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EDITORIAL CORRESPONDENCE. The Editor does not hold himself responsible for the sentiments expressed by his correspondents. To the Editor of the Merthyr Telegraph. SlB, Our attention having been drawn to a police report in your paper of July 7th, in the case of an assault by Eliza Jones upon Robert Marshall; and having read the statement of Mr. Simons on the part of the defendant, we feel ourselves bound in common justice, tlni3 pub- licly to come forward and state what we know Of the matter. We feel this necessity more strongly as we do not know of any parsons living Jiere except ourselves who know anything about it, and as we understand that a good deal of ill. feeting has arisen from it, and also that the impu- tation alluded to Mr. Simons is a great annoyance to Marshall, and also we trust, so as to satisfy the friends of the deceased that he had mo foul play; we have felt it our duty to make known the whole facts of the case as they came under our notice. Your obedient servants, EDWARD MARTIN, KICHABD OWENS. The statement Mr. Simons makes is— That if the eompiainant was goinsr to make any stntemont with regard to the death of Jones, he (Mr. -SimouV,) wai pre- pared to put in correspondence received from the Brazils which ■howed that the complainant had suddcaly left that country, 8Dd that in the course of a short time a warrant w~3 ■ -,u., tor bill apprehension for the crime which he was imputed by the d&- ftndaot to have committed. However, if complainaul; would let the case stand as it was the defendant would withdraw the irn- pntation and prouisne not to annoy him y more. 'i'hl3 s't '"e' tton was agreed to and both parties left the court. Herewith is our statement- We were persons who had gone out under contract with the Jsnziliaa Government, to sink shafts and do other work con- nected with a railway there. The work was a Ions way from -Bio Janeiro up in the country, aud Marshall and the o^eaeell CJoDee) were two persons working there. 0n the 2T.it Fobrimrv, 1869, Mr. Martin. Mr. Greener, and ^Ir. Evans were toi^eihsr when Marshall and Forev cg,ne to inform them of the death of Jones. They had to come ab-.ut ten miles to find them. After some conversation about h.s dcuth we understood he was to he juried the next day, an.I we all proposed to attend it Before ffoing we met a perron of the name oi Fitzgerald. who oírere-u to 10 with us aad j?ive his services as interpre er, he bcinz ¡ml- TMJWit with the Portuguese lan^ua7e( whu t all of :is were Jrnorant of it. In «oing to the funeral we called at '.he publL; JWUMI at which Marshall, Foruy.and Jones (the deceasca) had oeen dnnking- on the night of tar wcident, so as to gain some information about it. Air. Fitzgerald questioned the landkwi and told us what hs said. That Marshall aad Jones had loft there on the Sunday evening about haliipast eight the worse for wink, leaving Forey behind. He said they appeared to be on the best terms when leaving:, as they alwavs had been the whol» of the time whilst in the country. Their U.dKiu« was about two miles distar.t; to reach it they had to .oss a brook distr-.nt "from the publie house about 150 yardo ;h in the moruin" waa passable, but which had by the ovei..ii £ been swollen by heavy rains Jo a depth of twelve to fonneon feet. We were ■hewn the spot where the bony was foi.ml d also one of hi« "boots which was found on the side of the lJrook. He also afJ- yeared to have taken off some of Ms elothee, whether to try to cross the brook or not we could not juiijo. Oa f^fther enquiry vo fonnd that an officer, iim,' performing something of the same functions as our coroner, liad been viewing the body, and irave instruction—unless he wonW come Bin self the next morning to bold an inquest, to burv it, and Hwas done in pursuance of his request. We all attended the Ainera), and Mr. Owens read the service. From that time Mr. Martin was in the country till June 29th, and Mr Owens till the following January, and daring the whole ot that time we uever heard the slightest imputation that JOUOR bad not met his death accidentally. In respect of Marshall leaving the country sud- denly we know it to be totally false aud unfounded. Tl»- ne- «Moit took place on February 20th, and Marshall was in the country till about the nuddle of April, for he writes on the C f- tel April from Rio to Mr. Martin. He, Forey and Fvaps re. cgred their discharge from the Company in the usual vw at tne fame time about ,tfae end ot Masch, UIKI were paid about cadi towards their taponees l) jrnc. (SignedJ, EDWARD MARTItf. JALJ 10th, 1800. KICIUHD OWEKS. MERTHYR POLICE COURT. SATUBDAY.—(Before J. C. Fowler, Esq.) FMONY.—John Connell, George Wooes, and Daniel Hurley, were charged with stealing n eoat and waistcoat the property of John Conuors, at Rhymney, on the 3rd instant.—John Connors Mid: I am a labourer living at Pontlcttyn. The three Iprisoners lodged with me. On Sunday night last I had hsngin<? up in my house a pilot- eloth coat and a black cloth waistcoat. On Thursday morning last I missed them. They were worth £ 1 88. I never lent them to the or gave them authority to pawn them. —Jane James said: I aiD a pawnbroker living et Rhymncy. John Connors brought thi* coat MM waistcoat to my shcu layt Tutsdav, Ti-ere was nobody with him. I took ,them in pledge, gave them up to Sergeant Diinlop yea?crday. -P.S. Dunlop said: I received these clothes from last witness. I took prisoner into cu^to ly', •nd told him he was charged with stealing a coat •nd waistcoat belonging to John Connor?, and fawning them at Mrs. James's shop a>Ehym- «ey. He said, ''It waa Woods, who fook them out of the house.tl: Fowler said there was AO evidence against the prisoners Woods and Hurley beyond the statement made by Oonneil against Wood; they would therefore be dis- missed, and Connors, who said it was he himself who took them, and did not wish the other two to be brought into trouble through him, was sentenced to two calendar months' hard labour in Cardiff house of correction. STEALING FROM THE Pss-ov.—Ellen 8ullrvan, alias, Snufly Nell, was charged as follows:- Thomas Davies said I am a labourer working on the water wcrks; on Friday morning, "bout 10 o'clock, I was in company with the prisoner at the White Horse, in China. I had in my pocket a German silver watch and chain, with thrpe keys to it; as I utocd by the prisoner, she ghpped my watch from ray pocket and then ran away.-Thomas Mellmisn said: I am a police constable at Merthyr. From infermation I re- ceived, I took prisoner in custody this morning about two o'clock in a brothel in China. I found her concealed between the sacking and the bed. ± i? £ er' °u are eharged with stealing a watch from a person named Davies she said, inave not seen a man liere to clay." I toCJ k station, v*' f.icro pro^ocntor iisi; >p ^aid to her, Where is that watch you from me ? she said, Whttf, watch he suid, You know what watch? sue sa;d, '• You vr it me;" he 88id, "Ho did nor, —Mr. Fowler J Did she give you any reason for being between the sacking and the bed?" Witness, "No Sir, I found her between the sacking and the bed. and a ma?i pretending to sleep on top of that." (Grea1; laughter).—Prisoner pieaded giv Ifcy to the charge, and she was sentenced to be imprisoned in Car- diff house of correction with hard labour f«>r four calendar months. I' FELONIOUS WOUNDING.—John Regan was charged with committing the above offerice upon one Ebzabeth Hurley at Penvdarren on the 5th instant.—liemaaded till Monday. FELONY.—Sarah Jarman was charged as fol- lows :—James Bullock said I am a shoemaker and clogmalcer at High-street, Merthyr. On Tuesday, July 3rd, 1 had on the top of the shelf before the window of my shop a pair of cossack boots of the value of nine shillings. On Wed- nesday morning about seven o'clock I missed them; these are the boots produced.—Mrs. Agusta Jacob said I am the wife of Mr. Abraham Bar- nett Jacob, a pawnbroker of Wellington-street, Merthyr. On Tuesday last, between iour and five o'clock, the prisoner came to our shop with these boots to nledge. I took them from her, and afterwards delivered them to P.C. Wright.— George Wright said I am a police constable at Merthyr. On Wednesday night last I receivc-d these boots from last witness, and on Thursday I apprehended prisoner, and told her, You are charged with stealing a pair of boots from the shop of Mr. Bullock, and pawning them at Mr. Jacob's shop in Wellington-street." She said, "I did not steal them, I was only in Jacob's shop once, and that was with my sister about an affidavit."—Two former convictions were proved against the prisoner, who was now committed to take her trial at the next assizes to be held at Cardiff. Cardiff. BASTARDY.- Edmund Davies, a miner, now re- siding at Abersychan, was summoned by Eliza- beth Williams, who alleged him to be the father of her illegitimate child.—defendant did not ap- pear, but \sufficient evidence to corroborate the complainant's testimony v. as addoced, which proved the defendant to have paid money towards J the maintenance of the child.—An order was accordingly made upon defendant to pay 2s. 6d. a week for the first six weeks from the date of the summons, (June 27), Is. 6d. a week after, 5s. midwife, and 18s. costs. NEGLECTING A WIFE.—William Jones was summoned for neglecting to maintain his wife, in consequence of which neglect she became chargeable to this parish.—Defendant said he was unable to maintain her: he was himself sn infirm person, and depended eolely upon the benefits of the societies he belonged to for a live- lihood.—Mr. Jones the relieving officer thought that what he received from his clubs was suffi- cient to maintain them both.—Mr. Fowler said In 1 he would adjourn the case for a week to see what the defendant in the meantime would do for his wife. and ii he (Mr. Fowler) fouad defendant, r.t that time so obstinate as he now appeared to be, lie would against his wish be obligated to send him to prison. THE case of Ann Thomas v. the Women's Friendly Society, adjourned about a fortnight ago, the particulars of which has already appeared,. was to day dismissed. ORDEB OF .REMOVAL.—Thomas Jones, David Jones, William Jones, and Betsey .Jones, the legitimate children of William Jones, decessed, from the parish of Aberdare Lo tre parish of Llandegk in Radnorshire. MONDAY.—Before J. C. Fowler, ASSAULTING THE POLICE.—James McArrhy, and Mary McArthy, his mother, were charged with assaulting P.S. William Thomas, at Dow- lais. — Complainant said: Yesterday morning about one o'clock, I was on duty opposite the Shamrock beerhouse, in Dowlais, and saw « crowd there fighting; I interfered and at<>).>• "J the fight, when the prisoner, James 1\feA"rLhy, jumped out of the crowd, and said to me with an oath, "Go home and mind your own bv I told him he had better go home and not j. such a ao\se_ab*ut the streets at that time of' tuo night; lie then. struck me and ran away. I ian after ii and he picked up a stone which in flung a! m"; I got hold of him. The fern.e prison-1' then came on hold of my hair and struck me with a stone on the head.' lie held tne stone in her hand while she whs striking me with it. By this time five or six-others came on I drew my staff and struei: four or fire of them down several timvs; another camo behind my back and laid hold of me, and arcy, me down; while I was on the ground, I was kicked several tini they succeeded in rescuing the prisoner ami also in taking away my staff. I afterwards went to the station for assistance, and proceeded to McArthy's house. I there .saw the prisoner James MeArthy with my staff in his hand; I said to him, You must come with me to -he station." He aaid, "No, you shall kill me first." His mother then locked the door, and said, "Yen shall murder us first." I tried to gee him out, but his mother took up a hammer a"d struck me onjbe Wk with it; his sister 'took up a poker, and his-brother something else* i was struck by each of then they aiso struck ono another by attempting to strike us. In the seufHe in the house, I struck the female prisoner with my fist. The whole lot in the house had hold of the priso- ner James MeArthy. I was struck on the he-:d with the pcLer there. We succeeded in bringing both prisoners away.—ihe male prisoner m. defence said he was too drunk to remember a:;y- 'thing. Tne female made a very Jong story, but nothing to eliecv their innocence.—Sir. Fowler said that the;" had committed a most brutal and savage sssault upon the police while he vi'as ca- deavon.ri;jg to prevent a breach of the peace. The defendant James MeArthy would be fined j620, in default of payment he was committed to Cardiff house of correction for two calendar months; with to the female prisoner, in consideration of the punishment which lindl been inflicted upon her, although not tameccaaarily by the_poliee, she would he fined £1, and 7s. costs, in default of payment she was committed to the earne house of correction, with hard I ah our,'for top spnee of fourteen days. Leaving- wokk WITHOUT IVOTIOK,—Jchn Burnett and James Murphy were charged with leliving their work at Cyfarthfa W«Tks without giving the 11,):" 1 month's notice.—Sentenced to ten days hard labour in C->rJiff house of correa- tion, aud ail wages now clue tj them to be for- feitrd.. DnuyKr.xxzr,3.—Charles Mvors, confectioner, was fined 5s. for the above oSence. WOOISDTIXG.—John Ifegan brought up upon a rem avid, on the charge of feloniously wounding Elizabeth Hurley, at Penydarren, was again further remanded to Cardiff gaol until Saturday next:, prosecutrix being «till (from the injuries received) unable to attend. THE case oi Mr. C. Ii. v'oritv was further adjourned till this day fortnight in consequence of Mr. Smith, the advocate for the prosecution, being unable to attend owing to iilae?a. BREACH OF THE PEACE.—James MeArthy and Daniel Murphy were charged with committing a breach of the peace by fighting at Pontlottyn on Sunday the 8-h instant. —Daniel Murphy was discharged^ MeArthy ordered to enter unto his own recognizance in the sum of £ 5 to-keep ihe peace for six ealecdar month?. STEALING FKOM TRE PSBSOK.—Elizabfj ch LKvsua, a prof-titur?, WUJ eharged as follows: — i3en,]amm Allen said I ;:m a labourer residing in (riiruen. Jtreot, Merthyr; lay i; night betrrcoK eight ana rune o'clock, I was at the Ivy Bush inn, xnisgau, Merthyr. The prisoner was there sitting -y me..[ !>ad in a purse in rrjy waistcoat pocket, six shillings and a penny. T called for a pint oi beyr. l'iie prisoiiur fetched it me. I gave her a suilong cut. of my trowsors pocket to pay for the pmt. She brought me the change which 1 put btek in my trowsers pocket. The shilling I gave her I had exclusive of the six shil- lings in the purse. In a short time I went with her into a back room and afterwards left to go home. When about twenty yards from-the house I missed the money and purse. I went baok to nor aud said she had robbed tqF), and if she would give mo the money had; j. vould ¡(pc. give her in ehan<c\ Be') *zM -e h?d not inbh.vl rue. neHhtr j li'i stir- curt wiietiier i gavi h.er ia charge or not, 4 The prisoner upon being apprehended made no statement beyond a denial of the transaction. Tuo Bench thought that the evidence was not conclusive against her and she was consequently discharged. iHis case against Ktchard Wllliams, butcher, for having unwholesome meat for sale in the Mer- tiiyr market, which was adjourned from this day week, was to-day dismissed. BASTABDY.—David Thomas, a fireman residing at Oefn, was summoned by Mary Morgan of Cyfarthfa yard who alleged''lim to be the father of her illegitimate child, born Nov. 19th. The paternity was admitted by the defendant, who had paid the comphunant liberally having given her £ 1 at her confinement, and 2s. 6d. a week and upwards since. The complainant as usual said her only object was "to make a father" for her child. Mr. Fowler said that defendant had be- haved throughout very liberally, and ordered him to pay 2s. a week from the date of the summons and the mitigated costs of lis. There was also a case of assault tried which appeared to excite considerable interest among a certain c)ass of young men, and during the hearing of which there was a good deal of laughter. It arose from a visi'; made to a lady kno7»n, we believe, as the Princess Charlotte. After hearing the evidence the Bench dismissed the case. A HERD ARE POLICE COURT. TUESDAY.—(Before J. C. Fowler, Esq.) BASTARDY .-John Ephraim was brought up under a warrant charged with disobeying a bastardy order made upon him towards the maintenance of an illegitimate child by Elizabeth Jones, in consequence of which he became 19s. 6a. m arrears.—Oidered to pay that amount with 7s. costs. BEERHOUSE KEEPEB'S OFFENCE. — Henry Bonna, of the btar Inn, Aberaman, was fined 20s. and 8s. 9d. costs for having his house open at forty minutes past three o'clock on Sunday afternoon, June 7th. ASSAULT.—Elizabeth Williams, wife of James Williams, was summoned for assaulting the wife of David James, at Cwmbach, on the 26th ult.- Complainant said: This day fortnight I was baking. I was in Ann Richards's house. De- fendant asked for a dish. I answered her. She cursed me and got hold of my hair and kicked me. I ran to my house. I got a brick and knocked her. She was outside and threw a stone mto my house. Thus concluded the evidence in this case. —The husband of complainant in the last case was summoned by the defendant in that case, who said I went to Mary James's for the dish. I said, if you ask me again I'll strike you." She then struck me four times.—For the defence Rachel Richards was examined, and proved that a good deal of disgusting language was used in the quarrel.—At the conclusion of the evidence Mr. Fowler said that it was one of those cases that unfortunately were too often brought for- ward of'women using filthy and disgusting language. Then addressing the rpen in court he said, I tell you men again, as I have done be- fore, if you don't put down this filthy language I of the women they will bring discredit upon the place." hoT ASSAULT. — Thomas Richards, puddler, was summoned for assaulting Thomas Davies, puddler, on the 4th instant.—Comolainant said I am a puddler at the Abernant Works. The defendant and I quarrelled about the iron. He wanted to steal a ball from me. He took it from me and then struck we with his fist.—Fined Is. and 6s. 6d. costs. BASTAKDY.—Thomas Williams, labourer, was adjudged the father of an illegitimate child by id argaret Heed, of Aoerc wmboy, and was ordered t) pay 2s. fid. for the first six weeks from June 26tii last, Is. G3. a, week after, 5s. midwife and lis. ild. costs. FBAUPHLEIJ^LY REMOVING.-John Davies was summoned for fraudulently removing his goods from his-house to prevent Eustact Richards, his landlord, from, distraining upon them for rent.— Ordered to pay 20s., double the value of the goods removed, and 7s. 6d. costs; in default ot distress, six months' imprisonment in Cardiff gaol. ASSAUXKNG P.C.—Henry Williams, collier, Cwmbach, was charged with assaulting P.C. Henry Jones, in the execution of his duty on the 8th instant*—Complainant said I am stationed at Cwmb&fth. Last Sunday afternoon about four o'clock I saw a crowd on the canal bank, fighting. A man earno to xue with a cut and blood over Lim. He was drunk. Defendant came on and making use of an offensive remark to me, fol- lowed me. lie was d"unk. I told him to go heme. He er;ughc. me by the coat. I took hiui in custody. He ^Len aimed several blows at me, rtnd put his legs between mine and got me down. I got my staff out when I was down, and hit him cn the arm. He had tripped me up a^d caught; me by the coat and said, stand out fair T 1 will lick two of your sort."—Fined 10a. and 7y. conts; in default of payment he was committed to Cardiff house of correction for ten days with herd labour.. ..MALICIOUS DAMAGE.— \V dhara Jenkins, moul- der, was summoned lor breaking a door belonging to Catherine iic-.es. It. EpDearea defendan;, hnd repaired the damage, and the summons was dis- missed on hi" paying 3; 6d. costs and 2s. for the lo«fi of complainant's time. ASSAULTING A PABISH CONSTA.BLE.Samud Silcocks, collier, whose e.aee stood adjourctd from Tuesday last, on the charge of assaulting John Howells, nariah cunstable-of Ystradyfodwg, was brought on to-day and was fined Is. and 31". costs. TRESPASS ON THE RAILWAY.—Lawrence Dris- coll wag_ charged with trespassing on the TafF Vtle Railway at Mour.faii-a Ash. on tlm 18th of June lust.—Fined 2s. 6d. and 7s. 6a. costs. Lewis Williams was charged with releasing two cows on the. way to the pound at Llanwouro, on tne 18th of Jime last.—Dismissed on pavinf 3. 6d. costs. Vf«'S*T £ £ !:fN!sSS.Wilham P"ice,labourer, John Price, labourer, William Hemlock, labourer John. Wlielan, labourer, and Richard James a Has Didk Shon ^Sh^mse, (the Aberdare champion), were severally fined 5s. for drunkennmn EK-DOI'SSMEMT GE LICF'T;—The Crown Inn, Cwmbaeh, from Mary WiLUams to John Wil- T sLOJfY. Rosa Ann Carroll, of TTirwain. was cliarged_>a8 followsCharily George srid:' i xivr: at larwain. Aoout a fortnight ago I washed and hung out on a line, in a court, a frey shawl. 'The day afterwards I missed it. This is it pro- duced. I know it by the fringe and colour. I did not see the prisoner there, It is worth about 2L 6J.—P.C. James Thornsy said: I am stationed ..t. iLrwain. This morning I went lil search of prisoner, and found her iu her house with this i iinwl upon her shoulders. I told her. y.->u are eaarged with stealing this shawl, the prooert-v of Charily J-mes." She said, "I didn't steal it'. I have had it this long time. I bought it." I said, "where?" she paused and it Merthyr." I said,^ in whit shop P" I don't know, nor the ■i.Lreet.' — Mr. Fowier said that the identity was not sufficiently proved, t.hor« being so mr'ny of '.hciti colour about; he therefore disehar^j-xl *^he risen ei. u — TREDEGAR j^OLICE COURT. W Eiitti'bDAY, Jc'ly ,j.Br;.fopf.? (Jyp(. Marsh, and F. Lavick, Ms^. nana j.ivies onarged Mrs. Morgan, the owner (o;,f Rome h'JU:ies in her Tredegar, with -a vl0^<;Jl!j assault.—Complainant admitted that Uieie had been some words about a drain, imi that she called defendant a drunkard, but ueniecl going to her and offering to-fight.—The defence was that Davies was beating Miss Met-. gan, when Mrs. Morgan came forward, not to assault complainant as had been stated, but to protect her daughter. Elinn Coghlan v. Catherine Ellis for an arxault- Coinplair.aut told defendant mo hxd tm illegioi- mate child, upon which Ellis flow at her like a I'gtesM, Peat ner, smo. put. her iingers into iiei- J2s0u^? "the foul intention of depriyij>g lier { antagonist of her sharpest weapon, as:it is gene- rally called, but defendant found before she withdrew her fingers, that teeth were even sharper than tongue, and finding the Bench had no pity for her festering digit, she refused to pay the 91 9s. fine and costs, and went indignantly to the lock up. Mrs. Lucey, an elderly woman, appeared be- fore the court under a binocular eclipse, and her garments saturated with blood. She prayed their honours' honour to grant a small pittance out of her husband's earnings to enable her to leave him and live in peace.- When told that the Bench had no power to act without a summons, she said she could not find the money, but begged for assistance, as she got this dreasing every month from him.—Hearing this, the Magistrates sent a P.C. for the brute, who is employed in the works, but when he arrived, the wife had disap- peared, and the man said he was very willing for her to go, but his earnings were not sufficient to maintain them separately.-On promising to be- have better, he was dismissed. Mary Jones v. Ann Freeman. -Breach of sureties of the peace. The smouldering flame in this case was kindled to red heat by de- fendant calling Jones a thief, and accusing her of stealing a sovereign belonging to one of the lodgers.—Both bound over afresh in £10 each. Elizabeth Cooper accused her son and his com- rade Philips with breaking the window and get- ting into the house at midnight.—Sergeant Boul- ton said he went to the house at 3 o'clock a.m. and saw the windows were broken. — To pay damages and costs. J-ane Jonea v. John Morgan, chimney sweep. Assault.-Defendant, according to complainant's account, had agreed to sweep her chimney for 2d, but on giving him a shilling for change, he kept 3d., saying it was the regular charge. Jane then, with the spirit of a brick, (feminine), threw down the ninepence at his feet, and carried his brushes (worth £ 1 8s.) into the house as a lien upon the shilling. He rushed in and struck her in the mouth, but afterwards returned the penny. The policeman saw her face swelled and bloody, which defendant accounted for by saying that it happened accidentally while he was trying to re- cover the implements QÍ his trade.-Fine and costs, 10s. Wm. Williams v. Davies, for an assault on the 7th June.—Adjourned to Blaina because defen- dant was suffering from opthalmia. Mary Lewis, a married woman, whose husband has never left the neighbourhood, charged John Thomas with. being the father of an illegitimate child. Defendant had an attorney ready primed and leaded against the eccentric charge, but an informality in the summons rendered it unneces- sary to fire. Our Magdelen had perhaps, for- tunately for her -own character, taken out a sum- mons as a spinster, and she certainly spun a yarn about not having lived with her husband for fifteen months, but the adamantine Bench was not to be moved, and dismissed the case. David Jenkins v. David Powell. felony.-Pro. secutor said: I raised these two flag stones from the quarry and dressed them myself. They are worth 2s. 6d., and I am positive they are mine from the grain of the stone, the mark of the blasting powder, and the clumsiness of my own workmanship. T only do this in the inter- vals of my farm labour.—The attorney for the defence, Mr. Rice Harries, put the prosecutor through a sharp cross-examination, and after- wards David Powell, prosecutor's son, who cor- roborated his father's testimony, and managed to throw some doubt upon the identity of the stones, after which the Bench determined that there was not sufficient evidence to commit a man like the prisoner, a workman in the same art, and of good character. Sergeant Mackintosh v. John Drummond.— Assault on the police.—The prisoner having been under remand fifteen days, was brought up for sentence and ordered to pay 7s. 6d. fine and costs. The Guardians of BedweLIty Union v. Charles Mcdhnrst, 'Wm. GriSfcus, Damd tVf organ, and Edward J amea, overscers of the parish of Aber- ystruth,, non-payment of the poor rate, amount- ing to £ 771.—Mr. Forwood appeared for the defence, and said he was instructed to dispuie every point of the charge. He admitted nr.: £ 771 was the quota of the defendant'^ parish but contended that the prescnt. proceedings were illegal-Mr. Levick, who, as sitting magistrate and a large ratepayer, was doubly interested in the matter, went through the discrepant accounts of the parish contra Union, in no very amiable humour, said that these things caused much jealousy between the parishes. Having enquired how long it would take to raise the sum deficient, and being told about ten days, he thought the matter should be adjourned to the next Blaina sessions, and he hoped whatever might be the law of the case that an end might be put to further proceedings at that sessions.—Mr,. Waters rer> ;rked that he was placed in a very invidious position by his double office as clerk to the Board of Guardians and clerk to the Magistrates. It was clear, however, that the money was not only due but actually required for the service. Wifh the concurrence of Mr. Forwood, the case was then adjourned. — i PIC.NIC AT CAE EPi: ILLY. A VERY pearl of days was last Thursday, on which occasion between two and three tSoasand well dressed people assembled under the majestic ruins of Caerphilly Castle, whose masonry yet casts scorn upon the puny and faithless construc- tions of the 19th century One colossal fragment bent with age seemed to threaten the daring feet which had so wantonly invaded' the Norman precints, but a regard far its office as a monument of departed greatness forbad. Early in the morning gaily drrssed people were seen pressing up Park Road, Tredegar; troops of ladies sublimely dressed, ascended ihe hill, under cover of parasol, parachute, or puraphu, for Phoebus had issued a double supply cf sun beams to make up for lost time. Carriages of ail shapes lumbered painfully past, aud lastly the gallant 4th Moupiouth breasted the hill and shouldered the opbislelde at the same time. Cer- tainly, the Rhymney Railway never had such a run on its banks, nor did libymney itself ever turn out in better btyle; but we are happy to in- form our readers that the volunteers, though hard pressed on either side in their passages through iihynyiey, were not literally eaten u n- they were only devoured with greedy eyes. The ladies were worse treated, for though their road wai; free and strewed with flowers, ambushes of sharp liilewomen were concealed at every corner, and a deadly fire kept up upon. hats, feathers, H!1d flounces, which did not cease till they en.tered the train. This was of colossal proportions, though heterogeneous in its composition. All kinds of vehicles, from coal trucks up to smoking saloons, whatever that expression may designate, were prefixed into' the service, and though a few circular hoops were tr&nsi'ormed into ellipses during the process of mounting, wo have jVr.rd of no more serious accident. Once arrived at, the spot, our first care was for the comfort of the inner man (hud woman we presume.) Baskets were unpacked, booths erected in all possible and impossible places, and under a salute ot flags we passed triumphal arches and laid siege to the larder '.iid cellars of the Boar's Head, Castle, art other busy hotels. The unarmed rifles who, though reduced in nnuibors, left neither Surgeon, Quarter-master, nor Commissary General behind them, were gallantjy led into the field by their commanding ofiieer, who, hi a general ord/ r of the day, did net ten his men while pointing to tho ruined towers that forty generations looked down upon them, but confined his attention, to the sinews of war. Parthenope- presided over the tables with exquisite grace. Polyhynsin. lent her melodious voice, and Terpsichore led the dance with fX- quisite spirit. Aunt Sally also exerted her un- rivalled powers, and put the insults and contribu- tions of her votaries in her pipe with most ov'ivolnrig coolness. Kiss'in the ring was patro- nised. by maids find matrons, ner the polite Same of fat- eatchincr prohibited, though the" ieyasfeation committed by crinoline traps must have caused many to repent of their s-(h)-ins. Surely the spirit of the Rhadamanthine barons of old wondered to behold the wonderful change of tactics, and smiled at the white hands and weU.turned ankles of the pretty vivandieres. But what is this band approaching,"with stern front, in a flood of warlike music ? To arms, ye gallant Monmouths! and welcome the Merthyr rifles! nor let the demon of jealousy enter"your hearts, if in equipment and steady evolution they far transcend the Tredegar warriors. A day may come when all such trifling distinctions will be forgotten, and shoulder to shoulder, green, gray, or scarlet, will be known only by their heroic deeds. It is true we have not the fine taste of Monsieur in getting up a spectacle, but it is confidently expected, nay, we might say proved by Victoria, that the volunteer rifle will prove as deadly as that of Zouave. Welcome then Merthyr, with your noble Lieutenant, who seems to handle a troop as well as he does a gigantic commercial establishment, and your herculean doctor, whose martial bearing cannot but excite admiration, help us to spend a plea- sant day, and pay our tailor's bill (band), so will we in the fulness of time make the streets of Merthyr resound with Mourir pour la patrie," and The girl I left behind me." But we forgot our Brecon friends, the Brynmawr knicker. bockers, who sent a small deputation, and the various corps of Newport and Cardiff, which had representatives at the fete, and we must likevi ise offer acknowledgments to the stream of visitors- Indies and crentlemen, who peopled with happy faces our Elysium on that day. Although there was no closing of the shops in Rhymney, a very large/number of holiday makers from our re- spectable classes attended, and intensified with their smiles an atmosphere of dazzling bright ness. But really the young demoiselles of Rhymney are going off into the regions of matronhood so rapidly, that unless some emigra- don of foreign loveliness comes to our aid the place will soon become desolate. Crowds of visitors come to see our mode of enjoying ourselves from Cardiff and the interven- ing districts, and doubtless, departed with a supreme admination of the vigour of us mountaineers, to whom twelve hours play comes almost as easy as twelve hours work. Of the return home we would rather not speak at length, but content ourselves by saying that there was no accident to mar the pleasing recollections of the pic.nic at Caerphilly. A. MARKET INTELLIGENCE. LONDON PROVISION MARKET, (Monday, July 9).-The arrivals last week from Ireland were 2,424 firkins butter, and 1,736 bales bacon; and from foreign ports 15,266 casks butter and 2,135 I. bales bacon. The transactions in Irish butter are still to a very limited extent: a few small sales of finest, Clonmels, &c., made at 105s. to 106s. abroad, and 106s. to 108s. landed. In Cork and Limerick scarcely anything doing. Foreign met a good sale, and best Dutch advanced 4s. per cwt. The bacon market quiet, and but little passing in sales of best Irish Hambro' being taken in pre- ference, owing to the price of it being lower than Irish. LONDON CATTLE-MARKET (Monday, July 9).— We were extensively supplied with each kind of foreign stock to-day, but its general quality was very inferior. Sales progressed steadily at late rates. The receipts-of beasts fresh up from our own grazing districts were again moderate, and most breeds came to hand in middling condition. Prime beasts sold steadily; other kinds slowly at last Monday's currency. The genenal top figure for beef was 5s. 6d. per 81 bs. From Norfolk, "Suffolk, Essex, and Cambridgeshire, we received 1,900 isccts, crosses, and Shorthorns from other parts of England, 600 various breeds from Scot- hind, 23 Scots and crosses; at/1 from Ireland 20 oxen, &c. The show of sheep was moderately good but there was a great deficiency in the quality of an breeds. Prime Downs and hslf- hreds were in fair request, at full quotations otherwise the mutton trade was inactive at late rates. There was less activity in th ) lamb trade however, compared with last week no quotable change took place in prices. About 500 lambs came to hand from Ireland, and 130 from the Isle of Wight. Calves supported last week's currency y. til a fair demand. The supply was inactive; in prices, however, no change took place. LOKDON CGBH-MABKJBT, (Monday, July 9). The supplies of foreign wheat and oats last week were again very heavy, more especially of the latter, but the other arrives were only moderate. The exports were 200 qrs oats, 2,000 cwts. flour. Of English wheat ihere were 2,702 qrs., of foreign 52,390 qrs., over 21.000 being from Danzig and Konigsberg. The show of samples from. Kent and Essex was much below the average, but the continued fineness of the weather, with heavy foreign arrivals, reduced business to small dimen- sions, at Is. to 2s. per qr. less money. To sell foreign it would have been necessary also to concede a similar abatement, but generally the cargoes arrived were going to granary. The sup- ply of country flour was 16.011 jacks: of forsigu there were 2.707 sacks, 7012 brls. Norfolks were only saleable by accepting 2s. per sack less. For- eign also was Is. nor sack and bri. cheaper, but town rates were unaltered. Of English barley there were 21 qrs., of foreign 4,590 qrs. The was steady, at unaltered rates. The malt trade was exceedingly bad, and to have forced sales it would have been necessary to submit to a fad STAFFORDSHIRE IRON TRADE. QuAItTXUiLY ReTOKT OF THE In ON TBADE%— The prospects of the trade at trie opening of the April quarter were by no means cheering. The demand for manufactured iron up to the end of of April was languid; a marked falling off being observed during the whole of this month in the aiders from the East Indies and United States of America. During the first half of the month U of May the manufacturers, particularly of Soulh atnffordshire, complained of a Kcarcity of orders. During the whole of the month of June, orders for sheets, boiler plates, hoops, and angle iron became more abundant; and from the middle of that month up to the present time, all tne leading houses have been well supplied with orders for nil the above kinds. The hrl!e works in the Middlesboro' district have been fully engaged •ver the whole of the quarter, and the same may be said with regard to North fcifcaffordshire and Derbyshire. In Shropshire the demand for wise rods, bars, and boiler plates, has been quite as good could have been expected at tho com- mencement of this quarter. The greatest flatness has prevailed on the hills," particularly in the rail bar department, eon tracts having been taken quite as iow as £0 5s. We hear, however, that uiore are better prospects in view for the Wei-h ironmasters, who are engaged exclusive fy in tlie rati trade. „ -no stocks of p:«g iron in South a calf ordsiure have increased at the furnaces, and diminished at the manufacturers' yards 'in this district the increase of stocks now held civer the correspond- ing period in the month of April will be about 5000 tons this /lay. The stocks in Shropshire have likewise increased about 2CQ0 tons. In iviiddieshoro' and North Staffordshire there is very little change in this respect; while Scotland shows an increase of 35,000 tana, when compared with the same period of last year. This latter increase, it v,il) be observed/is not upon the quarter's make, but; as compared with, the stocks OIl the 30th of June last year. The make fo:' the three months ending the BOfch uit., ia 277,000 to as, winch gives at this raLio, 1,108.000 tons for the year, ihoi-eiore, a slight increase in the ship- ping demand would rapidly change the stocks held in Scotland fro.in a comparative increase to a comparative decrease. The official list oi prices of Staffordshire finished iron is as to] lows :-CJ!-ii -non Staffordshire- bars, ,£7 10s., at the Works best bars, £ 8,10s., sheets, £ 9; doubles, £ 10 101.; nail sheets, £ 8 10s.; lat- ter!, £ 12; boiler places, 29; best and bss't best in proportion; common roua, £7 10.:1.; hoops, £ 8 ICi; gas strip, ES Oiu-sxb, plates, £ 12; j and all other sorts in proportion. Wdeh bars, £ 5 10:1. to £ i> i2»?,; rails, £ 5 5s.— Extracted from, Samuel Griffiths# (Jirculat^

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