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I IiIONMOUrJiSHiati ASJIZSS. CROWN COUlii .—T«DR<DIT. I (Before the Hon. Gxoaam DINMAJ»). ALLEUKD MANSLiUOHTkU AT MlTiJUKL i'BOI. Jane Thomas, 37, cbrWOIl1"D. was indiotcd for feloniously killing and slaying her illegitimate ootid, at Mitcheltroy, Monmouln, on the 13th July last. Mr. Mddy proseeted, and prisoner was a-do- fended. The learned oounnel briefly stated the oua to th 3 jury. The evidence showed that prisoner, on the night in question, was about to go to Trelleck to Bee ber sister. On the way she was taken ill near froy Hale's wood. After getting into the pathway leading through the wood, she was overtaken with labonr, and was delivered of a child. Aoourding to her statement she returned to Monmouth and gave information as to what had occurred, but she was too weak to bring back the infant. Prisoner described the spot where the infant lay, covered over with a pieoe of cloth, and where it was found by the sergeant of polioe. Mrs. Williams, of the R til way Inn, to whom prisoner made the statement, observed that something was the matter, and gave inform i- tion to Sergeant M'Evoy. The offi- detailed the circumstances which led to the finding of the ohild alive. He bad it convoyed to the union, where it was plaoed under the care of Komi Holman, the nurse, who, however, failed to restore the onild to lile. It died from the effects of oold. Amu wife was called to speak as to the condition of the child, and Dr. Woollett, give particulars as to the condi- tion in which be found the prisoner on examination, Be attrihuted the death of the ohild to zpos-,e. It WM a lull gro ?v n. fally.d.v?loped child. 'Ee B?ve?cord hitd txen rnptured, but witness could not eey whether the child hd Med much. Hil Lcrd.bip. in summing up to the 1.ry, obaerrM that in this case there was no presence of conosal- ment, and if the jury osuld believe the statemaut made by the woman it would be difficult to fiad her guilty of manslaughter. Still, beheldit would be a dangerous precedent to set up that a woman CJull, on being taken in labour, go into a wood and there deliver herself, lay down her child, and there leave it- She gave information as to what had happened, but it would be for the jury to say whether, ia their judgment, the prisoner bad been guilty of that negligence in leaving her child as she had done, which constituted the crime of manslaughter, and by reason of which the death of tha caill had been caused. The jury ooniulted for soma time, and were looked np, They, on returning to oourt, gayt) a verdict ot acquittal. THE INCONVKNISNCL OF THE PRISONERS DOCK. The grand jury having reported that they Had completed their duties, his Lordship, in thanking them for the services rendered to the county, drew their attention to the bad accommodation for pri. soners in the dock, a grievance which called for an immediate alteration. The priooners had to stand up on a narrow ledge, as it seemed to him, and if they fell backwards in a fit or any other came, they wonld, unquestionably, do themselves pome grievous barm. If they were put to sit down it was impossible tor the judge or jary to see the prisoners, and it was repugnant to the feelings of an English judge to try u prisoner whom be oould not see. He uuderstoolt there were gentlemen oa the grand jury who had to do with these matters, and be hoped they would give it immediate atten- tion, Mr. Bosanqnet, chairman of quarter sessions, assured his lordBhip that the alterations which he bad indicated should be attended to at oace. THEFT OF A WATCH AT TBSDHFLAR. Edward Glendon, 19, labourer, was indicted for stealing from the person of Myers Wolchanski, a silver watch and a steel chain, at Tredegar, on the Hllb of July last Mr. Clare appeared for the prosecution. 1 ha prosecutor is a picture dealer, and on the night in question went to bad at a lodging-house, piucing his watch under his pillow. In the nigttt he was awoke by a disturbance in his room. On waking up he searched for his watch and found it gone. lie made a disturbance, and the watch was subse- quently found near the prisoner's basket down- stairs. He was found guilty, and sentenced to three months' bard labour. FAJJSK L'RETKNCSS AT CHEPSTOW. Thomae Clalk, 22, fitter, was charged with uulaw- fully obtaining, by means of false pretenoes, of and from And Harris, the sum of 9. with intent to defraud her, at Chepstow, on tba 9th July last. The evidence showed that the prisoner went to prosecu- trix's Bbop, representing himself to ba an assistant to Mr. Graham, tbe inspector of weights and mea- sures for the county, and asked to see her scales, in order to adjust them. These were shown him, and be professed to do a little to them in order to pat them right, and charged 9d., whioh proseoatrix paid.—Guilty. Bis Lordship said it was one of the most impuient robberies be had over heard of. Sentenoed to six months' bard labour. The court then rose. CHOWN COURT.-Fainky. I (Before tbe Hon. GSOKUB DKNMAN.) I The court opened at ten o'clock, CHARGE OF RAPE AT THEDSOAB. I William Watkins (22), collier, was indioted for feloniously and violently assaulting Esther Ann Evans, at Bodwellty, on tha 29th of July last. Mr. Lawrence proeecntod. and Mr. jfritohard de, fended the p.-isoner, who had plaaded not guilty., The facts of the case, according to the prosecatioa were these ^Prosecutrix lived at the Mountain Ash IIIU, on tbe mountain between Eb" Tale and Tredegar. She was sent by ber mistress to the "spout" for a jack" of water, when prisoner, who hiid been in the house drinking, followed her, threw her down, used her violently, placed his hand on her throlt, and accon- hsbed his pnrpote. She was alarmed, ran back to ber mistreeB, told what had happened, and showed her dress, which was much torn. Subsequently she went to ber father and told him of pi issuer's conduct. A warrant was obtained, and prisoner was apprehended. Incross-examination it was attempted to be shown that the prosecutrix had been on terms ot illicit in. timaoy with other men. This, however, waa atjuily Tbe evidenoe of Mr. Brown, the medical gentle- man who examined the prosecutrix, was of sa^h a nature B8 to lead to the belief that the girl had not struggled to suoh an extent as to be omaisteat with the theory that a rape had been committed. Acting nnder the direction of his lordship, the jury returned a verdict of acquittal. His Lordship observed that nad the prisoner been found gnilty of rape, in the legal sense of the word, the punishment he wonld have received would be something tremendous. CHARGE OF FORGERY BY A COUNTY COURT CLERK I AT TBIDKQAR. William Gray, acoonntaut, was indicted for felo. niously forging, disposing of, and putting off a oartain acquittance and receipt for money, atrredagar, 011 12ib February last. Prisoner waa likewise indicted for embezzling sundry sums of money belonging to bis employer, Horace Sheppard, solicitor, at rrade. gar, on the 2nd August, 11371; and further with embezzling other moneys belonging to bis master, on the 22nd March, 1872. Mr. Pritchard prosecuted, and prisoner, who pleaded not guilty, was undefended, but held copious notes in his hand as he stood at the bar. Mr. Pntchard briefly stated the cose, and called Mr. Sheppard, the prosecutor, and registrar of Tre- degar County Court, stated tho duties whioh prisoner bad to undertake as his olerk, and produoed the ledger and accounts which prisoner had kept. Re- ference was made to the case of T. Morgan v. 0, Jones, in which it was shown that judgment hai bees given for tl 103, and -Is. costs, to be paid 5a. per month. Payments were made at diffarent dates in wxordanee with tbe order of the j udga. On receiving tha whole of the claim pisintiff f:din\ïs tb:llmh in the t3¡¡ert in of these names that it was Alleged to have been forger by prisoner, bearing date February 12th. tAfter the ledger had been signed by the person receiving the.money, it was the prisoner's duty to enter the same in the cash book, and on referring to the cash book he found a corresponding entry to that in the ledger, showing that 15s. had been paid out. On Morgan applying for moaay ha was shown the ledger, and refused to take the assumed balance on the ground of not having re- ceived the 15t. He was examined as a Witaegi, aDd swore that he never reoeived the money, and never produced or sent the plaint note on the date it was alleged to have been paid, which was in duty bound to be produced. to :IS given as to tbe apprehension of priEoner by Sergeant Lansdowne, of tbe detective police forco, Sootland yard, who handed prisoner over to Sergeant MitkiDB, of Tredegar. Oa being charged ptisoner denied that his name was Grey, but Baid his name was Rivers; but when on his way to the station prisoner said to the detective, "I have been endeavouring to settle it with Lre. Sheppard, and haveoffered to pay bim £ 5 a month." Pri.oner Lad pleaded gnilty to the charges of em- buzlement before the magistrates at Tredegar. Atter a careful samming-up by the learned judge, the jury found the prisoner guilty of forgery. tie was sentenced to five years penal aerTitude, his lordehip remarking that the prisoner had held a grave and responsible mpition. NISI PRIUS COURT.—THURSDAY. (Before Mr. Justice ARCHIBALD.) ACTION ON A BILL OF BALB, PITMAN V. WtLLi?M.—Action to decide a question of title between tbe parties, each of whom .im ? the goods and chattels of a debr named William Pritchard. Mr. Boauquet and Mr. Maddy fer plaintiff; Mr. Hnddleston, Q.C., and Mr. CUTe !ot defendant. Mr, Maddy opened the pleadings, and Mr. Bisan- Mr. MaddytXt Edwin Pitman, was a "00", and provision dealer in Monmouth, and r:a:tdJ:ilíi;:S. a :lioi:f the ealn 0 place. Tba question to be tried was as to whether the pl&Wtitf had a better title han the defendant to certain goods that wera seizsd nnder an order trots the sheriff in satis- faction of a debt due from Willian Pritchard, a baker, to the defendant. Pritchard formerly carried on business in Church-street, Monmouth, and in 1870 had become indebted about JS70 to Mr. T. J. Baker, oorn and flour merohant, for goods sold and money lent. To secure this debt Pritchard gave Mr. Baker a bill of we, conveying to him all his furniture, stock in-trade, Ao. Tbe matter was then allowea to rest nntil tba early part of the present year, when Mr. Baker, learning that Pritohard was in dittoalties, pressed him for the money. Pritchard then applied to the plaintiff, and it was arranged that he should pay the money due to Mr. Baker and take from Pritchard a fresh bill of sale to scoure the monoy so advanced, there ?atd,hethoat)ht.b9BO doubt from the eTtdMM thttt?A?da trMffer was made, for he should prove that in March hst Mr. 1'1man paid to Mr Baker XCS, and r,?wived from him thO 014 bill of aI 0 the 6th or 7th of March Ptltohnd :Ieulect another bill of oale, oon'l'eyiug bis .f"?0'fc^ e.irtotly to the plaintiff By soe overs,gM that bill was not registered within the 21 days attowea, Id nie uentl, fresh biJlw&s drwn on the 3 i%t Murch RD duly regíotered. in order Iht aiuraaoe \It be madA d..bly Under this bill of sale Sfp^y ? in dipate ? trawforrad to plaintiff. Pritchard W" left io PO "i"o of the goods uttil Way. wben plaintiff, finding there were wtiia out againbt the debtor, thought it advisable to bave the goods in his possession Abjat Christinas Pritcbard was negotiating wivb a M.r, BMb for a bouse ia Mounow street, and terins were agreed on, but subsequently plaintiff thought it advisable to take the bouse in his own name, and he did so u idar a written 8grtem.D Then, being desiroua of eistiiig Priichard, who was a diligent aud daaarviag though unsuccessful man, he bad the goods movsil to tila house in Monnow-street, plaoed in mora goods of bis own, aud mada Pritohard rasidaat manager at n salary of 25s. per week. ,oiuø: j carried en the,. bd..ged entirely to Pitman. Uu the 29th May the goods were seized under a sheriff's order, those which bad belonged to Pritohard and also the goods Pitman had put in. Pitman claimed the whole, and when explanation was made to the eheriff's officer he was wiae enough to give up the things which had never belonged to Pritchard, therefore he had ouly toast now for a decision as to whose were the goods that formerly were Piitchard's. These tacts were spoken to in evidence by Mr. T. J. A. Williama, the xolicitor, who drew out the last two billa of wa by the plaintiff, Btker, Pritchard, and tieeck, but in cross examination it was elicited that, in the first place, Pritchard made over his goods to his father, a poor uiaa iu his own employ, at 12J. per week, under a bill of sale, wbbh was aet at 121. ?d. in favour of Baker, at a time whan an execution from one Barrell was luminent. Btrroll waa satisfied without any steps being taken to enforce bkker's bill of ale4 and tbat was tb in transferred to Pitman, juat before the execution was put in by the defendant to this action. N Jae ot the witnesses could give any clear acoouut of the money transactions they had had with Pritchard, and no receipts or aocounts were produced to throw any light Oil the subject, and no evidence was pro doced to show that the bill of sale, on wbioh the accioa rnttd, bad been registered, although, upon this last point, there was very little doubt, as Mr. liu Idle- ston held an cfiico copy of the utlilavit, on which the registration was made. No scnedole or inven- tory was attaehed to that bill of sale, aud Ar. r, J, A. Williama, the solicitor, who ,te.. it up, sail he aid not think it was 1Ieoo&aarl. ae the whole of the goods upon which this X";5 waa aivanoed bv plaintiff to clear off Baker's debt were not, in Mr. VYiiliama'a opinion, worth X20. Mr. buddleston, for the defence, prolacsd no evidence, but be contended he bad .boJ Mn in rou, examination that the whole schema was a piece of jugglery, to keep lawful creditors out of their rights. These are briefly the facts of a case which occupied the court the whole of the day, and which the lauDe I judge said was one that ought to have beea triel in Jadges' Chambers, and not trouoled the oourt at all. Tbe jury, having heard his lordship's stlmming up, found a verdict tor the defendant. FRIDAY. (Before Mr. Justice ARCHIBALD.) I ACTION AGAINST THE GKIIAT Welrg",i RAILWAY COIU'ANY FOR £ i 'U00 DiMAGSS WILLIAMB V. THIS (iiSKAT WaHnsa.F KAILWAY COMPAMY.—This was an action to recover com- pensation for injuries received wttilat travelling ia a Great Western train between Pjntypool-road aud Newport. Mr. Powell, Q C,, and Mr. Giorge Brawas for plaintiff. Mr. Huddltiston, Q 0., Mr. GrilEtha, Q.C., and Mr. Clive for defendants. Thomas E, WtUiaaig, the plikintifr, is a civil engineer, now living at Raglan. Oa the 2ad of November last he travelled from Pantypool-roai to Newport by a Great Western traia da? at the att?r P,?w about noon. Bdtween Cqmbrau and Newport the traia came into violent OJi lisiott with a mineral train belonging to the Gre »t Western Railway Company, wbioh bad been brought to a stand in consequence of a Moninoathsniro mineral train breaking down. In thia collision plaintiff sustained injuries eo severe tbat he h* I DO since been able to pursue his professional occupation, and he therefore now Bought to recover £ Z 001) from the railway company as compensation, and alleged that the accident arose through the negligence of the company's servants. I The negligence was denied, and the ooart was occupied all day in hearing evidence in support of plaintiff's can.

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