THE NEW LOUD LiBUTBNANT.-Lord Tredegar has been appointed to this post, and when the fact became known in the town, the church bells commenced to ring. SALMON.—Un'ess the Salmon Fishery Acts of 1861 and 1865 bte more stringently put in force against wholesale fih poisoners, the dream of pisieulturists. that salmon will some day be as plentiful an article of food as it was in the mythical period when apprenticés are said to have stipulated that their masters should not compel them to eat it more than three days a week, is but vanity and vexation of spirit. Two tan- ners of Bewdley have just been fined X2 8s., including costs, for allowing certain liquid matter containing lime to run into the Severn, so as to kill the fish. One witness estimated the number of young fish so des- troyed at nearly loo,ooi.-Sportsmait.
HAY. PLOUGHING ASSOCIATION.—We hear that a society of this description is about to he formed at Hay, and, taking into consideration that the town of Hay is the centre of an important agricultural district, we think it will be the means of domg a. vast amount of good. The importance of encouraging emulation amongst ploughmen cannot be questioned, and societies having that aim in view are deserving of our warmest support, as, by setting examples of skilful work before the rising generation ot farmers and farm-servants, they act as a stimulus to all to become in their day the prize plough- r men of the district. In the plough itself considerable impronments have from time to time been made, and it is only upon occasions of public competition, when the best ploughmen of the neighbourhood, with imple- ments of varius makers, are set to work side by side in the same soil, that a fair comparison can be made of the working qualities of the numerous ploughs now in the market. We heartily wish the propose d asso- ciation every success. THE BAPTIST CITAPFL.-This place of worship, which has been closed for several weeks, has under. gone a thorough renovation. The old high-backed pews have been replaced by more comfortable and modern open seats, and the interior has been other- wise improved. It was re-opened for service on Sun- day last, upon which occasion sermons were preached by the Rev. B. D. Thomas, of Neath. THE BIBLE SOCIETY. -The anniversary meeting of the Hay Auxiliary B anch of this society was held in the National Schoolroom on Tuesday evening, when, in consequence of it having been announced that the Hon. and Rev. Baptist W. Noel would attend as one of the deputations from the parent society, the audience was unusually large, the schoolroom being completely filled with a respectable and attentive audience. The Rev. T. Kearsey Thomas, Rector of Wiufo'ton, occu- pied the cliair. At the close of the meeting a sub- scription was made at the door, which amounted to £ i DE ATH OF MRS. PENOYRE.—W regret to announce the death of Mrs. Penoyre, of The Moor, near Hay, which took place on Wednesday last. Her loss will be deeply felt by the poor of the neighbour- hood, towards whom she **as a kind benefactress, besides beine a lioeral contributor to all local CH*RITIES. °
TNW ABERDARK. anneprSV"ulERA—We regret to sav that th's disease lifm-e than oaV<J'>ro'len ou^ again with gi eater viru- bach whereat ti*tS rava«es are principally at Cwro- tthoTi ^?dt?h*PhPWed* In: his dirry nelgh- bourhood Dille det,thl week, and the pW is dut-iilg the past SAVAGE IKEATMJSN^T OK A U.CNOURDLC:MI, Court, on Tuesday, before J. C, Fowi~g'Thomas Thomas, a.joung man, was chared hv'th^Aif'X Iron Company with feloniously sTayinJa h« hi),? ing to them, in lhe prisoner drove a hotse m th« above-nam^ „ and at night on the 28th after the day's wodc had been done, the horse walked on. without j,is driver towards the stable. Prisoner became highly incensed against the animal on account of this, and swore he would kill it. Seizing a mandril, or collier's pick, he went into the stable and struck the horse a violent, blow on the ribs. The pick penetrated to the depth of several inches, and ruptured the spleen. When withdrawn a stream of bloo 1 spurted from the wound, and the poor animal was seized with a terrible trem- bling. The colliers in the pit were much exasperated, and the prisoner had to rumor his life. The horse died two days afterwards, and prisoucr was immediately apprehended. He was committed tor trial at the sessions.
"r -+ KNIGHTON. DEATH OF MR. WABBBN—We have this week. to record the death of Henry Warren, Esq., who for many years has attended to the nodical wants of the people of this. town. His loss will be long felt by all, but more especially, and per liips more severely, by the pooier clas.es. To them he was always kind and considerate, and innumerable instances might be named where he has given both medicine and advice gratis, lhat he was beloved by all is evidenced by the fact that his friends and admirers are getting up a subscriptionf in order to place a memorial to his memory over the pew wftich li$occupied in church.
RHAYADER. THE PARISH CHURCH AND THE PARISHIONERS.—THE PRESENT STATE OF THE TOWN.—A correspondent, subsetibin^ himself •' A Dissenter," writ. s as follo-vs: The Parish Church of Rhayader at present is partly in re-buildiug under TWO different contracts. A parish MEETING was callpd on Thu'sdry, the 30th of August, which was held in the school room NEAR the church. tu try and decide < n a third contract fl,r re-roofing the church. The churchwarden, Dr. A- and five or six parishioners commenced the meeting about a quar- ier-past four, Dr. A- proposing the Rev. Mr. B- to the c lair, the latter of WHOM represented our most worthy vicar the Rev. W. E. Prickard. The rev. gentleman opened the proceed ngs by reading the notice of the meeting which he had taken off the old church door, and be afterwards related the state of the funds from which it appeared thiit the estimate of the third contract for re-roofing was X210, whilst, taking into consideration the different donations, &c., received and promised, thtre was about £ 100 deficient, and the object, he said, was to devise means to raise this amount. About this time entei ed several other parishioners, and one of them, a Mr. C interrupted the meeting by asking the Chairman to let him bee a copy of the notice of the meeting. The Chairman refused, or rather left it to the meeting to decide whether he should or not; and upon that basis Mr. C- pronogiieed it an illegally called meeting. After some deliberation, however, Mr. C- was allowed to read the notice, after which he withdrew his objection to its legality. It seems that the Rev. Mr. B- and Mr. C- are at variance respecting some little paltry (poultry) affair, and Dr. A- seeing that the meeting was being upset, rose, and said that the object of the meeting was to decide whether they were for a new- ro IF or not. The majority then determined upon having a new roof, and the quesion then arose as to how the cash WAS to be raised At this stage Mr. D- en'ered, and finding the state of the meeting, said be would not vote for anything unless the old church should come down up to the steeple, but no one seemed to hear this. In one corner were seated Mr. E- and Mr. F-, the former a Dissenter and the latter a Churchman, and Mr. E-, being afraid that they would pass a rate to defray the cost, raised some objec- tions, which were followed by a long debate in the corner in rather a high tone between Mr E- and Ir, F— respecting the old church and the old chapel, as they termed these plac"s. At this timJ, as the meeting was in such an uproar, a load of timber was passing, when all at once the end of one of the pit-ces of timber came in through the window, cauMng the Rev. Mr. B- to jump from his unwelcome chair, and at this time several of the ratepayers departed, leaving some three or four to settle the matter bow they could; but the after proceedings only resulted in the meeting being adjourned. I am sorry to say though Rhayadei is my native place lhat it is quite a century behind our neighbouring towns. It is about twelve months ago since we had our gas works erected, and several first-class lamp-posts placed about the town, but through some evil disposed persons, not willing to pay a small.vedrly rate, we are obliged to go these dark nights knocking up against a lamp-post, and continue to live in darkness instead of having the streets lighted up so that we may see the straight road. Now what would it be for us to pay a small rate or give a sml dunation each, and let us boast of having a first-class pmish church. Drainage is another want of our small town, which want I am afraid will be our master. We ought to be ashamed of ourselves to see our streets over-flowing with water continually, and the several ponds or cesspools about the town, where all the filth and dirt stands, and which in hot weather are very offensive; and indeed it is a wonder that we have escaped as yet from the cholera If we had these wants supplied we could boast of having a nice heal, hy little town, but in the present state we cannot So my brother parishioners let us join hand-iu-hand wi h our worthy Vicar to restore our venerable edifice, and our other wants may also be easily accomplished.
TREDEGAR. OUTBREAK OF CHOLERA.— We are sorry to have to report that cholera has broken out at Ebbw Val-, and that as many as thirteen deaths have occurred from it there already. One death from the dread disease has been said to have occurred in Tredegar, but the cause of death seems rather doubtful. The patient, a young Irishwoman, of 20 years of age, was taken ill on Wednesday, last week, and she died on Friday morn ing. Great alarm has been created by the BXAGGE- rated reports, of the number of deaths, that. have been circulated. On the whole we do nut see that there is any serious cause for fear, since Tredegar is, as com- pared wi h other iron-works, generally speaking, prerty healthy and clean; still no sanitary precautions bhuuld be neglected. SOMNAMBULISM.—At one o'clock on Sunday morning last, as Police-sergeant Boulton was going h 's usual rounds, he met a female in her night-dress. Heasned her where she was going, when she turned round in astonishment and asKed Where am I?" She had, it appeared, walked in her sleep from Transport-row to the Circle, a distance of about half a mile, without shoes, and had left her husband in bed. The husband never missed his wife from his side until the sergeant awoke him, when he, as well as his spouse, expressed his deep gratitude to the officer for seeing the som- nambulist safely back to her home. A WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN RED.-An inquest was held last week at the Globe Inn, before W. H. Brewer. Esq., coroner, on the body of a widow wo nan named Mary Hoare. I appeared deceased lodged at the house of a man named Phillips, with whose wife she slept; on rfhurday night she ate a hearty supper, and wenttoben apparently in good health about nine o'clock, but on being called in the morning she made no answer, and up"n examination it was discovered that she was deart. The jury returned a verdict of "Death from natural causes." ANOTHER SUDDEN DEATH.—It is with regret we announce the sudden death of our respected towns- ma'. Mr. Robert Williams, mineral agent. He attended Divine Service at the Chapel on Sunday evening last, when he seemed in his usual health. Afcer returning home, however, he was seiz d with an apoplectic fit, from the effects of which ho died on Monday morning. His death has cast quite a gloom over the town, as he was a man highly beloved and respected.
PETTY SESSIONS, SEPT. 7, before A. DARBY and W. L. WILLIAMS, Esqrs. WILFUL DAYAGE,-Tl.ornas' Phillips was charged with having dl ne wilful damage to a door belonging tb Thomas Lewis. A great many witnesses were exa- mined, and the evidence adduced proved it to be a case of mistaken identity. The summons was there. fore dismissed. ABUSIVE LANGUAGE.—A female named Thomas was summoned for having called a female neighbour named Roderick an opprobrious epithet. After hearing a mass of evidence the Bench dismissed the case. WAGES.—In the CASE of Matthews a-ùd nine- others v. George Peel and Co., of the White Rose CollierYr- claims for wages—the hearing was adjourned to Blaina, on the 14th instant, to allow of Mr. Peel s being in attendance, the Bench allowing the defendants their expenses of the day. • CROSS-SUMMONSES.—Roach v. Welch, and vv elcn v. Rouch. These cross-summonses arose out of a regular row, in which it was said that Johnny Welch got "a jolly good'punching. The evidence plainly showed that it was 11 six of one and half-a-dozen of the other, and the case was consequently dismissed. ASSAULT.—-Two men, named Bateman and bueen. were charged with striking a man named Strong, till he did not know where he was," on Sunday, the 2nd instant. They were fined 5s. each with 10s costs. ASSAULT UPON A WOMAN.—Thomas Pumoll was charged with having assaulted Martha Davies. It appeared that complainant's husband and thedefendant RROR fi 'htitig about the result of a race which had just taken place near the Coach and Horses Inn, «'HEN. I,noii the complainant interfering on her husband s blh .lf, defendant struck her twice. A wiaiess named Thomas Davis was called, but as he said ha did not see defendant strike complainant, the case was dis- °;SOTT ti. »IGHT »F .SUNDAJ. contrary to the tenor of his been deuce had been given in sunpoi' would this Darby told defendant's husbHml) bu( time dismiss the ease foi the sakt- t rwP fijs_ she must ,be more ea-eful for the future. Case cis^ SSLIXG GEESE.-John Jones «AS charged1 WTH STEALING TWO reese, the property of MR. IO. G > Cff'nrychdoi*.5 P C Lewis deposed that he was on DUTY in Tredegar on Tuesdav, the 4th September AT about half'.pUST EI,T,U O'(.LO(.K I(1 the M RUNG, *HE.N™ saw the prisoner ^OING down Morgan-street WIT^ bundle by his side.Ttnd in answer to witness's question he said he only HA'D HIS SHIRT The bundle he, how- ever, refused to allow the bundle to be sear ched he wa", consequently, taken to the police station, and on the bundle being opened a goose was found inside; the bird had been recently killed, and WAS slightly warn). The prisoner pleaded not guilty, and was fully committed to take his trial at the quarter sessions. THREATS.—Elizabeth Jeff was Summoned by Mary Manning for having used threats towards her. Com- plaii anl said that defendant threatened to pull her inside out. The Bench, considering the par LIES one as bad as the other, bound them both over in zelo each to keep the peace for three months. a
CIIICKHO WELL. RrFLK COMPETITION.—Oil Monday last, a com- petition, w^iicti had been looked forward to with con- siderable int-rear, took plc- here b-tween sid>s chosen f, om amongst the memb- ri "f the Rifl- Corps —six members a side-th- conditio s being that the losers should pay for a dinner provided by Mr. Wm. Prob,,rt, at tli,Queeit's Head Inn. The wea. her was very unfavourable, heavy showers of lai" failing, with a strong wind from the left front, consequently the firing was very far from being good but, notwith- standing the state of the weather, a large concourse of spectators assembled at the range, and evidently took a very lively interest in the match. The following were the competitors and th, ir individual scores, made in five sho s at each di-stance-200, 500, and 600 yards --Wimbledon targets and scoring:— FIRST SQUAD. 200 500 600 Total. yds. yds. yds. Ensign Evan Parry 13 14 7 34 Sergeant It. Pavey 14 12 15 41 Private D. Evtms 15 9. 9 33 Colour-sergeant It. 'Ward 7. 9 9 25 Sergeant H. Beavis 7. 8. 7 22 Corporal J. Evans 12 11 11 34 Total 189 SECOND SQUAD. Private W. Lewis 14 11 12 37 Sergeant D. Morris 14 9. 10 33 Private A.Bright. 12 12 8 32 Corporal J. Herbert 14 12 14 40 Pi ivate W. 1'robert 14 3 2 19 Private T.Windoss. 16 11 7 34 Total. 195 After the match was over the party was marched home under command of Ensign E. Parry, and after being dismissed the firing party repaired to the Queen's Hea I, where a most sumptuous dinner was provided by Mr. Willia-n Piobert, and served up in his usual good style. Several gentlemen of the town and mem- bers of the corps joined the party at dinner, and a most happy evening was spent, every one being highly pleased wi h the entertainment. PET ry SESSIONS, SJSPT. 7, before MARTYH JOHlf ROBERTS and CHAS. AUGUSTUS PARKINSON, Esqrs. VIOLENT ASSAULT AT BRYNMAWR.—Evan Jones, William Morris, Thomas Perkins, Gwillim Watkins, and William Morgan,of Brynmawr, were summoned by Joseph Walters, of the same place, for unlawfully and violently assaulting and beating him, atfBi-ynmawr, on the ni-ht of Saturday, the ht instant. Mr. Jones, (clerk to Mr. J. G. Price, Abergavennv), appeared for r.he complainant; and Mr. G. Sydney Davies, of Crick- howell, for the defendants.— The complainant deposed: f am son of John Walters, ot the Ne«v Railway Inn, Brynmawr; on the 1st of September instant, about ten o'clock at night, I left our own house and went up to the King's Head; after remaining there some little time (about an hour and a half) I came out, when I saw James Pugh; the five defendants were standing before the Griffin door; Pugh challenged anvone to fight; I took Pugh part of the way home, and as I went back I met William Morris near the Kind's Head; he asked if I counted myself a man; I answered, "I don't want anything with you Evan Jones then came up, and said to me, What are you both.rint,( about?" he then up with his fist and struck me over the right eye Perkins came up and caught me by the collar, and struck me and kicked me; William Morg-in then came on, and kicked me on my breast; Gwillim Watkins next came on, and cautht me by the cellar, and wanted me to stand up and fight him; he struck me on the left eye, and kicked me on the thigh William Morris stood by all the time; I said I had had enough; P-rkins called out and said, Let us finish him, lads;" Perkins was before the magistrates about nine months -go; I was a witness against him then, and he has always been on with me" ever since; when I appeared against Perkins, at Brynmawr, he was bound over for six months about three months ago I met him, and he said, "Joe, there is about a fortnight again I have got before you shall have it after they --ad beaten me I sat on the ground till Benjamin Warr came up; Warr went for a policeman, and he took me nome; I have been very ill owing to the abuse I have had; I swear they were the men tha' beat me.-Cross- examined by Mr. G. Sydney Davies: I swear to four of them beating me-Evan Jones, William Morgan, Thomas Perkins, and Gwillim Waikins; I can't swear to William Morris, but I swear he was there all the time I left the King's Head about twt-lve o'clock James Vaughan was with me at the King's Head, and several others; this gang was there; I swear all were 'here but William Morris; Thomas Perkins want, d James Vaughan to fight him, and he wanted me to fight him; I swear that it was not James Vaughan vanted to fight Perkins; they began on me at ttie King's Head there was a dozen there at the time- thpy and their butties no one struck me but these four; Benjamin Warr was there; I waii on the ground vben he came up, and he ran for a policeman Henry Coombs was there I don't know Cha-les Vauyhan I took James Pugh up 10 Mount Pleasant, and I was returning homf when this happened they went out •f the King's Head before me; I did not see Gwillim Watkins again till I was fitting on the ground; he came and wanted me to fight him, and then he struck me and kicked me there was nobody there but their gang; Coombs was there; Henry Coombs came on and asked me if he had struck me, and I said no I did not think he had; it was not so very dark; there was gas- light; I had a kick on the side, and I have hardly be^n able to draw my breath since; I could not walk away; I was carried I was hurt very badly I c*n't swear Evan Jones was in the King's Head, but it was he who struck me first.-Re-exauctitied by Mr. Jones I can swear to the parties who struck me I was afraid to cry out for fear I should have it worse.—By the Court: I was struck on the pavement near the King's Head nobody came to my assistance out of the inn; the policeman came in about ten minutes or a quarter offn hour, and asked why I did not out. 1 said I as afraid they would use me worse I was pasing by, and William Morris called me by my name; I saw Henry Coombs when the policeman got me up; Gwillim Watkins told me he would thrash me, because he said I had sworn a lie against Perkins.—Benjamin Warr deposed I live at York Hojise, Brynmawr, nearly opposite to the King's Ht-ad.; last Saturday night I was standing at my door, when I saw com- plainant come down the roai nearly td the King's Head; I then saw him turn round and come back, and I next saw him on the ground I :don't know who struck him down I heard no oue ci$l to him I saw one man go up and strike him in the face; then others struck him, one after another I don't know either of I hem; I went aud sought a policeman, and we took complainant home.—Cross-examined by Mr. G. Sydney Davies It was so dark I cou d not speak to any of hem there was no gas-light but what came from Junes', the druggist; I can't swear to any of them; I did not stop to see who they were.—By the Bench I went after the police there was no noise.—Evidence was next called for the defence, as follows:-Hetiry Coombs, boiler-maker, deposed: Last Saturdiy night I, John Morgan, William Morris, and Charles Vaug- han, walked up the street; we heard a noise by the corner of the King's Head; it was then about a quarter to twelve o'clock; there was light in the win- dows, and I could see very well; I stayed at the corner while the-row went on until the Police-sergeant and P.C. Jones came; Benjamin Warr came on, and said o the policeman, there is the gang" (pointing to us four); I then went across to the policeman and Ben- jamin Warr came across and caught me by the arm, and saiii, "this is one of them;" I said 11 no," and asked Walters if I was, and when the policeman threw his light on my face Walters answered that I was not one of them; I did not see ether of the five defendants there that night except William Morris, who was with me; Warr then said Morris was another, and on the policeman throwing the light on his face, Walters stuttered out" I believe it is;" Walters was in beer he went. on to the King's Head and wanted more beer; nobody took him home; they left him there; lie knocked repeatedly at the King's Head door for some beer; Warr did not take complainant home; he went home, and Walters went home afterwards by himself Warr was drunk, and I told biin so at the time; the other defendants work at Nantyglo; it was too dark to ^ee who were there; complainant was drunk; I did not see any blows; there was a great noise; I heard some one ask: complainant to come back to the held to fight; the D"ise codd have been heard fifty yirds off; I heard Walters challenging people to tight.— Charles Vaughan deposed: On labt Saturday night I came up with John Morgan, Henry Coombs, and Wil- liam Morris (one of the defendants); we came up Beaufort-street at about a quarter to twelve; we stood in the middle of the road between King-street and Beaufoit-<treet; there was a crowd there, but I saw nothing till the policeman and Warr came up; Wari* said Coombs was one of them; Walters said no;" Morris did not say nor do anything in the row; I can't say whether Walters was sober; I saw Warr; I think he had bet n drinking; I did not see Gwillim Watkins, Kvan Jones, William Morgan, nor Thomas Perkins there that night; it was too dark for me to see who was on much beyond me; I did not see Walters and Warr go away fi-cm there; I went off aud left them there; I caI1't say whether the other four were there or not; Warr was rather the worse for drink; he was not sober.—The Bench considered the cise proved, and William Morris was bound over, himse f in £ 20, and two sureties in 910 each, to keep the peace kjid be of goud behaviour for six calendar months; and Evan Jones, Thomas Perkins, Gwilluu Watkins, and William Morgan were fined C5 each, including costs, and in default of imm-diate payment tG Ke committed to the House of Correction, at Brecon, for two months' bard labor, ,They were committed. DESERTING SERVICE.—Joseph Jones, farm servant, ,EtvlcF was Iprought up iU cusiody and charged with deserting f- omthe service of Mr. William Phillips, of the Garn, Cwmdu, on the 16th of July last without just cause or lawful excuse. Defendant was discharged on payment of costs. DRUNK AND RIOTous,-Henry Jones, William Jones, David Lewis, and Edward Kemjick were summoned by P.C. Williams for being drunk and riotous on the turnpike-road in the parish of Llanelly, on the 1st of September. H-nry Jones and David Lewis were fined 5s. each and costs, and Kenefick and William Jones, having appeared before the Bench before for a similar offence, were ordered to enter into recognizances, themselves in 910 each, and two sureties in flO each, to be of good behaviour for nine months. DRUNK IN COURT Henry Herbert, of Llanelly, shoemaker, was fined 5S. and costs for being drunk in Court.
TALGARTH. THE BRITISH SCItOOL.-This school, which has been closed for the last two months for the want of a teacher, was re-opened on Monday last, under the .uW'J'intendence of Mr. Farrar, late of the Borough- road College, London; and, from the high recommen- dations that gentleman brings with him, we may safely hope that the school wilt continue to flourish as heretofore.
-♦ MER rFIYR. THE LATE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD.—A meeting of a somewhat private character took place at the Temper- ance Hall on Saturday evening, on the return of the Merthyr choir and their friends from Chester, where they had been so successful during the meetings of the National Eisteddfod. The audience, by no means a small one, was admitted at a small unif-irm charge, and bad the meeting been publicly announced the hall would no doubt have been crammed to excess. But we hear that there is to be a grand public reception of the choristers and instrumentalists, when we feel assured that every one who can will honour those to whom honour is due. On this occasion the choir, under the excellent leadership of Mr. D. Francis, gave "Through the day Thy love bath spared us," and "What bells are those?" which were given at the recent Eisteddfod. Miss Francis sang Llwyn On," and was accompanied by Mr. W. F. Frost (Alaw'r Duffryn). A duet from" Norma" was well rendered by Miss Francis and Miss Forey, the latter of whom po-sesses a rich contralto voice. Mr. Frost gave "Glan Meddod Mwyn," "Gwenith Gwyn," and a charming melody, rich in variations, of his own com- position. The bards, Tydfylyn, Ivan Emlyii, Dafydd Morganwg, and others, gave short, pertinent, and wit'y addresses, alluding in laudatory terms to the success of their townspeople. All the competitors wore the blue I ibbons and medals with which they bad been invested, and as each stepped upon the platform they were greeted with an ovation from a most enthu- siastic audience, The chairman was Mr. Evan Roberts, of Plymouth, who threw out som- clever bon mots. DREADFUL AND FATAL ACCIUENTS.—OU the morning of the 6th instant, a son of Mr. John Eynon, viewer of the Cyfarthfa Collieries, was coming from the Gethin pits by the engine to Merthyr, when a plug came ont of one of the steam pipes, and he was badly scalded at-out the body and legs. Medical assistance was obtained, and after being taken home oiled lint was applied to the scalds, and he, a,, placed in bed, in the hope that he would recover. But one misfortune followed upon the heels of the other. In some unac- countable way a spark of fire fell upon him as he lay in bed, on Friday, and in a few moments he was so badly burned that he died shortly afterwards. The unforl unate lad was fourteen years of age, intelligent, and generally esteemed. A verdict of accidental dea'h'* was returned at the inquest. THE STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE. After five or six weeks' vacation, Mr. J. C. Fowler, the stipendiary magistrate for Merthyr and Aberdare, resumed his duties on Saturday. It is rather gratifying to fiud that lately the records of the police courts have been vtry brief. LECTURE ON PALESTINE. On Monday evening, a christianized Arab of the name of Youhannab EI- Karey gave a lecture illustrative of the manners and customs of the inhabitants of ancient Palestine. His English was somewhat faulty, but the dresses and the various articles he exhibited, combined with his happy knack of story-telling, gave considerable interest to the lecture. There was a tolerably good attendance present, the chair being occupied by William Harris, Esq. I HE WEATHER —Rain has fallen here copiously for the last few days, and has, no doubt, been productive of much good in flushing the dirty streets and courts. We don't remember having witnessed such a rapid succession of heavy raius for a long time. The Taff, frequently showing its pebbly bed, is now an impetuous torrent, and every ruiinel is surcharged with water. There is much corn standing on several little home- steads around the neighbourhood, and unless fine weather sets in the most disastrous results are antioi- pated. STRANGE DEATH OF AN OLD SAILOR AT THE WORK- HOUSE. A death, under peculiar circumstances, occurred at the Union Workhouse, Thomas-town, on Tuesday morning. Evan Thomas, an old sailor, 79 years of age, who had been an inmate for some time, was discovered in a helpless condition by the lavatory, near the infirmary. The poor old man was seen as usual on the Monday night, and the explanation of bis death seems to be that he got through a window, and fell a distance of some ten feet, where he lay till night, in his shirt, exposed to a drenching rain. Mr. Meredith, the master, applied restoratives as soon as the man was found, but he did not recover. CHOLERA. STATISTICS.—At the meeting of the Board of Health, held on Thursday, the following was given in the Medical Officer's report, which was up to Wed- nesday night:—Cases ot cholera, 46; deaths, 27; Choleraic diarrhcet, 109; death, 1. Diarrhoea, 501;, death, 1. Total, 656 cases—29 death". This return did not include the Cyfarthfa district, Dr. Thomas having declined to make a return. A complete return of the mortali'y from cholera up to the evening of the 8th instant, from the Medical Officer of Health, T. J. Dyke, Esq., is as follows:-Mertnyr Upper Dowlais, 7; Penydarren. 2; Ffynon Tydfil, 18; total, 27. Merthyr Lower: Goltydeg, 3; Merthyr, 115 Troedy- rhiw, 4; total, 17—grand total, 44. This is since the outbreak. One case has occurred at Cefn and another or two elsewhere, so that by the end of the week the total will, in all probabil.ty, be 50.
LLANDRINDOI) WILLS. THE RACFS.-These annual sports came off on Friday, the 7th instant, and as they are a long and anxiously looked-for event to a large part of the popu'ation of the district they were very well attended; and, no doubt, had the weat her been more propitious, there would have been a much larger attendance. The rain had come down in torrents for some days previous, and had rendered the ground everything that could not be desired but on the race day old Sol shone forth with his bright rays, and kept off the watery element for the remainder of the day. The Central Wales Railway ran a very cheap train from Craven Arms, Kuighton, and intermediate stations, and this swelled the number of patrons vastly. The races commenced soon after noon. They were all well run, the horses showing much pluck and game- ness, and the gentlemen riders great perseverance. Unfortunately, in the pony race a sad accident occurred, though happily unattended with fatal results. As the horses were in full go one of them stumbled and fell in an exceedingly boggy place, throwing the boy that rode it, and rolling twice over him. The boy was taken up quite atuuned and in- sensible, though fortunately no bones were broken, but he was much bruised about the head and face. Thanks to kind treatment, he soon recovered suffi- ciently to be conveyed slowly to his home.
PKESTEIGSE. CLERICAL.— Wo are always glad to hear of honest, meritbeing rewarded, -tnd therefore we rejoice to find- albeit it will be « great loss to the town that the Lord Bishop of the Diocese (Hereford) has been please t to pres nt the Rev. J. E. Cheese, curate in sole charge of Presteigne, to the Vicarage of Bosbury. Mr. Cheese has been a zealous minister, a faithful pastor, and a kind friend to the poor; and his removal will cause a regretful fteling in 11. an y bearts.
—:—-♦ pgNYBONT'. RECKLESS DItIVING.-At the Petty Sessions on Tuesday, held before J. Percy Severn, Esq of Peny- I bont Hall, four men belonging to an tin el were charged by Mr. Superintendent Constance with being in c&ar^e of c¿rts and riding in them without reins. They were clear cases, and Mr. Severn, in fining them, impres-ed upon them the serious nature of their offence, and telling them that should they repeat their offence the consequences woujd be serious.
♦- GILWEItN. SCHOOL TREAT.—On Monday, the English Baptists in this place held their annuxl tea party for the scholars of the Sunday School. A boat excursion was intended, but the very unfavourable state of the weather prevented it being carried out, and the party was obliged to return to the scho"l room, where the children were in the afternoon treated in the manner usual on such occasions. Several well-wishers were present, and the comfort of all was at/ended to ai well as could be expected in the face of disappoint- ments caused by the wetness of the evening. Hope, however, put in her blight face and cheered the hearts of the young with the prospect of a happier anniversary and more favourable weather upon a future occasion.
[ ABERGAVENNY. WEATHER DURING AUGUST.—The weather was rather unsettled during this month, though there were several very fide days. The rainfall amounted to 2.70 inches, of which the greatest fall in one day was 0.75 inch on the 28th. Rain fell on eighteen days. The temperature was generally low, the highest reading in the shade being only 70°, whilst the minimum marked by the self. registering thermometer was 32°, giving a monthly range of 48''0 Greatest range in 24 hours, 37°; maxi- mum in sun, 101°. The barometer was low during August, with frequent variations. Its highest reading was 30.200 inches on the Ilth; lowest. 29.480 inches. Monthly range, .720 inches; greatest daily range, .450 inches. Direction of ind as folioWSI-I-W. on 7 days; NW.,7; SW.,7; S., 3.; SE., 2; E.,1; NE.,2; N.,1; uncertain, l.-GoBANNIENSIS. FUNERAL OF A VOLUNTBBR.-On Sunday last a con- siderable number of people assembled to witness the interment of a member of the 9th Mon. Volunteers, which, it had become known, was to be accompanied with mili- tary honors. At three o'clock, p.m., about 60 of the officers and members of the corps assembled at the Volunteers' Hall, and proceeded to the residence of the deceased, and from thence to the cemetery, headed by the brass band, playing the ''Dead March in Saul." The funeral service having been read, twelve selected members of the corps fired three volleys over the grave. The whole body then re-formed in procession, and returned to the town. It is gratifying to state that, notwithstanding the large number of people of all classes that congregated, the strictest order and decorum pie vailed. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, before the Rev. J. FARQUHAR (chairman), CRAWSHAT BAILST,jun., Esq., and J. G. WHEBLEY, Esq. ASSAULT.-I,iaae Rosser was chargerlwith having as* saulted John Griffiths, on Saturday, the 1st of September- He was fined 10s., and costs. STBALISG WOOL.—John Lloyd was charged with stealing 81bs. of wool, the property of Joshua Thomas, wool-stapler, Abergavenny. Prosecutor stated that pri- soner had been in his service as a laborer until the 3rd of Sept., when he discharged him; afterwards, hearing that he (prisoner) had been trying to dispose of some wool. he went to the premises of Mr. Harvey, fellmonger, and some wool was there shown him, which ho at once identified as corresponding with his stock; the value of the wool was about 12s. or 13s. Thos. Jones stated that he was a skinner in the employment of Mr. Thomas: he had sus- pected the prisoner to be dishonest from having noticed his pockets to be rather bulky several times on his leaving work; the ool produced was similar to their stock. Wm. Redman, skinner, in the employment of Mr. Harvey, de- posed that the prisoner came to his master's yard to sell some wool, which he said had been given to him by his brother; Mr. Harvey was from home at the time. P.C. Dare proved to apprehending the prisoner in Monk-street, on Friday, the 7th inst. The prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to two months' hard labur. SHOPLIFTING. -Da?ziel Tlionzas was brought up in custody on a charge of stealing a coat, value 22s., the property of Mr. W. Taylor, clothier, on Saturday last. P. Sweeney, an assistant in the employment of prosecutor, deposed that^n the day named he missed a coat (the one now pro- duced), which had been hung outside the shop with several other articles, and he gave information to the police. P.C. Cooke deposed: Upon receiving information of the theft 1 made enquiry relative to the coat, and ultimately apprehended the prisoner at the Foresters' Arms, with the coat in his possession. The prisoner was further charged with stealing two pair? of boots, the property of Mr. H. Jones, of the Foresters' Arms Inn. Ann Mc.GHI, servant at the inn named, said the prisoner went into the house on Friday evening in a state of intoxication; he had some beer and then left, and after his departure two pairs of boots, which had been placed in the cellar, were missed; she followed him, and found the bouts produced in his posses- sion. The prisoner, who pleaded guilty to both charges, was sentenced to two calendar months' bard labor for each offence.
BRECON LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH. To the Editor of the BRECON COUNTY TIMES. SIR,-It is not often that I venture to figure in the columns of a newspaper, but having read the report of the Board of Health meeting in your paper of last Saturday, and like all other "good citizens desirous of knowing what is being done in this our ancient borough," I could not resist the temptation of once appearing before the public as a newspaper correspondent. In these days when we have so many reports of cholera visitations to our neighbouring towns and villages I do not think that the meetings of any pnblic body are so interesting to, and so closely watched by the public, as those of the different Boards of Health and Boards of Guardians, which latter Board is constituted a local authority for carrying out the provisions of the Diseases Prevention Act," and it is now of all other times that the public expects those gentlemen who are elected to their respective otfices, be he a member of the Town Council, or Guardian of the Poor for his parish, to attend all meetings, and in every way fulfil the duties of the office he holds. If by his business, ill-health, or any other circumstances he is prevented from doing so, let him at once resign the office, or at least not seek re-election next time, and thus enable one of his neighbours, who has fperfrapa more time and ability at command, to occupy his place at the Board, I was extremely sorry to find that only six members attended the last meeting of our Board of Health, being less than half their number. At that meeting I find that there was nothing more said with reference to the removal of nuisances than to make an order for a new scavenger's cart; but upon other matters of infinitely less importance there was no lack of speaking. Take for instance that apparently grave subject-" employing the county police at our forthcoming races," in which the privileges and credit of our ancient borough would appear to be involved. I was much amused at the course this great debate took. The Mayor, according to your report, opened the proceed- ings by stating that Mr. Gwynne had volunteered to ren- der any assistance he could with the county police, and was going to make some further remarks, when he was interrupted by one of the members with a question as to the inability of the borough police on former occasions; another asks about the limits of the borough; another indignantly begs to move That the county police be not allowed to exercise powers in the borough," and boasts we have funds and can supply any lack of force." Is this the way to be economical in using the public money ? He then takes credit to himself for that he has before set his face against an amalgamation of the county and borough police, and therefore begged to negative the proposition, although he would politely thank Mr. Gwynne for his courtesy. Another begs to second his friend's proposition. One of the former speakers gets up the second time, and says, "We ought to maintain intact the privileges of our ancient borough without the interference of the county police or the county magistrates,"—an expression worthy of the author. Another question is put by one of the speakers before the Mayor is allowed to resume his saying," after which another for the third time gets up, and commences with a prophecy as to the future of Brecon and the county police, and tells us he is willing to sanction the employment of assistant constables (at the expense of the borough I presume); he could snot sit down without favouring the public with another prophecy, relating to quite a differeut occasion, viz., the Regatta, and is able to make the very gratifying announcement that police will not be required there he expects the, bills will be the largest part of the business. I am at a loss to know what gave rise to this sneering remark. If lie is anxious that this fete should prove a failure he need not have made it known to the public With every respect to this gentle- man's opinion, I have no hesitation in saying that there are many hundreds anxious for its success, and the people of Brecon greatly appreciate the efforts of those gentlemen who have taken so active a part in this movement. Judging from the silence of the other members of the Town Council present at this meeting, I have every reason to believe that they, as well as the Mayor, felt sorry that such jealous feelings should have prevailed, and that such discourteous and unbecoming remarks for members of the Town Council of Brecon should have been made. Apolo- gising for trespassing so much on your valuable space, I remain yours obediently, ANTI-JEALOUSY, Brecon, 10th September, 1866
_h. BRECON ELECTION. To the Editor oj the BRECON COUNTY TIMES. SIR,-Tlie borough of Brecon is for the second time withiu a twelve-month embroiled in an t'lection agitation. Ab"u: the beginning of the present year the present Maiquis of Cainden was allowed to walk over the course, aad enter Parliament in full sail. We all remember the fulfuime praise which was lavished upon his Lordship by his adm rersin Brecon, who despised Dr. Price-a Liberal of th'e first water. The general opinion among many Liberals at the time was that the Earl was not sincere, and that he was more of a Tory than Mr. Bowel Gwyn. These pre- dictions proved to be true, as it was anticipated at thp time. We have now another candidate of the same stamp, in the person ot L ift Alfred Churchill, who was a Conservative sometime ago, ii' he is uot still, according to ''Dod" I roust say, I have no faith iu thosu men wiio change their • "pinions suddenly to suit their own purposes. Lord Churcliill mny bo an amiable man fur aught we kuow, but he is not t: man to represent a Welsh constituency. He hts nothing to recommend hiiu. During the time he Put in Parliament^whaf did he do? Echo answers—"Nothing." He is a perfiCt stranger to Brecon and the Principality, and we shuuld never have seen his face if he could have gone into Parliament for some other place. He knows ulithinA" of the wauts ot the Principality, he has no sym- pathy with the people or their country; he has no interest at stake; and, if the people of Brecon will return him we shall hear no more of him until he will be in need of another favour at our bauds. Ye Breeonians, is this per. son a suitable person to represent you ? I Fay, no; he will he the wrong man in the wrong place. Surely, there are more suitable persons than this Lord in South Wales fit to represent you-wen W 110 have some interest in the welfare of the Principality—men who spend their time and fortunes among us. In my humble opinion it will be on insult to the Principality to return a thorough stranger. We are Very prone in Wales to boast of our nationality; but let us bear no more of the patriotic cry: Welshmen lor Wales." Let us head no more complaints against English M.P.'s,, English bishop*, English parsons, English judges, &e. I am no big»)t. I have no predjudice against au Englishman, but I like to see people consistent. If the so-called Liberals of Brecon were anxious to return a Liberal, why not have sup. ported Mr. ggriou ''£boullaf, coaftitteat map, and a clever man. I would rather face a wolf in the forest than a wolf in a sheep's clothing. I admire a man who adheres to his principles, and will not tarn his sails to every political breeze, let him be Whig, Conservative, or a Radical. Not- withstanding the difference of opinion which exists between many of us and Mr. Howel Gwyn, the Conservative candi- date, we must admit in common fairness that be is a con. scientious man, and that he is not a man who says one thing and means another. He is a Conservative—he does not disguise the fact; and I have heard that he has shown more liberality towards those who differ from him than ever the Camden family did, after all. What have they done for Jirecon ? Dr. Price writes in the Seren that the only thing they ever did was to grant land to build a new college, and to contribute the sum of £ 100 to the Presbyterian Chapel. Hoping the Brecon people will take a warning from the last election, and that a man on whose words they can rely will be returned, I remain, &c., A BRECON BOY.
BAPTIST UNION MEETING AT LLANWENABTH. To the Editor oj the BRECON COUNTY TIMES. Sxit,-My attention was directed last night by a lady to the report of the above meeting in yours of the 1st inst., with the remark that it was written in a spirit of unkind- ness to the present minister of the place. On a perusal of it I felt that the lady's opinion was quite warranted by its contents. Your Reporter speaks of the overflowing congre- gation present when Miss Evans preached as presenting a pleasing contrast to the sparse (sic) congregations which have attended this place latterly," and as reviving in the mind scenes so often witnessed during the lengthened ministry of the late pastor. He omits the name of Mr. Johns from the list of ministers. (The order of the ladies' names is noteworthy.) It would be absurd for me to affect ignorance of your Reporter. The same spirit pervades the report of this meeting as distinguished that of the llan- gynnider Association, for which he has been deservedly punished by Matbetes. With regard to his reference to the late pastor, it is patent to all in this neighbourhood that he speaks better of that good man's ministry now than he used to in Mr. Hiley's lifetime. That is a singular slip of the pen where (speaking of the ministers and others met to form the Welsh Union) be says, "May God speed our brethren. For a moment the Reporter is forgotten in the Baptist! It may not be known to you, or to many of your readers, that for a considerable time past your Reporter has cherished towards the present respected minister a feel- ing quite the opposite of that kind and loving spirit" he recommends to Mathetes. He has again and again striven with all his might to drive Mr. Johns away. He has been checked and snubbed in all quarters till he has writhed again and now he suffers no opportunity to pass without repeating his pitisble and abortive efforts. It is not enough that he can have his little fling at Mr. Johns when that gentleman officiates publicly: but the opportunity of report, mg a meeting in his chapel is too good to let slip without giving vent to his malignity. The sphere of the Church is not wide enough for the display of this individual's many undesirable qualities, but be (pust, whenever it is possible for him to do so, drag in allusions direct or oblique to the present pastor even in the columns of a newspaper. I am fully convinced that it would be unproductive of the desired effect to appeal to this writer,-so lost is he to all sense of what is becoming towards anyone who is the object of his hatred; and therefore, Mr. Editor, I appeal to you to curb your scribe. You would not, wittingly, I am sure open your columns, that under a mask your Reporter should gratify his revengeful and malignant feelings; but in this case you have untortnnately done so, owing to your want of acquaintance with the cause Vf this ill-concealed grudge against, a consistent and respected minister of the Gospel. This writer will, unless you prevent, continue to show the cloven foot. There is, sir, a tribunal before which any grievance against Mr. Johns felt by your Reporter may be brought, which is the christian church to which both belong; and it is unmanly and deserving of stem reprobation that your Reporter should take a mean advantage of his connec- tion with your paper, and in that capacity indulge his spiteful and vindictive feeling against a gentleman with whom he feels aggrieved for matters as remote as possible from news. paper correspondence. It is high time he should be taught that your 1 nper is not to be the vehicle of his private malice. Whatever may be Mr. John's shortcomings, it is a shame that he should be attacked in the left-handed and dastardly manner your Reporter is so low-minded as to adopt. I hope you will insert this in you next issue. It may per- haps be necessary that I should state, in order to prevent the imputation of motives to the writer by your Reporter that Mr. Johns does not know that I have seen the report alluded to, and that this letter is sent to you without his knowledge. I cannot do less than enter my indignant pro. test against Such an untair and cowardly mode of attack on a brother minister, or indeed on anyone. „ SIDNEY R. YOUNG. Abergavenny, Sept. 8th, 1866.
[ A.DVERTISEJIIBNT.] THE .LATE ASSOCIATION AT LLANGYNIDER. To the Editor of the BREcolr COUNTY TIMES. SIR,-My expectations have been realised: An kj altar has been raited at Rbymney, and Pius the Tenth fulminates his anathemas in the glorious old style-" Fear. fully foolish," "itfernaily inclined," "liar," "loathsome hypocrite," "abominable pretension," "enough to make the devil himself vomit," "wicket upstart," "an acknom ledged member of the swell mob," &v., &c.are terms which the real Pius himself could hardly improve, were he to send a bull direct from the papal throne. My infallible opponent's style-his assumption of likeness to Hilm who never did but right, and the special license he seems to en- loy to prohibit anyone applying fcripture but according to fits ideas,—must certainly recommend him to the seat when the next vacancy occurs, and it is to be hoped that he will continue his patronage until then, and kindly remember his rubicund pet-I)a)- nobilefratrum! For the present, however, I must be thankfulalthough the bark is very loud, the bite is verv mild indeed. I am almost afraid that when I state that the above is a specimen of the style of a model Baptist minister and eminent divine of the year of grace 1866, your readers will feel inclined to 'question my veracity." Your correspondent is mightily pleased with what he terms his success, and vauntingly asserts that your poor reporter has been already compelled to beat retreat from several quarters"—what a mercy that all quarters are not mentioned. He sounds his own trumpet with a furious blast; but when an opponent is compelled to praise his own performances his cause mu&t be approaching the land of despair and travelling somewhere near the neigh. bourhood of distress. When personalities are induiged in and bandied about to such a degree, it is patent that the vendor has a scarcity of other materials. About the dinner-which by this time can be called "cele- brated,tlie question at issue is whether it was paid for by the Association or the Church. My opponent's appeal to the "kind enough," "might have been," and begging the question, do not mend his case at, all ;-th fact is the Aeso. ciation did not pay, and, according to my "friend's" admis- sion, could not p .y; and when a bankrupt concern and paying twenty shillings in the pound are synonymous, then 1 will believe his manner of putting the question correct and acknowledge that he has discovered The pliiiosopher's stone." As he has stated that he knows me, I am at a loss to find out (unless it is out of pure malice) bow be can a^ -rt that the great offence was not making me a "favoured guest." How many instances can he point out where I have attended any such dinners at Associations, and put any church to expense on my behalf. I am neither paid for going to Associations, as some are, nor go there for the sake of a dinner. Such an insinuation is as vile as it is erroneous and must be conceived in the heated imagination of some curly-bea(led snip "-whose expansive mind is about as wido as his grin, and as long as his coat tail—and intro- duced to the world by my opponent himself. The pomp >ua rigmaroles concerning class-making dis- tinctions," and other remarks, are found more easy to pen than it is to produce a fact denying the class-making dis. tinctions prevalent on such occasions. As my opponent does not like the analogy referred to in a former letter, I beg to direct his attention to something more recent via Thomas's History of the Baptist Association, page'87;— probably this, also, will not suit; and as its simplicity is cut. culaterf to afiect the stomach, I am not at all surprised at his so stoutly defending things "as thev aie." "Anti-ministerial conduct "-the first of these charges can be rebutted by acts. As to the latter, the accusations of my opponent will necessitate the printing and laying be ore the public facts which will clearly show-" is there not a cause?" The apology that it is inost ungentlemanly to call a man a liar," is most surprising and really gracious as coming from Mathetes, only that its genuineness may be doubted, us we all tuli well know that like legets like and that everything gentlemanly is entirely foreign to his nature and tastes. No one but himself would distort the sentence, I was not aware before that I was a conspicuous officer or a distinguished member of a Baptist church int.. a "double lie.' I still asseit that I was not awar'e. before the appearance of his last letter, that I was such an exalted personage; but since that letter I must confess that my esteemed trietid" has, by the aid of vituperation, malice, revenge, malignity, and a host of kindred virtue*, endeavoured to make me "conspicuous" and "dis- tinguished;" but when the public see the true facts they will liarrtly think that a mere secretary to a sinking concern, presided over by a third rate genius, can be either "con- spicuous or distinguished in the eyes of the world and that the attempt to fasten the "double lie" recoils 'with contumely to the face of the accuser. "Being to some ex- tent, a monied person is of course a truism, and applicable to ne irly every one in the kingdom;" the metals" being mor.. or less, in the possession of nearly every one, and it is pretty evident that my opponent is rich in the one called Urass." We all know that members of the swell mob are rogues, thieves, and villains incarnate: the charge that I am "an. acknowledged member of the swell mob" must, to the minds of all (hut two), appear outrageous, and the malinit,. of my opponent arrived at its climax. It ever a gross. iibel were written, this is one. If ever an attempt to damage peiyonully and plunge into poverty any one were made, this is it. It ever malignity and revenge desired to gloftt on the immolation of an opponent, my accuser has endeavoured ta favour the twins with the treat. The goddess of revengo Ila, reason to be proud of her champion,—pronounce ber Well done, faithful servant," and, attended by the turiea, place on his brow a crown both "conspicuous and dis. tinguished." I have seen his boasted letter to Seren Cymrn, which (or a similar one) the Editor refuse 1 to insert: tbd author's ill- fallibility is quite apparent, and hi" well-known "mild and affectionate" style quite prouinunt. However, his remarks ahout spelling book and grammar are rather unhappy; but as their use would be very beneficial in another quarter, I recommend him to impress on the mind of his favourite their study, so that be may derive tiie required advantage therefrom, and prove himself "superior" in something. As my time and, money are short, I must conclude and remain, &c., &c., Sep. Oth, 1806. YOUR REPORTER, I IW
-6 John Price went up to a truck and drew the brake from it; the truck proceed, d about forty yards, when it reached level ground stopping on ibe middle of a bridge which crosses the river Usk; I was 60 yards from Price when he loosened the truck; I told him to lehve the truck alone, and he told me to mind my own business. Thomas Davies deposed: While going from my work on th^ 2/rh of August I saw Price upon a truck near the Trallong Bridge; tne truck was not moving then; I toll him to have it al.me, and he said it was no business of mine; I then went on; after I had gone a little way I heard the truck moving along; Price had been working on the railway. Thomas Gabriel deposed: On Monday, the 27th of last m .n h, I went to the Trallong Bridge; I there saw some navvies carrying a man who had been injured by an accident; the man is now in the infirmary; Price told me that he drew the brake off the truck, and that the other boys pushed the truck on. Price was fined 30a., including costs, or one mon h's imprisonment. MALICIOUS DAMAGr,Thoiiias Davis, (,f Battle, was summoned by Mr. Thomas Powell, Glurty Farm, for taking a plug out of a pipe, and thereby damaging some property. Samu 1 Jones deposed 1 am a tai-M servant at Gludy; I saw water coming down from a poul there the defendant told me he drew th* plug out; I was trying to stop the water, and defendant came ard assisted me to do so. Thomas Powell deposed I live at Gludy, and on the d,y in question the water came running over the fields and into the cellar; in consequence "we could not get to the milk and other things the water tore up the gutters I would not take £10 for the damage d IllP. DdVId Evans deposed I am agent to the Penoyre s ate; the damage done to the property is very grea. The defendant was fined 14s 6d, AFFILIATION.—George Evans was 'SU tno <^ y Elizabeth Webb for .he support of her illegitimate child. C.,mpl»inant deposed I am a single woman; on .he 18th October last I gave birth to a female child, of which George Evans, the d.fe.dant.isthe father he has paid me some money on amount; I am not able to maintain the child. Thomas I homas stated that the defendant admitted to him that he was the father of the child. Ordered to pay 2s. per week, with expenses. BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS, MONDAY, before JOHN PROTHHRO, Esq. (Mayor), and GEORGE CANSICK, Esquire. DRUNKENNESS, &c.D(tvid Morgan and William Williams were charged with beinu d unk and riotous on Sunday night. P.C. Williims proved the charge, and the Bench, after reprimanding the defendants, fined them Is. each and costs. POUND BREACH.- William Prosser, of Honddu Mill, was summoned by Supt. Lee nn a charge of releasing his pigs from the pound. Defendant denied the charge. William Morgan stated that. h found dl.fndant's pigs in his garden on Thursday, and had them placed in the pound, and on Friday he found the pigs had been taken from there. The Bench remarked that defendant had been twice fined for allowing his pigs to stray about the roads, but there was, however, not suffioiunt evidence in this case to prove that he had taken the pigs out of the pound, and the case would therefore De dismissed. COUNTY MAGISTRATES' OFFICE, MONDAY, before JOHN J. WILLIAMS, Eq. LARCENT. -Patrick- Hanifan was charged with hav- ing stolen from the person of Thomas Jones, Panty- gwenglid, a loaf of bread, 4lbs. of mutton, lib. of cheese, 2"z. of tea, and lib. of sugar. Complainant deposed: On Saturday last I left the articles named at the Couch and Horses Inn, Senny Bridge; they were tied up in a pocket-handkerchief; I had been to sleep, and when I awoke I found mv goods were gone; I at once gave information tn P.S. Gabriel who found the missina articles. P.S. Gabriel deposed to having apprehended the prisoner on Saturday last, with the goods now produced ia his posses-ion; he found the prisoner at the Hock and Castle Inn, Senny Bridge, cooking the meat, which he admitted having taken, with the other goods. The prisoner was committed to. t» the House of Co.rection for 14 days with hard labour.