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PONTYPOOL. INDIAN MUTINIES.—An influential but very thinly- attended meeting was held at the Town Hall, Pontypool, on Friday, the 2nd instant. Charles H. Williams, Esq., was called to the chair, and opened the meeting with a very able and appropriate speech; and after several very able addresses, the following resolutions were unanimously passed:— 1st.—" That this meeting desires to express its deep sympathy with the efforts now made to relieve the dis- tresses occasioned by the late fearful outbreak in India, and to co-operate in the raising of a fund applicable for that purpose, as well as for any future contingency." 2nd.—" That a subscription list be opened at the West of England Bank in this town, and that Mr. Carde, the present manager of the bank, be requested to act as treasurer, and to receive subscriptions." DAY OF HUMILIATION.—Wednesday last being the day appointed for humiliation and prayer, was religiously observed in this town and neighbourhood. The shops were all closed, and a Sabbath stillness reigned in all our workshops, manufactories, and other places of busy daily toil. Services were held in the several churches. At Trevethin Church, in the morning, the Rev. Mr. Gore occupied the pulpit. The sermon, which was a master-piece of composition, was replete with truths which touch the heart, and arouse the feelings of the deepest interest in the subject of the address. Mr. Gore very appropriately touched upon the great mercy which had been vouchsafed to us in the late good and abundant harvest. In the midst of judgment God had remembered mercy, in not adding scarcity to our present troubles. He then drew a most vivid and touching picture of the present state of British India, showing the rise and progress of the present rebellion, and the horrid bar- barities practised upon the Europeon population, who had fallen into the cruel hands of the mutineers. The language in which all this was described was forcible, and was certainly calculated to leave a great impression upon the minds of all who heard it. Feelings of the deepest sympathy were aroused towards our suffering countrymen and country-women, which was practically exhibited at the close of the service, when a collection was made, which, though the congregation was small, owing to the unpropitious weather, amounted to upwards of JE8. The Rev. W. D. Horwood preached at Saint James' chapel, morning and evening, and the Rev. T. Davies, A.M, at the Town School-room, in the evening, when a most appropriate discourse was delivered, and another collection made in behalf of the sufferers from the Indian mutiny. TOWN-HALL—SATURDAY. [Before C. H. Williams and F. Levick, Esqrs.] THE EMBEZZLEMENT AT CWMBRAN. — Philip Burns, clerk to the Ebbw Vale Company, Cwmbran, was brought up on remand, charged with embezzling certain sums of money from his employers. The prisoner pleaded guilty. Mr. Charles Davis was called, and stated that he had examined the books of the Ebbw Vale Company, In the month of July last, he had £ 5 15s. advanced him, of which he accounted for £4 15s. only. In August, he had C6 lis., and of this he accounted for S4 10s. Witness went through the accounts with the prisoner and showed him the defalcations. He admitted them to be correct, and Acknowledged that he had altered the £5 15s. into £4: 15a., and that he' had spent the money. He also acknowledged to have received ZG lis., and entered £4 10s. He kept the pay book, but did not pay the workmen. He covered his deficiency by charging for more work than the men had done. The prisoner, upon being asked what he had to say, replied that he was "very sorry." Mr. Levick, addressing him, said: The charge to which you have pleaded guilty is one of a very serious nature. You have not committed one offence merely, but a series, and you must now be con- vinced that, although crime may be committed for some time with impunity, justice is sure to overtake you at last. We have some doubt whether we should not send you before a jury, for, in a commercial community like our own, no defalcation of this kind should be passed over without notice. Taking all the circumstances into consideration, we have decided to deal summarily with you, and we have no hesitation in inflicting the fullest punishment the law will allow us. Six months' impri- sonment, with hard labour.-The prisoner was then removed, and his wife was carried out of court in a fainting condition. David Corren was charged with stealing tobacco. The relieving-officer said he applied to him for lodging, and he gave him 4d. He had a wife and children with him. -Committed for seven days, with hard labour, as a vagrant. DUTIFUL SONS.—David Le'vis (butcher), John Lewis, (painter), Richard Lewis (butcher), and Thomas Lewis (butcher), were charged with neglecting to contribute towards the support of their father and mother, who are in the Carmarthen union. The defendants pleaded that they could not afford to do anything, and each accused the other of being possessed of property. The relieving officer said the parents were both paralysed, and 65 years of age. The parish allowed them 3s. a-week towards their support. The brothers abused each other while at the bar, and accused John Lewis of stealing a watch. John was ordered to pay 3s., and the others 2s. a-week. William Pierce was charged with stealing a mackin- tosh two years ago, from Richard Lewis. The prisoner said he had been taken up before the inspector, at Here- ford, on the same charge. Prisoner was discharged. ASSAULT.- Robert Pullen was charged with assaulting Bri dget Priec. Mr. Edwards appeared for complainant. She stated that she heard a voice at the back of her house, and when she went out found defendant was in a walnut tree, shaking down the walnuts. She told him to come down, when he abused and threatened to strike her. He picked up a stone and threw at her, and afterwards hit her with his fist. He also struck her down on the ground.—Ann Price, the daughter of last witness, corro- borated these statements.-The defendant called two wit- nesses in exculpation, but their evidence was unsatisfac- tory.-A cross-summons was brought by defendant against complainant, but this broke down.-Pullen was fined 14s., including expenses. LLANHILLETH.— Thomas Dodd was charged with keep- ing his house open during the proscribed hours, at Llan- hilleth, Crumlin.—The defence was that a man came into the house from Hereford, and began telling a story of the Emperor of Russia giving him half a sovereign. One of the company in the room was courting the servant girl.- As it was the third time he had been brought up, he was fined 40s. and costs. BLAENAVON.- William Harper was charged with leaving his work without leave.-He pleaded guilty, and consented to return to his work.—He was dismissed, on payment of costs.