I UK. I PETTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY. I Before H. A. WILLIAMS, Esq. (in the chair), and H. A. ADDrs-, Esq. IN PURSUIT OF GA-.IlTg.-Willia,ri Williams, Llan- thewy, was charged with trespassing in pursuit of game on land in Llanthewy Vach, on the 1st November, the property of William Morgan.— Thomas Potter, gamekeeper, stated that on the 1st November, about 3.30, he saw Williams on the land with another man. He had a gun and two doss. As soon as Williams saw witness, he whistled the dogs off. He followed him. and told him that he would be summoned. Defendant replied that Mr. Morgan had given him leave. They went to Mr Morgan, and the latter said that he had given Williams permission to kill a few rabbits last year. Witness was only 60 yards off when he first saw the men.—In answer to defendant, Potter said be did not see him shoot, neither did he have anything in his posession.- Witness, continuing, said the men were about 50 or 60 yards apart, but were in the same field. Defen- d infc taLi him that he did not know who the other man was.—The defendant then ¡..ave evidence, and stated that he w,s gainer down 'he land above Pentopvn, when he heard someone runTUDg behind him. He looked round and saw Potter, but did not run away. He had his gun with him. Last July or August Mr. Morgan came to his house and asked him if he would shoot the crows on his land, as they wera doin a lot of damage -Will itin Morgan' Walnut Trpe Farm, said that he hnd asked Williams I to come and destroy the crows. He had also killed rabbits, and bad given him two of them. Potter, the keeper, had been asked to destroy them. There wera hundreds of crows there, and he had no time to shoot them himself. He had never seen Williams kill anything there with the exception of rabbits.— In answer to the Bench witness said he allowed Williams to shoot rabbits there, but had not given him permission in writing.-Defendant was fined 109. and costs (68.) A SIMILAR CIU.:GB. -j ohn Wafers, junr., and Reginald Sawtell, were charged with trespassing in pursuit of came on Peutwyn Farm on s 4th November.—Both pleaded guilty to being on the land.-On the written application of Mr Sawtell, the case against his son was adjourned until the 6th December.—T. Mayes, gamekeeper, stated that on the 4th November, a Sunday, about 3.15, he heard sosne dogs working the wood called the Pond. He found two dogs there, a terrier and a greyhound. After a time he got them out. He thellsaw Waters and another man in the field. Waters subsequently whistled for the dogs. They then hunted another brake for ten minutes or so. From a hedge they ran two or three rabbits into the Hall Wood, and hunted there for some time. He went up to Waters and said You've been having a nice afternoon's sport, Waters." The latter replied that Mr. Saw- tell had given him permission, and that Mr Sawtell's son was with him. They went to Mr Sawtell, and said he was surprised at Waters having such a dog as a greyhound with him. The dogs were with I Waters, but they belonged to Tom Morgan. They were hunting a good three- q aarters. of-an. hoti r altogether. When Sawtell and the other man saw witness they ran away. Waters said be had no intention of buntina rablits. The bitch weut off, and he was whistling for balf-an-hour for her, and then he went to the wood and called her back. He was going to Mr Sawtell's, and went round by Baldwin's Farm.—Fined 10s and 5s costs. FATHER AND SON.—James Henry Holloway was summoned for assaulting Richard Holloway, at Trostrey, on the 15th November.—The complainant, defendant's father, said ha would like to withdraw the case as he bad no desire to press the charge, and the Bench dismissed defendant. VACCINATION EXEMPTION.—George Isaac Price, painter, Usk, applied for and was granted an exemption certificate in respect of his daughter, Ethel Mary Price.
j The St. Mellon's Murder. I On Sunday there was a great amount of morbid interest taken in visiting the sceno of this tragic affair, and throughout the whole day the Began Road from St. Mellon's to the gate of the field in which Mullen Cottage stands was thronged with people. The startling event of the day was the discovery of a razor by a Mr. Scott, from Barry, in an untrimmed hedge at the back of the cottage. It was found underneath a blackberry bush and was partly covered with leaves. The finder at once handed the razor over to P.O. Gardner. Inspector Sanders and another police officer then proceeded to Cefn Mably cottages. They asked Mrs. Evans if her husband's razor was in the house, and she immediately produced it. Asked if that was the only razor he had, Mrs. Evans said it was. The police then asked Mrs. Lewis, the mother-in-law of Morris Evans, for the razor which her late husband used, and she at once said that she believed it was with her son, who is employed at Ruperra. The whereabouts of the old watch which Elizabeth Williams, the daughter of the deceased old lady, found missing from the house has yet to be ascer- tained. I ADJOURNED INQUEST. The adjourned inquest on the body Hannah Williams was held before Mr W. J. Everett, the deputy-coroner, in the large clnbroom at the White Hart Hotel, St Mellon's, on Wednesday morning. Morris Evans was not present. At the outset the police applied for an adjournment for a fortnight, on the ground that, while there was evidence forth- coming respecting the death of the woman, they were not in a position to put it before a coroner's jury fsat day. The Coroner asked whether when the prisoner Evans was brought before the magis- trates at Newport on Thursday, there would be material evidence given which the police were not able to produce at his conrt that day. To this the police superintendent replied that at the magisterial sitting they would give a little evidence—as little as possible." Whereupon the Coroner remarked It is deeply to be regretted that the police have not been able to complete their evidence in the eight days that have now passed since the opening of the inquest. It would be scarcely fitting for me to demand from the police the material evidence they say will be forthcoming, but in order to justify this request for an adjournment. I venture to think they have ample re isons for requiring the same, or they would not ask for it. The importance of this case has already been marked by the action of the Crown in the matter, and it is very different to the ordinary class of inquests, and great interests will be at stake when you (the jury) are called upon to give your verdict. Therefore, I feel that, in justice to this inquiry, 1 should grant an adjournment so that at the next sitting the whole of .the facts may I be placed before you, and that you will then be in a position to arrive at such a verdict as will be just and true. Having regard to the fact that you, gentlemen, have now been called together twice to nvestigate this matter, I think I can only grant an adjournment on me understanding that no material evidence will be given before the magis. trates to-morrow that could be given here to-day. Any day would suit me me to continue this inquiry, but I would suggest that an earlier day tnau a fortnight hence be named, and I would like you to fix a day within a week. Mr Harold Lloyd, (Morris Evans1 Solicitor) also protested against a fortnight's postponement. An adjournment was then made until ten a.m. on Tuesday. PRISONER BEFORE THE MAGISTRATES. On Thursday morning Morris Evans reached Newport from Usk by the train arriving at 9. 4. Hundreds of people were present at High Street Station, but through mistaken identity a very large proportion of the crowd failed to see the prisoner. A cab awaited him and he was conveyed to the County Police Station to be brought up before the Magistrates at 11 a.m. Mr Ebenezer Lewis was chairman, and the other justices on the bench were Mr T. Parry, Mr T. G-oldswortbv, Mr W, E. Heard, Mr W. Edwards, and Mr C. D. Phillips, The police were represented by Mr Horace Lyne, who prosecuted for the Treasury. Mr Pratt was alss present, but took no part in the proceedings. Mr Harold Lloyd appeared for the prisoner. Mr Horace Lynu, in his opening statement, referred to the attitude of the press, and complained of the full reports that had appeared in the news- papers. It interfered greatly with the police doing their duty He recognised the good the press did, and he recognised that they had a duty to perform —to give the public as much news as possible, and and the newa was made as attractive as possible with a view to selling the newspapers. He thought the press had a high duty to perform-a duty to justice, prisoner, and the public. He believed that much harm had been done by what had been pub- lished, and he asked the Bench to give an expression of opinion upon the matter, and request the press to exercise more discretion in following up clues and interviewing various persons. The police would be very pleased to receive any assistance from the Press, but the reporters who had been engaged on the murder had not acted discreetly. He proposed that the prisoner should be remanded until Wednesday. On the present occasion he wished to call only the police-constable to wtiom the prisoner reported the murder and tha Inspector of Police. Inspector Charles Saunders was then called. Mr Lyne: You are an inspector in the Mon- mouthshire Constabulary, stationed at Abercarn ?— Yes. Did you receive certain articles of clothing from Mrs. Lewis, who is the mother-in-law of prisoner ? -I did, sir. From Mrs Lewis, with whom the prisoner lives ? —Yes. I received a coat on Wednesday, the 14th, in the afternoon on Thursday, the 15th, in com- pany with Superintendent Porter, I received a pair of cord trousers, a black cloth vest, a white necker- chief, and a pair of boots. Are there any marks on those articles -There are what appeared to be blood-stains. The Clerk: On what? Witness: On the coat, the trousers, the vest, and the neckerchief. Examination continued And those articles of clothing have been handed to Mr Thompson to be analysed ?-They were handed to him on Saturday last. The Clerk: Of course there is more evidence than that forthcoming ? Mr Lyne: Far more, but I propose to ask you now for an adjournment. The Clerk: For a remand in custody. (To Mr Lloyd) Have you anything to say ? Mr Lloyd: I reserve my cross-examination. The Clerk: Do you ask to have the prisoner at the inque,t ? Mr Lloyd Yes. The Clerk If the prisoner wishes to be present at the inquest on Tuesday, he should be there. Discussion followed as to the temand. Mr Lyne said they were anxious not to keep a prisoner on a chargo of murder at the police station. Eventually it was decided to adjourn the case till four o'clock on Monday afternoon, it being understood that all that would then be done would be to remand prisoner- again till a date after the inquest, when Mr Lyne expected to be able to go into the case fully. The prisoner returned to Usk by the train leaving Newport at 1.31. ■■
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ABERGAVENNY. POLICE COURT, WEDNESDAY. Before Lieut.-Colonel \V. H. WHEELEY, F. M. HTJMFKEY, E*q., Dr. H. H. STEBL, J. M. JONES, Esq., and Major WILLIAMS (Mayor). COUNTY BUSINESS. ADJOURNED SCHOOL CASE.—William Watkins had been summoned to the previous Court for neglecting to -end his son, aged 13, to school, and the case was adjourned for the production of the boy, whose mother said he was a most determined truant, and she had found it quite impossible to make him attend school. When confronted with the Bench, the boy admitted that he had done all he could to stay away from school. He saw other boys earning their living, and he wished to do so too. His parents bad taken great pains to get him to school, bnt he did not like to go there when he could be earning his living by work.—The Chairman very kindly pointed out to this determined truant that the law insisted upon his going to school regularly. and that stopping away from school could only lead to his being sent away to a truant school, which would mean not only punishment to himself in being forced to go to school, but also to his parents who would have to pay for his being kept there. Defendant very readily promised to amend his ways and attend school regularly, in the future. His promise was accepted and the case was dismissed. ALLEGED TRESPASS I PURSUIT OF GAME.— Arthur Gibbons was charged with trespassing in pursuit of game, on land over which Mr. R. W. Kennard has the shooting rights, at Llanfihangel Crticorney.-P.O. Barney proved the fact that defendant came from the direction of the land in question, on Saturday the loth inst. Defendant was carrying a gun, f. r which he produced the license, and pleaded that he bad only walked across the forbidden land from a field in which he had been accorded the privilege of shooting wild birds. No sound of shots had been heard by the Con-table on that day, and nothing was adduced in evidence as to defendant having anything about him (save the gun) to -how that he had been in pursuit of game.-Filied 20s, and costs, or 14 days'. NOT PARTICULARLY DIU-TFJI.—James Addis, farmer, charged with being drunk ill charge of a horse on Tuesday, the 13ih inst., said he had had some drink but was not particularly druiik,-P,C,. Barnie said that at about 4 p.m. on the day named, he saw defendant riding a pony along the Hereford-road towards Llanfihangel. The pony was swerving from one side of the road to the other, and defendant's head was hanging down. Witness Stopped defendant and made him dismount, when he fell under the pony. At that moment a friend of defendant's came driving along and P.O. Barnie helped defendant up into the trap, and then lecTthe pony on to the Skyrrid Inn, where tie found defendant had been left by 4iis friend. Defendant came forward and kissed the Pe" 'iy. This coupled with the fact of hi* unst'4a(]jue8g on his legs, confirmed P.C. Barnie in ia opinion that defendant was particularly drunk. The Bench took the same view of the case, and Jined defendant :011, and costs (in all 17s.), or 14 days'. APTER Tlotiti.-Altrecl Miller, landlord of the Lamb and Flag Inn. Brt-con-road, was fined 20". and costs, for keeping his licensed premises open during prohibited hours on Saturday night last.- James Knight and John Hughes, were charged with being on the said licensed premises at the time named, which was 10.20 p. m., as proved by P.S. Edwards, corroborated by P.O. Walter Board. They were fined 5s. each and costs. Lieutenant-Colonel W. H. Wheeley retired from the Bench during the hearing of this case, and Mr. J, M. Jones took the chair. BOROUGH BUSINESS. Before Major W. WILLIAMS (Mayor), ill the chair. CAUTION TO BAKERS.—Evan Harrhy was fined 5a. for delivering bread from a carriage without having with him weights and scales. OVER THE LIMB.-Alfred Evans was fined 5s. and costs, oi 7 days', for being drunk and dis- orderly as proved by P.O. Alford. HfiKabiTT.—John Madden, aged 13, pleaded guilty to the charge of being drunk and disorderly on the 17th inst., in TLidor-street.-P.C. Acterson proved tho case, The Bench deplored the fact of so young a man being brought up on such a charge. It was disgraceful to see him there, while his father was in prison for a similar offence. Defendant's mother and bisters looked to him for help in the absence of his father. Taking them into consideration the fine this time would be only 5s., but much heavier if he came up again. SURRENDERED.—Charles Parry, against whom a warrant had been issued for being drunk and disorderly on the 22nd September, in Frogmore- street surrendered, and explained tn the Bench that he had not tried to evade the police, but had actually gone to a situation on the Monday following the Saturday in respect to which he had been charged.—Fined 10s. and costs, or 14 days'.
CHEPSTOW. POLICE COURT, MONDAY. Before G. SEYS, Esq. A REFRACTORY INMATE.—John Dutheridge, was charged with refractory conduct at the Chepstow Workhouse, and with assaulting the master, Mr. Clement Baker, on Saturday. Dutheridge has been very troublesome and expensive to the guardians, going constantly in and out, and has been in the asylum. On Saturday he sought re-admission. and upon being questioned and searched a bottle of spirits was found on him. Dutheridge thereupon became violent, and struck the master in the face. He was sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment.
MONMOUTH. COUNTY COURT. SATURDAY. Before His Honour Judge OWEN. No ADJOURNMENT ALLowBD.-In the cass of Arthur Stroud, Cinderhill-street, Monmouth v. G. J. Kenvyn and Co., provision merchants. Colonial Buildings, Newport, the defendants sent a telegram pleading illness, and requesting an adjournment.—This His Honour refused to accede to.—The claim was one for £ 6 for a lorry of which plaintiff said defendants had refused delivery, but judgment was given for the full amount, payment forthwith. IT WAS HARD.—The Lydbrook Co-operative Industrial Society sued a shareholder aud customer, Thomas Wilce, for JE1 19s. Id., goods supplied.— Defendant did not dispute the debt, but said he had sufficient capital in the concern to cover it, producing a book showing be had £1 18s. withdrawable capital and £1 transferable capital.— The Society's manager, however, showed from the rules of the Society that the committee bad power to suspend the right of withdrawing capital, which had been done.-His Honour, after examining the books, said the proceedings seemed to be regular. Turning to defendant he remarked, "I think they have got you. You are entitled to £ 2 I 8., and yet you'll have to pay this £1 19s. Id. I agree with you that it is very hard upon you.Au order for 5s. a month was made.
PONTYPOOL. PETTY SESSIONS, SATURDAY Before A. A. WILLIAMS, Esq. (chairman), E. FOWLER, Esq., and T. H. DBAKIN, Esq. FOR HER UOOD.-VVIIiiam O'Connell was summoned for assaulting Bridget O'Connell, at Pontypool. -The parties are brother and sister.— Complainant said that the defendant had been to a club at Abersychan, and when he came back he struck her with a fender, inflicting a serious cut above the eye. She lost a great quantity of blood, and had to go to a doctor.—Defendant said that he chastised his sister for her own good, as she was in the habit of being out late, and kept the door of the house open all night.—Margaret O'Connell. the mother of the parties, corroborated. but pathetically observed "that it was hard to go against her own.—Fined 20s. THREATENING HIS MOTIIBR.-WilliaM O'Connell was summoned for threatening Margaret O'Connell his mother, at Pontypool.—Mrs. O'Connell said that her son threatened to throw a lamp at her. He had also several times threatened her with a poker.—Defendant was bound over and ordered to pay costs, 6s. 6d. SIX STROKES WITK THB BIRCH.—Albert Edwards, 9, and Trevor Williams, 8, were summoned for stealing lid. from the till of Mr. J. Davies, butcher, Pontypoo1.- Victor Swanton, nephew of 1 Mr. Davies, said that. he was in the kitchen attached to the shop. Hearing money rattle he went into the shop, and saw Edwards leaning over the counter, taking money out of the till. He ran after the boys and recovered 6d from Edwards. Hb was told that Edwards had bad lOd. and the other boy Id. Witness still followed and saw one of them buy a penny bun and share it.—Supt. James gave both boys a bad character for sleeping out and giving trouble to the police.—The boys were sentenced to receive six strokes with the biich. RIOTOTTS BEHAVIOUR.—George Askew was summoned f ir riotous behaviour at Pontypool on the oth November.—P.S. Bulbck proved the offence, and defendant, who pleaded guilty, was fined 7s. 6d. ON CRCMLIN VIADUCT. -William Phillips was summoned for trespassing on the Great Western Railway at Crumlin, on the 21st October.— Defendant did not appear.—Thomas Jenkins said that he saw the defendant on the Crumlin Viaduct, and told bim he was trespassing, and asked him to go back. He persisted in going over, and wanted to walk down the Llanhilleth brooch. This object he however gave up and went down the path.—Fined. 20s.
j The Liberal Leadership. -6-.661. Sir H. Campbell. Bannerman has made a fresh effort to promote the unity of the Liberal Party, and has been no more successful than before. In this case he said very frankly, the door has always been open for Lord Roscbery s return. We should welcome him, and rejoice to see him standing among his old oomrades* If the speaker had stopped at that point it would have been well, and the invitation or pronouncement, or what- ever it was intended to be, might possibly have had some effect. But somehow or other, his habitual practice of hitting out right and left against all who differ from him, prompted him to speak dispara- ginly-or. as it seems to most people, ntemptu. ously-of the Liberal Imperialists, a body who owes its existence to Lord Rosebery. JFurther than that, he inoluded in his criticisms the Liberal Imperial Council, of which Lord Brassey is the president. Of this latter body be said:—"I have publicly con- demned this action of the Liberal Unionist Council -I mean the Liberal Imperial Council, there is not much difference perhaps." As the Liberal Imperial Council includes some of the most able and respectable of the Liberal Party, there may be something in what be says. But, whatever may be the fact, it is readily conceivable that such an observation must have been distinctly I OFFENSIVE TO THE LIBRBAL IMPERIALISTS. As if this were not enough, Sir H. Campbell- Bannerman spoke of the policy of the Liberal Imperial as shewing to what extravagance the heavy fumes of a fermented and half digested doctrine may lead honest and simple minded men." Needless to say, this attempt ttt promoting unity was not a conspicuous success. It was too much for the party loyalty of The Daily News, which described the speaker's words a3 "wild and whirl ing and remarked that it is certain that Sir H. J Cltompbell- Bannerman's bitter taunts, will be' bitterly resented." And resented they were, very speedily by the Hon. T. A. Bassey, a Liberal Imperialist who has rendered distinguished service to the party which Sir H. Campbsll-Bannerman represents. This extraordinary speech, he said W¡¡.B "in some respects one of the heaviest blows struck at the future of the Liberal Party,, within the last few months," and he added that if it had not been for the efforts of Liberal Imperialists like himself, in the recent election, the condition of the Liberal Party would have been [ VERY MUCK WORSB THAN IT Id. The force of this comment is intensified by The Daily Netvs which points out that of the list pub- lished, by the Liberal Imperial Council, 54 have been returned to;t|>e House of Commons, whilst at the lowest Me,cn bers of the House were admitted to be in general sympathy with the Council's programme. In one of his remarks at Dundee, Sir H. Campbell-Bannerman was undoubtedly right, although probably he scarcely recognised how much his words meant. "Of one thing," he said, you may be quite sure, that Lord Rosebery will never come back to put himself at the head of a section." It might also have been said, although one would scarcely expect Sir H. Campbell-Bannerman to say it, that Lord Roseberry is never likely to accept a nominal leader. ship, in which he would have to oompete for authority with such leaders as Sir William liarcourt, and the Right Hon, Gentleman who spoke at Dundee.
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Lord Rosebery on Empire. I Lord Rosebery in bis Rectorial address at Glasgow, cautioned the nation with solemn emphasis against being too confident. This was not the first occasion upon which be had taken the part of a national Mentor, for he had already urged, from his place in the House of Lords, the vital importance of main- taining our naval and military strength. Having dealt with the question of armaments in his capacity of a senator, he now excluded that subject from his remarks, and spoke of the civil and domestic side of our national life-the commerce, education, and intelligence of our people. To put the matter briefly, this is the point of view from which Lord Rosebery regarded his subject. We have received from our fathers a great inheritance, a world-wide Empire, and an exalted position among the nations. That Empire we secured because Britain was more awake than her contemporaries. Fifty years ago, we had to faca a world that was compara- tively inert. Europe was concerned with Europe, and little more the armies of Europe were relatively small. and not wholly disproportionate to ours." Now all that half changed, and it is im- possible for us to stand still. France, Germany, Russia, Italy, and the United States, are all DEVELOPING A POLICY OF COLONIAL BXPAN.-ION. The time was when foreign nations sneered at us, as a nation of shopkeepers; now every nation wishes to be a nation of shopkeepers, and where we once had almost a monopoly wa have now to fight for existence. We are in the position of a great busi- ness house, which in a time of fierce competition cannot live on its reputation alone. Having thus described the situation, Lord Rosebery proceeded to the inquiry which may be described as the main subject of his address. Are we strong, 3Dd thorough, in a word, are we adequate?—And it is well that our attention should be directed to this matter by a statesman who has the capacity and the leisure to consider it from the advantageous standpoint of one who is very nearly removed altogether from the strife of party politics. The average Briton, proud of the splendid Empire, of which he is a citizen, gives little thought to the question whether any special effort is necessary in order to maintain its prosperity, or, if he bestows any attention upon the subject, he is apt to take it for granted that the s'tme forces which made the Empire will suffice to maintain it. He says to him- self, as Lord Rosebery put it, that we have won Waterloo, and Blenheim, and Trafalgar, and have produced Nelson, Wellington, and Uoberti we have plenty of trade and plenty of money, how on earth could we do better ?—Lord Rosebery, while he does not gloss the facts, at the same time takes a view of the situation which is by no means despon- dent. We have all the materials for COPING SUCCESSFULLY WITH THE COMPETITION OF THE WORLD, and he is anxious that we should make tho best use of those materials—that the education of our youth should be more practical, modern, and thorough, that in our com,nerea and industries we should trust less to chance, aad that when we decenially take stock of the population, we should also take stock of the position of our industries, our education, and our naval and military resources. \V may ba Auto that Lord Rosebery has not spoken lightly in this emphatic way, and indeed it must be evident to every thoughtful Briton that we cannot regard with indifference the menace to our trade which is offered by the scientific methods of Germany, and the wealth, the enterprise, the enormous advantages and resources of the United States. It is quite true, as Lord Rosebery observed, that in Germany, little or n )thiu, is left to chance. As we have already pointed out there is this essential difference in the methods of the two countries—that whereas the British manufacturer, merchant, or inventor, has to trust almost entirely to himsolf, his German rinl works ill co-operation with the Government. In a less degree this remark applies also to the United States, and it does not require any very aoute perspicacity to realise that the circumstances fully justify Lord Rosebery in drawing attention to the possible perils of the situation. OLD FALSE TEETH BOUGHT. Many ladies and gentlemen have by them old or disused false teeth, which mi^ht as well be turned into money. Messrs. R. D. and J. B. Eraser, into money. Messrs. R. D. and J. B. Eraser, of Princes-street, Ipswich (established since 1883), buy old false teeth. If you send your teeth to them they will remit you by return of post the utmost value or, if preferred, they will make you the best offer, and hold the teeth over for your reply. If reference necessary, apply to Messrs. Baoon & Co., bankers, Ipswich,
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loniiioutlislilre Autumn Assizes. [ The Autumn Assizes for the County of Monmouth, opened at the Shire Hall, Monmouth, on Thursday, before Mr. Justice Lawrance. There were twelve prisoners on the calendar in nine cases, the following being the summary of the various offences Abduction, 1 carnal knowledge, of a girl under 16, 1; horse stealing, 2; larceny, 2 manslaughter, 1; perjury, 3 sheep stealing, 1; wounding, 1. His lordship was accompanied on the Bench by the High Sheriff (the Hon. J. Maclean Rolls), the Sheriff's Chaplain (Ref. A. Maclaverty, vicar of Llangattock); and the Mayor of Monmouth (Councillor Hamilton T. Baillie). THE GRAND JURY I was sworn as follows: Maj or George Griffin Griffin (chairman), Colonel W. H. Wheeley, Colonel C. T. Wallis, Colonel Napier T. Sturt, Captain R. P. R,-es, F. T. E. Protheroe, R. Yaoghan, E. Jones, W. E. Williams, 1. Butler, G. W. Wilkinson, H. L. P. Lowe, Alfred A. Williams, W. P. James, R. Rickards, H. B. Cory, .T. Daniel, J. O. Marsh, F. M. Humfrey, Alfred Williams, Raglan T. H. Somerset, Ll. F. Attwood, and G. R. Martyn, Esquires. THE CHARGE. tiis lorrJship in charging the Grand Jury, simply dealt with the evidence, as presented in the depositions, in the more important cases—the manslaughter, perjury, sheep-stealing, and wounding cases. TRIALS OF PRISONERS. Edward O'Neil, 24, labourer, was charged with stealing a roll of flannel, value 259., and two blankets. value 49. Gd., the property respectively of Ellen Williams and Walter Roes, on the 5th November,—Mr. Bosanquet prosecuted.—Prisoner was found with the blankets in his possession just after they were missed from outside the tihop.-He was found guilty, and sentenced to six months hard labour. He had been previously convicted. AN OLD HAND. I George Fishlock, 28, groom, was charged with stealing varnish and gum arabic at Newport, on the 6th November, and further with stealing a lamp, value 5s., at Newport, on the 17th November.—Prisoner pleaded guilty, and admitted previous convicting.—Sentenced to 3 calendar months' hard labour. MANSLAUGHTER. I Annie Launders, 18, charwoman, was charged with the manslaughter of Bridget [learn, aged 32, at Nevrpart, on 7th July.—Mr. Micklethwait prosecuted.—From tho evidence it appeared that as the result of a quarrel and of blows struck by the prisoner, meningitis developed and ended fatally on the date mentioned.—Tha jury found prisoner guilty, but recommended her to mercy on account of provocation and of the previous state of health, of the deceased.-His lordship said he was always anxious and willing to heed the recommendations of a jury, and he should do so in this case. Having addressed the prisoner on the gravity of the offence, he sentenced her to three calendar months' hard labour. CRIMINAL ASSAULT. I Albert Deacon, 38, collier, was charged with a criminal assault on Eliza Jana Roderick, aged 10 years and 13 days, at Abertillery, on the 7th August.—Mr. Moreton Brown prosecuted.—After a long hearing, the jury found him guilty of the attempt, and he was sentenced to 18 months' hard labour, HEAVY SENTENCE FOR WOUNDING. I George William Brown, 23, sailor, was charged with feloniously stabbing and wounding James Tobin in the head and right forearm with a knife at Newport, on the 3rd November.—Mr. Bosanquet proseotited.-The evidence went to show that Tobin with a friend was going along the street after 11 p.m. on the night in question when at the top of Cardiff-road, they met prisoner and three or four half castes, Tobin remarked There's 'air," and a row ensued, Brown getting Tobin's head down, stabbed him as charged in the indictment, with a knife he carried in a sheath fastened round him with a belt.-Brown said ha aoted ony in self -defeiice.-His lordship pointed out that only when a man was in danger of his life was he justified in using such a weapon, and in this case prisoner was not even pressed.-The jury found him guilty and he was sentenced to 18 months' hard labour. PLEADED GUILTY. James Roberts, 38, labourer, pleaded guilty to abducting Rosaiinah Hoskins, aged z;1 14. at Abergavenny, on the 6th June. He handed up a long statement to the Judge, who subsequently said he had a very bad account of his previous life. He was sentenced to 9 months' hard labour. TREDEGAIL BOYS. ESCAPADE. William Berry, 15, and David Evans, 18, colliers, were charged with stealing a mare, value £ 10, the property of Jonathan Phillips, at Dukestown, Tredegar, on the 6th November.—Evans pleaded guilty, and Berry not guilty.—In the result Evans, who had a record against him, was sentenced to 9 months' hard labour, and the younger lad was acquitted. ALLEGED SHEEP STEALING. John Jenkins. 42, collier, was charged with stealing a sheep, value 20s., the property of Edmund Lewis, at Aberystruth, on the 19th October, and further with stealing an ewe, value 20s., the property of William Weeki, at the same time and place. The jury having been sworn, the case was adjourned till the following day. Jenkins was sentenced to twelve months.
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Hunting Appointments THE LLANGIBBY HOUNDS WILL MEET ON Monday, Nov. Breakfast at 10. Friday, Nov. 30th. Little Mill At 10.30 a.m. THE MONMOUTHSHIRE HOUNDS WILL MBET ON Monday, Nov. 26th lklaindiff Cdiirt Thursday, Nov. 29th Llansoy Cross Roads, At 11 a.m. MR. CURRE'S HOUNDS WILL MEET ON Monday, Nov. 26th WMtefcroofc Thursday, Nov. 29th.. Devauden Green At 11 a.m. -"L.r"J'- Id SNOWSTORM.—There was a very heavy fall of snow on Tuesday afternoon at Blaenavon. The storm lasted for upwards of one hour. -the Prudent rtttStoe* ij £ ft year tirak it in esscntd- « » ally he* drttof "to pro. H""H*811CITTk vide -warm and com- A JLW M JVW 8 & lortaM# ClothinS J ion this whitetf. Wa bffe, na«arpassod H advantages for buying Bed Clothing froia u». a OUR HOUSBW1YB0 OlllSid PSSHKlffili ffl contains 1 Pair of Suporflna Witurc^ aaeh m blanket bound Pink, 71bs. weigh* flarjAj Sfff1 Pair ot M White Twilled Sheets, 23yds. long by SJJ.yds.-wfiJo, heramied J§9 ready for use 1 Pair or White Pillow Ca-aoo, full size bufc- Sb oned ends; 1 White Counterpane, 3 yds. loag by 2i yds. E wide, wove pattern, good design; 1 Set. j^l high standard of excellesw^caf #M&s-,aQmbiiiod HH with lowness of price, appeals to th» m| »»u»uroical MS purchaser. Parcels made up from On» to Ten Guineas. HPJ ana sent Carriage Paid on receipt of P.O.O. figs These Parcels suggest and constituta tha ideOtWedding 'd -is. the -ti. §H!i Present, and_f?reatly minimise the risk of duplication. BHOOKFIEI.0.8. Market Sq., STAFFORD, ^jjjll^^Established over 100 years. THE EXTKADITI >N OF Sipmo.—-In he House of Representatives at Brussels 011 Wedneiday the, debate on the Sipido affair concluded in the, passing by 71 votes to 41 "f a. motion expressing confidence in the Government.—Central News. 0 CLARK'S For the Year 190! çf?RICE OJSTJS Pjsjfjvjt.. Will be published early in November and sold by the agents of the County Observer" and by all. Booksellers. It will contain the Names of the Voters for the ensuing year. Names of the members of all the public Officers. in the District. List of the Fairs in the County. List of newly-elected Metabersof Parliament and! their Constituencies, &c., The liiustralions Include the following — I.-Etitr,ince Gates and Lodge, Welbeck Abbey*. 2.—Welbeck Abbey from the Boathouse. 3.Maglla Charta Island on the Thames. 4.-Rotis Lench Court, Worcestershire — at genuine Elizabethan Mansion. 5.—The Frome at Trampton Court. 6. View of Stratford-on-A vou. 7.—Cleetliorpes Pier. ,J' 8.—Lord Roseberry's Favorite Country Seat— Mentmore House. IO.-DLtiirobiLi Castle. 11.—Bridge of Tay, Kenmore. U.-Cult'oes from the Pier. The views are from photogaphs, and are accomi., punied by descriptive letterpress. Useful. I'nfot-mairion Is also given with regard to — I.-Stamps, Taxes, Exercise Duties, &c. 2—The Festivals, Eclipses, &c., 4.—Length of Time a letter takes to go to- certain places abroad. 5.—The Royal Family, Ministry, Parliaments,, since the Accession of George IV. 6.- Value abroad for Money Orders sent from the United Kingdom. 7.—Population of the United Kingdom* S.-Bills of Exchange, Day* of Grace, Law Sit- tings, Registration of Births, &c. 9.—Interest Tables. IO.-Weigbts and measures. 11.—Table of Expenses, Income, or Wages. 12.—Monthly Gardening Notes. 11 .I.1. Diary icitis Money Columns Advt. Orders should now be given, the moderate-, charges being:— s. d. » Full page. 10 0 Half" 5 0 Quarter,, 2 6 THE ADVERTISEMENTS WILL ALSO BE' INSERTED IN TEl 'DOUHT OBSERVER' ILLUSTRATED Book Almanac, For 901. which for the last 46 years ha. been justly looked, upon as a valuable medium for Tradesmen to lay before the public their respective claims to patron- age and support. This Almanac is sent out at the end of the year, FREE OF CHARGE, AS .A. supp1.ern.en-& TO THB "COUNTY OBSERVER" and, therefore, has an assured circulation. It is kept in the homes of our readera for reference, throughout the year. Its Enirravings and Photo* graphs Include I.-The Queen of Roumania. 2.-Kenilworth Castle. 3.—The Surrender of General Cronje. 4.-Staffs, showing Fingal's Cave. e.—Major.&eneral Robart Baden-Powell. 6. -The relief of Ladysmith Lord Dundonald'ff Force entering the city. 7.—Taymouth Castle. 8.—The Duke of Argyll. 9.-Inverary Castle. 10.—Lord Roberts taking Pretoria. II.-Satur,day Market Parade, Cape Town.. 12.-Hoistiug the British Flag at Blóemfontem. 13.—View of Bloemfontein. 14.—Attempted Assassination of the PnnGa of Wales. 15.-Defeat and death of the Khalifa. Its hiterayt Contents, Include:- 1.—The Gatherer. 2*—Wit and Wisdom. 3 —Gardening for the raon*Q» 4.—Interesting Paragr ,5.Postf\1 and Telegraphs Information. 6. -Parliamentary Summary. 7.—The Roval Family. &c. 8.—Stamp Duties, &c. Local Information up to date. Printed and Published by" THB COUNTY OBSBILTB]t,' NBWSPAPHR aDd PMNTma COMPANY, Limited, by JAMES HmNRY CLÁBK, at their Offices, Bridge Street, Usk, in the County of Monmouth, Saturday November 24th, 1900.