GtAitOKGAX PEDIGREES. BASSET OF BEAUPRB. XIV.—WILIIAM Basset of Beaupre, sheriff 1558, died II) March, 1586, at. 80, md. Catherine, d. of Sir Rice Man.-ell, by Ann Bridges. She died 10 March, 1593, at 80. lliey ap- pear to have been buried at Monkton-Cornbe Church, near Bath, where is the following inscriptiun upon their tomb :— Filia Kicei Mansell equitis Katherina Bassetti hie conjunx armigeri, o patria e". Bewperium domus est, et quo jacetille sepultus Hex Britonuin Morgan nasceris ipsa loco. Annus erat vitai decies octavus, et iste Te velut ante virum sustulit annus anum Quos ut junxit amor juvenes, sic junxit utrosquc Annorum numero mors violenta senes. Junior ilia fuit septeni cum nuberet annis, Septem annos vidua est facta coeva vim. Conjugium act at is magnum par tempus habebant, Vitas ambo et mortis par fuit ipsa dies. Which has been thus Englished Rice Mansel, Knight,—his daughter Kathcrine, From home thou art, the wife of Basset's Squire Bewper thy home, and where they did enshrine Morgan, the Briton's King, thou did'st a babe respire. Thy term of years was eight times ten; but time Thine age sustained, and his, who was thy care A youthful pair love joined—and here they join In death, who had of days and years an equal share. His junior seven years when they had wedded been That term of life, she a widow seven So that each had ot time an equal share And the same day unlocked to both the gate of heayen." William Basset died March 10, 1586, aged 80 years. Kathenne Basset di*d March 10,1593, aged 80 years." Of children they had—1, Richard. 2, Arnold, ancestor of BASSET of TREGUFF. 3, JoIld of Caer.vent, md. Ann, d. of William Prichard of Caerwent, aud had C,) Edward Basset of Caerwent, mi d. of Morgan Cradoe of Court-rhyd-liir (b) Harry (c) William; (d) Mary, md, Philip ap Morgan Cradoc of Cheriton; (p) Lettice. 4, Elizabeth, md. Robert Thomas of Brigan. 5, Ann, md. William Basset of St. Athans. 6, Man/, md. Doctor Thomas Lyson of Neath, M.D., Prebendary nf Handiitf. 7, jpri^iuith, md. Thomas ap William Hopkin, of CVrt-y-Bettws. XV. RICHARD Basset of Beaupre, sheriff 1596 and 1608. was 65 in 1600 when he built the porch at Beaupre. Men- tioned in 1610 in a Stradling deed as of Fishwear. He md.—1, Catherine, d. and h. ot Thomas Bowen of Flshwear, in St. Marychurch, by Anne, d. of Jo. Kemevs of Cefn Mably. He md,-2, Margaret, d. of Sir John Raglan of Carnllwyd. She had previously md.—1, John Cam of Nash. Sheriff, 1:61. 2, John Sheppard of Allston, Wilts. He md.—3, Catherine, widow of Thomas Vaughan of Dunraven, and d. of Sir Thomas Jones of Abermarlais. By either the 1st or 2nd, probably the 1st wife, he had—1, Edward. 2, Thomas ot Cogan, md. Mary, d. and h. of John ap John of Cogan; and 2nd, Elizabeth, d. of David Evans, and widow of Christopher Van by Mary, he had (a) Mart/, md. Morgan ap Lyson Price of Xeath (b) Susan, md. Edward Jones, Vicar of St. Brides Major. 3. Jvkn. 4, William. 5, Ann, md. 1, John [Thomas j Powell of Liandow. 2, Sir Richard Gamage, Kt. 6, Catherine, who in some pedigrees is placed a generation lower, md. Robert Thomas of Brigan, who md. and had issue by another wife, Catherine, widow of Thomas Vaughan. 7, a daughter, md. William Basset of St. Athans. XVI.—EDWARD Basset of Fish wear and Beaupre, md. Catherine, d. and co-heir of John Carne ot Nash. They had— 1, William. 2, Richard, A.M., L.L.B., Vicar of Llantrissant, Chancellor of Llandaffïn 1626. Rector of Llandow. Preben- dary of Hereford and Llandaff 1619, 161°. He md. May, d. of Francis Godwin, Bp. of Llandaff, and afterwards of Here- ford. He died January, 1641. Bd., and has a monument in the Porch at Llantrissant. They had (a) Francis Basset, vicar of Llantrissant, s.p.; (b) Godwin, b., s.p.; (c) Susan; (J) Margaret, md. Evan Thomas of Trebanog. 3, Margaret. 4, Ann, md. Richard Mason of Croston. 5, Mar/ md. John Basset of Tregaff. 6, Catherine, md. 3 June, 1601, William Thomas of Brychton, Barrister-at-Law. 7, Elizabeth, md. Francis Wyndham, of co. Sam. XVII.—William Basset of Beaupre, sheriff 1621, md. Cecil, dau. of Thomas Vaughan, of Dunraven, by Catherine Jones, of Abermarlais. They had—1, Richard. 2, Bussy. 3, Edward. 4, Thomas, 5, John, md. Ann, ù. of William Prichard, of Caerwent. She remarried Morgan Cradoc, of Cheriton. They had—(a) Edtvard Basset, md. a dau. of Morgan Cradoc, by his 1st wife. (b) Henry, (c) William. (d) Mary, md. Philip, son of Mot-ran Cradoc, of Court-rhyd- hir. 6, Jenkin. 7, William. 8, Mary, md. Lyson Williams, of Aberpergwm. 9, Elinor, md. Edward Matthew, ot Llyn- Rvddyd. 10, Cecil, md. Randal Harper, of Machen. XVIII.—Sir RICHABD Basset of Beaupre, had £ the manor of St. Hilary, wherein standeth Beaupre, his chief dwelling- house and very goodly and fair demesnes thereunto belong- ing He had also a moiety of Marcross, and goodly demesne lands there. He had also Viswere^Fisliwear], wherein standeth a fair house, and goodly demesnc, lands thereunto belonging." When sheriff in 1641, he is described as Sir Richard Basset, of Aberaman; no doubt the dower house of the 2d wife. He was buried at St. Hilary, Friday, 21 Februaiy, 1664, a fact entered iu the Register of St. Mary-Church. He married 1. Mary, d. of Edmund Thomas, of Wenvoe, and widow of George Kemeys of Kemeys. She died between Dec. 1632 and Dec. 1636. He married—2. Elizabeth, d. of Edward Van of Marcross, and widow of Win. Mathew of Roos and Aber- aman. By Mary he had—1, William. 2, Edmund, baptd. St. Mary-Church, 1 Feb. 1629, before his father was knighted. 3, Catherine, d. of Richard Basset, Esq. and Mary Thomas, bap. St. M.-C. 14 Dec. 1624. 4, Mary, bap. St. M.-C. 4 Dec. 1632. Md.—1, William Games of Aberbran Junes Bree I. 1691. 2, James Corey, or Corry, Parson of Leckwich, Llan- dough, Cogan, Penarth, and Lavernock. By Elizabeth Van he had-5, Richard. 6, John, married Hannah, d. of Edward Stradling, of Roath. 7, Edward. 8, Jane, d. of Richard B. and Elizabeth Van. Baptd. St. M.-C. 28 Dec. 1636. She md, Anthony Jones, A.M., vicar of Llan- trissant, archdeacon of St. David's, and prebendary of Llandaff. 9, Elizabeth, bap. St. M.-C. 9 Jan. 1637. She married Win. Andrews of Cadoxton. XIX.—Sir William Basset, Kt., md. Martha, 3rd d. and coli. of Sir Hugh Wyndham of Pilsden, co. Dorset, and widow of Edward Carne of Ewenny. They died either childless, or without male heir. XIX.—2. RICHARD Basset of Beaupre, appears in a list of gentry in 1673, and was living 1678. Was surety for Sir Edward Stradling for £21,000, which he was called upon to pay and thus reduced his family. He md. 1 Philippa, d. of James Campbell of Woodford heiress of Cumberland, and of kin to the House of Argyle. 2, Priscilla, d. of Colonel Philip Jones of Fonmon, md. 1678. Died, 1691. By Priscilla he had 1, Philip Basset of Beaupre, living 1709. Ob. s.p. 2, JLichard. 3, Jane, living 1678, md. Charles Gibbs. 4, Elizabeth, living 1673, md. Thomas Powell of Llandow. 5, Ann. 6, Priscilla, md. Thomas Cross. XX.—RICHAED Basset of Beaupre, Major in the army. Bap. 12 Nov., 1690. Md. 1, Barbara, d. of William Bain- brigge of Lockington, co. Derby, neice to Sir Nicholas Wilmot, Bt. 2, Catherine Apreece of co. Derby, niece to the Earl of Clarendon, and of kin to Queen Anne. By Barbara he had— XXI.—HARRY Basset of Beaupre.* Born 1730. Colonel in the 52d Regiment. He md. his cousin Catherine, d. of Thomas Bainbrigge of Woodseat, co. Derby, and had-I, Capt. James Basset, Inspector of Emigrants. 2, Brigadier General Sir Richard Basset, died single, 1806. Colonel of the 6th W. I. Regiment. 3, Thomas. 4, William, Major in the army. 5, Richard, Lieut.-Col. R.A. 5, Henry. 6, Catherine, md. William King, of the Minories in London. XXII.—Lieut.-Colonel THOMAS Basset, Governor of the Military Knights of Windsor. Died 7 Jan., 1842. He md. 1 March, 1790, Elizabeth, d. of Alexander Cruikshanhs of co. Aberdeen. Both are buried in the Deans Cloisters, Windsor. They had—1, Richard. 2, William Alexander Basset; b. 1 June, 1810. 3, Catherine, md. Capt. Brookes of Appledore, co. Devon. 4, Hannah Augusta, õ, Isabella, md. Lieut..Col. William Bruce, K.H. 6, Georgianna Anne Mansel. XXIII.—RICHARD Bassett of Beaupre, Captain R.A Born 6 Dec., 1797. Ob. s.p. NOTE UPON (XII) JOHN BASSET. The following is a translation of an Inquisition preserved a Fonmon, written upon an indented parchment, carrying upon 3 parchment labels 13 seals III red wax. The seals are rnde: and not all legible. One has the Carne pelican vulning her- self, and another, what appears to be the stump of a tree couped and eradicated, with a motto of three short words in a Gothic character. "INQUISITION taken at Cardiff 11th July, 7 Henry 7 (1492), before Ralph Bampton, escheator of the county of Glamorgan and Morgan, by virtue of a brief oj 'Diem clansit extremum' to him addressed, and the other part of this inquisition is upon the oath of John Butler, Richard Turbervil, Richard ap Howel ap Thomas, Thomas lurbervil, Lewis ap Richard, Richard Loughor, Llewelyn ap John Gwyn, Thomas ap Howell ap Thomas, William ap Jenkin Havard, William Cogan of Wrinston, William ap Howell ap Llewelyn, and Jevan IW Jankyn ap Adam. Who declare upon their oath that John Bassett on the day on which he died, was seized of two parts of the moiety of a knight's fee in Llanrithed, and of half apart of a tee in Mar- cross, worth on the whole, by the last [computation] £1688.4<1. and held of the lord by military service. Further they de- clare that the said John Basset at his death was seized of cer- tain lands and tenements in Eglwys-Brewis held in free socage of Castleton, by a red rose annually, and worth per annum by the last [computation] £40. And they also declare that the aforesaid John Basset was not seized, at his death, of any other lands or tenements in the said county of Glamorgan and Morgan. And that the same John Basset died 24 May last present. And that James Basset is his son and heir, and was 26 years and more in age on the day on which the said John Basset died. In testimony of which thing to this inquisition these aforesaid are witnesses [and as jurors aforesaid] have affixed their seals. Given on the day and year and at the place aforesaid." NOTE UPON [XIV] WILLIAM BASSET. Willyim Bassett of Bewper, in the countye of Glamorgan Esquire, sendyth greeting in our Loid God everlesting. Know you, me, the sayd Willyim, hereby to have constituted nominated and appointed Roger Seys of Bolston, in the countye of Glam- aforsaid, to be my Steward of my Lordships and Manors of Saynt Hillary, Tregove, Llantrytbid, and Penon in the countye aforesaid, to have hold and exercise the same office only during my pleasure. In witness whereof I have hereto sett my sele, the date of the 26 day of October in the fifteenth year of the raygn of our SoTere.gn Lad* Elizabeth, by the i?race ot God Queen of England3 Franc* and Ireland, defender of the faith [1«>73J. Willm Basbett. LSeal gone]. Penon and Treguff were held under the chapter ol Gloucester by lease. There is some obscurity about theManot of Llantrithyd, which seems to have been acquired by thotua: Basset by marriage, and was certainly, as it still is, in thi possession of his decendents.
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"HAVAXNAH" INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL-SHIP AND RAGGED SCHOOLS, CARDIFF. We liave been favoured with a copy of the annual report of the committee, which we have much plea- sure in laying before our readers. It exhibits much the same sort of plodding perseverance which has characterised their management of the Institution, through good and bad times, for the last eight years. We have seen their energies stimulated and their hopes raised to a perilous pinnacle of height, by fail- promises of aid from the Committee of Council on Education, during the second year of the school's career, and have watched them struggling out of the debt which the failure of those promises involved. Year after year we have followed them vainly urging the claims of their destitute protegees to a share of the Parliamentary grant for education. Before the Lord President; in the House of Commons at the Social Science Congress, and elsewhere, they have iterated and reiterated the self-evident proposition, that money voted by the State for the education of the poor, ought not to be withheld from the poorest of the poor. Again, we have seen them entangled in the tech- nicalities of the Privy Council-office while sueing for a building-grant, and foiled at all points there, applying with better success to the Admiralty for the hulk Havannah,' in which the school is now collected. The officials of the Privy Coun- cil-office no longer disguise their aversion to this class, which they say ought not to exist." and which (since its existence cannot be ignored), must seek assistance from some other office, whose routine is [more elastic and better adapted to their Arab habits of life. The Home Office, for instance, will pay liberally for their support in a prison, re- formatory, or Industrial School, if they will simply do a little petty larceny, or let the Police see them as- sociating wiih reputed thieves," why not go to them ? This was in effect the course actually recommended to the managers by Mr. Lingen, and they have so far adopted it, as to get the school certified, abandoning the hope of getting any sufficient support from their Lordships. Space .will not allow of our commenting further upon the Report, than to urge upon the Magistracy and Police of the county, the necessity of maintaining the Industrial School, by committing to its care all such proper cases as come under their notice. REPORT. "The events of the past twelve months are sufficiently important to mark the period as memorable in the his- tory of the Cardiff Ragged School. "That small community of neglected children, which eight years since assembled nightly in the olù cavalry barracks to receive instruction (rom a 'ew volunteer teachers, after expanding beyond the capabilities of those premises, and swarming to the hive afforded by the decks of the frigae Havannah," has during the year 1862 separated into two distinct schools—distinct both in sex and character. The boys' school is no longer simply a Ragged School, where any outcast urchin may look in for an hour's, a day's, or a month's schooling at such times as the pursuit of a very precarious livelihood may permit it is now an institution well known at the office of H.M.'s Secretary of State for the Home Department, by the title of the Havannah Certified Industrial School." In this capacity it has received during the past year (besides an average of about 80 day-scholars of the class just referred to) ten poor boys from 8 to 13 years of age, who either through the neglect, or at the instigation, of their natural guardians, have taken to a life of begging and vagrancy, and been committed under the Industrial Schools Act to the custody of the managers for periods of from one to four years. These boys are lodged, clothed, and fed the Treasury contribution of 5s. per week would in the case of a larger number cover a good proportion of the cost of instruction, as well as of maintenance but with so few committed boys the means uf paying salaries is left Lo the liberality of the public, unaided as heretofore by grants from the Committue of Council on Education. The final inspection of the schools, by direction of their Lordships was made in July last. The Rev J. lluddock thus summarises his report — CARDIFF BOYS' lUGGED SCHOOL. This School is doing its work Well; the intellectual in- struction is not of a very high order, but is .sufficient for the purpose the industrial and special training excellent." CAEDIFE GIRLS' RAGGED SCHOOL. "The School instruction is good and intelligent, and the industrial training very satisfactory, as far as the limited means at command admit." Shortly afterwards the boys underwent a further exa- mination by the Rev. Sydney Turner, her Majesty's Inspector of Certified Schools, under direction of the Home Office. The following letter expresses the favourable impression which his visit created :— "Office of Reformatory and Certified Industrial Schools, "15. Parliament-street, Sept. 18, 1862. "MY DEAE SIR.-I write a line to say that I was very much satisfied with my inspection of the Havannah' school ship. The arrangements of the ship and the persons em- ployed seem to be just what one could wish well calculated to exercise a good influence over the hays, and to promote the great object of the institution, uainely, the weaning of the lads from those habits of vagrancy and disorder which are the sure beginning of crime. I greatly hope that the magistracy of the neighbourhood will use the opportunity of preventing juvenile crime which the school affords as thoroughly as your efforts deserve. With more boys sent under a magistrate's order your committee would be enabled to supply the only de- ficiency which I had reason to observe, the want of a rather larger staU. Your school-master has more to do in the instruction of so many chilùren-mostly young-than he can efficiently perform. He needs an assistant, and that, I trust, you will be ahle gradually to afford him. The boys seem quite of the right class, and their look and manner shew that they are being dealt with in the right manner. I trust that ere long you will be able to establish a similar Certified School for girls. I am, very faithfully yours, J. Watson, Esq." TURNER. "It rests now mainly with the magistrates and police of the neighbourhood to make this institution available for the good of which it is capable and its existence depends upon their making use of it as fully as the state of the vagrant community permits. It is too early to look for results as regards the boys committed to the Havannah" by magistrates' order. Two out of three who were dis- charged at the end of the year have been provided with respectable situations. Some very satisfactory testimo- nials have been received of the career of old Ragged School pupils. Mr. Mc.Ausland reports of one 'I have found the boy H- very well behaved since he has been in this house (Sailors' Home), and can give him a good character he has been honest and hard-working, and I have great pleasure in speaking well of him.' Another is employed by Mr. Trist, ironmonger, who writes :— 'I have much pleasure in bearing testimony to the good character of the lad I had from the Industrial School-ship "Havannah," about 8 months since he is well-behaved, willing, active and honest, and the education he has re- ceived renders him competent to discharge his duties satisfactorily.' These, and other like cases, justify the committee in congratulating themselves upon the prosperous working of the schools, but a comparison of their subscription list with that of former years shows that the prosperity does not extend to their finances. "The committee would take'this opportunity of pub- licly acknowledging their obligation to Mr. Win. Riley, who undertakes the onerous duty of collecting the sub- scriptions gratuitously." The following is the report furnished by the Committee of Ladies for the past year :— REPORT. The ladies committee of the Ragged School can review with considerable satisfaction the labours of the past year. Since the girls have been entirely separated from the boys, and the school has been placed under the care of Miss Phillips, it has very decidedly improved in general efficiency and order. An assistant to Miss Phillips has been engaged at a small weekly payment, and she is rendering herself very useful. rhe attention of the committee was especially directed by some remarks made by the Inspector at his last visit, to the importance of confining this charity to the class of children, who, either from their parents' poverty or neglect, were absolutely cut off from any other means of education. This point had not before been sufficiently considered, but the ladies have now taken measures to remove such children as have parents able to pay for their admission into other schols, and to guard against abuse of the charity for the future."
CARMARTHEN. Considerable excitement prevailed in Carmarthen on Friday afternoon last, in consequence of a report that Mr. Titus Lewis Jones, late chemist and druggist, and son of the Rev. H. W. Jones, Baptist Minister, of that town, bad been found dead in bed in his own house. An inquest was held on Friday even- ing in the Guildhall, before John Hughei, Esq., coroner, and a respectable jury. It appeared from evidence that the de- ceased, when last seen alive, was in his usual health. On Friday morning, the deceased lying in bed beyond his usual hour, the servant girl was sent upstairs by Mrs. Jones to call him. She knocked at the door, but getting no answer, she went down again. This was repeated several times, until Mrs. Jones, getting alarmed, went upstairs with the servant about half-past twelve o'clock, and bursting the door open, they were horrified to find Mr. Jones lying with his head and ) part of his body on the floor, his feet entangled in the bed- clothes on the bed, and the side of his face exposed to view quite black, he being evidently quite dead. Dr. Rowlands f arrived at one o'clock, and in his evidence said I went about 1 one o'clock to the house of Mr. Titus Lewis Jones, in Water- > street. I went upstairs to the second storey, and in the front room I observed a body, which I afterwards ascertained to be that ot Mr. Jones, lying partly on the bed and partly on the giound. He was quite dead, stiff, and cold. I cannot give a decided opinion as to the cause of death; but I infer that he either fractured or dislocated his neck high up, and died t I instantaneously from that. I am of opinion that he had been dead several hours befoie I saw him, and I believe that he broke his neck by falling out of bed.—The Coroner summed up, and the jury returned a verdict of Accidental death."
ROATH BOARD OF HEALTH. I The usnal monthly meeting of the ahove hoard was held in the Board-room on Tuesday last. C. II. Williams, Esq., in tho :hair. The minutes of thc last meetiug were rcad and passed. The CLEEIC then read a letter from Mr. Grcenhill, expressing his regret that in consequence of his removal he must resign !iis place at the Board. A NEW METIBER. After the reading of the resignation of Mr. Grecnhill, Mr* [1. Bird proposed and Mr. C. Pearsun seconded, that Mr- Nixon be elected a member of the Board in the place of Mr- jrreenhill. The CHAIEMAX put the propositioll to the meeting, which was carried unanimously. THE FINANCE CO-MAIITTEE. 1 he CLERIC explained that in consequence of the appoint- ment of JMr. John Williams, as surveyor, one of the members must be elected to supply that gentleman's place on the Finance Committee. Mr. Pearson was then unanimously 21ected to fill the vacant place. THE DKAINAGE QUESTION. The SURVEYOR laid before the Board plans which had been prepared of that part of the district proposed to be drained into the Cardiff Sewer. He theu entered into details, shewing :he kind of work required to carry out the plan. The CIIAIRMAN said that as a large portion of the land in :he district including Milton-street and Shakespeare-street, .vhich had been proposed to IJe drained, belonged to Lord rredegar, and he had an impression that there was a clause inserted in the building losses, that it was to be diained ac- cording to the direction of the landlord, lie was not quite positive upon the matter, but he had a strong impression that it was so. If such was the case, the portion remaining to them would be extremely small. Mr. II. BIRD thought that whatever were the terms of the leases, that Board had a duty to perform, which according to the Act of Parliament, was to pitch, pave, and drain the re- spective streets pointed out on the plan before them. He ap- prehended that the chairman in adverting to the terms of the leases, only wished to inform them how the case stood between the landlord and the lesees. It was not the chairman's inten- tion to interpose any difficulty. The CHAIRMAN explained that it was only his impression as regards the wording of the leases. A resolution was then passed authorising the Clerk to pre- pare the necessary notices and the Surveyor was requested to submit his plans to Mr. Waring, of Cardiff, for approval. The Clerk said, although the notices would be served upon the owners of the property it was understood that the work would be done under the direction of the Surveyor of the Board. And as the subjects of the best mode of carrying out the work in question could not be well entertained at the monthly meetings of the Board, he suggested that a com- mittee be appointed for that purpose. The following gentlemen wete then appointed a committee for that purpose, and requested to report to the next monthly meeting :—The Chairman, Messrs. D. Thomas, C. Pearson, II. Bird, and A. Douglas. THE SURVEYOR'S REPORT. I beg to report to you that in accordance with your in- structions of the 7th and 14th ultimo, 1 have prepared the fol- lowing plans and sections, viz., for the flushing of the paving, curbing, channelling, and metalling of Elm-street. Also for the draining, paving, curbing, channelling and metall'ng of Clive-street, Milton-street, Shakspeare-street, John-street, Oxford-street, and Montgomery-road, being the west part of the district proposed to be drained into the Canlill sewer. Your contractor has commenced and made considerable pro- gress with the slaughter-houses. The troughs in the fasting sheds are completed, bills of which I lay before you, and re- commend them to be paid. James Oram may be paid £8 10s. on account of his contract." CONTRACTOR'S ACCOUNT. The CLERK read a letter from Messrs. John and Francis' the contractors for the roads, asking for the payment of £20 8s., being a balance due for work done by them under the directions of the late surveyor, stating that in the event of the money not being paid they should feel themselves compelled to take legal proceedings for the recovery of it. Mr. KXSOH said, the circumstances under which the work had been done had been fully considered by the Board on more than one occasion, aud the Board felt quite convinced tlut they were responsible for the payment of the work done. They all knew that the Surveyorhad done the work without the direction of the Board. No notices having.been served upon the owners of the property, they could not recover the money from them. The contractors had no doubt a claim against the late surveyor, but he did not think they had against the Board. MR. A. K. THOMAS thought it was a verv hard case. The work had been done, and the men had a right to be paid by some one. They perhaps had no legal claim against the board, but in point of equity they had, as the work had been done by the order of their surveyor at the tune the order was given. M. H. BIRD also considered it was a hard case, and suggested that a compromise should be made. The CHAIRMAN was of opinion that the contractors ought to be paid. There could be no dispute that the work was not done. If the auditor would pass the account- he thought they ought to stretch a point and settle the matter. 0 The CLERK said, as one of the interested parties, he had offered to pay his portion of the claim it the others would do the same. If it was the wish of the Board he would consult the auditor upon the matter. The subject was, after a little further conversation, dropped, it being unilerstood that the Clerk would bring- the subject before the auditor at the next audit on the 20th lnst. THE NEW RATE. The CLERK reported that there was only ,£30 in the bank- also that the Collector was of opinion that £:30 might be still collected on the prrsellt rate. lie had prepared an estimate for a new rate to extend over the next 9 months, and he thought a rate of Is. 81. in the pound would be necessary. He said, while it was requisite to make nn estimate for a definite period, it was not necessary that the rate should Install that time, tor as soon as their funds were exhausted they had power to make a new rate. He, however, hoped that a rate of b. 8d" which was the same as the last, would be sufficient for their purposes for the nine months. This terminated the business.
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PONTYPRIDD. ( ATTEMPTED MURDER. Somewhere about midway between Treforest and Pontypridd, stands a small miserable looking cottage, one story high, built by the person who resides in it, a labouring man, of the name of Read. The cottage stands at a considerable elevation, and the only approach from the road seems to be by a winding flight of steps made of pieces of stone such as are used in the walls which seperate the fields of the different farmers in the neighbourhood. Read, who is a man about 50 yeara of age, lived in this cottage with a woman, who though not his wife, has oeen cohabiting with him for some time. It was, how- ever, pretty generally known in the neighbourhood that this woman was not so faithful to him as he wished her to be, and that a man of the name of Isaac Thomas, was in the habit of visiting her during the absence of Read. It appears that laterly Read had obtained employment at Peuarth, that he was in the habit of leaving home on Sunday evening, and not returning till Saturday evening. It was also generally believed that Thomas was in the habit of visiting the cottage and sleep- ing there two or three nights a week. On Monday morning, the 27th ult., Read left his cottage as usual, but unexpectedfy returned that evening. Read, and the woman Matthews, retired to rest, and about 12 o'clock he was awakened by hear- ing some one knocking at his door he called out, but received no answer. He jumped out of bed, and on opening the window, saw the figure of a man slowly descending the steps, he took up a gun he had loaded in the room and shot the man in the face as the winding descent brought him in front of the cottage. Thomas, staggered for about 40 yards, and then fell down from loss of blood. Read, was of course apprehended the next day, and brought before a magistrate for committal to prison. He was again, at the Petty Sessions, held on Wednesday' last, re- manded for a fortnight. Thomas, the wouuded man, being unable to attend. Mr. Elisor attended on the part of Read, and offered bail for his appearance, which was however de- clined. PONTYPRIDD BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The usual weekly meeting of the above board was held at the Board-room of the New Inn on Wednesday last. There were present—W. Perkins, Esq. (chairman), E. Williams, Esq., Thos. Fothergill, Esq.; Messrs. G. J. Penn, D. Davies (Llantrisant), William Evans, W. Thomas, Thomas Jones, J. Reynolds, D. Thomas, J. S. Maddocks, W. Prichard, M. Morgan, the Rev. D. Noel, and W. Graves, Esq., Inspector for the Poor-Law Board. REGISTRATION DISTRICTS. The Chairman said they were honoured that day with th attendance of Mr. Graves, the Inspector for the Poor-Law Boaid, who bad come there for the purpose of consulting with them respecting the division of the Union into districts'. He should simptyintoduce that gentleman to them. Mr. Graves said he had come to them to ask their attention upon a matter which, though placed out of their disposal, they might at the same time afford to him much assistance in the division of the Union into districts for the purpose of regis- tration. They were all aware that some time since a com- mittee was appointed, and that committee made a report as to the division of the Union, which was not adopted by the Board. A few weeks ago he received a letter from the Poor Law Board, authorising him to visit this union for the purpose of ascertaining and recommending to that Board the division into sub-districts. He wished them to understand that he came there to make enquiries, to ask the assistance of the whole Board not only on the division of the Union, but on the ap- pointment of the registrars, for though that appointment rested with the Poor-Law Board there were no gentlemen more likely to be acquainted with what was required than they were. He was not bound by their decision, still he desired their assistance. He felt he should not be doing wrong in expressing his views respecting the division. He did not complicate himself, he certainly did not complicate the Poor- Law Board. He need not enter into the subject of the ap- pointment of the superintendent-registrar, that office was. he believed, held by their clerk, The Chairman By the unanimous approval of the Board. Mr. Graves It might have been a question whether they had any power to appoint any other person as superintendant registrar. The union if he understood the matter rightly was a collecting together of certain parishes which formerly formed parts of the unions of Merthyr Tidvil and Cardiff. It was upon the basis of forming the new union that he came to them to make inquiries of their board. The committee appointed by them recommended the district to be divided into three sub-districts, first, the parishes of Eglwysillan, Lan- vabon and Llanwonno to form one, with a population of 17,428, and containing 32,002 acres. The registrar in that district to reside in Newbridge. The second division, called the Llantrissant, to contain the parishes of Llantrissant and Llantwit Vardre, with a population of 9,907, and containing 21,980 acres, the registrar to reside at Llantrissant. The third division to contain the parish of Ystradyfodwg alone with a population of 3,035, and containing 19,591 acres, it was also suggested that the registrar should reside within a mile from the Ystrad station. The Registrar General desires that in the division of any union, it should embrace as few districts as the inhabitants are inclined to admit. The registrar general would have been pleased with the division of the union into two districts only, but their committee thought they could not see that less than three divisions would suit their purposes. They recommended that the parish of Ystradyfodwg should be a district alone, ontbeground that it was situated at the extrnnity of the union, that it had an increasing population which in ten years had increased from 951 to 3,035, and since 1361 it was estimated that the population had increased 1,000 mOre. This recommendation of the committee was now adopted by the Board of Guardians, but he confessed he could not seo the reason why the board in the place of ac- cepting this division should have recommended the divi- sion of the union into four, They allrJweù the LIan- trissant division to remain as it was, and also the Ystrad- yfodwg, but they said that Caerphilly should have a district of itself, aud they also suggested that Pontypridd should be in one district, thus dividing this district into two. No v, the objection in the mind of the Registrar General was, that the division into four districts would cause too many appointments of Registrars, and he thought that the Poor Law Board looked upon the division as unnecessary. That division was now quite out of the question, and his instructions were to consider the question only of dividing the Union into three districts only. He doubted if there was any necessity for the residence of a Hegistrar at Eglwysillan, and he could not see any reasonahle claim why Caerphilly should have a Registrar independent of Pontypridd. The Registrar-General's division of the Union was for statistical purposes; for the power to enable him at va- rious times to compare the population of one district with another; the rates of births, deaths, and marriages indifferent pal ishes in the same districts; to compare the rate of popu- lation in oue district, with the rate of population in another. It was, therefore, an objection in this respect, that the hamlet ofGlyntaff should be separated from the parish of Eglwys- illan. Neither did he see any reason why the town of Ponty- pridd should be embraced by one district. When the sugges- tion of the commiitee was laid before the Board, that Board declined the plan of the divisions, and adopted another. Throughout all the plans, the district of Lantrissant remained the same. The nther two included Lanvabon and Eglwysillan, still separating Caerphilly from Pontypridd and Lanwonno, and Ystradyfodwg, That plan the Registrai-Geueral decidedly I disapproves of, as in the formation of the three divisions every one embraces a part of this town. Pontypridd is remarkably situated at the confluence of certain parishes, and these parishes are distributed in the three divisions. The Registrar-General has expressed his strong disapproval of this; therefore, he might impress upon them that this division would not he felt certain be approved of, as the Registrar-General had his strong disapproval of it; for though the Poor Law Board were not bound to adopt the decision of the Registrar-General, there was little doubt that his recommendation would have a great weight. The separation of the town into three districts, would also separate them from the relief division. He came to the conclusion therefore that this last plan was not so good as the first. He came to ask their opinions. As far as his own observations went he saw no better plan than the first, namely, that which their committee had recom- mended to them. It has these great advantages, which the Registrar General considers of so much importance, that it does not diverge to any considerable extent from the relief districts. One of the divisioI18 recommended by the committee coincides with the relief districts entirely. The other two divisions comprise three relief districts, two for the Ponty- pridd division. There was, however, this deficiency in the first plan, it divides this town into two districts, while there is one district separate from Pontypridd; but from the re- markable situation of the town he thought the division of the town among the three districts was an evil to which they must submit. He thought, therefore, that as far as he could see, the report of the committee recommending the division of the Union into three sub-districts was better than the pro- position adopted by the Board recommending the division of the Union into four. It was also better than the second division, which the Board adopted, and which was subsequently disapproved of; and unless he could see some strong reason against that division he should recommend its adoption by the Registiar General and also to the Poor Law Board. After the gentlemen had expressed their views on the subject of the division, he would again speak to them respecting the appoint- ment of the registrars. He came there entirely ignorant of all persons, he had very little personal acquaintance with any gentleman residing in that part of the county. The Hev. 1). Noel asked whether it was the intention according to the present arrangement to remove the present registrar from Lanvabon, including the district of Caerphilly in the Pontypridd district, and causing the registrar to reside at Pontypridd. Mr. Evans had been their registrar for the last 10 years, and it would be a very hard case to compel him, either to resign his offide or to remove to a distance. Again it would be wrong that the inhabitants of Gelligaer should be brought six or seven miles to this town for regis- tration purposes. He should make an objection to the removal of Mr. Evans, who bad fulfilled his duties for the last 10 years, he must- observe, in every way to the satisfaction of the Board. Mi. Penn thought it very desirable that the registrar should resideatPontypridd. It would be wrong that the inhabitants of thetown should go to Gelligaer. The smaIler population should come to the larger, not that the many should be in- convenienced for the convenience of the swaller number. The Rev. D. Noel said, perhaps, the objection could be to some extent modified by having an office for the registrar in Pontypridd, where he should attend on certain day's of the week or, that he should visit the parishes of the district in turn. Mr. Penn considered it very objectionable that the registrar should he moving about. from one parish to }1nothrr, as persons might visit his house and not find him at home, and would thus be put to considerable inconvenience. Mr. Graves said, unless any other gentleman had any re- marks to make upon the division of the Union into districts, he should decide upon recommending that division which had been recommended to their Board by the committee. He should now ask their assistance in the selection of persons to fill the offices of registrars to this union. He had received three applications for the office of registrar for the Pontypridd district, oue from Mr. Evans of Lanvabon, the present regis- trar one from Mr. Jones of Pontypridd another from Mr. Powell, the registrar of marriages in Pontypridd, with a very excellent testimonial from Mr. Watkins, the Clerk to the Car- diff Board. He had also heard that Mr. W. Phillips, the re- lieving officer for Pontypridd district, had applied for the office. There were many reasons why the registrar for this district should reside in the town. Two of the applicants, Mr. Powell and Mr. Jones, did so. Mr. Phillips, he believed, did not; if he did, the relieving officer of a district was a very suitable person to receive the appointment. The Chairman said that Mr. Phillips was a very suitable person; he was an attentive and very efficient person as a re- lieving officer, and he had no doubt would be found in every respect suitable as the registrar. He lived at a short distance from the town but would remove into it should he receive the appointment. Mr. T. Heynolds also spoke in high terms of Mr. Phillips as an officer, observing that any of the objections he had to the present arrangement would be removed by the appointment of Mr. Phillips to the office. The Rev. D. Noel thought it was a hard case to remove a man from the office which he had filled so well for 10 years, and against whom there was not the least blame. Rather than lose the appointment he thought that Mr. Evans would remove to Pontypridd, although it would be at considerable inconvenience and sacrifice. Mr. Graves said that Mr. Cook, of Llantrissant, seemed to be the only applicant for that district. The Chairman spoke highly of Mr. Cook as an officer while ill connection with the Cardiff Union. Mr. Graves said, for the parish of Ystradyfodwg, it has been recommended that the registrar reside within a mile of the Ystrad station. There were three applications, Mr. Frank James, Mr. W. Davies, assistant overseer and fanner, Mr. Davies of Dinas. The Chairman said Mr. William Davies of Todd, was a well-known public officer, and a man highly respected and very suitable for the office. Mr, Graves said he should then recommend to the Poor Law Board the division of the union as recommended by their committee, and Mr. W. Phillips as the registrar for the Pontypridd district, Mr. Cook for the Llantrissant, and for the remaining division Mr. Davies, of Todd. He had, he said, listened to the cases of relief which had come before their board that morning, and he felt that there were several instances in which the want of a si1Ítable building as a work- house was very apparent. It was imperative for them to pro- vide a workhouse as soon as possible. There would be he should hope no difficulty in selecting a spot of ground suitable. When the workhouse was erected they would be able to provide for their relief cases in a manner which they were unable to do now. He thought the site of the workhouse should not be too elevated, but in such a position that carts and vehicles could have easy access. Not at too great a distance from the town, still not in the town. There ought to be a piece of ground for garden purposes, and also a good supply of water. There had been several workhouses built lately very cheap, one at Gower, near Swansea, which was built on a piece of land redeemed frorr the sea—a very beautiful site; the cost of the erection had it not been for a very great deal of labour in removing a bluff behind the house would not have exceeded £2500, as it was the total amount would not exceed £ 30j0. He thought they might erect a suitable building for .€3000. The Clerk read a letter from Mr. Corbett, stating that the Trustees of the Marquis of Bute had declined to sell the piece of ground mentioned at the last meeting for the purposes re- quired by the Board. The Chairman thought that on that day week they would be in a positioll to fix upon a spot of ground. This terminated the public business of the meeting. PONTYPRIDD PET ry SESSIONS. (Before W. Perkins, Esq.) ASSAULT. Edward Eawrence, labourer, of Pontypridd, was charged with an assault on Thomas Menit. Defendant did not appear Complainant said, on the 18th April last, about half-past 11 o'clock, he met defendant in the street, and in passing defen- dant struck him in the face. There had been no previous pro- vocation. Fined 10s. and costs, in default, one month's im- prisonment. LARCENY. William Owen, a collier, was charged with stealing a quarter of a pound of tea, from the Ivor Hael, public house, at Ystrad- yvodwg, the property of Griffiths Richard, on Tuesday afternoon the 5th May. Catherine Richards, the landlady of the public house, said she had a quarter pound of tea lying ou the mantle-piece in the tap-room on Tuesday morning. The prisoner came into the tap-room about 2 o'clock, he stayed there about one hour and had two pints of beer; as soon as he left she missed the tea. She went in pursuit of the prisoner, and met P.O. Evans and told him, who followed theprisouer. She bought. the tea of a traveller, and that parcel produced is like the one she bought, P C. Evans said, he received information of the robbery from the last witness, and apprehended the prisoner about a mile from the house, charged him yith stealing a quarter pound of tea from the Ivor Had public house, he said be knew nothing about it; searched him and found the quarter of tea now produced. Asked him where he got the tea from? and he said he did not know the tea was in bis pocket. Prisoner pleaded guilty. Sentenced to 14 days imprisonment with hard labour. LEAVING WORK WITHOUT GIVING NOTICE. Thomas Howell, a collier, was charged with absenting him- self from work without giving a proper notice. Thomas Baunfootli, manager for the firm of Messrs. Booker, said the defendant should have given a month's notice. Defendant promised to go to work, which on payment of costs was accepted by the magistrates and the prosecutor. The case was therefore dismissed,
MONMOUTHSHIRE. SOUTH WALES INSTITUTE OF ENGINEES- \V e understand that the members of this institute will meet at the Wcstgatc Hotel, Newport, on the 13th, when some valuable papers will be read and discussed. NEWPORT.—It is currently reported that a company is being formed under the Limited Liability Act for the purpose of building and repairing- ships of a high class in Newport. We have heard that a considerable amount has been already subscribed towards the enterprise. IhYK OF WALES.—Wo are informed that the Bank of A\ ales have taken for a term of years the premises formerly occupied by Mr. Henry Mullock (now in the occupation of Mr. Wood), and that they will this week commence the necessary alterations for carrying on their Banking business. Cw.M::V\x IRON WORKS.—We have great pleasure in stating that these extensive works, which have been so long idle, will shortly be put in full work by some enterprising capitalists, who intend carrying them on with vigour in the manufacture of general railway works, spikes, bolts, &c., &c. PONTYPOOL.—Testimonials appear to be the order of the day in this district, inasmuch as a correspondent informs us that one is about to be presented to Mr. Cuthbertson, late assistant to James Essex, Esq., surgeon, of this town, whose medical skill and attention to his duties, it is said, have won him much esteem and respect in this neighbourhood. STOW FAIR.—We have been informed there is no pro- bability of this fair being continued, the owner of the property refusing to let the ground for that purpose, the police have received orders to apprehend any persons who may attempt to crect booths or portable stalls for the sale of the commodities usually disposed of on this occasion, ( It the spot known as the Marshes-field, with permission to hold the fair there, the ap- plication was refused. MONMOUTH AND MALVERN RAILWAY.—We are pleased to find that the bit! for authorising the construction of a line of railway between Monmouth and Malvern is progressing favourably. It has been read a second time; and the project is we understand, likely to secure extensive support among capitalists and others largely interested in our local trade. The contemplated line will furnish a much-needed railway outlet from the upper part of this country, and will, in fact, connect Mor.mouthshire at its eastern point with the great railway systems of the country. THE BIOIIT OF A LAY RECTOR.—The plaintiff in the case Griffin v. Dighton and another, which was tried in the Court of Queen's Bench on Tuesday, was a lady and the lay rector of the parish church of Dixton, in Monmouthshire. The defend- ants were the vicar and churchwarden. The case arose out of the fact of the plaintiff having kept the key of the church door, not allowing the vicar free ingress, and egress by it, and causing annoyance to the vicar and churchwarden. The de- fendant, had, therefore, broken open the door, taken the lock off, and put another in its place. There were two keys to this new lock one the vicar kept, and the other was offered to the plaintiff, but it was refused and this action was brought foi damaging the door of the church. The point for decision was whether the vicar had absolute legal possession of the whole church. The case was argued at length, and many authorities cited in support of the two sides. The Court reserved their judgment. R°ss-~The town of Ross, out of respect to the memory of the late Sir George Cornewall Lewis, closed their shops, and a muffled peal was rung on the bells, on the day of the late lamented Baronet's funeral.
CARDIFF. ROYAL GLAMORGAN LIGHT INFANTRY MILITIA.—During the week this regiment has been under training in this town. Every morning, at ten o'clock, the soldiers assem- ble in companies at various parts of the town, and march to the field under the command of their respective officers for the purpose of drill. On Friday week a considerable addition was made to the number by the calling up of the old soldiers of the regiment, those formerly on duty being the new "recruits." It is scarcely possible that a large body of men like that which compose our militia can assemble in a town, and be quartered at various public-houses, without causing some considerable incon- venience to the inhabitants. At present they have, on the contrary, been a credit. No cases of intoxication, insult- ing the police, or of interfering with the inhabitants, so common in other towns where the militia are assembled for dut-y, have been brought before the magistrates; and although occasionally a few of the recruits may be seen in the evenings in a state slightly unfit for duty, they have never created the slightest disturbance. The following are the officers present :—Lieutenant-Colonel E. R. Wood, commanding Major Traherne Captains- C. Deacon, II. Firth. J. F. Napier Hewett, R. F. Evans Lieutenants—J. E. Fitzgerald, Bernard Byrne, G. It. Gunning Quartermaster—F. Goodfellow Surgeon- H. J. Paine Assist.-Surgeon—W.Taylor. The strength of the regiment is as follows :-1 sergeant-major, 30 sergeants, 8 buglers, 22 corporals, 664 privates. 41 and upwards have been discharged for certain causes. On Wednesday afternoon, 3 mows of hay belonging to the ltev, '1 homas Pope, vicar of Christchurch, were dis- covered to be on fire. Immediate notice was sent to Newport for the fire engine. Upon its arrival it was set to work, there being a pool of water near. The mows were mostly consumed, and the smoke damaged the remainder. We hear an insurance was elfected upon them. It is supposed that a boy, in the employ of the reverend gentleman, had been smoking a pipe under the mows, as he « as employed in the field, and a pipe and tobacco found upon him. CARDIFF POLICE COURT. FRIDAY. (Before the Mayor, R. 0. Jones, and J. Pride, Esqrs.) ASSAULTS. Michael Planning was charged with an assault on Mr. John Wride, Relieving Officer of St. Mary's parish. It appeared that the defendant went to the office of Mr. Wride for relief on Thursday evening and became very abusive, and at last struck complainant. He detained defendant in the office and gave him into custody. Sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment. John Fitzgerald, a coal heaver, was charged with an assault on John Roach-on the 9th inst. The assault was proved by the sister of complainant and also by P.C. Turner, who saw the defendant with stones in his hand and heard him threaten to smash" complainant. SURETIES OF THE PEACE. Mr. Wilkes, landlord of the Cardiff Arms, was charged with using, on the 29th inst., threatening language towards Capt. John Frederick Napier Hewett, from which he feared that Mr. Wilkes would do him some grievous bodily injury. Mr. Ingledew appeared for Capt. Hewett. Mr. Wilkes was undefended. Mr. Ingledew said the complainant was Acting Adjutant of the Glamorgan Militia, and as such it was a part of his duty, being also a magistrate of the county, to swear in the recruits. Since the regiment had been on duty, the recruits were attested at the Mess-room at the Cardiff Arms. On the 29th instant, Capt. Hewett was at the Cardiff Arms, acting in his office of magistrate; Mr. Wilkes came up to him and in a very excited manner called him coward, swindler, and mongrel," and other language calculated to promote a breach of the peace. Subsequently defendant threatened to shoot Capt. Hewett's horse, and although the law would not allow that a threat against another person's cattle could be held as a threat against the person, yet it was a fair inference to suppose that a person like Mr. Wilkes in shooting the horse would also shoot Capt. Hewett, as the ground used by the Militia as a parade ground was just behind defendant's hotel. Capt. Hewett said he was adjutant of the Royal Glamorgan Militia. That Militia was at present on duty for 21 days. He was at the mess-room of the Cardiff Arms on Wednesday. He was swearing in troops. About five o'clock in the evening defendant came to him in a very excited manner; he was then in the mess ante-room lie brought a letter written by him- self, ordering him and his horse off the parade ground. De- fendant used very abusive epithets towards him; called him coward, swindler, and other low terms. Defendant was very excited, and ordered him out of the room, saying it was a pri- vate room of his own. Witness sent for a policeman and after- wards went into the mess-room; defendant followed him there and again ordered him to leave the room. Witness refused to leave the room, and in the presence of the policeman, defendant repeated the epithets, and said his (witness's family) was the scum of the earth. P.S. Glass, af.er some considerable persua- sion, induced Mr. Wilkes to leave the room. The conduct of theconstabie wasremarkably mild and temperate. After be went into the mess-room, defendaut appeared as if he would strike witness, and the Sergeant came and placed himself in such a manner as to prevent it. In consequence of the threats used by Mr. Wilkes, he felt afraid that he (Mr. W.) might by means of his gun cto him some personal injury, the parade ground being at the back of the hotel. Mr. Wilkes, iu his cross-examination of the witness, endea- voured to show that he (witness) was not in the mess-room at the time lie ordered him out, but in a small room adjoining which he (Mr. Wilkes) said was a private room marked over the door—" Ladies' Coffee Room. Serjeant Glass said, on the 29th be was sent for from the Police Station to the Cardiff Arms. He went to the ante-room next to the mess-room. Mr. Wilkes and Capt. Hewett were in the room. Mr. Wilkes asked him (witness) what business he had there. He told him he was sent for by Capt. Hewett, who informed him (witness) that in consequence of defendant's manner, lie was unable to proceed with swearing in the re- cruits. He (witness) asked defendant to leave the room, which he refused, and called Capt. Hewett very bad names. Mr. Wilkes rung the bell for the waiter, and told Capt. Hewett that the room was his private room, and if he persisted in remain- ing there, he should charge him Lt5 a day for the use of it. Capt. Hewett said, if that was the case, he should leave, and go to the mess-ioom, which he did. Mr. Wilkes followed him into that room. Capt Hewett requested him to leave several times, which defendant refused to do, and witness after some trouble succeeded in gei ting him out of the room. Witness afterwards heard Mr. Wilkes say that he would shoot the cap- tain's horse if he caught him in the park. He heard him tell a captain that if he caught him in the park in the morn- ing he would shoot his horse. Mr. Wilkes Did you hear me say 1 would shoot his horse. Witness: Several times. Mr. Wilkes Y Oti were told to take me into custody. Why did" you not ? YVitness I advised you to leave the room. Mr. Wilkes: Did you not hear me tell Captain Hewett that the little room had nothing to do with the mess-room, and that it was my private room. Witness You did; and afterwards the captain left the room aud went into the mess-room. Mr. Wilkes What was over the door of this ante-room ? Witness Ladies coffee-room. Mr. Wilkes: Did you not hear me say that if he kept in that room I should charge him for it. Witness Yes I did, and Captain Hewett replied that if that was not a part of the mess-room he should leave it. Mr. Wilkei put it numbev of other questions to the witness, which were totally irrelevant to the case, and was stopped by the magistrates. Captain Firth, an officer in the Glamorgan Militia, said he heard Mr. Wilkes swear on Wednesday last that he would shoot Captain Hewett's horse if he caught him on it in the park next morning at parade. He had a gun in his hand at the time which was loaded. The gun was tried by a gentleman to ascertain it it was loaded. By the Magistrates: The adjutant is always allowed to be mounted when on parade. Capt. Charles Deacon, of the Glamorgan Militia, said he saw Mr. Wilkes on Wednesday. Heard him threaten to shoot Capt. Hewett's horse the next morning on parade. He be- lieved captains were generally on horseback in the field. lie saw the gun in the room. He saw Mr. Wilkes in the early part of the day load it. There was at the time a powder flask- close to where Mr. IVilkes was standing, and some shot were on the table. He did not see him use any. He was ramming something in the gUll at the time he (witness) saw him. Mr. Wilkes in his defence, denied that there was any cause of complaint. The conduct of Captain Hewett to- wards himself had been very offensive, and he (Mr. W.) had been subjected to many petty kinds of aunoyances from the captain. His house was frequented by many commercial gen- tlemen, whom the captain was in the habit of calling bagmen and twisting his moustache. He was in the habit also of whistling the tunc of a song called by that name, which was done so frequently that a parrot had caught up the tune. If he had said anything respecting Capt. Hewett's horse he was sorry for it, and as for any threats he certainly had no recol- lection of any being uttered by him. The Magistrates: Threats may be conveyed by acts, not by words. Mr. Wilkes said the ladies' coffee-room, in which complain- ant was at the time, was his own private room, and had nothing to do with the mess-room. He then left the case in the hands ot the magistrates. Air. Jones said the magistrates were quite convinced that tiueats had been used by the defendant to shoot Capt. Hewett's loi.-e, and as whoa he was called on duty it was necessary that he should ride the horse, it was only a reasonable infer- ence that some iujury might be done to him. They should require him to enter into surety in moo, aud find two other sureties ot £50 each to keep the peace towards Capt. Hewett for 12 months. They also considered that Sergt. Glass, in the execution ot his duty, behaved in a very temperate and'praise- worthy manner. A SSAfALT. Emma Jones was charged with an assault on Catherine Williams in Crockherbtowu on Thursday night. Sentenced to 1-1. days' imprisonment and hard labour. ILLEGAL PILOTAGE. Thos. Thomas, a hobbling pilot, was charged with con- ductmg a ship out ot the dock after a licensed pilot had offered his services. Mr. Stephenson appeared on behalf of the Cardiff Pilotage Board. He said: Ou the 24th inst. a ship tailed the Eagle Eye was ill the basin, and just before leaving a licensed pilot went on board and offered his services. Defendaut was at thehelmaudwassteermgthevessei. The pilot shewed his license to the captain, who said he had employed the defend- ant to take his vsssel out, and he shuuid employ no more. Defendant continued ou board the vessel aud conducted her out. He then called John Davis, who said he was a license.! pilot. He went on board the Eagle Eye, as she was leaving ou the 24th ult., defendant was at the helm steering the vessel. He shewed his license to the Captain, who refused to employ him as he had engaged the defendant to take the vessel out. They both continued on board the vessel and returned in the steamer after she was towed out. Captain Jones, Clerk of the Pilotage Board, said that John Davis was a regular licensed pilot. James Jones, a sailor, also swore to seeing defendant at the helm steering the vessel. Fined 20s. and costs. BRUTAL ASSAULT. Leary, a labourer, was charged with striking Ellen Carol 1, an aged shopkeeper living in Thomas-street, with a 21b. weight on the head. It appeared that on Satur- day last the defendant went into complainant's shop when a dispute arose about an outstanding debt, which complainant said was 5s. 6J and defendant said could not be so much both ol them got excited, and defendant took up a 21b. weight oft the counter and struck the old woman with it on the head knocking her down and inflicting a severe wound on the head. She was picked up insensible and carried upstairs where after some time she recovered. Several witnesses were called ou each side, defendant, s witnesses stating that complainant first struck defelldant with a knife. The prosecutrix had been previously convicted of an assault. The magistrates com- mented strongly on the brutality of the assault, and sentenced1 linn to three months' imprisonment and hard labour. ASSAULT. Daniel MacSweeney was charged with an assault on Wuv. Harris, on Thursday night, in Frederica-street. Sentenced to two months' imprisonment aud hard labour. SATURDAY. (Before the Mayor and J. Pride, Esq.) BEOTHEL ROBBERY. Maty Ann Bennett and Esther Johns, two prostitutes, were charged by Peter Winscy, a medical assistant, of Moun- tain Ash, with robbing him of dE25 10s., at a brothel in Bridge-street, on Friday afternoon. Prosecutor said he went to the house of the prisoners and went upstairs with Johns, and there put his hand in his pocket to send out for something to drink. Prisoner Johns threw him down upon a bed in the room and turned his waistcoat pocket inside out, and took all the money which was loose in the pocket away and ran down stairs with it. On going down stairs she dropped three of the sovereigns. The other prisoner picked up the three sovereigns and took them away withher. Hemadehiswayoutofthenouseandwontfor the assistance of the police. He had been drinking, but was not drunk. P.C. Taylor said prosecutor came to the police station about three o'clock on Friday afternoon, and said he had been robbed, of £25 10s. Witness went with the prosecutor to No. 25,, Bridge-street. They found the two female prisoners and three other women; prosecutor identified the two prisoners. He< took Esther Johns into custody, and afterwards returned andi took the other prisoner. He searched Esther Johns, and found, on her Is. 6d. secreted in her boot. On Bennett he found ai purse and some pawn tickets. Both prisoners denied having seen the man before. He made inquiries and found thaft the prosecutor had been lodging at the Royal Oak siaMe Wednesday. He was drunk on that day and fell down. He had a large sum of money about him socaa of which fell out of his pocket, and £4 10s. of the money is now in the hands of the landlady of that house. Both prisoners denied being guilty and were committed for trial. DESERTION. William Davies was charged by Sergeant W. Goddard, of the 23rd Regt. of Foot, with being a deserter from the 52nd Foot. The sergeant said he enlisted the defendant on the 22nd April last. He paid him the Is. for the enlistment, aud also several days' pay. Prisoner absconded directly after, and was apprehended on Friday iu Cardiff. Davies not having been attested by a magistrate, could not be tried as a deserter, but vagabond °ne IU0nt'ls' imprisonment as a rogue and.
CARDIFF BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The usual weekly meeting of the above Board waf,Beia'afe the Board Room, Canton, this day. The Worshipful the Mayor in the chair. 15 TnE STATE OF THE HOUSE. The Master reported that there had been 17 conditional ad- missions during the week. There were 52 admksions, 60 dis- charged, 371 remaining in the house, 55 in the Refuge, and 36: in Halket-street, being a decrease of 37 on tha corresponding week of last year. ° MR. TRESEDER'S CLAIIO. The Clerk read a letter from E. P. Richards. Esq. on the part of the Trustees of the Marquis of Bute, stating that thev in conjunction with the tenant, Mr. Treseder, would be satis- fied by the payment of Is. per annum, as an acknowledgment by the Guardians of the Union for the putting in of a window in the north wall of the lunatic ward, overlooking Mr. Tre- seder's garden. The subject was referred to the Visiting Committee. This concluded the public business,
VICE-CHANCELLOR'S COURT. (Before Vice-Chancellor Sir J. Stuart).. CROSKEY v. THE BANK OF WALES. This was a case which came on on Thursday of a demurrer by the bank of Wales for want of equity to a bill filed by the plaintiff, a shareholder in that bank, on behalf of himself and all others the shareholders therein, except such of them as are defendants against the bank and against the directors, for the purpose of obtaining a declaration by the court that the de- fendants had been guilty of such misrepresentation and suppression as to entitle the plaintiff and the other persons who had paid their money on the faith of such, misrepresentation and in ignorance, of such suppression to repayment thereof by the defendants, and for an injunction to restrain the defendants from enforcing and receiving a call of 5s. per share on the shares of the bank, and from esta- Wishing any banking busmess in competition with the private !fi!v|nfl COrT^1! 111 cul'tail1 towns in Wales, and in » hich the Bank ot W ales proposed to establish branches. A' otice or motion tor an injunction as prayed for. by the bit! naving been served upon the defendants, the Bank of Wales demurred to the bill generally for want of equity. Tha-case • is at present only part heard. The Solicitor-General and Mr. • Roxburgh appeared for the demurring defendaut, the -Rank of Wales, and Mr. Malins and Mr. W. Morris in support of the; bill. FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1863. Published by the Sole Proprietor, HENRY WEBBER, at his Residence, Woodbine Villa, in the Parish, of Roath, and County of Glamorgan, and Printed by him at his General Printing Office in Duke stream, in the Parish of Saint John, in the Town of Cardiff, and I County aforesaid. Advertisements and Orders received; by the following Agents :— LONDON Robert FauHer White, 33, Fleet-street Messrs. Reynell & Co., 42, Chancery-lane; Mr. S. Deacon, 154, Leadenhall-street Hammond and Nephew, 77, Cheap- side, E.C.; Mr. Q. Backer, 8, Birchjn-iane Mr. S. Eyre, 32, Bouv^ie-street, Fleet-street Mr. John Bur- bidge, 35A, Moorgate-street; News Rooms, 18, Grace- church-street. This Paper is regularly filed in London at Lloyd's Coffee-house, City; Peel's Coffee-house, 'Fleet-street. LOCAL AGENTS NEWBRIDGE Mr- C. Bassett, Chemist, &c. MERTHYR Mrs. M. W. White, Stationer. ABERDARE Mr. w. Davies, Stationer. NEWPORT Mr. Corner, Printer and Stationer, Commercial-street. COWBRIDGE Mr. Lister, Chemist. BRIDGEND. Mr. C. R. Barber, Bookseller and Stationjr. j NEATH. Mr. John Hill, Chemist and Stationer. SWANSEA «. ,.Mr, E, Griffiths, Bookseller, High-street#