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ABERDARE POLICE COURT. TUESDAY.â(Before J. C. Fowler, and R. IT. Bhris, Esqrs.) CHARGE OF RAPE. â William Thomas, a furnace filler at Gadlys, was charged with committing a rape on Margaret Evans, in March last. Prosecutrix said I am a single woman, and was 21 years old, in March last 1 worked at Gadlys Iron Works on Sunday, two months last Sunday, about half-past two o'clock in the afternoon, I was sitting down on a barrow when prisoner jumped at me and t"ok hold of me he threw me down on the ground and twisted my arms behind me; there was no one else there all the people had left work he said nothing during the whole of the time, [she then described what the prisoner had done, the evidence being unfit for publication, and from which it appeared that the offence imputed had been committed]. I could not prevent him I worked with him until six o'clock to finish my turn; three men came up after he had com- mitted the offence I first mentioned the occurrence to my sister that night I never had any play with him before this.âCross-examined by the prisoner You were not with me the Saturday night before was not on the ground with you on Saturday night your wife did not catch me with you then there was no one there on Sunday seeing us --In reply to the. Bench witness said I told my sister in the house about nine o'clock I arrived home about six o'clock my sister was in then, but I did not tell her until later in the evening; I did not like to; she kept a noise with me because my clothes were torn my mother was not in when I came home I was in bed when she came in after the prisoner had committed the offence with which he is charged, he offered me sixpence I stop- ped until six, because he was watching me. and I was afraid to go away he told me. "you shall receive 2s or 2s 6d j with me to-morrow, when 1 get the money for the besoms."âMary Evans said I am the prosecutrix's sister; on Sunday two months last Sunday my sister came home at six o'clock in the evening about nine o'clock she made a complaint to me I noticed that her clothes were wet as she was taking them off I was going to work that night, and had to wear the clothes she was crying in the house and I asked her what was the matter; she replied nothing." and then went out to the back I followed her and asked her again; she complained to me then about prisoner I told mother of it on Monday morning.âJames Evans, father of the prosecutrix, said I am a collier, and reside at 40 Gadlys Road on Monday morning two months ago, from what my daughter Mary told me I went and spoke to prisoner I asked him the reason he got over my daughter in the works he rose up his hands and ex- claimed Great Lord it is a lie, I never put my hands on her" the prisoner lives next door but one to no on the same Monday that I told him the prisoner left the place, and I have not seen him since until to-day. Superinten- dent Thomas said, on the 9th of May the prisoner was brought to our station I told him he was charged on a warrant with committing a rape on Margaret Evans on the 13th March he replied, I did not. I gave her a shilling forgoing with me, and she remained at work all day. and did not say anything at all about it." Mr J. A J. Tiin- mins, surgeon, Aberdare, said, I believe the day after the alleged rape I examined prosecutrix, and was of opinion that the offence had been committed, and that a good deal of violence as used.âMr Fowler committed the prisoner for trial. Subsequently Mr Lewis, of the firm of Linton and Lewis, solicitors, entered the court, and applied to the court to have the case adjourned, and the prisoner admitted to bail. He 11'Ld only just been instructed.âMr Fowler de- clined both requests, but said that Mr Lewis would have the opportunity of cross-examining the witnesses, and pro- duce others for the defence. Before the court rose, Mr Lewis produced two witnesses, who swore that they saw the parties in the act. and the girl and the prisoner appeared on good terms all the afternoon.âMr Fowler then dis- charged the prisoner. OBSTRUCTING THE HIGH VAY. â Francis, Thomas, and William Williams, were charged with committing a breach of the peace, and also with obstructing the highway. P.C Melhuish stated that on Saturday night last he saw the three defendants, together with several others, fighting in Commercial-street; there was a large crowd around them, and it was impossible to rass by when they saw him they ran away, but with theassistanceof P.C. Evans he arrested the three defendants there was a great disturbance created by the defendants and others fighting they all seemed to he drunk.âThe Bench stated that the charge of obstructing the highway was only pressed against them, and the defen- dants were then warned against committing a breach of the peace, for if they did so they were liable to a severe punish- ment. Fined 10.8 and costs. DAMAGING A FIELD.âJohn Davies, Thomas Roberts, David Thomas, William Evans, Richard Williams, and David Davies, lads varying from 10 to 16 years old, were charged with damaging a grass field fit, Cwmbach, in the oc- cupation of Mr E. Lewis. P C. Williams (12) stated that on Thursday, the 28th ult., he saw the six defendants in a grass field at Cwmbach playing cat and dog," and some other games it was about four in the afternoon when they saw him they all ran away. The damage done to the field was estimated at Id. each the field is fenced all round. The defendants admitted the offence, and they were each ordered to pay Id. compensation and Is. fine and costs. DHUNK AND RIOTOUS.âRichard Davies was summoned for this offence, committed at Hirwain on the 9th instant. P.C. Jenkins proved the charge, and the defendant was fined 5s and costs. ANOTHEK,âJohn Rees was also summoned for a similar offence at Bute-street on the morning of the 10th instant. Inspector Howlett proved the charge. Defendant was fined 5s and costs. A VAGRAt" âDennis Murphy was charged with wander- ing abroad d having no visible means of subsistence. P.S. Davies arrested the prisoner at Aberaman. The Bench sent him to prison for one month. ANOTHER DRUNKARD.âThomas Jenkins was summoned for being drunk in Commercial-street. P.C. Jenkins proved the charge, which was admitted. Fined 5s and costs. AND YET ANOTHER. âHenry Parry was summoned for being drunk and indecent in Whitcombe-street on Sunday night last. The charge was fully proved, and defendant was ordered to pay 10s and costs, or 14 days' imprisonment. ASSAULT.âD. James again appeared in answer to the summons of assaulting P.C. Pointz. The case has been re- peatedly adjourned, and from the evidence it appears that the assault arose from the officer taking the defendant into custody for being indeceiit in Mill-street on the 29th ult. Witnesses were called for the prosecutor, who corroborated his statement. Mr Simons appeared for the defendant, and addressed the Bench at some length, contending that there had been no assault committed. The Bench, after hearing the evidence, adjourned the case for their decision until next week. RHYMNEY INTELLIGENCE. 1 CATHOLIC SCHOOL-ROOM.âA tea party was held on Mon- s day last, at the above place. A great many partook of a good tea and cake. The Irish fife band perambulated through the place in the evening, playing several selections. THE PAY.âThe usual timely, "clearance off pay" of the workmen in the Rhymney Iron Works, came off on Satur- day last. We are sorry to state that many who had worked hard during the month for their wages, spent their money too liberally in intoxicating liquors. Many pugilistic strug- gles came off as well. on Saturday and Monday. This was the tirst pay since the advance in wages, the advance being 2s a pound. r 1. LOWER BRITISH SCHOOL. -The day scholars of the above school was examined on Tuesday last, by Mr Bowstead, assisted by Mr Davies. The scholars at present are under the tuition of Mr and Mrs Thompson. The examination passed off satisfactorily, the schools being in every respect in good condition. ODDFELLOWSHIP. â A special district meeting was held on Friday evening last for the purpose of granting permission to open a new lodge of the abyve order at the Deri, a new colliery district about four miles from Pontlottyn. The lodge is to be called Caradoc." INQUEST.âAn inquest was held on Monday, at the General Picton Hotel, before Mr T. Williams, deputy- ooroner. touching the death of Isaac Price, blacksmith, who died suddenly on Saturday last.âElizabeth Roach de- posed The deceased has lodged with me since Christmas. He was about forty-five years of age, and a single man. About three weeks ago he complained of a stitch in his side, and had some medicine of Mr Redwood. I never heard him complain before. On Saturday last he went to work as usual, and came home to dinner about 1 o'clock. He left the house about a quarter past one. I was called to the Blast Furnace Inn about a quarter to two. He was then dead. He was in the habit of driuking heavily occasionally. -Howell Williams deposed I am a labourer, and knew the deceased. I was helping at the Blast on Saturday. I saw deceased there about a quarter before two. I did not notice anything unusual in his appearance when he came in. He called for a pint of beer, and handed the beer to a per- son in the room, who drank out of it. I sat down by his side, as be wanted to speak to me. when all at once he leaned his bead on my breast. I put my arms round him, and immediately he slipped down out of my hands. I do not think he drank more than once out of the pint. There were about ten persons in the room at the time. The coroner summed up, and after a short consultation, the jury returned a verdict of Death from natural causes." 1 â 1 TREDEGAR INTELLIGENCE. HYWEL DDA LODGE OF TRUE IVORITES.-This old society will open a Juvenile Lodge on the 21st inst., at their club room at the house of Brother Host Miles, Rising Sun Inn, Dukestown. The benefits offered ought to enlist many recruits, and as the admission fees and subscriptions are within the means of every workman, we expect very soon to find the juveniles as strong, numerically, as the Mother Court. .T. OBITUARV.âOn Friday last Mrs Price (formerly Miss Sarah Ann Etheridge), died after a few weeks' illness, and on Sunday Mrs J. L. Thomas, wife of Mr Thomas, grocer, George-town, and daughter of Mr Jenkin Davies, grocer, Circle, died after a lingering illness. In both cases con- sumption was the cause of death. Mrs Price was m er 28th year, and Mrs Thomas, who was married last ennst- mas, was in her 19th year. *R i? T r« DUKESTOWN. INQUEST.âOn Thursday MR K J. U Davies held an inquest at the Full Moon Inn, Dukestown, touching the death of David Jones, which occarrecl on Wednesday, and resulted from falling down the bank ot Nantmelin Brook, opposite Sirhowy shop, where o was discovered on Monday morning. Deceased was visiting some friends in this locality, and came from Aberystwith for that purpose he was a very abstemious man, and how he came in the place where he was found can only be con- jectured the general belief being that he had some kind of fit and so fell over. He lay in an unconscious state for three days when death ensued he was about fifty years of age. The medical testimony went to show that concussion of the brain was the immediate cause of death, and the jury returned their verdict accordingly. FUNERAL OBSEQUIES.âOn Tuesday last the drawn blinds plainly told that some unusually solemn event was taking place in the town. One of tLe most respectable funeral corteges that ever wended its way through the streets of Tredegar kfollowed the remains of the late Mr Brock to the churchyard at Blaina, where the interment took place in the family vault. Mr Brock was one of those men who in private life seldom made an enemy, and even in his public capacity, as house agent, be soon settled matters with any- one at all inclined to be fractious. He recently lost his appoinment under the Company, and was negotiating about opening a grocery store in the town, when he was seized with an attack of bronchitis, which proved fatal m some- thing less than a week. He was a member of bt. George's Lodve of Freemasons' and the brethren mustered well to pay their last tribute of respect and affection towards their departed brother. There were private carriages containing the relatives and friends, and the tradesmen turned out j con amove, and accompanied the procession across Sirhowy [hill.

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