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Glamorganshire Quarter Sessions. iv (Continued from our fourth page.) TUESDAY. ^'1°nias> Esq., the Vice-Chairman, entered the 5r ly before teM o'clock. Ut <'v SurT,e^ on t'ie bench—J. Bruce Pryce, Esq., Came, Esq.; William Meyrick, Esq.; tttewelkw!1^811^' Esq"' Rev' Robert K-ni«ht; Griffith Llew^ 1 char,es Warde, Esq.; William Eao • pL1. 1'' Rev. John Collins; N. V. E. Vaughan, I v p ^"Wtepher James, Esq.; J. D. Llewelyn, Esq.: iflernp6 i?1C TEs(l•' Starl"'g Benson, Esq.; M. P. Tra- j K. Franklen, Esq. A THE GRAND JURY. < Thef«J]o,vjn„ jjenfienienwereBwornonthe grand iur y:~ Ir George Duds, Foreman. Mr. William Davies i"sel'h Rusher „ Paul E. French »> Thomas Thomas „ William Hicks »> Thomas Thomas „ William Hicks 1m Jenkins „ William Hibbert pl'-Wluttin^ton „ W. T. Morgan » rtnhp Jones „ Thomas Jones Uavid Arthur „ William Redwood |f «■ Joseph Edy „ John Phillips I Kvan3 „ Joseph Hibbert. read h againat vice and immorality having been a^on» Vice-chairman charged the Grand Jury, the nTIrt be had the satisfaction of informing them that <nnmi prisoners for trial was somewhat less than the T .H1 ^>resta'e<t at the corresponding sessions la«t year. From rriiinn 0US<* Correction at Swansea, there were only a few )''J jif .1 C jS gratifying circumstance, as Swansea was one ,.Vm and most populous districts in the county, and COttflrmed his supposition that the apparent increase of not »'<h«ai}r proceed from -the absence of religious and s 'g aftlirogit flie lower classes, but principally from f a of larS;* masses of property, and which had the tv, 0Je"5oming their sense of moral duty, and of inducing | eni. uboai* circumstances vant and pecuniary pressure, to icommit crime. That supposition jtas strengthened by the fact ». 8 e present sessions only a. -few prisoners were sent from «fne ot the largest manufacturing 4istTu.-ts of tlie county. He was sorry to havc to observe that a case /rom Cardiff presented Ifeawrel of a most painful and unpleasant naiure. It was a case un wtech aoBian was charged with having .committed an assault iiincent&c. upon a girl of very tender y.ears. The Vice- U^rTli.n-Pr0,CCeded to P°int out to the OrW#/ury the law as JP this case, and to remark that whiea .assaults of this th»Cri^ Vere made upon girls under the age ef jeight years, o1,. consent of V.'ie female was not viewed as any paliiation of the u With rt ^ard to another case of assault with intent &c. >l)ut r 1? Person oi a young woman, he entered at some length, "flf «deli ^rom the o^ roar which prevailed in court during the 'i WatiVei^ Chargc. vve were quite unable to hear his obser- ili^al1* ° ^cl'eve that he pointed out the distinction in a I jurv th6* between con ten,* i>-nd tubmiition, and then told the some ofe>rSt 8uided in easure by the demeanour of ■circumst- w'tue»ses—the pr^a'^iWy of the story, and other nation S w*lich would most lifce'.y oet^'r during the exami- t 'Grand Jur S WorslliP concluded wv'tb the request that the first whifh*S. would take these -es into tfce}r consideration first, which came from the most d'stairt parts of t^P.ccynty. r a< m^isfr^°a.n'Esq'' and christopT«r James, ^L*q., .qu^fied -of Ba»l in „ .1 ,and tho Richard M'orgao qusjifti'd'as vic.;ir o •»" ana Aberavon. TRIALS OF PRISONERS. j labourer P^lr~^TfALlNa A SnAWL.—m< Slahoney, aged 25, the 27th' of** rb'ucl with hav'ng stolen one flannel .hawl on j •Cardiff £ nl 1.ashof tho Property of Elizabeth Lc"J'. of 1 feloniousK ?"'7<e' aged °3' was charged with having stolen. received the same, well knowing it to have be^n Ei r,e tain"sworn—I live in Caroline-street, Carùiff, and I there the ilav^r'01'1'' a' ^lol*se ^or a few days. She was Wat Mahonev r UiL' 11lnisoners wcnt before the magistrates. house at niwht'1^8 door to me, and I saw hiin come into our as I tola h^l~between 12 and 11. He did not stop long there went out an I • e thc houSC aS 1 did uot w ant He l>Ut it unaer 1• m °01no took the shawl from behind the door — about half.,llSKarin~and weut out" 11 was Lpar}''s shawl. In and told him't <>tlr sa\v Alahoney come out of his own house, Eliiabeth 1 ° g'Ve back tlie shawl- Ile sai<1 he had it not. i last witnes,' 0a,ry the 27 th of April I was at the K ■ and 1 had it at AJ°Use- [Shawl produced.] This is my shawl. hook behind th ^a'n°'s house that night, and put it 011 the J- and cons (.(in door- 1 heard something said by Mrs. Laiiig, | "directioua i.- 8('ut for P.O. Murgan Davies, who, by my Mary nltJV' t0 ^^ahoney's liouso. j PUblic-hou.(, .'is oxa»1"ie<i—My father keeps the Rising Sim y the 27tli nfl ,ar(^ After I had gone to bed on the night » -WWwered it », 1 'ril ,a#t' 1 heard knocking at the door. I > » saw thret' men (he door. I saw the two prisoners and another man who is not here. They asked Ill" to give them half a gallon of beer —that there was a child dead — and that they had money to pay for the beer. I then went down stairs—opened the dour-and the three men came in. One úf them had a jar, and in it I put two quarts of beer. Mahoney paid me for it, and then asked me to give him another quart on account of the shawl which I now set- in Morgan Davies's hand. [ am quite sure Dennis Burke had the *hau I, and Mahoney asked him (Burke), Give me the shawl." Hurke did so, and Mahoney then threw it on a chair. They had the beer—drank it—and then went away. leaving the shawl on the chair. 1 never touched it. Margaret Matthew examined.—I am the wife of David Mat- thew, labourer, and Oil the morning of the 28th of April last I was employed at the Hiding Sun public-house. On that morning Morgiu Davies came to me there, and in consequence of what he said to me I looked for a shawl and found it in the parlour, [.Shawl produced.] 1 gave this shawl to Morgan Davics. P. C. Morgan Davies examined —In consequence of what Catherine Laing s lid to me, I went on the 'iilth of April to the Rising Sim public-house, and received from the last witness this shawl, which I now produce. I have kept it ever since. The jury found the prisoner Mahoney Guilt 1/ and under the direction of the Court acquitted the prisoner Dennis Hurke. Mahoney was sentenced to two months' imprisonment, with hard labour, in Cardiff gaol, the last three days to be in solitude. Counsel for the prosecution, Mr. Lhlyd Hall attorney, Mr. E, P. Richards. CABDIKI'.—STBAMNU A WATCH.—John Hotvelh, aged 33, hawker. was charged with having stolen a silver watch, the pro- perty of Margaret Jones, of Mary Anne-street, Cardiff. Margaret Jones examined.—I am a lodging-house-keeper, residing in Mary Anne-street, Cardiff. The prisoner is a hawker, and is in the habit of coining to my house. On last Good Friday, the 21st of March, he came there and had goods with him. lie remained there until the following Tuesday. He had put his goods 1111111'1' my care, allll I lucked t1l.m up every night in my room. 1 had a watch in that room, at the head of a turn-up bed. I saw that watch on the Monday before the Tuesday. It had a mark upon it, which was maùe hy some aeÍlI. 0'11 the Tuesday he came and asked for his goods, and i gave him the key of the room. He went to the room—took away his goods, an;1 went lIut. I missed the watch on Wednesday. It is a silver watch, and I now produce it. 1 saw it tirst alter I missed it with a policeman. Joseph Harnett examined.—On. the 26th of March last the prisoner Wa" in my shop in Merthyr-Tydvil. He had a wateh which he said he w anted to sell. (1 offered to take it in pledge, lie said he would rather get rid of it, as it would then put some goods in his basket. I then bouglit it, giving for it 18s. 6d. and a shirt worth liall'-a-crown. When he gave me the watch there was nu glass upnn it. Thc ca-e had black spots upon it, The prisoner's statement made before the committing magis- trates was put in read. In it he stated that he found the watch in his basket after he had left the prosecutor's house, and that he studied within himself whether he should go back with it or not." I ltimately he sold it as already stated in evidence. The jury found the prisoner guilty without hesitation but recommended him to mercy, on account of the good character given to him by the prosecutor. Sentence—Six months' imprisonment with hard labour, in Cardiff Gaol. In passing sentence the chairman commented severely on the prisoner s conduct, which his worship "airt involved a ir.'jt breach of eonlidenee. tmiP-c! "for the ,) n> ■ V| 1 ■ h icl, rd' Attorney -h M K. P. K ICLI.. NN. t ,i:ai,t. hruioi- A^mi.i. /<„„ -)M. (j,liJlt"1 V. ,î111 ;111 J,ldr Uft tlie I! of April l.t. Iipu.i 1. Eli". \i.i-!i ,.ged tiuJer eight ye.ir«. with intent. &c. A second count in the indictment to' which he pleaded guilty, charged him with a common assault only. Sir. Wilson, who conducted the prosecution, said that as the prisoner had pleaded guilty to the charge of common assault, with the magistrates' permission he would offer no evidence ill support of the more heinous offence, and thereby avoid the discussion of evidence of an exceedingly disgusting nature. The court thought Mr. Wilson exercised the soundest dis- cretion in pursuing such a course; and then directed the jury- to acquit the prisoner of the assault with intent, &e. In passing sentence, the chairman told the prisoner that in pleading guilty, he had offered the only atonement he could offer for the very henious and grave offence he had committed, by thereby sparing the leclings of the friends of the child he had assaulted, the pain ot soe"*o an" hearing her publicly detail his conduct towards her. The sentence of the court would be eighteen months' imprisonment, in Cardiff Gaol. Attorney for the prose-'utiou Mr. K p, Richards. MEUTHYR TVDVIL.—STEALING BOOTS.—Mary O'Connell, aged 38, the wife of Patrick O Connell, labourer, was charged with having, on the 12th day ot April, feloniously stolen one pair of quarter boots, the property of Mr. John Jones, of Merthyr Tydvii. John Rees examined 1 am a journeyman shoemaker, in the employment of Mr. John Jones, of Merthyr Tydvil. He has a stall in Merthyr market for the sale of shoes & boots. On the night of Saturday, the l'ith of April, j was at the stall, and saw the prisoner there between 10 and 11 o clock. She came forward and took hold of a pair of quarter boots which had small nails in them and were marked with J. J. The boots were my master's property. She went off with the boots and I told my master. He went after her and took them from her. She had placed them under her shawl. P. S. Richard Rees was present, and she was taken into custody. P. S. Richard Rees examined:—I was in Merthvr market on the 12th of April, and was near to Mr. John Jones's stall. I saw the prisoner there scuffling with Mr. Jones, who took a pair of boots from under her arm and handed them to me, He gave her into my custody. I produce the boots. They are marked with J. J. The boots were handed in and identified by the first witness. The prisoner 111 her defence said she purchased them of Mr. Jones and paid two shillings for them. Verdict-Guilty. Sentence—Six weeks* imprisonment with hard labour, in Swansea House of Correction. Counsel for the prosecution—Mr. Richards. Attorney—Mr. Davies. LLANGEVEI.ACH.— COAL STKALINO.—Edward Philip, aged 41, labourer, pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing a quantity of coal, of the value of three pounds, of the property of George Byng 1\Iorris, Esq., and was sentenced to fourteen days' im- prisonment, with hard labour, in Swansea House of Correction. Attorney-Mr. Isaac David Rpps T»r, T-aUTuJ.-RI;1¥Ø-tA Davtf, agea la, single- woman, (a girl of the most pleasing appearance and gentle demeanour), pleaded guilty to the charge of having bruken and entered the dwelling-house of Mr. John Lewis, of Merthyr Tydvil, and feloniously stealing therefrom two gowns, one Aannel shawl, one silk shawl, one bonnet, antI divers other things, the property of the said John Len is; and was sentenced to six caleudar mouths' imprisonment, with hard labour-the three days at the end of the third month, and the last three days of her imprisonment to be in solitude. CARDIFF.—ROBBEKY FHOM THE PF.RSO> — Thomai Elliott, aged 21-, baker, was charged with having, on the 30th oi May last, at Cardiff, feloniously stolen five sovereigns, ten shillings, one cap, and one coat. of the monies, goods, and chattels of one John Hees, of Merthyr Tydvil, and from the person of the said John Rees. Mr. Wilson, who conducted the prosecution, addressed the jury, detailing the various circumstances of the case which we give below, as stated in evidence by the several witnesses. John Rees examined:—I live at Merthyr Tydvil, and am commonly caned" Johnny Quacks." I went to Cardiff on the 29th of May last, and put up at the Three Horse Shoes public- house, and met with strangers in the house. I remember seeing the prisoner at Cardiff, in a public-house, but I do not know the name of the house. On the following night it was I saw him. 1 had a conversation with him, and we drank together. We left the public-house together—1 and Elliott in company with each other. We went to the Three Horse Shoes, but the door of the house was closed. I asked him, Do you know where I can get lodgings ?" He said he did, and added, Come along with me, and I will get you a comfortable and wholesome bed in a respectable house." We thcn went II1to an eating-house in St. Mary-street. I do not know who keeps it, but we went ill and had something to eat there. I made enquiries there for a bed, but could not get one. When I found I could not get a bed there, Elliott said, It is of no use for you to enquire about a bed, as I will get you a good bed in a respectable house as I told you before." I left the eating-house with Elliott, and went to a small house at a good distance from the eating-house. Elliott went into the small house first and I followed. I saw a man there and three women. No conversation touk place bel ween me and them but Elliott and the man conversed together. 1 did not hear what they said, as I had drank beer throughout the afternoon. I cannot say how lbuch beer I drank as it was drank in glasses. After I had been in this house for some time, 1 heard the I1wn and women conversing rather rougliish amon" themselves, and soon after the man that was in the house before we went in jumped up—caught hold of my hair, and pulled me back on the chair on which I was sitting. Elliott then got u and searched my pockets. When I went into the house I had my papers, my wig, five sovereign* ingold, and of silver I cannot say how much I had. The gold was wrapped up in a paper in my left hand trousers pocket. There was some silver in the same pocket -from three to foor shillings. I had some half- pence in the right hand pocket. There was some silver in the left podket too. Elliott searched all my pockets, I am sure. He had his hand in every pocket. My coat was taken from me. Elliott it was that took it off by force. I was afraid. The other man had hold in my hair the same time. I had this cap on when I went in. It fell off. I am quite sure that I had my money in my pocket when I went into the small house where the man and the women were. After they had taken off my coat, I begged of them to let me have my life. All was left in the house, which I left by myself. I missed my money as goon as I had left the house. I ran as I was afraid. I got my coat back again the following morning. I applied to a policeman, and went with him 4o the eating-house, and alarmed the man out of bed. I afterwards went with the policeman to the house where I wai robbed. The policeman called: the woman Up. and I knew as soon as I saw the door op«n that it was the same home. I went then with the policeman in search of Elliott. It was then day-light, being near five in the;morning. I saw him, and he said, Oh, is it you want me.—;I have got your things here." The man of the eating-house was there. I then spoke to Elliott, saying, You are a pretty man. Vou promised to take me to a respectable house, and afterwards to rob me of mi money and things Where are my things 1" He produced my cap, wig, and papers. He gave me no money. I asked him for my money. Cross-examined by Mr. Grove.—lie said he did not see my money. He said he had got the rest of my things as he wished to take care of them for me. I was once a forester, but am now a quack doctor. My feM are but trifling generally. Some give me a couple of shillings, and some less. I sell a great deal of medicine in Merthyr market, t sell different sorta of stutf- herbs and such things. I gather them myself sometimes, and sometimes I pay people tor gathering them. I sell my medicines at a shilling each, and sometimes receive on a market day about 30s. or £2. Mr. Grove proceeded to cross-examine witness at great length, from the substance of which cross-examination it appealed that witness and prisoner had drank at several public-houses, often in the midst of people who were utter strangers to witness. lie drank in the company of women, but he took no woman with ljUHj into company. Women sat down close by his side, but he (yijtneas) did not want them. He had drank freely of beer. His did not mention to any one that he had five sovereigns in his pocket. When travelling his expenses generally came to ten shillings a-day. He could not say how much per day he received for his stuff." His wife and children cost him fifteen thillings a-week. He swore that he made no oiler to compro- 1J1ise the affair to prisoner's brother. ite-examiucd.—He was positive he had the five sovereigns in hi.* pocket when he entered the house. Joseph Corins Harris examined.—I keep an eating-house in Saint Mary-street, Cardiff. Late on the night ot the 39th of May the prosecutor and prisoner came to my house and ordered supper. Tln^r had supper, and the prosecutor paid for It. 1 ro- secutor asked for a bed, but I said we were full. They were both drunk, anJ wanted something to drink, which they could not have. liees w.s the most drunk. When he asked for a bed Elliott said to him-" Do not ask the man any more. I will take you to a bed and if I cannot find one you shall sleep with me." They remained at my house about twenty minutes, and left soon after twelve. At three o'clock in the morning ltees sad a policeman named Phillips came and called me np. Phil- tuM asked me if I knew who was with ltees at my house. I tol4 him, I do not know. He appeared to be a respectable younr man." Rees then said he had been robbed of his money »nd.j(iyer9, 1 went with them for the purpose of identifying the prisoner if they could take him, We went to the house in which he had been robbed first. We found thc prisoner in his lodgings. p, C, William Rollins, of Cardiff, C'xan1Íned,-1 remember John Hees coming to me on the morning of the 30th of May. It was about five o'clock. He had 110 coat nor hat, He applied to me for assistance, saying he hall becll robbed. I went with him to the eating-house, anti then to three or four houses in China-Row. I did not go into any house, but I went to the door of the house of Mary Anne Jones, and afterwards, after I saw her, I went in, and the prosecutor went with me. He recognised the house as being the one in which he was robbed the night hefore. IIl:1ry Anne Jones saiel ltees had been (here. I found his coat there on the table. That house is a house of ill-fame. I arterwards wellt alld found Elliutt in his lodgings in Bute- street, and asked him if he knew any thing of Rees's cap. Elliott said he did and said he hall the cap, wig, and papers up- stairs. He and I went up-stairs, and I saw him draw them out of his pocket. I cûlled thè man (Rees) in. who, upon seeing Elliott, said, This is the man who was in company with me and, addressing Elliott, said, You are a pretty fellow. You promised to take me to respectable lodgings, and where did you take me ? Why, to a house where you robbed me of my money, my cap, my papers, and my wig. Elliott said," I merely took the cap, wig, and papers to keep them for you till the following day," John liel's asked him," Where's my money?" Elliott said, You had got no money; and you said you had got no money." Elliott thcn said to Uees, Where did you go to ? I came out to tho street to look for you, but yuu had gone away." Rees said, "I was glad to get my life from you." I then took Elliott into custod v. This concluded the case for the prosecution. Mr. (hove then addressed the jury, commencing by stating that it was a difficult task to address a jury in a case where the prosecutor directly swore he was rohlwd -it was not capable of being contradicted if the man adlwred to his story, Other cir- cumst/mces might show that his statement was au improbable one, as with the exception of the single fact of his own evidence, no other circumstance was adduced in support of the charge. He then commented upon the character, habits and calling of the prosecutor, from which he argued that lit" was not a man that the Jury could believe even upon his oath. By his own statement he was a drunkard an,1 by his evidence the jury- would perceive th",t with the exceplion of the facts connected with the robbery, he knew nothing whatever of the occurrences of the day on which he said the robbery was perpetrated. It was certainly possible that he might have had five sovereigns in hi. pocket on the day in question hut taking his appearance, habits, manners of life and other things into consideration, was it ill the least degree probable Mr. (.rove thell adverted more fully to the proseentor's evidence—to the palpahle incon- sistences and impruùalitil's contained in it-:wd argued that the whole was totally unworthy of the slightest credit. Having disposed of the evidence for the prosecution, Mr. Grove said he should ue able tll prove that the prosecutor was induced to tax the prisoner with the erinle of robbery, in the hope of receiving a sum of money. The day previous to the robbery he found con- siderable difficulty in finding money to pay for his beer—a fact which would be proved by the landlord of the house and he also wished the prisoner's brother to buy him off with a sum of money, stating that he would then not prosecute. The prisoner's conduct was consistent with that of an innocent man, as, when he saw the prosecutor, he immediately said—" Here are your things. I wished to take care of them for you and therefore lie (Mr. Grove) lioped th" jury would linrl thit tli. 1.i);lld i-oii«cieulio«»h ,i1 01 \0i t3uill. W illiam Ta>lor fvaiiiiiied j.,j th.- landlord' 01 liie Bni, Oil rill' VI Iv uf Mliv. It, • prO"PI"UIOr liillle In 11) » house wii'n U'u vooie1 woineii. 'In,' \ouug womfit were of U>o.-»e rharueier. lip called fur i,vo .jl<is»e» of fino, Mrs. Taylor lervYlt thein. Allei sonic lime he paid for llie rum. lie Was a long time before he could find money—searched all his pockets —and at last found a shilling which he gave to Mrs. Taylor, and had sixpence back. The women went off and he went into another room and had a glass of beer. When I went into the room a party present offered to make a bet that prosecutor was a Chartist—one of Frost's party. Prosecutor said he was not. The other party persisted in saying that he was, and bet a sovereign of it, which sum was put down. Prosecutor searched his pockets carefully but could find no money. The same party then offered to bet him five sovereigns to one he had not a sovereign in his possession. (Laughter). Mrs Taylor then asked pro- secutor to pay for his beer, which after another search for his money he did. I saw the prosecutor the next day at the Three Horse Shoes. Prisoner's brother was present, and prosecutor said he would take £5 and settle the matter. That proposition was not accepted. I reminded the prosecutor that he had come to my house with very bad company, and might have lost his money before he met the prisoner. He replied—'• Your house ? Where is your house? I do not recollect having been there." He afterwards said it might be but he did not know very well where he had been. I have known the prisoner for four or five years. I have never heard of his having been dishonest. I have heard that he is inclined to drink. Cross-examined: .1 have heud that he was once charged with having stolen a handkerchief. I do not know that he spends much of his time in China Row. John Fitzpatrick examined :-I reside at Merthyr, and was a partner with prosecutor in the sale of medirines. When he left home the day previous to the robbery, prosecutor had only a fourpenny bit in his pocket. This witness excited the greatest merriment in court by th41 manner in which he gave his evidence, and the description of the mode of life led by him and the prosecutor, who were partners" in the sale of drugs. Thomaq Scott examined — I reside at Cardiff and hwe known the prisoner since he was a child. I never knew anything against his Mr. Wilson most eloquently addressed the jury in reply. The jury after a short consultation ACQUITTED the prisoner who was immediately discharged. Attorney for the prosecution—Mr. E. P. Richards. Attorney for the defence—Mr. Langley. Jacob Morgan, of Kglwysilan, pleaded guihy to the charge of having stolen 901b, of coal, the property of Thomas Powell, and was sentm-ed to fourteen days imprisonlllent with hard labour, in Cardiff gaol. Counsel for the prosecution—Mr. Thomas Allen.—A ttorney Mr. Heece. Thomas Monchley, aged 17, pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing variOlIS articles of wearing apparel, and wu sen- tenced to one month's imprisonment, in Cardiff gaol. William Jesiop, pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing on tIle 1'7,1t of .I"no> last, one pair of brass candlc5tick8, the pro- perty of Mr. John Thomas..of Merthyr. William Price, aged 28, labourer, pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing one deal rafter, of the .property of Sir J.J. Guest. Bart., and was sentenced to one month's imprisonment. Richard Lewis, aged 18, labourer, pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing various articles of wearing apparel, of the property of VIr. John William Mansell, of Aberdare, and was sentenced to three months' imprisonment with hard labour. CARDIFF.—STEALING LEMONADK.— William Powell, aged lfi, of Newport, ;\Ioumollthslnre, was charged wÍlh having stolen one bottle of lemonade, of the property of Mr. William narry, of Cardiff. The evidence in this case was direct and conclusive. It appeared that on the 23rd of May, Miss Hands saw the prisoner take the bottle containing the lemonade from Mr. Harry's shop, and thereupon gave instructions to P.C. Haines to take the prisoner into custody, who upon doing so, found a bottle of lemonade in his pocket. Verdict, guihy—sentence, one week's imprisonment with hard labour, in Cardiff gaol the first and last day to be in solitude. Mr. Grove conducted the prosecution—Attorney, Mr. E. P. Richards. SWANSEA.—Ann Thomas, aged 15, pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing one measure gla^s — valued at <5.1.—of the property of Mr. Edward Be-ivan, spirit-merchant, Swansea. She also pleaded puilty to the charge of having beenconvicted on two former occasions. Sentence, seven years transpor- lation. Attorney for the prosecution, Mr. I. D. Rees. CARDIFF.—STEALING A PIECE OF PORK,Maria Amol, aged 40. the wife of David Amos, was charged with having on the 26;h of April last, stolen three pounds of pork, the pro- perty of Mr. Thomas Scott, of Cardiff, butcher. Counsel for the prosacution—Mr. RIchards; Counsel for the defence—Mr. Wilson. Angelina Scott examined: My father Veeps a butcher's shop ill Cardiff. Oil the 2Sit\of April, between niue and ten at night. 1 was in my father's shop There were three cus- tomers there, my father and myself. I saw the prisoner come in through the door anJ unhook a piece of pork which was hung on the door. Shp, brought it about half way into the shop and then turned back. I thought she was going to shew it to some person at the door, but on looking out through the window to see what was become of her, I saw that she Wtn gone, I toitt mv father of the circumstance. Cross-examined: i bad seen the prisoner before. She had bought meat at our shop, and therefore I knew her. Thomas Scott examined On Saturday the 26th of April I was in my shop. In consequence of something I heard, I went in search of the prisoner at the bar. When I overtook her I said—" I believe you have made a mistake-yoll have got something belonging to me, which you ought'not to have.' She said she had nothing. taw berattempt to throw a piece of meat away. [ took hold of it in h.,r apron and took her back to the shop. I left the apron go and the meat disappeared in a mr- ment. The women who were there told me it had fallen. I stooped do a n and picked it up from under her feet. I took her into a little hack room, sent for a policeman who removed her in custody. The piece of meat so atoleu weighed nearly four pounds, and was my property. V ordict Guilty. Sentence—Imprisonment with hard labour for one month in Cardiff Gaol. Attorney for the prosecution—Mr. E. P. Richards. Attor- ney for the prisoner—Mr. Davies. MERTHYR.—STEALING COAL.—Ruammah Thomas, aged 63, wife of Joshua Tbomas, was cltargod with ,baying stolen, on the 12th day of April. thirty pounds DC coal, of Ihe pro- perty of Mr. Jenkin Jenkins, of Merthyr. Mr. Wilson condueted Ihe prosecution. Verdiet—Guilty. --SentenceSeven days' imprisonment wllh hard labour iu Cardiff gaof. CARDIFF.—STEALING COAL.—■ Cathcrtnc HarÏgan, aged 45 the wife of John Harigau, pleaded guilty to the charge 01 hav- ing feloniously stolen twenty pounds of coal, the property of Jonathan Woithington and others; and was sentenced to fourteen days' imprisonment in Cardiff Gaol. Attorney Mr R, P. Richards. The Grand Jury ignored the bills against the following personi:—William Madden and Jane his wife, who were charged with stealing on the 3rd day of May, one leather purse, a £5 note and two sovereigns, of the monies, goods, and chattels of William Douglas.—Morgan Davies, aged 26 labourer, charged with having at Saiut Hilary, unlawfully assaulted Anne Williams, with intent, &c.—Ann Ewins, a^ed 22, singlewoman, charged with having at Merthyr Tydvil,°on the 31st of May, feloniously stolen one sovereign and six shillings from the person of Mr. Philip Watkins.— Richard Elwart, aged 25, labourer, charged with stealing one lo if of bread, of the value of one shilling, of the properly of William Rees, of Llangonoyd. The Court rose at half-past six o'clock, and was adjourned to tea Wednesday forenoon. WEDNESDAY. The court sat shortly after ten o'clock. MERTHYR.—STEALING WEARING APPAREL.—Charles Nelson, aged 20, puddler, was charged with having on the 28th of April last, stolen one smock frock, one silk handkerchief, of the goods and chattels of Mr. David Jones, of Merthyr Tydvil. David Jones sworn I am a refiner, of Merthyr Tydvil. The prisoner lodged with me nearly four months. On the morning of the 28th of April I came home from my work, and went to bed. I was disturbed by hearing the drawer of a dressing table being opened. I saw the prisoner go out of the room, but I did not see him open the drawer, nor did I say anything to him. My little boy said to him—" Charley, are you going off?" He said in reply "Go you out to play." He came into my room a second time, and I called out—" Charley, where are you bound t01 He said—" I- am going to Billy Lewis's. Where is Jane 1 said—" Jane is gone to the village." He then said—" There is no odds; I will take a bit of bread and bacon for breakfast." He went out soon after, and I saw he had a bundle under his arm, and took the wrong way for Billy Lewis's. I searched my table drawer, and found my silk handkerchief was gone. I in- stantlj put 011 my clothes-ran after the prisoner, and overtook him in about quarter of a mile. He said to me—" For God's sake let me go." I said—" No, I will give you in custody to the policeman which I did as soon as my wife came back. In his bundle I found my silk handkerchief, and my cotton haadkejcluef Around his neck. 1 gave all t9 the policeman, fcv P.S. James Hume produced the articles, and also a smock frock, which he took from the prisoner. These several articles were fully identified by prosecutor. Verdiet. guilty -cfentenee, two calendar months' imprison- ment with bird labour, in Cardiff gaol-the lirst and last six days to Iw III solitude. Counsel for the prosecution, Mr. Morgan.—Attorney, Mr. Langdon. 15 it I D<; i. N" i>. SIT.AI.INI; .Siiuiir—John Rees, aged 27, jockey, was charged with stealing four sheep, of the value of ten shil- ling each, the property of some person unknown. William Klias sworn: [ am ;l t,vriU(.r, residing at Newton Nott-ige, near Bridgend. I keep a of sheep, on Newton Downcommon. During la«t Spr;ng i had ablack ewc, and threewhitewethers. About tli.it time I missed the black ewe. Some time after, I saw the said ewe anrl thr >e wethers, on a farm near LI.-nitricant. They were sworn to bv David Evans or Thomas Evans who bought them. I saw the sheep on last Sa- | turda\ morning. I am.sure I kuow them by the marks 011 their ears. Inever-oldthemtoanyone. Jenkin Williams, of Ty Cribbwr sworn In April last, J saw four stray sheep—one of which was a blark ewe. These sheep came to Ty Cribbwr near the latter end of April, and remained there till the 21st of May. I could get no vwiwrto them during the time they were there. The prisoner came to mv house whilst the sheep where there, and asked me if I had a pony for sale. 1 had a pony on the mountain, and the prisoner came with me to see it. I told him 1 had four stray sheep, and asked him if he knew any one who had lost them. lie said he thought they were the sheep of David Jenkins, of Sontherndown. I saidtdidnotthinkso. He said "Perhaps they are William Eiias's sheep." Another person then came there] and the pri- 1 soner went away with him. The sheep might have remained there about a week or nine days afterwards.0 Thetasttimet saw them there, w.ts the 21st of M;lv. Tlu, prisoner called at my house after the sheep were go,^ and I told him that the sheep were missing, lie said-" they may have gone home." He called again, and said he knew that' the sheep were at Bridgend. Witness detailed some further conversation which took place between him and the prisoner, and said that he had seen the sheep on the :n! ult. Thomas Evans, maltster and farmer, of Llantrissant sworn ¡ On the morning of the 11th of June, I saw the prisoner with loui sheep before the Horse and Groom yard, lie had one black ewe and three wethers; and said he was taking them for sale to Newbridge market, Hetoldmehehadpurchasedthem of David Jenkins, of Sontherndown, I paid jEj for the sheep, which were delivered by the prisoner, atGraigllan farm. situate about three quarters of a mile from Llantrissant. 1 missed the sheep on the Saturday following; and shortly afterwards met the prisonerandinforntedtnmotthecireumstance. He then said he had bought them from a pound, adding that he had not told me so at tirst, as people wore averse to buying sheep from a pound. The sheep were subsequently brought to me by my brother, and are now on my premises. I shewed them last Saturday to William Elias and others. David Jenkin-, of Sontherndown, swore that he did not sell the fonr sheep to prisoner. erdict—Guilty. Sentence—Two years'imprisonment, with hard labour, in Swansea House of Correction—at the end of each six months' three days to be spent in solitude. Counsel for the prosecution—Mr. Wilson. LKIWI.AIS. —ST*, II.IMI Kiitri trr.Hs.— T/Hma* Griffiths #ud fhiUp Dai-it's w't-re .-lijigcd w ■ ill having ..folt-.u oin- piilr 01 Steel raii-eultH, of the properli uf .'iJ' .1& .1. yod. oilier*. lid ward J-1I1' |mn>'d thai tJla Salui-dai 1he IIHIi 01 il" left .¡, [i.ir- oi rail i-i tl- 1,1.k-mii ii > «hop. ')11 Mo ¡Lld\ morning lie iniss..J the pair « lii.h hl:td,p,1 with two marks. i 11<v were the properts of llie Doulais I'ompani. Thomas Dawkins, watchman, proved that on the evening above named, he saw the prisoners come out of the blacksmith's shop, at about 9 o'clock. 1'h"r had not their working clothes on. Griffiths had part of a rail-cutter in his hand, and witness laid hold of him. Davies came out of the shop at that moment and threw something out of his hand. Witness asked him what he had thrown down. Davies replied nothing." Wit- ness then picked up part of a rail-cutter which was the thing he had thrown down. Prisoners were taken to the lodge, and said they had intended to make tjols. They were subsequently removed in custody by P. S, Wien. In his cross-examination by Mr. Lloyd Hall, witness said the prisoners stated they were going to sharpen their took The pieces of iron were produced by P. S. Wren, and identified. Mr. James, attorney, proved the names of the Dowlais Company. Mr Lloyd Hall took an objection to the indictment which was overruled by the court. He then addressed the jury in the most able manner. The llev. Timothy Davies, rector of Ystradgynlais, gave Philip Davies an excellent character; and a person of respectable appearance spoke in similar terms of Griffiths. Verdict—Not Guilty. CADOXTON-JUXTA-NEATH—William Thomas, 43, labourer, charged with being an incorrigble rogue, for that he being wholly able to maintain his family by work, did wilfully refuse to do so, thereby rendering them chargeable to the parish of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath, he, the said William Thomas, having been previously convicted and adjudged to be a rogue and vagabond. Verdict—Guilty. Sentence-Three months' imprisonment, with hard labour, in Swansea House of Correction. 1\Ir, Wilson condueteù the prosecution. STEALING COAL.—David Thomas was found guilty of having stolen coal, the property of Sir Robert Price, Bart., and sen- tenced to ten days' imprisonment, in Swansea House of Correction.

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