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SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A SWANSEA MA KINK STORE DliALKR. On Tbnreday (before the Stipendiary and Mr. Brock), William Donne, an extensive marine-store dealer, carrying on business in Swansea, was charged with having purchased a painter's square and saw, the property of Benjamiu Pegler, painter. Air Clifton appeared for the defenoe. Mr. Clifton, before the evidence was prooeeded with, made a preliminary protest against the grossest W,itb ?,ity which ch?acteriaed the present pro- cee?ingt. The defendant had very recently bew a witness in that court against a woman who had been committed for trial, mainly on his eviaenoe, on the charge of stealing the very tools whioh he was now charged with purchasing, well knowing them to have been stolen. Beoause the defendant bad, in giving his evidenoe on behalf of the prosecu- tion, and made certain admissions which he had done, his evidence, which was what might be termed II Queen's evidence," was to be used that day against him, and he was called that day to answer a criminal charge bantu upon it. Such a coarse was, he sub- mitted, unprecedented, and he bad never daring the whole oonrse of his experience known of suob an irregularity. The defendant, before giving his evidence, bad not been cantioned that be was not bound to criminate himself, and that the admissions he happened to make might be used in evidenco against him. If this case were proceeded with, he might deem it necessary to apply for a certiorari in the superior courts. Mr. Fowler atked the learned advocate whether be meant to contend that a man giving evidence in a case which tended to criminate himself was thereby not liable to a prosecution in case there was ground to believe that he was guiity of a criminal offence. Mr. Clitton replied that the lata recorder of Bristol bad on one occasion ordered a witness into custody to be prosecuted, in couecquoacj of oortaiu statements he made in examination. The matter was represented to Government, and the gentleman referred to was no longer recorder of Brijtol. Tae case was taken to the Superior Court, and at once quashed. He (Mr. Clifton) urged that the court bad 110 power to put the defendant on his trial, in :¡¡:Stedhtm?;bfibaa when giving 8,iden08 for the Q%oen. He was pro- tected from the rebutto of what he might have said there. The proceedings taken were of a moot extraordinary eharaoter, and he must at this stage protest against it. The court, after some consultation, ordered the evidence to be proceeded with. The prosecutor then deposed to having called at defendant's shop after having lost the property from an uninhabited house in Convent street. He left his card there. The saw produced contained his name engraved in full on it, and the smara had his WMSi le1 Ihs hi an wW was in ieftndauVi shop said ifcty could not purchase tools. The tools aiterwards hung up for sale outside the shop. He called on some other marine store dealers, and left them his cards. The Stipendiary, after hearing further eviaenoe, intimated that rnder the whole circumBtanoea the bench had decided to dismissed the ease; but they took the present opportunity of oautioning all marine store dealers against purchasing goods so oarelessly as had been done in this instance, otherwise they mijiht render themselves amenable to be prose- cuted.

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ILEWES AUGUST _MEETING.

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