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-♦ TREDEGAR. A REGULAR "S-f tsnER.A m,,in named Marsli(ill was brought up before the magistrates last week on a charge of uttering counterfeit coin at Tredegar.— P. S. Boulton sworn: About three o'clock in the after- noon of Tuesday, the 23rd July, I received such in- formation as induced me to go in pursuit of the prisoner; I overtook him near the Tredegar iron works; I asked him where he came from; he told me he came from Merthyr, and that his name was W. Mar- shall, a native of Pensford, Somersetshire, that he bad brought a horse from Bristol to Cardiff, and that he was then going to Abergavenny; I told him a man answering his description had passed a bad half-crown in town, and that he must come back with me; he re- plied, Very well, but why hadn't they told me he was bad at the time;" I took him to the Miners' Arms public-house; Mr. Henry, the landlord, at once identi- fied him as the person who had attempted to pass a bad half-crown in exchange for threepenny-worth of brandy I showed him a portion of a half-crown which he said formed part of the half-crown which had been presented to him by the prisoner; he said that prisoner had got the remaining portion prisoner said he had thrown it away into the churchyard I searched the prisoner in the presence of Mr. Henry, and found upon him 8s. lid. in good money, a small bottle of brandy, a and several other small articles; I took prisoner to the station; we had to pass We churchyard, and went in prisoner showed me where he had thrown the other part of the coin; I found one more piece which exactly corresponded with the other piece of coin I have spoken of; the two pieces of bad coin I now produce; when I got the prisoner to the station I made a further search, and found between two shirts he was wearing, under his left arm pit, two bags-one within the other; one bag contained in good money four two-shilling-pieces, iffteen shillings, four sixpences, five threepenny pieces, and three pence in copper in the other bag I found three bad half-crowns, wrapped up separately in paper; when I saw the bag I said to the prisoner, "oh, here's the swag, you have got some more of them here he replied, "I expect you have got too many of them there now for me the prisoner was afterwards identified at the station by two per- sons to whom he had passed bad money; all the bad money bears the date of 1817. David Henry said I am landlord of the Miners' Arms, Tredegar; about two o'clock on Tuesday afternoon last the prisoner came to my bar door, with his hand covering his mouth as if in pain; he asked for threepenny-worth of brandy, and produced a small bottle, which it was put into he tendered balf-a-crown in payment; I told him to give me another coin as that was a bad one; he then gave me a two-shilling piece, and while I was changing it he put the bad half-crown between his teeth and broke it to pieces, one of which he picked up, and it is now produced by Sergeant Boulton; I have examined it with the other piece of coin produced by Sergeant Boulton, and it fits exactly; the prisoner was brought back to my house, and I was present when he was charged and searched by Sergeant Boulton. Zipporah Ballinger said: I am the wife of Edward Ballinger, who keeps the Queen Victoria beer- house, in Dukestown; on Tuesday, the 23rd instant, the prisoner came to our house at twelve o'clock in the day, and called for a pint of beer; he gave me half-a-crown, and I gave him the change; the half- crown now produced by P.C. Johnson is, I am quite sure, the one I received from the prisoner. Margaret Durham said: I am the wife of Allan Durham; we keep the King William beerhouse at Dukestown the prisoner came to our house about a quarter to one on Tuesday last, and called for a pint of cider, but not having that he said he would have a pint of fresh beer; he gave me balf-a-crown, and I gave him the change; the half-crown produced by P.C. Johnson is the same I received from the prisoner having some suspicion, I kept it by itself until I was called upon by Sergeant Boulton. P.C. Johnson said: On Tuesday evening last, in consequence of information I had received from Police Sergeant Boulton, I called upon the two last witnesses, and received from them the two counterfeit half- crowns I now produce I went with Mrs. Ballinger and Mrs. Durham to the Tredegar police station, when they both identified the prisoner from amongst three others as the person who had passed the bad half- crowns to them; I charged the prisoner with the offence; he denied that he was the man; the half- crowns bear the date of 1817. Philip Miller said: I am a watchmaker at Tredegar; the broken half-crown and the five half-crowns now produced are all bad; they appear to be made of the same metal, which is a mixture of zinc, Britannia metal, and possibly some other mital. Prisoner, who had nothing to say in his defence, was committed for trial. BLACKWOOD PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, before JOSEPH DAVIES, Esq., and Captain RUSSELL. AFFILIATION CAsE.-Edmund Morgan was charged with being the father of the illegitimate child of Ruth Lewis.—Mr. Cathcirt appeared for the complainant, and Mr. Plews for the defendant.—Ruth Lewis sworn I am a singlewoman, and on the 5th June lived at Abercarne on the 5th of June, 1866, I was delivered of a child, and Edmund Morgan, of Armeyfwch, is the father I have known him altogether about four years; I was in the service of Mr. Hopkins, a miller, at Abercarne, from March, 1863, to November, 1865; the defendant is a nephew of Mrs. Hopkins'; he often went to visit his aunt, and we used to talk together more times than I can remember I took a child to defendant's fa'her's house for a week nothing then passed between us on a Sunday in 1865, either the last Sunday in September, or the first Sunday in Octo- ber, I saw him between 1 and 2 o'clock on that day, and walked to the rifle range, and the brook the mill- pond is near I sat down, and he sat down by me near a bed of water-cresses John Harris and his wife and Rees Thomas saw us and spoke to us I and defendant went back to Mrs. Hopkins' and had tea; we went out again after tea two of the children went with us as far as Penrhewgwair Thomas Morgan, defendant's brother, was also with us, and after a time took the children home, leaving us together; we went into a field, and there he got over me after that we re- turned to Mrs. Hopkins'; we afterwards went out again, and I rode on defendant's pony while he was leading it my s;ster, Martha Davis, saw me on the pony he kissed me before we parted I recollect on a Friday night, about nine days after the Sunday, being again with the defendant he had his pony with him I left. Mrs. Hopkins' in November and went to live with my father when I was at home I saw Ed- mund Morgan he was at my father's house three times Mrs. Hopkins' children have brought me mes- sages, andin consequence of these messages I have gone out and seen defendant; on a Sunday afternoon 1 was lying down upstairs when I was called down to Sfe defendant; he sat down in the house this was in March, 1866; the child was born on the 30th June following defendant was about half-an-hour in the house we went to Mrs. Hopkins', and after tea we went to Newbridge there is a canal between Aber- carne and Newbridge we went by the canal; Jessie and Rachel Lewis were there that afternoon William Lewis, Rachel Lewis, and John Morgan were at New- bridge at the same time we promised to meet in a fortnight, and he was to give me the means to go away and be confined I told him I was in the familv- way he said it could not be by him as he was too young he said he was 19 it was afterwards arranged to meet in a fortnight; we met as arranged, when he gave me X2 to go off to be confined we were to meet again at Crosspenmaen for me to have more money to go I knew John Lewis he wrote a letter for me; he gave the letter to me, and I handed it to Wm. Lewis, a clerk to Mrs. Hopkins I did not see Edmund Mor- gan again, after the letter was written, for about five weeks I saw him at Crosspenmaen, when he gave me £ 3 I gave the letter to Wm. Lewis on Good Friday I was confined in my father's house; I gave 29s. to my mother the same evening I got home about a month after the child was born John Lewis wrote one letter for me to the defendant Miss Jenkins, the milliner, wrote one letter for me to the defendant I gave that to Wm. Lewis.—Cross examined This is not my first child John Edwards was the father of the other child it is dead there was an inquest held on the body John Lewis is no relation of mine I did not say before the magistrates at Tredegar that I had received jE2 or £3 I did not tell Mr, Harris about these monies we left the house together at 2 o'clock on the Sunday in question I know John Hall; I kept company with him about four years ago, not in 1865 I know Jane Jones; she never saw me with him on the canal bank three weeks or a month before Christ- mas 1865 I never spoke to her about John Hall; I did not say I would not have put it on the defendant but they persecuted me so about it in the house I did talk with Wm. Jones at the Bell; I don't remember what I said I left Newport on the Saturday and went to Tredegar on the Tuesday following for the sum- mons I made up my mind on the Saturday that was the day I had been before the magistrates at Newport; I went to Abercarne by the last train I did not then take all my things I took all my things on the Wed- nesday following I was in lodgings at Newport and paid weekly for them I have lived at my father's house since I left Newport, and I intend to continue there I saw John Davies the day we were in the neloi he was not a witness at Tredegar; no one was in the field when improper connection took place; it was about 7 o'clock in the evening I gave the 29s. to my mother the day I had the X3 the money he gave me was all in gold I changed the sovereign at the Abercarne railway station it was about the first part of June last year; it was not the t2 I got the change at the station I went to Crumlin by rait on that day I walked home by myself. Re-examined I intended staying at honje when I left Newport nothing im- proper ever occurred between me and John Hall.— Rees Thomas said I am a tin-roller, living at Aber- carne I saw Ruth Lewis and Edmund Morgan on the ground on a Sunday afternoon they got ilp, and I saw Morgan's hand round complainant's neck I am quite surp of the persons. Cross-examined This was between two and three o'clock in the afternoon I knew the defendant, and have seen him about the mill always on week-days, except this Sunday I spoke.to them both, and she answered.—P.C. Thomas Lloyd said I served the summons in this case; I knew Rees Thomas I have been in his company when he was acting as assistant gamekeeper we were on the side of a brook I saw Ruth Lewis and a young man with her they were half-lying on the ground when I first saw them they afterwards got into a sitting position. Cross-examined I am stationed at Newbridge I did not know Edmund Morgan at that time.-John Harris said I am a mason, living at Abercarne I knew Ruth Lewis in the summer of 1865 I was walking with my wife near Mrs. Hopkins's mill I saw complainant and a young man walking together I did not know him at the time, but I saw the same young man at Tredegar; he is now in court; the defendant is the man I believe it was the 1st of October, and between two and thiee o'clock in the evening. Cross-examined: As near as I can judge he is the young man I know William Lewis.—David Davies said I am a collier, living at Abercarne, and am a relation of Ruth Lewis I have seen her with a young man on a Sunday evening; the young man was Edmund Morgan I have seen them together at another time defendant shook hands and kissed complainant; he then mounted his pony and rqde away. Cross- examined s I married Ruth's sister; she asked me if I remembered the time I saw them together I did not see them in the field I saw them in the dingle there was no one else there but complainant and the f defendant, and two children, I think it was about this time of the year, in 1865 they were, the second time I saw them, amusing the child with a ride on the pony the defendant's brother was there Newport was the first place I went to as a witness.—Martha Davies said I am the wife of the last witness, and sister to Ruth Lewis; I have seen her out with Edmund Morgan I have seen them twice in particular; I saw them, as near as I can say, about a month before Octo- ber, 1865 I am sure the defendant is the young man; I saw him kiss her and part with her, and heard him ask her when she was coming up to his house. Cross- examined I was not at Tredegar; I was too ill at the time my sister told me her case was dismissed I told her she ought to have taken more evidence as she had it she said she did not think she would want it I saw them together this time of the year 1865 his brother was with him when he kissed her I can't tell when my sister left Mrs. Hopkins's service.-John Davies said I am an engine driver; I live at Aber- carne, and know Ruth Lewis I have seen her and Edmund Morgan together twice I saw them coming from the mill in June, 1865; I saw them in the latter part of September they were in the field at the back of the mill; they were sitting down, and two children with them it was a Sunday evening. Cross- examined I did not point to another young man the last time I was here, and say that was the man I did not ask a policeman to point me out the man Thomas Summary was with me when I saw the complainant and defendant together he is in Scotland.—Gwenllian Lewis said I am the mother of Ruth Lewis, and live with my husband at Abercarne; I remember my daughter leaving Mrs. Hopkins's service I never saw any other man come to the house but defendant; I recollect his being there twice I saw him at our house in March he came with William Lewis to fetch Ruth out; my daughter was on the bed she went out with him for a walk she was out about half-an- hour she came in, and afterwards went out with him again.—Jane Lewis said I am the wife of David Lewis, the brother of Ruth Lewis in March, 1866, I lived with my mother-in-law, Gwenllian Lewis I saw Edmund Morgan come there; it was on a Sunday, about two or three o'clock I heard him speakiug to Ruth thej went out together; I never saw them any other time. Hannah Edwards said In March, 1866, I saw a young man (the defendant) at Mrs. Lewis's house I heard him ask for Ruth I saw them talking together; I never saw him at any other time; I had hpard that defendant was a deuce of a chap for the women," and I went to look at him; I have seen him many times since.—Rachel Lewis, sworn: I am a sister to Ruth Lewis; in March, 1866, I lived at home Ruth was also living there; I recollect Edmund Morgan coming there on a Sunday; he asked for Ruth; she was on the bed; she came down, and they went out; it was about six o'clock when they went out, with William Lewis and myself; we parted from them; I went with John Morgan, and Ruth went with defendant; I saw them about two months before Christmas together; they were at the top of the village.—Mary Morgan said: I know Ruth Lewis; I saw defendant and her together in February, 1866; it was from half past seven to eight o'clock; I am certain it was defendant; Ruth asked me to attend at Tredegar, but I was ill. Maria Jones said: I saw complainant and defendant walking up the village together; it was in March, 1866.—John Lewis said: I am a debt collector; I collected some money from Ruth Lewis; I wrote a letter from Ruth Lewis to Edmund Morgan it was in March, 1866 I gave it to Ruth Lewis; the letter said if he did not come and make some arrangement she would swear the child.—Mary Ann .Jenkins said: I wrote a letter for Ruth Lewis to a young man named Edmund Mor- gan; the letter was something about a child.-Witliam Lewis said: I have been a clerk in the service of Mrs. Hopkins; I know Ruth Lewis; I went to her house on a Sunday evening; we went out for awalk, defendant being with Ruth we returned, and Edmund, myself, and John had tea at Mrs. Hopkins'; after tea they were going for the hordes; Rachel and Ruth were on the road waiting for us; Ruth asked Edmund to go for a walk; he said "no," but she asked him several times, and he went with h^r; this was the 1st of April-on Easter Monday, 1866 I don't remember Edmund ask- ing for Ruth, and her coming down stairs 1 received a letter from Ruth Lewis, and Igave itto Edmund Mor- gan; he did not take any notice of it; I gave him a second letter; he made no answer to me at the time.- Cross-examined: Defendant and complainant were not out of our sight on the afternoon; at night, they were not more than a quarter of an hour behind us; at New- bridge he told me to tell her he was ready to come and meet her at any time I told Ruth of this; she did not look very pleasant; Ruth asked me if 1-would go with her for a walk up by the mill, about a fortnight after we had been to Newbridge it was about six o'clock I am not in the habit of taking walks with her. The following witnesses were called for the defence:— William Morgan: I am a butcher, living at Cwmyn- ysyfw ch, and the father of defendant; Mr. Hopkins, of Abercarne, miller, was my brother-in-law; I re- member going to Builth with him in September, 1865; he was in bad health; I went to Abercarne on the 1st October, and my wife went with me we rode in a trap I left my son Edmund at home; he was not at Aber- carne that day he was in the house when I returned; he was in the habit of going to his uncle's once in three or four months'; I know John Davies who has been examined I was in court on the 18th January last; John Davies was standing in the body of the hall, and addressing Lloyd, said, Is that the chap?" that was Dot my son; the man alluded to was a perfect stranger to me. By the Bench: Abercarne, as near as I can guess, is eight or nine miles from Cwmynysy- fwch.—David Henry Williams said: The last witness borrowed a trap of me on the 1st October, 1865; I know John Davies; I heard him in this room ask Llovd to point out Edmund Morgan, as he should like to know him.—Jane Hopkins said: I am the widow of David Hopkins, of Abercarne; Ruth Lewis lived with me off and on; she was not a regular servant; my husband returned from Builth on the 26th September; I sent a letter on the following Friday, the 29th Sept.; Mr. Morgan and his wife came on the following Sun- day I am certain the defendant was not there that day I remember the two brothers being there on a Sunday, in the beginning of the summer; John Hall used to court her she told me so I caught him in the yard I knew who he was from Ruth telling me; I saw him there two or three times; I do not recollect the defendant coming ever on a Saturday and stopping all night, and staging over Sunday.— John Davis said I live at Cwmynysyfwcb, and am a pollier I l?now Edinund Morgan I went on Sun- day morning, the 1st OctQber, to Bargoed chapel in the evening, at 6 o'clock, I went to Cwmynysyfwch chapel; I was by there in the afternoon, going to look after some men who were working under me I met Edmund Morgan and another young man they were about thirty yards from the school this was two o'clock I saw them go into the school; I saw him again at six o'clock in the same chapel; Evan Jones was sitting down by him I fix the day for this reason, it was the first month J had taken the contract after r conclusion it never happened on any other Sunday that I had particularly to go and see my men I am perfectly certain I saw him in the morning at two o'clock, and at six o'clock.—Cross-examined I go every Sunday when I am able I don't take count of them I believe I did, bqt am not sure of it (i.e. go every Sunday in September and October, 1865) Evan Jones left the neighbourhood in September he was a deacon I am not sure Edmund Morgan was there on the preceding Sunday to the 1st October I can answer to the one I have, answered and no more; I think of the 1st October particularly, as I had trou- ble on my mind about my men Wm. Morgan asked me if I saw defendant in the chap 1 on that Sunday, 1st October, and I told him what I have told the magistrates; this was almost a fortnight before the summons was taken.—Re-examined I went to Tre- degar for the purpose of giving my evidence.-Evati Jones said I now live at Troedrhiwfwch, and am a collier: I did live at Cwmynysyfv/cli; I left there about September I then went to live at New Trede- gar I dealt with Wm. Morgan I remember going there on a Saturday night for some goods the day after I was at Cwmynysyfwch I was in Mr. Mor- gan's house I went down between 12 and 2 o'clock, and met Edmund Morgan near the school we went to school together; I went with him again to chapel at 6 o'clock I left chapel before him the Sunday I mean was the 1st October; I can prove it by the goods I ordered from the shop on the Saturday I know John Davies I saw him by the school I was examined at Tredegar in this case and gave the same evidence there as I have given to-day.-Cross-examitied I have my book with me (produced and hanqed in) i I don't remember seeing him any other Sunday at chapel.- Re-examined I ordered the goods on the Saturday, and they were delivered to me on the Monday.—Cross- examined I am not sure I ordered the goods on the 27th Ootober I cannot prove any other goods in the book but the goods on the Saturday in question.— Edmund Morgan said I was 19 years of age in April 1867 my uncle lives at Abercarne; the complainant, Ruth Lewis, was a servant there some time I was not in the habit of going to Abercarne very often my brother used to go oftener than I did; I used to go once or so in every one or two months I remember father going to Builth my father and mother went on a Sunday to Abercarne in a trap they borrowed from air. Williams; I was at home on the Sunday in question the whole of the day I went to the school and the chapel during the day; I saw Evan Jones coming towards the school; lie went there with me we went afterwards to tea, and after that to chapelprevious :o this Sunday I had not been in Abercarne for two 3r three months I cannot swear exactly, but should juess I was not there for a month or two after that time I remember myself and brother going over one Sunday together Emma Crew lived there as servant then I never was there with my brother at any other time nothing improper ever occurred between me and Ruth Lewis; I have seen the rifle-range at Abercarne; I have never been there with Ruth Lewis; I was never sitting by her side by a pond when myself and brother were over, the little children went out into the yard, and Ruth Lewis came up there my brother and myself went into the field by the mill; Ruth came along with us; this was two or three months before the 1st October, 1865; my brother never left me at Abercarne the children were with us and went back with us nothing improper occurred between Ruth and myself on that day; I can't say when I saw her again I remember going there one Sunday with my brother John I saw Ruth standing on the corner of the house by the road; this was on Easter Sunday she asked how we were she asked me, my brother, and Lewis, to go down to her house we all then went down she wanted us to stop to tea, but I said we were going back to uncle's to tea we said we were going out for a walk, and Ruth said she would come out with us; she came after us directly, and we had left a couple of yards I mean about the length of this room we went down for a walk along the canal bank; we afterwards went home to tea she 3aid uhe would send us part of the way home, as Lewis was coming we went for our ponies, and found Ruth and Rachel waiting for us on the road; we walked a little, when she asked me to go to Troedyrhwgwair; nothing improper occurred between us on that occasion that was the only time I was alone with her; I never promised to meet her at any time I never paid her any money I never heard a word about the Y,2 or X3 until she said it here the other day I had a letter by William Lewis on the Sunday following I said I would tell my father I had one letter with no name to it; I did not know where that came from I don't know the date my father went to Abercarne. Cross- examined I have had three letters, but I can't say which letter I received first; I showed them all to my father; I am certain it was Easter Sunday when I saw her I cannot swear it was more than a month before my father's and mother's visit that I went to Aber- carne what Mary Morgan swore was untrue, and what Morris Jones swore was untrue I was going to chapel regularly I did not stay away unless I was going from home.—John Jones said I live at Cross- penmaen; I knew Mr. Morgan, and I knew Mr. Hopkins we were at Builth together I came away on the 23rd September, 1865 I went that day home Sunday was the next day I thought to stop in Tal- garth, as there was a fair there; Mr. Morgan left on the Friday morning previous; I am quite sure about the dates. Cross-examined: I don't often go to Builth; I have been there twice before.—P.C. Lloyd recalled, said John Davies asked me, "Is that Edmund Morgan's father ?" I can't say who was with the girl.—Mr. Plews made a very able speech for the defendant, and Mr. Cathcart replied upon the case.- The magistrates decided to make an order on the defendant for payment of 2s. 6d. per week from the dato of application, with the costs.