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LANTRISSENT PETTY SESSIONS, held on Friday the 5th September, 1845, before Colonel Smith, E. M. Williams, Esq., and Captain Hewitt Benjamin Francis was charged by Mary Williams, with an assault. Case dismissed. Complainant ordered to pay costs.-Hoplcin Rees was charged by Margaret Harris with an assault. Allowed to settle out of court. Costs paid by defendant. Rhys Thomas was charged by Ann Griffiths with an assault. Complainant could not substantiate the case, and defendant was consequently acquitted. Complain- ant to pay costs.— Thomas Phillips was charged by Ben- jamin Davies with an assault. Defendant found guilty and fined 10s. and costs.—Mary Roberts applied for a summons against John Williams, for a breach of the peace. Granted.- Mary Hodge also applied for a sum- mons against Ann Israel and others, for assaulting her with intent of committing a breach of the peace. Granted.—Barbara Williams applied for a summons against Hester Meyrick for an assault. Granted. BRIDGEND PETTY SESSIONS, Saturday September 6th. -Before M. P. Traherne, and Wm. Llewellyn, Esqrs., and the Rev. H. L. Blosse.—David Thomas was charged by Rees Jones, with having assaulted him, on the 22d day of August. The defendant was convicted in the penalty ofjEl 2s. 6d.. including costs. Paid. Thoinas Lewis was charged by Edmund Corr, superintendent of police, with drunkenness. He was convicted in the penalty of 13s. 6d., including the costs. Paid. Llewellyn Thomas pleaded guilty to the charge laid by his master, John Howells, namely, of having absented himself from his service. The parties applied for leave to compromise the matter, stating that the defendant had agreed to return to his master's service, which was agreed to upon the pay- ment of the costs by the defendant. TUESDAY, 9th.- Before the Rev. Robert Knight. — Charlotte Thomas, the wife of Thomas Thomas, of Bridgend, was charged by Ellen Hayes, a hawker, with having, on the 9th Sept. inst., stolen a cotton handkerchief, of the value of 6d. She was committed to take her trial at the next Quarter Sessions. THE AMERICAN ALOE.—A very fine specimen of the American Aloe is now coming into bloom at the gardens of C. R. M. Talbot, Esq., M.P., Penrice Castle. The scape or flower stem is now twenty-three feet in height from the apex of the plant, and it is expected that it will be in full bloom towards the middle of next week. This rare plant certainly deserves the notice of all persons who feel pleasure in seeing so interesting an object. This is a much finer specimen than any of those which have flowered at Margam, and which excited such a degree of interest at their time of flowering. It is a generally- received notion, that this plant does not flower until it has attained the age of one hundred years; but this is a great mistake, as its flowering depends on the treatment the plant receives, and other circumstances. Indeed this specimen is only between sixty and seventy years old. We give a short description of its appearance, for the information of those who have not had an opportunity of inspecting it. The scape or flowering stem rises from the centre of the tuft of leaves; it is smooth and green, and the branches that bear the individual clusters of flowers come off very gracefully in double curves, which have the bend downward near the stalk, and upward near the flowers. The appearance is not unlike that of a majestic chandelier, with successive branches for a great portion of its height; and tall as the stem is, the form of the leaves give it the appearance of great stability. Its flowers, which are of a greenish yellow colour, open in succession, and are between three and four thousand in number. MARRIAGE OF LOUIS VIGURS, LATE OF CWMAVON, IN THIS COUNTY.—On Monday last Aberavon and Cwm- avon were the scenes of great festivities and rejoicings. It having become known among the workmen at the above-named places that Louis Vigurs, Esq., was expected to arrive on that day with his bride at Cwmavon, all the men belonging to the tin, copper, iron, and coal works, with the agents, gave themselves a half holiday, and, dressed in their best attire, sallied out by hundreds as far as Aberavon to meet the happy pair, and to give them a hearty welcome. We first observed that at Taibach, and the vessels at Port Talbot had flags flying in honour of the occasion; when we proceeded to Aberavon, we found flags, banners, and triumphal arches of the gayest description proceeding from every house; from thence to Aberavon were a series of decorations, and on reaching Cwmavon, we observed every building covered with the liveliest flags and banners. About 5 o'clock, p.m., the number of persons assembled to greet the welcome pair, was upwards of 5,000. In a few minutes after that hour the carriage of expected guests was observed to approach at a rapid rate. On its entry into the town the rush of the crowd and the cheering of the thousands were enthu- siastic and deafening. After the carriage had passed through the main street, the crowd became so dense that in defiance of the spurring and lashing of the post-boy, the horses were compelled to stop and in a minute they were unhitched from the carriage, and the willing burden would soon have reached its destination without them had not Mr. Vigurs risen in his carriage and addressed the people. He said he felt much gratified at the friendly feeling displayed towards him, and had he been alone he would have allowed them to gratify themselves by draw- ing him up but as Mrs. Vigurs was alarmed at the idea, and the sight of their numbers, he earnestly entreated them to allow his carriage to proceed with the horses. The appeal was irresistible, and away drove the carriage, followed by the crowd. On its arrival at Cwmavon a band of music, and an immense battery of heavy guns burst forth, and rattled through the busy valley. All the public-houses were thrown open at Mr. Vigurs's expense, and the evening passed off in high glee and good hnmour. NEATH PETTY SESSIONs.-Held at the Town Hall, Neath, on Friday last, before Griffith Llewellyn, Esq., and Robert Lindsay, Esq. Rachel Davies and Elizabeth Lloyd, both of the Skewen, were each convicted in the penalty of eight shillings, including costs, for having assaulted Hannah, the wife of David Rees, carpenter. Jane Harries, of the Skewen, was convicted in the pen- alty of 7s. 6d., including costs, for having assaulted Mr. David Williams, overseer of the hamlet of Coedfrank, while, in the execution of his duty, distraining for poor's rates. William Tittle, of Cwm Avon, was charged by Mary, his wife, with having assaulted her. The magis- trates dismissed the case. SWANSEA.—On Sunday night last, about 12 o'clock there was a great uproar in Regent-street, a place noto- rious as the residence of unfortunate characters. The two policemen, Jeremiah Vaughan and Noah Owen, on duty at hand, hastened to restrain the noise; could not succeed in restoring order,-took Mary Charles and Ann Evans, two of the most disorderly, into custody. Several soldiers, quartered in the town, with Edward Charles, a brother to one of the females, interfered and very severely beat and abused the police-officers. About ten o'clock on Tuesday morning last, all the above aggressors were brought in custody before Dr. Bird and L. Ll. Dillwyn, Esq., to whom the conduct of the prisoners a month to the House of Correction, and the soldiers were delivered over to the custody of their officers, to be dealt with according to the military law. Certainly it must be admitted, that the police officers of Swansea are altogether highly praiseworthy, for their steady vigilance and activity towards preserving order in the town; and the gross violence and abuse they sometimes meet with should be checked with due severity. ODD FELLOWSHIP.—An immense tea party-composed principally of members of this noble order-took place in Swansea on Tuesday evening. The proceeds are to be devoted to the establishment of a school for the education of the children of Odd Fellows. FATAL ACClDENT.-At Gloucester, on Friday evening last, between the hours of eight and nine, William Tan- ner, son of Mr. Tanner, of the Mumbles, master of the Belinda, of Gloucester, met with his death at that place, under the following circumstances :-He was in the act of crossing from his father's vessel to another-missed his footing—fell into the water, and was drowned. On Wednesday evening last, the bells of Saint Mary's Church, Swansea, sent forth merry peals, in honour of the arrival at that town of the Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of St. David's. His Loidship held a confirmation in the Church on Thursday. SWANSEA PETTY SESSIONS.—[On Tuesday last, 9th inst. Before T. Edw. Thomas, Esq., John Grove, Esq., and Wm. Martin, Esq.] -Sarah, the wife of Daniel Bowen, was charged with stealing a petticoat. Mr. W. E. Kent being sworn, stated—" I am a pawnbroker residing in this town. About 14 days ago I missed a petticoat from the shop. On that very day the prisoner, Sarah, the wife of Daniel Bowen, had been in my shop, and I suspected her of having stolen it." P.C. Sergeant Bennett produced a petticoat that had been delivered to him by Mr. Roberts, another pawnbroker. Mr. Kent identified the petticoat, and said it was the very one he had lost. Mr. Wm. Roberts, pawnbroker, being sworn, stated—" On Saturday night last, between 9 and 10 o'clock, the prisoner, Sarah Bowen, came to my shop with the petticoat now produced, to pledge. I recognised it as one described to me by Mr. Kent, who also at the time told me he suspected Sarah Bowen had stolen it." The prisoner in her defence said she had bought the petticoat of Mrs. Kent about a mouth ago. Mr. Kent said this was not correct, as he had it in the shop since that time. The prisoner was committed to take her trial at the next quarter sessions.—Our correspondent then makes the following observation, in which, we must .say, we fully concur The truly wretched appearance of this poor prisoner is an additional proof that pawn- brokers fatten amidst the poverty and distress of others: they thrive in proportion to the misery of their customers, who generally make use of a pawn-shop as an appen- dage to a gin- shop, and so continue to pledge their ne- cessaries to carry on idleness and dissipation until they have nothing further to pledge then they have recourse to practices similar to the unfortunate woman above.- Richard Morgan, a victualler near the town, made com- plaint, and said—" I have lost a pair of brass candlesticks similar to the pair on the table now before me; and I suspect the person now in custody near me to have taken them, as I met him near my house about the time they were lost, which, with other circumstances tend to confirm my suspicion. I cannot positively swear these are my candlesticks." A daughter of the last witness, a young girl from 12 to 16 years old, was called, who said- The prisoner called at my father's house about from one to two o'clock on Friday last. I did not see him take the candlesticks, but I know these before me are my father's, for I often clewed them, I know one of them especially, from the mark which I now put my finger on." The magistrates looked at the mark, which did not appear to them to be indelible, and, therefore, not a sufficient crite- rion to go by. P.C. Webb stated the candlesticks had been delivered to him by W. Kent, the pawnbroker, who, on being called, said the prisoner had pawned them with him about three o'clock on Friday evening last. The prisoner, who was a slight young man in a respectable working dress—said he was a painter—that he worked at Cwm Avon—had been about a week in the neighbour- hood of Swansea. On further inquiry, it turned out that in so short a time this was the second charge of felony brought against him. The magistrates had very little doubt but that the candlesticks were the property of the complainant, & therefore remanded the prisoner until Thursday, 11th inst. COPPER ORES SOLD AT SWANSEA, SEPTEMBER 10th. 1845. Mines. 21 Cwts. Purchasers. Price. E. s. d. Santiago 87VivianandSons 14 10 0 Do. 81 Do. mm •••» 7 17 0 Do. 78 Do. 12 7 0 Do. 75 Williams, Foster, &; Co, 18 2 6 Do. 68 Vivian & Son g 6 0 Do. 32 Williams, Foster, & Co. 17 10 01 Do. 30 Do. 5 6 29 Do. »••# 24 18 0 Cobre 109 English Copper Co 10 3 6 Do, 108 Do- 10 3 6 Do. 105 Do. 10 1 0 Do. 96 Freeman & Co. 10 15 0 Do. 54 Williams, Foster, & Co. 10 6 6 Victoria 133 Pascoe, Grenfell, and Sons, and Vivian and Sons 5 9 0 Do. 132 Sims, Willyams, Nevill, Druce, & Co. 5 9 6 San Jose in Cobre 88 Vivian & Sons 16 5 0 Do. 81 Do, 10 1 0 Do. 53 Do. •• •••••••• 18 1 0 Do. 40 Freeman and Co 10 2 0 Chili C8 Sims, Willyams, Nevill* Druce, & Co 26 14 6 Do. 60 Do. 26 14 6 Do. 57 Do. 26 14 6 Do. 46 Do. 26 14 6 Knockmahon 88 English Copper Co. 7 1 0 Do. 71 Do. 5 3 0 Ballymurtagh 78 Williams, Foster, & Co, 4 19 0 Do. 43 Do. & Freemau & Co. 3 12 0 Montacute 60 English Copper Co. 13 17 0 Cuba 50 Do. 11 11 6 Vigru and Cloga 30 Williams, Foster, & Co. 4 5 6 Do. 19 Do. 7 16 o Copiapo 8 Do. 18 8 6 Molland 4 Do. 9 1 0 Do. 2 Pascoe, Grenfell, & Son. 5 17 0 Connorree 5 English Copper Co. 19 0 0



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