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cowbkidge, FADVERTISFMFNT ]—The dinner of the Grand Jury this year is to take place at the Mason's Arms, with our respected new landlord, Mr. Jenkins, late of Aberthaw, whom we have no doubt, from his experience in the public line of business, will do justice to the gen- tlemen who will honour him with their presence, as to eatables and drinkables. The chair will be filled by our talented townsman, Mr. Nathaniel Llewellyn, churchwarden. COW-BRIDGE M VUKET, MARCH 27.-This market was but thinly. attended. Price* of provisions as followsFresh-butter, lOd ind lid.; cheese, 4d„ 5d., and 6d. hay, £ 2 los. to £ 3 per ton > al d. and 7d. beef, 3d. and 6d. live pigs a good demand, and a Mr price was paid for them eggs, 6d. per dozen PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY, MARCH 27.-(Before Captain Eit.viscl and a full bench of magistrate .)— Thomas Edtcarcls, farmer, and others, of the parish of Bonvilstone, appeared to an- swer to summonses issued against them on the complaint, of Mr. Stokes, farmer, of the same parish, for wilfully breaking and en- tering a stable, situate on Mr. Stokes premises, which stable contained sheep, the property of the defendant, being there im- pounded, according to law. Mr. Charles Ithy, solicitor, of this town, conducted the defence in a manner which called forth the attention of all present, there being a considerable number of re- sectable farmers present from the neighbourhood to hear the case. Mr. Rhys having concluded his address, the magistrates fined Ihos. Edwards £ 3 and costs, and his unfortunate followers m £ 1 each, not forgetting costs.
TREDEGAR. Aitiirmt-yo-T.-On Monday evening, the 26th inst., after an eloquent and argumentative lecture on the subject of Arbitra- tion, by the Rev. J. Roberts, Merthyr, a petition in aid of Mr Gobdeu's motion was numerously signed at the Baptist chapel of this place-
MONMOUTHSHIRE SPRING ASSIZES.
MONMOUTHSHIRE SPRING ASSIZES. These assizes were held at the couivty hall Monmouth, on Monday, the 26th inst., and following days, before Sir Thomas Coltman, Knight, one of the justices of the Court of Common Pleas and Sir Thomas Joshua Platt, Knight, one of the Barons of the Court of Exchequer; J. A. Herbert, Esq., Llanarth Court, being H;gh Sheriff. At an early hour on the previous Saturday the bells, although unmeaningly, yet merrily began to peal, and about one o'clock the high sheriff, escorted by a great number of his friends and tenants, and his javelin-men, gaily equipped, arrived, with the intention evidently of going in a pompous procession to meet the judges. But the Fates appear to have decreed that they were not to be gratified with this piece of antiquated folly. Their lordships having been detained by some intricate cases at the Hereford Assizes longer than was expected, did not arrive till a very late hour in the night. Sergeant Talfourd, however, eame in from Hereford in the afternoon, and about six o'clock, in the absence of their lordships, opened the com- mission. Their lordships on Sunday attended divine service at St. Mary's church. The sheriff with his javelin-men escorted them in, but being a Catholic he no sooner saw them iu than he turned out and went under the ministry of a priest of his own persuasion. He had however returned against the close of the service, when he politely conducted their lordships to their lodgings, while the flourish of trumpets ridiculously screamed every time he popped into or out of his carriage. The sheriff, although a Catholic himself, was in this instance laid under the obligation of providing a Protestant chaplain, (the Rev. Augustus Morgan,) who, in delivering the assize sermon," dwelt largely on the efficiency of education as a pre- ventative of crime. On Monday morning both the nisi pruts and Crown courts were simultaneously opened at ten o'clock. The following gentlemen were sworn on the GRAND JURY Sir C. M. R. Monran, Bart., foreman. C. O. S. Morgan. Esq., M.P. J. F. Brickdale, Esq. S. R. Bosanquet, Esq. Geo. Cave, Esq. Capt. R. Flemming, R.N. I J. M. Herbert, Esq. Capt. J. King, R.N. P. Jones, Esq. I G. G. H. Ralph, Esq. I I J. E. W. Rolls, Esq. F. H. Williams, Esq. W. A. Williams, jun., Esq. T. Wakeman, Esq. T. Gratrex, Esq. R. Scommart, Esq. T. Tindon, Esq. J. Roberts, Esq. I The proclamation against vice, immorality, &/)., having been -read, his lordship delivered his charge to the grand jury, in which he remarked that the cases which were to come before them were for the most part of an ordinary character, being those of larceny, &c. The calendar contained only one in which life had been in danger, one of manslaughter, two of wounding and cutting, with intent to murder or to do some grievous bodily harm, one of violence, and one of the conceal- ment of the birth of a child. This last case required their particular investigation in order to decide whether the parties implicated in the affair had actually attempted to conceal the child, or had merely left it negligently where it was found; there was another case which was not in the calendar, requiring their whole attention, that of Mary Howells, in which they had to determine whether her child had been born alive, or not. He was sorry that there were so many cases of cattle and sheep stealing, and that there were one or two cases of forgery to come before them, which latter were not usually very numerous. The petty jury having been sworn, the court proceeded to try prisoners.
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CROWN COURT.—[Before Mr. JUSTICE COLTJUN.] SHEEP STEALING AT TREVETHIN. John Conneill, aged 36, and William Hennett, 28, were charged with having, on the 10th of February last, feloniously stolen one sheep, the property of William Morgan, of Trevethin. Mr. H udd lestorie conducted the prosecution, and the prisoner was defended by Mr Smythies. William Morgan sworn: I saw the prisoner on the 10th of February last, about four o'clock in the evening, in the road near my field. Heard the noise of two men. as if running away along the side of the hedge. Stood still and listened. Heard a whistle, and then two men came back to the spot where I heard them run from. I saw one man plainly. It was John Conneill. The other was walking under the hedge. Believe it was William Hennett. I found one of my wethers half skinned. It was warm, and had just been killed. It was in the place I first heard the two men run from. The sheep was alive in the morning. Next morning went with John Hodden, the constable, to the place where the sheep was killed. Saw the footmarks of two men about the spot. We followed them to near Conneill's house. Saw a boot taken from Conneill. Went with Hodden and compared the boot with the tracks. Am quite satisfied the tr cks were made by the boot. David Williams, a mason, proved to seeing both prisoners toge- ther on the 10th of February, in the wood near Mr. Morgan's field, about five o'clock in the evening. His lordship said he thought there was no case against Hennett. Mr. Smythies addressed the jury on behalf of Conneill; but he was found Guilty, and sentenced to ten years' transportation. TABBIN (t. John Rees, aged 53, a miserable-looking old man, who was obliged to be carried about, was charged with stabbing and wounding Mary Rees, his wife, with intent to do her some bodily harm. The case appeared to have originated through jealousy, and excited very little interest. The jury found the prisoner Guilty of a common assault, and he was sentenced to one week's impri- sonment.
STABBING A CONSTABLE.
STABBING A CONSTABLE. Frederick Williams. aged 22, was charged with having, on the (29th of January, at Laiiystone, stolen one pig's cheek, of the value of two shillings, the property of James Bowen and further charged with cutting and wounding John Morgan, constable, on • his way to prison, with intent to kill and murder the said John Morgan. There were five counts in the indictment. The prisoner, who was undefended, pleaded Guilty to stealing the pig's cheek, and Not Guilty to the other charges. Mr. Barrett conducted the prosecution. John Morgan sworn The prisoner was given mt,' my custody on a charge of felony. I was bringing him to Usk gaol. He was handcuffed. He came very quietly till we came near to Usk turnpike. He then said what a hilly country this is," and struck me a violent blow on the head, and put his foot behind me to throw me down. The blow nearly stunned me. We had a scuffle, and both fell down. I saw nothing in his hand when he struck me. When we were both on the ground he got uppermost. I then saw a knife in his hand, and the knife was open. He made an attempt to cut my neck. He cut me several times, and jumped upon tne with his knees. He then cut me across the face. 1 tried to defend myself, and turned over on my face, when he struck me a violent blow on the head with his fist, and got his fingers in my eye, and tried to get it under to pull my eye out. He then got his hand under my head, and drew the lqÜte across joy throat. He cut my ear through, and stabbed me in several places. He tried to get the key of the handcuffs out of my pocket. Mr. Churchill then came up on horseback, and galloped off for assistance. After Mr. Churchill was gone, he tried to cut his own throat. I prevented him, and got my hand cut in doing so. Thos. Morgan and Kit-hard Gardner Citme down, and we were taken to II 1- T "n 1,1" t,1 do anything, It happened about eleven o'clock in the morning Prisoner was quite sober and we had only one pint of beer coming from Newpori. Richard Gardner corroborated the evidence of John Morgan. Mr. Greatwood, surgeon, also gave evidence. His lordship summed up the evidence, and the jury returned a verdict of an assault with intent to disable the constable, so as, toeftèct an escape. Sentenced to fifteen years' transportation. His lordship awarded three guineas extra to Morgan, the prose- tutor. Charles Miy, aged 53, pleaded Guilty to having stolen a mare and saddle, the property of William Daniel. The prisoner, who appeared much affected by his situation, made an appeal to his lordship for mercy on the ground of extreme poverty and desti- tutiori. Sentenced to ten years' transportation. Richard Ford, aged 19, and William Long, aged 17, pleaded Guilty to having stolen, at Chepstow, two loaves of bread, of tha value of Is., the property of Sarah Hunt. To be imprisoned a fortnight in Monmouth gaol. Mathias Garland, aged 16, pleaded Guilty to having stolen, on the 6th day of January last, at Newport, nineteen silver spoons, of the value of E5, the property of the Rev. James Yorath. Re- commended to mercy by the prosecutor, on account of his youth. Three months' hard labour in the House of Correction. SHEEP STEALING AT MATHERS. George Lions, aged 39, was charged with having stolen one ewe sheep, the property of William Perkins. The prisoner was undefended, and Mr. Cook conducted the prosecution. John Hall. constable, said he saw the prisoner, on the 26th, at Chepstow. He had something on his shoulder in a wallet, and I took him into custody. I found in the wallet two hind quarters of mutton quite warm also, a knife and axe covered with grease and wool. There was some wool on one of the legs and on the skin, and it corresponded with the skin which the prosecutor found in the field. The jury returned a verdict of Guilty. The prisoner was sentenced to ten years' transportation. John Mills, charged with having stolen a saddle at Llantrissent, on the 14th of February, the property of Lewis George, was Acquitted. John Mayberry, aged 23, George IVilliams, aged 19, and Rich- ard Emery, aged 31, pleaded Guilty to having, on the loth of Nov., unlawfully entered certain inclosed lands, at Bassaleg, belonging to Sir Charles Morgan, Bart., for the purpose of destroying game. Mayberry and Emery were sentenced to three months' impri- sonment with hard labour and Williams to two months'. George Sparks, aged 58, pleaded Guilty to having, on the 21st day of August last, at Newport, stolen one watch, and several other articles, the property of Lewis Williams. He was sentenced to three months' imprisonment with hard labour. John Cummins, aged 35, was found Guilty of having at Bas- saleg, on the 9th day of January last, stolen forty-two pounds of iron, the property of the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Com- pany, and sentenced to one month's imprisonment with hard labour. William Prosser, aged 19, charged with having, on the 16th day of November last, at Llanweucarth, stolen one silver watch the property of John Powell, was found Guilty, and sentenced to four months' imprisonment with hard labour. It being half-past six o'clock, the court adjourned to nine o'clock to-morrow. TUESDAY. His lordship entered the court precisely at nine o'clock, and it being the intention of the court to commence with the cases of rape and bestiality, boys and females were ordered out of the court. Thomas Williams pleaded Guilty to having stolen a gown, the property of one Corneliufi Bowe Palmer, and was sentenced to three months' hard labour in the house of correction. BESTIALI 1'Y AT PORTSKEWITT. William Ilatherell, a youth only 18 years of age, was charged with bestiality, at Portskewitt. Mr. Cook prosecuted, and prisoner was defended by Mr. Hud- dlestone. The principal witness was a little boy, and his evidence being unsupported, the jury Acquitted the prisoner. ASSAULT AND VIOLATION AT TREDEGAR. David Waters, aged 32, was charged with having, on the 10th day of August last, at the parish of Bedwellty, feloniously as- saulted and violated the person of Gwenllian Davies. Mr. Cook prosecuted, and Mr. Huddlestone defended the prisoner. The trial occupied the court for two hours, when the jury ré: turned a verdict of Guilty of assault. The prisoner was sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment with hard labour in the house of correction. r MANSLAUGHTER AT NEWPORT. John Collins, aged 28, was charged with the manslaughter of John Richardson, at Newport, in December last. Mr. Huddlestone and Sir Thomas Phillips conducted the prose- cution, and the prisoner was defended by Mr. Skinner. William Hays sworn: He knew John Richardson, and was in his company until four o'clock, at the Globe, at Tydu collieries. He came there as I was going out. When I returned I heard Collins say, Is not he a bloody Irishman ? Richardson said, "Yes." Collins then struck him on the face several blows. Richardson fell on the ground. He then turned to me, and said he had put one Irishman to sleep, and he would put another. Witness was an Irishman. Collins then struck him three times, Richardson was then on the ground. Llewellin Williams sworn: I live at Newport. On passing Williams's coal yard, I saw Richardson lying on the ground. He was groaning, and I asked him what was the matter, when he said he had been beaten. I helped him up. He was not able tl stand. I took him to the side, and left him on the curb stone, not thinking there was anything serious the matter with him. I R. F. Woollett, surgeon, of Newport, attended the deceased on- the 6th of December. He was in bed, suffering from compression of the brain, and died about ten o'clock on the 7th. I attribute* his death to an effusion of blood on the brain. The prisoner was found Guilty of an assault, and was sentenced to three months' hard labour. STEALING A BALE OF DRAPERY GOODS AT ABERGAVENNY. Richard Walters, aged 38, charged with having, on the tst day of December last, at Abergavenny, feloniously stolen one bale, containing drapery goods, of the value of eight pounds, the pro- perty of William Harris Maclean. Sir Thomas Phillips prosecuted, and Mr. Skinner defended. Thomas Davies examined: Was in the employ of Mr. Troker. Received a bale of goods from Mr. Maclean of Hereford, on the 30th of November, to take to Abergavenny. I last saw it at Peri- isa-plwyd gate afterwards missed it, and went back to see for it; saw the prisoner that night he had a tram going to Hereford. Henry Harris, a shopman to Mr. Isaacs, of Abergavenny, re- ceived a shawl and gown piece from prisoner's wife, oa the 24th of January. Lent 4s. on them. Patrick Cusick, P.C., of Abergavenny, s earched prisoner's house with Mr. Maclean, on the 27th of January. Found some goods in a box, and some dresses hutig up in the roomi Prisoner said he picked them up on the tram road. The bale was halfopeu. Thought it was a hawker's pack. The jury returned a verdict of Acquittal, believing that the good* were Maclean's property, but that the prisoner found them. HOUSEBREAKING AT ABERGAVENNY. Thomas Herbert, 23, Joseph Watlcins, 18, and William James, 18, charged with having, pn the 1) th day of October last, at the parish of Abergavanny, broken and entered the dwelling-house of Ann Giles, and stolen therefrom certain moneys, the pro- perty of the said Ann Giles. This case occupied the court several hours. The three pri- soners were found Guilty. j Thomas Herbert, who had been previously convicted, was sentenced to ten years' transportation Joseph Watkins and William James to twelve months' hard litbour. The court, after the conviction of these prisoners, rose, it be. ng about eight o'clock. WEDNESDAY.. The learned judge this morning took his seat at nine o clock precisely. j ;) The first prisoner arraigned wai Thomas Havard, cnarged with bigamy, having in the neighborhoods of Llanelly, Bre- conshire, and Merthyr Tydvil, married one Marg iret Rossite?, while his former wife, Anne Hiivard, was alive. Mr. Riekards conducted the prosecution. The prisoner pleaded Guilty, and was sentenced to three, months' liard laboui- ii Margaret Rossiter was next charged with having marriedtfe above Thomas Havard, while her former husband, W iluain Rossiter, was alive. She pleaded Not Guilty. Mr. Rickards prosecuted. • « t p Walter William Charles produced a copy of a certificate of prisoner's first marriage, being obtained of Mr. Jain^s, super- intendent registrar, at Merthyr Tidvil. I know W lljiam Ros- siter, prisoner's first husband. I saw him before the in.tgi^ trates. He is at present in court.. T David Lewis: I am registrar of marriages at Merthy 1} ij I recollect marrying William Rorfsiterto prisoner, on of 184G. I Evan Davies: I am superintendent of police at Iredegar. 1 obtained a certificate of the marriage of the prisoner. I com- pared it with the entry in the register book, at Llanelly, Bre- conshire, in March 27th, 1848. It stated that the marriage had been solemnised between Thomas Havard and Margaret Ro- berts, widow, of Clydach. She was living with prisoner Havard when I apprehended her. Henry Williams I am parish clerk of Llanelly. I recollect prisoner and Havard being married at Llanelly. She was found Guilty, and sentenced to three months' hard labour.. Joseph Weaver alias Hattwood, aged 45, stood charged with having, at the parish of Rockfield, stolen a pair of stockings, the property of John Hogg. Mr, Rickards prosecuted. The prisoner was found Guilty, and sentenced to two months' hard labour. STEALING BOOTS AT NEWPORT. Josiah Williams, a lad about 17, was charged with having stolen a pair of boots from Mr. Isaac Oldridge's shop. The prisoner was found Guilty, and sentenced to twelve months' hard labour. STEALING BOOTS AT NEWPORT. Will'am Davies and John Davies were next charged with having stolen a quantity of boots belonging to Mr. Isaac Old- ridge, Newport. Mr. Vaughan prosecuted. The prisoners appeared to be shoemakers by trade. These two prisoners in committing the above crime had been acting in conjunction with the foregoing prisoner. John Davies was Acquitted but William Davies was found Guilty, and sentenced to twelve months' hard labour. John Colli)ts.-The learned judge this morning said that on a re-consideration of the case of this prisoner, who was yesterday tried and sentenced to three months' hard labour for the man- slaughter of John Richardson, at Newport, that he would miti- his punishment from three to one month's hard labour. John Stevens, a beer-house keeper in Castle-street, Newport, had been indicted, it appeared, by some of the authorities of Newport, "for keeping a house of a certain description." It was a case of traverse. Mr. Cook for defendant, and Mr. Skinner for the prosecution. Stephens seemed to have been bailed by Mr. George Street, and Mr. Henry Gregory, to appear at these assizes. The de- fendant was called to answer his name on pain of forfeiting his recognizance, but did not appear. Messrs. Street and Gregory were in the same manner respec- tively called, but neither made his appearance. Mr. Cook, when the court was about rising, put in some affi- davits, the contents nor results of which, owing to the rushing noise of the people, could we learn. MONDAY. NISI PRItTS COURT.—[Before Mr. BARON PLATT ] The learned judge entered the court at ten o'clock. The first case heard was Williams v. James. Mr. Grey opened the pleadings. Mr. Whateley briefly stated the facts of the case to the jury, from which it appeared the plaintiffs were bankers residing at Newport, and that the cause of action was a bill of exchange which plaintiff had received of defendant, for one month, on the 5th of April last, drawn by Messrs. T. G. Phillpotts and John Phillpjtts, solici- tors, of Newport, and duly endorsed and cashed at the bank of plaintiff. The acceptance when due was dishonoured, and Messrs. Phillpotts paid by cheque the amount claimed( £ 26 Is, 4d.) to the plaintiffs, at their bank. It was contended in the defence that the acceptance having been satisfied at the bank, that the bona fide plaintiffs were the Messrs. Phillpotts. Witnesses were called to identify the signature of the defendant to the acceptance, and several letters written both by himself and wife, who, it was proved, conducted her husband's business in his absence. Mr. Sergeant Talfourd contended that the Messrs. Williams could not sue as the trustees of the Messrs. Phillpotts, and called Mr. Bot- tomly to prove that Messrs. Phillpotts had cancelled the cause of action in respect of the present plaintiff, by payment of the amount of 1:26 Is. 4d. in satisfaction of the debt to the alleged plaintiffs. This point being reserved, a verdict was given for plaintiff of £ 26 17s. Od., debt and interest for nine months. Dyke § Co. v. Brewer and Tiddy. Plaintiffs are merchants of coal, lime, slate, bricks, &c., at Mon- mouth, and defendants are railway contractors on the Hereford and Monmouth line. This action was brought to recover £ 78 for goods, consisting of bricks, lime, and tiles, sold and delivered to defendants to construct the Troy House tunnel. v Mr. Whateley, Q.C., and Mr. Cook, for plaintiffs, and Mr. Keat- ing, Q.C., for defendants. The chief question in this trial was, whether Tiddy, as well as Brewer, was responsible for this sum of money. Mr. Becker, civil engineer, and a brotlier.in-law to Brewer, was at great length examined, with a view to prove that Tiddy was partner with Brewer in the work at the time the debt was con- tracted. He had been given to understand there was a written agreement between Tiddy and Brewer of the partnership. Mr. Keating here insisted that this document should be produced, and after a sharp discussion, Mr. Whateley submitted that the evidence of the witness should be taken by the jury as a proof of the existence of such an agreement. It was, however, at last eli- cited that no partnership existed between Brewer and Tiddy till after a large portion of the goods in question had been delivered. It appeared that Brewer was not now in such circumstances as to be able to pay this demand, while Tiddy was. Verdict for defendant, the jury not being able to place sufficient confidence in the evidence of the witness Becker. Welshman v. Sturges. This was an action brought by the administrator of the deceased Joseph Welshman, a butcher, at Newport, who had died intestate, to recover a sum of money which it was alleged Jane Sturges had received for goods, which, belonging to the late Joseph Welshman, or at leatt to his heirs-at-law, she had unlawfully sold. Mr. Whateley, Q C., for plaintiff, and Mr. Keating for defen- dant. Mr. M'Mahon opened the pleadings. It appeared that Joseph Welshman had, some years ago, de- serted his wife, and was living till his death with this Jane Sturges. Geo. Gething deposed I am a merchant at Newport. I knew Joseph Welshman. He died last May. A little before his death I had an account with him of £ 34. I settled it with him on the 28th of April. I gave him a cheque for that amount. I have the account here receipted by him. David Welshman, a brother to the deceased, who is a farmer, living in Llanarth parish, stated that after his brother's death he went to the bank, received the amount of the cheque, and paid it to Sturges. Wm. Baker, of Longstone, stated that he purchased a horse of defendant, after the death of Joseph Welshman, and paid her for it £20. Wm. Conley, a licensed victualler, at Newport, deposed that after Joseph Welshman's death he sold a cow for defendant, for which she received the money, £9 10s. Thos. Conley, a grocer, at Newport, deposed to having had similar transactions with the defendant. Verdict for plaintiff of £119 lis. 2d. This terminated the cause list. His Ilordship then proceeded to THE TRIAL OF PRISONERS. HOUSEBltEAKING AT BASSALEG. George Durbin, John Jones, and JOh: Thomas were charged with having, on the 14th of January last, at Newport, stolen a flitch of bacon, a ham, a pair of bootie, two pairs of stockings, two pounds of sugar, and a luaf of bread, the property of Thomas Jones. Mr. Skinner and Mr. Vaughau prosecuted. Prisoners were un- defended. After several witnesses had been examined, P. C, G. Long deposed that prisoner Durbin, one day when he was lighting fire in his cell, confessed to him that he and the other prisoners had stolen the above goods, and detailed the cir- cuiustances under which they stole them. Lawrence Rian, lodging-house keeper, at Newport, said, the prisoner Durbin offered me some bacon for sale. I was once in gaol for two months. I cannot tell for what; I know for what I was committed, but I WM not guilty (laughter). The learned judge having summed up, the jury, after a short consultation, returned a verdict of Guilty against the three prisoners, George Durbin and John Jones had been previously convicted Of John Thomas was a stranger to Newport. Seiiience 'George Durbin and John Jones ten years' transpor- tation and John Thomas, twelve months' hard labour.
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HotrsKBREAKING AT LLANTIUO CROSSENNY. William Jones, 27, and James J ones, 18, were now arraigned, charged with having, on the 14th of November, broken into the house of John Hicks, and stden out of it a quantity of bread, butter, bacon, and other articles. Mr. Corbet prosecuted. After the Examination of a large number of witnesses, who de- post d to having found the stolen ^.>i>ds on the'prisoners, His lordship summed up, ai-i che jury returned a verdict l of Acquittal; on which the prisoners, after a few words of a liiorr:I teudency from his lordslup. were discharged. 'I lie court then rose 1UJC.OUAI. The court opened this morning at nine o'clock, and proceeded wi h the trial of prisoners. UTTERING COUNTERFEIT COIN AT NEWPORT. Catherine Sullivan, a woman who it was said was inUjh addicted to drink, and Thomas Williams, a lad, about 17, were arraigned, charged with having, on March 8th, at Newport, uttered false aud counterfeit coin, v Mr. Rickards and Alr. Pest prosecuted, Anne Williairft deposed that she kept the Fountain beer house at Newport, and that on the 8th of March the female prisonerga"c her a had shilling to pay for beer she had just had. She impounded the shilling. Thomas Williams and Mary Grant, keeper of a beer-house, in Cross-street, deposed to having received false coin from prisoner in a similar manner. Thomas Williams was further indicted for uttering a counterfeit half-crown, at the parish of St. Woollos, on the 8th of March, to Anne Llewelyn. Found Guilty. Sentence, Catherine Sullivan, twelve months' hard labour; and Thomas Williams, six months' hard labour. HOUSEBREAKING AT GROSMONT. Wm. Goff and Edioard Brown stood charged with having, on Saturday night or early Sunday morning, Feb. 3rd or 4th, broken' into the dwelling-house of Edward Llewellyn, and stolen therefrom cheese, bread, aud other articles. Mr. Skinner prosecuted. Prisoners appeared to be two servants. Geo Gale, servant to the prosecutor, deposed that having know- ledge that the house had been broken into, he followed the foot- steps of the thieves several miles off, till he came to an old barn, where he found prisoners and the lost goods. Prisoners, in defence, told the jury that they never saw those goods till George Gale brought them from the corner ot the barn, and said that they had stolen them. Both were Acquitted. CONCEALING THE BIRTH OF A CHILD AT CWM JOI. Mary Howell pleaded Guilty to having given birth to a child, and to have concealed the same. The Rev. Peter Jones Lewis and his lady, in whose service the prisoner had been, from whose house she had been brought to take her trial (being out oa bail), and to whose service she was to be taken as soon as liberated, gave the young woman an excellent character for honesty, &c. His lordship passed on her the formal sentence of fourteen days' imprisonment. KILLING AND STEALING GAME. William Rees stood charged with having, on the 15th of Janu- ary last, entered by night upon certain inclosed land of Sir Chas. Morgan, tor the purpose of taKing game. Mr. Pest prosecuted, and Mr. Cook defended. Thomas Johnson examined I am a labourer in the employ of Sir Charles Morgan. At six o'clock in the morning of the 15th of January, I heard the report of a gun opposite the kennel. I went to the plantation where the gun was fired, and saw prisoner coming out, when prisoner went back and hid himself. I watched him for a long time, and when he came out, I took him up. He hud in his pocket some powder, four caps, and some instruments for loading a gun. Other witnesses having been examined, Mr. Cook, on behalf of the prisoner, addressed the jury in a most powerful speech. The learned judge then summed up. The jury consulted for a short time, and brought in a verdict of Acquittal, FORGING A RECEIPT AT NEWPORT. John Knaresborough, a Jersey man, was arra.gned. charged with having forged a bill of lading for 23 hogsheads of cider, with intent to defraud John Symonds Salt, Mr. Cook prosecuted. Prisoner, who appeared to be a man of strong mind, to have ex- tensive knowledge of business, and of things in general, and to hare been in respectable circumstances, ably defended himself. There was no clear evidence that prisoner either forged the bill or attempted to defraud any one, for prisoner actually had tee cider. Acquitted. STEALING A WATCH AT CRUMLIN. Thomas Davies, 20 years old, stood charged with having, on the 15th of December last, in the parish of Mvnyddyslwyn. stolen a silver watch, the property of David Williams. Mr. Rickards prosecuted, and Mr. Cook defended. Prisoner was a lodger at prosecutor's house. Several persons gave prisoner an excellent character, stating that he had been from his youth accustomed regularly to attend places of public worship, and was a teacher in a Sunday- school. Mr. Cook very eloquently addressed the jury on his elialf. His lordship afterwards summed up in a manner favourable to the prisoner, and he was Acquitted. ASSAULT AND ROBBERY A.T NEWPORT. Jacob Smith, aged 20, stood charged with having, on tho 2lst of October last, assaulted Jacob Hook, and taken out of his pocket three half-crowns. Prosecutor, a man about 40 years old, who has a wife and children, went on the Saturday night in question to "Mary the Cripple's," a house of ill fame, where he was robbed and assaulted. None of the policemen, or any other witness that cama forward, pretended to have seen these acts committed, Pri- soner, however, was found Guilty, and sentenced to, ten yeais' transportation. Mr. Huddleston prosecuted, and Mr. Cook defended. RECEIVING STOLEN MONEY AT NEWPORT. Mary Yorioood, or Mary the cripple," a woman about 30 years old, who could not walk or even move but by means of a chair with wheels, and who kept the ill-famed house referred to, stood charged with having received from the above-named Jacob Smith the said three half-crowns, knowing them to have been stolen. Found Guilty, and sentenced to twel-re months' imprison- ment. When she was conveyed to prison, great excitement, hooting, and shouts of approval of her punishment prevailed without the court. STEALING WHEAT AT CWM JOI. Thomas Lewis, an elderly man. was charged with having, on the 20th Feb. last, at Cwm Joi, stolen half a peck of wheat, the property of Thomas Price. He was found Guilty, and sentenced to three months' impri- sonment. The court adjourned at seven o'clock till nine next morning. WEDNESDAY. The man Wilde, a pawnbroker, from Llanarth-atreet, New- port, who yesterday for his contempt to the court was coin-, mitted to prison, was this morning brought before the court, and after a salutary reprimand from the judge was discharged. FORGED REQUEST FOR GOODS. Thomas Martingale was charged with having feloniously uttered a forged request for the delivery of goods, with intent to defraud Samuel Palate. He pleaded Guilty, and was sen- tenced to six months' hard labour. STEALING ROPES AT NEWPORT. Patrick Keofe was indicted for stealing a quantity of yope, Z, T some belonging to James Wilkinti and some to Benjamin Young, Newport. Acquitted.
HAY STEALING AT NEWPORT.
HAY STEALING AT NEWPORT. Morris Conolly stood charged with having at Newport, in Januarv last, stolen two trusses of hay, the property of Philip Jones. He was found Guilty, and sentenced to twelve months' hard labour. HOUSEBREAKING AT LLANHILLETH. James Baker stood charged with having in Deceiver last broken into the dwelling-house of John Edmunds, Llanhilleth, and stolen therefrom a "pair of boots, the property of the said John Edmunds. He was found Guilty, and sentenced to twelve months' hard labour. Prisoner is to be tried also at the next Gloucester assizes on another charge of burglary. HOITSE-STEALING AT CALDICOT, NEAR CHEPSTOW. William Rose, 31, was indicted for stealing a mare, value E10, at Caldicot, on the 20th of December, the property of Thomas Davies. Mr. Cook prosecuted, and Mr. Skinner de- fended. The prosecutor, a feeble old man, proved the loss of his mare from the stable.. Thomas Halive, an innkeeper of Gloucester, proved buying the maie of the prisoner on the 21st of December for £ 4 Is. 6d. George Haywood saw a man resembling the prisoner leading a mare through Chepstow at five o'clock on the morning after the robbery. In reply to a question from the judge the wit- ness said the man had on a queer hat. rather a bad one, in bet it was a shocking 'bad hat'! (laughter) it was a curiously shaped one, indeed he would call it a steeple hat." The hat was here produced, but it h.ad lost its point, if it had ever possessed one, for on production it turned out to be an old broad-crowned one, and not at all taper, on which Baron Platt remarked, It is a steeple very much out of repair" (great laughter). Prisoner was found Guilty, and seutcuctd to ten years' transportation. This closed the business of the cou? t. After the hearing of the Crown Court cases (reported above), the assize* were closed.