POLICE INTELLIGENCE. NEWPORT TOWN HALL.— !\IQN»AV, JULY 10. Before the Mayor and T. Ihukins, Esquire. THE BID-ALE NUISANC'K. John Walford re-appeared this morning to answer the com- ftlalnt and information of Mr. Superintendent Hopkins, for sel- beer in his dwelling-house, in Friars' fields,^without a c,en8e. against the statute in thai case made and provided. ,» av'd Stephens, one of the party who had l>een drinking at liatl h lK'a"' S ^ouse' Save evidence in support of the infor- Walford said It was not me who sold the beer. The beer Wl\ness drank was sent out for to a public-house. Mr. Pike It don't matter where it came from you sold it In your house. Mr. Hughes to Walford You sold beer at Stow Fair, didn't YOQ, without a license. also ? C "aiford Yes. sir, hut I sold under the license of the Three hinT>S' kept by Mr. Chapman. He couldn't go, so I sold for Irn. Mr. Hughes t You had no right to sell with another man's "cense. in f'18 ayot to Walford I advise you to take more caution lutufe not to sell beer without a license, for we are deter- ged to punish all who do so. Fortunately for you the evi. enc. is not quite satisfactory, and you are dis- ^hen Pike, the clerk here addressed the Bench in a whisper, t Mayor informed Walford (hat his case was remanded g Thursday, in order to obtain further evidence against him. John Morgan also re-appeared on a similar charge. William Williams gave evidence against Morgan in support jjt the information, and proved that he bought beer in the «ouse, and paid for it at the usual price. There were several l°er persons drinking there at the same time. Morgan I didn't see Williams in my house for the night. Mr. Pike: Perhaps not. None so blind as those who won't aee. Convicted in £5 and costs, and in default of payment within BeVen days, a distress warrant would be issued. Zv* hughes addressed the prisoner'on his illegal dealings ob- erviQg that it was very lucky for him (the defendant), that the excise took no notice of his transactions. Elizabeth Rees, a drunken and disoiderly prostitute, was he next put forward. P.C. Hopkins proved that he found the prisoner on last Fri- day night, about half-past eleven, very drunk, and fighting, and on ordering her to move on, she ordered him to mind his business and move off; and finding that she violated the J*Ir«ctions the Mayor had lately given, he took her to the sta- ^on-house and locked her up. The prisoner, with much effrontery, denied all knowledge or tne matter. Mayor: Were you so very drunk, then, that you cannot re- member what you did ? Prisoner: I was sir. Mayor: Well, that's candid, and I now sentence you to re- ceive two imprisonment in the New House of Correc- "00, in solitary confinement. Elizabeth Power, who said she was Elizabeth Sewell, at was charged with drunken and disorderly conduct. The prisoner was the perfect impersonation of a drunken, nghting, and bullying she-fiend from the Fields, with a black Jtye, swollen nose, scratched face, bleared eyes, tattered gar- ents, and a bold, audacious expression of countenance, as far as any was left. Sergeant Harlow proved the case against the prisoner, and some previous history of her proceedings, from which it appeared that she had been in prison seven or eight times, for drunken and other bad conduct. Sentenced to six weeks imprisonment in the New House of Correction, at Usk, in solitary confinement. THURSDAY, JULY 13. Before the Mayor and Thomas Hughes, Esq. AN IRISHMAN IN TROUBLE. Michael Haggarty was charged with being drunk, and ob- structing the carriage road with a pair of trucks, and assaulting ^•C. Bath. P.C. Bath, sworn, stated, that on Tuesday evening last, at eight o'clock, he was on his beat in High street, when he saw '"e prisoner drunk, whom he ordered home. Prisoner said he had a pair of trucks down on the Tredegar Wharf. These he fetched, and brought up by the King's Head, with which he "ent towards the Castle Brewery. He returned up High street, again, with the trucks, cursing and swearing, when a person of Jhe name of Dyer took hold of him, to assist in getting hiro. home. Prisoner began to abuse him, and told him to mind his dullness. There was nothing at all on the trucks but Rn empty sack. He then came on down High street, near Mr. Latchs's, where he threw the trucks in the middle of the road, and left them, and was walking away, when Bath took him into Custody and conveyed hio rto the statton-house. He was very jj'UQk and created a disturbance. On his way to the station- "°use he was very resolute, and turned around and struck me, and gave me a bloody nose. There were from 30 to 40 persons 'here, and if a carriage came down High street some accident "ould have occurred, for the trucks were in a very dangerous place. Prisoner: I was drunk from a pipe of tobacco and a glass of ale, and by I'll take care I'll never get drunk again. Good bye to the Clock-'us, for anything I'll do not to get in ."ere again. Oh by the powers, I didn't know as how I was 1Q 'he arms of the police. Mr. Hughes: You are fined 5s. and expenses, or 14 days' tmprisonment. Prisoner: Mr. Hughes, I'll pay ye to-morrow in hay making, for I'll work for ye for three days for the money. By the Powers, Mr. Mullock will go bail for me or won't ye, Mr. fIughes 1 Sure, an ye have known me for these twenty yirs, *n I have known ye as long, and by the Powers, ye may give me haymakiug for a few days, and then I'll pay the fine. Oh! dear Mr. Hughes, won't ye give bail forme ? Sure, oh blood May be, ye'll give He a week in the work.'us, instead ? Mr. pite ordered the prisoner to be taken to the Station in default of payment, and the policeman forthwith took him off. CAUTION TO WITNESSES. 0 ri 0488 Walford, for selling beer without license, was Ih "^joutned further notice, in consequence of absence of a witness who had been kept out of the way that e 'ght not give evidence against Walford. As a caution to witnesses who have been summoned and will not 'Ppear, we will state for their information, that persons Fusing ire liable, under the 1st Wm. c. 64, to a penally not eZceeding £10, and in default of payment, are subject to three "'ooths' imprisonment, with hard labour. John Morgan was charged with stealing 2s. from Timothy Evans, in the Vulcan public-house. Committed for trial.
CARDIFF POLICE.—JULY 10. Present-C. C. Williams, Esq., Mayor, and J. Lewis, Esq. George Clement, collector of excise, preferred an information fni. fr I"m Reynolds, of the Lord Nelson beer-house, Ik sP'rits without having a license so to do. lajuk Jones>an excise officer, said that on the eighth of March Kin ? .went t0 tlie Lord Nelson beer-house; he had a glass of n.» which was served to him by a young woman, and for ujch he paid four-pence he went then a second time and ^another glass. Elizabeth Howell remembered the last witness calling For gin; he was in a mackintosh, and wore a comforter round his neck; he complained of cold, saying he had just come in by \9e packet; he asked for a glass of gin witness replied they jVd not sell gin having no license, but if he (Jones) would give money witness would fetch it; witness got a noggin from tOe Koyal Oak. The information was dismissed. Thomas Jenkins, a labourer, was charged with drunkenness George Davies, P.C. No. 6, was on duty on Sunday afternoon about five o'clock, and found the prisoner dead drunk on the Pavement in Duke-street, he was incapable of taking care of lniself,—Fined 5s., and costs. Johanna Mahoney, for being drunk, and misconducting her- :elf In the public streets, was sentenced to one month's impri- onment with hard labour. James Ballinger, an upholsterer, was charged with being in Possesllion of clothing belonging to her Majesty's 4th Dragoons, and was held to bail to answer any charge which may be pre- yed against him. f
MERTHYR POLICE.—JULY 8. Before G. R. Morgan, Esq., and the Rev. C. Mayberry. Edward Tvans, of the Bridgend beer-house, Rees Jones, of e Belle Vue beer-house, Thomas Kinsey, of the Three Pi. j»«on», beer-house, David Thomas, of the Farmers' Arms, beer- ^°use, Thomas Thomas, of the Masons' Arms, beer-house, and Thomas Morgan, of the Brown Cow, beer-house, all 0f °w)ais, were summoned by Mr. Superintendent Davies, for their houses before ten o'clock, P.M., on Sunday, the u't., for the sale of beer, &c. This being their first offence, ey were fined 5s. each, and costs. Waltar Parry, of the Red Lion, beer-house, Benjamin Evans, of Ihe Horse and Groom, beer-house, and Howell Howells, of '!»e Black Lion, beer-house, were also charged by same com- jj 4>nant with like offences, which were proved by the same wit. Dels. This being their second appearance, Ihey were fined 20s. ei<^ »nd costs. ( Richard Jones, of the Cyfarllia Arms, beer-house, and An- o^y Lewis, of the Pelican, both of Merthyr, were charged by ^Plamant, with keeping their houses open at an unlaw. Fi 'jUr on ,'le instant, for the sale of beer, &c. Bed 5s. each, and coats. Mary Ann Allim was charged by Sergeant Rees, with being ^unk and disorderly on the 4ih inst. Fined 5s. and costs blmeuS Wat,k,DS' minf' was charged by William Richards, 1 ^r-house keeper, with trespassing on his property and assault- cost, '° pay amount of trespass claimed, and the b Several other cases were disposed of and settled out of Court Y COOlent of tbe magistrates.
MONDAY, JULY 10. Before G. R. Morgan, Esq. 1 ^ary Williams and Mary Davie*, mother and daughter, the bo *r years °' age, were charged with stealing a -pair of th01*' va'ue^,• 6d.,from a slanding in Merthyr Market-place, i e property of John Jones, shoemaker, on Saturday, the 8th ^"•rdiff 10 la'te 'he'r ,r'a' at the present Assizes at Warj'v/t Watkins, of Pontraorlais, a cabinet maker, and Ed- druni- 8Un' 8 ro"er» kj'.h °f Merthyr, were charged with being DdJCreVlDg dlSturbaDce at two o'clock on the morn. pile, y 10 6 ,,reet* Fined 5** e#ch and ex- James Coi field was committed to Cardiff Gaol, to await fur- order, charged with being a deserter from the Woolwich of the Royal Marines, as advertised in the Police Ga P °f 'he 26th ult. lie Rudge, who was apprehended by the Merthyr Po- 26th l^rou8'1 an advertisement in the Police Gazette, of the ve l*1' c'larIe^ w''h stealing a gold Geneva watch and se- viiK 0,'ler a/iicles, the property of Mrs. Ackindachy, at Wool- on the 15th ult., was lemanded to Cardiff Gaol. ftia j" anc^ Mary Jones, two young women, were also re- th ,0 Cardiff Gaol, apprehended by the Meithyr Police, ch'°«Bh an advertisement in the Police Gazette, of the 7th inst.' argiog them with stealing a quantity of wearing apparel, the f,°P«trty of Hannah Evans, at Newtown, Montgomeryshire, on he 30th ult.
B ABERDARE POLICE—JULY 6. tfofe R. Fothergill, G. R. Morgan, and E. M. Williams, ö Esquires. tit Twelve different persons wetersummoned for non payment 01 Poor-rate, all of whom were ordered to pay the sums de- Jjded of them. 'Hiam Lewis, miner, who was apprehended upon a search. t0r 'jj?1 for atealing a fishing net, was discharged, the proiecu- J>ro'rJ/r' ^,ew'* Roberts, of Aberdare, refusing to awear to his P*rty before the Magistrates.
GLAMORGANSHIRE SUMMER ASSIZES. CARDIFF, IUESDAY, JULY 11. On Monday night last, Sir Robert Monsey Rolfe, one of the Barons of the Court of Exchequer, was escorted by the High Sheriff, John Homfray, Esq, of Llandaff Court, from the verge of the county, and accompanied by a numerous cavalcade, pro- ceeded to the Town Hall, where the commission was opened, about half-past nine o'clock. On Tuesday morning, the Learned Judge, attended church, a large congregation, comprising the municipality of Cardiff, several magistrates, and other gentry of the county, being ORMADK" ^er.8 Chaplain, the Rev. W. Richards, of u u"1' iraPreMiv«ly preached on the occasion from the i3th chapter of Romans, and 4th terse :—" For he i, the mi- nisterof God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be Ifrud; for he beareth not the sword in vain, for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil." Baron Rolfe took his seat on the bench about twelve o'clock, and we have not on any late occasion observed so numerous an attendance of magistrates, &c, amongst whom we noticed Lord James Stuart, Sir John Guest, J. H. Vivian, Elq, MP., C. M. B. Morgan, Esq, MP., Ruperra, Rev. James Coles, Rev. W. Richards, Rev. Thomas Stacey, T. W. Booker, Esq, J. Bruce Price, Rev. Robert Knight, Chancellor of the Diocese, R. F. Jenner, Esq, Walter Coffin, Esq. Robert H. Savours, Esq, Sir George Tyler, Bart., C. Croft Williams, Esq, Mayorof Cardiff, W. Bennett. Esq, Hugh Entwisle, Esq, Rowland Fothergill, Esq, R, O. Jones, Esq, E. H. Lee, Esq, H. T. Lee, Esq, H. Lewis, Esq, Henry Thomas, Esq, W. E. Williams, Esq, and R. Lewis Reece, Elq, coroner; —— Davies, Esq, coroner for the county. THE GRAND JURY. Lord James Stuart, Foreman Sir J. J. Guest, Bart, M.P. Charles M. R. Morgan, Esq, M.P., Ruperra J. B. Price, Esq, Duffryn J. H. Vivian, Esq, M.P., Swansea R. F. Jenner, Esq, Wenvoe Castle Sir George Tyler, Cotterell R. O. Joues, Esq, Fonmon Castle T. W. Booker, Esq, Velindra Turberville Turverville, Elq, Ewenny Nash V. E. Vaugban, Esq, Rheola J. P. Treherne, Esq. J. W. Bennett, Esq, Llaleston Whitlock Nicholl, Esq, Adam's Down Rowland Fothergill, Esq, Hensol Castle Robert Savours, Esq, Cowbridge Hugh Entwide, Esq. H. Lee, Esq, Dynas Powis W. Needbam, FAq, Gabalva Walter Coffin, Esq, Llandaff William Towgood, Esq, Cardiff W. H. Williams, Esq, Nantgarrw. After the usual preliminary forms, tbe Learned Judge deli- vered a charge to the following effect:— Gentlemen of the Grand Jury—I am very happy that the calendar on the preaent occasion is not heavy, and that the cases which will have to come before you do not present fea- j tures of great difficulty. I have looked over nearly the whole of the depoiitioos which have come to me, and do not think that I am called upon to make any lengthened observa- tions touching them, particularly to gentlemen so well con- versant with the practice and duties of grand jurors as those who are now empannelled. There is, however, one u- ception, a case of murder by poison at Laleston, in this county. Ttus wit) be a subject for your close attention and grave en- quiry. You will first have to ascertain that the crime of mur- der has been committed a man and his servant have come by their death, and you must be satisfied that such death was caused by violence; and if so, whether the deed was done by the pri- soners, or by either of them. There would be, as might be anticipated in such a case, which was purely circumstantial, much conflicting evidence. You will, however, gentlemen, carefully look at all the features and points of the case, and givf the proper degree of weight to the testimony. The object is ftaid to have been to murder one person, and that it was not in tended that the other should fall a victim. It is scarcely neces- sary for me to mention to gentlemen of your inttlligence and experience, that the law holds death in such a rase to be as e onious an act as if it were deliberate arid intentional. The oil'ul'ul '"tontion, as regards the second death, does not le- f'n of the crime laid. A preat deal will nnininna •"nce skilful medical piactitioners, whose ?h- J n V ?rVnd careful examination, will appear in epos1 ions o e placed before you, and upon such evidence T ,Ky P;°"DCe ,0f In matters of this grave nature, tht mind not unfrequently biassed but it is, perhaps gentlemen, annecessary for 811 to say to you that it is well to guard against such a bias. It might not, probably, be my duty in the situation I have the honour to fill, but as a citizen, I deem it well te advert to circumstances, even a reference to which gives me pain, that have taken place in an adjoining county, where the public peace has been constantly and vio- lently disturbed, under circumstances of dangerous excitement. It ii, however, satisfactory to find that in this important and densely populated county, no similar violations of h v and order have occurred. If, however, such offences should take place, it will be necessary to use every energy for their suppression. Lawless men should be taught that there is nothing to justify lawless excesses. On the other band, should cases ^ise where tumult might occur from an exaction of tolls througL a miscom- prehension of theActsofParhament, the magisti i y should apply themselves attentively, with a view of proper; lid prompt redress. I am quite sure, gentlemen, you will not shrink from the performance of a duty so important, through any unworthy fear; for the worst of all timidity is the fear of being thought afraid. If you should find that tolls, are de- manded which are not warranted, it is extremely imp, tant thai all should conspire to put down and remove all just cause of complaint. Having made brief allusion to a larceny '-ase that had just come into court, in which a child of 10 or 11 years of age was alleged to be implicated with the mother, the learned judge drew the proper distinction, and dismissed the grand jury to the performance of their duties. A considerable time elapsed previously to the reception of bills from the grand jury, and as it is usual to postpone the civil business till the close of the calendar cases, Baron Rolfe in vain called for law issues to fill up the public time, and in consequence gave notice that through the circuit he would ex- pect cases at Nisi Prius to be prepared, when bills from the grand jury were not before the court. DOE DEM R. M. W. TALBOT v. GIBION AND OTHKRS. This was an action of ejectment brought by the plaintiff to obtain repossession of the premises of a colliery and iron works at Kenfig, near Pyle, in this county. Mr. Vaughan Williams appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. James, of Merthyr, for the defendant. The deed of lease was put in and read, in which, amongst other clauses, it was covenanted that in the event of the lessee becoming bankrupt, in the eveat of his not working the colliery, or letting it go out of repair, the plaintiff was entitled to re- entry. R. Daniel, a mineral agent, was called to the witness box, and deposed that he had known the Bryndee, colliery and iron works in the parish 01 Margam, about thtee years. The working was discontinued, they were entirely out of repair, and a portion had fallen in. The Judge here addressed himself to the counsel for the de- fendant, intimating that as the covenants of working and keep- ing in repair had not beeo fulfilled, Mr. Taibot was entitled to recovery. The jury was accordingly directed to give a verdict against all the defendants. Execution in 10 days. TRIAL OF THE PRISONERS. Mary Williams was charged with stealing, on the 8th inst., a pair of boots, the property of John Jones, of Merthyr. Mr. Rickards conducted the prosecution. Richard Keys examined I am a shoemaker residing at Merthyr Tydvil, in this county. On the 8th instant, about a quarter past nine in the evening, I was in Merthyr market. 1 had a standing there for selling shoes, next to John Jones's standing. I saw the prisoner there near to the standing: she took a pair of boots off a nail, and placed them under her daughter's cloak. The child then ran away I ran after her, and took her: her mother attempted to rescue her from me, and I then took her also. I took the boots from under the child's cloak, and gave them to one David Williams, a man in John Jones's employment. The mother told the child to run away. John Jones examined I am a shoemaker of Merthyr Tydvil. On the 8th of the present month I had a standing in Merthyr market. About nine o'clock in the evening Mr. Keys came to me, and brought the little girl with him. I was then informed of the robbery. Keys gave the boots and the girl to David Wtfhams, one of my workmen. Subsequently they were given to the pollceman.- j & Mr. Rees, police constable, produced the boots, which were identified by John Jones. The prisoner positively denied stealing the boots, and said her little girl, named Mary Davies, stole them. Mary Davies, the little girl alluded to, was then, at the pri- soner's request, sworn. She said—I am eleven years old. My mother (the prisoner), did not give me the shoes. I got them from the standing, I took them myself. Richard Keys was re-called. He said he perfectly and dis- tinctly saw the mother take the shoes, hand them to the little girl, and then bid her run away. Verdict-Guilty. Sentence-One year's imprisonment, with hard labour. 3 His lordship animadverted in very severe terms upon the con- duct of the Prisoner, who evidently, to save herself, induced her child to commit perjury. with an<* Catherioe Bedale (out on bail), charged whpn ul-tw° hundred weight of coal, not appearing fread and write imperfectly), was ?hn ni^ertv^of I«n«n *1? third instant, stoleS an umbrella, the property of Isaac Hams, of Eglwysilian. ^aac Harm sworn, said he was a' tailor, and resided at Caerphilly. He remembered the 3rd of July. on which day he had lent an umbrella to Mr Evan Evans, a blacksmith, of the same place, which he had not seen till this day in court. Evan Evans, sworn, said I borrowed an umbrella of the last witness on the 3rd of July, and requiring to catch a mare in the field, I put the umbrella in the stable. I was not many minutes before I returned, when I missed the umbrella. The stable is about thirty yards from the high-road. I afterwards went with Stephen Evans down the road, and overtook prisoner at the bar, who had the umbrella on his shoulder which I had missed. I told him to give it up, and he immediately threw it down, saying he had found tt. The prisoner was examined in Welsh, and having been asked if he had anything to say, said I have no more to say than that I found it. The jury returned a verdict of Guilty. The Judge sentenced 'he prisoner lo twenty-one days' im- prisonment only-in consideration of past Impnsonment-wllh hard labour. Mary Mahonv and Catherine Pedale were charged with steal- ing about 200lbs weight of coals at Cardiff, the property of T: Powell, Esq. The parties charged did not answer to their names, and in consequence, the recognizances entered into by their bad, were estreated. Mr Vaughan Williams opened the case, and said this was a prosecution at the instigation of Mr Powell, a coal merchant, who felt it to be his duty, from the serious frauds practised on bimi n stealing coals, to make an example of the delioqnents in thiso ase, who, no doubt, were prompted to these practices by older offenders, | Thomas Davies, policeman of Cardiff, swoto, said be was on I duty, on the 5th of July, on the tovving path opposite the coal yard of Mr Powell, in the port of Cardiff, at about half-past three o'clock in the morning, and his attention was attracted by seeing the two prisoners, who had two bags upon their backs. He took them into custody, and conducted them to the residence of one of Mr Powell's shippers, with the bags. Had never seen them before. William Jones, sworn, said he was clerk to Mr Powell, and was called up by the policeman, who had the prisoners in his custody. He examined the coals in the bags, and found that it was similar to Mr Powell's. Witness examined the heaps, and found one of them had been plundered, which had been safe the previous night. The Court here interfered, observing that enough had been adduced. Guilty. To be imprisoned fourteen days, in solitary confine- ment. WEDNESDAY. The court assembled precisely at nine o'clock, long before which time every avenue of approach was thronged by persons of all classes, it being understood that the Llaleston case of poisoning would probably be firsteotered upon. MrStockdale and other police authorities had no easy task in repressing the rush of the crowds that were impelled by eager curiosity—on- ward they crushed, in despite of expostulation, menaces, and even force, and it was with considerable difficulty that access by the barristers, attorneys, and witnesses to the most incon- venient, perhaps, and least suitable Assize Court in the whole kingdom, was obtained. Several respectable members of the Press, including a re- presentative of the London Times, were present, and were as well accommodated as could be expected in a place scarcely suitable for a respectable police-office. CHARGE OF ATROCIOUS MURDER, BY POISON. After the Clerk of Arraigns had read the indictment, and Called on the prisoners to plead, they severally, in a firm voice, said Not Glulty. Edward Thomas, aged 30, and Mary Thomas, aged 50, his wife, were mdlCled for the wilful murder of William Howells, j- jntros'a> near Bridgend, in this county, and were also in- dicted on the coroner's inquest, with the murder of Jane Harry. The following jurors were sworn to try the case:— The following jurors were sworn to try the case:- William Anthony George Davies rhomas Evans Thomas David Rees Bowen Frederick Blue William Bowen J. E. Price Barry Wride Morgan Rowland Nathaniel Cook Rees John Every eye was fixed on the dock where the prisoners stood, without any apparent embarrassment. The observer who would| trace the appearance of prisoners charged with the perpetration of great crimes, might, in the person of Mary Thomas, find ample illustration of the doctrine of Lavater-a countenance more expressive of the bad passions of our nature, has rarely appeared to answer a criminal indictment; whilst the male prisoner's physiognomy indicated nothing worse than caution and cunning. Both of the prisoners displayed much self-possession, and paid the closest attention to every stage of the protracted investigation. Mr. Evans, of Swansea, QC, stated the case for the Crown fairly and impartially setting forth the various circumstances developed by the preliminary investigations that had tak,?n place in consequence of the sudden and violent deaths of Wm. Howells and Jane Harry, and the points of suspicion which led to the indictment of the prisoners that then stood at the bar. He felt quite satisfied that as intelligent men, the jury would not allow themselves to be biassed or influenced in the discharge of the important and solemn duty which devolved upon them, by any impressions which outside information had made that their proper feeling would repudiate any undue prejudice, calculated to influence their opinions in the painful case which he was called upon to lay before them. William Howells resided at Pentrosla. in this county. He was a single man, and lived rather secluded, having but a female servant and a little boy as his household. He occasionally, amongst his little domestic arrangements, brewed ale for his own use, but when the supply was out, he usually sent for his beer to a public-house at Llaleston. It would appear, in the course of evidence, that in the last instance, when the beer had been sent for, it was through the medium of a little boy, who was desired by the deceased to go to a public-house at Llaleston, and that a jar was given to the messenger for the purpose. It would he also shown that the public-house in question was the particular one which the deceased was in the habit of frequenting, and from which he invariably got his beer. It will also be pioved, that the boy sent by the deceased to the public-house, called at the prisoners' residence, and subsequently tasted the beer on his way home, which occasioned sickness and vomiting. Evidence will show that the boy was directed by his deceased master to make all haste, and take a certain road on his return home-that after the boy had returned to Pentrosla with the jar containing the beer, Mr. Howell drank a portion of it, after which he became sick and ill, with violent vomiting and purg- ing, and that on the following morning he died-that Mr. Pritchard, of Llaleston, a surgeon, was called in, who, from the symptoms which presented themselves, treated the case as one of cholera-that in the meantime, Howell's sister,-the iemale prisoner at the bar,—was sent for, and her brother's condition made known to her. Mr. Piitchard having ordered lie application of hot water to the extremities, it is alleged hat the beer was taken from the jar for the purpose of putting hot water therein, and applying the vessel to the chest of the deceased. The learned counsel then came to the second great feature of the case, namely, the death of Jane Harry, a poor woman who had been employed in laying out the corpse of the (I cceased, who, he was in a condition to prove, also partook of the beer taken from the jar after it had been put into a bottle, fell sick, with similarly violent symptoms to those of Howell's, and sunk. The servant girl of the deceased, also, drank of the lleer, fell ill, and was in consequence confined for some time in a dangerous state. The medical man, as before stated, con- sidered the cases to be attacks of cholera, and such might have been the belief up to present time, but for circumstances being developed which threw a strong suspicion on the prisoners. that in pursuance of adiabolical conspiiacv they had caused the death of Howells and Jane Harry, by poison. The Clerk of Arraigns has cited the counts contained in the indictment, charging the prisoner, Edward Thomas, with the wilful murder of the deceased parties, by the administration of arsenic, or other deadly poisonous matter or ingredient, and that the fe- male prisoner, Mary Thomas, was an accessory before tbe fact. There are other counts in the indictment, to which tbe two pri- soners have pleaded not guilty, bat if. said Mr. Evans, as I have every reason to expect, I shall be able to bring home to them the full charge, it will be your duty, gentlemen of the -jurv, however painful it may be to your private feelings, a duty to your country, and to society at large, to find the prisoners guilty. The learned gentleman then prooeeded to observe, that this dark and dreadful event might have remained in oblivion till the great accounting day, but for apparently casual circum- stances which occurred to throw a light on the subject. A Mrs. Gwenlliau Davis expressed her opinion, notwithstanding the an- nouncement that death ensued from cholera, that the beer had occasioned the death of the parties public rumour caught up the suspicion, and coronerjbeing applied to, that officer imme- diately caused an iuquest on the bodies although the bodies bad been buried by the direction of the medical attendant, who be- ing under the impression that death resulted from cholera, or- dered a prompt interment. Disinterment and a post mortem examination ensued, and suspicion being excited in the minds of the Messrs. Verity, and other professional gentlemen, the stomach and intestines of Howells, together with those ot Jane Harry, were forwarded with due care and caution to the cele- brated Mr. Herepath, the practical chemist of Bristol, for che- ■"ical analysis, and the evidence of that gentleman will be taken to establish the fact that an hcrid poison had been detected erein. The next question will be to find, how and by what eans such poison came into the viscera, by whom, and whether I'ufs ™'S°Ders at t'le ^ar* or either of them, were the guilty par- chplnr"06 jnu f" th" crirae- The deceased Howells was a ba- DO^SPS^PH intestate, the property of which he was the timp of l.°U J ^ev°lve on his sister, the female prisoner. At ledp-pd tn hp fa 'le was supposed, and generally acknow- at I lalpston' t" if a matrimonial engagement to a Mrs. Lewis, Ures of seUl'e nPn. ^VWas ™'erstood, he had made over. J 'an that his sister, the female prisoner, was that she wo^fd rS t0 SUCh a ma,ch- ^ing been heard to say that she w uld rather see him die than marrv Ther« were two ways leading Irom Pentrosla to Llaleston throne by way of the general tnrnp.ke road, and the other by alane ealled Heol y »k°°rf»V k i! WlS e latter way the deceased had ordered rflfnrn The'bov'call rlS*? u f°r th« beer, on Good Friday, to return. Tbe boy called at|the house of the prisoners on his way to Llaleston for the beer • he had been in the habit of so cal- ling having been at school that village. Mr. Evans here re- counted the circumstances whieh took place on the occasion, the substance ol which is gtven in the long evidence below. An important fact will come out by the testimony of a Mr. Howell (not related to deceased), who saw the prisoner, Edward Tho- mas, stooping down over the Jar of beer in the lane, called Hael y Stocksa after he had sent the little boy to look after colts in a neighbouring field stoop,ng aDd puttin/a cork in the jar and shaking it. It was true ,t could neither be proved that poison was found on the prisoners, nor that they, or either of them was seen administering the deadly ingredient, but tbe would have to weigh well in their minds the praise circum- stances which united the prisoners through all the bearings of the case, and with entire confidence that the J,.rv wnnlH fairlv fearlessly, and firmly discharge their imp0rtailt d^. bQth thg accused, he now left the case in their hands. Ann Thomas, examined by Mr. Nichol Came Was in the service of the late Mr. Howells, of Pentrosla, and was so up to the time of his death. Pentrosla is in the parish of Laleston, in this county Mr. Howells was a farmer and a freeholder: he was about 54 year3 of age, and had no brother, and but one sister, the prisoner at the bar. I was his servant for two years two lads, Edward Lewis and W. David, slept in the house with him. The family drank beer every Sunday, and sometimes brewed; but when beer was wanted, sent to Mrs. Lewis of Laleston, who malted and sold beer. Deceased took beer every day I had heard that he was going to be married to Mrs. Lewis I heard him say so. He used to send to Mrs. Lewis's, for beei, a stone jar that would hold about 3» quarts or more it was used only for that purpose I have taken it many times' the last time, on the Satuiday before Good Friday I brought it back full of beer: this quantity lasted till the following Thurs- the last time, on the Satuiday before Good Friday I brought it back full of beer this quantity lasted till the following Thurs- day, the day before he died he was out of beer on the dinner time on Thursday. My master diner in the same room with his servants, but not at the same table. On the Friday we all dined from salt beef, pork, and brocoh at that time mv master ap- peared as well as usual; after dinner he asked me to go to Mrs. Lewis's, for beer; I said I was too busy he then went to look for the little boy John Morgan. As soon as the boy came, my master gave h.m the jar, and desired him to go to Mrs. Lewis's house lor beer and ^e back aga.Q as Jck as he cou,d. I bad washed out the jar the day before. The boy returned about 4 or 5 in the evening. Master drank beer at 5 that eveniDg the bey came ir, wheni master was going t0 tea> j gaw the boy £ ttCe" n^rk h^t ]he bov. I .he. « -1;e» • .P™ >o° the table, and it was there also when I returned afterwards, when 1 was.train,ng the milk, master brought the jar into the "V I j irr SraUti'y of »♦. and afterwards felt my mou, h anmdp8t°,T 38 ,f ,hey burned it had the effect of swelling me, commence(, retchj before the beer came m, the b^r l7enreasC ;na8,Bf'er 1 ,lad it after having taken the beer 1 fell, as if almost blind, upon the floor; my master became ill after me, about 6 o'clock he saw me retching, and 1 m g> but I was n™ ab,hee ,Soa,aV8SlSt him I was mosfblind I kpPtStairS UP°n ™y hands and koee" 1 WaS a'" ™,I4 0-clo'k 1 m; bed from half-past 7 on Friday evening till 4 ° clock on the afternoon of Sunday. I never saw the jar near The hou^1 broken. with Mr. Lismore and other persons, near e house, in a held they were gathering up the pieces heTar a'nd'k"16 ken bolllea with il J 1 sa* 11,6 h8ndIe °' larp h„. m m»sler locked nothing up from my ca 1 mo.ney I never saw anything like arsenic or poison l,,t; housekeeper f.. t.o ,e.r». up to his decease. Cross-examined by Mr. Chilton I have been examined se- hive h'me!ibefore the magistrates in Welsh and English. 1 ,.iIL u mas,er ^Ik many times about his marriage he talked about u a» mMch i„ the fust year ef my service ai m the taat, but no preparations were made, nor time fixed hfl said it was Mrs. Lewis's fault they were not married before my mas- ter talked before he died of taking possession of Pen y Ian farm, in the beginning of March last; the tenant was then thinking of leaving. My master did not drink bard he was generally sober: after he had taken drink, he generally talked about the marriage. A month beforethe Good Friday he had been poorly with a swollen face. Mr. Pritchard attended him, he recovered, and on Good Friday he ate heartily. I am sure my master took his tea about 5, and think it was about half-past 4 when the boy came back it was half past 2 or 3 when the boy was sent for the beef. Nh master scolded him for being rather long he had time enough to come back sooner, the distance being only a mile and a half or two miles. I was very ill all the day, and I asked my master for something to take he said, stop a little—the boy will be back with some beer. I had vomitted before the boy cani? back, throwing up blood. I grew worse after the boy came back i I have been subject t0 re,clJing for a long time, and have been affecleu' 'n bl^od in „ i • I threw more blood «M so long as upon the present occasion- ,ld see nothi up aher the boy came back than before. I co*. j ° in consequence of tny illness, feeling as if in ft swoon. } Lismore and Thomas Thomas add others on the Tuesday sm, Wednesday after the death, when they came to collect the pieces of bottles, &c. I did not see my master drink any of the beer. I recollect Mary Morgan coming to me from my master, to ask 'f I had drank any of the beer. I said I had not, because 1 feared my master would be angry if I said I had. I have not said that my illness before drinking the beer was the reason I did not drink it. I was questioned after the death of my master as to whether I had drank the beer, but I did not like to say the reason, not knowing the nature of the question. I did not like to state to the Coroner that I had drank any beer, because of the circumstance I have stated I am speaking the whole truth. I was afraid to say anything about the beer, fearful of doing wrong. I did tell the Coroner that day that I had not taken any of the beer, because I might be doing wrong, as I did not know the cause of my illness, I was questioned by the magis- trates also on that point. I also told them I had not taken any beer on that day, for the same reasons, not knowing what occa- sioned my illness. William David I am 17 years of age; was a servant of deceased for about 12 months before his death on the Good triday, when he was taken ill, I heard him calling about seven 0 clock in the evening, and went to him I found him in the house, sitting down holding his hand to his head, trying to vomit; he sent me for Mary Morgan, a wife of one of his te- nants, and mother of the little boy, John Morgan; he desired me to tell her to come directly, as he and his servant were ill. After I told her, I stopped in the stable a few minutes. I then went back to my master, and found him in the same state. He went to bed about 8 o'clock I was then sent for Air. Prichard and Mary Thomas, the prisoner; I first went to prisoner Tho- mas's house. I saw her and her husband then in her own house I told her my master was very ill, and wanted her to come up; and that I had been for the doctor. When I told her about her brother's illness, she appeared struckat it; I then walked back to Pantrosla. Gwenllian David, sworn Is the wife of John David, la. bourer, and lives at Pentrosla. Remembers when deceased died. Went to her house between eleven and twelve o'clock in the morning of Saturday—he was then dead. Found prisoner, Mary Thomas, there, and Jane Harry, and took dinner there with them. The latter complained of thirst about three in the afternoon, and drank something from a bottle taken from the dairy. She offered me some, and on my refusing, she drank it herself. She was then taken ill, and vomited, and said she was almost dying. I called the people by screaming, and Mrs Thomas came among the rest, and asked if she should make a cup of tea for her. Mr Prichard came, and 1 think Mrs Thomas was there when I told him I thought it was owing to the beer. Gave Mr Prichard the bottle, who sealed it up. Jane Harry was conveyed home in a cart. 1 was not with her till she died. Ann Thomas, re called by Mr Chilton: Beer was in the jar before it was sent for more, and I took it to the pump, and washed it out. Mr Prichard, surgeon, Llaleston, sworn: Had known de ceased three years—he was about 53 years of age. Attended him, but he never required much attendance—never attended him for any serious illness before this fatal one. Attended him on Good Friday night, about eleven o'clock. The female pri- soner was there before he died. He was sinking in a collapsed state-had violent diarrhea and cramps; examined the dis. charge, and thought the symptoms those of cholera-treated him accordingly the symptoms arising from taking arsenic would be like those—ordered hot jars to his feet and stomach no jars were applied, but put hot flannel. I sent by Edward Lewis from my house to Howells, afterwards, six powders in one parcel, and a powder by itself, the one to be taken at once, and the other subsequently. I .aw the whale of the medicine at deceased when Mrs Howell safd she could not get her brother to take it. Saw Jane Harry afterwards in a similar state. Gwenllian David said something about the beer in the presence of the female prisoner, when I told her to hold her tongue, as the beer was the same as I drank myself. I then sealed up the bottle from which deceased drank, and told them to send it to my house, but it never was. I then went 10 f/ and found her dead- 1 attended the inquesi on Mr Howells on Monday the 17th of April. Mrs Thomas, when I asked her why she had not sent me the sealed bottle, said she had destroyed it. On the Thursday following, the body was disinterred, and I made a post mortem examination in the presence of several other surgeons. The external part of the abdomen appeared green and discoloured by decomposi- tion the asophagus rather vascular, but nothing very remark- able-the lesser arch of the stomach appeared a little greeu from decomposition the state of the mucus membrane was a little reddened; the intestine called the duodenum was rather vascular; the remainder of the small intestines were more blanched and attenuated than in a healthy subject; the large intestines healthy-a small quantity of a brownish colour; tht kidneys hBafthy gall bladder empty all the other parts, liver, spleen, &c, were healthy. Removed the stomach and contents, and put them into bladders, which I placed in boxes, and gave to the policeman Lismore. I also made a post mortem exami- nation of Jane Harry on the 15th, but there were no extraordi- nary appearances; the stomach was redder than natural; the duodenum and smaller intestines a little more vascular; tht mucus coat was slightly vascular, but there was no abrasion. 1 took the stomach and contents, and those of the intestines, into bladders like the others, and gave them to Lismore; I after. wards removed the liver of Jane Harry, and wrapped it in linen, and gave it to Lismore. The body of Mr Howell had no winding sheet; the face and bands had been washed.— Death, in my opinion, may have been caused by irritant poison or by natural causes. There were no other cases of cholera. Cross-examined by Mr. Chilton: I had considered the death to have been from cholera, and ordered it to be buried as quick as possible, and not in the Church. I desired the bodies to be buried in their clothes. I have walked the Hospitals there was nothing evident in the post mortem examination to war- rant or justify that eVident poison had been taken my judg- ment was that their deaths had been occasioned by cholera my opinion, as far as appearances went was not changed bv the post mortem examination. Nothing had arisen to create my suspicion down to the post mortem examination. To the best of my knowledge the answer given to me by Mrs. Thomas was the same as I have already stated; she did not express any re- gret to me that the bottles had been broken. I am sure I stated the same circumstances before the coroner and magistrates 1 asked deceased whether he had taken anything, and he said he had not. On that visit I saw nothing to arouse suspicion I remarked nothing particular about Mr. Thomas; deceased had been rather poorly prior to his death, and I gave him me- dicine. The servant girl was ill in bed when I waited on Mr Howell, the first time; I also gave medicine to the girl. OJ) my second visit, Mrs. Thomas told me that the powders were not taken by her brother; the medicines were fetched by Jane Harry's stepson, and I believe he was present when I delivered to Mrs. Thomas, the sealed bottle. I will swear that I never said Independent of the reports that 1 have heard, I should lIot have entertained any doubt but that the deaths had been occasioned by cholera." If a patient had died of taking arse. nic within seven hours after taking it, I should have expected to find some traces of the arsenic in the stomach. If a draught of beer was taken with arsenic in it, it is likely some of the powder might be deposited, and in like manner if arsenic were put into a jar or bottle with liquid in it, still there would, in every probability, be some sediment left behind. In my judg- ment, it is possible that a person might take arsenic in beer sufficient to cause death, without an immediate detection by the party taking it. By Mr* Evans If after a post mortem examination I had found any traces of arsenic, I should consider that poison to be the cause of death. John Lismore, an athletic and intelligent policeman, of Bridgend, deposed to being present at the post mortem exami- nation of Jane Harry, to the taking out and sealing up in blad- ders, the viscera, intended for chemical analysis, with labelw distinguishing each, and bis delivering the same in two boxes, to Mr. Herapath he also stated that he went afterwards to the house of the prisoners, and called for the jar and bottles that had contained the beer, but was told they were broken got the fragments, remarking that their breaking them made the case look very bad, the male prisoner replied that he (policeman), would have done the same thing himself were he in his place, as people had been harmed by drinking the beer; got the pieces of jar and bottles he apprehended the prisoners on Wednesday, and conveyed them to Bridgend. Thomas opened the door with a key from his pocket, and let witness in, giving him every facility to search. Captain Napier, examined by Mr. Evans. Is chief consta. ble of the Glamorganshire Police; went on the— of May, accompanied by Rees Jenkins and Lismore, officers of Po- lice, to prisoner's house the sash of an upper window was raised; Jenkins was lifted in; he then opened the door, and he gained admittance he searched the premises; saw on the cill of the pantry window, before he entered, a flower pot sau- cer, on which were a piece of paper and a string the paper was open looked at it closely and obeerved something on the surface tasted it; it produced a slight swelling of the lips, caused saliva and an unpleasant feeling of the mouth during the entire day- .He carefully folded up the paper, and on the 6th of May gave it to Mr. Herapatb. There was a number of pill boxes in alll the drawers; found a large circular bottle with senna, and found also aloes and gum guiacum tasted all tn€86t Mr. Chilton: You must have been a bold man to run such a llIk. (A laugh.) Cross-examined by Mr. Vaughan Williams the paper in question was with other papers; the powder was distinctly per- ceptible to the taste; the paper was rather finer than tea paper. r Thomas, a policeman, of Pyle, deposed to finding at the hot tom of a box containg old rags, a phial bottle, corked, with M^Hera'^ th DOt 0^eD gubse(luent')' &ave 10 On his cross-examination, witness admitted that the male prisoner gave him every facility to search the house, and that e accompanied him voluntarily; there was but a drop or two ID the bottle; did not know that people who buy old rags also buy empty pnt'lp Pa,b was lhen called. From the celebrity of this an<* t'16 Para«iount importance attached to his evi- uttered l!.n0SJ aDX'°US at,e°ti°a was paid to every syllable he sion in in ,k ?rts ,were made at every entrance to gain admis- mist haH "crowded Court. The learned che- near Barn^'p if™ & ,maho8any strong box, which he placed his lordshi lit6' r- S'ood durinS lhe examination beside sion is that*' f Mr: f examtned lhe wi,Dess' His profes BorouVh of r a phil°sophica| chemist is a Magistrate of the Si, twob„»' oliIe?veJd on the20,11 ofAPfil Iast.at Bris- one old andS.h°m,i °f Loo8emore> ,he Police-officer, was labelUri DeW 8eParale Parc*l each box □ew bo* y 1ere gecured Wlth tape, and sealed the •nrfa conla,ned ,he stomach of the deceased Howells the surface was highly inflamed j in such a .tate as it would be from tbe operation of an acrid poison. Submitted the content. of the bladder, which contained the stomach to a chemical ex. amination was not able to detect the existence of any poison. I examined the contents of the intestines of Howells, and dis- covered mineral poison in them. Examined the contents of the other box, which was labelled as containing the intestines of Jane Harrhy did not discover any mineral poison in the con- tents of that box. Afterwards received the livir of Jane Harrhy at Bridgend submitted it to chemicat tests, and found arsenic. [A heetic flush here mantled the previously imperturbed visage of the female prisoner.] Received from Captain Napier a small piece of paper there was a minute quantity, just percep- tible, of white powder, over one spot only of the paper; took enough off on which to operate—it was white arsenic. Re- ceived a phial from Thomas, policeman, containing a liquid re- siduum it had all the character that could be ascertained by the best re-agents, of arsenic, but there was not a sufficient quantity to produce the metal. Has the tests in court, and if any gentleman wished to scrutinize the matter, or to bring the principle to the ordeal of proof, he would submit to the investi- gation. When arsenic is found in the metallic slate, it does not necessarily follow that it was taken in that state he pro- duced the metal from the intestines of Howells, and fiom the i- of Jane Harrhy, and from the paper, but not in the case 7Vf. h Mr' Herapath here scientifically entered into the of the -• chernicai ana]ysjs> and was heard through- modus opefsno*. ,jon (jie jU(jge aD(j the audience gene- ont wnh grave a *«•- fjrs, pr0Cess he dried the substance, rally. lie said a 1. a pUle sjlver vessel—then and projected it into mtr«, mv. d a stream of su] h(J. added ascetic acid in etcesj. h. conected the sul- fated hydrogen thioogh the charcoal and carbo. phurate of arsenic, and heated it wifn nate of soda, when metallic arsenic saMtro*. "ite arsemc heated in an open tube, and conveited info ammo- When this was dissolved in water, and was tested witu h niacal sulphate of copper, scheels green was prodoced. v. It ammonical nitrate of silver, yellow arsenite of silver, and with sulphurated hydrogen, it gives yellow orpiment. In the second process, the animal matter was introduced into boil- ing nitre, and when it was destroyed, the arsenic was de. stioved, and with carbonate of potass. An excess of sul- phuric acid was added to it, and the whole was placed in Maish's apparatus. Writh lime it gave arse.murated hydrogen. On burning this, metallic arsenic was deposited on a cold body held in the flame, or arseoious acid was dissolved in a drop of water held on a glass plate over the name, This solution gave the same colours with the tests to which he had alluded. He opeiates by two processes—his own and by Marsh's apparatus: there are five tests by each process. By the Judge After the metal is produced, the second pro- cess is corroborative. By Mr. Evans Is certain h^ produced the metal: I is black, metallic, and shining. There wt'e three re.agents apphed to the arsenious acid. The metallic spots were here exhibited on a white surface, and the volatile metal in sn;all bott es. To Mr. Chilton: No other known substance wt>i"d produce these colours. The learned Judge requested the jury to inspect the boti..es> and called their attention to the metallic shades of tbe spots on the white surface. Cross-examined by Mr. Chilton In all these experiments and examinations he made use of Marsh's process as well as his own where he could not obtain the metal by his own pio- cess, he tried Marsh's he certainly prefers his own process.— The tests were all used in vain on the stomach of Howells and the stomach and bowels of Jane Harrhy. He obtained by his own process all the arsenic that could be obtained neither process will give the entire quantity. He divides the matter intended for chemical investigation into two equal portions, and operates on each separately if he gets an indication in tht first, he may not ptobably operate on the second portion acci- dents, however, sometimes occur, and it is to provide againsi «uch contingencies that matter is thus kept for two operations When operating on the intestines of Howells, did not succeed in detecting arsenic in the first instance, in consequence of the occurrence of an accident—the breaking of a crucibte he had ihe oesophagus larynx and duodenum of the deceased Howells as before stated, he found arsenic: the contents of the intes lines were not sent him. Did not try the experiment by Marsh'f process should not have deemed it necessary. Calls the spot.' exhibited in court metal. Arsenic is used in dyes, but is sul- phuretted. The arsenic on the paper was scarcely visible to tht naked eye. Cannot tell whether the arsenic from the liver 01 the bottie was yellow, while, or any particular form of arsenic. There is a sixth test, nitric acid. Does not know that arsenic is used in bleaching thinks he would know, if such were tht case. Texicologists doubt whether arsenic has a true taste produces a burning sensation on the spot for a time. and causet a dryness. Should not expect to find the arsenic in a body, in the intestines of a person who died in seven hours after taking it, for this reason arsenic is a heavy body, and it would des cend and go off in the usual processes. A pint of liquid wouio hold in solution seven grains of arsenic: 500 grains of liquid, the seventh of a pint, would hold iD solution ODe grain: hOI water would dissolve it sooner: the question as to beer is vague beer being a generic term arsenic would be acted on differ ently by different kinds of beer, whether new, which contain; much acid, old, which contains alcohol, or table beer, which contains none half a pint will dissolve, or hold in solution, 8 grains. In reply to the question, as to whether it must nothavi required a great quantity of arsenic, so much, indeed, as to ren- der it quite disagreeable to the taste, to be put into 3! pints 01 beer, to render it so deadly as that a small portion would kill a healthy person in seven hours, the learned chemist replied thul he believed arsenic to be much more destructive than texicolo gists were aware of. It was calculated by some that 41 grain- was the lowest quantity to destroy life, in his opinion, ales portion would be fatal: the experiment could not, indeed, bt easily made. He never found arsenic to exist naturally in thf human frame. This doctrine, he was aware, was held by Or- phila. He, of course, did not assume that his opinion on tht doctrine was infallible. If arsenic were put into beer, ano taken by a person, causing death in seven hours, it would no' appear in the intestines. I think it possible that any arsons powders may be put into liquid, dissolved, and not leave a se- diment behind. If the court had any doubt of the existence o arsenic in those tests produced, he would, in ten minutes, adveri to another test, which would at once corroborate the fact. John Morgan, sworn: My name is John Morgan I car, speak English; I am in my 11th year of age; my father's name ThomasMorgan. 1 remember on last Good Friday Mr Ho 'ell called me to fetch beer from Mr Lewis, of Datestoc I went to Mr. Howell's house for the jar. I can go two way> to Pantrosla, the one the turnpike road, and the other Heoi Stocksa. I know where Edward and Mary Thomas live, tht turnpike road passes by their cottage. I turned into Mr. Tho- mas Thomas's house as I was going to Mrs. Lewis's and saw Edward Thomas sitting by the fire, and his wife sewing in the little room she came out to the room where I was she uked me if I would have some bread and butter. I said yes, and "ht brought me some. She asked me how Mr. Howells was, and where I was going. I told her I was going to fetch beer for m) master. She asked me if I shouid come back that way, and ] said no. I sat down a short time on the settle, with the jar by my sIde; there was no cork or bung in the mouth of it then. Mr. Thomas was sitting by the fire on the other sHe he was. sitting all the time till I went to Mrs. Lewis's house he talked with his wife; it was not loud enough for me to hear; shr whispered to him. Mrs. Thomas went again into the litth room after whisperihg with her husband she was coming ou when I left, and I noticed a small bit of white paper in he hand. The paper was as if tied up, and she gave it to her husband. I then went away. I did not see what he did wit! it, but I saw it in his hand. 1 don't remember whether si t came to the door when I left, but she told me to say that I had not been at her house. She told me to tell Mr. Howells to send a cart load of coal on Saturday. It was after she told me about ihe coals that she cautioned me not to say that I had been in the house, and that I was to say to Mr. Howells that Edwaid met me, and told me of the coal. When I left Edward Thomas house I went to Mrs. Lewis's. I gave the jar to Margaret, Mrs. Lewis's daughter; she took it from me, and I told her I wanted beer there was no cork in it she brought it back to me full, and a cork in it. I then started home. Wben I was in the Sanpit field, I saw Edward Thomas going towards Hoti Stocksa Lane. I followed along the path to the same stylt; Edward Thomas was by it in the lane he told me to took 11 Mr. Howell's colts were on the Howell Rockherne road the colts used to be kept in Coe Clement, but he told me to look on the road. I put the jar by the side of the road, on the side op- posite the Sanpit field. I then went a long wayupHoelTra herne, and turned round a corner. Some of the colts were in ihe field. I then returned to Edward Thomas and told him that some colts were in the field, but that I did not know whose, and some was in the road. 1 could not see the jar when I wns round the corner. I went up one whole field's breadth to the gate where the colts were. When I returned, Edward Thomas was about sil yards from the jar, coming to meet me he asked me to let him see how much beer was in ihejar he pulled rloe cork out, and looked in. He then told me not to tell Mr. Howells that the colts were from the field. He then went to- wards Wild's Field. I took the jar and went on my way to Pentrosla; I saw William Davies, another boy, and we played at throwing stones I put the jar down by my side, close to the hedge when I saw Gwenny Thomas coming I took up the jar; Gwenny had a pail in her hand to milk the cows; she went into a field. Cross examined by Mr Chilton When I got to Pentrosla, Air Howell and the servant had had their tea. Master told me at first to make haste back. I lost lime. but made up as much as I could. I was taken before the magistrates, and examined, on the Thursday after Mr Howell's death, and held in custody until sent to Bristol. I can't tell how long 1 stayed at tht house of Thomas. Mr Chilton having put another question to witness, the Court objected. By the Court: I will swear my master desired me to come back by a particular way, and I will also swear that I was asked by Mrs Thomas when I was in their house, which way 1 was going to Pentrosla. Mr Evans showed that the witness first gave evidence some time ago. By the Court: Are you sure your master did desire you to come back by the Heol Stocksa 1 Witness: Yes, I am quite sure, my lord. The Court: Are you sure Mrs Thomas asked you which way you were gOing to return ? Witness: Yes. W illiam Howells, farmer, stated that in passing through a field in the way to Llaleston, on last Good Friday, he saw a man in the lane adjoining the field squeezing a cork into the neck of a stone jar, after which he shook the jar. It was the male prisoner, whom he had known from a boy. Prisoner remained in the lane some time. Cross-examined by Mr Chilton I had only seen prisoner once before this occasion, since he was a boy. I never told to any one of what I had seen then, because 1 did not wish to be troubled. I considered it was milk. I have been in difficul ties about some bills, and once signed my brother's name to one for £100, with his authority. I can give no account of the £20 note of Lewis Edmunds—I never signed his name. W as once imprisoned for debt. T. p J ..THURSDAY. w nL0UrA0pened morning at nine o'clock. William David, a boy about nine years of age, son of Edw. David, labourer, Llaleston Remembers when Mr.Howell dined at Pantrosla. Knows John Morgan, and saw him coming across Eol Stocksa on that day; he had a jar in his hand. Saw Edw. Thomas, the prisoner.' John Morgan took up the jar and teuton before Gwenny and when he was gone 1 went to my work. The male prisoner came to me at the field, and asked me if Morgan had drank. some of the beer, to which I re- plied he had not he said no more tome. Gwenllian Thomas deposed to having seen the boys playing I together, and to the male prisoner coming up at the time. Mary Morgan, mother of the boy John Morgan, deposed to k his having been sick and vomiting on the day of the death ot Mr. Howells* Margaret Lewis I am daughter of Mrs. Lewis, the IB ster and brewer at Laleston. I knew Mr. Howells, and usedi,> to see him often at my mother's house. He used to send therq^, for beer. I usually drew it, and remember the boy John MoM gan coming there on Good Friday he brought a jar and taid* < he wanted beer tor Mr. liowells. I know I saw Downs, Mr.\ Pnchard's servant: he was in the cellar at the time the jar was on the ground 1 gave Downs a glass from the same cask he drew it himsell while the tap was running. Isaac Downs being sworn, said: I am a servant with Mr. Prichard, surgeon, at Laleston, and live with him at Mrs. Lewis's. Recollect the boy John Morgan coming there on Good Friday last with a jar for beer: while Miss Lewis, the last witness, was drawing it, I took a glass, and put it under the tap, and filled, and drank the beer; I felt no inconvenience from it. Mary Harry I am the wife of Mr. Harry, a butcher at La.. leston on Good Friday evening I saw Mary Thomas by my place. I asked her where she was going so late; she said somebody had told her that her brother had been drinking in the village, and that she was going to see him safe home she ihen went away I saw her again that night from half-past 8 to 9, when she told me not to say anything to anybody of what she had mentioned about her brother, as it was all owing to a mistake. Edward Lewis I was servant to the late Mr. Howells I lived with him for two years before his death. I was at hia house on last Good Friday, about 6 o'clock in the evening I saw my master out of doors at 5 o'clock, when he appeared in good health. About 8 o'clock I was called into the house my master was ill and retching I remember Mary Morgan coming she asked, after my master was taken to bed, about sending tor the doctor and his sister, and she did send. I remember Mr. Prichard coming and when he went away, I went with him for medicine. He gave me two parcels of medicine, with di- rections. He pointed out to me the first dose, and I gave the directions to Mrs. Mary Thomas, and one dose was to betaken immediately. After that I saw Mrs. Thomas mixing something in a dish or tea-cup it looked like treacle. She went up to :'I] r. Howells, and I went with her: the offered the mixture to him, but he refused to take it. I do not know what afterwards T ^me of it. I remember being sent with William David lata thaTm *1t't0 ^rs* Lewis, of the Star, at Laleston, for a bottie of beer^an sorne S'n' and we Save t-hem to Mrs. Thomas: I n'» vt. 'her the beer was drawn from a cask or not. I also saw^ADrfboOasthateveninsat Pantrosla: she was ill, a"\irc°inivi'^ ro.«i«• r a a widow, and live at Laleston, where I carry on the business oi" m,al|1;st«r aDd Pub',caD- 1 h.a j known Mr. Howells for 30 years i ,had en*a^ be to him, but the time was not fixed. I K-S, nnyJ10US0 on the night before his death he was in ti.^ a_1 °' •en.dlDK a jar for beer once a week. I recollect John Mo.J311 beer with the same jar as usual. 1 told my daugbOr TOjr F jar from a cask then on tap, from which Mr. Prichard .a °tner customers were usually supplied. Mr. Prichard lives in my house, but his surgery is at some distance. Jenkin Lewis I am a labonrer, and live at Merthyt Mawr, and knew the deceased from childhood I have also known the prisoner Mary Thomas from my childhood. On a Friday in the month of January, I saw Mary Thomas at the door, when she asked me to come in. I went in. and found Edw. Thomas there Mrs. Thomas asked me if I had heard of the great mar- riage that was to take place. I said I had not. She then said the little esquire and the widow were going to be married I UDu'^rstood her to mean her brother and Mary Lewis. I asked her if "te was willing for the match to take place she replied, I would raider bury him than he should marry the widow." This was the ca. e for the prosecution. After an ably connected defence by the prisoners' counsel, a lerdict of ACQUITTA1- was returned, between five and six o'clock on Thursday evening. We shall resume the repo;t in our next. We have omitted one or two law cases decided at the G"- moiganshiie Assizes, in order to arfprd the utmost space for the proceeding of greatest public interest, namely, the Llaleston case of poisoning, which seems to excite the greatest attention in every part of the Principality.
BRISTOL SUGAR MARKET,—July 12, 1843.-The dGt- ness mentioned in our last report, still continues in oar market; the backwardness of the fruit season accounts in some measure for this unusual stfete of things at this time of the year: however, as the season advances and the weather becomes settled, an increased consumption and better demand are confidently expected; meantime, prices are declining. The Rum Market has been in an improving atale for several weeks past, and still continues so. INQUEST AT LLANU.LY.-On Monday last an inquest was held at the Bird-in-hand public-house, in the parish of Pembrey, near Trtmsaram, on the bodyof John Bees, found the river Gelliwyth. From the evidence, it appears that the poor man was seized with a fit while in hisown garden, and fell into the river which rUDS through tbe middle tif 11, He was found by his aged mother, when it was supposed life was hardly extinct, but no means of restoration being near at hand life was soon gone. The jury after oarefully investigating the case gave a verdict of "Found Drowned." RAILWAY ACCIDENT AT PYLB.-On Thursday last, a little boy fivf years of age, the son of a poor Irish widow, while playing ort the Duffryn Llynvi railway, near Pyle, was run over by son,?- empty trains; and before the haul- ler could rescue him, his right wrist was fractured, shouldt r dislocated, a portion of one of iVis feet was cut off, and loJ received other severe injuries about- the head and arm- the little sufferer now is in a deplorab!e state, but hop- are entertained of his recovery.-Swausea Journal. The Hon. Mr. Stanley is nearly recovered from his lale severe illness. The hon. gentleman is now able to take walking exercise every day.—Standard.
FRIDAY'S LONDON GAZETTE, JUNE 30. BANKRUPTS. J. Young, Shirley, Southampton, builder. J \V. Slatter, Oxford, boot and shoemaker. W. F. Mills, Hart.street, City. and High Holborn, merchant. R. Stevens, Stewkley, Bucks, farmer. J. Richards, Oxford-street, livery stable keeper. — Miller, Green-street, Leicester-square, baker. J. W. Dyer, Colchester, plumber. W. Boulton, jun., and W. F. Palmer, Stafford, builders. T. and J. Parker.and Co., Woodhouse Carr, Leeds, York- shire, dyers. J Hartley, Height, Lancashire, shopkeeper. DECLARATION OF INSOLVENCY. C- Simoas, King-square, Goswell-road, watch manufacturer. DIVIDENDS. E. Wilkins, Swansea, Glamorganshire, linen draper, J. Young, Newport, Monmouthshire, ship-builder, CERTIFICATES. J. Kennedy, Llanhilleth, Monmouthshire, ironmonger. TUESDAY'S LONDON GAZETTE, JULY 4. BANKRUPTS. C. H. Griffiths, draper. G. G andeJl and J. B. Higgs, bill-brokers, Charlotte-row, Mansion-house. T. Coleman, licensed victualler, St. Albans. S. Billingsley, jun., merchant, Harwich, Essex. T. Slagg, merchant. Manchester. J. Wood, baker, Manchester. B. Dorrall, draper, Madeley, Shropshire. \V. East, builder, Spalding, Lincolnshire. DIVIDEND. W. Jones, Cardiff and Merthyr Tydfil, ship builder. FAIRS TO BE HELD IN JULY. MONMOUTHSHIRE. GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Caerleon 20 Cirencester 18 Castletown 25 Stow-on-the-Wold 26 Teibury GLAMORGANSHIRE. inchcomb *28 Caerphilly 19 —— GLAMORGANSHIRE. Wincbcomb 2i Teibury GLAMORGANSHIRE. inchcomb *28 Caerphilly 19 —— Ely 22 WORCESTERSHIRE. Gower Inn, Kilvrough 20 Bewdley j j, Llangefelach 18 Tenbury I* Merthyr Tydvil 18 —— Penryn 17 S0KER6ETS«IR«. —— Banwell 18 HEREFORDSHIRE. Frome -22 Bromyard 25 EastBient • Huntington 18 Milverton 25 Ross 20 I WEEKLY CALENDAR. July 15.-St. Swithin. 16.—Fifth Sunday after Trinity. Lessons for the Morn- ing Service, 1 Samuel 15, John 4. Evening Service, 1 Samuel 17, 2 1 hessalonians 3. Moos's AGE.-Last Quarter, 19th day, 40 m. after 1 afternoon* An account of Coal and Iron brougbt down the Tram-road during the week ending July 8:— TOIRO CWT. Thomas Prothero oo oo 1540 ? Thomas Powell •• 2631 2 Rosser Thomas and Co •• •• 1172 19 T. PhUhps&Son 554 6 Martin Morrison •• 666 11 Joseph Beaumont 554 10 W. S. Cartwnglit 753 6 Joseph Latch and Co. 1726 15 The Tredegar Coal Co. 1306 4 Rock Coal Co 1156 7 Roger Lewis 670 1 Joseph Jones 712 9 John Jones, V ictoria 424 9 James Poole 43 T Latch and Cope 448 1 John Russell, and Co. 1381 8 Ryce Davis 6 14 Total 15,638 11 IRON, » The Tredegar Iron Co. 257 13 Ebbw Yale Co.« 789 12 Cwm Celyn and Blaina Co 598 19 Coal Brooke Vale Co. 192 0 Rhymney Iron Co. 350 9 Total 2188 13
BIRTHS. On the 11th instant, at Newport, the lady of H. J. Davis, Esq., of a son. On Monday last, the wife of Mr. Edward Pritchard, Auc- tioneer, &c., of this town, of a daughter. On Wednesday last, in Priory-street, Monmouth, the lady of W. D. faunton, Esq., of son. MARRIED. On Saturdav, the 1st inst., by the Rev. John Evans, at Mynyddyslwyn Church, Mr. Wm. Jones, of Pen-y-Pant, to Miss Mary Phillips, eldest daughter of Mr. Evan Phillips, of Casllwyn Quarry. On Thursday, the 6th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Davies, at Trevethin Church, Mr. Thomas Evans, of Abercarne, to Miss Elizabeth Rees, daughter of Mr. Henry Rees, near Abercarne Bridge. On the 11th instant, at St. Nicholas church, Bristol, Henry, eldest son of the late Emanuel Tuttiett, Esq., surgeon, to Marianne, only daughter of Captain George Finner, of King- street, Bristol. DIED. On the 9th instant, aged 32, Mr. Richard Clark, Baker and Confectioner, Commercial-street, in this town. On Wednesday last aged 8 years, Ann, Eldest daughter of Mr. Barber, civil enginee, of this town. July 3rd, at Beuws, Mr. Phillip Edwards, a.ged 60 years. At Newport, Griffith Lloyd, aged 22 years. At Pillgwenlly, John Davis, aged 48 years. At Newport, John Jenkins, aged 29 years. At Newport, W. Jones, aged 28 years. At Llanhedan, Mr. R. Richards, aged 72 years. At Michelston Vedew, John Lewis, aged 65 years. At Pillgwenlly, Thomas James, aged 43 years. On the 5th instant, Mary, the wife of Mr. John Hales, of Coed-y-cjmmer, aged 74 years. On the 8lh inst., at her son's residence, Caepant Tywyll, Merthyr, Mrs. Sarah Morris, the mother of Mr. Wm. Morris, aged 80 years. Mr. Abraham Jones of tht Angel Inn, Merthyr, at an ad« vanced age.