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THE WELSH MEMBERS.
THE WELSH MEMBERS. MRS. C., a respectable old lady (Who has seen better days, but whose appaarance has lately been considerably impr oyed by a suit of new clothes), has thought fit to commence busi. lie-is as censor of the press. In the exercise of her vocation the worthy dame has thought proper, on Friday last, in one of her graceful addresses (vulgarly termed leading articles) to chide our irreverence in speaking of the Welsh members. It seems that her tender sensibilities have been aroused by a print,"—■" a portion of the Welsh press," which declared that the members for Wales were without mind, energy, and principle," and she very indignantly and intellectu- ally exclaims, The plain paraphrase upon this is, that the gentlemen by whom Wales is represented in the House of Commons are devoid ..Of intellectual, of physical, and of moral force. But the negation of the last and most important quality, implies the affirmation of its opposite—namely, immoral force and the tenour of the article to which we refer has a bearing which warrants us in giving it that construction. We do not suppose that an) one of the hon. mem- bers so accused will see, or if they see, will trouble themselves about this abuse; but the credit of the press is staked by such proceedings, and on this account we repudiate the language." Mrs. C. may immediately dismiss from her mind all anxiety as to our lucubrations being seen by hon. members. Though the worthy dame is aged and venerable, we should not wonder if on examination she would find out that our subscription list is graced by as many M. P.'s as that of her own. We spoke of the Welsh members in general terms, and are prepared to abide by what we said. We then said that there were hon. members whose votes were generally good, and to them, of course, we desire to award all praise. The names of the members for Haverfordwest, Carmarthen, and the Monmouthshire boroughs, will readily occur to all friends of freedom, as those of the hon. gentlemen to whom we al- luded. The members for Haverfordwest and Monmouth are also good speakers, though they do not often take part in the discussions of the House. We are therefore anxious to do them the justice of removing an inference which might be dedu ced from our remarks that it was in vain to expect a good, telling speech from a Welsh member, as several such speeches have been made by these hon. gentlemen. We spoke of the hon. members generally, and are fully satisfied that a jury of twelve journalists would coincide with us. We re- member some hon. gentlemen who were loud in profession of liberal principles at the last general election, but who have invariably given the most illiberal votes during this session. A much higher authority than either Mrs. C. or ourselves has said, "by their fruits shall ye know them." By that standard we endeavour to regulate our opinions. None could be happier than ourselves in finding our countrymen eminent in the Senate. We are proud of the hon. member for Marylebone whose eloquence and arguments readily command the attention of the House. Would that he re- presented some Weisb constituency, and be thus enabled to take the lead on all Welsh matters. We must praise men for what. they do, and not for the consistency wherewith they follow the leader of a party. We shall be quite as ready to praise the eloquent and able Tory, as we shall the Whig. Our creed is-measures not men, truth and not party. Bye-the-bye, it must be very consolatory to all friends of truth and freedom to learn that Mrs C. Shall rejoice to see the day when the principles advocated by Mr. Hume and his solid plialanx can be put into operation though she cannot now feel justified in demanding their imme- diate adoption." There is some hope then that we shall eventually succeed. Mrs. C. will not always withhold from us her mighty in- fluence, because To oppose the introduction of the most rigid economy into all departments of our national edifice -to withhold the franchise from any Briton or Hibernian entitled (not by the law as it stands) to wield it—to refuse the most perfect protection to every one in the exercise of his electoral i-iglits,-is not, has not been, and, we trust, never will be the offspring of our political principle, nor characteristic of our expediency." Certainly we should have never known it but for Mrs. C.'s kindness in making this declaration of principles and expediency. How many will believe in the authenticity of the revelation, this deponent sayeth not and careth not, but with every sentiment of due respect we now take leave of our matronly censor.
CARDIFF. TAFF VALE RAILWAY.—The traffic for the week ending July 22nd, 1848, was £1,877 6s. lOd. TITE STAR STEAMER.—We have received the following from an esteemed friend who was on board when the accident hap- pened. Soon after the Star steamer had left the Docks on Tuesday morning, on her usual route to Bristol, the wind suddenly rose almost into a tempest, and the sea was running very high. A sailing vessel bound for Cardiff was coming at a rapid rate before the enraged elements. Efforts were made oil both sides to avoid a collision, which was impossible to avoid. The bowsprit swept across the fore-part of the steamer. The most strenuous exertions were made to disentangle it. The men in both vessels worked nobly. It could not be re- moved, and when it came against the paddle-box, and the steamer moving a-head, it broke with a tremendous crash, and the Star darted forward unconscious of the daring deed, and with an extraordinary speed crossed the passage and entered the Cumberland basin, where I left her at rest on the bosom of the quiet water. The captain and helmsman and the hands on board displayed all the energy and self-possession so neees- sary in dangers so imminent. The passengers were alarmed. But most of them were calm, and prayerful it is to be hoped, and may their vows not be forgotten. I was nevrr on this steamer before, and know not a single hand on board, but thinking that various accounts maybe given of the collision, beg to state that there could not be, in my opinion, any fault or neglect on the part of any one on board. A PASSENGER. POLICE, MONDAY, JULY 24.—(Present, the Mayor, Jas. Lewis, Esq., and the Rev. James Evans.)-Tlwmas Bassett, a land-surveyor, was fined 5s. for being drunk on Thursday last. He promised to pay the fine immediately, but did not. The fine, however, was paid this morning. John Jenkins, a pilot, was charged with breaking the second bye-law of thp Cardiff harbour by bringing a vessel called the Maid of Erin to the entrance of the harbour, in the absence of the required signal. Isaac GiSard, a dockyard man, sworn :— On Saturday week, when the ball wns, hauled down Jenkins was half a mile from the buoy, on the east mud. It was about three-quarters of a mile from the end of the cut. Jen- kins came back into the cut, and came up as far as he could. The wind was adverse, and he could proceed no further than he did. In cross-examination witness said lie did see de- fendant inside the outer buoys, before the ball was hauled down. Jenkins then made a statement which tended to show that he left the cut with the view of not obstructing the going out of the vessels already in the dock. Convicted in the penalty of £ 2, and recommended to the mercy of Lieut. I)Ornford, the harbour-master.——Benjamin Clements was charged with a similar offence. The accused complained that the ball was not sufficiently conspicuous. Fined 40s. and costs.——-David Saunaers was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Charlotte-street, on Sunday even- i»g. Fined os.. and 5s. costs. Penalty mitigated to 2s. 6d. —George Richards the younger was charged with threat- tllliJlg to kill his father, and for breaking his windows; he then threatened to kill his mother, and threatened to kill the po- liceman if he would endeavour to take him into custody. The father said the son liad been drinking at Mr. Aubrey's all the night before, and that he had come home and abused and had threatened to kill him. Fined 5s. and 5s. costs, and to be committed to prison unless be could find bail for his good behaviour towards his parents, and to keep the peace for six months.—-—Frederick Austin, vvho had been remanded from Thursday last, on the charge :of burglariously entering the house of Mr. William Ed- munds, the Mason's Arms, and stealing therefrom a quantity of bacon came up for reexamination. A witness of the liame of Thomas Thomas, a publican, was called to prove an alibi. He however could not say what night prisoner had slept in his house. Mr. William Edmunds Was sworn to identify the bacon. The quantity was two. hams, two pieces of the middle of the fliten, and several small pieces. He had locked the door and had left the key in the bar. Next morning, about six o'clock, he discovered that a robbery had been committed. Saw the bacon afterwards at the police station, where he identified it. Police-constable Aubrey proved finding an iron bar which had been taken from the window, and was found within a hundred yards of the place where the bag was found. Committed.— John Smith, of the Waterford and Wexford Arms, was charged with refusing the police to enter his premises at twelve o'clock on Sunday night week. Police- sergeant Aubrey proved the offence. He was confirmed by Police-constable Rawlins. Smith said he knew nothing about it. Convicted in the penalty of 5s. and costs. Charles Ilawes, master of the Five Sisters, was charged with Z, beating a negro of the name of Joseph Smith, on board his vessel on Saturday morning last. Joseph Smith entered inter a narrative of his agreement with the captain for A;3 a month as cook. The captain eventually struck him four times, and kicked him twice on Saturday morning last. Richard Dart, the mate, was called, but he said he had not seen the assault. The magistrates ordered the captain to arrange with him. 0 Joseph Willie was charged with having committed a nuisance in Mary Anne-street, on the 14th of July. Police- constable John House proved the offence. Willie said it was not offensive, and called Urch, the town scavenger, who would not say that the stuff was inoffensive. Another witness was called, but his organs of smell were so deficient from his having cold, as to disable him to form a correct opinion on the subject.—■—Edioar.d Thomas was charged with having assaulted Hannah Jones on the 12th instant. It seemed that the complainant had had a child from Thomas, and that she had gone to his house for same money, when he assaulted her. Fined jE5 or two months' imprisonment. Allowed a week to pay. Jane Gilligan was charged with being riotous and disorderly in Duke-street, on Sunday evening week. Police-constable John House proved the offence. Ordered to leave the town to morrow morning or be committed for one month .—Margaret Jones, the wife of Ishmael Jones, appeared to complain of her husband for ill conduct, and neglecting to support her. The magistrate advised her to apply to the relieving officer. The poor woman cried bitterly, and promised to comply.
SECOND EDITION. FRIDAY MORNING, NINE O'CLOCK, RESPITE OF THE CONVICT MARTIN. By this morning's post we have received intelligence from London that Sir George Grey has forwarded to Mr. Woods, of Cardiff Gaol, a respite, during the pleasure of her Majesty, for the culprit Martin. We have every reason to believe that a commutation of the sentence will fol- low; and thus the exertions of the inhabitants of this town, as well as Swansea, will be crowned with the most gratifying success. The following is the letter transmitting the intelligence :— Whitehall, July 27, 1848. "SIR,—With reference to your communication respecting the case of Thomas Martin, who was convicted at the late Gla- morganshire Assizes of murder, and sentenced to death,—I am directed by Secretary Sir George Grey to acquaint you that a Respite will be forwarded by this night's post to Cardiff, for staying the execution of the prisoner until further signification of her Majesty's pleasure. I am, Sir, Your obedient Servant, H. WADMIS'GTON. Evan Jones, Esq., ritINCIPALITY Office, Cardiff."
COMMENCEMENT OF THE IRISH…
COMMENCEMENT OF THE IRISH REBELLION- THURLES, CLONMEL, AND KILKENNY IN ARMS. (By the Electric Telegraph Company's Express.) DUBLIN, WEDNESDAY.—The whole of the south of Ireland is in rebellion. A special engine has just arrived in Dublin, from four miles this side of Thurles (eighty-two miles in two hours). The station at Thurles is on fire; the rails for seve- ral miles torn up; and, as the engines arrive, the mob intend detaining them. At Clonmel the fighting is dreadful; the people arrived in masses; the Dublin Club leaders are there the troops were speedily overpowered. The military at Carrick have been driven back, and their quarters fired. At Kilkenny the contest is proceeding, and there the mob are also said to be successful. No news from Waterford or Cork. The military at Carrick have shown disaffection. SIR GEORGE GREY stated in the House of Commons last night at five o'clock that he had received despatches from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and from these he had rea- son to believe that the reports in circulation were much ex- aggerated. That an insurrection had broken out was desti- tute of truth but still, he said, the despatch certainly de- scribes the state of the country in the neighbourhood of Clonmel, Carrick, and Thurles to be dreadful.
THE SWANSEA MURDERS.
THE SWANSEA MURDERS. I PRINCIPALITY OPFI.CB, CARDIFF, JULY 25, 1848. To the Bight lion. Sir George Grey, Bart., M.P., Secretary of State for the Home Department. SIR-There are now in the county gaol of Glamorgan, two pri- soners'lying under sentence of death, for the murder of John Wil- liams, near Swaiisclt, on the 8th of May last. A memorial to you as Secretary of State, praying for commuta- tion of sentence, has been very numerously signed in this town. To that memorial I have felt it my duty to append my name, and I now beg to lay before you very briefly, and as clearly as I may be able, the grounds upon which I have done so. 1. You are well aware that there is in this kingdom.; a-growing- dislike to capital punishments. That dislike, to a great degree, has been created by the well-known fact, that in many instances, inno- cent persons have suffered the extreme penalty of death. There is, therefore, a desire to avoid, if possible, a contingency so dreadful in all cases where the evidence is not direct and clear, and above suspicion. 2. That in this case, so far as Michael Leary is concerned, there is no evidence to show that he used any deadly weapons on the night of the murder. The unfortunate man, John Williams, died from the effects of a wound inflicted by some sharp instrument, and according to medical evidence, there was no other indication to account for the cause of death. In regard to Thomas Martin, the evidence against him, as given by Patrick Leary, was clear and' distinct. But I venture to submit that the evidence of this wit- ness is such, that it cannot be depended upon to the extent of taking away the man's life, because (a) It is natural that Patrick Leary should be anxious not to implicate his brother Michael, and it is not improbable, that he, being a Cork man, would be less careful of Martin, who is a native of the county of Tipperary. (b) The evidence given by Patrick Leary is in many points entirely unsupported, and in other instances, directly contradicted by other andmore unexceptionable witnesses. To some of these important discrepancies I beg to call your attention (1.) The statement that Martin took up a stone on the road from Llychwr to the Marquis' Arms, and sharpened his knife upon it, is entirely unsupported. The handle of the knife he stated to be black and white, discoloured by dirt; the blade was about four inches in length, and its point round. Now we must remember that ho had never seen the knife before, it was then late in the flight-the night was misty—and the moon had gone down about eleven o'clock, in all probability just before this alleged sharpening had taken place. Taking all these circumstances into consideration there is every reason to doubt the truth of this statement. (2.) The account given by Patrick Leary of the origin of the fatal quarrel at the cw/nc bach is not only entirely unsupported, but directly contradicted.. According to him, he and Edward Morgan collared each other in the house, and then went out singly to scuffle, when he fell, and called on the boys (meaning the Irish) to come out and save him—gets up from the ground—does not know what became of his antagonist Morgan-five or six Welshmen come .out from the house and stand quietly by without doing him the least injury, when Martin rushes out with an open knife in his left hand, which he plunges into the breast of John Williams, who falls down dead on the spot. This evidence is contradicted by Wm. Norris, who says that all the parties, Welsh and Irish, went out at once as thick and as quick as they could," when a general scuffle commenced and by William Davies, the keeper of the acrio baclt, who states that they went out in "a troop together;" directly afterwards Edward Mor- gan came in, saying that the Irish used knives, and in less than three minutes the cry of murder was raised. Now, I submit to your consideration, that it is far more probable that John Williams was murdered under the circumstances described by Norris and Davies, than as stated by Patrick Leary. If it happened as described by him, surely some individual, from among the five or six Welshmen, who were standing by at the time, could have borne similar testi- mony but there is none, and this being the case, it appears to me that "Leary's account of the fatal transaction is, at best, exceedingly doubtful and unsatisfactory. (3.) The account given by Patrick Leary, of the manner in which the Irish left the spot, is contradicted by William Norris. Leary states that he and Martin ran away before the other three, and that Martin ran against the Cwmbwrla-gate, after which he said, I am the boy that let the wind out of some of them." Now if this state- ment does not rest on some probability, Martin is entitled to the benefit of the doubt. Wm. Norris says, that they all left the same time, when Patrick Leary and Martin were in the advance, but that Martin soon fell, and that he (Norris) passed him before he got up, and that Martin did not overtake him. Such being the case, the alleged statement could not have been made. I believe, also, that Norris has privately admitted that it was he who ran against the gate. (4.) The account given by Patrick Leary of his own knife, is very confused and suspicious. A knife was seen with his wife on the morning after the murder, and this knife she refused to give him to go away. He had the knife the week before, but denies having it on the night of the murder, and says that he had lost it on Satur- day when in a state of drunkenness. (5.) The precipitate Hight of Leary is incompatible with his entire innocence: Instead of going to his work on the following morning, he fled, and induced the two Norrises to accompany him, and make the best of their way to Bristol. 3. All the admissions made by Martin are compatible with his innocence of the crime of murder. He did not deny his participa- tion in the quarrel. In fact all the Irish knew and felt that they had risked their lives, and were anxious to go away. All that I contend for is this, that the evidence against Martin is so sur- rounded with suspicious circumstances as to afford reasonable ground for not carrying out the extreme penalty of the law. Allow me to add that there is every reason to hope that the ends of justice would be thus answered. The crime was not committed in a district where such crimes are of frequent occurrence. The Welsh people do not need such awful warning as a public execution against the commission of murder. The prisoner is not a native of Wales, and there can be no national feeling to prompt the memo- rialists to pray for commutation of sentence. I trust that as you have recently recommended the exercise of the royal prerogative of mercy in the case of several prisoners, of whose muiderons guilt there was no doubt, you will be pleased to make a similar recom- mendation in a case where the evidence is so very conflicting, and when the identity of the real murderer is very doubtful. I have the honour to be, sir, Your very obedient servant, EVAN JONES.
SWANSEA. TEMPERANCE MEETING.—It affords us much pleasure to in- form the friends of temperance, that we have had a regular stir- ring week for the promotion of this momentous question in Swan- sea and its neighbourhood. Our esteemed friend, and one of the most zealous advocates of teetotalism, Mr. T. Morgan, of Cardiff, happened to pay us a visit merely for the change of air, as many do at this pleasant season of the year. On Tuesday evening, Mr. M. gave a most admirable lecture in Welsh, at Capel Sion, in this town, Mr. D. Phillips in the chair, who, it is only fair to state, has been the means of doing much good in advocating temperance principles during the short timehe has been amongst m. On Wed- nesday evening, a meeting was held at the Trades'-hall, when the Rev. D. Rees, of Llanelly, was voted to the chair. Mr. M. delivered a most amusing and convincing address in English. It was a full meeting, though the weather was unfavourable. On Thursday evening, we met at Siloh chapel, Glandwr the He v. E. Jacob in the chair. Mr. M. lectured in Welsh. Mr. Phillips intended to go through some chemical process to enable the beer drinkers to form some idea of the valuable drink they are so fond of; but after Mr. M.'s able, long, and lucid address, the friends found that the evening had too far gone to have any more, even on temperance. Each of the lectures took nearly two hours in deli- very but our friend's manner was so captivating and his remarks so touching, that the people, generally speaking, instead of leav- ing, were pouring in almost to the very close of the services. Our fnend has more than half promised to pay us another visit. We hope that he will before long. May much good attend his labours. —ONE THAT HEARD HIM EACH EVENING. MEETING OF THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION.—Wednesday, the 9th of August next, is fixed for the eighteenth meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science and the place of meeting this year will be the town and port of Swansea, famous for its copper smelting furnaces and neighbouring oyster beds. A liberal subscription has been entered into by the people of the town and surrounding country, who look forward with considerable interest to this meeting of savems. Various sections in the Royal Institution, and other buildings, are in course of being fitted up for the occasion, and a large and distinguished company of vi- siters is expected to be present. Preparations are actively in pro- gress for their reception, and the following among others have an- nounced their intention of being present :—The Marquis of North- ampton, presidentoftbe British Association, Earl of Itosse, Bishop of St. David's, Sir Charles Lemon, Sir Thomas Acland, Sir R. H. Inglis, Sir W. Trevelyan, Sir John Lubbock, Sir J. Stephenson, Professor Graham, Professor Christie, Professor Miller, Professor Phillips, Professor Forbes, and Professor Grove Dr. Lindley, Dr. Buckland, Dr. Carpenter, Dr. Pye Smith, Dr. Smethurst, Mr. Airey, the Astronomer Royal, Colonel York, Dr. Sheepshanks, cum multis aliis. It is expected also that the Chevalier Bunsen, M. Guizot, and other distinguished foreigners will be present; but as yet their determination has not been announced. THOMAS MARTIN, THE CONVICTED MURDERER.—Weui> derstandthat a memorial has been presented from Swaiis-la to Sir George Grey, through the hands of J. H. Vivian, Esq. M.P., on behalf of the above criminal. The prayer rests entirely on the grounds of the bad character of the principal witness, Patrick Leary. THOMAS MAUTIN, THE CONVICTED MURDERER.—Considerable exertion is now being made in this town, on behalf of this wretched individual, by gentlemen of considerable standing and influence in the place. It has been our great happiness to sign a memorial to Sir Geo. Grey, for a mitigation of the sen- tence of death, and from the zeal evinced by some of the me- morialists, we have no doubt but that a large and most respect- ably signed petition will be forwarded to the Home Secretary, begging her Majesty to spare the miserable criminal's life. We are enabled to lay before our readers, from authentic sources, the following particulars as to Mal-tin:-Thomas Martin is a native of Cahir, in the county of Tipperary, Ire- land, where his father is now located, having for many years past been in the employ of Messrs. Sarguits, the highly re- spectable and extensive millers of that place. Martin, as well as his father, was for some time in the employ of this firm, and during the whole of that period bore the character of an inoffensive, quiet man. Several parties of influence in his native place have, on this account, taken a warm interest in his fate. We understand that in addition to other testi- monials forwarded to this country, one was received from a gentleman in the commission of the peace in the county of which Martin is a native. Martin is married, and his wife is now in Cardiff. It is now ascertained that the extreme sen- tence of the law will not be carried into effect against Michael Leary, the capital punishment having been commuted to that of transportation for life.
SWANSEA DOCK COMPANY.
SWANSEA DOCK COMPANY. The annual meeting of the proprietors of this company was held at Radley's Hotel, New Bridge-street, Blackfriars, on Thursday last, the 20th inst., Capt. Evan Morgan, R.N., in the chair. Mr. Francis (the secretary) read the notice convening the meet- ing, and the directors' report, which, after congratulating the pro- prietors on the settlement of the differences which had unfortu- nately existed, proceeded to state that, in consequence of the commercial crisis which had taken place, and the tightness of the money market, great, difficulties had been met with in filling up the share list; the great importance of the docks to Swansea and its neighbourhood was as ftilly admitted as ever and, although there was some backwardness in the payment of calls, there had been sliHîcïent received for pressing emergencies; yet the time must soon arrive when it would be obligatory to press for payment of the arrears. The secretary bad willingly resigned a portion of his salary—viz. from JE300 to ;Ci,!O per annum—until the com- pany should be placed in a more favourable position. The abso- lute necessity for the completion of the docks was more than ever adniitted and particularly shipowners, and others connected with the Australian trade, were anxiously watching the progress of the company. So impressed with the importance of the measure were the members of the corporation of Swansea, that they had passed a resolution, expressive of the desirability of conveying to the company the land required by them on liberal terms. From the balance-sheet, it appeared that the total receipts oa calls, &c., amounted to £ 5,9(J8 8s. 7d. and the expenditure to EI,830 13s. t5d.; leaving balance in hand £ 1,147 14s. lid. In" was then moved by Mr. Nichols, seconded by Mr. Vigurs, and earned unanimously, that the report and uccounts be received and adopted. Colonel Cameron having inquired if it was the intention of the company to complete the docks ? The Chairman said, that of course depended on the share- holders and it was the determined intention of the directors not to take any measures without the full consent of the proprietary while of the imperative necessity of their construction, at the earliest possible period, there was but one opinion. Seme conversation ensued, in which the chairman, Co!. Came- ron, and other gentlemen joined, on the merits and progress of the several line? in that part of Wales, as in connexion with the docks; after which a vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Fraud's (the secretary), for hiri zeal and attention to the best interests of the company, to which that gentleman replied—when, thanks hav- ing been voted to the chair, the meeting broke up. SUDDEN DEATH.—On Tuesday morning last, Mr. T. Jack- son, landlord of the Sovereign, suddenly expired. It ap- pears that the deceased was in a very delicate state of health, and on coming down stairs he heard some quarrelling in the brewing-house which lie attempted to quell, but failing, and becoming enraged, he burst a blood-vessel and soon after- Z, wards expired. BRITISH ASSOCIATION.—Some little excitement prevails amongst the lodging-house keepers in this town,,from a re- port being spread, that an engagement has been entered into between the location committee and a celebrated broker in. Bristol to supply some hundred or so of bedrooms complete, the committee having taken some scores of empty houses fer the purpose of fitting up the rooms thereby avoiding an im- mense outlay for lodgings. We understand from current reports that the prices asked for the ordinary lodgings being of so exorbitant a character the committee have been com- pelled to adopt this rather unusual proceeding. The re- spected matrons on the other hand complain, inasmuch, as they are now refusing their rooms to parties at the usual price, who would take them for six or eight weeks from the present, that they may accommodate the association, and argue such being the case, the committee should allow them on account of this inconvenience and loss to their pockets the sum asked. We think in this case the old prin- ciple of give and take should be adopted, or at least, that such an offer should be made to those who depend upon their houses for support, as will in case of refusal throw the blame on themselves. As yet we believe this has not been at- tempted.-
COWBRIDGE. JULY 25, 1848.—This market was very thinly attended to-dat, considering the weather not favourable for harvesting would bring the farmers to market. Butter runs up Id. per Fouild common cheese was not saleable at any price, there being a heavy glut in the market. Pigs arc still on the rise, and indeed sucklings on their mother, six weeks old, were sold for 17s. Cd. a head, such ha* not. been known in this market for some years. The corn passed off quietly, no wholesale purchasers to be met with price about the same as last week. BOKOUSH POLICE.— (Before E. Ballard, Esq., bailiff of the borough of Cowbridge.)—Three juvenile offenders were brought up on the information of P.C. Davidson, charged with en'ering the garden of Mr. D. Lloyd, Tennis Court, and injuring the fruit trees. Discharged with a caution. Alexander Williams, In- bourer, of Cowbridge, was apprehended by police-constable •• Davidson on Tuesday evening last, charged with stealing one ■' sack of oats, the property of Mr. John Thomas Carver, of the above town. Committed to Cardiff House of Correction to await the Quarter Sessions. A PARAGRAPH appeared in our lastnumber. stating that "Cow- bridge has not one of the best conducted inns in Glamorgan- shire now as it once had; as sever..1 respectable travellers some few days ago, in consequence of bad management, were obliged to drive to Bridgend, and come back the next morning to do their business; one put up with a second-rate victualling house." Mr. Gardner of the Bear inn, Cowbridge, has written to inform us that the allusion is to his house, that it is entirely false, and calls upon us to contradict it. We have repeated! v asked Mr. Gardner to furnish us with an explanation that we may set him right with the public, but this he has declined to give us. Under these circumstances we can only say, that as we arc perfect strangers to the town of Cowbridge, we did not know at the time we published the paragraph in question that it refer- p red to his house. We are now bound to believe that it clceF. because he tells us so. Since we have received his communi- cation we have made inquiries of several parties at Cardiff, the result of which induce us to think that there was some misap- prehension on the part of the correspondent who furnished the paragraph. If Mr. Gardner had put us in possession of any facts to contradict it, we should have been glad to do so. Tins he has refused, and it only remains for us to say that if o; r paper has been made the medium of an undeserved .attack •• upon him, we are very sorry, as we are anxious to do justice to him and to all men.
NEWPORT. POLICE, JL-M- 24.—(Before the Mayor and Thomns Hughes, Esr¡.>-lrm. Allen was charged with embezzling money belonging to his employer, Mr. James Wintle, wine and spirit merchant. Mr. Philipotts :111peare" for1!r. Wintle, and Air. II. J. Davis for Allen.—James Wintle sworn—I am a wire and spirit merchant, residing' in this town. Accused was in my empk:" four or five years; he is my agent, lie was to receive 18. Cd. in the pound for all the money he received. I authorised him te take the money on my ae- count. I was in the habit of making up my accounts every time he came from a journey, which was weekly. On the Saturday night he used to give in the money, and brought his account, 'that is the course he used to take. In consequence, of information I received, I thought it best to look into jay" accounts, and on Saturday week I wont through one ledger and a pan of br- other with the accused I remember coming to the account of Samuel 'lover, miner, Blaenavon.— (He here produced the ledger.)—I refer to the a<:count of Samuel Tovey. I asked him whether he had received au) money Jrüm. him; he said -11.1). The sum amounts to £ 1 9s. 2d.—Mr..Philipotts produced a paper and 8howod it to lr. Wiiitle, who said, It was an invoice or bill for the same."—Sir. Davis—Is it your handwriting ?—It is my clerk's. It is signed by Air. Allen as received; it is his handwriting. On going on through the accounts he found he had received several accounts which he had 1",t reckoned. I refer now to the account of Thomas Edwards, collier, Blaenu- von—it amounts to 9s. lid. I recollect, going through that, account, and Allen said Vie had received none of that money.—(Mr. Edwards's books pro- duced and shown to Mr. Wintle.)—This- is the handwriting of the accused. It is a statement that he had received the above sum. Again, I turn to th :• account of Abraham Owen, and there appears from this ledger 98. lid. du". I asked him whether he had any portion of that amount; he said noj—(Mr. Phillpotts here produced a receipt of Mr. Allen's for that anicunt.) tt is Ü, handwriting of the accused. It was his duty either to enter the money he received during the week, or tell me or my clerk to do o; he was also to put down the names of the persons from whom he received it in the" wa,¡p book." In the waste book there is no entry on the 15th June of any money received from S. Tovey. All the entries were made by the accused on th" t day. It. was on a Monday. I refer also to the account of Thomas Edward* of the 8th of June, and find no entry. All the entries are made by him oil that day. The account of Abraham Owens is not entered to the 12tli of June. The entries of that date are all his handwriting. He has received several other moneys which he has not accounted for, and in one journey to the amount of ,£42.-Cross-examined by ilfl-, Davis-lie has not been in 'my service ten years to the best of my recollection I place his per cectage to his credit every month. On account of his having robbed me of LCS before. I went through the ledger last week. I remember Tovey's case. I can po- sitively swear it was" no" he said, on account of my not marking anything, on my ledger where he was not certain." I put that on icealtilt, and ail those that he said he had not received; I will positively sv, ear I -marked them not. Allen had not his books, at the time, so that he could not refresh his memory. lIe admits having received several sums of money he had not accounted for. I was not aware at the time wcwere looking over the ledger that Tovey had paid the money. I gave Allen notice to leave my employ- that same evening. I made him this proposition, that he shonhlmake over to me a legacy, on which he said be would speak t,) his brother, and in that way I thought. I could secure myself of the £ 6S. He did not say what he would see his brother for. I could not tell what further losses I saitaiucd. I do not nor did licit blOW. what the legacy amounted to.—Re-examined fcy Mr. Phillpotts-It Wlt8 out of compassion on account of his large familyaLd his promising never to do such a thing again that I forgave him of his las t rolJ1)ery.-Margüret Tovey sworn.-]s wife of Samuel loyey, of Blaenavon. I know Allen. I recollect giving him an order for a gallon and a half of brandy.— (Mr. Philipotts produced the bill of the brandy.)—This is the bill; I kept it in iiiv Bible ever since, and gave it to :.1r. Carwardine (Mr. Wiritle'ss clerk), last night. I paid him Cl 7s.. on a Friday in May last. I returned two jars, for which he gave me 2s. 2d. I think. I paid the money to him for Mr. Wintle.-CrŒs-exarnined by inli-, Davis-I had a gallon and a half of brandy. 1. cannot read writing. I remember it was on a Friday, because Sunday comes almost next..—Margaret.Evans sworn— I am the wife of David Evans, of Blaeuavon. I have a son called Thomas Edwards. I ordered half a galion of rum for my son his wife was about to be confined, that was the reason I bought it. I paid him for Mr. Wintle. I paid for my so11,-Crv;s examined by Mr. Davis-He ajd he travelled for Mr. Wintle. I ordered and paid for it myself. He signed a receipt for it in the book produced. Margaret Owens sworn—I am the .wifeof Abraham Owens, of Blaenavon. Remember giving Allen ,<111 order about three months sinoe for half a gallc i of rum. I paid for it to Allen, and he gave me the receipt produced. I ca; not read writing.—W. J Carwardine sworn—I am a clerk in the service r Air. \Vi"tle; the papers and hook produced I received from witnesses 1:t night.—Cross-examined by Mr. Davis-I fill- the; situation which Allen had in some measure. The mayor on the bench swore me in a3 constable m order to arrest Allen, because he (prisoner) having left the town for 1 and Somersetshire, Air. Wintle wished that I should goafterhim. I appre- hended Mm at Pill on Saturday night. I saw a letter from him to prosecu- tor on Friday vening--the wonb were to-tliis effect- -11 I have not flmr-hid- the accounts yet, but I will endeavour to da so as soon as I return from Brw- tol and Somerset."—Committed to take his trial at the assizes. Bound over himself in £ 50 and two sureties iyiC25 each. J. Collins was indicted lor forging a shipping note in order to get clothes aud money, the property ct Thomas Davis tailor and outfitter, Commercial-street. From the evidence of prosecutor's shopman it appeared that the prisoner went into the shop witn. the paper and said that Captain Falconer had sent him with it, and h.3 wanted clothes and money for it. Witness discovered it to be a forgery, and gi v? the prisoner into custody. Committed to take his trial at the next assises.- Martin was brought np for stealing a gold key, the property of Mr. Williams, beer and porter merchant of this town. It appeared fi om It s evidence that she was cleaning the house and took the key oft. the mantel- piece, and on making a 8êarch in her lodgings it WM foun(l m a pocket unper the landlord's child in bed (the child slept with the prisoner); the child is nine years old. Committed for trial at the assises.