PANTEG 1 LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD. The monthly meeting of this Board was held on Tjuesday. Present: Messrs A. A. Williams Xchairinan) i E. Holdsworth, G. J. Jacob, Dd. Jones, W. Parker, H. J. Parkhurst, J. Rosser, and W. H. O. Taylor. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmod. The question as to the time and place of meeting having come under diseussion, it was agreed that future meetings of the Board be held at 6 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. the meetings will be held at Pontymoile Schools as usual. A general district rate of 4d in the E, and a highway rate of 6d in the 2, were adopted. A discussion ensued respecting the scaveng- ing arrangements of the parish. It was proposed by Mr Holdsworth, and seconded by Mr Parks, that tenders be invited for the scavenging of the district, as also for the hauling of stones, &e. Attention was directed to the dangerous con- dition of the stone shed at Pontynaoile. I The surveyor was instructed to see to this, and get it covered over with felt. Mr Jacob complained of a nuisance which existed near Pontyvelin. Typhoid fever, he said, was in existence in the vicinity of the nuisance. The surveyor was instructed to give the mat- ter his immediate attention. Cheques for the month were signed for E17 198 wages and £26 17s 9d bills. The business then terminated.
TREVETHIN SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. This election, which has greatly exercised the public mind in the parish of Trevethin during the past fortnight, was brought to an issue on Monday last. From the moment it became ap- parent that a contest was inevitable, the matter assumed the aspect of a politico-religious battle. Numerous handbills were issued by the Non- conformist party and by the Church party. Among the latter was one which called forth on Monday the following rejoinder :— CAUTION. A handbill, signed A Ratepayer," giving informa- tion as to the transfer of the British School to the School Board, contains a base electioneering falsehood. No wonder the author was ashamed to attach his name. No wonder it was sent out too late on Saturday to circulate a reply. The British School, with fittings, costing about £1200, was .handed over to the ratepayers for X300, being the amount of mortgage on the building. During the five months the Board has had possession of the school, the Government grant earned and the children's pence, have more than paid the total cost of maintaining the school, so that it has not cost the Ratepayer" a penny. The contemplated alterations for accommodating 100 more children, with the debt on the building, will cost less than X4 per head on children accommodated-nearly all schools now built costing at least 17 por head—so that the ratepayers will save nearly £1000 by the bar- gain. The Schoolroom was built by voluntary contribution, and not as Denominational Schools, partly by Govern- ment grant. For nearly thirty years the school was carried on without a penny cost to the ratepayers, but the denomi- national schools in the parish have cost during this time upwards of THIRTY THOUSAND POUNDS, by Govern- ment Grants, which have been paid by the ratepayers. Ratepayers! this last electioneering dodge shows that our opponents are in difficulties. It is the expiring con- vulsion of a dying cause. Resent the base attempt to impose on your credulity, and by voting early for the Unsectarian Candidates, CONWAY, DANIEL, ED- MONDS, JAMES, and LEWIS, assist at a funeral of Intolerance, and send Priestcraft into mourning. W. CONWAY, Treasurer of British School. The polling districts for the election were as follows :-1. From Hafodyrynis, Albion-road, Trosnant, Bridge-street, Nicholas-street, and Crunilin-strect, at the Town Hall, Pontypool 2, from Pantygasseg, Sowhill,Tranchvaod High- street, to the Monmouthshire Railway Station, including Park-terraee, at the Town Hall 3, from Crane street, Market-street, Commercial- street, Hanbury-road, West-place, Old Japan, all the Freehold side of the parish to the road leading from Little Mountain to Pontnewynydd, which include Penygarn, at the Town Hall 4, from Wainfelin, Pontnewynydd, to the Cross, Pontypool, including Lower West-street, Canal Bank, Malthonse-lane, Town Forge, and Lower Crano-street, at the Town Hall 5, from Wain- felin, to the Police Station, Abersychan, in- cluding Cwmffrwdore, Cwmnantddu, Blaeny- cwm Cefnycrib, also including Freehold from the road leading from Trevethin Church to the road leading from the Monmouthshire Railway to the boundary of the parish of Trevetbin (in- cludingRiver-row) at Snatcbwood School-room 6. all Abersychan, Peutwyn, TwynySrwd, to the FFrwd Brook, at Abersychao Schools 7, ail th« Ebbw Vale Company's houses, Talywain and Golynos, at Aberayohan Sohools 8, alt Garn- diffnith, from the River to the Varteg, Coombs Cross, Balance Pit, and Cwmffrwd, at Garndif- faith Schools 9, Varteg houses, Vipond and Company's houses, Varteg and Penllan, and Ash Tree, and all Cwmafon, at Varteg Day School 10, all Blaenafou side of the Ash Tree, at the Tyre Mill Office, Blaenafon. The polling commenced at 10 a.m., and went on briskly till 5 p.m., when some hundreds were turned away, not being able to record their votes. Many lost time to come and record their votet, and were not a little chagrined to find that their landlords had made no return of their names in the register. On the whole, consider- ing that it was the first election by ballot in the district,the arrangements wore well planned and creditably carried out. On Tuesday, E. B. Edwards, Esq., the return- ing officer, deelared the poll as follows:— 1, Martin Edwards, 2194 (Roman Catholic) 2, W. P. James, 2162 (Independent) 3, J. Daniel, 2094 (Independent) 4, Henry Lewis, 1987 (Baptist) 5, W. Conway, 1,946 (Baptist) 6, J. T. Edmonds, 1,832 (Wesleyan) 7, Josiah Riqhards, 829 (Churchman) 8, E. Jones, 659 (Churchman) 9, Rev J. C. Llewellin, 519 (vicar) 10, A. A. Williams, 345 (Churchman). The first nine of the above are therefore elected, and we shall not have the excitement of a School Board election for another three years, when we trust that the system of canvassing electors will be abolished. A good deal of interest was excited by the announcement in the FREE PRESS of last week of a sermon bearing upon the election, at the Crane-street Chapel, by the Rev R. C. Page. We give a portion of it below, and hope to give the conclusion next week THE MORAL ATMOSPHERE OF A CONTESTED ELECTION." I have no doubt, fellow townsmen, that the sermon to which you are about to lend your attention will provoke a good deal of hostile criticism in the minds of some, and a feeling of general disappointment, perhaps, in those of others. Indeed. I have been already told by those whoso church-going proclivities are possibly more starchy than my own that the pulpit is not the place for the discussion of qufacuions affecting our political interests. My only reply to this is, Few men suspect, still fewer compre- hend, the extent of the support given by religion to the affairs of our ordinary life and to the questions that deal with the things of our citizenship and how supremely upon religious men—especially upon those who endeav- our to guide religious thought, does the burden rest of being the pioneers of the people in all that belongs to their national or local welfare. Therefore, 1 would rather magnify my office by employing it on every needful oc- casion in such a task than pander to the ecclesiastical sentimentalism of profaning the pulpit, or desecrating the house of God. I am not myself, neither do I wish you to be, unmindful of the great responsibility resting jaet now upon the ratepayers of this parish, and of the gravity and solemnity of the duty which they will be called upon to-morrow to discharge. The ijiture of Eng- land depends upon the education of its people. This for all,of us is the question of questions. Much remains to be done, not merely in the extension of schools, but in the broadening of the basis and the raising of the standards of popular instruction. There ought to be more schools and better schools: the teaching should be more effect- ive the results should be much greater and higher. Our country's greatest battle wages around this centre —not so much the education of the children of the rich and of the middle class, as that of those who in the pro- vidence of God are called upon to occupy a humbler po- sition in life. These require help that hereafter they may be able to do without help. We feel that what is wanted is that every possible facility should be afforded to the rising generation, according to the capacities of each child, for acquiring knowledge of a useful and practical character, for u the increase of its earning power, and for enaonug It to take advantage oi the Many openings which in this age are presented to enter- prise and genius. For myself, I hope to live to see the day when, throughout the length and breadth of the country, there shall be in most efficient operation a number of graded schools, from the lowest elementary to the highest—up to the very entrance of our most learned universities. Let the steps be liko those of a safe broad lldder, the lowest round of which is visible and easily accessible from the humblest cottage, and the topmost of vhich would afford an adequate scholarship and support for the poorest children of genius at the best of our Col- leges, Thanks to the indomitable pluck and persever- ance of the working classes it is to them-to the poor children of the poor-we already owe the inventions that 6.re for the most part the backbone of the staple indus- tries of our country: but there are benefits, honours, emoluments from which the children of the poor are from their birth debarred, and the rank of a child is taade to predetermine his future destiny—no matter With what brains God may have endowed him, in intel- lect he may stand head and shoulders over the pampered boy of the nobleman, but because he is of the pedigree of the toil-stained and labouring, the yearnings of his higher-bis mental-nature are stunted. He may befitted to guide the destinies of empires, to frame or administer the laws of his country, to occupy positions of the highest honour and trust among his fellows, but the chances are he must follow the plough or toil in the mire all the days of his life. Ard, therefore, I say, and remembering this no man or woman who is entitled to a vote to-morrow should for one moment hesitate to record it on behalf of those gentlemen who, in the interests of the ratepayers of this parish, come forward and say, I am willing to devote my time, my efforts, my talents, that these dis- abilities from which your child suffers may ultimately be removed: if you return me to the board I will do all in my power that your child may have the basis of a good sound liberal education-that he may have it within his reach to raise himself to the highest position-to the most trustworthy of posts—among his fellow-townsmen." I ask you, in God's name, to consider who are most likely to fulfil such promises as these. Let every man judge for himself. Did my office give me the power of coercion—I would coerce no man: could 1 hurl the thunderbolts of heaven against any who by their vote might weaken my power to have taught amongst the children of this parish (did I so desire it, and I most certainly do not) my own religious tenets, I would not hurl those thunderbolts: I would leave it to those gentlemen who minister in sacred things in that Temple which we are told stands as a veritable Goshen amid the surrounding Egyptian darkness, high above the smoke and clamour throned like a queen, with the cross upon its roof and the sanctuary lamp glimmering from its windows." I would persuade no man: I say let every man be fully persuaded in his mind." At the same time, i would appeal to every man's judgment ana capability of observation as to who do and who do not fairly represent the interests of the ratepaying popula- tion of this town: I would ask him to consider, not who wish to give, but who in the history of his country's past have given liberty of conscience to all, and there- fore have the prior claim for the promise of the future: I would have him ask his children, at homo, if he be ig- norant of the fact, whether nonconformists do not love the Bible and reverence the name of God as much as the State-suppcrted churchmen themselves: whether it is not we, and our fathers, who all our life long have battled hard against the proud supremacy of sect and the domination of dogmatic teaching in our schools. And then I would ask him, too, to consider-for that also is part of the question-by whose instrumentality it has been in the past that large charities intended for the poor generally, have been from time to time laid hold of and perverted to the aid of studies in which few of the poor could by any possibility be interested: by whose instrumentality it has been that large endow- ments intended for the many have been unfairly used for a privileged few. But just one word more by way of introductory remark. The times are pressing hard upon us all: in this neighbourhood labour is scarce, and the price of labour poor and scanty enough for the toil and time expended. Now, it just possible—though I can hardly think it-some may feel it their duty to re- main at their work instead of presenting themselves at the poll." If so, all I have to say is this Were I an employer of labour, or a wealthy man, 1 would not, if I might, reimburse a single workman the loss of half a day: I think the privileges of citizenship, the solemn duties and responsibilities of paternity, are more than adequate compensation. Now I feel in making these remarks so far, I have not exceeded my ministerial duty indeed, if you were to ask me what the minister feels is the greatest hindrance to the Gospel of Christ, I think I should say, Want of education." The religious needs and the educational needs of the people are so closely allied as to be almost identical. But, whatever hostile criticism may have thus far been evoked, I feel the subject of what remains to be said will meet with general sympathy. The moral atmosphere of a contested election, i.e., I want to speak to you about the spirit, the temper, the conduct that should belong to us to-morrow as men and as townspeople opposed to all that is meant by that one phrase made use of in the address of the unsectarian candidates Bitterness involved by a contest." What I have to say is, I know, more applicable to a contested parliam,entary election: but even in a local affair like that of to-morrow there are evils almost sure to arise, such as will be lamented by both sides, and the stain of which is not easily wipfed out. Now, the Apostle Paul, who was a great and wise citizen, who was not only proud of his citizenship but though a religious teacher awake to the interests of his follow-citizens, in writing to the Church at Galatia made use, in one of his letters, of these words, The works of the flesh are manifest, which are these strife, seditions, heresies." Now I find these three words might be more correctly translated party-spirit, discords, divisions." And against those guilty of such things the Apostle shut the door of the kingdom. Now, to-morrow will witness what will really be the; test-election of the School Board in this parish, and as excitement will run high on both sides, 1 have thought it worth my while to offer a word in season that we may, if possible, avoid everything like unfair and unbecoming conduct, tnat we may carefully abstain from all low personalities, from all infamous de- famation of public character, from intemperance in every form. The evils contingent upon a contested election cannot unfortunately be over-stated and it is difficult to see how, even with the improved methods of the ballot and the stringent enactments of the law, in what way their death may be made sure and certain. But is not party- spirit at the root of these evils ? The force of two oppo- site parties-diametrically opposed in their religious and political training-is suddenly brought into active com- petition large representations on either side strive for the mastery in the opinion of the public and in the ex- citement of securing ascendancy in the accumula- tion of votes, each side becomes maddened and frenzied by party spirit. The ardent supporters of popular candidates work themselves up, and work one another up, to misinterpret the views, the principles, the whole conduct of those who stand op- posed to them in the field. It is curious to notice at such times how those who as a rule never advance be- yond the political area of their favourite newspaper suddenly arouse themselves and become transformed into blustering, hot-headed partisans: Jfrsnrcn quint, peace- able, honest under all ordinary fcircumstances of life, through false zeal in the espousal of their cause lend themselves to the intimidation of their employees, and in some cases become the patrons of those foul means— that are tho of our oountry -whereby the reasun of the humble elector is, for the time being, dethroned. I have seen in connexion with a large constituency gentlemen of undoubteàly-respE:'ctable families, heads of large establishments, prominent in their official life and in their professional career, standing charged before Her Majesty's Commissioners-not with being corrupt or untrustworthy in their ordinary life, but because in the frenzy of an electioneering contest they have rushed into actions which in moments of calm reflection they would have shrunk from with instinctive horror. Let us see why party-spirit works thus and what are its results.
BLAENAFON The quarterly meeting of the Primitive Methodists was held on Monday. The attendance was not large, but fioancial matters were satisfactory. A public meet- ing was held in the evening, when Mr W. B. Lawrence ably presided. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL.—The Sunday. school anniversary of the above chapel was held on Sunday and Monday last. Sermons were preached by the Rev J. P. Williams, Rehoboth, Brynmawr. The chapel was filled at each service; and the collection* both days amounted to £ 15. During the latter part of last week there was consi- derable agitation in the Trevethin portion of Blaenafon respecting the School Board election. A public meet- ing was held at six o'clock on Saturday evening, at the Baptist Chapel, when the Rev R. Hughes (Bethlehem Chapel) presided and speeches were delivered by two of the ca, diuufos, namely, Messrs Henry Lewis (Pont- newynydd) and J. T. Edmonds (Cwmafon), and also the Revs E. Jones and Whittock, and Mr G. Alway (Pont- ypool). All present pledged themselves to do all in their power to support the five unsectarian candidates. I
THE TYNEWYDD DISASTER. DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS. — Tba following is a list of money distribted on Saturday last by Mr Le Sage, in connection with the Daily Telegraph Relief Fund." Mr Le Sage was assisted by the Rev M. Williams, Fairfield, and other. bree widows, each zC50 (£150); ten orphan children, each £1() (ilOO); the rescued boy, David Hughes, for his educa- tion, £ 100 eight brave colliers-Isaac Pride, X60; Geo Ablett, £ 50; John W. Howell, £ 50 Richard Hopkins, £ 50 Charles Oatridge, £ 50; Rees Thomas, £ 50: Abra- ham Dodd, £ 50; Gwilym Thomas, £ 50—( £ 400). 13 other colliers as under :—J. Beynon, XIO; R. Howell, XIO; J. Williams, £ 10 Robert Williams, £ 10; E. Davies, £10 H. Morgan, jElO; David Rees, £10; John Griffith, £ 10 Thomas Griffith, ZCIO; Thomas R. Thomas, ;CIO- Job Williams, X10; Thomas Cbeen, ilO; David Davies, £ 10— £ 130^ 15 agents and colliery proprietors, m underl will receive a. medal in commemoration of the event,— Messrs Daniel Thomas, Brithwen Beith, Navigation James Thomas, Tynewydd E. Thomas, Llwyncelyn Thos. Jones, Ynishir; Wm. Thomas, Resolven, Neath William Davies, Coedcae; David Davies, Cilely David Jones, Cymmer Level; Thos. Thomas, Tylachch Thos. G. Davies, Tylacoch Isaiah Thomas, Brithweunydd Henry Lewis, Energlyn David Evans, Ferndale W. Matthias, Porth Mr Daniel Thomas, and Mr Beith, Navigation, will receive medals of greater valn,6 than the others. The four men rescued first, viz.:—Edward Williams, Thomas Morgan, Thomas Morgan, jun., and William Cassia, have received £ 25 each the four men rescued last, viz. :—Geo. Jenkins, Moses Powell, David Jenkins, and John Thomas, have received S.50 each. Further details on the other side.
POLICE COURT. I SATCBDAT. Before Col. Byrde, C. J. Parkes, Esq., and E. J. Phillips, Etq. I THE BLAENYCWM TRESPASS CASE. I John Thomas, tea-dealer, Blaenyowm, was charged with assaulting GeQ. Richards, a work- man in the employ of Messrs Darby & Narris, at Blaenycwm, on the 16th ult. Defendant pleaded not guilty. Mr Ward (Colborn & Ward) appeared forth& I prosecation Mr Dixon, Newport, for the de- fence. It will be remembered that on Saturday, the 26th alt., the charge of trespass against John Thomas came before the Bench, but it was then dismissed, the magistrates having no jurisdic- tion. The present assanlt charge, arising out of the trespass, was at the time adjourned, and came on for hearing to-day. George Richards deposed that be was a car- penter, residing at Lower Race on 16th May he was at Typentise Farm, cutting a bole for the purpose of erecting some posts on the old tramway John Thomas came by, and began to ase insulting language; he walked past the bole, and then returned, telling him that he (defeadant) would bury complainant alive if he did not come out of it; told him be did not want to be interrupted in his work defendant aaid be had more right there than complainant had, and that he had no business there com- plainant said he had been employed to work thrre, and Thomas had no right to interfere with him was down in the hole at the time about 3ft. 6in. in depth there was between the hale and the fence, on one side, a pathway of the width of 3ft., and on the other side ?ft. 6in. defendant then commenced throwing stones on complainant; told him he had better not hurt him (complainant); defendant said he "was not care defendant threw ever so many stones in, and complainant threw one or two out; one of the stones struck complainant on the band and knocked the akin off came out of the hole and showed defendant his hand, which was bleeding, and said, Look here, Mr Thomas I'll make you pay for this," and he said, I was not oare complainant then went to the other aide of the hole, and defendant said if he could aee anyone coming from Blaenycwm ho would sand for some men and get the hole filled up again. By Mr Dixon There was a post, but not in the centre of the tramroad it was in the road sear the tramroad, which is 16ft. or 17ft. wide complainant was instructed by the agent of Messrs Darby & Norris to dig the hole in the tramway for the purpose of placing a post there; had known this tramroad for perhaps 20 years to the best of his knowledge, there were no tramplates there now, for they bad been taken up during the whole length of Messrs Darby and Norris's property defendant saidhe would bury complainant alive if he did come out of the hole, and he had DO doubt but defendant would carry oat his threat if ho did net come from there; had never known carts and car riages to go by there till within the last two years; did not himself reside in Blaenycwm, but he had Been a funeral come down the tram- way complainant did throw a couple of stones out, but did not strike him with one on the arm Mrs Crockett was not present at the time com- plainant did not occupy a farm in the neigh- bourhood, but it was within his knowledge that the fence near Pantygasseg and the stile and rails wore put there, likewise these posts now spoken of the fence would not stop foot-pas- songers passing over the road, for there was a stile provided for their convenience the fence in question was composed of very large poles; did not know they had thrown madnre on the aide of the road to stop every one from passing showed him his hand with blood upon it de- fendant had not a shovel—he threw the stones into the hole with his hands; knew he threw the stones purposely, but could not say whether be did it for the purpose of assaulting him (com- plainant) several of the stones struck him on the legs, but only one on the hand, and that was after the threat that he would bury complainant alive. Josiah Allen was sworn, and said that he was at Typentisa on May 16th, near the tramroad saw defendant walk Tonnd the pit and stand on one side, saying to complainant, 11 What are you doing here?" "Doing our work," complainant answered defendant said he had no business there, and told oomplainant to come out of the pit or he would bury him in it; defendant was in a very savage mood at the time, and threw stories into the pit, and one of them struck com- plainant on the hand complainant then threw a couple or three stones out of the pit, but de- fendant kept throwing them in very fast, aLd big ones too complainant threw the Btoues out, but did not aim them at defendant, but the latter threv the stones right into the pit where complainant was standing; complainant came out of the bole when he was struck with a stone on the left hand. By Mr Dixon: Complainant threw two or three stones out of the but they did not pelt each other; there were DO stones thrown after complainaD- .was cut over the hand com- plainant bad 8 Pick and he (witness) had a shovel, bat what stones he threw out was with his bands j did not see one of the stones touch defendant; Mrs Crockett was not there. Mary Rees, Typentiss, was near the place where the alleged assault occurred on 16th May she had gone into the loft of the beast- house, and saw all that had occurred she was not aware of anything till she had heard some high talk and opened the shutters complainant was in the bole, throwing staff out of it de- fendant came by and told complainant to get ont of the hole, saying he bad no right there complainant said he would not come out, and defendant threw stones into the hole to com- plainant could not say she saw any of the stones strike complainant, but they might as well have knocked his brains out there was nobody on the spot at the time but Josiah Allen, complainant, and defendant; Mrs Crockett was not there at the time there were no other baildings where she could have watched the proceedings from, and witness was certain she was not on her premises. By Xr Dixon Complainant, she believed, had a ahovel throwing the staff out of the hole, bat she would not be certain of this did not see complainant strike defendant, but saw the latter throw stones at complainant in the hole. By the Bench Could not say the stones had struck complainant, but saw the blood on the back of his hand, and the skin peeled off his knuckles. The Bench then committed the defendant to take his trial at the Quarter Sessions for the assault on George Richards. KEEPING BEER ON THE PREMISES FOR THE PURPOSES OF SAIiE AT BLAENAFON. James Warlow, Elizabeth Warlow, Thomas Dobbs, and Abia Dabbe, were charged with the above offence, on Sunday, 3rdinat.,atBlaenafon. Mr Greeoway prosecuted Mr Watkins de- fended. P.c. Wilmott said that on the above-named date he went to the house of Warlow, about 9.30 a.m., and in the front room were Dobbs, his wife, and Mrs Warlow had & warrant with him at the time to search the premises, and told them so; asked them to allow him to search the front room first, and Mra Warlow said, Come up-stairs, and search there asked them to open the onpboard in the front room Dobbs said all that was in the eupboard belonged to him, and there was nothing there but victuals-; Mrs Dobbs then took a chair, placed it against the door of the cupboard, and sat upon it; read the search warrant to them, and told them he should have to burst open the door if they did not allow him to search the cupboard P.s. James then came in, and the door of the cup- was opened found a 9 gallon cask of beer and a sack laid over it found another 9 gallon cask of beer in the pantry, on tap; whilst in the front room he saw Mra Warlow place some- thing behind the pantry door, and on searching found a jar containing some boer under some flour sacks; there were about two gallons of beer in this jar afterwards found two smaller jars in a cellar, beside a rack where a cask con- taining beer had been placed he then searched the wash-house, and found another 9 gallon cask full of beer, placed under a large stone, with bricks at one end and some tubs in front, to conceal it from view found four pint cups in all one of them had beer in it; two of the barrels were marked "Elias Phillips, Abercarue," and the third was stamped Lewis Richards," a beer agent at Blaenafon Mrs Warlow fetched her son James, and be took ap the poker, say- ing he would soon square us out of the house witness shut the door parting the room where he and the other policeman was from that in which the son was the door was, however, pushed open, and the son got so riotous that they had to take the poker from him and com- mence putting the handcuffs on him he said he would behave if the policeman let him alone; Debbt said it was DO use for him to have a cask of beer in be would ruin himself, because he would drink it up in a few days had known the house for three years, and had beard several complaints about it. By Mr Watkins: Dobbs said that the portion of the house where this beer had been found was occupied by him the beer in the cupboard was found in the room where Dobbs was; read the warrant before he had burst open the cup- board Dobbs did not say he had a receipt for the cask of baer in the cellar; witness found another cask of boer standing on a rack there was a tap in this cask there was not another cask in the cellar, but near the rack there was a lot of old lumber, where apparently another cask i' ad been placed found a cask under a salt- stone this cask was bid from view in a jar he found two gallons of very good beer saw Mrs Warlow place something behind the door, but could not say what it was the lad had a poker in his hand did not say anything to him about the warrant; they had enough to do to keep him quiet; each of these casks was a 9 gallon cask of the four pint cups only one was an or- dinary public-house measure. By Mr Greenway Could not say that Dobbs occupied any particular part of the house asked to be allowed to search the cupboard, and they both refused, Mrs Warlow saying she knew nothing about the cupboard. P.s. James said he went to Mrs Warlow's house on the date mentioned above Wilmott was there also, and said that they had refused to allow him to open the cupboard witness told him to burst it open, and he did so found there a 9 gallon cask of beer with a sack over it asked Dobbs, who claimed the beer as his, if he had had a receipt for it, and he answered no, and that he had bought it of Mrs Warlow went into the pantry and cellar,and in the latter place found a 9 gallon cask on tap also found some jars, about three-parts full, covered over with some sacks did not see anyone place them there there were two other jars with beer in them found another cask in the wash- house it was under a stone, and bricked up so that it could not be pulled out without taking the bricks down there was a hole through which it could be seen, bat a tub was placed in front of it, so that it was completely bid from view found four pint cups in the kitchen one of them had a little beer in it Wilmott told him what Dobbs had said respecting the owner- ship of the beer, namely, that it was Mrs War- low's Mrs Warlow was present at the time; Mrs Warlow sent for her son when he arrived be rushed at the policeman with a poker, and they had to put the handcuffs on to prevent him striking them he cried for mercy, and the po- liceman let him go. By Mr Watkins: One of these jars would hold three or four gallons, and the others would hold about half-gallon each there are three eoos of Mrs Warlow's working there was room for only one cask upon the tram in the cellar it was a very narrow place, scarcely room for two to walk abreast. David Jones was sworn, and said that he sold beer at Blaenafon he had supplied Mrs War- low with beer for some considerable time, at the rate of about one cask per week that was the account upon his book all that was paid for down he did not enter on the book could not swear that he had not supplied her with three or four casks of beer some weeks. By Mr Watkins She never sent orders to say that the beer was to be sent down at night Mrs Warlow bad ordered some beer for parties in the house, but he bad never given her a re- ceipt for beer had for Dobbs would not under- take to swear that he had supplied her with a cask of beer per week he would not consider that one cask of beer per week was over much for a large family, especially for two weeks. Charles Belcher, a boy, in the employ of Messrs Jones and Whitney, said he had taken beer for Mrs Warlow, and for her lodger; be had taken beer there once or twice by night; one cask per week was booked to Mrs Warlow, and one cask per week was paid for had never taken three or four casks of beer there in a week had given receipts once or twice had given one last Saturday. By Mr WatkinB Would undertake to swear that he had delivered two casks per week to Mrs Warlow could not say how many sons there were working for Mrs Warlow. Edward Charles Russell said he was a house agent at Blaenafon he had sent Mrs Warlow the third notice on that day to leave her house, and all on account of beer selling she had given no answer to any of these notices, but she said she would conduct her house properly for the future if he would allow her to stop there. By Mr Watkins Mr Martin said he -would not allow anyone to remain in the Company's houses that sold beer there were four or five present at the time, and it was admitted that beer had been sold, but she did not admit it. The Dobbses were then discharged. Thomas Dobbs, bailer, got into the witness- box, and said he rented part of a house of Mrs Warlow, and he paid 10s per month for it; he would have to go through Mrs Warlow's part of the house to get out had never seen any beer sold there, nor had he seen any parties drinking there. By Mr Greenway He was generally in the house after he had finished his day's work he used to have in a cask of beer every six weeks perhaps the police asked him if he had a re- ceipt, and his wife said she could not find it he always kept his beer in the cupboard the policeman asked to open the cupboard, and be said there was nothing there but tommy; he felt afraid when be saw the policemen coming in, one at the front door and one at the back he thought the Rooshans" were coming. James Warlow was discharged. The Bench, however, felt satisfied that a case was made out against Mrs Warlow, and fined her 40s. ANOTHER CHARGE. John Williams and Mary Anne Lewis were charged with a similar offence to the last one. Mr Greenway prosecuted Mr Jones, Aber- gavenny, defended. P.c. Smith deposed that on the Sunday pre. vious, about 9 30 a.m., he went to the back-door of defendants' house, but it was locked Lewis came to the door, and he asked for admission she said she had nothing belonging to him— what she bad was her own told her he should have to get in to the house she opened the I door, and he told her he would have to search the house for beer and spirituous liquor, if there were any there she said there was some beer there, but it was her own asked her where John JVilliams was, and she told him he had gone down in the forge to fettle; he had gone about ten minutes, but he would soon be back. In answer to Mr Jones Went into the house and waited half-an-hour there was beer con- cealed in the pantry and covered over with an old bag; there was a half-barrel of beer on tap the cask was about half full found two jugs and a pint cup in the cellar; found a 9-gallon cask of beer in the wash-house that had not been tapped it was not placed in a position for tapping, and there was a bag over it; there was another cask in the wash-house, but they said it contained small beer saw Mrs Lewis put the beer into the cask out of the pan there was no objection made to his Buarcutng the house. By Mr Greenway He tasted the beer that she said was brewed by herself and which she called small beer, but he found it as good as the other beer. P.8. James deposed that he went to defend- ants' house on Sunday morning saw Mrs Lewis and told her he wanted to search the house found in the pantry an 18-gallon cask of beer, on tap, and about half full there was a jug, in which was some beer recently drawn in the wash-house he foond a firkin of beer, full, and covered over; there was also a firkin about three-parts full in process of brewing found a pint cup with beer in it; tasted the beer that Mrs Lewis said she had made, but he found it as good as any of the other, only it was a little fresher put the cup down in the kitchen, and Mrs Lewis caught hold of it and threw it out of doors John Williams came there during the time they searched the house told him he would be charged with selling beer without a license he said the house was only in his name Bince Mrs Lewis's husband bad gone to America he had not Jived there. In answer to Mr Jones Mrs Lewis keeps a greengrocer's shop and sells vinegar did- not move the kilderkin from its place; saw the policemen Smith and Price there was no oppo- sition made to their searching the house they did not know the police were to search the house on Sunday morning. Charles Belcher was again called, and said that his master (Mr JonAs) bad supplied Mrs Lewis with beer he had been taking one cask per week to the hoase, and occasionally two none were booked, ready money being paid for them sometimes he would take an 18-gal. cask, sometimes a firkin. In answer to Mr James Coold not positively awear that he had taken as many as two casks in a week to Mra Lewis he might have taken one cask one week and another in a fortnight's time the last cask he took there was for a man named Timothy Lee. This case was dismissed. TRESPASS. Wm. Atkins was charged with trespass by throwing at a sign-board, the property of Hy. Knipe.Fined 10s. DOGS AT LARGE. Robert Fearn, Lewis Lewis, Walter Edwards, Thos. Bowen, David Rees, Philip Morgan, and Samuel Collier were severally charged with allowing their dogs to be at large.Fined 2s 6d each. BREACH OF THE PEACE. Thomas Nelines and Thomas Reed were charged with a breach of the peace by fighting at Blaenafon,P.c. Marshall proved the charge.Nelmes was fined 10s, and Reed 8s. BASTARDY ARREARS. Robert Stone was charged with non-payment of bastardy arrears due to Mary Griffiths.Al- lowed a week to settle. DRUNKENNESS. William Whitcombe was charged with being drunk and riotous at Blaenafon.Fined 10s. NON-PAYMENT OF WAGES. Edwin Leahy summoned Messrs Monk & Ed. wards for 12s due to him.Ordered to pay. ASSAULT. Mary Watts was charged with assaulting Mary Putway. Complainant said that defendant beat her aad tried to strangle her. Fined 20s.; or 14 days. MONDAY. Before Rev. J. C. Lletcellin. Henry Morris was charged with being drunk and riotous. Fined 10s. THE STABBING CASE. Robert Eades was charged (on remand) with wilfully cutting and wounding his wife, Mary Ann Eades. Remanded till Wednesday. WEDNESDAY. Before Rev J. C. Llewellin and C. J. Parkes,Esq. ALLEGED GRATE STEALING. Frederick Sumner and John Pulman were charged (on remand from Friday last) with stealing two fire grates, the property of the Ebbw Vale Company. Mr Greenway appeared for the Company, and said that on the last occasion when the men ap- peared before their Worships a statement was made to the effect that they had received per- mission to borrow the grates from some one connected with the Company. He had inquired into the matter, and found that defendants were men of good character. There was no doubt bat that they had asked permission to borrow the grates, but not from the proper person and they (the Company) thought there was no felonious intention on their part. Defendants were discharged. ALLEGED COAT STEALING. Thomas Evans was charged with stealing a coat, the property of W. Lewis. Mr Greenway appeared for defendant. Prosecutor deposed that he worked in the smelting shop at the Steel Works he lost his coat on the 11th April, or perhaps 12th it was daring the night be missed it; he saw the coat on Tuesday, and identified it as his property prisoner was working at the Steel Works on Tuesday morning, but ho could not say whether he had been working there when he (prosecu- tor) lost his coat; found tho coat where this man worked he took something out of the tor) lost his coat found the coat where this man worked he took something out of the pocket of the coat, saying, Let me have what is in the pocket; it belongs to me it was in another part of the works that he lost the coat the coat now produced was his property, and was the oue he missed when he lost the coat he looked for it for several nights, and gave everyone that he knew notice about it. By Mr Greenway He had left his coat at the furnace he worked at previous to losing it, and found it where the prisoner was working other men worked in the same place where the coat was found it was part of the prosecutor's busi- ness to go down into the pit near where prisoner worked, and he saw the coat, which he identified by the lining prisonercame to him and asked him for the contents of the pocket did not ask prisoner for anything; did not ask him for E2 did not ask James Lewis about the coat did not know James Lewis. P.c. Farr deposed that he received the coat produced from the last witness when charged with stealing it, prisoner made a statement to the effect that Lewis took the coat out of the mill and hang it up in theeabia, and could find no owner for it the men nil wore it working at "the blocks;" prisoner said he bad not been wearing it about the works, but witness bad found out that prisoner had worn it back and fore from his home to the works James Lewis, the mau referred to, was ill witness had seen him on Tuesday night, and he said that pri- soner's statement was true. Priooner was discharged. DRUNKENNESS. James Parfitt was charged with being drunk and riotous at Abersychan on Tuesday night. P.c. Price deposed that prisouer was lying down drunk on the side of the road witness lifted him up on his feet, and prisoner immedi- ately struck him. Fined 40s, or one month's bard labour. THE STABBING CASE. Robt. Eades, baker, was charged with cutting and wounding his wife, Ann Eades, on the 23rd of May. Mr Watkins appeared for defendant. William Knight (Local Board haulier) was called and said that on the date named he was passing prisoner's house when he was called in by Williams, a haulier in the eciploy of the Groat Western Railway Co.; when he went into the house he saw Mrs Eades bleeding she was between the doorways prisoner was holding her on his knee, and looking as if he was trying to see where the blood was coming from a wo- man came in and began to punoh" him, but witness stopped her and said she had better go for a doctor witness then carried her to the bottom of the stairs prisoner, who was not sober, asked witness to get a doctor could not say whether Mrs Eades was drunk or not; she did not say a word. By Mr Watkins Prisoner was not drunk, for he assisted witness to carry the woman to the foot of the stairs, and afterwards up the stairs. Prisoner sent for a doctor, and did everything he could for her. Ann Eades, wife of prisoner, said that her husband had been out, and came home when the flour was brought to the house, and they had a few words concerning some money for pay- ing for floor. She kept on with him, and he got into a terrible passion and threw a knife at her. She happened to torn round at the time or she did not think it would have struck her. The knife struck her clothes and penetrated her thigh. She had no recollection of anything after that. She was two or three yards away when he struck her. The knife produced belonged to them. Dr Thomas attended her. By Mr Watkins The table was between them at the time. Sho was a one side and he at the other. There were two kninoo wpon the table. If she had not turned on one side the knife would have gone into the wall it would not have struck her. They lived pretty happily to- gether generally. The dispute arose between them as to the paying of some flour. He went to a particular place to get the money to pay for the flour, but she bad spent a few shillings of the money. She had taken a drop of porter, but she was not drunk. Prisoner accused her of spending this money for drink. He told her to get out of his sight. She did not go, but kept calling him names. He was very augry, and she abused him in return. He picked up the knife and threw it at her. Witness admitted that she was intoxicated. P.s. Young deposed that about 5 p.m. on 23rd May he was sent for to go to prisoner's house when he arrived ne round prisoner's wifo was in bed, in a very weak state, apparently from loss of blood inquired how it was done, and was told that prisoner had done it; the wife told him so told prisoner that he should con- sider himself in his (witness's) custody he said his wife and himself had bad a few words, aud he took up the knife and threw it at her, but not with the intention of striking her took him into fiirtndv received the knife frnm this witness Knight some distance from the pri- soner's house. By Mr Watkins Prisoner paid his wife every attention whilst he was in the house be did everything he could for her, and appeared to be very sorry for what had happened. He' came very quietly with him to the station. Alfred Williams, a haulier in the employ of the Great Western RailwayCo., deposed that he was carrying flour to the house of the prisoner on May 23rd. He was not in the house when he took the flour there. They went for him. Pri- soner came into the. house, and witness asked him for the money for the carriage. Ho asked his wife for the money, but she had not suffici- ent money to pay, and they began to quarrel. Prisoner told him to take the flour back. Wit- ness turned round and came away. He saw the knife on the table, but did not see the prisoner do anything with it. Saw blood running from Mrs Eade's side. Prisoner was sitting in a chair when witness went out. When he came back for the flour, prisoner was not doing any- thing. Witness went out again and called W. Knight. Did not see the knife afterwards. By Mr Watkins Witness got into the house immediately it was done. Did not see prisoner rush across the house as soon as he threw the knife. Witness was not in the house a second. The table was between prisoner and the woman. Witness was not prepared to swear that prison- er was not in the act of moving around the table. O. D. Thomas, Esq., surgeon, said that on the 23rd May, at about 5.40 p.m. he was sent for to see Mrs Eades examined her, and found a wound on the upper portion of the right side of the thigh the extent of the external wound was about three-quarters of an inch he probed it, and the probe went in about three inches under the cellular tissue examined the three garments she had on, and they had cuts which corresponded in size to the wound had seen the knife, and he considered it was such an in- strument as might have inflicted the wound it was possible that such a wound might have been inflicted by the knife being thrown, but he would not like to swear it; he bad attended her up to the present time there was no im- portant vessel of the thigh injured. By Mr Watkins: If the knife had been used by the hand, it would have come in contact with the principal vessel of the thigh and the wound would be deeper. Prisoner was committed for trial to the Qaar- ter Sessions Bail was accepted as before.
PONTYPOOL COLLEGE. To the Editor of the Free Press. Sir,—Those of us who remember the Sunday-skating business" years ago, and the inquiries thereon which induced a certain person to resign, &c., are not at a loss to comprehend what appears to others as "extraor- dinary" in connexion with the late election of a new President for the above Institution. Several of the party who were too partial to Mr S. had a favourite to occupy the position of the resigned, but Mr Lewis was triumphantly elected by a large majority. Perhaps the largest number of gentlemen who were then against Mr Lewis happened to be married men, and this fact in a great measure accounts for the financial difference to which "Scratator" refers. The Supporters of Mr G. were much disappointed on the occasion, and one of them in particular used to remark that Mr Lewis had been ap- pointed by the half-Sf^own subscribers," and the same official has ever since indulged in remark* anything but respectful to the present President. The individual a luded to having taken a great dislike to Mr Lewis has. been for years influencing his friends against him, and those of us who are not strangers to his bitter opposition are in a position to understand how 51 gave their votes against the elected President. My impression is that several of them voted for W. out of respect to a gentle- man who had been doing all he could to keep the elected from the President's chair (and who had perhaps solicited their votes), and not because they had any enlightened convictions of their own on the question at issue. It is patent that one man and his small clique were deter- mined to keop Mr Lewis out if they could, but fortu- nately their influence was not equal to their animosity. Am very sorry to find by" Scrutator's" letter that several of the supporters of Mr Lewis are so far behind in their contributions, and trust the rebuke will do good to whom.it applies. Welsh ministers are miser- ably paid, and it is probable that many of the ill-paid ones were amongst the voters censured by Scrutator." ANOTHER SCRUTATOR.
To the Editor of the Free Press. Dear Sir,-NVo are promised a discussion in your columns on the rdative merits of the late candidates for the chair of theoldgy Po^typool College, vacant by the resignation of the Rev T. Thomas, D.D. "With that discussion I have nothing to do; but, with your kind permission, I should like to say a word by way of com- ment upon the uncharitable and unchristian spirit by which "Judex," the writer in your last week's issue, is evidently inspired. In his communication he alludes to Scrutator's" letter in the following words: And if I am able to read the spirit which animates him, he is not devoid of a malignity which would reflect credit upon an emissary from the nether regions." Now, sir, 1 think it too bad that those who profess to be followers of the meek and lowly Jesus" should indulge in such virulent language as this at the very outset of a discussion which may (?) tend to advance the interests of the College. That one who professes to be a follower of Christ-for such I take the writer to be--should resort to language so coarse and unbecoming as that before quoted, seems to me to be quite uncalled-for and unpardonable. In Scrutator's" communication there were no personal- ities indulged in: no low, personal abuse: but immedi- ately Judex" steps in, these are the weapons he employs in this "Holy War" (?) Let "Judex by all means I buckle on the armour," but let him wield the sword aright." In conclusion, Judex," I beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ," let this mind j be in you, wbitfi was aJeo in Christ Jesusami thca we -I shall have na jpaore reasc-n for complaint or interference, s Yours, &c., ONE INTERESTED.
PORTYPOOL COLLEGE. I To the Editor of the Free Press. Sir,-The letter in your last week's paper, very 1n- appropriately signed "Judex," is not likely to subserve the interests of this institution. Your space and toy time are too valuable to be taken up with this unhappy pro- duction, which stamps the writer as an expert" in a style of writing respectable persons do not adopt. He ,s may not possess much gold, but no one, after reading his contemptible effusion, will be in doubt as to his possession of brass. He has informed your readers as to what would "reflect credit (sic) on an emissary from the nether regions he has imputed base motives to "Scrutator;" and he declares that he will stand, drawn sword in hand for a while, in the hope of finding employment for it again. Does the cause he favours need such rubbish for its advancement ? Now, sir, I observe that this doughty individual does not attempt to dispute Scrutator's" figures, but says that they are not properly placed before your readers. If this has not been done; why does not Judex" set them in array for "be advantage of his cause ? There stand the flgnres, and the disparity which they demon- strate is preoisely what Scrutator" affirmed it to be. Let him try his hand on them. Judex" launches out into a good deal of declamation, which is utterly beside the matter in hand, but which shows how very splenetic he is. He is full of wrath be- cause the lists of voters at the late election were not produced by Scrutator, and then we should see all about it, you know, and hu opponent would be-nowhere! If the publication of the names of the voters would have dealt such an overwhelming blow at Scrutator," com- mon sense would have dictated to Judex"—and such a judex, too—that he should have procured them and an- nihilated Scrutator at once. Remembering the cir- cumstances under which the names were so carefully reoorded, your correspondent had it in his power I pre- sume to obtain a copy of these lists, and then he could have *sed them to his heart's content, and put us in pos- session of facts, which would have pleased me better than his silly rant about gold and brains. I have no doubt that the lists are still in existenoe, and if he really want them they can be obtained. But, sir, it is far easier to rave and swagger, and to say what would have been seen if something had been done which was not done, than it is to do the thing and let the public judge for themselves how much it proves. And this easier course U Judex" has taken. If the lists will serve the turn of this brave warrior, who must »e still standing sword in hand from what ho promised in his letter, there is no reason known to me why he should not press them into his service, and himself perform the ^rutinising from which, if Scru- tator" would only do it, he anticipates such telling and glorious results. Jaaex" indulges in praise of brains; —now that the common sense course is pointed out, let him take it, and reetrain^hig rage for another time and another cause. Jud«x" intimates that several voters from the neighbourhood vere whipped in for a pur- pose." The annual meeting was largely attended in- deed but when it is recollected how much the press, Welsh and English, has been used, and for how many months—how many denominational meetings have been held, and the usual course on such occasions as the recent one departed from, and all this to secure the election of one individual, and also the gemote distances from which on this now celebrated occasion subscribers and repre- sentatives came, even one of "Judex's" mummies can see by which side there was whipping in for a purposo." I Let "Judex" no: balk his fancy, but give a history from first to Ictat of the proceeding* which resulted in the ap- pointment recently mad* i let it be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but tb« froth, and those who did not 9 vote with him will have nothing to fear although they formed no part of the (!*»- 81—Williams 51) over- whelming majority." T June 11th, GWIRIONEDD.
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LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS. The number of deaths caused by the Bath accident has been increased to nine, Mr J. Milborne, of Yeovil, having succumbed to his injuries and to eahaustion con- sequent on the amputation of his leg. REVIVAL SERVICES were commenced on Sunday last at the Wesleyan chapel, High-street, when the Rev Lionel Westlake preached. The services have been continued during the week. The Rev J. Jones, late of the English Baptist church, Milford Haven, has been ordained by the Bishop of Hereford, and appointed to the curacy of Trevethin parish, in the room of the Rev J. Rees. On Monday evening a horse, in charge of a little girl, coming down High-street, near the Labour.in-Vain, took head and ran down the hill. The cart struck against a perambulator, in which were two children. Fortunately, they were but slightly injured. ORDINATION SERVICES were held at the Kensington Baptist Chapel, Brecon, on Monday, on the occasion of the Rev J. Meredith, of Pontypool College, assuming the pastorate of the church, vice Rev J. W. Evans, re- signed in consequence of ill health. We understand that the following are the times of the outward dispatches from the Post-office on and from yesterday (Thursday) :-Ist London Mail, 11.0 a.m.; with fee, 11.10a.m. North Mail, 4.30 p.m.; with fee, 4.40 p.m. 2nd London, 7.0 p m. with fee, 7.30 p.m. Abergavenny and Local Box cleared 9.0 p m. TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHAPBL.-The anniversary services of the above place of worship were held on Sunday last, when the Rev. T. Davies, D.D., principal of Haverfordwest College, preached in the morning and evening, and the Rev J. P. Bellingham in the afternoon. There was a good attendance at each service, and liberal collections were made. I should like to hear Mr Crawshay describe his expe- rience of lady-helps at the next Social Science Congress. It is no secret that he holds directly opposite views to those of his better-half. Mis Crawsbay gave him an opportunity of showing this some time ago. She started for an Italian tour, and next morning Mr Crawshay as- sembled all the lady-helps, gave each a cheque and a time-table, and bade them an affectionate farewell.— London Gossip" from May fair. THE OPENING OF MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES ON SUNDAY.—A petition to Parliament against the opening of National Museums and Galleries on Sunday was sent by the congregation of Bethlehem Chapel, Blaenafon, to the Hon. F. C. Morgan, M.P:, with arequest that he would present it. The minister of the chapel (the Rev It. Hughes) has since received the following letter from the honourable gentleman June 8th, Sir,-The petition you did methe honour to forward to me has been duly presented, and if I had been able to be in the Houso at the time the discussion took place I should most certainly have recorded my vote against Mr P. A. Taylor's motion." DEATH OF A MONMOUTHSHIRE STOCK BREEDER.— We regret to announce the sudden death of Mr Warren Evans, of Llandowlais Farm, neat Usk, who was well known amongst the leading agriculturists and breeders of stock in England as a successful prize-taker with Hereford stock. At five o'clock on the morning of the 8th inst. Mr Evans got up in his usual state of health, made an inspection of his stock, and returned to the farmyard at six o'clock, where be conversed with some of the servants. An hour later he was found lying in a brook about 200 yards from the farm. He was quite dead. The water was about three feet deep. Some three years ago he had a fall from his horse, by which he was much injured, and since then he had been subject to fits. Mr Evans was at the Bath Show on the previous day. DETERMINED SUICIDE BY A GIRL AT DOWLAIS —On Friday se'nnight a most determined suicide was com- mitted at Dowlais, by a girl 14 years of age, named Amelia Davies, the daughter of Philip Davies, an over- man in the Dowlais ironworks. The girl was engaged as a servant in the house of Mr Johns, master of the Abermorlais schools, and during the afternoon of the above date .it was noticed that she was somewhat strange in her demeanour. She was such a quiet girl that it was not for a moment surmised that she would rashly put an end to her life. Soon after tea she suddenly left the house and walked to the large pond at Dowlais, one of the feeders of the works, and gave her hat to a child that was playing there, and this singular proceeding being observed by three girls who were passing, they j said to her, Are you going to drown yourself?" and she replied, Yes, I am." The girls then said she should not do so, whereupon the girl ran a short dis- tance to a smaller pond, drew her dress over her bead, and jumped into the water. The body of the youthful suicide was shortly afterwards recovered by a man named Rees Thomas. 1 THE WINDSOR CASTLE," 1,074 tons, Captain Har- rison, R.N.R., sailed from Gravesend yesterday, bound for Brisbane, Queensland, and having on board the fol- lowing passengers :—116 single men, 112 single women, 64 married people, 57 children between the ages of 12 and 1, and 6 infants, making a total of 355 souls equal to 320 adults. The single women are under the care of Mrs Boyd, Dr Hickling acting as Surgeon-Superin- tendent.
BIRTHS. On the 13th inst., at Abersychan, the wife of J. Watson Mulligan, M.D., of a son. DEATHS. June 7, at Cwmffrwdoer, aged 37 years, Mr Walter Williams, haulier at pits. June 8, at Nightingale Village, Pontnewynydd, aged 66 yeare, Charlotte, wife of Mr Richd. George, puddler. June 9. at the Tranch, aged 67 years, Fanny, Wife of Mr Daniel Jones, roadman. I June 9, at Albion Terrace, Pontypool, aged 20 < years, Harriet, the beloved daughter of John and Ann t Rees. June 9, at Golynoa, aged 40 years, Mr Willises Richards, junior, traffic manager. June 13, at Cwmafon, aged 73 years, Mr Davpi Ed- wards, blacksmith.
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