BTKTH. On the 17th instant, Mrs. H. J. Hooper, Dowlais Office, of a daughter. MiRRJAGE". On the 17th instant, at the Wosh C iivinisHc Metho- uist Chapel, Pontraorlais. by Rev. E. Harris, llr. Roger- Kdwards, draper, Bryuina^r, to Miss Martha LewK *econ<! daughter ot Mr. Rees Lewis, printer and stationer, of rid:: town. O the 1-iiii iustnnt, itt. St. Tydfli's Church, Merthyr, by the Rev. J. Griffith, M.A., Mr. Wiliiam Rowlands, of Rliymnev, to Isabella Churchill, ot Thomas- street, Thomas Town, Mprtliyr,
meetings take place, but of this Bible Society's Meeting we knew nothing until it had passed- an ignorance which we venture to say was not exceptional on the occasion.—ED.M.T.] A PLEASING SURPRISE.—A respectable man named Bowcott, residing in Dowlais, left for Ferry Side a short time ago, in order to try the effects of sea-bathing, and up to last week prc- gressed favourably. On Thursday, however, a letter was received by his family from friends resident in Ferry Side, in which was read the mournful intelligence of his loss by drowning whilst bathing.. Deeply distressed by these tidings, preparations were at once made to give his corpse the last solemn duties, a grave was prepared at the Pant, and a mournful procession was waiting on Saturday the arrival of the train at the Vale of Neath station, to accompany his remains to Dowlais, when, conceive their sur- prise, instead of a coffin being taken out of the train, Mr. Bowcott himself jumped out with all the vigour of renewed health and strength. After the first sudden shock inquiries were at once instituted into the mystery, and then it was discovered that the mistake had arisen from the careless reading of the letter. This case is a parallel one to another which happened lately. A man visiting down at the coast was reported to have died, and friends and family borrowed a large box used for the purpose of conveying de- ceased persons by train, and started by Vale of Neath Railway to the scene of his death. At Neath, however, just as they were changing carriages, the dead man" himself came up to them, much to their alarm at first, but afterwards to their great satisfaction. # THE FETE CHAMPETRE AT CAEDIFF.—Con- siderable expectation is felt that this fete, which is to come off on Monday and Tuesday next, will be one of the most interesting ever held in I this district. Should the weather be favourable it is anticipated that it will be attended by about 50,000 visitors, and we understand that prepara- tions are being made to entertain that number. Visitors from Merthyr will be conveyed by the Taff Vale Railway to and fro at single fares if they show their cards of admission to the fete when they apply for railway tickets. These cards of admission are obtainable at Merthyr at the TELEGRAPH office. THE MERTHYR RIFLE Conps.-It is a matter of great gratification to the members of this corps that their endeavours to obtain proficiency are greatly encouraged by the kind feelings which are shown towards them by the rich and influential of the neighbourhood. A few weeks ago they were invited to Ynysygored, where they were not only complimented on the progress they had made, but received by Mr. Purchase with a degree of hospitality which was quite princely in its character. Again this week they were invited to Cyfarthfa Castle, where they Were inspected by Mr, Crawshav and his family, together with a few visitors at the Castle. The weather was not at all favourable for extensive operations, but notwithstanding the continued rain, they were put through a series of move- ments which they performed with great credit, and we understand to the perfect satisfaction of a, commissioned officer of the army who happened to be present. After the termination of these exercises the members of the corps were invited by Mr. Crawshay to refresh themselves with some choice wine-a few glasses of which they heartily enjoyed. They then returned to Mer- thyr, all feeling highly gratified with the kind manner with which they had been treated by Mr. Crawshay, and desiring for him and his family all the happiness that life can enjoy. Arrived in High-street, the corps were invited by Lieut. Jones to the Bush Hotel, where they were enter- tained in a most sumptuous manner with a sub- stantial repast of bread and cheese and ale, which they enjoyed with a heartiness that a four hours' drill can" never fail to impart. When the cloth was removed, several loyal and other toasts were proposed, after which the whole company dis- persed in a most orderly and creditable manner about nine o'clock. MERTHYR POLICE COURT. MONDAY.—jBefore Rev. John Griffiths, and David Evans, Esq. FKLONY.—Levi Davies was charged by Richard John, a blacksmith at Dowlais, with having stolen from him on July 3rd. a silver Geneva watch and guard which were in a drawer in his lodgings, where the prisoner also lodged. He gave infor- mation to the police, and last night about six o'clock saw him at the Vale of Neath Station where he was given into custody. P. C. John Jenkins apprehended the prisoner, who in reply to the charge said very well." But on coming out of the Railway Station, he ran away and was overtaken by the Bank. When he arrived at the police station he was searched and the watch and guard were found upon him. This concluded < he evidence, and the prisoner (who it appears has already undergone penal servitude for a similar offence) after having made his statement in answer to the charge, was committed to Cardiff gaol for trial at the Quarter Sessions.—He was then charged with stealing 30s. from another fellow-lodger, but the evidence was not conclusive against him in this case, and he was then dis- charged upon this charge. BRAVERY MISAPPLIED.—Henry Jones, now a smith at Dowlais, and who has undergone the trials of a Crimean campaign, was charged with being drunk and fighting with a lamp post and afterwards a shop front in High Street, Merthyr, on the 15th mst.- Fined 5s. James Danihy was charged with stealing a pair of boots at Aberdare. The prosecutor ap- peared, and declined to prosecute, in consequence of which the prisoner was discharged. WEDNESDAY.—(Before J. C. Fowler, Esq.) FELONY.—Mary Jenkins was charged as fol. lows:- Sarah Lewis said I am a single woman in service at the Blue Boar Inn at Aberdare. Last Saturday evening about four o'clock, I had safe in the parlour a pair of cloth boots; I missed them the same evening; the prisoner was there; the value of the boots is about 3s. 6d.; these are they (produced).—P.S. Matthews said last night between 9 and 10 o'clock, I apprehended prisoner, and told her she was charged with stealing a pair of boots from the Blue Boar Inn, the pro- perty of the servant girl. She said, "No." I then went and searched a box belonging to her, and found a pair of boots in it, which I took, together with the prisoner, to the prosecutrix; she said they were not the boots. I afterwards found the right pair on prisoner's feet.—Prisoner pleaded guilty to the charge, and was sentenced to one calendar month's hard labour in Cardiff house of correction. Watkin Williams, an old man working at Gething Colliery, was summoned for using a naked light in a part of the said colliery where only safety lamps should be used. Fined i and 3s. 6d. costs. David James was chargcd with sleeping m an Unoccupied building, without ^nyvisihle means-of subsisten;ee.- Cautioned and discharge J. ASSAULT.—LawrenceHennessy was summoned for assaulting Ellen Hennessy his sister-in-law.— Complainant said the defendant was going down the steps towards her home, and fearing he would fall in coming down, as he had a wooden leg, she Went to meet him, when he turned round upon her and struck her a severe blow in the eye with the wooden leg, and afterwards beat her on the floor; there had been some dispute between them before that in a public house.—Fined £1, and 10s. costs, in default of payment committed for 18 days to Cardiff. ASBAULT.-Mary Regan whose case had been adjourned on Saturday last, was brought on to day, and defendant fined 10s., and 8s. 9<5. costs, in default of payment committed to Cardiff house of correction for 14 days. I ASSAULTING P.O.Witlla.m Nochton, Thomas Sullivan, and Margaret McArty, were brought up tinder warrant charged with assaulting P.C "William Thomas in the execution of his duty, The particulars in this case are of the same description as those against- James and Mary McArthy given on Monday, July 9 it was the same row, but these prisoners could n^t be appre- hended at that time. Nochton and Sullivan were fined 95 each including costs, and in default of payment were committed to Cardiff house of correction for one calendar month McArthy was fined 40s. and 10s. 3d. costs, in default of payment he was committed to the same house of correction for 21 days, with hard labour. ———- THE MERTHYR VEGETABLE AND FLOWER SHOW OF 1860. THE influx of visitors into our town on Wed- nesday was considerable, so that the opening day of this, our promising exhibition, was patronized by a numerous and respectable gathering. We had not the pleasure of attending the show our- selves, and so can only state from hearsay the impression aroused by the goodly collection of rare tempting fruit, gorgeously coloured exotics, wild flowers, garden flowers, unique collections of fowls, and a substantial show of those com- mon sense things of life in the shape of potatoes, beans, carrots, and such like. The arrangements we hear were perfect; arches were formed of luscious grapes, apple trees bear- ing fruit, other fruit trees with their produce growing, startled lookers on; giant gooseberries stared one in the face, and from pines down to parsnips, the large range of things horticultural seemed to have attained the largest size allowed by nature. -One would think, to look at the pro- ducts, even those exhibited by working men, that each carrot, cabbage, or potatoe, had been attended with the care usually reserved for costly flowers, and that perseverance in such a system had, as is often the case, reaped a rare reward. On Thursday the show was not so well at- tended, but this may very naturally be attributed more to the state of the weather than the lethargy of the inhabitants. GLAMORGANSHIRE SUMMER ASSIZES. THE Summer Assizes for the county of Gla- morgan commenced at the Town Hall, Cardiff, on Monday morning, before the Hon. Sir George William Wilshire Bramwell, Knight. His Lord- ship opened commission on Saturday morning, and subsequently attended church as usual. The following cases from this district were tried at these assizes:— Elizabeth Jones, aged 49, was charged with stealing 341bs. weight of bacon, the property of Morgan Thomas, at Merthyr, on the 10th of May. Several previous convictions were proven, and the prisoner, who pleaded guilty, was sen- tenced to twelve months' imprisonment. Edward Owen, aged 23, miner, was charged with the manslaughter of William lleed, at Mer- thyr. Mr. Giffard prosecuted; the prisoner being undefended.-It was proved that the pri- soner and the deceased were fighting, when the latter fell to the ground, and died from the effects of a wound on the head, received either by the fist or by concussion with the ground.- The jury found the prisoner guilty, with a recom- mendation to mercy.—His Lordship, in sen- tencing the prisoner, said that, from the evi. dence, it appeared that the deceased died from throwing himself backward rather than from the blow of the prisoner. Under the circum- stances, the punishment would be a light one: he should sentence him to three days' imprison- ment, which meant that he might put on his hat and go home, for the assizes had lasted three days, and the term of imprisonment had been completed. The prisoner left the dock apparently gratified at his Lordship's decision. Sarah Jarman, aged 15, single woman, was charged with stealing a pair of Cossack boots, the property of James Bulloclc, at Merthyr, on the 3rd of July. Mr. Evans prosecuted; the prisoner being uiidpfendcd.l ames Bullock, shoemaker, of Merthyr, proved losing a pair of Cossack boots on the day in question from his shop.—Augusta Jacob, pawnbroker, deposed to having taken the boots in pledge from the pri- soner, who pledged them in the name of Mary Itobcrts.-P.C. George Wright apprehended the prisoner, charged her, and she denied having taken the boots.—The jury found the prisoner guilty, and she was sentenced to one year's im- prisonment with hard labour (a previous convic- tion having been proved.) ABERDARE. THE BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY.— Several meetings for promoting the objects of this society have been held in this district during the past week. The first meeting was held on Monday evening last at Ebenezcr Chapel, Mill Street. The Rev. W. Edwards ably filled the chair and the Rev. D. James, Rector of Panteg, Monmouthshire, who attended as a deputation from the parent Society, delivered an eloquent and energetic address on the occasion. The report of the Heolyfelin Auxiliary was read to the meeting, and upon the motion of the Rev. Josiah Thomas (seconding by the Rev. E. Ed- munds and supported by Mr. E. Pugh) was unanimously adopted. Thjs Depository's state- ment" showed It sale of 524 bibles and testaments during the past year, and the Treasurer's account was of an equally encouraging nature. We make the following extract therefrom:—Remitted to Parent Society on purchase account, R,30 10s. 83.; carriage of account, 18s. lOd.; remitted as free 1. contribution to the Parent Society, £25; printing of report lis.; balance in hand, E13 Is. 3td. Total, £ 70 Is. 9H. The chauel was crowded, and the meeting was of an enthusiastic nature. Second Meeting —On the following evening a meeting of a similar kind to the one referred to above, was held at the Temperance Hall. David Davies, junior, Esq., occupied the chair and dis- charged the duties devolving on him with his accustomed ability. There was a pretty numerous audience in attendance, and the proceedings were characterized by;the greatest unanimity of feeling. Several speakers among whom was the Rev. Dr. James, addressed the meeting at consider- able length on the merits and efforts of the society' Dr. James, in the course of his address, stated that the inhabitants of Merionethshire gave 3M. for every half-penny given by the people of Glamorgan, and that the inhabitants of Wales in general gave 2ht for every penny subscribed by the people of England towards the objects of the society. The Rev. Dr. addressed the audience with his usual energy, in English and Welsh. The meeting was brought to a close by proposing a hearty vote of thanks to Mr. James and the chairman. Meetings in connection with this society was held on Wednesday evening at Nebo Chapel, Hirwain; on Thursday, at Libanus, Aber- amin, and on Friday at Mountain Ash. FATAL ACCIDENT.- On. Tuesday morning last, a youth named John Thomas, was proceeding to his work in the Bwllfa pit, and when, as it is supposed, he was about half way down the shaft, he fell from the carriage and was instantaneously killed. Owing to the unfortunate lad having fallen into the sump" at the bottom of the pit, his body was not recovered for several hours after the accident. ODDFELLOWSHIP.—Saturday last was quite a gala liny with the Oddfellows of this district. Almost every other public-house had its club feast, and the streets were paraded by a number of processions composed of gaily dressed Odd- fellows, and headed by bunds of music. XJOARD OF HEALTH.—An election will shortly take place in connection with this board. Three of the present members, Messrs, Roberts, Price, and John, retire by rotation. Two of these gen- tlemen, the former, will, we understand, seek re- election. BEA 1JFORT. ENGLISHMEN'S PRIDE.—It has been truthfully observed that in whatever pursuits .Englishmen are engaged, they cannot pursue business or pleasure at any length without being entertained at a good dinuer, We were reminded of this fact on Monday last, when a goodly number of jolly and loyal fellows sat down to an excellent spread of good old English fare, at the Finer's Arms inn, in this place. The can< of this social gathering was to celebrate the anniversary of an institution in the village for the Investment of small savings of any workmen or children. The party having done themselves justice at the dinner table, they went. into business matters, and then spent the evening in a pleasing manner. DEATH OF AN AGED LADY.—On Monday last the remains of Mrs. Mary Bevan, were taken from Beaufort House, the residence of William Partridge, Esq., her son-in-law, to the family vault at Llanelly Church. The deceased lady was the wife of Mr. Bevan, for many years the manager of Nant-y-Glo and other iron works on the hills. She was a kind parent, a good neigh j bour, and died at the advanced age of 81 a christian. All the shops were closed on Monday out of respect towards the memory of so respected and aged a resident. SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY.—On Sunday last the anniversary of the Primitive Methodist Sunday School was celebrated, when two sermons were preached on the occasion by the Rev. N. Broadway, of St. Austin, and one by Mr. John Roberts, of Beaufort. The congregations were not a) large as on many previous similar occasions. The sermons were delivered with much earnest- ness, and appeared to make a good impression upon the congregation. TteW-recitations of the children proved that no pains had been spared to make them efficient in their lessons. The singing of the several pieces from the second volume of the Sunday School Harmonist," was also an attraction, the choir being supported by several instruments. The collections amounted to £ 8 6s. in aid of the school fund. BEAUFORT HTLL.-On Sunday last the anni- versary of the Wesleyan Sunday School, Beaufort Hill, took plac1, when three sermons were preached by the Revs, Messrs. Barber and ITesk, the circuit ministers. The children recited and sung their hymns in a creditable manner. A collection was made at the close of each service on behalf of the school fund. PAIN AFTER PLEASURE.—On Wednesday last some hundreds of people from the iron district? left their homes and repaired off with lightsome sieps and cheerful heart, merry as birds in spring, towards the beautiful and far-famed ruins of Raglan Castle. They arrived at their destination about mid. day, saw the grand military review which took place in the afternoon, and had the gratification of witnessing the various riflemen in uniform from the counties of Monmouth, Glamorgan, Brecon, and Glo'ster, which sight was truly interesting to those who are not ac- customed to such things. During the day almost every description of games were entered into to amuse the visitors; in fact, everything was done that could be to make the day a pleasant one, and every body appeared to entertain themselves with right good-will, as though they were deter- mined to enjoy the pic.nic; but as there is a dark side to every picture so there is to this one. About seven o'clock hundreds of people were seen crossing the fields towards the station, train a.fter train were sent oft' alonz the line with its living freight to the Little Mill junction, and there the people were kept until twelve o'clock at night before they could be sent off to Aber- gavenny. At about one o'clock a long train ar- rived at the latter town, when nearly all the in. habitants were fast in the arms of Morpheus. Not being able to obtain beds or food, the party plodded their way towards the hills, some singing, others swearing, many drunk, and all fatigued. As the men were going to work next morning, the pleasure seekers were seen sauntering home- words in every direction, many avowing they would play vengeance with the railway companies, and wishing they hud the riflemen under their command, and not a railway official of the offend- ing companies would transgress again. BRYNMAWR. IT is generally understood in these works that a pleasing addition to the solemnities of public worship is wanting here in the chimes which peal forth from every steeple of evsry English town, and that we have actually no ring of bells in Northern Gwent and Morganwg. The iact is, we are mistaken, and in our extreme humility do ourselves an injustice. Let any attentive observer listen for one week at the churches and chapels of our different works, and if he do not lienr a full peal of music distinct, though mono- tonous, he must have wool in his ears. As great a variety of changes too are rung upon these bells as in a triple bob major, or the variations of Jenny Jones upon the triple harp. But our ears have been disturbed this week by a very dissonant modulation by a certain minister of peace and good will, who has had the impudence to come and ring his bell in a very alarming way at our brave knickerbockers. Apparently there is not a heartier, jollier set of fellows in the world than our volunteers, but this raven comes to croak of dangers and necessities of the rifle movement. We have one reply to all prophets ofili," We will not insinuate that he is a snob, but we will give him the advice once given to one, "Ne sutor ultra crcpidam," or, in plain English, "Let not the cobbler go beyond his last." EBBW VALE. EARLY CLOSING.-(To the Editor.)-Sir, last week I had the pleasure of reading the first, and I hope not the last letter respecting early closing at Ebbw Vale. It is a matter of some surprise to me that the shopkeepers' assistants have not thought of this before, and I trust now that the matter has been taken up, it will not be given up until some better arrangement has been made. The point to be gained is easy enough, and almost in the assistants' own hands.' If they really wish early closing, let two or three of them wait upon the respective tradesmen of Ebbw Vale with a petition, which no doubt all of them will sign. The generality of them are wishful to close at eight, and all that is wanting- irf unity, and let it be the work of the assistants to obtain fhnt unity. —A WELLWISlIER TO THE ASSISTANTS OF EBBW VALE. SOIREE AT THE LLTERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTION.—This pleasant festival took pkee on Thursday, the 12th kst., and was attended by an overflowing cruwd of well-dressed people from these and the neighbouring works. Among the distinguished visitors we observed Mrs. Brown, of Ebbw Vale Park, and four daughters, Mrs. Luxton, the Rev. J. W. Morgan, Brecon, G. Beavan, Esq., Beaufort, the Rev. W. Hughes, Mr. R. Brown, shop, the family of Mr. Adams manager, Mr. Needham and family, Beaufort, the Brothers Richards, engineers, Ebbw Vale and in fact wo i,f>y say all the respectability of the works. Trndegar was but thinly represented, and perhaps the tastes of our neighbours lie in a different direction; but we observed there the Messrs. James, of the Circle, Peaty, Mathiae, and one or two others. The entertainment was one of great excellence and variety, and the con: mittec'of management deserve the greatest credit for their tact. good humour, and laborious ox. ertions in keeping so large a nuubcr of visitor# actively employed and amused. In attempting any enumeration of the various objects of attrac- tion oar gpaco would fail; but a diminished photograph of the saloon, and a word or two on the music and refreshments, will ho highly suggestive for other attempts of a like nature. Not that we mean to say that anything like this exhibition could bo got up nearer than Merthyr, rind even there with the serious deduction of a museum; but our Tredegar friends, who assert. their metropolitan rights so loudly may take a hint, ana perhaps when the new hail is built, irj something in which vinous excitement is not an indispensable ingredient. To begin then, the ex- terior of the hal! was plentifully decorated with nag3, amongst which the stars aad stripes occu- pied a distinguished position, while undor aa I awning in the back yard was a raised orchestra for the band, overlooking refreshment table:; tastefully decorated with floral wreaths and banners. The multitude of curious objects in the saloon was quite distracting. The wails were covered with the choicest specimens of engraving and photography. The raised platform was a complete conservatory of choice exotics, and the tables were leaded with finished specimens of instrumental science. In one place you would see the Leyden jar eleetri lying a string of youth; in another, ladies screaming musically at the touch of galvanised water; in a third, people storing at the Druumond light. Here was Lll air pump Manipulator, who possessed the sserot of a real Mrab bell. There an assiduous mi^ro- logist assisting distressed enquirers-who could not see through the microscope. At this table the uses of saiety lamp, level, amemometer, &c.. were demonstrated at the other, mechanic butterflies were made to gyrate for the special amusement of boys and girls. Up stairs, the museum attracted much attention. Icthyosanrian fragments from the Lias, a fine case of Ammonite's zoology of the coal measures, marbles, a pretty collection of birds and quadrupeds, two or three very fine cases of beetles and butterflies, coins, manuscripts, and innumerable other objects of curiosity, all classified with the utmost care. Passing through the various offices of this fine building you would here stumble upon a vivarium, there on a newly-invented pump, and elsewhere upon something else. The very corridors were made entertaining and instructive by a series of sketches, illustrating the history of locomotion, from our ancestral war chariot armed with scythes, to a smoking saloon in the first class train. The refreshment tables were all that could be desired, and excellent tea and coffee, with the attendant edibles, were heartily enjoyed by all, especially by those who came from a dis- tance. After the refection of the inner man, the revolving stereoscope, with its numerous satellites scattered about the room, gold fish, the brass band, and the manufacture of oxygen gas, divided the attention of the pleasure seekers while a few devotees of the weed enjoyed their olium cum dignitate on the greensward, and made some very ridiculous remarks on the possibility of packing 400 crinolines in that band-box, the con- cert room. This matter, which the lapse of time soon rendered necessary, was at length accom- plished with some difficulty, and in a manner which convinces us that Ebbw Vale is after all the school of politeness, and its gentlemen de- serving of the smiles it was their rare good "orlune to receive. Of the concert itself, we can- not speak as fully as we could wish, as the Rifle Corps has claims upon our space; but giving the appended programme, we may observe that it was characterised by the same high appreciation of the beautiful and appropriate. Mr. G. F. Davies played a medley of national airs on the harp in very mediocre style. and a cornet solo so dehciously as to command a universal encore. Mr. Baker, pianist, accompanied passably well, and sung with Miss Harrison a duet, which re- ceived a similar compliment very deservedly. MiasBurnett also took part in the proceedings, but did not realise the expectations formed of her RIIYMNEY. OUR attention was drawn last Saturday by a friend to a field in Tred-egar road towhich stone was being carted for building purposes, and it appeared on enquiry that the foundation of a suite of buildings fcr chapel schools and priestly residence is about to be laid here for the Catholic church. In our recent notice of the new chapel atDukestown, the capabilities of that building were rather overstated when we said it would accommodate all the Catholics in the dis- trict of Tredegar, lihymney, and Ebbw Vale, numbering 2,000 souls. That building is only 80 feet by 30 feet, and as it possesses no gallery, will not hold more than 700 people who live within a mile distance from it. The design of the Rhymney establishment is much more am- bitious, which is accounted for bv the fact that the present chairman of the Rhymney Company contributes solely £ 1.000, while the cost of the UuKestowu chapel did not exceed £ 700. Some people mention £5,000, and others £ 3,000, as the sum to be expended: the latter is the more pro- bable estimate, and it is much to be regretted that Ebbw Vale cannot be supplied with a place of worship out of a fund which is amply sufficient for both places. T PONTLOTTYN. Long- looked for, come at last." WHAT remonstrance, angry and oft-repeated, failed to obtain for the inhabitants of this flou- rishing village, has at length been quiety con- ceded by Mr. Williams, the landed proprietor. We allude to the drainage of roads and paving of the main streets. one or two of which were in so deplorable a condition. Some weeks ago a meeting of the surveyors and leaseholders was convened, at which a complete plan for the sanitary improvement of the village was adopted, with the concurrence of Mr. Williams himself, who declared his determination, in the failure of the present resolution, to carry out the work himself. We have now to state that the stag- nant pool of mud in the future market place has been filled up, and that main sewers are being constructed for the drainage, and for this we have to thank our landlord. There is a class of people who, if it takes a great effort to move them. compensate for it by steady progress when they have once yielded to the impetus. We hope Mr. Williams may justsfy this remark. TREDEGAR. TREDEGAR COUNTY COURT. WEDNESDAY, JULY 18.-Bifore <7. M. Herbert, Bsq. New cases, 319 jugments, 58 adjourned, 20 total, 398. Judgment on a case tried two months ago.— Win. Henry v. David Rees and wife, and James Trump and wife.—An action of ejectment brought to recover possession of a house and stable at Llwydcoed, near Nantyglo. Mr. E. C. Davies for 'the plaintiff, and Mr. W. F. Batt, Abet- gavenny, for the defendants. Many witnesses were examined in this case, the most important of whom was Mr. Adams, a party to the deed of settlement under which the parties held the pro- perty. The buildings in dispute had undergone many transformations since their erection as kitchen, lumber and tool-house, stables, and cow- house; and plans were put in to show the pro- bable intention of the testator, as there were two stables, a large contractor'ri stable, and the quasi tool-house and stable. After hearing the volu minous evidence, the Judge said it would be necessary for him to see the premises before he gavejudsrncnt, as there was a good deal of con- fusion about the building mentioned in the afore- said instrument. On the opening of this Court, after going carefully through the evidence, his Honour remarked that it was his good fortune to have for neighbour a retired conveyancer who concurred in this. Judgment for plaintiff, with full costs. Hicks v. Thomas.—Claim for rent amounting to B,3 9s. 8d. adjourned from last Court.—De- fendant's wife pleaded that she had paid regularly for six years, and that plaintiff sued her for 2IH. too much. She had no receipts, but all she owed was P,2 3s. B.1. There was a long dispute about boots supplied and rent paid, the termination of which was that judgment was given for e2 19 3. 6d, at 6 s, a month. Sawtree v. Prother.). -Cldm of P-7 10s. for rent. Judgment for 95 4s. 7d., plaintilf being ordered to allow £ 2 5s. 5u. for repairs. 1 John Hopkins, overman, Aberlillery, msoivent. Debts about £ 80. No opposition. Next court- day appointed for the final order. Henry Sharrard v. E. Richards.—Adjourned from last Court for further evidence. The plain- tiff not appearing the case was struck out, the fee of attorney and costs of witnesses being allowed, t Morgan 1). JVfarAhaH.-£5} a momh s wages Plaintiff is a blacksmith at Beaufort, and was employed by Messrs. Mersball at 4s. a day. It appears that he absented himself from his work, and was consequently dismissed. Judgment for defendant. Be. nctt v. Morgan.— Claim of £ 112s 2d. for beer, and Morgan v. Bennett £118". for a piL, A cross action in which Bennec says she paid £ 1 towards the pig, which wis rebutted by defen- dant's witnesses. Judgment for defendant. John Lewis v. John Edwards.—Claim for da. mages, £ 10 for assault and heoken arm. —John Lewis: i am a collier living at Bkina, I Raw Edwards knocking my sister down 18th of June 1 stooped to rick up the child, and wuile I was doing tin?, defendant kicked me add broke my arm. I get a pound a week,—After a number of •witnesses had been examined on behalf t plain- V df, the defence set up was that a sen file and fght took place between Edwards and Wiihams, that no child wns on tl,e ground, i\ûd rJ-.a;. fiefea- aani did not kick John Lewis, but that his arm was broken in the scuille.-Some amusement was created by the manner in which Mr. Simons dragged admissions out of the defendant, which tended to invalidate his testimony, and after his witnesses had been examined, he.was ordered to pay £10 and costs. Rogers v. Richards.—Claim of £1188. for cham- pagne gingerette.—A set-off pleaded on account of broken bottles. Judgment to be paid forth- with, deducting 5s. for broken bottles. Buckley v. Short.-5s. claim for two trees of "old man" taken out of plaintiff's garden. Defen- dant The trees were given to me by John Perry. Judfje A tenant who plants trees, plants for his landlord not for himself. Damages Is. without costs. Voice v. Griffiths.-Claim £10 8s. lid. for work done as a nailcr.- Plaintiff: I have worked for defendant about three years at so much per thousand, I received my provisions from him. E. Griffiths said he used to settle with plaintiff every three months, previous to the last 17 months. He kept the provision account separate from the work account, and provided him with clothing too. He didn't dispute the work account. Judge: Then you make out your own account against plaintiff. Ordered to pay in a month. Workman v. WiDiama.—Claim 91 9s. drapery. Defence: I did not want the flannel, and now my husband has run away with it. Judgment /43. a month. Griffiths v. Burris.—Claim 19s. 3d. for goods. —Defendant complained of 8s. overcharge in tea, charging 5s. a pound for tea which he only paid 4s. for in the Blaina shop. Judgment for 5s. a month. Harris v. Lewis.—Claim £ 8 03. 9d. money lent. —Mrs. Harris Defendanthas property in houses, receives rent for them, and lives in one her. self. She has not administered. We printed the bills for William Lewis, deceased. The goods were had in 1855, and the first bill was delivered since last court. I know defendant has been in receipt of parish relief. I lent five guineas to draw the lease. My husband knows nothing of this action. He is now in North Wales. She promised to pay me, so I did not put her in court before. The bills were not printed for Walter Perrott. The books were charged to Lewis Lewis.-J udge: They must be struck out then.—Judgment for zC5 14s. 6d. Two shillings a month. John Jones v. Georpe Thomas.— £ 115s. The defendant had no right to any goods except under my man's order. Defendant denied the debt, but said he had lost his pass book. To pay at 2s. a lllonth. Veal v. Gould.—Claim for £1 2s. 6d. for vege- tables.—Plaintiff: I sent a hamper from Bristol to Ebbw Vale on the 1st June, which was ad- dressed to me, and defendant took it away and received the money for it. Defendant did not deny having received the goods, but said they were delivered to him by the Railway Company with other parcels of his father. Judgment to pay in 14 days. Harris v. Harris, claim of jE40 for the value of coke Owens sold to defendant.- Plaintiff said: I am coal proprietor at Treforest. I rented land six years ago of Mr. Leigh, at 2s. 6d. a year, on which I built eight coke ovens, and worked them five years. They became useless to me through the stopping of the road. I communicated to defendant the price of the ovens in a letter. Mr. Simons being asked to produce this communica- tion said he knew nothing of it, and Mr. Harris admitted the case to rest upon that letter. Mr. Simons further said his client held possession of these ovens under a lease from Mr. Leigh, the Lord Lieutenant. It appeared after some dis- cussion that the case was beyond the jurisdiction of the court, and plaintiff's attorney said he must withdraw the case.—Costs of attorney and wit- nesses allowed to defendant. GENERAL INTELLIGENCE THE wife of a member of the Halifax corps of riflu volunteer?!, named Mann, having lately pre- sented him with a son, he has since had it christ- ened Edward Rifle Mann. May this "son of a gun" prove worthy of his name! Mr. EDWARD Ross, now the champion shot of England, is the fifth son of Mr. Horatio Ross, of Netherley, whose fine rifle shooting at Stone- haven and rortlethen was lately recorded. Young Ross is a member of the Portlethen and Nether- ley Volunteers (of which is father is Captain), but on going to school in Yorkshire he joined a corps there. He is cnlv eighteen years of age. Besides the Queen's prize of 06250, the total of his money prizes amounts to £315 15s. exclusive of a Whit worth rifle. NEW ACT ON PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.—The new Act, which has just received the royal assent, and is now in force, provides for local improve- ments beneficial to the health and comfort of the people. The ratepayers of any parish maintaining its own poor, the population of which, according to the last account, exceeds five hundred persons, may purchase or lease lands, and accept gifts and grants of land, for the purpose of forming any public walk, exercise, or pl^y ground, and to levy rates for maintaining the samb; and for the remo- val of any nuisance or obstruction tb the free use and enjoyment thereof, and for improving any open walk or footpath, or placing' convenient seats or shelter from rain, and for other purposes of a similar nature. The act might be adopted in boroughs. After the adoption of the Act a meeting of the ratepayers is to take place to make a separate rate, and such rates is to be agreed to by a majority of at least two-thirds in value of the ratepayers assembled. Previous to any such rate being imposed a sum in amount not less than one half of the estimated cost of such proposed im- provements shall have been raised by private subscription or donation. The rate is not to exceed sixpence in the pound. LAND FOR EIFLE IEACTICE.—The following is the chief clause of the new Act, read a first time last Friday morning, for facili tating- the acquisition by rifle volunteer corps of grounds for rifle prac- tice Any rifle volunteer corps may purchase or acquire by such grants as are hereinafter men- tioned any land for rifle practice, and for the erection of butts and other accommodations for the use of the corps when practising with rifles, subject to the following restrictions :—t hat the assent of her Majesty's principal Secretary of State for the War Department for the time being, hereinafter railed the said Principal Secretary, shall be obtained to the purchase of any land under the powers of this act, or to the grant of any land by any person or body of persons, in pursuance of the powers hereinafter given That, iu addition to such assent, the sanction cf Par- liament shall be obtained in manner hereinafter mentioned, before it shall be lawful for any volun- teer corps to put in force s'jch provisions of the acts hereinafter incorporated as relate to the pur- chase and taking- of lands otherwise than by agreement." TRIAL FOR MUHDEB.—SENTENCE OF DEATH.— At the vVinchesier assizes on Monday Michael Hynes, a teigeant in the 16 Ji Regiment of Foot, was found guilty of the wilful murder of Ann Shein, a worasn 64 years of age, and sentanccd to undergo the extreme penalty of the law. It ap- peared trout the evidence that on the 9t.h March the prisoner, who was on furlough and residing with his father-in-law at Gosporfc, returned home much intoxicated, and commenced quarrelling wi;h. the imnaten of the house. The <"i?st.nrban.jo wa* so great that the neighbours earaa in to endeavour to quell it, including the dec«aeed, who tried to pacify him, when ho iorced a Mrs. Clark out ot the room and locked the door, and he. was then seen ly a who looked through the window hsclmg with Lis drawn sword something upou ilits iloor. Assisi^nco having been obtained, the prisoner was disarmed, secured, and Landed over to the police. Mrs. Sncin was found lying upon the floor, her skull i and with many droadiul wounds upon her head and boriv. A foiaid that she had received two piua'Ui gt>•? en the temple, respective^ three ..ndibui- inches long, reaching to the no* a third cut, thr*e inches iu cn one 1-riL te;"vk>; a cut the left eye; a very seiious jaggeu irac- ture. cf tiie skul:; two cuts on the lott arm ar,d some manor wounds and bruises. These shocking injuries caused inflammation, which was followed by an abscess in the brain. Paralysis ensued, and at the termination of a few weeks the un. fortunate woman died. LOCK-OUT OF THE SOUTH YORK COLLIERS.— No amicable arrangement has yet been come to between the colliers in the South Yorkshire dis- trict and their employers, and on Saturday it was expected that nearly 3.000 men would be thrown out of work. A deputation of colliers had an interview on Thursday with the masters at Doncaster, but the propositions of the men were not accented. Before the deputation left the room Mr. Baxter addressed them. He said he had hoped that the appearance of the deputa- tion in Doncaster that day would have been the means of ending the dispute, and he very much regretted that such was not the case. The miners, however, had only themselves to blame. The question, however, was not altogether one of wages. It was now a question whether the colliery proprietors were to be master of their own pita, and whether they were to allow them- selves to be dictated to as to what men they were to employ. The masters had come to the conclusion that they could not allow themselves to become secondary parties in the regulation of their own affairs. Mr. Mitchell wished to. say a word. If the masters claimed the right of em- ploying what men they thought proper, they should also allow the men to get work wherever they could without compelling them to have a clearance note-or rather condemnation note- without which they could not get work at other collieries. He denied that the union refused to allow men to work, without which they could not belong to them. The men then retired. --4% How CRINOLINED LADIES ARE TREATED"IN SwANSEA.—Catherine Barrv was charged last week before the Swansea Bench of magistrates with indecent conduct in the public streets.—The Superintendent said that all he bad to complain of in the case was, that the defendant persisted in strolling along the streets without her bonnet. She wore an enormous crinoline, and when two or three of the class of girls to which she belonged got together on the pavement, their crinoline took up so much room that prudent and respect- able people were under the necessity of walking off the pavement. They took no notice of the warning of the police; and the defendant was one of the least attentive to these warnings. She was sent down to the House of Correction for fourteen days.-Sarah Scourfield was then charged with wandering about the public streets, and acting indecently. The Superintendent said that the complaint against this girl was of a sim- ilar character to the one previous. She was in the habit of going about the-streets immensely crinolined, with her clothes half-way up her legs, exposing her knees to an indecent extent. This being her first appearance she was dismissed, with a caution not to go about the streets so unseemly dressed the class of attire, the Bench remarked, being only adopted by loose and abandoned women. She denied that she was a common prostitute, and no proof being forthcoming to the contrary the correctness of her statement was admitted, and she was urgently requested never to become one. FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. FEARFUL MASSACRE AT DAMASCUS. VIENNA, July 16. The Government is said to have received the following intelligence:—" A fearful massacre has taken place at Damascus. 500 Christians have been murdered, amongst whom is the Dutch Consul. The American Consul is wounded. Details are wanting." PARIS, July 16. The Patrie contains the following :—" Accord- ing to the last news from Beyrout the state of things in Syria continues to be of the gravest character. A French vessel had been sent to Latakia. and was obliged to take position within firing distance of the town, in order to restrain the fanatical portion of the inhabitants. It was asserted that information had been received of atrocious plots having been formed against the lives of the Christians in many parts of Syria. The naval authorities were taking measures in order to be in readiness to meet the difficulties of the situation." PARIS, July 17. The Moniteur contains the following despatch from the French naval commander in the Levant: —" Beyrout, July 11.—The attack of the Druses on the Christians at Damascus commenced on the evening of the 9th, when several men were killed, and many women carried off for the harems. It is said that the consulates were burned down, with the exception of the English consulate. The French, liussian, and Greek consuls took refuge in the house of Abdel Kader. The atti- tude of the Turkish authorities was indecisive, and was rather injurious than useful to the Christians. Three Thousand Turkish soldiers arrived to-day. The fears of the Christians are redoubled, and the Commissioners Vely and Nomick are expected with impatience." THE RISING IN SICILY. FIGHTING IN THE STREETS OF NAPLES. NAPLES, (via TURIN), JULY 17. A conflict has taken place between the troops and the people, in consequence of a popular mani- festation in favour of the refugees who had,dis. embarked at Naples. Several persons were killed. The Ministry has been dismissed. The Commandore de Martino only will remain in the new Cabinet. NAPLES, JUJT 14. Patrols are constantly traversing the streets. The moderate party is full of apprehensions con- cerning the future course of events. An inspector of the former police was stabbed the day before yesterday in the Stracba^ di Toledo. Proclama- tions of Garibaldi and wfetternbrini against the Bourbon dynasty have been distributed here. The first one says I ant Royalist, but prefer Victor Emmanuel, who wiM lead us against the Austrians." „ T PARIS, JULY 17. Letters have been received from Palermo to the 13th inst., confirming that the Veloce bad passed over to Garibaldi, and stating that this vessel had lefc Palermo, and returned on the 12th instant in company with some transport steamers. THE SOLDIER-EXCESSES AT NAPLES-HARANGUE HELD BY THE KING. FLORENCE, J UL Y 18. The Nazione of Florence says:—" On the even- ing of the 15th inst. the Royal Guards, at Naples, committed violent excesses against the inhabi- tants, shouting at the time Viva il Re.' Several persons were killed, and fifty persons wounded. An inquiry has commenced. The King has visaed the barrscke., and held energetic language to the troops. The people are quiet, but irritated." THE CRISIS IN NAPLES. PARIS, JULY 18. Despatches received here from Naples to the 17th inst., give details of the conflict which took place in that city on the 15th inst, Mating that it was provoked oy soldiers cf the Royal Guards, who shouted, ''The King for ever!" "Down with the Constitution Notwithstanding this demonstration the King adhered to constitutional principles, and the Ministers, therefore, consented to remain in office. The Opinione Nationale publishes a message dated W e?sina, 15th inst., staging that Garibaldi had UGlOi,e1 .Medici at the village of Bar- ceilona with 3,000 volunteers. Colonel Bosco had made a sortie from Messina with 4,000 men and three guns. An engagement between the two armies was huminem.