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MERTHYR COUNTY COURT. Bis Honour Judge Falconer held his usual monthly court at the Temperance-hall, on Monday and Tuesday. There were about 300 plaints, and nearly 20,) judgment SlInl- monses. The defended c-ises were not numerous, the principal one I-eitiL,, the vali ity of a legacy of tlOO. left by the late Mr Walter Watkins, towards hu lding a Reforme Wesleyaii Chapel. at Merthyr. Mr Vincent .lam^s ap- peared for the trustees of the chapel, and Mr Thomas Williams for the residuary legatees. The case occupied the court for some hours. His Honour reserved judg- ment. A SILVER CUP. SAMUEL DAVIES V. DANIEL JENKINS.—This was a case in which Air Svntlel Davies. jeweller, of Merthyr, sued Mr David Jenkins, Flemingstone-court, near C twnridge, for 7s. alleged to be due on an exchange of silver cups. It transpired that Mr Jenkins won a silver cup a, the Merthyr Athletic Sports last summer, and Mr Davies had supplied the committee with the cup. The day after the sports Mr. Jenkins called at Mr Davies' shop, in company with Mr Williams, of Ely Court, and Mr Goodwin, of Merthyr. in reference to the cup, but the evidence was so conflicting that his Honour gave it as his opinion that there must have been a misunderstanding, and gave a non-suit. Sergeant Davies, of the police force. was also present at the inter- view between the parties, and gave his evidence in favuur of the plaintiff. DUCKHAM v. WILLIAMS.—The plaintiff sued the defen- dant for lGlilbs. of beef he had sold co the defendant, WHO was represented in court by his wife. Mrs Williams con- tended that the beef was not good, although it was sold for 3d per pound. His Honour, on (tearing the price of the beef, adjourned the case for the production of Inspector Howells. who had seen the meat. The inspector was of opinion that. although the jneat was lean and poor, it was not unfit for human food. Judgment for the plaintiff. THE VALUE OF A HEADING. LEWIS V. PHILLIPS. Lewis Lewis sued Phillip Phillips, both miners at the Banwen, Dowlais, for t3 os, his share of the proceeds "f the sale of a heading, which he alleged was sold by defendant and himself to another man. It ap- peared from the evidence of John Jones, the master of the level, that it was the practice of the miners to sell their interest in the "headings" when they wished to leave the work. -Phillips denied that he was ever in partnership with Lewis, and as the defendant had no evidence to sup- port his claim he was non-suited. THE COST OF LITIGATION. JONES V. DANIEL.—Mr Simons complained to the court that his costs in tnis suit, which was heard at the last court, were unfairly taxed.—Mr D. R. Lewis appeared on the other side, aud contended that the principle which governed the registrar in taxing was fair. The value of the property in question is about t350. and a huve propor- tion of it is gone m costs, and it transpired that the lawyers have not done with it yet. RE M'MASTER, BANKRUPT.—Mr Morgan, of Cardiff, opposed on behalf of the trustees, and asked for all order to compel the bankrupt to deliver up idl the books in his possession. It appearedin evidence that he commenced busine-s in June, 18G9. without any capital of his own. He bought certain rounds of Mr iempleton, and traveled th^u for some time. In February he stopped payment. Mr Simons, for the bankrupt, said that as he had sold his books to Mr Teinpleton, to whom he owed £ 290 he could not part with the hooks. His Honour said it was to the interest of the bankrupt to act fairly in the matter, other- wise it would be a serious matter for him.—Mail. .0. MERTHYR POLICE COURT. SATURDAY.—{Before, J. C. Fowler. E. J. Davies, and T. hvans, i-.sqrg.) THEFT Of JEWELLERY. — Win. Cruggins, was bronght up cbaryed with stealing six cases, containing a quantity of jewellery, the propelty of David Davies. The prosecutor Stated that the cases of jewellery (produced) were his pro- lierty, and he could s.vear to them by the straps that were around them, and by the articles contained ill them he had them safe on the night of the 13th of Nov., last, in Whitcombe-street, Aberdare, just opposite the Whitcombe Inn, for as lie was passing by the above- named place, about twtlve o'clock on the night in question lie saw a man lying down on the road quite drunk he put lIs ca>es on the ground, and helped the- man up; after doing which he looked for the cases but could not find them several articles had been taken out of them since then, such as purses and watch guards he put the cases near the drunken man was not drunk Jiiiuseif did not know prisoner and believed he uever saw him before. The stolen propeity was «orth altogether about £ 5. Mr Wil- liam J, nes, County Court bailiff, stated that yesterday he went to prisoner's house to levy upon his goods in a bed- room upstairs, upon a projecting bit of wall, he saw the six cases (produced); the prisoner was not in the house when he (w itness) was there he gave information to the police — Inspector Howlett stated that on the 13th instant he arrested prisoner at Aberdare on the charge of stealing the six cases (produced), containing a quantity of cmiiiniiu jewellery, the property < f David Davies, on the 18th Nov. ilast; he replied "1 did not steal them, 1 bought them itbout two months ago off a person named Joseph Martin, a hawker, at Mountain Ash I gave him 1:2 for the lot, and they have been in itiv house ever since; 1 was about starting in the business myself, after I got a little money. He (witness) had made enquiries but could find no person of the above name.—The prisoner was remanded uutil Monday.. ASSAULT.—Bridget Welsh v. Thomas Ryan. M r Plews, solicitor, appeared for the defend tiit. 'I he prosecutrix stated that defendant came out of his house and struck .her without any provocation, and called several witnesses 'whose statements however varied greatly, and from the cross-examination io appeared that the row originally begau by the children quarrelling, and the complainant beating the defendant's children on seeing the complainant he asked her why she had beaten his children, and she replied by calling him tilthy names he then pushed her away, but did not strike her —After hearing the whole of the evi- dence his Worship dismissed the case. I HE SAME AFFAIR.—Bridget Welsh, the mother, now appeared against the same defendant. This was a part of the above row. The prosecutrix iu this case, on healing that her daughter had been assaulted by the defen tant. curie out to blackguard him, but in a few minutes it appears that defendant also assaulted her and to use her own words, He up with his list and struck me on the side of my lead, which felled me, and I was quite dead on the ground for some time; and the blood came spouting out of my left ear."—Witnesses were called on boili 9td«.s, after which his Worship tilled him 10s. and costd. THE CHAKGB OF MEALING UPPERS, &c.—William Hand- ley, slioetiiaker, w.ts agaiu brought up ou remand charged with stealing the portions of the uiateiids of two pairs of boots, the property of Mrs Evaus.-The particulars of the ca"e appeared 111 14"t week's issue.—Mr Fowler stated that there was not sufficieut evidence to warrant his committing .the prisoner it did not seem that he had wilfully nude ;away with them, though undoubtedly he had been very .careless with the property that had been intrusted to him if he was an holiest man he would refund to Mrs Evans ,her loss, but if he left the town without doing so, then he (Mr Fowler) would feel certain that he discharged a guilty tUian. He was then discharged. MONDAY.-( Before J. C. Fowler, Esq.) THEFT OF JEWELLERY.—William Crtiggins was ngain brought up on remand charged with stealing a quantity of jewellery nv., the prop..rty of Davi-I Davies—The prisoner now called Mrs Mary Williams, who stated that the pri- souer had lodged with her for three months he caiiie there about the 26th of August last; she recollected the night of the Aberdare fair (the night the cases were stolen) he came home soon in his working clothes, and went to bed about nine o clock she remembered the night very well.— Examined by Mr Fowler Her son was the only per- S)'»n an the house that night with the exception of the pri- soner he went to bed about eleven it was ten o'clock befoi 'e be came in the prisoner bad gone to bed before her soiwea M she locked the door. and left the key in the lock shF lived in the back of the house; and the prisoner occupied her front rooms he could not have gone down- stairs without brr hearing him he left her lodgings a fort- night before wt Christmas never saw these cases (pro- duced).—Davn < Price, son of last witness, stated that he teuiem bered pris <«*e' lodging at their h< uise remeui bered the night ot the Aber.lai'tj fairs he was selling papers that day did Dot know what tuue he came home did not see pri- soner that night, but saw kiiil the next morning.—Mrs Mary Williams, re-examined by Mr Fowler there is more tbl'n one fair at Aberdare the une she spoke of was in October. Mr Fowler reminded the witness the fair thev were si eakir.g oft was in November aud not October. Mrs Hannah Clinton stated ttat she knew nothing about the cases (produced) she remamWred seeing the prosecutor in the Market House on the night of the fair be was very drunk. —Mr Fowler then committed prisoner for trial. A BATCH OF DRUNKARDS. — David O'Coiiner was charged ivith being drunk, and with riotous behaviour in High-street, on the 14th inst. P.S. Jennings stated that he saw the prisoner drunk and fighting with a black man near the Lorn Kaglau Inn, on Saturday night; he was very violent on the •way to the station.—Fined As and costs —Evan Lijwis was -charged with the same offence in High Street yesterday morn- jng _P C. Davits (9b) stated that he saw the defandant lying down helplessly drunk on the pavement by the Post Office. —Tlie Bench fined him 7s fid and cifrts. —E. Leonard, -n.M summoned for beim? drunk at Castle-street, Pontlot- iivn Khyuniey, on the 8th inst.—P.S Jenkins proved the ^arge and the defendant was fined 10s. and costs, or 14 jaJ imprisonment—David Copley was also summoned for a similar offence at Farm Row, Pontlottyn, on the 7th inst -P,C. Davies (14) proved the charge, and defendant 7a fid —Ellen Driscoll was nimmojied for being I*8 t i riotous at Chapel-street, Pontlottyn, on the 7th wilfully proved by P.S. Jenkins, instant. T & n ( 6d. and costs. — liichard and the defendant • (lrunk aH(i riotou^t King- Cotter was summoned for-beJ". rUllt_P.s. J.nkins safd street, °D 'vtt.y drunk, and with h s coat he saw the defend^t thereby off wanting to fight—1 be b-nc WlllIttn IMn,ed Mar- seven days' imprisonment.— AU ° ;mi| ,r offeuce in garet Erviu was also summoned f' ■ statt.d Iran that he saw the defendant there v y i. fcAO In defence she .stated that «he had <>t Y glasses, and could not therefore have t stated by the officer.-The Bench fined her 5«. an Costs Florence McCarthy was also summoned for being JtunK and ri<»tou8at Chapel-str^' t, Pontlottyn. on Saturday e err- ing y.e7thT„XXi-P.C. Davies (61) proved Uje cba^ anddefenaant Wh8 filied fc. a„d c^sts.-J''h«^ns^as chrfrge.) with being drunk in High-street, on Satu day n.ight last. P C. Charley nrovfid the charge, and defendant was fined 7:i. bd. and costs _n THE LATE CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER.-Mary Ann Ter rel!1ar,fl "I'l'eared in answer to the charge of having thro^1' Ler, ^'i^ence or otherwise caused the death ot lier to l'*1 c'n|d-7-Mr Fowler remarking that ,^erc,,J^ not ev/^c,en!; ,e\l w'ce to substantiate the charge anu the pris. nef %ulil t',erefore be discharged. to WEDNESDA^-(Before J. C. Fowler,pudE. J. Davies EeqW ) STEALING BRASS*—Nathanijfl James, carpenter, waf' "brought UP cJ'Hi-ged w.ul' steal»ny '21 lbs. „f brass the pro nertv of tlie Dow^ls n, was also charged with -Stealing 18 lb< of brass, the property of the Plymouth Iron •Snvvnv. Mr Simons appeared to proslC(lte on „f the PljtHPuth Iron Co.. and Mr J. J. Jones (Smith, Lewis, and Jones' for the prisoner.— Mr S. Iruratr, engineer to the Dowlas'<<* Co.. therraVrtwoH J'tlthe the ,b 'there is a car^nter's shop • about 20 yards from ea^r other C(,U)'l>any at> th^ d.ise by: prisoner wasejjg^cd una lst ,>f FebruarV fhop for a'buyt three vears he4y,1 °n L UAD last; lie had charge of both |ts us ? I > to change the brakes when h I were similar to .tho* £ pr<>ducea, i<etttii(gsf<rt- a:sheave at, the , 'ft "wbich is a new one, and trour its size ai?^ „ the partioul-aj: pit prisoner had charge of; "as "ev r ten in use, an4 is the property of tbe Powl»i»ln>n wno8e mark it bears, though they appear as if an attempt had been made to hammer them out the three other pieces pro- duced are parts of a bearing of a coal carritge, upon which coal trains are conveyed; one of them is marked Dowbis Co. the other lias '• D, and the other has scarcely any inarjc at all, but is of a similar shape, andl believe it is the. Doulais Co.'s property prisoner had nothing whatever t > do with the three small pieces. Cross-examined l>y Mr Jones Prisoner has worked about three years for the Com- pany it W is his duty to he there continually from morning until night; he had no business to change the brasses unless they were badly worn new brasses are generally given to Rees livans the foreman, and he usually giv<js them to the carpenters to change them hy his directions; they aregcne- rally sent from the store bv Evans to the fitting sMop, there fitted up, and afterwards taken hy K'ees to the pi's mouth, and there delivered to the carpenters they may he kept in the carpenters shop about two or three months before being used old brasses are returned to the store, and an account is kept in a book. — Kees Evans said he was forellwn of the pit carpenters under the Dowlais Iron Co.; 1 remember delivering to the prisoner, at his workshop at the pits, two brasses similar to theones produced saw them given him by one of the labourers" they were given him to change under the pit head framing sheave; he had told him that the old ones were worn out; gave them him about 'twelve or fifteen months i ago; do notknow jvhathe everdid with them; they have had none to change since. — P.S. Davies Maid I received prisoner ill custody from the Brecon police, who also gltl e mø these four pieces of brass; told him he was charged with stealing them, he replied. "Idid not steal them on the way down to Merthyr he said, "well I suppose they will transport me now, I might as well tell the truth about it Rees hvans stopped time, or money frolll Iny wage., if it was not for that I should have brought the brasses back to the storehouse, and that's the way I took it to I'.ncon to sell, I picked it up on the Cwrnbargoed road." This morning j 1 showed it to him, it weighs 2Ilbs. The charge of the I Plymouth Iron Company was now gone into. Mr H. W. Lewis, engineer, said the prisoner was in our employ this j week; he worked up to Sunday as carpenter all over the works. The brasses (produced; are of such a kind as those prisoner has been changing of late one of thelll especially is marked with the Plymouth Company's brand our new brasses have numbers upon them, one of these has a num- ber on it, which has been nearly hammered out; there is also another one numbered 5 we register all the brass numbers in a book this is an anxle for which these brasses are used as bearings they tit exactly recently a number of brasses have passed through the prisoner's hands canrn-t say we have missed any they are aresupplirdtous by Messrs Newton. Son and Heanes, Bristol, who initial the brass with their name I can swear positively to one.f these (produced) being the property of the Plymouth Irorr Company believe the others are also their property, but am not Sure.—Samuel Davies. carpenter, said 1 have been working with the prisoner it is our duty to put the bearings < n the carriages that are worn o*it | we have been doing this la'.ely, and the brasses are like the ¡ ones produced when we took them off it was our duty to take the old ones to the foreman he took them sometimes and I did sometimes.—P.S. Davies said he received the pieces of bra-s (produced) from the Superintendent of Police for Brecon: after weighing them I charged him with the theft; Le replied "perhaps might have left it there;" the brass weighed 181bs. I told him the brass was the pro. perty of the Plymouth Iron Company when I charged him with the offence.—The prisoner was remanded until Mon- day next. A, CANDIDATE FOR THE LOCK UP —James Godfrey was charged with stealing two tin strainers, the property of Mr France, High-street, and further with stealing a duck vicket, the property of Mr Copeland, outfitter.— Mrs France stated that her husband kept a hardware shop iri High-street; the tin strainers (produced) were by their door for sale jester lay about seven o'clock, whilst SIll. was behind the counter in the sbop, she saw the prisoner take the two strainers from off a nail and run up street; they are worth 6d. each.- -P.C. Morris stated that he vfas on duty in plain clothes about seven o'clock last nigh t; he saw the prisoner take the tins and run up High-street he ran after him an.l succeeded in catching him about fifty yards from the pr >secutrix's shop he had been drinking, but he knew peifectly well what he was about he charged him with the thelt; he replied I Want to be locked up." The prisoner was now charged with stealing a duck jacket, the property of Mr Copeland, Hu-h-street, who stated that the jacket (produced) was his property; it was hang- ing outside his shop, together with other goods, for sale, last night; about seven o'clock the prisoner came to his shop and stated that he was going to steal the jacket, as he wanted to go tQ gao) he told him he had better not do that, and took it from him and removed it inso the shop, the prisoner afterwards went up street — P.C. Morris said that he saw the prisoner take it from off the nail, and give it to Mr Cop-land he afterwards went up the street to Mr France's shop. where he stole the st rainers.—The pri- soner admitted taking both the strainers and jacket he had done so simply that he might be locked up, and for no other reason; he was drunk at the time and did not know why he wanted to be locked np he had been to the station and asked the Superintendent to lock him up, 1.ut he re- fused, he (theprisoner) told him that he would steal some- thing for to be locked up. Superintendent Thomas stated that the piisotier was at the station asking to he locked up, but <s there was no charge against him he could not do so. —Ti e Bench thought the best way to deal with the pri- soner would be to send him to prison for fourteen days, and they hoped that by that time he would h,we got to his right senses. PROSTITUTION. — Martha Jenkins, remanded from the Aberdare Poiice Court on the charge of being a common prostitute wandering about the streets. It ap- pears that she had been convictcd seven times since Sep- tember 1868. The Bench after reprimanding her for her i disgraceful COli duet, sentenced her to three calendar months' imprisonment. ASSAULTING AND RESISTING THE POLICE. — Henry Charles, J. Blackston, and Mary Ann Davies were charged < with assaulting and resisting the police whilst in the execu- i tion of their duty, P.C. Smith stated that on Monday i evening about a quarter to nine he saw the prisoner Uharles in Bridge street; he was very drunk, and had his coat off < and was fighting with jjnother man, he stopped the tight, < and told the prisoner to move on he went a little way ( down the street and commenced fighting ngain; this time he took him into custody, directly he had done so the pri. soner began lacking and striking hint in the face; ulti. 1 mately be got assistance, and took the prisoner to the 1 station. The other male prisoner kept pulling at Charles, and would not let him come, and kept telling him to strike and kick him (the witness) the female prisoner pulled at his coat, and otherwise resisting his taking Charles to the station.—P.S. Jennings stated that on Monday night last a person called at the police station, nrid stated that an officer was being assaulted in Bridge-street; he imme- diately went ill that direction, and when in W eliington- street he met P.C. Smith with the prisoner Charles in cus- tody, he was very violent and continued to kick Smith the whole of tl.e way to the station; whilst in the otlice the prisoner having bis name taken down he deliberately turned round and struck P.C. Smith in the face.—Mr J. Williams landlord of the Patriot Inn corroborated the police officers. The Bench considered the charges fully proved, and sen- tenced thj: prisoner Charles to two month's imprisonment, and the other two prisoners each to one month's imprison- ment. ABERDARE INTELLIGENCE. VANCE'S CONCERT PARTY.—This clever company of per- formers gave their entertainment at the Temperance Hall ou Monday evening last, to a large audience. To praise them would be superfluous. The entire satisfaction of the audience was again and again expressed by loud and pro- longed applause. They are refined in their manner, and render an evening's delightful enjoyment. A Cuw IN DISTRESS.—The rain which descended last week in such refreshing and copious showers somewhat overflowed the rh er in this place, especially was this so op- posite Roberts' Town. 011 one side of the river Wer", some cows grazing, and one of them straying too near the side of the river slipped in, and would probably have been sacri- ficed bad not some men, seeing what had happened, courageously plunged into the water and brought her safe to shore—not however without greatly endangering their own lives. The poor unfortunate animal was conveyed to a flight-curing shed with all speed, and was quickly re- store I. To the men who thus bravely aided in rescuing the cow all praise is due, and we have no doubt they were ai' pirewarded. BOARD OF HEALTH.-vThe ordinary fortnightly meeting WM ueiit ou Thursday, when there were present Messrs N. H. tibys (Chairman), James Lewis, Thomas Davies. W. D.ivies, 1. Pugli, D David. T. Burus, and the Rev. M. Phillips —The minutes of the last meeting having been read and confirmed, a report fr"lll the Finance Committee was adopted, and cheques signed for the several amounts as recommended.—Toe inspector of Nuisances' rei ort was read, arid notices were ordered to be served upon the respon- sible parties to remove the nuisances immediately.—The Surveyor's report was also read, but coutained nothing of any special interest.-Ou the proposition of Mr Pugh, it was agreed to solicit tenders from the two Gas Companies for the supply of gas for the street lamps. All iutelesting (n discussion, and what a daily contemporary would call 1 "nearly a scene", sprung up ollce or twice during trie meeting (a not very unfrequent occurrence lately), between the Chairman and Mr Pugh. —' 'ne or two unimportant sub- jects having been disposed of, the Board oroke up. II A RUNAWAY ENGINE.—Another accident happened on Monday last by the irTaiu-road gate leading tcm Itl ds Aber- naut Station, on the Aberdare Iron Co.'s railway, and it might have proved disastrous and fatal It was between one and owo o'clock on Monday afternoon that No. 1 engine, driven by Mr Charles, was running towards Abernant. When on the crossing close to the roadway the engine got off the rail" it was proceeding at rather a slow rate, and was happily soon stopped, not, however, without doing damage. A lad sat on the front part of the engine, and when it ran against the wall and shattered it to its founda- tion. he was severely scratched on the leg. About three yards of the stone wall is entirely down, the telegraph pole much bruised, and the isolators holding the wire shivered. Mr Adams very promptly dispatched a messenger to the Post Office to inform the authorities and see if the com- munication was interfered with -which they found was hot I the case. It was almost a tnii acle the noy before-mentioned was not killtd, and it will be a greater miracle if, some day, an engine is not precipitated over the bank into the bot}ses° directly under, if there be not a remedy for this place soon. TABIiHNACLE CONGREGATIONAL ANNIVERSARY.—The above services were held ou Sunday last. T*.ie Lev, J. K. Kilsby Jones preached morning and evening two powerful se) mons. and iu the afternoon the rev. gentleman gave a short address, after which the Kev. Dr. Thomas Price, Baptist Minister, preached in English on the subject of David and Solomon's Temple At each service a num- ber of Christian ministers and friends from the vaitous de- nominations attended, and gave heartily and freely towards the support "f the Tabernacle, and a goodly sum was real- ized. On the following Monday) evening, a Lecture was delivered by the Rev. Kilsby Joues, on "Daniel Rowlands of Llangjeitho." iu English. James Lewis, Esq., lydraw, occupied the chair very efficiently, and with becoming modesty. The lecturer dwelt at length on the life, times, character, and influence of the founder of Welsh Methodism the hem ot the lecture. He gave some glowing represen- tations of the habits and costumes of those aucietrt people of the last century.—their religious zeal and peculiar super- stitious. The lecture was interspersed with many humour- ous retnurks, causiug much laughter. Mr D. Li..>enkins iironosed in a short and spirited address, and the Rev. J. J. ticor'e seconded a vote of thanks to the worthy lecturer, wbicS was received enthusiastically. The Hev. D. M. Jen- kins, on behalf of himself and congregation, proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman for his great kindness, although a churchman, in so willingly s*epwng forward at their re- quest tu fulfil the I unctions "f |»i*!dept that evening this was seconded by Mr J. Johns, and parried. Mr Lewis re- sponded, assuring•«!« ondietice of bw pleasure at being pre- seiiA, anj also his reudinews to assist in any jiOsSiDle way the tnov^iiieuin of all religious bodies irrespective ot their weed. Tbj? brought the meeting to a cloeo. t: ABERDAKE POLICE COURT. TUESDAY.— (Before J. C. Fowler, and R, II Rltps. Esqrs.) V OUNDIA'G -Thom-is Davies was charged with unlawfully wounding William Phillips last night. Prosecutor stated he W as a collier living at C'.vu.aman, as lie WAS COMING out of the Beaufort Inn. at Aheramau, about four or five o'clock last night he was struck with astonu on the EYE • it was thrown by the prisoner; he (the prosecutor) had had a quarrel with him in the public-house about au hour before; tlie prisoner was a few Y^RDS aw-iy when he threw the 8tolle; aud the only words he said at the time were that he w.tilted me lie bled a good deal from the L»|M\ he was not druuk. lieiJier did the prisoner appear to be so.—Mary Jones, wife of Thomas Jo.ies,'master haul'er stated, that her husband kept the Beaufort Inn, Aberatmn when the prosecutor went out of her house, she saw liiin struck with a stone by the prisoner; both were the worse for drink. P..S Davies stated that he was sent for to the Beaufort Inn atout six o'clock last night; at about seven o'clock he ar- rested prisoner and charged him with unlawfully wounding Will, Phillips with a stone (productd); he replied Yes I did strike him with a. stone, how is ;,e now I told my wife that 1 had struck him, but I said I did not know whether I had killed him or not, for he was stronger man than nrs J and had been beating nre in tlie public-house" there is blood on the stone (produced).—Mr J. A. J. Tim-nins stated that he had examined prosecutor, and found he had stated that he had examined prosecutor, and found he had A cut three quarters of an inch thick, not quite to the bone, and a great deal of contusion about the eye.—The-Bench ¡hou"lJt there was not slItnciellt evidence to establish a case of unlawful wounding, so he would now be charged with having cOlllnJÏtted a common assault 011. the prosecutor.— The prisoner in defence'stated that he had been ben ten a short time before he struck him in the public house named. —The Bench thought it was a most cowardly act on the | prisoner's part to wait for a person about an hour, and then I strike him with a stone in the way lie had done. He I. would be sentenced to two months'imprisonment with hard labour, I THE WEEKLY lIST OF DRUNKARDS. —Ellen Davies was charged w ith being drunk in C.inon-street, last night — P.C. Clark (171), found her lying quite drunk oti tlie above street, and removed her to the station. Fined 5s and costs, or five days' imprisonment.—Morgan Peters was sum- moned for a similar offence at Trap Road.—P.C. Clirk proved the charge, aud he was fined 7s 6d and cost- or five days' imprisonment.—Thomas Higgins was al.-o summoned for being drunk in Commercial-street, on Friday night last. — P.C. Rohius proved the charge, and defendant was mulcted in 5s and costs.—Daniel Thomas was charged with being drunk and riotous in Commercial-street oil Saturday night last. — P C- iHelhuish stated he saw him there at about a quarter t" twelve o'clock on the above night; he I had Ills coal off amI wanted to tight "Ith some nthel: person. — Defendant ]11 defence stated tlJat he had heell driuking a drop of beer and it had rose in his head."—Fined os and costs.—William Williams was l'ulIJllloned fur a slImlar offence ill Carditi-road on the 14th instant. -P.C Robms ¡ SITID he had BEEN culled to the Snip Tavern to turn defen- dant out this lie did, but be peisisted in coming back until he removed htm.—The Bench fined him the usual amount of 5s and costs. — John Caiiitt was also summoned for a like offence iu Napier-street, Mountain Ash, on Mon- day the 9ih inst. — P.C. Williams tl2ll), stated that he saw the defendant iu the above street on Monday night week, he was very drullk alld riotous, aud a large crowd had collected around hitn. Tbe defendant had beeu fined twice before for silJliJar LO.s aud custs W ilhalll Evans was also suuJluoned for being drunk aud riotous at 1\I0Ulltaill Ash The defendant did trot ¡¡ppear, but seut his better half in his stead. — P.S. Mod-son proved the charge which was admitted. —The Bench fined iiini 5s and costs. — Enoch 'I homas was summoned for » like OFFENCE at Forest Level, on the 8th inst. P.C Emails (74) stated that lie saw him drunk anil fighting on toe above dale. Fined 5-T and co.-ts.—Thomas Evans was also summoned for a similar otleiice at the same time and place as last defendant. P.S. Hodgson proved the charge.—The defendant was tined 5s alld costs -1\L,rtiu (jroruu was summoned for "emg drunk in Napier-street, Mountain Ash, on the 9th instant. The wife of the defeudaut appeared and aduntud the charge, which was proved by P.C. Williams. — The Bench fiued him 5s alld costs. Edward JenklllS was a!lSo SUIII- nioned for being drunk and riotous in Oxford street, Moun- tainAstton the 9th instant.—P.C. Evans stated that he saw the defendant there on the above date fighting with anotheR man.—The Bench fined him 5s and costs, which were paid by the defendant's wife. who appeared in ANSWER to the summons.—Thomas Jenkins WaS .1:-0 sUlIlUloned for being drunk in Commercial-street, Mountain Ash. on the DOH instaut. The mother of this defi ndani appeared. -PC Jenkins proved the charge, and defendant was fined 5s and costs.— David Prosser was charged with being drunk and riotous in Union-street, this morning.-P.C. Jenkins stated that he found the defendant in the above street this morning very drunk, and as is customary with people in this delightful state, he wanted to fight the best man on the road. The Bench fined him 5s anil costs. —John Hop- kins WdS summoned fur being drunk aud liotnus in Duflrt N Road, Mountain Ash, on Sunday the 8th instant.—P.C Williams proved the charge.— Fined 10s aud costs, or 14 days' imprisonment. A DISGUSTING FELLOW.Evan Edwards, a man with 1 only one hand, and whose face presented a frightful appear- ance from some healed wounds, was summoned for wilfully exposinghis person in the highway witntheintentof in- sulting females at Altera man, ou Sunday the 8th instant..— L' Davies proved the charge —Tlie Hetlch, after severely r. primaiidiug defendant for his disgraceful conduct, sen- tenced hitn to two mouths'luipiisonment. SELLING BEER DURING ILLEGAL HOURS.—Thomas Christopher Thomas, landlord of the Peiicin lun, Abenlare, was summoned lur this offence, un Sunday niyht. thc 1st inst —Inspector Howlett stated that at a few minutes after eleven Oil the above date,' he went hYuthe defendant's ailll found it shut up he visited the house again about thirty- fivc minutes past eleven, and this time he went to the back door, which was opened by the landlord be went inside and found two men inside rather drunk one of them had a tin jack full of beer under his arm. The defendant said, when be drew his attention to the beer, that it bad been drawn before eleven o'clock.—A previous tine of 20s and costs in September, 1868, was recorded against the defen- ■ dant, and the Bench ttiis time fined him 40s and costs. 1 A NUISANCE. Martha Jenkins, a weh-knowncharacter, wasbroughtupcharged with hejug a common prostitute wandering about the streets —P.C. Melhuish FULL3 proved the charge. IT appears that defendant has been repeatedly brought up betore the .B.uch and committed for similar offences, but evidently without any ;:oodefitct.-She was now remanded to the Merthyr Police Court on Wednesday. DISOBEYING A BASTARDY ORDER.—John Jones was brought up under a warrant charged with disobeying a bastardy order of 2s. per week, made the 16th of February, 1869, in favour of Mary James.—The prosecutrix stated that the defendant owed her 26s. she had receivtd money regular since the making of the order; the last money that she received was eight shillings on Sunday April the 24th —The defendant denied that he owed the complainant the money, and wished to know from her how she made up that amount. The complainant then explained that the defendant paid her monthly, and whenever there happened to be five weeks in a month, still he only paid her the four weeks.—The Bench told her that she ought to have summoned him before, for they could only make him pay any arrears that had occurred in the last three months. They then made an order for 6s. and costs, which were I paidimmecttately. OBSTRUCTING THE HIGHWAY.—Richard Jones was sum- moned for having committed a breach of the peace, and with obstructing the highway on the 7th inst.— P.C Hol- land stated thatou the night uf Satuiday week last be saw the ddcndaut righting tII Canon-street tlwre was a larg" crowd of peoptecotlected around the combatants, and which greatiy obstructed people passiug He was also very drunk.—Defendant stated that his brother curie up and struck him first, and he merely gave him an ex- change," when he was quietly removed by an officer. -Mr Fowler remarked that it was rather strange that invariably all persons in the position of the defendant said they were struck first, &c —The defendant would be fined 5s. MISCHIEVOUS URCHINS—Thomas Rees, William Evans, David Jones, David Davies, and Titus Davies, lads from 10 to 18 years of age, were summoned for assaulting MR D. T. Jones, manager of the Patent Fuel Co..—Mr Beddoe ap- peared for all the defendants, with the exception ot Thomas Kees, who didnotapear. the summons against William Evaus was withdrawn, as one in another form had been taken out against him.—The prosecutor stated that large numbers of boys congregated ou the premises of the above company to play, and whilst so doing did a great amount of damage to the property, such as breaking windows and in- terfering with the machinery; he had sent them away scores of times, but tbtystil) persisted in coming. On Wed- nesday last there we.e a large number there as usual, which he sent away, but they soon returned he then went for his dog to assist him, and after he. had sent them out- side the fencing he was assailed by a volley of stones, two of which struck him he did not know who threw both the stones, but he was certain that Thomas Kees threw ONE of them, for he saw him.—Cross-examined by Mr Beddoe He was certain Thomas Rees struck him for ONE he did A not know who threw the Other stone the dog was not of a. ferocious nature bought the dog off John Jivans DID pot know that Johu Kvaus had been fined 7s 6d ItecHuse of the ferocious nature of the animal did not incite the doo- to "0 after the boys the boys were not throwing stones to keep the dog at bay.—Mr Beddoe contended that there was no case against any of his clients, inasmuch as the prosecutor could not swear to any of his clients having committed any specified act, aud cited a case in point in wh ch the iudo-e ruled that a number of defendants could not be held iralde lor the actions of one or two.-Air F.der thought that < would n. t apply to this case, for the whole of the boys seemed, from their shou ing. to he intent upon ASSAULTING the prosecutor. MR Benjamin Bo.ven. collier, WAS then I called and stated that he was passing by the prosecutor's house on the day of the afteged rssault, and saw a number of boys running he asked ONE of them what was the mat- ) ter, and he replied that Mr Jones, the prosecutor was sen-ling the dog after them shortly afterwards lie oh. served the dog running after the boys there were about twenty to thirty boys theie, and several of the little bovs I were prying he (witness) saw Mr Jones SENDING the < after the boys and the dog GOT near them. -The Bench } thought the .cal!p. was made out against the defendant's and fiued the defendant Kees ns; David Evans, 2s Gd; Titus Davies and David Jones, Is each, and the whole to bav tln-ir respective share of the costs. i DAMAGING AN IRON ROD. —William Evans was now summoned tor damaging an iron rod, the property of the Patent Fuel Company. MR Beddoe appeared for the de- feudant.—Mr Jones, the manager of the Company, stated that ou the d iy of the above assault he saw the defendant on a boiler belonging to the Company, with an iron rod connected with the damper in his hand, which he bent up and otherwise damaged, to the value of fid.—MR BCC](I0G objected to the case being proceeded with until they had < evidence who were the OA ners.—The case was accordingly < remanded for a week. ° i DAMAGING A FIELD.-Evan Mills was SUMMONED for doing damage to a certain grass field the property of Messrs Nixon, 'lay.or and Co —P C. Castle proved the charge, and defendant was ordered to pay one penny compensation as. line and costs, or seven days' imprisonment. CAUTION TO HAWKERS, &C. — David Jones was sum- moned by Mr WILLIAM Lewis, for selling some articles (earthenware) IN the Market-house, contrary to the laws.—Mr Lewis remarked that all he wished for WHS to put an end to a nuisance which was now PREVAILING IN the I market-house, namely, of certain persons BAW)ING°OUT for 1 sale their respectivE,goods. -The defendant admitted the offence, but stated that he had only done the same AS TIU I had seen others doing. ASSAULT. —MR Fowler gave the following decision in the I case ot P.C. Poyntz v. D. James In this case it appears I that DAVID James was on the road in Mill-street, on the 29th of April, under the iufluence of drink, and 'EXPOSING himself 111 the presetce of women in a scandalous manner The policeman Poyntz heard a. woman complaining of this conduct, put his clothing to rights, and told him to GO oA. James refused to move forward, w hereupon the constaole I pushed him upon that James seized the constable by his stock, and kicked him the policeman ordered him to loose his hold, aud on his, continuing to., keep it, struck him heavily in the face. The question is whether, under tbefe circumstances, he assaulted the policeman in the execu- tion of his duty. It is quite clear that the policeman did not mean to arrest him at first, for the pushes to make him go on are inconsistent with any such intention. I believe the order of events was, first, the policeman put the cloth- ing to rights second, he ordered him to go on his refusal to go the pushes to make him move forward James's .se zure of the policeman, and the air-st. On what parti- cular charge the policeman arrested James is, perhaps, not quite certain, outwe think that if the constable s state- ment of facts is correct, there ere two charges on lie niijit have been lawfully apprehended, viz.. the charge of exposure with intent to insutt a female (Poyntz having witnessed the exposure, and a woman having been present and complained of it) or secondly, on thtl charge of as- saulting the constable hmisetf; and 1 think there can be no doubt that if the facts justify an arrest at all the con- stable's act would be covered and justified by those facts, though he had some other charge in his mind at the time which would not justify arrest. It was argued that the pushing James to make him go forward was an unlawful action But wo canuot hold that this was so. In the case R. v. Henns (7 Cuunington and Payne) a policeman had been desired to clear a public house, which he did. He thtin went into a street where some of the people were still standing, and the prisoner refused to go away and used violent language. The policeman laid his hand upon his shoulder gently, and told him to go away, on which the prisoner stabbed the policeman. The defence was that the policeman first assaulted the prisonpr. Mr Justice Vaugliau Williams said, If a lot of people remained in the street, and if anything was saying ;»r doing likely to lead to a breach of the. peace, th", llÙlice was not only bound t. interfere, hut it would have been a breach of his duty if lie had not." It is true that, in the present case James ■vas not doing or saying anything that showed a present intent to repeat the indecent conduct. But con- sidering that he had just acted in the way de- scribed was drunk was complained of by a woman and Refused to go on I think it would be going to far to say that under such circumstances a policeman was bound to stand by and let him remain on the road. It was not at all unlikely that being drunk he might again commit an indecent nuisance on the public road, and I think we should àllliud fault with a policeman who refused to get a man away from any of our doors under such circumstances. We therefore thmk that the constable was justified in moderately pushing James to make him go on, on the ground that he had just committed an indictable offence against the Vagrant Act, and was so drunk and so obsti- nate that there was reason to fear he might again miscon- duct himself. Upon this state of facts, we conclude that the pushes we-e not unlawful, and that the seizure of the constable by James wasau assault on the latter For even supposing that the push was not justifiable, itisoo. vious th .t James's act wa, one of excessive violence, viz.. the seizure of the policem in by the throat wp.h a grasp of great force But as James has suffen d from the blows which he then received from Poyntz and believing that l'oyntz might have mastered him without striking him in that way, we shall merely fine him one shilling and costs, anil in default of plyinent he wijl be imprisoned for one week at Swansea gaol. —> — H I R W A I N. THE LATE DR. DAVIES.—The death of tbifl amiable and estimable gentleman i& much felt ill this neighbourhood. He enj .yed the respect of all who knew him, and by those who enjoyed his professional attendance he was regarded with feeliugs of affection. Mr William Davies had been surgeon to the Hirwain Iron-works for many years, and w as highly thou,'lit of by Mr Francis Crawshay. He re- tired from the active pursuit of his profession soon after the present Company took to the works, and removed from Hit-wain to Penderyu. but he was always ready to give the benefit of his skill and experience to such of his old friends us sought them. To the poor he was kind and generous, and many a poor family will uiiss him. About two years ago bis health began to give way. He w» nt on a tour through North Wales last autumn, and was better after his return. Latterly, however, hf became worse, and a lew d<ys ago he was seized with a serious illness, and died on Thursday night. Mr Davids was a magistrate for Breconshire, and brother to the Rev. Thomas Davies, rector of Llanilid, and of Mr Evan Jones Davies. J.P., and Mr Uavid Davips., of Merthyr His remains were buiied on Tuesday at the family vault at V it) uor, near Merthyr, the funeral being strictly private. RHYMNEY INTELLIGENCE. UCHDIR INDEPENDENT CHAPEL.-On Sunday last the quarterly services of the above chapel were held. The Rev .VI r I homas (Cwmavon), delivered sermons on the occasion. The attendances were numerous and collections liberal. SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS.—The examination of the New Tredegar British School was held on Tuesday last. The children presented for examination (and who numbered about ZOO) were examined by Mr Bowstead (H.M.'s Inspec- tor of Schools), assisted by Mr Davies. The result was satisfactory. QUARTERLY SERVICES.—'The above services were held at Z tar Brtpti-t Chapel, Pordlottyn, on Sunday last The Kev. O. James (Waldo), Dowlais, preached sermons in the morning, afternoon, and evening. The Hev E. C. Jenkins, delivered a sermon also in the afternoon. The sermons were able, the attendances were large, and the collections g oor PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL, PONTLOTTYN.— The anniversary services ot the above chapel were held on Sun- day last, when the. Rev. T. Lane, A bergavenny, delivered <ermons on the occasion. Appropriate selections were re- cited hy the children. On Monday tho children paraded the streets of Pontlottyn and Rhymney, and were regaled with a good tea and cake at their chapel. In the evening i meeting was held when addresses were delivered by the Kev. J. Lane and others, and recitations and hymns were ;iven on the occasion. PRESENTATION OF A TESTIMONIAL. A large number flf "'embers of the various lodges of Ivorites assembled on Monday evening, at the Bute Arms Inn, for the purpose of .resentmg t testimonial to Brother John James, who has or the last 25 years worked mcess artly for the order. The ;estimontal consisted of a very handsome silver lever watch md chain, valued at £7 7s. Phe watch bore a suitable m. ■ci iptiou in Wetsh. After several short addresses had been Mivered by the members, Miss Jenkins, daughter of the no-it, was called in to make the presentation. This she did in a graceful manner. Brother James returned thanks; ifter which several original pieces of poetry composed for she occasion, were recited and sung. AU thespeakersspokp n very high terms of Brother Jaoies. This is the second presentation to Mr James wrtbin a few yKirs DISTRESSING CASE OF SUICIDE. Great excitement pre. trailed here on Sunday morning through the rumour that a well-known man. named David Delald. had committed micide on Saturday night. Upon inquiry, we learned the Following particularsThe deceased liveo wpf, his brother the well-known marine store dealer, in Havard's-row. The deceased had shown some Peculiar symptoms during the lay, but no one ever suspected that he contemplated self- :lrstruction. He left the house about seven o'clock in the evening, and as he had not returned at twelve o'clock, bis brother went to the stable to see if he had been there, when be discovered a quantity of blood. Heimmediately proceeded to the loft, above, when he discovered the deceased with a Fearful gash in his throat, extending about three inches in length. The windpipe »nd jugular vein were cut thnmgh. He instantly raised an alarm, aud assistance speedily came, but too late to be of any avail. TREDEGAR INTELLIGENCE. ENGLISH BAPTIST CHAPEL.-On Sunday evening last I ;he Hev, J. Lewis preached from Hebrew vii. 13. Jt was a rnneral sermon, to improve the death of the late Rev. Mr Edwards, of Siloh (W elsh) Baptist Chapel. LITERARY INSTITUTE. The. ^oung Men's Christian As. ¡ sociation arc about to establish a Literary Iustitute and reading room in the town, oocti a boon has long been re- quired, and now that the want is to be supplied, it is to be toped the public will come forward as readers and sub- scribers. Such institutions are not kept in working nrder .rratis let this be borne in tninil, and let it not be echoed through the valley that the people of our town cannot tppreciate what is good and profitable as applied to the blinking part of our being. ANNUAL TEA MEKTING AND LECTURE.-On Thursday he 12trl inst., the Young Men s Christian Association. Uastle street, held their annual tea meeting. The attendance was very good, considering the unpropitious weather. The ollowing ladies kindly presided at the tables—|tfrs Leigh, Parsonage; Mrs Phidip", grocer; Mrs James Morgans, Iraper Mrs Morgans, Castle-street the Misses M Evans. E. Davis, E. Peaty. Rees, Suiedly, StrhOwy all of whom leserve credit for the manner in which they fulfilled their ;heir pleasing duties. '1 be Rev. E. Leigh, vicar, presided it the afternoon meeting. The hon secretary, Mr James Davies, read the accounts for the six months ended March 15, 1S70, as follows Receipts Balance in hand £7 3s Id; !a&h receips, £ 9 17s Id total, £ 17 0s 7«I. Disbursements: ^evspapers, periodicals, and other expenses, £ \$ 16s Id. During the evening the Rev D Parker Morgan, of St Mary's, Cardiff, gave his address upon Historical Sketches if Brecotishire." The Rev. John Le win proposed, and Mr Mark Lewis seconded, a vote of thanks to the lecturer for lis kindness in so ably entertaining them that, evening. The /ote was carried unanimously. A similar compliment to ¡he chairman concluded the meeting. THE V\'ORKH"USE CHAPLAINCY, -011 Thursday we are nformed that at the meeting of the Board of Guardians, the question of paying the chaplain for his services at the ■ will be discussed. One of the members, by way .f commencing a system of econwtiiy, will bring forward a 'imposition to do away with :t paid chaplain, and so reitn- "tirse the union exchequer to the extent of j. 30 per annum. fhis is what may be termed getting in the thin end of the "edge; and probably the next saving will he toataatga. nate the offices of matron and nurse, and tnayhap some )ther smaller offices. That "reward sweetens labour has )et.n over and over ackuowledgcd. and 111 ministerial work no presume the saine nxiotti may ne hrld good. Voluntary lets are generally performed to suit the convenience of the volunteer, and it it so happened that the several ministers 11 the locality were engaged, as on the occasion of quarterly neetiogs. Ac., the paupers, of course, could pass a Sunday liinus a sermon, and be none ithe worse, simply because .bey are paupers. The plan has been tried before, and nore than two Sundays have passed withoup a ministerial 'oot treading the floors of thp workhouse. But why should ive dilate upon a subject almost foreign to us? Setting aside ill party feeling, it is to be no|ted the Guardians will look it the matter, and weigh it in all its bearings. [The reli- gious services at the Merthyr « orkhouse are purely labours )f love. There is no paid chaplain there, and yet spiritual teaching is amply provided, y. ^be Nonconformist Ministers of Tredegar are not behind their brethren in their religious zeal and self-denial- It would be a reflection upon them that a paid chaplain at Tredegar Workhouse were found necessary.] TREDEGAR COUNTY COURT. WEDNEDSDAY.—(Before Judge Berltert.) His Honour Judi^e Herbert sat on Wednesday when a list of 276 cases w as disposed of. I he undefended cases wer»i he;ir<l by Mr H. bhep.trd. Registrar, which effected a grtJi t saving of time. AV e append a ftw of the defended cases. /r • The Brynmawr Brewery Company (Limited^ v. George Hicks. The farther hearing of this application on the pjirt of Mr Hicjks to have bis name removed from the list of contributors, came on again to-day. Mr Plews appeared for the Company,and Mr Price for Mr Hicks —]^jr Price pro- duced a deed under the Bankruptcy Act of 1861, executed by his client in 1868. for the payment of 4s. 6d. in the pound. and nrgued that this was au answer to the decision against his client. The Judge, without hearing Mr Plews, at one. held that the deed waS no answer, and could not affect hit- decision. He then proceeded to read a written decision he itad prepared, and reviewed the casts that had been called and relied npon by the advocates on both sides. His de- cision uas that Mr Hicks should remain iu the list of con- trihuttlrR, and pay all costs inourredmandabouttheap plication. JUDGMENT SUMMONSES.—Edwards v. Jones. There was a balance of 8<. due, and the defend mt *vas ordered to pay 2s next month to avoid unpleasantness. DENNIS v. I'RISCOL.—This w; a h:ilance for lodgings which defendant swore he had p ud once and would II it I pa.y again—.TinL'e I am sati-fi-d you owe it; you must pay by next Court—Defendant. A G >d i< mv jmhe I have paid it. Judge Yon hear my or.Vr. — 1 >ef-ml.nit walked out and was joined bv a female, who evidently I sonsidered Driscoll was diddled. Gunn v Green. —Balance 12s. 91. for drapery. Mrs Oreen opened fire against Scotchmen generally, and Mr Gunn in particular, and wound up with L-t me get him out, that's all." Judge: Yon better take a body-guard with you when you travel Mr Gunn. You must pay an instalment by next Court, Mrs Green.— Mrs Green (steam up) The Scotchmen are a pack of robbers,' that they —Judge Unfortunately some other people are robbers too. Gunn v. Clark.—The wif- appeared, and said the debt was due by her first husband, and was unknown to Mr Clark, iu fact, she did not like to tell him of it, and thought to pay it — Judge Clark married you and your liabilities pay 2s. monthly, or I shall be obliged to send Clark away for a short time. DUNNKN v, WATTS.—In this case the wife fame and brought her bahy, wbo seemed very discollkl1te,i while ill the witness box. Mrs Watts said 5s a month was more than she could pay.—Richard Greenland sail Watts worked under him and earned :3. 9,1 a day, at Besiufort — Dunnen: I will t ike 3-j a month.—Jud^e: Mrs Watts, you must pay that. I wont reduce it further. JAMES V W EAVKK. whose wife appear-ill and asked that execution be stayed as her husband was too ill to work, and was on his club—that was all they had to live upon — Judge Execution will be stayed for three months, and if your husband is then ill you must come here again. TREDEGAR POLICE COURT. FRIDAY.—Before J. D. James, Fsq. .ALL ABOUT A JACK.— Henry Thomas v. Adelaide Hem- mings and Elizabeth Hoskins. This was a dispute about a jack, which Mrs Thomas swore was hers she knew it by j a dent in front. and could swear to it anions: a hundred. — Mr C R. Harris appeared for Hemtnings. It appeared the jack was taken by mistake, and another j ick A-as taken bv complainant belonging-to defendant Hemming Mr C. Harris cross-examined the complainant, and elicited that jacks ha,41 been exchanged between them.—Mrs Thomas talked loud and fast, and wound up by telling Mr Harris she did not come to answer his questions —.Mr Harris: You will have a yood many questions to answer.—Cotn- plainant: Indeed, then you and me will he sure to fat) out over it. (Laughter.)—The B-neh ibe'ded that it was simply a dispute as to title and advised Mrs Thomas to try Judge Herbert.—Master Jack to be given back to Mrs Hemnings. EXCITED NOT DRUNK.-John Barry WAS chnrired by I'.C, Gosswell with drunk and liotous conduct in Tredegar. Defendant said he was excited but not at all drunk a black- guard knocked him down, and that excited him.—The con- stable'said he saw Barry in Colliers' How abusing a woman, and on speaking to him he picked up a large stone to..k him in charge.—The Bench You are fined 2s. 6d., and costs. A BLACK WHITE.—White v. White. This was a quar- rell¡etween Mr and Mrs White, who lived an unhappy life at Cwnitillery. that is if Mrs White spoke what was right; she said her husband turned her nut of doors and sold her bed from under her, and said he would do murder he took her by the throat and threatened to shovel her --The husband said the. truth of the matter was, his wife went and staid at Blaitia all night with a man named Jones or Gob ling was notsure about the name..Mrs White said shie was with her aunt, seeing her child. —Mr White said he went to the aunty, who said Mrs W) ite left there for home he found she stayed somewhere else, -and she told him first it wag at Abertillery. ami then at Bl tina — Where did you stay that night ? Mrs White: In Bbtina with a friend. —Bench What is his name ? Wife: billing. —George Davies on heing sworn deposed to seeing the husband tussle with Mrs White, and say it was enough to try any man's temper. -Anna Pickering deposed to hcin", present when Mr White came for his box Mrs White said he should not have it again he dragged her across the floor saw him raise a shovel to his wife -The Bench bound the husitand to keep the peace for six mouths.—Hushand Oh. I'll keep the peace, but I won't keep her. —Wife: No; I won't stop from YOI1, you are my lawful husband —Magis- trate's Clerk Mr White, if your wife annoys you, you have your remedy, but don't use personal violence. STEALING A HAT.—Michael Allen, on remand, was charged with stealing a hat belonging to Thomas Stokes, in tbe lodge at Tredegar Works. The evidence of witnesses and P C. Vaughan was conclusive, and prisoner elee'ed to l>e dealt with summarily. -The lock-up was a familiar domicile with Mike, and the Bench now sent him to Usk for a month's hard work. STALING A COAT.—John Wallace was charged with stealing a coat from the shop of Tobias Fine at Pontlottyn. PS Richards proved the case, and the prisoner was sent to Usk for a month. HUNGER IS GOOD SSAUCE.—John Whitehead was charged with breaking into the pantry of Mr James. Wellington Inn, Rhymney, on Sunday morning last, and stealing there- from a leg of mutton, a loaf of bread, and six eggs. Foot- steps were traced from the pantry window to the back gar- oen. an" a witness proved seeing prisoner looking in "t the pantry window.- P.!S Richards w,-is soon potto w..rk. ,mol the pritoner was soon in custody Prisontr pleaded guilty, and hoperl the bench would not be hard on him as it was his first offence. -CullIluitted for one mouth. E B B W VALE. THE ADJOURNED INQUEST ON THE CHILD FOUND IX BEAUFORT NEW CHURCHYARD.—The adjourned inquest on this child was resumed on Tues lay mid-day, at the Bridge End Inn, before W H. Brewer, Esq., coroner, and jury. The first witness examined was Alfred A. Kedger, Esq., who deposed to the following facts: I am a surgeon, living at Ebbw Vale. On the afternoon of Sunday the 8th inst 1 was requested by Sergeant Griffiths to attenl at the Bridge End Inn, to look at the body of a chil, I that had been found in a box on the surface of the ground at Be.<ufcrt Church- yard. I found that the umbilical cord have been tied; it was shrivelled, but had not fallen off. so that the child could not have been m«re than 14 da,y«' old. The face was en- tirely blackened from exposure, and the flies were doins their work. From th< state of derotnposition in which I saw the body, 1 should say it must, have been exposed about three weeks. I made a post mortemexa mi nation on the body on the 10th instant, and found the body much de- composed. especially the filc.. and other exposed parts On removing it from the box, I found that it had never been laid ou% but was buried in its ordinary clothes. It appeared to be a well formed and well nourished child All the bones of the cranium were perfect and in good condition. There was no trace of injury oti any part of the skull; t he brain was in a fluid state, and the flies had entered, so that it was impos- sible to make an examination of the brain. On opening the chest the lungs were found fully expanded, and the tissue perfectly healthy, and his conclusions from the examination of all parts of the body were that there was no mark of violence on any part of the body, and there was no trace of disease in any of the organs. Could find nothing to account for the cause of duath. — By the Coroner Was it placed in the box alive? Cannot say 110 congestion of the lungs fxiraninunt of blood in the body, I found nothing to lead me to believe that the child was murdered. — Mr P. Need- ham was the next witness, he s ir; I lile at Church Hill Cottage with uiy father. It is in Beaufort, but in Mon- moutlishire, in the parish of Aberystruth. On the 91,h of April, about a quarter past ten o'clock p.m" 1 was coming from Nantyglo with my eldest brother, wl en we saw three men coming from the direction of Beaufort. By the Coro- ner: Where did you see them go? W ittiess: Into the churchyard—Sergt Griffiths: Had they anything ? Wit- ness Yes they had a box with then. one of the young men had it under his right arm —By the Coroner We fol- lowed them around the churchyard till we lost sight of them.—By the Corouer: How long did you stay in the churchyard? Witness: Not more than from four to five minutes we saw them coming back in a great hurry We did not follow them further than around the church- yard.— Corrv er: Had they any thing with them when coining from the churchyard ? Witness: They hrd nothing tha.t he could observe did not think they had could have seer it if they had did not know any one of them they were dressed in their evening clothes ;»was sure they were not in their working clothes did not speak to any one of them. —By the Coroner: Why did you not I wildly go up to them and speak to them? Witness: — (smilingly),— 1 e were afraid to venture ton closely to such fdlows at such a tillJe We only wanted to disturb them, as we thought they were about to bury a child unknowing to Mr Morgan, the incum- bent. A Juryman: Did they speak English or V\ el>h ? (Loud laughter.) Witness Di I not speak to them at all cannot say whetlwr they were English. Welsh, or I ri"h they were three men By the Coroner: Thfy went through the gate in gomg out.—The Coroner here remarked that so far as the evidence went he thought the chi d was buried in the manner descrihed to save the eXpt'll"t'8 of a funt"ral.- The jury here held a long conversation Ufon several points, upon which they did not appear to be in agreement.—J. Williams, the lad that first found the box, was next c tiled. He presented a somewhat rough uppeHrauep. By theCoro- ner What do you know about the child found in the Beau, fort churchyard ? Witness I and another young man were going a bird's nesting went to the churchvard there's no use telling lies I'm on my oath, and I'll tell the tiuth. W ell, I knocked my foot against something hollo-v looked down and saw it was a box rose the cover up and saw a child there did not pull it "lit of the hole, only lifted the cover; (I wished it had been vull" of money, I should o' tryed to o'carried 'en hotn.) (Laughter.) Coroner: Becivil.andtelt what you know about this subject. I saw the face and hands were eaten very much; saw the box on Saturday morning; told Mrs Cooper on that day The Coroner It is strange she stated that you told her that you had discovered the box on the Thursday. Witness: Cannot help what she said; I have taken an oath, and I'll tell the truth. Coroner: We want you to do that and nothing n ore. When J told her what I had setfn in the yard, she >ai I she would go and look, after she had set her'* taters why she stated Thursday is best known to herself did not go to the yard with her heard that shp had been there, and I suppose she saw it.; tb. re was only a small bit of turf on the cover it was nearly on the surface. By the Coroner Don't know whose child it is; am certain of it. By a Juryman: I told Mr Morgan of it on Suuday morning I lived with Mrs Cooper when I found the box, but uot now when 1 came home all were out and I could not tell of it; I told nohody else but Mrs Corfper of it, till I heard it was public, then I told other parties.—By a Juryman I am sure a rat could get in the opening at the head very well; J have beard nothing as to whose child it is heard nothing of a child being missing. —By the Conner I walk about the same as other people when I got time when I found the box I thought it was a still-born child.—By tl e Coroner Did not see rats run away from the box the other lad sa«v it as well as me I saw the clothes they were quite clean.—By a Juryman Have you seen any child rynniug about with clothes like it on? Witness, (in a passion): D- It, do YOII think I was suchafool as to try and look for a child running about, with clothes a fortnight old.—Coroner Stop, no swearing here, mind.—Witness Well, it was a foolisu question to ask a feller, I should think. The question was put for the purpose of seeing whether he had seen any other children with a similar dress. so that the one on the child mrght, if possible, be traced — Witness The clothes were quite new Mrs Cooper told me if it were not a still-born child it was not tidy to hury it like that.—The Coroner thought there was no necessity for further ev idence. He thought it had been buried clandestinely but he was not satisfied *ith the clashing evidence of Williams and Cooper; the ■ine positively swears that it was on Saturday the box liscovered, when the other says that she ",as lUral. Mr. CWr m evidence tbe week before, and tbe conflicting nature of the two witnesses, by the Ctroner.—Witness: I don't know anything aitout tile cllill or a fl. tse :t is, 1111 IlJ ire than the de "I ill th", gr.vVe It I di I "ul.t teil \'<>u, sir. A Jur"I;1 I b;! sh • k m .vs so nettling of the ma'ter. Coroner You hear Mrs Cooper what one of the jury says. Witness ( ith great seriousness): I don't know auytiuig • of toe aff.iir. Coroner: Did not li'<e the conflicting evi- cl.lJc. at all. fie tuought she knew soaictniug uf tile II: ttter. W lili.uis stated it to be in tho morning lie told Cooper, when siie positively savs it evening. To the j-irv Gentlemen you shall have tbe room to yourselves to de.ibe- r,.t. Oil. tlw evidence, au Couie t, a V\i:rJ.ct :f \,();1 call. Tlie room was cleared f"r a'>oLi". ten minutes, when the f"llo>v i Ig verdict was J'durllel\ L At an inquest held on the body of a feni-de cltild unknown, found "I the De,'l1f"rL Xew Chllrch, we the jury jare uu.uii.nous in the opinion that j sufficient evidence has not been given to s itisfy us as to the j cause of death. We therefore iveor l an Oj>en verdict of Found Dead." The Coroner Gentlemen you have done very right I think in the verdict recorded. lie thought the matter might yet be cljared up.

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