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COWRRIDGE PETTY SESSIONS.—Held at the Town Hall, Cowbridge, on Tuesday last, the 20th ult. [Before E. Mallaid, Esq., one of the magistrates of the borough.] James Lewis, of Maiudy in the parish of 1: strada wen, farmer, was charged by P. C. Henry Lewis, with drunkenness and disorderly conduct at Cowbridge on the 22nd ult. Defendant pl»aded guilty, and was fined 2s. Gd. and costs, which he forthwith paid. FOR THE HUNDRED. — [ Before it. Basset, II. Botelcr, and H. Entwistle, Esqrs.] Wm. Jones, constable of Llanblcthian applied for summonses on Robert Phelps of Lanblethian, and David Llewellyn, labourer, for tossing on Sunday last, the 27th ult. Granted. Alice Rees, Lanharran, applied for a summons on Wm. Harris, of the same place for an assault. Grauted. MALINS v PKICB. COURT OF CHANCERY, Friday, July 2G.—This was a petition of appeal against an order of Vice Chancellor Knight Bruce, who had disallowed a sum of £130 which the Taxing Master had allowed in taxing the costs of the suit, in respect of the furnishing a short-hand writer's notes of a certain portion of the evidence which had been given in an action at law which had been directed in the suit by the Court, and also ot the judge's summing npinthe case. The bill in this case had been filed by the plaintiffs, who are lessees of certain coal mines in tliii county, against the defendants, who are the lessees of the iron-stone lying under the es- tate, for an injunction to restrain the defendants from working for the iron-stone by a process which was called "patchwork," and which the plaintiffs complained would produce* great injury and damage to their propeity. The Court directed issues to be tried at law to ascertain whe- ther the defendants' piocess would be injurious to the plaintiffs' property in the way alleged. The action was tried at dristol before Mr. Justice Patteson there were nine issues, and the trial lasted seven days, and a verdict was given in favour of the plaintiffs upon six of the issues. Upon the occasion of the trial a short-hand writer was retained to take notes of the proceedings, and the evidence of one of the witnesses (some of whom are scientific men), named Hatchworth, was taken by the short-hand writer, and that portion of the evidence was used by the learned judge in summing up the case, it having been transcribed for his use, he admitting his own note of it to be an imperfect one. Subsequently the plaintiffs re- newed their motion for the injunction, which was granted, but that motion was met by a cross motion for a new trial ot the issues, on the ground that the verdict was again<t evidence. The short-hand writer's notes were on that occasion made use of by the counsel in the case and by the Court, for the purposes of the motion, and the charge for those notes was afterwards allowed by the Master on taxing the costs. Upon the matter being brought under the attention of Vice Chancellor Knight Bruce he disal- lowed the charge for the short-hand notes (£80), being of opinion that the only notes that were necessary to be used, or could be used before the Court upon a motion for a new trial, were the judge's notes, and the notes of the counsel taken at the trial, but his honour allowed a sum of 12/. 10s. fora copy ofthejudge's notes which bad been pre- pared by his clerk. Against that decision this appeal was brought. Mr. K. Parker, Mr. J. Russell, and Mr. F. J. Palmer were heard in support of the appeal contending that the notes were necessary for the purposes of the mo- tion for a new trial, and that it was according to the usual practice to allow the charge. It was the constant practice at common law to do so. The learned counsel cited" May v. Tarn," 12 MeeandWel., and "Steely. Stuart," 4 Manning and Grainger, in support of that view of the case Mr. Temple and Mr. Ileatlilield, contra, maintained that the rule of the Court was to receive, on a motion for a new trial, the notes only of the judge who tiied the action, and those of the counsel who were pre- sent at the trial. In conformity with that rule the Vice Chancellor, in this case, had allowed the expense of fur- nishing the judge's notes, but disallowed the heavy charge for the shou-hand writer's notes, which he considered to be against the principle of the Court to allow, The Lord Chancellor said th'lt the expense of short-hand writers' notes was not to be thrown on the parties if the counsel at the trial were supine enough not to take a suf- ficiently accurate note for the information of the Court upon n motion for a new trial. ]\[r. K. Parker rpplied, The Lord Chancellor said the motion should stand over for the present, in order to his obtaining information as to whether there was a uniform rule at common law on th? subject. If there were such a uniforn rule at common law, it would be as well that it should be adopted by this Court. The case was then ordered to stand over.- SATURDAY. —His Lordship said he had inquired as to the practice of the taxing masters of the Court of Common Pleas, Exchequer, and Queen's Bench. He had received answers from the masters of the Court of Queen's Bench and the Exchequer, which seemed to differ a little upon the point, but they said it was a matter generally in the discretion of the Court and the taxing master. He had not received an answer from the master of the Court of Common Pleas. In this case the taxing officer had ex- ercised his discretion. If the Court chose on appeal to interfere with that discretion, the Court had authority to do so. The Vice Chancellor here exorcised his discretion -overruling the discretion exercised by the taxing master. If the case had come before his lordship in the first in- stance, it must have been a very strong case which would induce him to overrule the discretion of the taxing master, because he would have had an opportunity of investigating the matter fully. However, Vice Chancel- lor Knight Bruce overruled the discretion of the taxing master, but he had abundant materials before him for that purpose, for he had heard the whole case, and he was enabled, therefore, to exercise a complete judgment upon it. He was much better informed on it than his lordship could be, having heard the motion for the new trial and decided it. His lordship was afraid, therefore, that he could not under such circumstances, in the ex- ercise of his discretion, overrule the discretion exercised by the Vice Chancellor. The Vice Chancellor said, as a general rule, he could not allow those costs, which his lordship considered a good rule but his lordship thought there might be circumstances in particular cases which would justify the taxing master, and call on him to allow such costs. The case was a complicated case, and if the point hud been brought before his lordship in the first in- stance, possibly, according to his impression on it, he would not have overruled the decision of the taxing- master. If the appellant wished to be heard in reply by his counsel he would hear him. The case stands over for Mr. K. Parker's reply. Pn.E. We are informed that Margam Colliery has re- commenced operations after the stoppage, occasioned by the bursting of the boiler. Upwards of ninety men entered the pit on Monday last, upon which occasion an explosion of fire damp took place, but providentially no person was huit. C. R. M. Talbot, Esq., M.P. for this county, and Lady Charlotte Talbot left Margam Abbey, on Tuesday last, for his seat in Gower, Penrice Castle, from whence he will proceed in his yacht to Southampton, and from that poit will sail to Malta, where, nith his family, it is reported, he will remain during the winter. SECESSION FROM THE CHURCH.- -The Rev. H. Williams, who has been the English lecturer of St. John's Church, Swansea, during nearly three years, preached his farewell sermon, in connexion with the Established Church, on Sunday last. The discourse delivered on the occasion was very remarkable, and consisted chiefly of a tissue of splenetic vituperations against the Church of England and other denominations, and may be considered a tolerably accurate exponent that in the Rev. gentleman, the seeds of fanaticism had found a genial soil. It appears that the reason for the Hev. gentleman's secession is, that he has embraced the tenets of the upstart religious sect called "Priuceites," the founder of which, Mr. Prince, is now in Swansea, and is propound- ing his fanatical dogmas in the town and neighbourhood, and whom we have lately noticed in our columns. The Rev. Mr. Williams is married to the fourth sister of the Nottidge family. It may be as well perhaps to mention tiiat the disciples of Mr. Prince do not appear to despise the good things of this world, however much they may seek to impress their audiences with an idea of their fleeting and transitory nature, as each of the four ladies were at the time of their marriage in the possession of handsome fortunes. SWANSEA PETTY SESSIONS, Tuesday, 29th Jul v. [Held before T. Edward Thomas, John Grove, and iltid Thomas, Esquires.] —Thomas Uowcn, David Rees, Daniel Rees, John James, and Thomas Thomas, were each fined 7s. Gd., including costs, for ridingon their respective carts, having no reins to guide their horses, neither was there any one on foot or horseback to guide them —David I'homas, Mr. Strick's servant, was also brought up for a similar offence, but John Price, the rural policeman who gave evidence in the case, was not certain as to his identity. It. seemed to appear that he (the policeman) had been duped by the guilty man, who gave him a false name. George Kelly, a forlorn-looking old man was com- mitted to the Swansea Gaol, charged with having stolen a jacket and other articles of wearing apparel, also a purse containing 19s. Cd the property of John Owen, master of the smack The Three Brothers' of Carmar- then. Besides what was claimed by Capt. Owen, the old man had other property in his possession, among which was an excellent silver watch having a gold guard chain attached to it. He was taken while prowling about Picton-terrace, between one and two o'clock on Thursday morning, 24th July, when P.C. Robert Williams noticed, pursued, and ultimately lodged him in the station-house. In appearance the prisoner was such as any benevolent person would think an object of charity. He must, it is supposed, have robbed Capt. Owen in his cabin after nine at night on the 213t July, when the vessel was moored at Port Talbot, and whileall the crew were asleep. SWANSEA POLICE.—MONDAY, JULY 28 Held before T. Edward Thomas and Starling Benson, Esqrs.—Ann Griffith, an old woman, was brought up charged with stealing a bottle of porter; but no one appearing to pro- secute her, she was rlischarged.-llenjamin Foioler was charged with insulting a female in Hi"h-street, on Saturday night last. He said he meant nothing but a joke however, as no person appeared against him, he was discharged with a caution William Mainwaring was charged with interrupting Thomas Jones. P.C., whi!e in the execution of his duty, anj was fined ten shillings including costs,- I Its. Roe, wife of Thos. Roe, baker, a woman of respectable appearance, was call :d to answer a cha g- of assault made against her by Ca h'rine Mort, a young girl who had lived in her service for a considerable time. It appeared to the magistrates that Mrs. Roe had acted truly harsh and imprudent in beating the poor girl, and turning her out of doors so destiti*tely clad. Ordered to pay nine shillings, including costs, and immediately to return the giri's clothes. °Mr. Henry Phillips, ironmonger, Castle-street, applied to the magis- trates on behalf of a person who was then present, who, he stated, had been assaulted by another person. The magistrates told Mr. PnHlips, that as the person who had been assaulted was in the room, he might state his own complaiilt.; that they would prefer hearing the man's statement from himself, and not vicariously. The man's story was heard, when it turned out to be some- thing which arose from, or was connected with, a dissen- sion among the members of the Ebenezer [Independent] Chapel, in this town. This Mr. Phillips is one of six persons who are acting as trustees, and who some weeks ago, as stated in the Cardiff Guardian, shut out the preacher, the other members, and a large congregation— 11 fastening the chapel-gates with a padlock The dispute appears to have arisen on account of some point of doc- trine held by the preacher and a vast majority of members and congregation, but condemned by the six trustees — Mr. Phillips and his colleagues—who on Saturday night last again caused tne gates of the chapel to be fastened, and placed a man there to watch them. This man was moved aside by some fiienu of the congregation, who afterwards foiceu open the gates, so as to admit of free ingress and egress to and from the chapel by all disposed to assemble there on Sunday for the purposes of Divine Worship. This mo\ingof^the man Mr. Phillips designa- ted "an assault. Mr. T, Edwanl Ihomas thought the act scarcely amounted to that. charge. Mr. Phillips then applied for a warrant against the party on the charge of having committed a trespass by breaking the lock, saying that he had been advised by an attorney to do so. Mr. T. Edward Ihomas urged upon his attention the prudence of avoiding hostilities, especially towards those who were members of one place^of worship, who ought to act more in concordance as Christian brethren, members of the same religious society but Mr. Phillips was inexorable, and said he would certainly apply for a Wurrant as soon as his attorney should return, who was now from home. COPPER ORES SOLD AT SWANSEA, JULY 30th, 1845. Mines. 21 Cwts. Purchasers. Price. £ s, (I. Cobre 124 Knglish Copper Company., y 10 G Ditto 1'23 Vivian ar.tf Sons •••. 9 f4 0 Oitio 114 Mn.-sRoyatCompany. 9 lG G Ditto 4S Vivian and Sons •••• 9 12 0 Ditto 95 Sims, Willyams, Neville, Once, Sc Co. •••• 17 12 6 Ditto 92 Di to 13 6 6 Dhio H5 Dito 17 7 G Ditto 71 Ditto 1" 7 (j Ditto 41 Ditto 17 7 6 Chili 52 William*, Foster, & C-> 4(j 12 (; Ditto 51 Ditto 17 0 Ditto. 5J Kn.dish Copper Company. 15 Q q Ditto 48 Williams, Foster, & t-o. 42 2 0 Ditto 43 I'ascoc Grenfell, & Sons 3~ t; (, Ditto 40 Ditto •••• 36 9 G Ditto S9 D.tto • • 38 4 G ¡;Ïlw 3(; Ditto •• ■ ■ •. *3(5 7 6 Knockmahon HL Williams, Fusi :r, & Co. mm 7 jy g Ditto 70 Diito •• 5 10 6 Mi'crhaven 104 Dito 8 10 B.icii! anno 7.5 Vivian and S>ns • 7 17 0 Hidl vtr.U' tn^'n 52 Wi¡iiams, Foster,& Co, 4 10 6 Glasgow Slag 49 Vivian an,1 Sons I 8 0 Molland 6 l-iighsh Jopper Company. 9 17 G Ditto 4 Dino. 5 12 6 American 4 Ditto 13 5 0 e- THE LATE HIGHWAY ROBBERY NEAR SWANSEA. ON Friday last, the 25th ult., after several private in- vestigations, the final examination of witnesses in this case took place before two of the county magistrates, T. Edward Thomas and J. Dillwyn Llewelyn KSqUjreSi By the statements given in our last and the previous num- ber, our readers will probably recollect that the robberv was perpetrated at mid-day, under circumstances great atrocity and brutal cruelty and that the person robbed was an aged man, who had for many years be^n the mes- senger of the Forest Copper Works. About 11 o'clock the old man was brought in a fly to the hall. He seemed, to all appearance, to have been beaten nearly to death's door; every feature expressed great pain and struggles for life, and that he was hasten- lug to the end of his earthly career. Presently twopri- soners were brought into the room by the police, viz.,— 'I ilham Morgan, alias Bill the Gas, and Charles Wid'iams, alias Shiner. They were placed to stand in front of the old man, who sat in a chair a. few yards from them and who •villi a significant look eyed one of the prisoners as an in- nocent man would his executioner. David Davies (the person robbed) being sworn, stated Iliye atSwansea. I am nowSl years of age. lhavefo. many years been employed by the English Copper Co., for the Forest Works; these works are situate near to Morriston, in the parish of Lanirevelach, in the county of Glamorgan. It was part of my duty to go to the Bank on Tuesdays and Fridays, to fetch money for the purposes of the Works. On Tuesday week last, the 15th inst. I went to the Glamorganshire Bank, about It) o'clock in the morning and saw there Mr. Saies (now present). I gave him my bag, which he opened and put money into. I cannot say how much. lie then locked the bag and handed it to me to take back to the Works. I then put the strap of the bag over my shoulder, and left the Bank. I believe it was about a quarter past ten at the time. I then proceeded up High street and went on the road until 1 came within 2uU jards of Plasmarl Works, in the same parish of Langevehch. At this place a man came to me and cut the strap of the bag about the middle. I saw him as he was in the act of cutting the strap. I know the man I see him before me—it is he haviug on n black coat [pointing to the prisonerWr. Morgan]. He it was who cut tne strap of the money bag & took it from me. I can- not say how many persons there were in company with him at the time, because they put something over my eyes the in taut the bag was taken from me. I should think, by their talk, there were three persons about me. I was quickly put or thrown by the side of the road, where there is a culvert, and when I was down they beat me severely with their fists, and I believe also with sfones. I heard one man say, We arc bound to kill him, or he win tell allllbout it." They the a pushed me farther into the cul- vert; after this 1 became senseless. After I had been theie sometime, I cannot say how long, some person came and took me out. I saw no face of any one who robbed me after they took the bag from me. I had a walking stick, but I lost it directly they took the bag away. Morgan Leyshon afterwards, in a day or two, brought me the stick. I was so abused that I cannot stand, nor can I rest in bed. 1 cannot, move, only as I am carried or moved. I am sure it was the prisoner William Morgan that cut the strap of the money bag." The prisoners declined asking the witness any ques- tions. Josiah Saies sworn, stated I am cashier of the Gla- morganshireBank. I recollect David Davies coming to the Banking-house on Tuesday the loth inst. He came about five minutes before ten o'clock—before the Bank was open. He gave me the bag, which I unlocked with a duplicate key, and found in it a cheque for the sum of .€170, signed by the agent of the Engiish Copper Com- pany, which sum, made up of 110 sovereigns, 80 half- sovereigns, and four packages of silver £5 each, I placed in the bag, and debited the company withthatsum,—also put the Pass-book into the bag, which I then locked and delivered to David Davies. I saw him put the strap ever his shoulder when he left the Bank. This was near a quarter after ten in the morning. This is the Pass-book now produced, also the bag that contained it, both of which I delivered to David Davies, the messenger." The prisoners declined asking any question. George Williams sworn: "I live at Swansea,—am a copperman. On Tuesday week last, 15th inst, about half- past eleven o'clock, I was returning from Morriston. I met three men and a woman on the Swansea side of Plas- marl about 30 yards. The prisoner Charles Williams was one of the men. I see him now before me. All were walking very fast towards Morriston- C. Williams had no neckcloth on, he was swaggering his arm about, and all were talking busily together. Morgan Levshon was with me. About 15 yards after passing Charles Williams and the others, Morgan Leysiion took up a stick which lay a little off the road side, and near to a culvert. There was a turning in the road so that this spot could not be seen from the place where I met C. Williams. I am sure the prisoner Charles Williams is one of the men I met on the road." Cross-examined by Charles Williams I never offered to fight, you at the Powell's Arms in March last, nor at any other time, for, to the best of my knowledge, I never saw you before the 15th inst. Morgan Leyshon sworn I live at the Upper Lamb' —am a copperman. I accompanied George Williams on Tuesday, the 15th inst., on the road leading from Morris- ton to Swansea so far as Landore. Between 11 and 12 we met three men and a woman; it was a short distance from a culvert on the Swansea side from Morriston. This man, [pointing to the prisoner Charles Williams] with two other men & a woman, were walking very quick towards Morriston. They were talking together. Charles Williams had no neckcloth on, but was throwing his arms about very much. After walking about 15 yards, I saw a walking stick lying by the side of a culvert. I stepped ad the road and picked the stick up. I told George Williams 1 had often seen that stick. The following day, [ delivered it to David Davies, who told me it was his, that he had lost it the day before." Prisoners declined asking any questions. William Jenkin sworn I live near Wainwen, in the franchise of Swansea. I am a labourer. About six o'clock in the evening of last Tuesdaj week, loth inst., I was at work near the Jews' burying-ground. I was employed in fencing a field there which adjoins the Jews' burying ground. I found a leather bag, out of which fell a lock that seemed to have been cut from it. There was a small book in the bag. The whole was covered with stones in a litch. The same evening I delivered the leather bag and contents to Mr. Rees, the inspector, in the same state as whenlfoundthem." William Rees, inspector, sworn: The bag and book which [ now produce, were delivered to me on Tuesday evening, the 15th inst., by the last witness, Wm. Jenkins, wll that night I proceeded to Llanelly in Carmarthen- ;hire, distant about eleven miles. I arrived there between Hand 12 o'clock. In about 20 minutes after I appre- hended Charles Williams, at a vagrant lodging-house. He was in bed at the time. I told him to get up and said, Shiner, I want you.' He then got up and said,— What do you want with me V ] told him it was for a rob- bery & abuse of an old man. While he was dressing himself I found a hat by the bedside. It was wet within and without. I asked him—' Is this your hat?' He said- '\es.' It having no lining attracted my attention first. This is the hat I now produce. In about ten minutes after that I apprehended "William Morgan in bed at a public house in Llanelly. I told him he was suspected of robbing an old man and abusing him. I brought both prisoners to Swansea." Mary Griffith sworn: "I know old David. I live at Liandore. My husband works at the same works as old David. About twelve o'clock on Tuesday week last, I was going with dinner to my husband at the Works when near Plas-marl I heard the sound of a groan. I did not then take particular notice, but went on to the Forest Works. I returned to the same spot in about half an hour, when T again heard the sound of a groan as of a person in much pain. I went to the top of a culvert, and heard the groan more distinct, and it seemed as if coming from the culvert. A man of the name of Rosser passed by at the time. I told him there was somebody in the culvert. He looked in and said there is somebody there in a very bad state.' Before Rosser came I called out loud who is there' several times, but received no answer. Rosser went across the road, and upon looking into the culvert he said to me, I know who is there, it is old David that carries the Post to the Upper Copper Works.' He then went in and brought the old man out. I assisted in putting him to lie on the grass bank by the culvert. He seemed very ill. I observed there was a black mark or bruise on his cheek, and one of his fingers was bleeding. One of the bags was near the culvert when I was there. I asked David who had been at him he said he did not know who, but there were two or three of them; that they had knocked him, beat him, and almost killed him." The further examination of witnesses was adjourned. MONDAY, July 2Sth.-E:i.arniuatioll of witnesses re- sumell before the same magistrates. Ann Rees, being sworn, stated "I am wife of Lewis Rees, who is a labourer on the Coal Bank I reside with my mother and her husband, who keep the Lower Lamb' public house in High-street. I know both pri- soners, William Morgan and his wife came to lodge at my mother's house on the first day of last races, and he continued to lodge there until the followiug Tuesday morning, when David Davies was robbed. About eight o'clock that morning, Charles Williams called on William Morgan and his wife, who were in the kitchen, and asked them if they were ready to come. Wm. Morgan said they had not done breakfast. Chas. Williams then went out j and Wm. Morgan and his wife, after they had breakfasted, left the house together about twenty minutes after nine o'clock, with another person and his wife who also lodged with my mother." Mr. Cook, surgeon, was next examined relative to part of a hat-lining he had found close by the culvert, which by the description seemed to correspond with the remain- ing part of the lining left in the hat worn by C. Williams but unfortunately the part found by Mr. Cook, had been lost by the policeman to whom it had been given in charge. The prisoners were fully committed to the Swansea Gaol, and the whole of the witnesses were bound over to appear on the part of the prosecution. 1111 !■ 11 ww 11 mwimimw nwn—■ iwua—JIMJUBWIULI—



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