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BLA1NA PETTY SESIONS.

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BLA1NA PETTY SESIONS. FRIDAY, AUGUST 10.-Before Rev. E. C. Leigh, F. Levick, and C. Bailey, Esqrs. Cicilia Lewis a young woman of Gellygaer was charged with stealing certain articles of clothing at Abertillery, and afterwards going to Ebbw Vale and committing a similar theft there. The depositions were taken at the magistrate's office at Tredegar on the day previous, and the woman was committed for trial by the Rev. E. C. Leigh. We may here notice also that at the Monmouth assizes the two men charged with manslaughter at the Britannia lately, Thomas Jones and John Williams, were tried and John Williams the man who in fightin-^ with deceased was acquitted, while Thomas Jones who either by throwing, or allowing deceased to fall caused his death, was sentenced to two months' imprisonment, the judge remarking that had not the medical testi- mony ascribed the death so distinctly to the fall he should certainly lhave given the prisoner penal servitude. Isaac Jones of Nantyglo charged John Locock a coker, with stealing his coat. Prosecutor's wife stated that prisoner being a lodger took the coat down from a nail, put it on and went away on the 10th of July, owing her a month's lodgings. She admitted that he had been in the habit of wearing the coat frequently with permission, and that had he asked her for it, she would have lent it to him then. Prosecutsr also said he had seen him since without asking for the coat. Prisoner who spoke with great propriety said in his defence that he had not been able to get shop that Satur- day night, through an altercation with Mr. Jay no so he went away taking the coat which he had general permission to wear. to look for wor k and got it at Tredegar. He had however sent word to his landlord ,who, subsequently came over. He had no desigu of stealing the coat. Prosecu- tor having admitted that prisoner had sent to him, the case was dismissed. DISOHDEKLY.—David Williams was charged under the New Act with being drunk and dis- orderly but as the only riotous conduct of the prisoner was a challenge to the policeman, which had no result, he was let off with a fiae of 5s. ABUSIVE LANGUAGE.—Mary Collins charged Patrick and Mary O'Brien with using language tending to provoke a breach of the peace; namely, in calling her a common whore; which defend- ants, who said her mother kept a Cwrw Bach" at Ebbw Vale, denied. Being unprovided with witnesses, she asked for an adjournment; but the Bench, not refusing it, recommended them to settle, as it would, most probably, result in di- vided costs. It was finally adjourned to the Blackwood Police Court on the 28th inst. STEALING CUFFS. — Mary Griffiths charged Elizabeth King, aged 12, with felony in stealing a pair of cuffs, value Is. 6d.—Prosecutrix stated that the prisoner's father lodged with her, and that the girl, who had no mother, was permitted to stop with her father till she got a place of ser- vice; after she was gone, the cuffs were missed, and must have been taken out of the drawer, for she had never lent them. Besides this (heft, the girl's mistress had had a likeness of her sister, which must have been taken by prisoner, who wan also suspected of stealing money out of her husband's pocket. The charge being fully proved, though the girl asserted that her "mistress had lent her the cuffs, her father made a statement with the object of proving that the charge was made in spite, because ho had left prosecutrix's employment. The girl's aunt, a very respectable woman, on its being said that the girl's mother had died, said it had been her desire to take the girl and bring her up, but the father was unwil- ling she would be glad to do so even now.—Mr. Levick, on the part of the Bench, said that unless some such arrangement was made, he should be obliged to send the girl to a reformatory for four years, where her father would have to pay for her maintenance; but if he was willing to allow the girl to go under her aunt's care, she should be let off, though it was very unusual, with the payment of costs. STEALING CLOTH.—George Barker, miner, of Blaina, charged Elizabeth Coleman, the woman with whom he lodged, with stealing cloth, value 16s. 10d., out of his box, and pawning it.—Pro- secutor said he missed the cloth on Sunday; in fact, she took his bed away too, and left him to sleep on the bare boards; her husband himself, who was served in the same way, advised him to see about the cloth; and so he took the police to the pawnshop and identified his cloth. He ad- mitted owing the woman 4s. lOd.—Mr. Harris, for the defence, after an observation from the Bench that the offence came under the Illegal Pawning Act, said he would readily plead guilty on behalf of his client to that offence; but he hoped the magistrates would consider the circum- stances of the case in mitigation. Prosecutor admitted having a loaf of bread besides the 43. 10d,, and she had claimed 6s. 8d. as her due, which was the exact sum for which she had pawned the cloth, believing that after he had, with a handful of money, refused to pay her, she was justifIed in doing so. She had failed, how- ever, in returning the pawn ticket, and the Bench ordered her to pa.v 35s. for cloth and costs, or a r-oath's hard labour. STEALING COAL.—The Blaina Iron Co. (Messrs. Levick and Simpson) charged an old workman, Edward Wressrsam, with stealing lewt. of coal iroru the works.—The plea of the prisoner was, that he bought. coal regularly of the Company, and that he picked this lump off the parish road. The police negafived the latter part of the state- ment, and he was sentenced, having a large family to support, to pay 5s. and costs. FRAUDULENTLY FILLING TRAMS,—Mary Simons nnd Elizabdh Howell were charged by the Blaina Cu. with fraudulently filling the mine trams with i t I rubbish.—The Agent for the Company said that the offence was becoming so prevalent that Mr. Levick did not know what to do with it. Since this case had been in hand, two others had been detected in such acts, which, unless they were put a stop to, must be ruinous to the Company. put a stop to, must be ruinous to the Company. The Bench felt strongly the necessity of inter- ference, and after ordering each prisoner to pay lOd. and costs, or in default two months' impri- sonment, added that if ever they came up again for a like offence, they would have three months' gaol for it. STEALING A TROWEL.—Thomas Jones charged Bees Morgan with stealing a trowel.—Prosecu- tor said he had worked three years with this tool, and knew it well from three marks. 1. He had ground down the point; 2, The ferrule was loose; 3. He had thinned down the handle. It had certainly been out of his possession twelve months, but he could swear to it any where; and in fact he brought several fellow-workmen, who had used and knew the tool, to swear to it. The case seemed as strong as it could well be, seeing that prosecutor picked it at first sight out of six others, placed so as to test his recognition severely by the policeman.—The Bench, however, thought that a tool which had been probably in use twelve months since it was lost, could net be properly identified, so that Mr. Harris found it unneces- sary to enter upon. his client's defence, and the prisoner was told that he left the court without a suspicion of dishonesty. ILLEGITIMACY. — Harriet Williams, 'a smart. looking woman, with a coquettiohly-dressed child in her arms, charged Samuel Farry, a master lime-burner, of Abercarn, with being the father of an illegitimate child, born on the 9th of May. Complainant admitted she was a married womau, but she had not seen her husband for two years; he went to America, and she had a letter with a remittance of £ '5 10s. from him last April twelve- months, in which lie implored her to come to him; after that time she received (Cross-examined by Mr. Harris) about £ 10, and some of the family hnil gone over. Defendant had paid her money twice for the support of the child. She was ac- quaint-ed with Enoch and with John Lewis, but i-Uat was before her connection with the defend- ant—Mrs. Ganey heard a conversation between I he parties about the support of the child, de. ut offering Is. 3d. a week, and she refusing less than 2s. 6d.: and the attorney, when he ise-axd this evidence, said it was too strong for >vm, but hoped that the Bench would show by their order what they thought of a woman who, after receiving JL33 from iderAhugband, who de- sired her society, preferred the loose manner of living which the evidence betrayed.—-Order, ls.6d. a week. ANOTHER CASE.—Elizabeth Williams charged Thomas Parry with being the father of her ille- gitimate child.—Defendant did not appear, and as -the summons was to a former court, though adjourned to this place, there was a doubt whe- ther the service could be proved: the Clerk thought Nay, Mr. Levick thought Yea; so at last it was proved, when it appeared that the girl was provided with no corroborative evidence, and the case was again adjourned to Blackwood Police Court. ASSAULT .-Margaret Clarke charged Thomas Clarke, Garnfach, with an assault. This poor woman had been deserted by her husband, who went to work at Varteg, but used to come over every week to see his relations, who appear to have been the cause of separation. On one occa- sion, after waiting for him two hours at the door of a public, he came out, and she took possession of her lawful property, upon which defendant came up, interfered, and struck her.—Fined jBl and costs, or 21 days' prison. MARKET INTELLIGENCE. LONDON CORN-MARKET, (Mark lane Monday, August 13th.)—The recent heavy rains have laid wheat crops in patches here and there, but in general very little damage is spoken of, and although the ripening of the plant is retarded, its appearance is not, on the whole, unpromising. Should fine weather set in speedily, a fair aver- age yield may yet be expected, but on this long looked for change everything now depends. Barley and oats do not, for the most part, look satisfactory. At Mark-lane to-day the sales of both English and foreign grain were moderate, and prices firm. Kent and Essex wheat sold readily at the extreme rates of Monday last. There was a good country demand for foreign and full prices were paid, some holders asking rather more. Flour sold without quotable 'change in prices, but the tendency was firm, Malt was unchanged in value or demand. Barley was in fair current demand, and in some instances the turn dearer. Beans and peas were firm. Oats were in good demand, and better qualities made quite 6d. per qr. more money. METROPOLITAN CATTLE-MARKET, (London, August 13 th.)— There was a large number of cattle at market to-day, but the condition being, generally, but middling, the actual weight of meat was not so great. Of home-fed beasts, there were 2,861, and of foreign 1,559. Trade was not over brisk; but prices were firm, espe- cially for the better qualities. Of sheep, the supplies included 8,550 foreign. For all breeds about last Monday's rates were current, and anything in pretty good condition met a ready sale. No quotable change took place in the value of lamb. Calves were in steady demand at the quotation. Pork sold without change in price. LONDON Hoy-^CARKET, (Monday, August 13th.)-The plantation accounts continuing very unfavourable we have an active inquiry for hops of last year's growth, at an advance of from 10s. to 15s. over this day se'nnight. There is a specu- lative demand for old hops at rather more money, but as yet they move slowly. Currency—Sus- sex, 1859, £ 6 to 27 Weald of Kent, 96 15s. to £7 15s.; Mid and East Kent, £ 7 to £8; choice Goldings, do., 98 to 99; very choice for money. Our special correspondent has made another long and careful survey of Mid-Kent, and reports most unfavourably. He thinks the duty must eventually be very small—probably not £ 50,000. He advises the backers of the duty to get their money ready," there not being the ghost of a chance of any recovery. Duty doing to-day at £ 70,000 to £80,000, the latter point being backed from the Weald of Kent, where some fancy there is a little improvement. LETTER FROM GABIBALDI TO QUEEN VICTORIA. (FROX THE SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT OF THE EXPRESS.") MESSINA, AUGUST 4. I think you are aware that the Sicilian Govern- ment has sent a distinguished nobelman, Prince Pandolfini, to represent the interests of the island t the English court. I am now able to send you the translation of the letter which was written by Garibaldi to Queen Victoria on this occasion :— "YOUR MAJESTY Called by my duty to my -Italian fatherland to defend its cause in Sicily, 1 have assumed the dictatorship of a generous peo. ple, who, after a long-continued struggle, wish for nothing but to participate in the national life and freedom under the sceptre of the mognanimous prince in whom Italy trusts. The envoy who presents himself to your Majesty in the name of the Provisional Govern- ment which now rules this country does not pretend to represent a special and distinct state, but he comes as the interpreter of the thoughts and sentiments of two millions and a half of Italians. By this title I beg your Majesty to deign to receive him, granting a kind audience and attention to what he may respectfully urge upon your Majesty in behalf of this most beau- tiful and noble part of Italy. G. GARIBALDI. Palermo. June 22. To her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland."

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