You say that the Lucifer Matchcs you use, Are the" patent" of" Bryant and May"; Ilrav tell me, still further, why in it you choose Their best specials,"—do tell me-, pray I'll tell you, most readily,—listen to me, And the fact, thou, most widely make known; Fr >m danger, through five, with their matches you are free, For they liglt 011 no box but their own A. r. R.
DEATH INTHE HARVEST FIELD AT LLANGIBBY. Aaron Cross, aged 72 years, met with an accident on the 27th ult., which terminated fatally on the 1st of September. The poor old man was engaged harvesting on the day named, and owing to some wheat-sheafs slipping on ¡ the load he fell off, and sustained great inju- ries to his back. He had remained very ill from the injury till the day of his death, when he had got out a little, and was afterwards found dead in a path. The coroner, Mr Brewer, held an inquest on Monday, at the White Hart Inn, Llangibby. The jury returned a verdict That the death of deceased was caused from the effects of accident."
The real enjoyment of the social meal is chiefly to be found in the invigorating qualities of tea, and that the objectionable Chinese prac- tice of colouring with mineral powder the worth- less brown leaves, to pass them off as fine tea, is disapproved by the public, is shewn by the general preference given for the sti-ictlypure tea imported by Messrs Ilorniman, London. Sold only in packets: local agents are advertised in our columns. BREAKFAST.—A SUCCESSFUL EXPERIMENT.— The Civil Service Gazette has the following in- teresting remarks There are very few sim- ple articles of food which can boast so many valuable and important dietary properties as cocoa. While acting on the nerves as a gentle stimulant, it provides the body with some of the purest elements of nutrition, and at the same time corrects and invigorates the action of the digestive organs. These beneficial effects depend in a great measure upon the manner of its preparation, but of late years such close at- tention has been given to the growth and treat- ment of cocoa, that there is no difficulty in se- curing it wit.h every useful quality fully deve- loped. The singular success which Mr Epps attained by his homoeopathic preparation of cocoa has never been surpassed by any experi- mentalist. Far and wide the reputation of Epps's Cocoa has spread by the simple force of its own extraordinary merits. Medical men of all shades of opinion have agreed in recom- mending it as the safest and most beneficial article of diet for persons of weak constitutions. This superiority of a particular mode of prepa- ration over all others is a remarkable proof of the great results to be obtained from little causes. By a thorough knowledge of the natural laws which govern tile operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a careful application of the properties of well-selected cocoa, Mr Epps has provided our breakfast tables with a deli- cately flavoured beverage which may save us many heavy doctors' bills. It is by the judicious use of such articles of diet that a constitution may be gradually built up until strong enough to resist every tendency to disease. Hundreds of subtle maladies aro floating around us ready to attack wherever there is a weak point. We may escape many a fatal shaft by keeping our- selves well fortified with pure blood and a pro- perly nourished frame."
Holloway's Ointment and Pills.-Cougbs, Influenza. —The soothing properties of tbese medicaments render them well worthy of trial in all diseases of the respira- tory organs. In common colds and influenza the I)ills, taken internally, and the Ointment rubbed over the chest and throat, are exceedingly efficacious. When influenza is epidemic, this treatment is easiest, safest, and surest. Holloway's Tills purify the blood, remove all obstacles to its free circulation through the lungs, relieve the over-gorged air tubes, and render respiration free, without reducing the strength, irritating the nerves, or depressing the spirits, such are the ready means of saving suffering when any one is afflicted with coulds, coughs, bronchitis, and other chest complaints, by which so many persons are seriously and permanent- ly afflicted in most countries. A
HOW THEY REPORT IN AMERICA. The following sample, showing how they do" reporting in the Toronto Daily Telegraph, will interest our readers. It appears in that pa- per of August 3 CITY POLICE, Alderman Halicarnassus Bax- ter, J.P., and Custos Rotulorum, presiding. SUCKERS, SLUSHERS, AKD SWIGGLERS. Joseph Leatham was complained of by his wife, Eliza, who is living separate from him, for coming to her house, raising a disturbance, and breaking several panes of glass in the win- dows of her house. He was fined 5 dols. and costs, which was duly paid. Francis Bonner, a miserable wreck of hu- manity, whose bloodshot eyes, tangled hair, bloated countenance, and ragged attire did a tale unfold of dissipation and wretchedness, was next ushered into the presence of the Grand Master. The Beak What is this miserable bundle of rags by name ? Peeler Francis Bonner, your worship. The Beak Bonner, Bonner. Any relation to Bonner of the New York Ledger ? Prisoner No, sir. I have no connection with literatoor. I hope I'm above that. I had a brother, one who disgraced our family by ap- plying for a situation as editor of the Leader, and I at once disowned him. I doth not recog- nise him. To me he is dead. I would not give him a cent. to save him from being elecied an alder- man. The Beak I hope that you realise the awful, I may say the appalling, position in which you are placed. You stand, as it were, tremblingly poised upon the verge of a fathomless abyss which yawns to receive you, and the avenging demons of destruction howl aloud from its ca- vernous recesses, rejoicing at your peril. The sulphurous thunder-clouds loom in the ever- approaching horizon, black with the elements of impending regurgitation, and fraught with in- evitable and overwhelming obliteration. Prisoner Guess you've been up and heard them fellers preaching in the Park. The Beak: As you appear utterly insensible to admonition, the penalties of tho law must be invoked on your devoted head. 3 dols., or 30 davs. Prisoner Thank you, sir that's just what,I wanted. I'll get my hash regular now. Joseph Pickering, a lushy cove from Pene- tanguishene, was fined 2 dols. or 10 days. Mary Watson, the belle of Stanley-street, a rosy-cheeked dark-eyed squirm of nineteen summers, or thereabouts, was lectured and fined 3 dols, or 30 days. Mary Gallagner, Farrell Gallagher, an,i Ca- therine Dalton, with some others whose names were inaudible in the reporters' pew, were fined 3 dollars or 30 days each. Saralt May came in smiling as a May morn, her brilliant auburn locks radiant with grease, and curling like red streaks round a barber's pole. She bowed gracefully to the beak, and smole audibly on the admiring blokes. The Beak Mayden fayre, whence comest ? Sarah I ain't Maydeu, my name's May. The Beak Unvirtuous female, dost glory in thy shame ? Sarah Arrah, don't be coddin' a fellow, would yez like to hear a song ? Blokes Huroo a song a song JOHNNY'S GONE FOR A SOLDIER. My Johnny's gone across the say, To fight the naygurs in Bombay, An' the love of my heart, sbure he's gone away, Ob, why did he go for a soldier Chorus Shule, shule, shule agra, Time can only aze my woo, Eathershin, naboeklislt, oolihan, marulo, Musha, slathereeD, ma colleen bochel deelish. This exquisite Italian air was greeted with loud applause, which died away in a murmur of indignation as the Beak rose and pronounced the irrevocable doom of three or thirty." Intermission for drinks.
ADVICE TO MOTHERS. —Are you broken of your rest by a sick child, suffering with the pain of cutting teeth Go at once to a chemist, and get a bottle of MRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SntUP. It will relieve the poor sufferer immediately it is perfectly harmless it produces natural quiet sleep, by relieving the child from pain, and the little cherub awakes "as bright as a but- ton." It has been long in use in America, and is high- ly recommended by medical men it is very pleasant to take it soothes the child it softens the gums, allays all pain, relieves wind, regulates the bowels, and is the best known remedy for dysentery and diarrhoea, whether arising from teething or other causes. Be sure and ask for MRS WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP. No mother should be without it.—Sold by all medicine dealers at Is I id per Bottle. London Depot, 205, High Holborn. LUXURIANT AND BEAUTIFUL IIAIR.—Mrs. S. Alien's World's Hair Restorer or Dressing" never fails to quickly restoro Gray or Faded Hair to its youthful colour and beauty, and with the first application a beau- tiful gloss and delightful fragrance is given to the Hair. It stops Hair from falling off. It prevents baldness. It promotes luxuriant growth. It causes the IIair to grow thick and strong. It removes all dandruff. It contains neither oil nor dye. In large bottles-Price Six Shillings. Sold by all Chemists med Perfumers. For Children's Hair, Mrs Allen's "Zylobalsamum" far ex- ceeds any pomade or hair oil, and is a delightful Hair Dressing it is a distinct and separate preparation from the Restorer, and its use not required without it. Depot, 2GG, High Holborn, London.
KILLED IN A MINE. Another of those awful deaths which threat- en the miner at any hour, and the thoughts of which ought to make us more highly respect the bravery of those who hazard their lives in order to procure our daily comforts, occurred at Ebbw Vale on rhe ;jrd instant. The vic- tim in this case was James Jones, aged 55, a collier. He was killed by a fall of rubbish in a coal pit, and was found by William Noble, haulier. The inquest was held on Wednesday, by Mr Brewer, coroner, at the Bridge-end inn, Ebbw Vale.
A MAN FOUND DEAD AT NANTYGLO. Mr Brewer, the coroner, received information on Tuesday morning that the remains of a man in a very decomposed state, had been discover- ed in an air shaft, near Nantyglo, on the 3rd inst. There is no trace as to the identity of the body.
THE NEWPORT POISONING CASE. The adjourned inquiry into the cause of the death of Miss Emily Amelia Collier was resumed before Mr W. II. Brewer, at the Queen's hotel, on Friday afternoon. Mr R. J. Cathcart attend- ed to watch the case on behalf of the parents of deceased. Addressing Mr Cathcart, the Coroner observed that he first proposed to read the state- ment of Dr Taylor, which had been communi- cated to him on the previous day. He had also received the accompanying letter 15 and 1G, J amcs's-terrac:e, Regent's-park, Sept. 1-11869. -Re E. A. Collier." DEAR SIR I forward my report. There is, as you will see, nothing to corroborate the story of the boy. The symptoms, and very long duration of the case (before proving fatal) are adverse to any ordinary form of poisoning. The absencc of poison 'from the body might admit of explanation, but there is not a single appearance in tho stomach or bowels to render death from poison probable. The Secretary of State has authorised me to attend your adjourned inquest if you and the jury wish me to give any explanations on the medical facts of the case. I can form no opinion on the cause of death except from hearing the evidence. One fact requires clearing up, to wit, the boy's vera- city. 11 What poisons could he have got at the schools ?" The Gishurst Compound is not poison, and the schoolmaster had this only, as I understand. Huxtable brought me a powder containing strychnine. A few grains of this would have killed the girl in half an hour, She couldwot possibly have taken it and lived two or three days. The schoolmaster should be examined, and the boy as well. Certainly the affair ought to be cleared up. In consequence of the absence ot my assistant, I am unable to leave London before Monday or Tuesday, but I could be down at Newport on Monday afternoon, so as to be ready for your inquest on Tuesday morning.. Please let me know as soon as possible. W. H. Brewer, Esq. ALFRED S. TAYLOR. The Coroner then read the following report of "Dn TAYLOR'S ANALYSIS. On Saturday, August 14th, 1869, I received at the Chemical Laboratory, Guy's Hospital, from Superintendent Huxtable, a box containing three jars (sealed) and a small wooden barrel. 1. The largest jar contained the stomach, secured with ligatures at both ends, and the in- testines, large and small. 2. Another jar con- tained the liver, spleen, and kidneys. 3. The smallest jar contained the heart and lungs. 4. In the wooden barrel was the body of a chicken, quite dry, and there were three envelopes con- taining corn grains and pebbles mixed with dirt. CUEJIICAL ANALYSIS. The "iscera-namely, 1, the whole of the stomach, 2, the greater part of the intestines 3, one-half of the liver 4, one kidney 5, the spleen 6, one-half of the heart; and 7, one- fourth of the lungs—were carefully submitted to all the usual tests and processes for the detec- tion of mineral and vegetable poisons, with the, result that no trace of poison was found in any one of these organs. The poisons specially sought for were arsenic, antimony, mercury, and their mineral compounds, including copper and other metals, as well as phosphorus, the vegetable poisons, such as strychnine and mor- phia, Battle's vermin-killer, &c., and the results were as abovo stated. No poison was present in the viscera of the deceased. "The conclusions from this analysis are, therefore—1. There was no poison in the viscera of the deceased. 2. The viscera (the stomach and bowels) did not present any of those ap- pearances which are usually seen when a person dies from the effects of poison. Portions of tho intestines, lungs, heart, liver, and one kidney have been reserved for further investigation if necessary. "ALFRED SWAINE TAYLOR, M.D., F.R.S., Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, and Professor of Chemistry and Medical Jurisprudence in Guy's Hospital. 15, St James's-terraco, Regent's-park, September, 18G9."
"ANALYSIS OF THE CHICKEN AND FOOD FROM TIIE CROP. The body of the chicken was quite dry. In the crop and gizzard were found barley and oats, with pebbles, &c. The separate portions of food were similar, but mixed with much dirt. These substances were submitted to analysis for the detection of arsenic, strychnine, phos- phorus, and other poisons. No poison was pre- sent in them. From a statement made by Mrs Collier, and communicated to me by Mr Cath- cart, it is quite possible that the four chickens may have been poisoned by phosphorus in May and no trace of this poison remain in or about the bodies and food in the mouth of August. Phosphorus is rapidly removed by oxidation." BATTLE'S VERMIN KILLER. A packet of this was handed to me in ft blue. wrapper by Supt. Iluxtable. It was a sixpenny packet. It consisted of flour mixed with strych- nine and coloured with Prussian blue. The proportion of strychnine was such that a few grains of this powder would have sufficed to destroy the life of a girl of the age of deceased t, in from half an hour to an hour, It would havo caused death by convulsions. GISIIURST COMPOUND. "This is nothing more than a crude kind of soda soap. It contains the fatty acids of tallow in the impure state, combined with soda. It contains also sulphide of sodium, and hyposul- phate of soda, as well as sulphur. The propor- tion of alkali is about 20 per cent of its weight. It contains no poisonous matter, and cannot be. regarded as a poison to man or animals. ALFRlW SWAINE TAYLOR, M.D., F.R.S." Mrs Collier was called, and detailed her evi- dence as given before the borough magistrates on Wednesday and Thursday. Although the prisoner Charles Gritt was remanded till Wednesday, the Chief-Superin- tendent of Police has stated that he did not expect to be able to proceed with the investiga- tion on that day. The Coroner's jury would meet on Thursday, and they had expressed a desire that the prisoner should be brought be- fore them. At the rising of the jury on Friday evening last, they also expressed dissatisfaction with the report of DrTaylor, and thought another professor of chemistry should make an exami- nation. Accordingly Dr Letheby was fixed on. Chief Superintendent Huxtable visited that gentleman on Saturday, and through his assistant has given instructions for a further analytical examination of the remaining portions of the viscera, and to report thereon. It is expected that the result cannot be known for at least a fortnight. Printed and Published by DAVID WALKINSHAW, at his General Printing Office, Corn Market House, Pontypool, in the county of Monmouth.—Saturday Sept. 11, 18G9.
POLICE COURT. SATURDAY. Before Colonel Byrde, A. D. Berriagion, Esq.,and C. J. Parkes, Esq. TRESPASS ON A EAILWAY. Jeremiah Desmond, who was represented by his wife, was charged with trespass on the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company, Supt. Hill proved the service of the sum- mons. James Jacob deposed that he saw defendant on the line on the 9th of August. Defendant made that a near cut to his home. Fined 10s. or 7 days' hard labour. THE LADIES AT WAR. Julia Madden, charged with assaulting Mary Sullivan. The case was adjourned at complain ant's request, for the production of witnesses. AFFILIATION. Henry Cotterell, of the Ofrm, was summoned by Margaret Rosser as being the father of her illegitimate child. Mr W. II. Lloyd defended. Complainant deposed that she was a single woman, and had been delivered in the work- house of an illegitimate child, of which de- fendant was the father. In cross-examination, she said that an im- proper intimacy with defendant commenced in Plum Pudding Field, near the Spout, at the Cwm, and was frequently renewed. Had known defendant for 7 years, as they lived close to each other. No one else had been so intimate with her. Had known Isaac Jones, but he had gone from here 12 months ago. Had known a Clark, but he went off four months before the last election. Had never told Cotterell that he was not the father of her child. Had not applied to him since the birth of the child till she took out the summons. Had never had any conversation with a Mrs Pask about the child. In answer to further questions, however, complainant admitted that she did, on the day she came out of the work- house, talk with Mrs Pask about the child, but she denied that she told Mrs Pask that Pask was the father of the child. Selina Taylor was called as a witness, but she knew nothing about the matter. Complainant: She has been out together with us. Selina No, I have not. Ann Herbert deposed that one evening in the winter, about 6 or 7 o'clock, when it was quite dark, she was going to see her daughter, who worked at Robert Wallace's, when she ran up against Henry and Margaret on the r6ad pear the Unicorn. They were standing to- gether on the road. Saw nothing improper. Anna Herbert, daughter of last witness, deposed about 12 months ago she saw defend- ant pulling complainant about in a field, about half-past four in the afternoon. It was quite light at the time, and people were about. The case was dismissed for want of corrobo- rative evidence. A CHAMELEON IN NAMES. Mary Ann Dyer was charged with stealing 52 Ib of brass, the property of the Ebbw Vale Company. Mr Green way conducted the prosecution. P.c. Mitchell, in the employ of the Ebbw Vale Company, deposed that a week last Wed- nesday he was at Mr Cuss's marine stores, when he found there the brass tubes now pro- duced. Witness took William Bragg, boiler maker, down to Cuss's to see them. From in- foqmation which witness received, he ap- prehended the prisoner, who goes by the name of Watkins, and lives at Talywain. Told her that she was charged with stealing a quantity of brass tubing, the property of the Ebbw Yale Company. She said that if she did steal brass she was not the only one who did it. William Bragg deposed that he was a boiler maker, and that at the request of the last wit- ness, he went down to Cuss's on Friday week, and there found the tubing now produced. It is the property of the Ebbw Vale Company. He identified it by the tube expander, which was made by witness. At Abersychan, they had the Cwmsychan water, which was the best water he ever saw, as it did not corrode anything, and that accounted for the colour of the brass. These tubes were taken out of the locomotive shed. Seven tubes, about 12 feet long, were missing The prisoner's son works Z3 at the shed by night, cleaning. John Morgan, foreman of the locomotive de- partment, deposed that he examined the tubing in May last, and all was perfect then. A fort- night ago, he found that a large quantity had been taken away. George Edmund Cuss deposed that he was a marine store dealer in Pontypool, and that he purchased a portion of the tubing now pro- duced of the prisoner; one lot on the 30th of June, 10 lbs. at 4d. per lb., and 21J lbs. on the 24th of July. She gave the name of Mary Roberts, wife of John Roberts, of Blaenafon. Did not ask her where she got the tubing from. She said her husband got it from some old buildings that they were taking down at Blaen- afon. Witness handed the tubing to P.c. Mitchell. It was then cut in pieces as it was now. Defendant said that she did not tell where she got it from. She found it in the bed of the river, where she had found a great deal of brass and irou she had found iron pipes there three yards long. She had never stolen a ha'- p'orth from any one, and would take care ne- ver to come here ou any such occasion again. She would rather be tried at once, and hoped the Bench would be as light with her as they could. Supt. M'Intosh, in answer to the Bench, said that lie knew nothing against prisoner. Mr Greenway said that a great deal had been lost, and in her boy's bag even now two nieces were found. Prisoner was sentenced to six weeks' hard labour. IRON IN A BUSII. Elizabeth Powell and Elizabeth Powell the younger were charged with stealing a quantity of iron, the property of the Ebbw Vale Com- pany. Sir Greenway prosecuted. The elder prisoner said that her little girl found the iron hidden in a bush. John Jones deposed that he was master block layer under the Ebbw Vale Company, and lived by Pentwyn. On the 23rd of August he was searching among the bushes near his garden for a bird's nest, and there found the iron produced. He could not soe it with- out moving the bushes. Went down to the works, and reported it to the manager, and some one had been put to watch it ever since. It was about ai of a mile from the works. Wm. Davies, labourer in the employ of the Ebbw Vale Company, deposed that lie was in- structed to watch a bush which was pointed out by last witness and in which the iron now produced was secreted. It could not be seen without moving aside the bush. On Friday night week he saw Elizabeth Powell the elder come and sit down by the bush for about four minutes. She could not see witness. She looked around, separated the bush, put her hand on the iron, and walked away. On Monday last he saw the little girl come to the y Z, bush; the mother being about 100 yards off, pointing. As soon as the little girl came to the right place, both walked off. About half past eight last night, saw both prisoners come towards the bush. They sat down about a [ of an hour, and the both picked up the iron, and walked off with it over 40 yards, when wit- ness went after them and apprehended them with the iron in their possession. The elder prisoner said that the little* girl found tho iron when she was picking blackber- rics, on Tuesday week and she thought it no harm to take it away and sell it. Part of it was visible when she saw it first; but it had since been pushed in out of sight. Davi(s said that it was not in a blackberry bush. Mr Greenway said that D ivies h:11 been kcut watching the nlace since last Monday ji j. 1 J week and yesterday week was the first time he saw this there. The elder prisoner said that the little girl saw ittirst on Tuesday week. It was impos- sible that she could carry half a sack of iron, like this. She did not put it there, and was very sorry she took it from there. She would rather be tried here. Supt. M'Intosh said that the elder prisoner was a great drunkard but he had not known her charged with theft before. Col. Byrde said that the Bench believed that the elder prisoner did intend to appropriate the iron to her own use, but as she had not sold it, she would be let off with a weeks' hard labour, the little girl being discharged. ALL ABOUT MAKING A CUB. William Evans, tailor, who did not appear, was charged with assaulting Charlotte Parry. Defendant's mother said that her son had been home since the summons was served, but she had not seen him since yesterday morning. Complainant deposed that tho defendant brought a box into the gutter in front of her door, and began to hammer away at it, some- Z, times hitting tiie door. Her landlady, Mrs Griffiths, told him to go away, but he would not. Complainant wanted to empt some slops, but could not do so as he was in the way. She asked him to move, but he said he would not and that he wanted another 6s. out of her. She tried to empt the slops on one side but some went over him. He then picked up a large stone, and threw it at her, but she warded it off with the bucket, and went in and shut the door. He burst the door open, caught her by the hoir of her head, struck her many times, dragged her out to the steps, and there kicked her on the side of the head. Charles Evans, no relation to the defendant, deposed that he saw defendant making a cub near complainant's door. Complainant took out some water, and began to sprinkle it over defendant with her hands. Defendant caught hold of the bucket and the rest of the water went over him. Defendant then threw a stone, which struck the bucket. Complainant went inside her door, and defendant went in and dragged her out. Witness then walked up and stopped him. The Bench considered that some slight pro- vocation was given, but that did not justify such an assault as was committed. Fined 15s or 7 days' hard labour. MRS DUKES AND HER DAUGHTER IN THE WRONG BOX. Richard Thomas was charged with assault- ing Gwenllian Dukes. Ann Thomas was charged with assaulting Elizabeth Davies, daughter of Gwenllian Dukes. These cases had been adjourned. Mrs Dukes was still un- able to attend, having hurt herself by tum- bling down stairs. Elizabeth Davies deposed that she shook Mrs Thomas's little boy because hedirted a passage which she had just cleaned up, and that Mrs Thomas then belaboured her unmercifully. Mrs Thomas,, on the other hand, said that Davies was the aggressor. William Hobbs and a young woman gave evidence which showed that Davies was at the bottom of it all. 11 appeared that Davies beat the boy and rushed at Mrs Thomas, seized her by the hair, and spat in her face; that Mrs Dukes ran out and drubbed Mrs Thomas's back with a broom and Mr Thomas then went to his wife's rescue. Both cases were dismissed. TOO MUCH OF TUE CWRW. William Ingle, Charles Williams, David Allcock, William Williamson, John Allcock, Enoch Challenger, and William Williams, none of whom appeared, were fined 7s 6d each for being drunk and riotous at Blaenafon. WEDNESDAY. Before Colonel Byrde. GIVING MORE TIIAN HE INTENDED. Hannah Jenkins, an old lady who has fre- quently been charged with drunkenness, was charged with stealing a half-crown, the pro- Z!1 perty of William Ilodgkiss. Complainant deposed I am a labourer, living in Pontypool. Last night I was in the Star beerhouse, when the prisoner came in there, begging. I gave her some coppers, and among the coppers was a half-crown., I after- wards found out my mistake, and asked her for the half-crown, and she refused to give it back. As it appeared that the halfcrown was not taken by prisoner with a felonious intent, the matter was arranged by her restoring the mo- ney. She was discharged. A NICE SON. Windsor Gibbs, a gipsey, was charged with assaulting his mother, Elizabeth Gibbs. About eight o'clock on Tuesday night the prisoner struck his mother savagely in the face, in front of the Corn Market House. Her cries of 'murder" brought a crowd round, and P.c. Hart took prisoner into custody. The mother now failed to appear, and the prisoner was sentenced to seven days' hard la- bour in default of paying a fine of 10s for dis- orderly conduct. WALKING OFF WITH THE TOOLS. James Martin was charged with stealing a smoothing plane, two guages, a compass, and other articles, the property of John Harris; three chisels, the propoi-ty-of Evan Thomas; and an oil-stone, two chisels, a hand-saw, an auger, and a slop. the property of Thomas Morgan on the 7th inst at Goytre. Thomas Morgan deposed I am a carpenter, and live in the parish of Mamhilad, working for John Harris. The prisoner, who also worked for John Harris, went away from the work on the 7th inst., and I missed the arti- cles which he is charged with stealing from me. I followed him, and apprehended him at Llanover, with the slop now produced in his possession. Remanded till Saturday.
The culture of the sugar cane in Queensland:— Sir,—I have before me tlio first report of the Chief Inspector of Distilleries iu Queensland, dated March 6, 18G9, from which it appears that the cultivation of the sugar cane is rapidly pro- gressing, and that the manufacture of sugar and molasses, and the distillation of rum, are es- tablished and profitable industries. The land under cultivation with sugar cane on the 31st of December, 18G8, is computed at '3,433 acres. The production of sugar for 18G8 was 619 tons, and 68,122 gallons of molasses were manufac- tured, and 35,.599 proof gallons of rum distilled and from the commencement of distillation in the colony, on the 23rd of July, 1867, 47,644 gallons have been distilled. Ten sugar mills and six distilleries were at work at the end of 1868, and it is estimated that 17 additional mills and six distilleries will be erected during the present year. Illicit distillation also appears to have been carried on to a considerable extent. In some insfnnces an average of over two tons of raw sugar per acre has been realized. "The principal cane-fields at present are at Clevedon, on the stores of More'ton Bay, and on the Caboolture, Logan, Albert, and Pimpama rivers, in the Moroton Bay district, and on the Mary and Burnett rivers, and at Port Mackay. The cane is also cultivated at Bowcn, Townsville, and Cardwell, as far north as Rockingham Bay. It may be added that arrangements are in course of completion in this country for the erection of sugar factories in the colony ade- quate to the requirements of the localities, thus securing to small holders every facility for the disposal of their cane at the highest remunera- tive prices, without the cost and risk of erect- ing their own machinery. Under the new Land Act tens of thousands of acres of land adapted to the cultivation of the cane are now open for selection, only wait- ing tlw investment of capital and labour. 1 am, Sir, your obedient servant, "JAMES WHEELER. Queensland Government Emigration Office, 2, Old Broad Street, Sept. 2nd."
NEW INN RACES. If Pontypool has given up its races, Panteg is coming out quite enthusiastically in that line. On Tuesday evening a large number of persons crowded the Newport road, to wit- ness a couple of matches which had been got up by some ardent lovers of sport. Several owners of horses having good opinions of the merits of their steeds, resolved to test one against the other, and accordingly a trotting match was fixed for the evening named. The animals that came up to the scratch" must be duly chronicled, with all the circumstances attending the mighty event. They were Mr Alfred Vazey's Pretty Jane, ridden by Charles White, white breeches, top boots, blue sleeves, and striped body; Mr Champion's Black Tom- my, ridden by John Lewis, drab; Mr Lewis's (Ponthrydyrun) Polly, ridden by Arthur Lloyd, grey (?). The match was for 30s., the win- ner to receive £ 1, the second to save his stakes. Distance, 1 mile, from the Trchcrbert Road to the Pine Apple milestone. Mr Edwards (Race farm), starter; Mr Eley, junior, stake- holder; Mr Thos. James, referee. The start took place at five o'clock, and an exciting con- test followed, resulting in favour of Pretty Jane, Black Tommy coming in second about 130 yards behind, and Polly toddling in about 50 yards behind Black Tommy. The winner was loudly cheered. Another match followed, between Mr A. Vazey's Pretty Jane and Mr Jenkius's (Pontnewydd) Blind Tommy. This was for £ 1 to 5s. Distance, one mile, from the Holly Bush to the Pine Apple. Blind Tommy was ridden by the owner, white sleeves and black body. This was a very close race. One condition was that when either of the horses broke off the trot it should turn round. Both had to turn round, and as Pretty Jane was the nimbler in whisking round she gained an advantage and won the race.
THE MURDERERS OF MR POWELL. Prince Kassa, of Tigre (says the Times of India) turns up in a new character, that of a minister of vengeance. The tribe to which the murderers of Mr Powell belonged has, we hear, been severely punished by having their villages burnt and plundered by Tsalala, Governor of Adjabo, under Prince Kassa. This step may be traced to the fact that two Swedish missionaries, who were on very good terms with Adjabo, were amongst the number of the murdered. Kassa himself, having been urged by the Euro- peans in the country, has also, it is believed, been instrumental in avenging their death. There will be no regret for these cowardly mur- derers, but it is possible the razing of the villa- ges and dispersion of all the people may give a plea for these hungry Egyptians to intermeddle in Abyssinian affairs.
CRICKET. ABERGAVENNY GRAMMAR SCHOOL V. ST. MARY'S. On Wednesday, September 1st, a friendly cricket match was played at Llanvair, between the boys of the above schools, when the following scores were iuade ABERGAVENNY. 1st innings. 2nd innings. E. Hands, b Marfell 0 st Roes. 0 A. Hands, b Rees 2 b Rees 2 T. K. Tomkins, b Marfell 2 c Rees 0 T. Havard, b Marfell 0 c Marfell 1 II. J. Edwards, c Rees 2 b Rees 0 II. E. Edwards, b Rees 2 b Morris 0 II. McMastcr, c Rees Inotout. 0 A. Howells, c Bevan 0 b Morris 1 C. Cook, not out 0 b Rees 1 G. Howell-, b Itees Ib Prosper 0 Byes 1 2 11 7 ST. MARY'S 1st innings. J. E. R. N. Leigh, b Iiuiuls 2 E. B. Gardner, b Edwards 4 E. C. Morris, st Edwards 2 T. Prosser, b Hands 2 T. W. J. Rees, c Howells 3 E. Marfell, b Edwards 10 G. A. BCVATI, C II mds 3 W. 1). Lewis, b Toinkins 1 T. S. Edwards, not out 11 X. Marfell, b Edwards 0 Byes 9 47
CHARGE OF ATTEMPTED RAPE AGAINST A NEATH TRADESMAN. On Wednesday the Council Chamber and the outside of the Town Hall were crowded with persons interested in the hearing of a charge which had been preferred against Mr Bartlett, jun., fruiterer and greengrocer, of Wind- street. Mr Thomas, from Mr Kelnpthorne's, appeared for the defendant and Mr Payne for the pro- secution. The details of the evidence are not fit for publication, but the prosecutrix, a girl about 14 years of age, in the examination, deposed that on Sunday morning she was lighting the fire when the defendant came down stairs in his shirt and trousers, and behaved indecently to- wards her. She did not scream, being too much frightened, but he held her wrists and acted improperly, till Mrs Bartlett, his wife, came to her rescue. The girl was abashed by the ques- tions put by the solicitor, and replied to the mayor's questions in an undertone, and the re- suit went to show that an attempt had been made to take liberties with her. John Beddoe, the girl's father, deposed that on Sunday last he heard a noise at the house of defendant as of a man and his wife quarreling, and shortly after his daughter came into the house crying. lie inquired of her what was the matter, but she made no reply, and it passed over till the evening, when he took her upstairs, and in the presence of her mother questioned her in reference to the cause or ner crying and coming home. He also examined her, but found no bruises or scratches about her. From information he received, however, he went to Mr Bartlett's house, and on taxing him with the oU'enee, he replied, "I am very sorry, Mr Bed- doe, it was only a bit of play. I hope you will forgive me, for I shall never do it again. I hope you will drop everything for the sake of my relatives." The witness replied that he would not let it drop, but would summon him. In cross-examination the witness stated he was satisfied, after what his daughter had said, and after his examination of her, that no harm had been done, and he told Mr Bartlett, sen., so, hut on re-considering the matter he had deter- mined to bring the case before the court, and he consulted the superintendent in reference to it. Ilis daughter's dress was not disordered nor torn, but her face was flushed, and he knew by her countenance that something was the matter. The eldest sister of the prosecutrix deposed that she was at home when her sister returned, and that Mr Bartlett had offered her (witness) the whole of his shop if she would come back and live with him and his wife as she had done some months before, with her sister. She told I him that her father would not allow her to do so. In cross-examination by Mr Thomas, she stated her sister never complained to her about i Mr Bartlett's conduct, and that she herself had nothing to say against Mr Bartlett while she was living at his house. Dr Hyding was then called. He stated that he had examined the girl, and there was not the 1 slightest mark upon her person. She was not at all injured, and the appearances showed that the offence defendant was charged with had not been committed. Mr Thomas addressed the Mayor on behalf of the defendant, and wished to call the other ser- vant, who was in the house only ten steps from the place where the offence was said to have been committed. The Clerk said the Mayor's decision must be given first. After the Bench had consulted, the Mayor said the defendant would be committed for trial on the charge of indecent assault. Mr Thomas declined to call the witness, but applied for the prisoner to be admitted to bail. His Worship granted the application, tho de- fondant in £ 50, and one surety in £ 50.
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. The homily bad better be printed as a pamphlet.
THE IRON AND COAL TRADES OF SOUTH WALES. Owing to the intense heat which prevailed during the last week in August the hands em- ployed at the various iron works were unable to work more than half time. There are several buyers of rails now in the market, but as makers have their powers of production taxed to the utmost in completing contracts for the season's delivery, they refuse to enter into fresh engage- ments for prompt delivery. Rails are being sent to the local ports for shipment as fast as they are turned out, and there is a good demand for tonnage, principally forllussia and thcUnited States. The home trade is not characterised with any degree of briskness, but the railway meetings during the past fortnight are calcula- ted to inspire confidence, and augur well for the future prosperity of the iron trade. The im- provement which recently set in iu the iron shipbuilding trade is leading to a better inquiry for plates, and the mills are more regularly employed than they have been for some time past. Pigs of the best brands command an average sale, and quotations are fairly adhered to. The prospects of the tin-plate trade are not so gloomy as they have been, the large decrease in the make begining to influence the market, and it is probable that more remunerative pri- ces will shortly be obtained. A favourable change has taken place in the steam coal trade, and hopes arc entertained of a return to that state of activity which charac- terised the trade previous to the commencement of the late depression. Prices, which have been for a time wholly unremunerative, havo some- what advanced, and there are now hopes of an improvement setting in on a more satisfactory and permanent basis. Tho house coal trade is dull, owing to the intense heat having caused a considerable tliminution in the consumption.
MECHANICAL VENTILATION OF MINES. The engineer of the Lilleshall Company, in Shropshire, is Mr Lloyd. To his genius, chief- ly, certain blast furnace proprietors of South Wales are indebted for some splendid blowing engines, duplicates of those which excited very much admiration when they were shown in the machinery annexe of the Exhibition of 1862. Recently Mr Lloyd has been directing his at- tention also to mechanical ventilation. What he has done has been described as here The success of the plan appears to depend upon the peculiar construction and disposition of the fans, which beat the air out of the shaft, de- pending upon the well-known elasticity of the atmosphere to supply its place. This he does by means of a centrifugal fan, driven by an en- gine. Mr Lloyd has prepared a beautifully executed model, with a fau 18 inches in dia- meter and 6 inches wide over the blades, which, measured by the aerometer, produced exhaustion at the rate of 1,500 feet per minute, with a wa- ter guage of inch. But the company are erecting a larger one, to be worked by a small horizontal engine. It may be stated that the I success which has hitherto attended the trials made surpasses all expectation, and the effects produced appear incredible. He first made a 2-fect 3-ineh fan, which exhausted 2,500 feet of air per minute, and another, with a 5-feet fan, 1 foot 10 inches broad, which exhausted 2G,19G cubic feet per minute, with a water guage of 2;¡ inches. Indeed the effects were 4 such as to be incredible to the inventor till after repeated measurements, in the course of which several aerometers were torn to pieces by the force of the current of air created. More complete experiments must, however, be made—experiments, we mean, upon a larger scale—before it can be safely asserted that the apparatus is all that is here promised.
THE CHARGE OF MURDER AT PONT- LOTTYN. The five prisoners named Ivor Lewis, John Evans, Daniel Thomas, John Parry, and John Prosser were brought up on remand at the Mer- thyr police-court, on Monday, before Messrs J. C. Fowler and E. J. Davies, charged with the murder of Andrew Canty, at Pontlottyn, on the 22ud August last. Mr W. Robinson Smith appeared for the pro- secution, and Mr Simons for the defence. Mr Smith shortly explained the cause and history of the riot, in which there was great de- struction of property by the Welsh. The de- ceased, Andrew Canty, lived at the top of King- street. He came home that night, and slept on the floor of the sitting-room. In this house were Mr Carrol, the landlord, Mrs Carrol, and three lodgers. Whilst this destruction of pro- perty was going on, stones were thrown into Carrol's house. Carrol had locked the door when lie let in Canty, and when he came down subsequently he found the lock shot and the door forced off one hinge. There was no doubt whatever that Canty went out while the de- struction of property was going on. He was beaten at the corner of his I)otise--as would be proved by the evidence of two, three, or more persons—by four men, who were the prisoners at the bar. He was gone in drink and was leaning up against the wall when the injuries were done to him. We do not find that lie took one side or the other in the row. He was not at the General Pictou. He only went out for a short time before lie was found, and we must come to the conclusion that he went out after the disturbance. An expression was used by one of the prisoners in reference to Canty, which, if brought home to him, would show a common design or intent of a very serious kind. Canty was found on the pavement be- tween his house and a Mrs Barry's. He had been severely kicked, and stones bad been thrown at him. This helped to tho sad result of the riot, his death. Mr Smith went on to show that the prisoners were all combined for an unlawful purpose, and that all who aided in committing the assault were liable. Mr Redwood, surgeon, deposed that the de- ceased's skull was fractured, and that he found a piece of stone in the fracture. In cross-examination he said he did not think the injuries were produced by a fall, but by a stone thrown against the head. John Carrol deposed that he let deceased into the house between 10 and 11, and locked the door. That was before the disturbance. The windows were afterwards broken, and witness and his wife got up and dressed themselves and went down stairs, followed by a lodger named Nagle. She took the child in her arms, and when she got to the bottom of the stairs was struck down by something, and had since died. Witness carried his wife upstairs, and on coming down again found Canty sitting in the kitchen, speechless and in gores of blood. A good ma- ny people were coming in. Canty remained in witness's house till the following Thursday, when he died. Mary Ann Carrol, single woman, deposed that she saw the four prisoners throwing stones at the windows and beating a man with their fists. Did not know at the timo that this was Canty. Saw them draw him to the ground and kick and throw stones at him. Saw Lewis throw a sho- vel towards him. After that some person call- ed out in English, "-Hist, that's enough." He 1 9 answered in Welsh, "Fillish him." Dan Tho- mas then said in Welsh, "Yes, finish him, by devil." (Je, cwpla fo myn diawl.) Witness spoke to Thomas from the window, and he said in Welsh, Mary Ann knows me." Saw Evans running in the street, but did not see him when they were beating Canty. In cross-examination, witness admitted that she had been in custody twice. Frances Barry deposed that she saw four men beating, stoning, and kicking Canty. Lewis was one of them, and saw him throw a shovel at Canty. They were kicking Canty very hard, and he was groaning terribly. In cross-examination she said she had been to gaol for a month for an assault. Could not swear to any one but Lewis. Lewis throw stones at Canty, who was stretched on the ground and could not rise till the police lifted him up and carried him into the house. William Moore deposed that ho saw f our men beating him. Saw Dan Thomas kick him when he was lying on the pavement. Canty groaned horribly. In cross-examination, witness said he had 3oen drinking from 9 to 12 that evening, but ivas not tipsy. P.s. Markham (134), called, said I am a police-sergeant stationed at Pontlottyn. I had occasion, at about five minutes to 12, to go to the General Picton Inn. I cluai-ed out the peo- ple. A man named Terry gave me some trou- ble. In consequence, very shortly after, I called for tho assistance of the P.c. Davies (G), was there. Ivor Lewis and Daniel Thomas, the two prisoners, assisted me. I believe Prosser and Parry were there also. A general fight arose between the Welsh and the Irish near the lodge. I left two men in charge of the prisoner, and went to separate the Welsh and Irish, and, after a long struggle, succeeded. I sent tho Irish down Farm-road, and the Welsh with Police-constable Davies down Merchant- street to the Square. The fighting then ceased but when I got to the Square it had recom- menced, and I found the Welsh had invaded Chapel street and gained possession of the Square. I was joined by Police-sergeant Rich- ards and Police-constable Price afterwards, Stones were being thrown. Police-constable Davies kept the Welsh back, and I went to the Irish. I got assistance and went up King-street. No windows had been broken. I did not see Canty then. I paraded the street twice. Several windows were broken. While there I heard some of them in the crowd say, Here is one of them let him have it." I was then opposite to Carroll's. I and Police-sergeant Richards went into Farm-road, and saw Canty there, dressed iu white clothes. He was in a sitting posture by some-new buildings in Farm Road-street. There were several people near him. I saw several blows and fists struck at him by parties whom I did not know, and who fell back when we came up. The Welsh were at tho top of King-street, the Irish at the Square end. I called the assistance of Price, and took Canty from where lie was, about seven yards from his own house, home. No one looking out of Car- rol's aud Barry's could havo been seen. He walked to his house with our assistance. I left him there, and he was drunk and bleeding from the face. I came out. It was about two or three minutes before I saw him come out of the house. He had two bricks in his hand. I and Police-constable Davies took him in. Stones were then being thrown up and down King- street. I did not see Canty get any further in- jury from anyone before I put him in the se- cond time. My attention was much directed elsewhere. I saw a person standing over Canty, who was on the ground. I do not know how Canty fell, but I saw him fall myself. I went out directly and took him in. I do not think lie had any injury then. The man standing over Canty had a stone in both hands, and had it in the position of going to strike Canty. I jumped on to the man, and took him into cus- tody. I told Canty he was a foolish fellow to come out again. In some little time the row had somewhat abated. I saw him out again about twenty minutes before I picked up Mrs Carrol. There was about ten minutes from the time I saw the man over him to when I took him in the third time. Ho was then lying on the pavement between Carrol's and Barry's house. I heard a noise as of a stone hitting him, and saw him fall. I can swear positively to Lewis and Thomas being there. They were near the corner of Farm-road. I saw Police- sergeant Richards keeping the crowd back, and heard Lewis say, Keep back boys, and don't throw the stones." No one was about him when Canty fell. I heard a woman calling for the police. I and Police-constable Price picked him up, and I took him into the house, but did not think he was seriously injured. It was after this lie picked up Mrs Carrol. Canty was then bleeding from a wound on the head. I left him in the house. I know he died on the Thursday following. King-street is inhabited wholly by Irish. All the windows were broken. There were some Welsh windows broken, and the windows of a Methodist Chapel. Chapel- street is much damaged. It is inhabited by Welsh and Irish. Cross-examined The first stones were thrown by the Irish, and the attack was commenced on the police and those who supported the police by the Irish. Canty was in my sight from the time he came out the third time to when I took him in. No ODe was beating or kicking him. Mr Fowler asked if there would be any fresh evidence. Mr Smith said there would be that of the other constables. Mr Fowler said Police-sergeant Markham's evidence is essential to disentangle the prison- ers from the charge. From the evidence I do not think you will ask us to commit the pri- soners. Mr Simons I can bring plenty of evidence to prove Markham's evidence, and to show some of the men were not there at all. Mr Smith contended that the evidence was not irreconcileable, for the witnesses might have seen what took place in the different periods. Mr Fowler But the stone thrown was the cause of death. Mr Smith contended that the Crown did not make it compulsory to show who- inflicted the death wound, for in a riot, in nine cases out of ten, it was impossible to point out the hand which killed tho man. In answer to further questions, Markham said Mrs Barry said, Drive into the devils as much as you can," referring to the police that Maiy Carrol was throwing stones from her window at the people that both Lewis and Thomas re- ceived injuries in assisting the police, and that there was a strong feeling against them by the Irish for so assisting. Mr Simons stated that all the officers would support the evidence of Markham. Mr Fowler: It is a very shocking narrative. No person of common feeling, hearing such a story, can forbear cautioning all persons against taking part in such rows. It is the result of the drunken fury of people who attack each other in the night. The evidence is that of partisans, by their own admission, but what is more important is that their account is not that of the last occurrence, for P.s. Markham wit- nessed the last episode. There is nothing im- probable in the wound occurring through fall- ing to the ground upon a sharp stone. From my experience of criminal cases, my opinion is that the charge of murder could not stand and therefore, as it would be obviously wrong in such a case to let them lie in prison, my deci- sion is, that they be discharged. The prisoners then left the dock. The spectators clapped their hands, but that was at once checked. The prisoners were re- ceived with uproarious cheering outside.
CONFERENCE OF MINERS AT DUDLEY. Following the example of other trades and classes, the miners of South and North Stafford- shire and East Worcestershire have got up a conference to discuss their grievances, and Monday morning some 50 delegates from the chief collieries in the three counties assembled at the Shakespeare Inn, Dudley, to discuss a lengthy programme. Mr I'iekard, Wigan, was present as a delegate from the Lancashire miners. Mr Brcakwell, miners' agent for the district, presided. The programme included such questions as Hours of labour," Dangers of the mines," Wages," Uneducated condi- tion of the miners," and "Amalgamation of the miners of Great Britain. The Chairman, in an introductory speech, re- viewed the different subjects under discussion. The system under which the thick coal was worked was such that annually a great number of lives were lost. A Government inspector said that no man ought to work if he could not put up timber enough to protect him. The disposal of the Hartley Colliery balance was not giving satisfaction to the miners. They wished it to go to a fund for their widows and orphans. He hoped the conference would deal with the subject. The chairman urged the great need of better education among the miners, who had to attribute some of their greatest disadvantages to a want of education. A long discussion took place on the hours of labour question. Twelve hours a day is the rule in Staffordshire, and a strong and unani- mous feeling was expressed against these long and oppressive hours, and the following resolu- tion was passed, amid cheers :—Resolved— "That a memorial be got up and presented to the masters, asking them to sign their names to a reduction of two hours a day in the mines— making 10 hours a day and that the memorial be presented in time to be returned before the first Monday in October." The regulation of mines was next discussed, and the feeling of the delegates was in favour of more inspection. They did not want a Government oflicial to come and inspect the pit after a man was killed. Inspection should come before an accident. (Hear hear). They required inspectors who would go down at least once a month. (Ap- plause.) The Chairman said the law did not compel an inspector to go down a pit till a plaint was laid. It was not likely that the masters would send for the inspector, and what man was bold enough to be an informer? (Hear.) From going about all over the district and conversing with miners he knew that the first rule of the Inspection Act—that in regard to ventilation—was constantly broken. The committeo of the Trades' Union Congress were going to take action in the matter, and ho trus- ted the minors would support them. The fol- lowing resolution was :carried :That the conference considers the inspection of mines at present inadequate, and is of opinion that an additional number of inspectors should be ap- pointed, with practical men as sub-inspectors." The butty" system was discussed, and great pisatisfaction expressed with it. It was resolved —" That the butty system is bad, and that the masters be requested to put a stop it." A re- solution was also passed, requesting the masters to introduce payment by the tonage system as soon as possible, and to make 20 cwt. reckon as one ton. The results of this agitation may in- fluence the: coal and iron trades to a serious extent.
BRUTAL ATTACK ON A MINER AT ABERDARE. Patrick McCarthy, a driver, was charged at the Police Court oil Tuesday, before Messrs J. C. Fowler, and R. H. Rhys, with wounding William James, at Mill-street, on Sunday evening. Both men had been drinking at the Masons' Arms, and the prosecutor had been boasting of his capabilities at "boring." When he got outside, the prisoner went up to him and said I'll give you a boring now," struck him to the ground and kicked him in the face, nearly knocking his eye out, and inflicting a severe wound. A witness, named Thomas Rees, corroborated the prosecutor's statement. Mr J. A. J. Timmins, assistant surgeon to Dr Davies, described the nature of the wounds, and said he could not say whether the wound would get well, for it was much worse on that morDing.-The Bench remanded the prisoner for a week, to see what the result of the wound might be.