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BRECON. EXECUTION OF JAMKS GRIFFITHS.—This convict suffered the extreme penalty of the law in front of Brecon county gaol; on Wednesday week, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, in presence of an immense concourse of people, variously esti- mated at from 10,000 to 12,000 individuals, nearly half of whom were women. The river Tarell flowed between the spectators and the scaffold, the avenue being guarded by the police. On Tuesday, at the request of the convict, Mr. I/Izcnby, governor of the gaol, took down the. following confession, from his dictation, in the presence of the lord- lieutenant of the county (who happened to visit the gaol at the time) and the chaplain Condemned Cell, Brecon County Gaol, April 10, 1849, 2 p.m. The chaplain having read a note to me, in which it was im- puted thut Jane Morgan was the cause of my having murdered Thomas Edwards, and being desirous of clearing Jane Morgan, who knew nothing at all of it, I request Mr. Lazenby, the governor, to sny in my behalf, and especially for the sake of an innocent girl, that the report is entirely false as regards her, and that my- self alone committed the deed, and that it was wilfully none, and without my having had any quarrel when I did it, but solely for the sake of possessing what he had. I watched my opportunity, ard struck him down with the axe, and repeated, the blows until I thought he was dead. I commenced my attack upon him in the chaff-room, whilst he was stooping, and afterwards dragged him to the dungheap, with the intention of hiding his body under rlle dung. I believed him to be dead at the time; but Elizabeth Phillips, coining out of the house to fetch water, disturbed me, when I threw the pitchfork I had in my hands over into the gar- den. 1 accompanied Elizabeth Phillips a little way towards the brook, and turned back again, and went into the house upstairs, and gathered up Thomas Edwards' clothe, and threw them out of the windo. As soon as I had done this, Elizabeth Phillips citllrd me to come down sta'rs, as there was something in the yard by the garden door. I said to her, What do you think there is there ?* When she asked me to come along and see what was there, I v. e It with her to the dungheap. and said I did not know what was thi r ■■, when she turned buck with me to fetch a lantern to look again. She went into the hous; and I to the back of it, and "pickrd up the clothes, which I t.ed in a bundle and started off for Merthyr. I went over the hills, on the side next the road. I got on tq the road, where there are two public-houses, where I had victuals and drink thence I went straight to Merthyr. I got th re between, ten and eleven in the morning. I stopped there until Tuesday evening. I lodged at a public-house uncut Mr. Crawsiiav's works. I was out on Saturday night in the market, and on Sunday was out with two or three young chaps about the works. I walked about on Monday and Tuesday, when I heard it reported what bad happened at Cwrngwdy. I immediately 'started- off for Swansea, whereT remained one night, and on the ,i\.l]oW;hg morning went on board a steamer for Bristol. I paid 5s. for the passage, out of the money I took f:om Thomas Ed- wards. After I got to Bristol I stayed there a day or two, then vent to Bath, then to Salisbury, and walked along the turnpike- road to Southampton, where I remained about a week. From there I went to Winchester, at which place I bit one nighf. Thence 1 started for London, where I stayed two or three thy; Then I went to Colchester, from thence to Ipswich, and .MOPPED there from Friday to Wednesday then went to Stow- ■' amu-ketwhere was taken up for stealing a cake, in company an Irish boy, and was committed to Ipswich county gaol. I )Piilr(í d Colchester that there was a reward of £ OO offered by the Government, and £ O() by Colonel Watkir.s, M.P., fur my appre- hensiou. As soon as I heard it i changed my clothes, as I had ;J7'(ore"'do E two' or three times. The exact money 1 took from Thomas Kdwards WAS one sovereign in gold and 8s. in silver. I took a 'frock coat, two waistcoats, one silk handkerchief, a pair of !¡¡v,esirip'r! cloth trousers, and a shirt, the same as was found upon me,as was likewise one of the waistcoats. The bloody marks Úoort the waistcoat were by a bit of liver I had from a cher's shop. I first thought OF killing Thomas Edwards a • week before Iit. I never had any quarrel of any account with him. He was always a quiet lad, but passionate. I declare to ¡icd that I am sorry for what I have done, and I hope for mercy and forgiveness through my Redeemer. I have had, since my iiriprhbnment, the best attention and treatments The governor has I-etN. kind to me—also the chaplain and the magistrate, who have kindly visited me. I wish to add, that all the witnesses who appeared agai.nst me spoke the truth, and what I have now stated T ) the governor is the whole truth, as I wish to be saved. As \ilm:8" In)" Hurl;, His (JAMES GRIFFITHS) mark N.H. I am vety sorry fur \vh"t I YHid before to the chaplain, which was no), true but the aLove statement is perfectly true." TJU!GABT:I BrunsH SCHOOL. The Easter examination (If this school look ph ce on Monday, the 9th instant. The examination was conducted by the respeced t it,, her, MR. Wil liam Morgan, assisted Bj tne Rev. David Charles, A.B., Trevecca College, aud the Rev. R:L .Jones, Talgarth. The children exhibited a very respeeta'Hle degree of prolic.ency IN the art of writing. English gi-ainrnar^: geography, Scripture, history, natural philosophy, and -1 tic, and reflected the greatest credit upop. their worthy instructor. This school is now furnished with a useful apparatus iorthepu;p.)ses of teaching. which is of great importance as a means of conveying instruction in a vivid and direct manner to the yoyjhi'u:,tnsnd. I lie inhabitants of Talgarth .audits vicinity must feel.g"eat interest in an institution like this, which has been esta- blished with a view to their benefit, and which will prove one of (lift greatest blessings to. the neighbourhood at large. Their grate- fu!-t-haiiks. are indeed due to Mr. Morgan, the teacher, and the 'c<).¡ÙhÙt!for their prai-.eworthy exertions in their behalf, and we c.dr, fipOii them to lend tins institution their most ample support;"

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