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POtfTYPJOL. FATAL. ACCIDENT.—An accident terminating fatally occurred on Wednesday morning to a haulier, n (mId Triomaa Jonea. It would seeUl that deceased J¡,d bitn engaged in preventing some trams from going t)O rapidly on a traraway between Pontnewynydd?.nd Ula ndare, wh. a. being thrown down the- trams passed over his body and produced his death. ESPCTHO-BIOLOOY.—On the evenings of Monday and Tuesday last numerous audiences experienced consider-, able wonder and amusement in the Town Hall, at the mesmeric operations-of Miss Montague, which proved to be of a novel and interesting nature. The lady seemed to have perfect control over individuals during their apparent unconscious or somnolent state, and made them execute her behests of whatever nature she determined the audience is thus kept in a state of mirth and excite- ment. No entertainment for some time has been. so successful in this town. A performance II ill be given on Monday next for the benefit of the Literary Institution. Aboui 500 people were unable to obtain admittance on Wednesday. WHO SHALL RAVE. IT ?-A letter bearing the some- what vague and indefinite superscription of Mary W s, Pon.typool," was recently received at oar post- office. As the little missive requested the owner to call at a certain bank in a neighbouring town for a consider- able sum of money, and this fact becoming gener illy known, the letter carrier has been besieged for a length of time by all the "Mary W s's" in the district, when each made it appear as clear as that twice two are four," that the letter was intended for her, and her only. It is hoped, however, tha.t the rightful owner has obtained the prize, and the incident is narrated simply to teach people to exercise a little more thought and care in directing their epistolary communications, whereby much, trouble and disappointment would be obviated. TOWN-HALL -SATURDAY. [Before CHARLES H. WILLIAMS and F. LEVTCK, Esqrs.j PROTECTION OF THE PROPERTY OF DESERTED MAR. RIED WOMEN.—Mr. Alexander Ed .yards m ide an appli- cation under 20 and 21 Vic., cap. 85, sec. 21, on behalf of Ann Knight, wife of James Knight, labourer, New- port.—From the statement made by Mr. Edwards, it seemed that the marriage took place in Ma>'cl>, 1S46 that the parties separated three times on account of Knight's ill usage and that Knight was sent to gaol twice, once for ill-using and again for deserting his wife. They had not lived together during the last nine years. For seven years she had been maintaining herself by making clothes in Pontypool for the market, and during that time she had never spoken to her husband, although she had met him once in Newport. She now keeps a shop as an outfitter, having acquired her stock and goods by her own perseverance and industry; and Mr. Edwards applied for tho necessary order of the magistrates to pro- tect her against her husband, his creditors, or any person claiming under him. The facts thus detailed having been spoken to by Mrs. Knight, the Bench said they considered it a case in which an order should be made, and it was granted accordingly. GOITRE.—John ltosser, publican, was charged with shooting without a certificate in Lady Chetwynd's wood. Defendant admitted the charge, stating that Mr. D ..vis told Mr. Phillips, of Red Barn, that he might either himself shoot or send him (the defendant). To pay 20- including costs.—Charles Lewis was charged on the tes- timony of P.C, Thomas Lewis, M.C,, with violating his license Oil Sunday. The oHLer said that on visiting the house he observed three men in the kitchen, five in the parlour, and one in the cellar when he endeavoured to enter the room he found the door fastened, and the daughter of defendant prevented his entrance. Mr. Greenway appeared for defendant, and cross-oxamined the policeman, to show that the door was not fastened, saving so far only as, from its sticking, a difficulty which generally existed to open it: He also said that defendant was summoned as a beerhouse-keeper, whereas I he sold cider only, and had not a drop of beer upon the premises. He further desired if th. Beach were de* termined to proceed with the case, that as defendant was a highly respectable mm, and was unconscious of having violated the law, their worships would adj mm the case to enable him to procure additional testimmy. Case adjourned for a week. PO.VTYM )ILE.—Thomas Morgan, John Jenkia?, and I'llomas Evans, the former of whom did not appeac, w.-re charged with trespassing in pursuit of conies, upon the the property of Capel Hanbury Leigh, Eq., on the 4'h instant. Jenkins pleaded gllilty. P.S. Wright said that about three o'clock he sa w the defendants co-no acr >ss into the plantation, near the New Inn, and shortly after heard tho dogs in full cry on entering the plantation, he saw.Jenkins and Morgan hunting with the dogs; Eva is, who ras outside, on seeing witness, whistled, and pointed towards him Jenkins then ran away, but was brought back by two constables; he had a rabbit net and a ferret, Morgan earn,) into the road; he had a ferret.—Evans: Do you mean to say you heard me give a signal?—Wit- ness Yes.—Evan3 Then you're a liar. I wasn't off the path. More than that, I didn't want rabbits, for I was promised two by the keeper.— Mr. Williams Then that is the more reason that you should keep away.— Evans and Jenkins were then fi led £1 each, or ten days' imprisonment each. Morgan, being an old offender, 40s., or twenty days' imprisonment.—Matilda .Pniilips and Elizibeth Garland were charged, on the testimony of P.C. Humphreys, with trespassing, in picking coal on the grounds of the Pontypool Irion Company and Mary- Ann Jones was charged with stealing iron, belonging to the same company. Defendants were severely repri- manded by the Bench; and ordered to pay 6y. 61. ex. penses. GAKXDIFFAITII.— Henry H.rvey, charged by P.C. Burrows, with offending against his lieens", on Sunday last, was fined 20s., including costs.—Wm. E 1 wards was also charged with a similar offence, alleged to have been committed oa the same day. P.C. Burrows said he dis- covered eighteen men drinking beer out of tw j quart >'u's in the house. It appeared this beor was an a\lo.vane''=" as they had been working that day. Tho Bunch said there was a common notion that people were justified in: drawing beer under such circumstances, but it was a' most erroneous one. This defendant was also fined XI, including expens s. ABEHSYCK-.W.—Eilen Whitehouse YTAS charged with assaulting Susannah Collins. About two o'clock in the afternoon of thf previous Monday, the parties hai a little disturbance, Dtid complainant said that after defendant had called her foul names for about twenty minute", she struck her three times. In support of the charge, Eden Collins was called, but she, unfortunately for complain- ant, proved her to be the aggressor. Case therefore dis- missed, with 8s. 6d. expenses.—William Morgan and William Evans were charged with cutting wood and trespassing upon the property of Capel Hanbury Leigh, Esq. Evans is a besom maker; the other formerly worked at 13laenavon. A woman deposed to seeing them cutting material for making besoms. Having been al- ready in prison three each, Evans was committed for a further period of twenty-one days, in default of paying f2, and Morgan seven days, being uimble to pp.y los. Po-N-TN-EWVNVDT).—Robert Joliffi was charged with rescuing a wagon from a bailiff of the County Court, on the 7th instant. Mr. Alexander El wards, who appeared to prosecute, called Richard Knight, the bailiff in ques- tion, who said that he went with a warrant to seize de- fendant's goods on the day mentioned. On finding the door locked, he seiz;d a wagon near the pre nises which belonged to defendant, anil conveyed it into a yarcl'be- longtng to a brewery. Witness subsequently discovered that defendant had removed the wagon to a barn in a field at a distance. He again took possession of it;, in ¡ doing so defendant seized the- shafts, held them down, and resisted witness in the discharge of his duty; said that he would" lose every drop of blood he had before the wagon should be taken away;" and threatened witness and his assistant. In answer to tlaa Bench, witness said that when ho first seized the wagon it was without the shafts, bat defendant having put them on to remove it the shafts were affixed the second time he seized the wagon. Witness added that lHlving:1 subsequently met defendant and hrs- brother in the s're the defendant challenged him and his friend to fight,. saying tbev could thrash any quantity of such men as they Were. By defendant I did not open your windo w stopped about the house half at; hour before 1 seized the wagon j. told the parties in the ynrd I had seized th wagon; they knew that it had been placed therefor safety. a,be individual who assisted the last witness gave ccrroboratiye testimony. Defendant said the wagon 'II was not his property, and it ought not to have been 3UZ"d. Mr. Alexander Edwards replied that even wt;rt that the o<ase defendant ought to have taken the proper means for restitution, and not tc have threatened and ob. structed the menin the discharge of their duty. He I (Mr. Edwards) was determined to protect the men in the- discharge of their duty, and on that oecount had pre- ferred the present charge. Tho L said they had nr;" doubt that. the levy had been properly made, an I eve:) if i it had not been S), defendant was not justified in the course he had taken. It was-necessary to pr)teet the I offieers-o, f the County Court in di&uhnrging tLeir duty as will as to vindicate the law, and defendant would be ftned £ 2, or in default of a return of a levy on his goods- for that amount, he would be imprisoned for one month..






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