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TREGARON. MONTHLY MAKKET.—A large number of dealers attended the Tregaron monthly market last Tuesday. The cattle was somewhat inferior to that usually supplied, but many lots fetched high prices, and were said to be even dearer than cattle in England. Very few lots were unsold, as may be understood from the fact that twenty trucks were loaded with cattle at the Tregaron Railway Station. The Smithfield behind the Market Hall was utilized on Tues- day, .but when full it could not accommodate more than a quarter of the people and cattle in the market, and be- sides that there was a large pool of water in the centre. PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY, APRIL 30th. -Before R. J. Davies, Esq., and the Rev. O. Davies, M.A. Exeixe Casex.— Mr. Pocock, supervisor, charged David Evans, farmer, Blaennant; Evan Evans, farmer, Penllwynbodw, Anne Davies, farmer, TrebrU?; David Davies, farmer, Blaenrhos; and Thomas Rowlands, farmer, Penllwynbedwuehaf, with keep- ing dogs without licences.—.Mr. Pocock said several of the defendants had taken out licences on the same day detected. It had been decided in the Court of Common Pleas that that would not stand in the way of the prosecution. Mr. R. J. Davies re- marked that he remembered the case.—The defendants, except one, who did not appear, acknowledged the charges, and were each fined 25s., including costs. Assaulting the Police.-William .Joseph, P.C. No. 12, charged Evan Davies, victualler, Llangeitho, with having assaulted him whilst in the executionof his duty on the 5th April. Defendant did not appear.—Complainant said he was stationed at Llangeitho, but was now at How Street. On the 5th of April, about half- past nine, complainant was on duty at Llanseitho, and Evan Davies rushed out from his back premises and accused com- plainant of watching his house. Defendant became rery violent and cursed and swore in a horrible manner. He followed com- plainant about twenty yards and then wanted to fight. He said he was a very good fighting man and should like to have a round with complainant.—By the Bench: He did not strike butlie held his tist in a threatening manner. Defendant's wife eventually came out and persuaded him to go home.—The Bench tined defendant 15s., including costs, Mr. Superintendent L'oyd not having pressed the charge. OK.< -Richard Hughes, farmer, Tangarreg, Blaeupenria!. charged William Williams of the same place; and William Williams charged Richard Hughes with an assault on April 'Ith. —Mr. R. J. Davies asked Hughes if a compromise could not be effected.—Hughes replied that he did not care much for the assault, but the defendant had been abusing his sheep, and that was what he cared for. -Will iainsl however, said he would not compromise.—Hughes then requested that Wil- liams should stand a little distance off him.—Tho cases were then gone into.—Hughes said, on the 18th of April lie found one of his sheep nearly dead. He then got up earlier every morn- ing to watch his sheep. On tho morning of the 20th he went towards the schoolhouse, and thero saw the defendant's dog issue from the house. He Jwei-tt into the schoolroom yard, and was there when defendant passed to go up to his field in the middle of his (complainant's) land. Some of the complainant's sheep were on the defendant's land. He (I rove thom with the dog into the further corner of his field. He then saw the de- fendant take hold of a sheep and give it three kicks with all his might. The other sheep had escaped over the fence. The de- fendant, looking bashful, then walked towards complainant, who said, several of my shoep have been killed, and I now un- derstand who has done it." Complainant pointed out a dead sheep in the field. Defendant came to the road where com- plainant stood. Complainant pointed out the dead sheep, and asked defendant if he were not ashamed of it. Defendant replied, Yes, I will kill them all if you don't keep them out of my field." Defendant had a stick with him a yard and a-half in length. He sprang towards complainant and hit him on the cheek with the stick. Ho believed defendant meant to fix the stick in his eye, but he (complainant) prevented that.—By the Bench: The mark was internal and not external. (Laughter.) He did not touch defendant as he ran away. If he could have caught him lie would have given him a good hiding, but he could not catch him. (Laughter.)—The complainant and defendant had changed places, and evidence was taken in the cross-summons. Tne now complainant (Williams) said he went up to see his clover field on the morning of the 20th April, and when he got there he saw the defendant (Hughes's) sheep in the field. He (complainant) had a (log with him about tha size of a cat. (Laughter.) He sent the dog after the sheep, and all escaped. He then went down to the road where Hughes was, and he said, "What the do you want with my sheep I Complainant replied, Nothing, but I have often asked you to keep them out of my field." Hughes replied, I will make you to know me, you devil of a thief." Complainant did not wait to talk with defendant, but turned his hack, and scarcely had he done so when defendant struck him with a Stick with iron upon it. Defendant also tried a second blow, but complainant warded it off with a stick which he held in his hand. Defendant then ran after complainant, and the Bench would wonder to see a man with one leg jumping in such a manner. (Laughter.) Complainant, when defending himself believed his stick did touch defendant's head. He never touched defendant's sheep.- Defendant then asked several questions which created merri- ment, and then said he wanted to call a witness only to prove that complainant (Williams) wasjlal liar."—John Morgan. (Hughes's witness), Erwbach, Blaenpennal, said he saw blood on Hughes's lips on the morning of the 20th, and saw Williams a little distance off. He also saw a dead sheep that morning.— The Bench dismissed both cases, and ordered each to pay his own costs. CHARGE OF STABBING. Daniel Rees, farm servant, Abercoed, Llanddewi Brefi, charged ISbac Jones, farmer, Hafodlas, with having stabbed him with a knife, with intent to dogrievions bodily harm on the highway at Llanddewi Breti, on the 15th April. Mr. Lloyd Edwards, solicitor, Lampeter, appeared for complainant, and Mr. A. J. Hughes, solicitor, Aberystwyth, for the defendant. Complainant said he and five others left the singing school at Ahercoed, about ten o'clock, on the night of the 15th of April. The defendant, Ebenezer Jones, John Thomas, David Lewis, and Daniel Jones, Pant. were the men. They parted with the defendant and went to the Red Lion Inn and had some beer. They left in about five minutes and went to the Voelallt Arms, and remained there from a quarter to half an hour The defendant and David Edmunds joined the party at the Voelallt Arms. They then went to the highway und stayed there about an hour, Isaac Jones and John Thomas, left in one direction, a.nd complainant and Ehenezer Jones went in another direction. The latter party went on to tiie school house and knocked up the servant girl. Thomas and David Lewis came up. Complainant went to the road and told Isaac Jones not to interfere with Daniel Jones. Isaac Jones took off his coat and gave complainant a blow. Complainant then threw Isaac Jones down, and Jones said he would give up; and on getting up he promised to go home quietly. He went from 20 to 30 yards, John Thomas carrying his coat. They then turned back and wanted to tight complainant to the death—(ymladd dau fywyd). When the accused came back he had his knife open. [P.C. Evans produced the knife, j The accused kicked both complainant and. Daniel Jones. He took hold of complainant around the waist, but complainant threw the accused down, and fell himself, but as he was uppermost the accused again said he would give up. When the complainant arose he found that he had been stabbed he felt as if he were about to faint. After that, Eben. Jones, Daniel Jones, and complaniant went on to Pant to ascertain the extent of the injuries. They went into the storeroom where the servants were sleeping, and were there about ten minutfls, A candle was lighted and the wound examined. There were three cuts on the same side—the left side. They then left the storehouse and again met the accused on the highway close to Pant. Isaac Jones said he would kill the complainant before he went home or on the next opportunity. The acjussd ap- proached, but Ehen. Jones prevented another contact by throw- ing the accused down. Daniel Jones, Pant, gave the accused a kil k or two. Isaac Jones went over the gate and left the com- pany, and they did not again see him that night. He could not have walked home were it not for the assistance lie received from the other young men.—[Waistcoat and shirt produced _z men' L stained with blood.]—Cross-examined At the Red Lion they had one quart of beer. They drank the beer between five of them. At the Voelallt Arms they each had a quart of beer. They drank the beer in ,¡J:¡out three quarters of an hour. They were quite sober after leaving the Voelallt Arms. Isaac Jones also had a quart of beer. They left the Voelallt Arms about ten o'clock. They were speaking about the Eisteddfod after they left the Arms. The accused was quite sober. When on the ground near the Board School he did nothing to the accused. He did not then groan, and cry out Let me alone," nor did he say he was too drunk to fiht four of them then, but he would fight them one by one on another occasion. He only called out that he would give out and go home quietly. After complainant got up he asked the other men if they had seen a knife in the accused's hand, and they said they had not. Complainant re- plied that he had been stabbed badly in his side. Complainant did not ask his companions to search for the knife because ac- cused said he had lost it as well as his tuning fork and a knife. He and his companions had not combined to give the accused a beating that night. Daniel Jones, Pant, was lying down oil the road sido, but he (complainant) did not ask him to lie in wait there for the accused. John Rowland, M.D., said he examined the complainant on Tuesday, April 16, about four o'clock in the morning. There were three incised punctures or stabs on the left side, two just through the skin, the other a little deeper. A little fat pro- truded from the third. The cut was on the rib, but he could not say whether it touched the bone or not. The complainant was a little drowsy, but it might result from beer or the time of the morning, or both. The wounds must have been inflicted by the knife produced or a similar weapon.—Cross-examined The wounds were not the result of great violence. The blow must have been a weak one, and the blows which only penetrated the skin must have been very trifling. There was no danger to life. The accused laid in bed until Sunday, but he might have got up without danger in two or three days. Ebenezer Jones, servant at Pencefn, Tregaron, said the first thing he heard was Isaac Jones making a row with Daniel Jones. Daniel Rees went up and asked Isaac Jones to be quiet. Isaac Jones wanted to take the men one by one. Witness said he did not want to fight. Rees asked Isaac Jones if he had any- thing to say, upon which Jones struck Rees, who, however, suc- ceeded in throwing accused down. When he was down Isaac Jones cried out for help, and witness said he would not give him help. Isaac then begged them to leave them alone, and said he would go home quietly. He got up, shook hands with witness and complainant, and went on about twenty yards in tha direc- tion of his home. Isaac Jones, however, returned, and said they must have either one or the other life. Daniel Jones and Daniel Rees were together. Isaac Jones kicked Daniel Jones and then took hold of Daniel Rees. Daniel Hees also took hold of Isaac Jones, and a struggle 6JlSUe, which ended in Isaac J ones bem thrown down. Isaac Jones then asked to be allowed to get up and leave was given. The accused and two others then then went in the direction of Llanddewi. After he got up Rees said he had been stabbed. Complainant asked witness if he had seen a knife in the accused's hand, but witness said he had not. They then went to Pant to see the extent of the injuries. They again saw the accused, who said he would kill Rees when he got an opportunity. Jones wanted to fight complainant again that night but witness said, No, you have fought enough to-night." Witness then gave Isaac Jones a few blows but did not kick bim.— Cross-examined He did not see any- thing in the accused's hands. He saw blood all over Isaac Jones's face. Daniel Jones was not lying in wait but waiting for witness who had been calling upon the schoolmaster's ser- vant. Daniel Jones, servant at Pant, David Lewis, servant at Aber- carfan, and John Thomas, Abercarfan, gave corroborative evi- dence. P.S. Evans, Tregaron, proved the apprehension of the ac- cused on April Kith, on a charge of stabbing. The knife pro- duced was found in his possession. Mr. Rowland Rowland, surgeon, for the defence, said he ex- amined Isaac Jones, the accused, on the 16th April, at the lock- up at Tregaron. There was a cut on the forehead above the eye. It appeared to be the result of a kick or a severe blow. There was blood on his face, distinct black marks on his tnroat and several bruises on the They were the effects of kicks or falls. There were also several bruises on other parts of the L. R Davies, schoolmaster, LLmddewibrefi, said he had gone to bed on the night of the 15th April and about one o'clock next morning he heard a great noise out-side his house. He got up to bed on the night of the 15th April and about one o'clock next morning he heard a great lIoise out-side his house. He got up and looked cut of the window. He then heard some one say four or five times, "Kick him, Daniel; kick him." He also heard what he thought to be Isaac Jones groaning in conse- quence of the kicks. He heard Jones say, I am too drunk to- night and cannot fight." The accused was then committed to take his trial at the Quarter Sessions. Bail was accepted, and accused in t20tnd one surety for a like sum. The Court was crowded during the hearing of the case which lasted from half-past one till nearly five o'clock in the afternoon. ENTIRE HORSE SHOW. A show of entire horses was held on Tuesday afternoon, April 30th, in the field usually devoted to the exhibitions of the Tregaron Union Agricultural Society, and lent for the occasion by Major Phelp, who als,) subscribed £ 10 to the prize fund. The sum oi £ 15 was offered as a prize for the best agricultural hors" to travel tlu Union of Tre- garon during the season. Tregaron being noted for its horses, and the large number of stallions at present in the j district, it was expected that the show would have been a large and excellent one. There were, however, only four ] entries, and none of them, although_good horses of their, kind, exactly came up to the beau ideals existing in the Tregaron farmers' minds of what an agricultural horse should be. Indeed it would perhaps be difficult to make an animal to suit everybody, for— One wanted a big horse, Another a small; A third a short horse And the fourth a tall. The idea which seemed to be more generally entertained than any other was that the prize should be given to a horse whose colts would plough a field on Monday,^ go to market on Tuesday, cut chaff on Wednesday, cart lime on Thursday, hunt on Friday, reap on Saturday, and take the family to church or chapel on Sunday—good, useful, and sound horses-of-all-work. The four horses entered for competition were :— Royal Albert, Mr. David Evans, Talyrynn. Young Champion, Mr. David Jones, Waunfydai. King Comet, Mr. Davies, Coedpark. Young Gayman, Mr. John Jones, Abertrinant. Quicksilver the Third," and several other horses were on the field, but their owners did not pay the entrance fee. r With Royal Albert and Young Champion those are acquainted who attended the Aberystwyth Entire Horse Show. On that occasion both horses were admired, and Young Champion, a dark grey, rising four years old, and standing 16 hands high, was awarded the second prize, and selected for the lower district. As in the judgment of cattle at the last agricultural show, so in the decision on horses, for again the Tregaron judges reversed the verdict of the Aberystwyth judges in selecting as the prize taker Mr. David Evans's Royal Albert. Young Gayman, two of whose colts got the first prize at the agricultural show at Aberystwyth in September, 1876, was considered by some persons to be the strongest horse shown, but it did not come up to the movement of the others, while King Comet, a useful horse-of-all-work, suitable to a small light farm, was excluded by the terms of the advertise- ment from taking the prize. According to the owner's card, Royal Albert, who has taken first prize at Newcastle Emlyn show, was bred by Mr. John Hopkins, Newhall Farm, near Glo'ster uut of Queen, dark-brown mare, 16 hands high, by Active, and won first prize at the Bath and West of England Show at Hereford, and several other first prizes in different parts of England as a cart mare. Royal Albert is four years old, Wir hands high, and a beautiful red roan, on very short legs, good middle, a grand mover, and free from vice. He won the second prize at the Carmarthen Entire Show, in April, 1877; and the second prize at the Llan- dovery Show on the following day; also first at Aberaeron in 1S78. Royal Albert was got by that cele- brated cart horse,-Roland, the property of Mr. Charles Dickens,| Kersoe. Roland is a beautiful red roan, stands 1Uk hands high, with remarkable short legs, a good middle, and an excellent constitution. He won seven first prizes in different parts of England. He was bred by the present proprietor, and was got by Mr. Crump's celebrated horse, Champion of England, allowed to be one of the best horses of the day. Roland's dam was a capital roan mare, by Mr. Clemens's of (Burlingham), roan horse, Roland, one of the best horses in England. Mr. David Williams, acted as secretary, and Mr. D. P. Davies, Troedybryn, and Mr. Evans, Pontfaen, as judges.