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LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. liTHE SUPPLY OF WATER TO ST. ST. THOMAS GREEN. —A meeting of the inhabitants will be held at the Market Hall on Thursday evening for the purpose of taking into consideration the question of the supply of water to St. Thomas Green. NEYLAND.-On the evening of the 9th inst, the mail steamer, City of Paris, under the command of Captain Fitzmaurice, sailed for a cruise to Madeira and other places, with Mr Talbot. M.P., and family, by whom she has been chartered for the occasion, we understand. Captain Fitamaurice is the commander of Mr Talbot's magnificent steam yacht, Capricorn which vessel, during last summer's cruise, was commanded by Captain R. Aylward, of the Malakoff, mail steamer, in the absence of Capt. Fitzmaurice through illness. PLEDGE AGAINST PEW RENTS -The I Pledge,, which has long been a favourite weapon in the Total Absti- nence and other movements, has at last been applied against pew-rents. The following has been put in circu. lation by the Free Church Society:—'I, the under- signed, believing that any 'charge' for the means of grace, or for the ordinances of Christianity, and any •respect of personsin God^'s House because they pay, or don't pay, is against God's command in Holy Scrip- ture, and unjust to the poor, engage never to pay any pew- tent so long as I continue a member of the Free Church Society.—From the Bath Express, August 4tb, 1866. ACCIDENT ON THE SOUTH WALES RAILWAY.—An alarming accident occurred on Saturday evening to the last down train from Haverfordwest to Neyjand, by which the lives of a number of persons were greaily endangered. The train, which consisted of three carriages, was pro- ceeding at its usual speed by Barnlake, within a short dis- tance of the terminus, when one of the carriages got off tha line, and striking againa the transoms, broke the coupling chain between the engine and carriages. The engine went forward, but the carriages overturned, and fell over the embankment into the mud beneath. The whole of the passengers were greatly alarmed by their sudden descent into the mud, but only one—a lady- received any injuries, and these, we are informed, are not of a serious nature. The depth of mud where the carriages fell is considerable, and some of the passengers made their way out of it with difficulty. Fortunately it was low water at the time the accident occurred, for at the place where the carriages fell the tide rises to a great height, and had it been in at the time, many of the passengers mnst have been drowned. DUNGLEDDY PETTY SESSIONS.—These sessions were hold at Cross Inn on Friday the 17th inst, before J. Miggon.E. T. Massy, and S. Harford, Esqrs; Revds. J. Phillips, and M. Williams. A. P. Serg James Gil- lespie, v. David Williams, for cruelly ill-usint two horses, by using the same in a mail carriage, when in an unfit state for work from galled shoulders. This was an adjourned case from last meeting to enable the defendant to produce witnesses to rebut the evidence for the com- plainant. No witness was produced and defendant was fined 20s, and 158 8d costs, or 14 days bard labour. Allowed 14 days to pay.-Tltomas John, of Crundale, was charged by P. C. George Furlong, with allowing his sow to stray on a highway. Fined Is, and 73 7d costs. John Lewis, James Xliilpin, William Miller, and William Evans, were each charged by the same com- plainant with allowing pigs to stray on the highway. Fined 6d, and 8s 7d costs each. Paid. John Harries, of the New Inn, Deep Lake, was charged by A. Sergt, Frederick Clarke, with keeping his house open for the sale of beer, &c., during prohibited hours on Sunday, 5th inst. Fined 5s, and 9s 2d costs. Paid. STATIONS OF THE WESLEYAN MINISTERS. THE SWANSEA DISTRICT. Swansea—John Burton, George S. Tyler (Mumbles). Gower—Richard E. Bray (Horton), who shall change on one Sunday in every six weeks with the ministers of the Swansea circuit. Neath-J dIDes Taylor (A), Thomas Clark (Briton- ferry). Merthyr Tydvil—Samuel Beard, Charles J. Preston (Aberdare). Tredegar—Jabez Rought, Charles.T. Barton. Brynmawr- William Baker (B), John W. Garlick (Ebbw Vale). Brecon —Edwin Thorley, James Pearce (Hay), William D. Walters (Builth); William Davies (A), John Pearce, supernumeraries. Carmarthen—John Philp, Arthur Ransom (Llanelly), Joseph Higham (Kidwelly). Haverlordwest- William R. Rogers, Mark Symoris (Milford), William Watson (B). Pembroke—Thomas Wilde (Pembroke-dock). Arthur B. Holford (Pembroke), Edward R. Edwards (Tenby). Goginan and Lisburne Mines (near Aberystwyth)- Nehemiah Smith, who shall act under the direction of the Chairman of the District. Aberystwyth—John M. Morrill, who sball act under the direction of the Chairman of the District. N.B.—The ministers of Goginan and Aberystwyth shall change on one Sunday in every four weeks. William R Rogers, Chairman of the District; Thomas Wilde, Financial Secretary. KEMES PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held at Newport, on the 14th inst, before Mr J. T. W. James, Mr Thomas Colby, Mr B. Evans, and Mr H. Howell. MANSLAUGHTER. John Phillips, Benjamin Davies, and William Havard, were charged with the manslaughter of Anne John, on the 6th of August. David Thomas deposed: I am a gamekeeper, living at Pencrigian, in the parish of Bayfil. On Monday, the 6tb inst, I saw the three prisoners between 300 and 400 yards from Postgoch, in the parish of Nevern. Each rode a horse, and they were going towards Velindre pretty briskly. I said 'Where are you going, young men?' They said: 'To have a race.' I went a few paces homewards I turned round and saw the three men racing towards me, side by side: they were about 100 yards from me. There was an old woman called Anne John, who lived close by, who was about 50 yards from me oil the same side. She went between a row of stones piled up for measurement in the grip of the hedge, and the hedge itself and stopped there. William Havard and B.'iijirnin Davies passed me galloping: John Phillips's horse had blinds and a cart bridle on. The two first passed the woman, but Phillips's horse when elose to the. pile of stones stumbled against it, and Phillips fell down on the heap of stones and shrieked out: I do not know what he said. I thought he was dead. The horse stag- gered on and struck Anne John on the breast with its chest. The ridge of stones was 11 yards long. The horse went out of its course before it stumbled it struck the end of the ridge, and staggered on between it and the hedge and then struck the woman, who was 70 years of age. She was hurled On for seven or eight yards: I went on and found Phillips holding the woman up in a sitting position. He said 1 wish I were killed myself.' I saw she was dead. I slid' John, I will not flatter you: she is dead.' Blood and water oozed out of her mouth. I wiped it several times: several people came up then. The two other prisoners went on they did not see the accident. The woman was taken home. No one was present but the woman, prisoners, and myself. The prisoners, who declined to say anything, were committed to take their trial at the next assizes on the charge of manslaughter. CHARGE OF STEALING. Elizabeth Williams was charged with stealing some bread and cheese, the property of the Rev Thomas Evans, of Eglwyswrw. The accused denied the charge. The complainant deposed that he was vicar of Eg. lwyswrw, and that the prisoner had lately been in his service as head servant. He never gave her authority to give away anything: and left his service without his knowledge and consent In cross-examination, the complainant denied that he approved of the prisoner giving a poor person bread and cheese. He saw some coming from the house once, and ho spoke about it then. He had never accused the pri- soner of stealing gooseberries. Benjamin Evans deposed that in May last he saw the prisoner give a piece of bread about the size of one's hand und a piece of cheese of the size of the palm of one's hand to a stranger. The master was about the premises, and could have seen it. He was outside the kitchen door with a book in his hand. The prisoner had given him some bread and cheese. He had his food at the house. David Williams, a mason, living on the complainant's land, deposed that he saw the prisoner giving bread and cheese away about May-day last to a tramp: it was a very small bit in comparison with what he gave beggars himself. He had not seen the prisoner give any away at any other time. There were two women, two maid- servants, and one man-servant about the premises, and he believed in the kitchen at the time: the tramp came to the kitchen door. David Phillips deposed to the women and maid-ser- vants being present when the bread and cheese were given away, but that he did not see the complainant. Mary James deposed that she had asked the prisoner at times for bread and cheese, but she declined to give it, as her master was not at home.: This was the evidence for the prosecution. Tfifcprisoner said that the charge had only been brought against her because she had left the complainant's ser- vice. The alleged stealing bad occurred in May—a long time ago, and would not have been heard of if she had remained in the service of complainant, who had pre- viously approved of her giving bread to the poor. Rachel Thomas, called by the prisoner, deposed that she remembered the prisoner telling Mr Evans of her having given a straggler bread and cheese, when he said 'Very good.' She believed it was after May-day. Mr Evans was at the time coming into the kitchen from without. In cross-examination, the witness said she left the complainant's service at the same time as the prisoner, and without notice. The Bench dismissed the case. ROOSE PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held at the Shire Hall on Saturday, before A. B Starbuck, Esq, O. E. Davies, Esq, J. D. Roberts, Esq. J. P. Jones, Esq, S. Harford, Esq, and Rev. P. Phelps. ALLOWING ANIMALS TO STRAY. Benjamin Jones, of Fernhill, was charged with allowing an ass and a pig to stray on the highway. The wife of defendant appeared, and stated that the pig was lying down by her door, and the ass was grazing on a piece of ground on the side of the road. The ass was not on the highway, but near an old ruin not many yards from her house, and adjoining Captain Brady's land. P.O. Furlong deposed that he saw the donkey and pig on the highway. The pig was walking, and the ass, wbich was lonchered, was grazing on the aide of the hedge. He had cautioned the defendant once pre- viously. Tile Bench fined the defendant 61 for eaoh animal, with costs, amounting altogether to 8* 4d. Mr (), E Davies: It I had power I would per-uade my brethren on the Bench to do away with the police fees in these cases. In cases of a donkey and pig straying, ihe fine is quite sufficient. Mr J. P. Jones: The police may then neglect their duty perhaps. Mr Harford: I shall certainly not permit these en- croachments up >n the public wilhout fining the parties. The defendant was allowed a month to pay. Charles Moss was charged with allowing a pony to stray on the highway. The defendant, did not appear. P.O. John deposed that he saw the defendant's pony on the highway Mr 0. E. Davies stated that the pony got o-it of the field through a gap in the hedge. The defendant had a field, and paid for land. The Clerk said that no party appeared in defendant's behalf to answer the charge. Mr O. E. Davies: This is a different case from that where a person sends his cattle out to the hedge side to graze. Here the man has got a field, and the pony got out of it over the hedge into the road. The Clerk I am not saying a word against your state- ment but there is no evidence here of it. The defendant does rn,t appear; no one knows it here you don't know it legally. Mr O. E. Davies: The man is not able to come. The Clerk: Unfortunately for the defendant there is no evidence before the Court: it is a case lor a nominal fine. Mr O. E. Davies: The man has land, and he put the pony on it to graze, and it broke out. The Clerk It is a case for a nominal fine. Mr O. E. Davies: But there are the fine and police fees. The Clerk was understood to say that the Bench could not. repeal the statute, and that they were not there to legislate. A case had been proved under the statute. Mr O. E. Davies: But this is an exceptional case Mr Harford: Some one ought to come forward to prove it: we should know it judicially. Mr J P. Junes: If he can prove it, we can adjourn the case. MrO E. Davies: There is no application for an ad- journment. The Clerk All you have before the Court is that an animal has been found straying on the road; you have no evidence as to how the pony got there, and there is an offence proved. Mr Starbuck: If the case is adjourned there will be more expense. The Clerk Yc3, sir: I am not saying a word against Mr Davies's statement: but what he knows, the <Jourt does not know. Mr O. E. Davies: You will acknowledge there is a difference in this case: it was not turned out to graze. The Clerk: We don't disbelieve you morally; but legally we don't know it. Mr Harford I will not have anything of the kind: if Mr Davies vants to give evidence let him come down and do so. We don't know anything of it. The Bench fined the defendant 6d and coats. ASSAULT. Jane Owen, of Johnston Kilns, was charged with assaulting Maria Llewe lin, of the same place. The detei dant denied the charge. The complainant deposed that the defendant's son passed her door, when she asked him if he had finished the gardens.' The gardens in the neighbourhood had been robbed, and it was commonly repoited that the defendant's son did it. The defendant then came and dragged her to the door and beat her with a broom over the arms. She could not tell how many blows she received, because she was in a trance. [The complainant exhibited her arms, on which there were several bruises.] The defendant said that the complainant slipped and fell, and in the fall inflicted the injuries on herself. Martha Palmer (defendant's sister) deposed that the defendant did not strike the complainant. There were always rows i" Johnston in consequence of the conduct of the complainant and her daughter: she (witness) could get no peace, and 'never saw such a place since she had been born.' The Bench fined the defendant 2s 6d and costs, allowing her a month to pay the money.

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