To the Editor o,f tle BRECOX COUNTY TIMES. S i i, -Some months ago I offered, through the medium of your paper, to subscribe a guinea towards forming a Brecon Boating Club, which I regret to say has not been accepted by the voun» men of Brecon. At the same time I left in your hands the rales of the Merthyr and Cyfarthfa club, to assist, as I had hoped, in the formation of a Brecon club. I regret much that such apathy has been displayed, for it will be very galling to the feelings of the old inhabitants to find at our next Regatta that all our valuable prizes will be taken away by strangers, and this (they say) through the degeneracy of a "race that did not exist here when I was A YOUNG MAN. Brecon, August 15, 1867.
SPURGEON OUT-SPURGEONED. To the Editor of the BRECON COUNTY TIMES. S'K,—The Street Preacher" is grieved to sc-e a childish nara- graph 111 the Brecon Times under the above heading On thp occasion referred to he was but obeying his Saviour's command. (J|uckl5" mto the streets and lanes of the citv, and bring fT S4 01° F° x:' •? n>ainica> and the halt, and the blind." (Luke 14, 21.) ISo one who has ever felt the constraining power of Ins Saviour s love for perishing souls could have written such a paragraph, It shows no large-hearted Christian sympathy with any effort (however feeble) which may be made to preach c the O-ospel to those poor who rarely (if ever) attend one of the many places of worship in Neath. On the contrary, it calls such efforts "mockeries of religion," because, forsooth, the was not of the most polished order. "Oh, j c blind guides, which strain at a gnat and swallow a camel, ve do greatly en- because ye know not the Scriptures neither the power of God." fMark 12, 24 27.) The Street^Preacher"^lLav! tor j our soul s conversion he cannot believe in Jesus for vf'v lie cannot redeem his brother, nor give to God & ransom for him (Psalms 49, 7 ) "Marvel not that I Si.id unto vou Z must be born again. (John 3,) He is not conscious of having outraged politeness by personalities," but he seeks not to please men but God, for if I yet pleased men I should not be the servant of Christ," for ''then is the offence of the cross ceased (Galations 1, 10, and 5, 11.) No man, however, whe is taught of God and is enlightened by His Spirit, can read the Bible without fincung that it is a personal dealing with sin-nwt which God has in view from Genesis to Revelationsg Wither therefore, it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye, for we cannot but speak the thing1:? winch we have heard and seen." jAc-ts 4, 19 20 ♦
LIFE OF THE REV. THEOPHILUS EVANS. VICAR OF LLANGAMMAECH, AUTHOR OF "DRycii Y PRIF OESAEDD," "MIRROR OF ANCIENT TIMES." (Translated from aContributou to tlle" HauZ" by the Rev. D. Lloyd Isaac, Llangathen. PREFACE. The Welsh Eisteddfodau of the present day have answered one good purpose, viz., preserving the his- tory of our old literary characters, such men as Theophilus Evans, the good and learned vicar of Llangammarch; Edward Williams, better known in the Principality by his bardic appellation Iolo Mor- ganwg," "The Good Old Iolo," as Southey called him. There are several eminent literary individuals whose history is unknown except to a few persons. Amongst others, Sion Dafydd Rhys, who flourished about the year 1560; Edward Llwyd, 1690; Moses Williams, 1740; Sion Rhydderch, 1720; Sion Prys, of Ial, 1750 Eleazer Williams, 1777; Iago ab Dewi, 1680, &c., were men of note in their day and genera- tion, who laboured hard to enlighten their fellow countrymen, and great many valuable memoranda and manuscripts were collected by them, which have unveiled to us the history of the past. Although they were the means of doing so much good, their memory is shamefully neglected by their fellow countrymen. We have had pamphlets and books written in memory of men whose names were not known beyond their own immediate neighbourhood. We are sorry to say that there is no country under the sun where the memories of eminent men are so much neglected as the Principality. A pauper's funeral has been the only reward of many a gem of the purest ray serene." It is to be hoped that the Eisteddfodau will continue in their patriotic efforts to preserve the history of our eminent men. PENYWENALLT. The Rev. Theophilus Evans was born at the old family mansion called Penywenallt. This house stands on an enchanting spot in the Vale of Tivy, in the parish of Llandugwydd, in the county of Cardigan, about two miles from the ancient town of Newcastle Emlyn. The view from this house is varied and pleasing. Between Penywenallt and N ewcastleEmlyn lies a beautiful valley, the slopes of which are dotted with trees. Below this mansion the river is confined between two rocks, against which the mighty water dashes and foams until it reaches Cenarth, where it leaps over a rock, which forms a cataract. Below this place the country and the river assume a different aspect. Cenarth pool was in former times renowned for its salmon. In the reign of James the Second it was rented at X80 a year, whilst the adjoining mill was let for the small sum of 15s. per annum. Many years ago a portion of the rock gave way, and the pool was filled; consequently, it lost its celebrity. In the seventeenth century, the civil war broke out between King Charles the First and his parliament. This unfortunate war set all "the people by their ears;" family ties were severed; one party adhered to the good old cause," and others joined the Parlia- mentary army. The landed gentry supported the King's cause, and. most of the Welsh people were warm Royalists, for which they were cruelly perse- cuted, and their property was confiscated. The most ardent supporter of the King in these parts was Evan Ab Gruffudd Ab Evan, who was one of the king's commanders. After the defeat of the king's army he was taken prisoner and committed to Cardigan gaol. Theophilus Evans was a grandson of the above named Evans, and was bom at Penwenallt, in the year 1694. PEDIGREE OF THEOPHILUS EVANS. Theophilus Evans was the fifth son of Charles Evans, Esq., of Penywenallt, and Eleanor Beynon, of Llangoedmor, his wife. She was a relation of the Venerable Archdeacon Beynon, Mecanas" of his time. Charles Evans descended from the honourable family of Gwynfardd Dyfed. Mr. Theophilus Jones does not trace this family back farther than three generations, to Gruffudd ab Ieuan ab Jenkyn, who died in the year 1650, in the hundredth year of his age. Military prowess was a kind of an heirloom in this family—it descended from father to son, and, as we have already noticed, they were warm Royalists. The said Gruffudd had a son of the name of Evan, who was a general in the king's army, and he commanded the Royalists in several engagements. He was known among the Roundheads as Cap- tain Tory, who for his king fought and bled." It appears that he was a man of valour, and very powerful in raising heavy weights and throwing the bar-the favourite games of the Principality in those days. His motto was the same as his royal master, Never change." When he was a prisoner in Cardi- gan gaol, the news was brought to him that his wife had given birth to a son he replied, By God the child shall be christened Charles in honour of the king." If they had deprived him of his liberty, they were not able to quench his love for royalty. Charles ab leuan, or Charles Evans, married Gwenllian, daughter of Meredydd Sion, of Gors Lwyd, in the parish of Blaenporth, circa 1660. They had issue, five sons and three daughters 1. Samuel Evans, who became a clergyman of the Church of England, and was endowed with great natural abilities. In the year 1670 he filled the office of tutor in the family of the Rev. Philip Henry, Broad Oak, Salop the celebrated Matthew Henry was one of his pupils. 2. John Evans, the second son, married a rich lady, by whom he had issue, one daughter, who married John Griffiths. The Penywenallt estate became, through marriage, the property of the last-named gentleman, and it remained in the family until the middle of the a 3! °Jonathan Evans emigrated to America, and took a warm interest and an active part in the war between the American colonies and England; he filled the post of Captain in the English army, and he had to suffer severely for his loyalty. When the family of John Evans, of Penywenallt, became extinct, this family returned from America. The late John Griffiths, of Penywenallt, was thirteen years of age when he returned from America. 4. Josiah Evans, the fourth son, was married and had issue, a daughter, who married Richard Pritchett, a clergyman, who resided in England. 5. Theophilus Evans, he married Alice, daughter of Evan Morgan, or Bevan of Gelligaled, Glamorgan- shire. Gelligaled is now a respectable farm-house in the Vale of Neath, and the Bevans are still residing in that locality. They had issue, three sons and two daughters. Eleanor, the eldest daughter, married the Rev. Hugh Jones, the Vicar of Llywel, and Prebendary of Brecon, circa 1758. Hugh Jones was the father of Theophilus Jones, Esq., the eminent antiquary, and author of the History of Breconshire." Sarah, the second daughter, married Timothy Davies, of Merthyr-Tydvil, but they had no children. Theophilus Evans's sons died un- married. Charles Evans had three daughters-Sarah married Dr. Prichett, of Narbeth Margaret married Samuel Jones, Glaspant; and Charity married John Evans, of Pont-Einon. John Evans, Theophilus Evans's brother, was a captain in the Cardiganshire m David Jones, the only son of Theophilus J ones, and great grandson of Theophilus Evans, was a surgeon in the Royal Navy, and died December 6th, 1864, aged 84 years; he is buried in the churchyard of Slymstock, Devon; he left one son, Theophilus Jones, M.A., of Brasenose College, Oxford, incumbent of Brixton, Devon, and three daughters. RECOLLECTIONS OF THE FAMILY. The following recollections were gathered by Mr. Benjamin Williams, Gwynionydd:— About twenty-four years ago Penywenallt was sold to E. Lloyd Williams, Esq., of Gwernant, subject to an annuity payable to the heiress, an idiot, who lived at Cardigan. Her father was a master mariner, and he died young; her mother married the second time to Mr. Baines, a Welshman. The mother and daughter were living a, short time ago. « Captain Tory's" grandson Jonathan emigrated to America. This family suffered heavy losses at Pittsburg on account of the war. There are some people now living who remember the wife of John Griffiths, of Penwenallt, well. Mr. Griffiths had seven sons and two daughters. Ann died on the eve of her marriage to a gentleman in the locality. Elizabeth, the second daughter, married a clownish farm servant of the name of Samuel George, who was in her father s service They lived for twenty years at a place called Efynnon-Goeg in the parish of Traedyraur, which was a part of the Penwenallt estate. Ffynnon-Goeg was sold to Miss Walters, sister of the late Mr. Phillips, Aberglasney. Mrs. George became very poor, and she was the object of deep commiseration.— She was the handsomest and most accomplished young lady in the county before her marriage, which poverty failed to erase. Mrs. George's children all left the neighbourhood, except one daughter, who is married to one James Davies, a carpenter and who is a relation of the late Mrs. Davies, wife of the late vicar of Llany- byther. She is the only direct descendant of the family now living. Howell Griffiths, son of John Griffiths, of Penywenallt, was formerly a chemist at ^ewcaatle Emlyn: aiid his brother Theophilus was a taniei" in the same pla'6'e. *The tvfo brothers emigrated to Anierfca, and during his sojourn in that country Agwep Oe surgeon; op Wo return t9 Eio^lafld Jw settled in London. Lewis Griffiths was also a member of the medical profession. Thomas was a clergyman, and he conducted a very respectable school in the neighbourhood of London. The Rev. Griffith Evans, the rector of Llandyfyriog, Cardiganshire, claims relationship with the Penwenallt family. THEOPHILUS EVANS AS A PUBLIC CHARACTER. The early history of Theophilus Evans is enveloped in darkness; and we have not been able to find where he received his education; but it is a well-known fact that he was a ripe and accomplished classi- cal scholar. The families of Penwenallt, Maes- y-Felin, and Garth, were very intimate. They were all warm and faithful Royalists. Some of the Gwynnes and Lloyds of Maesyfelin were engaged in the battle of St. Fagans, against the Cromwellian army, 1648. Theophilus Evans spent a great deal of his time when he was a boy, at Garth. At that time the Priory school at Brecon was in its hey-day, and it is supposed that he was educated at that school. He was admitted into holy orders in the year 1718, by Adam Ottley, bishop of St. David's. He was then in his 24th year. His first curacy was Tir Abbad, Breconshire, which he served for ten years. He removed from there to Llanlleonfoel. Both parishes were in the gift of the Gwynnes of Garth; he was also the family chaplain at Garth. In the year 1728 the Bishop of St. David's presented him with the living of Llanynys, and subsequently Llangammarch. In the year 1739 he was promoted to the living of St. David's, Brecon. On his promotion he resigned the living of Llangammarch, which was presented to the Rev. Hugh Jones, his son-in-law. Tradition says that he was an eloquent preacher, and that he had a melodious voice. The author of the preface to the last edition of the "Drych" says:—" It would give us great pleasure to spend half a day in the company of such a man, and we would like to hear him read on a Sunday morning our beautiful Te Deinn. We are sorry to say that we have no bust or likeness of the good Vicar of Llangammarch." It is a great pity that we have no records of this eminent clergyman it is a great loss; and we beg to suggest that every clergyman should have a parochial register to record all the events which take place in connection with the church, &c. If we are to judge from his works, he was a man full of zeal, a conscientious churchman, and a patriotic Welshman. (To be Concluded in our next.)
THE MURDEROUS ASSAULT ON THE CRICKET GROUND. On Thursday, Lieutenant Lewis, Mr. Moore, and Mr. A. Bell, surrendered themselves in d scharge of their recognizances on the charge of unlawfully wounding Mr. George May, on the Neath cricket ground, on Thursday. Some little delay took place after the hour announced for the hearing, in conse- quence of one magistrate (Mr. Rowland, ex-mayor) only being present. He was, however, ultimately j .illed by the Rev. Walter Griffiths, and the case was then proceeded with. Mr. Plews, of Mertbyr, appeared for the prosecution; Afr. Clifton. of Bristol, for Mr. Gwyn Lewis; and Mr. Smith, of Swansea and Merthyr, for Mr. John N. Moore and Mr. Andrew Macintosh Bell. Mr. Plews rose, and, addressir-g the Bench, said: I appear on behalf of the prosecution in the case of Mr. May against Lieutenant Lewis, Mr. Moore, and Mr. Andrew Mackintosh Bell, for assaulting Mr. George May on the 2nd of August. Mr. Smith: I object, and contend that you are not able to put my client in the same indictment, and that you are only wasting time by recapitulating the charge. Mr. Plews: I shall charge the three if I like, or as many more as I please. Mr. Smith: I am here on a separate charge-not with the others, but alone, individually and separately, I need not tell you that you cannot charge them jointly. Mr. Plews: I can charge six more if I like. Mr. Clifton: Will the Bench rrle in this case. The warrants are made out individually and separately. The Bench: The warrants are mere surplusages, and in this case, we think the defendants are entitled to be heard separately. Mr. Plews then opened the case, by giving an outline of the circumstances under which the assault was committed, but as the facts of his speech appear in the evidence, we omit it. Mr. Clifton asked that all the witnesses may be ordered out of court. The Bench requested a list of them, and decided that no witness who remained in court should be heard in evidence. The Ex-Mayor intimated that the Mayor had deter- mined not to sit, and that Mr. G. Llewellyn was expected. Mr. Griffiths occupied his seat meanwhile. Mr. Plews suggested that Mr. Moore must go out if he was to be called as a witness. Mr. Moore therefore left. A little "passage of arms then occurred, Mr. Clifton contending that the defendants were not actually in custody, as the warrants were informal- the information not having been legally given, and suggested that the defendants should leave. Mr. Smith: Suppose we walk out."—Mr. Plews rejoining, I would like to see you." After some further parleying in reference to Mr. Bell being taken into custody for assaulting Mr.' Hutchins, and subsequently being charged with assaulting Mr. May, the magistrates ruled that the warrants were legal, and the men in custody, and that the case must proceed. Mr. May, who had his head landaged, was, at the request of Mr. Plews, allowed to be seated. On being sworn, he said I am a chain-maker, living in Neath on Friday, the 2nd of this month, I was in the cricket field at Neath; some one came to me I was standing at the wicket, and Mr. Moore came to me he spoke to me, and I replied to him he then left me, and came back with Mr. Lewis and Mr. Bell; something was said to me; Lewis asked me if my name WilS May; I said, "Yes he seized me by the right-hand collar of my coat, and struck me with the butt end of a whip on my head and shoulders several times he called me a liar I closed with him he clasped me round with both his arms, and struck me about the bowels with his knee, and kicked me about the lower part of my body he then got my legs off the ground I fell, and be fell on the top of me when he fell upon me, he got on me with his knee on my chest, and began punching me about the head with his fist; I believe some one took him off me; he got off me after blacking my left eye and bruising my face he hurt my chest very much with his knee when he got off me I got on my legs again the next thing that took place was that I was no sooner on my feet than he rushed at me again with the whip I do not know whether he struck me or not the whip was raised. Mr. Clifton: May did not say so. Examination continued: He then closed with me, threw me to the ground, put his hand upon m throat, pressed upon me with his knee, and said you —— infernal scamp, I'll kill you—I'll kill you, you lying scamp;" I thought my life was going he pressed me so tightly. Mr. Clifton: Don't say what you thought. Examination continued: I calied out, "O God, will some one take him off me;" some one took him off me, and I got on to my legs again as quick as I could; I then looked about for something to defend myself with; I picked up a wicket; he rushed at me again, but being so weak he took it out of my hand; he said then, I'll kill you, you infernal scanip;" he struck me on the shouider, near the neck, with the wicket; I fell on my back on the ground; he then struck me on the head with the wicket, on the left side, and when I was on the ground he declared he would kill me; I don't think he struck me more than twice, but twice I am sure of; with the third blow of the wicket (the two first being on the ground), he cut my head; he drew my legs between his just before he struck me on the ground I sang out, 0, God, he's killing me," and when I received the last blow I felt the blood rushing over my face; I should not like to swear which blow broke the wicket. Mr. Clifton: He won't swear the blow broke the ^Examination continued: I have a very imperfect recollection of what happened till I got near the Tallinn • I remember I had no shirt on—it was torn Sff my body; I remember Mr. Ryding coming. By the Ex-Mayor I had no eoat on only a flannel shirt. Examination continued: The surgeon sewed up my head, and came to me on the field, but I was very weak from loss of blood; he dressed my wounds, put me in a fly, and took me home, and I have been con- fined to the house ever since, and attended by two doctors. Mr. Plews Let's see the wicket. [It was produced, and showed a fracture about three inches from the top end. Whip also produced.] Mr. May That is the wicket and whip. Mr. Clifton Had you known Mr. Lewis before ? Mr. May I had spoken to him once before, and had known enough to know him by sight. Mr. Clifton: How far were the wickets from you when you entered the field ? Mr. May About 200 yards I heard them say they're coming. Mr. Clifton After Moore left did you go on playing ? I, c Mr. May I saw Lewis and Moore approaching me after I got the message I was wicket-keeping and bowling alternately, and J went out playing., Mr. Clifton: How far were they when you saw them coming ? Mr. May About 20 or 30 yards. Mr. Clifton Did you advance to meet them ? Mr. May I went about a yard I won't venture to say I went more than two yards. Mr. Clifton Did you seize the stump ? On your oath did you take a stump ? Mr. May I took a stump some one cried out you had better take something to defend yourself. Mr. Clifton Can you give us any idea who gave the advice ? Mr. May Mr. Gethin Griffiths was nearest to me; he was at point. Mr. C'ifton; Was it he that suggested it? Mr. May I should say it was. Ex-Mayor Who was in batting ? Mr. May I don't know I am not quite certain who was in at my end. Mr. Clifton: Will you swear that he struck you with the butt-end of the whip. Mr. May: Most certainly; not with the slash end of it; I do not know how many-six, seven, or eight times. Mr. Clifton: After he had struck me Moore snatched the stump out of my hand. Mr. Plews: Moore had the stump. Mr. May: It was not behind my leg; any one could see it; there were about fifteen players. Mr. Clifton: When you were struck did you see the defendants? Did you see several persons? Mr. May: I saw only Moore and Bell. Mr. Clifton: After you were struck, and before the stump was taken away, bad you struck Mr. Moore or Mr. Lewis? Mr. May: No; I could not reach them before it was taken from me; I certainly did not strike him. Mr. Clifton: Did you see Dr. Pegge? Mr. May: Yes; I saw him the night of the day after the assault; I saw him twice. Mr. Clifton: Did you say that you had given Mr. Lewis one good blow with the wicket? Mr. May: I was in such a state that I did not know what I said. Mr. Clifton: Were you in your senses? Mr. May: I was half out of my senses; but I do recollect that I said I put my fist in his mouth when he was close to me. Mr. Clifton: Did you say that you gave him a good blow ? Mr. May: I still don't rpcollect. The Ex-Mayor: When did it take place, this conver- sation? Mr. May: When I was in bed with ice on my head. Mr. Clifton: Did you hear any one say, "Lewis, put down your whip, and fight fair ?" Mr. May: I don't recollect; he did not say, "I won't put the whip down while be has the stump in his hand," for he was more like a wild beast thsn a man; I did not fight the three rounds like men ordi- narily fi ht. Mr. Clif:on: You have the reputation of being a good hand with the fists? Mr. May: I can defend myself. Mr. Plews objeced to Mr. Clifton's examination respecting a Air. Gilbert being a friend of his, and having a fight in the Castle yitrd. Mr. Clifton: Did you see any cricketers seize hold of Lieutenant Lewis, or say Let them alone, and have a fair fight?"' Was Lewis's bat off ? Mr. May He lost his hat in the first encounter I do not remember his searching for his hat; I did not see him go to search for it, or enquire for it; I did not rush at him when he was stooping, and strike him with the stump I had in my hand I observed his hair all about we were close together then; I did not hit him a most tremendous blow, knocking down his guard and penetrating his hat I can't remember Mr. Hutchins having a melee with any one I was taken to the pavilion, and had my head washed with cold water I don't remember rushing at Mr. Bell and saying or offering to fight him I as too weak. Mr. Ward, of the Cambria Daily Leader, was then called He was sworn, and said I had notice to produce a letter, but it has been lost. Mr. Plews I object. It is not the proper time to ask. Mr. Clifton I only want to ask if he is the publisher of the paper. Mr. Plews I object to you interpolating another witness. Mr. May's cross-examination resumed: Did you cause the manuscript of that letter to be seat to the ediror of the paper? Mr. May I did. Mr. Clifton Perhaps the clerk will read the letter. The letter was then read. Mr. Clifton After writing such a letter did you ever prowl about with such an object yourself. Mr. May Never. Mr. Clifton Do you know Mr. Brown, Mr. Davis the schoolmaster, and Mr. McCraith? Mr. May I have an opera glass, but never use it; I have borrowed one, but not for the purpose of looking at ladies bathing I leave it for you to reconcile. Mr. Plews: I didn't wish to stop my friend till the letter was read, but really I can't allow thi*. Mr, May I might have sent the letter, but without putting the names in; I do not know that his business calls him to use a glass I know he is harbour master, but I don't know that the mouth of the harbour is where the machines are I do not ksow that there are works going on in the vicinity of the harbour, where barges and other things are emptying stock. Mr. Plews cross-examined I took the stump, but immediately Lewis seized me Moore took the stump I have heard that Mr. Lewis is harbour master at Briton Ferry Mr. Lewis never asked me a word about the letter, and he had passed me the day btfore with a whip in his hand at the station. Mr. Smith I have just heard that I am to be excluded from cross-examination when my case comes on is that correct ? Mr. Plews No this is not your case. Mr. May, in answer to the Bench, said This is my hat, and the dent is caused by the blow from the whip. Mr. Plews then proceeded with the examination of Mr. Hutchins, who said I am a butcher, and rt,side at Neath I was in -the cricket-field on the 2nd bf this month, and I remember Mr. Lewis coming there there was a "scratch mutch" going on there May was bowling and wicket-keeping at one end, and I was short slip. The Bench Where is "short slip About two or three yards from May I know Moore, and saw him go up to May and speak to him; Lewis and Bell remained in the tent after Moore had spoken to May he went towards the tent where Lewis was the whole three then came back to where May was standing May might have moved two or three yards to meet them, but not more Lewis spoke first when they got together; he asked if his name was May he 11 replied yes, what do you want? Lewis then began knocking him about the head, shoulders, and wherever he could, and called him a lying scamp and scoundrel, and struck him with the butt-end of the whip, changing its position as he came down from the tent; Miy hadastump in his hand; I believe Moore took it from him; after Lewis had struck May with the whip he caught him by the throat and choked him on the ground May was under, and while Lewis held him down he punched him about the head with the other hand I got Lewis from May, and begged him to go away and not cause such a disturbance May got on his feet, and that moment Lewis closed with him again and got him on the ground a second time, and beat him very much indeed Kerr and myself then separated them a second time I thought the affair was over Lewis then left and seemed to be returning to the tent; he then turned back and said, you I'll kill you, I will May had a stump in his hand, and Lewis wrenched the stump from him, struck him a severe blow on the shoulder with the stump, and he fell in a sitting position Lewis closed auain, drew May's legs between his, and the second blow broke the stump be then said he was sorry that be had struck him so severely the blood was flowing fearfully, and he bled like a pig May was in a faulting state Lewis and Moore then left; I took Bell; he did not go away May was taken to the tent; Bell went to the pavilion with me I could only take one. Mr. Hutchins, cross-examined by Mr. Clifton; I was close to May he left the wicket and came towards Lewis about two or three yards no one called out "take a stump and defend yourself;" did not hear anything said about "put down your whip;" I was nearer than Mr. Griffiths I thought it was over after the second round, or affray'; Lewis withdrew towards the tent, and I thought and wished it was over not more than a minute elapsed I was engaged with Bell about two or three minutes I was rising to protect May, and Bell struck me down; I beg you won't make a mistake about that; I did not observe bis hat being off, nor looking for it; I do not remem- ber May rushing after him; he did not do so I can't remember it; I am here to speak what I believe right; he had a stump in his hand when Lewis rushed at him; Moore threw the stump down and ran away; he took a part in it of course I do not know how May got the stump a man may die with a stump in his hand but Mr. May did not put it behind him to look at it; I am no pugilist, but can take my part if required; I did not hear anything said about a fair fight; I did not see May strike Lewis, but he would have been justified if he had; I saw nothing of the sort done was not in court to hear the evidence of the prosecutor, nor was I where I could hear; I should have had very thin ears if I could hear where I wa3 placed. Mr. Kerr was next examined. He said I am a commission agent residing at Neath and I was on the cjicket-aeld ou the 2nd iast,, aud saw Mr. Lewis come on the field with Moore and another man I was by the tent. By the Bench There is a tent as well as a pavilion, but they are close together Moore came to me and spoke to me. and after speaking to me he went out, and I bpard Lewis tell Moore to call May May the,, said, "tell your friend to come to me j" when I pointed out May Lewis was sitting in the tent, and could b, at- and see what was going on I saw Moore return with the message, and then Lewis and Moore walked down towards May I followed them and Mr. Cuthbprtson; when Lewis and May met, when about two yards from him, he sprang forward and caught him by the shoulder, he being about two yards from the wicket; he then struck him with the whip, and May took up the wicket, when he saw them coming, to defend him. self; the other three bad arms; M'ore had a stick, Lewis a whip, and Bell a sword-cane; Lewis then struck May with the butt-end of the whip h" struck him first with the slash end but in the scuffle it fell, and he struck him with the butt-end; they clj,,ed, and Mny went down undermost; Lewis then caught May by the throat, and heat him about the head it was the work of half-a minute, and Lewis was taken off by Hutchins and some one else; they closed again they mutually met, Lewis saying, "You lying scamp, I'll murder you;" they fell again, and May was beaten on the ground again Cuthbertson and myself took Lewis off, and May got on hisfeetagain; they were then separated; Lewis called May a "lying scamp and vagabond;" they drew together again a stump was up, but I did not see who had it; I saw Lewis wrench the stump from May's hand, strike him on the shoulder, and fell him to the ground Lewis then fell on May with his knees, and held him by the throat, and s ruck him two blows on the head; at the second blow the wicket was broken; when be saw him fall he said, (I You vagabond, I'll murder you;" I then sprang forward and seized Lewis by the arm, and I wrenched the broken stump from his hand; May then turned over on his back, bleeding profusely from a wound in the head; he was taken and had his wounds dressed; May had a stump in his hand, but dropped it when Lewis horsewhipped him, and he then used his fist, and struck Lewis on the mouth; May called out when on the ground, "0, God, he is strangling me he said it more than once. Cross-examined by Mr. Clifton: Lewis did not drop his whip when May dropped the stump, and he did not change the butt end; I heard no one call out to May to arm himself he walked about two yards to speak to Mr. Moore, and then went back and picked the stump out of the ground before Lewis came down; the first affray lasted about half-a-minute; Lewis did not go towards the tent; I did not see Lewis looking for his hat; I did not see him walk away there was a row, a diversion in favour of Mr. Lewis between Bell and Hutchins; I did not see the cricketers help to fight; I expected to see a fair fight; we all did and I think Hutchins interfered because the fight was nct fair; Lewis had May by the throat, and I thought that he would have been strangled; the second time May had the stump there was a scuffle, when Lewis closed with him again both had hold of the stump, and after they were parted bllth went at it again; I went to the pavilion with Mr. May after the affray, and he was held; when Mr. Bell came Mav rushed at him, and said You are worse than Lewis, for you came arm-d with a sword cane'' (applause); I distinctly swear that I never said anything of the kind—that May wanted to go at it a s. cnnd time, though Mr. Dixon tried to elicit such a statement from me. By Mr. Plews: May went on with his play after Moore had been to him, and when Lewis came down he was wicket-keeping; I should say Lewis was excited when May was at the wicket, and they met; May WHS taken to the tent he bled a great deal, and was much excit, d; Bell had a sword-cane with a sword under The Ex-Mavor: Who called out fight fair ? Mr. Kerr: I believe Mr. Moore did, and when on the ground Lewis beat May with the whip and his fist; he did not attempt to fight him, but said he was worse than Lewis Mr. David Bevan Turberville, sworn I am manag- ing clerk for Mr. Cuthbertson. Mr. Clifton I am surprised that this witness should be called. He has been in the court all the time. I object to his evidence. The Bench There was an understanding between Mr. Smith and Mr. Clifton that he should stay. Mr Smith: IFealled for the defence in my client's case. After some discussion, the Bench ruled he could not be beard. Mr. Alexander Cuthbertson deposed I reside in Neath I was in the cricket field on the 2nd instant, but not playing; I saw Lewis come into the field I was in the tent; I heard a conversation between Moo'-e and Lewis Lewis told Moore t" go down and ask May to come up and speak to him he went down I beard May say, If your friend wants me let him Clime down to 'he field Lewis and Bell then went towards May, and r foIl Iwpd them May was >tandintf about a yard from the wicke4; the first thing I saw was Lewis catch hold of May by the shoulder, and hit him with the butt ead of the whip; Kerr and I were both together, Lewis a bit in front they then closed, and May fell undermost; Lewis struck May with his fist in the face two or three times Hutchins came and pulled Lewis off May May called out something, but all I could catch was, "0 God;" when Lewis was pulled off May, May got up; the next thing I saw was Lewis rushing at May again both fell again, May undermost; Lewis then caught May by the throat, and almost throttled him he was taken off by Kerr and myself; May got up again, and bad a stump in his hand I was behind Mr. Lewis, and do not know where the stump came from Lewis then held up his hand, and said, You lying scamp, I'll murder you I'll kill you with that Lewis broke from us, and went into Mr. May again he then took the stump from his hand, and struck him on the shoulder May fell from the blow my attention was then called to a scuffle between Leyshon and Bell they were scuffling for a whip and stick, and when I next saw May he was lying on the ground, and Kerr was in the act of pulling Lewis off I saw the wicket broken, and May's bead bleeding profusely I did not assist Mr. May to the tent, but I went there and took the whip and sword-stick to the tent I saw Mr. May sitting down, but the doctor had not then arrived Lewis had left the field. Mr. Clifton here interfered as to the question of Mr. Plews respecting what Bell said. Witness continued It was ten minutes or a quarter of an hour before the doctor came after this, I heard Lewis say, when May was on the ground, 11 Ilil kill you, you —— he said it two or three times I saw May with a wicket in his hand he did not strike or attempt to strike anyone it was taken out of his hand I cannot swear who took it out of his hand till Lewis took the one out that was broken. By Mr. Clifton: I am the brother to the solicitor for the prosecution; I saw May take up the wicket. [Mr. Clifton: Swear away.] I was behind him; he walked about two yards down; he had the thin end ot the whip in his hand when he approached Mr. May I swear positively that he had the fine end of the whip in his hand, and though Kerr and I walked down I don't know whether he saw all I saw; I heard some one call out "fight fair," but I heard no one say "put down the whip;" the whip was put down before the struggle; they were fighting fair in one sense; I did not see Lewis's head bare I don't think Mr. Kerr bad charge of Mr May; May was not so anxious to get Ht Lewis as Lewis was at May; cannot say whether May struggled or not, but Lewis struggled, and tried to get away; I was behind Mr. Lewis, after Lewis bad risen Hutchins was holding him; Hutchins inter- fered before the cry of fight fair" was raised I did not see Mr. Bell and Mr. Hutchins having a "mill" together; I saw Mr. Leyshon struggle; I saw nothing of Mr. lewis going towards the tent afier the struggle; I did not see anything of his going to shake bands with him I have no doubt that May did po-sess himself of the stump to give Lewis o,ie" if he could; I was in the pavilion when May was being bea'en, and Bell came in; May said he should like Ito fight that man, [Mr. Clifton: Game to the last, then.1 May was much excited; I did not hear anything said about a sword stick; I do not know where he got the tump from the second time; it was taken from him by Lewis, and May was knocked down a seooud time; it was Moore who said "Let them fight fair;" it was said when Hutchins took Lewis from May; Moore and Bell did not try to prevent Lewis being taken off. To the Bench: I cannot say who took the stump away, but I swear either Moore or Lewis touk it away the second time from May. The court now adjourned for fifteen minutes, and on resuming the sitting, Joseph Lovering was called. He said I am a painter, and a professional bowler; I was playing in the scratch match; I saw Mr. Lewis and two other persons come on the field; I saw Mr. Lewis go up to Mr. May I heard whit pass-d between them Mr. Lewis said, "Is your name May;" May said, Yes," and then Lewis struck him with the whip I was "mid wicket on," about twenty yards off, and could not see much I only saw him strike one blow, and then May fell; Lewis got hold of May May was nothing in his ha<ids, for he was on the ground in an instant; I did not see what was done on the ground, but I heard Mr. May say, "I am choking f saw them both on their feet agam after that I did not see the third attack I took a stump from Mr. Bell I saw Lewis rush towards May, and they fell together again directly I saw Lewis strike May twice on the head with a stump the stump was broken with the second blow, on the end Lewis got up and got away then I went down to the tent with May we got some water to bathe his head I could not bathe his head; I could not stand it;, when I saw Lewis going to May the first time, he bad a stump in his hand I don't know what became of that snimp it was after- wards that I tried to take the stump away. Mr. Clifto, n here ol, -c,ed to the leading" the witness as to what he was t.) say. Wit ness continued May had a stump in his hand when he got up the second time hi did nothing wi'h it; I do not know what became of it there were people between us I did not hear M-ty say anything I heard Lewis sav, "I'll kill him, I wiilMoore said, "Kill him out of the way" (g-rpat sensation); I did not hear Lewis sy what be did more than once; I think Griffiths was in with the bat at the time, and Hutchins short slip I did not place the field, so I do not. know who were at the other points. Cross-examined by Mr. Ciift«»n I saw Mr. Lewis walking to Mr. May, and was about. 15 or 20 yards off; I do not know whether between them the call out was made of "tight fair;" several p"rti..s interfered; some took away Mr. May, some Mr. Lewis; I did n.,t see the second round I saw Mr. Kerr had hold of Lewis; Mr. Lewis rushed at May; they were about ten yards apart; I did not see Lewis lose his hat, May was doing nothing with the stump he was not going towards Mr. Lewis h, mav have gone about two yards, but he hd no time to m"ke any advance in the second a tack he did not go any distance; he went for some water afterwards Mr Bell was brought in, and two other people were shut in a little room with him; Mr. Bell was in the little room when I re- turned I only saw the commencement of the third round I did not say that a stump was taken from him (Mr. May); the stump was by his side, not behind him; I did not see the whip till it was all over; I did not see what became of the stump it was the third round when the expression was used I heard no enquiries about Lewis's hat, and I never said I did I did not say that I saw the hat off; I saw the row, and saw Bell strike Hutchins across the cheek I believe Mr. Griffiths was in batting, and I think Siderfern was batting the other end. By the Bench: I have charge of the stumps, and when they were put away three were missing; I did not see anything take place between May and Bell when I was in the room. George Ryding, on being sworn, said: I am a mem- ber of the Royal College of Surgeons; I was called to see Mr. May on the afternoon of the 2nd instant, about four o'clock; I found him in the pavilion in the cricket field; he was suffering from a wound in the head, ou the front part, about two inches and a-half iu length; it was cut down to the bone, and there were various contusions on the head, but than was the only cu'; I made a full examination when he got home, but I only dressed the wound, and had him taken home in a cab; 1 dii not make a minute examination of him till next mopnin-; I found several contusions on the bcdy- three on the right arm and one on the right shouider the neck was evidently much swollen from the pressure of the band, as there were marks of fingers over the forehead and over the left eye marks of fift", and the eye was closed, next morning there was an effu- sion over the principal pirt of the forehead; there were several severe marks on the chest; they were evidently blows, or marks of pressure, but n >t, such as a stick would produce it is both possible and probable that kneeling would make the marks and blows the kind of stick produced would cause the other mirks the contnsed and lacerated wound would be causi-d by such a stick. [Mr. Clifton objected to the word "lacerated."—Objection overruled.] I attended him down to the present time I was called to him on the Fri lay, and on Saturday I found him in a state of great excitement, and I remained with himti 11 five o'clock the nexr, morning he was very ill on Sa'ur- d,y night; he was threatened with ilflammation of the brain through the injuries received had to envelope his head in ice and apply leeches. Cr(ls examined by Mr. Clifton: It flammation of the brain might have arisen from other causes contusions are bruises it would be no matter of surprise t., find brui.-es on the arm of a wicket keeper who stood in front of a roundhand bowler; the marks on the arm were inflicted by a weapon too thick for a whip thp effusion over the left eye were marks such as might come from a stand-up fight. Mr. Plews then intimated that the surgeon's evidence closed his case. Mr. Cbftou erlquirt d about an adjournment of the case, as his witnesses were anxious to get away. Mr. Plews oljected to this, and requested that th present case might be heard out. Mr. Clifton then proceed d, in an able and el. que't speech, to address the Bench for the defence. He said: Thanks to his friend's clever manipulations, the mountain had been delivered of a m .use. The plaintiff had admi't-d that he wrote the lerter which appeared in the paper, and he exp^tert to hear his fr'end for the pro-ecution say, It the cap fitted put 1t on;" but he was prolld to say that the d.fendant was inuocent of the dirty slander contained in tha- letter; nor did he notice it till f. i-nd aft. r friend c. lIed his attention to it. and twiftpd him with allowing it to go unnoticed. He therefore (lid what others would have done, and casliga, ed the fil hy and anonymous slanderer as he deserved. [Hisses, which were again repeated, and wi;h difficulty suppres-ed ] Mr. Clitton continued that he had always understood that the ¡, vl)ice of the people was the voice of God," but he hoped it was not so in this c ise, it those hissing- beings behind him represented be voice of the people. He should proceed to strip the evidence of the tawdry stuff it was covered with, and though Mr. Lewis had done wrong in taking the law into his own hands, he was, as he thought, in some measure justified in so doing. He ph. Lewis) would not attempt to follow the anonymous libeller, nor go into courts of law after him, although he had been stabbed in the dark; but he had taken a horsewhip and punished his libeller as he deserved. Mr. Clifton then appealed to the Bench to take cognizance of the entire facts of the case, and bare facts only, saying they were simply, thatMr. Lewis goes on the ground, sits down, and sends for Mr. May. Mr. May is polite for once, and asks Mr. Lewis to come down to him, The superintendent and the public, or some of them, would have the people believe that he came with an intent to murder, while the professional bowler says that it was only after the third round that the expression I'll kill you" were used. Here lies the mistake (Mr. Clifton continued). The intention is expressed after the overt act, and therefore a reasonable solution can be easily fuundfor the case, and not a conviction for an attempt to murder. Our friend Mr. Hutchins comes smilingly, and says Lewis left to return to the tent after the first round was ended. In that round one was denuded of his whip, and the other of his stump, and Hutchins said he thought it was all over. Where, then, is the attempt to murder. People have talked about the first round, and second round, and a fair fight, and May not being so anxious, and Cuthbertson said both were anxious to fi.ht fair. (Mr. Plews denied this statement.) And then no doubt May got severely punished in this fair fight, for it was nothing more. Mr. Clifton then proceeded to analyse the evidence, dwelling with much sarcasm and force on the state- ments of each witness respecting "where" May held the stump that he drew from the ground, and endea- vouring to prove that the parties had mutually assaulted each other. He quoted cases from law books referring to the point, and stated that Cuthbertson bad proved there was no dispos:tion on the part of May to become reconciled, he being ready and willing to fight in the pavilion after being so seriously hurt, repeating his expression ef game to the last." He then complained of the evi- dence beinii garbled, and of the demonstration of feel- ing manifested by the people during the hearing of it, stating also that the warrants were taken irregularly, and that actually the Bench had nO jurisdiction that the attorney for the prosecution had thrown du,t in'o the eyes of the court, especially in the witnesses' evi- dence about the wounds. He alluded strongly to the fact of Mav having the stump in his hand first, and made an effort to explain how the knees would bruise the chest when rising from a fair flht. He referred in bitttr terms to the absence of Vr. G, Griffrhs, who was batting at May's end of the field, and said thit he could scarcely believe his eyeg when Mr. Turberville, the managing clerk of the solicitor for the prosecution, attempted to enter the box and give evidence. He complained of the discrepancies in the evidence of the h-tlf-dozen to fifteen" witnesses, and said they had differed in everything. The Ex-Mayor (interrupting) said If they had not differed we should have doubted them more A storm of applause foliowed this n mark, and Mr. Clifton said I should like to know what chance a man would have for his life if tried by a jury of such persons. The Ex-Mayor threatened to have the court cleared if it occurred again. Mr. Clifton proceeded, at considerable length, to comment, upon the case and each person's evidence, stating that the only intention of Lewis was to horse- whip the slanderer, and that the language used vyas only the heated language of a. heat-d w in," He tli-11 endeavoured to p-ove the pacige nature of the Lieutenant's intensions, b.y his not interrupting the play at first, insinuating that May knew what he was wanted tO,r, and therefore armed himself with a stump, and that, therefore, Lieutenant Lewis was Dot amen- able to the law, because May himself had a weapon. He then remarked that it was true it would not have occurred had Lewis stayed away from the contemptible scribbler, but that high words were exchanged before blows. (Mr. Plews denied the statement,and the deposi- tionswere referred to. Mr. Clifton admitted his mistake.) He continued by saying that he knew the law was. not to be administered by persons aggrieved, but the t defendant's profession compelled him to follow a code t of honour, and if the anundi liQuorablv was not ada by a person, to castigate him. The letter was a libel and a scandal of the grossest character, for Lewis's profession and business kep' him con-tantly with his glass on the look out for vessels The letter and its expressions were severely criticised by the learned genthman, and stigmatised by him as "the grossest lie ever penned, from beginning to end," animadverting strongly on the faet of no names being enclosed with the letter, although the statement was made that they I were inserted. Mr. Cliff on then eloquently dwelt upon the "further heart-burnings, misunderstandings, and ill feelings that would arise if the case was not settled by the roagistra es," asking f .r substantial justice, and trusting that the vox populi would not deter th- Bench from administering an equality of decision tn his client as weil as to the prosecution. The 1-arned gen leman's speech occupied nearly an hour in delivery, and was fallowed by arked applause, which was instantly stopped bv the officers. Mr. Plews rose to rei ly. but was s'opped by Mr. Clifton, who denied his riyhtto do so. The Bench then intimated that they had quite decided not to end the matter there but at the same time they did not think there was any intention to murder. An unmistakeable demonstration now took place in the hall on the announcement that the case was to go for tr ial, drawing from Mr. Clifton the remark that such indecent conduct was exceedingly depressing to one who had to conduct a defence. Mr. Smith rose to request the ex-Mayor to repre- sent the town of Xeath at the forthcoming assizes, and to say, at the same time, that such people were not fit to be on a jury in such a case. The Ex-May.ir rema- ked that perhaps the feeling was only partial, but he thought that it was too demon" strative. Mr. Plews then asked for a commitment on the 18th section of the Act, making the charge a felony. Mr. Clifton argued for the 20Lh section, reducing the charge to misdemeanour. The magistrates decided to commit Lieutenant Lewis for trial on the charge of wounding with intent to do some gtievous bodily harm." The Clerk, on asking fur the defence, was replied to by Mr. Clifton, who said the defence would be re- served. The Lieutenant's recognizances were renewed, and he was formally committed for trial at the next assizes. Application was then made for an adjournment of the othl r cases till Thursday next, which was granted by the Bench. (Other Neath News in 8th Page).
To the Editor of the BRECON COUNTY TIMES. Sin,—I was pleased to observe that an Excursionist" noticed in your paper the indefatigable exertions of Mr. Morley, manager of the Neath and Brecon Railway, in carrying out the various details for the excursion therein alluded to. Such a large excursion party as that which left Brecon on Monday morning last, and returned in perfect safety, good order, and proper time demands an endorsement of "Excursionist's" remarks from those who were out on the last occasion, which I have much pleasure in doing, being ONE OF THEM.
To the Editor of the BRECOK COUNTY TDLEs, Sir.,—I am delighted to hear that there is a probability of having a Regatta again this year. I hear that the active spirits of last year are again associated with this—the most popular meeting and successful p-athering I ever recollect in our town and no doubt, under such generalship, it will be a great success! I sincerely hope the railways, the gentry, the trade, and all well wishers to the prosperity of our town, will assist the committee who are "the right men in the right place," to make this annual fete a successfid and delightful outing for the million. The town, we feel assured, will sympathise with this effort to do them good, and back up their worthy Mayor, who is the president of the committee, in the laudable effort to popularize our locality and NEWTON POOL,
PRICE OF BUTCHER'S MEAT. To the Editor of the BRECON COUNTY TIMEB, SIR.A few weeks since you made some observations on the high price of meat prevailing, and referred to the fact that it was notorious unions and other places were supplied with good meat at a price considerably lower than the ordinary consumer. I see that a Cardiff firm inform the public that they are now selling first-class meat at the following list of prices i.egs ol Mutton sd. per pound. Loins of Mutton 71a. Shoulders of Mutton 7 £ d. Necks of :Mutton 7d. Breasts of Mutton Best Roasting Beef Boilin,- Beef 5zd. to 6d. per nound. J. uin, edi, ana Lamo, m season, equally ehean The saying that What man has done man can do" in this m^mcc may^be altered to « What one butcher can do, all can QO. \v ill ^.x.y of the butchers m Brecon and its nei^hbourbonft inform mc how it is they keep meat at its present extoXnate a'fair profit 6Tldent the>" can sel1 at » lower sum and ge? Yours, &c., PATERFAMILIAS.
THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE ON THE HILLS." To the Editor of the BRECON COUNTY TIMES. SIR,—Having launched this subject on the sea of public opinion, I am rather anxious as to its fate; hitherto, it has met with favourable winds, but I ani afraid it is fast driftin- into the zone of calms." This is a contretemps I wish, if pofsible to avert, and again request of you the favour of your space 1 think I may safely assert now, that the desirability, nav%he necessity, oia change for the better, in the mode of admits! tratmg justice m this neighbourhood, is generally admitted The remedy has been ably pointed out by "Solicitor" and ht suggestions might with very little trouble and ex oense be carried into effect. Why the inhabitants of the place 4onM to regard with apathy and indifference the progress S a wfndrte productive of inconvenience, expense, and WTonSnce injustice I am unable to divine. I of tWemib^ J ^'eclUlred mention to induce the application ot the lequired improvements; but in this, lam sorry to sav I have been disappointed. Whether the matter is ignored f- m indiffereu ep, or from a reluctance on the part of some one of influence in taking the initiative, remains to bv seen. Let us hope the latter. I fully concur in the remarks made by your able correspondent Solicitor," as to the justice of iustiees regarded genci'Vi i ]lave been in the habit of drortmn? in" at the Brynmawr court these many years, and «,nrecall' to rr,ir^ not a few instances ^irregularity (to put ikto form), but snoh things as these I cannot but Regard^ the necessary consequences of the system I comnl»ir. > I so ardently wish to see removed*. «^d,wllich the subject, Mr. Editor, an arrangen-m%imi £ f °" °n tionedby Solicitor," including- the a-mv«-A+ + lr T "RNHP-RFR CNCRCRRVCF^ -N-DOU' 4 OF Mr. Majptvu a.VCXIAM tne \ICTS ot ouiers on the question, I refrained from then bringing the matter forward. The scheme having W thus publicly leached, however, it now remains for m k. consider ho^ that desideratum shall be obtuij*eck The av*estion IB undoubtedly one of a public necessity, and t-here would be nothing inconsistent in discussing it at a public meeting convened nm'il T*1 PU?P°?C' At meeting th&jeehng of the community could be obtained, and the necessary memorial to be presented to the proper authorities crawn up. I feel convinced tLat the importance of the subject to be considered would numerous and inffuehtial attendance." a "With regard to the state of the police court, I W,e shortly u. see my abjections removed, by the necessary aiterati^ made. Respecting the place there cannot W two opinion^ Thf 0 accommodation is totally inadequate to the rpnn^>7 7' Ju place, and as there appear no si|ns of business undergoing a chamm for the hpt-w magisterial ,nvZtDMer;lai an enW* par^r^ that, recently appeared Oprtnirii i? of thc Crickhowell c-ourt is contcinuLittd. Certainly tlic county court is held there, but that oplr once in two months, and taking the criminal business and civil business together, it appeareto me the Brvnmaw thkn t'ha^farWoWlmS ar;re,xt6nsl0n ?f Pu^he accommodation than tnac ot Uiekhoy ell. The magistrates themselves must have experienced the inconvenienoes and discomforts arising from the evils I pointed out in my last, and therefore I do l despair ot seeing ihose evils obviated. The court is not. Wee enough; the magistrates have not unfrequently to elW- th^r' way to the Bench through a crowd of dirty, sooty >1' this because no separate entrance is provided fuss. nirwt A-f places of less population and less business thajiSryDir iwr possibility of private consultation is enth^ precluded"inasmuch as DO retiring room is provided the lowncss of renders the atmosphere during the holding of « rd nauseam. Indeed, their "Worships cannot v,l? v, °^?reSS1 not veli- extensively experienced in the- use- of soap and water, must prove a power, ul preventative to their attendance. I mav he blamed, Mr. Editor, for speaking so plainly, but I urge that the importance of the subject will excuse me in the eves of those-, who may consider their delicacy shocked. La vtriu toute :f'Wi' may be blamed, but it can never be shamed. Thankine yon for the kindness you afforded me by inserting my last. 0 1 am, Sir, yours, &c., LOUKGEE* Jitaufort-strest, Brynmawr, August i&i* 1867.