ANGLESEY ASSIZES. The assizes for cminty of Anglesey' were held, in the Shire-hall, Beaumaris, on the morning of Tuesday, the 3rd instant. Grace Roberts pleaded Not Guilty to stealing, in the parish of Trcfdraeth, on the 12th of July last, a quantity of timber and iron, with other articles, the property of Mr. Edward Ladd Betts, of the Chester and Holvhead railway works. Mr. Townsend conducted the prosecution, and stated the nature of the robbery, which was a simple and clear case of abstraction, of railway property, necessarily 3ying exposed in the open air, adjacent to that part of the works wlietcoii: they were to be made use of. The prisoner was defended by Mr. Morgan Lloyd. The jury after a short interval found their verdict Guilty, linked with a strong recommendation to mercy, on the ground of her previous good charater.. To be imprisoned for three months. John 'Thomas pleaded Not Guilty to a charge of obtaining ftom William Thomas, in the parish of Llanflewin, in Decem- ber last, the sum of E5 and three sovereigns under false pre- tences. Mr. Townsend conducted the prosecution, and stated that tne money was obtained by a letter falsely signed; so that had it not been for a defect in the statute, the prisoner would have been convicted of forgery; but, owing to the fact that the paper was only a forged request for money, that indictment could not be sustained, and he was now on trial for misdemea- nour only. Prisoner said, in his defence, that his handwriting might be four.d somewhere or other in Beaumaris, and that if found, it could be compared; but unluckily he forgot to state where in Beaumaris, except the court itself, his handwriting could be seen. The jury found the prisoner Guilty. The court inquired minutely as to the character and condi- tion of the party; and it appeared that he is a married man and the father of four children. To be kept for twelve months to hard labour. John Thomas pleaded Not Guilty to a charge of rape on the person of Grace Rowlands, an aged woman, in the parish of Oerrigceinwen, on the 13th of June last. From the statement of Mr. Townsend, who conducted the prosecution, and the evidence of the prosecutrix and witnesses, t appears that this was a gross case. The woman, an elderly ■widow, living by herself in a cottage about three hundred yards' from any other dwelling, was iawakened by a noise, found tfrat her house had been broken open by the prisoner, rushed out in order to escape him, and was dragged back. and brutally forced; she complained to her neighbours instantly, and both her face and that of the man bore marks of recent struggle and violence. The jury, having retired for a short time, returned a verdict of Guilty. Sir Thomas Wilde, in his most impressive manner, reminded the prisoner, that as he had been before tried for the same of- fence and acquitted, it was to be presumed that he had been then innocent; but the fact of his having been so tried and ac- quitted ought to have been a strong warning to him not to commit the offence of which he had now been found guilty- an offence committed without temptation, as his victim was a lonely and aged woman, and his wife resided within a short space of that dwelling, into which he had broken in order to commit the crime. To be transported beyond the seas for the term of his natu- ral life. This closed the business of the assize.
LIYKkPOOI. NOT the least attempt has been made to commit a breach of the peace in this town, as the nniyoi' and magistrates being aware of the intentions of the clubs', of which there are no less than fourteen in active operation in Liverpool, by thciy prompti- tude thwarted'their incendiary'projiiDts; and it is now confi- dently believed that the intended ihSUrgelltS have been fairly co^ea. The MILITARY are' Still fencamped here, and the encampment is a source of gr^at attraction to the inhabitants. Much 411 feeling has Qf late been shown between the English and the Irish labourers in this |o\vn "the former complaining of the pr&ferende shown by sonie ihafetevs in hiring strangers to those who* have lived all their lives'in tho town, and some very spirited xenionstrances against the practice have appeared in the local newspapers, A petition against the prorogation of Parliament iB in course of signature; Liverpool folks are rare ones for petitioning, a week seldom passes without their peti- tioning for something or other, and they now complain that although Parliament has' been sitting for so many months, yet they have not passed a single measure which will be beneficial to the country at large, and they pray that leave of absence may be granted, to those members, v^lio prefer grouse shooting to their Parliamentary duties, but that Parliament be not pro- rogued until some alleviating measures be passed for Ireland, and a more equitable adjustment of the taxation of the county be determined on.
Hcligious intelligent*. BONT NEWYDD.—On the first inst, the Independents held their anniversary at the above place. The f;)li^\Ving ministers preached on the occasion, viz. the Revs. J. Owen, of Nevin H. Hughes, of Rhoslan; Matthew Lewis, of Bangor; T. Griffith, of Capel Helyg T. Edwards, of Ebenezer; E. Ste- phen, of Dwygyfylchi; W. Ambrose, of Port Madoc; and S. Roberts, M.A., of Llanbrynmair. PEXYGROES.—On the first and second inst., the annual meet- ing of the Independents at Penygroes, Llanllyfni, was held. On Tuesday evening, sermons were delivered by the Revs. J. Owen, of Nevin; 1-1. Hughes, of Rhoslan and S. Roberts, M.A., of Llanbrynmair. On the morning of Wednesday, the service was introduced by the Rev. M. Lewis, of Bangor; and the Revs. E. Stephen, of Dwygyfylchi; W. Ambrose, of Port Madoc; and S. Roberts, M.A., of Llanbrynmair, preached4 At two o'clock the Rev. John Jones, of Talysarn, commenced by reading a portion of scripture,, and prayer, and the Rev*. M. Lewis, of Bangor; W. Williams, of Carmu-von, preached. In the evening sermons were delivered by^^the lie vs. T. Grif- fith, of Capel Helyg and J. Evans, of Corwen. The follow-- ing resolutions were moved: "1. That the brethren present deeply regret the departure of their beloved brother, the Rev.* W. C. Williams, of Carnarvon, and cannot let this occasion pass, without bearing testimony to his talent, his devotedness, and his usefulness as a minister, to his sincerity and kindness as a friend, and to his faithfulness as the treasurer of the as- sociation. They consider his removal as a great loss to this county, and while they pray to the Lord of the harvest, to send one of a "like mind," to succeed him, they wish him long life, comfort, and prosperity, in the important sphere he is about to occupy in the metropolis," 2. That their feelings are similar with regard to the removal of their beloved, brother, thd Rev. R, Parry, from Conway to Llandovery, who has ably filled the office of secretary in the association for many years." PONTYPOO-L SUNDAY SCHOOL U N.lON.The annual meeting of the children in the union took place on Sunday last, at the Tabernacle chapel. This is the largest place of worship in this town, but on this occasion it was crowded in every part. About 900 children and tOO teachers and parents were present. In the absence of W. W. Phillips, Esq., the indefatigable friend of Sunday schools, who was prevented from being pre- sent by illness, the children were addressed by Mr. Read, who in an interesting address on the value of the soul riveted the attention of the children and teachers for Upwards of half- an-hour. Mr. Thomas then addressed the parents, urging them to co-operate with the teachers in their work of faith anl labour of love. Several appropriate tunes which had been previously selected were sung by the children collectively in a very pleasing manner. The doxology having been sung, Mr. Read concluded by prayer, and the meeting separated.
TESTIMONIAL OF RESPECT TO THE REV. W. WILLIAMS, CARNARVON. Our last number contained a masterly article on the genius of Caledfryn from the pen of one who intimately knows him and who is himself one of the most favoured sons of the muse; We have now the pleasure of laying before our readers the following account of a public meeting in which Mr. Williams was presented with a public testi- monial. The presentation took place in Pendre chapel, on the evening of Wednesday week, before a numerous assemblage of respectable spectators—the givers of the gift. On the motion of Mr. W. P. Smith, seconded by Hugh Jones, Esq., the chair was taken by John Hughes, Esq. Mr. Hughes, on taking the chair, expressed his regret that some gentleman, better qualified than himself, had not been selected to this duty, he had now reluctantly to fulfil; he should, however, endeavour upon so interesting an occasion to give an opportunity for the expression of every sentiment and opinion relevant to the business of the evening. The Reverend Mathew Lewis, of Ban- gor, proposed the first resolution:- "That this meeting is desirous of expressing its unfeigned regret that the Rev. W. Caledfryn Williams is about to leave Wales, for the metropolis; but as his departure is to a more ex- tended sphere of usefulness, it is the earnest wish and desire of the meeting that his future career may be one of uninterrupted prosperity." In proposing this resolution the speaker said, that since he had tie honour of Mr. Williams' acquaintance, he had found in him a friend and a father. He could never forget the faithful admoni- tions he had received from him, the effects of which, he trusted, would never be effaced from his mind. The Rev. Hugh Hughes, of Rhoslan, in seconding the resolu- tion, in a Welsh address, said that all present were under the in- fluence of one feeling—that of regret at the approaching depar- ture of Mr. Williams. The inhabitants of this locality have acted well in acknowledging the merits and talent of the rev. gentleman. No doubt there have been, and are still in Carnar- von, men of eminence, as great as any we could find in Wales but it is not too much to say, that the name of Caledfryn has done more, by his connexion with literature, to immortalise the name of Carnarvon than any individual who ever trod its soil. The second resolution was moved by the Rev. William Ambrose, of Port Maloc, seconded by the Rev. Edward Stephens, of Dwygyfylchi (supported by the Rev. J. Owen, of Nevin). That the eminent services rendered by the reverend gentleman to this country, in his ministerial capacity, call forth our warmest acknowledgments; and we trust that, with the divine blessing, he may be equally useful in the important sphere he is about to occupy." In moving the resolution, the reverend gentleman said :— The resolution refers to the scene of his future labours; no sphere could suit Mr. Williams more; nor could a gentleman better qualified to occupy that important station be found. There are thousands of the children of Wales scattered through the metropolis, many of whom have deserted the house of worship. We trust that the brilliancy of our brother's eloquence will at- tract many of them that his powerful and honest preaching will prove of eternal benefit to them. Farewell, dear brother, our prayers follow you; may he who has led you hitherto, and so eminently prospered you, continue his blessing on your labours. The hands of our beloved Queen have placed the wreath of fame on your head, but we trust that, from a higher hand, you will re- ceive a nobler reward in the last day, saying well done good and faithful servant," The third resolution was moved by Mr. W. P. Smith, seconded by the Rev. Samuel Roberts. "That the services rendered by Mr. Williams, to the cause of literature, entitle him to the respect and esteem of the principality at large and it is earnestly hoped, that the extensive contribu- tions made by him to the literature of his country will be con- tinued." In seconding the resolution, the Rev. Samuel Roberts, M.A., of Llanbrynmair, delivered the following beautiful address :—In most of the movements that have, during the last eighteen years, been made in Wales for the diffusion of knowledge, our esteemed friend Mr. Williams has taken an active and prominent part, and his labours have not been confined to any one department of service. He has stood and struggled manfully throughout, as a firm and consistent friend to civil and religious freedom. His explanations of free trade principles have been full and lucid, his able advocacy of unrestricted freedom of commerce has been earnest and persevering, and his exposure and condemnation of the fraud and "injustice of monopolies, have proved of signal service. His pleadings also for full liberty of conscience, for the sacred inalienable right of every man to profess and follow his Migious convictions, have been powerfully pungent His de- nunciation of all ecclesiastical systems, that deprive men of their civil rights, on account of their theological sentiments, has been strong, but not too strong, for such systems, wherever they exist, prevent the effectual working of the most important institutions, educational and commercial, charitable and religious, legislative and judicial; and have irretrievably destroyed many an empire, that might otherwise have flourishecl in peace and prosperity. The usurpations and intrigues of spiritual despotism have, within the e past ten months, ve 'ry nearly overwhelmed in ruin the leading Governments of Europe, and are now causing disaffection and danger in some quarters of the British empire. The evil genius of ecclesiastical domination is always and everywhere the same, and is so base and so hateful, that the glowing patriotism of our friend could not have declaimed too strongly against it, nor could the ire of his Awen have burned too fiercely against its cruel mis- deeds of hypocrisy and oppression. Our friend has also long proved a determined foe to the wasteful parade, the corrupting tactics, and the cruel glory of the war system. His unanswerable proofs ôf its unlawfulness, and i>ris .kurningdescriptions of its heart- rending horrors, have done much to help on the a)most universal change that is coming over the public mind, as to the question of war. He has also regularly, and for many years, furnished a large class of readers, through the medium of one of our periodicals, with a carefully prepared monthly digest of home and foreign, pohtieal and commercial intelligence. And besides thus labour- ing for the cause of enlightenment and peace, and making a bold Mnyiekiing stand for truth and freedom, our friend 'has laid the disciples oIf Uie muse under deep and lasting obligations to him, for his valuable effects, both through the press and trom the critic's chair, to teach thena the rules of poetry, and for showing them, at the same time, the way to;clitnb the healthy heights of the mount of song. As a natural and necessary consequence of these ser- vices, our friend, withocelials thick upon him, has been repeatedly elevated to the bardic throne, to judge the compositions of candi- dates for honours and while clouds have occasionally surrounded the thrones of some adjudicators, he has uniformly held his court yn llygad ha'il, and his decisions will bear the fullest review yn ngwyoeb goleuni," And I am peculiarly happy to observe, that these manifold labours have not cooled his ardour for the mi- nistrations of his still higher calling, nor weakened his ability for the sacred duties of his important office as a Christian pastor. No. His literacy labours did not break up the communion of his mind with unseen realities. His delight to roam along the wide and fruitful field of inspiration continues unabated. Hi* acquaint- ance with Moses and David and Isaiah, and the'other holy Awen- yddion" of the Bible, becomes growingty Infimate. "His deserip- tions of the torrent swellings of the deluge, of the lurid smoke of Sodotn, of Jehovah's wonders in th'fe field of Zoan, and in the Tabernacles of Ham, of the Cloud and Pillar that directed his chosen Tribes through the affrighted waters of the sea, of the table he spread for his people in the wilderness, of Ihe thunder that rolled around Sinai, and of the Shecinah on the Mercy-seat, have lost nothing of their vividness and power. IJis" representations of the faith and piety that triumphed on Moutit Moriah, and in the land of Uz, and beyond the ford' Jabbok,* and by the walls of JerIcho, and on the heights of Carme.'é\oc\ that stopped'the mouths of lions, and quenched the violence of fire, and turned to flight the armies of the aliens, have lost nothing'of their interest and influence. His touching allusions to Rachel's 'cries after her murdered babes, to the widow of Nain, to the tomb of, Lazarus, to the mount of Transfiguration, to the last Passover, and to the scenes of Gethsemane and Calvary, arid around Joseph's new tomb, and the Hill of Ascension; and his referenqe, to the passing away of the heavens, the. iueltia4. of the elements, tfie awaking of the dead, the decisions of the great day, and the rewards of eternity, have lost nothing of their thrilling and irresistible power. It is meet that our dear friend, should be hocoured and rewarded for his varied services and unwearied exertions for the good of his countrymen. His literary labours have received a fair share of reward in the acclamations of the public, at the bar of criticism, and even from the hands of royalty; and it should be kept in mind that his bardic honours have been awarded to him by clerical adjudicators, and other parties, who could have no prejudices in his favour. But, while admitting that his distinguished literary services have had their reward, I must be permitted to remark- and the remark can be of no credit to the character of our age and country—that our friend's position as a citizen would have been at this moment higher, had his advocacy of the cause of freedom and truth been less firm, and less talented, and less effectual. It is very trying that a man's ability and sincerity should be a bar to his advancement in the honorary gradations of citizenship. But so it is So it is in England, and in the jubilee season of the nineteenth century! and so it will continue to be, while a domi- nant church is encouraged and assisted by the state, to study and employ eve' y art it can command to crush the energy and talent, the athrylith and awen, of every conscientious Nonconformist. As to his religious vocation, Mr. Williams has been highly esteemed in love for his work's sake," both here and elsewhere. I have been intimate with him ever since we were boys, and have always found him a sincere friend—as candid to point out a fault in his friend, as he was to encourage what he deemed commenda- ble. And I rejoice that this meeting has been convened by his congregation and fellow-townsmen, as one mode of evidencing their respect on this very interesting occasion of his removal to London. Your prayers will accompany him; and wb know that he will, till his dying hour, iondly remember Carnarvon and we trust that he will, in his new sphere of activity, devote his best energies to the highest interests of Wales. The Rev. W. Ambrose supported the resolution in a Welsh address.. The chairman then proceeded to explain to the meeting the amount subscribed by the churches of the denomination, and by the public—amounting to very little short of sixty pounds, besides a presentation, on the part of the Pendref congregation, in addi- tion, of a very handsome copy of the Rev. Ingram Cobbins, con- densed commentary on the Bible. Mr. Hughes then presented to Mr. Williams the purse amidst general applause, at the same time expressing a fervent wish on his own behalf, and of every one present, that his future career would be one of uninterrupted prosperity. The following Englyn was repeated by the Rev. Hugh Hughes (Te0ai), HecWyW) y rh0ddir arwyddion—o barch I bru fugail ffyddlon, Ewyllys ei gyfeillioa Yw rhoi y deg anrheg hon. After the presentation of the purse one of the deacons, Mr. Owen Edwards, presented a nicely-bound copy of the Rev. In- gram Cobbins' Condensed Commentary on the Bible, to the rev. gentleman. On the cover it bore the following inscription "A Testimonial to the Rev. William Williams, as an expression of high esteem for his Christian character, ministerial labours, and literary attainments and as a feeble acknowledgment of the great benefit and edificatioi the Pendref, Bont Newydd, Wauntawr, and Llanrug congregational churches have derived from his useful and energetic ministry, and pastoral care, for many years. "Carnarvon, August 2, 1848." The Rev. W. Williams, in rising to return his acknowledgments for the tokens of esteem which had just been presented to him, said:—It is with feelings of gratitude that I acknowledge the great honour you have done me this evening. When I first came amongst you, I was an entire stranger. I knew nothing respect- ing your political opinions, but I ventured to take Ochr heddwch a rhyddid," and by so doing I became acquainted with fellow-workers, and enlightened compatriots, who had already commenced the work of promoting the interest of the people in earnest; many of whom are no more, but several I have the great pleasure of meet- ing here this evening. We have advanced, hitherto, in spite of every obstacle that has been thrown in our way. The majority at the Carnarvon people are Reformers and Nonconformists. In former times it would have been considered a heinous sin to bury the dead without offering money to the priest; but that foolish and superstitious custom has been done away with in a great mea- sure now; and if there are a few stupid Conformists and others, who cling to popish relics, the charm of the thing is broken for ever. Formerly it would have been thought sinful to move from the habitation of a deceased party, without having the parson or the sexton, to rehearse something in the shape of prayer, or bene- diction, over the bier but at present, people think, if reading, or to engage in prayer is necessary at all in the presence of the dead, that a Dissenting minister can go through the service quite as well as a clergyman. In former times the vicar and the wardens could levy any amount they thought proper of church rate on the parish, and the parishioners would pay the same without a grudge; but now-a-days it is with the greatest difficulty they are able to force it, if proper notice of their intention is given. When the curse of the corn laws threatened to crush us, we had a conference of ministers at this place, which mightily told upon the whole United Kingdom. I am far, very far, from attributing all these important movements in the right direction to my own humble efforts, but I can say that I had the honour of moving in all these great movements with others, for which I feel proud. The honour you have conferred upon me this evening will overbalance every abuse that has been heaped upon me, and it will ever direct my mind to my fatherland. I shall always consider myself identified with Wales and the Welsh, and I shall endeavour on all occasions to forget that we have small men with small souls belonging to the Welsh familv, who will never own that 11 any good thing can come out of Nazareth." Poor as I am, it is not for the sake of money I appreciate this testimonial, but it is the genuine feeling which has been evinced, and the great care and concern with re- gard to my welfare henceforth, which has been so generally shoiyn, that gives it intrinsic value to my sight. I trust it is the testimonial of true friends and sincere well-wishers. I do not beliege that there is a farthing of base coin in it, but that the purse contains pure gold, -,i -en from pure hearts. A vote of thanks was then proposed, and carried with acclama- tions, tothe chairman, for his efficient services; after which the meeting separated. THE CHESTER AND HOI,YHEI.D RAILWAY was, with the ex- ception of Similes adjoining the Menai straits, opened on Tues- day week throughout for goods and pasaenger traffic. This open. ing will materially accelerate the communication between Lon- don and Dublin the mails from either capital will now arrive in both cities at 5 A. M. HOLYHEAD.—ORI Tuesday, the 1st inst., the line of railway was opened through Anglesey, in continuation of the pari pre- viously opened to Bangor. H. M. packet Banshee, and the company's steamer Cambria, arrived from Liverpool in the af- ternoon of Monday, to take their p,áce on the station the fol- lowing-day. The mail train due at 6h. 45 ml A.M., did not arrive until 9h. A.M., having taken the mail and passengers on board, the Banshee immediately sailed for Kingstown. At 3h. P.M., the packet Caradoc arrived from Kingstown with the mail, and seventy-five cabin passengers. The pier-head was thronged with omnibuses, stage-coaches, and cars, to convey 11 the passengers and their luggage to the railway station. And § Ile .1 11 probably such a number of spectators was not seen on the pierhead since Geo.TV. landed here in August, 1821. Most of the shops were closed, and the day was observed as a holiday by theitihabitants, in commemoration of the event, Imme- diately afer the arrival of the packet, an e^pyess 'train left, and the mail train at Qh. 20iU,, both Consisting of several car- riages filled with passengers. The commencement bespoke fa- vourably for the company. After the arrival of the express train, the company's boat Cambria sailed at 7h. P. M., for Kingstown, packet Lewellyn, for this station, also ar- rived here on Monday, from Cork, where she had gone with arms and ammunition, from Woolwich, on her way id Holy- head,
MINING INTELLIGENCE. PRODUCE OF LEAD ORE AND LEAD IN WALES, FOR THE YEAR 1847. By ROBERT HUNT, Esq., Keeper of Mining Records, Museum of Practical Geology. CARDIGANSHIRE. Lead ore returns. Lead returoi. Lisburne Mines TONS 2028 1338 Cwm-ystwyth 439 2pa Esgair-hir 45 27 Cwm-sebou 205 ji.3 Llanfair 291' 1.9\ Goginan 1446 Qi Gogerddan f Bog and Daren j 128 Nant-ycreiau 79 48 Pen-y-bont-pren 15 7 a Cefn-cwm-brwyno 36 24* Llwyn-malys 49, 32 Bvylch-cwm-erfin f 1 Bwlch Consols$ Pen-y-bont-pren 27, W CARNARVONSHIRE. • Llanrwst 4 CARMARTHENSHIRE. Nant-y-mwyn 42i 2$1 DENBIGHSHIRE. Llangollen —. YLINTSYIIRE. TarJargoch 964 tn. Fron-fownog 1219 4 Hendre 11M Longley 0 >, a Maes-y-safn ] 136 82i Mold Aline 190 J33 Long Rake 52 '-30 Milwr 88 61 Pen-y-bryn 40 Dingle and Deep Level 688 Parry's Mine 51 31 Trelogan 0 0 Westminster Mines 1010 754 llalkin Hale 49 35! Carreg-y-hoeth 45 32' Afon-goch 11* *8 Bodle-wyd^aa 25 17A Belgraye 328 _2SQ- Brintail 100 7fi, Bryngwriog 3 21 Holy well 6. Q 0 Jamaica 602 4:mi Mines under 10 tons 150 HNS1 Bwlch-y-ddaii-fryu 56 39 Bwlch-y-"plwii 14* 10 Sundries under 10 tons 150 SO t. MONTGOMERYSHIRE. Llangynnog 105 63 Delife 524 ?12i Cae-Conroy 34 20J Rhos-wydol .■• 66 Dwngwm • • • • 47 28 Craig-Rhiwarth I 46 24 Brintail and Penclyn 158 100 MERIONETHSHIRE, Nantmelyn 11 6| Barmouth 33 21 Jt Cowarch 174 }04} Caermynydd 2 Paerictyir' 82 ] 9, Pant-y-celyn 12 Pant-y-cher 25 15 Total.Tons 14,8 i 10,019 TOTAL QUANTITY OF LEAD ORE PvAlSED AND i LEAD'SMELTED IN 1847. •' Lead ore. Lead. England ..TONS 58-164,J —— 394B9i Wales s 14S6li lp\)i"9. Ireland. '2251 1380 Scotlaiid 1159 ——- 822 Isle of Man 2675 1699 Total Tons 79,311 53,41Q IMPORTATION ov JIION.—We find that a ship, just arrived iI, the docks from CAnto'n Vid'Hpnt' Kong, has brought 2243 bad ofironasaportibnafhercargo?" EXPORTATION OF BlinsR HARDWARES AN» CUTLERY.—By a Parliamentary paper' just printed, it appears that the declared value of British hardwares and cutlery exported from the: United Kingdom in the ('<ii' ending the 5th of Jan, last, -w" £ 2,3il>,<)Si) lis. Id. consisting of 2D'tO'ns, 614 cwts., and 10 lbs. American RAitwkts.—SOMETHING NEW.—Wc legrn, by a Boston pap6r, that the new ti-ack of the Stdningtan 'Railroad is laid on |ridiati rubber, and the cars are mounted on Indian rub- ber springs. ,I BRtnSH MACHINERY AND appears, from a return just made to Parliament, that the declared Value of British machinery and mill work, exported froni the United Kingdom in the year ended the 5th January last, was £ 1,263,015 10s. 4d. THE TELEGRAPH IN AMERICA.—Tt»e Southerri Telegraph;Com- pany'(Magnetic), whose Kb? extends from New York, tbrong'i Philadelphia' and Baltimore, to Washington, a distance ofabebt; 250 miles, has declared their first ahnual dividend of 6 per cent. Roy AT, ASSENT TO RAILWAY 'BILLS.;—During the prese: | session 55 railway Vdls received the royal assent; the aggreganv: capital amounting to £ 8,588,466 j and the loan to making a'"total of £ 12,104,016 authorised to be case?, as additional capital to complete lines in course of --oiist
Counsel applied for a restitution of the swine and wished to know whether the-court would allow the cost of maintain- ance for a period of two months (laughter). His lordship, jOClllarly remarked that he could not well go beyond the restitution of the animal to its rightful owner. Sentenced to be imprisoned for twelve months with hard la- '3t' bour, and to be once privately whipped. Robert Roberts was indicted for having committed a rape upon one Mary Jones. Mr. Towns* i1 IT. Walker Jones appeared for the pro- secution, and Mr. 1 pie for the prisoner. Mr, Temnle w .ceeding to address the jury for the de- fence, when the court interposed and put it to the jury whe- ther they thought it necessary that the learned counsel should -address them. The law wan very explicit in charges of this nature, which should be clearly made. Now, in this case, there were no bruises nor other evidence that force had been used. The girl goes home, with no appearance of agitation, nor anything to disturb her appetite for supper; and three or four days after that makes the charge. If they thought her conduct consistent with her being ravished that night, the learned counsel should address them; but if they took a differ- ent view, there was no need of wasting the public time. The jury consulted for a few momeuts, and without leaving the box acquitted the prisoner, who was immediately dis- Lewis George, alias Leicis John Owen, and Griffith Williams pleaded Not Guilty of killing and slaying John Jones, of the parish of Denio, on the 8th of May. The prisoners were mere youths, apparently from 14 to lo years of age. Mr. Townsend, with whom was Mr, Jones Parry, stated the case for the prosecution. Witnesses in support of the statement of counsel were exa- mined and cross-examined at very considerable length, but with great firmness on both sides.. The result shown of all extra matter was very plain and simple, the testimony being incontrovertible that (whatever inference might have been drawn from expressions made use of by the deceased and the youths in question) nothing had been done by them which could warrant a fair conclusion that both or either of them had intentionally thrown the deceased over the wall—the evi- dence being clear that he fell iii a struggle in which, wnether he or his antagonist was undermost would be entirely acci- dqntal. Mr. Townsend thought it needless to try to mend his case by calling more witnesses. Mr. Welsby considered that it was scarcely necessary for him to reply. The court concurred and the jury under the direction of his lordship acquitted the boys, who were immediately discharged, Jjhn Bryan and William Maiihew pleaded Not Guilty to a charge of stealing a watch and key and chain, the property of John Williams, of Llanllechyd, on the 12th ult. Mr. Temple stated the case. The prosecutor is aquarryman. He went into the liay-field, on the day named, and on return- ing missed his watch. The two men were seen in the vicinity of his house at the time; and afterwards were traced to a sheep-field, near which the watch was hid. After a rambling statement by the prisoners, and a lucid summing up by the court,, the jury found them both Guilty. To be imprisoned for twelve calendar months to hard labour and to be once privately whipped. Patrick Doherty charged with feloniously wounding Hugh Johnson and Jane Johnson, at Llanbeblig, on the 21st of May. Verdict, Guilty. The court then rose and adjourned to Monday, at ten o'clock. MONDAY, His lordship entered the court at ten o'clock; William O' Neil was charged with stealing a watch, on the 14th of June last, the property of Robert Sloan, to which he pleaded Not Guilty. Mr. Egerton and Mr. Walker appeared for the prosecution. The prisoner was not defended. The jury returned a verdict of Guilty. Sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment with hard labour. Hugh Thomas pleaded Not Guilty to a charge of stealing, on the 19th day of July last, four i-Toi-L drills, the property of Thos. Jackson, Esq. Mr. Townsend for the prosecution stated the case to the jury. His lordship clearly summed up the case to the jury, who returned a verdict of Guilty. The prisoner was sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment with hard labour, for stealing property which was necessarily left exposed, Edward Stones was next indicted for having, on the 29th of April last, at the Owen Tudor tavern, at Glanrafon. near Ban- gor, uttered a counterfeit half-crown, and for having uttered another counterfeit half-crown at the Eagles tavern, Bangor, the same day, knowing them fee counterfeit. Mr. Welsbv, who appeared for the prosecution with Mr. Wilkin, stated the case to the j ury. Prisoner in his defence stated, that he had been very drunk, lli did hot know that he had such money about him. The learned judge then lucidly summed up the case to the jury, who immediately returned a verdict of Guilty. ■* His lordship then severely reprimanded the prisoner, and said, he ought to be thankful that the court had not thought proper to transport him for such an offence. He was sentenced to two years' imprisonment with hard labour. Jane Roberts was then placed at the bar, charged with perjury z_1 in a statement made before the magistrates on the last day of May, at the hearing of a summons previously served upon a party, charging Miw with being the father of her child. Mr. Welsby appeared for tiie crown, and Mr. Townsend for the defendant. 1. The learned counsel for the defence raised a variety of objec- tions, among which was one that the defendant was not pre- sent during the whole of the original inquiry before the magis- trates, and that the averment in the indictment did not show that part sufficiently clear. His lordship, concurring in tkat opinion, quashed the indictment. Mary Roberts and Dorothy Prichard were charged with a si~ milar offence. There having been the same omissions in the indictments, they were dealt with as in the former case. Evatis v. Huyhes.—Mr. Welsby and Mr. Vaughan Williams appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Townsend for the defendant. This action was brought by the plaintiff, William Evans, to re- -cover the sum of 40 10s. alleged to have been paid Over by the plaintiff Mr. William Evans to the defendant, Mr. William Hughes, of Pwllheli. The accounts of the ship were put in, and after a lengthened investigation, the jury found their verdict for the defendant. This closed the business of the assize. r