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PONTYPOOL. MISSIONS TO SEAMEN.—Sermons in aid of these missions were preached at Treveihin, and St. Jnme8's Churches on Sunday last, by the Rev. J, B. Morgan, one of the Society's Clisplains and by the Rev. D. 0. Davies, in the Town school-room, on the evening of the same day. The sum of jE8 was collected at the various services. THE LATE MRS. LEOG.-On the evening of Sunday last, the Rev. M. Davenport preached an impressive ser- mon on the death of the late Mrs. Francis Lcgg. in the High-street Wesleyan Chapel. The rev. gentleman took his text from Hebrews, iv. 9 the words being There remains therefore, a rest for the people of God." TOWN HALL.—SATURDAY. [Before the Rev. THOMAS EVANS.1 SETTING TIRB TO A BARN AT THE LITTLE MILL REFOR- MATORY. Samuel Bevan, a lad 14 years of age, was brought up in custody, charged with having set fire to a barn at- tached to the Little Mill Reformatory, on the 20th Feb- runry last The prisoner is an inmate of the institution in ques- tion, and at the time of the occurrence another inmate, named Davies, of about the same age as the prisoner, was charged with the offence; but as the evidence ad- duced against him proved to be insufficient to sustain the charge, he was dismissed, and sent back to the in- stitution, In reference to this charge, William Perkins deposed I was an inmate of the .Reformatory at the Little Mill, and am at present resid- ing with Mr. Nicholas, at the Goytrey. I was in the Institution two years and five months, and visit the same by permission. I remember a barn belonging to the premises being set on fire in the month of Feb- ruary last. I heard the prisoner and Henry Williams agree to set fire to the barn. They asked me if I agreed to it; I said "Yee," and when we had agreed prisoner said that he would do it. It was on a Sunday when we were talking about this. It was set on fire during the week, and prisoner told me that he had done it. We were all in the Fiebool when be told ire. He siid he had set it on fire with shavings and matches, and it nearly caught fire by itself. By the Magistrateb' Clerk The other bey that wa first charged with the offence did not know anything about it. He was not in the secret. Witness: Prisoner told me that he attempted to do it en the night previous. There were two more in the secrtt besides myself. Prisoner said he would try to put the blame on Thomas Davies. Prisoner denied that he said he would put the blame on Dav.es, or that the barn had nearly caught fire by itself. Henry Williams said I am at present in the Refor- matory. Shall have been there two years on the 4th of this month. I was with Perkins and Bevan in the month of February last, on a Sunday. We were talk ing about things whilst coming from church. We were talking about the treatment Bevan had received in having hdd his breakfast or some other meal stopped. They agreed to burn the barn, and the prisoner said he would do it a couple of nights before it was done. On the night it waa done he told me that he had done it. I did not believe him until I saw it. I was no: examined befor-, or by the Bench when the charge was made against Davies, but the prisoner was. Having pleaded guilty, the rris-ner vrlunteered the following statement:—When Perkins, Williams, and myself were walking from church Williams called me to him, and asked me if I should not like to see the barn burnt down. I said "No." Williams said I was a coward, and it ought to be burnt down. It would pay them out for having stopped my victuals. He asked me if I would do it if he gave me the matches: I said "Yes." He got me the matches on a Monday night. 1 threw them away, and told him they would not go. He got me matches a second time, which I again threw away. Then he told me to put same shav- ings on the spot, and they would start it. He (Wil- liams) obtained another box of matches, and put them under the cupboard until night, and when I went to lock the doors he gave them to me, and said he knew some of them would go because he had tried them. I took the box, struck one of the matches, and set the shavings on fire. Prisoner was remanded for a week. MONDAY. [Before the same Magistrate.] HER LODGINGS WERE ON THE COLD GROUND A female, who gave the name of Margaret Hanson, was charged with sleeping in an outhouse in Pontypool, and with not having any visible means of subsistence.— The fail offender was discharged with an injunction to leave the town. "TURN AGAIN WHITTINGTON !"—William Whit- tington was cited for having obstructed P.C. Rogers, Lower Cwmbran, whilst in the execution of his duty, on the 21st instant.—It would ser-m that the officer's attention having been called to a pugilistic movement, he went to the scene of action to separate the com- batants, when the prisoner, wishing the sport to con- tinue, endeavoured to prevent him from discharging his duty.-Prisoner was fined 15s., including costs. RESISTING AND ASSAULTING THE POLICE.-Elisba Elton, who has acquired an unenviable notoriety in committing assaults of an unprovoked nature, was charged with having committed an offence of this nature.-It would seem that defendant, with some of his" paJa," bad been drinking in Crane-street, Ponty- pool, on the 22nd instant, and having been turned out of the house they commenced to annoy the police, and Elisha Elton assaulted P.C. Taylor, whereupon P.C. Hart went to his assistance, and he was ronghly handled by Wyndham Jones.—On P.S. Basham making his ap- pearance Albert Knowles resisted and assaulted him, and attempted to rescue the defendant Elton.-Elton was fined 40s., Knowles 40s., and Jones 20s, includ- ing coats.











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