THE CRICKET FIELD ASSAULT CASE. On Thursday Mr. Moore and Mr. Bell appeared at the Town-hall, in discharge of their recognizances, 10 answer the charge preferred against them by Mr. G. May, for unlawfully assaultiDg him on the Neath Cricket Ground, on the 2nd of August last. This hearing was a kind of continuation of tho May v. Lewis trial, reported in our impression of the 17th instant, and appeared to create almost as much interest in the neighbourhood. Mr. Plews and Mr. H. Cuthbertson appeared for Mr. May, and Mr. Robinson Smith for Mr. Moore and Mr. Bell. On Mr. Rowlands, the Ex-Mayor, taking his seat, he said that several other gentlemen had been applied to, but none were able to attend and assist at the hearing; and it might turn out awkward if the case had to go for trial. Mr. Smith You can deal with it, your Worship, even should it be decided to send it elsewhere. The Ex-Mayor I don't like to take the responsi- bility, or put myself in such a position. Mr. Smith If wo both consent, the case can go on. Mr. Plews No consent will do but I will pledge myself not to offer any objection to the decision of the Bench. Mr. Smith And I the same. The Ex-Mayor: 10u are putting a great deal on my shoulders, but all to whom I have written are either engaged or interested in the case. Mr. Plews: I take your opinion, your Worship are the cases to stand alone ? The Ex-Mayor I am quite willing. Mr. Smith We leave any "case" that may arise to your discretion. Mr. Piews Then I propose to take the cases together. Mr. Smith I do not know to what extent the two are conjoined, and therefore I do not know at the present moment whether it is not better to take them separately. Mr. Plews It won't injure you to take them together. Mr. Smith No benefit can certainly arise from doing so. But if an understanding exists between us all will be beyond question at a subsequent period. The Ex-Mayor It' you object I'll take them separ- ately. p Mr. Plews I prefer the charge against both. The Magistrate's Clerk I will take a note of the intention, viz. :-I- Evidence against both defendants to be taken simultaneously. Cases to be severed if found necessary at close of evidence for prosecution." Mr. Smith Reserving to the defendants the right to be sentenced separately. Mr. Plews Your Worship, I shall enter into no lengthened observations respecting this case, but merely detail the leading features, and then bring evidence to prove that before Moore, Bell and Lewis went to the cricket field, they had stated in strong terms their premeditated intention of assaulting Mr. May, and I shall then prove- The Ex-Mayor Give the precise charge, Mr. Plews I charge them with being principals in the second degree, and as accessories to the felony on which the commitment of Lieutenant Lewis was made. Afr. Smith Stay one moment. Order the witness out of court. I have no objection to May, the medical man, and Mr. Turberville, staying. Mr. Plews Really these interruptions are innu- merous. Mr. Smith Perhaps the Bench will give the usual warning to the witnesses. The Ex-Mayor did so, and Mr. Plews again com- menced a recapitulation of the facts of the case Oil which Bell and Moore were charged. The details appear in the evidence of the witnesses which we give in extenso. Mr May, on being called, entered the witness-box, looking very pale and weak, and he was allowed to be seated. On being sworn, he stated, in reply to Mr. Plews: I am a chain manufacturer, residing at Neath. I saw the two prisoners come into thefield with Lewis. I was at the wicket, and Moore came and said a gentleman wished to see me when I was disengaged. I replied, If anyone wants to see me he must come to me." On that the three prisoners, Moore, Bell, and Lewis, came to me. Moore walked on the left hand of Lewis, and Bell on the right hand of Lewis. Imme- diately they came up to me, and Lewis asked me if my name was May. I said, Yes." Bell went partly round me on one side, and Moore on the other Lewis struck me, and Moore seized the wicket I had in mv hand, when I staggered; I fell down after a bit, but before I fell, Moore struck me with the stick he had in his hand; it was a walking-stick he struck me on the back of the neck, not a very hard blow. It surprised me very much, because there was no ill-feel- ing between us. While- Mr. Smith: I would rather have it put, What was done P Examination continued: I heard Moore say, "Kill the b- now he's down I felt I was kicked, and Moore was standing by me; while I was down, Lewis got hold of me, and I got on my feet again. Mr. Smith Was it the second round that Moore struck you with the stick ? Witness I felt a severe blow on my back with the stick before I was thrown down again I have the mark there again. Mr. Smith He can't see his own back. Mr. Plews He can in a pier glass. Witness continued In struggling with Lewis I turned round and partly faced Bell he had an up- lifted staff in his band I then fell dawn with Lewis upon me when I was down I heard the same expres- sions as before, but I did not know what Bell said I remember seeing Moore hit me two or three blows and standing by my side but I have a very indistinct recollection; he used the expression many times, but my attention was called to Lewis after the third round I was taken to the pavilion when down I saw the sword-itick in Moore's hand. Mr. Smith Not drawn ? Witness No I saw Bell when I got to the tent; I heard them say "lock him up." Ex-Mayor Where was he ? Witness Locked up in one of the small rooms he then came towards me, and I told him to keep off me I was having my head washed; my recollection is indistinct as to what passed then I was taken home in a fly, and I have been under the hands of the doctor ever since. Mr. Smith I don't understand you to say that any of the injuries you received, and from which you are now suffering, were inflicted by Moore and Bell ? —Witness I don't say that I had three heavy falls with Lewis on my back I can't say that any of the injuries I received were inflicted by Moore and Bell; I had more than I could do to defend myself from Lewis, and all that I have told you took place while I was busy with Mr. Lewis but he never got to my back once; I faced him the whole time, and kept my eyes on his as much as ever I could; the latter end of the struggle was a matter of life and death, and it was then that I felt it to be a matter of life and death Lewis's face was quite close to mine when I was on the ground; how could I tell whether there was any struggling outside myself when I was on the ground? but I knew there was struggling and scuffling when I was up there was scuffling going on, but I can't say between how many people; I can't say how many were present when Moore used the expression Moore took the stump away quietly; I had the stump in my hand to defend myself; Moore struck me with the stick when there was no scuffling; I swear that; I heard 110 one call out, Fair play;" they did not form aringfor Lewis and myselfto have it out-certainly not; we were not in a crowd; there were four of us together; I got a slight blow-a smart cut; I swear that it could not be done accidentally; I do not see how it could be done so I won't say Moore did not take Lewis off me; I was the lowermost man, and I know that some one did take Lewis from me; Mr. Hutchins was one who took Lewis off me; I do not remember Bell doing anything more than I have said; I did not double my fists; I don't remember that I squared up to Bell, and went at him in a fighting attitude. By Mr. Plews At the time I received those kicks Lewis was upon me, and it was not he who kicked me; I took a stump to defend myself because some one called out I had better do so; I do not know who called out after I had the blow on the back I turned round and saw Bell with the stick raised, in the act c.f striking all in the field were friends of mine, and all was going on amicably. By the Ex-Mayor Are you sure the word Mr. Moore used iva, not "beggar," because you state that he used a very foul expression, it what you said is correct?-Witijess I am quite sure he said b--r and not beggar. Mr. Hutchins was then called, and dcposed I am a butcher, residing in Neath I was on the cricket- field on the 2nd instant; I saw Lewis, Moore, and Bell come on the field I saw them go towards Mr. May I was two or three yards off I saw Lewis strike May with a whip Moore and Bell were standing close by; they were standing both on the left side, a little, when the blow was struck they did nothing at that time but urge Lewis on, Mr. Smith I prefer to have the expression.— Witness They said, "Give it him tLat is the first, attack I am speaking of mind that; May went down with the first attack, and they interfered. The Bench How did they interfere ?-WitDess They tried to prevent me from taking Lewis away from May they did net succeed in pulling me off tiii I got Lewis off they pulled at me forcibly May got up I did not see Moore and Bell do anything then Lewis was upon May again, and down they went; while down I saw them do nothing to May. Mr. Smith I submit that the question "Did they do anything to you is not to be put in this case. Mr. Plews The act of preventing Lewis hurting May is proof that he did not participate in the act. Mr. Smith A warrant was asked for in open court, and if anything had been done to May it would have been declared then was it ?-Mr. Hutchins Not then. Mr. Smith It mu-t be shown that sometnmg Was done to May, and then something might be done to Tjutchins, as both were together, but it is not shewn in this case. The Ex-Mayor If Hutchins answers in the affirma- tive, then there is proof that something was done by the principal. Mr. Smith endeavoured now to argue that the "secondaries" were doing nothing. Mr, Plew3 argued that the accessories were endea- vouring to prevent the prevention of the attack. Mr Smith ultimately submitted to the ruling of the Bench that the accessories were engaged in the assault. Mr. Hutchins re-examined: I tried to prevent Lewis ill-treating May on the ground Moore and Bell tried to prevent my doing so, by catching hold of me; I separated Lewis and May nevertheless another scuffle then took place Lewis then rushed back and said, I'll kill the h- I will Moore then said, 11 Yes, kill him out of the way," and with that Lewis and Bell rushed forward, and May was struck to the ground by a blow on the shoulder Boll struck him also; I can't say Avhether Bell struck him with a stump or a sword-stick, but it was a stick of some sort I again attempted to take Lewis off; nothing more was done to May, and Moore seized me by the collar behind, and very nearly choked me he beat me with a stick across the back and loins I found that I was getting choked and 1 was bound to leave off my gra^p of Lewis in rising from the ground 13 11 struck me with the stick across the face; my Gheek was cut, and the mark is here now my right eye is still very much affected I collared Bell and took him down to the tent myself; Moore ran away and Lewis. followed. [Sword-stick produced and recognised.] By the blow he struck me the ferule came off; it was not drawn.—The sword was drawn in court and proved to be a real Tartar. By Mr. Smith I never saw it drawn, and did not know till after the affair was over that it was a sword-stick; I stood about three yards off May; I could see if a blow was struck; Bell took, a stump from some place; I do not know where from I do not know who took the stump away; I am not going to com- mit myself; I am going to tell the .truth, and on my solemn oath I do not know who took the stump away; I can't, nor won't say that; if Mr. May has sworn that Moore took the stump away, he has sworn falsely; I say the stump fell out of Mr. May's hand, because lie fell down I did not see Moore strike :l\Ia y' at all; no, I did not; I was close to, but very much enga!red in the affray; I was trying to get Lewis from May; it did not take more than three minutes in the first affray; I can't say to a second or two I never saw Moore strike May in the first affair; I beg your pardon, but you are trying to mislead me I heard no cries of Fair play;" I swear I never heard it; I heard rilore expressions; I beg your pardon, I said nothing about the ex- pressions in the affray they were uttered before the parties met in the second and third affray; 110 expressions were used in the first affray; after May rose to his feet they did not fight; Lewis closed with Slay, and in the second attack I did not see either Moore or Bell take Lewis off 1\11'. May; there was a deal of excitement; I sawtlle blood on the stump, in the pavilion, inde- pendently of the broken one; they interfered with me in the third part of the affair, and it is that for which I have threatened Moore with an action at law, and for which I shall request a satisfactory compensation; I should not have done so had not Mr. Moore sent some parties to me; I was actively engaged in the first, second, and third stl-ugg-le; I did not wish to see my friend abused, and in the -third struggle it was that the affray occurred to i-ne in rising from the ground Bell toppled me over, and I seized him and "tackled hijn like a shot"—(laughter)— and locked him up; Moore ran away, but not before"he had seen the blow struck on the front of May's head; he went away before the stump was broken; the stump was broken in the last blow. Re-exaii-iined by Mr. Plews: Of course the toppling over" knocked me down; after I had been pulled off Lewis I tried to get Lewis away from May; the stump had left May's hand be- fore he fell to the ground, but I do not know how or when it was; Moore was on the left hand side of Lewis as they came from the tent- By the Ex-Mayor: It was after the third affair that Moore ran away, I should think before the stump was broken; my affray with Bell took place before the stump was broken; I saw Moore a hundred yards off, running like a hare then; I wished them all to leave the field after the first and second affray. .NL-. Alexander Cuthbertson was next examined, and deposed to the principal facts stated by the other witnesses, and repeated, in substance, the evidence he gave in the account of Lieutenant Lewis's case. He added: The prisoners, Moore, and Bell, and Lewis, were talking French ( Spanish), and I could not understand them I saw Moore hit May with his fist when he was on the ground; I did not see Bell do anything at that time I did not see Moore or Bell do anything while Hutchins was taking Lewis off May; I can't say where Bell and Moore were when Lewis rushed at him; I saw nothing then, but heard Moore sing out, "Kill the b- Kerr and myself took Lewis off May, and May had the stump in his hand, and while the third round was going oil, Bell was striking about with the sword-stick right and left; Moore ran away, and Hutchins collared Bell; I swear that I heard the words used, and I saw Moore strike him. Cross-examined by Mr. Smith: Moore and Bell tried to pull Hutchins off, that is when they were all standing up, and he interfered when they attempted to fight; I saw Moore strike May; I won't swear they did not attempt to lift Lewis off; 1\lo01'e was close to, and he struck May on the ground I saw him do it; I saw him stoop down May was on the ground, and Lewis on the top of him; Moore was standing by, and Hutchins had hold of Lewis by the collar; Hutchins might have seen the blow; I was quite close; I will swear I did not see Moore strike him with the stick; I did not see Bell do anything towards May at all; I saw him striking about with a stick; I saw Moore running away after the last blow was struck and the row was over ;• I am quite positive of that; Bell was standing quietly 1,y, and when he ran away I did not stop to ask him what he was going for. Re-examined by Mr. Plews Hutchins had hold of Bell when he was standing: quietly; Moore was about 10 yards off when I saw him running away, and I was looking at Leyshon and Bell struggling for the stick and the whip. The stick was taken away from Bell and my attention was directed to that more than to May. Mr. Smith objected to the question about 1\11'. Leyshon's finger being cut, and- The Bench ruled that his objection was good. 1\1r. Plews placed some books and papers and illustrated the position of the contending parties. Mr. Smith said the witness did not get rid of his answer and question and that he had confused himself. By the Bench I sawall three come on the ground but I could not see if they had anything in their hands. I do not know how Bell got the whip. Moore had a small stick in his hand when he went to meet Mr. May. It was in his hand. It was a short stick, and was either up his arm or behind his back. I saw it when he went towards Mr. May, I did not see the short stick when Mr. Moore was running away. James Swash was then called, and stated I am a shoemaker, residing in Neath I was sitting oil the roller in the cricket-fiold when Moore, Bell, and Lewis came there they went to the tent, and then towards the wickets; I did not go up after them till the second time; I did not see the first part 0f the pcrf 01-piance, but I saw Mav down and Lewis on him; I went up then I saw Moore and Bell there, and I saw Bell kick Mr May on the "•round lie kicked him three times; some one pulled Lewis off; I heard'Moore sav, Let them have fair play." [Witness was requested to point out Mr. Moore and Mr. Bell, and lie did so.] I did not see Moore do anything, but I saw Bell take the sword- cane and put it between Lewis and May I saw it half drawn, and Hutchins struck with it; Hutchins was struck when he was getting up; it was the second round that I saw; I saw Bell hit Hutchins, and it toppled him over. [Mr. Smith objected to the style of examination.] Bell drew the sword out of the cane,- that is, half drew it I swear Bell kicked May three times on the ground; I walked up after May was down the first time after the second round was over, and Moore saw Lewis with the wicket in his hand, he ran away; Lewis was about striking May with the wicket when Moore ran away; lie ran away with a stick in his hand. Cross-examined by Alr. Smith I saw Moore do nothing; he had the stick in his hand, and I did not see him use it I am sure that Moore ran away before the stump was broken; he was not on the spot when the cut took place; he was gone away at the third round, but at the second round he said, Kill the b— out of the way;" I heard him say more than that; the roller was in the field about five yards from the furthest man; Lewis was nearest to May; I can't say where Cuthbertson was; there were several people close by who could have seen this done besides myself; the sword-cane was not drawn right out; I did not see Moore and Lewis try to separate them; I am sure if three kicks had been given every one could have seen them. By iNIr. Plcws: When Moore ran away it was after the third round; I am quite sure I saw the kicks. By the Bench; I ran up to see the row when it began. At this stage the court adjourned for half-an-hour,
LATTER-DAY SAINTS AT NEATH. To the Editor of the BRECOX COCXTY TIMES. SIE, Having seen in your Paper of the 10th instant an an- nouncement of some preposterous blasphemy spoken by the Latter-Day Saints on the Corporation Quay on the Sunday previous, and that Mr. Rees the "People's Friend" made the Saints hide their demmished heads under the shadow of their own ignorance, I think it my duty to correct that assertion being their at the time and not having heard anvthing that was unscriptural or unreasonable, Neither did I hc:ar anvthin<» in Mr. Bees's discourse that was calculated to make anvone hide their deminished head, who had no sound arguements but resorted to redicule and slander instead of provin"- by the Scriptures the absurdities of their doctrine. Perhaps vour Reporter will be kind enough to state of what the preposterous blasphemy spoken of consisted. By inserting this you will be doing justice and will obligue AN EYE WITNESS.
THE REGATTA. To the Editor of the BRECON COUXTY TIMES Sin,—Observing in your last week's issue that a very large and influential committee have been appointed to carry but the arrangements of the regatta, the proceeds of which were to be very beneficial, viz., to provide a free reading-room for the working man, last year's grand fete and gala cannot be forgotten. Allow me, therefore, tln-ougli the medium of vour well circulated columns to make rather an important statement, which seems men to have been forgotten. The last regatta was got up by nearly the same committee of gentlemen, and the benefit arising there- from was to be for the Young Men's Institute, on the Bulwark Whether the affair was a loss or a benefit to such an institution' the public have not yet been satisfied. But attached to its proceedings is the important fact, and well remembered, that our joint-stock companies, leave alone the individual hostelries, were not capable of carrying out arrangements to provide for so large an influx of visitors. The neighbouring county of Glamorgan was resorted to, and a great Gun" was introduced to our ancient borough, to instruct the Breconians how to provide a good feed. The natives would not put upwlth such Impudenee, and the "Gun" was "discharged" and compensated for his large "report." However, a host of the town undertook so great a task as to provide and give satisfaction and this was ably done, and acknowledged by all, he having at the eleventh horn- to go to great expense in providing necessaries for the occasion. To the surprise of all, and the great inconvenience and disappointment of the worthy host, he ha", never been paid his well-earned demand of zE34 odd. Deen paMi No doubt, Mr. Editor, that such grand doinas are verv ficial to the town, and the tradesmen and inhabitants (J stated by our worthy Mayor at a public meeting) are never backward in coming forward to support any good cause; but are there anv lnhabitants m other towns who will support anv aula, when thev can't receive then- just due I (,m proud as well as others to see our respected Mayor fit the head of the committee, and would it not be well for them to discharge honourably the debts of the former meeting before soliciting aid for another. Twelve months have elapsed. The committee will find ample means in the old c town to have any of their orders discharged. For the future the honorary secretary, no doubt, will remember that golden ada»e of "being just before generous." Thanking you for the spaea allowed me, Yrours, &c., Ship-street, Brecon, August 20th, 1837. J.
BRYNMA WR. PETTY SESSIONS, MONDAY, AUGUST 21, before H. BAILEY, and L. POWELL, Esqrs. NON-PAYMENT OF RATES.—John Jones, Railway Tavern, Brynmawr, was summoned for neglecting to pay £114s. 6d., the amount of poor's rate. An order of distress was issued.-Ann. Knight and William TVatkins, both of Gilwern, the latter of whom did not appear, were summoned for non-payment of .£1 O-i. 5d. poor's rate, and £ 1 10s. 5d., respectively. Order of distraint on the former defendant's goods; the latter had paid his rates.-Racliel Price, Welling- ton beer-house, Brynmawr, was charged with the non- payment of 9,1 14s 3d. poor's rate. Similar order as in last case.—John Jones, Gilwern, blacksmith, was summoned for non-payment of Y-7 161. 4d. De- fendant did not answer the charge, and the personal service of the summons having been proved by P.C. Williams, of Gilwern, the Bench made a similar order to those in the previous cases.- Tlwmas Jones, Black- rock, Llanelly, was summoned for neglecting to pay the sum of £ 2 4s. 3d., the amount of poor's rate due. Defendant did not appear, and P.C. Evans proved the service of the summons. Mr. Roberts, collector, certified to the amount, and an order of distress for the rate and costs was made. "POCKET YOUR WATCH AND WATCH YOUR POCKET.' -John M'Loughlin was charged with having, on the 16th inst., stolen a watch, value E2 10s the property of Mark Lyons.—Mr. Plews, Merthyr, appeared for the defence.—Prosecutor, who is a licensed hawker, and a Jew, stated that, on the 16th instant, he was at Beaufort, near the new railway bridge, when the prisoner met him on the road; he was employed as a labourer on the bridge; prisoner asked him if he had a watch to sell, and he replied "yes;" they went to a public-house near, and he showed prisoner a couple of watches; he took one watch from the box and said, I will buy that one, and I will give you 10. now, and so much a month afterwards;" he did not mention a sum; I asked a pound in hand," and so much per month afterwards; he said he had not got 10s., but the publican would lend it him we could not agree to this arrangement, and prisoner put the watch back in the box, which was open; I then began dealing with the landlord, and the prisoner took the watch out of the box again, and went out with it; I followed prisoner immediately, and told him he had taken the watch, and told him to give it back to me; he answered, I did not take the watch;" I said to him, "you must go with me into the public-house again, and we will try to look for it;" we went into the public-house, and the master said, "look in the box, perhaps you will find it;" the watch was not in the box; I looked for it, and the master and "missus" did the same; the prisoner did not answer, but went out from the house I then went to look for a policeman; 1 did not find one, and came to Brynmawr station; a policeman went with me to Beaufort, and went to the public-house again, where prisoner was sleeping; he asked him for the watch, and he denied having it; he searched him and did not find it; the policeman then took him by my directions; 1 did not find the watch, and have not seen it since.—Cross-examined by Mr. Plews: I tried to sell watches to some other one on the work before I began to talk to the prisoner; did not open my box until I got to the public-house; I saw him on the work first; he was working there; there were three men besides myself and prisoner in the public-house when I got there; I don't know their names; one of the men sent prisoner to his bouse for some old watches he had got, to change; that was after he had put the watch back in the box he did not bring the old watches he came back, and said the man's wife would not give him the watches; I swear prisoner did not go back to his work it was after the man had gone away from the house I told the landlord's daughter that the prisoner had taken the watch along with him I then went after him to his work I was there about an hour the prisoner had put the watch in the box the first time when prisoner came with me to the public- house the second time he had a Goat and waistcoat on; I swear that; the landlord was with me all the time in the house; I had twenty watches in my box, but only took out one the landlord tried to buy a. watch, but it was not the same as that the prisoner had; I took that one out of the box I only showed the land- lord one watch I had not sold one watch that day no one saw my box before starting. -William Williams, landlord of the Little Rhyd, in the parish ot Llan- gynider, stated that on the evening of the 15th instant between two and three o'clock in the afternoon, the prosecutor and prisoner came into his house;.prose- cutor put bis box on the table, and said he was going to try and deal for a vatch;" he drew out a watch, and showed it; the price, he said, would be from Y,2 5s. to ze2 1005.; after, he said he would take 22 for it he said he could not sell it without he had got f,1 down "in hand prisoner said he could not give him more than 10s., but would pay him "so much" a month afterwards; he added that it was no use promising more than he could pay, and he would be obliged to borrow from the landlord, providing he made a bargain; he then showed him a big old watch, either out of his pocket or his box he could not tell which before they had finished talking about this watch he took another out of his box and showed it to him (the landlord); prisoner then put the old watch down, and stood up in the place there were two other men in the room looking at the watches they then went out one by one afterwards prisoner left, but he did not see anything in his hand he had no coat and waistcoat on the two men who were in were named Stephen Negus and Henry Le,is.-By the Bench Prisoner had not two watches in his hand at the same time prisoner went out about ten or fifteen minutes after the other two I saw the big watch after he had gone; it was in the prosecutor's hand it was the small watch they were dealing for.—Cross- examined by Mr. Plews: Did not notice any other watch in his hand; did not see him give the other watch back before he had the big watch lie took the watch out of the box for me when he had told me he lost the watch I told him to look for it in his own pocket about half-an-hour after the prisoner had gone, he said, "Me think I have lost a vatch 1 asked him if it was the big one, and he said, No he tried to sell a watch to Negus, and sent prisoner up to his house for two old ones, to il chop," and the answer came back that the wife would bring them down, but she did not come I don't think he could possibly have taken that watch without my seeing it.- By the Bench I don't think he could have taken the watch, and put it into his trousers' pocket without my seeing it; I am positive.—By Sergeant Joseph I saw two or three watches belonging to prosecutor in the prisoner's hand I saw prisoner distinctly give each watch back into prosecutor's hand, except the big one, which he put on the table; did not see prisoner receive the watches a second time I went into an adjoining room for my spectacles, but did not go from there afterwards during the whole time they were there I am not sure whether my wife wa3 there when I went out; I was not reading a paper during the bargaining; I went for my spectacles to examine the works of one of the watches; I never said to anybody I was reading a paper when the bargaining was proceeding.—Re- examined by Mr. Plows When I went for my glasses Negus and Lewis were there I bad only just to step into the little room adjoining, where my spectacles were on a table.—Mr. Plews submitted that if the case were sent to trial, there would scarcely be any possi- bility of a bill being found, and it would be useless to put the county to unnecessary expense. If the case came to be fully sifted it would be found doubtful whether a watch was lost at all. He would ask the Bench to dismiss the charge.—The Bench: In the absence of further evidence. although we believe the watch has been lost, we must dismiss the charge against the prisoner, complainant having to pay 8s. costs. AFFILIATION. -Isaac Moi'gan was summoned to show cause why he should not contribute to the main- tenance of the illegitimate child of Mary Ann Evans. Mr. Plews appeared for the defendant. The appli- cant is a married woman, and was described on the information as a single woman. The application was dismissed.
RIFLE VOLUNTEER ORDERS.—17th G. R. V. orders for the week ending Aug. 31, 1867:—Class firing on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 5 p.m. Recruit drill on Tuesday and Thursday, at 5 p.m.—By order, 15th G. R. V. No change in routine.—By order. MESMERISM.—Miss James gave the last of her Mes- meric Lectures on Saturday evening, at the Town Hall. The audience was limited in number, and not very complimentary in remarks. The promised dis- tribution of costly prizes" did not take place, the receipts being scarcely sufficient to meet actual expenses, and consequently not nearly enough to warrant "presentations." We understand that Miss E. James, the present mesmerist, is sister to the Miss James who created so great a furore in the Stu- art Hall, Cardiff, hence the limited success and popu- larity in Neath. The original Miss James would probably have been better patronized. SUNDAY BATHING.—This annoyance, on the Canal bank, by the Union, to which we called attention some time ago, was repeated on Sunday with increased daring and indecency. The occasional presence of a police officer would effectually stop the nuisance, especially if summary justice was inflicted on one or two of the ringleaders. "NEW CODE" EXAMINATIONS.—The pupil teachers connected with the British Schools in this neighbour- hood, were examined before Mr. Bowstead, H. M. Inspector, on Saturday last, at Queen-street Schools. The examination was under the New Code," and was, as usual, satisfactory to the gentlemen conducting the same. MARKET ITEMS.—Business was exceedingly brisk in Neath market on Wednesday, and the show of fruit, vegetables, and poultry was excellent. Prices varied in a remarkable degree,—not in every case according to value, but more particularly according to the ap- pearance of the buyer. We quote prices obtained from a respectable dealer :-Potatoes-round, Is per stone: Gloster kidneys, lOd per stone; English apples 2s per long hundred (126), or 6s 6d per large pot; French apples, 8s per cwt. plums-Orleans, 9d per 100, or 3s per peck; greengages, Is to Is 2d per hun- dred; English pears—small, 6d per hundred, large, 20 for Is; French onions were in abundance, and the price 5s per hundred. A large supply of cucumbers came to market, ranging in price from 2d to 6d the majority of them were totally unfit for food. Poultry was scarce towards noon, but plentiful in the early part of the day. Ducks, 2s 6d to 3s 6d per couple fowls, 2s to 3s per couple. Butter, Is per lb. Welsh cheese and tub butter the usual price.—The cattle market showed a slight increase in stock, 12 cattle, 117 sheep, and 170 pigs being offered. Prices remained steady, and a fair amount of sales took place. DRUNK OR INCAPABLE.-On Tuesday evening a re- spectably-dressed man was discovered lying against a gate of Mr Roger's field on the Gnollroad, apparently seriously hurt. On inquiry, the individual proved to be a publican from Llansamlet in a senseless state of intoxication. It appears that he had been to Neath on business, and had indulged rather too freely in the unsocial liquid," and while staggering towards the station he fell upon a tenter hook, standing out from the field-gate. The barb entered his forehead just over the the left eye, and made a fearful gash in a cruciform shape. After lying on the ground partly insensible for some time, a trap was fetched from Mr Lanhams, and he was taken home, a wounded, if not a wiser man. THE TURKISH BATHS."—These admirably-con- ducted baths are now in full operation, and the obli- ging manners of the proprietor and his assistants make the luxury more acceptable than the generality of such institutions are in a position to offer. The present uncertain weather, and the prevalence of catarrh, have caused the establishment to be rather extensively patronised lately, and as the accommoda- tion has been increased by the managers, there is at all times room enough for all," and attention enough for the most fastidious. AN INTERESTING DIARY.-In our next issue we pro- pose to commence publishing the diary, for the year 1746, of Llewelyn Williams, of Dyffryn, near Neath, a barrister practising at the Great Sessions for Gla- morgan, Brecon, and Radnor. The original, plainly and neatly written, is in the possession of Howel Gwyn, Esq, M.P., Dyffryn (where the greater portion of the diary was written), having been presented to that gentleman a few years since by J. Joseph, Esq., F.S.A., of Brecon. The diary will be most interesting to a great number of our readers in Brecon, as well as Neath, especially the older portion of them, from the recollections of the past" which the names of persons and of places mentioned in it will give rise to. "THE PEOPLE'S FRIEND," AND THE MORMONITES.— Mr William Rees followed up his intention on Sunday evening last, and delivered a lecture on Infidels and Mormonites," in the neighbourhood of the Corporation Quay, as previously announced. There was a very large audience, and amongst them a strong muster of the "saints," male and female. Mr. Rees stated at the outset that he would say nothing but what he could prove, either from their own books or from per- sonal observation; and though the "saints" might feel annoyed at being classed with infidels, they were worse in point of immorality than the most immoral infidels. He then referred in strong terms to the matrimonial position of the Mormonites, and the unavoidable misery that inevitably followed it: touch- in,- on the" Reformation," both in an infidel's point of view, and a latter-day saint's, explaining the Sun- day amusement" movement, and its consequences to such individuals as those professing the Mormonite doctrine, denouncing- the secret and wily ways in which silly women" and discontented men were captivated, and made believers in miracles. He then gave several quotations from Robin Ddu's "Lectures on Miracles," affirming that he was their paid servant. He ridi- culed the miracle of the "sugar curing the crying child," and in reply to a question, he said the good works that had followed Christianity were the institu- tions, hospitals, asylums, charities, &c., that stood everywhere prominent in this Christian land, but were nowhere visible in Utah or the Salt Lake. We have not space to follow the lecturer through his discourse, but merely to add that at the conclusion of his address, one of the saints said he was quite ashamed to hear Mr. Rees accuse their dear sisters of adultery to their very faces. The lecturer replied that there was abundant proof at hand, and commenced to illustrate his assertion, but was prevented by one of the parties stating that it was too late to enter on the subject that evening," but they would take a week to con- sidei the reply, and also give a history of the Salt Lake City next Sunday night. 0 Mr Rees replied that he should be there to hear it. The immense concourse of people was very orderly and attentive, and separated shortly before 9 o'clock. RAILWAY BEEF.-Three cows were killed by a fast goods tram, on Sunday morning last, near the Junc- tion by the Neath station. The engine dashed into a drove that had strayed on to the line, knocking one of the animals clean over the embankment into a field and cutting two others to pieces. The other animals afterwards walked off the line before the accident had time to be repeated by the other trains following. HONOUR TO WHOM HONOUR IS DUE."—Mr. F. A. Deer, of this town, who holds the appointment of Saddler to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and to other royal personages also, has added a fourth medal to the number he already possesses of distinctive rewards for his highly talented designs in leather work. Mr. Deer did not exhibit in the Saddlery de- partment at the Paris Exhibition, he being one of the Jurors, but in the Art Department" a highly orna- mental and artistic piece of work gained for him the medal now exhibited in his window. It would be superfluous to speak of Mr. Deer's inimitable forte in this particular department; a visit to his establishment will be sufficient to prove the prize is only justly bestowed; at the same time it is a subject of much comment that so little artistic work or design is dis- played on the medal bestowed. Our French neigh- bours have not profited by the English medals awarded them in 1862. THE BRIDGE IN JAMES STREET.—A public footpath by the canal bridge, which has been open upwards of fifty years, is now, by the orders of the Canal Com- pany, being walled up. Public feeling is very strong in reference to the proceeding, and the probable incon- venience to the public is beyond calculation. We understand that the stoppage will be the cause of an action at law, and probably an improved opening to the houses now shut out from proper communication with the road will be the result of the proceedings at last. ANNIVERSARY MEETINGS. -The Anniversary meetin gs at the Tabernacle, in connection with the Sunday Schools held there, are announced for the 8th of September. Special services are to be held in the morning and evening, the afternoon being devoted to addresses, recitations, vocal intervals, &c., by the officers, teachers, and pupils. An appeal will be made at the close of each service in aid of the funds of the school. I ORDER OF SERVICES AT ST. DAVID'S, FOR 10TH SUN- DAY AFTER TRINITY: -Voluutary, No. 37, Novello; Gloria, Houldsworth; Venite, No. 5; Te Dciim, No. 6a; Jubilate, No. la; Kyric, Tallis; Hymns, 176, 204"; voluntary, Creclo, Haydn. Evening service- Hymn 214 (St. Stephen's), 235, 109 voluntary, 12th Kyric, Mozart; Nunc JJimittis, Hayes la; Magnificat, Purcell in G, No. 1. SKEWEN CHURCH CHOIR.—A large party accom- panied the above choir on Thursday last to a pic-nic and fete at Pen wilt, on the Neath and Brecon Rail- way. The pleasant and highly agreeable meeting was held at Ystradfellte, under the auspices and at the en- tire expense of F. A. Aylwyn, Esq., who takes the deepest interest in the success of the choir, and who was indefatigable in his efforts to make this re-union one of the most pleasant of the season. The spread' was unlimited, and the profusion of good things only equalled by their excellence. The happy party re- turned by the last train, expressing their gratification, and showing their appreciation of the kind entertain- ment by a cordial return of thanks to those whose liberality they had enjoyed in so unostentatious a manner. THE CHOLERA.—It is rumoured that this dreadful scourge has again made its appearance in Swansea. Extra precautionary measures are therefore every- where visible in Neath. A muddy footpath, facing a row of cottages without a drain, however, yet remains on the Merar, the water from the stand-pump flowing occasionally over it, and the smell becoming almost unbearable during the sunny part of the day, a state of things not at all improved by the domestic habits of some of the occupiers of the tenements referred to. THE 17TH G. R. V. AT THE BURROWS.-Oll Monday the above company, under the command of Capt. Evans, had a full dress parade at the Jersey Marine Hotel grounds, Crymlyn Burrows. The Corps mustered strongly on the occasion, and headed by the band, marched from the Armoury at Neath to the Vale of Neath Station, proceeding by the 2.30 train. Sir Edward Campbell reviewed the corps and expressed himself in high terms respecting their efficiency and excellent drill. Refreshments were provided by Capt. Evans after the inspection, :and the corps returned by the 8.0 train, an immense crowd, as usual, awaiting their arrival home. INAUGURATION SERVICE.—One remarkable feature of the present day is the prevailing custom of I I open- ing or '_< inaugurating buildings and their contents, by a special service, partaking of the ".commercial as well as the "religious." The custom was extended on Sunday, August 17th, to the opening of a new gallery" in the Baptist chapel, Aberdulais. Four special services were held, and with a result highly satisfying, in a pecuniary sense, to the responsible parties concerned in the new erection. STREET OBSTRUCTIONS.—A correspondent asks How it is that one tradesmen, a grocer, was lately fined for having a few boxes on the footway whilst unloading a stock of goods, and yet another tradesman on the same square is permitted to have large crates, cases, and casks lying about -without any notice being taken of the annoyance." We leave some one more learned in Neath law and politics to send an answer to the inquiry. The question, however, is worth moving, if correct, and we have no reason to doubt its correctness. CRICKET MATCH.—BRECON v. NEATH.—As pre- viously announced, this affair came off on Thursday last. It was originally intended to make a two days' u' match, but the uncertainties" of the game brought matters to a climax before the stumps were drawn on Thursday. A return match was therefore made up for Friday, Neath being as usual, the possessors of the "blue riband." The attendance of visitors on the ground was not quite so numerous as on previous occasiolls. Howel Gwyn, Esq., M.P., and Mrs. Gwyn, with a large party, honoured the players with their presence on the first day, in addition to which other select parties were on the ground. The" play" doesnot call for any particular comment. The Neath style being almost a "household word" with cricketers, and their science being generally changed, according to the state of the game and the appearance of the telegraph. Mr. Hutchins, of the Queen's Hotel, catered for the players, and the luncheon was laid in the long room of the Pavilion in first-class style. We append the full score with a brief analysis of the bowling, remarking, by the way, that the Neath gen- 9 11 tlemen felt rather disappointed at not being beaten by the Brecon eleven. 1st Innings. BRECON. 2nd Innings. P. Williams, not out o st Thomas, b Lewellyn 5 Capt. Lloyd, b Lewellyn o b Holt 0 Evan Jones, b Lewellyn 2 b Holt 0 A. Williams, b Holt o b Lewellyn 1 E. G. Davies, b Holt. i c Holt, b Lewellyn 0 'W. J. Price, b Lewellyn 6 c Whittington, b Holt. 2 Capt. P. Lloyd, c Vivian, b Lewellyn 4 c Holt, b Lewellyn 4 F. B. Jones, b Lewellyn 5 not out o J. James, c Lewellyn, b Holt 0 b Holt 8 Capt. Braddon, bLewellyn 0 b Lewellyn .7. 3 G. Griffiths, not out o c Lee, b Holt 3 Extras 2 Extras 4 20 30 Analysts of Bowh/ig.—Une wicket fell for 0 runs, two for 3, three for 3, four for 5, five for 14, six for 19, seven for 20, eight for 20, nine for 20, only nine men being in for the first innings. In the second innings one wicket fell for 2 runs, five for 6, six for 13, seven for 25, eight, nine, and ten for 30. In the first innings Lewellyn bowled four maiden overs, and took six wickets. Holt bowled two maiden overs, and took three wickets. 44 balls delivered, from which 18 runs were obtained. In the second innings Holt bowled two maiden overs, and took three wickets Lewellyn, five maidens, and two wickets. 91 balls delivered, from which 26 runs were made NEATII. J. W. Young, cE. G. Davies, b W. J. Price 10 W. Whittington, run out o J. Westren, c E. G. Davies, b W. J. Price 6 Major Lee, b W. J. Price 3 D. Thomas, b W. J. Price 0 "Watkin Whittington, b E. G. Davies o W. L. Holt, run out ]]][[ j J. T. D. Lewellyn, not out cr; Vivian, b P. Lloyd j Richards, 1 b w, b E. G. Davies 25 Lovering, b W. J. Price 7 Extras 11 129 Analysis of Bowling.—One wicket fell for 0 runs, two for 16, three for 20, four for 21, five for 22, six for 23, seven for 41, eight for 47, nine for 113, and ten for 129. E. G. Davies bowled six maiden overs, and took one wicket, delivering 112 balls, from which 50 runs were made. P. Lloyd bowled eight maiden overs, took one wicket, and delivered 68 balls, from -which :22 runs were made. W. J. Price bowled 10 maiden overs, took three wickets, delivered 106 balls, from which 43 runs were got. J. James delivered 8 balls, three of which were "wides." J. B. J ones delivered 8 balls, from which three runs were got. The game was, therefore, decided in one innings on the Neath side, with 79 runs to spare, Mr. J. T. D. Lewellyn making a score himself-including three splendid hits for four, four threes, nine twos, and 23 singles—equal to the entire score of the Brecon eleven in both innings. The return match was played the following day, on the same ground, and it was agreed to decide the same in one innings. The Brecon gentlemen went in first, and made the following score:- RT I ■ T UDECON. Captain L. Lloyd, b Llewellyn 0 y?~ P Westwood, b Llewellyn 1 Captain P. Lloyd, b Lovering I C, E. G. Davies, 1 b w, b Llewellyn o E. Jones, c Holt, b Llewellyn 0 Westwood, c Thomas, b Loverinsr 5 T. B. Jones, b Lovering 9 A. Williams, b Lovering n Captain Braddon, b Lleweliyn -i J. J ames, not out Extras 4 38 Luncheon was then called, and after refreshment Neath went to the wicket. NEAT II. W. Whittington, not out 03 Watkin Whittington, run out. 5 J, Lovering, run out 4 W. Richards, not out 14 Major Lee, b E. G. Davies 17 Extras e L'L i.1 !• • 69 1 eallll Wiereiore again won with six wickets to fall, and 31 runs over. The weather was delightfully fine, and a day's pleasure was afforded to all who choose to enter the ground, without any charge for admission. PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, before G. LLEWELLYN, J. H. ROWLAND, and RICIIAUD HALL, Esqrs. NON-PAYMENT OF POOR RATES.—George Parker and Thomas Faithful were respectively summoned by the overseers of Baglan Lower for non-payment of poor rate.—An order for payment was made in each case, or distress warrant to issue. AssAuLT.-Bicll(/I'(1 Eveleigh was charged with assaulting David Rosser; and the case having been proved, he was fined ls. and costs, or 21 days' imprisonment. WAGES CASE.—Isaac Smith was summoned bv John Rees and James Humlin respectively, for non-payment of wages. Defendant, who did not appear, was ordered to pay the amount proved to be due in each case, with costs, forthwith. F, P, 110 17., T., BEERHOUSE OFFENCE.— William Janes was charged by Supt. Phillip with a Sunday Morning Beer Act offence. The case was proved by P.C. Morgan, and defendant was fined £ 3 and costs, or six weeks' imprisonment in default of effects to levy distraint upon. GAIWEN ROBBERY.-—John Leyshon was charged by George Galloway with stealing fruit and vegetables from his garden, at Baglan, for which he was fined 10s. and costs, or 21 days' imprisonment.
BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS, MONDAY, before S. GARDNER, Esq. (Mayor), and J. H. ROWLAND, Esq. (Ex-Mayor). AsxoYAXcE TO PASSENGERS.—Sarah Ward was charged by Ann Collins with annoying her on the Green, and calling her filthy and disgusting names. Fined 20s. and costs, or 21 days' imprisonment.—John Matthews, harpist, was charged with a like offence. Defendant was ordered to pay costs, but as they were not paid at the end of the sitting he was fined 15s., including costs, or 10 days' imprisonment.—A?oi Cox was similarly charged and was fined 10s. and costs. ASSAULT.— Mary Fly an was charged by Elizabeth Collins with an assault. The case was too trivial to deserve notice, but the magistrates fined the defendant 10s. and costs, or 21 days' imprisonment. THE DRUNKARDS' LrsT.-Barnard Kain. was charged with being drunk and riotous on the Parade. Fined 5s. and costs, or 10 days' imprisonment.—Patrick ]Jrulllcfin, charged with a like offence, was mulcted in a similar penalty. TUESDAY, before the same Magistrates. DRUXK AGAIN!—John Evans, a candidate for the drunkards' list, was fined 5s. and costs, or 10 days' imprisonment.
« [SECOND EDITION.] After the adjournment, the following witnesses were called by Air. riews, the first being Joseph Lovering, who repeated nearly verbatim his state- ments recorded in the report of LIeutenant Lewis's case. Inliis cross-examination he said: He saw no kicking; he was not bound to see anything; he did not see Moore and Bell do any- thing to May; it was outside the crowd round Lewis and May that witness took the stump from Moore; but in his re-exami- nation he said I took the stump from him because I had the care of them; he was not willing- to give it up; I got one end and he got the other he asked me if I was going to use it; I told him that did not matter to him, and that I must have it; he threatened to strike me with it, and I told him that if' he did I would strike him back. John Griffiths gave corroborative evidence. William Doran then deposed I am a ship-broker, and reside in Swansea; I know Mr. Moore, one of the defendants; on the day of the review, near Briton Ferry Road Station (Wednesday, 31st July.) I had some talk with Mr. Moore; I cannot say posi- tively that in that conversation Mr. May's name was mentioned; on the following day it was; he said that Mr. Lewis intended horsewhipping Mr. May the first day he met him, and that he intended going with him Levis was not then present; Moore was by himself; on the Wednesday Moore asked me if I had seen a letter in the Cambria Daily Leader in reference to a gen- tleman looking at ladies bathing at Briton Ferry, and giving a description of the gentleman; I said I had not; he said that the letter evidently bore reference to Mr. Lewis; I said, Why so;" he said, "Because all his friends have been speaking to him about the letter, and saying he was the person referred to," and in consequence of his friends having spoken to him about it, he intended to horsewhip the writer; I asked him not to have any- thing to do with it lie said that he was merely going, as :II'. Lewis's friend, to see that they had fair play, as iie believed Mr. Lewis would do if ever placed in a similar position that was all that passed. Cross-examined He showed no feeling in the matter, except as Lewis's friend; in fact, he treated the thing rather in a jocular manner. Alfred Bryant Campion then deposed: I am surveyor of highways in this district; I know Ir. Moore I saw him at Briton Ferry road on the review day; Ir. Thomas was with me; I had some conversation with Mr. Moore about a paragraph in the Daily Le<uh-r\ Moore did say something about May, and that it was a very scandalous proceeding on his part to" write such a letter, and that he deserved a thrashing for it; Dr. Thomas was present, and might have heard what was said; Moore said he deserved a good thrashing for writing such a ■ paragraph to injure the character of a respectable man like Mr. Lewis; nothing was said about" jelly" or about" pounding" to the best of my recollection; Mr. Moore said that he hoped Mr. May would be well thrashed; it was known between us who was the writer of the letter, and the remarks were applied to the writer; I said it was well known who he was, and that he wasn't afraid of him the expression used was that he hoped he would be "thrashed, so that his bones might be made soup of;" other similar expressions were made use of. Cross-examined: We were not chaffing- each other; Moore had pressed me much to tell the name of the writer; I said it was well known, and I believe I told him the name'; when I said he wasn't afraid of him I meant he wouldn't mind standing up in a fight, and a fight between them was rather expected by the public I told Moore that May was rather an athletic man, and could take care of himself, and it was after that Moore used the expressions I spoke of. Re-examined I had no talk with May about the thrashing until Saturday night. b-eorge l-iyrlmg, 31. R C. S., repeated his evidence as reported in the case of Lieutenant Lewis, and added that the kick from a man's foot would produce the marks on the side. They were higher up than the hip. In cross-examination he said I heard this day week a de- scription of certain struggles or scuffles between a Mr. Lewis and Air. I can't st-, -if that was sufficient to cause the in- juries I have described. The blow on the back was a severe one; a fall or a cricket stump would not have caused it; he was bruised all over the chest and sides; the bruises might have been caused by kicks. Superintendent Phillips deposed that Mr. Bell was given into his custody by P.C. Phelps, on the 2nd of August. Mr Plows said that the superintendent's evidence closed his case. "Nir. Smith asked for an adjournment, and Mr. Plews seconded it. Mr. Smith We cannot facilitate the inquiry by going on I have summoned no less than five witnesses. The Ex-Mayor Are you going to call them ? Mr. Smith Certainly, sir. The Ex-Mayor I think that the only course open to me in order to administer justice here is that the case should go on. Mr. Smith then rose to reply for the defence. He said I rise to say how greatly I feel the responsibility of this case, the more especially as we are now charged with being aiders and abettors and accessories to do some bodily harm. But I should like to know what atom of evidence there is against Mr. Bell, and when on the ground, I should like to know what else he did but do as others do—look on; lie was simply there as a spectator. Sup- pose you could hide from your mind the letter in the Leader the sufferings of Mr. May—or the assault-before you charge us with an intent to do bodily harm, is there anything that can justify the idea that there was an intent to do grievous bodily harm The speaker then referred to the "chaff" between Mr. Campion and Mr. Moore and Mr. Bell, and the remarks made on the Burrows about :\11'. Lewis. The Ex-Mayor There was no evidence of Mr. Lewis's pre- sence on the ground at Briton Ferry. Mr. Smith I'll prove they were on the ground together at the Briton Ferry review. The speaker continued: 1\11'. Lewis, smarting under the indignity of a libellous letter, whieh he says is scandalously untrue,—he is joined by two friends who wit- nessed the castigations on the field, and a man is not to desert his friend, even though he determines to do that which is wrong in point of law. This is not doing wrong. They went with the intention of standing by in the hour of need, and see fair play. It is, therefore, absolutely false to say they went to assist in an assault on lr. May. Mr. Smith then reviewed the evidence of the witnesses, dwelling with peculiar emphasis on the evidence of Mr. Doran and Mr. Campion, and reverting to the visit of the men to the field, and the reply of May to Mr. Moore while standing by the stumps, endeavouring to prove that Moore and Bell were simply spectators. The fact of Lewis going to com- mit an assault did not inculpate the two present defendants for if (said the learned gentleman), they went there to commit murder, why, in God's name, did they not do it while they had the chance. The evidence respecting the three kle was then most vehemently denounced, the gentlemanly position of the defendant being adduced as a reason for controverting the evidence of Mr. Swash. The running away" of Mr. Moore was then sarcastically referred to, and the discrepancies of the witnesses in reference to the fact pointed out. Air. Hutchins then came in for a share of the learned gentleman's cutting sarcasm and he said: Hutchins, always smiling, the gentleman -I, a who was so pugnacious -the gentleman who dipped his fingers into the dirty affair-the gentleman who arrested a man half his size-tlie gentleman who was always busy. 1\11'. Smith then referred to Mr. Hutchins twitching his hands when in the wit- ness box, and hinted that he fancied he had hold of Bell again. The learned gentleman continued his address, analvsing the entire evidence, and dissecting piecemeal the corroborative and the uncorroborative parts. He then added that he wished the papers would not say so much, and keep nearer the truth. Reporter Name the paper. Mr. Smith replied he need hardly say—the paper that had got so unenviable a notoriety for not adhering to truth, and the keeping back of that which is false, but for which (said the learned gentleman), we should not have been here to-day. After two hour's exhaustive analysis of the entire evidence, Mr. Smith concluded a most able appeal to the Bench on behalf of his clients. Six o'clock had now arrived, and the solicitors again asked for an adjournment. The Ex-Mayor Shall you call any witnesses Mr. Smith: I shall. The Ex-Mayor: Then we must adjourn to any day conve- nient to yourselves, but not Thursday, as there is market busi- ness to transact on that day. Mr. Plew-s Will Tuesday, the 27th, at 10 o'clock suit you ? r'ie Lx-Mayor: "i es but I wish it to be understood that I shall either convict or dismiss in this case it will be either aye" or "nay" with me. The witnesses were then bound over to attend, and the court broke up.
0 THE BRECON AND MERTHYR RAILWAY. To the Editor of the BHECOX Oonny TIMES. SIB-Thej^eofthis country are very much indebted to jou foi originating and maintaining so favourable a medium for the free discussion of questions affecting the general weal of society. Any matters need but to be introduced into your columns, and they are sure to meet with that attention m,hicli otherwise, in a majority of cases, would continue to be unheedwl Hence I avail myself of the provision, briefly to call the attention of the manager of the above railway to the shameful conduct of the booking-clerk at Brecon station, towards the public. On Saturday last I had occasion to travel from Brecon to Cefn I asked the clerk for one and a half third oiass tickets I gave him a half-sovereign, and after he turned and fumbled the money about for about five mmutes my change was r>ut im counter, and before I had hardly time to pick it mT J?., v ? into the carriage- Immediately on seating mvself train, I examined my change, and I found I haa vl, tenpence too much. When I called the attention ,!+ charged jn the same compartment, I found there fVt e Pcr^ beside myself. One person had been wj V ot^ fivepencetoo much, and another ZS tvo ano, returning to Brecon on the following^Tuesda^ ^mferined the clerk ot his error, and the answer 1ip! „ i j examine your change before leaving th& ooin £ r> ^Now* Si?I tiiink something suould be done to jooject the public from such unjust proceedings. It is all very weH to be told to examine your change before leaving Q c, -z but when you are detained so long before vctgir change is put on the counter anak you are hurried ii.t-o the carriage, it is impossible to cheek vour change bcoŒ leaving th counter. I cannotbelieve the manager- is ay, are of such proceedings, and I hope his attention will be given to the matter at once, so that the public may have justice and that the offenders may receive their just reward. v J'' Merthyr, 21st August, 1867. THOMAS JENKTVR
to the test, and they saw the result. in speaking of Mr. and Mrs. Peake the vicar had given praise where praise was due, but they must all remember that their first and greatest thanks were due to himself (the vicar), and it was owing to his coming among-st them that the poor children in that town would have, for the first time, a suitable place wherein to be taught and cared for. (Applause.) The painful part of his duty referred to the circumstance that when he looked round and gazed upon the happy, pleasant countenances around him, he missed the features of two who took the liveliest interest in their success. He alluded to their lamented and revered friends, Sir Thomas Phillips and the Rev. Canon Williams. (Applause.) Their vicar had already told them how much they were indebted to Sir Thomas Phillips. He (the speaker) had the honour of a many years' intimacy with that nobleman, and he did feel that, standing there that evening, a sense of sorrow pervaded him to think that Sir Thomas was not amongst them. He could not refrain from express- ing that sorrow. He had known Sir Thomas many years intimately; he had often been entrusted by him to assist in relieving some of his poorer neighbours, and he was certain no one could calculate the amount of good Sir Thomas Phillips did in the matter of popular education, as well as in every other cause that could be considered charitable and philanthropical. Having known him he could form some estimate-he felt that in his loss he had sustained, in common with a great many others, one of the most serious and lasting causes of sorrow that was likely ever to occur to him. Of the Rev. Canon Williams need he say that he was associated, in their minds, with every good, and kind, and charitable act that could have for its object the welfare of mankind. In life he was revered and thought of as none but good men could be (hear, hear), and his loss would be felt, he was sure, as long as any of his contemporaries survived. He knew not any other matter which troubled him more heavily than this. Mr. E. Y. Steele concluded by thanking the Chairman for the handsome way in which he had mentioned his name. (Applause.) Glee. Pianoforte Duet-" La Reine blanche" The Misses Williams. Scotch ballad Mrs. Bevan. We must mention that, in addition to those men- tioned in the speeches above given, several ladies and genttemed greatly aided the success of the day's proceed- ings by their kind and ready assistance in numberless ways. Several ladies did valuable service in dispensing refreshing decoctions of strong bohea," while others assisted in that important and pleasing item of the evening's enjoyment—music. Between the contribu- tions of the many parties who possessed musical talent a very creditable and agreeable programme was set before the meeting. Miss Pritcbard, Abergavenny, whose abilities as a pianist are well known, contributed a. well rendered solo, and accompanied the glees. It is superfluous to say her efforts to please met with the most unqualified appreciation. The Misses F. and M. A. Williams kindly played two duets in a very able manner. The selection from H L'ûpera Italien, Don Giovanni," was performed with admirable precision and expression, showing that much care had been bestowed upon it, and fully sustaining that high repu- tation as proficient pianistes which they have so long enjoyed and so creditably obtained. Their second piece, "La Reine Blanche," was equally successful with the first, and procured for them that unmistake- able expression of appreciation in the way of applause, which its able rendering deserved. Miss Greenland, of Beaufort, gave several solos in a very pleasing and effective manner and Miss Price contributed success- fully in the accompaniments. A very creditable glee party, with the Rev. G. W. Davies and Mr. J. Webber at its head, reproduced some of our well known glees and madrigals; indeed, what we may term the tout ensemble of the meeting, was highly creditable and gratifying to all concerned, and all must have heartily echoed the wish expressed by the reverend Vicar before parting, that such meetings should become annual occurrences.