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NEWPORT POLICE-THURSDAY. Before the Mayor, William Evans, Esq and Robert F. "V oollett, Esq. A DISORDERLY.—Mary Crossland was charged with being a disorderly prostitute.—P.O. Jenkins said lie saw her between one and two o'clock on Wednesday morning, in the street with a sailor. He requested her to go home, but she would not, and became very violent. This was the third time she had been brought up, and was now fined 5s. including costs, or to be sent to prison for a week. ASSAULT.—John Power was charged with assaulting William Brown.- Complainant said he went into a pub- lic-house, where he saw defendant, who asked him t) drink, and because he would not do RO, threatened to throw it in his face, and would have struck him, had he not been prevented by another person. On Monday evening defendant called him a disagreeable name, and he now wished to have him bound over to keep the peace.— Bound over for three months. DRUNKENNESS.:—Mary Davies was charged with being drunk and disorderly in L'anai th-street, at half-past twelve on Tuesday night.—The offence was proved by P.C. Pratten, who said, defendant was making a great noise in the street. —Fined 10s. including costs, or 14 days' imprisonment. UOARD OF HEALTH SUMMONSES.—Mr. Lawrence B. Moore was summoned for commenting to build a house without giving notice to the Board of Health.—Mr. Moore said he was certainly guilty of the offence, as he had forgotten to give the proper notice. He was from home at the time, and he found, on his return, that his men had commenced the building.—Mr. Kessick said the penalty was £ 50.—Mr. Williams said he could do nothing with the builders, and he was c,inpelleil to summon them. The Mayor said that being the first case of the kind, it would be dismissed on the payment of 6s. 01. costs.— J. W. Gregory was summoned for a similar offence.—Mr. L. Edwarils said Mr. Gregory was not able to attend, but he (Mr. Edwards) would appear for him. Mr. Gregory had told him he had built houses before on the same plan, and he thought that one notice would do for all. He had »een Mr. Gregory that morning, and he was too unwell to appear.— Adjourned till Thursday next.—Obadiali Rich- iirils was alHo summoned for a similar offence -Defendant did not appear, but the service of the summons was proved, and the case- was dismissed. WINDOW BREAKING.—Elizabeth Pugh was charged with wilfully breaking five panes of glass, the property of William Penny, Wedlake's-court, Bancs'-well.-lJcfendant admitted she had broken the glass, but was willing to pay for it. Mr. Iluxtable said the house of complainant was a brothel, and quite a nuisance to the neighbourhood, —Ordered to pay the damage ASSAULT. -Elizabeth Penny, complainant in the last case, was then charged with assaulting Elizabeth Pugh, the defendant. Complainant stated that on the night she broke the windows, defendant struck her with a piece of iron -Or,tered to pay the costs, and both parties were bound over to keep the peace towards each other for six months. ASSAULT. -Charles Jones was charged with assaulting Mr. T Davies, on Tuesday evening last.—Complainant said defendant was his servant, and on Tuesday he found him drunk, with his team of horses. Complainant re- quested him to go home, when defendant took hold of him by the coat and shook him. He had been a good servant for a long time, and be did not wish to press the case against him. -Case dismissed ASSAULT.—George Wade was summoned for assaulting Edward Kelly.—Complainant stated that he worked for Mr. Wade and on Monday last he went to his house for payment of his bill defendant said he had been over- charged, and knocked complainant down with his hand, anil trampled upon him. Defendant said ho did take complainant by the collar; but had not struck him he was quite drunk when he came for the money, and fell down a step in his house.—Fined 5*. aud costs. COAL STEALING.—Johanna White and Julia Murley, two children of about 13 and 15 years of age, were brought up charged with stealing coal. the property of Mr. Evans. -P.C. Lucas said he was on duty at the dock, when he saw both prisoners carrying. They said a man had given it to them.—No one appearing against them, they were dismissed with a caution. DISORDERLIES.—Mary Ann Jones and Martha Smith pleaded guilty to fighting in Commercial-street, yesterday afternoon.—Fined 10s. each, including costs, or to be im- prisoned for fourteen days. DISORDERLY. —Jane Wire was charged with being dis- orderly yesterday. The offence was proved, and having made her appearance on several occasions before, she was sent to prison for thirty days. BEERHOUSE INFORMATION.—EdwardEvans was charged with having persona in his house at an improper hour on- Monday last.—P.C. Franklin fa d on Monday morning, about half-past one, he was on duty in Commercial-road, in company with P.C. Fry. He heard a party singing in defendant's house, the Blacksmith's Arms. He went over with P.C Fry, and, in the tap-room, saw two men, one of whom was very drunk. He asked Mrs. Evans what she meant by such conduct, in keeping her house open, when the drunken man jumped up a id asked him what business it was of his.—By Mr. Owen Saw no sigus of beer there. Mrs. Evans told him one of the men was her brother, but she did not say the other was her son.- r. Owen called Isaac Evans, who said he was the son of de- fendant, His uncle and himself were the only two per- sons in the room when the policeman called. He and his uncle bad been out; they had been drinking, and his tmcle was rather tipsy.. It was nearly twelve o'clock when they returned home. His uncle, who lived at Rhvinney, was going to sleep there that night. Cross- examined He had tea for supper, but no beer.-Case WE^BTS. • Charles Napper was charged with having two unjust weights in his possession.—Mr. Wm Stockwell, inspector of weights, said he visited Mr. Napper's shop on the 30th of November, and asked to see the weights. The weights were brought, and he found a 41b wefght deficient nearly an ounce, and a 21b weight which was deficient a little more than half-an-ounce. Those two weights were brought out of the bake-house.—Mr Napper said those weights were never used in the shop. They were used for the purpose of making up goods, which were afterwards sold in the shop—John Collier said he had been in Mr. Napper's service ten years; the weights produced were used for making up goods for the shop They were used for weighing the dough but the bread was again weighed, after it was made, in the shop. They never sold anything in the bake-house.—The Mayor said he did not think the weight was kept with any intention to defraud the public but he must fine defendant 5s. and costs for having it in his possession.-John Dredge was charged with having a light weight in his possession. Mr. Stockwell said he went to defendant's shop, on the 15th December, and found a 21b.-weight nearly an ounce and a half short in weight. It was found amongst the other weights, with the scales in which flour was sold. All the other weights he examined were correct. -Defendant said the weights had not been used since he had been in the shop.—The Mayor made use of the same remarks he had done in the previous case. and fined defendant 5s. and costs. Daniel Regan was charged with having an un- just steelyard in his possession.—Mr. Stockwell said he found defendant weighing coal with them, on Stow Hill. They were 41b. short in the cwt.—Mr. Linton, defendant's master, said it was not long since he had bought the steel- yard. and he had had no fault found with it Ibefore.- Superintendent Huxtable said he had cautioned the de- fendant about the steelyard.—Fined 10s. and costs. TO T. W. BOOKER BLAKEMORE, ESQ., M.P. KESPECTED SIR,—Knowing that you are the pro- prietor of the flourishing works of Melin Griffith and Pentyrch, and that the interest you feel in the well-being of your dependants, is proverbial amongst those who know you best, the writer of this communication does not hesitate respectfully to submit the following remarks to your con- sideration. A short time ago, philanthropic men were painfully aware that drunkenness and its consequent miseries, in the shape of poverty, bad health, ignorance, fighting, brawls, and the desecration of the Sabbath, were awfully prevalent in the neighbourhoods where the above works are respectively situated, and that such a state of things was sadly detrimental to the successful develop- ment of the mineral resources with which the localities abound the nature and limits of my letter will not justify an attempt at anything like details of the above state of things; moreover, the prevalence of intoxication at the places referred to, is known, and I am aware, regretted by yourself, and that habits of intoxication are equally detri- mental to employers and employed, is universally admitted by an intelligent public, to be a self-evident truth. Of late, teetotalism has fortunately taken a very power- ful hold on many hundreds of yonr workmen, and you will be gratified by the cheering intelligence, that several Of the most depraved and inveterate drunkards in the works, have been reclaimed for the present; and you will Undoubtedly join the friends of improvement in trusting that their reformation is not temporary, but lasting. Relapses will certainly occur, and re-action to a certain extent we are prepared to expect, but those who are interested in the restoration of morals and the progress of intelligence are desirous of doing whatever they are able to accomplish, to retain the position which is already won in this struggle for social improvement and moral reform ?nd as several of the most respectable, popular, and influential gentlemen in these vicinities, are reckoned amongst those who foster this important agitation, we are Warranted to expect that we are not destined to be the victims of aspiring delusion. Lately, the respected Vicar of Pentyrch has nobly come forward in defence of teetotalism, and declared himself a thorough abstainer from intoxicating beverages, that he may more successfully battle with the abomination of his Parishioners and judging from his elevated position, as vicar of the parish, and his acknowledged devotion to his public duties, his success in this labour of love will not be much less than commensurate with our sanguine wishes. Last week. the Rev. J. Jones, a very influential dissenting minister in the neighbourhood, favoured the abstainers with his signature; and as he is, in every sense of the word, a reformer, his talents, sympathy, and influence will be powerfully subservient to the furtherance of this important reform. Notwithstanding, there is something wanted, and we are fully persuaded, that no one, (and all of us united), can supply the deficiency as well as you, sir; at all events, this is the sincere conviction of those who have given the subject their most mature deliberation. We want a good mechanic's institute, in a central part, J with a good reading-room, where those who have been weaned from the worship of Bacchus, may spend their leisure hours in the cultivation of their minds and the extension of their knowledge. You need not be told that access to good books would very beneficially tell upon the intelligence and morals of the populace, and that you are the party who could most efficiently supply this great and deeply-felt desideratum. Those who have abandoned their former sources of gratification, must have new ones opened, otherwise they will again give way to the allurements of the system from which they have escaped. Indeed, the means of instruction in the shape of day-schools and literary societies of every kind, are palpably deficient in this mineral locality, and as your generosity, nobleness of mind, and partiality to popular instruction are well known, you will not fail to confer a favour which will be fully appreciated, by forming measures adapted to remedy the evil which is qo lamentably extensive. In a parish so populous and flourishing as that of Pentyrch, there ought to be a large public room, where meetings might be con- vened to discuss political, commercial, and religious topics, and to deliver lectures but the inhabitants have no such convenience at their command, consequently, they must have recourse to the small dissenting chapels in the neighbourhood, which are neither intended nor adapted to meet the general demands of a manufacturing district. should you deem it proper, honoured sir, to give these suggestions a thought, there are many in the parish who would be most happy to co-operate with their respected employers, in ameliorating the general aspect of the vicinity but their abilities are not at present commensu- rate with their wishes, independently of your sympathy, sanction, and eucourageinent. Trusting you will excuse the liberty thus taken by an individual, who is far your inferior, as it regards his position in society and his pre- tensions to intellectual attainments and that you will aid to stem the torrent of iniquity, by giving a new impetus to popular instruction amongst your dependants, I subscribe myself, very respectfully yours, ONE OF THE REFORMERS.

ABERGAVENNY.

ABERCARN.

BLAINA.

PJIS TYPOOJL."

PEMBROKE.

TENBY.

VICTORIA.

ABERDARE.