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BRUTAL ASSAULT UFO* A GAMEKEEPER AT PENIIACIINO. A special sitting of ,b»h schoolroom, Bettwsycoed, .Å special 8tti or \lJh ;:¿alt!oùlrùom, BOtt?'s) (!oed. to inquire luto Sy Gtorge Huute! 'a 9&11""eper t. injure .uto ?"?.?Su at «l»sc«m. pt:Dwadwo, in me e.upt.y '-?' t'iiamOwen and John Hvaus. !ali to %he s&al Ueorge Huntor at against t»i' lu,,rr,ih'" Mjionn to the said George Hunter at for that tliiy 1 with intent in so doing then present uuknuwu, did on ,jj, .,4th oI November last feloniously ,,h jnt(.ut in so doing then .1Iurdt:r hiw" tho j.Jrsollels hall obtalDed a crosS bUW'  for 811uotUl at them wTue w.gi-trates "reseut  ?Nioulsdal E'q" ChalfWAU; VXr^« ?' l:ha"man, Esq. ^H WA$ Eel) resented by Ur John Kb.rt of Llan- r «rtT.™ .u,1 EvLus by Mr Lllt. Kyton. of Uhyl. "MrKytoa said the qU.'lion 61036 whih cue wuk place firsHn the 6tquLxLe ".eLl tq ? ?M??h "'I say tliat oun iB the beginning. Mr t-)t?"—'t p'tce?d the shouhu?. bir hrittHh-certinjy Tta witnesses ""both .ide. having, on the application of Mr f'THttth?euMdcred out of court, ?? riuith o?ucd the case fOI the prosecution, and remarked .ttb.outMtt'Mthe ?assurethe ?Mc? would agroe with him that the chM?o against the defemd?NM was indeed a grave and Merivus oue, and which, it brought home to them, might subject theio t,) very long term of imprisonment. He therefore would th.-iii tu give to the case their best and most serious atten- tion, and after vroducing the evidence he had m support of the charge he ehoul i ask for a committal of the prisoners. The event iu question, he went on to explain, occurred on the even- ing 01 the 2-Uli of November, the day of the Carnarvonshire elec- tion, "hen he should prove to them that the defendants, amongst II numuer of others, congregated at the village of Pen- machuo, aud gave vent to their leelings by throwing auout blaz- ing rags steeped in tuipentiue, and the committal of other acts of a very lawless description. Mr Kyton interrupting, contended that could not be gone into title was not a charge u1 hut. Mr urittitix- tt is all arising out of the same transaction. Mr Eytou said he appeared to answer a charge of wounding Kith intent to nmrdvr, not a charge of iiot, and hit was there to prevent the prosecution ever-stating their case, or bringing for. ward evidence other than that upon the specified charge before bellch Mr ?.'rMith s?td there was circumstantial evidence that he must bring forward in support of the charge. Air fyto&i said there was a specific charge, and he could not allow the prosecution to have a roving commission over the whole law. Mr linttith-The information is that they did this with malice aforethought. .Ilr Kyton -That has nothing to do with turpentine. Mr uniuth -I don t say that it has I am merely opening the Case according to the facta. Mr E),Lon-but you liuve no right to go into facts that have nothing to J" with this specilic charge of wounding. Mr VI i:tith-lt 1 do not support my statement by evidence, I shall then lily myself open to our remarks. Mr Kytoa-i will take the decision of the Bench upon the point ihe Chairman ,to Mr GiiiUth—Perhaps you will confine your- self- Air Gi illitli-NN hat to the wounding The Chaituiau—Yies. Mr kirillikii How can 1 do so ? I shall leave out my case en- tlrelv. Mr Eytou Your case is simply wounding with intent to I murder. The Kev, J Gritfith Mr Eyton; -I don't think the advocate was at ui going out of his way 1 think you stopped him too summarily. Mr h; ton I didu't top him; I only objected to the state- I ment "f that which was not evidence. ThevleiK.Mv UUiUesj—1 thuik the evidence must be con- fined to Uo ch.uijo aa laid. Mr oniliih having remarked that he was sorry be had been subject to this interruption, said he would eudeavour after the decision given to confine iniusoii strictly to the charge. Hunter left lxitw\veoea alter tiie airival of the last tlai", shortly af er o'cJocÄ. ;lnviuK "wrnw"chHo ab,ut IV o'dock. There was then a 6icat ciowd of peraous congregated around and about tHe Horse :hoc, and he buottl4 be abie ti prove tlut one if nut both of the deteuuanls weie jneaent. lluuter was accompanied by two pu*ons, aiui the moment he gut out oi the car lie was at- tacked i>y a number oi persons, wao kuocked lnm down, beat bim about the head witu tneir hats, at.d lie had ultimately to be carried mt'i the. Horse Mioe for pioiectiouagainst the violvacei f the moo. li. suuuiU also slluw that Mr l'ierce Jones, oneoi the persons who uad accompanied him fruin bettwsjeoed, was, too, fcnocke I aown ana cartivU into ti.e house Mr t-ytoa You couii Valy prove this in a case of riot this is weunaing. Mr wriiiuu—The case may resolvo itself into rioting also my u.for..JiUh'U IS "lor utner d.vers peisoiis." NVe may be able to tell ivno they are. Mr KMoii- We arc n: t charged with "divers other persons." Mr Vir.Jntu — i es you ure. L)ii ct iiii-arizig, the information with the sumiuous, it was found tnac the two (iill no: agree that the words "uiveis other per* as ktkki been onuuod from the latter. Air niytoa co.»te..avd tliereupoa that the summons must be (juasheti. Mr <.»iitH;h--Tlie sunrnoi s may be amended. MrK)t.u--U>u c.iiiii 'i auieiul the information and that is bad on tne ace oi it. Yuu cannot charge a man with divers other vitii wolmakilag Liu is not liak)IV for what outers may Luve tluUC. Mr iiiiilitu — Unless they were assembled with a cowmon Object. Mr tyton Then they would be accessories after the fact. The point was argued at gieat length, and the Clerk expressed his opinion iu favour ol Air hyton's eouteution that the evi- dence must oe couined to what the defendauts or either of them actuail) U»d. Similar technical objections subsequently cropped up and weie waruily uebaied. Mr Eyto.i »aid theie wm a broad distinction between a riot and attempt to minder. In a riot evidence might be given of the acts 01 others; in a case of murder or attempt to murder, it must be contined to the act of the individual. Mr tiiiihth iiow can 1 pvove the animus unless I bring out the surroun iiiig circumstances of the case Let the evidence aud my statement be taken lor wnat they are worth, if the Clerk and t.iv Magistrates think they are not admissible, perhaps a note win le inaue ol the objection. Mr tytou Wti.it, let the prosecution prove everything they can anU raise a picjunice against the prisoners. \ou aio hcie for the Crown, not t jt a pauizan, and the Crowa does not want persons Convicted uulcss tnveis evidence against them. You are not a pAi azau in an election proceeding now you represent Her Maje>iy, anvt tUeieto; i ask that the taitness and modera- tion of a piosecution snould be obseived iu ttiis case, and that you should bring evidence not of what others did, but of what these m n themselves did. Let us have the decisiou of the bench, otherwise we shall be nete all day. Mr (iiiihth ^ill you promise not to speak again (Laughter; Mr tiyton- Yes, if you will sit down and let us have the de- cision. The Clerk to Mr (;riihtli, --You must confine yourself to what these iiieii diti to "iittr. Mr Chapiuau l uiess Mr Griffith can prove It is a part of the link of his chain. Mr K)ton-- Auything that these men did; but he is profing somt-thii g that some one else did, Mr Ciriiiuh—L»o 1 uudersund the Bench that I am to proceed with this case according to the evidence that 1 have nere to- day Mr iSyton-According to law, not according to the evidence you have got here. Mr Oriuuii We shall be here all night if you go on like this. Mr Kytou said he believed the Clerk was of the same opinion as himself. TUe clerk-Yes. Mr Orithth -Then I must go to the bare circumstances. .Nir Eytoa -tAte wnat they did. Alrlirittith-l HUlst askjou to be quiet. Mr hy ton If you will go on regularly 1 will say nothing. Mr Oiithth—l'o leave me alone now this is very unpleasant. Mr Eyton -if you go oil illegally I shall stop you, whether it is unpleasant or not. Mr Griuith again further complaining of Mr Eyton's persistent interruption, said he woui-t p.eage himself to support his state- ment by evidence, and proceeded with his narrative. Hunter reinaiued in the Horse Mioe all hour, or hour and half, but be- fore he aiiiVed u.< re, Wm. lliomas, who was an under watcher, came in, he t.a>lug htaru it reported Mr Kyton—Uon t prue reports, Mr Uriflith; Ileanay is not evidence. Mr Grirfith—-Well, lie came into the village to see for Hunter, and When ceniiug over the bridge was slopped by Win, Owen and another person whom iie did not know, and distinctly heard olie ay, It s not lum let him go." Thomas went on to the Horse sstvoe, wUeve lluuter afterwards arrived, in company with Mr Pierce Jones on uno side, and Thomas on the other, Hunter started homeward, aud tue three were immediately followed by a number of persons. Jones aud Thomas were wrested away from iiunter, who was attacked by Owen. Mr Griihth then detailed the treatment Hunter received at the hands of ti.e moo, mentioning incidentally that Thomas at- tempted to release mm. He failed to do so, and cautioned the people to stand oil', telling them that if they did not he would make them and when he oelieved that Hunter was being mur- dered, aud was at the gasp ot death, he shot ott" his pistol at the iHomeiiwnoia he bel cved to be tlic I.iuglvaLiors-owen and livans. tie snoutd call I lit),ii,bs before them, aud prove that be- fore Hunter aiiived at the vihage that night, that Wm. Owen made use of this expres ion, u, by oid Hunter is at TyuewvdJ again I will wait for him until the morning 111 kill hiii), by before he can go home. If that evidence was not sufficient to bring home to Owen the intention to do the act with which lie "s clurgcd, he was quite at a loss to know what evidence couldbe brought forward, lie should also prove that Owen luieateuod to pull down the Post otiice to get Hunter Out, and that when he was usaed what he wanted him for, he said to murder him. Mr Ky tou VS as this after the shooting ? Mr Griihth i believe it was. Mr Lyton After the men had been shot in the face. All right that is oniy what 1 wanted to understand. Mr Griffith was proceeding with his statoliioijt, when the old objection arose as to the adnassability- of evidence of a statement made by U,. CLA with regard to I iiuuias, whom it appeared he did notjkiiow, and Mr U.irbot vwho was sitting by Mr GritUth, and haa casualy been alluded to oy Mr Kyiou,, expressed his opinion that the bencu had been ci-ttiuiy misdirected on the uujec. The CleieL -1 feel perfectly safe that 1 am light in that. The it., tilt P,kl t L I tllw pfuaecutiuii in t,iis partiCU- lar instance was, that matteis relating thereto could be ad- duced as a poition of the case, aud lioscoe on Lvideiice was quoted to snow that in "iie.v v. Salisbury/ it was decided that evidence of tnrec ouigiar:es could be giveu against a man, al- though fie ii:tu t)i.l, t,, t;i iu(tictcd up(,ii one Clitkigo. Mr Uari er—If )ou may 'give evidence of three mdv table of- fences not charged, a jvrttvri you may give evidence of what took place up u the arrival of Hunter at tiie Horse Shoe. Mr Kyiou—liut you weie proving not|only the arrival, but the ac, t-I utikc", Mr I;arber -ilow can the bench judge of a manls animus and of his "malice aforetuought" unless they know the whole cir- cum-daccus; Mr fcytou-1 a:u not answerable for the malice aforethought of (,tilets. Mr Grithth, after some further remarks, abandoned My at- tempt to proceed amid such coutiuued interruption, and caUed George aunter, tne proaecutor, who was evidently still sutler- ing hum thl.\ df\i ,.If hi-i Ül,tr",tlUeut au\! W:) albwù tv ue seated white he gave nis evidence. He said-iiive at Glitsewlii, near Penmaeiuio, una am game keeper. I recollect being at Bettwa on Tuesday, the ivih uit. 1 left there iu a car with l'ierce Jom>, John Jones, Griihth Koberts, and Kichard Kvaus. The car stoj-ped at the Conway lialls, but 1 did not get out. Tierce Jones and Kichard Evans, besides Lar driver, were it, the car when we artived at tiie Horse Shoo, Penmachno. That was btwceu II) and 11 o'clock. When 1 got to the door i saw a great many people tJirowiug fire about the place. As soon as 1 opened the cur door to get out, 1 was knocked on the head by more than a deceit peopie. Mr k;) toi, b,,cL.d Tut this was not evidence against his clients; and tho p<dnt was for the third time warmly argued. Mr Griffith asked the prosecutor if Wm. Oweu was present Prosecutor I here was such a crowd that 1 am not exactly sure who was Uiero. Mr < Jrilhth said he had other witnesses to prove that Owen was present. Txamination continued It might be over an hour that I r> maited at ihe Horse Mioe. Pierce Jones aud William ihonus went with me out of the Horse Shoe. i walked between the two. We went towards tiie Uioge, in the direction towards home. Wheu YOU »NT "ii the uridge, what UJOK place Jo.ies was lakeu out oi my arm—some one pulled him away, Widum Orten dashed in behind I." got hold ot my necx tie, ftnd nearly stiangled me. He dragged me, while the rest weie kicking me. Do yi. u any one else in this court that you can identify as assisting vv ui, oweu J cannot swear to any one there is one iticre I ilave doubts Of. Mr E)ton-If there h any one who did so, he would be a great fool to come here, (laughter.) Examination continued-Wra. Owen dragged me to the side of the bridge when I was let go I fell on the ground. My breath had nearly gone away. I was senseless when I got on the eround My eves were nearly starting out of my head, and I felt that I was nearly sinking. During this time they kicked me most unmercifully all about the body. Mr Eyton—Did the defendant do it ? Witness-He was holding me down, and letting the rest do it To Mr Griffith-There were three marks of finger nails in my neckaf erwards. My lower jaw bone was splintered two of my teeth were knocked out; the bridge of my nose was flat tetied upon my face. I received many kicks and knock. with stones upon the bridge. What afterwards occurred ?-The mob drove me to a little yard at the back of the post-oirce. When you were on the bridge and in the state you describe, did you consider your Ufe in imminent danger 1-1 thought I had got my death knock. I called to William Thomas, the under keeper, to save my life. H it had not been for him, I don t htdiavn I should have got released with my life. Do you know what WilUam Thomas did 1-1 believe he fired a shot. I was released the moment the shot was fired. I was afte wards a,ain attacked. I was so strangled I could not get up my head to see whether Wm. Owen was one of the parties. Mr Eyton-Was he doing anything to you when going back to the I believe Mr Gritfith-I am going to prove what was done to him. Mr ?ton-Let him state what he knows you have had your slatem.ut, '?"?tith-1 should if you had let me alone. (Laughter.) InthecoMMof some discussion which ensued, the Rev. J. GrlPith expressed his opinion that they ought to bear the evi- dence to the end, and he me"tioned that he differed from the decision of his brother magistrates as to the Inadmissability of the evidence proposed to be given for the prosecution. Mr Eyton said if there was a division of opinion upon the Be^eh he lm, g ned that the majority would rule the point The Kev J Griffith said be did not know what the other Magistrates thought. He considered these objections were wast- ing the lime 01 the court. Ixamtation continued-My haif WU pulled out of my head I received a number of kicks, and I lost a good deal of blood from my nose My teeth were knocked out at the back of tho PoH-ofBce was taken for refuge into the Post-office. From th?me to present I have s.ffe.ed very much, and I am still weak in the back I think It is the kidneys. Cross-examined--1 am gamekeeper to Lord Penrhyn the day in question was the polling day for the county election. I vu on my way home from the poll. I was not in drink. I swear en my solemn oath that I was not I was as sober and sensible as I am at the present moment, I don t know how much I bad drunk, but I had not had anything to make me drunk. There was a man named f'<wrlheJrn" in the car. (Mr Orittith explain- ed that his proper name was Grilfith Huberts.) If he says I was drunk he says that which is untrue. What were you calling out on the way home 1-1 was not calling anything. I was very sorry that Mr Pennant had lost. I was not shouting Mr Eytun-I will try to remind you of the words; We have lost, we have lost. I am very sorry indeed the chapel screw Pennant for ever, and Parry 4 yn uffern."I (Laughter.) Will you swear on your solemnotth that you did not use those worth 1-1 will, I did not shout out. I might speak a little loud. Griffith Roberts did shout out. lie called out Parry for ever." and such as that. What did you do then?—I was very sorry Mr Pennant had lost. I did not order Roberts out of the car. He went to his own house. There was not an angry word in the car. I did not threaten to send him nut of the ear. I believe he is a weaver, or something of that kind. I had given him a lift before this. Mr Pierce is the landlord of the Horse Shoe, at Penmachno. He practices also as a medical man. He came to the door when I left the house and bade me good bye that was at the bark door. He did try to persuade me not to go into the crowd, and I w ould not take his advice. J You said you wou:d go through the crowd ?-I did not say through the crowd. I said I wouid go the straight way home the stmhht way home was over the bridge And you had to go through the, rowd to go there; through a part of them there were a few people btanding at the gable end of the house. The landlord did not offer to go with me along a private path he advised me to go that way, but he did not otter to to with me. If you h «d t'nne by the private way the crowd would not have seen you f-I think they were wa'ching me. Wuat maKes yon think so?—They looked very suspicious. I did not try the private road, I got through the mob quietly. Don't you know that this private path would have taken you home without going into the crowd at all ?—I believe it would have been woTse there. Mr (,i ittitti- -There is no private path the way you propose taking him is through the river. Ex.mintl.tion continucd-I dÜl not pull a revolver out of my pocket whn I carne out of the house. Mr Eyton Truth comes from the north (alluding to the wit- ness being a Scotcliiilani. Witness—I don't understand you. | Mr Eyton-Vou are the witness of truth, and ir anyone says that vou did it, it is untrue ? WiV ess- It is. I did not say that I would shoot the first man who touched me I did 110t see the landlaùy of the house that ni?ht I don't know whether she was ill. Ididuotsayth?t I would kill some one befomtweM home. May it not be that vou were so drunk you do not remember ? — Xo I remember my journey home and everything, which I think can be proved. I was not drunk at all. I do not know that I know a man named Kobert Williams by that name. I do know London House. 1 did not try to strike at any one that night on passing tlil)ro if Kobert Williams says I did it is u.itrue. .Mr Ky*ton -You alone speak the truth, n continued-I was perfectly peaceable when I came to Peuuiachno: my conduct and language were perfectly quiet. 1 was not shouting Parry yn ufTern." You did not make use of that expression ?—I had not power. I believe they would have killed me if I had done so. I believe the people were waiting for me. I believe! know John Koberts, of White-street, Penmachno. 1 believe he was one of the men who were dragging my hair. 1 did not put my hand t) my pocket and say Keep away from me." 1 had no power to have any conversation with any one until I was carried home in the cart. 1 had no pistol in my possession that day or night, nor firearms of any kind. 1 believe there was a pistol fired. I believe I know the man who fired it, but I was so much knock- ed about at the tillle thi-it I coulll not see. Mr Eyton—Who did it then on your solemn oath ? Witness- I am quite willing to say if [he magistrates wish it. Mr Ghapman—You are bound to answer the question. Witness then said it was William Thomas. Mr Chapman—You stated that before in your evidence. Examination continued- I believe he was quite close to me when he tired the shot. I knew that he had a pistol with him from the time he came down to the village, but IlIid not know that he was coming to meet me. I had given him no instruc- tions to do 80 Did you hear two shots I-Yes, I heard I think three. I heard several in the village. I heard the first shot when I was on the bIidge the second was a very short time afterwards, but it was not a right and left shot. 1 did not see the marks of any one bleeding in the face. I was so much hurt myself that 1 had not time to look up Did you see William Owen after the first shot ?-No, but I beard his voice. I believe he was knocking me at the Post-office. I don't know that he was taken to the doctor's with his face covered with blood. I think he followed me to the Post-office. I will not swear he was there. I believe John Erans was one of the parlies. Mr Eyton—I don't think you have mentioned his name. Witness—I have not been asked. Did John Evans do anything to you—did he try to murder you Y-l cannot be sure; I think he was one of the parties who were knocking iiie I cannot be positive. The parisli-c.,iistable, John Jones, did come to the bed room at the Post-ottice in which I was. I deny that I said in his presence that I was oni y shouting powder for fun. I don't think he can speak English, and my Welsh is very limited; no one to my knowledge inter- preted between us I had nothing to shoot with. I had no lire- arms in my possession that day. I have a revolver, but it was at home, auu so was my life preserver. K'-examiao I—Grirtith H 'bart3 lives some distance from Pen- machno on the Bettws side; he got down from the car at his house. 1 always go over the bridge to my house from Pen- machno If I had gone the direction Pierce wanted me to do I should have had to go through the river. I had nothing to drinka:ter 1 left liottws. Mr Eytou—That is no evidence of sobriety. He-examination continued—1 stayed at the Horse Shoe because I knew they were going to knock me, and 1 thought they would co away a bit. The principal part of the people were in front of the public house wheu 1 It ft by the back door; immediately 1 went in the direction of the bridge they followed me some one called out There's him, or words to that effect. I believe there were two shots tired on the bridge I am coutldeut of one because I saw the blaze of the fire going up in the air that was the first shot Mr .riditli -So that it is impossible it could have touched any man's face. Mr Eyton-It is curious that it should go into a man's face, as it did. Ro-examlnatlon continued The shot was ftred after I called for assistance. The car did not stop at London House. The parish constable and Mr Pierce went with me home the same night, and when we got there lgave them the key of my drawer, and they found my revolver and the life preserver there. I have only one revolver; Mrs J oues, of the Postoflice, was in the bed- room most of the time that the parish constable was there. Pierce Jones, the master of the Penmachno National School, deposed to being one of those who travelled with Hunter in the car from Bettws. Hunter, h said, was sober, and was quiet, but he did say Major Pennant for ever." Honter got out of the CIU Brst; what was done to him he could not tell as he had quite enough tu do to take care of himslf he meant by that that some one took hold of his arms. After being some time in the house he starte I to go home with Hunter, who had had nothing to drink. A gUss of beer was called for him, but ho would not drink it. II hen they leftthe Horse Shoe he was on one side of iluiiter, and Thomas on the other. Oil the way to the bridge witness was pullld awa. he was so alarmed at the time that ho did not know very well wnat ne uia, out ne wainea through the crowd and got under the verandah of the Post-oillce, and lost sight of Hunter, around whom the crowd of people con- gregated. No shot up to this time had been tired. H|Gross-examincd— Hunter had been drinking during the day, but he was perfectly sober, and had perfect control over himself, In the car he cried out Pennant for ever his natural voice is rather high; did not hear him say anything about Mr Parry, of course he felt sorry at the result of the election. He was quiet enough in the car. Griffith Koberts shouted out Parry forever." Hunter did not order him out of the car for it, but j he did say in a joke that he would Dot give a lift to a Liberal (Laughter.) He was not iu earnest. Did not remember that ho ordered the car to be stopped Did not see Kobert Williams, of White street, that night, nor Hunter strike at any one in passing from the car. Ke-examined—Never lost sight of Hunter from the time they left Bettws till they left the Horse Shoe. Edward hoberts, the driver of thecar, also deposed to Hunter's sobriety on the night in question. When he reached Penmachno he saw a lot of people congregated on each side of tbn road. After Hunter had alighted he saw that a number had got him in their arms. Hunter was quiet in tue eru and talked with Grif- fith Uoberts, but there was no qnarre) one was for Jones- Parry, ami the other for PenDant li?ter Btruck at no one from the car Cross-exatiiiiied- flunter and Roberts called out-one Jones- Parry" and the other" Pennant." The car had been engaged for the election on Pennant's side. Did not hear Hunter say that he would not carry a Liberal, nor order witness to stop the car. Kees Hughes, a quarryman. was present at the Horse Shoe on the evening in question. He did not see Hunter alight from the car but after he had done so he saw the people beating him with their hats. Witness raised him from the ground and gave him a push into the ) ouse. Saw Wm. Owen there, but did not see him do aiivthuig to Hunter. At a later period of the evening he saw a cr wd of people at at the Postottice, and he had to return because thev pelted him witneis) with stones. He saw the crowd afterwards, and Wm. Owen was amongst them. Hunter was bting raised by two men and put into the house L'ould not say who the two men were, J t was alight night, but t here wei e too many faces for him to see all at once. (Laughter.) oil being the witness said he should not be afraid to go on his oath to say that David Jones, of Carrog, wa. one of the mMr Eyton declined to cross-examine the witness. John Jones, TanyraHt. was one of tho speeia constables at )!et? on ?e day of the election, and returned home in the car?h?-nter as far as Conway Falls Hunter was sober am: o??? 'and civil to every one, Koberts was shouting a bit, 1'4trry for .?r, Screw," and so on, and, witness believed, had had some drink. This witness also was not cross-examined. John Pierce, landlord of the Horse Shoe, Penmachno, sai(I-I am an assistant to Messrs Koberts and Williams, surgeons, of Festiniog Recollect Hunter coming to my house between ten ami eleven o'clock on the night of the 2tith November. There were » neat many people about the house when he arrived, they were crying out Parry for ever." Hunter was sober. I adyised him to go into an upper room of the house. Hunter left etween eleven and twelve o'clock, and he had had nothing to drink at mine. Mr Grifllth- What was his object in remaining so long In your house? Mr Eyton—How can a man know the object uppermost in the mind of another except by hearsay ? Nothing that Hunter chose to say is evidence against tho prisoners. Examination coutlnued-l went with Hunter about two yards outside the house, and then returned indoors. The next thing I know is, that 1 was called to see him in bed at the Postolfice. ( examined him he was unconscious when I got there first. I did not examine him under his clothes-merely his face. Will you describe what you found ?— A gash through his upper lip, one tooth completely knocked out, and another tooth loose, but adhering to the gum it was broken between the socket and the guin the gash was right through the upper lip it was a lacerated wound, and, in my opinion, was caused by a stone. Do you mean to say by a stone being thrown or held In the hand ?-It might have been held in the hand or otherwise. 1 pulled some fragments of stone and dirt out of It. There was another wound on the eliin about an inch in length penetrating into the bone fragments of the jaw-bone were taken out of it a portion of the jaw-bone was splintered. There was a wound on the nose, but it was a mere scratch-I did not consider it. much. Hunter returned to consciousness in aboat half-an hour. What Is your opinion as to how the wound on the chin was caused ?-It might have been from a bolt or from an Iron or some sharp square instrument. A piece of hair about the size of a halfpenny h,d been dragged out of his head. I did not notice whether any of his beard had been dragged out; his clothes were covered with blood and his face also. I believe he had lost a good deal of blood —about a piut I should think. I assisted in taking him home to Glascwra. On a subsequent day I examined his back and body he complained of his right thigh, and I found a scratch on it on the other thigh there was a bruise as if from a kick. I found several marks upon his legs, but not very black. I was afraid from what he said that he had been kicked in the back. From your observation and from your experience did you con- sider that Hunter must have been in imminenfand great danger of his life that night ?-The wounds that he received were not very dangerous; they might have turned to something else if inflammation had set in. A second question was put to the witness whether at the time that Hunter received and was receiving injuries, he was not in imminent danger of his life, and he replied that he was. When I saw him (said the witness) first he was bleeding a little, but not much He was not in any way in danger when I first saw him. He had lost a great quantity of blood. I went with him home to Glascwm, and he then gave me the keys of his desk in the presence of John Jones. I opened the desk and In a small drawer I found a revolver. He had asked John Jones to search him at the Post-office to see whether he had a revolver or not uponhim. There was no conversation in my presence about the thing, 1 stayed in the Horse Shoe for five or ten minutes after Hunter left before anything occurred. I then heard that some one was shot, and went over the bridge. I enquired for the par- ties that were shot but could not find them, I then went to the White Horse, and my sister in-law then came to me to go to the Horse Shoe to see the men that were shot. Hunter is still In a weak and delicate condition. Do you consider it will be sometime if not a considerable time before he recovers ? Witne. 0, sir, not a very long time I dare say he will recover in a fortnight or three weeks. t ross examined—Before Hunter went out of the Hone Shoe I tried to persuade him to go along another path home, and he refused. There was a private path by whih he might have avoided the crowd. He said he would go through the crowd. I saw him first an hour after he left my house. He was bleeding till I got to the I)ost-ottice, and if he had not had assistance he might have bled to death I stopped the bleeding and then theie was no danger. The Kev. J. (-ii.,Itith-lf you had notbeen called to him, might he have died from loss of blood ? Witness—He might have died if he had been left;there a long timp. To Mr Eyton—It was only a small artery that was bleeding. A man has hied to death from his noae before now without any violence having been used at all to him. If you had thought his life in dauger, would you have taken him home in the cold air of aNovemlier liight The bleeding was stopped. It was only from the bleeding and the kicks on the back that I considered him in danger. supposing he fell on a stone on the bridge on his face, might that wound in bis lip have been thus produced ? Yes; I do mean to say that his Lfe would have been in danger from the "ound he received up to the time I saw him; if 1 had not stopped the bleeding it mignt have been dangerous. i left John Jones behind in the roohi with him while I left for the car to take him home. I had examined the faces of Owen and Evans before I SAW Hunter, In Owen acliin I found two shots in Evana's fLLee four shuts; t»o of them were in his upper lip, one in his cheek, and the fourth on the top of the eyelid. If the latterhad gone into the e) e ho would have run some risk of losing the sight of it. I have extracted that shot, and there is another in John livans' face I could take out without much cutting. The two in Oweia's chin are not so supertieial. I saw no shot marks in the back of these men, but one of them had a mark on the left shoulder as if from the blow of a stone. I did not notice any ma. ks on W. Koberts1 cost as if he had fallen on the ground. He did complain that he had been shot m the back. I asked bvan. to come to my house so that I could take out the shots, but he has not done so. Tne shots in W. Owen's face may per- haps remain for life. He-examined—I persuaded Hunter to go by the private pain, because there was a mob outside the house, who wanted to get him out to carry him. There were two poachers In tbe house, Hugh llughes and John W illiams, but I would not allow him to go with them The private path goes over the river; there is no bridge. only stevping stones. Tlie water was uot over the stones that night, for 1 had ui> self come over that afternoon from (;Ias- cvm. Hunter generally goes home over the bridge I have never known him to cross the liver. lie would not have bled to death in a very short time even if 1 had not been called in. Had he fallen upon a stone a wound of a jagged character would have keenpioduced. I could have extracted the shot from the chin of W. Owen h:td he asked me to do so. Kvans has asked mo to extract his. Tho shots are dangerous to neither. The court then adjourned to the following Thursday. THURSDAY. I The Bench eat this morning shortly after teu o'clock. At the opening of the court, Mr Griffith said he had been duly considering the objections that were raised on Tuesday by Mr Eyton to certain evidence he (Mr Griffith) intended to offer, and having been advised upon the point he thought it necessary to again ask their worships to suffer that evidence to be put upon the de- positions which led up immediately to the charge that was preferred, and conncted the defendants with it. He maintained that this was merely a preliminary inquiry. The magistrates were there, as Mr Eyton would concede, not to judge whether these parties were guilty—they were merely to inquire into and sift the evidence that would be adduced, and from that form an opinion whether in their minds there was sufficient to place the prisoners, or one of them, on trial; and there- fore, be contended, it was necessary and absolutely indispensable that they should ascertain all the facts connected with the case, leaving it to another court to decide on the relevancy or irrelevancy of the evidence. He should not have occupied their worships' time by these remarks had he not done so with the intention of getting the evidence he proposed to adduce put upon the depositions, or a note of it made, that the evidence he had protlered was objected to, and that the objection was allowed. It was impossible, he submitted, at once to arrive at the true. issue without giving some evidence upon the corumencement of the case, and how the thing really began. He would only ask the magis- trates to consider the question in that view. Mr Eyton said the point had already been decided three times and with respect to this being but a pre- liminary inquiry, he pointed out that the same rules of evidence applied here as at an Assize court. Besides, if evidence was rejected here, and the case went to a supe- rior court, the prosecution would not be prevented from tendering it there. The contention he had raised was that only acts done by the accused could be given in evidence, and the acts of the others were inadmissable. He could not, therefore, see why the matter should be reopened if anyone else attempted to murder, let him be brought there, and be made responsible for it. The Clerk said he had been considering the point since the previous sitting, and his opinion was not at all altered. Sir Chapman You cannot advise us to decide diferently The Clerk No; the more I consider it, the more I am convinced that.I am light. The Itev. J. Griffith thought they could take the evi- dence for what it was worth. Mr Eyton No you cannot admit anything that is unworthy. Mr Ui iffith This is a preliminary enquiry, and the magistrates could, if they chose, send us both out. Mr Eyton I am content if they send us both out; but when lawyers are present, the rules of law must be observed. The Doint was further discussed, and the magistrates were understood to persist in their former ruling. William Thomas was then called, and said I live at Pen top, near Penmachno, and am a game watcher. Mr Eytou suggested that the witness should be cau- tioned that he need not criminate himself. It was possible that a charge might be preferred against him. The Clerk: He will not be bound to answer any question that may criminate himself. Witness I come here to speak the truth. Tli3 Clerk ou are not bound to answer the question if they ask you whether you fired the shot. I recollect the 24th of last month. In consequence of information that was given to me, I went down to the village of Penmachno after returning home. Previous to that I heard a good many shots tired and throwing up of lights. On going over the bridge I was accused and taken hold of, Wm. Owen is one of them; that was about 9 o'clock. Did Wm. Owen say anything to you 1 I dont know that he baid anything to me particularly he cried out something, but I do not understand the Welsh lan- guage I am a stranger in the country. Did any one call out anything in Pnglish Yes. Let him go; that is not him." After that I was liberated. I then went on to the Horse Shoe and inquired for Hunter, and they told me he had not come home. I turned out and went to the end of the house, and walked a little way in the road until I heard a con- veyance coming on. Hunter was in it and I went to him. I had seen Wm. Owen previously, but I cannot say exactly whether Wm. Owen was in the crowd; they came on so quickly I cannot tell. Mr Griffith asked the witness what took place on Hunter's arrival, and Mr Eyton accused the prosecution of unfairness in attempting to proceed against the former ruling of the Bench. He had never seen such a determination to break a rule, and he asked if it was fair, just, or proper, and he requested that the answer to the question (that Huuter was dragged and struck) should be expunged from the deposition. Mr Griffith said it was proved in a previous deposi- tion that NY rn, Owen was present amongst the crowd and upon referring to the deposition of Rees Hughes, this was found to be the case. Mr Eyton said that even if he was present he was not liable for the acts of others the issue in this case was an attempt to murder. Mr Griffith submitted that this was but a continua- tion of the acts of Wm. Owen. Mr Eyton said it would be better for him to retire at once from the case, if the prosecution was to be carried on in this way, and leave the case ia the hands of the justices. This was the sixth time he had made the same objection, and he hoped the Bench would once for all stop the line of proceeding. Mr Griffith said the prosecution was not desirous to press the matter in any unfair manner at all; they only wanted to get the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Mr Eyton-Yes, and contrary to the law and against the decision of the Bench. After some further discussion the examination ef the witness was continued:—I left the Horse Shoe that night with Hunter, I being on one side and Pierce Jones on the other. When we got near to the crowd on the bridge, Hunter was attacked by a strong crowd, perhaps from eighty to a hundred in number. Wm. Owen was, I believe, the first man who seized hold of him he did so by the neckerchief. John Jones was also there. He was striking and following up with others beating Mr Hunter he was striking Hunter with his hand and a stone in it. I pressed the crowd off as much as I could, but I was of very little use amongst eomauy. Hunter was down on the ground many times, and while so I heard them say, See lads, give it him I', or make use of similar expressions, and many others that I had not a knowledge of at the time. William Owen kicked him on the legs, and struck him with his fist on the face, as near as I could see. While Hunter was down on the ground and being attacked in this way, he called out Fire in a tone of voice ar, if he was being choked. At that point I considered his life in imminent danger I took a revolver out of my pocket and fired off a barrel containing powder only. An ordinary charge of powder ? Yes, the first that I tried to fire missed, consequently I took a second, and that went off. Had what you did any effect upon Wm. Owen and Jno. Evans I-Yes, that freed Hunter for a while, and he went on a few yards; but he was then again attacked, and the two prisoners were there at the time, and were the most prominent. I warned the mob in general to stand back or I would mark them. H unter at that time was quite unable to get away; I considered him to be in great danger of his life. I fired again, and the instrument again missed fire; I then fired another barrel backing myself away from the crowd and aiming at two of them. The two I aimed at were the prisoners. I did it because that there was no other means of saving his life and that was the only shot I fired with shot that night. The barrel with the shot was fired near the Post Office at the bridge end. I did not shoot again that night because I saw that the other had no effect, and I put the revolver back; no one had pos- session of it that night besides myself. I know that Hunter had not a pistol with him or any arms what- ever, I heard many shots that night afterwards just aa we got to Mrs Jones' new buildings a shot was fired from the direction of the White Horse. Hunter after that went down by the new buildings to the back-door of the Post-ofifce, and he was attacked again by stones. I could not see whether the two prisoners were there because it was dark. (The witness at the request of Mr Griffith produced the clothes worn by Hunter on the night in question, as well as his own coat; those of Hunter's especially, were covered with blood.) When Hunter got to the Post-office the door was opened and he was helped in. (The witness's coat had stains of blood on the coat and he explained that by saying that he stood with his back to Hunter to keep the mob off him.) When Hunter was at the Post-office he looked more like a murdered man than anything-he was covered with blood. He was insensible, and I thought for a while that he was dying. Cross-exam in ed-I ani in Lord Penrhyn's employ as well as Hunter, and I am under him. Hunter was quite sober on the night in question. I never saw or heard of his bciD¡;¡ drunk. I am only a stranger in these parts. I came here on the llth of last May. Huuter was attacked before any firing took place. No shot was fired to my knowledge into the crowd before he was attacked. I will sweai there was not cither by Huuter or myself. I did not know John Evans before this particular night. I have nothing against any of them. The night was sometimes light and sometimes dark and the lights that were thrown up left the night darker when they went out. There was a crowd of eighty or 100 people on the bridge. Before we got into the crowd I don't know that ever I saw John Evans. I cannot say how long it was that I saw him beating Hunter before I fired. I don't know how long the whole thing took. I thought it was a very long time while I was beaten and kicked. I never was so beaten before in my life. However, you saw him (Evans) before you fired or tried to fire the first Phot ?-I don't know whether he was there or not, I did not say he was. He was there before I fired the second. I did not fire immediately, one after the other. After the first powder was fired Hunter was freed and walked on some distance. Then the mob came up again and I fired after bidding them stand back or I would mark them. I saw Evans before I did so, and he was one of the men at whom I aimed. I backed myself in order to aim at the crowd. I was walking backwards. I shot over Hunter. (The witness subsequently explained that Hunter might have been at his side, but that he was walking so as to protect him, and he believed Hunter to he bewixt him and the crowd). The crowd were kicking him. The Rev. J. Griffith-You say the crowd were kicking him ? Mr Eyton—I cannot allow that. The Rev. J. Griffith-.I shall ask what questions I like, Mr Eyton. Cross-examination continued—I aimed at the faces of the two men. I could not see whether I hit them, but I was almost sure it would do something, but when I saw that it had not a sufficient effect, I put the revol- ver in my pocket. I was about five yards off them. When I fired these men were coming on to us as fast as they could to get at Hunter again. The road is too narrow for them to get on fast enough. Mr Eyton asked several questions as to the time when he first saw Evans, and stated us his reason, that what the witness had already said was perfectly untrue, and Mr Griffith complained of the observation. Cross-examination costinued-Evans was all round Hunter, and was hitting him wherever he could get at him. I saw him strike him on the face that was near the Post-office. I fired at these men near the Post- office, at the end nearest to the bridge, and I did not fire after that at all. Ellen Jones, wife of John Jones, stonemason, of Pen- machno, said, on the evening in question, in going from the village to her own house, she met William Owen and someone who was a stranger to her. She heard the latter tell Owen "to go," but he did not say where. Owen replied "No, by G- old Hunter is at Ty- ioewydd I'll wait him, if I'll be here till morning, and I'll kick by the devil before he'll go home The wit- ness explained that Tynewydd was the same place as the Horseshoe. Cross-examined Her husband worked now for Richd. Williams, and sometimes for Lord Penrhyn. She first told this to Morris Jones, of Pl&s, at Tynewydd, to pre- vent Hunter coming Out. She also told William Tho- mas. Re-examined Her husband worked for anyone. Sarah Roberts, a girl aged fifteen, servant to Hunter, and daughter of the landlady of the Horse shoe, said on the night in question the prisoner Owen was at the Horse-shoe before Hunter arrived. When Hunter arrived in a car, the people jumped around. Owen had been in the house before Hunter came, and in the kit- chen said of Tho.nas (who was also there), "I will know who that man is before I go out of the house." After Hunter arrived, she went to the White Horse; and on coming back, saw G. Roberts (Gwrtheyrn). Wm. Owen was in the house. Robert Williams, of Penbedw, came in and asked if Hunter was there and if he was, let him out." When Hunter went away, he went by the back door, Owen was then in the kit- chen, from which anyone could see a person leaving at the back door. When Hunter left, Wm. Owen also went out by the front door, and the house was cleared. She also went out, because she was afraid they would hurt Hunter. She saw amongst the crowd outside Hugh Hughes, and he told the crowd, among whom was Owen, that Hunter had gone out by the back door. The crowd then followed Hunter on to the bridgo, and she heard a great noise, and a shot fired. That was after they had surrounded Hunter. John Evans after- wards came to the Horse-shoe, and asked for the doctor. She asked him what was the matter, and he said, That fellow Hunter has shot me." He first said he was shot at the courtyal d of the Postoffice then as he was going to the Hed Lion for a glass of beer and thirdly, that he was only standing at the bridge at the time, and calling out Parry for ever." Cross-examined The end of the Postoffice adjoins the bridge. Evans was rather in an excited state, and had blood on his eye. Owen did not come in with him. On her oath, Hunter was quite sober. Pierce, the land- lord of the Horse-shoe, was her stepfather. He did persuade Hunter not to go into the crowd, but she did not hear him offer to take him home by a private way. Hunter said he could go along the road as well as any- one else. Mr Eyton There is no doubt about his right to do so, but it is a question of discretion. Mr CiriffitLi Am I to be turned out of my road to please a parcel of ragamuffins ?" Mr Eyton You call the people of this country ragamuffins," do you 1 Mr Grifflith I say there were ragamuffins there at all events. Mr Eyton-I am astonished to hear you say that in a public court. A great many better men than he would avoid a crowd from discretion. Witness re-examined—Hunter could have been seen equally well had he gone by the road at the back. David Roberts, of Hafodwryd, was called to prove that the so-called private path was no road at all, and that it was dangerous for anyone to travel it at night. It skirted a deep pool, and a man had been once there drowned. He also showed that if Hunter had adopted another way, and come again into the road, he would have bad to return almost into the heart of the village. Sarah Jones, Postmistress of Penmachno, said-On the evening in question, about half-past eleven, my servant told me that there was a great noise at my back door, 1 and some one was crying for their life. I opened the door, saw Hunter, and took him in. Wm. Owen was there. I did not see John Evans. Hunter was covered with blood, and very much bruised in the mouth. After Hunter was in the house the door was kicked, and I opened it. I saw Wm, Owen's face the first, and asked him why he kicked my door, and he said he wanted Hunter out. I told him he should not have Hunter out. The door was kicked again, and I went to it a second time, and he then said he would not kick the door if I would let Hunter out. I went a third time to the door, and when I asked Owen why he wanted Hunter out, he said they wanted to finish him off. (The witness was requested to repeat the exact words in Welsh, and they were thus translated —" We must have him; he deserves to be killed.") I asked him what Hunter had done, and he said he had shot at two men. I asked him who the men were, ana he said he was one of them. Owen threatened to kick my door down if I did not let Hunter out. Hunter was quite sober. My back door was splattered over with blood. When Hunter came in he was very ex- hausted and weak from the loss of blood, and I en- deavoured to stop the bleeding. I believe if I had not opened the door Hunter would have been killed. Pierce and John Jones came in to see Hunter. I re- mained with the latter the whole time J ones was there; did not hear Hunter say to him that he had only fired off the pistol with powder for fun. Hunter left my house at 2 o'clock in the morning. John Jones, Pierce, and Wm. Thomas accompanied him. Cross-examined—What I heard about firing was this: I said to John Jones "What a pity it is they should ab ise Hunter iu this madner." He said it was, but I think he said Hunter was faulty. Faulty in what ?-In discharging the pistol. Did Hunter say anything in reply ?-He said, "In- deed I did not; I had no pistol; you can search me. When Jones came to the door he said he did so by authority. He did not say he came to take Hunter into custody, but he asked me to keep him. I did see some blood on the corner of the wall near my back door. The blood is all up the doorway about the height of a man. When I opened the door Hunter was leaning against it, and the people were leaning against him. Did he fall in ?—I don't think he did. I took hold of him and put him into the warehouse where I locked him up. Ite-examined-l did so because I considered him in danger. The court then adjourned for refreshment, and on reassembling, Mr Giiffith intimated that he had closed his case, and he then merely read to the Bench the law on the subject of justifiable homicide. Mr Eyton said the witnesses for the defence would be the witnesses for the prosecution in the next case. He suggested that if they went on to that next case now it would prevent the necessity of doubling the de- positions. A] r Griffith however declined to consent to this, and demanded that Mr Eyton should first close his defence. In the course of some conversation, Mr Griffith re- marked that he bad no doubt it was Mr Eyton's de- fence that the prosecutor shot the prisoners. Mr Eyton-Defence it is our prosecution. Game- keepers have a right to shoot gime,I,tiot people. Although they are ragamuffins, they are the Queen's subjects, and consequently have no right to be shot even by Lord Penrhyn's gamekeepers. The Chariman having intimated that they would first hear the defence before proceeding with the other case, the depositions of the witnesses were read over, and M r Eyton wished to re-cross-examine Wm. Thomas; but Mr Griffith strongly objected to such a course being allowed. Mr Eyton asserted his experience as a magistrates' clerk in support of his application; notwithstanding that the clerk had ruled against him. Mr Barber said Mr Eyton had put forward his ex- perience as a magistrates' clerk. He (Mr Barber) had been either magistrates' clerk or magistrates' clerk's clerk siuce he was fifteen years of age, (now he was son y to say thirty-five years ago) and as Mr Eyton had vaunted his experience, he would tell him that his own was as great as his and he asserted that it was not com- petent to reopen the examination of a witness after the depositions had been read over. Mr Eyton made some remark as to justice to the prisoners; and Mr Chapman protested against it being assumed that this Bench intended otherwise than justice. He sat there to do justice impartially to both sides; and he mentioned that in his experience he had never known any questions to be asked after the witness's de- position had been read over. Mr Eyton said he had the largest practice before ma- gistrates in the whole Principality, and he had never known such an objection made before. He threatened to write to the Law Times and expose the Sharpness of the prosecution. Mr Barber said that he was quite welcome to do that. The Magistrates ruled that Mr Eyton had not the power to re-open the case. Mr Eyton then reserved his defence till the following morning, and the court adjourned. FRIDAY. This morning, on the assembling of the court, the pri- soners were formally cautioned, and asked if they had anything to say? Through their solicitor they replied that they were not guilty. Mr Eyton then addressed the Bench in their behalf, and bespoke the serious consideration of the Bench in the interest of the prisoners. Anything, he went on to say, that would throw light upon the case, they were not only entitled to as a matter of favour, but as a matter of right; and this being a preliminary inquiry, the pro- secution did not shine in having assisted in the adminis- tration of justice by preventing the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth from being brought out. [This remark was in reference to the objection made by the prosecution to allow the depositions to be added to after they had been concluded.J He was asto- nished that that should be done by anyone representing the Lord Lieutenant of the county, who obviously was the real prosecutor. Mr Griffith-Excuse me, Mr Eyton; I do not repre- sent the Lord Lieutenant. Mr Eyton-Mr Barber, who is Lord Penrhyn's pri- vate solicitor, instructs you, Mr Griffith. M r Griffith-No indeed, he does not; that is not the fact. Mr Eyton said it was no use denying the fact that the private solicitor of Lord Penrhyn was prosecuting. Mr Barber-I don't dispute the fact that I am here on behalf of Lord Penrhyn. Lord Penrhyn will support his servant, and he would not do his duty if he did not do so in every proper manner. Mr Eyton-Mr Griffith- Mr Barber—He is here for Hunter. Mr Hyton-Paid by Hunter? Mr Barber-You have no business to make that re- mark. Who pays you ? Mr Eyton—I am paid by this man's friends. They cannot afford to pay me themselves, and so there will he a public subscription got up to pay my fee, and if sufficient is not raised I shall go unpaid. All I. have asked is that in fairness and justice to the accused that everything should be brought out that could be. Mr Eyton proceeded to remark that he ima- gined the prosecution only wanted the truth and did not want the prisoners convicted wrongfully. He believed them innocent of the charge laid against them, but he pointed out that the prosecution had the advan- tage of time in getting up their case, the advantage of two learned gentlemen, and the advantage and power that money would always give in bringing forward wit- nesses. He (M r Eyton) appeared there as the real pro- secution of a great peer for two peasants who were poor aud powerless to lay their case before the bench. With regard to the merits of the case, he (Mr Eyton) said there was no doubt that Hunter received injuries at the hands of an enraged mob, but the question was whether these two men inflieted these injuries, and, if so, with the actual intent to murder. There was no evidence that Owen wounded Hunter-the gravamen of the offence. His defence with respect to Owen was that Hnnter was not abused until he (and not Thomas) had shot the two prisoners, and he would suggest that, adopting the usual practice of magistrates when cross summonses had been issued, the bench should before giving their decision hear the charge against Hunter for shooting. With respect to Evans he proposed to prove an alibi. Mr Barber- -it the bencn win allow me i snouia nice to say a word in reference to myself. I beg to say that I do not appear for Hunter, nor am I conducting the pro- secution. You(Mr Eyton) have made some observations, I think it my duty to reply to, in reference to the part the Lord Lieutenant of the County is supposed to take in this matter. You say that we do not shine in our position Mr Eyton I said it to prevent any questions being put. Mr Barber: Will you allow me to make my remarks. I do not mind admitting that we have no wish to shine in any desire to thwart the interests of justice or in enlisting the sympathies of the multitude by ad captandnm, arguments. I am here all the private solici- tor of the Lord Lieutenant of the county, and I admit at once that his lordship with that liberality and good feeling that distinguishes him on all occasions is disirous of defending his servant from violent attacks in the village of lleiiiiiat!liuo. The law recuguizes the relation between matter and servant to stand by each other, and the Lord Lieutenant is only anxious to do that. There is no desire on hia part to keep back anything, and if any evidence has been kept back it has been by my friend, Mr Eyton. We were de- cidedly anxious to get at the whole truth, and it was Mr Eyton who prevented us giving in evidence the attack made upon Hunter the instant he arrived at Penmachno, and before he had giveu the slightest pro- vocation. Air Eyton tells us that he himself will be paid by a sum of money raised by subscription. I know of no objection to that; but if people in connec- tiou with the accused are sufficiently interested in the matter as to subscribe for the eminent talent of my friend, surely Lord Pecrhyn need not be observed upon for standing by an old and faithful servant like Hunter, and endeavouring to prevent him being sub- ject to lawless attacks at a distant place like Pen. machno. I think, therefore, you (the bench) will agree that the attack made by Mr Eyton upon the lord lieutenant, and his attempt to bring him into odium. U improper, irregular and perfectly indecent. Mr Eyton having made a short reply, disclaiming any desire to bring odium upon the Lord Lieutenant, The Chairman suggested that the witnesses for the defence had better be called. Mr Eyton then called Ellen Williams, landlady of the Red Lion, Penmachno; Rebecca Vaughan, daughter of the landlord of the White Horse John Griffith, Penlan, and Richard Jones, joiner, Penmach- no, to show that Evans did not join the crowd until after the first shot bad been fired. (We regret that we have not space for the detailed evidence of the wit- nesses), Mr Eyton wished also to call a police-officer named John Thomas to prove that William Thomas told him all the barrels of the revolver were loaded but Mr Griffith objected that his evidence could not be taken because William Thomas had not been cross-examined upon it aud the beucti allowed the objection. The Court was then cleared, and on the readmission of the public, the Chairman said the bench were unani. mously of opinion that they should hear both cases be- fore they gave their decision. The hearing of the counter charge was 6xed to take I)IaL:e on the 31st inst.

RUTHIN.

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