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MEltTHYK, PEACE.—An eloquent lecture on this important subject was delivered on Monday evening last, at the Labemacle chapeljfby the Rev. John Roberts, the minister. The llov. T. Aubrey, Wesleyan minister, presided. Mr. R. spoke for about an hour and a half, and his address was well received by an over- flowing audience. MESMERISM.—The interest excited in this town by Messrs. J i-kson and Davey on this subject continues unabated. On Tuesday evening Mr. Jackson delivered a philosophical and eloquent lecture on the influence of priestcraft in the middle ages, and of the Brahmins in India on their followers, and accounted for the same on mesmeric principles. Mr. Davey then mesmerised his son and Mr. Adkin, of this town, together, and by applying his fingers to the different organs, caused much merriment- To have clear views of the wonderful effects of this science one must be an eye-witness. The most preju- diced must be convinced, from the fair way in which everything M treated, that no deception is practised by the able operator. I:> DOWLAIS.— FATAL ACCIDENT.—John Jones, miner, aged 24, was killed at one of the levels of these extensive works, on Tuesday, by a fall of stone and rubbish from the top.
COUNTY COURT. The usual monthly sitting of the court took place on the 10th and 12 eh. inst. About 100 cases had been entered for trial, but the great majority of them were uninteresting to the public. Thomas v. Dawson.-This action was brought to recover twenty-one shillings from the defendant, the Roman Catholic priest at Dowlais, for breaking in his horse. 1 rom the evidence adduced, it appeared that defendant agreed with plaintiff to break in his horse, and to give him a guinea if he did it to his satisfaction; that plaintiif took the horse out for three or four days, when defendant told him that he could dispense with his services, as he considered that he used unnecessary violence, causing the horse's legs to become swollen, &e. Defendant had paid 6s. and costs into court. In the course of the day, judg- ment was given in defendant's favour. Harris v. Dawkins.-Plaintiff claimed jE8 13s. lOd. for goods sold and delivered. Upon examining plaintiff 's books, they did not' at all appear to agree with the particulars furnished and he not being able to give satisfactory explanations, judg- ment was given for only E -1, the amount admitted by defendant to be due. Leigh v. Price. Plaintiff claimed £2 6s. lOd. for work and labour done in instructing defendant's daughter, and for mate- rials and coals supplied. Defendant had paid £ 1 2s. lOd. into court, and disputed the remainder of the claim, because plain- tiff had not employed a competent governess as agreed upon, if the amount now claimed was to be charged. Plaintiff denied that such an agreement had been made. Several witnesses were examined on both sides; and his honour ultimately gave judgment in favour of the plaint-Iff for the full amount, less two shillings for coil.
CHEPSTOW. EXTENSIVE ROBBERY.—The house of Mr. Benjamin Gro- cering, watchmaker, of this town, was broken into during the time the family were in chape], and about X200 worth of watches were supposed to have been stolen by two men, one about five feet nine inches, the other shorter. Also a quantity of wedding rings, silver spoons, and other articles.
MONMOUTHSHIRE LENT QUARTER…
MONMOUTHSHIRE LENT QUARTER SESSIONS. These sessions were held at Usk, on Monday, the 19th inst., and the following days. The chairman, S. R. Bosanquet, Esq., took his seat about twelve o'clock. The following magistrates were also Drcseiit:- O. S. Morgan, Esq M.P. W. A. Williams, Esq., jun. Sir Die by Mackworth. Thos. Walceman, Esq. H. H. Phillips, Esq. G. G. H. Ralph, Esq. Haml. W. P. Rodney, Esq. Rev. Chas. Lewis. Geo. Cave, Esq. Rev. W. Evans. Thos. Rees, Esq. Thos. Rees, Esci. -I The court having in the usual manner been opened, tne COUNTY BUSINESS was proceeded with. The first question that occupied the at- tention of the court was the hearing of the report of the com- mittee of visitors for the joint LUNATIC ASYLUM, which stated that applications had been made to the Globe, Guardian, and several other insurance companies, lor the ad- vancement oi the required sum of money, which we have spe- cufiod in our reports of past sessions, to erect ^a new lunatic asylum, all of which, however, had declined. The chairman observed, that as that had been the case, they must try other lAeans to effect their object; and the matter dropped. COUNTY SURVEYOR'S REPORT. Mr. B. James stated how far the orders of the last sessions in reference to the repairing of bridges had been complied with -rave account of the different stages of progress in which the several departments of the work ordered were at present, and adduced reasons that it had not in every instance been com- pleted. His report showed that the majority of the different bridges under his care within the county were in good repair. ThelPandy bridge, however, which has not long been built, was said to be in a very bad state, so bad that it would soon require to be rebuilt. QUARTERLY PRISON RETURNS. The report of the visiting justices of the houses of correction showed that the rules and regulations ot the prisons had been generally coii-iplief with, that the discipline of the prisons had been satisfactory that only one death had occurred at Mon- mouth gaol during the last quarter. It was the death of a per- son under sentence of six months imprisonment, being the day previous to the expiration of his sentence. lie had come into prison with a weakened constitution, from hard drinking, and was never healthy since he entered the prison. The immediate ciuse of his death was diarrhoea. The report went on to state that the scurvy had shown itself among the prisoners gene- rally, about a month ago, but it immediately yielded to the re- medies applied and alteration of diet prescribed by the surgeons, who attributed the complaint to the too free use of rice in the diet.' The report further stated chat the visiting magistrates also wished to report John White Hill, sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment with hard labour, of which seven had expired for extraordinary diligence and merit, in order that the justices in session might, if they thought proper, recom- mend him to the royal mercy. The governor of the gaol testified to his good behaviour, and stated that he was very respectably connected, several of his very near relations being clergymen. (The court conceded to make exertions on his behalf.) The visiting magistrates in their report said lastly their atten- tion had been°drawn to the inconvenience and unsuitableness of the place used as'a chapel in the gaol, and also to the succes- sive reports of the inspectors of prisons upon the subject. The governor of the gaol having, presented a model of a plan for a new chapel to be formed in the present debtor's ward, and also for providing two rooms for the accommodations of debtors to supply the place of those required for the new chapel, they request an order of the court for E180 for that purpose. G. Cave, Esq., suggested that the chapel had better been built in conformity with that included in Mr. Wyat's plan of the whole prison, which he had some time ago submitted, and for which lie now required payment; so that if Mr, What's plan shoul1 at any future time he carried out, this stand as put of it. This chapel is to be on the ground floor, and built ill such a manner that all the prisoners, can at, once see thechapMd and the governor. It is intended also that those respectable, but unfortunate persons, who happen to be impri- soned for debt, shall be separate from criminals, who are gene- rally persons of very profligate character. THE AND THE DIVISIONS OF PONTYPOOL AND OF ABERGAVENNY. An order having been made at the April sessions, 1848, for disannexing the parish of Lanelen from the division of Ponty- poul, and placing it in the division of Abergavenny, the court now applied itself to receive and consider any petition which might be presented against this order. No such petition being Presented the court proceeded to order the enrolment of the •aid order, and-co fix the.first of May next as the day on which it shoul 1 take effect. Before the court rose, however, a peti- tion against the order was presented by the parish of Aberyst- with. ° This caused the matter, after a few words on the sub- jotit from the chairman, and several of the magistrates, to stand over, and the former order. to be rescinded. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. The inspector of weights and measures reported that he had, Cording to the orders of past sessions, sold the old weights aaù measures for. £ 8 2s,2d., and had procured new. ones. XHK COUNTY IHLLS, c. As examined and passed by the finance committee, have re- ceived the sanction of the bench and the signature of the ■ fcluino_ui.. COUNTY RATE. A'rate of one penny in the pound was proposed for the ex- panses of the county during the ensuing three months. The Chairman remarked that the expenses of the. county for the last three months had to so-uo extent oxceeded the amount Of LLL- last rate, W. As Williams, Esq., jun., would call the attention of the court to the liabilities of the county to Messrs. Wyat and Brandom for certain services they had done at the prison houses at Usk aiid Monmouth in 1842, by the orders of the committees appointed to inquire into the state of those prisons. The work they had done was altering and making additions to the house of correction at Usk drawing plans and making estimates for the enlargement of the Monmouth prison as it now is, and drawing plans and estimates for the Monmouth house of correction last year, All this work had not been paid for. The matter then dropped. PROPERTY FOUND ON THE PERSONS OF FELONS. The Chairman said that it was often the case that goods were found on felons which were taken into the custody of the con- stable, and for the disposal or the surrender of which the magistrates could make no order. He said that even last sessions application was made to the court for goods belonging to different parties, found on one Maria Evans, who did not appear to take her trial. The bench could make no order upon them, as such goods were considered as belonging to the Crown. He had therefore written to the treasury for instructions to dis- pose of such property. The answer he had received recom- mended that the magistrates should state on the back of the warrant what goods were found on the prisoner, that such should be left in the custody of the constable till the trial, and that the gaoler should state in the calendar the amount of money, goods, &c., found on each prisoner. H. H. Phillips, Esq., would refer to what he had said some years ago, when persons were applying to court for goods belonging to them—that they were not entitled to them. He- thought that there should be taken from each prisoner, even of his own property, the amount of the sum that is expended in his prosecution. This would both save the country from ex- pense, and teach the prisoner a salutary lesson. W. A. Williams, Esq., jun., said, there is an act which com- pels persons to pay the expenses of their own prosecution, and empowers a-police-constable to distrain any money or property towards conveying him to prison, but not further. Here a brief discussion ensued, whether more of the prisoner's property could be taken than would be required to pay the expenses of merely conveying the delinquent to prison whe- ther his property can be devoted to pay the expenses of his future correction. H. H. Phillips: In cases of summary punishment; for in- stance, many persons have said to me that the greatest kindness I could bestow on them was to commit them to gaol. In such a case, if money was found on them it should be devoted towards their committal. The matter was allowed to stand over. The business of the county having been disposed of with great facility, the court rose about four o'clock. TUESDAY. The court this morning opened at half-past nine. The fol- lowing magistrates were present O. S. Morgan, Esq., M.P. Thomas Wakeman, Esq. W. A. Williams, jun,, Esq. G. G. II. Ralph, Esq. Geo. Cave, Esq. Thomas Rees, Esq. The chairman having taken his seat, the following gentlemen were sworn on the GRAND JURY. Robert Kensey Dawns, Esq., foreman. Thomas Trumper, I Llewn. Jenkins, Thomas Rosser, Charles King, Frances Dowding, James Key, John Lloyd, William Latch, Robert Young, I James Watkins, John Evans, Edward Wood, Samuel Thomson Allen, William Loader, Esqrs. Charles Hall, The proclamation against vice having been read, the chair- man delivered his charge to the grand jury, which was not very lengthy. He commenced by observing that the grand jury had been called together to hold these sessions a few weeks sooner than the regular time, and he pointed out the advantages that would accrue, both to the jurymen, the court in general, the county, and the prisoners who were to be tried, in having the sessions now instead of a fortnight later. He remarked that the list of prisoners in the calendar was not so long as usual, and that there was a large proportion of the prisoners to be tried for ob- taining money under false pretences, and that most of these cases had occurred at Newport and thereabouts, which was, perhaps, to be attributed to the position that place stood to 'Bristol, thus affording a kind of facility to those practices. He wished the grand jury to observe the difference the law made between obtaining money under false pretences, and felony, as well as contracting debts, & He that obtains money under false pretences must represent which is false, and obtain the money on that foundation such as for instance if a person obtains money on account of his being a servant to a particular person that he pretends to be. In such a ease it is not necessary for him to say that he is a servant if his conduct shows he is. He would further only refer to the case of Joseph Jones, who had at Trevithen stolen JE3 8s., the property of Walter Williams. He had been sent by Matthew Land, with a note for the money, which he received and spent. He could have been indicted either for felony or for embezzlement, for the money never came to the possession of Walter Williams. APPEALS. St. Woollos and St. Motions appellants, and Sir Charles Mor- gan respondent.—Mr. Rickards moved for a respite of this case, which was granted. Parish of Chapel Ilill appellants, and parish of Mynyddysltryn responde.ilts.-Alr. Daniels moved a respite of this appeal. Granted. Overseers of the parish of Bristol appellants, and the Overseer of the town of Caerleon respondents.—Mr. Rickards moved for a respite. Granted. Parish of Llanfihangel Ledrad, Cardiganshire, appellants, and that of Aberystwyth, Monmouthshire, respondents.c-Notic of trial had been given, but too late. Respited to next ses- sions. Respondents applied for costs, but it was refused; Mr. Daniels appeared for appellants, and Mr. Rickards for re- spondents.. The jury having returned several true bills, the Court com- menced the TRIALS OF PRISONERS. DESERTING A WIFE. William Jayne, having been for some time at Monmouth county gaol, stood charged with having ran away, and left his wife and children chargeable to the parish of Monmouth. Mr. Rickards prosecuted, and Mr. Smythies defended the pri- soner.. It appeared that prisoner had for some time parted with his wife, but still gave her 4s. a week to subsist upon. Latterly, how- ever, it seemed that prisoner, being out of work, had ceased to give any money to his wife, who had five children, which caused her to apply to the union. Sentenced to four months' hard labour. STEALING BOOTS. John Edwards pleaded Guilty to having stolen, at Trevethin, a pair of boots, the property of Edward Jordan. Several persons catne forward and gave the prisoner an excel- lent character for honesty. Sentenced to three weeks'hard labour. HIIKl-a' 8TKAXI.su. Christopher Rowlands pleaded Guilty to having stolen one ewe, the property of William Edwards, and to have stolen one ram, the property of Stephen Edwards, of Caldicott, near Chepstow. The prisoner was about 17 years old, was very respectably con- nected, and seemed to have been induced to take the sheep to Newport and sell them by the instigation of some of his near re- latives, who were his seniors. The prosecutors also were related, to the prisoner. Prisoner having previously borne a good character, the Court passed the lenient sentence of six months' hard labour in the House of Correction. STEALING RaPE AT NEWPORT., Jeremiah Harrington and Mary Conley stood charged with having, at Newport, stolen 201bs. of rope, valued 2s., the pro- perty of Isaac Ulima'l. Mr. Rickards prosecuted. Maty Conley was Acquitted, but Jeremiah Harrington was found Guilty, and sentenced to three months' hard labour. STEALING A MATTOCK. John Collins was charged with having, at Bnssaleg, stolen a mattock from the premises of-Edward Russel, and sentenced to three weeks'. hard lab ■'■ STEALING ULOTHKS: AT NEWPORT. Washington Henr,y Jrcin, a Wonderfully muscular and bold sailor; stood charged with having .stolen, at Newport, one pair of trousers and two shirts, the property of Thornas Turk.; „ Mr. Daniels conducted the prosecution the prisoner, who is an American, defended himself, and cross-examined the wit- nesses in the most heroic manner," and with some dexterity, lie addressed the jury at great length, detailing the manner in which he became connected with Turk,—'became his lodger,— and how Turk came to give him the trousers and shirts, in such a manner as to -claar from the minds of the jury much of the suspicion which they had gathered from the depositions of thë; very great number of witnesses examined in the case. i'he jury returned a verdict of Acquittal. (The prosecutor himself had been once convicted of horse- stoanng, and all his witnesses; though iiui-noroast appeared ra- ther suspicious characters.) S i EALING A WATCH AT MONMOUTH.. Henry Furze stood charged with having, at Monmouth, stolen a silver watch, the property of Dominico Maftia; lie was found Guilty, and was sentenced to six weeks' hard labour. STFALING BEEF AT PONTYPOOL. Anne Jones, a decrepit old woman of the advanced age of 70, Was arraigned, charged with having at Pontypool stolen a pound and a half of beef, the property of Abraham Jones. The jury returned a verdict of Guilty, and she was sentenced to one month's hard labour. Mr. Rickards prosecuted. STEALING A BRUSH. Catherine Potts, a Woman of the age of 26, with a child in her arms, and the tears rolling copiously down her ruddy cheeks, pleaded Guilty to having, at Trevethin, stolen a brush and a rum- mer glass, the property of Lewis Pritehards, and most earnestly begged the mercy of the Court. She was sentenced to a month's hard labour. Mr. Barrett prosecuted. STEALING FLOUR. Joseph Fry pleaded Guilty to having, at Lantarnain, stolen three pounds of flour, the property of James Harries, He was sentenced to fourteen days' hard labour. STEALING TIMBER AT NEWPORT. John Short and Philip Richards, two apparently respectable mechanics, the latter having been a foreman for many years to Mr. Joseph Jones, coal merchant, stood severally charged w.th hav- ing stolen two deal boards, the property of Mr. Joseph Jones. Mr. Rickards appeared for the prosecution. Harlow, sergeant of police, stated, that in consequence of infor- mation, he went to the Paul Pry inn, and found some deal boards there. He charged Short, who was there, with stealing them. He said he fyiew nothing of them.. Witness found some more at Mr. Jones's yard he marlied, both, lots with the figures; two and three; those found in the Paul Pry corresponded with those that were in Mr. Jones's yard. [Both lots were now produced to the court, and were found to match.}. George Lewis stated that he heard Richards tell Short to cut the planks to make a table for himself. Short took away two of the planks. Richards, and his brother-in-law and son, took away the rest towards his own house. Thomas Welsh: I am a sawyer at Newport. I was employed with Lewis to cut up the baulk, by Philip Richards and Short. Both gave the order. I saw the planks taken away by Short. He took two of them. These are the planks he took away. John Hutchins I keep the Paul Pry beerhouse. I remember the prisoner Short came to my house on the 5th of March. He told me he had a plank of which he would make me a present. I told him 1 was much obliged to him, as I had a frame which wanted a top. He had another which he said was for sale. There was a little account between us. Richards was then present. Short offered the boa-dn to a stranger for sale, when the man an- swered that if they were his he would buy them. Short then went out and fetched two planks to my house, but the stranger was then gone. He offered them to me. The policeman came and took thq-in away. Samuel Phillips I am clerk to the prosecutor, who is a coal merchant. Prisoners had been in prosecutor's employ. Nei- ther of them had a right to take any timber from the yard for their 0w» Wse* Mr. Jones had purchased the piece of timber of Mr. Young for repairing a shute. The rest of his evidence corroborated what had been previously said. The prisoners, being asked by the chairman if they had any questions to ask the witnesses, answered repeatedly that the witnesses had told the truth. Short, in his defence, stated that in cutting and carrying away the boards, he merely astcd by Richards's direction, who was his employer then, and that he had been usually allowed to cut down any boards that were about the yard for his own use. John Short was Acquitted and Philip Richards was found Guilty. The prosecutor, in a letter, recommended him to mercy, by stating that he had been in his employ, and had earned an ex- cellent character till this occurrence. Sentenced to be contined in the house of correction for four- teen days. OBTAINING MONEY UNDER FALSE PRETENCES,AT NEWPORT. George Bromx, a low-browed fellow, about 30 years old, and apparently a sailor, was charged with having stolen E9, the property, of Thomas Stephens, jun. prosecuted. Prisoner, as it seemed from the evidence, had been lodging in prb$qjautor'§ house. The money was iu-'a canvass bag, within a box, in a room. Prisoner was left in the house alone on the 12th of March, the day on which the money was lost. The wife of Edward Denimore deposed that on the Monday after the money was lost, prisoner came to her beer-house. He had many sovereigns and much silver. He gave five sovereigns for witness to keep. He had the money in a white canvass bag. He said he had just had f20) from his father. Sergeant Harlow stated that when he took prisoner into cus- tody he had upwards of I Ss. i:i silver. Witness asked him whose it was, when prisoner replied he did not know. Prisoner had on a new guit of clothes. -Witness asked prisoner with whose money he had bought the clothes, wheu he answered that it was with his own. There was a piece of string found in prisoner's pocket, to which the daughter-in-law of the prosecutor swore as being the very string with which she had tied the bag with the money a little while before it was missed. Sentenced to six moil ths,hard labotir. PON ryppooL. ElijaJi Arnold pleaded Guilty of having, at Pontypool, stolen a basket, the property of Joseph Ellis. The prisoner was sentenced to one month's hard labour. J BRDWELLTY. Pknebe James pleaded Guilty to havingstolea, at BedweHty, a quantity; of hand kerchiefs and brushes, and was sentenced to two months'hard labour. JMmcis Peter Gale pleaded Guilty to having stolen twenty-nine sovereigns, the property- of David William Jones, and was sen- tenced to six months' hard labour. [The particulars of this roWJry appeared in the PRINCIPALITY at the time it was committed.] George Davies pleaded Guilty of having stolen a goose, the pro- perty of George Yem, and was sentenced to fourteen days' hard labour. et ABERGAVENNY. Mary Anne Griffiths pleaded Guilty of having, at Abergavenny, stolen from the person of Henry O'Hagan four sovereigns, and a purse. The prisoner was sentenced to two months hard labour. STEALING A WATCH AT NEWPORT. Charles Perry pleaded Guilty of having, at Newport, stolen a silver watch, the property of Benjamin Perry. The prisoner was sentenced to three months' hard tabour. John Ford stood charged with having, at Dingeston, stolen 2.5lbs. of hay, the property of Bridget Jones. He had been convicted o! felony about twenty years ago, and was sentenced to two months' hard labour. ^TEAUNG A GOOISE NEAR PONTYPOOL. • t>avie.s was charged with havirjg received ft goose of her .soil, -Gf^o. Davies (a lad, about 14. who had just pleaded Guilty of his crime), when she knew it had been stolen of George Yem. Mr. Daniels prosecuted,, Several witnesses proved that the boy had stolen the goose, The mother, however, denied that her son had brought a goose to 'her house. • The jury were a long tim'a bofore they agreed on this case, one of them being opposed against the other eleven; at last they brought in a verdict of Guilty, and the prisoner was sentenced to six weeks" hard labour. John Urine was next arraigned, charged with having, at Gwe- )9, sto c ,t,-atn helog, stolen a.-smock frock, the property of Wm. George. Mr, Barrett conducted the prosecution. Prisoner had taken the frock from the prosecutor's father's hedge. The evidence was clear against, him. Sentenced to one month's hard labour. STEALING BOOTS AT NANTYGI-O. Catherine Holme? aiid Mary Holmer were severally charged with having in th^'biarket at the above place stolen a pair ot boot* from the sitallfof William Rogers. The prisoners were of the.re- 24 an it seems, two sisters. Sir, Somerset conducted' ttie prosecution. The prisoner Catherine in her defence said, that prosecutor had offered, her the boots several times for an immoral purpose. cZ, J'hedur found them Guilty, and' they were sentenced respec- tivly td'siix:èk8\ h'¡¡rd>lîä.>oùÍ" c' Tile. biHsj agsainst the following- persons wet-e ignored :— ersoyis d _.Pel sel Sarah Pa,jitf,.of having ;it Newport stolen a child's pelisse, the property of John Williams. George Holland, of having at Newport stolen lead piping, the property 0f Thomas Sharran, John of having at Trevetbia stoleq a file, the property of the IS 6w British Compaay, Joseph io?tes,, of having at Trevethin stolen iC3 811., the property of Walter Williams. John Diggetf, of having stolen at Newport a-cask belonging to Coi'neliu* Bowe Palmer. The Court rose at half^past seven. WEDNESDAY; The court opend at half-past nine. Most of the magistrates who were present yesterday were on the bench. The business of the day commenced with the case of RAPE AT TYDU TIN WORKS, BASSALEG. ptiniel Davies, an old man, about 60 years old, with one arm, and who had been admitted to bail, was charged with having, on the 15th of Jan. last, at Tydu, near Newport, unlawfully assaulted Mira Mills, a little girl, about 14 years of age. Mr. Rickards prosecuted, and Mr. Daniels defended. Mira Mills examined I am daughter of William Mills, a tin- man in the works. I know the prisoner; he lives near my fa- ther's house. I recollect the 15th Jan. last, I saw prisoner that evening between seven and eight, when I was coming home from the tin washhouse. I saw him near the sawpit; it was then quite dark. He caught hold of me by the neck, and asked me to come with him to the box-room I said I would not. He then dragged me to the corner of the wall of the sawpit; he then had his hand about my neck. I resisted, but he squeezed me against the wall. Witness proceeded to detail the transaction, the particulars of which would be unfit for publication. She then went home but did not tell her mother what had happened, because she was ashamed and frightened in consequence of her mother having beaten her for telling her some time ago that prisoner had followed her through the field. I first told of it to Mrs. Tamplin in a week's time. All that the man did to me that night was against my will. Prisoner had given me money before at different times. He gave no money to me this time. Witness was cross-examined by Mr. Daniels. Margaret Tamplin, wife of William Tamplin I remember Mira Mills making a complaint to me. She did not come of her own accord her father believed there was an improper connexion between Daniel Davies and Mira his daughter. She made a com- plaint to me that prisoner had ill-used her, and made several aL tempts to commit violence upon her. There is a public pathway by the sawpit. The evidence of this witness corresponded in ail points with that of the little girl. William Mills, the father of the little girl, and his wife, were then examined, but there was nothing materially differing from the other witnesses in their evidence. Mr. Daniels, addressing the jury on behalf of the prisoner, re marked that there was in the case but one direct witness, the little girl herself. The evidence of all the rest was founded on what the little girl told them. The learned counsel made an eloquent appeal to the jury on behalf of the prisoner. Mr. Lewis, the proprietor of Tydu tin works, gave defendant an excellent character. Mr. Lewis's brother and other gentlemen gave him a similar character. The Chairman summed up the evidence, commenting on the moat obscure parts as he proceeded and the jury, having held a short consultation, returned a verdict of Not Guilty. The till was ignored against John Giddy, charged with having, at Panteague, obtained, under false pretences, ic2 of Ann Prit- chard, with an intent to cheat. ANOTHEU CASE OF RAPE, A"" VICTORIA IRON WOTTKF- David Davies, a man about 28 years of age, apparently a five- man, who was out on bail, was charged with having unlawfully assaulted Mary Aubrey, a person about 40 years of age, with intent to commit a rape. Mr. Riekards prosecuted, and Mr. Smythies defended. Mary Aubrey stated that she went, on the night in question, from her mother's public-house, a few minutes before the pr.soner, who shortly overtook her. After they had proceeded together for some time towards Victoria, prisoner threw her down, tore her clothes, and much abused her. She tried to cry out, but prisoner put his hand on her mouth. After she was released, prisoner turned back, and t )ok with him the bottle of beer which witness had brought from her mother's home. Witness went home, and told her husband of the occurrence. Prisoner was quite a stranger to witness. Cross-examined by Mr. Smythies: Witness's first husband had gone to America. She had not heard from him for the lait eleven years. Her name then was Price. She had heard about a year ago that her first husband was dead, and she had some sic months ago been married to Aubrey. Elizabeth Mariin, mother of Mary Aubrey, was examined through the medium of an interpreter, and gave evidence as to the identity of prisoner. Mr. Smythies very impressively addressed the jury, and called witnesses to contradict the statements of the foregoing witnesses. John Price stated that on the night in question he saw the pri- soner aud Mary Aubrey going along arm-in-arm. Mary Aubrey of herself took prisoner's arm. One David James asked her to take his arm, but she refused, and drew towards prisoner. See appeared when in the beer-house familiar with him, receiving beer from him. David James, an elderly person, corroborated the evidence of the last witnesses. After these witnesses had been cross-examined, Mr. Rickai- Is eloquently addressed the jury in reply. The learned Chairman summed up, and the jury, after a long consultation, returned a verdict of Gailty only of a common as- sault. Sentenced to nine months' hard labour. LANVAPLEY. William Rred pleaded Guilty of having obtained half-a-crown of Edward Williams, and another of William Martin, under the pretence that they were for his master. Sentenced to two months' hard labour. NEWPORT.—OBTAINING GOODS UNDER FALSE PRETENCES. George Henry Thomson, a sly and yet bold-lookinti sailor, aged 23. stood charged with having, on the 11th of March, at Newport. obtained of John Hutchins by false pretences victuals, b er, and lodg:ng to the value of one shilling and eightpenee, with an int»-t to cheat the same. John Hutchins stated that prisoner said that he had just corns in on board the bark Falcon, from St. John's, New Brunswick e that he was to receive 417 on the following^Monday at Mr. B a- chelor's office, and wished to have some victuals and beer, &c., of him. Prisoner, who cross-examined the witnesses, elicited from the prosecutor the admission that he offerell him his register ticket as a security for his debt, but he would not take it, Samuel Batchelor: I am brother to Mr. T. B. Batchelor, New- port I am an assistant to him. There was no sailor of ours .en- titled to X17 at that time at our office. I do not know prisoner. Verdict, Guilty. Sentenced to six weeks' confinement in the house of correction. Samuel Quire pleaded Guilty of having, at Newport, stolen a certain quantity of iron, belonging to James Rennie, and was sen- tenced to one month's hard labour. Thos. Godwin, a lad, 17 years old, who had been convicted b fore, pleaded Guilty of having, at Newport, stolen a pair of boot the property of John Jenkins, and was sentenced to three months' hard labour, and be twice privately whipped. STEALING TROUSERS AT NEWPORT, Peter Forbes and Juhn Webber were severally charged with having, at Newport, stolen a pair of trousers, the property of Mor- gan Morgan and others. Peter Forbes pleaded Guilty, and 'W's' sentenced to two months' hard labour but John Webber denied the charge. He was, however; found Guilty of receiving the trou- sers, and sentenced to twd months' hard labour. NEWPORT.— OBTAINING GOODS UNDER FALSE PRETENCES. Mathew Clarke pleaded Guilty of having, at Newport, ob;ained under false pretences a certain quantity of grocery, with mtent to defraud John Davies. Sentence, one month's hard labour. John Edwards pleadec1 Guilty of having at Llanmartin obtained; by false pretences, one half-crown, of Mary Pask. Sentence, three weeks' hard labour. Wm. Campbell pleaded Guilty of having, near Tredegar, stolen a pair of trousers, belonging to Jacob James.—Sentenced to one month's imprisonment. STEALING COAL AT RHYMN"Y. Hugh Evans stood charged with having, at Rhymney, stolen. 60 lbs. of coal, of the value of twopence, the property of Sir Johw Penie, Bart, Mr. Rickards appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. Smythies for the prisoner. This trifling case occupied the Court for a long time. It, w-o evident, from the statement of the. different witnesses, that the pri- soner went to the coal-yard of the Rhymney Iron Company, n,i took out on his back, while all within and thereabouts saw him, a- lump of coal; but the question was, whether he took it wnh a fe- lonious intention. He it-ag found Guijty, end sentenced to thn\" days' imprisonment; but the chairman rcfuse-l to allow any of ha expenses. t B B»WEI,J,TT. — STB A LI VG A POST':OFFICJJ ORDF-R. Jeremiah McCarthy pleaded Guilty of having, at Bedwellfy. stolen » post-office order for £1, the property of Patrick Hogans and was sentenced to two-months'hard labour. Catherine Kennedy pleaded Guilty to hnving, at Newport, ob- tained, under fatse pretences, a certain quantity of bread, grocery, lite.; the property of Charles Chin.—Sentenced to two months' hard labour., This closed the business of the sessions.