LLANELLY. MECHANICS' rNSTITUTION.-The last lecture for the winter and spring session was delivered on Tuesday evening last, by John Cameron, Esq., ou Chemistry." This being the fourth time he has been kind enough to lecture on that subject at this institution, whose addresses have been very interesting and instructive throughout. The chair was occupied by Wm. Chambers, jun., Esq., president of the society, who, at the close of the meeting, addressed the audience in a friendly and appropriate manner on the utility of this and other kindred institutions, hoping that the members of the society would continue to interest themselves in its prosperity, and invited others to join it, which appeal was suc- cessfully responded to, by the accession of several new members.
RAGLAND. -ON the 3rd instant, a public meeting was held at the Inde- pendent chapel, for the purpose of receiving a deputation from the Normal College Committee." On the occasion the Rev. D. Lewis, Llanvapley* occupied the chair, who, having opened Y, z, the proceedings in a very appropriate speech, called on the Rev. J. P. Jones, Bridgend, one of the deputation, to address the audience. He was followed by the Rev. D. Salmon, Newport. The claims of the college were ably and argumentatively advo- cated by the two gentlemen. They showed the necessity of good and sound education, and the advantages arising from it. They stated that the object of the institution is to qualify young men for tlie important work oi instructing the rising age in the principles of morality and religion. They contended that education should be supported by voluntary efforts, and con- cluded by urging the people to manifest their liberality towards its advancement in Wales. The Rev. J. Jones, Baptist minis- ter, Ragland, addressed a few remarks to the meeting, expres- sive of his cordial approbation of the principles on which the institution is conducted and his sincere hope that its objects will be carried out successfully. We rejoice to find that the deputations meet with kind and generous friends.
v BRIDGEND. YESTERDAY, a county meeting, called by the sheriff, was held at Bridgend, at which all the wise saws' andlearned doctrines of the obsolete political economy-so frequently delivered in the House of Commons in the course of recent debates by Disraeli and Co.—would, no doubt, be retailed with due emphasis and zeal. We shall give an abstract of the proceed- ings in our next. A
FISHGUARD. ELECTION OF GUARDIANS FOR THE PARISH OF FISHGUARD.— The town of Fishguard has been in no little stir during the past week in consequence of the Rev. H. Nathan, the minister of St. Mary's, Fishguard, having been nominated to fill the orffice of guardian of the poor for the ensuing year. Indeed it was pleasing to every sincere Christian, to witness Churchmen and Dissenters of every denomination harmonising in the object of returning one who is known generally as the friend of the sick and needy; always having the welfare of his parishioners, at heart, whether Churchmen or Dissenters. Three others were put in nomination, two of whom had been 1'or vears guardians, but public opinion rail so very high in favour of Mr, Nathan that all opposition to his return proved fruitless, as Mr. Nathan polled some two hundred, whereas neither;ofihis three opponents attained to ninety votes. Mr. Nathan Has also gained the -victory at Jordanston parish, of which he is the rector, with a very large majority this circum- stance must prove very gratifying, to be returned for two parishes; and also gives a very good idea of Mr. Nathan's effi- ciency to iill the office of guardian.
t ABERYSTWITH. To AMERICA.—The schooner Energy, Jenkins, Sailed from this port on the 3rd inst., for Liverpool, with forty- -.even passengers, where they were landed in safety. From thence thov have embarked for New York. On the 10th inst., the fine brigs Credo, Griffiths, and Elizabeth, Cleaton (the property of Thos. Jones, Esq.), set sail in gallant style for Quebec, with fifty- eight passengers. Most of the emigrants were small farmers, from the neighbourhood of Llangaetho and Yspytty Ystwith.
CARMATHEN. liaiTiSH SCHOOLS.—The committee of that branch of the schools in connexion with the British and Foreign Society, in favour of receiving Government aid for education, in this town, have just completed a purchase of a piece of ground for the erection of school-rooms. The site chosen is a very convenient placie, situated, at Peritrepoth, in the centre of the town andit i* intended, we believe, to erect school-rooms there for a great number of boys and girls. It is contemplated to proceed with the buildings as soon as possible; and as a large number of the most influential tradesmen and other inhabitants of tJe town *rc members of the committee, there is no doubt but tie object ia'view will be accomplished with credit to themselves, and tfuit tha result will be highly beneficial to the children of the t
HA V JSKi OliD \V EST. NORMAL COLLEGE FOR -A'V'-AT.FS.On -Aloaddy evening last, a public meeting was held at the Tabernacle, in' this town, on z, behalf of the Normal College about to be erected at Swansea, William Owen, Esq., in the chair.. The meeting was ably addressed by the Rev. David Davies, Baptist minister, and the Revs. David Evans, of Swansea, J. G. Avery, of Neath, and David Rees, of Llanelly, who attended as a deputation from the committee of management. Mr. Evans gave a history of the proceedings relating to the college, from the period of the first meeting of the friends of education in Wales, held at Llan- dovery, in 1845. Mr. Avery addressed himself more particu- larly to the necessity that existed for the establishment of the college, and the general principles upon which it was based, and concluded by an earnest appeal to the meeting for pecuniary assistance. Mr. Rees, in his own most effective way, vindicated the resolution of the founders of the college to discard Govern- ment aid and rely solely for support on the voluntary principle. The arguments against Government grants urged by Mr. Rees, although not new, were very powerful, and his address, as a whole, was an able defence of the good old English plan of letting the people provide for the necessities of themselves and their families in their own way, without being obliged to submit to the generous assistance of a "paternal Government!" A liberal collection in aid of the funds of the college was made at the close of the meeting.
PEMBROKE-DOCK. AN ASTONISHING DELIVERANCE.—On the afternoon of Good Friday last, as Mr. Charles Cozins, a shipwright in her Majesty's dockyard, in this town, and his three sons, were out on the water opposite the town, sailing a new boat for-the first time, a gust of wind suddenly struck the sail, by which the boat was upset, and the four men in a moment were plunged into the great deep. Their condition at this time was awful in the extreme. The youngest son, though able to swim like the rest, was so much alarmed that he could not keep himself above the water. His father, however, by the assistance he was enabled to render him, succeeded in keep- ing him from sinking. The crews of the various vessels, which were not far off, at once took to their boats, and hastened to their rescue, and in a few minutes the four men were picked up, and safely landed on shore. The greatest praise is due to che parties who were instrumental in their deliverance. Greater self-govern- ment, quickness of thought, and dexterity in saving life were never witnessed. How true the saying, '• In the midst of life we are in death!
CARMARTHENSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. These sessions commenced on Thursday week last, at the Cuild. hall, Carmarthen, before David Pugh, Esq., Chairman. DILITARY OF PRISONERS. The Clerk of the Peace read a resolution, agreed to by the visiting justices of the gaol, recommending that in future vagrants and others committed for a period of not more than five days be placed on bread and water diet, and that the quantity of bread be 24 oz. per day, as the present diet was an inducement for tramps to infest the county. The resolution was adopted, subject to the approval of the Se- cretary of State. LLANFIHANGEL-AR-ARTH BRIDGE. Mr. J. Ll. Davies'said that .£90 was necessary for a temporary bridge, until a more substantial one could be erected; but as sum- mer was now approaching, and as thousands of pounds were lost to the neighbourhood by the loss of traffic, he thought it desirable that a stone bridge should be built. He would therefore move that a committee be appointed to meet a committee already ap- pointed by the Cardiganshiie Sessions, for the purpose of con- tracting for the building of Llanfihangel-ar-arth bridge. Some discussion ensued, after which the motion was carried unanimously, and the following gentlemen were appointed on the committee—R. G. Thomas, W. P. Lewes, George Saunders, T. D. Lloyd, and J. Ll. Price, Esqrs., and it was agreed that no money should be paid to the contractors until the surveyor should certify that the money might be advanced. MR. B.URNHILL'S PENSION. The Chairman then brought before the court the subject of the pension granted to Mr. Burtihill and at the outset lie stated that it was not from hostility to Mr. Burnhill, from whom he had al- ways experienced nothing but civility, that he brought forward the matter, but it was on purely legal grounds. The learned Chairman then entered very minutely into the case, and referred to the Act of Parliament, showing that from all the facts he had been able to gather, it could not be said that Mr. Burnhill came within the terms of the act, as being entitled to a pension from confirmed sickness, age, or infirmity it was therefore his painful duty to move that the order granting the same be rescinded. Mr. Jeffries said he had been instructed to submit a memorial from John Burnhill, which stated that he had been nineteen years governor of the gaol, for nine years previously chief turnkey at Oxford, and had previously to that been in the army, so that his whole life had been spent in the public service. Mr. Lloyd Davies addressed the court in a very able address stating that he disagreed with the learned Chairman it was not a pure question of law, in his opinion it was a mixed question of law and fact. At the time of Burnhill's resignation, a committee was appointed to investigate the state of his health, and the medical gentlemen then referred to, Dr. Bowen and Mr. Jenkins, stated that he suffered from attacks of sciatica and lumbago. The Chairman said the certificate did not state that he was subject to such attacks so as to incapacitate him from doing his duty. Dr. Bowen then came forward and said that Burnhill suffered severely from sciatica and lumbago, and while the attacks conti- nued he was totally incapable of doing any duty (hear, hear). A long discussion then ensued, whieh our space will not allow us to do more than allude to. The Chairman then moved that the resolution voting X50 per annum as a pension be rescinded. Mr. Campbell Davys seconded the motion, observing that it was generally understood that if Burnhill had not resigned he would have been dismissed for intoxication. The court were merely conservators of the public money, and they could not, whatever their feelings might dictate, vote it away illegally. Mr. R. G. Thomas observed that no charges had been brought before the court against Burnhill und he did not believe that, if he had not resigned, there was a single magistrate prepared to move his dismissal. The votes were then taken with the following result For the pension, 11 against the pension, 9. COUNTY AND POLICE RATES. A rate of three-halfpence in the pound for county purposes, in- cluding the instalment for Llandito bridge, was ordered, and a police rate of one halfpenny in the pound was made. Proceedings were ordered to be taken against Llanelly and Llandilo-fawr Unions for non-payment of the county and police rates. LLANDILO BRIDGE. The Chairman said that Y,700 would now clear off the debt due on account of Llandilo bridge. Mr. J. L. Thomas said the committee appointed at the last quarter sessions to inquire into the value of the work having ex- amined into the accounts, they found that the value of the work done by Morgan was £ 9,420. The amount of money actually ex- pended was X7,840, exclusive of the value of Morgan's labour. £ 3,500 uuly had been paid him, so that according to the estimated value of the work he had received X2,920 too little, and Xl,,3,10 too little on the amount actually expended. Mr. J, Li. Price moved that the report be not received. This was seconded by Mr. W. Campbell Davys, and carried, by a majority of 9, the numbers being 12 to 3. BRIDGE SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The bridge surveyor's report as to the repairs of the different bridges was adopted, and the same ordered to be done at the sums not exceeding those stated in such report; and that instalments be paid thereon according to the certificate of the surveyor. INSPECTOR OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. Mr. Garner was ordered to be discharged from the above office for the Llandovery district, he having absconded, and Mr. Thomas Parry was ordered to undertake the duties of that district until the next quarter sessions that the St. Clears district be declared vacant, and that Mr. Thomas Richards be appointed to perform the duties for the St. Clears district until the next quarter ses- sions. CLERK OF THE PEACE'S FEES. The following gentlemen were appointed a committee, three to form a quorum, to settle the proposed new tables of fees for the clerk of the peace and magistrates' clerks, and to report to the next sessions, viz.—-Sir John Mansell, Bart., J. LI. Price, J. E. Saun- ders, R. J. Nevill, John Jones, and Timothy Powell, Esqrs. NOTICES OF MOTION. Mr. R. G. Thomas said he had been requested by Mr. R. J. Nevill to give notice that he would move, at the next quarter ses- sions that the sum of il,340 be paid to Morgan Morgan, the late contractor of Llandilo bridge, claimed by him as the balance due from the county. DOI.GWM BRIDOB. Mr. George Spurrell said he had been directed by the County Roads Board to call the attention of the Court to the state of Oolgwm bridge on the Lampeter road, hoping the Court would order the necessary repairs to be executed. Me, Pcnson, on being referred to, said it was not a county bridge. No order was therefore made. The Court then adjourned. FRIDAY. The court was opened at one o'clock, before David Pugh, Esq., hairman, and Daniel Pry therch, Esq. The following gentlemen were sworti on THE GHAND JURY. Mr. Henry Lewis, Hendre, foreman. J ohn Thomas, Mwche. William Butland, Chyngwyn. Thomas Francis, Bryn. William Goode, St, Clears. Henry Malin, Abergwilly. John Griffiths, Abergwilly. William Lloyd, Penybank. Henry Philipps, Blaenpanell. Howel Davies, Conwil. David Jones, Greencastle. Thomas Thomas, Gilfach. I Charles Morgan, Uwmawy ran. Jacob Jones, Rhydgarreg-ddu. John Evans, Penymaes. Evan Humphreys, Coed. John Jones, Cwmburry. John Rees, Plasgwyn. I Thomas Reece, Lair. David Stephens, Coedbraiil. David Williams, Gellygeiros. David Thomas, Treforis-fawr. The usual proclamation against vice and immoiality was then read. After which the learned Chairman charged the grand jury. He observed that the cases in the calendar were few, and too simple to require any observation from him. He, however, wished to direct their attention to another subject of great importance. He alluded to the complaints that had been recently made of diseased meat having been exposed for sale in the county. In the last ses- sion of Parliament, an act, the 11 th and 12th Victoria, c. 107, had been passed relating to this matter and it enacted that if any sheep or lambs infected with any contagious disorder were offered for sale, it would be lawful for any policeman or inspector of any market to seize them and the owner, on conviction, should forfeit a sum not exceeding 920. The second section enacted, that if any person turned out on any common or tininclosed land, oron the roadside, any slicep or lambs so infected, he should be liable, on conviction, to a similar penalty. The third section enacted, that if any meat unfit for human food should be offered for sale in any market, the owner should be liable to a similar penalty. He had thought it necessary to allude to that subject, as the country had lately been. threatened by the appearance of cholera, and it was fitting to resort to all human means to ward off such a visitation. But Tie hoped through the blessing of Providence it had passed away. I These were the only observations he thought it necessary to make on that occasion. A true bill having been found, David Jones was placed at the bar, charged with having, in the month of February last, stolen two pieces of ash timber, the pro- perty of Mrs. Gwenllian Davies, Danyrallt, in tha parish of Llan. fihangel-Aberbythich. Mr. Lloyd Hall opened the case for the prosecution, from whose statement it appeared that in the month of February last, the pro- secutrix had on her premises several pieces of ash timber. They were last seen on the premises ou the 8th of February, by a ser- vant in the employ of the prosecutrix. On the Sunday following, which was the 11th of February, he missed them. And on the 14th, which was on a Tuesday, he went to meet his mistress and informed her of the theft. The assistance of a policeman was called in, and he observing footprints which had not been made by a person connected with the house, proceeded to trace them. He did so for some distance, but on coming to the turnpike road he lost them. After some further search he again found them, a short distance from the prisoner's garden, and he traced them up to the hedge which separated the prisoner's garden from the adjoining fields. The prisoner seeing tne policeman asked him what he wad looking for, and on being informed told him that he need not look there as he (the prisoner) had not taken the timber, but he knew the person who had, at the same time naming him. The police- man then went for some distance with the prisoner in the direction of the place where he said the timber was. After going a little Way the prisoner turned back. The policeman believing this was only a tale made to deceive him, as soon as he got out from the prisoner's sight, returned by a different route to the prisoner's garden, which he searched, but did not succeed in finding any- thing. He then went to the prosecutrix, and told her she must get further assistance and while there he saw a woman coining acrdss the fields, and Having met her, she informed him that a piece of ash timber had been found in a field belonging to a man of the name of William Thomas. The policeman went there, and saw the timber, which had been placed in the corner ofhe field, in a ditch. He took possession of it, and the next day he cut a piece off a large one in the possession of the prosecutrix, and fitted it with the one found in the field, and it corresponded exactly. Some other timber which had been sawn was also found in a wood a short way off. Suspicion fell on the prisoner, and it was con- firmed by other evidence which came to light. On the day when the timber was found, which was on the 14th of February, the prisoner was seen bringing four pieces of timber out of his house; and on being observed, he asked the person, whose name was W. Arthur, if there was a policeman in view having received a reply in the negative, he took the timber in the direction of a carpenter's shop, and asked the man to allow him to place the timber there the request was refused, and the prisoner then said, For God's sake, take it in, as there is not a pin's head between me and being caught; he was again refused, and he then went away in the direction of some fields, in one of which he deposited the timber, and later in the day he was again seen to go to this field, and take the timber from thence, put it on his shoulder, and afterwards throw it over a hedge, which he then crossed, and again picked up the timber, and finally deposited in the field where it was found by the tenant of the field, William Thomas, about twelve o'clock in the day,—it not having been there in the morning when he first visited the field. These were the circumstances under which the prisoner was charged. The witnesses for the prosecution fully substantiated the above statement. Mr. Popkin, Llandilo, addressed the jury, relying on the impro- babilities of the story, and stating that the prosecutrix had some ill feeling against the prisoner, he having appeared as a witness against her in an action for slander, and he called several witnesses, who gave the prisoner an excellent character. Mr. Lloyd Hall mentioned several suspicious circumstances that had occurred previously, but the witnesses denied all know- ledge of them. The Chairman summed up the evidence, and told the jury that if the verdict was according to the evidence it could be no other thanone of Guilty. The jury, however, were of a different opinion, for they almost immediately returned a verdict of Not Guilty, much to the sur- prise and disgust of every right-thinking man in Court. Attorney for prosecution, Mr. Nathaniel Davies, Llandilo. Eliza Howells pleaded Guilty to a charge of having stolen a lump of coal, of the value of 2d., on the 1st of April last, at Llan- elly, the property of the Llanelly Railway and Dock Company. Mr. Lloyd Hall, for the prosecution, recommended the prisoner to mercy, on account of her previous good character. Mr. George Thomas, junior, who appeared for the prisoner, also stated some mitigating circumstances. Sentence, two days' imprisonment in Carmarthen gaol. The prisoner was therefore discharged the same evening, the period being computed from the first day of sessions. Attorney for the prosecution, Mr. Ben. Jones, Llanelly. Thomas Jones was next placed at the bar, charged with having, on the 25th day of March instant, feloniously broken and entered the dwelling-house of one Evan Davies, of the parish of Talley, and stolen therefrom certain moneys, amounting to the sum of £ 2 5s. 2td., the property of the said Evau Davies. Mr, Lloyd Hall appeared for the prosecution, and called the following witnesses. William Davies, a schoolmaster, residing at Llansawel, deposed that on Saturday, the 24th of March last, as he was coming from Llanrhysted to Lampeter, about three miles from the former place, the prisonerovertook him, and some conversation ensued, when the prisoner lÓaid he was going to Newport, Monmouthshire, and as he had relatives at Merthyr, he intended going through Merthyr; but that, having been robbed at Aberystwith, he was left penniless, and would be obliged to sell his neckerchief to pay for his lodgings that night. Witness then ottered to pay for his supper and lodgings if he would come to Llansawel, which he did, when the witness ordered him a bed at the "George," and treated him with supper, and he left Llansawel the next morning, between seven and eight o'clock, saying that he was going to Llan- dovery. On cross-examination by the prisoner he admitted that he had not yet paid for his supper and lodging, but that he was answerable for them. Evan Davies was then examined, and he said that on Sunday, the 25th of March, about six o'clo-k in the evening, he, and wife, and daughter left his house locked, and in a drawer in the kitchen there was a sovereign in gold and 21s. tad. in silver, and also a new half-crown and a new shilling. These were safe in the drawer when he left the house that evening. He and his wife went to chapel, and on the road they saw the prisoner. They re- turned home about eight o'clock, and he found that the house had been broken open and that the money had all been taken away. Ihe wife of the last witness was called, aud she corroborated his testimony. Daniel Evans, landlord of the 11 Swan" public-house, Llan sawel, deposed that on Sunday, the 25th March, the prisoner came to his house about eight o'clock at night, and asked for lodgings. He then had some refreshments, and afterwards supper. He stated that he was very tired, having walked to Tree: as tie and back that day, which was altogether a distance of 42 miles. He said he was going to Machynlleth, and (but he should go the next day to Aberystwith, and thence to Talsarn and he also stated that he had slept at the George" the previous night. The next morning he left, having paid the witness Is. loicl. Police-constable William Jones then deposed that, having heard of the robbery, he pursued the prisoner, whom he overtook about twelve miles from Lampeter. He took him into custody, and found on his person jE2 Os. 10d., amongst which were the new half-crown and new shilling, which the prosecutor identified. This concluded the case for the prosecution. The prisoner addressed the jury, stating that at the time William Davies met him on the road he had on his person a sovereign and thirty-one shillings in silver, but that he told Davies he had none, as he was afraid he would rob him, having seen him at the lodg- ing-house at Aberystwith, when he wished to fight him, saying that he (Davies) had a dog with him, which would assist him ill case he was worsted. The jury believed this, and Acquitted the prisoner. Attorneys for prosecution, Messrs. Lloyd aud Jones, Carmar- then. The Court rose at seven o'clock, SATURDAY. The Court was opened at ten o'clock, before the learned Chair- man, and DI. Prytherch, H. Lawrence, M.D., and J. LI. Price, Esquires. Churchwardens and overseers of the parish of Kiditellj Y. tin same officers of the parish of Llandefeilog. An appeal against an order of removal. The pbintitfs contended that the order of removal should be quashed, each party paying his own costs, except the fees of the clerk of the peace on the ad- journments since July, 1S47, which were agreed to be paid by the respondents. Attorney for appellants, Mr. Ben. Jones, Llanelly for respon- dents, Mr. J. B. Jeffries, Carmarthen. Churchwardens and overseers of the parish of Kilgerran v. the sans officers of the parish of Trelech-ar-Bettics. An appeal against an order of removal of David James, and wife, and five children. Appeal quashed with costs. Counsel for appellants, Mr. E. C. Ll. Hall; attorney, Mr. James Smith, Cardigan, Attorney for respondents, Mr- Thomas Parry, Carmarthen. The hearing of several other appeals was adjourned to the next sessions. This concluded the business of the sessions.
CARMARTHEN BOROUGH QUARTER SESSIONS, These sessions were held on Wednesday last, before John Wil- son, Esq., recorder. The following gentlemen were swora on the grand jury :— John Thomas, Little Bridse-street, foreman. Thomas D. Davies, King-st. Wm. Morris, Upper Market-st. F. Moss, Guildhall-square. E. Jones, King-street. Howiill Howell, j uii. I ROWill Rowell, j un. George Daniel, Priory-street. John Davies, Priory-street. Geo. Bagnall, Guildhall-square. Thomas Lewis, Priory-street. E. W. Shaekell, Guildhall-sq. W. Spurrell, King-street. W. Thomas, Guildhall-square. The usual proclamation against vice, profaneness, and immora- lity having been read, The learned recorder charged the grand jury. He said, al- though there was no case to come before them on that occasion, yet it was necessary, so as to comply with the requirements of the law, that a grand jury should beimpannelled once a quarter to in- quire if there was any ease that called for investigation. He was glad, however, to observe that there was no case to be brought be- fore them. This was exceedingly creditable to a town of the po- pulation of Carmarthen, and more so when it was considered that nearly a month had elapsed since the general gaol delivery. There being no business to occupy their attention he was happy in being able to dismiss them, and thanking them in the name of the cou ity for their services. The jury then retired. The churchwardens and overseers of the poor of ths parish ofEg- Iwyswrw v. St. Peter s and the churchwardens, kc., of ler v. St. Peter's. These were two cases of appeals which had been argued on a former occasion, but in which the learned recorder had notdeti- vered his decision, the main question being as to the construc- tion of the five years' residence clause in the recent statute. The learned recorder said that the Court of Queen's Bench hav- ing given its decision in the case of Regina r. Christ.church, which was exactly in point, his judgment was that the appeals ha quashed aud the orders of removal confirmed. On the motion of Mr. Jeffries, an order on the appellant pa- rishes to refund the cost of the maintenance of the paupers was made. The Court then adjourned.
RADNORSHIRE SPRING ASSIZES. On Wednesday week Mr. Justice Erie entered the court about twelve o'clock, and the public business was at once proceeded with. TRIALS OF PRISONERS. PRESTEIQN. STEALIXQ A FURNACE. John Lane, aged 24, was indicted for having, on the 1st of Feb- ruary, in the present year, stolen a brass furnace, the property of Ann Turner, of the above parish. The prisoner, upon being arraigned, said he was guilty of receiv- ing the furnace, knowing it to have been stolen, but he did- not himself steal it. Sentenced to three calendar months' imprisonment with hard labour. GI.A.DF.8TRY.—HOUSE-BREAKING. Thomas Bentley, aged 34, was indicted for having, at the parish ofGladestry, on 23rd day of November last, broken and entered the dwelling-house of Edward Abel, and stolen therefrom two silver tea-spoons, a box containing two half-crowns, a pair of sugar tongs, quarter of a pound of tea, the property of the said Edward Abel. Mr. T. Allen prosecuted the prisoner. The prisoner pleaded great distress. The learned judge having summed up, the jury returned a ver- dict of Guilty. Sentenced to twelve calendar months' imprisonment with hard labour. PRESTEIGX.—CHARGE OF CUTTING AND WOUNDING. John Vaughan, aged 24, stood indicted for having at Presteign, on the 15th day of July last, feloniously, maliciously, and wilfally cut and wounded Ann Powell, with intent to do her some bodily harm. Mr. J. Allen appeared on the part of the Crown. The jury returned a verdict of Guilty of a common assault, Sentenced to three calendar months' imprisonment with hard. labour. BOUGHROOD.—CHARGE OF JlAPB. John James, aged 22, was indicted for having, on the 20th of November last, at the parish of Boughrood, unlawfully assaulted Ann Sheen, with intent, &c., she being under ten years of age. The grand jury ignored the bill upon the first count of the in. dictment, and found a trup bill upon the second and third counts, charging the prisoner w th an intent to commit rape, and with a common assault. Mr. T. Allen appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. Binson de- fended the prisoner. Ann Sheen deposed that she was nine years of age, and lived with her mother in the parish of Boughrood; she remembered going to Mrs. Price's house with her little brother and sister oa the 20th of November; it was about one o'clock in the day the distance was very short; the pri-soner was in the pig's cot her brother and sister went into the orchard, and she went into Mrs. Price's house; prisoner afterwards came in, and interfered with her. She then proceeded to describe the manner in which pri- soner had ill-treated her. She called for her mother. Prisoner hurt her very much. Her little %rutier soon after came into the house, and prisoner then let her go, and turned away saying, What a fool thou bee'st, I did aot hurt thee." In. cross-examination witness said that prisoner brought a bundle of clothes to Ann Price's for the" wash." James Sheen, a boy about eleven years of age, deposed that he was going p-st Mrs. Price's house, and hearing his sister cry mother" several times, he went into the house and found hio sister in the position she had described. Mrs. Sheen deposed that on Eheaftei-noon of the 20th of Novem- ber her daughter uarne home crying, and told her what had os- carred she put her to bed and sent for Mr. Williams, the sur- geon, to examine her. She observed certain marks upon one law and the clothes of the child which considerably alarmed her. The surgeon at'ended on the following evening. Mr. Wm. Williams, surgeon, of Talgarth, proved that he exa- mined the child on the evening of the 21st; he observed no marka of violence upon her person of any description and he waa at opinion that no outrage had been committed upon her. This was the case for the prosecution. His lordship having carefully summed up the evidence, left it for the jury to say whether they thought the conduct of the pri- soner, which was most inexcusable under any pretence, was such that further violence might have taken place had he not been pre- vented by the brother entering the house. If they were of that opinion, it would be their duty to find a verdict of common assault. The evidence did not go to show that the offence had astoally taken place. The jury found the prisoner Guilty of a common assault, and he was sentenced to two months' imprisonment in the common gaol. This concluded the busitie&s of tha assisted.
the spot, with a view to be economical, and at the same time to wijen the road, and erect a wall by the river side, if necessary. HAULING THE SCRAPINGS. It was resolved, that this should be given by contract, and that handbills be printed by the end of the month, and contracts re- ceived the first Wednesday in May. The specifications to be seen t>y applying to Mr. Thomas Davies, surveyor. SURVEYOR'S SALARY. It was resolved with only two dissentients (Messrs. Thomas and Protheroe), that the surveyor's salary be advanced from £80 to £90 a-year, in consideration of the efficient manner with which 'he had discharged his duties in collecting the road rate, and im- proving the roads. u The proceedings terminated with re-appointing Mr. Edward Lewis the clerk of the board for the ensuing year. AN INQUEST was held at Mount Pleasant beer-house, Aber- amman, on the 4th instant, before John Morgan, Esq., deputy- tforoner, on the view oi the body of Elizabeth Williams, aged 11 years, who was killed at Aberamman clay mill, by falling into the <rog-wheel. Verdict, Accidental Death.' AN INQUISITION touching the death of Charlotte Chaplin, aged four years and eight months, was held at the Lamb and Flag public-house, Grawen road, on the 7th instant, before George Overton, Esq. It appeared in evidence, that her clothes took fire, on the 4th instant, by taking a saucepan from the fire, and she died on the 5th instant. The jury returned a verdict according to these facts. WAGES.'—We deeply regret to be compelled to state a rumour floating abroad in this town, that the news which reached here from. Nantyglo, a few weeks -ince, has not turned out to the work- lnen.s satisfaction. The advance lasted only one short week. The disturbed state of the Continent, it is said, is the cause of this flat- ness. It is to be hoped the men's expectations will be soon IT bains? a holiday at this town on Monday, thousands, as usual, paid a visit to Cefn fair. The street, from Pontmorlais to Cefn Bridge, w s almost crammed from three or four to six o eiock. As a set-off, the teetotallers of the place held public meetings, during the day, when Messrs. Bowen and Thomas, at Trevecca, Rees, of Devynnock, Phillips, of Swansea, &c.. spoke on the sin of intem- perance and the folly of vanity fairs. But the current was too iltrolig tile ftiir and pleasure they would have. The police were around the fair all day, and did much to keep away pickpockets, and all suspicious characters. We have not heard of any acci- den:ofanylund. HIGH-STREET BAPTIST CflAPET,The annual tea-meeting at this chapel was held, as usual, on Good Friday, when 700 persons partook of tea aud first-rate cake. We observed present persons from all denominations in this town and neighbourhood, and all seemed highly pleased. At the close, addresses were delivered by the Rev. Thomas Davies (minister), Joseph Morris, and Mr. Tho- mas Jones, a young man who was admitted a member of that church about eight years ago. and now studies for the ministry. AIrt. D. V EY delivered a lecture on "Temperance," at Pont- morlais chapel, on Tuesday evening. W. Jackson, Esq., took the chair. A B E.IIDAITE. -Susan Howell, the wife of Evan Howell, aged 53, whilst carrying a blanket to the hedge, on Friday, seeing a lad carried home from Blaengwawr colliery, slightly injured, and thinking him to be her son, was so much frightened that she fell down dead by the hedge. On Saturday, an inquest was held on view of her body, before George Overton, Esq., coroner, at the Red Lion Inn, when a verdict of Died by the visitation of God was returned. DOWLAIS.—Messrs. Rees and Phillips delivered able lectures on Temperance, at Hermon chapel, on Monday evening. The Juve- nile Society had a tea-party at Gwerllwyn Infant School-room in the afternoon, for their enjoyment, instead of going to Cefn fair. ON Tuesday evening, Mr. Rosser Beynon and his pupils had a ncertat Bethania chapel, which was numerously and respectably attended. The singing was superior. Sir John Guest entered a little after the commencement, and took his seat in the gallery, amidst the junior branches of the audience. The proceeds are for the Dowlais library.