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ABERDARE INTELLIGENCE. MR MAXLEY'S OPERA COMPANY.—The re-appearance o' this company at the TempI-ranee Hall has met but litll- success comparatively. They performed six nivhts ti scarcely any audience. We Cannot account for this gene- ral failure, knowing how attached the Welsh people are to music, both vocal and instrumental. The talent displnyx at the operas was highly creditable, and we regret that our musical friends neglected to appreciate the endeavours oi Mr Manley and his company to produce an evening. pleasure. ABEEA>IAN MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT CLASS.—The suspen- sion for the season of the above class was celebrated by h tea meeting and entertainment at the Wesleyan Chapel Aberaman, on Thursday se'nnight. About 80 partook 0: tea, and in the evening the chapel was more than half full, to hear the singing, readings, &c. The president of thi class, Mr Brodie, took the chair. Mr B"litho testified, in a few words, the benefits and enjoyment experienced by the members in the weektygathetings, and trusted that should they re-commence next winter, each one vyould vigorously set to work, and that still greater acquisitions would result therefrom. A number of pieces were read, some however not up to the D.ark, and various vocal musi- j cul pieces were also given. ENGLISH BAPTISTS. The Rev D. R. Jenkins, who has for some months acted as pastor to the above church, was, by spt cal services on Sunday and Monday last, ordained as the future minister. On Sunday morning and evening the I Rev. N. Thomas, Cardiff, preached two sermons, and in the afternoon, at two o'clock, the Rev. D. Davies, Gadlys, and D. M. Jenkir.s, F. it S., officiated. On Monday divine service was held again, at half-past ten in the morning, when the Revs. Dr. Price (in English) and N. Thomas (in Welsh) preached, the former on the duties" and I the latter on the "nature" of the Christian Church. At two o'clock in the afternoon the Revs. D. S. DM vies, Cwmdare. and T. John, Ynysllw yd, preached-the latter in ) Welsh. Three sermons were delivered in tbe evening, by the Revs. T. E. Williams, Cardiff, J. Hughes, Ashton- under-Lyne (in English), both of which were very eloquent, and a Welsh sermon was preached by the Kev. W. Pari is. At each of these services there was a good congregation, and the sermons were plain and fervent. The Kev. D. K. Jenkins, now installed as pastor of the English Paptist cause, is an intelligent preacher, and of active habits, and there is no doubt but that the district will benefit from his pious labours. If the advice tendered, with such earnest- ness sind kindness, by the above ministers, be accepted and practised by pastor and congregation, not only wili there be a feeling of unanimity betweenthem, but the cause will in- crease and much good be done. At present the members appear to be few, many having left through various causes, but a chimge for the better is taking place, and it is to be hoped that the prospects of the future will continue to wear a cheerful sisptct, and that the worthy minister will enjoy the privilege of restoring the former vigorous spirit which animated the members. ABERDARE POLICE COURT. TUESDAY.—(Before J. C. FOlder and R. H. Rhys, Esqrs.) ASSAULTING THE POLICE.—Evan Betridge was charged with asslHllting P. C Clark whilst in the execution of his duty.—The officer stated that on the 23rd instant he was called to the Bute Arms to turn out some drunken person when he got there he found the prisoner with his coat off. and wanting to fight the landlord he (witness) asked him to go out, but he refused, and was ultimately put out when he got out to the street he again requested him to go home quietly, hut he only made use of bad language and wanted to fight him a short time aftrrwards, upon his continuing to create a disturbance, he took him into custody on the charge of being drunk and riotous he went Quietly until he got near the station, and then commenced kicking him and otherwise assaulting him.—The defendant said he was trunk and did not know what he had been doing.—The Bench fined him 10s. and costs. LARCENY.—Richard Richards a plasterer, living at Bute- street. was charged with stealing two buckets of lime falue 6d., the property of Mr J. Anthony, Whitcombe- street, on the 21st inst.—The prosecutor said he kept a beerhouse on Thursday morning last he had four barrels If lime put down on the road near the Gloucester Arms m Friday morning he missed some of it, and on Saturday morning about half-past five he saw the prisoner take a mcket full of his lime, which he rl moved to Bute-str. et 1e (witness) then called the policeman and immediately ifterwards saw the prisoner taking another bucket full he policeman went and stopped him, and asked him where lewas taking it to, and be replied to Bute-street he witness) told him that it was his lime, and he had no business whatever to touch it on Saturday night last t) e prisoner came to him and said he made a mistake in the ime that he had removed, for he intended taking the liu.e if a Vr Davies.—In reply to the Bench the witness stattd :hat he had seen the Mr Davies referred to, and he was lerfectly satisfied that the prisoner had made a mistake.— rhe Bench discharged him immediately, and they hoped ;he charge would not injure his character in the least. SIMILAR CHARGE.—A woman named Mary Fleming was irought up charged with stealing two flannel drawers, the >roptrty of Mrs Elizabeth George, outfitter —The prosecu- rix stated that the two drawers (produced) were her pro- terty, and were hanging outside her shop for sale, on Saturday morning last about two o'clock on the same day ihe missed them they were worth 4s 6d she did not (now prisoner. — Mr Frecdman, pawnbroker, deposed to laving received them in pledge from the prisoner between ;en and eleven o'clock on Saturday night; she gave the iame of Ellen Mullens.—P C. Jenkins said he arrested uisonerlast night, and upon telling her she was charged WIth stealing two flannel dlawers the property of tile prose- mtrix, she exclaimed I was thinking of it all day, 1 did )awn them "-PdFoner pleaded guilty, and the Bench .entenced her to six weeks' imprisonment. PRIZE FIGHTING.—David Griffiths, a young man of very uigilistic appearance, and Peter Morris were summoned or committing a. breach of the peace hy engaging in a priz-- ight.—P.S. 1 homey stated that on Sunday the 15th inst. Ie saw a. large number of men going up the mountain side lear Scyborwen he followed them, in company with P.C. 18 and they all went just above Scyborwen house, whne hey formed a ring, which the both defendants entered, iter taking off their clothes and they were about fighting vhen some of their friends who were acting as spies cried lilt, "police"; this word had such a magic effect upon all hat in less than a minute afterwards there was not one on he ground he (the witness) and the other officer ran after he defendants and ultimately caught them.-By the Jench Tlieie were about a hundred people there altoge- her; it was half-past four on Sunday afternoon; the lefendants had been drinking, but were not very drunk Ie bad been told that they were fighting for 10s per ide. —The Bench bound both defendants over to keep the >eaceto all her Majesty's subjects for twelve months, each n <rs*ret.y of £lP. ASSAULT.LDavid Jones, collier, v. Phillip Rees. Mr lowelLs from the office of Messrs C. H. and F. James, ippeared for the defendant.The prosecutor not appearing he case was dismissed. SELLING BEER DURING PROHIBITED Horns—George jillgnuss, late of the King William beerhouse, was sum- noned for having the above bouse open for the sale of beer luring prohibited hours.—It appears that the defendant lad removed from the above bouse to the Clarence Inn, ?anon-street, the license of which he had had transferred o him but he still held the license of the King William; few days after be had removed from the latter house Mrs jwenllian Price, the perscn who had formerly lived in the Clarence, removed into the King William, by the permis- ion of the landlord, Mr Lindsey. brewer, and sold beer here without a license —Mr W. Simons, who appeared for he defence, contended that the defendant was not to blame, iut Mrs Price who bad not tried to get the license tians- eried to her name, but had stated publicly that she would ell beer without a license, and in spite of everyone.—The Vncb however thought that inasmuch as the hceiise of the I £ ing "William was in the defendant's name he was legally esponsible they adjourned their decision until that day nonth, in order that in the meantime a summons might lie ssued to be heard also on that day month against Mrs G. ?rice, for selling: beer without a license. BEING IN A PUBLIC HOUSE DURING PROHIBITED HOURS -George Clements and Thomas Davies were summoned or being in the Pelican Inn during prohibited hours.—The vife of the defendant Clements appeared on behalf of both lefendants, and admitted the charge.—The Bench fined hem 5s and costs. PERMITTING DRCNKEKNESS —Edward Clayton, landlord if the Gloucester Arms, was summoned for this offence on Monday, the 16th instant —Inspector Howlett stated that III the above date, a little before three o'clock in the after- loon he went to the defendant's house, and in one of the •oom's he|found about ten men, most of whorr. were drunk our of the number were lying about in different parts of ,be room almost helplessly drunk, and in another room were our men, three of whom were verv drunk in the passage Ie saw another couple of men. He returned to the house tbout five o'clock, and found there nearly the whole of the nen he had seen on the previous occasion, and the landlord thnin" dominoes with some other men.—The latter state- neiit the landlord denied.—The Bench considered the charge ully proved, and as he had been fined in small amounts on wo previous occasions, he would now be fined 50s. and :usts. ACCORDING TO THE LAW.—David Thomas, a shepherd in he employ of R. Fothergill, Esq., M.P., was summoned or exposing himself on the highway, with the intention of nsultine females. -Air Simons appeared for the defendant. -AMrPugb, living on the side of the Incline near the ^bernant Station, stated that on Sunday week last he saw hedefendantSexposing himself, with the u tention of in- citing his (witness's) wife he was the worsn for drink.— Mr Simons cross-examined the witness, who stated that the lefendant was not on the highway, but on some pasture and when he committed the alleged offence he was about 30 yards away from him (the witness), and no one on the •oad could have seen him. MT Simons bere contended that the defendant had committed no offence according to law. for he was neither on the highway nor could he be seen fiom there.—The Beuch afterreferringtotlie Act remarked that it stated that it was an offence for a person to expose himself on a highway or in view of any such highway, but Hg the defendant had not committed the offence imputed, ur in view of a highway, the case would be dismissed. BASTARDY.—Mary Thomas v. Evan Rees.—The com- plainant said she was a single woman, and lived at Cwm- bach on the 4th A prillast she was confined, and the defen- dant was the father of her child he had paid her 17s 6d. The mother of the defendant appeared and admitted the teruity. The Bench made an order for 2s per week, to- gether with 5s for the midwife and costs. REBUSING TO MAINTAIN HIS WIFE.—William Thomas, a collier at Ferndale, was summoned to show cause why he should not pay towards the maintenance of his wife, Mary Thomas, who is at present an inmate of the Bridgend Howrlls (Messrs C. H. and F. James) appeared for the prosecution.-The defendant denied that his wife was ,n the asylum-Mr W. David, relieving officer was then called, and proved removing her to that institution. The Bench made an order for 6s per week. i. OBSTRUCTING THE HIGHWAY.—David Morgan and John Hart were charged with committing a breach of the peace, and with obstructing the highway. —P.C. Jenkins stated that about twenty minutes to seven on Monday night last he saw both defendants fighting in Maiket street; they were both drunk, and a large crowd had collected around them.—The Bench fined them 10s and costs. THE DRUNKARDS' LIST. Richaid Jones was charged with being drunk and riotous in Commercial-street on the 23id inst. P.C. Robins proved the charge, and defendant was fined 5<1 and costs. — Lewis John was summoned for a similar offence at Well-street on Sunday, the 15th inst. P.S. Tborney proved the charge, and defendant was mulct in lOs'and cost.s—Another summons had also been preferred against the same defendant for a like offence committed at eight o'clock on the same evening. The Bench in consideration of its being the same day dismissed the second summons.-Kiohard Buckstone was summoned f«-r being drunk in High street, Hirwain. P C. Ev«rs <82) prpved the ctarce. Fintd 10s and costs.—William Parry and defendant was fined 5s and costs — Sidney Alderman was also summoned for a similar offence at Bailey-street. The charge was proved l.y P.C. \\ï\iialIH! (1:2:3, and de- j fendant was filled 5, and costs. — D. Davies was summoned for a similar offence at Ft'orchaman road, on Monday, 10th j inst. P.C. Childs proved the charge, and defendant was fined 5s and co.ts.- William Ryan was also summoned for beillg drunk and riotous. The defendant's wife appeared and admitted the charge. P.S. Hodgson said he saw the j defendant in Commercial-street, Mountain Ash, on Tuesday night, the 17th inst. Fined os and costs. Stephen Da* ies was sUlllmoned for a like offence at Navigation-mail, 1Tollntain Ash, on Tuesday, the 17th inst. P.C.Jenkins (18) saw the defendant there very drunk with his coat off andw-antingtonght Fined 5s and costs —John Lloyd was summoned for being drunk and riotous in Cardiff-street on the 16th inst. Inspectnr Howlett prowd the chace and defendant was tined 5s and costs. John Davies was also summoned for a similar offence. PC. Hopkins said he found the defendant in the Corner House ) eerhouse, v. here he was very (hunk and riotous, and refused to quit upon being requested. Fined 5s and costs. ASSAULT. — Jemima Davies v. Jane Jones. Jemima complained that defendant had struck her on the nose, and, as IS ujoiu;t1, witlJOut any provocation. This the de- fendant denied, and stated that the complainant and some other persons were continually insulting heron the streets by calling after her Hoops Witnesses were called for both sides, and after hearing the whole of the particulars I of this small row, the Bench fined defendant Is and costs, amounting altogether to 11s. TREDEGAR INTELLIGENCE. I TREDEGAR SPECIAL SESSIONS. THURSDAY, Mav 19, 1870.— (Before J D James, Esq.) THE ROBBERY OF JEWELLERY. I James Vines and Isaac Beaver, passenger guards on the Sirhowy extension to Nantybwcii, and W atkin Rees, a. watchman under the Tredegar Iron Company, were brought up on remand charged with robbing a travellvr's box of va- rious articles of jewellery, on the 6th instant, on the Sir- howy railway. Mr C. R. Harris prosecuted, and Mr Shepard defended the three prisoners. Mr C. R. Harris in opening the case to the Bench said the box of jewellery w is the property of Messrs Fletcher and Taylor. of Birmingham, and was in charge of a travel- ler named Joseph Scalfe. The articles stolen were 37 gold rings, 15 gold brooches, 26 sets gold studs, and 47 pairs of earrings, the value of which amounted to j;90 11s. He (Mr Harris) would not detain the bench, but would call the traveller. Joseph Scalfe sworn I am a traveller in the employ of Messrs Fletcher and Taylor, of Eelgbaston-street, Birming- halll, jewellers and hardware men I have hen in their employ about nine years the box now before me is the one I take with me it contains samples of jewellery I starter on my last journey from Birmingham on the 4th instant; the box was (lacked as full as it would hoU of samples of jeweliery; I was at Hereford on the Wednesday about two o'clock I opened the box there; the contents of the box were all right then I fastened the lox as usual it has a lock and two staps with buckles for a fastening I left Hereford for Monmouth by first train on Thursday I went by way of Abergavenny and Pontynool Ivoad 1 reached Monmouth about 4 p m I had to wait at Pontypool Road 1 stayed at Monmouth that night, and had occasion to open the box nothing was missing then I put up at the King's Head. and left by SIfi train on Friday morning; had to wait an hour or so at Pontypool Road my box was on the centre platform, labelled and properly fastened up as it is now 1 am confident it was not tampered with there there was no opportunity for anyone to open the box, without my seeing it I went from there to Abergavenny Junction; my cases, including the box, lay there for about an hour I was not with the luggage during that time I went into the town for refreshments; I left instructions with the guard to bring my c ises on, to go by the next train to Brynmawr; I came by 1.5 train to Brynmawr, and noticed the box was all safe and right in the guard's van at Brynmawr I left the box and cases on the platform, and went to do business in the town I came to Tredegar by the next train, bring- ing my box and c; ses with me; they were placed in the. luggage van I did not open any of the boxes at Bryn- mawr I arrived in Tredegar by G. 15 in the evening I saw my boxes on the platform the boots of the Hotel was there, and I directed him to have the boxes put in the cloak room, as he had no conveyance to take them to the Tredegar Arms I remained in Treelegar on Friday night, and called on several customers the following day I returned to Abergavenny by 5.5 train Saturday evening I saw the box and other cases put in the van at Sirhowy I went into the van to open on6 of the cases to get something out for a cus- tomer 1 rode in the van to Nantybwch Mr Henry Wait, currier, is the name of the customer to whom I sold some- thing; I did not open the jewellery box the case I opened contained brushes, and goods of al like description I saw my cases brought from the Sirhowy carriages, and placed in the van of the Abergavenny train I booked from Ireele- gar to Abergaveni y, I stayed atiíthe Angel Hotel there I saw my boxes placed on the bus at Abergavenny, and 1 rode with them to the hotel wheie they were placed in the passage, the usual "lace for traveller's luggage; I went to open the box of jewellery on the Sunday the hoots unfas- tened the straps; on putting in the key I found the box was not locked I did not then observe anything wrong with the pipe on turning the key it would not act; when I opened it I found the tilings tumbled about; on exatni nation I missed a parcel of gold brooches, and tome gold studs, sleeve links, gold rings for the ears, some gold rings and other articles of jewellery; I did not then know accu- rately what stock I had taken out with me I missed three rings from the case I proeluce some were taken from ano- ther case which I also produce also from another case the rines were lying Ba.t instead of ¡,ein:: fitted in their places as I left them I produce a parcel of wedding rings ] which had been rolled up again very carelessly none of the rings were missing from that parcel a paper parcel of ] golel brooches was carried off bodi'y the brooches were < each in a leather case I missed a whole parcel of bright < gold ear drops; I gave iuforlllation to theSuperinteudent ) of Police at Abergavenny on tne Sunday I was in Carmar- 1 then when 1 received a telegram from my employers, and 1 also from Superintendent Fowler; that was on the 13th i inst. I came to Tredegar from Abergavenny on the Mon- t day after I discovered my loss I gave infoi mation to Superintendent Fowler I also saw Mr Bishop and Mr Cross of the Abergavenny railway, and told them I also saw Mr < Bond, traffic manager, at Tredegar; I n-turlwd to Aberga- venny and remained there till Wednesday not hearing any news of the stolen property, I proceedeel to Cainrarthen I came to Tredegar on the 14th instant, and brought the < jewellery with me; the four rings now produced by Ser- < geant Milk iris were shown to me they are part of the < missing property I can identify them, and have others like 1 them one is hall marked 15 carat golc so is another, they t are ladies' signet rings the other two aie gentlemens crys- tal set, and are 9 carat gold; on further examination of t the box 1 found the lock bore all the appearance of having 1 beenpicked. By Mr Shepard When at Tredegar I took a journey to t Rbymuey on the Saturday about ten o clock in the morn- 1 ing I walked over the lull Mr Waits, currier, went with i me stoppeel in Khyniney over two hours we walked back ( to Tredegar Mr Waits was with me all that morning; I <i was at the Tredegar Arms and at the Miners' Arms Mr Waits went with me to the Miners' AIUls; I dined at a cook shop Mr Waits walked down to the railway station 1 with me on the way down we wet the boots I took a small parcel and leather bag with me to the Tredegar Arms; I did not see the boxes I left at the station from a Frieiay to Saturday evening it takes about five minutes to < go from Tredegar to Sirhowy by train I gave Mr Waits I a dram flask out of the case I opened; 1 presented it to him; I believe he was sober, and I am suie I was; after ) giving information to the polie-e at Abergavenny 1 heard a of a house there being seaiched I instructed Mr Waits to give the bearer three pence for carrying the luggage from i one platform to the other I identiy the rings by comparing <- them with others of a similar kind I can swear to them they are marked inside with the initials of the maker. George Jones sworn I am night watchman at Trede- gar Railway Station; I had charge of the cloak room on f the night of the 6th inst. I saw the last witness's luggage 1: carried into the cloak room Mr Baldwin locked the door my time is from 6 p.m., t0 6.40 a.m. the key is left in 1 the lock; there is an outside door on which we dtpend; I keep the key the door is locked after the last train has r come in 1 may have had occasion to unlock the station ( door half-a-dozen times that night, but I am sure I locked it each time am sure the cloak room door was not i unlocked that night, and no one went into the room ] went off duty at 6.45 on Saturday morning Mr Baldwin i succeeded me, and I left him in charge of everything everything was right then. t By Mr Shepard I did not see Mr Scalfe on the Satur- s day evening. t Richard Davies fworr T am Inspector on the Sirhowy Railway I remember Friday the 6th of May James p Vines was acting as station master at Nantybwch on that day he has acted in that capacity before he was on it from Frieiay to Tuellday; on the Friday morning Vines b was in charge of Nantybwch station on the arrival of the first train from Abergavenny he would have to go home v to bis meals; did not see him go down in the train that day; Isaac Beaver is guard of the passenger train is s running from Tredegar to Nantybwch he has filled that t: office about three months. By Mr Shepard Beaver has been in the employ of the Company between three and four years Rees was in the employ of the Sirhowy Raihvay Company about twelve months ago he is uuder the Tredegar iron Company now Vines has been under the Sirhowy Company about two o years. David Morgan sworn I am a smith at Tredegar I was c called to examine the box lock by Mr Fpwler; I found the pipe loose and bent, and scratches about the key-hole it I had been tampereel with something besides a key in trving o to pick alock the instrument being forced in bends the pipe t if the pipe had not been loosened the right key could not t have been put in my opinion decidtdly is that some one 1 had tried to open the lock a key would not have made the s scratches. ( James Baldwin sworn: I am booking clerk at Tredegar < Station I come on duty when George Jones goes off. and t remain in charge during the day, excepting at meal times e I was the means of having the boxes being placed in the cloak room I can answer for their not being tampered with eluring the time they were in the cloak room that 1 was from Friday evening to Satuiday evening; I was on 1 the platform from Friday evening to Saturday evening I was on the platform on the Friday evening when the train came from Nantybwch Vines and Beaver came down 1 with that train Beaver was in the van am not positive < as to where Vim s was I know Vines was in charge of the f station at Nantybwch that day he would have to come i down at dinner time. By Mr Shepard: Beaver comes down with every train I did not see him get out of the train. Henry Brooking swern I manage a branch of the pawn- brokingbusiness of Ephraim Harris at Tredegar; last Saturday week the prisoner Vines came toourshop between the hours of eight and ten in the evening, and oflered a ring in pledge I asked him was it a diamond, he said it was before making out a ticket I took my pen-knife and chipped the stone and found it was not a diamond, and told him the utmost I could advance was 3s., which I lent him on it; he asked 10s. or 12s. I gave him a duplicate and I entered it in the book in the usual manner; about two I hours afterwards the ring was redeemed the party who redeemed it is in Court now his name is Bel) on the Tuesday 10th of May the prisoners Bees and Beaver were in our shop Rees offered a ring in pledge I did not see Vines at that time Rees wanted 8s. on the ring the ring produced is the one I told him I would see I left the shop and sent Mrs Brooking for a policeman, having bad a communication from the police the prisoners remained till P.C. Goswell arrived; Rees was apprehended and Beaver stayed in the shop and pledged a trowsers and vest; Beaver could hear the conversation between Rees and my- self the ring produced is the one Rets offered I gave it to my w ife. I J By Mr Sbepard Beaver pawned a trowsers and vest the same uïvht i I advaooed him 7s. oo the things. Henry Bell sworn I am a suh-bailiff at the County Court, Tredegar on Saturday the 7th inst, I saw Vines a; I the Trede-ar Arms he asked me to buy a pawn ticket I asked him wher-t it was he showed it to me and I saw it was for a ring lie nsked uie 2s. which! gave he said h.- wanted it to pay bis clu!> I went direct to the pawnshop in Church-street and paid 3s. Gel. and received the ring. On i 'I uesday Sergeant Miikins came to me and I gave him the ring I had another which I gave up about a quarter of aI, hour afterwards ,,11 Monday I bought a pawn-ticket freun Watkin Rees I met him at the Tredegar Anns he asked me to buy the ticket I gave him 2s. Gel. for it. and went to Louis Lyons and redeemed it at once I paid 5s. or as Cd., 1 forget which I gave the ring up to Sergeant Mil- kins the rings produced are those I bought. Bv Mr Shepard: I hael one ring in my pocket and mother had the other; I wore it now and then. Jacob Bloom sworn: I am a pawnbroker at Trerlegar; on Saturday the 7th inst the prisoner Rees came to illY shop and offered a keeper ring in ptedge he asked 16s. I examined it. and asked hiin where he had it from he said it came from India; I advanced him 16s 6d. and gave him a ticket; Iteescame a second time and offered another ring; I had received a communication from the police before the second visit Rees said he had it from India I refused to take it in pledge and he left. Leah Bloom sworn I am the wife of last witness I saw the prisoner Rees in our shop on the Monday afternoon after he left I went to the door and saw hitu cross the road, and go up to Mr Beaver, and Mr Day's window, and they walked together Mp the street I was present on the Satur- day night when Rees pawned the ring. Sarah Lyons sworn I am the wife of Louis Lyons, pawnbroker, Tredegar the prisoner Rees came to our shop on Monday the 9th instant, between six andjseven in the evening he wanted 15s on a signet ring he did not say where he had it from I tolel him it was not worth 15s he said, give what you think proper" I gave him os 6d, and he left; no one was with him in about an hour Henry Bel: cam,' and redeemed the rine. Sergea tt Miikins sworn On Monday the 9th instant. I received information of this robbery, and at once made in- quiries at the pawnbrokers in the town; I found that a ring was pledged at Ephraim^ Harris's in Church-street; on the following day I found rings had been pawned at Mr Lyons's and Mr Bloom's; I received one of the rings from Bloom tne next day I went to Henry Bell, and he gave me up two rings after that 1 received certain information, and 1 c iused the prisoners to be apprehended. By Mr Shepard I did not apprehend any of them; I searched the houses of Beaver, Vines, and Rees's lodgings I did not find any jewellery there I had no warrants for searching I hearel Vines say he picked the ring up at Nant\ bwch platform he said Beaver gave him the rings to pledge have r ot hearel that liees was a soldier. P.C. Goswell sworn, examined by Mr Harris On Mon- day the 9th,instant 1 received information of the robbery I had reasons for suspecting Beaver and Rees, and I watched their movements I did so on account of some information I had received on the Monday night; directly after that I saw the prisoners in Castle-street; they went off the road and leaned against Air Blooms shutters; about seven o'clock on Tuesday evening I saw Vines and Heaver going along Collier's row, in the direction of Harris s pawn shop ;when in the Circle Mrs Brookin came up to me and gave ni>j a ring I went towards Harris's shop, and saw Vims standing by the door he walked up and down, and on seeing me he walkedaway; I went into the shop and found Rees and Beaver there; Mr and Mrs Brookin told mo Kees had offered a ring in pledge they pointed him out to IIII" I called Rees aside and asked him about the ring, he s:dd, it is my ring, it was sent to me to India when I was a soldit r there about two years ago"; I told him he must come to the station, as he was subjected of being concerned in robbing a box of sundry articles of jewellery he said, "I,shall tell the truth about it, I had the rings from Beaver, and pledged them forliiiri, as he wanted money to pay some County Court order" after taking Rees to the station I andj P.C. Parry went in search of Beaver, whom we found in ,North Lane going towards Vines' bouse I charged him with the robbery, when he said, "I know no- thing about it. 1 have not given any rings to Rees" I then took him to the station I was present on Wednesday morning, when each of the prisoners made a statement; it was in the Superintendent's otHce Sergeant Miikins and Mr Fowler were present. Superintendent Fowler objected to this being brought forward. Mr Harris said he did not ask the permission of the Superintendent as to bringing in this piece of evidence. Examination continued I have not the original state- ment, the one in Mr Harris s hands is a copy which I made ihe original was in pencil; (Objection raised by Mr Shepard for the defence, and aelmitted by Mr Harris for the prosecu- tion), By Mr Shepard The prisoners were brought separately into the Superintendent's room what was said was taken down in pencil by the Superintendent; I made a copy of it. Mr Harris objected to the document being referred to. Mr Sbepatd I shall ask the questions, and if the magis- trates' Clerk refuses to put it down 1 shall instruct my clerk to put it down. Cross-examination continued On searching Vines and Beaver I found no jewellery about them there was none found on Rees I found a pawn ticket on Beaver for a vest and trowsers he said it was pledged to raise money for the County Court the pawn ticket produced is the one I searched all their houses and found no jewellery; the trousers and vest were pledged in the name of Richard Beaver. At this stage of the proceeelings the inquiry was ad- journed till Tuesday next. ADJOURNED EXAMINATION. The examination of the prisoners Vines, Beaver, and Rees. in connection with the robbery of jewellery, was con- tinued before J. D. James, Esq., on Tuesday. P.C. Parry sworn, examined by Mr Harris:—I was present when Goswell apprehended Beaver; I went in search of Vines; I found him in his house in North-lane it was about nine o'clock I charged him with being con- cerned in this robbery of rings, brooches, and jewellery, and cautioned him not to say anything to criminate himsetf he said I can soon clear myself from this niess 1 took him to the station on the way there he said I would not have this happen ou any account no doubt; it will be my ruin for ever he said when I charged him that he picked the ring up at Nantybwch station. By Mr Shepard I assisted in searching the house of Vines; I found no jewellery there; I did not search the others. William Reeves sworn, examined by MrJrTarris I am a weigher in the machine, near the railway station it is about a hundred yards from the station on the side next the works on Tuesday the 10th inst., I was standing by the corner of my office, about three o'clock, I saw Beaver meet Rees, and they went together towards Morgan-street they met as if by mutual consent I did not watch where they went. James Burke sworn I am an iron ore contractor under the Tredegar Company I am principally engaged at the bottom of the works, between the station and the incline on Monday the 9th inst. I was overlooking the loading ot mine between twelve and one o'clock I went into the lodge at the bottom of the incline the prisoner Rees was in there sitting down eating his dinner; I believe Beaver came to the door and nodded to Rees Beaver went away and Rees followed in a few minutes I did not notice in winch direction they went. | By Mr Shepard There were two or three persons in the lodge, and one was having dinner. P.C. Charles Hughes sworn, examined by Mr Harris I was on duty in charge of the prisoners on this dav wwk • about five p.m. I could hear loud talking iQ the cells • I was sent by the Sergeant to hear what they were savin'tr • Rees asked Vines if he should plead guilty • Vines Yes, I shall plead guilty to finding them/ because it is better to plead guilty and end here." Vines said You anel Lell wnl be against us. He also said, "Yern sav you, .dld f,ee lne be.forfc ele7'n 'on Saturday night. The three were in separate cells Rets wag at end of the corridor, and Vines was on the left hand side as you enter, in the first cell there are two cells between where Vines and Kees were. By Mr Sbepard What I have now stated was taken do«n at the. time by the sergeant; he has the writing in his possession I came here last October. This was the care for the prosecution, 1Ifr Shepard said he had no evidence to ofler then for the defence. The prisoners were duly cautioned and reserving their defence, were fully committed to take their trial at the next Quarter Sessions at Usk. Mr Harris objected to any bail being taken, as it would inteifere with the ends of justice. Mr Shepard submitted some very excellent testimonials in favour of Vines. After mature deliberation and a careful perusal of the testimonials, the Bench said that as the amount ot property stolen was something very considerable the bail would be the prisoners in JE200 each, and two sureties of £100 each Mr Shepard asked that the bail be put at JElOOforthe prisoner, particularly in the case of Vines. Mr James declined, but consented to enter a notice in the margin of the warrant that four sureties of £50 each would be accepted, if approved of. M r Harris said he would agree to that if 24 hours' notice was given. The prisoners were then removed in custody.The pri- soner Beaver appeared to feel his position more acutely. than either of the other two. EBDW VALE. SPECIAL SKRMONS —On Sunday, the English Wesleyans af Victoria held their chapel anniversary, when sermons were preached, and liberal collections made, in aid of the :hapel eleht. SABBATH SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY. — On Sunday the Primitive Methodists of Newtown held their annual services 1m Sunday, in connection with the Sabbath school, when three able and appropriate discourses were delivered in the morning, afternoon, and evening, by the Rev J. Powell, of Tredegar. The interest excited by these services was great, and crowds flocked to the chapel during the day, especially in the afternoon, when the place was literally crammed, and numbers could not gain admit- tance. The scholars recitcd a number of selected pieces on each occasion, and with the assistance of the choir, sung appropriate Sabbath school anthems. On Menday the annual tea was given to the scholars, after which the teachers and friends enjoyed themselves with the cup that cheers but not inebriates." In the evening the public meeting took place in the chapel, when spirit-stirring addresses were given by the following minister and teachers — the Rev. Mr. Powell, Messrs Blanchard, and others. A general procession was made through the streets, led by the choir. Three beautiful banners floated in the breeze, and the school presented a very pretty sight. The collections exceeded those of last year by nearly jEl. The services were thoroughly successful. ACCIDENT.—On Saturday, a man named John Keadon was working at the Steel Stock, near the office, loading the ingots for blooming, previous to being rolled into rails in the mill, when his foot supped, and one of the blocks of steel fell on his side and thigh—severely injuring both parts of the body so much that he died from the effects. An in- quest was held on the body on Saturday, at the Bridge End Inn. before W. H. Brewer, Esq., coroner, and a respectable jury. John Locke was the first witnessexamined He said he was a watcher under the Ebbw Vale Company; on Saturday, between ten and eleven o'clock a.m., a company of four men were engaged in unloading steel ingots, near the guide mill. The weight of these blocks of steel was from four to eight cwts. each. Deceased was one of the four so employed, and as they were placing the ingots in the stock his foot slipped, when one of them fell on his side and tlligh. No blame is to be attached to anyone, as it was a pure accident. Deceased's daughter was next called. She Kaw her father on the Sunday after the accident. He coin- plained of his side and heart; did not bear him blame any- one he elied on the 17th instant. Coroner: Did the doctor say his rihs were broken ? V\ itness never heard him say fo. but had no doubt that they were broken, and had an opinion as to the deictor's treatment of her father. The coroner addressed the jury on the evidence, when i "erdict of "Accidental Death was recorded- c. THE STEEL WIIRKS.—These work" are Vteing rapidly xtended in the Valley by the erection of a neiv steel "JÎ". Inch will ,ni|ierstde the one at the UPHT F -rje. and T ingots will be bloomed on the spot, and rolled at once. The isjtect of the works present a scene of much activity. PHK BENEFIT CUXCSRT FOit THE LATIS I), Pow-xi. s A I DOW.—A few weeks ago an explosion took place at Vic- toria, by which David Powell, overman of the pit, L'st Iii, rife, and left a widow and seven orphans wholly unprovided 'or. Great sympathy was natur-illy felt for bis widow ALIO children, and for their especial benefit a grand concert was projected, and conducted by Mr D. Bowden. The managing committee having balanced the accounts, harl the pleasure of handing Mrs Powell about £7!) as the financial results of their efforts on her behalf. This is the handsomest sum ever realised at any benefit concert in this district, and IT reflects the greatest credit on all concerned, especially 3IR D. Evans, mineral agent, Victoria, and Mr J. To-veli. Ebbw Vale, honorary secretaries, and the Treasurer, Mr W. Prosser, contractor, POBLTC HALL.—This point has been referred to in the press repeatedly, and its need in the town is generally admitted by representatives of every class in this populous valley. We have our Literary and Scientific Institution, which, in many points stands s cond to none in the county. We have our public cemetery of 12 acres orl Tredegar road, beautifully laid out under the superintendance of P. •lames, Esq., mineral surveyor to the E.V. Co. and now there appears to be a sien of. ere long, 1\ pulltc hall for t1w use of the town. The first public gathering to consider this important subject was held at the Castle Inn, Briery Hill, Mr Pritchard. draper, in the chair. He was warmly supported by Messrs. Lloyd, builder, Davies, chemist, Lloyd and Williams, drapers, Victoria road, Phillips, merchant, Dent, ironmonger, Thomas, dealer, Morris, grocer, James, grocer, Phillips, groc-r, Davies, primer, and Rosser, chemist. Thomas Davies was elected Secretary pro tern, and the subject warmly taken up. and its desira- bility earnestly discussed. At this meeting an address was agreed upon to A. Dtrby Esq., as managing director to 1 the ElJhw Vale Company, and was duly presenter! to him by the chairman and Secretary. Mr Darby has gran cd the j eligible site selected by the meeting to erect the hall upon. and is prepared to further the object by every means in his power. On Wednesday evening the second meeting was convened by circular at the Bethcar Welsh Wesleyan School-room, Mr Pritchan1 again }.re,¡"ed, and there wa" a fair representation of agents, tradesmen, ministers, and working men present. Alter a "ore of thanks to the pro- moters of the movement, the Rev Thomas Jefferies moved that this meeting considers that a public hall is highly necessary for the convenience of the public to hold meetings of a political, sanitary, and general nature, and also for concerts and other purposes, and it therefore pledges itself to use every effilrt to promote the accomplishment of the object." This WRS seconded hy the Kev J, Edwanls and carrieel. The site granted is a central one near Christ Church, at the bottom of Spencer-street. It is pro osed to erect a hall at a cost of f2.000, the funds to be raised by £1 shares, payable in four instalments. ANOTHER FATAL THeCK ACCIDENT.—Accidents of this kind have of late followed eat h other in rapid succession, so that nearly every week one or more take "Îape Lere, and what makes those dreadful accidents the more painful is that nearly every-one of them is the result of recklessness on the part of the unfortunate victims. It has now become a serious question with the public as to whether these acci- dents cannot be prevented to a considerable degree, i.y adopting souie effectual plan to rewove the cause, and we are glad that the Coroner has expressed himself very deci- dedly on this point. On Saturday about e ght o'clock, a.m.. a young lad named Hinkin WBJ was employed as a puller up" in the steel mill went frolll his work t.o the stand, where the ingots of steel are unloaded. The men had cleared the truck of every block when the engine catue up witn a fresh supply, and as the engine was pulling out the empty, in order to shunt the unloaded trucks, this lad ran and jumped at the truck to get a short ride, when he fell on the rails, both wheels going over his head, causing instant death. On Saturday an inquest was held at the Bridge End Inn, before the Coroner, and the same jury that sat on the other case. Henry Anthony said: He was emplo\ ed as fireman to the Will o' the Wisp" locomotive engine; on Thurs- day morning, about ten minutes past eight a.m., saw the lad attempt to get into the truck I gave the signal to the engine driver to start the lad jumped into the truck the moment the whistle was blown from the platform the JERK of the start threw him backwards, and he fell under the wheels, which passed over his head saw the whole occur- rence from first to last; I picked up the lad; he was quite dead. Coroner Are bovs as a rule allowed by the Com- pany to ride on the trucks or on the engine? Witness: They are not allowed to do so, but they often do so when the train is in motion, and we have no power to prevent them could not have prevented deceased, as he jumped up the moment the engine staited. Coroner: I really think that as these accidents are occnrrng so frequently that it is the duty of the Company to do something to prevent them. He thought that the parents of lads should be sum- moned, and held responsible for the recklessness of their boys' and then probably they would use every means to pre- vent them from indulging in such dangerous and often fatal practices. The evideuce proves that the boy came to his death through recklessness. Verdict "Accidental !)euth," There can be but aile opir.ion as to this fatal case. We saw the spot shortly after, and the lad had no business at all there, and the traffic manager assured u< that he had been repeatedly cautioned on this point, when lie insultingly replyed, "You mind your business and I'll mind mine" Such was the reply of a lad about 12 years of age. NANTYGLO. ACCIDENT.—On Saturday evening, a young man named John Evans, employed as a. htchrnan in the works, met with a yery serious accident, by which he narrowly escaped having his left foot cut off. He stepped off the engine for the purpose of turning a switch nearly oppt1!ii te the Blish Hotel, and by some means his foot slipped on to the rail. when the second wheel of the engine pissed over the fates, crushing the bones and bursting the boot-welts open. Two or three fellow-workmen assisted in conveying him on their backs to Brynmawr, where he resides with an aunt. He is an orphan and unmarried. RHYMNEY INTELLIGENCE. LOWER BRITISH SCHOOL-ROOM.—Each of the scholars of the above school received on Monday afternoon a small re- cognition for the very able way they had gone through their examination. A tea party is to come off shortly at the school-room, when the scholars will again be re.'aled- MONTHLY MEETINGS.—The monthly meetings of the Calvinistic Methodists were held at Rbymneyon Monday evening and Tuesday. The meetings came off at Bryn- hyfryel Chapel. At seven o'clock on Monday evening the meeting was opened by the Rev. E. Howells. who read and offered up a prayer. Sermons were delivered by the Revs. D. Roberts, Ebbw Vale, aviel J. Jones. Llanellv. At ten o'clock on Tuesday morning, the meeting was opened t y the Rev. J. Powell, Brynmawr. The sermons were given by the Rev. D. Roberts, Llaneurwg, and D. Saunders, Abercarne. At two o'clock discourses by the Rev. William Thomas \Ishvyn), Pontllanfraith, and T. Evans, Roek At seven o'clock, p.m, the Rev. A. Herbert opened the meeeting in the usual way, and the Revs. W. Jones, Blaen- avon, and D. Saunders, Abercarne, preached. The atten- elanca at each of the meetings was good, and the sermons were able and impressive.

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