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NISI PRIUS COURT.
NISI PRIUS COURT. Before AIR, JUSTICE YAUGHAN, EDWARDS V. EVANS.-This was an action in which it was sought to recover JE60, being six years rent of a piece of land near Newport. Mr. Whitely, Q.C., and Mr. Huddlestone for plaintiff. and Sir T. Phillips for defendant. It appeared that defendant had rented part of the land which plaintiff was holding under a Mrs. Webb. In some time after Mrs. Webb made over the whole of the land to plaintiff Edwards, while a ¡ person named Keedwell had mortgaged it to a great extent. Under these circumstances, defendant, it would seem, th ou gh he could excuse himself of paying plaintiff the rent for the land he had taken of him, and refused payment till this action was brought. Verdict for plaintiff: The full sum of £ 90 to be paid forthwith. REATON v. EDWARDS. -This Was an action to recover damage for a breach of contract, Mr. Grey, who appeared for plaintiff said, in opening the pleading, that defendant had left judgment to go by default, and what the jury had to do was to judge from the evidence the amount of damages to which plaintiff was entitled. Defendant had contracted to supply a steam tug called the Eclipse, of Newport, with boilers, within a specified time, Defendant did not fulfil bis engagement, in consequence of which plaintiff sustained very heavy losses. He was obliged to keep his own steamer idle for several months, for want of boilers, and to hire a steamer of the Cardiff Company, at JE30 per week, for nine weeks, which amounted to £ 270. The Cardiff Company not being able to lend him a steamer any longer he sustained a further loss by being without any vessel for several weeks, and by having to keep his men idle during the time. In addition to this it was shown that he had suffered considerable loss from losing his customers. Ver- dict for plaintiff. Damages £ 586 2s. MATLOCK v. Bitows.-An action of ejectment. Settled. RENNIE AND OTHERS V, THE MONMOUTHSHIRE RAIL AND CANAL COMPANY.—After a special jury had been formed, this case was privately settled, DAVID, SWIFT, AND OTHERS v. JONrs.-This was an action of ejectment, in which it was sought to prove that certain landed property of the yearly value of EISO, situated in the parish of St. Mellon's and other places, belonged to the plain- tiff, and that defendant was an illegitimate child of one John Jones, of Llangyfelach, Glamorgan, and consequently was not the heir-at-law to the property in question. A great number of witnesses were examined on both sides of this case, which occupied the Court for eight hours, in order to; prove whether Morgan Jones was or was not an illegitimate son of John Jones, Gerddinen Ganol, Llangyfelach. Attorney for plaintiffs, Mr. Thomas, Llandilo; for defendant, Mr. Thomas, Brecon. Coun- sel for plaintiffs, Mr. Whateley, Q. C., and Mr. Gipson; for defendant, Mr. Keating and Mr. Cooke, Verdict for plaintiffs. This case terminating the business of the Nisi Prius, the court rose at seven o'clock.
I PONTYPOOL. BLAENAU GWENT.—EXAMINATION OF THE BRITISH SCHOOI,. —On Friday evening, the 2nd inst., the annual examination of the above school took place at the British School-room, in this town, William Walter Phillips, Esq., sen., took the chair, who, in a very appropriate and impressive address, introduced the proceeding of the meeting, which was very well attended. He then called upon Mr. T. B. Smith (the master) to examine a class of little boys, who read very properly from the second lesson-book, a lesson on useful animals; the replies given to the several questions, proposed by the master on this lesson, showed that they had been well taught; then another lesson, in English history, was read by another class of boys, and was very rigidly examined by one of the monitors of the school; the questions proposed by the monitor, and the bold and accurate answers given by the class, quite astonished the audience, and most certainly reflected much credit on Mr. Smith. The Rev. Stephen Price, Baptist minister, Abersyehan, was called upon to examine the whole school in Scripture history, which he' did very minutely and at some length. Classes in astronomy, grammar, arithmetic, and geography, were then examined, and the answers were very creditable to the children. Specimens of plain and ornamental needle-work were shown, which reflected much to the credit of Mrs. Smith, the governess of the female classes, and numerous articles were sold at the meeting. The whole school joined in singing several pieces of music at intervals. The most deserving boys and girls were rewarded. Both the chairman and the Rev. T. Thomas, President of the Baptist Institution, Ponty- pool, addressed the meeting at the close. Thus terminated the proceedings of the evening; they gave great pleasure to every one present, and it is to be hoped that the valuable advantages of this school will be esteemed by the inhabitants of the town, GAltDDIFFAITH.-On Saturday, the 3rd inst., the true Ivorite' Society, denominated Cyfrinfa, Mereh Gwent, Undeb Dewi Sant," held their annual festival at the Flandburg Arms Inn, Garnddiffaith. After they met at the club-room, which was de- corated in a masterly manner by Mr, Morgan Powell, they formed a procession, with flags and banners and all the regalia of the order, accompanied by Mr. Ebenezer Rees, the excellent harpist of Tre- degar, who played several Tonau Cyinreug," on the way to the English Wesleyan chapel, Abersyehan, when the Rev. Lewis Williams, Wesleyan minister, preached a most impressive and appropriate sermon in Welsh, from 1st, Cor. 13th chap., and the last clause in the second verse. At the close of the service the procession returned to the Handbury Arms, where all the members were liberally regaled by an excellent dinner, provided by Mr. and Mrs. Jones. The evening was spent convivially, and all separated in good time, WESLEYAN REFORM.—The Rev. Mr. Everett paid a visit to Abersyehan last week, where he was kindly received by the reform party. They held a meeting at the Noddfa Baptist chapel, which was freely lent on the occasion. The meeting was well attended, BLAENAU GWENT.—ACCIDENTAL DEATH.—On Wednesday, the 31st ult., as a servant man of Mr. Daniel Rogers, of Arel Farm, in the parish of Aberystruth, named William Williams, aged 22, was driving a team of horses, with a wagon carting hay on the said farm, the shaft of the wagon came in contact with the left side of his breast, squeezing him between the shaft and a post in such a way that his ribs were pressed in upon the heart, and other severe bodily injuries received. He was extricated as soon as possible, but the vital spark had fled in a moment; he was a faithful servant and bore a very good character. An inquest was held on his body on the following day, at the Oddfellow's Arms, before H. W. Brewer, Esq., the deputy-coroner, and a very in- telligent jury-Mr. Daniel Rogers, foreman; when several wit- nesses were examined. After a brief deliberation, the Jury returned the following verdict, that the said William Williams was accidentally killed by the shaft of the wagon,"
NEWPORT. SERIOUS ACCIDENT TO THE TREDEGAR MAIL.—We are sorry to state that an accident of a very serious description occurred to the Tredegar mail on Sunday last. It seems that as the coach was returning to Newport, the coachman was thrown from his seat at the crossing of Sir Benjamin Hall's tram-road, above Curncame. The horses then took fright, and, from he absence of the coachman, and the control of the reiiis,-dashed furiously along the narrow road towards Risia, until in the dangerous oblique crossing of the Western Vallies-line, above the Risca Valley, the coach was overturned. One gentleman had two of his ribs broken, and lies in a precarious state. Mr. Marsh, of Blackwood, was severely bruised. The coachman had his leg broke and sustained other injuries, but is likely to do well. We have not heard of any other passenger having suffered. The mail bags were brought in on horseback. This is the second accident that has taken place along this dangerous road, and it is evident that until the Western Vallies-line should be open, that means should be taken to improve some of the dangerous passes, particularly those places where the narrowness of the road, and the oblique angle, which the tram- road makes with it, renders an occasional accident, even with all possible precautions, almost unavoidable. NEWPORT FREEHOLD LAND SOCIETY.-Great exertions are making by this society, in order to secure at the coming sale cf the Maindee property, some of the eligible sites which will I e offered. We wish their spirit and foresight all the success it ( ( serve8,
llRIDG END, o Monday last the members connccted with the Bridgend benefit club held their annual meeting, at the Joiner's Arms, Old Castle. In the morning they attended divine service whera- the Itev. D. Evans preached an excellent sermon, in Welsh. After service they assembled at the club-room where a sub- stantial dinner was prepared for them by the host, Mr. John David the quality as well as the quantity of which was highly creditable, as about 80 of the members can testify as having done ample justice to. NEWCASTLE CHURCH.—'This church, which has been under- going considerable alterations, is now progressing rapidly towards completion.
NEATH. VALE OF NEATH.—There is a prospect of the works requisila for the completion of this railway being prosecuted with increased vigour. The contract taken by Mr. Bevan for the earthwork over the marshes, towards the town of Neath ii all hut com pleted, and soiae eight or ten weeks will finish the adjoining contract, thus completing ten miles ready for the permanent way. It is understood that the contracts for making the bridges over the Neath Canal and Neath river, and also that for the viaduct near Cadoxton, have been taken by Mr. G. Hennett, of Briitol, and there is little doubt that by the early part of next year the line between Aberdare and Neath will be ready for traffic.
M. GUIXOT has left Paris for Cologne and, it is said, that his intention is to proceed to Wiesbaden, where the Count do Chambord is daily expected. PUBBIC DINNER TO, R. STEPHENSON, ESQ., M.P.—Qn Tue day the friends and admirers of this distinguished gentleman gave him a splendid banquet at Newcastle, as a mark of respect; for his talents, science, and unblemished character. IT is currently reported that Mr. Sinus Reeves, the popular English tenor, is about to be married to Miss Lucombe. M. THIERS left Paris on Wednesday, with his famiiy, on A- tour in Belgium, Hollaud, and Germany. THE BisHop op LONDON is suffering severely from erysipelas. in the lower limbs, and intends to repair to the mineral watera of Germany in hope of obtaining relief. THE HIGH STEWARDSHIP OF WINDSOR.—Among the various appointments held by the late Duke of Cambridge was that of High Steward of the Royal Borough of New Windsor." A vacancy having occurred in consequence of the decease of the late duke, the mayor and corporation of Windsor, in whom the appointment is vested (but subject, according to the terms of the charter, to the approval of the crown), have just unani- mously chosen his Royal Highness Prince Albert to fill the vacant office. FREE ADMISSION TO ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL.—The public will learn with satisfaction that the twopenny fee for admission to St. Paul's Cathedral is really to be forthwith aboiished. THE Great Northern Railway was opened on Monday. The line is completed as far as Petersborough. SWINDLING AT PORTSMOUTH.—A good deal of merriment, at the expense of Mr. Brooks, a superannuated clerk from the Dockyard, has been indulged in during the past week. It ap, pears that on Monday his attention was attracted to two persons, of respectable appearance who were standing on the Hard, Port- sea, canvassing the merits of a horse that was being led by a sort of groom. One of these persons was declaring that he must have that horse, and would buy it when his servant came over frarn Ryde with the money, ,£40. Mr. Brooks, standing close by looking at the horse, was appealed to as to its value, and from one subject they got into another—the death of Sir Robert Peel, and various political and other matters. The conversation became so interesting that the entire party adjourned to an hotel to con- elude it, and to discuss a glass of wine. Here, in the height of the conversation, the groom in charge of the horse presently came, and said if the gentleman who wanted to buy the horse really intended to do so he must atonce conclude the bargain, as two or three other offers had been made. The groom was requested to wait until the gentleman's servant returned from Ryde, but he declared that he could not do so, as he had to leave by a certain train, and other people had made excellent offers for the horse. This caused the gentleman to become very much excited, and he exclaimed that his servant could not be an hour longer. Tho groom, however, had to be at the station in less time than that, and was inexorabl e The gentleman who was anxious to make the deal then said hej would rather give £ 50 or 460 than lose the horse, and declared that he would give any one 45 for the loan of JE40 for an hour. Mr. Brooks, feeling great sorrow that the gentleman should be disa pointed in such a manner, and having no objection to earn A:5 so easily, said he would accommodate him. This was accordingly done, and the horse was bought at some stables in Queen-street, where it had been placed. Another glass of wins was then indulged in, waiting for the arrival of the purchaser's, servant; but before long the buyer and his friend managed to get clear out of the hotel, leaving Mr. Brooks minus both the E40 and the 45 interest. The horse, which it is needless to say is almost worthless—being, perhaps, of the value of ;C5.-was left behind, but the groom had taken care to do his part, by making off with the saddle, bridle, &;c. This horse trick is an old one, but it does not seem to have yet lost its power and attraction.-Ilanip- shire Independent. THE ARCTIC Sirips.-The following is from a letter dated Whale Island, June 23 :—" Expedition is now completed with three years' provisions, the schooners having on board, beside provisions and stores, 314 tons of coal each. Captain Penn passed the Whale Island 34 days ago, and the American CX pedition has passed, Yesterday, from the top of the hill, five whalers were observed standing to the southward—rather a bad omen—but corroborating my opinion as to the ice being fast to the northward. I have every hope of shaking hands with you before next Christmas; should the ice not be broken up above I should like Capt. Austen to attempt a passage through the middle ice, abreast of where we now lay—'tis rather a dan-. gerous experiment, but 'tis better run to any risk than the risk of not calling at all, and should we succeed it would be a glorious thing for us. Should we call at Uppernavick, we shall probably have another chance of communication with England, Nat4tical Standard, FRIGHTFUL OCCURRENCE AT BLACKFRURS-BUIDGE. On Sunday afternoon, between one and two o'clock, the numerous persons who were waiting on the Blackfriars steam-boat pier, and passing down the river in the steam-packets, were most painfully excited at seeing a gentlemanly-dressed man falling from the south-east side of the bridge. The skull of the un- fortunate man came in violent contact with the stone-work which, no doubt, stunned him, for the moment he reached the water he sank, and never rose again, Mr, Robert Ware, the pier-master, immediately dispatched the piermen with the life- boat and drags to the spot, in order, if possible, to rescue the deceased. Unfortunately they were unable to find him, but whilst fishing for him they brought up the body of another man, which must have been in the water several days. It is supposed, by those who were on the bridge, that it was not art act of suicide, but merely an accident. The account those parties gave the police was that they saw the gentleman stand- ing on the seat in the second recess looking at the boats passing up and down the river, when his hat was blown off, and in his endeavour to reach it he overbalanced himself. Th r body of the man found has been taken to Paul's-wharf to be identified. It appears to be that of a person about twenty years of age, and has a burn on the right cheek and another on the left ear.
"I ii a », 3toriagrs. On the 3rd instant, at Ynvsgan Chapel, Merthyr, by Mr. David Lewis f Registrar, Mr. David Davies to Miss Hannah Davies, both of Merthyr. On the 3rd instant, at Cardiff, Mr. David Davies, Miller, to Mary, eldest, daughter of the late Mr. ltees, of the Wernfawr farm, Welsh St. Donatt's. v On the 4th instant, at the Parish Church Swansea, by the Rev. E. B. Squire, vicar, William, son of Wm. Lock, Strand, to Maria, daughter of John White, High-street, Swansea. On the 4th instant, at the Parish Church, Edward, son of David Morris, Strand, to Jane, daughter, of John Bowen, shoemaker, Marinar-streef, Swansea. On the 5th instant, at the Parish Churoh, by the Rev. D. Morgan, curate, Afr. Wynne Duggan, master of the barque" Minna," to Miss Rebecca Burnell, Jones, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Benjamin Jones, Shipping Gazette Inn, Strand, Swansea. IDe rd tut On the 2nd instant, the infant child of Mr. William Thomas, Bridgend. On the 3rd instant, at Waterloo-street, Swansea, suddenly, aged 14, Charles. Henry, second son of Mr. John Cheshire. i On the 3rd instant, of croup, aged two years, Jane, the youngest daughter I of Mr. Thomas Thomas, Lamb Inn, Cwxii twreh, On the 4th instant, at Maesteg, aged 55, Sarah the beloved wife of Mr. I Munro, for many years master of the Aberdulais, and Bowrington School^ J She has left a numerous family of children and grandchildren to lament ?| their severe deprivation. On the 6th instant, aged SO, Thomas Collins Glover, one of the oldest inhabitants of Narbeth. Printed and Published by DAVID EVANS, at his Office, Iliqli-strest, in the town of Cardiff, on Friday, August the 9th, 1850. LONDON AGENTS. Messrs. >ewtonandCo., a, Warwick- square. Messrs. Barkerand White,33, Fleet- street. Mr. Munden Hammond, 27, Lom- bard-greet. Mr. Samuel Deacon, .5, WalbrooR Mr. George lieyriell, 41, Chancery- lane.. Mr. W. Thomas, 2,0 Catherine-»tT««t, Strand. J TSj whom tUe PJUKCIPAUTT is regularly Sled,
THE MUIiDER AT BASSALEG, NEWPORT.
Henry Phillips My father lives at Nantcoeh farm near the toad fruin Newport to Bassaleg, about a quarter of a mile from Picorner, on the Newport side. John Phillips examined here to day is my uncle. Onthe3rdof A pril, I was assisting my uncle to haul coal to Newport Union. I brought the cart on till my uncle met me, and then I took the empty cart back to Picorner. .A 8 I was going backward and forward I saw two men on the road. The prisoners at the bar are the men. I passed them that day four times. They were stopping on the road side and lying down under the hedge. The little one (S ullivan h d a hat, and the other had a cap, One had a stick but I cannot say which. They were still in the same place each time I saw them. That place was on the top of Cefnperva Hill. About half-past four was the time I saw them first. I left about half-past six. The men were then gone from the place, I had seen them. When I was going with the last load, a little beyond Nantcoeh, I saw some peas on the road, by a tree on the road side. Opposite this tree there is a gate leading into a field. I was shown the place where the body was found. The distance from the gate to this spot was from six to seven yards. The peas were peas to sow; they were scattered about the road a little; they were within four yards to the gate. There was a little boy who came up to me at the gate, and saw the peas. I do not know who he was. About half an hour after I past the men the first time I met my uncle. Cross-examined When I saw them the second time that was after I had left my uncle; when I came back the third time they were in the same place. Owen Leary I am manservant to Mr. Lewis Tyder. On the evening of the 3rd of April last I had to drive my master's carriage from Newport to Bassaleg. On the Bassnleg road on that day, near the hand-post, I met two men about six o'clock. They were going towards Newport. I will swear that prisoner Murphy was one of them. I cannot speak as to the other. As I past them they both stood, and Murphy stared at me. The other had a hat on. He stood with his back against the wall, and looking down, Cross-examined It was a phaeton carriage which I drove then. It was an open carriage. Master and mistress was in it. It did rain then very hard. We were going up hill when we met them. John Lewis—1 am son of the deceased Ann Lewis. I live at Bassaleg bridge. On the 4th of April my sister Ann came to my house to enquire for mother. It was about two o'clock, p.m. In consequence of the information I received from her, I set out in search of my mother in the direction of Picorner. I past JPicorner and went fnrther on towards Newport. When I went up to Nantcoeh break and looked over the hedge several times. There is a gate leading to the Nantcoeh break. I went over the gate to the break, and saw my mother there dead, lying on her back. The body was not at all concealed. The hedge prevented it being seen from the road. When I went in at the gate I could then from the gate see the body. The body had clothes on, but J noticed no shawl about it. I afterwards left the body and went to Nantcoeh to give information. I then went home, and after towards Newport, when I met Superintendent English, who "went back with me to view the body. Dr. Robert Stack: I am a general practitioner of medicine, at Newport. On Thursday, the 4th of April, I went with Superintendent English, to Nantcoeh, to view the body of Ann Lewis. She was then lying in the break, quite dead and had been so for some time. I then made a partial examination of the body. I found the orbital bone fractured. I found the nasal bone fractured, the upper and the lower jaws, right side fractured, and the left side dislocated. I found a portion of the occipital bone to the amount of an linch and a half bat- tered in and a semicircular portion of it had penetrated the brain. On the surface of the brain there was much extrava- sited blood, corresponding with the external injury. No other marks of injury did I see on the body. Those injuries of the head were enough to produce immediate death or even either of them. They were such injuries that might be produced by a stone or a blunt instrument, and such that required great power to effect them. I saw the shawl in court before the magistrates, there were on it then, stains of blood which had been attempted to be washed out, I also saw the waistcoat and trowsers found on the prisoners which had marks of blood. I tried no experiment to prove whether an attempt had been made to wash out the blood from these. It does not follow that when a portion of the bone :is pressed on the brain death immediately follows. Maria Thurston: I was assistant to Mrs. Nelson, Pawn- broker, Lanarth-street Newport. I remember, on the evening of the 3rd of April, a man bringing a shawl to the shop. That man was prisoner Sullivan. This is the shawl he brought. It was then very wet. He wanted a shilling upon it. I refused to take it unless he took it home and dried it. Mrs. Nelson was in the shop at that time. No one else but she, I, and that man, was in the shop at the time. I showed the shawl to Mrs. Nelson, and said the red had run into the white. The red stripe on the shawl made me make this remark. The man said he had the shawl from his sister, off whose back he had taken it. I said then if he took it to some place: and dried it, he could have a shilling upon it. He answered, faith and sure I have no place at all." He pulled it with his right hand from under his coat the left side after I had said I would take it if he dried it; he left the shop and I saw him no more. Crossexamined: I mentioned all this before the magistrates in a week after. Mrs. Nelson is not here to day. She and I did not talk this matter over. I had never seen prisoner before that night. He was in the shop about five or six minutes. Mary Ryan I am the wife of Thomas Ryan, keeping a lodging-house, in Cross-street, Newport. On Wednesday, the 3c-d of April, two men came to my house, as near as I can say, at seven o'clock, they were the prisoners. They asked me if I had lodgings for them. The one with the hat asked me, Should he dry his coat by the fire? He afterwards produced a shawl. This was Sullivan. He took it from the left side of his bosom. I.felt it, and found it quite wet. He held it up by the fire, and said that he had been with it to the pawn-office, and that he was told there to go and dry it I laid hold of the shawl and said it was 3i wet as if it had come out of the canal. Yes," he said, "now we come out of the vessel." 1 asked what vessel, he said, the Cork vessel." I asked who owned the shawl, he said, "my bister. I asked him Where is she ? He said, she is gone on the tramp." He said he would as soon sell the shawl as pawn it, and asked me if I would buy it. He wanted half-a-crown for it. I said that was too much. Sullivan said that it had cost lis.—16s.—less than a sovereign. I then sent for my daughter, Johana Calendar. She bought the shawl. When she had bought it, the tall man (Murphy) proposed they should go out and have a pint of beer together. They whispered together before they -Nveiit out, and the stoutest man (Sullivan), said they would be back in ten minntes. I never saw them after till they were apprehended. After they left, my daughter Johana, came back with the shawl around her baby, and I then saw marks of blo d on it. I-saw the same marks next day afternoon again. Cross-examined I was not before the magistrates, j was rather flurried when I first came to court. I came to recollect the conversation with the prisoner because my husband told me I should have to go on. Johana Calendar: I am daughter of last witness. I came to my mother's house on the 3rd of April. I saw prisoners there. They had a shawl there. To the best of my opinion it was prisoner Murphy that had the shawl. He held it to dry by the fire. Murphy offered to seil me the shawl. He asked me 2s. 6d. or 3s. 6J. for it, I am not certain which. I offered Is. 4d. for it, He said I should not have it for that, that he could have had more for it in Cork before he brought it over, that it was his Bister's shawl, and that he could get more for it at the pawn-shop, and that he would take it there, but he would rather sell it for good. Having consulted his comrade, he came back to me and offered it mo for Is. 6d. I then offered him Is, 5d. The other man now said, For the difference of a penny, give it her." I paid Is. 5d. and had the shawl. I after gave it to Mr. English, the Superin- tendent of the police at Newport, The shawl now produced is the one I bought. Cross-examined I cannot say which of the men had a long coat. I was examined before Parson Cole. I never saw the men before that night. Mary Hill corroborated the evidence of the last two witnesses as to the purchase of the shawl. Haariet Huxtable I am the wife of P. S. Huxtable. I manage the Union-house for the reception of vagrants, at Newport. On Wednesday, the 3rd of April last, two persons applied for shelter there, and were admitted. The two persons were those men. They are both stouter now thaii they were then. When they came in it was about a quarter past seven. I called them at six next morning. I looked then at the wa r which was kept in the house in a pail for drinking, and found that somebody had been washing in it. I was told that those Irish fellows (meaning the prisoners) had been washing in it. Both prisoners left the house that morning (Thursday) about a quarter to nine in the morning. Edward Williams I am a smith living at Bassaleg, on the 4th of April last, I went to Nantcoeh breakand saw there the body of Jane Lewi". I made a search in the break and found this basket theie, within a hundred yards to where the body lay. I also found there two knitting-pins, and some worsted. There were some peas in the basket. I saw also some of the same sort on the road.opposite the ga:e of the break Samuel Harlow, P. C.: On the 4th of April last, I saw the body of Jane Lewis, in the break, I had a basket with so.ne peas in it, and two knitting pins of last witness. The peas in the basket were the same sort as those I saw on the road opposite the gate. The body was much saturated with blood, and the head much mutila. ted. I was employed to go in pursuit of two persons, I took Ryan the lodging house keeper with me, and between six and seven o'clock on the following Sunday night at Cheltenham, Ryan went in with two of the Cheltenham policeman to a lodging house while I watched outside, and there prisoners were taken into cus- tody. Stephen English: I am superintendant of police at Newport. On the 3rd of April I went with the deceased's son to view the body. The clothes were much torn one pocket was hanging with the inside out; three thimbles were on the ground near the pocket. I had at that time sent for Dr. Stack the body till he came re- mained undisturbed. I observed on the road opposite the place where the body lay, some peas, and near them a small piece of woollen fringe. I compared it with the fringe of this shawl and found it to match there is a place in this shawl where the fringe is torn off. (The place was now produced). I observed that a stone which had been on the road side for some time and had been imbedded in the grass had been raised and a vacant space left in the grass. I looked about for a stone to fit this vacant space but could not find one. The body was removed that day to the Hand- post beer house, and the next morning to the Newport Union- house. On the following Saturday I saw this shawl in the pos- session of Johana Calender. I went in pursuit of the prisoners, and when I arrived at Cheltenham I found them in custody. The waistcoat I produce I found on the back of prisoner Murphy. I found on the left side of it some stains which I believe to be the stains of blood. The waistcoat has the appearance of having been imperfectly washed since it was stained. I, in company with the other officers, brought the prisoners to Newport by way of Westbury-on- Severn, where I observed on the wall one of the bills I had printed in regard to the prisoners. I remarked to one of the officers, there is one of my bills." Sullivan asked me for one of them. He had one of them, and he read it to himself; Mur- phy asked him what was in it; Sullivan said they say we are five feet seven." Murphy then asked me what will they do to us." I answered, if they find you guilty they will hang you." He then said well, they cannot make sparables of us." Subsequent to that Sullivan called me to him at the Newport police station, and stated that Murphy threw the stocking on the road where the horse fell down, and that he (Sullivan), worried at the station, took it off his foot and put it in his pocket until he had a chance to throw it off. Murphy was not by when Sullivan said this. Cross-examined.—I got the bills printed on the Saturday morning I got upwards of a thousand, they were posted all over the three kingdoms. There was a reward offered for their apprehension. There was a deseription of them given in the bills. Sullivan can read but Murphy cannot. John Sheckleton I am policeman at Cheltenham I was employed, on the 7th of April last, to aid the Newport police- men in making a search for the prisoners. I had received one of the printed bills. I, with Sergeant Sayes, entered a lodging- house at Cheltenham, and there took prisoners into custody; and at the same time read to them the handbill, and charged them with the murder of Jane Lewis. Ttiey _.answered that they knew nothing of it; but at the station-house, on being charged again with the murder, Murphy said, we cannot help that saying, we are innocent of that charge whatever." I noticed the cord trowsers Sullivan wore and said, there are marks of blood on these trowsers." He said, yes, there is it was caused by bleeding horses in Ireland, as I have been in the habit of doing it." I produce a waistcoat which I took off Sullivan, and which he wore. There are marks of blood on it. He told me that as he was coming from Ireland in a vessel, on Sunday three weeks, he had a piece of veal which he carried between his waistcoat and his shirt, and which was the cause of the marks of blood on his waistcoat. I observed also marks of blood on two of his shirts corresponding in size with those on the waistcoat. They were on the left side. I also produced this black silk handkerchief I found on Sullivan. This had been before proved to be the handkerchief in which the deceased Jane Lewis had taken the brocoli to Newport. Robert Long: I am a police officer at Newport. The night before the day the prisoners were brought before the magistrates, I was in the cell with Murphy, That was on the 9th of April. Murphy then, of his own accord, said to me, I am here charged with murder. I know all about it, and I will tell the truth if I go to the gallows; and I was present when it was done." Cross-examined I was before the magistrates. I there stated all that was said. He said then, "I sold the watch at Gloucester and I had the shoes. These were the exact words he used. cannot recollect the exact words [Our readers will remember th the watch and shoes refer to the robbery committed by the mua derers after they left Newport, on a man named Meredith, in Gloucestershire]. Charles Miles: I am policeman at Newport. The day after the prisoners were committed I was on duty in the cell wit h Murphy. He commenced speaking to me. In two or three hours after I made a memorandum of what he said. He said Did you ever hear of such a murder before as the old woman's." I said, "No." He said, "Nor 1. It is a most awful thing, Had I not sean Sullivan, I would not he here on a charge of murder; for it was he who brought me into it. He is sorry for it now, but it is too late." He further said that the reason they killed the old woman was, that they thought she had some money. He then asked me what I thought would be done to them. I said, if you are found guilty yuu shall be hung for it. He then said that how they killed her was, Sullivan went behind her, and hit her in the poll of the head. He told me first that Sullivan hit her with a hammer, and afterwards that it was with a stone he hit her, and that she fell down, and that they dragged her over the gate, and that Sullivan hit her again several times on the head they after dragged her into the wood and searched her pocket, and found she had no money. Sullivan :then took her shawl off her back and cursing her, gave her another kick in the head. After they had left her they were afraid she was not dead-that they had not killed her quite. He said that they had told the priest all about it. Cross-examined: This paper from which I read is the identi- cal piece of paper upon which I first took the statement. It is not a copy. I took it word by word, as near as I could recol- lect. I have a memorandum of it made in my pocket-book. [ The witness here for some time objected to the counsel for the prisoners to see the pocketTbook, but at last by,the request of hisjlordship delivered it up.] Henry Williams: I am acting as sergeant of the Newport police, I was on the 10th of April attending Murphy in his cell. He then asked me what did I think would become of him r" I lold"him '< I did not know." He then said, now I will tell you all about itWe came from Rymney that morn- ing. We were very much tired, and we had neither victuals nor drink. I laid down in the side of the hedge to rest. It was not I as killed the old woman; it was the other boy; he hit her down with a stone it was the other boy that dragged her down the wood he brought me the shawl, but I did not know it was the old woman's shawl; the witnesses have all sworn right against me but the woman at the pawn-shop it was not Sullivan that offered the shawl, it was I. Cross-examined: I put this statement down at the time, in my pocket-book. I have not my pocket-book here to-day. I do not know when I saw my pocket-book. Sullivan was not present then. Henry John Davis I am a solicitor, at Newport, and magis- trates' clerk of that division. I acted as clerk when prisoners were committed, and wrote all the depositions. The witnesses were examined in the presence of the prisoners both. There was an opportunity offered them to make a declaration. After the depositions had been read over to them, and both had been duly cautioned, Murphy intimated that he wished to make a declaration, but did not appear willing to make it in the pre- sence of Sullivan, who was consequently re moved into a sepa- rate room. After Murphy had stated what he had to say, Sullivan was brought back, but on being asked what he had to say, he said he wished first to know what Murphy had said. This the magistrates .would not allow. Murphy, there- fore, was in the same manner taken into a separate room while Sullivan made his declaration. The clerk of the arraigns now read to the Court, the declarations both prisoners had made. The declaration of each prisoner aimed at clearing himself and criminate one another. Neither contained scarcely a single fact that had not alrealy in some shape transpired in etidjnce. Except that Murphy spoke of some boy who, he said, commi.ted the murder with Snllivan, and after accom- panyed them IQII to Chepstow, Gloucester, and Cheltenham. Tnis being the case for the prosecution, Mr. Huddlestone very ably addressed the ury on behalf of Sullivan, and Mr. Richards followed, in a very eloquent speech, on behalf of Murphy; each contending that th e evidence was too slight and inconsistent to connect the one or t ie other, or both of the prisoners with the murder The witnesses, none of whom had seen either of the prisoners before tl e time they had respectively spoken, being so liable under these circumstances to mistake as to their identity, that both the pro oners were present at the murder; yet there was no vidence that both took part in the murder, and although the evidence circum. tantially showed that one or other of the prisoners must have comn itted the deed, how was it possible to ascertain from the eviderce which of them committed it r If only one of the prisoners struck down and killed the deceased while the other only looked at him, it would be extremely nnjust and cruel to con- demn one man because another jumps from his eompany, strikes down and kills an individual. In this case it was, however, im- possible to say from the evidence which was the murderer, His Lordship, in his minute and lucid summing up, commented on the bearing of each witnesses statement on the prisoners re- spectively, as he proceeded. Having in the course of the trial already reminded the jury that the declaration each prisoner had made before the magistrates, which he now read, was no evidence any further than it referred to the prisoner who. made it, he now added that they were at liberty to believe as much or as little as they may think right of each prisoner's declaration, and that if they felt any doubt, which he must say lie did not feel, in regard to the guilt of both or either of the prisoners, they should give to them the benefit of that doubt. The Jury after a very short consultation returned a verdict of GUILTY against each of the prisoners. His Lordship then put on the black cap, that terrific shadow of the executor, and in a trembling solemn voice, pronounced in the usual form, the extreme a atence of the law, namely, death, on those two abandoned men, while neither of them appeared much moved at hearing their awful doom thus sealed. It is said that this was the first time for Lord Campbell to discharge this painful duty, and his trembling hand and quivering lip, indicated that not little was he affected by it on the present oeoasioai,