AN EXTRAORDlNi TRAM CASE AT NEvfcT. Before Newport mantes on Monday, Geo. Hopkins, of the Britai Foundry, was sum- moned by William Jolfor non-payment of Id., tramcar fare.—Mr. R. Bear descended from the magisterial bl to conduct the pro- secution on behalf of tb'amway Company, of which he is the secret—Mr. W. L. Moore conducted the defence.- Bear said that ten o'clock on Friday nigeptember 29, Mr. Hopkins had entered or at the further end of Pill. The conductord him the car would not go further than td, as it was closing time. When the car .goiM°u^t joy-street he would get out, bu» be wanted to go to the top. He Offered t<f a shilling if they ran to the top, but he pay nothing if he had to go out. Under l^ct they could not charge more than a fi^ee.—Mr. Kessick: The point is whether MPPkins was told at the time he entered the &at it was not g I¡II further?—Evidence waiven in supp., ot Mr. Bear's- statement lbyse in charg of tit. car. They admitted no I1 was stuck up th:.t it was the last Journeyir. Moore, for the defence, said this was ater for the County Court. Mr. Hopkins wtf habitual customer of the company, and he J never have used the tram for such a shortince had he known it was the last journey, fi had to go all the way to Maindee.—Mr. K.k pointed out that they had summoned him jot paying a penny, and he ought to have beePimoned for com- mitting an offence by riciiA the tramcar and refusing to pay the fare t would have con- stituted a criminal process he case therefore failed but another sumucould be issued.— The Chairman remarked is a great pity this ( small affair had not been ad- The summons had been wrongly brongfrd would have to be dismissed.—Mr. KessiJded it was a very be dismissed.—Mr. KessiJded it was a very foolish proceeding to conS their time in this way. There was no dovhat Mr. Hopkins was liable to a penalty 01. according to a precisely similar case whi<-d occurred in the j Metropolis.
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FOOTBALL CASUALTIES Saturday was an unfortunate day for football players in the Bromsgrove district. In the match at Bromsgrove between the Town Club and Eve- sham, which resulted in a victory for the home 1 team, Mr. H. A. Learoyd, an assistant master at the Grammar School, who played for the Town, received an ugly fall when about to kick the ball, and fractured two of his ribs. At Stoke Prior a match was played between the Stoke Clnb and Messrs Harries and Whitfield's factory, Tunstall. Arthur Smith, a member of the Tunstall team, was badly hurt, his leg being fractured in two places and life nip dislocated. He was removed to the Bromsgrove Cottage Hospital, where his in- juries..were carefully attended to by the medical staff.
THE ARDLAMONT MYSTERY j Another portion of skull has been found at the place where Lieut. Hambrough fell. This piece was discovered a little to the right of the spot where the former piece was found, and the two pieces together show that the head was shattered to a much greater extent than at first supposed. Mrs. Monson is still assiduously working on .her husband's behalf. She came to Lendon for a few days but she has now returned to Greenock, and on Saturday morning had a long interview with her husband in Greenock Gaol. Monson has been rather seriously unwell for the past few days, and has been attended by the prison doctor. Mean- while an important piece of information conies from Dingwall. A man answering the deserip tion of the missing man Scott has been seen there, and the police expect shortly to make an arrest. .————
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN LONDON. The sawmills and timber yard of Messrs Phillips and Son, situated in Green Street, Bethnal Green, London, were discovered on lire early on Saturday morning. The mischief originated from an un- known cause in a large tinee-floored building crammed with wood of every kind, and the manner in which the flames spread is descrihed by eye witnesses as extraordinary. The llames were spreading right and left with tre-uendons fury. The premises of Mr. J. Holmes, overmantel maker, and Mr. S. Laker, cabinet maker, and Mr. J. Holmes, private, Mr. M. Gibbons, boot- maker, and half-a-dozen occupiers were most seriously threatened, and many of the poor people were removing their household goods in the most panic-stricken fashion. Steamer after steamer was set to work, but for a long time the efforts of the brigade did not appear to have the slightest effect upon the blazing timber, and the day had [ar advanced before the brigade could overcome the flames. The damage done was considerable.
A HUNGARIAN TRAGEDY. A modern Lear, who had to fear even worse thing" than Shakespeare's famous character, has been living in Hnngaiy, near Zonibor, in the person of Joh ann Csizmar, who was the richest peasant proprietor of the district. He had five married daughters, and npon their entreaties divided his entire property amongst them, only making it a condition that they should receive and lcoep him in turn so long as he lived. Fox a time all went well, b-nt quarrels soon arose, and the five daughters and five sons-in-law agreed to do away with the old man./ There was no sweet Cordelia in the case, and the barbaTOons project was carried out in the most cruel manner. The old man was to death, and his bociy thrown into an open fire in the fields, where his charred remains have been found and recognised by some of the old man's former servants. The live sons-in-law are under arrest. They endeav- our, indeed, to exculpate their wives, but public opinion iu the district consider them •equally guilty with their husbands.
SLAVERY IN THE SOUDAN. Mr. Alden, secretary of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, has received a rep'trt from Father Ohrwaldcr, who wais for ten years -held prisoner by the Mahdi, on the horrors of slavery and the s!,tvc trade in the Soudan. The report states that slave.- under the Mahdi rr.fl'e:' far more than they did under the Egyptian (Joveriiincut,: when they were tdways certain of beinir fed. A the defeat of the Egyptians, the Mahdi made wai on the negroes and free tribes of A n-rid made thousands of slaves. From Abyssinia he als<; obtained large numbers of female siaves, who were distributed over the conquered provinces. The Soudanese areinu-uced toaequiesee ill tire rule of the present Government by the facility afforded them of purchasing and working slares. who leceive merely sullicient food to maintain life. They are compelled to work in the burning sun, which so affects their skin that It uecoiues hard as bark; and the heavy burdens they are forced to carry shorten their lives. The slaves are continu- ally' ill-treated, and. any attempt to escape is punished by Hogging aiid chains. Immorality aDlong the slaves ris encouraged, and by the free they are considered below the level of beasts.
Mr. William Henry Bond of the St. Giles Dis- trict Board of Works, writes to state t hat another hero of the Balaclava charge has passed away in the person of Mr. S. W. Tiggell, late Troop Sergeant-major 17th D.C.O. Lancers.
TUESDAY. Before Mr. W. P. JAMES (chairman), Mr. JV. L. PRATT, and Dr. J. W. MULLIGAN. A RIOTOUS BUTCHER. 1 honuis Xelmes, butcher, was charged with riotous behaviour at Blaenavon on the 2oth Sep- ren-iber.-Sergt. Thomas said Nelmes had told him that he could not appear himself, as he had to go to a fair, but that he would send his wife.—Mrs. Nelmes appeared, and said her bus- band had not done anything-a statement which drew from the Magistrates the remark that if he did not intend to plead guilty, her husband ought to have been her e". Coles said that on the 26th of last month, while in Broad-street, he saw the defendant Nelmes with his coat off outside another e utcber's shop. He was challenging the man ms'de to come out and fight. When witness spoke to him and told him to go home, he became very violent, cursed and swore, and called him all manner of bad names. He was not quite drunk, but was very near it.—There were eight previous convictions and despite his wife's reiterated statement that he bad done nothing, Xelmes was fined 41s., or the usual alternative.
DISORDERLY. TVillwJn If dliaius was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Blaenavon on the 23rd September.—P.C. White proved seeing defen- dant drunk on the highway, and said he was cursing, swearing, and wanting to fight.—There was one previous conviction, and defendant was fined 10s. IMPROVING THE COMPANY'S PROPERTY. fined 10s.
IMPROVING THE COMPANY'S PROPERTY. Thomas Davies was charged with stealing a quantity of bricks, value 2s., the property of the Blaenavon Company, at Garnyrerw, 011 the 22nd September.—Defendant pleaded guilty.—Wm. I Bennett, veterinary surgeon to the Blaenavon Company, said that on the date referred to he saw a light in the stables. On going there he found defendant taking bricks. He spoke to ( him, and defendant told him he had the manager's permission. Witness, therefore, took no notice of him, but made enquiries next day, from which he learned that defendant had no permission whatever.—Defendant said it was true that he hadgbad no permission to take bricks from there, but Mr. Williams, the manager, had told him that he could take some bricks irom an old stack at Garnyrerw, but as the stables were nearer to his house, and he Ranted a few oricks to build a cot, he did not think he was wrong in taking a few from the stables. He was a tenant of the Company's, and worked under them.- P.C. Watt said that on Friday, the 22nd Sept., from a complaint received, he went to defen- dant's house and assed him by whose authority he had taken the bricks from the staples. He replied mat nenaa naa ivir. Williams s authority to do so. Witness, in company with P.S. Tliomas, then went to the manager's house and inquired about the matter. Mr. Williams, however, denied all knowledge of the affair, and said that although he had given defendant permission to take a few bricks from an old stack at Garnyrerw, he had said nothing wbateverabout takihg bricks from the stables.—The Chairman then said that as defendant had only taken the bricks to im- prove the Company's property, and as they thought he had no idea of stealing them, they would fine him 5s. only.
HE KNEW HIS DUTY. William Flook, a Varteg huckster, was charged with driving a horse and cart without lights at Blaenavon of the 25th Septeinber.-P.C. Houri- gan proved seeing defendant on the date in question driving without lights on the new-road. —Defendant in explaining his conduct to the magistrates, said he knew his duty as well as any man. He knew he had no light and he was therefore in the wrong, but he bad been to Abergavenny that day and did not think to be so late in coming home. He walked his horse through the town and the greater part of the way up the hill.—The Chairman pointed out that if the defendant, through forgetfulness or accident, happened to be without lights, be had his remedy in not going at more than a walking pace. If he had done that he would not have been summoned. He would be fined 10s. or 7 days.
ANOTHER COMPANY'S TENANT. Edward Snook, Garnyrerw, was charged with stealing a quantity of mortar, the property of the Blaenavon Company, at Garnyrerw, on the 27th September.-P.C. Edwards said that while on duty at the place mentioned on the 27th September, he saw defendant come up to a fresh'y ground heap of mortar, which had been made at the top of the Garn Pit for the purpose of using underground, with a bucket in his hand. This he filled with the mortar, and was carrying it away, when witness stopped him and asked by whose authority he was taking it. Defendant replied that he had no permission, but that he did did not think he was doiug any harm. He then charged him with stealing it.—Defendant said he lived in a Company's house and wanted the mortar for doing some work there.—Fined 5s. or 3 days.
THE STORY OF A BROKEN PANE. Samuel Evans, William Walters, Robert Scour- field, Ivor White, George Parr, Henry Gillett, and Thomas Page, boys, whose ages ranged from 7 to 10 years, were charged with stealing a quantity of fireworks, the property of William Henry Moyle, at Blaenavon, on the ird Oct.— White, Parr, and Evans did not appear.— Wm. Henry Moyle said he kept a shop at Blaenavon. On the day in question he went out leaving his daughter in the shop. When he came back he found a pane in his shop window broken, and about 5s. worth of fireworks gone. He could not identify the fireworks produced as hi^ pro- perty.-Itli-s. Scourfield (interposirg said the pane of glass referred to had been broken several weeks ago by a man named Stock. His wife had confessed to her that he had done it. Witness said there had been a pane of glass broken about that length of time ago, but it had been mended since then This was a freshly-broken pane. Frederick Moyle, son of the last witness, said that as he was coming up the street on the 3rd October he was informed by some boys that some lads had stolen fireworks from his father's shop. He went up to the house, and asked his sister if she had missed any fireworks, and she went into the shop to see. There she found the box contain- ing fireworks had been pulled all about, and a large quantity missing. A little later he met Gillett Waters, Harry Gillett, an courfield on the street. They told him that if he went up the hill be would find the two boys who had stolen the fireworks. He went up and met White and Evans. The first thing they said to him was that they had not been stealing his father's fireworks. White then gave him two packets of 1 fireworks, and Evans a squib. Page. Gillett, and Scourfield had previously given him some w6u0r r? h;.ld not received any from Walters.—P.C, Hourigan said that on Tuesday, having received information of the theft of fireworks from Mr. lvloyle's shop, he arrested j the defendants. When taken to the station i they beran to place the fault on one another. It appeared from the statements they made that 8courfield, White, and Parr had taken off their shoes and stockings aad crept into the shop while the others stood outsiue watching and holding their things. The three boys spoken of admitted that they did go into the shop and said that the other boys held their things. The fireworks were not stolen through the window. -In answer to the magistrate, witness said that all the boys except Waiters admitted that they were concerned in the thef c.-The charge against Walters was dismissed and he was ordered to stand down.—The Chairman said the magistrates were disposed to deal leniently with the case and all the defendants would be dismissed, but would be bouud over to come up for judgment when called upon.
ALL THROUGH A GATE. j Stephen Comer was charged with a breach of the peace by uttering threats towards Eiizabeth Davies, at Blaenavon, 011 ;he 2nd October.— This affair seemed, fi-um the evidence, which was rather confused, to have arisen from a bother about agate which defendant would per- sist in leaving open and so allowing com- plainants child an opportunity to get 011 to the road.—Complainant said that on Monday the 2nd msu there was a dispute about a gate which defendant was in the habi;, of using and she at length threatened to lock it. Defendant then threatened that lie would hit her iu the face and when she ran into the House said he would wait until he caught her in the yard. He was read- ing his paper when she spoke to him in the yard and he then tucked up his sleeves and said that it she came out for one moment he would do enough for her.—Mr. Davies, complainant's husband, said that on the day in question his wife asked him to go out and look for the child which had go into the road. He did so and when he had found it and got back into the house he heard defendant m:iking use of threats towards his wire. Ete was up against the door and bad his fist up. Witness drew his coat off and would have gone out but that they held him back.- The ulerk I suppose if they had let you go, you would have giren him a thrashing i- \\>tness; xes, i would.- W. ;tiless, resuming, said that he would uo for him as well as his wife. He also heard defendant say he would put his fist in his wlfe's mouth.—Defendant was bound over for 3 months in the sum of £ 5, and ordered to pay the costs 6s 6d.
TAKING HER NEIGHBOUR'S PART. Sarah Hobbs was charged with assaulting Mary Jane Davies, at Blaenavon, on the 30th Septem- her.—Defendant pleaded not guilty.—Mr. H. Parry, Blaenavon. appeared for complainant, and said 11 appeared that these were neighbours. On the day in question they met in Broad-street, and the defendant rushed at complainant and wanted to have a row with her, but she, at the suggestion or her motnt-r, took no notice of her, out went on down. The defendant then ran down Ivor-street and met co.il.li :ti:t at ihe corner_ and used several threats towards her. His client went in fear of her lite because of those threats, and hence those proceedings. Defendant had been a couple of tim,s before convicted of uttering threats and bound ,y, er to keep the p?ace, and was a very s >rderly woman. -Elizabeth Davies said she; lived at Blaenavon. Oil the :U:b uh. she saw defendant, near Mr. Wicchell's shop. She said nothing to her then, but passed on her way. Mrs. Hobbs t;:en ran after her and called ber a drunken sow. She was not quite sober at the time. Defendant after- wards hit complainant in the eye, and made it swell a great deal. Neither her nor her mother had had anything to do vrioii defeuda; t before. She had been threatening her since the summons. -)1rs V iihams said she lived at the Shepherds Farm, Llanhilleth. She did not know either complainant or defendant, and was therefore an independent witness. She saw defendant come on to compiamauj on the day in question and call her ban. names, is he used most disgraceful language all the time sue was going down the street. She atterwnrds a and iieitrd someone say that defendant had struck com- plainant, out did not see it berseir.—Mrs. WilLams, mother of the complainant, said that as she was guirg to market with her daughter, Mrs. Hobbs and Mrs Jones passed ber. Witness cailed the latter to her and asked Ler for some money which she owed her. Sue supposed that Mrs. Jones 'e r -,vi z went back to Mrs. Hobbs and complained to her that witness had insulted her, aud Mrs. Hobbs taking up the cudgeis, assaulted her daughter. Witness herself saw defendant strike complainant 1.;nil the poor giri was nearly stunned.—For the defence, Mrs. Jones gave her evidence, which was to the effect tbat as Mrs. Robbs and herseii were passing down the street, the last witness called her back aud usKed her for some money which she owed her, saying that Mrs. Hobbs had told her that an uncle of wit- ness had come from America and given her i:4, so that^sne could easiiy pay her il: she wished to do so. Mrs. Hobbs afterwards denied that she lizici ever aid so, and that was the cause of the bother. There was no assault. Mrs. Davies fell down near Mr. Witehell's shop, but not from a blow.—Cross-examined Witness was not going to a pubiic-aouse at the time she met Mrs. Williams. he did nol, do such things. She would not answer any more questions. She had done with him. -Witne5s then left the stand,but was called bacK by the magistrates and iniormed that she must answer the questions. The cross- examination was then continued, but nothing more of interest transpired—Mary Ann Jones, a daughter of the last witness, said that as she 1 going down the street on the day in question she passed the complainant and her mother, and heard the latter say to the ow, you swear that she hit you." They were both drunk. —1 be magistrates said they considered the assault proved, and sentenced defendant to pay a fine or 20s. for the assault, and to be bound over to keep the peace for 3 months, in the sum of io.—^Defendant on the usual formula being put to her as to whether she was willing to be bound over, replied that she was not, and would rather go to prison than be so—The Clerk intimated that the magistrates could com- mit her to prison for 3 months for refusing to be bound over, but the defendant remained obdurate.—The magistrates afterwards gave her the option of being bound over or being com- mitted to prison for 14 days, and allowed her until the rising of the Court to make up her mind. After a little while, defendant, on the iuterveution of her husband, repented, and con- sented to be bound over, protesting however, that she only did so for the sake of her family.
WITHDRAWN. Thomas Phillips was charged with assaulting Joseph Jeremiah at Blaenavon, on the 2ud Oct. —Complainant asked permission to withdraw the charge, saying defendant had apologised, and agreed to pay all costs.—The case was therefore withdrawn.
AN ABUSIVE HUSBAND. Mark Leader was enarged with threatening to kill his wife Emma Leader, ar Forge Side. Blaen- avon, on the 7thOctob- r.—Defendant admitted threatening his wife.—Complainant said that was the fourth time she had brought her husband before a court for similar offences. He was a violent drunken man and ill-used her very much. She had never had anything but an unhappy home since she married him. The other night he got angry and threw nis seven guinea watch at her (produced) and smashed it. At one time he drew a knife and said he would act the part of Stone to her.—Defendant in return alk-ged that complainant was very vioieul L.I him. He came home from his work and found no food in the house. He went to bed but she would leave him have as quiet and when he got up swore at him terribly.-L)efenci;Aut 9\ iuaud over to keep the peace for 3 mouths and sentenced to pay the costs 6s.
STEALING A 1JOX. Emanuel Gully was changed with stealing 2 boxes value 5s, property 01 John Rosser, yrooer, Garndiffaith, on the Ijth October.— Henry Jefffies said tie was a salesman and bootmaker in the employ of Mr. Rosser at Garudill'aiih. Tfatjy had been in the habit ol stocking the boxes in whicn taey received boos and shoesin the garden. On going into the garden one day last week he discovered that two of the boxes were missing and found from the invoices that their numbers were 1378 aud 1358. He identified the box pro- duced as one of those winch nad been loss. It was last lil Mr. Rosser's possession on Friday.- F.C. O'Donneu said he received information of the loss of the boxes from 2111'. Rosser. He went to prisoner's bouses and on searching the premises found one of the boxes 1-ii the kitchen ami another hidden away in an old house nex; door. Prisoner had put waiting on the boxes in order to hide the numbers, and witness bad to wasil it off before he elllld identify tnem. When charged prisoner :ld he knew nothing about Wiem. VVitneas afterwards took possession of the boxes. —The Chairman said tins was a very serious offence. Prisoner bad taken a great deal of pre- caution to prevent the boxes being recognined and they had grave doubts whether they should not send him to prisoner. They would now give him another chance. He would be fined 4 Is. or one month.—The money was paid.
ARTILLERY COMPETITIONS AT GRIFFITHSTOWX. Oa^Thursday week the members of the 1st Monmouthshire Artillery Yoiunieers, 3rd Posi- tion, attended at the Drill Haii, Griiiitstown, to complete in gun drill. etc., ibr prizes. About 30 men were present; also the following officers Capt. D. E. Williams, Sergeant-majois J. Davies and Rickards, Sergeant-instructor Foote, Ser- geant-instructor Foote, Sergeants Sidney Evans, A. James, aud C. Jarrett, and Corporal Henry Evans wno had charge of a detachment. Major Wallace, Adjutant cap ain Bowman, and Brigade-sergeant-major Carter, of Newport, were aiso on tne ground, and acted as judges in the competitions, Sergeant-major Davies being elected timekeeper. The men looked very neat, and went through the competitions very smartly, j The first competition was gun drill and laying, and the sergeants with the competing detach- ments drew lots as under Xo. 1 Detachment—Sergeant. C. JVa'. etfc ~So. 2 -I. JAINES > 0. a Detachment—Serjeant > Evans No 4 Detachment Corporal H Lvall Inothe aojudication Adjutant Bowman pointed out the faults made by defajhiae'iis one, two, and three, and said that there wa- a certain amount "f excitement with a few f the men wincn caused them to lose manv uiaiks. Wita regard to No. 4 detachment he was pleased to s-ay that the drill was done vet«- well, and there- fore gained the first priziv i'he resuit of this competition was us follows :— TIIIL.. m. s. Xo. 4. Cor; ]. H. Evans, 2 S* 1ST prize. £ 5 0 0 ^«'t. A. James, 2 .-2 i'i..d ;¡ u u S. F, 2 2 0 0 C- j:2 The next competition disabled ordnance, the result being as follows;- TI:\1L 111. s. Xo. O. FREREI. A. James, 2 0 0 4, Ctrvl. fi. ivans, 2 31 2ND 3 0 0 -1, Seret. S. Evans, 2 VT 3rd 2 0 0 2, Seivru C. Jarrett, 3 4<> In tms competition the men were verv smart and the adjutant, after pointing out the mistakes' 1 "a made by a couple of the detachments, said the time occupied was very good, and No. 3 detach- ment did everything correct. Tiie carbine com- petition was postponed until another date. Capt. D. E. Williams then addressed the men, and ssid lie was very pleased to be with them again, and with the manner :n which they had gone through the competitions. The carbine competition he said was postponed aud Major Wallace and Adjutant Bowmau had kindly con- sented to come up again and sec the men go through the same. He was sorry he was uoable to be with them at their last ariuual inspection, but was glad to find they bad conducted themselves so well there, and hoped they would continue their drills to the end of the volunteer year, which was October 31st.
JL POLICE COURT. I SATURDAY. E. J. PHILLIPS (in the chair), Mr. RATT, Mr. W. P. JAMES, and Mr. L. YN. < RIOTOUS CONDUCT. ram, William Smith, Hubert ShaH- rd Smith, Joseph George, and Wiliam re severally charged with riototis be- Lj Abersychan on the 2nd of October.— fendants pleaded guilty.—P ,C. Jones In Monday evening last he neard a row g. and when he went theve he saw two fEmdants fighting. He stopped them, two others began to £ <ght. No sooner otopped one lot than others began. At ,iter a great deal of difficulty, he got the slear. All of the defendants were very k.-Supt. James said. Shortman had been "ited once before "William Smith, four Oram, six tinievs and Dando,tour Joseph George and Richard Smith had jen before convicted. — Oram, William a, and Dando we're fined 15s. each, andShort- .Richard Sjaaith, and Joseph George, lvs< all including costs. POLLUTION OF THE AVON LLWTV, il Tivjn, was charged with unlawfully sif- i cir.derg to be deposited on land l1**1}'™ ood'A on the 19th of September and other S ?..nd. also with allowingcinders to be depo- \nto a tributary of the Usk, thereby >ne depth. Mr. H. S. Lyne appeared for the -port and Cardiff Commissioners, and said Tinia had seen the Cemmissioners, and ex- plained to them that the offence was not as serious as it appeared to be at first. -promised that it should not occur again, and naa also agreed to pay all the costs of those proceed- ings. He therefore asked permission of the Bench to withdraw the charge.-The case was therefore withdrawn. WARRANT ISSUED. Typhinia Challenger, Talywain, was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Talywain, on the 27th September.—Defendant did not appear, and a warrant was issued for her arrest. CRUELTY TO A HORSE. William John Oats was charged with cruelty to a horse by working it in an unfit state, at Plasycoed, on the 20th September, while David Jenkins was charged with cruelty by causing it, to be so worked. Both defendants pleaded not guilty.-Inspector Warr, RSPCA, prosecuted. P.C. Stephens said he was on duty near the defendants colliery, Plasycoed, and he saw the first defendant working a dark brown mare. it was very lame on the near hind leg. It was drawing a full tram of rubbish, and. as it appeared to be in pain, he examined its hoof, and found it was cankered. One quarter of the hoof was eaten away, and the frog was gone. He asked him by whose orders he was working the horse, and he said by Mr. Jenkins's. Witness asked Mr. Jenkins about it, and he said he knew the mare had a bad foot, but nothing to signify. He afterwards saw Mr. Jenkins' son bringing a bay horse from the direction of the screens to the stables. It had the harness on. It was very lame in the fore legs. On the following day he pointed out the two horses to the Inspector in a field at Plaesycoed. They then saw Mr. Jenkins, and he said the horses had been worked by his orders.—Inspector Warr said that on the 21st September, the last witness pointed out two horses to him in a field near Plasycoed. One, a dark brown mare, bad a very badly cankered foot; The outer wall of the hoof was completely eaten away, exposing the interior to the action nf atones and dirt. The nastern-ioint was also very much inflamed. The other horse, a bay gelding, was lying down in the field. It was suffering from inflamation in the fore legs. It was very lame, and appeared to be in great pain when it walked. He afterwards saw Mr. Jenkins, and he said he knew the horse had a bad hoof, but it had been like that for some time.—The defendant Jenkins said the latter horse had not been worked at all. It had been in the stables for some days, and he told his son to put the harness on it to see how it would go. He did so, but as the horse proved to be too stiff it was returned to the stables.-The Magistrates con- sidered the case had been proved, and fined Oats 10s., including costs, and Jenkins 40s. including costs. A LAWYER ANP A MILKMAN. Charles Jenkin Phillips, a lawyer, living at Panteg, was charged with using divers threats towards Henry Amos Jones, at Panteg, on the 27th Sept—Mr. J. Lewis, solicitor, Newport, defended; complainant Was unrepresented.- Complainant said that on the date in question defendant came to his house and asked to see him. He went outside and be then told! him that he had no right to come into the road at all, and that on the following morning it would be bhxdiftd m The road ho referred to was a private road tnut witness had been used to take his cart up. Witness then told him that he did not think that was the proper way to give him notice, and that he should require it in black and white. Defendant then said that witness's long tongue had brought on that disturbance, and bad made it worse both for Mr. Jenes and himself. He afterwards said he would not be seen along- side of witness, and that he had not proved him- self to be a liar. Witness then said he thought himself quite as good as he was, and called him a dirty coward." Witness also said he would shine quite as much as he would some day, to which defendant replied, Yes; like your father." Defendant afterwards threatened to knock him down.-Cross-examined: Witness called defendant a "dirty coward." He knew Mr. Jones, the saddler he was his landlord. The road about which all the bother was, was a Erivate road, but he had always understood that e had a right of way over it. Mr. Phillips did come to tell him that the road would in future be blocked, but he did not tell him he could put his cart in his stable. He thought Mr. Phillips had no right to give him that notice in the way he did. He knew Mr. Phillips had been thrown into a lot of litigation lately, but he had not championed Mr. Jones's cause at all. The only threat defendant made use of was that he would knock witness down. Witness did not say that defendant was a d- scamp and his father be- fore him. On the next morning he went to see Mr. Phillips's father, as usual, to get his milk but he swore at him and said he should not have any. He did not then charge the defendant with being drunk. He did say that he must have been rather intoxicated, or else he would not have acted -as he did. He did charge Mr. Phillips with being slightly intoxicated on the day in question, but he did not think he was really drunk. He judged from the way in which he came over the hurdle. He did not take out that summons until some days after the affair took place. He was annoyed at not getting his milk, but that was not the reason he took out the summons. He did not tell a Mr. Rosser on Sunday after- noon that if it had not been for his aunt he would have given Mr. Phillips a good thrashing. He was afraid of Mr. Phillips. He went in dread of being killed all the time between the assault and the taking out of the summons. He did not say he would serve Mr. Phillips in the same way as he served the lock on the gate, he would knock his head off. When Mr. Phillips threatened to knock him down he did not come up and whisper it in his ear, but shouted it out loudly enough for anyone to hear who was by. There was a row of houses not far from the spot. —Mrs. Day, an aunt of the complainant, said she lived with her nephew. She heard her nephew speaking to Mr. Phillips on the day in question and went outside. Mr. Phillips said he would strike her nephew and moved towards him. She rushed between and his hand came right in her face. Her nephew' then said his hands were given him for better purposes than to fight with. Cross-examined Mr. Phillips was reaching over the hurdle when he struck at her nephew. Her nephew. called him a coward. Her nephew did not say that Mr. Phillips had served him a mean, stinking trick. He did not call defendant a d- scamp. Her nephew did not use such language. He did not say that defendant was a wicked hypocrite and that he bribed the judge. He said Mr. Jones did not have a fair trial.—Mr. J. Lewis, in addressing the Bench, said he thought their worships would be able to see the reason why those proceedings had been brought against his client. Mr. Phillips denied making any threats at all. He had a witness he was going to call who would say that they did not hear him make use of any threats at all. Mr. Phillips simply went to the place upon his father's business to tell complainant that hence- forth he would not be able to use the road in ques- tion, but that he could put his horse and cart in his stable. They had not far to seek for the reason why complainant had taken out that summons. On the day after the row had taken place, com- plainant went to gat his milk as usual from defendant's father. He found that bis milk was stopped, and then out of spite, and pure spite, took those proceedings. He did not wish to vest the case with greater importance than onged to it, still to a gentleman of Mr. Jlipa'sposition it was humiliating to be obliged answer to such a charge as that. He would w put the defendant in the witness box.—Mr. illips said he went to plaintiff's house on the in question, at his father's request. He got er the hurdle to get there because it was a orter way. There was a little boy outside nd he sent him to ask Mr. Jones to come out. "taess told him that his father had sent him Sthat in future he would not be able to the road, and as they intended to lock the but that he could put his horse and cart in their,stable until the dispute was settled. Com- plainant then said it was a mean, stiscking trick, and Ue would have him up for trespass in coming theje. He then called witness a d- scamp, lIe his father before him. Witness then told 1LÙm that it would have been better for him if he had kept his tongue still. Witness then went to walk away, when complainant said "You mean coward, you need run away." He then walked back and said, you strike me, and you'll see who's the coward." Complainant then said he would go to church next Sunday and pretend to be a Christian, and called him a wicked hypo- crite. Witness then retaliated by saying that rir he was a good Christian for his remarks. Witness afterwards went away, leaving complainant still shouting. He never said he would knock com- plainant down, nor did he try to strike him. As he went over the hurdle, complainant came after him with his hands clenched, but his aunt came out and told him to come back.—George Bassett said he lived close to plaintiff's house. at Panteg. He was in the road on the Wednesday night in question and heard the row going on. Mr. Jones was hollowing out, and witness heard him say, You are a gentleman, you are. What I have, I have got it honestly, but what you have, you have rogued it, and your father before you." He also heard him accuse Mr. Phillips of bribing the judge, and call him a hypocrite. Samuel Richards corroberated. The Magistrates dis- have rogued it, and your father before you." He also heard him accuse Mr. Phillips of bribing the judge, and call him a hypocrite. — Samuel Richards corroborated.— The Magistrates dis- missed the case, saying they did not consider it sufficiently proved. ASSAULT AT ABERSYCHAN. Thomas Hawkins was charged with assaulting Ellen Gardner (his sister-in-law) at Abersychan, on the 30th September.—Defendant admitted the offence, but said complainant caused him to assault her.—Complainant gave her evidence, which was to the effect that defendant struck her on the side of the head several times because ihe was not at home to put tea for him. He also hrpatfined that if she summoned him for the (Renee there would be bloodshed. Harriet lowell, who was called as a witness, said that as flf as she could see the parties were one as bad as the other. She saw his hand move towards tht complainant once, as if to strike her, and tho witness ran a way. Defendan t said he struck thecomplainant because she allowed the fire to go kut while his wife (her sister) was in the hout suffering from chronic gout.-Fineds. 6d., and Osts. AFFILIATION CASE. Josih Williams was summoned to shew cause why h should not be called upon to contribute toware the support of the illegitimate child of Elizabth Perry, of which he was alleged to be the fater—Mr. H. Parrv, Blaenavon, appeared for comlainant, and Mr. L. E. Webb for defen- dant.— fefendant admitted the paternity, and an orde; was made for 2s. 6d. a week, and all costs. rHE GLOBE INN. ABERSYCHAN. Mr. t. H. V. Bytbway applied on behalf of Mr. T.Manns for a temporary transfer of the licence E the Globe Inn, Abersychan, from Mr. Price, te late tenant. Mr. Bythway said this case waao have been decided at the adjourned licensingsssions, but unfortunately Mr. Price failed to it in an appearance, and the applica- tion was fused. Mr. Price was then present, and woultexplain that the reason he did not attend on Ie day in question was that he did not think iwas necessary, as he had been twice before.—Ts magistrates retired to consider their decision, at when they returned, said that as it would hav created a dangerous precedent to grant the atlication they had therefore decided to refuse it. ASSAULTING A WIFE. William Jpkins was charged with assaulting his wife, My Hopkins, at Trosnant, on the 30th Septemr.-Complainant said that she was living apart 5>m her husband at her mother's. On the day iittestion he came to the house, and, when she aivered the door, walked in. He then commeBd making a disturbance, chal- when she aivered the door walked in. He then commeed making a disturbance, chal- lenged anyoiio fight, and threatened to kill her. He wenon terribly, and, when she tried to run away, aght her by the hair and pulled her on to her nees, and, if someone had not come to her astance, might have killed her.- Sarah Snook ve corroborative evidence, and defendant washed 10s., including costs. THttANGER OF LARKING. Edwin Rossi^was charged with faulting William Davie* the Tranch on the 30th Sep- tember. Compnant said defendant came to him on the dtfn question, and commenced larking with hii He in return began to lark with defendant,hen he got angry and struck him. He then a after him to strike him again.—Lazarus ties deposed to seeing defen- dant strike compnant in consequence of some badinage that wt on between them.—Defen- dant, who bad bi twice before convicted for assault, was fineds., including costs. SCBBOARD CAFJE)S. James Carey, *n J&ikiw. Jamciltarvey, and William Ednds, parties from the Aber- sychan district, welummoned by the Trevethin School Board for sobeying orders of the jus- tices to send their Jdren to school. Mr.W.H.V. Bythway prosecut and Mr. E. Jones gave evi- dence.-In all the cases the attendance was very poor, and thecal excuses were made.- Fines ranging froiK 6d. to 5s were imposed John Vale, Jesse™™, and Thomas Bryant were also summ<d for not sending their children regularly school. These were cases in which proceedii we*"e taken for the first time.—Orders -wei^^de for attendance at Abersychan Boardl 001. TEARING HIS CLOTHES. John Simmons, amp, who spoke in an un- mistakable Cockneccent, was charged with refractory conduct tearing up his clothes that morning whilst annate of the Pontypool .,kh.use.-Mr. ileather said prisoner was V admitted to the cast wards on Friday night, and received the us fare and went to bed. When his clothes « restored to him that morning it was founiat he had torn them to pieces, and he had eut up his boots.—Asked for an explanation, ener said his clothes were all to pieces, and he 1d not get work. They were too disgraceftP walk about in.—The Chairman: Weren't in prison in Hereford the other day ?-Pri;r- I have never been in Hereford in my life I've never been in prison yet.—In reply to fUrtquestions, prisoner said he worked at CyfarthP- the previous Tuesday, from 9 o'clock in the rning till 5 o'clock, and only received 9d. HPld not buy clothes out of that.—He was stntgaol for 7 days hard labour. AFFILLATL ARREARS. Joshua Carpenter, pipool, was charged with non-payment of £6 137e under an affiliation order to Mary Jone!wmi'nisc°y~Prisoner said he had been out otrH;an^ unable to pay. He would pay £ 1 on following Saturday.— On this understandiiie, case was adjourned.
ABERCARN POLICE COURT. Before the Rev. J. GRIFFITHS (chairman), Mr. J. GREEN, Mr. T. P. WHIrE, and Mr. P. JAMES. HE THREW THE CLOTHES OVER THE FENCE. George Drower was charged withl assaulting Stephen Gaisford at Abercarn on the 25th Sept. —Defendant pleaded guilty in self-defence.— Complainant said that on the day in question he went to defendant's house, where ho had been lodging, and asked for his clothes. Defendant's wife told him he could not have them then, but that he must call again. He did so. but she was out and he did not get them. He left, and after- wards went into a certain house in Aberca.rn and asked for two bottles of ginger-beer. Defendant came in, scratched him on the face, knocked him down, said he would finish him, and knocked on the shoulder. Defendant that night, after he had got home, threw his clothes over the fence and kicked them about on the road.- Defendant made no defence.—The Chairman said that according to defendant's own admis- sion he had been guilty of assaulting complain- ant. He was sorry to see him in that position, but they had no alternative but to fine him. He would have to pay il and costs, j61 9.3. 6d. in all, or go to prison for one month. HE WAS NOT GOING TO GET O'FF SO EASILY. Henry Titley, assistant-master at the Aber- carn Schools, was charged with an assault upon Wilfred Jones, a boy unc'sr his tuition, on the 15th inst.—Mr. H. S. Lyne appeared for defen- dant, and pleaded not guilty.—Complainant, a young lad 10 years of age, said that on the date in question Mr. Titley struck him on the back with a icane. That was because he could not spell a word he asked him. The pain from the blow was so excessive that he could not toop for some time afterwards. He did not give him more than one stroke.-Cross-exainined: The master had occasion to speak to him more than once that day because he was talking and not looking at his.book. The cane was only half a one.—Sir. Charles Jones, father of the boy, said that on the day the assault was committed he was at work, so he did not see the boy when he came from school. His son complained to him when he came home about 10 o'clock, and he ex- amined him. There was a long mark reaching across his shoulders, over the right lung. There was a large bruise there the following morning. There was no wound.—Cross-examined He went to see Mr. Titley the following morning, but he did not say that the headmaster had got out of it once before, but that he was not going to get out of it so easily. What he did say was that if there was a law against cruelty to ani- mals, there ought to be one for the prevention of cruelty to children as well. Mr. Titley acknow- ledged to him that he had cut the boy across the bacK.—Mr. W. Craig, M.D., Abercarn, said he examined the boy on the 17th Sept. He found a weal 11 inches long over the right shoulder- blade. It was livid in the centre and light on the edges. There was no breakage of the kin.- Cross-examined It was an ordinary stroke, and from the appearances he would not say that the boy had been very excessively punished.-Mar,y Jane James said she was a cousin to the boy's mother. On the day spoken of the boy came home from school. When she went to bath him he told her not to touch his shoulders as they were painful. She examined him, and found that there was a great mark across his back, but the skin was not broken.—Mr. Lyne said he thought the evidence for the prosecution was such that he had almost no need to answer vfc. It was not for them to discuss whether or not there should be corporal punishment in schools. As their worships knew, the Mynyddislwyn School Board discouraged it as much as possible, and it was only the master who was allowed to punish the children. On this occasion the master was away, engaged in the charitable duty of ministering to the Wants of those who were in distress owing to the strike, and the assistant was therefore virtually in charge of the school. The boy had been very inattentive during the whole of the afternoon, and the teacher at length punished him by giving him a stroke across the back with the cane. lie did con- tend that the punishment, tar trom being exces- sive, was only just and reasonable. The boy was very tender-skinned, and that, of course, made it worse for him than for an ordinary boy. However, they would not have heard anything of the matter if the father 1 ad not even been more thin-skinned than the boy, and having a grudge already against the head-master, sought to gratify it in this way. (Laughter.)—The Bench considered that the punishment inflicted was not more than was really necessary. The head-master being absent, the assistant was re- ally in charge of the school, and it was his duty to punishunruly children. At the same time he had sailed very close to the wind, and they cau- tioned him to be very careful in future. The case would be dismissed. ¡ THE INSPECTOR AND nflSH WHISKEY. John Lewis, Foresters' Arms, Blaina, was charged with selling Irish whiskey 35 degrees below proof, at Blaina, on the 1st September.- Mr. D. J. Powell, of Brynmawr, appeared for defendant.-Thos. Edward Sergeant inspec- tor of food and drugs, said that on the 1st Sept he went to the Foresters' Arms and purchased half-a-pint of whiskey. He was served by the landlady, and he afterwards informed her that he was the inspector, and wanted the whiskev for analysis, and offered to divide it into three equal parts. She accepted his offer, and he then left. According to the analysis certificate (pro- duced) the whiskey was 35 degrees below proof. —Cross-examined He was in the bar some time before the ^landlady appeared, and during that time he looked about carefully to see if there was any notice up, but could see none. He could not say whether or not there were any pillars in the room he did not remember feeing any. He did however, now Mr Powell recalled it, remem- ber seeing a small round pillar at the entrance to the bar, but did not see a square one there. He could not say that he expected a very good quality of whiskey at the rate of Is. a half pint, or 16s. a gallon.—Mr. Powell said he in- tended to rest the whole of his case upon the fact that notices were hung up. According to the Act, if notices were hung up in the room stating that no specific degree of strength was guaran- teed in the spirits sold there, but that they were diluted according to price, then that brought them from under the Act. On the day in ques- tion Mr. Lewis was away from home and his wife served the inspector. He was going to un- dertake to prove to the satisfaction of their worships that not only one but two notices were hung up in the very room in which the inspector received the whiskey. He said he did not see the notices, but how, in the name of goodness, could he remember seeing the notices if he could not remember seeing the pillars upon which they were hung. He was going to call before them not only the landlord!, who the Bench might think prejudiced, but that of an independent think prejudiced, but that of. an independent witness as well, one to whom it did not matter one jot which way the case went.—Mr. Lewis, landlord of the Foresters' Arms, Blaina, said he had kept the house in question for nearly eleven years, during which time he had kept the notices spoken of continually posted up there. There was a round pillar at the entrance to the bar and a square one a little further on. On that the notice was posted. There was also another on the wall at the back of the bar. Anyone in the bar could see the notices.—Charles Carr, Blaina, I said he was in the Foresters' Arms on the day in questiou. He was in the room opposite when Mr. Sergeant came in, and the door was open. He heard the conversation between him and Mrs. Lewis. He went into the bar a little while afterwards, and his attention was then called to the notices which were hung up there. To his own knowledge there were notices hung up in all the rooms of the house. There was one in the room in which he had been sitting and two in the bar. One of those in the bar was hung up on a quare pillar and another on the wall at the back ihe bar.—By the Magistrates He was called into the bar about five minutes after he saw Mr. Sen. eant in the bar. He did not know why Mrs L, wis called his attention to the notices.—The y agistrates said that in their opinion the inspec- tor had given his evidence in a very plain and straightforward way. They would therefore fine the defendant £1 and costs.—Notice of appeal was given. A QUESTION OF PROOF." Mrs. Simmonds, of the Globe Hotel, Blaina, whose son appeared, was charged at the instance of Mr. Sergeant, inspector of foods and drugs, with selling brandy 26 degrees under proof, being one degree less than that allowed by law, without having the necessary notices posted up in the bar.—Mr. T. G. Powell again defended, aNd pleaded not guilty.—Mr. Sergeant gave evi- dence, which was, briefly, that he went into the house, and, failing to find any notice there, bought a quantity of brandy, wbich, when sub- jected to analysis, proved to be 26 degrees below proof—Mr Powell said that in this case he would again rest the whole of his case upon proving that notices were posted up in the bar.— John Simmonds said he kept the house in ques- tion for his mother. When Mr. Sergeant came in on the 1st September he was in the bar and served him. Mr. Sergeant then told him that he was an inspector. Hchad a notice up in the bar, but did not call his attention to it, because he thought it was unnecessary seeing that it was in such plain sight.—Mr. Pidd, smith, Blaina, said he was in the bar when the inspector called, and while he was there called Mr. Simmonds out into the passage and asked him why he did not call his attention to the nonces which were hung up there. He replied that he did not think it was necessary, inasmuch as he was staring straight at it.—The Chairman said the magistrates con- sidered the case proved, but as the deficiency was so small would dismiss the case with a cau- tion. THEY OUGHT TO KEEP GOOD STUFF. Miss Sirahtt, of the White Lion, Blaina, was charged with selling gin 36 degrees below proof, on the 1st September.—Mr. Sergeant again pro- secuted and Mr. Pewell defended.—As the qua- lity was only 1 degree below the minimum (35 degrees below proof being allowed in gin), the case was dismissed without any evidence being taken, the Chairman remarking that notice or no notice publicans ought to keep decent stuff for people. WHAT WAS THE OBJECT? Daniel Smart, a collier, Risca, was charged with stealing a silver watch and chain, value Xl 10s.. the property of Barbara Yesey, Abercarn, on the 20th July, 1892 —MJ. T. S. Edwards de- fended.—Complainant said she lost the watch on the 20th July last year. She had been down to Cross Keys, and on coming back had called at her brother- in -law's house. She then had her watch quite safe. She afterwards, in company with her uucle and aunt and her husband and sister, proceeded on her way homeward. After they had gone on for about twenty minutes she missed her watch, and supposed she must have dropped it on the way. She knew the prisoner quite well, but did not see him on the day in question.—Cross-examined Her maiden name was engraved on the inside of the watch. It was May Waring there, but it ought to have been Mainwaring. She had informed the police that she had lost the watch, but took no other steps to recover it. She did not advertise it nor offer any reward for its recovery. She left it en- tirely to the wonderful genius of Sergeant James to find out what had become of it. At the time she took out the summons against the pri- soner the watch and chain were in the possession of the police. Sergeant James did not persuade her to take out the summons, but when she went up there to identify the watch she said she did not know what ito do in the matter, and he told her the best thing she could do would be to take out a summons against defendant. There was no desire on her part to press the charge since she had the watch back.—Mr. Edwards, in addressing the Bench, contended that there was no evidence to shew that prisoner had meant to steal the watch. The real facts of the case were that he had picked up the watch on the road and had taken it home. Being rather an igno- rant man, he was afraid to advertise it for fear he might give it to the wrong person, and then be made to refund its value to the rightful -owner. He therefore kept it locked up in a drawer, and told his wife to tell two or three people in the village that the owner could have the watch upon giving the proper description of it. No one claiming it, he had kept it until the present time but according to the evidence which would be given by the police, their wor- ships would see that he at once delivered it up to them.—P.S. James said he received informa- tion from the complainant on the 20th of July, 1892, of her losing a small silver watch. On the 26th September last he went down to Risca to prisoner's house and told him he came to see him respecting a watch he found on the road about twelve mouths ago. He said, What watch ? Can you tell me the number and marks ?" Wit- ness said Yes. Prisoner then said, "If the owner comes to m3 and tells me the number and marks he can have tho watch. I did pick it up, and have had it locked up in the drawer ever since. I have no; said anything to anyone ex- cept my wife." Witness told him there was a name inside the watch, and he said that he could not read. Witness then described the marks, and prisoner went to the drawer and brought him the watch.-T be Chairman said they did not consider there was sufficient evidence to convict prisoner of intending to steal the watch. The worst feature of the case against him was that he had kept it so long without making any ef- fort to return it to the rightful owner. He had a very narrow escape, but they gave him the benefit of the doubt, and the case would be dis- missed. FOOLING THE POLICEMEN. Elizabeth Jones, a well-known character, and who, according to the Superintendent's state- ment, had been convicted for various offences (30 times at Cardiff and 60 times at Blaina) was charged with stealing a watch belonging to Benjamin Thomas, at Newbridge, on the 3rd of October.-Defendant said she did not steal the watch, but had it given to hw.-Beniamin Thomas said he was a collier living at Celynen. He was in the Masons' Arms beerhouse about 1 o'clock on the day in question, when the pri- soner came in. She told him thtt she had just come out from doing a month in Cardiff gaol. He was half-boozed at the time, and she the same. Some larking went on. aid he paid for some beer for her. She left tie public-house before* he did, and after she was gone he missed his watch, which was an English lever and worth seven guineas, and suspected that she had taken it He followed her and overtook her at Crum- lin. He asked her if she had his watch, and de. manded it back. She then commenced to scream Murder," and as ha was not certain she had it, he let her go. However, from advice he received, he gave information of his loss at the police- station.-Prisoner. in her statement, made grave allegations against the prosecutor, and cross- examined him to shew that he had given her the watch for an immoral purpose, all "of which he however denied.—P.C. Bevan said that on Tues- day last, at 5 p.m., he received information from prosecutor as to the loss of his watch Prisoner had been previously complaining that the boys had been calling after her. She was drunk, but could walk all right. She said nothing about the watch. Prosecutor said he had been in the company of Mrs. Jones, and she had stolen his watch. Witness afterwards traced her through Llanhilleth, and apprehended her at Aberbeeg. He charged her with stealing the watch, and she said "It is planted by some steps near the Old Pits, Llanhilleth. I'll shew it you by-and-bye." They returned to the place, and witness made every search for the watch, but could fiud no trace of it. She then said, The watch is right. He owes me 2s. for prostitution." She was brought to the police-station at Crutnlin and searched by the female searcher, but no tra^e of the watch was found. She then denied having it. He afterwards took her to the Abercarn police-station.—P.S. James said the prisoner told him on the 5th inst. that she was very sorry she made a fool of the policemen the night before. They were strangers to her, and she wished if he or one of the constables from Abertillery had been there. The watch was in her bosom at the time they apprehended her at Aberbeeg railway station, and it must have -dipped down on the road between Aberbeeg and the steps near the Old Pit. Llanhilletb. She told them that she planted the watch under the steps, but it was not true.—The man gave her the watch she didn't steal it.—The Bench committed the case for trial at the quarter sessions. SHE TOOK THEN OUT. Matilda Wood, single woman, Blackwood, was I charged with deserting her four illegitimate I children and allowing them to become charge- able to the Newport Union.—Defendant, who behaved very violently throughout, said she had done her share for them, and she did not see why she should be made to pay for them and the father to go free. She was able to keep herself but not the four children, and she was not going to do it. She would not take them out of the Union.—The Bench said that in that case they had no alternative but to commit her to prison for a month.—Defendant on hearing this left the dock, and afterwards stampad angrily on the place where those committed to prison sat, but afterwards repented and said she would take the children out the following morning and her sister would provide a home for them.—The magistrates therefore suspended the com- mittment over the morrow to give her an oppor- tunity of fulfilling her word. A WELL-KNOWN DEFENDANT. Pha'be Lewis was charged with being drunk and riotous at Abercarn on the 20th September. —Defendant, in a ioud, strident tone, pleaded not guilty.-P.S. James said that he was on duty at Abercarn village on the date in question. Hearing there was a row in the Ranks he went there and found defendant and her father quar- relling with their neighbours. The female de- fendant was cursing and making use of the most filthy language he ever heard in his life.-P.C. Bartlett corroborated as to the disturbance, but said he did not hear defendant use bad lan- guage.—Defendantadmitted that she was making a disturbance, but said she was not worse than the rest. How was it that out of fifty, only she and her father were summoned ? It was all spite on the part of the policemen.—Defendant was ordered to pay a fine of 40s., or go to gaol for 14 days.—She chose the latter alternative. DRUNKENNESS. Wm. Lewis was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Newbridge on the 27th September. -P.C. 127 gave evidence, saying defendant was fighting with another man.—As nothing was known against defendant previously, he was only fined 10s., including costs. FIGHTING. John Fry was charged with committing a breach of the peace by fighting at Aberoarn on the 6th September.-P.C. Hughes said that on the 6th of last month he saw the defendant and another man engaged in a fight on the side of the road. When they saw him they ran away.— P.S. James gave similar evidenqBli-Defefeaimt denied that he was fighting, and said he was set upon by another man, and did not even retaliate. He was knocked down twice, and it was then that the policeman saw him.—Henry Cooper, a half-brother of the defendaet, confirmed this statement.—Defendant was fined 10s., including costs. WARRANTS ISSUED. Mordec-ai Evans and George Case were sum- moned to appear to answer charges preferred against them by the police, and as they did not appear warrants were issued for their arrest. A CHIMNEY ON FIRE. Wm. Green, whose wife appeared, was charged with allowing his chimney to be on fire at Aber- carn on the 5th September.—Mrs. Green said it was a pure accident. She had put some sticks on the fire in order to get a pot to boil, and these caught the soot and set the ebimney alight.- P.C. Walters gave evidence, saying that be saw the chimney on fire, and that defendant made the same statement then as she had made that day.—Defendant was sentenced to pay the costs. ,4" ;) ':1: VU. DISORDERLY CONDUCT. Richard Crowther. apprehended on a warrant, was charged with disorderly conduct at New- bridge on the 30th August.-P.C. Walters gave evidence to the effect that prisoner was cursing and swearing and making a disturbance gener- ally. He went home when requested, but later on in the day witness was called to eject him from the Beaufort Arms.—Prisoner, who had been 13 times before convicted, was fined 40s. and costs, or one month imprisonment.
WORKMEN BLOWN TO PIECES. A terrible accident occurred on Sunday after- noon at the Vintervicken Dynamite Factory neai Stockholm. While some workmen were engaged in filling capsules a quantity of dynamite exploded killing three of the men on the spot. The bodies of the victims were fearfully mutilated.
JABEZSPENCER BALFOUR. A handsome and massive silver cup, presented by Jabez Spencer Balfour during his membership for Burnley, has been sent by the C company of the East Lancashire Yolunteers to the 1elief Fund Committee, in order that they may sell it and apply the proceeds to the relief of Liberator victims. It will be remembered that the Don- raster volunteers dealt similarly with a cup presented to them by Jabez Balfour.
A MYSTERY CLEARED. An Orpington mystery has been satisfactorily cleared up. Recently Miss Minnie Evered, daughter of a coal merchant in business in the Anglesea-rd., was missed. The young lady, it now appears, had formed an attachment with a young man who used to live at Orpington, but of this nothing appears.to have been known and the disappearance of Miss Evered caused her parents considerableanxiety, which, howeverwas a)]aye<I by a letter notifying her marriage in Philadelphia to the young gentleman above referred to.
THE LATE MR. C. S. PARNELL An enormous number of people attended the demonstration, held in Dublin on Sunday, in celebration of the anniversary of Mr. ParneH s death. A procession was organised to Glasnevin Cemetery, where wreaths were laid upon the grave of the deceased leader. The Corporation attended in state, and amongst those present were Mr. Harrington, Dr. Kenny, Mr. Field, Mr. John Redmond, Mr. Hayden, Mr. J. Howard Parnell and Mrs. Parnell, and Mrs. Dickenson, sister of the late Mr. C. S. Painell.
A SHOCKING DISCOVERY. The mutilated remains of a woman named Presono having been found in a lime pit at;Posil- lipo, and suspicion pointing strongly to her daughter Antonietta and her husband, who is a grayedigger by trade, as being connected with the crime, the Naples papers referring to the occurrence attempt to connect it with the mysteri- ous disappearance several years a»o of a child from the neighbouring commune of ico Equense and the murder of an English lady last year in the Via Tasso, at Naples, in neither of which cases I the murderers were discovered.