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SWANSEA.

BHYNMA WR.

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BLAENAVON.

BRITON FERRY.

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CHEPSTOW.

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FERRYSIDE.

LIANDILO.

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MONMOUTH.

MEKTHYR.

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ST. CLEAR'S.

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SWANSEA.

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BRKCONSB IRE.

CARMARTHEN.

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CARMARTHEN. On Thursday week the Winter Assizes for the county of Carmarthen and also for tlie county of the borough of Carmarthen opened at the Shire-hall, Carmarthen (before the Right Hon. Lord Justice Brett). His lordship, who was accompanied by the high-sheriff and Lady Brett, took his seat at eleven a.m. The following gentlemen answered to their names, and were sworn on the grand jury for the eounty Mr. D. Pugh, foreman Mr John Beynon, Mr. E. Morris Davies, Mr. Walter Powell Jeffreys, Mr. Morgan Jones, Mr. Arthur Howell Jones, the I Rev. R. Gwynne Lawrence, Mr. Charles Long- croft, Captain Grismond Philipos, Mr. John Lewis Philipps, Mr. E. G. Protheroe, Mr. William Lewis Philipps, Mr. Griffith Grismond Philipps, and Mr. J. L. Trfegoning. His Lordship proceeded to deliver the charge to the grand jury. He said if everybody in that court knew so much of the law as their foreman he should be afraid to address them, because he (the judge) recollected wail that ho learned more law from him than he should ever be able to pay IJim back. There were but very few prisoners for iri il for so large a county, and the cases were of the slightest importance. His lordship then went over again in substance what he said at Haver- fordwest on Saturday last, to the effect that all considerations of mercy in sentencing prisoners were provided for in the law. The grand jury for the county of the borough was composed of the fol lowing: -Nles.rs. R. Caville, E. D. Jones, J. D. White, C. V. Harding, James Phillips, D. Davies, J. H. Ashbridge, Thos. Davies, William Joseph, Thomas Thomas. D. Philip Morgan, W. Scourfield Phillips, George Stephens, J. P. Carter, Benjamin Davies, T. E. Brigstocke, James Puddicombe, Charles Finch, John M'Lean, Thomas Jenkins, David iSamue). William James Williams, and Samuel Cruise. His Lordship said there was nothing to address to this jury, as there were no cases to come before them. They were, consequently, discharged. RILL 1GNORKD. The Grand Jury said they found no true bill against Thomas Evans, on bail, charged with setting fire to a stable in the possession of Mary Evans and Elinor Evans, at Nantllun, in the parish of Pemboyr, on the night of the 8th of January, or the morning of the 9tli of January last. Mr. Abel Thomas was for the prosecution Mr. Arthur Lewis for the defence. BURGLARY BY BOYS. Joseph Thomas, 16, pickler, and Robert James Kettie, aged 11, were both indicted for breaking and entering the shop of Mr. Gwilym Evans, at Danetty, on the 12th of January last, and stealing a quantity of cigars and matches, a hair brush, a. clothes brush, a cigar case, two penholders, and other articles, of the value of £ 4-. Mr. Walter Jones prosecuted. The contention on the part of the prosecution was that on the night in question Mr. Evans's shop in Station-road, Llanelly, was entered by some persons opening a window, which, the assistant who had charge of the establishment stated, had been securely fastened. The shop was ransacked, and a considerable quantity of the con- tents stolon. Prisoners were arrested, and it was found that they had hid a number of cigars and some of the other property in a heap of refuse from the ironworks. Some of the spoil had been given to other bovs to dispose of. Both prisoners, on being taken into custody, admitted having taken part in the robbery. The jury re- turned a verdict of guilty, but presented a recom- mendation to mercy. Mr. Evans, the prosecutor, asked that the younger lad might be lightly dealt with, as he had up to the time of the robtery borne a good character. His lordship directed Kettie to be handed over to his mother for chastisement; and Thomas—who had previously been in prison, and who the judge said he thought was the lea-let in the crime— was now sentenced to three months' hard labour. BIGAMY. John Jones, an elderly man, employed as a miner, was indicted for having bigamously married a young woman, named Mary Rees, at the ltegistry-oftics, Carmarthen, on December 31, 1881, his proper wife, Hannah Jones, being at tint time still alive. It was alleged-hat, prisoner married his first wife, whose maiden name was Hannah Row- lands, at Bangor Chape), Cardiganshire, on the 28th of June, 1850, and the certificate showing that the ceremony had been duly performed was produced. Some years afterwards lie went away from his wife to work, and ultimately made the acquain- tance of the young woman Mary Rees, with whom, on the, 31st of December, 1381, lie went through the form of marriage service at Carmarthen, de- scribing himself as a widower. — Prisoner, in defence, said he never was married to Hannah Rowlands. He kept her, and she had two children by him. He went back to the works in Cardi- ganshire in 1876, and proceeded to her house at one o'clock in the morning. Kicked at the door, and she came out and asked him why he had not written to say he was coming. She had a man in the house with her. and he (prisoner; created a little row. Prisoner added that for the last three months he had been living with the gen- tlemen by his side (the gaolers.) (Laughter.) The jury found the prisoner guilty. The learned Judge addre-sed the prisoner in strong terms, and sentenced him to twelve months' imprisonment with hard labour. This concluded the criminal business of the assize. CIVIL BUSINESS. The only civil cause entered was that of Kennedy v. Francis, in which a claim of X-313 10s. was made by the plaintiff on promissory notes, and a counter claim of JE150 was made by the defendant. Mr. Arthur Lewis (instructed by Messrs. Griffith Jones and Co., of Aberystwyth) appeared for the plaintiff, and read a letter, stating that the defendant could not appear on account of illness, and asked for the case to be adjourned. His lord- ship suggested that the record should be with- drawn. This was consented to, and the case was struck off. The whole of the business was then concluded. and the court rose.

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