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ABERDARE. VOCAL CONCERT OF SACRED MUSIC.—On Monday evening, the 24th instant, the Merthyr and Dowdais Choral Society held a concert of sacred music, in the town-hall. About eight o'clock the large room was well filled, when Mr. R. Beynon and his company entered. We observed also that the talented conductor was accompanied by twelve young men, three lads, and eight females. The unassuming, but genteel and respect- able, appearance of the company was' greatly admired by all present. The subjects selected for the first part were a chorus called Cydlawenhawn yn ein Duw," by Haydn The glory -of the Lord," by TIandel; Y cldaear faith a'r eang For, by Mozart; "Sunshine," by Banister; "Crucifixion," by Leach "Hallelujah to the Father," by Beethoven; Haleliwia, Amen," by Handel. After an interval of ten minutes, the sacred part was proceeded with, when the following pieces of music were sung: ''Angel Trumpet," by Jaram; "0 praise the Lord; Ilail Judea Lift up your heads," by Han- del Mawr yw yr Ion," by Calcott; To Thee cherubim and a concluding chorus called" Amen," by Handel. The singing throughout was truly excellent; there seemed to be but one opinion pervading the vast assembly-that of the highest admiration. At the conclusion, a vote of thanks to Mr. Beynon and his friends, for their visit to Aberdare, coupled with an earnest wish that they should visit our locality again, was proposed by Mr. Thomas Price, and seconded by Mr, W. Edwards (and some dozen others who were anxious to testify their gratitude), and carried by acclamation. From the re- marks made by Mr. Beynon, we learned that the society is but in its infancy; that all the company were Welsh, from the iron districts of Merthyr and Dowlais; and that their chief design was to encourage the cultivation of sacred music. We beg to add that we wish the society every prosperity.
DOWLAIS. ON Monday afternoon the annual demonstration of the Sun- day-schools took place here. For a few hours shops were closed and all business suspended; parents, children, old and young scholars of all denominations joined together to swell the stream of a monster profession, the sight of which, toge- ther with the melodious sounds of the choirs of singers chant- ing happily along, could not but have produced to all lovers of order* morality, and religion a most pleasing and heart-stir- ring effect. Each school met early in the afternoon, and with its.respective minister and body of singers at its head proceeded through High-street to Market-square, and from thence through Market-street to the lawn of Dowlais House, where they were most received by Sir John and Lady Charlotte Guest, Miss and Master Guest, and other smiling young branches of sl,v,,ii o the family. By seven o'clock there were no less than 2.500 Sunday-school children assembled, and between ministers, teachers, parents, and children there were above 5,000 persons congregate .1 in front of Dowlais House. The whole scene pre- sented a striking instance of the energy and toil of the indefa- tigable teachers of the Sabbath-school of Dowlais. This day being also the anniversary of the Dowlais Auxiliary Bible So- ciety, the procession returned to the Market-square, which was* soon exceedingly crowded. On the platform were noticed the following :—Sir J. John Guest, Bart., M.P. Lady C. Guest; the Rev. Thomas Phillips; the Rev. E. Jenkins j the ll?v. Xiiiin Rev. D. Roberts Rev. J. Hughes Rev. T. Protheroe; Rev. Vi. n. Davis Rev. Edward Davis, M.A., Brecon &c. At the proposition of the Rev. E. Jenkins, se- conded by the Rev. W. R. Davis, Sir John Guest took the chair, and spoke as follows:—" My friends, I rise with the greatest pleasure before some thousands of you to the high honour of opening a meeting for a cause of such importance as this. The society we advocate this evening is of consequence to us all. By it we have the scriptures freely circulated amongst us, and Bibles distributed to ail parts of the world. I am proud to see such a vast collection of Sunday-schools be- fore me. The hour being late, it would be wrong in me to ex- oatiate when I see so many rev. gentlemen around me ready to do so. I beg to call the Rev. Mr. Hughes to address the meet- —Mr. Hughes spoke in Welsh strongly of the advan- tages derived from Sunday-schools, contrasting greatly their present condition and the manner the Sabbath was spent in this neighbourhood among the working-classes half a century The secretary, Mr. T. V. Jenkins, here read the report of the last year's proceedings, which stated that inconsequence of the unsettled state of trade in Dowlais this branch of the Bible Society had become bankrupt. It had been obliged to a-cceive the assistance of the Merthyr and Dowlais Choral So- ciety, which gave them a benefit by means of a concert of sa- cred music, and he was happy to say this relieved them from such distressing circumstances-.—Sir John Guest: During the last year I have no doubt that the uncertain condition of things Iic-e his affected your society, as it has every one else but I hwos that times of prosperity will again revive your funds, that the rich will give from their plenty, the widow her mite, and the poor man from his need.—The Rev. E. Davis, M.A., said I rejoice greatly to stand before such a multitude presided over bv the lion, baronet, and supported by Lady Charlotte, a zea- lous patroness of the Welsh and the Welsh language, and dis- L tinguished not only in this neighbourhood but throughout the principality. We are all met together nothing else than to cultivate the religion of the Bible. We bless God that this book is circulated throughout our beloved land, and to the po- pulation of Wales. We are bold to say that we arc so distin- guished here as throughout the nations of the earth. I am SHTY to hear that this branch is become bankrupt, but am sa- tisfied to see you exert yourselves, and that you will not be in debt to the Bible Society. Necessity has no law. But I hope there will be no necessity for such a mode of paying old debts a .more..May much prosperity attend your exertions.; I lure you will not complain of being in debt, and that the words of the lion, baronet will not be forgotten. I wish you all suc- cess in the great work in which you are engaged.—The Rev. T. Phillips,deputation from the parent society, spoke in Welsh, and as usual his .discourse brought him much attention and had .good effect on the large audience, who heard him, Mr. Phil- lips moved a. vote of thanks to Sir John Guest, seconded by Mr. T. Jenkins, and also to Lady C. Guest, seconded by Alr. J. Edwards, for their kind attention to the interests of the meeting, which were received by a show of a forest of hands from the audience. Sir John and Lady C. Guest subscribed £:j each towards the British and, Foreign Bible Society, when they retired amidst the greatest applause. The immense crowd then dispersed peaceably.
BRIDGEND. A DREADFUL OCCURRENCE.—On the 20th instant, an explo- sion of the damp took place in a level belonging to the Llynvi iron-works, where several persons were employed in digging out coal, when two persons, Richard Thomas (Tavern), and his son, a young lad, were severely burnt. Medical aid was sought immediately. They are alive as yet, but the hope en- tertained of their recovery is not great. FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDENT.—On, Monday week a party en- gaged at Aberkenfig a pleasure tram, and proceeded by rail over the Llynvi Valley, to Porthcawl, to enjoy a sea bathe but, as usual, most of them got intoxicated, and on returning homewards a young man named Wm. Harry, aged about 28 years, in getting down to water the horse, fell under the tram, when near Pyle, the wheels passing over part of his breast and rIeck, so that death was the instantaneous result. ACCIDENT ON THE SOUTH WALES RAILWAY.-On Thursday last a quantity of earth fell on one of the men employed at Cwm- y-Stirmy cutting. When extricated the poor fellow was conveyed on a litter to his lodgings. He lingered until Friday night, when he expired. Previous to his death,, his attendants asked him for the address of his parents, which he positively refused giving, merely stating that his father was dead, and that no person should wound the feelings of his poor mother by informing her of his untimely death. On Sunday the navvies attended on Mynydd Kentig in their clean dresses, white smocks, &c., to convey his remains to Tythegsfone" churchyard, each man receiving bread, cheese, and one pint of beer at the Crown public-house, and some more beer on their return. The allowance, our correspondent pre- sumes, was rather exceeded, as towards the evening the parties be- came rather clamorous, particularly the Irish, who were encoun- tering each other in their true national style. No great injury however was done.-Swansea Herald.
BRECON. MANSLAUGHTER.—An inquest was held on Wednesday- week, at Llwynrida farm-house, near Brecon, before E. Thomas, Esq., coroner, on the body of John Williams, who died in con- sequence of fighting with a person of the name of William Jones. A post mortem examination was made by J. Williams, Esq., surgeon, who said, "I have this day made apost mortem examination of the body of the deceased; I found that the cause of death was severe peritonitis, caused by a rupture of one of the bowels, which allowed its contents to escape into the cavity of the abdomen; my opinion is that there was an old hernia existing, but there must have been direct external vio- lence applied to have caused the rupture of the coats of the bowels, which was quite sufficient to cause death." The jury returned a verdict of "manslaughter" against William Jones, who was committed for trial at the forthcoming assizes. SEIIIOXTS ACClDENT.-On Monday week, a young man, named Henry Morgan, servant to Mr. Price, of Brechfa, had been to Talybont Wharf, with a waggon, for two tons of coal. On his return, he had to pass the bridge over the canal between the village and Derwen-y-groes, descending from which there is a very awkward and dangerous declivity. He put on the drag- chain, but, unfortunately, at the first jerk of the locked wheel, the chain broke, and the situation of the shaft-horse, with such a load behind him, became dreadfully perilous. Morgan cou- rageously held by the bridle, and did his best to keep him up, but the increased speed of the waggon overcame both, and the hiirse being thrown, knocked the young man down also, when both wheels passed over his leg, smashing the bones, and tearing it so dreadfully, that it hung on by merely one of the sinews. With all the arteries and veins completely severed, the flow of blood was, of course, so profuse, that death must have ensued long before a messenger could have reached Brecon in quest of siirgical assistance; but it providentially happened that James Williams, Esq., surgeon, had but a few minutes before arrived at Gethinog House, within a couple of hundred yards from the spot where the accident occurred, and he was immediately in attendance. By the aid of temporary materials at hand, he formed a kind of tourniquet, and suc- ceeded in stopping the flow of blood. He then despatched a messenger for J. North, Esq., who was promptly in attend- ance, with assistance and the necessary instruments. The suf- ferer had in the meantime been removed to the Cross Oak Inn. On consultation, Mr. North and Mr. Williams determined that it was a case in which chloroform would be eminently useful, and it was accordingly administered to the patient, who, in the course of a minute or two, was in a deep sleep. Amputa- tion was then performed a little above the knee; the arteries had been taken up, the bleeding stopped, and but a couple of tacks remained to be made in the flap, when the young man awoke, and declared that he had not felt anything during the whole of the operation. We are happy to say that he is doing well up to the present time.—Silurian. AWFULLY SUDDEN DEATII.There was an inquest held before Evan Thomas, Esq., one of the coroners for the county, and a most respectable jury, at the Bull inn, in this town, on Friday evening, the 21st instant, on the body of Mrs. Priscella Thomas, aged 66, a widow. From, the evidence of her sister, an old widow lady, it appeared that the deceased was in the enjoyment of her usual health and spirits on the morning of that day, and had taken her breakfast as usual. That about half-past eleven o'clock she was scrubbing the kitchen floor. YV itness went up stairs, and had not been there more than five minutes before it struck her that her sister was unusually quiet; she came to the top of the stairs and called out,but received no answer she imme liately went down and found the deceased on her knees in a stooping posture, apparently .lifeless. She called out to a neighbour who came in, and Dr. Davies, who lived near, was soon in attendance, but as Soon as he saw her., pronounced life extinct. It appeared from. the gentleman's evidence that death was instantaneous, caused by disease of the heart. Verdict, died by the visitation of God. The de- ceased had been for g great number of years a most faithful, zealous, and consistent member of the English Baptist church at Kensington, and was considered by all who knew her to be a remarkably pious woman.
LLAWRTYi). A correspondent informs us that the viitors at these famous mineral wells are very numerous upwards of 500 having visited the place already. On the 21st, the Rev. James Rhys Jones delivered a. lecture on the life and times of old Vicar Prichard of Llandovery. The audience was very numerous, and the lecture gave great satisfaction. [We have received more lengthened notices, but they were written in Welsh. In no case whatever can we undertake to translate from the Welsh.—ED.]
PONTYPOOL. ABERSYCKAN IRON Woltlil.-Tlie New British Iron Com- pany's school at these works (which is conducted on the most liberal principles and reflects the highest credit on its founders) celebrated their second anniversary on Monday, the 3rd inst. It was intended that a procession should be formed, in the morn- ing, headed by the Abersych'an celebrated brass band, con- ducted by Messrs. Lewis, King, and Mitchell, but the weather proving so very unpropitious, prevented this being carried into effect. There were present upon the occasion the worthy and respected manager of the works, Wm. Wood, Esq. the Revs. Thos. Davies, A.M., Trevethin; Jno. Jones, Blaenavon; 0. J. Phillips, Pontnewynydd the various agents, and others con- nected with the works, together with several ladies -'and gen- tlemen. connected with the neighbourhood. The boys and girls, numbering from 300 or 400, were examined by the rev. gentle- men above named, and exhibited under the able and proficient superintendence of Mr. M. Wood, master, and Miss J. Myon, go- verness, of the school, much intellectual improvement, both in their literary and other acquirements. The first class being ex- amined by the Rev. J. Jones, reading the 8th chapter book of Judges, writing from dictation, and arithmetic. Second class, by the Rev. O. J. Phillips, in the 11th chapter of Hebrews, with questions on the most prominent characters in the Old and New Testaments, the same being occasionally interspersed with singing and it was highly gratifying to witness the ad- mirable and satisfactory manner in which both boys and girls acquitted themselves throughout. Much taste and talent was also displayed in the various samples of useful and ornamental needlework exhibited. A number of handsome reward books, provided for the occasion by the New British Iron Co., were, during the course of examination, distributed to the children; and at the conclusion they were also regaled with a liberal supply of'tea and plum cake; and when the happy youngsters had partaken of their repast and retired to their respective homes, the ladies of the British Iron-works and Abersychan, who so kindly came forward to assist on this important and pleasing occasion, in connexion with the gentlemen, stayed and partook of the refreshing beverage, or the cup that cheers but not inebriates," in the girls' school-room, and spent a happy and agreeable evening in social conversation, harmony, and en- tertainment. It is reported that W-. Wood, Esq., who has at all times readily come forward to promote, by his support and countenance, the objects of this most desirable and useful in- stitution, has it in contemplation of lengthening the school- rooms twenty feet, so as to afford more ample accommodation for the children. STJUKE OF WORKMEN AT BLAENAVON, GARNDDYRRYS, AND IpiVLIDU. That portion of e "hills'' extending from Garnddyrrys. cn the side of the Blawrenge, as far as Blaenavon, has for some mouths past been the scene of great distress, arising from the prostration of trade and the depression has issued in one of those unhappy results of which the history of the iron trade in South Wales is so rife. The strike against a reduction of wages was commenced by the firemen engaged at Blaenavon, who, for many months past, have been earning £ 1 16s. per week. On Thursday last, the Garnddyrrys and Pwlldu workmen followed their example. The furnace has been blown out, the forge has been stopped, and the whole district is a. scene of desolation. The general pressure of the times is severely felt by the tradesmen of Pontypool, Abergavenny, Tredegar, &c.; and this unhappy event will aggravate the present state of things.
LLANELLY. W. CHAMBERS, ESQ. V. THE SOUTH WALES RAILWAY Cmr- PANY.—In this case, where Mr. Chambers was claimant, in respect of a tramway, near Heolfawr, Sea Side, Llanelly, which the company would take and pass on a level crossing, an offer was made of £ 100, which was rejected as being inadequate, and a' special jury was summoned, but during the time the jury in the case of Mr. Stanley and the company were deliberating, the company amended their offer to Mr. Chambers, and the sum of £ 175 was ultimately accepted by that gentleman.
CARMARTHEN. SOUTH WALES RAILWAY COMPENSATION CASE.-D. J. ED- WARDES, ESQ., V. THE SOUTH WALES RAILWAY COMPANY.— This case, to assess the value of certain lands required for the pur- poses of the above railway, and also the damages to be paid to the claimant, by reason of the formation of the railroad, was tried at Carmarthen, on Thursday last, before George Thomas, Esq., under-sheriff, and a special jury. The court was opened at ten o'clock, at the Ivy Bush hotel, and the jury having been sworn, Mr, Sergeant. Allen, on the part of the claimant, applied that the jury should have a view of the premises, and Mr. George Goode and Mr. Lewis Wilson were appointed showers, the former on behalf of Captain Edwardes, and the latter on behalf of the com- pany. The jury having returned, Mr. Sergeant Allen opened the case on the part of the claimant, in an able and lucid speech. He then called a number of witnesses, among whom were Mr. Rees Barrett; Mr. H. P. Goode, Haverfordwest; Mr. Rice Hopkins, London; Mr. Win. Downes, Dedharn, Essex; Mr. Charles Day, Northampton Mr. Robert Jackman, Gloucester; Mr. W. Jones, Brecon Grismond Phillips, Esq. D. Prytherch, Esq.; and Wm. Morris, Esq.; all of whom bore, testimony to the value of the land, and the injury which the railway would inflict upon the estate of Mr. Edwardes.—Mr. Lloyd, on behalf of the company, made a most argumentative and effective address, and called Mr. Lewis Wilson, of Cresswell Mr. Rees Jones, of Loughor; Mr. Thomas Strick, of Swansea Mr. Wm. Sturge; and Mr. Richard Hall, of Cirencester who testified to the liberality and fairness of the offer made by the coin pany. Ser,eanc Allen then replied in a very powerful and eloquent speech.—The learned under sheriff having summed up, the jury considered their verdict, and after about an hour's deliberation, returned the following as the amount at which thev assessed the damages :— Value of the land and timber £ 915 7 6 Severance and residential damages 1112 10 0 Total £ 2,027 17 6 1 The sum offered by the company was £ 1,540, so that they will therefore have to pay all the costs of the proceedings.—Mr. Rich- ard Rees appeared as attorney for Capt.Edwardes, and Mr. Staples, of the firm of Hunt and Co., and Mr. P. G. Jones, for the com- pany. There were two other cases to be tried, one however was settied and the other withdrawn by the company, there being some mistake in the proceedings.- The above case occupied twelve hours, and the jury did not deliver their v&rdict until eleven o'clock, p.m.
CARMARTHENSHIRE MIDSUMMER ASSIZES. The commission for holding these Assizes was opened about six o'clock on the evening of Thursday week, before Sir W. Wight- man, one of her Majesty's Justices of the Court of Common Pleas, who arrived from Cardiff. His lordship immediately proceeded to the Town-hall, and went through the usual preliminaries attend- ing the opening of the commission. At 11 o'clock on Friday morning, the learned judge attended Divine service at St. Peter's church, where the assize sermon was preached on the occasion by the sheriff's chaplain. At the con- clusion of the service, his lordship proceeded in the high sheriff's cariiage to the Town-hall, where the business of the assizes was proceeded with. After the swearing of the grand jury, the learned judge addressed the grand jury, observing, that on looking over the calendar on the present occasion, he observed it contained the names of only five prisoners, and as such, presented no subject for remark beyond that of congratulating the grand jury; and the county, which he believed was the largest in Wales, on the state of the calendar. But although the calendar was extremely light in point of num- ber, his lordship could not make the same observation respecting the quality of the offences charged, which were of the most aggra- vated character. Although there were five prisoners for trial, yet there were but four cases, and out of these three consisted of offences against the person, while there was only one against pro- perty. The grand jury then retired, and soon found some bills. CUTTING AND WOUNDING.—Evan Farry, butcher, a man of respectable appearance, was arraigned upon an indictment charging t, 9 him with having stabbed and wounded Thomas Rees, with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Mr. Grove having brie.fly opened the case for the prosecution, called several witnesses, Tiiomas Rees, the prosecutor, on being examined by Mr. Grove, said that he was in I Jandilo market, on Saturday, July 13. He left that town about five o'clock in the afternoon. The prisoner accompanied him in fhe cart, They had some words in the cart, and a quarrel ensued. Witness then asked prisoner to move on one side, and make room for a third party whom witness wished to come into the'cart. On being requested to move, the prisoner struck witness, who then turned him out of the cart, and threw his (prisoner's) meat after him. At a public-house on the road, where he stopped, the prisoner's father came to him, and asked him to take the meat in the cart to LIangadock. "Witness consented to do so. Witness then went on and stopped at another public-house, where they met several parties. On proceeding farther, he over- took the prisoner on the road. He descended from his cart, and asked why he had struck him at Llandiio. He afterwards knocked down the prisoner, and walked on after his cart. Prisoner fol- lowed him and knocked him down. The blow was a very severe one, and was followed by a kind of weakness, which prevented his getting up. He did not know whether he got up himself, or whe- ther others had assisted him. William Lewis and Rees Edwards came up and pointed out a quantity of blood which flowed freely through his coat. It was discovered that there was a wound on the back part of the neck. He then visited a druggist, and was sub- sequently attended by a surgeon. In consequence of the. wound, he was confined for about rune days. Witness was not drunk nor quite sober. Samuel Morgan, examined by Mr. Grove Remember meeting last witness at the White Horse on July let. Accompanied him on the road afterwards. After leaving the pufclic-house I saw Thomas Rees and prisoner quarrelling. Rees struck the prisoner, and the latter returned the blow until Rees fell in the ditch. lie (witness) was too far off to see where the blow took effect. Wit- ness and another man assisted prosecutor to get up. Witness ob- served blood flowing from the prosecutor's person, and on taking off his coat and waistcoat, he discovered a wound on the back part of the neck. Witness observed a knife in the prisoner's hand, and remarked to him, You villain, why did you stab the man—that is the knife I suppose." He said, Yes, this is it," and put it in his pocket. Neither prosecutor nor prisoner were very drunk. Cross-examined: Could not say whether the knife was shut or open. I saw only the handle. Lewis Thomas, a druggist's apprentice, said that on the day in question the prosecutor came to his employer's shop. Witness dressed a wound on the back part of the neck. Mr. D. Thomas described the wound as being an incised wound about two inches deep, inflicted by a sharp instrument, such as a clasp knife. The wound was on the lower portion of the back part of the neck, over the spine. Witness was afraid of some of the symptoms. Prosecutor complained of a difficulty in breathing, a symptom indicating that the spine had been injured. Cross-examined 1 do not think glass would have inflicted such a wound, It might have inflicted a larger wound. Have always considered prisoner to be a kind hearted and well-conducted man. Police constable Henry Jones produced a knife found on the prisoner's person. I asked him to deliver the knife he had in his custody on Saturday. He did so, at the same remarking, "This is the knife by which the wound was inflicted, and not a butcher's knife." Witness produced the clothes worn by prosecutor on the day in question. Witness was cross-examined by Mr. as to the exact words used by the prisoner. It appeared that the conversation took place in Welsh. Mr. Hall then addressed the jury on the part of the prisoner, contending it was evident from the prosecutor's own admission, as well as from the testimony of the witnesses, that the prose- cutor was in no very good humour on the day in question— that he had committed the first assault. Taking into consider- ation only the time at which the alleged offence was committed, setting aside the testimony of the police-officer, there was nothing in the evidence that would lead the jury to suppose that the wound was not inflicted by glass or any other sub- stance at the time the prosecutor fell into the ditch. With respect to the evidence of the policeman, he would call a wit- ness who would distinctly show that the words put into. the prisoner's mouth by the officer were not the words used by him on the occasion. j Mr. Grove replied on the whole case, and his lordship hav- ing summed up the evidence, the jury found the prisoner Guilty. Sentence deferred. STABBING.—John Davies was indicted for on th< lifh of June, feloniously stabbed Thomas Lloyd, with intent to do grievous bodily harm. to do Mr. Grove opened the case for the prosecution, and called Thomas Lloyd, the prosecutor, said: I reside at Blaeiiiriawr Llanclybie, in this county. I returned, in company of prisoner and Ann Thomas, from Llandybie fair on the 14th June. Near Penygraes we quarrelled, in consequence of prisoner saying he would thrash me and another person who was not present if we were both one. Ann Thomas was present. We fought for some time, and after some rounds the prisoner fell undermost' and got iiold of me, endeavouring to strangle me. I called upon Ann Thomas, who took the handkerchief from my neck. I then continued beating him until he called out that he yielded. After this I went towards my clothes, when prisoner ran up to mo and stabbed me with a knife under the arm. Cross-examined by Mr. Came: I can't say that both of us were courting Ann Tnomas. We met her in the fair, and both of us undertook to see her home. I courted her before, and X believe Davies courted her. It is not about her that we quar- relled. Neither of us had drunk much. I did offer to make up with the prisoner, but a policeman said we had no rigllt to do so. °" Mr. F. B. Lewis, surgeon, proved that the wound was situ- ated in the upper part of the arm. It was a puncturised wound two inches in depth and one in length. It was not a dangerous wound, but mignt have been so. Mr. Nichol Carne then addressed the jury on the part of the prisoner, contending that when the jury took into consideration the circumstance that the prisoner and prosecutor remained fignting for a considerable time, one being now up and then ano tner was it not possible that the latter might have received Lie wound by failing on a sharp instrument or stone. He con- tended that such a circumstance was by no means improbable, especially as tae prisoner had divested himself of his coat' 1 lie jury could not help perceiving that the witness Am Tiio- mas evinced considerable partiality towards the prosecutor vvho was, uncjuestionaoly, the favourite sweetheart. Might not this circumstance have induced her to imagine that she had seen a knife, when in. fact it was too dark to enable her to see it. However, should the jury come to the conclusion chat the wound had been inflicted by the prisoner, surely they would not be of opinion that he was actuated by an intention to do grievous bodily harm. The surgeon had distinctly told them that no serious injury had been indicted, and, taking into con- sideration the whole of the circumstances, he thought thev could never arrive at the conclusion that the prisoner was influenced by any such intention. The learned judge having summed up the evidence the jury Not GuSty. °n retUm mt° C°Un returned a$ The court rose at six o'clock.
SATURDAY. This morning the business of the court commencc1 at the usual hour. BURGLARY. Thomas Shave, 29, brushmaker, an i Iluah Harris, 22, brushmaker, were indicted for having, on tbe ni<4t of the 29th of May, burglariously entered the dwellin^-housk of David Griffiths, of Llangyndeime, and stolen th-refrom money and various other property. Mr. Lloyd Hall conducted the prosecu tion The jury returned a verdict of Guilty, against both prison- ers." Sentenced each to transportation for seven years. ATTEMPTED CHILD MURD.Et,-1iwl¿el Jones, 31 sinrin, -Was placed at the bar charged with having concealed her male bas tard child, with intent to suffocate him Mr. Wilson addressed the jury on the part of the prosecution stating tnat the prisoner was a servant in the employ of Joni than James, residing at Talygraig, in the parish of JLlanvbvI ther. 1 revious to. the day named in the indictment the prisoner was suspected of being enceinte, and had been fre- quently taxed with it by her employers and others. On the day named, the body of the child, in a state of nudity was discovered, in a kind of coffer, denominated a dust coffer which, it appeared, was filled up with corn dust from the mill' There were various other symptoms of recent delivery disco- vered about the house, as well as on examination of the prison- er's person. Although the prisoner had, previous to th,s time demed being pregnant, she admitted the fact, on beirr.- Hv, that the cmld was hers, it would, therefore, be for th- in.-v determine whether the prisoner had deposited the chil^in th° coder and u they determined that question in the affirmatiW then tne further question would arise, whether sb^Wl n1 the child there intending, at the time, th^g ho^mS there until suffocated, there until suffocated, Mr. J. Howell Thomas, surgeon, proved that the nr-oner had been recently delivered, and that she fully admitted bein- the mother of the child. Witness asked her what motive could she have m concealing the child m so clandestine a nnminr Prisoner, in reply, said that she placed the child in tIle coffer because she was ashamed to expose herself to the peonle in tLe house.; that she considered the dust coffer a soft place on whicn to place it until she should have an opportunity of removing it, but she solemnly declared that she did not for a, moment contemplate its death. His lordship summed up the evidence in a manner favoura- ble to the prisoner. Verdict-Not Guilty. PoiiGEHY AT CARMAKTHKJJ-T/iomas Corey Adams, 24, de- scribed in the calendar as a seaman, was placed at the bar on rl- ,1 cnaige of having feloniously forged, uttered, and Put -off t Sf™ ^i1 w- exchause for £ 164, With intent to defraud Mcssis._ ue Vinton and Co., bankers. There were various I comrts. m tne indictment, m which the intent charged was Mr. Chilton, Q.C., and Mr. Lloyd Hall anno-rpd for the prosecution attorneys, Messrs. Walter Lloyd and J OIlCS. Mr. °a °f • A^mey* Mr. Chilton, Queen's Counsel, addressed the jury on the part 1Vi>n' a'Lcl'a t.e]v observations on the serious t^ oi the_ cnarge whien, m former times would have placed the prisoners life in jeopardy, and althou-di such was not the case in the present more humane times, yet in a commercial country where so many mercantile transactions were carried on by means of draits, bills, and other papers.it was deemed necessary-to attach a. severe penalty to the crii^ie. The present case therefore demanded the most anxious atten- tion ot the jury. It would appear that on Saturday, March 25, the prisoner resiued. at the Ivy Bush Hotel, Carmarthen. On that (lay he visited a billiard-room kept by a person named David Davies He appeared thereon the following day, and indeed spent tne greater part of his time in the room. He also gave some account at himself, and told Davies that he expected a remittance by mail from London. On the 28th he left the billiard-room abouttne time the mail came in, and soon after- wards went to the banking house of Messrs. Wilkins and Co and presented a bill or draft purporting to be drawn by H. Light, Eay to Mr. J. H. Day, or. order, the sum of £ 164," and also purporting to be accepted by Coutts and Co., the eminent banking firm in London. Prisoner requested cash for tne bill, but being told that he was a stranger, he must bring some party as a referee. He said he was staying at the Ivy Lush, and would bring the landlord. Fie at thesamo time handed to the clerk m attendance a Tetter signed "H Lio-ht" advising the draft addressed "J. H. Day, Ivy Bush Hotel, Carmarthen Prisoner then left, and whether or not he went to the landlord of the Ivy Bush, he (Mr. Chilton) had no means of showing bat in a very short time lie went Mr ffn k^-room'fcl1t ?i 1>aYies> the proprietor, that Mi.- Gco.gtlWs^thelaiidiord of -the Ivy Bush, was out of ^nc as e wiSiicd to get the bill cashed, asked him if he would have any oojection to come to the bank, and say that he vnew nm (prisoner), at the same time representing the trans- action X) ^e quite correct, and that this was merely required as a niattei or form. Davies incautiously consented, and ac- companied him to the bank. He received X164 (minus the discount) in gold and Bank of England notes, all issued at Swansea. On being asked to endorse the draft, he signed it J. H. Day, Ilurst-place, Bath." Prisoner left town that even- ing, having stated that: he was going to Narberth. Some time afterwards he was apprehended at Birmingham, and admitted his name was Adams, and in his possession were found copper- plate cards, on which was engraved" Capt. T. C. Adams, lL N. although he had signed the name of « J. H. Day." A number of £8 Bank of England notes of the Swansea issue were also found upon him. He (Mr. C.) would likewise put in a letter addressed by the prisoner after his apprehension on this charge, to Miss Jones, the keeper of the reputed house of ill-fame at which he lodged in Birmingham. Taking all these facts and circumstances into consideration, it would be for the jury, after hearing .his lordship's direction, to say in the first place whether the document was forged and if so, whether they entertained any doubt that at the time the prisoner uttered. it>_ he well knew it to be forged. Some evidence would like- wise be adduced with a view to identify the prisoner's hand- writing with that on the note.
POLICE, JULY 22.—^Magistrate present, H. A. Bruce, Esq.,) —David Watkins, bailer, Hhymney, was fined jEt and costs, for assaulting David Davies, haulier, of the same place. Allowed nine days to pay. Thomas Gibbon, Pontrhyd yr yn, was fined 2s. 6d. and 7s, costs for assaulting Thomas Williams.— Paid. Leicis Jones Meredith, late roller to the Dowlais Iron Company, was fined £ 1 and costs for assaulting Mr. William Evans, a.^ent, David Davies, Angel beer-house, Dowlais, appeared to answer the complaint of Elizabeth Howell, for dis- obeying an order of bastardy. He was ordered to pay El and -cost,s.Or.e caie was dismissed, and one or two settled out of court by the permission of the bench. POLICE, JULY 24. —(Magistrates present, II. A. Bruce, and W. Thomas, Esqs.) Henry Reynolds, a private in the Ht-ll regiment of foot, was charged with assaulting Sergeant Roberts on the 18th instant. The soldier was fined £ 5, and not having the needful to pay, he was committed for one calendar month to hard labour to Cardiff House of Correction. -Robert WJlde and John Wylde, two bullies, inhabiting Pont-storehouse cellars, were charged with creating a disturbance and assaulting Policc-constable Vigors and Police-constable Phillips. Fined in the sum of E 6 each, and in default of pay- ment, they were committed for two calendar months each to Cardiff House of Correction, and to be there kept to hard labour. -John Price, aged 17, and John Hillward, aged 14, two youths of the juvenile gang of thieves with which this town is infested, were charged with stealing an umbrella, the property of Michael Henrv, at the Market House, on Saturday evening last. They were both committed for trial at the next session,. John Allen was charged by Police-constable Johnson with being drunk and incapable of taking care of himself on Satur- day last. This being his second appearance for the same offence he was fined 5s. Daniel Lewis was charged by Sergeant Rees with being diunk on Sunday, and wholly in- capable of taking care of himself. He was also fined 5s. THE period of the year for celebrating the club-feasts having ■come, three lodges of the Odd-fellows celebrated theirs on Monday. They met for worship at High-street chapel, where the Rev. T. Davies delivered a most eloquent discourse. Im- mediately after divine service they departed to their several lodges for dinner, and the transaction of business. INQUEST.— CAUTION TO PARENTS.—An inquest was held on the 21st instant, at the Fountain Inn, Twyn-yr-odyn, before Geo. Overton, Esq., coroner, on view of the body of Jane, the child of Thomas Davies, miner, aged one year and ten months, who died the preceding day, from injuries sustained on the 17th instant, from horses and trams hauling red iron ore up the tramroad. It appeared the mother went up stairs, when the child ran out, and in less than ten minutes the melancholy event of its being hurt took place. The jury returned the ver- dict of "acciclental death." No blame was attached to the haulier, who extricated the child from the road as soon as he discovered it. Considering the number of young children Tunning about the tramroads and streets, we are surprised so few accidents occur.