt. Thomas proved the charge, which was gone into on Saturday. During the whole of the time that defendant was in the dock she kept making a hideous noise, which we supposed was intended to lie a kind of crying, to melt the hearts of the Bench, who however did not endeavour to stop her, but let her indulge in her weakness to her heart's content. The prisoner was an old hand." Mr Fowler remarked that her acting was very well executed, but it did not effect them, and she would be sent to prison for 14 days. WEDNESDAY. â (Before J. C. Fowler, Esq.) A man named William Reid, a sweep, was brought 'up charged with leaving his three children chargeable to the Merthyr Union.âMr T. B. Meredith, the master, fully proved the charge, and stated that some time since the prisoner had been sent to prison for fourtetn days for a similar offence, and he had not yet fetched his children out of the house. The prisoner begged to be let off this time, and he would inimedately take the children out. The Bench sent him to prison for one calendar month with hard labour. DRUNK AND RIOTOUS. â Mary Ann Hooper was sum- moned for this offence.-P.S.Thomas stated that he saw her very drunk and riotous near the Patriot Inn on Satur- day night last there was a large crowd around her, and she was making use of very bad language. âMr Fowler fined her 7s. 6d. and costs, or seven day's imprisonment. STEALING IRON.-Two little girls named Mary Rvan and Elizabeth Callaghan were charged with stealing 23lbs. of old iron, the property of Messrs The Plymouth Iron Company.-P,C. Hopkins stated that about a quarter past two yesterday he saw Ryan and Callaghan at the Plymouth Works, and that the first named was stooping down and picking something up; be went to her and found the iron (pro- duced) in her possession he told her he should take her in custody for stealing the iron, she replied, "I found it by the side of the pond by the blacksmith's shop." He had watched them for some time before he arrested them, and saw both of them picking some of the old iron up. Mary Ryan had in her possession when arrested about nine pounds, and Elizabeth Callaghan fourteen pounds all of it was the property of the Plymouth Iron Company, and was worth 3.'d.âMr H. W. Lewis appeared to prosecute, and proved the ownership of the iron. It appeared that the prisoner Ryan had been fined by his Worship 5s. before for stealing coal: this time she was sent to prison for fourteen days, and the other prisoner was discharged with a caution. SIMILAR CHARGE. Ellen Brian (13), and Bridget Brian (9), sisters, and Ann Barry (9), were charged with stealing 83ft. of old iron, the property of Messrs the Plymouth Iron Company. The charge was again fully proved by P.C. Hopkins. Mr Fowler fined Ellen Brian 10s. and costs, or one week's imprisonment, and Ann Barry 2s. 6d. and costs, or three days' imprisonment, and the other pri- soner he discharged. 1.1 STEALING A COAT.âJohn Donovan was charged with stealing a pilot coat the property of Mr E. Buckley. The prosecutor stated he was a pawnbroker at Aberdare the coat (produced) was his property yesterday morning he hung it outside his shop for sale, and about four o'clock he missed it it is worth about 18s. -George Edge, assistant at Mr Freedman's, pawnbroker, said he received the coat (produced) in pledge from prisoner yesterday about two o'clock he gave the name of John Crouin he afterwards gave it to the police constable. P.C. Jenkins said he re- ceived the coat (produced) from last witness, and last night he arrested prisoner in the Lord Raglan, and charged him with the theft, which he denied. Prisoner now pleaded guilty, and Mr Fowler sentenced him to two months' imprisonment. I STEALING EGGS.âWilliam Evans was charged with breaking into a fowl house, and stealing therefrom nine eggs, the property of H. W. Lewis, Esq engineer, Ply- mouth Works.âJohn Evans said he was a fitter at Ply- mouth Works, and resided at Cardiff Road, Troedyrhiw knew Mr Lewis's fowl house on the 10th instant, about four o'clock, he saw tho lock of the hen house broken, and the prisoner coming out he followed him, and when he saw him (the witness) he ran away he however caught him ar.d found in his pocket nine eggs he drew them out himself, and asked to be let free this time and that he would never do it again he (witness) then took him to Mr Lewis, to whom he said the same thing. The eggs were the property of Mr H. W. Lewis.-P.C. Hopkins stated that he took prisoner into custody at six o'clock the same evening, and charged him with stealing nine eggs, the pro- perty of Mr Lewis. He replied that he was going that way to look for work, and seeing the fowl house he went in and took the eggs. Mr Lewis stated that the hen house was his property, as well as the eggs the prisoner had to trespass through some gardens and a field before he got to the hen house. The Bench committed prisoner for trial. ABERDARE INTELLIGENCE. THE NEW HIGH CONSTABLE.âMr Rees Williams, of Cefnpennar, was sworn as High Constable for Aberdare « for the ensuing year, at the Aberdare Police Court, on Tues- day last. Mr Fowler, in complimenting Mr Williams on his appointment, said that the office of high constable was 1 retained for the large towns of Merthyr and Aberdare because they had no mayors, and the duties of the gentle- j men selected for the office would be conflned to presiding at public meetings. <> TEA PARTYâOn Monday last, the church and congrega- tion meeting in Calvaria Baptist Chapel held their annual tea meeting, when several hundreds met to testify their re- gard to Dr. Price and his church. The chapel was beauti- fully decorated with a. great variety of flowers and ever- greens, but most admired by all were the large number of pictures, mottoes, &c., &c., presented through Dr. Price to the Calvaria Sunday School. In the evening a public meet- ing was held under the presidency of the Rev. Thos. John, Ynyslwyd, when several of the neighbouring ministers ad- dressed the meeting, and Dr. Price gave a special address upon the Sunday school work in America. Taken altogether this was one of the most pleasant meetings ever held in this chapel. The fine and liberal gifts of so large a number of presents from America must be very pleasing to Dr. Price and his friends, as a memento of his visit to the States. THE PARK.âWith the return of long evenings, the re- creations of the park have re-commenced each night large number* of young and old people may be seen enjoying themselves in various ways. The cricket game has been re- newed with great energy and much delight; and jumping, racing, and a number of other innocent games are partici- pated in, while the old people content themselves with looking on and viewing the different eambols of the young. An additional charm has been added to the park also by the appearance of the Volunteer Brass Baud on Thursday evenings, 011 which occasions numerous crowds repair thither to hear the music, and to witness the graceful and dancers to the strains of the martial song. Some young ladies have several times endeavoured to make up a game of kiss in the ring," but their success has been only partial. We hope that nothing will occur to mar the pleasures of these evenings, but that during the summer time they will be increasingly appreciated, and that the fullest ad- vantage will be taken of this delightful piece of .ground, the trees and shruos in which are now budding forth in great beauty. ENGLISH WESLEYAN SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY.â On Sun- day last the above services were celebrated at the Wesleyan Chapel. The Rev. R. M. Spoor delivered two sermons, in the morning at eleven, and in the evening at six o'clock, to large congregations and in the afternoon lie gave an address, specially to the school children, on the words "The Household of God." He spoke very impressively upon the nature, duties, and privileges of the household, asking many questions, which were answered by the children in a satisfactory manner. Hymns, appropriate for the occasion, were sung. under the leadership of Mr. G. Hodges and Mrs. C. Reed, in a very creditable way. We may remark too that the appearance generally of the scholars was neat and clean, and their behaviour excellent; facts which speaks loudly in commendation of the training they receive rti this school. The collections during the day amounted to £ 8 0s. 6d., which was about 16s. above those of last year. THE SALE OF LIQUOB ON SUNDAYS.â In connection with the Central Association for stopping the sale of intoxicating liquors on Sunday, a public meeting was held at the Temnerance Hall on Monday evening last, R. Bedlington, Eso in the chair. T. B- Jones Esq., attended as deputa- tion and addressed the meeting, explaining in detail the obSct of tbe biU introduced into PMiam.nt by Meârs, Rylands, Candlish, Birley, and G. O. Morgan, for the pro- hibition of the sale of intoxicating liquors on Sunday. The following resolutions were put and carried unanimous- ly â 1. Proposed by the Rev. J. Rees seconded by Mr. £ Pardoe, and ably supported by the Rev. 1. glands, That this meeting believes that the sale of intoxicating liquors, as permitted on Sunday, is highly preju lcia o the welfare of the people and is further of opinion, inasmuch as it is enacted that other trades sr'lH pursued on Sunday, it is both impolitic and unfair that, e sale of such drinks on that day-should be sanctioned by the laws of this realm."â2. Proposed by T. B. Jones. Esq., and seconded in a spirited address by the Rev. W. Edwards, That this meeting begs to express its grateful appreciation of the steps taken by Messrs. Rylands. Candlish, Birley, and G. (). Morgan, by the introduction of the Sale of Liquors on Sunday Bill,' for extending to the whole of Sundav the present restrictions on the sale of beer, and other fermented and distilled liquors, and hereby pledges itself to lend to their efforts a hearty, energetic, and per- severing support, in order to secure its speedy enactment -3. Proposed by Rev. W. James, and seconded by Rev. J. Davies, That an auxiliary to the Central Assc-ciation for stopping the sale of liquors on Sunday be formed, and that the following gentlemen be the officers and committee thereof. j The names were here read ] 4. Proposed by Mr D. Jones, and seconded by the Rev Joshua Thomas, That copies of the resolutions adopted by this meeting be signed by the chairman, and forwarded to the Home Secretary, and the members for the constituency, and that a petition embodying the same be signed, and sent for t presentation to Pa.rliaDseat; It was stated that about f ninety important Boards of Guardians bad favourably taken the matter up. the Merthyr Guardians being include) 1 There was a fair attendance. A vote of thanks to the chairman and a worthy response brought the meeting to a close.