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MKKTHYK. A.CCIUBSF.—We regret to state that John Davies, collier, a married man, working at Penydarran, was severely injured in one of the levels, early on Monday morning, by a fall from the top. PENTD.VRUAN IRON-WORKS.—Since the renewal of the lease, adverted to in our columns frequently during the last few months, two furnaces belonging to the Dowlais Iron Company have been just re-fitted up by the company; also two new coal pits are being opened, the chain of the incline of which will be between 500 and 630 yards in length. NEw To \YX -LI VLL.—Rumour has it that the site of the much- to-be-desired Town-hall has been fixed opposite the Cagtle Hotel. We hope the committee will not go to Cardiff for a model. £3,000 being offered by Government, we have no doubt that the gentle- mell of the town and neighbourhood will come forward most libe- rally. COUNTY COURT.A county court was held in this town on Monday and Tuesday last, before John Wilson, Esq., judge. There were about 120 cases entered for trial, several of which were settled out of court. The case which excited the most interest on Monday, and which occupied a considerable time for its disposal, was the following :-Jones v. Pkillpottso, The plaintiff is a pub- lican, residing at Merthyr and the defendant, Mr. T. G. Phill- potts, solicitor. Plaintiff claimed L5 18s., for money had and received by the defendant for his use. This case was entered for the February court, and Mr. Phillpotts then stated his inten- tion of pleading his privilege as an attorney from being sued, ex- cept in the superior courts. A case of this description was then pending in the Court of Queen's Bench, and this case was adjourned to await the decision of Lord Denman. His lordship has since de- cided that attorneys can be sued in the county courts, and Mr. Phillpotts's case was heard this day. Plaintiff stated that he re- quested one of Mr. Phillpotts's clerks at Tredegar, to recover L-5 18s., due to him from John Walters, a person living in that neighbourhood; that John Walters had paid Mr. Phillpotts's clerks F,4 9s. 6d., as appeared from receipts which he had in pos- se sioa; that he called, innumerable (i mes at the defendants • .rices at Tredegar, Merthyr, and oher plac:s, and requested to have the amount paid in, or a statement how the accounts stood, but was never able to get either one or the other.—Mary Walters, the wife of John Walters, was then examined, and produced the receipts given by defendant's clerks, by which it appeared that she had paid X4 9s. 6d. She said that she was told by the clerk who received the last instalment, not to pay any more, or she would have paid all.—Defendant, among other things, pleaded a set off, amounting to t2 18s., for work and labour done to, and various attendances upon plaintiff, and called several of his clerks, who swore that a writ had been issued and served upon John Walters, and that the money paid by him into their hands was scarcely suf- ficient to pay the costs. Two of his clerks also swore that he had paid plaintiff 92 10s., and the defendant swore that he never re- ceived a farthing. Mary Walters also swore that she never heard anything of a writ being served upon her husband unil that mo- ment. Mr. F. James, who appeared for the plaintiff, observed, that without a doubt, the clerk who swore that plaintiff had Je- ceived E2 I Os. had perjured himself, as every one knew the plain- tiff was a credible witness. He also termed the conduct of the defendant himself scandalous in the extreme, which the latter in- dignantly denied. After some items were deducted from Mr Phillpotts's set off, his honour summed up and gave judgment in favour of the plaintiff for £ 1 18s. 9J., the balance due from E4 9s. 6d., after admitting a set off of £2 10s. 9d. POLICE, JULYt29.— Walter Jones was fined 2s. and costs, for assaulting Benjamin Humphreys. Paid. Mary Jenkins was fined I Os., and 10s. Gd. costs, for an assault on Jane Hopkin, and in default of payment she was committed for 14 days to Cardiff house of correction. Ann Evans, a single woman, was com- mitted for trial at the next quarter sessions, for stealing a leg of mutton from the eating-house of Mr. Peck. fVm. Emanuel WHS fined 5s., and 5%. 6d. costs, for assaulting John Griffiths" Paid. David Morgan was ordered to pay 20s., due to Michael Leary 22s. to Martin Mellion, for wages; and Thomas Lewis was ordered to pay 27s. 4d., wages, due to John Milliard.
ABERDARE. AN inquest was held at the Colliers' Arm, on July 28, befora George Overton, Esq., coroner, on view of the body of Evan Grif- fiths, aged 17 years, who died the preceding day from injuries he received from tire damp at Cwmbach coal pit, on the 17th of the same month. Verdict, Accidental death."
P0NTYP00L- We are glad to learn from good authority that E. Miall, Esq., the talented editor of the Nonconformist and Dr. Price, are expected shortly to visit this and other towns in Monmouthshire, as a deputation from the British Anti-State Church Association. We have no doubt they will meet with a hearty reception, and will be the means of convincing many of our neighbours that the evils arising from the union of the Church with the State are neither few nor small. We understand the amount collected at the recent anni- versary of the English Baptist chapel was upwards of £ 100, a considerable su n, considering the depressed state of trade in this neighbourhood. ABEKSYCHAN Iao,,< WORKS.—The anniversary of the Loyal Rhosyn-Glaa-Ffrwd Lodge of Independent Odd-fellows took place on Saturday last, at i he British Lion Inn, at these works, when after having formed a procession which was headed by a band of music from Bristol they proceeded tothe new Baptist chapel, Crane-street, Pontypool, where a very eloquent and appropriate, sermon was preached to them by the Rev. — Evans at the close, the procession again formed, and paraded through the principal street3 of the town, the villages of Pontnewynydd, and Abersychan, to their lodge-room, to discuss the good and substantial things of this life provided for them by the worthy host and hostess of the establishment, Mr and Mrs Bro lghall, and tj'whichamp)e justice was done. The tinner, which was considered first rate both as regards quantity and quality, gave very general satisfaction. The cloth being removed sind the chair taken, the usual loyal and other toasts were drunk among the rest, Mr. Mitchell proposed the health of Mr. Wiliiam Thomas, C. E. ( he Welsh Brunei), and expatiated at some length on his superior mechanical abilities, and his ingenious mo-e of constructing and erecting the var.ous branches of machinery connected with these extensive works. SMALL DEBTS COUNT.—RICHARD BUDGIN, lEON FOUNDER, V. HENR y ADCOCK, C.E. --Ti is w s an actu n on a b'll of exchange for £ 19 odd, for castings and machinery, supplied for the recent t.iai of defendant's patent spray pump, at Mr. Blewitt's, M.P.. pit, at Llanhilleth. Affidavit was put in of service of notice of trial at the defendant's re Northumberland-street, Strand. His honour decided this to be not sufficient service, but allowed a frash summons to bj issued for the next court day. VALUE OF MINERAL PROPERTY.—Mr. Cliffe says-" Aline-al proper y on the hi it, which, when the Monmouthshire canal and its traniroads weie eoi s'.ructed, was only worth 5s. all a re sur- face rent, soon increased in value '0 £ l,5C0 ID acre, or more, underground. The area of the Monmouthshire coal field exceeds 89,000 acrei, and the various seams of coal that can be profitably worked aie said to average about 50 feet, which produce a gross yield per a?re of nearly 73,0.00 tons. The total quantity now. worked annually is estimated at about 2,200,000 tons, at which rate there is a sufficient supply left for the next 1,500 yean. The net quantity available for. export has been estimated at about 3,000,000,000 tons. Gieat Britain now annually consumes from all her collieries about 21,000,000 tona." REMOVAL or TROOPS TO IRELAND.—On Saturday evening last, about eight o'clock, information was received at the barracks at this place, that all the soldiers were immediately to leave Ponty- pool for Ireland; accordingly on the morrow, about noon, they were marched off in true rnilitary style. It being in soÎope re- spects a teisure day, crowds of persons presented themselves to witness their departure. THfc ODDTPELLOWS OF ABEHSYCHAN celebrated their anniver- sary on Monday last. About 12 o'clock-they;formed themselves into a procession, and proc eded to Trevethin church, where they listened to an appropriate address from the lier. Thomas Davies. The procession was headed by an excellent brass band, ivhich played a variety of ple::s;ng airs in a manner highly creditable to the performers.
CARMARTHEN. GEXERAL NO-,T'g are glad, to find that there is at length a prosp ct of a speedy em t ion of this monu- ment. Oil Monday w -ek a boarding was erected on tha site of the 614 Cross, so as to liable the committee, to judge of. the effect of tho monum- n. in th s particular spot. The model of the Statu:; will be r. a.d/ n about six weeks and w .11 th >nf witil-el, despatch, be cast, ;;lt is not yefccJuitG definitivol set- tled where the same will be erecte ), lx it."public opiniqnu stroi^gly in favour f the vacant space in front of the Tow.i-- hall, ai being a m eh more e gible situation than i ear the Cros THK ISTIIIMARY FUNDS.—We have much pleasure in stating that a Chilton, E-sq., Q.C., leader < f the South Wales cir- cuit, hw presented the munificent su n of 26 guineas to the func!s,O- t'ic CarmartVonsHire Irtfir nary. We undtrsfnd this is a jJcruon of the £ 500 received by the learnei counsel as d i- magos f eta tie Croyd n ftiilw y Comp tny, ibrh vingtalsjiy ioaprisoi ed hii4i, tu« whole of which we believe Mr. Chiltm has diviied Hftwagst Various «h.ir, a Ie institrtion Mr. Adamq, of Middleton Hall, In this county, has also, in the same spirit of liberality, contributed £ 25, as a donation, for the same benevolent institution, in addition to an annual subscription of JE5. We hope we may have the pleasure of recording many si- milar acts of munificence in behalf of this most excellent of charitable institutions,^Carmarthen Journal.— An extraordi- nary and general effort was made during the past week in aid of the funds. Every available means were resorted to,a bazaar,—a ball,—a concert,—and a sermoil,-varietic.. of ob- jects to interest all classes from the gay soldier to the devoted saint. The bazaar was well supported, and realized, we under- stand, nearly £ 400. The ball was so well sustained as to call forth from a very classical contemporary the following piece of eloquence" The poesy of motion met willing aids on this oc- casion, and the votaries of Terpsichore had a rich treat; for excellent music, brilliant lights, flashing uniforms, magnificent dresses, and above all bright eyes and cheerful conversation, all contributed to enhance the general harmony and joy." The concert was well attended; but the performances (judging from the criticism of the local press) did not give general satis- faction. The sermon by. the Bishop of St. David's was, as all the productions of the right rev. prelate are, most excellent; the collection at the close exceeded E40. SOUTH WALES RAILWAY.—A Special County Court was held at the Blue Boar Inn, St. Clears, on the 26th ult., before G. Prytherch Price, Esq., Deputy-sheriff, to assess the compensa- tion to be paid by the South Wales Railway Company, in lieu of a quantity of land belonging to five different proprietors, re- quired for the purposes of the line. The parties whose land was about to be taken were John Thomas Beynon, Esq., of Trewern the Rev. John Kvans, Nantyreglwys; Mrs. Eliza- beth Morgans, and others; G. Bowen, Esq., of Llwyngwair and Miss West. The case of John Thomas Beynon, Esq., v. The South Wales Railway Company, was first proceeded with. Mr. Sergeant Allen appeared for the claimant, and Mr. Lloyd for the Company. After the examination of several witnesses, the learned under-sheriff summed up, and the jury returned as the amount of compensation to be given-For the land, £ 45; severance, £ 24 general damage and inconvenience to the es- tate, 160 total, E 149. Upon the delivery of this verdict, the four other cases were settled without the intervention of a jury. CARMARTHENSHIRE ADJOURNED QUARTER SESSIONS.—The first adjournment of the June quarter sessions for this county was held on the 21st ult. The treasurer's account was audited and passed, by which it appeared that the disbursements amounted to jE2,947 4s. 4d. -v.iile the receipts were C2,526 lis. 9d., leaving a balance of £ 420 12s. 7d. due to the trea- surer. The Rural Police-rate accounts having also been au- dited, it was ascertained that the receipts amounted to jEl,232 10s. 4 jd., while the disbursements were £ 561 9s. 5d., leav- ing a balance of E671 Os. lljd.in the treasurer's hands. Some other unimportant matters were transacted, and the Court ad- journed.
NARBERTH. SHERIFF'S COURT.—A special sheriffs court was held at the Rutzen Arms on Saturday and Monday last, before J. James, Esq., deputy sheriff, in order to assess the amount to be paid by the South Wales Railway Company to John Thomas Beynon, Esq., of Trewern, for land required for the purpose of the intended line, and for residential damages. Sergeant Allen appeared for the claimant, and Mr. Lloyd for the company. Messrs. R. Morgan, Lewis, Kerr, Greenish, y C, H. P. Goode, R. Hopkins, C. Day, W. Downing, W. Coombs, R. Jackman, W. Jones, T. Powell, and W. R. H. Powell, were examined in favour of the claimant; and Messrs. Brodie, L. Wilson, W. R. Jones, W. Sturge, A. Murray, and It. Hall, for the company. These gentlemen valued the amount of damages from jEl,200 to £ 1,400; and those in favour of the claimant from £2,200 to £ 2,400. After listen- ing to eloquent and learned addresses of counsel, the jury retired, and after consulting together for about two hours, they gave as their verdict:—For value of land, damage done by severance, and residential damages, the sum of £ 1,824. The case lasted the whole of Saturday and Monday. Much interest and excitement were created by it, and a great num- ber of gentlemen from the neighbourhood and the adjoining counties were in attendance. We were sorry to perceive one or two of the claimant's party, after the verdict had been given, pandering to the vicious propensities of the rabble 5 p collected at the door of the inn, in order to raise the shout of triumph. We trust the honourable gentlemen who repre- sented the South Wales railway company will not consider that as the feeling of the inhabitants, who, while, they wish every landowner to have ample compensation for damage, &c., are heartily sorry when anything transpires tend- ing to stay the progress of an undertaking in which so many interests are involved.
HAVERFORDWEST. SUDDEN DEATH.—An awful instance of the uncertain tenure of human life occurred in Haverfordwest, on Tuesday evening last. Mrs. Hamilton, from Tenby, the widow of the late Capt. Hamilton, who had arrived there a few hours previously, was walking down Market-street, about 8 o'clock, in company with Miss Cole, when she met William Thomas, an old servant of her late husband, and was in the act of giving him some money, when she fell down in a fit, and in less than 10 minutes life had become extinct. An inquest was held on the body before W. Walters, Esq., coroner, the same evening. Dr. Millard, who happened to pass by at the moment the melancholy event oc- curred, stated that he found the deceased quite insensible, with no pulsation, and that she made no respirations; he applied ammonia to her nostrils and bathed her face without effect. It was his opinion that she died from a'rupture of one of the ar- teries of the heart. It was also stated that the deceased lady had been subject to fainting fits, and had been seized with six within the last three months. The jury returned a verdict of "died from natural causes." The remains of the deceased, who was 55 years of age, were conveyed to Tenby on the fol- lowing moriiing.-Ilei-aid. z, PEMBROKESHIRE ASSIZES. The commissions of Nisi Prius, of Over and Terminer, of General Gaol Delivery, were opened at the Shire-hall, in this town, on Wednesday evening, the 26th ult., before the Hon. Sir W. Wightman, Knight, one of the Justice is of the Court of Common Pleas. On Thursday morning, his lordship attended divine service at Saint Mary's church, when the assize sermon was preached by the Rev. James Phillips, rector of Wiston, from Prov. iv. 7. At half-past twelve the court was opened when the Grand Jury were sworn. The Clerk of Arraigns having read the usual proclamations against vice, &c., the learned judge addressed the grand juries of the county of Pembroke and town and county of Haverford- west: Gentlemen of the Grand Jury for the county of Pembroke,— As I have not had any Opportunity of comparing the state of the present calendar with that of other calendars for the sum- mer assizes of this county, I am uncertain whether the num- ber of cases it contains is above the usual average or not but certainly the number, amounting only to six, is, when compared with other counties, a subject of congratulation. Not only is the number light, but although some of the cases are of a pe- culiar character, there are none presenting, as far as I have been able to ascertain, any circumstance of aggravation. TRIAL OF PRISONERS. Margaret Alderman, charged with having stolen certain articles of bed-linen, &c., the property of Mr. Lewis Lewis, of the town of Pembroke. Mr. Davidson moved for the post- ponement of the trial in this case, until the next assizes, on an affidavit showing the absence of a material witness for the prosecution. The court granted the application, and ordered that the prisoner be discharged on finding two sureties In 4 10 each for appearance at the next assizes. John Griffith? charged with having, at the parish of Gum- freyston, committed a rape. No Bill, John Furze, charged with having stolen a watch from the premises of Mr. James Bevans, in this town, pleaded Guilty. Sentence, six months'hard labour. George Wiltshire, railway labourer, (against whom a bill for the same offence was presented to the grand jury, but ignored by them,) was arraigned upon the coroner's inquest, for the manslaughter of William Mathias, at the parish of Clarbeston. Mr. Grove, the counsel for the prosecution, then addressed the jury, and observed that, as the grand jury had found the prisoner not guilty of the crime with which he was charged, he should offer no evidence against him on the part of the Crown, and it would be their duty,' under the direction of his lordship, to acquit him.. i'lis lortlshijJ stated to the jury that, in this case,the grand jjmy haying ;iourid' the prisoner not guilty, it \yas necessary that he should be arraigned and put upon his trial upon inqui- sition taken before the coroner; but he was bound to state to them that, inasmuch as the grand jury had ignored the bill, the learned counsel for the prosecution was of opinion that the ends of justice hL-.d be:)n sufficiently satisfied, and declined to offer any evidence against him. They therefore should find him not guilty, which was done, and the prisoner discharged. John Evan. farmer, was indicted for having, on the 21st day of March, 18 8, feloniously stolen a grey mare, the property of James Reyni: h. farmer. Mr. Nichol Ctrae stated the case to the jury. Thomas Owen: I am a farmer residing at Bramble, in the parish of Brawdy, in this county. On Tuesday, the 21st of March last, James Reynish employed me to sell a mare for him at Narberth fair, because he was not well at the time. I was to ask E 15 for her, but was not to take less than E 12 or 1: 1 j. Sh was a grey mare, coming 14 years of age. I took her to Narberth fair on that day. I met the prisoner in the fair, when he asked me what I would take for the mare, and I told him JE15. He offered me E13. I told him it was too little. I led the mare afterwards about the fair, and did not obtain a better offer than the prisoner made. I met the prisoner again in the evening, when I told him he should have her for the E13, throwing back 10s. for luck. He declined doing it. I failed to sell the mare, and put my own horse and the grey mare at Rachel Davies's beer-house. I have since learnt that th0 prisoner is a brother to Rachel Davies. I went into the house and observed the prisoner there. The prisoner asked me to swap the mare for a pony, with 10s. at first, and then he offered 16s. I told him I could not swap, but I would sell the mare. He called out for some pens, ink, and paper, which were brought to him. He wrote something on the paper and asked me to sign it, which I refused to do; I also told him I could not write. A mob came round me, and said, "don't be dull; put your mark." I did not put my mark, nor make any bar- gain about the mare. I got up and ordered the ostler to bring out my horse he was going out of the room when I saw the grey mare being brought out through the passage of the house. z, I cannot say wno was leading h^r. I made a dart at the mare, when the person leading her pulled her head on one side, and I fell and cut my face; when I got up the mare was gone a long z, 11 way, so that there was no chance of my overtaking him on foot. When I came back I found my own mare had gone out of the stable. I asked the landlady how my horse was turned out -? and she said it escaped out. On the following morning I gave information to the police-constable, who went with me to Blaenfaes in search of the prisoner. I could not find anything about the mare until last Thursday, when I saw her in a field of Thomas Hughes, in the parish of Eglwyswrw. I wanted him to give it up, but he lefused to do so. I then got a warrant and had the mare. It is the same mare which was taken from me at Narberth. Mr. Lloyd Hall addressed the jury for the defence, and said, that, far from the prisoner being guilty of the charge, he should I, prove by incontestible evidence that there was a bona fide ex- change of the mare for the pony, with 10s. to boot; and he was quite sure they would have great satisfaction in acquitting him. He then called William Evans: I am a brother of the prisoner, and went to Narberth fair last March, and saw him there between nine and ten o'clock in the morning. In the evening I was at the house of my sister, Rachel Davies, about seven o'clock I heard T. Owen ask my brother £ 13 for the mare. My brothlêlbffered E7. He then said he had a pony which he would swe with him. They then went out, and when they returned T. Owe i said it would suit him very well. Prisoner asKed Owen what he would give to boot,—if he would give 30s. he should have her. T. Owen offered 10s., and prisoner said A bargain." T. Owen had not 10s., but said that prisoner should have it the first time they met, which prisoner could not agree to without a memorandum, and wrote out the paper and gave it to Owen to sign. The witness Davies prevented him signing it. John, Davies took the mare to the door. I did not see her afterwards, William Davies and Rachel Davies, of Narberth, and the nephew of the prisoner gave similar evidence. James Bowen, Esq., of Bridell, William H. Lewis, Esq., Mr. Benjamin Evans, and other farmers, gave the prisoner an excellent character. The jury returned a verdict of Guilty. His lordship, in passing sentence, addressed the prisoner as follows :-The jury, after a most calm and patient inquiry, have found you guilty of the serious offence with which you were charged, and with the propriety of that verdict no one who has heard the case can disagree, nor for a moment doubt that the de- fence had been founded on the grossest and foulest perjury, as dis- graceful to those who brought'it forward as to those by whom it was concocted and supported. The jury have however recom- mended you to mercy on the ground of your previous good cha- racter, and I feel bound to some extent to respect their recommen- dation, although yours is an offence of a grave character and com- mitted under aggravated circumstances, and the punishment which I must pass upon you must be severe, I therefore sentence you to be imprisoned in the house of correction for the period of eighteen calendar months to hard labour. Peter Murray, charged with having stolen a piece of blanket- ting, was found guilty and sentenced to three calendar months' imprisonment.
NORTH WALES. THE MAILS.—On and after the 1st of August, the Chester and Holyhead Railway will be used for the conveyance of the mails, and the train from London on that morning will be due at the Bangor station at 5 25 a.m., and from Holyhead at 7 50 p.m. The mail for Carnarvon, Pwllheli, and Tanybwlch, will be despatched from Bangor at 6 30 a.m. The mail will leave Carnarvon for London at 6 p.m. There will thus be only one mail in and one out. COMMENCEMENT OF HARVEST OPERATIONS.—A field of bar- ley belonging to Mr. John Pulestone, on Plas Newydd farm, in the parish of Llanfair, Carnarvonshire, was cut on Friday, the 21st ult., perfectly ripe, and good in quantity and qua- lity. CHESTER AND HOLYHEAD RAILWAY.—Traffic for the week ended 22nd July, 1848, was £ 1,480 5s. 8d. WKECICS.—During the last week several pieces of wreck were washed ashore near Carnarvon. Part of a ship's deck came ashore at Penychain, supposed to be a part of a large steamer the beams were of red pine timber, about 26 feet long. Many pieces of timber were washed on shore under Harlech, together with a cabin door painted green, with brass nobs, also a part of a figure head, with moustaches, supposed to be part of a vessel wrecked on the causeway during the gales of the pre- ceding week, as the timber indicated recent catastrophe. GENERAL POST-OFFICE, JüLY, 1848.—The towns of Flint and Rhyl, in Flintshire, having been constituted post towns, the post office there will be opened for the issue and payment of money orders on and after the 1st of August. MONTGOMERYSHIRE ASSISES. The commission of assize for Montgomeryshire was opened on Saturday evening, the 22nd ult., at Newtown, by Sir Thos. Wilde, Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas. On Monday morning, at eleven o'clock, the lord chief justice took his seat upon the bench, and after the procla- mation against vice, profaneness, and immorality having been read, he very briefly charged the grand jury, and remarked that he was happy to. observe that their duties were of a very ordinary nature, and he would not detain them by any length- ened remarks. In the course of a short time, the grand jury returned a true bill on a charge of manslaughter. Edward Evans, of Montgomery, labourer, was charged with the manslaughter of Jeremiah Price, at Welshpool. Mr. Welsby, for the prosecution, stated the case to the jury. The affair arose out of the drinking system. The parties were drinking at a public-house at Welshpool, and the deceased, apparently without provocation, challenged any person in the house to fight, and the deceased and prisoner went out for that purpose. Elizabeth Trow was then examined by Mr. Egeiton Live as servant to Mr. Edward Griffiths, who keeps the Duke of Wellington public-house, Welshpool; on Saturday morning, the 6th of May, the deceased came into my master's house, in company with Evans and another man; don't know who the other man was they came in about twelve, and had two half- pints al three were tipsy Jeremiah Price made an oath that he could lick them both;" Evans said they would go to a field and try it on;" they left the house together, at a quarter to one in the day they said nothing as chey left; Price left before them. Alexander Gilmore, examined by Mr. Egerton Am a shoe- maker at Welshpool; did not see the men on the 6th of May before they went to fight; saw them. fighting for about three- quarters of an hour; saw both of them fall; observed the last round Price and prisoner were struggling for the throw; they were both hitting one another; can't say which threw the other Price was thrown upon his back heavily he fell upon his head; did not see what became of deceased after. Mr. Temple addressed the jury for the prisoner, contending that the unfortunate accident arose entirely out of a fight be- tween two drunken men, and that the evidence did not in the least criminate the prisoner at the bar. The learned judge then summed up, and. said that the main question for the jury to decide was, whether the deceased fell from a blow given by the prisoner, or whether he fell in en- deavouring to throw the prisoner down. He certainly died from the fall, and if that fall was occasioned by the prisoner, he would be guilty of manslaughter, but would be entitled to acquittal if the jury believed otherwise, and that deceased fell from his own efforts. The jury after a brief consultation returned a verdict of Not Guilty. Edward Beedles, of Berriew, labourer, was charged with stealing a whip, of the value of 6d., the property of the Right lion. Lord Sudeley, at Tynybryn. The frisbiter was found Guilty, and the learned judge hav- ing called policeman Lloyd, who proved the prisoner's previous conviction at Shrewsbury for stealing a whip, and suffering six months' imprisonment, he was sentenced to be imprisoned for twelve months, and to be once whipped. Maria, Pearce, a married woman with an infant in her arms, was indicted for aiding and abetting her own daughter Harriet Pearce, in committing a felony, by stealing a piece of bacon of WelIh^ol°f 4S'' th<3 propsvty of Jaoe shopkeeper, After a short consultation the jury returned a verdict of Guilty. The learned judge sentenced her to be imprisoned for six months. Elizabeth Phillips, aged 14, pleaded Guilty to stealing £S 19s. 6d., and various other articles, the property of her master Mr. Thomas Vaughan. The learned judge sentenced her to be imprisoned for twelve months. MERIONETHSHIRE ASSIZES. These assize,* were held on the 27th ult., before Sir Thomas Wilde, Knight. The usual proclamation against vice having been read, His lordship, in his charge, said that the state of the calendar was alike creditable to the magistrates as to the inhabitants. John Richards, of the parish of Llanfihangel-y-traethan la- bourer, was arraigned upon an Indictment found against him at the last assizes for perjury, to which he now pleaded Guilty. His loidc-hip inquired for the depositions, but was told there were none, as the prisoner had been indicted in the first instance, and apprehended on a bench warrant. The witnesses were then ordered up to state the nature of the case, in order to give the judge an insight into it, to guide his sentence. Whilst they were being got together, his lordship discovered that a most material averment in the indictment had been omitted, whereupon the pri- soner was requested to plead Not Guilty. A jury was sworn who under his lordship's direction, acquitted the prisoner, who much to his own surprise, was discharged. The grand jury brought in a true bill against Evan Jones of Llandderfel, for perjury. Upon the motion of Mr. Wynn, a bench warrant was granted for his apprehension. WILLIAMS AND ANOTHER V. GRIFFITH—(Special Jury)- Messrs. Welsby and Foulkes advocated the plaintiff's case and Mr. Bevan the defendants. The circumstances of the case are nearly as follows. The plaintiffs, who are tobacconists at Chester, sent on the 12th of May, 1847, to defendant as sheriff of this county, a writ of summons and a capias obtained pursuant to Mr. Baron Parke's order. to arrest one Lewis Lewis, then a druggist, at Towyn, and detain him in custody until he put in bail to the action, and made a deposit in the usual legal way. The writ was accompanied by directions or instructions for the under sheriff to apply to Mr. Robert Jones, Towyn, solicitor, who was acquainted with the parties and the neighbourhood. Upon receipt of the writ on the 13th of May, 1847, Mr. Jones, the under sheriff, immediately made out his warrant and dispatched his son Mr. J. S. Jones, and a bailiff, to Towyn with it, and the writ of summons. Upon getting to Towyn, Mr. J. S. Jones went to Mr. Robt. Jones, who told him that if the bailiff came to the house, Lewis would find it out and the capture be avoided; upon the advice of Mr. Robert Jones a man named Morris was employed to assist, with whom Mr. J. S. Jones proceeded in quest of Lewis; pursuing the instructions u A, given by Mr. Robert Jones in the meanwhile the sheriff 's officer being shut up in Morris' house, to be ready in case of need be- tween nine and ten at night, Mr. J. S. Jones, accompanied by Morris, went towards the house where Lewis was supposed to be in; Morris saw Lewis through the window, when, as 'previously arranged with Mr. Robert Jones, he proceeded onwards, whilst Mr. J. S. Jones went to the house, and after making some in- quiries, Lewis came to the door, and Mr. Jones gave him the copy writs; Lewis inquired what they were, and was told if he would come with him he should be told; this Lewis refused to comply with, when Jones informed him of the warrant he had to arrest him and called Lewis in; Lewis at once made a leap to the kitchen, U and ran off through the back door: Jones attempted to follow' but a brother of Lewis, who was in the house, prevented him by closing the door. With the assistance of Morris a sufficient open- ing was effected to enable Jones to go through, but it was too late> as no sign of Lewis could be found. Every possible attempt was made by the under-sheriff tofirrd out Lewis' retreat, but they proved abortive. After retiring for a short time, the jury brought in a verdict for the plaintiffs, damages £ 37 8s., being the amount of plaintiffs' •. claim against Lewis. This closed the business of the assize.—Carnarvon Herald.
BRISTOL. FIRE ON BOARD A VESSEL IN THE BRISTOL Docxs. .Two LIVES LOST.—BRISTOL, MONDAY.—Between one and two o'clock this morning the citizens were aroused by an alarm that a vessel was on fire in the Bathurst basin, Bristol. The fire was discovered issuing from a sloop named the Neptune, which arrived in the docks last night from Newport, having on board nearly five tons weight of charcoal, and a miscellaneous cargo. The cap- tain was on shore, but the mate and a youth (the captain's nephew) were asleep in the cabin, and a porter hired to unload the vessel was asleep in the forecastle. The mate being awoke by a fit of coughing and a sense of suffocation, discovered that the cabin was full of smoke, and apprehending that the vessel was on fire, lie tried to arouse his companion, but could not; he then rushed upon the deck, gave the alarm, and received almost instantaneous assistance from the police, and they, oa removing the hatches, discovered that the charcoal had sponta- neously ignited. They then proceeded, to tlie cabin and brought up the body of the youth, who was, however, quite; dead, as was also the unfortunate porter in the forecastle. By the prompt arrival of the engines, &e., the fire was speedily extinguished.
LIVERPOOL. Since my last communication, this town has been in a very excited state, but without any actual breach of the peace. On Saturday week, two confederates were apprehended for hav- ng in their possession a quantity of pike?., and other'offensive weapons; and on Monday, when brought before the stipendiary magistrate, they were committed to take their trial. Since then others have been arrested for the same offence. The excite- ment was at its height when the false alarm of the commencement of the Irish rebellion arrived here on Thursday; anxious and fearful forebodings were visible on the countenances of all-and to. arrival of the m til Etarner from Dublin was watched by hundreds who were in a painful suspense as to the real state tf the case. Immediately on the arrival of the mail in the evening, the mayor caused placards to be issued and extensively circulated throughout the town, characterizing the reports which had been published in the morning as entirely untrue;" which news, I need not say, was received with general satisfaction. A c iunter-petition to the one alluded to by me last week, which pray, d for the suspension of Habeas Corpus act in Liverpool, has been most numerously and respectably signed during the last few days. A warrant has been issued for the apprehension of our local Rebel-in-Chief Dr. lieynolds, but he had prudently decamped and when the officers went to search for him at his house, he was non est inventus; in consequence of which, a detective officer left here on Saturday for Birmingham, where it was said that the valiant war- rior was concealing himself, having left his forces to act as well as they could without him. Whether he has been captured or not, has not fratlspired; most probably he has by this time. I was premature in saying that an encampment had-heeii formed when I despatched my last communication I credited the rumour then upon hearsay; but it has been formed this week, and I, in com- mon with many thousands of my fellow-inhabitants, visited it last Monday evening. A vast number of white tents, with red peaks placed in regular rows, and hundreds of soldiers in their red coats with white trimmings, presented to the'eyes of the spectators unaccustomed to such sights a very picturesque specta- cle. The total number of troops at present here is about 2,000, including a company of dragoons, and a battery. The police force consisted of 800 men but during the last week it has in- creased to 1,300, or more. The number of special constables said to be sworn in is 20,000, and the walls are literally covered with, official placards, calling upon those "who have not done so, to at-, tend in their different .wards,. and to be sworn in as specials." On Saturday last, 500 dock labourers refused to be sworn in as special constables, and they were on that account discharged from their employment. It was apprehended tliat they in consequence would create a disturbance, but they have hitherto been quiet. y The town presents a singular appearance. All the public offices, including the town hall, courts of Jaw, police offices, and other public buildings, are nightly guarded by the military, which is a great novelty in this usually peaceable town. ). It is generally believed that the disaffected will not attempt any riot, as their plans are by some means or other divulged to the authorities as soon as they determine upon them, and their projects defeated, by the promptitude. with which the mayor and magistrates act upon the information they receive; neither is it anticipated that any serious rebellion will take place in Ireland the latest accounts received show that Smith O'Brien has woe- fully miscalculated the numbers of the rebels who were willing to follow the standard of the would-be "King of Munster." The daily arrivals from Ireland to this town does not ,spt very highly of the patriotisiMof the "naest pisantry'' at the I