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THE ELECTION RIOTS CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES. A special Bench was held at Pontypool on Tuesday, for the purpose of hearing the claims under £30, preferred by persons whose pro- perty was injured in the riots on the 24th ult. j The sitting magistrates wcrc H. C. Byrde, •' Esq., H. M. Konnard, Esq., the Hcy J. C. Llewollin, and the Rev T. Evans. WHITE HART, GEORGE-STREET. The first claim heard was that of Mr Alex, Ilowed Jenkins, owner of the White Hart Inn, Pontypooi. The amount was £ 1:2 2s. Gd. Mr j Wadelington, of Dsk, and Mr Alex Edwards supported the claim. Mr Waddingtem said the Acts under wdiich he contended that the Hun- dred of Abergavenny was liable, were the 7th and 8th Geo. iv., cap. 311 and the 7th und 8th He also referred to 24 and 25 Vict., c. 9, s. ll,Avhich related to felo- nious inte-nt. To prove the damage, he called Joseph Howell?, and Mrs Jone-s (the landlady of the White Hart,) who stated tbt tIle mol) not only broke the outer Avindows, throwing stones of 20lbs weight, but broke the interior doors and Avindows in the bar parlour, the clock, decanters, &c. and also got in and hedpeel themselves to all the spirits and beer. (Mr Wadelington. suggested that )Ir8 Jones's own claim should be considered at the same time as Mr Jenkins's.) Mrs Jones further said that all the money in the till, about 30, was taken, and that she and from the house and leave it to the mercy of the mob. Her own claim 12s. Mr glazier, deposed that he visited the premise on the morning after the riot, and gave the amount of the damage in detail. Mrs M. A. Daniel, daughter of Mrs Jones, deposed that she lived with her mother at the White Hart; that there were broken 10 quart cut de- canters, 3 doz. rummers, 12 spirit glasses, 12 wine glasses, 12 gins, 12 china pints, G pints, &c. &c. and that there were drunk and wasted 7 gallons of spirits, 10 quarts of wine and spirits, 18 gallons Mr Philpot, auctieineer, handed in a list of things that he was told of lrnxt morning. The decision was deferred till after the other cases had been lmard. M R HOLLOW AY. The claim of Mr Henry Holloway, tailor, >uppwtul by Mr Alexander lid wards,) was next gone into. Mr Holloway gave evidence is to the breaking of his windows by some per- sons in the mob, to the value of Mr Jol- liffe was called to prove the value. Mil GOLD ING. Mr W. G. Gelding, jeweller, claimed £3, md gave evidence in support, and said that the hunage was etone by the same mob who did lie mischief at the other places. Ir Joliitfe deposed that three panes Avere broken, value 7s each a Venetian blind, &c. MR BEVAN. Mr Arnold Lcvan, skinner, claimed 10s. Mr John Ilowells deposeel that the whole of I the windows in front of this house were: sma-hed, and that the limb afterwards cried, Let us go to tin; White Hart." Mr Bevan deposed that ho and his family were in' the front room when tho smashing commenced. Besides the windows, there were broken a chandelier, chairs, &r. and the table, Avails, fan-light, front door, &c.,Ave-re damaged. They had to it y for their lives. Mr John E. Williams gave a detailed esti- mate of the damage: total, £2;3 10s. MR MOKGAN. Mr John Morgan, contractor, George-street, claimed £8 1 Is. 6d. for damage to his window, chimney glass, small glasses, &o. He said ho could not tell Avhether any of the mob entered his house, as all his faniilv fleel out of it. Mr lIowdls deposed that the mob pulled down the shutters and broke the windows with them, and also threAV stones. Mr Morgan's nephew, James, and Mr Meirgan himself, came round and laid hold of some of the rioters, and that stopped them. MR WOOLLEY. Mr Woolley, draper, claimed £ 13 17s. He deposed that he saw the mob in front of his house, and found large stones in the room. Mr Jolliffo was called to prove the details of damage. Mr Alexander Edwards supported this and all the previous claims. MR LEGG. Mr Thos. Lcgg, grocer, High-street, claimed £ 1 13s. Mr GreenAvay supported the claim. Mr Jolliffe deposed that the panels of the doors and the Avindows were broken in. MR RODERICK. Mr Thos. Roderick, chemist, claimed £9 Is. He was too uiiAvcll to-day to attend personally, but Mr Golding proved that the damage was ehmc by the mob, and Mr John F. Williams gaye details as to the value of the property destroyed. MR GREEN WAY. Mr Greenway here said that the row corn- menced with a stone being thrown at himself, and that showed that personal violence was tended. his office, hehl at the Red Lion, Blaenafon, and said that his books there were burned by the mob. Mr E. B. Edwards thought that Mr Greenway could not recover against the Hundred, but might procced against the lamllord. Mr Greenway said he had no objection to the claim being thrown in with the landlord's. MR BROOM, BLAENAFON. Mr George Broom, buileler, of Blaenafon, claimed .£5 16s. 8d. Mr Alexander Edwards supported, the claim. Mr Broom said this was for damage to a new building, which was partially thrown down. Tho furniture from the Red Lion was thrown over the walls, and there set on fire; and the walls were so damaged, that 10 perches had to be pulled down. The scaffolding, &c., were thrown on tlte jire. TiteBencit said this case did not come within the statute, and dismissed it. MR LEWIS. MrDavid Lewis, carpenter, Blaenafon, claimed £4 4s. for tools belonging to llim, left at the Lion, anel there elestreij'ed by the meib. This claim, which was supported by Ir Alex. Edwards, was also dismissed, us not coming within the statute. MR PHILLIPS. The claim of Mr John Phillips, Blaenafon. supported by Mr Alexander Edwards, was aeljou rnod. THE ROYAL VINE TREE LODGE (Mr John Morris, grand master,) lis. 4d., for books, &c., belonging to the club, (which was held at the Red Lion) destroyed by the mob. Mr Alexander Edwards supported. The claim was struck out here, to be brought in as part of the landlord's claim. MR PARCEL. Mr Benjamin Parcel, of the Royal Arms Ho- tel, Pontypooi, claimed £2G 8s. Mr Alexander Edwards supported. Mr Parcel deposed that Mund.-iy and another man came into his house and demanded beer and 5s. Thex were refused anel were pushed out. aud then ill's windows were broken and also furniture in the house. Mr Palmer, glazier, deposed that his bid for repairing the outside glass was £6 13s. 7d. Mr Lane, carpenter, deposed that his bill for repairing the woodwork was £ 5 7s. 6d. this included sashes, fan light, &e. MR JORDAN. Mr Edward Jordan, shoemaker, Pontypool, claimed 1.:7 lis. 6d. Mr Alexander Edwards supported. Mr Oliver, draper, deposed to the damage beiug elone by the mob, and Messrs Palmer and Lane gave evidence as to the value of the damage. j Mr W aeldington again addressed the Bench, saying that he hoped he had proved that the elamage had been done by a mob of peonle tu- multuously assembled. Mr E. B Edwards thought that the mob must j demolish a house to make it felony. Mr Waddington said he relied on the 7th and 8th Geo. iv., c. 30, s. 8, which enacteel that if a mob demolished or began to demolish a house, that, wouhl be a felony. Mr E. B. Edwards "Haill it had been ruled by the Judges that there must be felonious intent. Mr \Vaddington said ho relied on tho Act, in which intent was not mentioned. The next Act, 1 other, and threw the burden of the damage on the hundred. He also relied on the 24th and 25th Viet., c 97. The Bench said that they would give the ar- giinients their best consideration, and reserve their judgment for a mouth. The claim of Mr Gabb was also adjourned. Miss FKAXCF.S IIANIIURY'S MARRIAGE.—We learn from our excellently-ceuiductcd contemp- orary, Pulman's Weekly Nevss, that after the marriage ceremony, the bridal party proceeded | to Mrs Hanbury Leigh's residence in Park-lane to breakfast, and that the bride and bridegroom afterwards left for St Giles, the seat of the Earl of Shaftesbury, to pass the honeymoon. In our last we mentioned one of the bridal presents. | We have this week seen another, a large and "CIY creditable portrait of the late Mr Capel Hanbury Leigh. This was drawn by Mr W. H. Lewis, on of Mr Abraham Lewis, of Ponty- inoil. It bears the following inscription :— "Prcseured to Miss Frances Hanbury, on her marriage, by the children of Mrs Hanbury Leigh's school and a few friends. Copied from the pnirting in Pontypooi Town Hall, by a lad who was educated solely at the Pontymoil school." EXTRRTAINMKNT.Such is the unassuming title of one of tho most spi- rited and laughter-provoking entertainments we have attended for some time. Air Melton and his talented troupe opened our Town Hall on Monelay anel Tuesday nights, and had to contend not only with bad weather anel counter attractienis, but with the bad impression left bc- hind by the late visit of "tho real original Christy's." About Mr M el ton's troupe there was no deceplion. The programme was faith- fully and effectively carried out the little Ju- ba was quite as smart and clever as he was re- presented to be Mr Campbell realised the ideal of a funny nigger," and kept the house in roars of laughter; Mr Melton gave a capital impe rsonation of a Yorkshire rustic and Miss Ada Marchant not only possessed a rich and powerful voice and all with great animation, hut, in her box trick," so completely puzzled the audience that theymight almost be excused for believing in spiritualism. Her feat is much more clever than Stodare's great Indian basket trick. Mr C, Belville, in "Beautiful for ever," lashed Madame liachel and her cllstomers III very amusing style. n-

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