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MERIONETHSHIRE ASSIZES. I

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MERIONETHSHIRE ASSIZES. These assizes were held at Dolgelley on Thursday, Jan. 16, before Mr. Justice Manisty. The following composed the GRAND JURY. The Hon. C. H. Wynn (foreman), Mr. Holland, M.P., Mr. J. Vaughan, Mr. H. J. Reveley, Mr. C. F. Thruston, Mr. W. R. M. Wynne, Mr. W. Price Jones, Dr. Owen) Richards, Mr. E. G. Jones, Mr. Kirkby, Mr. O. S. Wynne, Mr. J. Corbet, Dr. Edward Jones, Mr. W. Davies, Mr. Thomas Humphrey Williams, Dr. Lloyd Williams, Dr. J. R. Walker, Captain L. H. Thomas, Mr. John Williams, Mr. T. Ellis, Mr. T. Parry Jones-Parry, Mr. Jenkin David, and Mr. J. Edmonds. In his charge, his Lordship remarked that it was ex- tremely gratifying to find that there was scarcely any- thing to occupy the attention of the Court, so far as the criminal business of the county was concerned for, look- ing at the calendar, the question suggested itself, what were they there for ? There was only one caseâa charge of culpable neglect against a person having the care of a young child. This case, which called for no observa- tions, should properly have been tried at the previous assizes. In conclusion, his lordship said he did not think he would be considered to be departing from the course of his duty if he asked the Grand Jury to say whether the experiment of having four assizes in the year was necessary or not. The present calendar certainly afforded some evidence upon the subject; and if the Grand Jury liked to make any presentment, he would be glad to forward it to the proper quarter. The Grand Jury subsequently made a presentment to the effect that they were unanimously of opinion that not more than two assizes in the county were necessary, to- gether with a "composite" assize if required. CHARGE OK MANSLAUGHTER AGAINST A GRANDMOTHER. Margaret Rowlands, on bail, was charged with the man- slaughter of Robert Pugh Williams. Mr. Ignatius Williams and Mr. Bevan prosecuted; Mr. Coxon de- fended. The prisoner lives at Towyn, and in June, 1877, her daughter gave birth to the deceased, an illegitimate child, at Machynlleth workhouse. The mother and child (who was described as being healthy and strong) left the work- house in a fortnight, the child being ultimately handed over to the prisoner, who was to be paid j65 a year for its maiutainance. It was alleged that the child was neglec- ) ted and starved, and the post-mortem examination made by Drs. Foulkes Jones and Grosholz, after its death in August last, showed that the body weighed only half the average weight of a child of that age, and that there were several abscesses, and other marks of neglect. For the defence it was contended that the child had always been weak and delicate, and this statement was borne out by the mother, who was called for the pro- secution, and other witnesses. At the close of the evidence for the prosecution, the judge asked the jury if they wished to hear the other side. The jury said they did not consider the case made out, and returned a verdict of not guilty.

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