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LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. V AGRANCY.-Lau-rence Fitzgerald and Levi Hum- phreys, two tramps, were brought up in the custody of the police, charged with vagrancy. The prisoners pleaded guilty, and were committed to prison for one month with hard labour. DESERTING SERVICE.-At the Police Office on Satur- day, before the Mayor, H. P. Goode, Esq., Elizabeth Warlow, of Cutty Bridge, was charged with deserting the service of Mr James Morgan, of the Merlin's Bridge. The prosecutor withdrew the charge on the defendant promising to return to her service. VISITATION.—The Lord Bishop of the Diocese held a Visitation at St. Mary's Church, on Thursday, at 1) o'clock. The services were read by the Vicar, the Rev. J. H. A. Philipps, of Picton Castle; after which the usual list was read over. A large number of the clergy answered to their names. His Lordship commenced his charge about 12 o'clock, and the delivery of it occupied about three hours. The clergy afterwards dined with his Lordship at the Castle Hotel. ROBBERY AT VICTORIA. PLACE.—Sometime between the hours of five and eight o'clock on Sunday morning last, an attempt was made to rob a meat-safe on the pre- mises of Mr James Summers, solicitor, of Victoria Place. The thief, it would appear, entered the premises from the parapet of the New Bridge, against the north side of which the meat-safe is erected. The sides of the safe are constructed of perforated zinc, and the thief cut a hole in one of them sufficiently large to admit of the ab- straction of a small piece of meat, which is all that has been missed. It is conjectured that the party was dis- turbed, for had he been able to complete the destruction of the side of the safe, he could have possessed himself of a good booty. LAWKENNY.—HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE.—An interesting gathering of this character occurred at Law- rency on Sunday evening, the 19ch inst. The fine old church, which had been tastefully decked out for the occasion by the ladies of the parish with wheat, evergreens and choice flowers, was well filled by a grateful and attentive congregation. The service was performed by tLe Rector, and a most appropriate and impressive sermon preached by the Rev. D. Palmour, vicar of Jeffrevston. The clergy of the surrounding parishes were also present, all of whom, after the service was over, adjourned, (on the invitation of the Squire of the parish, G. Lort Phillips, Esq., .U.P.) to partake of the sumptuous hospitality of Lawrenny Park. ST MARY'S CHURCH SCHOOLROOM.—A lecture was delivered at this schoolroom on Monday evening by W. B. Rowlands, Esq, of Gienover. The chair was taken by the Rev J. H. A. Philipps, of Picton Castle, who in a few neat remarks introduced the lecturer to the audience. The subject selected by Mr Rowlands was 'The Battle and the Jhrd,' which he treated with great eloquence and ability. Copious poetical extracts were read, introduced by the lecturer with appropriate observations, expressed in choice and elegant language. The lecture from beginning to end was one flow of eloquence, and frequently elicited warm expressions of approbation from a numerous and respectable audience. At the conclusion of the lecture, the Rev James Thomas, in complimentary terms, proposed a vote of thanks to Mr Rowlands, which on being seconded by the Rev James Philipps, was put to the meeting and carried by acclamation. The lecture! briefly responded, and proposed a vote of thanks to the Chairman for his kindness in presiding. The proposition was seconded by the Rev W. B. Thomas, and carried unani- mously. The proceeds of the lecture will be applied in liquidating the debt on the harmonium, which was a short time ago placed in the schoolroom. TOKEN OF RESPECT-On Tuesday week, MrH. Philpott, articled c;erk to \\1.. Davies, Esq., solicitor, Spring Gardens, invited the employes at that establishment to supper at his residence at the Castle Hotel, on the occasion of his leaving for London to undergo the examination required for membership of the legal profession, Mr Philpott is much beloved and respected "by those with whom he has been associated in Mr Davies's offices, and it is almost unnecessary to state that his invitation was accepted by the entire body of clerks, there being 18 present, lhe supper was prepared with that ability which has always characterised the catering at the Castle. Hotel, and liquors were supplied in the greatest profusion. In the course of the evening, Mr Carter, the managing clerk, proposed in compliment try terms, the health of Mr Philpott, avid at the same time presented him, on behalf of himself and that of his fellow-clerks, with a valuable pencil case as a slight token of their respect and esteem. The pencil case was a very handsome one, and was supplied by the Messrs. Pratt, the well-known jewellers, of High-street. Mr Philpott responded in a neAt speech, in which he expressed his gratitude for the kindness with which he had always been treated since his connection with Mr Davies's office, and his thanks for the handsome present they had that evening given him. A number of other toa,ts followed, and the evening was spent with the greatest harmony and enjoyment. RIFLE CONTEST.—The return match between twenty- four members of the Carmarthen Volunteers and the same number of the Haverfordwest Volunteers came off on Wednesday afternoon, each party firing on its Own range. The weather experienced on the Haverfordwest range was most unfavourable for rifle shooting; it being exceedingly dark and gloomy, and these disadvantages were very much increased by the late hour of the day when the contest actually commenced. Two o'clock was appointed for the commencement of the shooting, but at this hour f w of the competitors had arrived, and others who had been expected to take part in the contest, were unable to attend; and in their absence the number had to be made up of some Volunteers who had merely at- tended as spectators. Considerable delay was also caused by the targets not having been arranged for shooting in the second class; and those competitors who Assisted in removing the heavy iron targets shot their rounds under the most unfavourable circumstances;, one com. petitor-one of the best shots in the corps-missing, no less than six of his ten rounds. Owing to these circum- stances, the shooting was not completed when darkness set in; and the inhabitants of that part of the town nearest to the rifle range, could bear the discharge of the rifles some time after the lamplighter had performed his duties in the public streets. The Carmarthen twenty-four encountered none of these delays, and they were able to complete their firing by half past four o'clock. Their range, too, is situated on dry pasture land, while that of their opponents runs over a heavy marsh, which at this season of the year is a perfect bog. The marker's butt was in an exceedingly I)ad condition, the bottom of it being covered with about a foot of muck and water; and it is hoped that some measures will be taken to obtain a dry standing-piace for those who perform the responsible duty of marking. The marking, as might be anticipated, was very slow; and the markers had to exercise some care in getting into the butt after examining the targets. The score made by Carmarthen was five hundred- and two, Haverfordwest making four hundred and seventy- eight. The Carmarthen Volunteers therefore retrieved their lost laurels by a majority of twenty-four. The highest score, however, among the whole competitors was made, as on the former occasion, by a Haverford- west Volunteer. Tho following is the score:— CARMARTHEN. 400 yards. 500 yards. H. p. Tot. Serg. W. Jenkins. 1 3 2 1 3 0 1 1 0 1 13 8 21 John Jones 1 1 3 3 1 3 0 1 1 0 14 8 22 Dr Watkins Ollii 0 0 3 1 3 11 7 18 W. T. Baldwin. 12112 0 2 1 1 2 13 9 22 William Jones 3 0 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 2 13 7 20 Serg. Thos. Williams 0 1 1 2 R 20010 8 6 14 John Greenwood. 2 3 1 2 0 1 2 0 2 0 13 7 20 Rev. J. R. Major. 2 1 2 3 1 0 2 R 0 1 12 7 19 Howell Howells 22212 00011 11 7 18 fhomas Rees 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 10 6 16 William Lawrence. 22212 R0012 12 7 19 Richard E. Jones 2 2 113 1 R 1 1 3 15 9 24 Sergeant Shackell 3 2 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 2 13 7 20 David Morris 31222 32012 18 9 27 James Lockyer. 112 11 2R1R1 10 8 18 Samuel Thompson. 1 K 1 3 2 32323 20 9 29 William Lewis. 0 2 3 2 1 2 2 3 1 2 18 9 27 G.H.Whtte. 31111 3 1 0 0 0 11 7 18 I' 5' PameI 1 2 1 3 2 0 3 2 1 0 15 8 23 £ H- LevTis 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 16 10 26 Thomas Jones 1 3 2 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 13 7 20 VV. K. Edwards. 1 R 2 0 2 1 2 3 3 2 16 8 24 Serg. I hoina.s Jones n R 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 1 14 8 22 Lieut. liurker 1121100101 8 7 15 502 HAVERFORDWEST. Sergeant Morris. 1011112020 9 7 16 Alfred Lewis 12231 2 1 3 3 2 20 10 30 John Jones. 1 1 2 2 2 3 1 0 2 2 16 9 25 James Ovvld 21301 0 2 2 2 2 15 8 23 1 Thomas Rogers 31230 01330 16 7 23 George Williams 2 1.2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 8 5 13 Corporal Lloyd 12323 2 0 0 0 2 15 7 22 John Morris. 00221 02113 12 7 19 John Davies (first). 01211 30123 14 8 22 Edward Sinnett. 12321 1 2 2 1 2 17 111 27 ThJ' EV w8 20321 00001 9 5 14 Ihomas Waters 1 3 1 0 1 2 1 3 1 1 14 9 23 Corporal Mathias 2 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 4 12 Ben. Davies. 21111 1 2 0 0 2 11 8 19 John Evans 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 3 0 10 7 17 Samuel Thompson. 2 2 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 3 14 9 23 Ser.-Major White. I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 8 8 16 George Morris 2 3 1 2 2 1 0 2 2 0 ]5 8 23 Col.-bergeant Jones 01000 00313 8 4 12 David Phillips 12321 3 0 0 3 1 16 8 24 Corporal Andrews. 12321 0 0 2 3 2 16 8 24 Thomas Phillips 0 2 1 2 1 23202 15 8 23 D. P. Davies 1 2 2 2 3 0 2 0 2 0 14 7 21 Colonel Peel 11000 02000 4 3 7 478 "l," 478
BOROUGH QUARTER SESSIONS. These sessions were held at the Shire Hall on Friday before the Chairman, the Rev. Thomas Watts, H. P. Goode, Esq, T. Rowlands, Esq, VV. Butler, Esq, Wm. Owen, Esq, and S. Harford, Esq. The usual financial business having been transacted the Court proceeded with the trial of prisoners. POCKET PICKING. Rachel Williams, alias Rachel the North, was charged with stealing four shiltings trom the person of Caleb Francis, on the 6th of October, 1863. The prisoner pleaded guilty. To a former conviction at Cardiff Sessions, on the 21st of February, 1861, for stealing X30 from the person of a cattle dealer at Neath, and a conviction for felony in the name of Rachel Rees, the prisoner also pleaded guilty. The Chairman sentenced the prisoner to four year's penal servitude. Thomas Davies, alias Wrexham Tom, was charged with stealing a pocket handkerchief containing 18s 6d, from the person of Sarah Rowlands, of Uzmaston, on Portfield fair day. The prisoner pleaded guilty. He was then charged with stealing a pocket handker- chief, containing 9hd, from the person of Mary Thomas of Houghton, on the same occasion. The prisoner also pleaded guilty to this charge. The Chairman sentenced the prisoner to three calendar months' hard labour for the first offence, and three years' penal servitude for the second offence. On the recommendation of the Grand Jury, the Court ordered fl to be presented to Thomas Philpin, who bad detected the prisoner in the commission of one of the offences.
HAVERFORDWEST PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held at the Shire Hall on Wednes- day, before the Rev. T. Watts, Rev. J. Philipps, Thomas Rowlands, Esq., and S. Harford, Esq. .WILFUL DAMAGE. David Owen, of Shipman's-lane, charged Thomas Jones, of the same place, with maliciously breaking the door of complainant's dwelling-house. The charge was fully proved, and defendant was ordered to pay the amount of damage done, and a fine of 2s. and 8s. costs, or, in default to be committed for 21 days. Allowed a month to pay the amount. FRAUDULENTLY REMOVING GOODS. O. E. Davies, Esq., of Hill-street, charged John Tingle, of Castle-back, with fraudulently removing his goods to avoid seizure for rent. Ordered to pay double the value of the goods so removed, and costs, or, in default, to be committed for six months, with hard labour. John Edwards, of Dew-street, charged Joseph Evans with a similar offence. Adjourned for a fortnight to allow defendant an opportunity of paying the amount of rent due. ASSAULT. George Butler, of New Milford, charged George Griffiths, of Gastle-hill, with assaulting and beating him. The case was fully proved, and defendant fiaed 2*. 6d. and costs, or, in default of payment, twenty-one days' hard labour. Allowed a m )nth to pay the amount. SURETIES OF THE PEACE, Martha Lewis, a prostitute, charged Martha Davies, another prostitute, with threatening to murder her. The defendant was bound over in her own recognisance of 4-5 to be of good behaviour for six months. FEL3NY. Sarah Howells, of RoSeinary lane, was brought up in custody, charged with stealing a bed-sheet, valued at Is. 6d., the property of Jane Richards, of Cartlett, widow. The Prosecutrix, upon being sworn, said The [ risoner came to lodge at my house about a fortnight ago, and remained there until yesterday morning, when she left. After the was gone I missed a Bbeet from the bed in which the prisoner slept, and gave information to the police. The sheet now produced is the one which was stolen from me, and is worth Is. 6d. Mary Cushan said she purchased a sheet from the prisoner for 10d., and again sold it to Eliza Bonas, of Castle Back. Eliza Bonas said she purchase i the sheet now produced from Mrs Cushan for 16d., and handed it back to Mrs Cushan yesterday, in the presence of Superintendent Cecil. The prisoner, who elected to »e tried by the Bench, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 21 days' hard labour.
HAVERFORDWEST NEW BBIDGE. We extract the following from a Swansea con- temporary:— I I 'BLACK MAIL AT HAVERFORDWEST.. •■> • It is now more than two years ago since we called attention to the unbusiness-like practice of levying a tax in the shape of a bridge-toU on alUtrarigersand residents entering Haverfordwest from the railway station. Mr William Owen, who is entitled to these tolls for the repay- ment of the capital and interest at five per cent, due to him on the money he advanced for the building of the bridge, evidently has no desire to obstruct the trade of the town, which is evinced by the active part he has taken in promoting railway extension in Pembrokeshire, yet both he and the Town Council have the power to speedily remove the nuisance. So far as Mr Owen is concerned there are no two opinions on the point, that by his putting up the yearly tolls of the bridge for sale by auction, a larger revenue will be raised to pay off the debt more speedily. At the forthcoming election of Councillors it is suggested that the burgesses give all their votes to those candidates only who pledge themselves to the abolition of the toll, so as no longer to tax strangers, or send them I round the I back way.' This plan, it is true, is known from one instance already furnished, to be likely to put some in the Council who would not be the most desirable representatives of the town but it should be remembeied that lie or they could be put in for the occasion, and then get out again with the utmost possible celerity.' HAVERFORDWEST BRIDGE TOLL. MR EDITOR,—My attention has been directed to a paragraph in your journal of to-dsy, headed, 'Black Mail at Ha\erfordwest,' in which the writer complains of the tolls levied at the New Bridge gate in this town, and of the conduct of Mr Willitnn Owen and the Town Council in the matter, and suggests the taking of certain steps to remove what he is pleased to term the 'nuisance.' Permit me to inform your readers that the Council of this borough have nothing whatever to do with the New Bridge tolls, and are in no way responsible for their continuance. The bridge was erected by virtue of a special Act of Parliament passed nearly thirty years ago, and all the powers relating thereto are now vested in certain com- misstoners appointed under the Act, and in Mr William Owen, their lessee, or mortgagee in possession. So far, therefore, as the Town Council is concerned, your cor- respondent has misapplied his censure, and mistaken the quarter whence assistance in removing, the 'nuisance' can be obtained. WILLIAM JOHN, Town Clerk. Haverfordwest Oct. 19th, 1863. MR EDITOR,—The writer of the article entitled I The Black Mail at Haverfordwest,' which appeared in the Leader of this day, either must be profoundly ignorant of the subject on which he writes, or must be attempting to impose on the less informed burgesses of this borough. Every intelligent burgess in Haverfordwest must know that an Act of Parliament was obtained for the purpose of borrowing moneys and constructing the bridge; also ap- pointing commissioners for carrying out the provisions of the Act. The Town Council got no power or control whatever over the Bridge Commissioners. They are as distinct a body from them as are the Gas Commissioners, who hold their appointment by another special Act of Parliament. To attempt to raise the opening of the New Bridge as a municipal test, would be as absurd to the intelligent rate- payers as requiring of them a pledge to open the blockade at Charleston, one being as much within their province as the other. Haverfordwest, Oct. 19th, 1862. A BURGESS. To the above correspondence, the following note was appended:—It is usually supposed to be 'within the province' of a Town Council to remove obstructions to the trade of their town, and abolish sources of annoyance to strangers. It has never been stated that the Haver- fordwest Council have any power over the Bridge Com- missioners, whatever power they can obtain on applica- tion in the usual manner, at a nominal expense, to raise money to pay off, or assist in paying off the debt on the bridge, it being understood that the Commissioners and mortgagee in possession wish to assist in removing the obstruction.'
ROOSE PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held at the Shire Hall on Saturday, before the Rev. Thomas Watts, Rev. P. Phelps, A. B. Starbuck, Esq., B. T. Williams, Esq., S. Harford, Esq., and O. E. Davies, Esq. CHARGE OF STEALING HARNESS. William Richards, of Silver Hill, Walwyn's Castle, was charged by William Davies, of Little Honeyborough, with stealing a quantity of harness. Mr W. John appeared for the prisoner. The Prosecutor deposed tha the missed a part of cart harness, two chains, and a rope from his premises. They were in the stable on Thursday evening, and he missed them at dawn on the following morning. Acting-Sergeant Carroll deposed that he searched the prisoner's house, and found the articles produced, which the prosecutor claimed as his property. MrLannigan, of Honeyborough, deposed that he saw a walking stick, which had been found on the premises of the prosecutor, in the prisoner's hand about three o'clock in the afternoon of Thursday. The prisoner was committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions: bail was accepted for his appearance, himself in £20, and two sureties ofJBlO each. TRESPASSING IN PURSUIT OF GAME. Major William Douglas Willan, of the Royal Pem- brokeshire Artillery Militia, was charged, by Mr John Morgan Jones, of Sutton Lodge, with trespassing in pursuit of game on the farm of Lamboro' Hall, in the parish of Lambston, on the 12th instant. [On this case being called on, Mr O. E. Davies, being owner of the lands on which the trespass was alleged to have been committed, left the Bench.] Mr John appeared for the prosecution; and Mr W. Cozens for the defendant. Mr John, in opening the case, said:-This, your Wor- ships, is a case in which Mr Jones complains of Major Douglas Willan, of the Pembrokeshire Militia, in respect of a trespass, in pursuit of game, on lands over which Mr Jones had an exclusive right of shooting. The facts as I am instructed, are simply these. The farm over which the alleged trespass was committed is Lamboro' Hall, in the occupation of William Williams. The land- lord of the farm is Mr Owen Edmund Davies —— Mr Cozens: Your Worships will understand that the defendant's plea is that if he did go on the land, it was under the idea that it was Mr James Eaton Evans's land. Mr John: We know nothing of Mr James Eaton Evans's land: we don't complain of any trespass upon Mr Evans's land: what we complain of is that Major Willan unlawfully trespassed in search of game over the farm of Lamboro' Hall, belonging to Mr Davies, and in the occupation of William Williams. The facts are ex- tremely simple, and I shall without any further observa- tions. proceed at once to call the witnesses. John Morgan Jones: I live at Sutton Lodge. I know the farm of Lamboro' Hall, in the parish of Lambston, in the occupation of Mr William Williams. The land- lord of the farm is Mr O. Edmund Davies. On the 12th of this month I saw Major Willan, the defendant, on that farm, in pursuit of game. His servant was beating with him: there was another person, whom I did not know. The defendant was cut shooting. I saw'him between twelve and one o'clock at noon. The exclusive right of shooting is given to my father and myself. I never gave the defendant my consanno sport over the farm. Cross-examined: I was born and bred in the neigh- i bourhood, and am pietty well acquainted with the hedges and ditches, and also the boundaries of the farms. I know Mr James Eaton Evans's property: I have permission to shoot over Mr Evans's property. Mr Evans told me that Major Willan has also permfssibn to do so.' The land on which I saw the defendant does not run up in a strip be- tween Mr Evans's fields. I asked the tenant if that field was part of Lamboro' Hall, and he said it was. I am not at present on friendly terms with the defendant: I was at one time. Mr Cozens: Don't you think it would have been more courteous in you to have warned Major Willan off the land ? Prosecutor: I treated him as he treated me. John Penry Jones: I had permission of Mr Davies to sport over the land belonging to Lamboro' Hall: it was given verbally, and was exclusive. I did not give permis- sion to the defendant to sport over the farm. I saw the defendant on the lands: he crossed over the fields, and entered Sutton Mountain, which does not belong to Mr Evans. Mr J. B. Summers: He was a trespasser there. This was the case for (BE prosecution. MR Coaens, on behalt ,of the defendant, said that he could not deny the trespass. There was nogentleman more scrupulous in this tespect than Major Willan, and what he had done In the present instance was entirely In' iftnoranc^ &S.BEJB$IIEYEST BILCT BPJONGED, to Mr James1 Eaton Evan; •• Frenetic B&illiettdeposed that-he waa a servant of Major Witlah, ana Wèil oatil.bootlng wtth him on the 12th of October, ite and his master believed that tbev were on Mr Cozens said that all he could ask for was a miti- gation of the penalty. He was informed that a conviction involved the loss of the certificate. The Clerk: That is so. Mr Watts: If Mr Jones presses the case, there must be a conviction. Mr H. T. Williams stated that the plea of ignorance would not excuse the defendant, who should have been certain before he went over lands that they were those over which he had a right to go. Mr John: Really, I think your Worships will hardly consider this case one in which there should be mitigation. If there was a case for mitigation to be submitted to the Court, we ought to have had Major Willan here. I am sure Mr Cozens would not state here what lie was not instructed to do; but we have nothing to show that the trespass was not wilful. We have only his servant here: I think it would have been desirable that the defendant should have attended himself; and I am sure your Worships will not be satisfied with the statement that has been made, but will deal with the defendant in a different manner than you would with a person in a more hnmble position in life. I think it is due to the Bench that the defendant, should have appeared personally and I sub- mit there is nothing before your Worships to -how that it was not a wilful trespass, in the same manner as if it were the most notorious poacher in Haverfordwest. Their Worships fined the defendant jEl, and costs: the advocate's fee was allowed. NON-PAYMENT OF RATES. William Morris, James Adams, and Maria Lifton, of Milford, were summoned by the Milford improvement Commissioners for non-payment of rates. A distress was ordered to issue in each case. Elizabeth John, William Brown, Elizabeth Hogan, John Richards, Marianne Davies, and JJ/illialll Palmer, were also summoned on the same charge. The four first men- tioned cases were settled, and the remainder adjourned. STEALING MILK. Thomas Williams, aged 15, was charged with stealing a quantity of milk, the property of his master, Mr Evan Thomas, of Mount Pleasant. The prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 21 days' imprisonment.
MICHAELMAS QUARTER SESSIONS. WEDNESDAY. The Court assembled to-day at 10 o'clock. The magis- trates on the Bench were, The Chairman, J. H. Scourfield- Esq., iYl.P., Rev. Thomas Watts, Rev. E. F. Weodmanr Rev. M. Williams, C. Allen, Esq Tenby: N. J. Dunn,. Esq., and J. M. Child, Esq. The proclamation against vice and immorality having- been read, The Chairman proceeded to charge the Grand Jury;: He said :—Gentlemen of the Grand Jury,—I know you are very anxious to go on with your work, in order that you may discharge it; and that I may be enabled to release you as soon as possible, I shall confine my observations to as small a limit as I can. I don't think there is any general remark called for by the state of the calendar, but there is one observation I think I ought to make in fairness to one district of the county. Hitherto it has been generally found that a large proportion ef the prisoners committed for trial have been sent from the other side of the watery that is, from the neighbourhood, of the Dockyard and But Barracks. On the present occasion I don't see one,. and as I have before commented upon the frequency of commitments from that district, I think it is but fair to say that on this occasion they have redeemed their character. The greater part of the cases are of a simple description,-in fact the larger portion of them are offences for stealing clothes. When clothes are'lost by one person and found upon another who does not give a proper account of the manner they came into his possession, ifc is a case in which the Grand Jury can have no hesitation in finding a Bill. There is one case of obtaining money under false pretences, and I think that is one with which you will have no difficulty in dealing.. If a, person obtains money from another by stating what is not a fact:. that is to say if he states thai he was employed as a confidential person by a gentleman in this county, and that gentlemau declares that he has nothing whatever to do with him, and upon the strength of that statement he obtains the money, that is a case in which you can appropriately find a Bill. The case which is of the greatest magnitude is one of embezzlement, and it is one which does not often come before this Court. I must own that 1 think it is one which should with more propriety have been sent to the Assizes There are several points which should be made out clearly in a case of embezzlement: it ia distinct from larceny, and you must be satisfied that he is the servant of a person, or in the employ of some party. The distinction between dishonesty and embezzlement are, in law, very clearly defined. You must be satisfied that he is a person em- ployed as a servant by parties who bad the power to make such appointment, and of course in the discharge of his duties connected with that appointment, regularly and systematically appropriated money which was only in his custody, and upon which he had no claim whatever. These art the points which you will consider in finding a bill against the prisoner. I have no further observa- tions to make: but I should be extremely glad if you could take that case as early as possible. I think it probable that it will occupy some time,, as I see from the deposi- tions before me there are several witnesses to be examined.. Perhaps it would: be advisable that you should take a small case- first, in order that the Court may proceed to business. It wias here explained that the Grand, Jury had not been sworn. The oath having been administered to the Jury, The Chairman said: I don'ttbinki need troubleyou with a repetition of the observations I have just made to you; I think that would be a sort of encore which would not be very popular in this court. J trust you will do me the honour to bear in mind the few observations I addressed to you respecting the-case of embezzlement. [The Chair- man then recapitulated his remarks on that case). and dismissed the Jury to their duties.] The Grand Jury having returned a True Bill, the Court proceeded with THE TRIAL OF PRISONERS. William Vole, 16, labourer, was charged with otealing one coat, one waistcoat, and certain other articles, the prsperty of Benjamin Morris, of Eglwyswrw, on the 10th October, 1863. The prisoner pleaded guilty. The Chairman sentenced the prisoner to threa months' mprisonment with hard labour. John Reyland, 19, stoker, was charged with stealing, one coat, one waistcoat, and certain ocher articles, the property of Henry Thomas, at the parish of Newport, on the 13th October, 1363. The prisoner, who pleaded guilty, was sentencel to fourteen days' hard labour in the House of Correction. Simuel Houghton, 19, cotton spinner, and Thomas. Williams, 27, labourer, were charged with stealing one shawl, one handkerchief, and two neckties, the property of Thomas Evans, at the parish of Llanstiuan, on the 18th of July, 1863. The prisoners pleaded not guilty. Mr De Rutzen prost-cated; tne prisoners were, not defended. It appeared from the evidence that the articles men- tioned in the indictment were stolen from the prosecutor's house at Cilau Lodge during the absence of his wife, who had gone to fetch water from a neighbouring field. She was absent about a quartet of an hour, and on her return she found the window open and a flower-pot which was on the sill when she left, thrown down. to the floor. The prisoners were seen In the neighbourhood, and informa- tion being given to the police, measures were taken to recover the property. The prisoners were watched, and were peen in a field near Fishguard. One of them was seen disturbing the grass, and apparently hiding thing beneath it. Superintendent Jones and another witness s«*rched the prisoners, but-foun^ nothing 0" them: thfe%r&9s Which1 tflfe prisoners fc&d beto observed w disturb was then examined, and the missing articlvswtrp, found beneath it. The prdoneirs were then taken iT custody. The Jury found the prisoners guilty. The Chairman, in passing sentence, said :r-Samo?J„ Honghton. and Thomas Williams,—1 have very doubt that t.bis Is the fi^st time you fiave committed kind of action: however, I have no legal evidence i I and I must not assume it. If I do not pass so sentence aa your offence; seems to deserve^ it is because I peroeiveffW ,faa78 been in gaol since the ft.; of ,July. You have &feen imprisoned^ for tlitee and the sentence of the Court is, that you be impr'so in tbe Hcmae.o€ Xiarr-eetiO'n and jtG>h,ardsluto°ur four calendar months.. David Morgan, #7, mining surveyor, was charg^ obtaining by false pretences from, Thomas Jafl £ sum of £ 8,, the property of tha said Thomas intent to cheat and defrand liim ef ttifc*a*ne, at toe of Nevern, on the 5th of June, 1863. Mr Owen prosecuted; Mr O- Powell defended. Thomas James: I live at Penlan, In the P*