n ^Cjch!§• fettte. CAUGHT AT LAST.—Our police columns contain a report of the hearing in the case of a supposed burglar, who was found by P.O. Rees in the vicinity of the spot where a robbery took place, as recorded in a previous issue. Jt is rather singular, but never. theless true, that on Sunday night some fellow, exactly resembling the man taken, while attempting to scale the wall of a garden on the Gooll road, missed his footing, and fell plump into a large. tub of wat r, placed for the use of the cattle in the adjoining field. The arrival of some of the neighbours, attracted by the noise, caused the fellow to beat a sharp but cold retreat. TOWN COUNCILLORS.—To prevent a recurrence of the disgraceful scenes which took place on Thursday last, at the election of a councillor for this borough, we are informed that in future a requisition, signed by the principal supporters of each candidate, will be presented previous to any contest taking place. The intention is one which will be the means of allaying considerable personal feeling, as well as of preventing the disgusting and unfeminine exhibition of the last election from being repeated. SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY.—The anniversary meeting of the schools connected with the Congre- gational Church, Wind-street, took place on Sunday last. Thomas Webb, Esq., of Cardiff, a deputation from the London Sabbath School Union, occupied the pulpit in the morning, and he addressed the chil- dren assembled in the afternoon. Some excellent and suitable recitations were given by the scholars and the collections on behalf of the school funds were very liberal, being considerably in excess of former years. PROGRESS OF ST. DAVID'S TOWEB.—To remove an erroneous impression respecting the works of the above tower, we are requested to state that the com- pletion is suspended for a short time, in consequence of the tile contractor at Broseley having forwarded, through misunderstanding the order, an improperly made tile for the pinnacles. The contractor, Mr. A. Bucknell, is, however, superintending the improvements in the interior of the building, which are being carried out with the view of removing the in-draughts of cold air so much complained of. This highly dangerous but important task is being rapidly pushed forward by masons and carpenters. THE ALTERATIONS AT THE UNION -The "re-dis- tribution committee met on Wednesday last, when the re-arrangement of the officers' districts was completed, the particulars of which will be given at the next meeting of the Board of Guardians. The contracts for the alterations of the house were also brought under consideration, and three of the ten. ders were selected for the approval of the Guardians. A difference of 1200 existing in some of the amounts sent in, the expediency of appointing a clerk of the works was mooted, and Mr. Hind, at present engaged at St. David's Church, was sent for. The full particulars will not be made public till Tues- day next, at the general Board meeting. RENT AUIDIT.-The rent audit of the Gnoll estates took place at the Castle Hotel on Thursday last, when about 40 tenants sat down to an excellent dinner, provided by Mr. Hancock. Mr. Glass, in the absence of Mr. Close through illness, occupied the chair. The usual loyal toasts followed the with- drawal of the cloth, and subsequently Mrs. Grant and other popular individuals were honoured with a "bumper." LEGAL.-Mr. J. T. Davies, son of Mr. D. Davies, an articled pupil to J. Kempthorne, Esq., solicitor, Neath, has successfully passed his intermediate examination at the Incorporated Law Society's Hall, London, this term. It is to be remarked that out of 155 students who sat for the examination this young gentleman was the fourth to take up his papers (containing the questions and answers thereto) to the examiners. AFTER THE ELECTION !-The municipal election of last week ended, as usual, in various squabbles and public-house rows. A serious occurrence took place, however, in the evening, at the Victoria Hotel, a highly respectable house in the occupation of Mr. Irish. It appears that a man infuriated by drink attacked his wife on the premises, and savagely threw a glass at her as she stood at the bar. In order to save herself she rushed to Mrs. Irish for protection, when the fellow hurled a pint measure at her, the missile meeting Mrs. Irish on the forehead, and inflicting a terrible gash nearly two inches in length. The wound was dressed at once, and although of rather a serious nature no unfavourable symptoms have as yet manifested themselves. MARKET ITEMS.—The "Neath drizzle" affected the market on Wednesday in an extraordinary degree, an abundance of general produce being offered at figures much below last week's quotations. Business was slack, and dealers full of complaints, the elections" bearing all the blame of the wretched trade transacted. The cattle market was well stocked with fat beasts, but the demand was slow. Pigs and sheep were also in slow request. The various opinions given by buyers and sellers in the market render it almost impossible to give a faithful record of the sales effected. The mild yet wet season appeared to have lowered the price of store cattle, which were more readily offered and purchased. THE SOCIAL MEETING AT THE TABERNACLE.—The English Baptists worshipping at the above place held one of the above-named pleasant re-unions on Thurs- day last, which, although of such frequent occurrence, lose none of their popularity, in consequence of the spirited manner in which they are generally carried out. It is almost needless to say that the tea and its usual accompaniments were thoroughly enjoyed, and that the public meeting which followed, inter- spersed as it was by recitations and singing, gave unqualified gratification to all present. THE SECOND STATUTE FAIR. -The second of the November "statutes" took place on Wednesday when a large number of male and female servants "stood for hiring," notwithstanding the continued downpour of rain. The pleasure part of the day's fair was represented by a solitary half-ruined merry-go-round" and a rifle shooting gallery. The fruit stalls, gingerbread salesmen, and other indispensable attendants at gatherings of this kind, were nowhere, and the weather eventually compelled the two caterers who had opened their establishments to beat a hasty retreat" from the precincts of the Cattle Market, where they had taken up their positions. ORDER OF SERVICES AT ST. DAVID'S CHURCH.— First Sunday in Advent, November 29.—Morning Voluntary, Agnus Dei, No. 12; Venite and Gloria, No. 13; T6 Deum, No. 11A Jubilate, No. 15A; Kyrie, No. 4; Hymn 4; Psalm'81 Voluntary, Bat- tishill's, No. 22. Evening: Voluntary, Selection OffetoireGloria (Bennett); Cantate, No. 4; Nunc Dimittis, 4; Hymns, 4 (Werbirgh), 2, 190 concluding Voluntary, Dr. Holloway, "Marcia." THE QUEEN'S PIANISTS."—Miss Emily Tate, the juvenile pianiste, who had the honour of receiving the special patronage of Her Majesty and the* Emperor of Russia, has announced her intention of giving a pianoforte recital at the Town-hall next month. The patronage generally extended to musical visitors of this young lady's position is not of the most encouraging kind in this town, but, as she is to be assisted by some very distinguished amateurs, we trust that the musical treat, in its double attractive- ness, may be successfnl in every sense of the word. ON DIT.-That a public dinner is about to be given to Mr. George May by his supporters, as an acknowledgment of his unflinching conduct in the late contests for a seat in the Town Council. As some rather startling revelations are expected to be made on the occasion, we shall endeavour to furnish our readers with a full report of the post prandial proceedings. A FACT THAT SHOULD BE KNOWN.—We are always anxious to draw the attention of our readers to anv special act of prudence or foresight, if it is at all likely to be of benefit to the public generally. We do not hesitate therefore to refer to the following circumstance, which has recently occurred in this town :—Mr. William Howells, residing in Bristol, a son of Mr. Benjamin Howells, of this town, effected an insurance on his life to the amount of zC300 in the "Royal" Insurance Office. He had paid one premium, when, on the 23rd of August, he was taken seriously ill, and his constitution succumbed to the malady. Proof of death was shortly after- wards furnished to the agent, and in three weeks from the date of the application the full amount of the policy was paid to his representatives. We note the fact of the prompt payment of the claim, as being one of the many high characteristics of this excellent office, of which Mr. Henry Ludlow, of Alma-terrace, is the agent in this district. TOWN COUNCIL MEETING.—The adjourned quar- terly meeting of the Neath Town Council was held on Monday last, when it was agreed that no payment should be made to the overseers for the defective burgess list issued by them. An arrangement for a mortgage on the market tolls for the sum necessary to complete the alterations in the Neath river bridge was completed with Miss Lewellyn. Mr. J. C. Rees explained in a letter that the mistake in his accounts had been caused through the amounts being carried out in error, and not through any wrong measure- ment. The other business was purely formal, and the meeting was again adjourned. POPULAR READINGS.—The second entertainment of the present season took place on Thursday last. The weather, although extremely unpropitious, did not prevent a "full house," and the efforts of the performers were deservedly appreciated. We append the published programme March-" Joan of Arc"Band of the 15th Glamorganshire Rifle Volunteers. Beading—"Where is my trunk"Mr. H. Williams Pianoforte solo-Overture, "Cheval de Bronze" Mr. J. W. Robinson. Reading—"King Robert of Sicily" (Longfellow).Mr. Rowland Song—" Jessie's dream" Miss Lewis Reading—" Duke of Brunswick's diamonds"Mr. T. Williams Polka-" Kingfisher" Band Reading-" A peep at a play" .Mr. J. Jenkins Pianoforte solo-Ballad Mr. J. W. Robinson Reading-" Address to a mummy"Mr. C. E. Boone Welsh song. Mr. J. Jenkins Reading-From "Josh Billings" I Mr. H. H. Curtis Galop Band God save the Queen." Mr. J. W. Robinson proved an attraction, and his rendering of the overture was masterly in the highest sense of the word. We are compelled to defer further particulars of this highly attractive enter- tainment till our next issue. The next Readings will take place on Thursday, December 10th. FESTIVITIES AT DYFFBYN. A demonstration in honour of Mr. Gwyn's return for Brecon has taken place during the past week. Salvos of cannon announcing the fact repeatly during the day on Wednesday last, in addition to the visit of the Melyn band, and an unlimited spread for the visitors. On Thursday the proceedings were still further enlivened by the performance in full chorus of the following stanza, as composed for the occasion:— The Brecon M.P. is in again, Hurrah, hurrah! Let's give him a hearty welcome then, Hurrah, hurrah! He's in again, and though they try To prove against him bribery, We very well know its all in my eye," For Gwyn's gone fairly in. He's in again, so let them talk, Hurrah, hurrah! The Radicals have lost a chalk," Hurrah, hurrah How sure they were the day before, When Price stood over the Wellington" door And talk'd to the mob, but did no more, For Gwyn went fairly in. The day of the poll came round at last, Hurrah, hurrah! And how the Whigs did pour in fast, Hurrah, hurrah! They screwed and tried with all their might, They made quite sure that Price was right, But votes were loose and bribes were tight, For Gwyn went fairly in. And now he's in, let's keep him there, Hurrah, hurrah! To turn him out let no man dare, Hurrah, hurrah I That he may be the Brecon host, For he's the man we like the most, And never may he leave his post, For he's gone fairly in.
PETTY SESSIONS, MONDAY.—Before the MAYOR, the Ex-MAYOR, and J. H. ROWLAND, Esq. FOWL STEALING.—A DANGEROUS CUSTOMER,— John Thomas, a notorious character, was charged with stealing a hen, value 2s., the property of William Daniel, of Tynycaien. -William Daniel deposed: I am a bankman, and live at Tynycaien, in the parish of Neath, in this county I keep fowls in a hen coop in the garden adjoining my dwelling- house; the fowl now produced was one of those I kept; this morning a police-officer called me, and in consequence of what he said I examined the hen coop, and found that one hen was missing I had put the hen in the coop myself last evening, about seven o'clock, and fastened the coop with a padlock; when my attention was called to it, the padlock was broken and gone; the coop is right opposite the door of the house I heard no noise I slept heavy last night, having been busy all day yesterday prisoner had no business at all on my premises; I saw a great many of the feathers of the missing hen about the fowl house, and I saw her dead body in the police station this morning the one now produced is the same it is my property, and was worth to sell when alive about 2s.-P.C. Phelps deposed: I was on night duty last night; about a quarter before two o'clock this morning, the 20th November, I was in Mackwoith-lane, and I beard a footstep coming down Wind-street; I waited till the person came along, and it proved to be the prisoner; I asked him where he was going; he said, "Is old Sally up; I'm going there the person known as old Sally is a brothel keeper I noticed that prisoner had some. thing bulky underneath his coat, and that he pressed it to him with his arm I asked him what he bad got; he made no answer; I put my hand underneath his coat, and found the fowl I now produce, dead, but quite warm I asked prisoner where he got it from; he said, "I had it from my cousin Bill- given;' that is the nick-name of the last witness I then took him into custody, and led him towards the station after I had brought him a little way I heard something drop en the ground I looked round, and saw the poker now on the table lying on the ground; I asked prisoner where he got it he said he picked it up on the road at Tynycaien—(the witness here produced to the justices a most formidable looking weapon, about 15 inches long, very stout, and with a large lump at one end) I brought him to the station, and there charged him with stealing the fowl; he said, "1: es, I stole it from William Daniel;" I afterwards went and called up last witness, and examined his fowl house I found the door open, and the padlock I now produce lying by it, broken also, as it now appears I saw what appeared to be feathers lying about the fowl house.,otitside and in the feathers were like those of this hen.- The last witness, Daniel, was here recalled, and further deposed I am not a cousin of the prisoner I did not give him this fowl, nor authorise him to take it; I did not know that he had taken it, or intended to do so, until I saw it with the police.—Prisoner elected to be tried by the magistrates, and said it was the first time he had ever done anything of the sort.-Supt. Phillips, in reply to the Bench, stated that prisoner was a companion and associate of prostitutes and bad characters, that he had many times been to prison for various offences, and had once been committed to the sessions for stealing from the person, but was acquitted.—The Bench, in passing sentence upon him, alluded to the fact of his having the instrument which had been produced before them, and which he, no doubt, intended to use, if necessary, for the purpose of preventing his apprehension; and they had no doubt but that if Daniel had been disturbed, and went out into the yard, he would have been attacked by the prisoner, and perhaps killed. He was sentenced to three months' imprisonment, with hard labour. COUNTY POLICE, FRIDAY.-Before G. LEWEL- LYN, Esq., the Rev. WALTER GRIFFITHS, J. H. ROWLAND, Esq., and H. L. PRITCHARD, Esq. AlPrILIATION.- William Howells was summoned by Margaret James to show cause why he should not contribute to the support of her illegitimate child.— Defendant admitted the paternity, and the usual order was made, with costs. ASSAULT.—The case of Catherine Jones, who was charged by Mary Ann Davies with an assault, was struck out for non-appearance. ADJOURNMENT.—The case of George Jones v. Thomas Hopkins, adjourned from the 13th instant, was also struck out for non-appearance. TOWN-HALL, TUESDAY, before THOMAS ANDREWS, Esq., Mayor. DRUNKENNESS.—Ann Driscoll, a most notorious drunkard, was again charged with the above offence. P.C. Phelps proved the case, but as it was the first appearance of the degraded creature before the new Mayor, she was discharged with a caution. Before the MAYOR, EX-MAYOR, and J. H. ROWLAND, Esq. BEER ACT OFF FNCE.- William Brown, of the Black Cock public house, was charged with allowing drinking to take place in his house during prohibited hours.—Defendant said that the visitors were men from Swansea, and had come to see a lodger.—Wm. Lock corroborated this statement, and the charge was dismissed. SPECIAL CONSTABLES.—John Williams and Matbew Arnold were sworn in as special constables. NEGLECTING TO MAINTAIN FAMILY.-George Wil. liams was summoned by Jenkin Francis, relieving- officer, for neglecting to maintain his family. Super- intendent Phillips proved the service of the summons. Defendant did not appear, and a warrant was ordered to issue for his apprehension. Thomas Rees was charged with the like offence. He was the husband of the woman who was alleged to have died of star- vation on the Mera.- Complain ant deposed I am the relieving-officer for the first central district of the Neath Poor Law Union defendant is a greaser in the Briton Ferry Iron Works he is an able- bodied man, well able to pursue his calling he has three little children, aged respectively nine, seven, and six years, or thereabouts they are now in the Neath Union Workhouse, and are chargeable to the parish of Neath they are there because he neglects to maintain them; at the inquest, which was held upon the body of his wife, I asked him to make provision for his children, but he said he could not; they became chargeable about ten days since, and cost the union about 3s. 2Jd. per week each I paid 5s. for food for them before they went in.-Cross- examined by defendant You said I couldn't put them in the union you did not say you would provide for them in the union, but not elsewhere; I told you we could not take an able-bodied man's children into the union that you must provide a home for them.- Superintendent Phillips deposed Defendant's wages are 18s. per week, and he has a son who earns Is. 6d. a day, generally five days a week, in the same works; they live together.—Defendant, after hearing the officer's evidence, offered to take the children out of the union forthwith, and to pay the relief already given and costs within a fortnight. The case was thereupon adjourned for a fortnight, and defen- dant bound over in his own recognizances. STREET ANNOYANCE.—David Walters was charged by Emily Mort with annoying her in tho street.— Complainant deposed I live in Union-street, and defendant lives in Penydre; on the 17th instant I was standing by the door of my own house, of which defendant is the landlord, when he came up and said he wanted three week's rent; I told him I paid fort- nightly, and I offered him 5s., a fortnight's rent he said he would not take it; he would see me d first I told him if he would not take it to go out, and that he should not have it again; when my husband came home be used bad language to me, and he then took the money and went outside; I followed him out,and asked him for the receipt, and he refused to give me one, and called me a d- bitch I told him to go and call that to his wife; he tore my rent-book up, and threw it on the street; I said, You had better give me another," and be replied with abuaive language.—Ellen Brenton gave cor- roborative evidence.—Defendant, in reply, said I went up for my rent last Tuesday she said she had none for me-that her husband had been drinking all the week she said she had 5s., and I took it; I asked her when she was going to leave, as I had given her notice to quit; she said she would go when she liked I asked her why she broke the partition, and she said she would do what she liked in her own house she has also let the water run, and annoyed the people who live under her she is a common disturber.—The Bench ordered the defendant to pay costs. WILFUL DAMAGr,Morgan Reynolds was charged by David Reynolds with wilful damage to a house door. The damage was estimated at 3s., and the defendant was ordered to pay damages and costs, or undergo 14 days' hard labour in Swansea House of Correction. DRUNKENNESS.—Francis Jones was charged with the above offence. P.C. Kierle proved finding the defendant several times during the night, and at last for safety sake he was locked up.—Discharged with a caution. V AGRA.NCY.- Walter Ryan was charged with being in a place at the back of Queen-street, as a vagrant. —P.C. W. Rees deposed On Sunday nigbt I was on duty, and when I got up by Mr. D. Davies's warehouse I saw a man, who turned out to be the prisoner, on the wall, and partly lying on it; be was astride of it; I pulled him down, and asked him what he was doing he said he was only looking at his girl; I then heard other footsteps in the road running down, and I took the defendant into custody, and brought him to the stauon he said I hope you won't disgrace me;" Sergeant Hopkins charged him with being on the premises in Queen-street for an unlawful purpose he said, "I have nothing to say defendant is a working man, and has been working here some time be was quite sober; I know of no business that defendant could have had there at that hour of the morning he is a married man, with a wife and five children he seemed to me to be getting over the wall when I came up his face was towards the inside, on the corner, between D tvies* warehouse and Mr. Buckett's garden Davies' warehouse was broken into and robbed a night or two before, and the place where I found him is close adjoining the door of that warehouse he seemed to be concealing himself when I passed, and if I had not looked up I should not have seen him the other person was close by Mr. Ludlow's, about 20 yards off, watching; I should think that had I come any other way than what I did he must have seen me.—P.C. Phelps deposed I saw defen- dant at half-past one on Sunday morning, when he was in custody I said to him Wat, what are you doing in here?" he said, "For being on a wall in Queen streetI asked him what business he bad on the wall; he said, Some girls threw some ashes on me as I was passing, and I got up to see who it was;" I asked him where he was coming from that way; he said, I was coming from Mr. Fleming's house I asked him how he could come from Mr. Fleming's house that way, as he could have gone to his home much nearer he said, I don't know how I came that way;" when I was taking him to the lock-up he said If I bad known I was going to be locked up, not any b- man in the parish should have taken me;" defendant lives by the King William, and the back of Queen-street is quite out of his road, and far away too.—For the defence, B obert Fleming, inspector on the Neath and Brecon Railway, deposed that he had known the defendant for 28 years, and that he bore an excellent character.—Defendant said that he had been getting together some eight or ten men to work on the line, and that he went to Mr. Fleming's house, but Mr. Fleming had not come back either at ten o'clock or twelve; he went part of the way home with a man towards the toll bar, and came back along the London road he went to lay on the wall because he fancied he saw someone there.—Mr. Fleming corroborated the statement of the prisoner respecting the men, and his late return home through missing a train at Swansea; and the Bench, after cautioning the defendant, discharged him.
THE CORONER AND THE RECTOR. To the Editor of the BRECON COUNTY TIMES NEATH GAZETTE. SIlI.At the last meeting of the Neath Board of Guardians, reported in your paper of Saturday last, the Rector, in speaking of the relief given to the poor, which was disposed of at gin shops and in pawnbrokers' shops, said, Why, gentlemen, blankets given to the poor with my own private mark upon them, it is said, are now to be found in numbers at Mr. Lazarus Samuel's stores." Now I positively assert that I never in my life ever recollect a single blanket, nor ever saw one bearing the private mark of the Rector. I have had an interview with the Rector since the above published report, and he said he would rectify the mistake at the next meeting of the Board, and the same would appear in print. Not wishing such report to stand uncontra- dicted so long, I may add that only one parish blanket has been brought to my establishment during the past twenty years. I refused to allow it to be left, and I have handed the name of the party to the Rector. I hope, in justice to myself, you will publish the above.— I am, yours, &c., LAZARUS SAMUEL. Wind-street, Neath, Nov. 24th, 1868.
+ NEATH BOARD OF GUARDIANS AND THEIR MEDICAL OFFICER. To the Editor of the BRECON COUNTY TIMES and NEATH GAZETTE. SIR,Allow me to make some remarks upon that one-sided report of what took place before the Neath Board of Guardians on the 17th instant, in reference to an award of X5 made to Dr. Ryding for attendance on a pauper, A letter of mine, addressed to the Board, and published in your issue of the 7th instant, will explain the nature of the question. Your report does not publish a third of what the Chairman said on the occasion, and stronger remarks of other members of the Board are passed by altogether. Your report has omitted to mention that Dr. Ryding boldly stated that the messenger was not sent for me," in con- tradiction to the Chairman's statement "that it was evidently the fact, in contradiction to the tacit declara- tion of the fact, by the messenger having accosted him by asking him if he was Mr. Russell, and in contra dic- tion to the statements of his companion at the time and partner; and in contradiction of Mr. J. L. Griffiths' statement to the Board on the 3rd instant, that he instructed the messenger to go to Dr. Russell, and, failing him, to bring another doctor." In attempting to justify his conduct Dr. Ryding descends to impute a want of promptitude on my part, and modestly asserts that he went out of pure charity, not expecting to be paid for his trouble, knowing that my horse was not in the stable." Such an act of disinterested and self- imposed charity ought to be trumpeted aloud, since Dr. Ryding's own horse was out at grass, and he sent to hire a conveyance for the purpose. But I would ask him if it was from pure feelings of charity that he so expeditiously sent me a dishonest and cunning note, stating that he had gone to the accident," whereas it was subtly designed to deter me from going, and knowing that he could not possibly get off for a con- siderable" time and in order that the sufferer might be detained in her agony by the road side to await his convenience. Was it from feelings of charity that Dr. Ryding told the Rev. D. Griffiths, on returning from the patient, that Mr. Russell was not at home ?" And I would ask if his disinterestedness was confirmed by his conversation afterwards when he said exultingly, "the Rev. D. Griffiths will see me paid." Now with regard to delay on my part, I will adopt Dr. Ryding's code of reasoning, "that one fact is worth a dozen assertions." Mr. Thelwall, who had been out on my horse, returned in time to see Messrs. Thomas and Ryding drive away from my door, and coming into my surgery found me busily engaged in preparing for the accident (the message stating that the woman had broken both legs), and considerably advanced in my preparations, and he had scarcely time to turn round when Dr. Ryding's note was delivered to me, Mr. Thelwall estimates the period from his return to the arrival of the note at five minutes-five minutes Five minutes consumed by Dr. Ryding going home from my house, his messenger returning, and his writing his note, and the remainder wasted in delay by myself. Prodigious A more dastardly insinuation was never thrown out. Dr. Ryding's pretended anxiety to afford the sufferer the earliest assistance is negatived by his conduct throughout. Dr. Ryding thought proper to stigmatise my letter as "ungentlemanly, unprofessional, and uncalled-for." The letter was addressed to the Board of Guardians, who shall be the judges on that point. And I do not admit Dr. Ryding to be a judge of what is gentlemanly or professional, since he has practised neither. I had hoped that the medical fraternity of Neath would behave to one another with the same liberality of feeling and conduct as in other towns; but I am sorry to say that that feeling has during the last 18 months been stamped out. The question involves more than the interest of two individuals, and affects a wider district than the con- fines of one Union. It aims at the vital interests of every Poor-law medical officer in the kingdom, since several members present on the 17th instant (after the law bearing on the point had been explained), ex- claimed, In future I shall not trouble to send for the appointed medical officer.I am, sir, yours faithfully, JOHN RUSSELL, Medical Officer. Neath, 25th November, 1868.
TALGARTH. POPULAR READINGS.—The second of these read- ings for the season was held at the British school- room on Tuesday evening last. The chair was taken by the Rev. J. Morgan, Bronllis Castle. Subjoined is the programme Duet-" La Violet" Mrs. Walsh and Miss Morgan Reading—"The man who kept himself in repair" Rev. J. Bowen. Song-It Old Cambria for ever" Rev. Howells Reading—" Salathiel" (by Dr. Crowley) Dr. Jones Song—" Love launched a fairy boat" Miss Morgan Reading—" Sport's opinion in Chigaro" Mr. Hunt Pianoforte Solo-" Welsh Airs I Mrs. Walsh Reading.J. E. Williams, Esq. Song—"Fifty years ago" Major Walsh Reading- Daniel O'Rourke" Mr. Harrison Song—"The harp of Wales" Rev. — Howells Reading—" Taking in a newspaper" Major Walsh Duet—" Gipsey courting" Miss Morgan and Rev. — Howells. Song—" The twins Major Walsh Pianoforte Solo—"Victoria" Mrs. Walsh Finale-" God save the Queen."
PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, before the Rev. J. MORGAN. TURNPIKE ACT OFFENCES. Thomas Morris, of Trevithiel, servant, was summoned by P.S. Wilson for riding on a cart without reins on the turnpike road, on the 29th ult.—Defendant admitted the charge. which was proved by P.C. Smart, and he was ordered to pay the costs, 5s. Lewis Edwards, of Talgarth, woodman, was summoned by P.S. Wilson for leaving his timber wain, or waggon, on the turnpike road at Llyswen, on the 5th inst.—The charge was proved by P.C. Jones, and defendant was ordered to pay the costs, 5s. DRUNK AND RiOTOUS.-Thomas Morris, of Tre- dustan, and Joseph Jones, of Rhydybont, shepherd, were summoned by P.S. Wilson for being drunk and riotous on the 2nd inst., at Talgarth fair.—Defen- dants were each fined 5s. and 6s. 6d. costs. ARSON .-Hannah Harris, wife of Richard Harris, of Llyswen, surrendered to her bail, having been brought up in custody of P.S. Wilson under a warrant, charged with feloniously setting fire to a quantity of hay, value Ll 18s. 3d., the property of one James Price, of Brilley, Radnorshire, woodman, (and now residing at Llyswen,) on the 17th instant. Mr. George Games, of Hay, appeared on behalf of the defendant John Daniel, of Builth, William Lewis, Thomas Newman, and Jane Davies, were called as witnesses for the prosecution, and Lewis Harris, son of the defendant, on behalf of the defen- dant. Defendant was committed to take her trial at the next Assizes at Brecon. Bail would have been accepted, but the defendant was locked up, failing to find it. DOG LICENSE ACT.-Thomas Jones, of Rhydybont, shepherd, and Evan Morris, of the Cappel, farmer, were summoned by Walter John Hunt, officer of excise for the Talgarth ride, for keeping two dogs each, and only taking out one license. The case was adjourned in consequence of only one magistrate being present. Morgan Pritchard, of Llangorse, was summoned for a similar offence. This charge was withdrawn by order of the Inland Revenue Board. RIDING WITHOUT REINS.Tohn Davies, of Tre- barried Mill, was summoned by P.S. Wilson for riding on a cart without reins on the turnpike road, in the parish of Llandefalley, on the 29th ultimo.— Defendant did not appear, and the case was adjourned for a fortnight.
BUILTH. PETTY SESSIONS, MONDAY, before HOWELL G. HOWELL, JAMES VAUGHAN, and JOHN BEVAN, Esqrs. CHARGE OF STEALING BooTs.-Charles Walters, a tramp, was brought up in custody of P.S. Flye, charged with stealing a pair of new boots, value 16s., from the shop of Mr. Samuel James, bootmaker, Builth, on the 7th instant.—The prospcutor deposed that the boots now produced were in his shop on the night of the 6th instant, and about nine o'clock the following morning he went to the place where they were hanging on a nail for the purpose of giving them to a messenger to take into the country to the 11 y person by whom they were ordered, when he found that they were gone he then gave information to P.S. Flye.-David Thomas, of Cross Hands, Car- marthen, collier, deposed that on Monday, the 9th instant, he saw the prisoner on the road between his house and Llandilo fawr he gave him a ride in his cart to his (witness's) house, when prisoner offered to sell him the pair of boots now produced for 7s. 6d., stating that they were too small for him, and that he had bought them of a shoemaker at Liverpool he (witness) then bought them for 5s.-P.S. Thomas Flye deposed that on Friday night, the 6th instant, prisoner applied at the police-station for a ticket for a night's lodgings, and he gave him one on the following morning, about nine o'clock, he received information from the prosecutor of the loss of his boots finding that the prisoner bad left the town he suspected him, and on the 14th instant he was apprehended at Neath; on the 17th instant witness went to Carmarthenshire, and from enquiries he there made found the boots in the house of the last witness (David Thomas).—Prisoner admitted having just come out of Montgomery gaol, where he had been confined for malicious damage, and that he had also been tried by a court-martial, and discharged from the Royal Navy. ASSAULT.-Daniel Meredith, of Nantmadog, Llan- wrthwl, was summoned by his brother-in-law, Edward Lewis, for an assault committed at Llan. wrthwl, on the 14th instant.—The parties were allowed to settle out of court. -♦
BEAUFORT. THE ELECTION.—Although there was no contest in the county of Brecon, yet the tradesmen of this place felt so inclined to see for themselves how things were going on in other parts, that they closed their respective places of business on Tuesday, the 19th instant, so as to allow their assistants a general holiday. POPULAR READINGS.—The fourth entertainment came off on Wednesday evening, at the usual place of meeting, the British schoolroom, and although the previous meetings have been very successful, yet this one was by far the best, both as regards the enter- tainment, and also the attendance. The committee had secured the services of J. E. Price, Esq., sur- geon to preside, who also read a selection from Pickwick. Miss Greenland presided with her usual ability at the harmonium, and a very long programme was gone through, which gave great satisfaction. We must mention the performances of Messrs. Phillips, Greenland, James, and Phillips, in the dialogue Comedy of Marriage;" they quite capti- vated the audience, who applauded them most heartily at the end. A cordial vote of thanks to the chairman, and the singing of God bless the Prince of Waleo," brought the meeting to a conclusion. A LIBERAL COLLECTION. On Sunday last the Welsh Independent Church made their collection towards the new college at Brecon. One gentleman, a member of the above church, gave the handsome sum of X50, and Sunday's collection amounted to nearly E20. FATAL ACCIDENT.-Oll Saturday morning last a most distressing accident happened to a young man of the name of John Swift, who worked in Roberts' pit, and, although he was alive when he reached home, yet the shock and bruises were so great that he died shortly after. The circumstances under which he met his death were of a peculiar character. He had been warned of the dangerous situation the day before, and was told to be on his guard, but he had not been at work more than ten minutes before a large stone, nearly four tons in weight, fell upon him and crushed him. He was totally covered by the stone, and it was some time before he could be got from under it. The deceased was only recently married. SCHOOL EXAMINATION.—The British school here has been favoured by a visit from Mr. Bowstead and Mr. Davies, Her Majesty's inspectors of schools, and the examination passed off very well, taking into con- sideration that the recent amalgamation gave the master, Mr. Jenkins, much work, and the following is the entry made by Mr. Bowstead on the certi- ficate The efficiency of this school has been impaired by its recent amalgamation with the girls' school, but I do not doubt that it has been diligently taught, and that it will speedily recover."
LLANWRTYD. SUICIDE BY HANGING.-Oil Wednesday last D. W. J. Thomas, Esq., coroner, held an inquest at the Belle Vue Hotel, in this place, on the body of a man named William Morgan, who hung himself in a barn at Maesgwaelod. From the evidence adduced it appeared that on the Friday evening previous, which was fair day, the deceased and another man named Richard Williams were going from Llan. wrtyd towards home, and on their way they turned in to Maesgwaelod farm. Here they had supper, and during the time they remained there deceased discovered he had lost a book out of his pocket, containing 30s., and the account of some timber be had measured. Upon discovering his loss deceased got into a very excitc-d state, and said he must go and find it. Being now late, Richard Williams tried to persuade him not to do so, but without avail. Deceased being determined to go, Williams accom- panied him. They went to Llanwrtyd to the house where they thought the police-constable lived, but not being able to find him they retraced their steps. On the way back to Maesgwaelod, the deceased said to his companion, If I cannot find my book this will be the last time you will ever see me." When they got back to the farm they found the inmates all gone to bed, and they therefore decided to go into the barn and sleep there. They got up to the ladder on to the straw, and Williams went to sleep. In about an hour and a half he woke, and called Morgan several times, without receiving any answer, and the barn having no windows it was too dark for him to see anything. Thinking that his companion had got up and gone to look for his book, Williams descended the ladder, and went into Maesgwaelod house, finding it was about seven o'clock. He stayed there, and had breakfast, and in reply to the farmer, said that he thought Morgan must have gone into the village. The farmer, however, whose name was Evans, went to the bottom of the ladder leading up to the barn, and called several times without getting any answer. Williams and Evans then went into the village to look for deceased, but were unable to find him. They, however, met a man who had found Morgan's book, and Williams asked him for it, saying he knew who was the owner. In the evening the man Williams went to Maesyffaydd by train, but did not get home till early on Sunday morning. On his way be called at deceased's house to give him his books, and found he had not arrived. Williams went home, but his fears being aroused he shortly afterwards returned to Morgan's house, and then suggested to his son-in-law Griffiths that they should go and look for deceased. They first of all went to Maesgwaelod farm, and asked Mr. Evans if he had seen him, and finding he had not Williams went up into the barn, and on searching about he felt the body of deceased. He called to Evans, who came up, and they then discovered the deceased hanging to one of the side posts by his handkerchief, and almost in a sitting position. A policeman was afterwards sent for, and the body cut down, but of course life was extinct, he having been hanging for 49 hours. The jury found that the deceased hung himself while in an unsound state of mind.
DEVYNOCK. PETTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY, before EDWARD JONES, Esq., LEWIS HUGHES, Esq., and JAMES POWELL, Esq. KEEPING DOGS WITHOUT A LioENsz.Rees Evans, of Pantllywel, was charged with this offence, and was fined in the mitigated penalty of zgl 5s., includ- ing costs. UNLAWFUL USE OF GAFFS.-Thomas Morgan, of Llywel, was summoned by the conservators of the river Usk for unlawfully using a gaff for catching salmon in the river Usk.—He pleaded also to a previous conviction, and was fined lus., including costs. William Davies, of Trecastle, was summoned for unlawfully having a gatt m his possession. It appeared that the omcer of the asso- ciation was near Pantyscallog, ana he observed the defendant walking along the side ol the river for 100 yards or more, searching under the bushes. Then he turned by the side of a small brook, and the witness saw he had in his hand a gaff attached to a stick. When the defendant saw witness he took the gaff off the stick, walked on a short dis- tance, and dropped it in the grass. Witness there- upon followed him, picked up the gaff, and went on to the defendant and asked his name. This he refused to give, and the witness called out to another officer who was within hearing, and on his coming up defendant gave his name. In reply to the charge, defendant said he had no intention whatever to kill salmon.—He was fined 5s. and costs. AFFILIATION.—Sarah Williams summoned William Jfaticins as being the father of her illegitimate child. Mr. Games was for defendant.—A doctor's certificate was put in, stating that complainant was unable to appear, and the case was adjourned for a month. ASSAULT CASE.-David Hughes, miller, of Trecastle, was summoned by John Rees Price, a clerk in the office of Mr. Jones, solicitor, Llandovery, f^r an assault on the polling-day at Trecastle. Mr Games was for the defendant. It was stated by the police that the summons was only applied for the day before and served in the evening, and therefore complainant could not know that his attendance was required.—The magistrates, however, had no option, and dismissed the case. ANOTHER ASSAULT CASE. Timothy Jones, of Dorallt, was summoned by Owen Watkins for an assault.—The parties were allowed to settle the matter out of court.
BRECON TO HEREFORD, &c. 1,2,3 1,2,3 1 & 2 1 & 2 1,2,3 1,2,3 From. a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. BRECON .dep. 7 510 20 1 15 540 Talyllyn Junction 7 1510 30 1 25 5 50 Talgarth 7 301045 1 40 6 5 Three Cocks Junction. 7 40 10 55 1 45 6 15 Glasbury 7 4511 0 1 55 6 20 Hay 7 5511 12 2 5 6 30 Whitney 8 7 11 22 2 15 639 Eardisley .81611 30225 6 45 Kinnersley 8 2411 35 2 30 6 50 Moorhampton 8 3511 45 2 40 7 2 Credenhill 8 4511 55 250 712 HEREFORD (Barton) .arr. 9 012 5 3 0 7 25 Newport 20 5 42 9 42 Shrewsbury 11 23 2 25 5 30 9 45 Liverpool (Landing stage) 3 55 5 20 8 20 3 40 Manchester (Lond. Road) 2 0 510 8 10 Liverpool (Lime Street) 2 30 5 40 8 50 Gloucester „ 10 50 2 23 6 45 10 5 Bristol. „ 12 5 5 35 7 60 12 20 London via Gloucester am\ 3 5 5 45 11 15 4 35 Birmingham (Snow Hill) 1 15 3 50 7 7 London_(OTg Worcester) 6 5010 35 From. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. London (via Worcester)dp 6 0 1 20 Birmingham (Snow Hill) 2 45 9 25 4 20 London (via Gloucester)„ 6 0 9 15 11 15 Bristol „ 6 0 8 4511 10 1 50 Gloucester „ 7 5511 0 1 0 3 40 Liverpool (Lime Street) dp 7309 0 12 50 Manchester (Lond. Road) 745930 130 Liverpool (Landing stage) 7 45 8 15 1 15 Shrewsbury dp 7 0 10 25 12 25 5 10 Newport „ 7 1510 25 5 40 1,2,3. 1 & 2 1,2,3 1,2,3. a.m. p. m. p.m. p.m. HEREFORD (Barton) .dp. 9 4512 45 3 25 8 10 Credenhill 9 57 3 35 8 22 Moorhampton 10 8 1 0 3 45 8 35 Kinnersley 10 16 3 53 8 45 Eardisley „ 10 21 1 13 3 58 8 50 Whitney „ 10 30 1 20 4 8 9 0 Hay 10 40 1 28 4 20 9 10 Glasbury 10 50 1 37 4 30 9 20 Three Cocks Junction „ 10 55 1 45 4 35 9 26 Talgarth 11 5 2 0 4 45 9 34 Talyllyn Junction „ 11 30 2 12 4 55 9 50 BRECON arr 11 40 2 2515 10 10 0 BRECON TO MERTHYR, NEWPORT, &c. All Trains on this line are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Class. DOWN. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. BRECON dep. 7 20: 11 20 T40 T7 Talyllyn 7 30 11 30 5 0 Talybont „ 7 40 11 45 5 10 Dolygaer 8 10 12 15 5 40 Pontsticill Junction arr. 8 15 12 33 5 47 Pontsticill Junction.dep. 8 20 9 2012 36 5 50 8 0 Cefn „ 8 32 9 3012 45 6 2 8 15 Merthyr (V. of N. St.).arr, 8 42 9401265 6 15 8 25 Dowlais, or Pant .dep. 825 12 38 5 55 Dowlais Top 833 12 45 6 5 Fochriw 8 41 « 12 55 6 17 c. Bargoed (R.R.) arr. 9 2 1 16 6 38 » Rhymney.dep. 7 45 842 32 12 50 6 15 S Pcngam. arr. 8 10 9 61 18 6 42 Pengam dep. 9 8 1.1 ~T~23 1F45 1 8 Maesycwmmer „ 9 16 §"? 1 33 6 53 I1 jij Bedwas „ 9 26 1 45 7 10 gS Machen. „ 9 35 g 1 55 7 20 « Churchroad. „ 9 40 I 2 0 7 25 1 Rhiwdenn )( 9 45 2 5 7 30$ Bassaleg Junction „ 9 56 2 12 7 35 ^EWPORTJDOCK^T^-a^10__5_ 2 25 7 45 UP. a.m. a.m. a.m p.m. p.m. NEWPORT (Dock-st.)..dep. 7 2010 45 6~0 TTT Bassaleg Junction. „ 7 3010 57 6 13 Rhiwderin „ | 7 3511 2 £ 6 18 Churchroad „ § 7 4011 7 0 6 23 Machen 7 4511 12 6 28 Bedwas S 7 5511 24 S 6 38 Maesycwmmer „ ~.g 8 511 37 s 6 50 Pengam arr. § g _8 1311 45 7 0 Pengam dep. 8 1511 50 7 5 Rhymney arr. fe, 8 37 12 18 7 3Q Bargoed (R.R.) dep. 8 1811 507 Fochriw r,;¡ 8 4212 87 30 Dowlais Top 8 5512 20 742 Dowlais, or Pant „ 9 3 12 28__ 7 50 Merthyr (V. of N. St.). „ 7 50 8 55 12 5 5 0 7 35 TT Cefn 8 0 9 5 12 15 5 10 7 45 Pontsticill Junction arr. 8 15 9 1512 27 5 25 7 58 Pontsticill Junction.dep. 9 15 12 33 "8 0 TTT Dolygaer 9 2212 43 8 5 Talybont 9 52 1 13 8 35 Talyllyn 10 5 1 25 8 45 BRECON arr. 10 15 1 40 8 55 MID-WALES—BRECON TO LLANIDLOES, &e. All Trains on this line are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Class. WEEK DAYS. SUN. From a.m. a.m. p.m. Mail. p.m. BRECON dep. 7 15 10 20 1 15 5 10 Talyllyn Junction 7 3010 30 1 25 5 20 Talgarth .I. 7 4310 45 1 40 5 33 Three Cocks Junction 7 5010 55 1 45 5 43 Boughrood „ 7 5611 10 1 55 5 48 Erwood 8 611 20 5 58 Aberedw .I. Builth Wells. 8 2011 35 2 20 6 13 6 0 Llechryd Junction 8 2311 45 2 25 6 18 6 5 Llanwrtyd Wells „ 10 21 1 17 4 35 8 27 "TT" TT Llandovery 10 50 1 40 5 0 8 57 Llandrindod Wells „ 9 7 12 11 3 35 7 15 Craven Arms „ 10 30 1 35 4 42 8 50 Newbridge-on-Wye 8 30 2 35 6 28 6~15 Doldowlod „ 8 40 6 38 6 25 Rhayader „ 8 50 2 55 6 47 6 35 Pantydwr „ 9 10 3 7 7 3 6 50 Tylwch LLANIDLOES air. 9 25 3 25 7 20 7 10 Aberystwith 2 30 5 5511 10 777" Oswestry arr. 12 5 8 0 9 40 9 40 Tylwch LLANIDLOES air. 9 25 3 25 7 20 7 10 Aberystwith 2 30 5 5511 10 777" Oswestry arr. 12 5 8 0 9 40 9 40 WEEK DAYS. UN. From a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. a.m. Oswestry.dep. 6 1510 35 2 5 6 15 Aberystwith 8 0 1 0 a.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. a.m. LLANIDLOES 7 15 11 45 4 25 9 0 Tylwch Pantydwr 11 7 35 12 5 5 45 9 20 Rhayader 7 50 12 23 5 3 9 35 Doldowlod „ 7 58 12 33 5 13 9 45 Newbridge-on-Wyo „ 8 8 12 43 5 23 9 55 Craven Arms 8 511 15 "2~30i Llandrindod Wells „ 9 33 12 40 3 55 Llandovery 8 310 50 2 85 — Llanwrtyd Wells „ 8 2511 20 a_8 ••• Llechryd Junction 8 15 9 5612 52 slSlO Builth Wells „ 8 20 10 5 1 5 S 40 10 10 Aberedw ••• Erwood „ 8 35 10 25 1 20 ••• 5 58 Boughrood „ 8 45 10 35 1 30 ••• 6 8 Three Cocks Junction 8 55 10 45 1 40 6 15 Talgarth 9 5 11 5 2 0 6 35 Talyllyn Junction „ 9 o n- 6 40 ••• BRECON arr. 9 30 11 40 2 2o 6 65| Trains marked thus will stop by giving notice to the Guard. NEATH AND BRECON. WEEK DAYS. SUNDAYS. Mail. Hag. I From 1,2,31,2,31,2,3 1,2,3 1,2,3 Tm-RVON a m- P,m- P-m' — AWK,? dep. 8 10 11 55 5 45 5 45 „ 8 24 12 8 5 58 5 58 Devynock* 8 35 12 20 6 9 6 9 Penwyllt 9 5 12 50 6 39 6 39 Unllwyn 9 17 1 2 6 51 6 51 Uynant 9 32 1 16 7 5 7 5 NEATH arr. 9 45 1 31 7 20 7 20 Swansea (Wind-st.).arr. 3 58 68 46 Port Talbot 10 5611 50 2 59 8 8 8 3 Bridgend „ 11 3112 14 3 31 8 28 8 28 •• Llantrissant „ 11 57 3 56 „ ••• Cardiff 12 31 12 44 4 27 9 0 9 ° Newport 12 55 1 5 5 0 9 21 9 21 Gloucester 3 30 2 30 7 010 47 10 47 London (Paddington) 9 40 5 45 11 15 4 35 4 35 Swansea (High-st.) „ 11 35 3 45 8 30 8 10 Carmarthen Junction „ 12 45 4 52 9 40 9 15 Tenby „ 2 8 6 58 Pembroke „ 2 35 ••• 7 ••• Haverfordwest 1 50 ••• 5 ? ••• 10 34 New Milford 24 7 011 5 From p.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. New Milford dep 11 0 Haverfordwest 11 25 Pembroke ••• 10 38 Tenby » ••• 11 10 Carmarthen Junction 6 30 8 5012 45 Swansea (Hjgh-st-; » 73010 0 2 0 London (Padamgton) 6 0 8 10 Gloucester. 6 3511 1012 50 Newport () 8 35 1 0 2 21 Cardiff >t 9 8 1 28 2 45 Llantrissant g 42 2 3 10 10 2 26 3 20 10 39 2 54 3 44 1,2,317273 1,2,3 Mail. = XTTj1 A mTT a-m> a-m- P-m- a-m- ••• dep. 8 2511 10 3 15 6 30 Xry?ant „ 8 4011 26 3 31 6 45 Onllwyn „ 8 5411 41 3 47 7 0 — Penwyllt „ 9 511 53 4 2 7 12 — Devynock* 9 3512 20 4 35 7 37 Aberbran „ 9 4712 32 4 47 7 50 BRECON 10 012 45 5 0 8 5 ..A. Mail Omnibus runs between Llandovery and Devynock, meeting the 8-10 a.m. from Brecon and the 3-15 p.m. from Neath. Printed and published for the Proprietors by WILLIüE HENRY CLABK, at the Brecon County Times" Office, Church-street, in the chapelry of St. Mary, and borough of Brecon.—SATUBDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1868.