MBmrcrACTURB or COCOA.—"We will now give an account of tae process adopted by Messrs. James Epps & Co., manu- facturers of dietetic articles, at their works in the Euston Road. Lon^D.' —See article in CattM'i Mouteholi Guide. 6730
ABERDARE INTELLIGENCE. PiioposED NEW LIBRARY AND READING ROOM.—On Tuesday night a public meeting was held in the Tem- perance Hall, to consider the subject of a public library and reading-room. Dr Evan Jones presided, and in his opening remarks gave a brief history of the movement. In moving a resolution to the effect that such an insti- tution was desirable, Mr D. Davis, Mresyffynon, ob- served that he had hope of the movement, because it seemed to be taken up by the working class. Unless the latter took an interest therein contemplated,the in- stitution could not be successful or valuable. The work should be done by themselvcs—if not entirely— yet with the help others would gladly render. Mr J. Johns explained that tllO had oeen coveted for pre- sentation to Canon Jenkins, as a token of respect, by the various friendly societies and tradesmen of the neighbourhood. The Canon drc''ned to receive the money, but would devote it to any good purpose the committee should approve. A public fountain was at first talked of, but at length the idea of a public library and reading-room was revived, towards which the money is to be devoted. The Rev. J. Farr, Dr Price, and others addressed the meeting. Rev. J. Joseph George reminded the audience that a small institution of the kind already exited in the town, and that the new movement would damage, if it d'd not ruin the old institution. Mr Johns rented that the committee of the present movement would be prepp-ed to adopt the old one with all advantages and disadvantages. It wrs ultimately resoved to appeal to all classes for suppor j. The only eligible spot in the town for the pui lose has been secured, and is to be invested in the names of Mr D. Davis,J.P., Maesyffynon, and Mr R. H. Rhys, J.P. Plas Newydd. A vote of tHn'ts to the chapman con- eluded the meeting.
ABERDARE POLICE COUxtT. TUESDAY, OCT. 7th.-Before R. H. Rhys, James lewis, and D. E. Williams, Esqrs. DRUNKABDS.—Morgan Rees, moulder, picked up by P.C. Gambling in Duke-street on the 27th ult. in a helplessly drunken state, was fined 5s and costs.—Sarah Davies, married, charged by P.C. Davies with drunken and riotous conduct in Commercial-street on the 23rd ult., was fined a like sum.—John Cornish, nav\ rt brought to the station the previous night by P.C. Dyment upon a similar charge, was fined 153 and cosh, or committed to gaol for 14 days with hard labour in default of payment.—Thomas Jones, labourer, found by P.C. Davies under similar circumstances in High- street the same night, was similarly dealt with.—George James, hauled by P.C. Robb out of Commercial-street this (Tuesday) morning in a. helpless state, was fined 53 and costs, or committed to gaol for a week with hard labour in default of paying.—Evan Jenkins, collier, summoned at the instance of P.C. Emanuel for drunken and riotous conduct in Commercial-street, Mountain Ash, on the 17th ult., was fined 15s and costs.—Edward Sweeney, John Crossley, Thomas Reed, and Patrick Keefe, navvies, were summoned at the instance of P.C. James for having been found drunk in the Waterloo Stores beerhouse, Commercial-place, on the 15th ult. The two first-named defendants were each fined 5s and costs the others, not having chosen to obey the sum. mons, were ordered to be brought up under warrant.— Evan Evans, miner, found by P.C. Cross lying in a helpless state in Merthyr.road, Llwydcoed, on the 13th ult. was fined 5s and costs. RESISTING THE POLICE.—John Thomas, engineer, was summoned for having resisted P.C. Ford in the execu- tion of his duty at Mountain Ash on the 21st ult.—The officer stated that on the day in question he saw de- fendant in Cynon-street, going along with a man named Thomas, who was drunk and creatipg a disturbance. Finding the latter would not desist, witness took him into custody, whereupon the defendant seized him by the arm and declared he (the officer) should not take him to the station. A struggle ensued between them, in the course of which witness and his prisoner got to the ground. Defendant kept encouraging Thomas to give it to the b ."—Defendant now expressed him- self sorry for what had occurred. He had advised the officer to allow Thomas to go home with him, and that was all he remembered of the affair. He was sure he had not acted wilfully in the matter.—The Bench were sorry to see so respectable a man brought up on such a charge. They presumed by his language and appearance that he was a man of some education, and he therefore ought to have known better. Luckily for him nothing previously was known against him, and they would consequently only fine him £1 and costs, or 21 days' hard labour in the alternative.—He paid the money at once. A PROPER SENTENCE.—Isaac Williams, collier, was summoned for having assaulted Arthur Packer, a quarryman, at Mountain Ash, on the 23rd ult.—Com- plainant, an inoffensive elderly individual, stated that in returning from work on the afternoon of the day in question he met defendant, who seemed to be excited, and kept waving his arms about in a very threatening manner. He walked up to witness, called him a turn. coat, and said something which he (witness), being ex- ceedingly deaf, could not understand, about some Mr Jones, of the Board of Health. He eventually stiuck witness twice with his fist in the side of the head.— Joseph Davies, a baker, who was called, gave corrobo- rative evidence.—Defendant, who had forgotten all about the affair, being, as he alleged, very drunk at the time of the occurrence, was told by the Bench that such conduct as his was not to be tolerated. He wou'd be fined £2 and £1 Os 5d costs, or, in default of pay- ment, a month's imprisonment with hard labour. He preferred paying the money to undergoing the alternative. QUARTERLY TRANSFER DAY.—Upon this, the last special session of the kind for the present licensing year (expiring on the 10th instant), the following transfers were effected Model Ale and Porter Stores, Com- mercial-street, from William Todd to Charles Emanuel; Rock, Cardiff-road, Aberaman, from James Nasmyth to Josiah Emanuel; Mountain Ash Inn, from Charles Rowland to Robert Clayton; Angel, High-street, Aber- dare, from James Ferrent Morgan to Wm. Phillips; Crown and Anchor, Cardiff-road, from Josiah Emanuel to Wm. Price Griffin, Cardiff-road, from John Wil- liams to James Tanner Market Tavern, Commercial- street, from John Evans to Abraham Richards Star, Trap-road, from Rachel Smith, deceased, to William Dance; Prince of Wales Stores, Dean-street, from Robert Walters, deceased, to Isabella Walters, his relict; Whitcombe Inn, Whitcombe-street, from Price Williams to George Williams Farmers' Arms, High- street, from Thomas Daily to Samuel Jones Craw. shay's Arms, Hirwain, from Thomas Jones, deceased, to Gwenllian Jones, his widow; Carpenters' Arms, Canon-street, from Margaret Maddox to Peter Hale- wood Brecon Arms, Seymour-street, from Thomas Thomas to Rees Morgan Earl of Windsor, Bell-street, Trecynon, from Llewellyn Jones to John Jones; New Inn, Station-street, from Thomas Rees, deceased, to Ann Rees, his widow Mount Pleasant, Miskin, Moun- tain Ash, David Jones, deceased, to Gwenllian Jones, his widow and administratrix.—Mr Gery applied on be- half 01 Mr Thomas Dyke, draper, Commercial-place, for an endorsement to him of the License of the Cambrian Hotel, Weatheral-street. An endorsement from the deceased licensee, David Davies, had already been granted to Mrs Hannah Morgan Davies, his widow, who had subsequently married a person named Edwards. Family differences had since then arisen, and the parties had mutually agreed to transfer the license to Mr Dyke, the present applicant.—Granted. TUESDAY, OCT. 7th.-(Bt;.fore A. De Rutzen, R. H. Rhys, and David Davies, Esqrs. DRUNKARDS.—Ann Clark, married, was charged with having conducted herself in a riotously drunken man- ner, in Cardiff-street, on the 1st inst. P.C. Robb gave evidence. This was an adjourned case, the prisoner having been remanded from Merthyr on Saturday last, in order to investigate a charge which the prisoner then made against one of the officers at the police station. —To corroborate P.C. Robb, Mr Dyke, the proprietor of the Boot Hotel, was called, who spoke to the pri- soner's disgraceful behaviour when brought to the station. With regard to the accusation made by her respecting an indecent proposal made to her by a police office while she was locked up, not a tittle evidence was forthcoming. She failed even to identify the party whom she was desirous of implicating. All she knew was that he spoke with a Welsh twang." It turned out that there wasn't a single Welsh constable con- nected with the station. The Bench remarked that she had very much aggravated her case by making such an absurd charge. She would be fined £1 and the costs, or 21 days' hard labour in the alternative. She chose the latter.—Henry Stick, labourer, found by P.S. Rod- man, in Oxford-street, Mountain Ash, with everything off lexcept his shirt, creating a disturbance, was fined 10s and the costs, or fourteen days' hard labour in de- fault of payment.—George Gwyther, puddler, a veiy old offender, found by P.C. James in similar circum- stances, except as regards his clothing, in Gloster-street, the previous night, was fined £1 and the costs.—James Jenkins, collier, his first appearance, charged by P.C. Robb with a similar offence in Cardiff-street, Aberdare the same night, was fined 15s and the costs, or fourteen days' hard labour in default of payment. John Thomas, collier, summoned at the instance of P.C. Canter, for drunken and liotous conduct in Hairiet- street, Treeynon, on the 27th ult., was fined 10s and the costs.—Isaac Francis, charged by P.S. Cook, with a similar offence in Cardiff-road, Aberaman, on the 29th ult., was fined 5s and the costs.—William Lewis, collier, for a similar offence in Aman-street, Cwmaman, on the 27th ult., was, being an old offender, fined £1 and the costs. P.C. Whitney gave evidence.—Thomas Jenkins, labourer, drunk and incapable in Oxford- street, Mountain Ash, the same day was, upon the evi- dence of P.S. Hodman, lined 5s and the costs.—David Williams, collier, drunk and riotous in High-street, Hirwain, on the 29th ult., was fined 10s and the costs. The charge was proved by P.C. Poyntz.—Thomas Davies, letter carrier, picked up in a helpless state by P.C. Cox, in Duke-street the previous (Monday) night, was fined 5s and the costs. PEOULIAR CASE OF COAL STEALING.—Thos. Williams, labourer, was brought up in custody charged with steal. ing 30 lbs. weight of coal, the property of the Abernant Iron Company. —Mr Simons appeared for the prosecu- tion.—P.S. Parry stated, that upon the previous even- ing he was in Abernant yard, and saw the prisoner on one of the coal trucks in the siding throwing down some lumps of coal, two of which he was proceeding to walk away with when witness went up to him and spoke to him. Prisoner told him that he intended using the coal to make up a fire in one of the lodges at the works where he intended cooking for himself and sleeping that night. He had tramped the town ever since he had entered it on the previous Friday night to seek lodgings, but he had not been able to get any. Witness believed that his statement, with regard to the intended use of the coal, to be quite true, inasmuch as in the lodge pointed out by the prisoner, there was a quantity of uncooked bacon, &c., which the latter claimed as his own. Prisoner now set up the plea that 1 he had received permission to sleep in this lodge from one of the overmen at the works, and he <lid»'t think it could be felony in using the coal for the !>uni->se re- ferred to.—David Lewis, the overman alluded I", was then called. and stated that he had told the prisoner on Friday night that he would give him work the following morning. Prisoner asked nermission to sleep in the works that night as he coulan'tget lodgings in the town. Witness told him it was very likely he would be per- mitted to remain with the pnddlers. The very first turn he worked witness advanced him some money. He never gave him permission to go to any of the lodges and burn the Company's coal. The Bench con- sidered the case clearly made out. They were sorry to be obliged to send an apparently hard-working man to gaol, but there was really no help for it.—Sentenced to seven days' imprisonment with hard labour. PERMITTING DRUNKENNESS.—Matthew Thomas, land- lord of the Engineer's Arms Inn, Glo'ster-street, was summoned for this offence. — Mr Beddoe appeared to defend.—P.C. James stated that on the 29th ult, at 3.45 p.m., he, accompanied by P.C. Robb, visited the defendant's house. In the bar they found 12 men, 3 of whom were very drunk. Before them upon a table were five pints and one quart of beer, together with some dividing glasses. Witness told defendant that he had drunken men in the house, who were being supplied with beer. Defendant asked where were they. Wit- ness pointed them out. Defendant then admitted that the men were the worse for drink, and promised to turn them out directly. About a quarter of an hour before then witness saw two of the drunken men—John and Edward Jenkins, brothers—in the street. They were then staggering drunk.—By Mr Beddoe The third drunken person was a man named Denis Mabony, who offered witness and his brother constable some drink out of a pint which was about three parts full of beer. Mahony, though a great drunkard, was quite sane. The company spoke loudly, but were not more noisy than such companies usually were.—P.C. Robb was called in corroboration.—Mr Beddoe for the defence called the landlord and his wife, a servant girl named Davies, the brothers Jenkins and three other witnesses, all of whom swore that the Jenkinses were per- fectly sober, that Mahony, who entered the house drunk. had not been supplied with a drop of any kind of liquor, and that the pmt. he offered the constable was positively empty, his taking it up being a bit of pure mischief. These witnesses, however, flatly contradicted each other in several most mateiial points.—The Bench thought that they had committed the most gross per- jury. It appeared that tbe house had hitherto been conducted tolerably well, and it was too bad to en- deavour to wriggle out such a charge as this by means of the kind which had been adopted. The fine would upon that account be proportionately heavier.—Fined £2 10s and the costs. A JUVENILE OFFENDER.—Catherine Payne, 10, was summoned for stealing 57 lbs. weight of coal, the pro- perty of the Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Company (Limited).—John Evans. a watchman in the Company's employ,and an ex-policeman, testified to meeting the pri- soner on the 25th ult. coming away from a siding at Aberaman with the coal in question upon her head. He told her she was charged with stealing it. She began to cry, and told him she had had it on the rail- way over there (pointing to the spot),—Her mother, who accompanied aer,informed the Bench that her hus- band (defendant's father) had only very recently died. —Their Worships warned Mrs Payne against encourag- ing or permitting her child to do this sort of thing again. They would now let her off with a fine of 5s only. A DOUBTFUI CASE.—Gwenllian Da\ies, married, a respectable-looking young woman, was summoned for having stolen 90 lbs. of coal, the property of Messrs. George Elliott and Company, at Aberdare, on the 29th ult. Evans, the watchman referred to in the last case, gave evidence in this.—Mr Simons appeared for the de- fence. The witness deposed to having seen the prisoner carrying away the coal referred to from the garden of an unoccupied farm house, the property of the Com- pany, called Old Aberaman Uchaf. He concealed him- self, and shortly afterwards he saw Mrs Davies return from the direction of the railway with two buckets loaded with coal. He then went up to her and spoke to her. She hoped he would say nothing about it as she did not think she was doing any harm. Her hus- band worked under the Company and she had had the coal off the railway. Next day she told him a very different story.—The Bench did not think the evidence sufficiently strong to convict the prisoner, who was therefore discharged. MAKING IT UP.—John Jones, collier, was summoned for having assaulted Maiy Jones, his wife.—Mr Simons appeared for the complainant, and Mr W. Beddoe the defence. It appeared that the parties had been married about 5 years ago. and had lived anything but a happy He of it. Defendant, who was jealous of his better. half, had, on several occasions ill-treated her. On the 23rd ult. he drove her from the house and sold all the furniture.—Mr Beddoe was proceeding to cross-examine the complainant, when,a suggestion from Mr De Rutzen who heard the case, the parties retired, and Mr Simons ultimately announced that they had arranged matters between themselves; defendant having consented to make his wife an allowance of 7s 6d per week, and on the occasion of an event shortly to be expected, such allowance jto be increased to 10d. The summons was accordingly dismissed. SERVING HIM RIGHT.—John Minehan, labourer, was summoned for having assaulted John McCarthy, shoe- maker.—Mr Simons defended. The assault was alleged to have been committed at the Bruce Arms Inn, on the 30th ult., when complainant was struck in the eye by his antagonist. It was, however, made clear the blow had been given under circumstances of very great pro- vocation, complainant having diunk to another man out of defendant's glass. Summons dismissed. THE BOARD OF HEALTH PROSECUTIONS AT LAST.— Mr Simons applied on behalf of Mr Gery. clerk to the Board, for a summons against Mr John Hammett, manager of Werfa Colliery, for having fabricated a voting paper duiing the recent election. A voting paper had been sent in purporting to be signed with the mark of a certain voter with Mr Hammett's name as witness. He asked that the summons should be made returnable that day fortnight. At a suggestion from the Clerk, Mr Simons promised to reduce the information to writing previous to the issue of the summons.
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DAU ENGLYN I Etifedd R: hard Edwards, Yswain, Vedw Hir, fler Aberdare. Byw 'n Gymro tra byddo 'n y byd—urddau Hen farddas myn hefyd; Mewn anrhydedd, hedd o hyd, Di feiau a da fywyd. L'awn o serch Tad, Mam, percl' -etifedd Da tyfed yn ^wir Ei enw mwy adwaenir I fyd hael, y Fedw Hir. „ HOWEL WILLIAMS. Pantygerdmen; Hydref 3ydd, 1873.
PONTYPRIDDINTELLIG^NCE^ SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST AN ACCOUNTANT. At the Petty Sessions, on Wednesday (before Mr G. Williams, the stipendiary, George F. Price, accountant, Pontypridd, a young man of respectable connections, was charged with obtaining a sum of money under false pretences from John Ashford, a boot seller in Aberaman, now living in Pontypridd. Mr J. Edwards Price^appeared for Ashford, while Mr Rosser (Rosser and Phillips) defended. From the opening statement of Mr Price, it appears that Ashford, being in difficulties, placed bis affairs in the hands of Price, with a view of effecting an arrange- ment with his creditors. Price represented to Ashford that he had written to the creditors, and had obtained their assent to the declaration of a dividend of 10s 10 the .6. Ashford thereupon paid Price jE8, for which receipt was given. Afterwards Ashford paid an addi- tional £1. Ultimately Ashford received a County Court summons for JB14 from a Mr Hicks, of Brynmawr, one of the heaviest creditors. Ashford at once went to Price to ask for an explanation, as he had paid the £9 under an impression that Hicks had consented to accept the composition. Price quieted Ashford, and wrote an ex- traordinary letter to Hicks. Suddenly Ashford found his goods distrained, and sold ^for the deht owing to Hicks, the goods realizing £7 15s 6d. Defendant had never refunded the money paid to him. For this amount, obtained under false representations, Price was summoned. John Ashford, on being called, gave evidence in ac- cordance with the above statement. On being cross- examined, he said that Price was to be paid jgg for his services. It was arranged to pay 5s in the pound cash, and 5s in the pound by bills. He was told that the consent of the creditors was obtained to the composition when he paid the £1. The amount of £9 Was to be put in the books. Price was to collect the book debts, and pay the creditors as they came in. Defendant had collected some, but does not know how much.—Re- examined Has paid 7s 6d in cash, and given two pairs of elastic-side boots to the defendant. Defendant told him tha.t he had received proxies from the principal creditors. George Hicks, boot and shoe maker, Brynmawr. Re. ceived an offer to compound from defendant on behalf of Ashford. Did not assent to a composition of 10s in the £ or appoint defendant his proxy. Sent a proof of debt. Has received no money whatever from defen- dant. Sued Ashford, obtained judgment, and dis- trained. Received £ 7 15s, Received a letter from Cbe lefendant. Has seen him in court to-day. Defendant ">ked him to prove that he had consented to accept the somposition. This would be contrary to the fact, ^sked him (the witness's) opinion, which he declined o give. Never gave assent whatever to a composition. He received a form for proof of debt from defendant, tfbich his solicitor filled up, and which he signed on )ath. Did not assent to a composition when he sent ;he proof. Did not appoint any proxy, because h** vished to know something more about a transaction ;hat was prima facie suspicious. Did not at the time ie sent the proxy intend to accept the composition >ffered. The Bench considered that sufficient evidence had )een adduced to commit defendant for trial, and he was accordingly committed to take In trial at the next Quarter Sessions at Swansea. He was admitted to •ail, himself in jS50, and two sureties of £ 25 each. TREDEGAR INTELLIGENCE. POLICE COURT. — At the police-court on Tuesday here were four magistrates in attendance (Dr Coates, Sr. Harrhy, the Rev. Wm. Hughes, and the Rev. Rees ones), and as the business was unusually hea, J, 7-1 ases being entered on the charge sheet, a second court ras formed in the retiring room, presided over by the wo first-namtd justices. Jane Jones, an old widow, s'ho has been three times previously convicted for Llegal beer selling, was charged with selling a quart of leer on Sunday, the 5th inst., at Vale-terrace. Trede- ar. A girl named Li.)ey deposed to going to the house f the defendant on Sunday last, and paying Od for a uart of beer, which was suppled by Mrs Jones. Ser- vant Milkins stated that he went to the h^use on Sun- av eveding and found two persons there with beer efore them. He discovered a half-barrel of beer on *p, and a quart and a quart a pint measure, and a un-dish beside it. Defendant denied everything. Ir C. R. Harris, jun., conducted the prosecution in be- alf of the Licensed Victuallers' Association. The >ench read the old woman a good lecture, and inflicted penalty of JE10 and costs, in default three months' im- risonment with hard labour.—Joseph Maddocks, Georgetown, was charged with a similar offence. Mr 'lews appeared in his behalf, the prosecution being in he same hands as the previous case. Mrs Maddocks ttended, and after a lengthy lnquiiy, the prosecution withdrew the summons as it could not be proved that he husband was cognizant of the doings of his wife. it the next meeting of the magistrates, Mrs Maddocks rill be placed in the position of defendant.—William mith, for exposing for sale in Tredegar some unwhole- ame sprats, was ordered to pay 5s and costs.—William Vilstead and John Hale, for stealing coal at Ebbw rale, were, on the evidence of Police-constable Crow- sy, and officer Fletcher, fined Is and costs.—During he sitting Dr Coates expressed disapprobation of the ourse adopted by the Licensing Committee, in refusing o confirm the application granted by the thirteen lagistrates sitting at Blackwood on the last annual censing day. He, as one of them, felt hurt, as he hought persons resident in a locality were the best to Jdge whether a licensed house was necessary or other- lise.
PEACE AND THE CONTINENT. Mr Hen./ Richard, M.P., as the representative of the Inglish Peace Society, is now on a visit to the Conti- ent, endeavouring to induce the members of foreign iegislatures to follow his recent example in bringing he question of International Arbitration before the 'arliaments and Courts of Europe. He left London bout a week ago, and, after a brief visit to Belgium, rhere M. Couvreur intends to bring the subject before he Chambers, proceeded to the Hague. The Dutch ewspapera contain detailed accounts of the reception here given to Mr Richard, which must have been ery gratifying to him. He was first invited to a public leeting in the Freemasons' Hall, a room tastefully de- orated for the occasion, which was filled with a respect- ble assembly, among whom were Heer van Eck (mem- er of the Dutch Parliament) and Heer J. M. Jolles ix-Minister of Justice), members of Parliament Heer Sredius, Heer Jonkblot, and Heer Deynoot, members f the Dutch Legislature Heer Bachiene, Councillor f State; the Baron von der Heims, and His Excel- sncy the United States Ambassador. At the upper nd of the hall, above the tribune, was hung a portrait f Mr Richard, encircled with a laurel wreath, with the lotto Peace and Earth and the date of the late lotion in the English House of Commons—" July 8, 873." The British and Dutch flags were mingled ound the hall, and a choir of singers commenced the vening's proceedings by singing'' God Save the Queen," flowed by the Dutch National Anthem. Heer van :ck then took the chair, and in his address welcomed Ir Richard to Holland, conveying the warm congratu- itions of the meeting on the success of his motion, and hanking him for his long services in the cause of peace nd humanity. Mr Richard then spoke for about half- n-hour on the importance of efforts to reduce the lushing armaments of Europe, and to introduce into aternational relations a clearer recognition of fixed and efinite principles of International Law, which might hut tend to prevent the very origin of at least some lasses of conflicts. Her Bachiere then proposed for he acceptance of the meeting a series of resolutions, ?h;ch were carried with great enthusiasm. They were s follows :—1. That the thanks of this meeting be iresented to Mr Henry Richard, Member of the British 'arliament, for his presence and address, and that a resentation be offered him ia grateful recegnition of is services in the cause of universal peace and the eneral civilisation of mankind." 2. That this meet- ng eernestly hepes that the motion carried by Mr tichard in the British House of Commons on the 8th of uly last may before long be followed by some action on he part of the British Government, and that such pro. losals from England may be favourably received by the Srovernment of the Netherlands, and in other countries Iso." 3. That this meeting desires that Mr Richard's ndeavours in the cause of peace and civilisation may Ie crowned with success, and that his present journey on he Continent may be productive of much good, and nduce the representatives of the people in other lations to follow his example." Resolutions were also lassed in reference to the exertions on behalf of peace md the codification of the Internation Law being made iy Mr David Dudley Field and the Rev. James B. diles, of the United States, M. Frederick Passy, of 'ranee, and M. Jacquemyns and M. Visschers, of Bel- ium. A II the resolutions having been adopted, the Chairman presented Mr Richard with fa beautifully- lluminated diploma and album of the portraits of his )utch friends. The next day Mr Richard was enter- ained at a banquet given by his admirers, at the con- lusion of which two members of the Dutch Legisla- ,ture-Heer van Eck and Heer Bredius—pledged bemselves to bring the question of Arbitration before hat body at the earliest suitable opportunity. Mr )avid Dudley Field,of New York, and other gentlemen allowed with addresses on International Concord. Mr lichard has gone on to Berlin. igTERirATioi^x .BRIDGE.—is expected tna» ih^great international railway bridge, to span th* STiagara River between Buffalo and Fort Erie will be ;ompleted and opened some time in October. It is ;he enterprise of an independent company, was com- nenced 10 May, 1870, and its cost will be something )ver one million dollars. The superstructure is of iron, supported on ftone piers, with the necessary Iraws for the passage of vessels. The length of the main bridge across the river is 1,968 feet; thence icross Squaw Island to the west end of the bridge )ver Black Rock Harbour is about 1,200 feet; Iond the bridge over the harbour to Niagara- street is 617 feet. Commencing at the Canada shore, there ^dll be nine spans across the river proper; three of them are 100 feet each in the clear; then come three spans, each 240 teet in the clear; then two draw openings, each 160 feet; then one span of 190 Feet to Squaw Island: and in crossing Black Rock Harbour there will also he two openings of 90 feet each, with a pier between. The "swing" over the openings will be operated by steam, and the length of time requupd to open or shut the same is given as 00 seconds. All the piers are so laid and built lip aa to secure the greatest solidity and offer the least possible resistance to the ice. The depth of the water in the river where abridge crosses is from ten to forty three feet. The ironwork for the bridge is manufactured at' Phceoix-ville, near Phil* Idelphia., and the superstructure i8 known as th* Pratt Truss. THB NATIOKAI EDUCATIOX LEAGUE.—The following circular <0 its supporters has been issued by the Executive Committee of tbe National Educa- tion LeagueThd education question, so far as con- cerns its political «n<J legislative relations, is now entering" upon a nev phase. From 1870. when the Education Bill was brought In, until the close of last session, the measures of the Government have fos- tored in all possible Ways the interests of the deno- minational system; and, by the help of the Conserva- tives, the most objectionable measures have been maintained in opposition to the opinions and the Totes of a majority of Liberals in the House of Com- mons. It is now found that tais policy has resulted in serious danger to the unity of the Liberal partr and that the hostility excited by it threatens the existence of the Ministry. Consequently, a recon- struction oftthe Government is announced, with the im- plied purpose of re-uniting the Liberal party by re. conciling to the Administration those whom its educa- tional policy has driven into opposition, this result is largely due to the recent action of the National Edu- cation League, which has arrayed against Ministers a majority of unofficial Liberals in the House of Commons, and has made it manifest that no Liberal candidate can hope to secure election by a borough txJhstituency unless he is prepared towote for amend- ments of the Education Act. The modification of the Government and ^acceptance oI office by Mr. Bright as a Cabinet Minister cannot be regarded otherwise than as indications of an mtoption on the part of Ministers to healjthe division of the Liberal party py redressing the grievances of which the advocates of a national system of education justly complain. The executive. committee of thfe League accepts these changes in the sense above described, and, in order that no hindrance may be interposed to their full effect, the executive think it desirable to suspend for a time the prosecution of the policy initiated by it, and for the^ extension of which preparations are being made With a view to the approaching general election. While suspending immediate action, however, the executive is of opinion that ihe watchfulness of the officers of the League should not be relaxed, a'nd that sufficient funds should be placed at their disposal to meet any emergency that may arise. It is hoped that there may be no further necessity to appeal to the constituencies against the educational policy of the Government; but it will be a matter of urgentTlmportance to sustain the Ministry in any concessions theymay make. ae these will be certain to receive strenuous opposition from the Conservatives and the nuppo^en qjt cUBomi* optica*! iatfrwtn."
NARROW ESCAPE OF THE SCOTCH MAIL. The limited mail train from Scotland, due at Eustoa Station atbalf-pastfouron Tuesday jmorning, narrowly escaped disaster. When on the point of starting from Pieston it was ascertained that the wheels of the engine were locked near the points leading out to the station. The tyre of the front wheel was found to be partly off, all the holts used [m fixing the tyre on the wheel being broken. After some delay another engine was at- t" -lied, and the train proceeded to London.
SIR SAMUEL AND LADY BAKER. Sir Samuel and Lady Baker, with their nephew and some black servants, arrived in ParisTm Monday, Oil their way to London. The whole of them were in excellent health. The correspondent of the Daily Ncv's says Sir Samuel speaks in warm praisa of the Viceroy, Cheriff Pasha, and Nubar Pasha. The Viceroy, in his opinion, is a hundred years ahead of the people he governs. He gives his High- ness the fullest credit for a sincere desire to sup- press the slave trade, and regards the appointment of a British officer (Colonel Gordon) to be Sir Sanhiel's successor in command of the expedition as a strong guarantee that the work begun two years since will be honestly continued. Sir Samuel anticipates great commercial results from the creation of the projected railway to Khartoum, the finest coffee growing district per- haps in the world. The excellence of the climate is proved by the fact that out of the 212 soldiers who joined the expedition, only one died in eighteen months, and he had dropped into the rear at a sta- tion where he could when illlobtain no medical aid. The mortality among the women and the different babies who came into the world during that period was nil. Lady Baker proved herself a fnost efficient. iiurse in ministering to .the sick, and she and Sir Samuel Baker are greatly amused at the legendary reputation which she has most wrongly ana un- deservedly obtained for Amazonian qualities. Sir Samuel Baker intends when he returns to England to bring out a narrative of his last t,wo years' African experiences."
SIR H. RAWLINSON ON GEOGRAPHY. Sir Henry Rawlinson has delivered the inaugural address on the commencement of the winter session of the Midland Institute at Birmingham. Referring to Arctic explorations, he said he indulged the hope that the year will not close before an assurance has been given that a well-equipped Admiralty vessel will be commissioned to endeavour to reach the Fole by pushing through Smith's Sound from Baffin's Bay in the track of the American ship Polaris. He pointed out the extraordi- nary stride which has been made in the character and extent of our information in history and geography within the last 00 years, ^nd gave a rlsumi. of recent cuneiform discovery as an illustration of the advance of historical knowledge in one particular direction. Where Livingstone may now be it is difficult to say. Strongly impressed with the idea that the triple valley of the Lualaba carried the head waters of the Nil., he had, in the summer of last year, after receiving supplies from Zanzibar, again proceeded south from Un- yanyembe, intending to trace up the western arms of the Lufira and Lomame, as he had already traced the eastern arm from the MuchingA Mountains to the equatorial lake, and thus- complete the survey of Central Africa. He ought to be now again in the neighbourhood of Tanganyika, where, in the meantime an expedition has been sent, under the command of Lieutenant Cameron, to relieve and assist him, and, if necessary, to supplement his personal researches, one special object being to circumambulate Tanganyika, so as to determine posi- tively whether the outlet, for there must be one, is above ground or subterranean; and another to in- vestigate the geography of the country betwtffen the lakes, and ascertain, by actual observation, whether there is any water communication between them. The ascent of the Congo from the seaboard, which is being made simultaneously by Lieut. Grandy at the expense of Livingstone's tried friend and munificent supporter, Mr. Young O'Kelley, ought to be more productive of useful geographical results than any other branch of African exploration; for though the expedition has been expressly designed with a view of relieving the great traveller, and affording hiih a commodious means of retirement from the equatorial lake, should he reach that central spot, it will also bring to the test of experiment the naviga bility of the Congo ^bove the falls, and thus, possibly, open out a means of introducing traffic by steam into the heart oiStne continent to at least 2.001' miles from the mouth of the river.
THE CHARGE OF LIBEL AGAINST THE HORNET." The Libel case Scott v. Fiske, the former a War Office clerk and dramatic critic, and the latter the proprietor of a well-known satirical paper named the Hornet, was resumed at the Guildhall on Tuesday, before Sir R. W. Carden. The sittingltook place in the Court of Queen's Bench. Mr. Serjeant Ballan- tine (with Mr. Walter Ballantine) appeared for Ms. Scott; and Mr. G. F. Lewis for the defendant. The court was even more crowded than on the previous occasion, with members of the theatrical profession and others. Mr. Serjeant Ballantine, complaining of Mr. Lewis's non-arrival at 12 o'clock, the hour appointed for the hearing, observed that it was not usual for de- fendants to sit in the same seat as counsel, and re- quested him to remove to some other seat. v Mr. Lewis having arrived, Mr. Scott went into the witness-box, and his cross-examination was pro- ceeded with. He said I wrote the article in Echoes of the Clubs, entitled "O que j'aime lea Militaires." Mr. Serjeant Ballantine said he must object to this course of examination, and take the opinion of the Court on the matter. He certainly should have appeared on the previous occasion -had he for a moment conceived the course the cross-examination would have taken. ?he argument of the defendant was, in effect, that you have libellce:, and there- fore I am entitled to libel you. He tui >mitted that no such doctrine was receivable into an English court of justice, and asked the opinion of the magistrate on the subject; Mr. Lewis said the observations of the learned Ser- jeant were one of the comic elements imported into a case like the present. When he (Serjeant Ballantine) applied for the summons, he stated his desire that there should be the fullest inquiry into all the circum- stances, but immediately he comes really into court he was the first man to endeavour to stifle it. "Siv Robert Carden said he considered, as the case had commenced, the inquiry ought not £ 0 be stifled. (Applause.) #c Mr. Lewis then proceeded to read the article from Echou of the Clubs, to the effect that certain officers in the 4th Dragoon Guards had been guilty of conduct unbecoming officers and gentlemen. Mr. Lewis to complainant: N ow--¡ to what regir ment did you allude? Complainant: I can't say. Mr. Lewis: But you must. Was it the 4th Dragoon Guards? Complainant: It was. Mr. Lewis Was the person to whom you alluded as having received the letter from "the widow of the officer General Shute? Complainant: I decline to say. Mr. Lewis Why do yotl decline to say £ is it from fear of criminal proceedings? Complainant: It is from fear of proceedings for libel if it is the law. Mr. Lewis: Now, where did you get all this in- formation ? Complainant: Not from the War Office, as yon have insinuated several times. Mr. Lewis: Where/did you get it ? Complainant: At the club. Mr. Lewis: What club? Jp°mplainant: I decline to state.. Lewis: But I insist. Sir R. Carden You must answer that question. Complainant: From the Arundel Club. Mr. Serjeant Ballantine saiq, after the expression ° opinion from the^ honourable magistrate that the whole course of this examination was necessary, he reoommended his client to withdraw the summons, (ironical cheerST) Mr. Lewis then intimated that Mr. Fiske would bring an action against the complainant for vexatious prosecution. Thij terminated the proceedings.
Th^ Daily' New* and Daily Telegraph both announce that Mr. Monsell-will presently resign the office of Postmaster-General." Mr. James StepfienS, the founder of the Fenian conspiracy, whose daring escape from Richmond Prison, Dublin, eight years since, ereated such ex- citement not only in Ireland," bdt throughout this country and America, is expected C'ö arrive in Paris from New York within the next few weelyi. SCIENTIFIC DEMOLITION.—The remains of Messrs. Gostling's chimney at Northfleet, the top of which, when on the point of completion, fell on Thursday last and killed five men, have been blown down by the Royal Engineers. The chimney was originally 220ft. high, and after the accident was about 160ft. above the ground, the top being very much cracleed and leaning over to the north. A charge of 51b. of g*m-<^tton was first fired in the centre of the (Mbris in the inside of the chimney to ascertain the effect produced on the loose masses at the top by the concussion. The cracks were opened and a few bricks were brought down by it. A charge of Slba. of gun-cotton was then placed in the centre of the chimney, About twenty feet from the ground, by securing the charge to the end of a pole, which was put through an opening in the ride of the chimney from a high b$nk^ close to which the chimney had been built. No immediate result followed, but a few moments after the charge was fired two large masses of brickwork fell from the top, and the cracks in the chimney opened very much and extended downwards. After waiting half an hour, to avoid risk, another "similar^charge was fired in the tame position, when the top of the chimney fell and the parts below crumbled to about 30ft. froif the prouncL, The ruins could now have been safely pulled down m the ordinary way; but, to assist, four charges of 1ilb. each were placed in the cracks in the chim- ney, and fired. The result, however, was-onlyto open the cracks further, without bringing down any quantity of brickwork. The charges were fired by Professor Abel^ detonators and Siemen s dynamo-
FIFTY PEOPLE IN THE WATER. ,i awkward accident occurred on Monday at the City of London Swimming Baths. The champion swim- mer Harry Parker was taking his benefit at an enter- tainment in which swimming and diving feats were per- formed, when very convincing proof was given of the advantages of being able to swim. The*flooring of the bathroom gave way and gome fifty people precipitated into the water. Thanks to the presence of so many accomplished swimmers, all were promptly saved with no worse result than a fright and a wetting.
MR. DISRAELI AND THE MINISTRY.- The following letter from Mr. Disraeli to Lord Grev de Wilton was read at the Conservative meeting at Bath last night:— "My dear Grey, I am much obliged to you for yofir Bath news. It is rarely a constituency has the opportunity not only of leading but sustain- ing public opinion at a critical period. That has been the high fortune of the people of Bath, and they have proved themselves worthy of it by the spirit and the consistency they have shewn. I cannot doubt they will continue their patriotic course by supporting Mr. Forsyth, an able and accomplished man. who will do honour to those who send him to Parliament. For nearly fixe years the present ministers have harassed every trade, worried every profession, and assailed or menaced every class, institution, and species of pro- perty in the country. Occasionally they have varied this state of civil warfare by perpetrating some job which lias outraged public opinion, or by stumbling tnto mistakes which have been always dis- creditable, and sometimes ruinous. All this they call a policy, and seem quite proud of it; but the country has, I think, made up its mind to close this 'career of plundering and blundering.—Ever yours truly, 0ct. 3. B. D ISRAELI.
STARTING OF THE ATLANTIC BALLOON". Yesterday evening the London agent of the New York Graphic received the following Cable dispatch:— Jsew York, Oct. 6. "Our balloon started at 9.19 this morning, with Donaldson, Ford, and Lunt, going east. r D. G. CROLT." To this intelligence he adds that, as h* under- stands, the balloon mentioned is not a new one, but the one constructed by the Daily Graphic Company for Professor Wise, which has been repaired after its explosion on September 16. Mr. Donald- son mentioned in the above dispatch is the balloonist "who was to accompany Professor Wise according to the original arrangements. Mr. Ford is a correspondent and artist in the em- ployment of the Daily Graphic; and Mr. Lunt is an English sailor, whose services are to be called into reo quisition in the event of the voyagers being compelled to abandon the balloon and take to their lifeboat. The chance of tIre balloon reaching Europe is very small, no doubt; but if the wind with which they started contipues for two days they may acoomplisn their purpose. The balloon is marked with the words "Daily Graphic" in verv large letters, and the life-boat bears the name of "The Chicago." These facts, "if widely made known, may, in the event of disaster to the balloon, aid in ascertaining the probable fate Qf its occupants. The balloon descended 100 milgs from New York, so the voyage was a short one. The voyagers had » narrow escape for their lives.
INTERESTING DISCOVERY IN THE ARCTIC REGIONS. The whaling ship Camperdown, Captain Gravill,has arrived at Dundee from Davis's Straita. Amongst other adventures on the 22hd of July. a most inte- resting discovery was .made by several of the crew at Port Leopold. On that day the chief engineer and the surgeon went on shore at this place, where a Eruvision store is kept. While exploring land, they came upon a small cemetery, consisting of six graves, at the head of each of which was A tablet of sojjd oak, about 2^ft. long. lOin. broad, and 2^in, thick. On each tablet was nailed a brass plate, on which was inscribed the name of the person buried. From these inscriptions it was ascertained that the dead had formed part of the crew of H.M.S. Investigator and H.M.S. Enterprise, which were sent by the Government in 1848 to lendeavour to discover some trace "Of the ill-fated pxpedition which had left England for the Arctic regions under Sir John Franklin. This search expedition was under the command of Sir J. C. Ross and Captain Bird. These commanders and their crews suffered almost incredible hardships while searching in the dangerous Arctic regions for the missing explorers, and while "t Leopold Island the sailors whose graves have now been found succumbed, arnd "found a last resting place in the ice-bound regions. The inscriptions on the graves were all follow :—■ I Sacred to the memory of William Grundy, of H.M.S. Investigator, who died 12th May, 1849, at Port Leopold, aged 37 years. Sacred to the memory of Thomas Coombes, of H.M.S. Investigator, who died 27th October. 1848, at Port Leopold; aged 32 years. Sacred to the memory of James Gray (A.B.), of H.M.S. Enterprise, who died 10th April, 1849, at Port Leopold, aged 29 years. Sacred to the memory of David Jenkins (A.B.). of H.M.S. Enterprise, who died 30th April, 1849, at Port Leopold, aged 22 years. Sacred to the memory of Edward Buiskin (A.B.), of H.M.S. Enterprise, who died 6th July, 1849, at Port Leopold, aged 25 years. Sacred to the memory of Mr. ?Henry Mathias. assistant surgeon of H.M.S. Enterprise, whojdied 15th June, 1849, at Port Leopold, aged 27 years. On the tablet on the grave of the surgeon, besides the hrass:plate, there was a brass medallion, nailed above the inscription plate, and on this medallion was engraved the names of the two ships and their respec- tive commanders Sir J. C. Ross and Captain Bird, with the date 1849. A bottle was found among the earth over the grave of Thomas Coombes, and when the chief engineer broke it to ascertain what was inside he found a piece of paper cm which was written the following request:— Near this spot lays the Remains of Thomas Coombes (late belonging to the Carpenters crew of Her Majesty's Ship Investigator, who died on board tnat ship on the 27th day of October, 1848, after a lingerin Illness of 3 months, which he bore with Christian Fortitude. And I sincerely hope, should any Christian fall in with this, that he will leave his Body Rest in Peace and Undisturbed,' and oblige his late chum and messmate, CHARLES fuDIs. A.B."
OUR COAL SUPPLY.. Professor Leone Levi lectured pn Monday at Kinr'a College on The Influence of the High Price of Coal on the Productive Industry of the United Kingdom." He said he woulcffirst consider what had caused the high price of coals. Was the great rise tempo- rary or permanent ? The value of anything „waa determined by two elements—its utility and its diffi- culty of attainment—the latter being absolute or rela- tive. The difficulty here was not absolute, like getting another Raphael painting or Michael Angelo sculpture. The Royal Commissioners had assured U8 that our stock of coal was not less than ninety thousand millions of tons, and that if we could work under a certain stratum we should find fifty thousand millions of tons more. Making allowance for in- creased consumption, that would be enough to last U8 360 years mere: and if-the consumption did not in- crease, it would last us four times as long. Even last year the* quantity brought up was larger than in any previous year, so* much so that it was somewhat diffi- cult to account for the great nse in price. But the cost of an article depended not only on the quantity produced, but on the motives of the seller ana buyer —what one would take and the other would give for it. In the case of Coal, the demand for it was, ia mapy cases, so urgent that the briyer would pay for it a very large price rather than be baulked of hit supply. The House of Commons Committee re- ported that they found no reason to believe that the coalowners restricted the7 output to an artificial scarcity, and only blamed the miners; but he (the lecturer) doubted the accuracy of the coacfawMtf He thought both coalowners and miners were at fault in the matter. The average wages of a miner in 1811 vere 4s. lid a day, in 1873 8s. a day—an increase of 62 per cent. But while the profits of the coalownett averaged but 7d. a tonkin 1871, they reached 3s. 6d. m ton in 1873—that is, an increase of nearly 500 per cent. In 1871, in Cumberland, the cost of producing coal was 4s. 7d. a ton, and the selling price 5s. 2d., leaving a very small margin; in 1873 the cost WM 9s,, and the selling price 12s. 6d. per ton. So the coal- owners had benefited by the high prices much m?1'8 than the miners. Still, the time was past for passing laws against trade combinations of any kind. < The true 'policy of this country was to leave trade quite free. We raised 120,000,000 tons of a coal yearly; and -in raising that we used 7,000,000 tons. An enormous amount of coal wai required in the iron manufacture; to make 1 ton of pig iron required 3 tons of ooal; to turn 1 ton of pig iron into bar wanted 3 tons 7 cwt. oJE coal. In 1869 32,000,000 tons of opal were consumed in the iron manufacture ■since* then the amount had considerably increased. Altogether about 75 percent, of our coal was consumed in manufactures, 15 per cent. went for domestic purposes, and the re- maining J..O per cent, was exported. Some had coun- selled a heavy export duty on coals—or a prohibition of their export—but he was averse to either. As si rise of 100 per cent. had not checked their exporta- tion, he could not see how an export duty would havd any effect; while to prohibit their export would inexpedient and ineffectual. The coal of Ens- tssd belonged not to 'her alone, but to all country as did the tea of China and the cotton of America. The high price of coals had already affected the export of iron, adding, as it did, £2 or £3 a ton to its cost, and it would affect sailway works. But though it greatly affected the cost of iron also of lime, in which the fuel cost Is. and the other material but 3d. a ton—it was quite different in soma manufactures. For instance, in the worsted manufac- ture coal cost but one-fifth what wages did: if coal rose 100 per cent., it made only" per: cent. rise in the cost of worsted. Professor Levi concluded hia interesting address by shewing that we had no reason to fear the rivalry of America, in the production of coal, and by urging the utilisation of the watercourses and waterfalls of the country as a motive power, which Would act in many cases as a substitute for coal.
"OTHELLO'S OCCUPATION GONE."—The barber* Poonah a few months ago petitioned jn o? Magdala to rescind tile order that sol<Jiiav;n £ r vet future to shave themselves. No answe' saving y been received, it is said that the b*r&er3 ."Warding a petition to the Quees^
Mie thief of tbe money which her husband was now narged with receiving. In addition to the prosecutor's vidence, that of Mrs Rees, the landly of the Duffiyn haA S' Wa^ ^a^en> wbich went to shew that the piisoner M, the day after the robbery, deposited with her 19 overeigns. She, however, returned them to him almost /nrnediately afterwards. A her hearing some fui ther vidence in corroboration, the Bench ordered the pii- oner to bo remanded until Saturday next. I JfANSFEK DAT.—To-day being the last Specif' esBions for transfeiring i;censes within this division so enable the applicants to continue sealing until the oth proximo,the following licenses were transferred :— orge Hammer, Horse-street, Dowlwii. Sarah Ann oweJl to Morgan Simon; Ei uce Arms, Victoria-street, 1. ? ^ai8' *-° Mary Price Canford, Uii'on-street, Dow- Mary Morgan Temple Bar, High-street, Mer- from Thomas Jones D.ivies to Joseph Williams oluntecr Tavern, ditto, from H. S. Law to T. J. fJ/Wies Court Anns, ditto to Mrs Janes Brown Red ~l°Dj Castle-street. Glebeland, from Robert Palmer to Robert WiHis Joiner's A"ms, Brecon.roitd, Elias Wil- to William Emanuel; Brecon House, ditto, from Joseph Pittaway to Elias Williams; Patiiot, High- POW1MS. James Evans to Hemy Williams; ack Lion, Caehauis, Mary Evans to David Griffiths ;,la& and Castle, Upper Union-street, from James Day, deceased, to Margaret Day. WEDUFSDAY, OCT. ht.-(Before the Rev. J. Griffith an I Dr Probert.) „ ^SCNKAKDs. — John Pairy, sinker, found by P.S. JJIdingin Glebeland-sfreet, on the 22th nit., drunk and pcapable, was sent to gaol for seven days with hard labour in default of paying a fine of 5s and the costs.— Ann Williams, alias "Nanny Brat," a notorious custo- mer, proved by P.C. Evans Jo have been guilty while drunk, of riotous and obscene conduct in YD'sgau- street, on the same day, was sentenced to one calendar month's imprisonment with hard labour without the option of a fine.—Mary Griffin, married, proved by P.S. p ding to have been guilty of nearly sitP'lar conduct in Graham-street the same day, was committed to g.iol f<or fourteen days with hard labour in default of paying a nne of 10s and the costs.—Cathei ine Holland, married, found by P.C. Alison under nearly similar conditions 'n Bridge-street the same night, was similarly dealt 1th. ASSADLTTVG THE POLICE.—James Jones, collier, sur. rendered to his bail charged with ba\;n!? assaulted ■fr^C". John Evans in the execution of his duty.—Com- Phinant stated that on the 29th ult. he saw the defen. dant in George-street, Georgetown, drunk and creating £ disturbance. When requested to desist and go home he refused, using very baa language to the officer. The Jitter took him into custody, upon which the piisoner became velry violent and kicked witness several times about the legs. He was veiy violent all the rest of the way to the station. Nothing previously being known against him, he was let off with a fine of lOa and the costs. AFFILIATION. — Margaret Daviea, singlewoman, Pentrebach, v. David Richards, puddler, Caedraw.—Mr Jones (Smith, Lewis and Jones) appeared for the de- fendant; Complainant, though a comparatively young woman, had had three illegitimate children. The Bench, under these circumstances, made an order. BREACH OF CONTBACT.—Evan Rees, a brickmaker w the employ of Mr John Jenkins, brickmaker, Thomas Town, was summoned for having absented himself from the service of his employer without just cause or lawful excuse.—Mr Frank James appeared for the complainant. The facts of the case were shortly these. The defendant was engaged subject to a fortnight's notice on either side. On the 22nd ult. Mr Jenkins was away from home, he, although the works had been left in his charge, left and did not afterwards return. The loss occasioned by his absence was esti- mated at considerably more than £ 5.—The Bench find. ing the man had no adequate excuse to offer, made an order for pa) raent of £3 compensation and costs, or one month's imprisonment in the alternative. SATURDAY, OCT. 4th.-(BeJore the Rev. John Griffith, E. Davies and J. Probert, Esqrs.) DBTTNKARDS.—William Burke, navvy, found lying drunk and asleep in Yoyagau-street, on J hursdiy Ilight was fitled 5s and the cos's.—Thorn n Pi ice, labourer, found by P.C. Robb, on the night of the 3rd i,t., in Station-strcet, Aberdare, under neprly similar circum- stances, was similarly dealt with.—John Richards, miner, WP* summoned for having been d'unk at PMI Ly- waun, on the 28th ult. The rise was proved hy two men named Evan Davies and Hugh Jones, the former of Whom defendant had used very unb com'ng langu >ge to. Fined 5s and the costs.—Thomas Eva-n, collier, summoned at the instance of P.C. Parsons, for almost similar conduct in £ ildge-si>' .'t, Troedyrhiw, on the 28th nit., was similrlv de:H with.—Alary Thomas, maitied, summoned by P.C. Cole for similar conduct in Geofge-strfet, Georgetown, on the 25th ult.. w. also fined 5s nd the costs.—Lew is Daley, collier, drunk and llotors in Cpstle-str. jt. on the 1st ;st„ was fined, upon the evidence of P.O. Brow.ijobn, 10i and the costs.—Thos. Daley nd Wen. Bi.t:"n, co"iers, caught by P.S. Jennings in High-str t the same ever ng, diunkand fighting together, were e..ch fined 15s w1d the costs, witu the alternative of 21 d -ya' i'ulJAiqo.nent *ith hard labour,—Henry Mereb mt. m: -un, charged %y P.C. Brownjobn w ith drunken fid riotous conduct in Swan.street, on tue same night; Roger Howells, puddler, charged by P.S. OMin* with sio'iUcconduct in Bigh-street: the follow^ n> rht, and Mary Milligan, aix'ested bv P.O. Jariiea in j e* ;<couU. Picton-street, CaedralV, t.iepreviorsnight up m a. situ'1 change,each fined 10s and the costs, or 14 days' hard labour in the altemative.—David Davies, coilier, found by P.O. Cole in Bridge-street, Met thvr, on the 24th ult., lying helplessly dtimk, w?* fined 5s and the clists.-Thomag Williams, sawyer, and M-uy Ann Percy, uiauicd, sum- moned at the instance of P.S. Davies, fllr dunken and i.otous conduct in W LtPitt Sheaf Lane, on the 22nd \1't., were each fined JOa and the costs.—J<-rnet S^'comhe, married, agfinst whom P.C. Melhl"sl1 piefeired a similar charge, was siœuly de: It with. Sue had been found creating a disturbance in Old Abercana^d, on the 27th ult. In default of pajT tg the tine and costs, impiisonment with hard labour for fouueen days was awarded her. AN INOURABLE.-Res Llewelyn, a tramp of some notoriety, wfs brought up cli°"ed w th being a rogue and vagabond. P.C. Robb proved find;ng the m>n tying asleep in a cow-shed near W orks. Upon oeing roused he told the officer that he had no money wherewith to pay for a r'ght'a lodging, and that he pre- ferred sleeping where the former found him, to goi ig to the works, which were close by. It transpired that the man had been upon severa' pret ions occasions com ided of similar offences. He was now sentenced to fourteen diys' imprisonment with htJ J ibour in Swansea house of correction. CoAL STEALING.—Mary Rea^dcn, Mavy Manning, and Daniel Manning, juveniles of the age of 14,13 and 11 years respectively, were summoned for having stolen 110lbs weight of cor', of I he value of lid, the property -of Richard Fothergi11, Esq., M.P., aud another.—Mr Simons appeared for the prosecution.—P.C. Moles proved finding the three defendants stripping a loaded «o? I tram which stood upon a "bogie" incline at Ply- mouth Works. Upon seeing witness they all threw down their loads and made olÍ. He pursued and over- took the male defendant, who supplied HI]) with uie names of the other three. Witness had warned the Mannings upon at least a dozen previous occasions against pursuing these practices.—The Bench af1 er reading the parents of the Mannings a good lesson, tiis- «r:teed the summons against the boy, but fined his fitter 10s. Reardon, in whose name there had been Some mistake, was ordered to be summoned. THE ALLEGED ASSAULT UPON A SIGNALMAN,—Chas. Rogers, breaksman in the employ of the Rhymney Ra:lway Company, was summoned for having assaulted Hugh Balfour Young, signalman upon the Great Western Ra'lway, at Midd'e Duffryn box, Mountain Ash. Pai-iculars of this cr^e will be found reported elsewhere in our columns.—Mr J. Jones (Smith, L -wis and Jones) apper red to-day for the complainant.—De- fendant, after the evidence for his opponent had been re-heard, ca^ed a pe. on named Brown, who h id t e management of the shunting of the wagons of the Powel Duffryn Comnany upon the siding spoke" to by Young, who testified that defendant had not taken the latter by the leg until he (Young) had lifted his foot with the evident intention of giving bim (defendant) a kick. Young did eventua'ly k ok defendant, who there- upon struck him with a mop-hmdle across the shoulders.—The Bench, after some deliberation, said they entertaiaed a doubt in their minds as to the pro- bable commencement of th's row, the benefit of which they were bound to give the defendant. They, how- ever, thought that had the summonbeen draw a in another form, namely, for interfering wi h the signal- nnnin the execution of b:i duty, they should not have h itated in convict'ng the defendant. The prtsent summons would, however, be d'scharged. CHARGES OF WOUNDING—Martha Farley, single, surrendered to her bail charged with having m t ciomly wounded Charles Jones, a t:n*nan, residing at Bridge- street, Meiwhyr. The evidence of the >rosecuW* an i that of a young woman named Emmi jdlvans went to ehew that tiiese two were sitting in the Plymouth Arms Bridge-street, the previous night, discoursing love and wh'skey, when the piisoaer, who WIn in » i adjoining room, broke in upon their eooiug wi h M exclamation respecting her own pal.iality t»the crathur." Words —of a veiy unple mt r .tare too—jn^ucd between them, and r'timately the pr:soner followed up an attack with her fis- by a blow from a tin quart pot which took the breath away from her ant.1, ouist for a while.—Mr Simons, wb > defend 1, succeeded; i elicit ig that no end of provocation h. i been given to ) "s c "nt in the way of taunting words and other insulis. Tne Bench concurring i'l the lea, .100 ^entleuiAn's view, or- dered the prisoner to oe dJ ch irps. WHOLES AN THIEVING.—V^iL-AM Bevan, a tramp, waa brought up charge! with stealing a fc^ey fla.niel shirt, the property of Morgan Powell. co\ier, Duffryn Road, Mountain Ash; fo»- fl; nnei slt. and two shawl' the property of Evan Jones, High- s; .^et, Mountain Ash and two pairs of stockings, the propeiuy of Mr Simon, High- street, Mountain Ash. It appeared frorn the evidence that the whole of the aide rs >n question had been washed and placed upon les; the gavders attached to the houses of the respactive owners, to d J on the jnorn'ng of the 1st ult., and misled some three or four hocirs after Wards. Information wr t given to the pjtice aud the next morning P.S. OldMg wa<* caHed into a l»wn«hC>P in Georgetown, where he found the pnsoner endeavour ng to pledge two of the sbuv. When questioned respecting them he asoured the omcer that they were his own property. His attention bemg draw a 'o the fact sbat both were much too capacious for a t mature, he stated that they were his father s, otll P?lice sta^on he wn found wearing one of tbe told 't*3 an<^ a ra* mussing stockings. Wnen b'm h» he stated that the things had been given now nan»ed Murphy to take to pledge. He Murphy, \vhnUp?n a lonS stoiy respecting this same dentlv ^I.- he had met, and whose victim he evi- the Benoij to Relieve he had bpen.—The Clerk But do you wish to plead guilty in this court, or would you prefer being tried at the Sessions.—Prisoner John Murphy gave them to me your honour. The Rector John Murphy John Murphy is the man in the Dleon! (loud laughter.)—Mr Simons (who was in court) Well. 1 always knew there was a man m the moon, but I never until now knew his name to be Murphy (renewed laughter).—-Prisoner Well, I won t be tiied at the Sessions your Worships. HI plead guilty to the whole lot.—The Rector That is much better than laying the blame on John Murphy, poor fellow (laughter).—We (the Bench) are abundantly satisfied that you stole these things, and the sentence is that you be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for one calendar month upon each charge—three months alto. gether. THE ROBBERY AE PONTMoRLATs.-Caroli11e Taylor, alias Brown, and Jo'm Taylor, described as a gaffer and av,of>ed to be the husband of the other prisoner, were charged, the former with stealing £21, the moneys of John R. 2S, cattle dealer, Newfoundland Tip, and the latter prisoner with receiving £19 of such money, well knowing the same to have been feloniously stolen.—Mr W. Bduoe appaared for the prosecution,and Mr Simons the defence. The facts of the case have already appeared in our columns. It will be remembered that the prosecutor, who was returning from Waun Fair on the evening of the 24th ult., met the female prisoner and another womsu near the Nelson Ion. The nrisoner succeeded in ogling him into a gully there, after out a very short stay in which she rushed out and he discovered feimself to be minus his money. The hus- band next.day went to the Duffryn Arms, and after casing for some drink requested Mrs Rees, the landlady, to take care of some money for him. He then handed her 19 sovereigns. His wife followed shortly afterwards and fearing a disturbance Mrs Rees returned him h;s money. The pelice were then communicated with, and both prisoners were arrested. They, however, denied all knowledge of Rees or his money.—Mr Simons made a powerful appeal to the Bench on behalf of h's clients, contending tnat Rees, upon whose testimony depended the whole of the case against the prisoners, was not worthy of credence, inasmuch as his story was in several vital points inconsistent and improbable.— Their Worships, however, committed both prisoners for trial at the ensuing Sessions. BEGGl so.—Evan Davies and Mary Williams, tramps, were brought up charged with begging alms in High- street, Mountain Ash, on the 2nd inst.—A Mrs. Mary Powell gave testimony in support of the charge.—P.S. Rodman, who had taken the prisoners into custody, proved finding upon Divies the sum of 6s 9d.—Williams WPS now ordered to be discharged. The other prisoner was sentenced to seven days' imprisonment with hard labour, and the money fonnd upon him was ordered to be applied towards the expenses of his incarceration. AFFILIATION.—Edward James, refiner, was sum- moned as being the father of the illegitimate child of Jane Jones, singlewoman, Caeharris, Dowlais. It ap. peared that defendant had contributed regularly to- wards the maintenance of the issue,half-a.crownweek for the first 12 months, at the expiration of which period he mauied another, since which event the pay. ments had fallen off 20 per cent.—The Bench made an order for 2s 6d per week from date of application for summons and costs. A BSCONDJ S"G WITH WORKHOUSE CLOTHES. —Margaret Hammond, widow, an inmate of the Workhouse, was brought up under warrant charged with having deserted that establishment, and taking away with her a com- plete suit of wearing apparel, the property of the Guardians. Mr T. B. Meredith, the master, testified that the prisoner obtained leave of absence for a few hours on the 27th ult. Instead of returning according to precise she remained away four days.—Prisoner, who appeared very penitent for what had occurred, hoped the Bench would forgive her this once.—Their Worships ultimately discharged her with a caution. MONDAY, OCT. 6th.-(Before A.. De Rutzen, Esq.) DRONKABDS.—Samuel Morris, bailer, and Henry Chapman, engraver, found by P.C. Evans yesterday, (Sunday) in Picton-street, Caedraw, making a disgrace. ful exhibition of themselves, were each fined £1 and the costs, and in default of payment committed to gaol for 14 days with hard labour.—David Thomas and Alfred Pugh, colliers, their first appearance, were fined 10s and the costs each, for an offence of a similar class, committed by them in New Castle-street, the same day. P.S. Olding proved the charge.—Elizabeth Davies, mm. led, chrged by P.C. Hunt with drunken and riotous conduct in Brecon-street, Dowlais, the previous Saturday, was fined 5s and the costs.—Cathei ine E'lis, tnariie 1, found by P.S. Jennings in Bethel-street, Georgetown, the same night, under almost similar cir. cums'. nce-i, w: s fined Is and the costs. A FAMILY SQUABBPJ. Eleanor Powell was sum. moned by Jane Evans for having assaulted her on the 25th ult., at Clwvdyftvgwr. Complainant stated that on the day in question she went to defendant's house to com^lam of a beating which the son of the latter has given her (complainant's) son. Defendant would not listen to her, but at once threw some tea slops in her face, and afterwards hit her on the head with a saucer. —Defendant urged that her opponent, who wai her sister-in-litw, and who was continually trying to rule in her (defendant's) own house had on this occasion com- menced hosti ities by a demonstration with a sweeping brush.—A witness namel Sarah Davies was heard in support of this \iew, and trs Worship, after hearing her evidence, dismissed the summons. VERY MUCH THE SAME.— Ellen Crane, widow, was summoned for hi\viuJ assaulted Mary McDonald, mai ried, on the 27th ult. In this case it appeared that the complainant, hearing that her brother was being beaten by the defend- nt with a peker, rushed to the spot and endeavoured to nersuade the latter to "draw her blows a'«y now." Whether she went teo near her brother and got the blow wbich M's Crane intended for the 1 .tter, or whether Mrs Crane struck her intention- plly there was no evidence to shew, but one thing was cei&vdn that the poker handled by Mrs Crane des- cended somewhat Jie;tv i'y upon her cheek.—The evi- dence upon some of the most material points was so conflicting that the summons was of necessity dis- missed. BROTHEL ROBBER1E3 AGAIN. — Hannah Williams, a'ia-t Hannah Lo<> stood in the dock changed with hav ng ntolen.E117a.the moneys of Thomas Smith, mason, 6, Horeb-st' eefr, Penyda ran, from his person. —Mr Plews defend d. This was a case which pre- sented none but the or 1iu;uy features of brothel rob- beiies. Prosecutor on tue previous (Sunday) night met the piisoner at the Paiiiot Inn, from whence they ad- journed together to a brothel. The usual d' ink was sent for-gin and peppermint this time—and prosecu- tor after a biief stay left. When he got to Pontmorlais he turned in to a public house, ca'led for a glass of beer, took out Irs purse to pay for it and discovered his loss. The police were communicated with, and the pri- soner brought to the station by P.S. Jennings. She, however, deried ever having clapped eyes upon the man before, but she afterwards tdmitted having seen him going up with Sal the show g'd," to whom she lent the key ot her door. This narty.a young woman named Sarah Morgan, when callrd to-day denied in toto the prisoner's statements respecting her.—The evidence was considered too doubtful to entertain any hope of a con- viction, were 'he case to be sent to a jury, and the pri- soner w. s therefore discharged. STKVLIVG COAL.—M*rgp-et Reardon, 13, was sum- moaedtor hav;ng stolen 90 Ibs. of coal, the propeiiy of the Plymouth Iron Company.—Mr Simons, who appea ed for the prosecution, said that there could be no doubt that these children were encouraged in their evi1 practices by their parents, who were generally a dishonest d;ssipat< 1 class.—P.C. Moles proved seeing the prisoner on the 24th ult. taking the coal in question from off a tram wbich stood upon a coal stand at Pentrebach Works. She was an inveterate little thief, he having repeatedly warned her—catching her as often ps twice the same day.—Hs Worship told the mother who was in"cou^t that she would find it as cheap In the end to trtrn up her cirld honestly as otherwise. She wou'd be this time fined 10s and the costs, or seven day.s' imprisonment in the alternative,—Prisoner herself was also wfjed as to the seiions consequences which her conduct, if persisted in, would enta:l. ASSAULTING A Chud.—Margaret Mahony, manied, was summoned for having assaulted Margaret Meade, a little child, aged six. years.—Mr Simons defended.—It appeared from the evidence of the parents of the child, corroborated bv that of a witness named Diiscoll, that on the 26th utt. Mrs Mea ie and the defendant had a qua • i-el, the resu't of wbich was a good deal of hair pulling and stone throwing, and other conduct of a like and still more di >gustiag nature. Mrs Meade's house sf >od a regular bombrrdment for a wh'le without any visible damage, but ultimately a missile was hurled into it which struck complvnant, inflicting a rather serious biuise upon her side.—For the defence four witnesses were called, but the;" testimony did not, however, amount ta much.—His Worship considered the case proved. Th's row hid been a very disgraceful one from beginu'ng to end. Defendant would be fined 10s and the costs, or fourteen days' hard labour in the alteraative. A PAWNBROKER FJNVD FOR BR"CH OF THE PAWN- BROKERS' ACT,—Harris Freedman, pawnbroker, High- street, Dowl as, was summoned for not having used in his business a document mentioned in the 3rd schedule to the Act, namely, a pawnticket,for a turnover, which had been pawned with h'm by one Catherine Donovan. Mr Simons apnea-ed for the defence. The ewdence went to shew tnat on the 27th ult., Mrs Donovan went to the defendaut's shop gOld pledged a turnover. The ticket kiven her was upon an old form. 8he subse. quentiy took a bundle to MIJ Hollander, another pawn- broker, and offered it in pledge. The latter, however, decFued taking it in a < the day was a very strict holi- day with thea. Mrs Donavan then told her that she need not put her off in that way, that another pawn- broker had obliged her that day in a simdar manner. Mrj Hollander retoiied that she didn't believe this. Look at me ticket then" responded Mrs Donovan with a tiiumphant air. The ticket when sciutinised of course put all end to s'l further dispute. Mrs Donovan ultimately went away leaving the ticket behind her. Mrs Hollander forthwith took it to her brother to whom she related the ci -cumstances connected with it. In- spector Thomas was then communicated with, and the present nroceedlngs were the result.—Mr Simons con- tended taat tl>:3 w; a matter which had arisen entirely through the inadvertence of b:s client's clerk, fid more- over that the prosecution had been set on foot out of a pure spiiit of riva I among the parties concerned. Defendant's clerk w..s then sworn as to the giving of the ticket. He admited ha\ ing used one of the same sort the same day, and also that he was but fifteen years of age.—P;s Worjirp pointed out that for employ- a hoy oi h:i age defendant was liable to a penalty of £ 10. In the present instance he believed that the use of th s particular ticket was attributable more to acci- dent than design. The fine, therefore, would be the merely nominal one of 28 6d and costs.