THE ANNUAL MEETINGS of the Subscribers to the CLERICAL CHARITY, the SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION of the GOSPEL in FOREIGN PARTS, and the SO- CIETY for PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOW- LEDGE in the Archdeaconry of Brecon, will be held at the SHIRE HALL, Brecon, on TUESDAY, DECBMBER 1, at One o'clock. [1177 JAMES GRAFF, Practical FURRIER, CATTLE STREET, NEATH. Furs cleaned, altered, and repaired. The only Furrier in Wales. [1185 HIGH STREET, BRECON. H HUGHES, BOOKSELLER, STATIONER* « and NEWS AGENT, begs respectfully to announce that he has now added the BOOKBIND- ING BRANCH to his Business, and is prepared to bind books in every variety of Style or Pattern on the premises. Periodicals placed in publishers' covers. School Books and Libraries neatly repaired. All orders will be promptly attended to. [897 ESTABLISHED UPWARDS OF 30 YEARS. DENTAL SURGERY. MR. EDWARD KING attends Monthly— BUILTH: The last Monday, at LION HOTEL. LLANDOVERY: On Saturday after the secon Wednesday, at KING'S HEAD HOTEL, from 11 to 2. Artificial Teeth fixed, from one to a complete set. Teeth stopped. Loose Teeth fastened, and Children's Teeth regulated. Residence-BULWARK, BRECON. [897 WHEATLEY KIRK^ & EDWARD HOARE, CIVIL and MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, ENSINESBING VALUERS, AUCTIONEERS, ARBITRATORS and SURVEYORS. Plant and Machinery of every description for Sale. MANCHESTER, and 1, VICTORIA STREET, MERTHYR TYDFIL. [1097 ECLECTIC MEDICINES ONLY WILL CURE. Just published, free for two stamps, A GUIDE TO THE CURE OF NER- VOUSNESS, bv HENRY SMITH, M.D., of the University of Jena, author of the "Volunteer's Manual," &c. A new Medical Work on the wonderful power of Eclectic or Concentrated Medicines for the Cure of Nervous, Mental, and Physical Debility, Lowness of Spirits, Indigestion, Want of Energy, and Prema- ture Decline, with Instructions for perfect Restora- tion to Health and Vigour without the painful Shocks of Galvanism or the use of Electric Belts, &c. The WARNING VOICE is Illustrated with many Cases and Testimonials, Gives Advice and Rules for the Cure of all diseases by the use of the new Eclectic Remedies. Dr. SMITH invites all who have tried the falsely- called remedy, Galvanism or Electricity, to send a stamped-directed envelope for his new Pamphlet, which will be sent by return of post. CONSULT A LONDON PHYSICIAN BY LETTER, WITHOUT FEE.—Dr. SMITH will, for the benefit of Nervous Sufferers, on receiving a description of their Case, send his written opinion, with advice and directions for the most successful treatment and cure. Address, Dr. SMITH, 8, Burton-crescent, London, W.C. [521 THE CHAMPION LIVER AND STOMACH PILLS. These Pills are compounded from the recipe of one of the most eminent physicians of the present day (who, from purely philanthropic motives-knowing their excellent properties from experience- has been induced to give the benefit of them to the public at large). They are prepared by an able and experi- enced chemist, and are acknowledged, by the faculty, to be the most valuable medicine for all disorders of the stomach and derangements of the liver ever prepared. It is a well-known fact that most of the diseases incident to the human race arise from a disordered stomach, and an irregular state of the bowels, and for want of a suitable remedy, taken in time, thousands of (at first) simple maladies become serious illnesses To guard against this great evil, and to preserve the blessings of health, these pills are confidently and earnestly recommended. They act generally on the constitution, cleanse the blood of all impurities; regulate the secretions, and give tone to the stomach; correct the morbid con- dition of the liver, regulate the bowels, and, by, removing all impediments, restore elasticity and vigour to the whole frame. Sold in ooxes (with directions for use) Is. lid. and 71d. each (a saving by taking the larger size). Sold Wholesale by Messrs. Barclay and Son, London, and Retail by all Medicine Vendors. AGRNT FOR BRFCON:-MR. MORRIS, CHEMIST. K AYE'S WORSDELLS' PILLS. This invaluable Medicine, which has been known throughout the UNITED KINGDOM for nearly half a century, and recognised by all who have tried it to be the BEST PURIFIER OF THE BLOOD, is admirably adapted to supply a great want-that of a remedy always at hand, easy of application, and certain in its results. Its timely aid prevents, and its assistance cures, all Diseases, however caused and where these Pills are persevered with DOCTORS' BILLS ARE UNKNOWN. Being a purely vegetable preparation, they may be taken at any time by either sex without fear of danger. Acting upon the bowels mildly, yet effect- ually, by their fine tonic, aromatic, and aperient properties, they remove all oppressive accumu- lations, regulate the secretions of the liver and bowels, strengthen the stomach, and purify the blood. Prepared solely by JOHN KAYE, Esq., of Prospect Hall, Woodford, Essex. Sold by all Chemists and other Dealers in Patent Medicines, at Is. lid., 2s. 9d. and 4s. 6d. Wholesale Depot, 22, Bread-street, London. [425 ESTABLISHED NEARLY 40 YEARS. JOSLINS' Squill and Ipecacuanha LOZENGES for Coughs, Asthma, and incipient Consumption. JOSLIN'S Squill and Ipecacuanha LOZENGES are invaluable to public speakers and Singers. JOSLIN'S Squill and Ipecacuanha LOZENGES have a pleasant taste. JOSLIN'S Squill and Ipecacuanha LOZENGES are recommended by the faculty. Sold in Bottles at Is. lid. and 2s. 9d., and Tins at 4s. 6d. and lis, by all Chemists and Patent Medicine Vendors. Wholesale by .Messrs. BARCLAY, SANGER, SUTTON, and EDWARDS, London, and by J. L. DAVIES, CHEMIST, HAY. Agents at Hereford-Messrs. F. & A. MERRICK, Cheltenham—Mr. GIBBON and Mr. SMITH, Chemists, High-street. Brecon-. Aberdare- Mr. J. JONES, Stamp-Office. Merthyr-Mr. THOS. STEPHENS, 113, High-street. Neath-Mr. W. HIBBERT, Chemist. [71 PARSONS, FLETCHER, and CO.'S, INDIAN RICE STARCH. (TRADE MARK, AN ELEPHANT.) This excellent STARCH, introduced by PARSONS, FLETCHER, and Co., has met with a success unparal- leled in the annals of the Starch Trade, and is known as the ELEPHANT STARCH. Ladies should insist on their Laundresses using this Starch, which, being manufactured by an improved process, is much purer, and consequently more glossy, requires no boiling, and is ENTIRELY FREE FROM THE DESTROYING EFFECTS TO THE LINEN so common in other Starches now in use. 22, BREAD STREET, LONDON. Sold in Packets of ilb., ilb., and lib., and in 41b. papers, by BENJAMIN THE GROCER AND BENJAMIN AND COMPANY, BRECON, And all respectable Grocera. [338 TO THE ELECTORS OF THE BOROUGH OF BRECON AND TOWN OF LLYWEL. GENTLEMEN, A LLOW me very cordially to thank you Á for having a second time elected me your Representative in Parliament, and it is indeed a source of the deepest gratification to find that my services during the past two years have thus been so satisfactorily rewarded. Many questions of great and lasting importance will shortly engage the attention of the new Par- liament, and I shall be prepared to give my inde- pendent support to measures alone, which, in my judgment, will prove most conducive to the continued prosperity of the nation at large, provided those measures will not in any way prejudicially affect your local interests. Again thanking you for your kindness, I remain, Gentlemen, Your most obliged And grateful Servant, HOWEL GWYN. Dyffryn, Neath, November 25th, 1868. [1182 TO THE LIBERAL ELECTORS OF THE BOROUGH OF BRECON AND TOWN OF LLYWEL. GENTLEMEN, THE contest in which you have recently JL been engaged was of a character to arouse warm feeling and strong opposition-that feeling and that opposition have led to my defeat. But while Brecon will fail by the vote of its representative to support the policy of Mr. Gladstone in the coming Parliament, you have the satisfaction of reflecting that that policy for which you have struggled has received the assent and decided approval of a large majority of the Constituencies of the United Kingdom. The small majority recorded against me, the peculiarities of the contest, and the general enthu- siasm displayed towards the Liberal cause, convince me that no long time will elapse before Brecon returns once more a Liberal Representative to the House of Commons. To you, the 357 Electors who, stimulated only by a sense of duty, recorded your votes in my favor, I beg to offer my warmest thanks and gratitude. No effort was wanting on your part from the earliest moment of the contest; and I can only deeply regret that those generous efforts-efforts wholly disinter- ested, were not rewarded with deserved success. I remain, Gentlemen, Your faithful and obliged Serv ant, HUGH POWEL PRICE. Castle Madoc, November 26, 1868. [1184 NOTIOE is hereby given that the Farms _L I of CYNCOED-MAWR, CYNCOED-FACH, HENTLAS, SYCHPANT, PEYTYN-GLAS, and PEYTYN GWYN, in the parish of LLANDEFAELOG-FACH, are STRICTLY PRESERVED, and that any Persons whatsoever trespassing in pursuit of Game on these Farms, or on any Lands belonging to the Estate of the late Colonel Dickenson, will be prosecuted; and also, that all Dogs pursuing Game on the above-named Lands will be destroyed. JOSEPH WAITHMAN. Glanhonddu, Nov. 19, 1868. 1*1178 LOST, at Brecon Fair, on the 17th instant, a NEW YELLOW LEATHER RAG, containing Two 25 Notes and about 24 in Gold. Whoever will deliver up the above, and its contents, to Mr. W. PRICE, New Inn, Talgarth, will receive £1 Reward. [1180 WANTED an active elderly Woman as good PLAIN COOK. Small Dairy and Baking. A quiet place. "J. B. Post-Office, Crickhowell. [1181 WANTED, aj good Plain COOK.— Apply (by letter), naming references, to "D," County Times Office, Brecon. 158 NOTICE. WIDE-AWAKE (Neath) .-Oit)- notice was sufficiently accurate to render the publication of your explanation unnecessary.
MARRIAGES. CROSS-PRICE.-At the Register Office, Brecon, November 25, before Mr. William Evans, registrar, Mr. John Cross, Cwmsevin, Trallong, to Miss Selina Price, of Llanyskir, Aberyskir. CHANCE-WILLTA s.-At Watergate Chapel, Brecon, (by license,) November 24, by the Rev. David Edwards, Mr. Thomas Chance, Wernos, to Miss Mary Williams, Erwd village. JONES—HOPKINS.—At the Register Office, Brecon, November 21, before Mr. William Evans, registrar, Mr. David Jones, Blaencamlais fach, Defynock, to Miss Susan Hopkins, Cilwhybert, near Brecon. MORGANS—J ONES,—At the Register Office, Brecon, (by license,) November 22, before Mr. William Evans, registrar, Mr. William Morgans to Miss Catherine J ones, both of Llanfaes, Brecon. PRITCHARD—MORGAN.—At the Register Office, Brecon, Nov. 27, before Mr, W. Evans, registrar, Mr. John Pritchard, Newton, near Brecon, to Miss Harriet Morgan, of Brecon. DEATHS. MILLER.-At the Wellington Hotel, Brecon, Nov, 25, Miss Miller, aged 32 years. NOTT.-At Llanvaes, Brecon, Nov. 21, James, the infant son of Mr. Nott, ironmonger, aged 9 months. -'JUariIIIuI
APPOINTMENTS FOR THE ENSUING WEEK. MONDAY .Brecon Borough Petty Sessions. Builth Petty Sessions. Llanwrtyd Wells Fair. Sale by Mr. P. Davies of Freehold and Lease- hold Property, at the Oak Inn, at 4 and 5 o'clock.-See advt. TUESDAY .Neath Board of Guardians. Welshpool Fair. Clerical Society Meeting at Shire Hall, at 1 o'clock.—•See advt. WEDNESDAY.Neath Highway Board. Sale by Mr. James Hall of Stock and Imple- ments at Velinnewydd Farm, at 12 o'clock.- See advt. THURSDAY Talgarth and Rhayader Fairs. FRIDAY Crickhowell Petty Sessions. SATURDAY Brecon Board of Guardians. HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. THE BRECONSHIKE HARRIERS WILL MEET :— TUESDAY, December 24th, 1st mile on the Hay Road. FRIDAY, Dec.ember 4th, at Pontithiel Bridge. Each day at 11 o'clock. CAPT. DAVID JONES'S HARRIERS WILL MEET:— MONDAY, November 30th, at Llywell Village. WEDNESDAY, December 2nd, at Pant. FRIDAY, December 4th, Bronwydd. Each day at 10.30. "u,- BRECON AND MEBTHYK RAILWAY.—54 miles open. Traffic for week ending Nov. 22, 1868:— Passengers, parcels, &c £264 1 5 Goods and live stock f,789 5 5 Total £ 1053 6 10 jE19 10s. 2d. per mile per week. Corresponding week last year, 48 miles open Passengers, parcels, &c £ 218 12 2 Goods and livestock £756 15 1 Total £ 975 7 3 £20 6s. 5d. per mile per week. Increase £ 77 19 7
[;gt ftrara tentg SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1868. APTOMMAS.-This celebrated harpist visited this town last week, and gave an entertainment at the TOWEL Hall on .Friday, the 20th instant. Owing, however, to the interest excited by the magisterial cases which were being heard at the time the atten- dance was very limited. A rich musical treat was, nevertheless, afforded to all present by the unri- valled performances of Mr. Thomas, whose ability is so well known. FIRST BRECKNOCKSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEER CORPS. -Ordersfor the week ending the 5th December, 1868.- Officer on duty, Ensign H. Jones; orderly sergeant, John Williams orderly corporal, James Fergusson. Squad drill on Tuesday and Friday, at 7 p.m. The next competition for the challenge cup will take place on Wednesday, 2nd December-shooting to commence at 9-30 a.m. and 2 p.m., at 200 yards.— W. L. BANKS, captain commanding.—Orderly Room, Brecon, 26th November, 1858. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The usual meeting of this Board was held on Saturday morning at the Guild- hall. W. Perrott, Esq., presided, and there were present the Rev. Garnons Williams, and a large number of the elected guardians. It was reported that the medical officer had attended on two occasions only in the fortnight, instead of twice a week. There had been 2 admissions and 2 discharges, leaving 93 remaining in the house, an increase of 23 on the corresponding week of last year. A circular letter was read from the Poor-Law Board in reference to the qualifications of the schoolmaster and school- mistress, likewise containing the certificate of the former, and giving the salaries of the two at zC29 8s. and X6 13s. 4d. respectively. There was no business of any importance before the meeting. A WEDDING PRESENT.—A week or two since we stated that it was the intention of his parishioners to make the Rev. H. Williams a wedding present. The presentation in question was made during the past week, though without any ceremony, being merely sent to the vicar's residence. The gift con- sists of a magnificent silver tea and coffee service, with a dozen silver spoons and sugar tongs, and a silver cream jug. All the articles are of Elizabethan pattern, and are richly embossed. Upon the tea and coffee service are a crest and a monogram composed of the initials of the rev. gentleman and his bride; and upon the cream jug, spoons, and tongs the crest only. The whole is fitted into an oak chest, brass bound, and bearing the following inscription:— "Presented as a marriage gift to the Rev. Herbert Williams, vicar of Brecon, with the congratulations and sincere good wishes of his parishioners, 15th Oct., 1868." We understand that the children of the national school have presented the Vicar with a salver, bearing his crest. The whole of the articles were supplied by Mr. Richard Webb, jeweller, High-street, who executed the commission in a very praiseworthy manner. ELECTION BRUISINGS." -A rumour was cur- rent in the town on Thursday that a man who was assaulted on the nomination night, or early on the election morning, had died at the Infirmary. The rumour, however, was not correct. The facts of the case, however, are these:—A man of the name of Robert Williams was, soon after twelve o'clock on the night of Wednesday week, struck on the right side of the head with a loaded stick or whip by a man whose name is Lewis, a shoemaker, formerly living opposite the Bridgend public-house. The blow knocked the man down, and rendered him in- sensible. He was first of all taken to the station house, and afterwards to the Queen's Head. A doctor was also sent for, and Dr. Talfourd Jones attended. The man's face and head were then covered with blood, and he was bleeding profusely. On examination it appeared that the blow had cut through the scalp. The wound was sewn up, and all that was requisite was done, and under Dr. Jones' attention the man is progressing favourably. Upon the same night a goods guard, named Jones, was also a good deal knocked about, and kicked while on the ground, being carried home in a sad state. A man who was with him was likewise kicked, and another named Thomas, living in Lion- yard, was also struck on the forehead by the Lewis above-mentioned, against whom, we believe, there is a warrant out for his apprehension. SERIOUS ELECTION RIOTS IN MONMOUTHSHIRE.— Since the close of the poll serious disturbances have taken place in different parts of Monmouthshire, but although the damage done to property is something considerable, it is believed that not more than two lives have been sacrificed, and one of them was through an accident. At Blaenavon, by far the greatest amount of property was destroyed. The greatest damage was done at the Lion Hotel, a large and commodious hostelry, lately erected by Mr. Williams, brewer, and was in the occupation of Mr. Morris, his son-in-law. Not only were the windows smashed, but the window frames and doorways were destroyed. The infuriated mob ob- tained possession of the building, which on Tuesday morning was the most imposing in the whole town, the stock of wines, valued at 1400, was soon drank by the rabble, who, becoming infuriated by the same, proceeded to further acts of violence and destruction. The whole of the furniture was thrown out in a heap, including every article of bedding and wearing apparel, and as soon as the house was stripped, the whole of the furniture was set fire to. Whilst this was going on outside, the party in pos- session was carrying on their work of destruction, and efforts were made to fire the building, but for- tunately without success. The Lion, however, which was one of the most modern hotels in Blaenavon on Tuesday morning, is now the mere skeleton of a house, nothing whatever remaining but the bare walls. At this unfortunate house two clubs were held, the whole of the books and papers belonging thereto, together with 140 worth of stock being destroyed. The rebels also carried away X130 in cash, zC13 worth of silver spoons, &c., and a number of electro- plated pint cans, the value of which have not been ascertained. At the Lion an accident, which has proved fatal, occurred under the following circum- stances. A man failing to knock out the window frame of one of the top windows rushed against it with all his force, which succeeded, but the destroyer fell into the street with the window frame, and broke his neck. The Prince of Wales, kept by Mr. Vincent, was also attacked by the mob, who smashed the windows, carried away what money they could find, and also took away several flitches of bacon, and the fowls in the rear of the premises. Mr. Vincent, it appears, had been confined to his bed since Saturday, and fearing the consequences of a row he was very wisely removed to Newport on Tuesday morning. The shop window of Mr. Lewis, shoemaker, was also completely destroyed, and a quantity of goods taken away. The shop and pre- mises of Mr. Ellis, grocer, were also visited, and a large amount of property destroyed. The contents of the shop were thrown into the street, and what was not burnt was carried away by the mob. The Brewery was also visited, but no considerable amount of damage was done. In the evening, the mob be- coming so exasperated, the military were sent for from Newport, and shortly after nine sixty of the Welsh Fusiliers were in Blaenavon, and their presence speedily put an end to the riotous proceedings. The military then went to Abersychan, where con- siderable damage was done to the White Hart and other buildings, and on Wednesday morning forty- six of the rioters were conveyed to Pontypool, where also disturbances took place, the Crown Hotel] sharing a similar fate to that of the Lion, at Blaen- avon. On Wednesday afternoon sixty of the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers were again sent to Blaenavon, and forty were sent to Pontypool, another outbreak being feared; but it was hoped the presence of the military would be sufficient to preserve the peace at 1 both places. At Tredegar there were also distur- bances of a rather serious character. Early in the afternoon fighting commenced in the streets, and in ] a short time the combatants on each side became engaged in what may be termed a real faction fight. During the greater part of the day the police were wisely kept in doors, but when things began to as- sume a serious aspect, Supt. Fowler and those under him did all they could to check the riot and disorder. Windows were smashed by the dozen, and obnoxious publicans who were considered to have voted, or in- fluenced others to vote, for the unpopular candidates, were obliged to resign their cellars to the mob, who then drank ad libitum. About five p.m. the military 1 was telegraphed for to Newport, but they did not reach Tredegar until 11 p.m. By that time nearly < all was over. Two houses, it appears, were com- pletely gutted, the polling booths were razed to the ground, and some of the books are missing. One man is said to be dead from injuries received during I the day. <
BRECON POLICE INTELLIGENCE. BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS, MONDAY, before Wm. de Winton, Esq. (Mayor), P. Bright, Esq. (ex-Mayor), Joseph Joseph, Esq., John Davies, Esq., John Prothero, Esq., and James Williams, Esq. DOG CASES. William Mathews, Struet, was charged with keeping a dog without a. license.— Defendant said the dog belonged to Mr. R. Handley, and that it strayed back and fore.—This statement was corroborated by Mr. R. Handiey, and the case was dismissed. Jonathan Beswick was similarly summoned.—Mr. Taylor deposed to seeing two dogs on defendant's premises, and the daughter, whom he saw, could not produce a license.—Defendant said he paid only for one, and the other was not six months old.—Case dismissed.
BRECON BOROUGH ELECTION CHARGE or BRIBERY AGAINST MR. GWYN'S SUPPORTERS. COMMITTAL OF THE AOCUSED. The Town-hall was crammed to excess on Friday afternoon by persons anxious to hear the proceed- ings connected with a charge of bribery preferred against two men, named James Morqan, of the Farmer's Arms, Brecon, and George Thomas, of Tavarnabach. The magistrates took their seats at four o'clock, and there were present W. de Winton, Esq. (Mayor), P. Bright, Esq. (ex-Mayor), Aldermait John Williams, Joseph Joseph, Jas. Williams, John Prothero, John Davies, and P. Hughes, Esqrs. Mr. Overton was requested to take his seat on the Bench, but he declined doing so, stating that although the county magistrates had power to act in the borough, yet there was a kind of courtesy exist- ing, and they did not interfere with the borough magistrates, nor act in borough cases. Mr. Games appeared to prosecute, and there were also present, concerned in the case, Ur. J. R. Cobb Mr. John Williams, and Mr. W. P. Price. Mr' Morgan, of Cardiff, appeared to defend the pri- soners. Some considerable delay took place before com- mencing any proceedings in consequence of the non- arrival of Mr. Gabriel Powell, the magistrates' clerk. In the meantime, Mr. Morgan said he had in the first place to ask the Bench to discharge the two prisoners without going any further. The Act of Parliament said that no person should be kept in custody more than twenty-four hours without being brought before a magistrate for the purpose of being discharged or remanded. Those men had been in custody for more than twenty-four hours-ever since 11 o'clock esterday morning and he threw the whole respon- sibility of it upon the Bench. He asked the Bench to discharge them at once, and not to detain them one minute longer after this time. Mr. Games We are not here to talk of Acts of Parliament, but to see them. Mr. Morgan There is an Act to that effect, and you know it as well as I do. It is for the magis- trates' clerk to advise them. The ex-Mayor That is precisely what we are waiting for. After some considerable delay Mr. Gabriel Powell, who had been sent for, arrived. He appeared dressed in a sealskin coat, with a large hood, and his attire created much laughter from the crowded court. Having taken his place, The Mayor said to him In what capacity, sir, do you appear before us ? Mr. G. Powell (bowing): I appear before you as your clerk. The Mayor: I should recommendyou, then, to take off those robes, and apologise to the Bench for keep ing dH III waiting for more than half-an-hour. Mr. G. Powell I apologise to the Bench for keep- ing them waiting but 1 did not know anything about it. As for my robes The Mayor I told you myself we should have a petty sessions at four o'clock this evening. Why, therefore, were you not here ? Mr. G. Powell Well, sir, I have been waiting all the afternoon, and have only come now from my own house. The Mayor If the Bench are willing to accept that apology, I do not object. After a pause, the Mayor said Will any professional gentleman volun. teer to act as magistrates' clerk ? Will you, Mr. Price ? Mr. Price said he was engaged in the case, and therefore could not. 11 The Mayor If Mr. Powell is able to do so, let him, then. Mr. Games then said he wished to lay an informa- tion by Wm. Adams against James Morgan, on which he should ask for a warrant of apprehension. Mr. Morgan Alloft me. You are proceeding against the prisoners and we are here before the magistrates. The Mayor Stop a minute. We will hear you by-and-bye. Mr. Games The present application on my part- Mr. Morgan That is just the thing I object to. The Mayor We will hear you, sir, by-and-bye. Mr. Morgan again rose to speak. The Mayor Will you sit down, sir. There is nothing before us yet. Mr. Games I appear for the prosecution but before I proceed to the present case I wish to lay an information on a distinct charge against these parties, that your worships may grant me a warrant upon it. It is for me, acting as the counsel in the matter to take such course as I think best; but if the Court should differ with me I have nothing to do but to bow to it. But I ask the Bench to allow me to lay the information, and to grant a warrant upon it. Mr. Morgan objected to this. Mr. Games: You cannot have any objection to it. Some consultation took place between the magis- trates, and Mr. Joseph said: The men are here for a particular purpose. They are already in custody, and what do you want a warrant for ? Mr. D. Hughes What is the charge? Mr. Games The charge in the information I am now applying for? Mr. D. Hughes What is the charge at present against these men? Mr. Games I will come to that, sir. Mr. D. Hughes No; let us have that first of all. Mr. Games I have a discretion in the conduct of my own case. I am not to be dictated to by anyone, and I will not. I apply to the Court to lay an information, upon which I wish a warrant issued, and I have a perfect right to do so. The information is that of Adams against Morgan, for that he did promise to procure him a sum of money to induce him to vote for Mr. Howel Gwyn at the borough election, on the 19th November, and that he did afterwards procure him a sum of money, to wit, X4, to induce him to vote for the said Howel Gwyn at the borough election. That is my information, and upon that information I ask the Court to grant me 1 warrant. Mr. G. Powell The men you talk of-are they not here? Mr, Games The man is here. Mr. Powell Thea you do not require any warrant. Mr. Joseph I think the course taken is calculated to prejudice the case against the prisoners. The Mayor Do you apply for a remand? Mr. Games I do not. I apply for a warrant on i separate and distinct charge. Mr. Joseph: What is the object of this multiplicity jf charges? Mr. Morgan These men are here upon a warrant. [ have been requested to come here on their b< half md defend any charge upon that warrant. But I abject to Mr. Games making any fresh application. All I shall allow him to do is to conduct his case, trid prosecute the men oa that warrant. If he has my other charges, at a future time he can come lere again. But the men are in custody, and he foes not require another warrant. The Mayor: Mr. Games has applied to hear his witness lay an information. I think the Court is perfectly willing to hear that witness. William Adams was then called, and was about to be sworn, whFn Mr. Joseph said I object to this course. Mr. James Williams So do I. Mr. Joseph: We are here to hear the charge already laid, and to commit or to discharge upon that. Mr. Games When I have laid this information, and got the warrant, it is intended to proceed with the other case. Of course the Court understands that. Mr. James Williams It appears to me more like persecution than justice. Mr. Joseph Are you prepared to go on with the case, or are you not? Mr. Games I am prepared to go on with it. Mr. Joseph: Then go on with it. Any application you have afterwards to make you can make. Mr. Davies I think in this matter we should have the advice of our clerk. Mr. G. Powell In this matter you must ask what is before you. Nothing more is requisite. If Mr. Games has any other charge he had better put it on the police sheet. Mr. Games That is my application. In cases where the public interest is at stake and there are a multiplicity of offences, it is competent for a prose- cutor, if he has cases against a prisoner,—whether they be two or five hundred-it is their right, it is their privilege, and their liberty, that every case should be laid before the proper tribunal, and that tribunal should hear it. I have now to ask you to hear the information of my witness. Mr. James Williams I do not want to hear it. We will bear it at the proper time. Some discussion took place between the magis- trates, and Mr. Games said I see and feel a great deal of something which will, I hope, become extinct. I think this ought not to be a party matter, but that we should sink all that. We are in a court of justice to administer the law of our country as we find it. Mr. Joseph: Let us go on according to the practice of this Court. Mr. Games This is a very simple and very plain matter; but I seem to be met with an opposition to a course, which, if not adopted, would give the prisoners the possibility of escape. That is-should by any means, in your worship's wisdom, the case not be brought home to the prisoners, they would be at once discharged from that box, and none of you can detain them unless the information has been laid and the warrant granted. I wish to be plain. There can be no mistake about it; and will the Court, in the face of what are the plain facts and the law of the case, refuse to receive the information, and refuse to grant a warrant? Mr. Powell: Do you wish to enter a charge? Mr. Games I do. Mr. Morgan I must protest against this. The ex-Mayor (to Mr. Games) You do not wish to take Mr. Morgan by surprise? Your application is for another warrant; but you do not intend to offer any evidence upon that matter on the present occasion? Mr. Joseph We don't know what Mr. Games wants. Mr Games (in reply to the ex-Mayor) Unques- tionably not. Mr. Joseph Because last night the attorney for the defence was refused admission to the prisoner, and Mr. Lee said he had an indemnity from you, Mr. Games I did not do that; but I was proud to find that the senior magistrate told Mr. Lee he acted quite right. Mr. Joseph: Who do you mean by the senior magistrate? Mr. Games Mr. Alderman Williams. Mr. Alderman Williams: Mr. Joseph claims the seniority. I certainly am the oldest magistrate, but I am quite willing to give in to him. Mr. Games Mr. Morgan had not seen either of the prisoners, and could not claim to see them as his clients. Under the circumstances I think Mr. Alderman Williams was perfectly right in not allowing Mr. Morgan to see the prisoners until he claimed them as his clients. Mr. Morgan As an attack has been made upon me—("No, no"),—I must insist—I must ask you to allow me to explain matters. The Mayor Oh! certainly. Mr. Morgan I was requested by friends of the prisoners to see them last night, I went to the police station about five minutes to seven, and requested the Superinrendent to allow me to see the prisoners. He said, "I have an indemnity from Mr. Games, and I shall not allow you or anyone else to see thm. After having seen the magistrates I had permission to see the men but I had a right to see them before. The Mayor I think it is the usual course. They are allowed a certain amount of license. Mr. Games If they claim them as their clients. Mr. Morgan I have a right to be instructed by their friends as much as by themselves. Superintendent Lee I understood from the prisoners that Mr. Thomas was going to defend them- Mr. Morgan (interrupting) You did not under- stand anything of the sort from the prisoners them- selves. Superintendent Lee (warmly): Allow me, sir I have a right to explain. Mr. Joseph Had you an indemnity from Mr. Games? Mr. Games laughingly said he knew better than to give indemnities. Mr. Joseph Let Mr. Lee answer. Superintendent Lee I do not know that I need answer the question. If I do wrong I suppose I indemnify myself. (Much laughter.) Mr. Morgan again rose and said I suppose the Bench will not discharge the prisoners on account of being in custody for more than 24 hours, against the form of the statute. I make the application again, and I should like to know whether the Bench will take the responsibility upon themselves of keeping the men in custody one minute after this It is a serious thing. Mr. Games You ought to show your authority. I do not say anything of the kind. Mr. J. Davies What time were these men taken into custody ? Mr. G. Powell About half-past ten o'clock, I believe. The law is that no person can be kept in custody more than twenty-four hours without being brought before a magistrate and remanded. (To Mr. Games) You are taking a curious course. The man is present, and you can charge him. Mr. Morgan I say no warrant can be issued under the 17th and 18th Vic,, under which you are proceeding. I really must ask Mr. Games to com- mence this case. We have had one hour at it, »n<J done nothing. Some further delay then took place while tbemagis- trates' clerk was making out the information. When this was done it was read over by Mr. Games, who was about to make some alterations in it. lqr. Joseph interposed, and objected strongly to Mr. Games doing so, and said it was highly improper. Mr. Games replied that it was actually their own information. The information as made out was then handed to the Mayor, who read it out, and it appeared there were several disciepancies in it and Mr. Games' draught copy. Mr. Morgan rose again, and said he objected altogether to the information, and the Town Clerk agreed with him it was unnecessary. The Town Clerk (who had recently come in) said he had given t no opinion on the subject, and he did not know that his friend had any right to make use of his name. Mr. Morgan Perhaps I ought not. The Town Clerk: I quite sympathise, however, with your worships in the muddle in which you seem to be; but I do not even know what the charge is. The Mayor Will the Town Clerk oblige the Bench by acting in this matter. Mr. S. B. Evans consented to do so, and the infor- mation book was handed to him. In reply to him, Mr. Games said he preferred a charge of misde- meanour against James Morgan, under the Corrupt Practices' Act, 17th and 18th Vict., sec. 1.. The Town Clerk I am not aware that any infer- mation in writing is necessary in this case Mr. Games Except so far that it Mr. Joseph The Town Clerk is low acting for the magistrates. The Town Clerk I think the information need not be in writing, but it is desirable to have every certainty that the partiei charged should appear to answer it. Mr. Games That is just what we want. The Town Clerk then proceeded to make out the information, which was afterwards read, and alleged that James Morgan did, on the 12th November, in the parish of St. David, promise to procure a certain sum of money for William Adams to induce him to vote for Howel Givyn, Esq. and also that he did, on the 19th November, procure a certain sum of money, to wit Y,4, to induce him to vote for the said Howel Gwyn, Esq. Mr. Games said upon that information he asked their worships to grant a warrant for the detention in custody of James Morgan. The Magistrates' Clerk then went to fetch the warrant, and another long delay took place. Then the information in the first case was asked for. Mr. Games said he thought it should be in the hands of their clerk. Mr. Joseph said it should be with the magistrate who sigged it. Alderman John Williams Where should we keep it-in our pockets ? Mr. Joseph Anywhere you like. At length the information was forthcoming, and was that of John New, of John-street, and alleged that Thomas Morgan, of Llanvaes, did commit a mis- demeanour on the 18th November. Mr. Games then proceeded to remark that if his friend on the opposite side complained that the information was not precise enough to enable him to come prepared to meet the charge, the magistrates had power, under the Ilth and 12th Viet., to remand the prisoners, or take such a course as would tend to give justice to the parties charged. The same course could be adopted if the warrant, which was grounded on the information, was of such a character as was likely to deceive or mislead. He wished to know at the commencement whether his friend wished an adjournment. If not, he would proceed with the case upon its merits. Mr. Morgan I wish you would. Mr. Games The facts of the case are these. We all know it is an extremely unpleasant one to us all. That, however, we cannot help. In courti of jus- tice we have only to do justice, and to look at Acts of Parliament. Mr. Joseph Pardon me. Is this a regular petty sessions. Do you want a committal or remand? Mr. Games I go for a committal. Mr. Joseph Are we competent to commit, except at regular petty sessions? Mr. Davies What constitutes a petty sessions? Mr. G. Powell: Two or more magistrates assembled together. But is it a regular petty sessions you mean? A regular petty session must be on Monday. Mr. J. Davies Have we the same power as on the regular petty sessions day? Mr. G. Powell: You cannot summarily convict now. Mr. Joseph Mr. Powell has advised me that the case must be remanded to a regular petty sessions day. Mr. Games: If it is simply to send a man to prison to take his trial-that you can do. Mr. Joseph: Is this a case we can adjudicate upon? Mr. Morgan Oh no, sir. Mr. Davies Then it need not be a regular petty sessions. Mr. Games I was about observing that, however painful the facts of the case are, the Court has, and I have, only one duty to perform—to look at what the law has provided for certain offences, and to see whether the prisoner has committed any offence. We charge him with having committed a misde- meanour. At this stage all witnesses were ordered out of court. In reply to the Bench, Mr. Morgan said he did not know that he should call any witnesses-not any in court at all events. Mr. Games then stated that they found the pri- soner's name was James" Morgan, and not Thomas," and he asked to have it altered in the information. This was accordingly done. Mr. James Williams then suggested that they should go to the evidence at once, and dispense with any further opening remarks. Mr. Games replied Oh! no he was not going to the end of the case like that. He then stated that on several days before the 18th of that month nego- ciations were being carried on between his client and a person named Golden in this town, in reference to his vote. No arrangement was made as to time or place, or the sum of money to be paid. It ultimately turned out that Mr. Golden withdrew from his position altogether in the matter, and another person was substituted, who was the prisoner, James Morgan. He treated with Mr. New for his vote in favour of Mr. Gwyn at the last election. He told him to give his vote in favour of Mr. Gwyn so as "to keep the old gentleman in"-lie thought that was the term,—and that he should receive a sum of money for so doing. In pursuance of those inducements New promised to do so. The next question was as to the time and place for the payment of the money. On the morning of the 17th or the 18th something was said, but on the evening of the 18th Morgan saw New by appointment, and told him that the money was come —that it was all right,—and that he should meet him at a certain time and place, where the money should be received. Accordingly New went down to the station, and there met Morgan. He was directed to go to a particular place, which would be described-he (Mr. Games) believed it was where the trucks or carriages ran up from the lower station to the Neath station. To that place he was requested to go, and a person would be found there who would give him a certain sum of money for the vote he was to give for Mr. Gwyn. New went into this place, and saw a man there, and that man handed him a sum of money, which he would swear was Y,5, and then he came away. That money he received as a promise to vote for Mr. Gwyn. Mr. New would swear to the facts as he had described them, and if they believed them to be true, and there was nothing to show on the other side that Mr. New had com- mitted perjury, they would have no alternative but to believe Mr. New that the monies were received in consideration of giving his vote in favour of Mr. Gwyn. Mr. Games then called John New, of 12, John-street, who deposed: I am an engine fitter, and have been four years next December in the employ of the Brecon and Merthyr Railway Company; I was asked by Mr. Felix Golden, hairdresser, Ship-street, to vote for Mr. Gwyn, and I was to have money for doing so after the election; he said he would get me as much as he possibly could it I would vote for Mr. Gwyn; nothing was said at that time as to the amount I bad several interviews with Mr. Golden in reference to the matter. Mr. Morgan here interposed, and submitted that Mr- no right to go into any evidence against Mr. Golden, with whom they had nothing to do. They should proceed against Morgan, and against no other man. Mr. Games had no right at all to bring Mr. Golden's name into the ma ter. Mr. Games I wish to show the circumstances which brought the matter about. Mr. Joseph Whatever Golden said, in his absence, is no evidence at all against him. Mr. James Williams Why should you implicate Golden at all in the matter ? Mr. D. Hughes Let us hear what took place with Morgan. Mr. Games We shall come to that presently, Mr. D. Hughes Oh no; let us have Morgan at once. Mr. Games What I am giving is a part of the facts of this particular case. I am going through the chain of circumstances to show how the facts took place, Mr. Joseph But it is not evidence. The Mayor It is circumstantial evidence leading up to the evidence against the prisoner; Mr. Games I must be allowed to take the course I think best. I think I am perfectly just. Mr. Joseph Is it fajr connect Golden with the affair ? The thing is simple enough. Let us have what took place between Morgan and the witnesses. Mr. Games We must show how he came to Morgan. Mr. James Williams I do not think you should bring Golden into the affair, and so get his name brought before the public in this way, when he may be innocent. Mr. Games If Golden is a party to the affair I have a perfect right to bring his name forward, I am perfectly regular, because I am leading up to the circumstances. Mr. Morgan You know as well as myself that it is not. The examination of the witness was continued, and he said I was introduced to Morgan on the plat- form. Mr. Games By whom ? Mr. James Williams Is that right ? Mr. Games; Most unquestionably.