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NISI PRIUS BUSINESS.
NISI PRIUS BUSINESS. EDMONDS V MORRIS. This was an action in which the plaintiff sought to recover from the defendant n debt amounting to £ 98 odd. A verdict in favour of the plaintiff for the amount was taken by consent. Attorney for the plaintiff, Mr. David for the defence, Mr. T. G. Phillpotts. JOHN GRIFFITHS COLE V JANE WILLIAMS. This cause, which stood fifth in the cause list, was settled out of court, defendant giving plaintiff ( by consent) judgment. Attor- ney for plaintiff, Mr. C. T. Rhys, Cowbridge; for defendant, Mr. Bird, Cardiff. GIBBON V WARUBN. This was an action of debt brought to rceover£156 odd. Mr. Chilton, Q. C., and Mr. A. Jenkin, appeared for the plaintiff; Mr. Grove and Mr. Benson for the defendant. It appeared, from the opening address of the counsel for the plaintiff', that the plaintiff was a mason and builder at Aberavon the defendant was a railway contractor residing at Neath, and, in answer to the plaintiff's claim pleaded (with the exception <'f £ 11 odd) the payment and the general issue. This £ 41 had been panV ,e court. It appeared that the plaintiff had entered into a cro&vV with the defondan t to construct certain bridges and viaducts Sue South Wales Rail- way in the neighbourhood of Aberavon and Taibach The differ- ence between the parties arose from the different admeasurement by the various surveyors employed. The Court now arose.
MONDAY, MAltCH 5.
MONDAY, MAltCH 5. The case of GIBBON V. WARREN was resumed this morning. After some further examination of witnesses, Mr. Grove addressed the jury, after which Mr. Chilton addressed the jury on the whole case. His lordship summed up very minutely, after which he took the verdict separately. The verdict was for Z43, in addition to the E41 paid into Court. llouxEr, v. RENOUF.—In this action the parties were French- men—one being the master of a vessel, and the other a merchant residing at Swansea. Mr. Grove and Mr. Benson were counsel for the plaintiff; attorney, Mr. J. R. Tripp. Mr. Evans, Q.C., and Mr. Richards appeared for the defendant; attorney, Mr. R. W. Beor. The action was brought by the plaintiff, who is master of a vessel called the Rose, to recover from the defendant the sum of iC44 odd, being the amount of the freight of a cargo of potatoes from St. Malo, in France, to Cardiff, and extra freight from thence to Swansea. The defendant denied that, he was indebted. The vessel arrived at Cardiff in October, and by an endorsement on the charter party, the defendant's agent at Cardiff agreed to pay 3s. a ton additional on the vessel proceeding to Swansea.-Verdict ac- cordingly for plaintiff for the amount claimed. GLASSBROOK and RICHARDS v. REDHEAD.—Mr. Grove and Mr. A. Jenkin appeared on the part of the plaintiffs; uttornev, Mr. J. T. Jenkin. Mr. Evans, Q.C., and Mr. Benson for the defen- dant attorneys, Messrs. Watkins and Hooper. The plaintiffs sought to recover from Mr. Septimus Redhead, the representative of the Worcester Colliery Company, about the sum of £ 191 for work and labour done. The defendant pleaded payment, also non assumpsit, excepting as to 190 odd, which had been paid into court. From the opening of the learned counsel, it appeared that in June, 1847, plaintiffs entered into a contract with defendant to work a level for draining from a point near the Beaufort Arms, three miles from Swansea, to the four-feet vein of coal on the estate of the Duke of Beaufort, in a straight line. to wall and arch wherever arching was required; and to do the whole work in a good and workmanlike manner, at the rate of iC2 10s. per yard. After several witnesses had been examined, the court adjourned at about seven o'clock. TUESDAY. This morning the business of the court commenced at the usual hour. Additional witnesses having been examined for the defendants, Mr. Evans, Q.C., addressed the jury on the part of the defend- ant, contending that the evidence adduced on the- part of the plaintiffs had failed in making out the good case opened by his learned friend. His lordship then recapitulated, and commented upon the lead- ing features of the evidence, after which the jury retired. After an hour's absence they returned with a verdict for plain- tiff on both questions, but deducting £ 24 for fifteen yards, at iCi 12s. a yard, which they found to be required, in addition to that constructed by the pliintiff. This was equivalent to a ver- dict in favour of plaintiff for £ 77. DUKE OF BEAUFORT V. G. BYNQ MORRIS. (Before a special jur3r-) This was an action in which the plaintiff declared for injuries to his several collieries caused by the overflowing of water owing to the defendant, working his collieries in an improper manner. The defendant pleaded the general issue, also, that the plaintiff was not possessed of the collieries, and likewise a justification. In his re- plication the plaintiff denied the truth of these pleas. Mr. W. M. James, Mr. Brown, and Mr. A. Jenkins, appeared for the plaintiff; attorneys, Messrs. Watkins and Ho >per. Mr. Chilton, Q.C., and Mr. Benson appeared for the defendant; at- ttorneys, Messrs. Roumieu and Co. Mr. James, in opening the case to the jury on the the part of the plaintiff, said that the Duke of Beaufort complained of extensive injuries sustained by his Landore, Pentre, and other collieries, is consequence of the manner in which the defendant worked his ad. joining colliery, and this case arose from certain proceedings in reference to the question, pending in the Court of Chancery, the Lord Chancellor having imposed upon the plaintiff the necessity, before his lordship would pronounce his decision in the matter, of bringing before a jury an issue with the view of getting their opi- nion, whether the effect of the defendant's mode of working was such as to amount to a legal injury. Several witnesses were examined for both plaintiff and defend- ant, after which the verdict was given for the plaintiff, This concluded the business of the Assizes.
CARDIFF. CARDIFF TOWN COUNCIL. A special meeting of the Town Council was held on Tuesday last, for the purpose of deciding whether a piece of land, the propei ty of the Corporation, situate in the parish of Lanishen, should or should not be sold. The notice convening the meeting having been read, the Mayor said that the property was now rented to Mr. Wyadham Lewis, who had offered to purchase it for £ ,3100. Mr. Ityde, the agent of Mr. Lewis, and himself (the Mayor) had had several meetings, and the result thereof was the present offer of £ .5,103. He begged to suggest to the Council the wisdom of accepting the offer; they would thereby clear the debt of EI,101 on the market-place, and all their other liabilities. The ground was only 131 acres odd, and he thought the offer a good one. Mr. Charles Williams I am decidedly of the same opinion; and as we want money I think it is better to accept the offer. 'I he gentlemen at Swansea are making their courts as conveniently as they possibly can. We also must be up and doing. Mr. W. Bird cOlleurred n the sallle opinion. Mr. Lewis Reece I think it is much better to let the land in detached parcels for gardens and potato ground; it would pay much better. The present rent (£7:)) is not enough for it. Mr. Lewis had offered £ 100 not long ago for it, and I am sure it is worth that. Mr. Lewis. It is CIOD per ai-.iini. After a few other remarks from the Mayor and Mr. Lewis on the nature of small letcings, Mr. Charles Williams proposed, and Dr. Moore seconded, that the offer made by W. W. Lewis, Esq., be accepted, and that the land be sold to him for £ 3,100. Mr. Lewis Reece Does that mean the whole of the land with- out any reservation ? Tlic'Nfa,v,)r Yes. Mr. Lewis Reece Then I am decidedly opposed to such a being made, the race-course should be preserved for a week of national sport would pay as well as an assize week. Mr. W. Bird I thought it was to be sold without reserve the last time it was advertised for sale. Mr. L. Reece Aye, for £ 3,500 four hundred pounds make a considerable difference. The Mayor. I think we are discussing about trifles. Ine in- crease of the town and such matters certainly require our serious considerations but, as far as I a:n concerned, I do not suppose it is at all important whether wo reserve the race-course or not for a week of hunting or racing is a week of great demoralization, and consequently races arc abandoned all over the kingdom. Mr. L. Reece: There are two in the adjoining county. The Mayor: Perhaps so but it must be allowed that the morals of the people are greatly affected by the characters that always as- semble on such 1 ccasions, I do not, therefore, care 3 iartnmgs lor reserving the course. Mr. L. Reece: The facilities that will bo afforded by means of the Railway will certainly secure a large attendance here, which will prove beneficial to the towu. The Mayor I suppose we shall have so:n3 of the Newmarket gentlemen down here, (laughter.) Mr. Lewis Reece: The feeling out of door is perfectly strong that should be considered. If we keep the land for 20 yeais it be worth double the money. 1 ■. Mr. C. Vachell The l;l,t time this property was oitereu for sale I concluded it was worth t: au;I,1 thitilc so now. Mr.aw- son has told me if it wa- rented out in lots, it would bring 10a-li- the revenue to the corporation for it is certainly a very P -asa.i bPMf Lewis Rjcce: It is the runt pleasant spot imaginable and Mr. Levis's lionis oa- of tlu pivccis.is at --1-- A county. Mr. Lewis Yes, but consider our necessities; the rapidity of the increase of the population demands proper accommodation, and our income is not sufficient to meet these demands. Mr. Lewis Reece: Our income is not lower. Paying the Police out of the corporation fund is a misapplication of it. Mr, C. Vaclieil: 1 am not an advocate for races more than the Mayor, but I am not fur selling this land. As to the Police, they are'so useful, that I would gladly pay a rate for the defraying of the expenses. Mr. \V. Bird: It should not be reproachfully said, that we have paid the Police out of the corporation fund for it was done to ac commodate the inhabitants because they complained of heavy tax- ation. Mr. C. Vachell: I say unflinchingly that the funds have been misapplied, I have never been against a police rate it is the street rates that I complain of. The Mayor: Whatever we settle to-day will be irrevocable and I am glad the matter is viewed in every possible light. Is there any amendment to move ? Mr. William Vachell: I beg to propose that EIOO be taken off, on condition that the race-course be reserved for the corporation. Mr. Pride I beg to second that proposition. Another long conversation ensued on the eligibility of the ground for building villas, &c.; and it was held that it was superior to any that was at present offered, either by the Marquis of Bute 01 Sir C. Morgan. The Mayor Well if I could come to the same conclusion as Mr. Vachell and Mr. Recce, that it might be used for building Villas, &c., I would say that the thought of selling it would be absurd; but the question is—can we, within any reasonable pertoll of time, expect that the land will be more valuable?—or are we induced to accept the present offer rather than rely on any other distant pros- pects ? Mr. Priest Richards I have been talking to Mr. Dalton on the police subject, and I think the Councillors would do well to consider the matter; for I think it is desirable to throw the Police on the County, [hear, hear] and let the expense be borne by the district. If you can/lo away with the pride of having your own appointed police, you will save £ 800 or £ 1000, and have a more efficient police also. We must have night police of course, they are very necessary and useful, and I do not know whether the County can give us that. If you make up your mind to throw the police on the County. 1 would say that you had better keep the property. Mr. Charles Williams: We want a deal of money for the drain- age and public buildings of the town, and I do not know whera wo can get it from. Mr. P. Itiel-tards: If the inhabitants will not voluntarily come forward to assist us in these things there is no alternative but to tax them and if a tax be levied for the maintenance of the police, Swansea and Neath will soon follow our example. The Mayor: Well, that is a matter of consideration, but we cannot enter into the details of it at present. I do not think that Mr. William Vacheli's proposition is exactly an amendment. Mr. C. Vachell If not, then I will move as an amendment, "that it is inexpedient to sell the town lands at present, as great future advantages may accrue to the inhabitants from inclosing them. Mr. Lewis Reece I have great pleasure in seconding the amendment. The Mayor then put the amendment to the meeting, when the following Councilmen voted for it Messrs. C. Vachell, It. L. lleece Captain Morgan, J. Pride, William Vachell, and Lisle. The'following voted against it: Messrs. C. ('. Williams, Jas. Lewis G. Phillips, Dr. Moore, George Insole, W. Bird, G. Bird J. Williams, W. Harris, and T. Williams. Mr. C. Vachell proposed that the names of the Councillors who voted for the amendment be entered oil the Minute-book. Mr. Lewis Reece thought that this was very proper, as the majority was so small, and their protest, he thought, should be re- corded. After some conversation on this point, the proposition was re- fused, and the original motion put and carried. The Mavor then said that he had pleasant intelligence to com- municate." Mr. Booker had told him last Saturday that he would subscribe £ 50 towards the Town Hall, aud that Mr. Wood, the wine merchant, would also subscribe £ 5. After a vote of thanks to the Mayor, the meeting separated. TOWN-HALT,.—We perceive by the report of the Town Coun- cil held on Tuesday that T. W. Booker, Esq., has subscribed £ 50 towards the contemplated new Town Hall. InrsH RELIEF.—We find by the Parliamentary reports that Lord Dudley Stuart moved on Tuesday evening for a return of the number of Irish relieved in the principal sea port towns of the kingdom, and also the amount of the relief granted. The particulars will be found in our Parliamentary intelli- gence. ROBBERIES.—Ou Thursday night, while the men were in the office, a cask of butter which had been left on the premises of the PRINCIPALITY office was stolen. On the same night an at- tempt was made to plunder the Tuff Vale Railway office, but without success. The guilty parties have not yet been disco- verecl. A person was taken on suspicion of having stolen the butter, but for want of suflbient evidence he was dismissed. STREET GRATE.—We haye this week seen the model of a street grate and stink-trap, byE. S.Barber, Esq.,C E.. our county surveyor, with the scientific construction of which we were highly delighted. It is a kind of quadrangular box, and the bottom of it is inclined from the upper to the lower angle (so that nothing can remain in it) there the :rap is placed, always close, but any influx of fluid thro.ugh the grating above opens it drainways, and after the influx ceases, it immediately closes again. A little mechanical exactness in the of this grate would render it almost a perfect safeguard against the escape of all unpleasant effluvia from the drains the trap should be made to fit with the greatest nicety, its ,pivots and and their receptacles should be heterogeneous bodies, and some unguent for them is desirable, so that the trap will move with tluTleast possible retardation, water cert duly prevents fric- tion. but it speedily evaparutes and corrodes the metals; we dare say though that the ingenuity of the inventor will provile for all this, and that the making of the grate will be committed to htnds both. skilful and exact. 1:1 ELIHU BURRITT, the celebrated American blacksmith, and Peace advocate will visit this town iu the course of next week We understand that the English Baptist chapel has been of- fered for his services. He will lecture on behalf of the Peace Society.
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NEWPORT. IRISH IMMIGRATION.—The magistrates of Newport have just performed an act likely to operate as an example to captains of vessels who bring over here in their vessels cargoes of destitute Irish to impoverish this country. Oue of thes men has been committed for two months for refusing to pay the penalty of for violating the Act of Parliament, having brought over a large number of his miserable fellow-countrymen, he not hiv- ing a license to carry passengers in his vessel. ACCIDENT.—On Saturday last, the youngest child of Mr. Hosser, of the Bull Inn, Stow Hill, Newport, was run over by a carriage, but fortunately escaped with a few slight bruises. MR. BELLAIRE, one of her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools, visited Poiitiiewynydd, on the It inst., to examine candidates for apprenticeship under the Minutes of Council. There were saveral schools met, and upwards of twenty candidates, two of whom were from the Newport National School. Six were passed—three boys and three girls. We understand that two of the male candidates who were passed were from this town, Mr. D. Morris and Master William Evans. CATTLE MARKET, WEDNESDAY, -MARCH 7.—The market this week was well supplied with beef, mutton, and pork. We noticed some prime oxen, belonging to Mr. Mathew Cope, of Abernant; — Seamark, Esq., of St. Albans; it. Ducham, butcher. There were some fine pens of sheep of Messrs. George Dowie, 11. Keen, Langley, &c. We noticed also some prime Devonshire sheep. There were some prime pork, exhibited, which soon exchanged hands. Calves are scarce. Several horses appeared the market was slow and dull. Prices — Beef, 4^d. to 5|d. per lb.; mutton, 6d. toGjd.; pork, 9s. to 10;. per score; calves, 61. to 7cl. per lb.; shipping beef, £ 1 4- to £ 1 6s. per cwt. MISSIONARY MEETING OF THE WELSH ASSOCIATION OF MON- ltoUTIL.ililitE Oil Tuesday and Wednesday last, a missionary nieetinir connected the Welsh Association was held at Mill- street chapel, in this town. At three o'clock 011 Tuesday after- noon, the ministers met m conference, to discuss matters bear- ing on the interests of Christ, in the county, in connexion with the association. The following resolutions were also unani- mously adopted; Rev. David Salmon, in the clizl;r :-I.,t. "Hint this meeting earnestly requests that every congregation send petiiions forthwith to Parliament, in support of the motion of llichard Cobden, Esq M.P., for the adoption of the system of arbitration instead of war in determining international dis- putes." 2nd. "That this meeting protests against the un- founded assertions disseminated in certain quarters in these day. namely, that the majority of the Dissenters of Wales are in favour of Government aid for education; and respectfuliv solicits every county union to adopt some measures to bring the question to an issue." that this meeting wishes to im- press the importance of taking active measures to meet Dr. Campbell's proposal in reference to the Congregational lec- tures that is., on assurance of a circulation of 6,0. 0 copies the Congregational lectures shall be published in a huudsOnie oc- tavo form, large type, at one-eighth of the present cost—thus, a 12s. volume will cost, Is. 6 1. The Rev. G. Griiffths, Mount Zion, Newport, was appointed to correspond with the Dr, 011 the subject, and forwaiM subscribers' names." At six o'clock, the lev". D. Evans, Tredegar, aud E. Hughes, Penymaiu, preached. At ten o'clock, 011 Wednesday morning, the Revs. Edward Williams, of Cwmbran (English}, and M, Ellis, My- nyddislwyn. A public meeting was held at three o'clock, in aid of the missionary cause, a he iuev ting was addressed by the Revs. A. Barber (Weslevanj, M. Ellis, J. Elrick, of Lon- don, T. Giinian, H. Daniel, Pontypool, W. Allen (Baptist), D. Evans, Tredegar, and Williams, Cwmbran alderman Lewis Edwards, Esq., presided on the occasion. At six o'clock, the Revs. T. Gilman, Tabernacle, and W. Williams, Adulam, Tre- degar, preached,
MERIIIYR. JOJlX MORGAN, Esq., solicitor, of this town, has been legally constituted a deputy-coroner for this district. SEVERAL parties around this town have set potatoes already. For agricultural purposes the weather is delightful. THE XWlIT SCHOOLS.—-We are sorry to report that the num- ber attending the evening schools is diminishing in some de- gree as the day lengthens. RETRENCHMENT.—A correspondent savs:—" The votes of the Welsh members on Mr. Cobden's motion is anything but agree- able to the people at large." Let our friend begin at home, and call his own member to account. AN INQUEST was held at the Rose and Crown beerhouse, Penydarran, on the 2nd inst., on view of the body of Theoplii- lus Shankles, tgecl 25, who died in consequence of the ignition of foul air in Race Lacs Colliery, Dowlais, on that day. Ver- dict, Accidental death." ANOTHER INQUEST was held before the same coroner, on the 3rcl instant, on view of the body of Margaret, aged 2 years, the daughter of D.Thomas, coker, Pentrebach, who died incon- sequence of his clothes taking fire. Verdict, "Accidental death." OUIL MARKET was as dull in Saturday last as the preceding ones. There was no variation in the prices. One person, who has attended the market regularly for the last ten years, told us it was the worst he ever saw at Merthyr. ltl-,Ni.-Oil Monday evening last, Mr. Davey, Profes- sor of Mesmerism, whose performances at Swansea have been repeatedly noticed in our columns, delivered the first of a course of lectures on this interesting science, at the Assemb1 jr-room, Bush Hotel, to a highly respect.ble audience. Mr. Jackson treated at length, and in a masterly manner, on the practical processes adopted, in order to induce the successive stages of mesmeric somnambulism, together with the scientific principles involved in them, and at the conclusion of his address was rap- turously applauded. We were surprised to hear how dis- tinctly he articulated the sound of the Welsh ch, so difficult to be pronounced by a young Englishman, in the following words, which were put to him by some gentlemen, to test his powers of imitation :—" Ihcch fach, a chweecha berchyll bach," and llechlcel." MERTHYR UNION.—The guardians of this parish have come to the resolution to build a workhouse for the reception of the aged poor and indigent, and for children. CELT,AR GRATINGS.—Mr. Evan Morgan, of Tydfil-road, says, On Thursday night last, about seven o'clock, as my little girl was proceeding down High-street, to attend the night school as usual, she accidentally fell into the under-ground stores of the Great Western Provision warehouse, through the neglect of some person who had left the gratings open without either light or any one to guard the spot and the only conso- lation 1 received when I went to remonstrate with them on their neglect, was a specimen of Iludibras, from some ghastly- looking official that stood behind the counter." DOWLAIS.—Though money orders were granted at the Post- office only on the 1st inst., about £ 35 were forwarded through the office in a few days.
SWANSEA. ROYAL INSTITUTION.—MESMERISM.—A SCENE.—On Friday evening last the long anticipated lecture on mesmerism, bv Dr. Williams, came off. The Theatre of the institution was not only full, but crammed, all anxious to hear what Dr. W. had to say on the subject. The lectures of \V. II. Jackson, Esq., had created considerable stir, and numbers of respectable and intel- ligent persons in the town, who now in private practice the act were anxious to hear what Dr. W. would advance in opposition to that able lecturer. At eight o'clock the respected lecturer commenced, and 111 doing so paid a respectful compliment to Mr. Jackson, as being a scholar and a'gentleman. At the same time he begged to be understeod as having nothing to do with the lectures and demonstrations of Messrs. Jackson and Davev but simply to exhibit truth. After a lengthened dissertation on the nervous system, and exhibitions of it by the aid of diagrams, &c., Dr. W. treated the audience with a history of J -:sawr, and a number of German, French, and English phy- sicians, wh JIll he regarded as either the deceivers of the public, or the deceived of the designing. Amongst the latter he classed Dr. Elliotson. What mesmerism is Dr. W. has not yet explained, although three hours were taken up in his address. Curtis. of Swansea, at the close of the lecture offered Dr. W., amidst much cheering, to mesmerise in his presence, aud indeed before the whole profession of the town, and dared him to a denial of the truth of the science. Ano- ther gentleman tendered Dr. Williams, in the name of W. II. Jackson, Esq., a most respectful challenge, publicly or pri- vately, to discuss the question. Dr. W. made no repl\ tre- mendous cheering followed the challenge. Mr. Itavner, archi- tect, begged Dr. \V. to allow Mr. Curtis to mesmerise him which would at once demonstrate the truth or fallacy of the science. Neither of these would the Doctor accede to. It is much to be regretted for the sake of science, that Dr. Williams did not accept the challenge of Mr. Jackson, for "when Greek meets Greek, then comes the tug of war." We have heard and it is sincerely hoped in this town that the rumour is eorrect, that Mr. Jackson purposes revisiting Swansea, with the hope of bringing out the late lecturer, and of placing in a yet clearer light the phenomena of this interesting, yet much contemned science. A FRENCH BRIO DESERTED BY HIm CREW.—On Monday night last the Troubadour steamer, on her passage from Liver- pool to Bristol, when near the Crow Rock, near Milford, fell in with a French brig named the Iahmael, laden with coal having two anchors out, and deserted by her crew. The rud- der also was lost. She was taken in tow by the steamer, and brought into Swansea harbour on Monday morning. With respect to the mysterious absence of the crew, it is conjectured re,t that finding the vessel in the position of proximity to a dan- gerous reef of rocks, they, apprehensive of the weather, secured the vessel by the anchors, and took to the boat and went to seek assistance. SWANSEA SUNDAY SCHOOl, AND PEOPLE'S INSTITUTE..—The prospectus of a society bearing the above title has recently been issued, from which it appears that arrangemeius are being made to provide instruction for the class indicated in the title of the society. In addition to lectures, reading room and li brary, a prominent feature of the proposed institute is, the pro- viding claises for elementary instruction. Classes are already announced on the following subjects :—Principles and practice of arithmetic—Mr. E. Davies, M.A.; elementary physiology— Mr. "Michael; logic and elementary mathematics—Mr. Samuel, B.A. grammar, Rev.^ W. Howell. In addition to which we are informed that writing clssses will shortly be formed, and a class on geography and history. The Victoria-rooms have been taken for the institute, and are being fitted no, one room for a reading-room, and the other for a lecture and class-room. It is but just to state that the institution was at first suggested t u,, amongst the Sunday-school teachers connected with the, Swnn- sea Sunday-school Union, to provide secular instruction for the elder boys in the Sunday-schools but it is now proposed to extend its advantages to the town in general. The institu- tion is to be self-governing, and the charge is so small that wa hope a large number, especially of the young, will avail them- selves (If the advantages thus placed within their reach. A public soiree is to be held on the 26th inst. in aid of the funds — Herald. LLANGYFEL.VCII FAIR.—The fair on Thursday was thronged with business as well as pleasure-seekers. The show of horses was considerable, perhaps greater than usual at this lair. Prices were asked in advance of those obtained at the autumn fairs of last year. There were many inquiries, and en the whole, we think, a moderate sale at values a shade higher than those of autumn. In the pig fair on Friday, the business, was brisk, particularly in young pigs, which passed off well at good prices. There was a greater quantity of flannel fabrics, of ail descriptions, sho.vn at this fair than. we almost ever remem- bered having seen even at a^Llangyfelaeh fair.
LLANDOVERY. W Er.su EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION,.—We are rejoiced to find that this most excellent establishment continues to prosper fully equal to the wishes of its most sanguine friends tempo- rary ad litional huiltfcngs. have 110011 added for the accommoda- tion of the increased number of pupils, and we understand that Morris Thomas, Esq., has been engagc-d to teach the arithmeti- cal, algebraical, ami mathematical branches of education at tha institution. Air. Thomas is a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge,, and his name occupies a high position in the Hst'of Seniur Uptimes at the las: examination.
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I y I, I f WE tevn that Mr. Pryse's vote agamst Mr. Cobden's motiou 1 has given great dissau.staction to his friends in this town unless he mil retrace his steps the fair fame of the Go-'erdd-ii j family will not, secure him his sear. The article in the PRINCI- PALITY of last w.eek on the •' 'Brick' in Parliament" has oiven great satisfaction. There wis a great demand for the PRINCI- PALITY at Aberystwyth on Saturday last.
and found the articles in question. He charged James Rudd with the robbery, but he said tint he had purchased the property at a sale. Witness and the other officer carted away the whole of the property found.—The officer here produced a considerable number of shirts, shawls, dresses, some poplin, cheeses, and other goods' which the witness Mary Jones identified as the property of her master. John Sampson having again proved that he let the apartments to James Rudd, but that the other prisoners passed backwards and forwards to the passage. Mr. NiCholl Carne addressed the jury, contending that there was not t it slightest evidence against Lewis and Philip Rudd, more than against Nathaniel, as it had been proved that James lludd was the m ister of the premises; and would the jury con- vict because a man happened to lodge in a furnished apartment in which some stolen goods had been found ? His lordship having summed up the evidence, the jury, without leaving the box, returned a verdict of Guilty against James ltudd, and acquitted the other prisoners. His lorship sentenced James Rudd to twenty years' transporta- tion, and Philip Rudd and Edward Lewis to seven years' trans- portation. The prisoner Nathaniel Rudd was discharged. Attorney for prosecution, Mr. T. Evans; for prisoners, Mr. Bird. STABBING AT BRITON FERBY. Robert Williams, 19, Henry Will ams, 21, a id Francis Phillips, 18, were indicted for having, at Briton-ferry, feloniously assaulted and maliciously stabbed and wounded William Steward. Mr. Grove and Mr. T. Allen conducted the prosecution at- torney, M r. Coke. Counsel for prisoners, Mr. Benson attorney, Mr. Tripp. Mr. Wm. Steward, who was examined by Mr. Allen, said that on Saturday night, December 11, he was going home from the Jersey Arms. Between that house and his own he met a young man, dresssed in white trowsers, dark jacket, and a cap. It was about eleven o'clock, and a fine moonlight night. This person came up and struck me. A scuffle ensued, when I knocked him down. He got up and took up a stone from the coping of the wall. I ran to prevent him striking me, when he ran away. He lost his cap, which I picked up, and gave it to Mrs. Evans, land- lady of the Jersey Arms, Briton-ferry. I returned home, and was about going to bed. In three or four minutes after going to my bedroom I heard violent knocking at the door. On hearing it I ran down stairs and observed three young men standing at the door. One spoke to me, and he was dressed in the same way as the one who first struck me, and had no cap. He said he wanted the cap I had stolen. Said I had stolen no cap, but that if he went to the Jersey Arms he might get it. He took hold of me by the shoulder. At this time I was standing inside the door. One of the others, who was taller, then came up and as- sisted to pull me out. I called my dog Twig." A scuffle ensued. It resulted in my being dangerously hurt in the thigh. I called out, Twig, give over," thinking the dog might have bit me by mistake. Both then ran off, and I sent the dog after them. The dog leaped up towards the boy's face, and he made several plunges with his hand at the dog. The dog did not fasten on him. I returned to the house, and found my shoes and stockings filled with blood, from a severe wound in the thigh. I sent for a doctor. The dog soon came to the kitchen, and blood profusely flowed from him. I observed some cuts on various parts of his body. The dog died next day from the effects of the wound. I did not know the three parties who came to the place. Cross-examined by Mr. Benson This dog was a bull-dog. He was not savage. I had been at the Jersey Arms had drank a little. I had another small dog at the time. Neither of these boys complained that the dog had bitten him. Do not know why the young man assaulted me. It was a wilful act. I was sober on the night in question. Am not in the habit of getting drunk on Saturday nights. There was no young woman with the prisoners that I saw. Mr. James French, surgeon, Neath, examined, said that he ex- amined the prosecutor soon after the occurrence. There was an incised wound on the thigh, about two inches long, and two others in tl e vicinity. They most have been inflicted by some sharp cutting instrument. The wounds were inflicted on dangerous parts of the person. I examined the dog's skin, and am of opinion that a similar instrument had been used in cutting the dog. Nothing of importance came out in cross-examination, excepting that prose- cutor was confined to his bed for nine days. Mr. Benson then addressed the jury on the part of the prisoners, ridiculing the importance which had been attached to the case, and contended that if a knife had been used, it was for the purpose of defence against the attacks of the dog, but that it might have struck Steward by mistake. He called Messrs. Thomas Timothy, landlord of the Harp, and Davenport, of the Vernon Arms, who Lure testimony to the prisoners' good character. The learned judge having summed up the evidence, the jury, after a short absence, returned a verdict of Guilty of a common assault against Robert Williams. Henry Williams and Phillips were acquitted. His lordship, in passing sentence on Robert Williams, said that the jury had found him guilty of a common assault—a verdict which he (the learned judge) could not help regretting, as he cer- tainly thought that the circumstances under which the assault was committed did not justify such a verdict. However, the verdict was theirs, and as they had pronounced it to be only a common assault, he felt bound to pass the heaviest sentence attached to such an offence. Sentence, two years' imprisonment with hard labour. The Court roe at seven o'clock. SATURDAY, MARCH 3. This morning the learned judge took his seat on the bench at nine o'clock. PRISON" BREACH AND UOBB'RY AT CARDIFF. David Evans was charged with prison breach, he having broken out of Card.ff Gaol, being at the time (with oae John Peterson) confined therein on the charge of having assaulted one Thornton Bennett, and robbed him of £ 1 14s. 5. The prisoner said he wished to plead guilty to the charge of prison breach, but not to the robbery. Mr. Nicholl Carne prosecuted. William Hume, turnkey in the Cardiff Gaol was examined, and detailed the circumstances under which the prisoner broke out, which have been recorded on a previous occasion in the PRINCIPA- JXfY. It appeared that he and another person, name Harry (who yesterday was transported on a charge of rape), by some means removed or bent an iron bar in the prison infirmary, so as to open an aperture sufficiently large to admit of a man's body being forced through. Having succeeded in getting outside of the cell, they made a rope of blanks, by means of which they ascended the wall and jumped down into the grounds about the prison, and es- caped Hs lords'.ip having summed up, the jury found the prisoner Guilty of prison breach. Sentenced to six months' hard labour. FELONIOUS SHOOTING NEAll B IDCiEND. Daniel Dae id, J6, and Thomas Richard, 27, were arraigned upon an ind ctment charging them with having maliciously fired and discharged a gun at one Evan Gibbon, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm. Richards was charged with unlawfully a-ding and abetting David. Mr. Ben-on and Mr. T. Allen conducted the prosecution; at. torney, Mr. Edmonds. Mr. Nicholl Carne appeared for the pri- soner David, and itir. Grove for Richards; attorney, Mr. Rhys, Cuwbndge. Mr. Benson, in opening the case on the part of the prosecution, said that the prosecutor was a farmer possessed of some property, re.,iing at Langan, about four miles from Bridgend. On Satur- day, Nov. 4, he was on his road home from town. Cated at a pt.biie hou-e kept by a person named Bo wen, where he met the two prisoners, who are brothers-in-law. Having remained in that house for an hour, he proceeded oil his way homewards. He called at another public house, named the Star, on the road. Soon after he had left the last-named house, he heard some footsteps a con siderable way behind him, and on turning round saw both pri- soners. Before he Had proceeded three steps further, Daniel David, in whose hand Gibbon had previously observed a gun, fired at nim. The shot took effect in the back part of the head, but in consequence of the distance, the injury sustained was slight, but the jury would have to inquire into the intent actuating the prisoners (if they were guilty) at the time they committed the felony. He thought it right to tell them that the prosecutor was frequently intoxicated. The learned counsel then called several parties who substanti- ated the statement he made. Mr. Nicholl Carne and Mr. Grove severally addressed the jury, on behalf of the pri-oner, after which The learned judge recapitulated the evidence bearing on the question, remarking that there were a great many gaps in the evi- dence on the part of the prosecutioa. He did not approve of the pi-i,et cc of presenting meagre facts, leaving the jury to form their own conclusions as well as they clluld as to the rest. After a brief consultation the jury returned a verdct of Not Guilty. Matthew Jlowrigan, convicted of assaulting John Moiris, at Aberavon (in consideration of having been seven moitus in gaol), was sentenced to iouf.een days' imprisonment with hard labout. BIGAMY. John WeriUke, convicted of bigamy, and whose rial appeared in our last number, was sentenced to four months impiisonment with hard labour. M.-irj-urol Ev.i.is, 15, who pleaded to the cdarg; of invrng obtained some goods from the shop of David Williams, at Mer- thyr, was sentenced to three months' imprisonment with hard labour. This concluded the criminal portion of the business of the assizes.