BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING. This was an adjourned Meeting of the above -Board, for the purpose of further consideration of the Waterworks question. The following gentle- ^men were present:—George Cansick, Esq., in the .te&hair. Aldermen Col. Pearce, K.H., and John Villiams, Esq. Councillors :—John Morris, John ^^Briffiths, John Da vies,Phillip Bright, Lewis Hughes, fiand Thomas Trew. S. B. Evans, Esq., Town Clerk. 7 The Town Clerk informed the Board that the WMeeting had been adjourned for the purpose of ^ascertaining the amotut of each tender according to the quantities supplied by the Surveyor, and with his assistance they had made the necessary calcu- lations. The highest tender for the whole work was Griffiths and Thomas, of Newport. Here some interruption took place by some of the members making enquiries, and the Town Clerk proceeded, stating that Mr. Jordan, for No. 1 Contract, was the lowest Messrs. Guest and Crymes, for No. 2 Contract; and Hargest, for No. 3 Contract. Mr. Bright said that at the last meeting, Mr. Davies, the Surveyor, &aid that he bad a detailed estimate, and would ask the Board if it had been put in. The Mayor said he had not got it. The Surveyor said that he would again produce it, and at the request of Mr. Morris, handed it to the Town Clerk, who, without going into the detail of the estimate, gave the sum total for each contract separately, viz.:— Contract JNo. i, 2329 19 4 Contract No. 2, 146 7 0 Contract No. 3, 3411 13 0 Land 705 15 0 Regulator. 60 0 0 Total £ 6653 14. 4 Mr. Bright said that it did not matter to any very great extent for a few pounds, or if it went to hundreds, but it appeared to him, as it was, it was most material, it did not stop at hundreds but went to thousands, the cost of land &c., &c., having to be added to the tenders sent in. The Board had only power to borrow the sum of £ 5000, and the Surveyor had stated in the first place, that -thi whole connected with the construction of the works should not exceed S4600, the Surveyor to the Board, Mr. Kirk, also said that the town could be supplied with a sufficient supply from Rhydgoch brook, for a sum not exceeding S4500. The Board therefore acting on the advice of the Surveyor, considered there was ample margin in asking for powers to borrow X5000, which powers had been granted them and they would have no difficulty in obtaining that su-m—now X7000 or upwards was said to be required, he would ask where was it to come from, and how to be repaid- the calculations which showed that the Board could pay interest upon and repay the principal were upset if X7000 were required-he was as anxious as anyone for the construction of new and good water- works, he had a great deal of trespassing on his land through there not being a sufficient supply of good water; and according to the scale of the surveyor two years ago, and as had been shown to the Home Secretary at the time powers were granted for borrowing the money, the whole to be paid off in 30 years, from the water rental, and he would ask the Town Clerk to produce the documents which were given in to the Board two years ago. Mr. Davies asked the Surveyor if the service pipes were includedin his estimate of costs. The Surveyor said they were, but not to every house in the town, it would be the duty of the Board, to take the service pipe to the house, in the same manner as the Gas Company did, but to charge the consumer for them, and then they would be under their control. Mr. Bright said that he understood that the pipes should be supplied by the Board, the Board finding the pipes to the limit of private property, in the same manner as the Gas Company did. The Town Clerk in reply to Mr. Morris, said that the amount estimated by Mr. Kirk, was £4500. A discussion here ensued, and according to Mr. Blight's request the Clerk referred to his min ute book, and stated that the powers granted by the Secretary of State was £5000. And that in 1863, Mr. Davies the Surveyor, and Mr. Kirk, the Surveyor to the Board, had stated that the cost of supplying the town and the Railway Companies, would not ex- ceed S4600, which would be a great benefit to the ratepayers of the town. This was done in conse- quence of Mr. Cobb applying to the Board to allow him to make use of the name of the Board, to have their powers, and for a Is. rate in the SI, he would supply the town with a good and sufficient supply of pure water. Mr. Kirk, at the time also stated to the Board that he had examined the different water courses of the neighbourhood, and that he considered Rhydgoch preferable to any. On the 24th of August, 1863, in accordance with these statements, it became a resolution of the Board which was agreed, that application should be made to the Secretary of State, for powers to borrow the sum of X5000. Alderman Col. Pearce asked if the debt remaining on the old waterworks, was included in the X5000. The Town Clerk said it was not. Mr. Bright said that after hearing the reports read of previous, meetings, he was supplied with what he wanted Hh^would therefore ask Mr. Davies what was the reastfjji the amount was so much greater than two years^go instead of being £ 4600, it was £ 7000 or more. The Surveyor, (Mr: Dshies), said that it was so deviated from the original\vey as to incur ad- ditional expense, the pipes were larger, and the extra supply which would be required by the various Railway Companies they would require filtered water, and larger beds would be necessary, because if the engines did not get pure water the boilers would soon get into a bad state. The amount of the rates of the parishes of St. John's, St. Mary's and St. David's, would at 6d. in the £ 1— Mr. Bright here reminded the Slrveyo Ir,,that, the rating of the various parishes had nothing to do with the estimate for the costs of the construction of the waterworks, and that he thought the inha- bitants of the town required filtered water as well as the engines of the Railway Companies, that he had calculated upon that in the first instance, but that Mr. Davies had answered the question so far as the Railway Companies were concerned. Mr. Morris said the rating of the Borough would be no criterion whatever, as they had no power to enforce the ratepayers to consume the water, they had only power to punish those who consumed it and did not pay. Mr. Davies said that he should like to hear the Surveyor out, as he thought he had said that the companies would require a great deal of water. The Town Clerk said about six months after Mr. Cobb had applied to the Board for power to con- struct the TV aterworks, he sent in a letter to the Board, withdrawing his proposal. The Surveyor then proceeded to state that when the five lines of Railway would be completed, Brecon would be the most central place, all the engines would have to be supplied with water, and the Board would find that they would receive an annual income of X200, and that for every Xloo they would expend at present, in five years hence it would cost them X500, when the demand would be so much greater. Mr. Davies said that the Surveyor's rate of 6d. in the Xi was very low indeed, it was not very likely that one half of the inhabitants would take water for a length of time. The Mayor said that they had had a very long and satisfactory discussion on the subject, and asked if they intended coming to some close. Alderman Col. Pearce said he hoped the Board would come to some conclusion, that lie should like to see the town of Brecon well supplied with good water, and the question would be, could they meet the extra demand required for the extra outlay ? Mr. Davies said that every member of the Board was anxious to get the works completed, but he thought the Surveyor should reduce the reservoir and filtering beds, which seemed to be the easiest to get at, he only took it in a financial and economical point of view, he did not think it right to go and exceed the original intention of the Board, £5000, the Surveyor said that it might be very easily done, and he was of the same opinion. The Surveyor in reply to the Mayor, said that the amount could be reduced, but he would remind them of what he had said before, that for every 100 they laid out now it would cost 500 again, and the income would pay full £5 per cent. Mr. Bright asked if that was to be the case, only pay the interest, what was to become of the body 1 When was that to be paid ? Their powers were to borrow and pay back in 30 years, and that would never answer, only to pay the interest. The Surveyor said that if the management of the Waterworks was so ably done as the Gas Company was, it would soon be paid off. Mr. Morris asked if the compensation reservoir for Cilwhibert Mill was included in his estimate. The Surveyor said it was not. Mx Bright said that the Surveyor had only him- self to blame for the difficulties he and they were placed-for if the estimate as then produced had been sent in with the plans he would have adopted the same course then as he did now-for it was quite clear that X5000 would not pay for X7000 worth of work. The Board presumed the plans had reference to the original estimate, and although he had a suspicion of their extravagance and had it in his notes to ask, it had somehow escaped him. Alderman Col. Pearce asked if any member of the Board would move that the present estimate should be adopted. Mr. Davies said that he thought that reducing the reservoir and filtering beds would be far pre- ferable by the ratepayers of the town. Mr. Alderman Williams said that the Surveyor- had shown that they would have an increase of £ 200 per annum, in addition to what they had when they had the powers to borrow the £5000, which made a material difference, if they did not see that they could carry the work out in the most advantageous manner, they had better abandon it. Mr. Morris said that he did not like the curtailing of the works in any shape. Mr. Davies said that he was not one of those who would support the lowest tender, but the one who could carry the whole of the work out effectually on his own part; and if he would move an adjourn- ment, could the Surveyor supply a revised report of the estimates of the cost of the works. The Surveyor said he could, and after some further conversation it was agreed upon the motion of Mr. Davies, seconded by Mr. Bright, that the matter be left to stand over until next Monday, being the monthly meeting of the Board.
BRECONSHIRE GENERAL QUARTER SESSIONS. These Sessions commenced on Tuesday last, at the Shire Hall, when the following Magistrates were presentPenry Williams, Esq., of P-enpont, in the chair; John Lloyjl, Esq. Martyn John Roberts, Esq. Thomas Davies, Esq. John Jayne, Esq. Captain Parkinson Captain Conway Lloyd Captain Hotehkis W. H. West, Esq. Rev W. J. Williams David Hughes, Esq.; R. Raikes, Esq H. P. Price, Esq. R. Woosnam, E,q. Colonel Pearce, K H. John Evans, Esq. Williams Vaughan, Esq.; Jenkyn Williams, Esq. Doctor Price, Williams, &c. David Edward Jones, Esq., of Velindre, took the oath, and duly qualified as a county magistrate. The Rev. E. Reed Davies, took the oath, and duly qualified as rector of the parish of Cathedine. The Chairman said that there had been no com- munication received from either of the Secretaries of State, and they had better proceed with the various reports. County of Brecon, General Quarter Sessions, June 27th, 1865.
COUNTY SURVEYOR'S REPORT. Hundred of Builth.- Cwmbiddw Bridge,In the parish of Llanwrthwyd on the parish road lead- ing from Newbridge to Llanwrthwyd. The South abutment and wing walls of this bridge are in a bad state, also the planking that forms the road- way, the girder on the West side and the protec- tion railing each side of the bridge. It is neces- sary that the abutment and wing walls be taken down, the wing walls extended in length and rebuilt with a portion of new stone. The timber work renewed with oak, and a coating of tar, gravel, and lime, laid on the planking previous to the road being formed. Cammarch Bridge.- In the village of Llangam- march on the parish road leading to Llanwrtyd. The abutment and wing walls on the North side of this bridge, require taking down and rebuilding, with a portion of new materials, and the wincr walls extended. The beams, and a portion of the planking in the first water way, require to be re- newed, and a portion of the protection railing, and the planking generally repaired. Hundred of Devynnock.—Pontyfelinfach — In the parish of Ystradfellte, on the parish road lead- ing from Ystradfellte to Ystradgunlais, and Pout- neathvanghan. The roadway on the South West approach of this bridge, requires widening, and a portion of the upper part sunk 18 inches deeper, and filled near the bridge, to the extent of 200 feet in length. The parapet and retaining walls will also require to be raised higher. It is neces- sary that the Highway Board widen the portion of road adjoining the approach of this bridge at the same time. WM. WILLIAMS, Surveyor.
CHIEF CONSTABLE'S REPORT. To Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace, for the County of Brecon, in Quarter Sessions Assembled. T Brecon, Jnne 25th, 1865. Gentlemen,—I have the honour to present to you the usual Quarterly Returns of Crime, together with the distribution of the Force. There is but little variation in the indictable offences as compared with the corresponding quarter last year. 20 persons have been apprehended, and were disposed of as follows :-Committed for trial, 17 discharged, 3, They also comprise the cases of 310 persons which have been disposed of by the Justices, as follows :Fined, 164; committed for various periods, 28 other punishments, 12 dis- charged, 106. 9 public houses have been proceeded against, and 8 fined. I have the honor to be, Gentlemen, Your obedient and faithful'servant, E. R. GrWYNNE, Chief Constable of Breconshire SURVEYOR'S REPORT ON THE GAOL. • • County Surveyor's Office, Brecon, May Gentlemen,—Having, received a communication from the Governor of the County on the 1st instant, containing an extract from the Visiting Magistrates' Journal, relative to an alleged en- croachment by the Rev. Rees Price, in forming a guard to the boundary, fence of his land on the side of the Gaol Field, I beg to state that I have inspected the same, and would.now report accord- ingly. The distance of the guard alluded to from Mr. Price's bank, is 3 feet 10 inches, but from the abutment of the bank is 2 feet 5 inches, the width of the ditch is 10 inches. I have seen Mr. Price on the subject, and he stated that he was advised to adopt this method of protecting the fence, as being the best for pro- moting the rapid growth of the permanent fence, as well, a-s that which would cause the least damage to the adjoining land. The guard is planted at such a distance from the fence as to prevent sheep from destroying the quicks. Mr. Price desires me to state, that he was credi- bly informed that by the custom of the locality, he was entitled to take a yard of the adjoining land, from the centre of his hedge, for the formation of the bank, and by adopting the present plan he considers that he has done far less damage to the adjoining land, especially when it is considered that the guard being intended only for a temporary purpose, will never be renewed on any part of the land outside his fence claimed by him. He also wishes to mention that the whole of the new fence on the other side of the Vicarage field, was con- structed on the same plan, with 11 the sanction and approval of the adjoining proprietor. Mr. Price has no wish whatever to encroach on the land belonging to the County, and if the Magistrates should be of opinion that he has ex- ceeded his limits, he is prepared to adopt any modification or alteration of the guard fence alluded to, which they may require. I am, Gentlemen, Your obedient servant, WILLIAM WILLIAMS, County Surveyor. Mr. Lloyd said that he thought Mr. Price should give a written document to that effect, it was al- ways usual that guard fences should remain for the term of seven years and not longer. Col. Pearce said that he would answer for Mr. Price, and that the guard fence should not remain ,any longer than it would be necessary. JOINT LUNATIC ASYLUM. Mr. Martyn Roberts, in a lengthy address to the Court, said that had it not been for some opposition he would have carried his proposition of having the Asylum enlarged sufficiently at once to contain 700 patients, which would probably be large enough for- ever. Some persons, he would not mention any names, who had been in London, had given some private information to the Secretary of State, which was unfair, without it came from the Visiting Justices, and the Secretary of State would not grant only an enlargement that would provide for more than 45 patients over the present number. The Asylum in the first place had been built to contain 464 patients, and had cost about £ 52,000, their portion was not so great as some of the other counties, and the number of patients were in proportion smaller. The county of Brecon and the county of Radnor, had only 80 patients altogether, and he thought it would be better for them to join Radnor, an Asylum could lie built sufficiently large for both counties, for the money they would receive if they disunited, and he thought it far better to divide at once, than have the small enlargement, or have it sufficiently large at once, or in a short time they would want it still larger, or divide, after expending an un- necessary sum of about £4000, the portion of which for this county would be about S600. They were, now compelled to pay a sum of £ '200 to the Worcester and Dorset Asylums, for those who could not be taken in, in consequence of there not being room in their present building, the building being made for 464, and there was at present 507 there, and this was managed by putting beds in the passages or sides of the various wards, and he would ask any gentleman present if that was as it should be. The Chairman said that he thought Mr. Roberts was going away from the subject brought before the Court, the question was whether they should adopt the plans prpduced at the April Quarter Sessions the matter had been adjourned for the further con- sideration of the Court, and there being a full court it would be much better to decide at once whether they should be adopted or rejected. Mr. Martyn Roberts' moved that the Plans be rejected, in consequence of the Secretary of State not allowing them to make'it large enough at once for 700 patients. Captain Parkinson seconded the propositi n. Mr. Lloyd said that the county of Monmouth opposed the motion, that was no reason why they should. Mr, Roberts said that some person had been and consulted the Secretary of State on the subject, any gentleman had a right to do so if he thought proper, and upon any question. He thought the best'mode would be to adopt the plans for the addition to the Asylum, not to incur too much expense at once. If the increase would be very rapid, but he did not see that it would, they could afterwards divide, thereby they would, 111 his opinion, save the ratepayers of the county to a very great extent. He would move an amendment, that the plans produced at the last General Quarter Sessions should be adopted, as he considered it far the most economical mode cf proceeding, it would only cost this county about £600. Mr. Jayne seconded the amendment. Rev. W. J. Williams said that he was present at the last Quarter Sessions when the plans were pro- duced, and the was adjourned consideration of the adoption or rejection of the plans for the further consideration of that court, he thought they had better leave the Asylum remain as it was, that if the City and County of Hereford and the County of Monmouth were to unite, the present Asylum would not be any too large if they did not sepa- rate then they must do so at a short time hence, and the sooner the better it was done. $tr. Thomas Davies said that the.,|Jsk Quarter Sessions was- in favour of the counties of Breeon and Monmouth uniting. Rev. Mr. Venables said that at the Hereford Quarter Sessions, it was agreed that they should not divide, but that the plans produced at the pre- vious Quarter Sessions, should be adopted. Mr. Roberts again urged the court to support the adoption of the importance of having the Asylum enlarged sufficiently at once, and reject the present plans.' The Chairman then put the motion to the court, for and against, when there were 10 in favour of the original motion and 13 for the amendment. POLICE COMMITTEE'S REPORT.. ■: To the-Justices of the Peace for the coi^t^'of Brecon, assembled at the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, for the said county, on the 27th day of June, 1865. The Police Committee for the said county, beg .to report—that they met at the Shire Hall, on Tuesday, June 20th, and examined the various accounts connected with the Police Force of the county for the past quarter, and the Chief Consta- ble's estimate for the ensuing quarter, and they recommend thnt n Pulice rate of three farthings iii the pound L2 ordered at these Sessions towards defraying the estimated expenditure during the next quarter. Dated this 26th day of June, 1865. WALTER JONES WILLIAMS, VISITING JUSTICES REPORT. To Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the county of Brecon, assembled at the Quarter Ses- sions of the Peace for the said county, on the 27th day of June, 1865. The Visiting Justices and the Finance Com- mittee beg to report—that they met at the Shire Hall, on Tuesday, the 20th instant, when they ex- amined the Treasurer's account for the past quarter, as well as the probable statement of account for the ensuing quarter, hereunto annexed, and they recommend that a rate of one penny in the pound be ordered at these Sessions, towards defraying the estimated expenditure during the next quarter. Dated this 26th day of June, 1865. PENRY WILLIAMS, ROBERT RAISES. Rev. W. J. Williams moved the adoption of the report, and a rate of Id. in ttie,Xi be made. Mr. Jayne seconded the motion; and said that the insufnciency of the staff in the Crickhowell district, there was no fault to be found with their conduct, but there was not a sufficient supply of constables in that district. Mrs. Shaw, (formerly Miss Jones,) Hall Keeper, tendered her resignation, which was received. The Chairman said that they had better proceed with the appointment of a new Hall Keeper, there were six candidates, the first was George White- man, William Williams, William Davies, Rees Owen Jones, David Pugh, and Phillip Webb. A paper was sent round with the names of the candidates, and every Magistrate could support the one he thought proper. The returns were as follow Davies 5, Pugh 9, Jones 9, the other candidates were not supported. Jones and Pugh were equal, and the court again proceeded with a second election, when'there were 11 for Jones, 10 for Pugh, the Chairman also said that if he voted he should record his vote in favor of Jones, giving a majority of 2 to Jones. Mr. Jones's father had been Hall Keeper for upwards of 40 years. On the motion of Doctor Price, seconded by the Rev.. W. J. Williams, it was agreed that the appli- cation for a polling place at Ystradgunlais be granted. The court then abjourneduntil
THURSDAY. T J i:, Rocs Price, laborer, was charged with and maliciously killing a lamb, the property Mary Rees, on the 11th of April, 1865, at LläJ1, dilo'fane. Mr. Thomas Jones, Llandovery, pr<?se || cuted, and Mr. W. Games defended the prisoliel| Mary Price, Wernfawr, deposed that the pi'i*011? occupied the adjoining farm called LIwyncoc ( in April last; she went with other parties to wat who was killing the lambs they heard some she tj bleating, and went in that direction, and sepai'ii*:e j about five yards from each, other when they further they saw Rees Price throwing a stick sn. 3 killed one of the sheep Samuel Williams and wK 5 iam >ess. collared him he then took out a knife/0 said that he would stab them; Samuel Will'"11!^ 5 then struck him with the stick iri self defence i had met the prisoner, who/ accompanied i to the house he asked if he should come in > ,) 1 said no he said he would destroy her and £ cattle before twelve months was over. 0to evidence was given, and the jury returned a vei J of not guilty. I Abraham SimcocJc,,23, hawker, was char £ with feloniously stealing three packing crates,: a quantity of earthenware, and other j packed therein, of the value of £ 21, the proper of Isaac Simcock, 13th May, 1865, in the BoroVgj ij of Brecon. Mr. David Thomas prosecuted, Mr. W. Games defended the prisoner. The evidence went to show that Abraham cock, brother of the prosecutor, had sent some g°° from Brecon to Aberystwyth, without his the same goods being the property of the prosecut0 ? the prisoner having no claim whatever to the sa I, goods. Several witnesses were examined at p £ e'• length, after which Mr. Games addressed the the chairman having summed lip, the jury return a verdict of not guilty. Mary Spencer, 32, was charged with stealing twp feather pillows, of the value of ■' shillings each, the property of William -Tb<?111? j, and one shawl_ of tfi'e value of five-shillings? f,> property of Elizabeth Jenkins, QR the 3rd JuPe> > I at Brvnmawr. The evidence being heard 1 the chairman' summed up, and the jury returned J verdict of guilty, Sentenced to 6 .months impri3011" f ment hard labor, y
TODAY, ) Mary Johnson, 70, widow, on bail, was charg6^ with feloniously receiving two men's shirts, silk scarfs, three silk neckties, one silk pocket, handkerchief, and one pair of men's socks, of value of XI 2s. 4d., the property of Rhys ThoinJlS Evans, she well knowing the same to be stolen, 0ll I the 2nd or 3rd of May, 1865, in the Borough oi Brecoii.Acqtiitted, y Margaret James, 22, was charged with felonio11 I ly stealing certain articles of wearing apparel, property of Rhys Thomas Evans, her master, j- or 3rd of May, 1865, in the Borough of Brecon. Acquitted, 1 The bill was ignored against Benjamin lIvpe, who was charged with stealing an axe, at Hay, i property of John Williams, J Printed and Published by DAVID WILLIAMS, AT liig residence on the Bulwark, in the Chapc^ of Saint Mary, in the Parish of Saint John tb; v ngeliat, in the County of Brecon,-SATUF- JULY 1, 1865. cJ""
WEDNESDAY. TRIALS OF PRISONERS commenced on Wednesday morning, when the following gentlemen were sworn on the GRAND JURY. Messrs. John Ricketts, Trebarried, foreman; John Hodges, Brecon W. H. Jones, Brecon John Kirk, Brecon David Pritchard, Slwch Alfred Walton, Brecon Thomas Cummins, Elor- rneireh Thomas Davies, Forge John Hand ley, Brecon Nathaniel C. Bendali, Abercynrig; John Boobiah, Glaniusk George Perry, Three Cocks David Bridgwater, Porthamal Rees Lloyd Wil- liams Edwin Wngbt, Watton T. H. Williams, Brecon; Lewis Price, Llanfaes and William Williams, builder, Llanfaes. The usual proclamation being read, the chair- man proceeded to deliver his charge, as follows Gentlemen of the grand jury,—I am very glad, 'to find such a numerous attendance on this occa- sion, but I regret to say that the calendar was a very heavy one. There were several cases of lar- ceny, one for stealing a hat, &c., but you are an intelligent lot of gentlemen, and will hear, all the evidence, and will be better able to judge whether you find a. true bill or not, because if I was to TO through every case, it, would occupy unnecessary time. I must tell you that the court met yester- (],v, in(i had agreed to adopt the plans for the enlargement of the Joint Lunatie Asylum, it would cost the county some expense, but not so much as if they were to divide, with the present enlarge- ment they would be able to go on for some years, and this was the reason why the cOllrt considered it the best mode to adopt. I will therefore discharge you to execute your duties, and I will thank you to bring in a hill as early as possible. Henry I-lai-gest, 44, blacksmith, and Ann Mor- gan, 30, were charged with feloniously stealing four live fowls, the property of John Stephens, 22nd of June, 1865, at the Parish of Hay. Mr. Henry Maybery prosecuted, and Mr. W. Gaines defended the prisoners. James Williams, laborer, Hay, deposed that he was on the Flay road to Glasbury on the night in question, between 12 and 1 o'clock. he heard a noise of fowls screaming; he went to see what 'was there he saw the two prisoners under the hedge; when they saw him they rim away; he caught the woman; she said she had nothing she threw two or three fowls, down he then rilt" after the man, and saw him throw a fowl downi; he then went to put the handcuffs on him and he took out his knife witness then used violence, and blew his whistle Stephens then came, and they toâk the man into custody they went back to the Sheephouse, and* Mrs. Stephens identified the fowls as her husband's property. John Phillips, servant at the Sbeephpuse, de- posed that on the night'in question, he heardva whistle, and went in direction of the sound;, he found the last witness and Hargest on thegiound they took him to the Hay, and went back to where the woman was and found two fowls Sergeant Joseph found another in the hedge he would know dne of the fowls the one produced is the same. P.S. John Joseph, Hay, deposed that on the night of the 22nd of this month, the prisoner was brought into custody he cautioned the prisoner, who said that no fowls were found upon him they went to the field and found three fowls, which he took possession of; he locked them up and went t ppr hend the female prisoner he told her the charge she said she hoped she should die before she got to Hay s^e said, I wish you would ask the magistrates, to forgive me this time, Maria Stephens, wife of prosecutor, identified the fowls produced as being the property of her husband, and the same as brought "to her by the police. Several respectable gentlemen were called as to character. Mr. Games addressed the jury, and the chair- man summed up, the jury returned a verdict of guilty.—Sentenced to 12 calendar months. Alary Arm Stephens, 16, Gwenllian Mochen, 14, apd Catherine Cafferty, 14,were charged with feloni- ously robbing, and stealing from the person of one Robert Brown, a half-sovereign and two-shillings, the monies of the said Robert Brown, on the 22nd June inst., at Brynmawr. Mr. Thomas. Bishop prosecuted. Robert Brown, miner, deposed that on the night iri question, the three prisoner's were there he was going home, when they asked him to stand a jug of beer he said very well, and all went and he spent 3s. between them in liquor and beer at the Colliers' Arms;, they were there about an houij he went out after; Gvvenllian Mochen put hand in his pocket and took out a half-a-sovei$$■ and some silver the other two came up and sMJ put her hand behind and gave one of them ^"1 m jiiey he said he would take her to the statiojj if she did not give him the money back they n ran away in about two minutes afterwar he; told the police. The Chairman having summed up, the jury *c*j quitted Gwenllian Mochen and Catherine Caffer!}'- Mary Ann Stephens, who pleaded guilty, was tenced to 3 months hard labor. John Pendry, 19, laborer, was charged WIt feloniously stealing a hat, two shirts, and one pro of stockings, the property of Thomas Morgan, on the 15th May, 1865, at St. Michael Cwmdu. rt r. T. Bishop prosecuted. Thomas Morgan, servant, deposed that he liyea at the Lower Gare, in the parish of Cwmdu; prisoner was also there he lent him a shirt; j ness left in April last; when he went he left his clothes there he returned in about a fortnigj1 > Pte and found the articles missing; he did not the prisoner permission to take them he wards gave information to the police the prisofler er had also left the Gare when he returned. Qr William Phillips, Lower Gare, Cwmdu, depose that the prisoner and prosecutor were in his ploy, in April last Morgan left that month, OD left his clothes there, when he returned for tbelJ1, Pendry had left when Pendry left, he said tbl" ow' was a pair of stockings in Morgan's bundle 5^^ housekeeper gave him the stockings out of ""I bundle. etoe William Nicolls and Richard Richards 1!!c Oui evidence, showing that they had found the misstag tlei articles in the possession of the prisoner. gtte The Chairman having summed up, the jury re- turned a verdict of not guilty. k11il1 William, Fisher, 57, sawyer, was charged 'With vip feloniously stealing one pit saw, of the value of l|'iinen the property of Moses Thomas, 22nd of Ap!jjjre. 1865, at Llangattock. Mr. Farqhaar prosecute" Moses Thomas, Brynmawr, deposed that prisoner lodged with him for some time be vv'1', unable to work and could not pay he said he W1 a large pit saw in lieu of the amount « said that to prevent any dispute in future, j would have a witness the saw was put in$ back kitchen some time afterwards the priso^ ] came to his house and said that he should like come back to him to lodge again he came; shOrt; ly afterwards the saw was missing the priso ( said that he had lent it to a man for three da who had not got any tools witness went to & man, who said he had bought it, and would give it up. j Joseph Broom, collier, Beaufort, deposed tb9. the prisoner said he owed Moses Thomas a sum, Os money, that he could not work, and would pre him the saw in lieu of the money. Jill William Price, sawyer, Beaufort, deposed fot the prisoner came to him and said that he bad f a saw for sale witness said he would buy it'» cv, went to Thomas's house to see the saw be had^ for a few days on trial; the prosecutor came to at the work and said how the saw had been Ill tel over to him, that Fisher had left his lodgings. d jat The Chairman summed up, and the jury retUrned f01 a verdict of guilty.—Sentenced to 6 months hat an lab°r- rJl rei William Edmund Evans, 30, miner, was eharg^ with stealing from the dwelling house of Margaf8 Coady, £2 12s. and two handkerchiefs, of the vw"tf of 4s. 9d., her property, also a quantity of wear'j1^ apparel the property of Timothy Coady, of r value of £1 19s. 6d., also from John Allen IqTt," p; cles of the value of £6 17s. and a watch of tb I value of S2, on the 25th of April, 1865, at i Parish of Llanelly.—-Pleaded guilty, and was sell' tenced to 18 calendar months hard labour. ,■ „ «• «