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MERTHYR POLICE COURT.

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MERTHYR POLICE COURT. MONDAY, SEPT. 29th.-(BeJQre the Rev. J. Griffith, and E. Dalies and J. Probert, Esqrs.) A DOUBTFUL TRANSACTION.âMary Willie, married, a rather respectable-looking woman, surrendered to her bail charged with having stolen 3 lbs. weight of bacon, valued at Is 10d, the property of Mr Llewelyn Jenkins, grocer, Caepantywill.âMr D. R. Lewis, (Smith, Lewis and Jones) appeared for the defence.âMr Jenkins stated that on the 27th ult., the prisoner came to his shop and askedtto be showed a bone of bacon." He showed her the one in question, which she objected to rs being too fat. He then shewed her another which she declined to buy upon the same grouds. Ultimately she bought a pound of butter, for which she paid him Is 2M, after which she left the shop. Shortly after her ex:t he missed the bacon and gave information to the police.-In answer to Mr Lewis, witness stated he WPS positive that the money for the butter was all that he had received from the prisoner. He saw no girl with the latter, wh:le in his sbop.-P.C. Evans proved arrest- ing the prisoner, and telling her that she was charged with steallng some bacon from the shop of Mr Jenkins, in answer to which she said there it is on the table. I cairied it back to the shop, but he (prosecutor) was gone after a policeman, and there was no one to take it in"âBy Mr Lewis: There were some groceries on the table" ith the bacon. The bacon was in no way con- cealed.âMr Lewis in addressing the Bench contended that the prosecutor had in the hurry of business for. gotten that Mrs Woolley had paid him for the bacon. The fact was that she had done so, and had given her purchase to a liftle girl, who acted as nurse for her to take home. His client, rs their Worships might see, was far too respectable a person to indulge in petty pill fering of the kind attributed to her. Mr Lewis then called the prisoner's nurse, but the Bench considered her incompetent to give testimony owing to her youth and general ignorance.-A woman named Sarah Davies was next called, and proved meeting the nurse coming from the shop with the bacon upon her arm. Witness went inside and saw the prosecutor bargaining about. another piece of meat which defendant eventually de- clined to buy on the ground that it was too fat. Witness heard prisoner say that she had given 19 9d for the other piece, and had sent the little girl home with it. Mr Jenkins, who heard this seemed to acquiese in what was said.âThe Bench under these circumstances ordered the prisoner to be discharged. DRUNKARBS.âDaniel Mahony, puddler, arrested by P.C. Griffiths in High-street, Penydarran, on the 27th ult, upon a charge of riotous drunkenness, was fined 10s and the costs, and committed to gaol for fourteen days with hard labour in default of payment.âJohn Morgan and Timothy Dwyer, labourers, taken by P.C. Jenkins in Pontstorehouse-street the same night upon a similar charge, were similarly dealt with.âJames McCarthy, labourer, found drunk in Glebeland-street, by P.S. Jennings the same night, was fined 5s, and the costs, and committed to gaol for seven days with hard labour in default of payment.âJeremiah Sullivan* cinder filler, picked up by P.C. Allison the same night in Bridge-street in a similar state, was similarly fined. -Charles James, carpenter, charged by P.C. Thomas with a similar offence in High-street the same night, was fined in a like sum.âFrederick Mason, clogger, wag upon the evinence of P.S. Olding, committed to gaol for seven days with hard labour in default of paying a, fine of 5s and the costs for similar conduct in the same street the same night.âWilliam Powell, carpenter, proved by P.C. Jenkins to have been guilty of similar conduct in Swan-street the previous night, was similarly dealt with.âJohn Jones, collier, found by P.C. Thomas lying in a similar state in Picton-strect the same night, by P.S. Olding, was similarly dealt with.âRichard Workey, labourer, was charged by P.C. Thomas with a similar offonce in Swan-street the same evening. Mr Simons appeared to defend. The case lasted about an hour and-a-half, and ended by defendant being convicted in the mitigated penealty of 5s and the costs. RECEIVING STOLEN MONEY.âJohn Taylor, described as a gaffer at Dowlais Works, was placed in the dock charged with having feloniously received JE21, the moneys of one John Rees, he well-knowning the same to have been feloniously stolen.âMr Lewis appeared for the defence. This was a matter arising out of a case which will be found reported in Saturday's police'news, wherein a woman named Taylor alleged to be the wife )f the present prisoner, was charged with having been