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4)''';. MELANCHOLY AND AWFUL…
4) MELANCHOLY AND AWFUL INSTANCE OF SUDDEN DEATH. On Wednesday morning, rumours were afloat that the body of Mr. James Berry, aged about fifty, the respected actuary of the Savings' Bank in this town, had been found lying on the bank near the feeder. Upon making the necessary inquiries we found the melancholy intelligence too true. The deceased, who was a man of very regular habits, after the banking business of the day was concluded usually took an evening stroll, choosing frequently his favourite walk, down Crockherb- town! Bradley-lane, and enjoying the quietude and coolness of the banks ot the feeder. That such was the case on Tues- day evening there can be little doubt, for his body was found on the following morning laying 011 the bank ot the feeder, undisturbed, and his property entirely secure about his person. The following articles were found in his trowsers pockets :—A purse containing 1;8 in gold, half-crown, four three-penny pieces one shilling, a sixpence, a silver snuff-box, two gold seals, attached to a chain of the same material, bunch of keys, silver spectacles, pocket-knife, pocket-comb, and a few piece's of sealing-wax. The friends of the deceased gentleman were apprised of themelancholy occurrence, and the body was conveyed to the Infirmary, there to await the coroner's inquest.
THE INQUEST. At eleven o'clock, an inquiry into the death of this much- respected gentleman, took place at the Infirmary, before the coroner, Lewis R. Reece, Esq., and the following highly- respectable jury :— Mr. John Todd, Foreman Samuel Jones Hobert Nicholl I Ri hard Maggs Nathan Proudlow Thomas.Mitehell Lockey Tanner Mr. David Phillips John Williams William Armstrong Alxander Bevan George Bevan Richard Jones John Winstone. The coroner having addressed a few words to the jury upon the nature of the inquiry, they adjourned to view the body, which presented every appearance of death from apoplexy Having been sworn, they returned to the jury-room, where the following evidence was taken :—Mr. William Bird, brother-in- law to deceased, was first examined. He deposed: I saw the deceased alive last night about half-past nine o'clock, between the Mason's Arms public-house and his own home, in Croekherbtown. I was going towards Crockherbtown and I met him coming towards his house. He appeared to be return- in"- from a walk. I did not stop, but merely bowed, wished each other "good night," and then passed oil. That was the last time I saw him alive. I never heard that he was subject to fits. Had he been I should have heard. He appeared very well last night. I have not heard him complain lately. It was usually on Savings Bank business I saw him. I never heard that he had a fit. He was a very regular and sober man. By a jurior I did not see a stick in his hand when I passed him. Mr. John Grierson, in answer to a question from one of the jurors, said: I think he left home at about nine o'clock. Mrs. Berry told me so. Marv James, servant to deceased, deposed My master took. tea at home about five o'clock last night. He did not go out afterwards, until Mrs Berry came in at eight o'clock. He was engaged in the bank. About half-past eight he said to Mrs. Berry that he had been working very hard all day and thought he would go out. He did so. After he had left, I saw him 'standing at the corner by the lamp for sometime. He was in the habit of going out of an evening for a walk. He also goes generally before breakfast. Of an evening he returns about ten o'clock. He is very regular. He did not come home last night. Mistress got very uneasy at twelve o'clock. I went to bed about ten. Mistress told me she was uneasy this morning. I was called about half-past three by Mrs. Berry, when the body was found. I have not heard him complain of being ill. I saw him eat very hearty yesterday. He was always in before I went to bed. Mrs. Berry did not come to the bed-room to me, but called me from the stairs. When I came down stairs I found mistress in very great trouble and her daughter as well. There was a young woman standing by the hall door. It was Fanny Birt. She had come to tell mistress that she had seen master lying dead by the side of the feeder. I heard her say so. I came down in my frock and bonnet only, and mistress said tome, "You will know your master, and you go with this young woman [here the witness, who appeared greatly affected during the inquiry, burst into crying]. We went alone down Crockherbtown and up Brad- lev-lane. The young woman showed me. When we got by the feeder it was about ten minutes past four. It was light. We went down the walk tfrom the bridge about twenty yards and I saw the body. We saw George Willaims going down Crockherbtown. He wasalso near the body. Deceased was lying (Ill his stomach, his head in the hedge and feet towards the water. His hat was off his head, and his gloves on the ground. Mr. Todd, who had been fetched, came with Mr. Stod lart directly, and about five minutes afterwards Mr. Payne. The body was not touched until Mr Payne came. He examined the body and searched deceased's pockets. His purse was there. lie did not usually carry a watch nor had he one then. He had no pocket handkerchief. He was carried by four men OIl a ladder to this place. By a Juror I should know his handkerchief if I saw it. The piece produced is not a portion of it. It having been suggested that his handkerchief might have been in his coat pocket which had not been searched, a police constable was despatched to see. However it was not there. Resumed: He usually carried a handkerchief. Mr. Todd deposed I was called this morning by Miss Berry and Hannah Jones, and I was told that Mr. Berry was dead. As I was going along I met Mr. Stoddart, and he accompanied me. I got a policeman and came on down to the spot. Did not call t t Mr. Berry's house. What the previous witness has deposed is correct with reference to the body. James Jones deposed: Just before I went to bed I saw Mr. Berry standing near the lamp-post at the Savings Bank. It was about half-past ten, for I was in bed at a quarter to eleven. I know the time, as I was in a money club and left about ten, and had my supper and went to bed. The servant was here re-called and asked if her master took supper ? She replied, Yes, always." Resumed I always look out into the street before I close the door for the night. It was when I did that that I saw him. I am sure it was him. He was looking up. I did not speak to him; he was too far off. I did not think anything, and went in and shut the door. The Coroner: It is very odd he did not go in home then, he being a man of such regular habits. Is there any further evi- denee as to his having been seen after? Mr. Stockdale No, not at present. The Coroner I hardly think it is necessary, as there is nothing in his going on farther. He might have met a friend and gone to the end of Crockherbtown, but there is a satisfac- tion in knowing what was the inducement. Mr. L. Hannah said that he had been told by his wife that she saw the deceased going towards the Rose and Crown about half-past ten. Hannah Jones said A young girl named Fanny Birt lives in my father's house. She was going to Bath at seven o'clock and she got up at half-past three, and went out for a walk. When we got as far as the bridge, down Bradley-lane, Fanny Birt said to me "Oh, look at that drunken man." I did not think he was drunk from the position he was lying in. As soon as I saw him I knew him by his trowsers. He was in our house that evening, looking at the birds. He was lying with his head under the hedge and his leet towards the water When we saw the body we went over the gate towards ir. Deceased was lying on his face; his hat was off, and his gloves by the side of his hat. I took him by the leg, and I said "Mr. Berry." I thought lie ,was asleep or tipsy. He did not answer, I called him three times. We then thought lie was d'al. We d d not lojk at his face. I was quite sure it was him from his dress. I then went and informed Mrs. Berry that I had seen her husband. I and Miss Berry went together and called Mr. Todd. His wife came down stairs with him. Mr. Todd came out and we got a policeman who went with us. We saw George Williains near the Red Lion door. We did not speak to him but went into Mrs. Berry's. He must have heard the conversation as he came up and stood by the door. By a Juror: Di 1 not see Mr. Berry after he came in to look at the birds. I was up when father had his tea. When I went to bed it was about.a quarter past ten. Father came up a short time after. Fanny Burt corroborated this evidence. The Coroner said that it was clear the two girls were the first two who saw the body. Williams mast h ive gained his infor- mation of them by what he had heard when at Mr. Berry's. He would now examine Mr. Payne, as with regard to de- ceased's pockets, as it would remove some few suspicious circumstances. Mr. TueLl here informed the Coroner he had been told by Mrs. Berry that deceased's father and mother had died a similarly sadden death. The Coroner said that there was certainly sufficient evidence that the deceased was found dead, and it was now for the Jury to ascertain, if possible, how and by what means. The great object would be for them to learn that there had been no foul play, and then they would cor.sult upon he necessity or not of employing a medical man. He did not mean to say that a post-mortem examination was really necessary, for he felt satisfied from what he had heard, both from medical gentlemen and others, that death was the result of disease, and although Mr. Todd had informed the Jury that he had heard from deceased's lady that his father and mother had died in a fit, yet he did not know that they could t;,ke that as a rule in all families but he thought they might do so in instances like the present' where the individual was of stout frame and full habit. He had no doubt if the Jury asked Mr. Payne, the medical gentle- man, hs would tell them that short stout persons were more likely to die of disease of that sort than thin spare men. He would leave it to the Jury as to whether they would require Mr. Payne's evidence. Mr. Winstone: Yes, let us take Mr. Payne's opinion by all means. The Coroner I think so too, although the fact of deceased's not going home at his usual time of night amounts to nothing. He might have fallen down for many hours previous to his body being found. That, however, is all conjecture. He might have gone up the North-road, and continued his walk towards the spot where his body was found, for his boots show that he must have walked some distance in damp grass. Mr. Payne, surgeon, then said that he was called about four o'clock on Wednesday by Mr. Todd. He immediately jumped up, slipped on his coat, trowsers, and waistcoat, and ran out. Upon reaching the bridge, he first saw the body from that point,—at least he believed he did. When he got up to deceased, he found that he was lying with his head in the high grass, which pointed to the south and his legs pointing to the north. His arms were Miff and quite colcl. ne was lying on his face. There was a little blood from his nostrils, and a little from his month. His face was turgid, and congested with blood; There was that nature in apoplexy to force blood or he might have struck his nose, and then, perhaps, it would have come out. The quantity of blood found appeared to be no more than ordinary under the circumstances. As far as he could judge from the outward appearances he was satisfied there f was no blow. The appearances were what medical men generally found in cases of the sort. As he was making a statement he would just tell the jury that, about twelve months ago, he prescribed for deceased owiug to his suffering under difficulty of breathing He had his mind refreshed of the circumstance by a conversation he had had this (Wednesday) morning with Mrs. Berry. That lady had then told him that Mr. B. had for some time past been suffering from great:difficulty of breathing, and also from palpitation of the heart. If such was the case, and the heart was affected, that would throw a large quantity of blood to the head, and although that would be the primary cause, yet it was the effect upon the brain which produced apoplexy. He had not the slightest doubt from what he saw, that the death of Mr. Berry was one of apoplexy —that his death was occasioned by natural causes. He (Mr. P.) did not think it would be worth while to have a post mortem ex- amination in short, as far as he was concerned, he had not the slightest doubt in his own mind as to the cause of death. In answer to a question from one of the jury, Mr. Payne said that in all probability his death was instantaneous. In all cases of apoplexy death is immediate. Perhaps life was extinct before his body reached the ground. A j uror: How long do you suppose his body had lain there before it was found ? Mr. Payne About four or five hours. The face was not so dark when we found him. as it is now. In apoplexy there was a gradual discolouration. I saw nothing at all to excite the slightest sus- picion. The Coroner said that there appeared no doubt, uuder all circum- stances, that the cause of death was apoplexy. However, it would be for the Jury, and not for him, to determine. The Jury immediately came to the conclusion that Mr. James Berry's death was caused by a natural consequeuce-viz., apoplexy
MEmiYR A MAJT DROWNED.—An inquest was held on Monday last, on the body of Thomas Richards, living near Clyndyrus. From the evidence it appeared that he was not quite sane, and that he had been missing for a couple of days. His coat was found near the pond at Clyndyrus, and search was made, when his body was found. Verdict-" Found drowned." NEW AIIHANGKMKKTS IN THE POST-OFFICE.—By the recent judicious alterations this town has been greatly benefited, in respect of its postal arrangements. The London mail, which formerly came through Gloucester and Abergavenny, comes now through Bristol, and arrives at Merthyr at 10 a.m. It leaves Merthyr now at 4 30 p.m. through Cardiff, instead of 2 30 as heretofore, thus giving a clear gain of two hours in answering letters. We have heard that our townspeople are not satisfied at its detention in Cardiff for so long a time, and a meeting has been called to take the matter into consideration. ODD FELLOWS' Pitoci,,sb- i c). The various lodges of this town and the neighbourhood had a grand procession on Mon- day last. They were preceded by Womb well's band, and paraded through the town for some time. From the fact of the Menagerie being in the town the number of gazers was in- credibly large, and the attraction of the music and every thing combined made it quite a holiday. We were happy to see the members of the various lodges so neatly dressed, and judging from their numbers we do not think there is much falling off, though the lowness of the wages must greatly affect this, as well as other benevolent institutions. WOMB WELL A\D HYLTON'S MENAGERIES.—These two col- lections—the.,|irst, we hear, the largest in England—has been here for soiri& days. It has been visited by great numbers of the most respectable people of the town, as well as the working classes. On Friday the inhabitants of Aberdare were astonished by a visit from tlil elephaiit, upon whom was mounted the keeper as bill-distributor. Our townsman, Mr. Palmer, who generally performs this function, cannot place a bill on even a low wall without the aid of a ladder, but we heard the man on the elephant handed them to the ladies and gentlemen when sitting at their up-stairs window, without the slightest trouble. In addition to the collection of animals, the band of Womb- well is a great attraction. It is truly delightful to hear their performance of some of the first-rate music. We heard a musical critic speak most highly of their playing the army quadrilles, by Jullieu, on Saturday night. Considering the slackness of trade, and the lowness of wages, we believe both establishments have no need to complain of the lack of patronage. THERE are several severe cases of bowel complaints about the place just now, but the medical gentlemen are agreed that there has been no decided case of asiatic cholera. We are sorry to say the town is, in many places, in a very filthy state, and with the present hot weather very likely to engender some malaria or other, which, doubtless, will prove fatal to some. REDUCTION OF WAGES.—It with great concern we state that the Cyfallhfa workmen all received a notice on Saturday last that their engagement is to terminate in a month. It is not known exactly for what purpose, but it is greatly feared there will be another reduction of wages. No other works has, as yet, done the same, but the example from such a large firm will doubtless be soon followed. PROSPECTS OF THE COMING HARVEST.—From enquiries we have made, added to some observations of our own, we are much gratified to know the prospects of the grain crops are as well as in the recollection of most persons. Even upon the hilly farms of Ystrad, Penderyn, and Ystradfellta, we were much gratified to see some very excellent fields of wheat, oats, and barley, in a very forward state. Such being the case in those districts, those of the more fertile districts must prove abundant. With good weather to secure them the staffs of life will again bless the length and breadth of the land. COAL WORKS AT ABERDARE.—The collieries at this large and important place are in good and steady work, so we understand. The demand for coal is now pretty good, and likely to be for sometime.
LLANELLY. STEAM COMMUNICATION WITH TENBY. A regular line of packets has been establ shed betwe n Tenby and Lla elly, where emnibussei are in waiting to co ivey passengers to the South Wales Railway Station, thus bri-iging the inhabitants of Pem- brokeshire within aft w h urs of London. )
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:r-„ • 3 — COFIANT Y diweddar BAXCH. JOHN EVANS, Hebron, a'i Briod -N'l of the late REV. JOHN EVANS, Ilebro 1, and his wife MARTHA). Cardiff: D. Evans. To the subjects of these memoirs no one who knew their characters will deny a place in the annals of religious worth Though the Most High is infinitely above the influence of caprice, yet how strongly developed do we see the absolute sovereignty of the divine purposes, as well as the choice of means and agencies for the carrying out thereof. So indepen- dent are they of human anticipation, and so much beyond the perspicacity of the human ken, that we are tempted to imagine that God's ways to man are conceived with the view of baSing human devises and of checking the pride and presumption of impious mortals. Still infinite wisdom acts upon perfectly rational principles, which are ever clear to the infallible intellect of the supieme, and are evidently the emanations of that mind which cannot err. Yea, though we are compelled to say that man deviseth his way, but that his goings are of the Lord," yet we philoso- phise with delight upon means chosen for given ends and the combination of influences for the development of divine pur- poses. God hath chosen the weak things of this world to confound the things that are mighty that no flesh may glory in his sight." Our remarks are unavoidably suggested by the honesty and integrity of the brief memoirs before us. We could wish them much more extended. We .vividly see the lamented pair be- fore us in our youthful days and their's—we call to mind times and circumstances in which character is most graphically and truly drawn—we view them from all points, separately and unitedly, when acquaintance was but slight and when a more intimate and tender friendship developed itself. We can- not help tracing the lines by which their earlier acquaintance was formed, the strictly religious, thoughtful, and watchful spirit in which it was matured, and the sternly religious prin- ciple which decided upon conjugal union, simply upon the ground that they could walk together in all the command- ments of the Lord blameless," and serve the cause to which they had given their hearts. Mr. Evans, with his own hand, traces h:s origin from the vale of humiliation, in which, not only those who are bred in poverty are often found, but into which, unfortunately, many who are brought up in affluence often descend. So much the more do we like and recommend this little book, for we think it due to the Most High to give a truthful view of the ways of God to man, marking the steps bv which the Invisible pro- vides for the indigent, and makes impressions upon the hear- by which, in its thoughtless wanderings, He holds dominion there, and checks its strides from youthful folly to glaring immortality. In our judgment, it is equally as wrong to make a parade of the privations of checkered life, as of the more favoured. But we think that taste, at least, viciously wrong which labours to conceal one's origin because it is humble, and that heart radically so which entertains respect for deserving worth no longer than it discovers that one's blood does not dis- tinguish him from the vulgar, and his lineage cannot be traced in golden lines. It is our happiness to know, in this respect,, nothing but man nor can we conceal our thankfulness that the world is verging fast towards this point. To us no object presents itself more attractive, whether in the religious, scien- tific, or political world, than a man who has, in the hand of providence, wrought out his being to that which God approves, and posterity must admire and commend. Mr. E. was one of those men—he was trained in the school of suffering—he secured friendship by his faithfulness—he emerged from his obscurity by promising public talents, and obtained countenance by the genuineness of his religious character. He evidently (in common with all who enter upon a course of preparation for the Christian ministry with right views) went to the Rev. D. Peter, of Carmarthen grammar-school, with a purpose from which nothing incompatible with its nature could divert him. Under that highly-respected and eminent useful man, he could not long be without seeing that steadfastness of pur- pose, as far as means are concerned, makes the man. His education having been unavoidably neglected, he was mostly self-taught; he could read Welsh and English, and had paid some attention to figures. Hence his object was to prepare for admission to college as soon as practicable, in which he suc- ceded beyond expectation. Mr. Evans's progress was as rapid as obstinate application could make it. Short as his time for preparatory studies was, he was able to undertake the usual classical, mathematical, and scientific courses marked out for the junior class. He also, during the four years, maintained a standing which was highly creditable to his head and heart. His theological views were decided, and his piety unquestion- able. Though he was ever open to conviction he was by no means a novice. He was brought up in a school of controversy. He had escaped Scylla, as we find from his own account, and he was happily disinclined to rush into Charybdis' winding streams. His collegiate associations afforded him time and opportunity to test his principles in various ways. But from conscientious, consistent Calvinism he was not tempted to swerve. Mr. Evans's mental calibre, acquirements, and approved qualifications for the ministry may be fairly judged from his having received invitations from so many churches at the ex- piration of his college studies; especially considering that in all of them there were parties of very considerable religious experience, judgment, and sagacity; and by yielding to the claims of the people, who had seen in him the germs of the future preacher, and cherished the development thereof, he manifested his gratitude, fortitude, and confidence in God, though he might justly fear the prophet should not ba honoured among his own people." His path of duty, however became plain, and this memoir proves he was not mistaken. His success encouraged him in his master's work. He had the happiness of admitting, during thirty-one years, above 1,00J souls to Church communion. Were this the only criterion of usefulness, Mr. Evans's labour was not in vain. But the im- portant links which public men of capacity and character form in the chain of influence and events are not to be judged by such a rule, nor to be measured by the contracted views of mortal man. The minds they impress, the characters they are the instrumentality of forming, and the seed they sow can be perfectly known only to Him who forms his sovereign purposes and the instruments by which to give them full effect. The re- spected brethren in the ministry, with whom Mr. Evans stood in immediate connexion, and who have contributed to these memoirs, have faithfully delineated his character—they have known him well—they have dealt neither in adulation nor exaggeration—they have given us the man, the Christian, h e husband, the parent, and the pastor. Those who knew him, or who wish to know what he was, cannot fail to see him, as it before them'in life and labour. Indeed this sketch of the Christian pastor and his help-mee will not fail to instruct, delight, and profit. We truly admire the truthful delineation given by the Rev. J. Lewis of Mrs. Evans's character, disciplined mind, happy disposition, intel- lectual acsumen, and holy religious aptitudes. She, in fact, had been disciplined for God, and sought the wisdom from above." To use her honoured father's words, in his declining years, Martha was the counsellor of the family when age and infirmity rendered care a burthen to her parents, and to her judgment in most things, all were disposed to yield." Such she also proved when she became a wife and a mother. Mr. Lewis's pen has not failed to tell us how well she acted her part. Hence no wonder that we fii-id 11 her husband praising her in the gate, and her children rising to call her blessed." Her parents had the happiness of seeing their five children, professing to travel heaven-ward, and she her six. We devoutly wish the living of them God-speed to the end of life, to prove themselves worthy of such a mother, crowning her memory with the virtues which, if by her seen would well repay her love. We find two of her sons occupyin g sitions supplying the greatest facilities for usefulness—the pulpit and the press. Their field is the world. To these powers that world must yield some day. May their contributions to these powers tenli to purify them, that they may the more prevail. We have done, assuring those who can read a Welsh book, that this small memoir is truly worthy a purchase and perusal. We have refrained from presenting any quotations the whole is brief and hardly admits of selection." We have seldom read any so unexceptionable; had we been inclined to censure it would be the brevity. Having some ground to believe the com- piler to be a near relation of the deceased, we shall be forgiven if we state it as our decided opinion that few relations are lit biographers. If they are truly modest (as in this case) they are too restrained. The world has been sufficiently glutted with the other, extreme of that there is nothing here. Still we feel, from the graphic specimens before us, that had Mr. Joshua Lewis written or compiled the whole with the same documents, and a few more, he would have been much more free and, as we here find, would have inserted nought but truth.-( a Fellow-student of the late Mr. Evans.)
DREADFUL CASE OF STABBING…
Charles Dunbar, a young man, belonging to the ship Lively, ow in the Bute-docks, had to pay 5s. for getting drunk. Thomas Ilupkins, a desperate-looking fellow, was fined the same Amount for a similar offence. CLAIM FOR SEAMAN'S WAGES.—John Bond appeared to claim the sum of £ 4 4s., of George Wood, master of the brig Phoebe, jj'ing in the Bute-docks, as wages for his services. The defendant's Sscuse for non-payment was that Bond was not a competent seaman. The log-book of the veesel was produced by the mate, and from that it appeared that the plaintiff had been discovered asleep when lip m wateh, and other proofs were also given of his incompetency to fulfil orders when given to him. Mr. It. Reece, who conducted the case for the defendant, contended that the general incapacity of the plaintiff rendered his claim valid. The Magistrates having consulted, their clerk upon the subject, decided upon putting the Slate upon his oath. Having done so, he also considerably strength- ened the cause of complaint against the sailor. Bond contended ithat he had accomplished all that was necessary for him to do, and bid that he had been engaged by the defendant at £6 per month, ipartof which sum he had received. The Bench, after a protracted lavestigation, decided that the plaintiff should receive at the rate of Fl per month, thereby deducting f;2 for his inefficiency. ANOTHER CASE OF SMUGGLING.—Mr. Iloyt, one of her Ma- jesty's officers of Inland Revenue, attended to conduct a charge of stnuo-^ling, against two seamen, named Thomas Fiar and Michael Curannah, of the Britannia, of Waterford. It appeared that a Quantity of whiskey had been secreted in a part of the vessel for the purpose of accomplishing a cheat upon the revenue of the Country. The prisoners had the same charge preferred against them in June last, but had chosen to abscond, since which time they have not been seen or heard of. Not attending to-day the case was gone into without them, and Mr. Hoyt having proved the charge they were convicted in the penalty of £ 100 each. As soon as it is possible to accomplish their apprehension there is no doubt jit will be done. POLICE.—THURSDAY, August 1.—[Before C. C. Williams, Esq.] John Cocklan, a shoemaker, for being drunk and disorderly in the streets, at five o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, was admonished and discharged. Thomas liees, for a similar offence, at two o'clock on the same day, was also admonished and discharged. Mr. Thomas Howe was summoned for putting in bodily fear Mr. Thos. Mitchell, This case arose out of a verdict gained in the County Court (the particulars of which will be found elsewhere). After he had left the court he still continued to threaten Mr. Mitchell, and about nine o'clock he went in a drunken state to Mr. M.'s shop rose his fist and threatened to split his by head open. lie also created a mob outside the shop. Defendant said that' he Was foreman to Mr. Mitchell for about two years, and a difference existed as to an account owing to Mr. Howe in which the dispute arose. He did not threaten to strike him, but, on the contrary, he (defendant) was afraid of Mr. MitchelL-Mr. Williams thought these was a great ill-feeling existing on both sides, and dismissed the case, advising complainant to apply to Mr. Stockdale if any thing of the sort occurred again. Thomas Baker was summoned for unlawfully exposing for sale a quantity of vegetables in the public streets, without using the marketplace. The wife was the aggressor. Itichard Meyrick said that he was ordered by Mr. Withers to go round the town and ffie who was hawking. At the top of Queen-street he saw Hannah ii ilvor with a cart and a sack of peas in it. The woman filled her basket with the peas and hawked them about, her husband taking care of the cart.—Mr. Williams Did they purchase or only ask tbc price ?—Meyrick: I only heard them ask the price. If I had Tped I might have seen them sold. I heard the price stated— a measure.—The Act of Parliament having been referred to, it was found that for selling from a cart a fine could be inflicted, amounting to 40s., but they were allowed to hawk from door to door in a basket. Dismissed. A female, named Edwards, stood at the bar, whilst Mr. Stock- dale informed the mngistrat s that Mr. Williams, of St. Mary- street had frequently missed a quantity of potatoes from his garden in Bradley-lane. Some of them had been traced to the possession of Edwards, She said that she had purchased them of a man at St. Nicholas. Held in bail to appear on Monday next to show the person of whom she purchased. William Morris and John Alexander, two respectable-looking young men, were charged with having, on the night of yesterday, about half-past twelve o'clock, created a disturbance in the street and taunted the po ice, being drunk at the time. It occurred outside the Station-house. Morris had words with a man named Gibbon there, and the policeman on duty insisted on their moving off. They did so, and a short time afterwards returned with a mob, and then again taunted and braved the police. This was repeated again during the night. Morris was very drunk, and in excuse for his conduct, admitted it. He was fined 5s. and costs. Alexander was discharged. John Al-xander was then charged by P. C. Nash, with being in company with four or five more, about that time, in Whitemore- iane, and creating a disturbance by blowing a bugle and other- wise disturbing the place. He was quite drunk. Defendant died upon Mr. Stockdale. to say whether or not he was drunk at 10 time he was at the Station house, when that gentleman said he as. Fined 5s. and costs. When Movris was informed that the fine and costs amounted to s., and refused to pay it, but offered 5s. Mr. Stockdale told him itat the alternative was six hours in the stocks. Morris immedi- tely exclaimed with surprise, "stocks be d-d," and left the mrt. A few minutes, however, had hardly elapsed, before he ame back and paid the money. James Edbrooke was charged with stealing an axe, the property f Air. Cook, of the Pine-apple beer-house. He was taken with the ■Dporty in his possession, in Caroline-street. Committed for trial. [Before W. Coffin, Esq. and C. C. Williams, Esq.] Jane Williams and Ann Williams were examined for assaulting Jane Edwards. Complainant said that she was going home from hawking on Saturday, with two lnskets on her arms and on com- iug over the Hays bridge Ann Williams came up behind her, and Struck her with a jug with such violence as to break it, and the other woman came up and str ick her in the mouth, saying at the name time, What did you brenk the jug for ? Adjourned for witnesses till Monday. THE STABBING CASE. To-day the injured man, Burrows, came up. He appeared very and was therefore conducted to a chair inside the bar. His «,glit arm, which he wore in a sling, was stabbed through near the Shoulder-joint, and a very deep wound was inflicted on his right side. The prisoner wore his hand in a sling. Alfred Burrows Vas examined. He deposed: I am a boatman to the Pendarren Tvorks, on the Glamorganshire canal. On Saturday night last I )ras in at Mr. Llewellyn's 'house, in Whltemore-lane. I went there between eleven and twelve o'clock. When I went in, the prisoner was there. John Philips, my partner, went in with me. Philips and the prisoner had a few words, and the first thing I saw Was the two men fighting. I then jumped up to take Phillips from him, and in the struggle the prisoner ran out at the door, tad Philips went out after him. I was going after them but feit tny shirt wet. I looked, and the blood was running out through lay shirt. I cried out, Oh, I am stabbed," 1 pulled off my clothes, and fell upon the bed. I was quite conscious, and did not faint away. I did not see the knife, neither did I flel it. I felt also, in a short time, that I had received a cut in my side; but Could not see it. The prisoner at the bar is the same I saw fight- ing with Philips. There was another man there, a foreigner, but he went out as soon as the fight commenced. The usual question was then pat to the prisoner to know whether he had anything to say to the charge, &c. ? He replied, Yes, I have. He then continued—As I went into Llewelyn's house with my companion. I found burrows and four others, besides three sailors, who looked like Belgians or Norwegians. These three went before anything occurred. Bur- rows was always molesting me, and he asked me to put five shillings to his five shillings for drink — whi-kay or brandy. As I would not they began to talk amongst themselves Whicli I d.d. l.ofc understand. Immediately the mistress of the house, without speaking a word, came and gave me a shove and I returned it. A young man, without any beard, Whom I do not know, immediately jumped up and struck mc in the eye, and I began to fight with him to defend myself, and another man came up and I was fighting with the two. While I Was so engaged Alfred Burrows came up with a knife in his hand. I took hold of the knife with my right hand and took it from him 6n 1 threw i; away. I then s:nv four or five more upon him. He could hardly see from a pain in his eye. Finding I had no other ftieans to defend myself from so many I drew my knife. I tried to make room with the knife to get away, and when I got outside the door I ran away. A man ran after me and threw me down I jumped up and ran away again. I was again caught and taken to th Station-house. The prisoner, who had his hand in a sling, from a severe cut, requested to have medical attendance. The surgeon of the gaol, he was informed, would attend to it. Mr. Coffin How did he cut his hand ? The Interpreter: He says by taking the knifo from Burrows. The evidence was then read over to him by the Clerk, and he ^as COMMITTED TO TAKE it is TitB I. at the next assize. The certificates ofth injuries done as described by Dr. Wallace, Ol,d put in at the last Court, was read by Mr. Williams during the investigation. It described the wound on the right side as being three inches in length and above two in depth, glancing over the seventh and eighth rib. On the inside of the right arm was a "found of some magimtlcle, and of an equally serious nature. The 'Ouiid p,,t,scd close to the brachial artery and wounded a large vein. He had also sustained a slight wound, seemingly with ^the siUne instrument, <:n the inside of the left arm, higher up. The bounds were evidently inflicted by some sharp cutting instrument. AnTle Davics, who was stated to be so ill at the last Court as not be able to attend, having received an injury from a blow in the head, from a glass thrown at her by John Thomas, was still stated to be unable to attend to-day. A certificate was put in from "Ir. Thomas Evans, and her husband stated that his wife was Ucli worst. Tlto3. Ilcti-i-is was summoned by Owen Jones for threatening to him some grievous bouiiy harm, but the case being of so frivol- OUs a nature it was dismissed. Thomas J ones, was charged with buying junk of a child under 14 years of age. The charge was preferred by Mr. Stockdala, Mr. Bird, appearing for the defendant. The mother of the boy, who was Irish, was, with great difficulty induced to take the oath. However the magistrates succeeded in inducingher to do so, but the evidence, which was only to show the age other child, as there was a limit in the act of Parliament, was only this, that she was sure her child was not more than 13 years of age, last June, but did not know whether or not he was 14. The magistrates considered that there was a great quantity of robbing going oa of this nature, and in order to prevent marine store dealers^from encouraging children of this age, who no doubt procure what they sell dishonestly, fined Jones :d0s. An Irish lad, named Brickley, for destroying the hedges, by drawing sticks for the purpose of lighting tires, on property be- longing to Mr. Roberts, farmer, of Adams down, was admonished and discharged. Mr. Roberts, did not feel satistied at tile decision of the magistrates, and entsre(I into a statement of the way in which his property was treated. Mr. Coffin doubted not the fact that his property was so treated, but could not prosecute a lad for taking a small stick. If he had been riding along the road, and required a small stick, he should not have considered he committed a crime by taking one. Thomas J ones, charged last Monday, with stealing the staff from the pocket of the police constable, during a fight between two girls, b of the town, was brought up to day, and was admonished and dis- charged. The staff has not been found.