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sheet: the prisoner is debi-eil as having money in his hftnds, C262 84. 111;1. Re-examined by Mr Lascelles It has always been the Practice that the Chairman should hold one of the keys, .'first saw the power of attorney when the prisoner was Drought before tbe magistrates. I never gave the prisoner authority to affix the seal to that document. By Mr Allen: There might have been other occasions Wben the seal was used when I was not present. By the Judge: I was not present at the Board when Jlthority was given to obtain the stock: the prisoner ■■'M not accounted for the stock to the commissioners. J. D. Roberts: I am one of the commissioners. I pro- duce keys, which were delivered to me by the person *1)0 keeps the Commissioners' Office. I investigated the Prisoner's papers at a Board meeting. I had only joined the Board before: I joined in February. This was de- tected in March. Cross-examined by Mr Allen The prisoner conducted the business principally. I had been a commissioner Previously. Thomas James Lewis I am a Milford Commissioner. I attended the meetings almost regularly. No authority was given to ihe prisoner to affix the seal of the Commissioners this document. No money was received by the Com- missioners under that document. On the 4th day of April, I opened the locks of the seal with the keys I re- ceived from Mr Roberts. Cross-examinea by Mr Allen The prisoner suggested •Jat he should go into the accounts at a meeting in "arch 1862. The meeting was adjourned to give the Ptsoner an opportunity of preparing his accounts. He 8a.1d it would take him a whole day Mr Roberts could not wait, and he asked me to do so I found in his desk a COpy of a letter to a gentleman in London I do not know Of any letter being found. I believe the prisoner paid tooney to the labourers and others for the Commis- sioners. By the Judge: The letter dated 3rd September, 1862, 1s written by the prisoner it is directed to Messrs. Cancellor, of Old Bond Street, London. The Commis- SiOners never determined on selling out the stock referred to in the letter. The Commissioners had never sold 'took. The selling off of stock was not necessary for any Purpose between the meetings. The clerk had no authority to use the seal without the permission of the Commis- sioners and in the presence of the Chairman. George Paynter Lewis I am one of the Milford Com- missioners I am not aware that the prisoner had any authority to affix the Commissioners' seal to the document Produced. The money has not been applied to the credit of the Commissioners. By the Judge Mr Walters, of Haverfordwest, is the banker for the Cmmiossioners. Mr John Richards, Mr Gould, Mr George Thomas, Mr W. Davies, Mr Henry Williams, Mr Wehnert, and Mr Durant, gave similar testimony. Francis Cancellor examined by Mr De Rutzen I 1.111 a stock-broker, living in London. I received the letter Produced from the prisoner; and other letters. The letter jkted 9th October, 1862, enclosed the power of attorney. sold out the stock and remitted the money in half- lotes. Cross-examined by Mr Allen We bought in the Ib.oney for the Commissioners Francis Davies I am the collector for the Commis- sioners. My signature is to the power of attorney. I put Illy signature as a witness to the prisoner's. Cross-examined by Mr Allen I have paid for the Prisoner some current accounts-to bridge-men and culm- T4eTI. I have cashed the Commissioners' cheques for the Prisoner. I witnessed the power of attorney at the om P- e. John Beeton I am examiner of the stock accounts of Bank of England. I produce the power of attorney. By the Judge It was brought to the Bank of England t8 the authority to transfer the stock. This concluded the case for the prosecution. Mr Allen asked whether hia lordship thought on the stated by the counsel for the prosecution, that there been any forgery. He apprehended that it did not "Hount to the offence of forgery both upon principle and lIpon authority as far as could be understood from the few cases relating to the matter. His Lordship said he would consider the question and If he bad any doubt on it, he would give power to *Ppeal. Mr Allen addressed the Jury in a powerful speech, in *hich he contended that there had been no proof of fraud On the part of the prisoner. His Lordship summed up the evidence. The Jury found the prisoner Guilty. The prisoner was then indicted for that he did on or *°out the 16th day of June, 1862, at Milford, feloniously tofge a certain cheque or order for the payment of money, th intent thereby to defraud The Milford Improve- ment Commissioners.' To this charge he pleaded Not Guilty. The prisoner was further charged with having on or *bout the 1st day of March, 1863, at Milford, feloniously torged a certain cheque or order for the payment of money, with intent thereby to defraud The Milford Im- provement Commissioners.' lie also pleaded Not Guilty to this charge. Mr Lascelles said that he did not propose to offer any e'tIdence on the last two charges. t, His Lordship stated that he should pass sentence on prisoner the following morning. j. Sancoek v. Bateman.-Thia was an action of ejectment. Laseelles, who appeared for the plaintiff, stated that j5? defendant did not appear, and he bad therefore to ask J*1* Lordship to direct the jury to return a verdict for e plaintiff. The jury, under His Lordship's direction, returned a erdict accordingly. The Court then adjourned. FRIDAY. The Court assombled at ten o'clock. Mr Allen again drew his Lordship's attention to the £ of law which he had raised yesterday. He had JH&in considered the question, and the result in his mind that he felt bound to ask his Lordship to give him e benefit of the po:nt, that it might be used hereafter. 4, His Lordship remarked that he was clearly of opinion j^t the prisoner did counterfeit: the prisoner had a pper which ho wished to represent was a power of at-. Orney executed by a Corporation. He had no doubt himself> ^ut Wou'd communicate with others, if he received any support of the idea of the learned he would grant a case. YpHis Lordship, in passing sentence, said: — Francis tu?e^8 Szlumper,—You have been convicted of forging *is power of attorney. Now it appears that you are a who at least has received a respectable education; Were placed in a position of trust and confidence as £ erk to these Commissioners; and you appear to have Jelled yourself of these opportunities — opportunities ha °ught to have been turned to better advantage—you tltf ava'led yourself of these opportunities to commit ^'8 fraud. I cannot deal with you more lightly than I ijHld deal with those of a more ignorant class. I think u ls my duty to deal with you more severely than with Go°80 had not that advantage. The sentence of the is that you be condemned to penal servitude for of T\y^ta Williams, 39, was indicted for the wilful murder Aian Williams, at the Parish of Llanunda. ihe prisoner pleaded not guilty. 1, Mr Allen and Mr Owen appeared for the prosecution Prisoner was defended by Mr T. Allen. j(. ™*r Allen very ably opened the Case, remarking that thft 8 needless for him to remark upon the importance of present inquiry. The inquiry into the death of a thp n being was at all times a mo3t serious investigation, Poi 11:101:6 so when it was alleged to have been caused by Li°"> that secret and subtle enemy, against which it "een said, no precaution can protect, and no cou- fjj* defendbut the importance of the inquiry was ^avated when the charge was made as in this case the wife of the deceased person. The learned J^ttian then urged the Jury to discard from their minds of d 8 they might have heard concerning the case out OQ0r8' and proceeded to detail the evidence which he Josed adducing before them. O'l'am Phillips examined by Mr Owen: I knew the J Dan Williams. 1 was his next door neighbour. hina on a Friday night before he was ill. The to Was heating furze. He was the same as he used Cr *Uf&examined: He was a healthy man. He had ^r v^rom rheumatism: I don't know he had it every ~is year I went to live near him. I didn't know t rheuIDatisin from being in the water about a t • I know another person named William Phillips ^illinfeen him and the deceased together. I have seen 'Pe shave the deceased since his death, but not in his life time. I have heard that he did so Tho deceased never complained of stiffness in the limbs. I don't know that he was a great man for physic. I used to go into the house. I never saw a pot of herbs on the fire for him. I don't know that be took Holloway's Pills. I never saw a pill in his house: he never said to me that he took them. I saw no gin on the table. Re-examined by Mr H. Allen: He was in good health on the Friday. William Phillips examined by Mr T. Allen: I was a neighbour of the deceased he came to the place leaning on his staff: he was more th.-tn twelvemonths on a crutch and a staff: he used them a year or two or three. I can't say exactly. I saw him almost every Sabbath-day. He was stiff with rheumatism. I saw him on Sunday at Rhosycaerau: he used to come almost every Sunday he missed coming sometimes in consequence of ill-health as I have heard. I used to shave him during his last illness. I was in his house. I can't say he used to take physic he told me he did so, He used to take Holloway's Pills a.nd some herbs for rheumatism. I saw no herbs pre- paring for him. I saw some on the fire. lle-examiced by Mr H. Allen: Rhosvcaerau Chapel is about 100 yards from where the deceased lived. I was in the Sunday School with him on the day be was taken ill, at about two to five o'clock. He went asleep and the Bible fell from his hands. I gave faiin a push and roused him up. He said he felt sleepy. William Williams, examined by Mr Owen: I am a farmer living at Driscol in this county. I saw the deceased on the 11th of April. He had been repairing harness for me. I wanted him to make some new collars for me. He was a harness-maker. He was then sitting in the garden making a broom. lie seemed in good health. He told me he was as well as ever. Cross-examined: He was about 58 years of age. He spoke Welsh. He could read English, but be was not in the habit of talking in it. Elizabeth Bowen examined by Mr H. Allen: I am a widow living at Cerau. I lived about a stone's throw from the deceased. I saw him on a Saturday about six o'clock before he was taken ill. He was pounding furze. He appeared to be the same as usual. I had no conver- sation with him. 1 saw him on Sunday at the Chapel. He was the same as usual then. I saw him in the after- noon about two o'clock he was the same then. I saw him in the evening at four o'clock. He was unwell then. He came down to my house, and he said he was very unwell. lie said he had pains about him which he never had before. He complained of pain in his stomach. He returned to his house. I saw him at six o'clock. He was complaining then that he was very ill I saw no more of him that. day. I saw him on Tuesday. He was very ill then. He was in bed: he bad pain in his stomach: he was very hot in his body: his tongue and throat were hot. I did not look at his tongue, but I did afterwards. I saw him the next day—every day. I saw vomit in the room: it was of a yellowish and green colour. It appeared also of a reddish colour. Isawnobtood. I saw some one evening: I can't name the day: it was about nine days afterwards. He was very ill, and in great pain. The pain was in his bowels, stomach, and throat. He said it was like a cramp in his throat. He showed his tongue to me: it was very white, and there were cracks in it. The gums were broken: there were sores on them. His lips were very dry. His hands were benumbed. He had great pain in his feet. I noticed nothing more particular: several days before lie died he lost the pain. He was in pain on the 16th—a Friday. I did not see him take any food during his illness. His wife and daughter lived with him. The prisoner is his second wife: he was married to her for six years. I remember the prisoner leaving the house: it was about five weeks before he died. She had gone awav before that, but this was the last time. She did not return till his death. Before his illness his limbs were weak, but his body was well. He had rheumatism' He had cattle: he went about his farm, and did all the work for himself. During his illness, I noticed that the skin across his stomach was peeled off as if he had been in a fever. Cross-examined: He had two sisters: not one lived with him, but one attended him for five weeks of his illness. The sister was not with him at the chapel on the Sunday. The sister was not very friendly with the prisoner. I and the wife were pretty well with each other since she came back to her husband the last time. Previous to that we had not been good friends, from the time of her leaving till her return the last time. The deceased was in the habit of taking a great deal of physic: he took a great deal of boiled herbs. A pot of herbs was generally kept simmering on the fire. He never had a doctor before this illness. I recommended him many times to have a doctor during the illness, but he would not do it. There was no gin generally on the table, or in the cupboard. I never saw him take gin and. sugar, I was there when the doctor came. He was in the habit of speaking in Welsh to me. Re examined by Mr H. Allen: The herbs were the bog bean. He had them in the moor on the farm. His wife had been away about six years before she returned the last time. She only lived with him five weeks after their marriage. Elizabeth Davies, examined by Mr Owen: I am the Elizabeth Davies, examined by Mr Owen: I am the wife of Davies, who lives next door to the deceased's. I saw the deceased on Sunday, the 12th of April, about six o'clock in the evening. He complained that he was very weak. I saw him again on the Tuesday or Wednesday following in bed. He complained h« was very ill: he complained of his heart, and vomited. The vomit was white at first, and then green. He said he thought he was going to die. I have no rats in my house. I live next door. Cross-examined by Mr Allen: I never saw mice in my house. I don't remember mice being caught in milk. I can't read Welsh. Mary Williams examined by H. Allen: I am the daughter of the deceased. I am 16 years of age. I remember my father married to the prisoner: they lived together about five weeks. I can't say whether they quarrelled. I don't know why the prisoner went away. 1 remember my father being taken ill on Sunday between the Chapel time and the School. He usually had dinner on Sunday when he came out from the morning service- at twelve o'clock. He had his dinner then. I was ill in bed on the Sunday: I got up at seven o'clock in the evening. I saw my father before I got up be was in my room. He complained of illness before he went to school. The prisoner used to give him his meals before that time. He said he was ill, and that he vomited all he had in his stomach. I saw him vomit after the Sunday: I can't say how often: it was more than once: he vomited every day after his dinner: he vomited every time he took his meals both at breakfast and dinner. The prisoner pre- pared his food for him sometimes, and myself sometimes. He did not vomit after the food I prepared, but the prisoner filled the bowls. I did not always see the prisoner fill the bowls: she always took the food to my father when she was at home. When the prisoner went out I gave him the food. He never vomited that back. I was there when the prisoner went away that was about a fortnight, if she had stayed till Sunday, after father was taken ill. I recollect seeing some gin there the prisoner brought some gin home the Thursday before she left, and poured out some into a tumbler for father: he drank it. T saw the prisoner pouring a white thing out into a blue basin on a Friday she poured the gin into the blue basin: she tock up a pinch of white powder from the paper and placed it in the basin. She had the white powder in her hands. This was in the afternoon, in the lower part of the house. My father was in bed, in the room, and I was near the window. Father did not drink it: the prisoner placed the basin on a small table: the prisoner went up into another room to sew. The table was near the window. Father was sleeping at the off-end of the room: no one in the bed could reach the table. When the prisoner put the powder in the gin, she did not offer it to me. I went out at once. The prisoner offered the gin to my father when she poured it out: he said he could not take it then; I don't know what the prisoner did with the rest in the paper: she did not leave it on the table. My father died five weeks to-day. The prisoner never spoke to me about poisoning rats. There were no rats in the house. I saw two mice. The prisoner had been in the house about six weeks before my father was taken ill. I am not certain about the time. Cross-examined by Mr T. Allen: I don't remember father inviting the prisoner to come back: 1 never heard of it. I saw Henry Monno on the Tuesday when the prisoner returned back. Henry Monno used to come into the bouse. I don't remember father telling him that he wished his wife to come back. I did hear my father say he wanted to have something to strengthen him: I did not hear gin mentioned at that time. The mice were drowned in the milk. 1 never gave my father gin at any time when the prisoner was there. About a fortnight before he died we ourselves bought some and gave it to him. Re-examined: I can't say whether the mice were found in the milk before or after my father was taken ill. Eleanor Williams, examined by Mr Owen: I am a sister of the deceased. I went to his house on Saturday the 25th of April: the deceased was sitting by the fire. The prisoner had left that morning. The deceased was unwell: he complained that he was unwell for a fortnight before: hia tongue 911 swollen and his lips were all in pieces. I aaw him take ouster oil: Dr. Walhen ordered it to be given. The deceased vomited after that: it was rather a lightish colour. I gave him food he was sick until he threw the food up again. He threw up only once after taking the oil: I gave him gruel; he was sick afterwards. 1 gave him food after the second day: he was sick after taking the food on 3rd day, but he did not throw anything up. I prepared his food for five weeks; he was not sick after I pre- pared his food. I found some powder in a white piper on the top of the press the press was in the lower room where the deceased was. No one could see the paper on the press it was inside a shelf on the press. I did not see it tiil I was searching for thread, and found it. I could reach the press from the flour with my hand, but I could not see the top of il.- :-There was a twist on the top of the paper. I gave the paper to Dr. Wathes. Moses Griffiths: I attended at the phce wher.i the de- ceased lived on the 20Ch of May he was in bed he ap- peared to be very ill, and said he thought he was dying, I am a magistrate. The deceased made a statement in Welsh. Jones, the policeman, and another policeman were present. I understand Welsh. Jones took down tha statement, of the deceased it was written in English it was read to him in Welsh first, and then at his request in English be appeared to understand English very well. The deceased explained some words himself. The deceased man put his cross to the statement; and I signed it. Cross-examined by Mr T. Allen I understand Welsh tolerably well, but I can't read or write it. There was an interpreter present, named Evans, who understood Welsh. There was no explanation in English between Jones and the deceased. The interpreter was not sworn he interpreted, and Jones took it down. Mr Allen objected to the declaration of the deceased being received as evidence. William Evans I was present when Mr Griffiths took the declaration of the deceased. I understood what the deceased said perfectly Supernt. Jones took down what he said. I turned it into English correctly and faith- fully. Supernt. Jones: I took down correctly the translation given by Evans of the statement of the deceased. I saw the deceased sign his name to the statement. P. C. Evans, re-called by Mr T. Allen, said: The statement wa3 read to the deceased after it was written. There was no conversation between me and the deceased as to the meaning of a particular word. Mr T. Allen here again urged his objection, which, after some discussion, his Lordship overruled. P. C. Evans then read the declaration On Sunday, the 12th of April last, after I had partaken of my dinner, prepared by my wife, Lydia, I became very sick and vomited very violently and threw up blood; and each time I'partook of food prepared by my wife I became sick and vomited violently up to dinner time en the 23rd of April, after which time my daughter prepared my food, through the interference and suggestion of my sister Eleanor, since which time I have not vomited. I saw my wife take something out of a paper, which, I believe, she took from her po. kct, and put it into my food twice or three times, and I vomited each time. She was standing by the window in my bedroom the first time, and in the other room afterwards. I never gave her any provocation to injure me.' Mr Allen objected to any more being read contending that what related to the charge of poisoning alone could be received in evidence. His Lordship thought that that part of the statement should not be admitted. The Witness resumed: 'The first time I became sick and vomited I had partaken of broth prepared and given to me by Lydia for my dinner. The sensation I felt at the time was a burning in my stomach, my throat was dry, shrunk up, and burning, my tongue much swollen, my lip,; swollen and cracked, the skin on my body dry, withered, and peeling off. I I make this declaration, believing that I am now dying, and will not recover.' His Lordship: That was on the 20th of May. W. D. Wathen I am a surgeon at Fishguard. I saw the deceased on the 28th of April. He complained to me of a peculiar numbness in his arms and legs. His arms were particularly so benumbed. He said, I I can't tell whether I have a teacup in my hand unless I see it.' He had marks on the left side of his face: there was nothing on his throat. The skin was peeling off in various parts of his body. The deceased's bowels were confined. I prescribed castor oil. I gave him medicine the first time I saw him. I attended him up to his death. For the first five or six days I saw him daily until the more urgent symptoms were relieved—1 mean '[ constipation. I thought him better-that there was a chance of his rallying. I saw him about every six or seven days after I ceased to attend him daily. Up to the lith of May, 1 thought he would gradually rally. lie had not lost ground: he was not actually stronger. He was holding his own. I gave him diuretics on the 10th of May, and applied a blister over his heart. An effusion had taken place into the pericardium. I found on the 10th of May that his pulse was intermittent and that he was gradually sinking. The numbness in the legs and arms continued, and a feeling of deadness in the stomach and bowels as he told me. His tongue at first was not much coated nor his lips. There was nothing remarkable about them at that time. I made an examination after death with Mr Brown, on the 30th of May. The body was moderately warm, his skin was peeling off, the rigor mortis was not particularly marked. The mucous mem- brane on the lips and anus was not marked. The brain healthy; the lungs were extensively adherent, which implies that the plurse bad been inflamed and extensively adherent. There were a few recent tubercles in the left lung. The pericardiugi contained about an ounce of fluid. On the wall of the heart thare was a small patch of lymph. The valves of the heart were healthy. The stomach was highly inflamed. [The witness then described the appearance of the other internal parts]. The Judge Were the symptoms you saw, when the man was living, coupled with the appearances that the body presented after he was dead, such as to enable you as a medical man to form an opinion of the cause of death? Witness They were. The opinion I formed was that he died from the effects of an irritant poison. Re-examined I put certain portions of the intestines in ajar, which was given to Superintendent Jones. I know the nature of the herb bog-bean it is used for renal complaints. Cross-examined by Mr T. Allen Bog-bean could do no mischief in large quantities. Numbness of the arm on one side is indicative of paralysis. Numbness in one leg is a precursor of paralysis. The peeling of the skin is indicative of a previous fever. The plurse had ad- hered that is a sign of inflammation of the plursB at some time. Tubercles on the lung would be an indica- tion of a weakened constitution—of a peculiar constitu- tion. It is a very common thing. By the J udge The appearances I found in the stomach were sufficient to account for death. James David Brown: I am a surgeon living at Haver- fordwest. In company with Mr Wathan 1 made an examination of the deceased after death on the 30th of May. I agree with his evidence. We found enough on the post mortem examination to account for a certain amount of the causes, inasmuch as there was enough there to account for the exhaustion from which he died. He seemed to have died from heart affections: the nervous system seemed to be exhausted. I believe the amount of disease we found in the stomach and intestines would have induced that exhaustion of the nervous system, by starving and cutting off nourishment. Cross-examined There was nothing seen that I would not have expected from inflammation produced by na. tural causes: I have bad no experience in inflammations produced by poison. By the Judge: All that I found were such as I have seen before in inflammation by natural causes. Judge: Was this inflammation, such as you found in the body, of a sufficiently acute and violent character as to immediately cause death ? Witness: No: he had not the ordinary symptoms of an acute inflammatory disease which is about to kill. Judge: Is rheumatism connected with disease of the heart ? Witness: It is very frequently in an acute form, but not chronic; if he had suffered some years from rheuma- tism, it would not produce any effect on his heart. By Mr T. Allen: Any pressure on the nerves of feeling would cause numbness that would be quite distinct from taking arsenic. The numbness that precedes paralysis is in 99 cases out of 100, is found on one side. Professor Herapath: I am a professor of chemistry, and toxicologies, living at Bristol* I received ajar from Mr Superintendent Jones: there were ia it portions of the viscera of a human body. I tested them for poison, but found none in them. They exhibited the highest possible state of inflammation. I have seen portions of intestines in which poison has been found. The human intestines. in almost all cases, where poison has been taken, presents high inflammation. Parts of the intestines I received were greatly inflamed. Echymosis is an effusion of blood in patches: there wascehymosis in the dependent portion of the stomach. Arsenic- being a heavy poison, acts locally that is where it falls it produces echymosis, and ultimately ulcers. If arsenic is taken in the human body and continued there for any length of time, it pro- duces echymosis. There was inflammation in all the parts that were sent to me. I could not expect to find poison when the person had lived for a month. It has never been found after todays—neither in my experience nor reading, it passes off by degrees: many cases have occurred in which it has been lost in eight days. I received one paper, which contains 60 grains of oxalic acid in broken crystals: it is used in bleaching leather. Judge: It is also used in coats ot wool ? Witness: It may be. There is another paper of 90 grains, 27 of which are arsenious acid—white arsenic. The remainder was oatmeal, it forms a white powder The remainder was oatmeal, it forms a white powder when mixed together. Thestnaliest proportion that has been known to destroy life is three grains, but generally speaking a larger quantity is required. There are two sorts of symptoms—one is where it acts locally upon the canal, and produces irritation, high inflammation—the extreme is ulceration. There is another sort of symptom, where it acts upon the brain—it acts upon the nerves of sensation so that there is a want of feeling in the hands and feet The first class of symptoms occur in most cases: the person would be sick, and there would be frequent evacuation. Those are the most common; those which are not so common are where the nervous system is affected: this occurs most frequently where slow poison has been practiced in several small doses. There is a numbness of feeling, and the party dies from secondary reaction—that is, the stomach is so injured that he cannot recover. The longest time known of a person living is three monthswithin my experience the longest I know of is one of about, four or five days. There the poison was given in small doses. I mean four or five days from the last time. Judge: If the deceased died from arsenic, he lived a very long time? Witness: Y os: I never knew of such an instance in my own experience. Cro-s examined by MrT. Allen: There are few cases in which I have been engaged, in which the weight nf arsenic used has been accurately given. I think ten or- twelve grains would be required to kill. I know that Christison has published a case in which thirty grains killed. Oxalic acid would produce appearances extremely similar. By the Judge: Five hundred grains of arsenic dissolves one grain in cold water: a pinch of powder put into a glass of gin would be visible. It dissolves more in spirits-one in ninety in spirits. Dr. Wathan stated that he had preserved the urine of the deceased, and that it was sent to Mr Herapath. Professor Herapath, in reply to the Judge, said that be did not, find any arsenic in the deceased's urine. Dr. Brown, recailed by Mr T. Allen: It is a very common thing for a person to vomit when there is disease of the stomach: where there is inflammation you mast have vomit: it is one of the leading symptoms. In in- flammation of the stomach, vomiting is common after eating, Mary Williams examined by Mr Owen: I am a ser- vant living at Trellys. I can't say how far it is from deceased's bouse. I was never there. I saw the pri- soner, but I don't recollect the time. She asked for something to kill mice. I did not hear cf the deceased being ill. I said I had not got anything. Hannah Nicholas examined by Mr H. Allen: I am a widow living at Caerau. I saw the prisoner at my house on a Sunday. I had known her for some time. I had not heard of the deceased being ill at that time; I heard he was ill that week. The prisoner asked for something to kill mice. It was one o'clock at the time when she asked me. She said she had a large number of mice at her house. I gave her some white stuff in a grey paper. The paper it was in was similar to that on the table. I gave her a table-spoon full: it was about the quantity produced. It was the same as it is now. I did not give her all. I gave what I had left to the police. She asked how it was to be used. I said I put it in calico rags. Cross-examined by Mr T. Allen: I saw the prisoner afterwards: she said she had seen a couple of mice. By the Judge: The prisoner came and asked for more. I did not give any: I thought of keeping what I had for my own use. She asked me for some in the same week: -on the Wednesday after the Sunday. Mary Jenkins examined by Mr Owen I am a servant living with Dr. Owen, of Trellys. I know the prisoner. She asked use for something to kill rats: I can't say when it was: she only asked if I had something to kill rats. P.C. William Evans recalled I received a paper from Hannah Nicholas. The paper produced is the one I received. Superintendent Jones: I received a paper, which I handed to Mr Herapath. I received a jar from Mr Wathan, which I also gave to Mr Herapath. Professor Herapath, in reply to his Lordship, said that oxalic acid would dissolve in gin, aad would have a sharp taste. This concluded the case for the prosecution. Mr Allen addressed the jury in a powerful speech, in which he contended that no evidence had been adduced to convict the prisoner, and submitted with great confidence that a calm and impassionaje consideration of all the cir- cumstances, would result in his client leaving the Court a free woman. His Lordship summed up the evidence at great length. The Jury retired, and after an absence of a quarter of an hour, returned a verdict of Guilty of the attempt to poison, but there was not sufficient to cause death. His Lordship then proceeded to pass sentence. He said:—Prisoner at the bar,—The Jury has just found you guilty of the attempt to murder your husband. It is long, I believe, since the population amongst whom you live, have been disgraced by any attempt of this kind. I am happy to think this crime—and crimes of this nature -are new to them let your case be a warning to those amongst whom you pass your life; let them know that the ends of justice is sure, and that crimes of this nature in the end will be surely brought to light and. punished. I feel a difficulty in finding words sufficient to express my abhorrence of the vile character of this crime, nor is it necessary I should do so. It is no part of my functions to dilate upon the crime of which you have been found guilty, or seek to aggravate the circumstances that attended it. It is my duty to mete out to you the sentence of the law which you have broken; and I do not think I should discharge that duty if I did not sentence you to penal servitude for life. The Court adjourned at six o'clock, the trial having lasted during the whole of the day. SATURDAY. His Lordship took his seat on the Bench at ten o'clock. John Garrn, 51, (admitted to bail ]7th June, 1863,) labourer, was charged with unlawfully, maliciously and feloniously setting fire to a dwelling House in the occu- pation of John Fitzgerald, at Haverfordwest, on the 2nd May, 1863, with inteni thereby to defraud the 'Sun Fire and Life Insurance Company,' and the 'Law Fire and Life Insurance Company.' The prisoner pleaded Not Guilty. Mr T. Allen prosecuted the prisoner was defended by Mr Bowen. Oil the application of the prisoner's counsel, the wit- nesses were ordered to leave the court. Mr Bowen took an objection to the indictment, which described the parish of Uzmaston, in which the offence was committed, as being in the county of Pembroke. The bill had been found by a Grand Jury for the Town and County of Haverfordwest, which was a County in itself, having a Lord Lieutenant of its own, and as wholly distinct from the County of Pembroke as was the County of Glamorgan. His Lordship said that he supposed that the parish of Uzmaston was in the County of Haverfordwest, and he should amend the indictment. It could be proved ia evidence, and he should direct the amendment to be made when the evidence was adduced. Mr Allen having stated the case to the jury, Henry James was sworn. He deposed I am a black- smith, and live in Cartlett. I work jast opposite the house that was burnt down. I know that Mr Fitzgerald lived at the house be left the place a fortnight before the house was burnt. I saw the prisoner about eight or nine days after Fitzgerald left. The house was burnt on Saturday morning. I saw the prisoner there on Wed- nesday. He was kpooking about the place, and breaking up some old palings with a pickaxe. He carried them into the house; the wood was fit for fire-wood. I saw him doing ao several times: on two or three different [ days; I tiwagbt be YM g«ttia| sUcki totottbia dinner*