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[The following appeared in tbe Second iitUiiou of last week-] LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS. LOCAL PRESENTATION AT THE LEVEE.âLieutenant T. H. F. Davis, Royal Glamorgan Militia THE STEAM FIRE ENGINE h TAFF," that was to have been here on Saturday and publicly tried on Monday, from the works of Mes-rs. Mei ryweather and Sons, London, will not arrive for some few days, on account of some preliminary arrangements that require to be made. MR. A. P. VIVIAN.âMajor Pendarves Vivian and Lady Augusta Vivian were warmly welcomed at Aberavon on their return from their bridal tour, their carriage being drawn by hand to their residence. INQUESTS.âAn Canton, oh Thursday, on the body of the boy Taylor, whose death was reported in our first edition. Verdict Accidental death."âAt Canton, on Friday, on tbe body of a painter named Crogan, who was taken fatally ill suddenly while working at Major Gordon's residence. Verdict, Natural causes."âAt Cardiff, Friday, on the body of a male infant, found in the East dock, wrapped in a piece of old black dress, and much decomposed. Verdict, That tbe child was still-born." SHACKLEFORD, FORD, & Co.âThere was a meeting of Bristol shareholders of Shackleford, Ford. and Com- pany on Thursday, at which it was resolved not to sign either of the forms sent out by the directors, or to enter into negotiations with the directors unless they agreed to refund the money paid for goodwill, also the money advanced to Shackleford and Ford and the Speller Works; to protect the company against the claims of the bank and the overdrawn account, and to pay the calls on the shares for which Messrs. Cossham and Wil- liams subscribed to the articles of the association. It was further resolved, in case the directors declined to comply with this demand, that the company should be voluntarily wound up under the supervision of the Court of Chancery. ACCIDENT.âOn Thursday evening, some boys were playing in Bute-terrace, when one named Michael Snllivan, of 7, Stanley-street, was run over by Mr. Cory's carriage. He was taken to the Infirmary, and his in- jarieil, which were not great, attended to.âOn Saturday morning a railway labourer was bronght to the Infirmary who had been run over at Navigation by a Taff Vale engine. His injuries were severe, but not believed to be dangerous. RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION.âAt a meeting of the above on Thursday evening, the memorial to tbe Corporation for the Division of the South Ward, was adopted, and wilt lie for signature at Mr. D. W. Jo nes', draper, High Corner House, and also at Mr. Solomon Martf. optician, Bute Docks. The subject for discussion next Thnrsday svening will be the Drainage Question. MENTHYR BOROUGH.âMr. Richard Fothergill, of Ply- mouth Ironworks, an advanced Liberal, has cousented to stand for the second seat. Mr. B. T. Williams ad- dressed a meeting" at Aberdare on Thursday, when the Rev. Dr. Price avowed bis preference for Mr. Fothergill. Mr. Williams complained that "it was his meeting," and that Dr. Price had no right to advocate Mr. Fothergill frum that platform, He also said that he would go to the poll against Mr. Fothergill. Mr. Fothergill is a mart of great ability and energy as well as of wealth and would make an excellent member of Parliament. CARDIFF POLICE.âFRIDAY. (Before R. 0 JoxES, Esq., and Alderman PRIDE.) EMBEZZLEMENT BY A CLERK- Andrew Ker, 53, Etm-street, Roatti, was charged with embezzling moneys belonging to his employer. Mr. Ensor ap- peared for the prosecution the prisoner was undefended. Mr. Ensor said he appeared for the prosecutor, Mr. Alfred Ritson Thomas, and the charge he was instructed to prefer against the prisoner, who had been in Mr. Thomas' employ, ment, was that of embezzling several sums of money, the property of Mr. Thomas. Mr. Thomas had no kind of vin- dictive feeling, and were it not for an imperative feeling of duty he would be quite willing to withdraw from the'case, as it was a very painful thing for him to prefer a charge against a persoh who had held the position the' prisoner had under him; but the defalcationswere considerable, and Mr. Thomas felt itto be his duty to society to proceed with the charge, reo gardiless of persona) feeling. He (Mr. Ensor) would to-day proceed with no less than four, chargesâthat on the 3rd of August last the prisoner received £ L0 5s. from Messrs. Trayes and Co., .timber-merchants, for which lie had given Mr. Thomas no credit; that on the 9th March he received £52 17s. from Messrs. Trayes, and gave Mr. Thomas credit for only £50; that on the 20th April, Messrs. Trayes paid him £6 for Mr. Thomas, and he gave no credit whatever; and that on the 1st June he received from Messrs. Trayes a cheque for £:.20, and he gave no credit to Mr.. Thomas for it, but the cheque had since been cashed at tbe bank. In all these cases the prisoner had given receipts to Messrs. Trayes on behalf of, Mr. Thomas. The following evidence was given > Francis Radford Frost: I am a clerk and cashier ifi the employ of Messrs. Trayes and Co., timber-merchants, of this town. 1 produce a receipt of August 3, .11:166, for £ 10 55., fiom Messrs. Trayes' office. It bears the word's, Received payment of £ 10 5s. for'A. li. Thomas, A. Ker." Tliat is Mr. Ker's writing. It is a charge-for sawing timber. I know Ker's writing, I have seen bim write. The whole of the r«- ceipt of the invoice is in Ker's writing, On the^8th March I paid Mtâ Ker £ 52 17s, on account, of, Mr. A. K. Ihouias. He gave me the receipt prodded, writing it in my presence Received of Messrs. Trayes and Co. thebatanceof their ac count, £ 52 17s. £ or A. R. A Kel\c O^'20"1 April I paid the prisoner, for Mr Thomas £ 6 and he then wrotereceipt which I produce-Receded ±6 on account fur A. R. Thomas, S. Ker." On June 1st inst. [ gave him the cheque produced, for £ M), payable to" A. it Thomas or bearer,' and he gave me a, receipt now produced, for £ 20, on account of.A. R- Thomas. -Thomas. Han bury: Urn a clerk in the bank of thePrq, vincial Banking Corporation, banted, in Cardiff. Messrs. Trayes and Co. keep an account at that bank. The cheque produced was presented at the bank, and duly paid by me on the 1st of June. I gave £20 far it, but I cannot say to whom. -Atfred Ritson Thomas I am the proprietor of sawmills in this town. The pnsollerwas acierk in mv employment. He had1 no other employment, as far as I am aware, Part of his duty was to collect money for me, to enter the amounts received in a cash-book which was kept entirely by him, ajad to place the money in a safe in his own custody. When the amount in the safe became very large, I took it. There was no regular time or manner for him to pay i over to me. He was 1'1 the. habit, out of the money so received, to payac. counts due from me, and wages. He has not accounted to me for the sum of £10 5s. received in August last. There is no entry of that sum in the cash-book which he kept, and which I produce. The book contains an account of money ptid by Messrs. Trayes and Co., on the 8 h of M (rch, 1867. Tiie amount entered is £ 50, instead of £;)2 lis. There i< n. entry of the sum of £ ti paid by Messrs. Trayes on the 21)111 April, nor of a cheque or sum of£;20 paid on June 1st. The book, in fact, only contains entries lip to May 2;>rd, except the entry nurked JurI", but without the day of the month. The amount paid by Messrs. Trayes on the 1st of June should have been entered by him on that day. The prisoner and I balanced the cash at the end of each month, until February last; hut since that date the cash has never been balanced. I have had a cross account with Messrs. Trayes, but not recently. I can't tell why the cash was never ba- lanced after February. I charged the prisoner yesterday, in my oQioe, with having <:mbez¡!:1ed these four sums of muney. He proceeded to .xpla1nthe Jllaller. 1n some way, but [ reaily don't. know how, for* I did not listen to him. He de. fended himself ¡;enerally against the charg< I llunk he said he had paid away the TnOney, or part of it, on my account, slam not aware that he has given me any credit for these Turns. I bave examined the book, and it containi no entrv. the cash payments he made for me are in the same book. It contains no means of accounting for these sums. I paid the prisoner a salary for the whole of his services. He it himself monthly, out of the moneys he had received, and charged it in the book. He received a month's salary last on the 25th of May. By the prisoner; Do not the payments exceed the credIts in the book 1âA. I cannot answer without balancing book for the last three months. It may be so. [The figUf* were then added up by the prosecutor and his attorney, Court going on with other cases meanwhile, and it appeal that, as the figures stood, the^balance was £ 145 5s. W favour of the prisonerâin other words, the payments- ceeded the alleged receipts by that sam.j Mr. Jones remarked that there was an ingredient usual III embezzlement cases, which was wanting in this case. There appeared to have been no regular accounting by the prisor^ for the money he received. There had been no balancing f1I account between the prisoner and prosecutor since February and only one of the four sums on which the charge was fùlU1. ded was received before that date and as to that amQtlJlt there was no proof of the actual payment to the prisoner, bnt only an identification of the writing of the receipt as his. Mr. Ensor argued that as to the first sum it was the pri- soner's duty to enter it in the bock, and he had not done so" and as to the second it was entered "but with a falsification d the amount. Mr. Jones said the whole accounts seemed to have been sP irregularly conducted, that tlure was room to suppose thj there might be nothing beyond unintentional omissions o" the part of the prisoner. As to the alleged falsification, might be that the prisoner received the £52 17s., and away the odd money in settling some bill of Mr. Thomas, entered the jg50 as net cash remaining in his possession. 1M book on its face showed a large balance due to tbe prison^ and he seemed to have been allowed to deal with the monitf almost as he pleased. The charge was that he had embezzle his employer's money, but on adding up the figures, it appear^ as if he was a creditor of Mr. Thomas, having paid a lar$ sum out of his own pocket on his employer's behalf. It W»? for the prosecution to cast a different light on it if they coal^ but as the case stood it would not be advisable to con mit prisoner for trial, for the law relating to embezzlement w*8 so odJ, and the decisions so contradictory, that cases vrett constantly breaking down on some point or other. Mr. Eosor applied for a remand to enable the prosecution to strengthen their case, and to further examine the account This was granted, the prisoner being remanded to Monday Bail was accepted, himself in £100 and two sureties of £$ PMh. OFFENCES AGAINST THE BYE LAWS.âWilliam Hent:1 W oodward. the tenant of the field between St. Andrelflt Church, Roath Castle, and Cathay's, was summoned for I breach of the bye lawa of the Board of Health, bv buildiog I dwelling house in the borough without snbmittm« plans the same to the board for approval. Mr. Waring' surveyor, deposed that he had examined a huilding in cottrøè of construction by the defendant on land belonging to tJ!. Charles H. Williams, within the borough, near Plucca Liwf; It had proceeded so far as to be roofed. The I-oeal had received no notice from the parties building it. AS & as could be judged, and as the defendent had admitted, it intended for a dwelling house, having windows doors, lirt" places, partitions, &c. It was of stone. The' 39th bye-Ialf of the Board of Health required notice to be given to Board and plans to be submitted, of any intended dwellf^ house within the borough previous to its been bui it. Tb house was adjoining the foot path leading from St. Andrei Church to Roath Castle, on land which was recently coli" verted into garden ground.âMr. Jones said he supposed tW defendant merely meant it for a dwelling for some one live in to take care of his cabbages.âMr. Waring said had no objection to the man protecting his cabbaaesEtC" Tiding he did not act contrary to the law. In reply to Raby, who appeared for the defendant. Mr. Waring stated that he had not warned the defendant that must Lot btt# the houae. It was built in a month, and in a part ofll3 borough which he (Mr. Waring) had not happened to vis# during that period, as it was not a populated part of town. The house was in a field, and there was no access ty it by any path or road.âMr. G. U. Chittenden deposed th*' he was surveyor and agent to theestate of Mr. C. H. Willisi0* of Roath Court.âMr. Rees Are you the architect of tbj building? Witcess: No, thank you. Mr. Waring surfer that he had called Mr. Chittenden to prove that the def^" dant was the person who had erected the buildin". iJOr. Chittenden then gave evidence that the land of Mr. at the spot in question, hid been prepared for building, plans had been made out of the streets which were to inters^ it. In the meantime the land had been let to the defend#^ as a tenant at will, and he was to give up possesion from time to time as fast aa portions would be required building. Witness was surprised to find that the defendant h*? began building a house on the site of one of the intend^ streets. He called the attention of Mr. Williams to it, went to the spot and expressed his disapproval of the erec't'-0^' Witness also repeatedly warned the defendant that he wotd? get into trouble if'lie persisted in building the house, would have to pull it down again. He gave these wsrfli°o4 for the man's own sake, to save him from expense, but defendant persisted in soing on with the erection. Raby, for the defence, said that defendant had been annoy«J by persons trespassing in the fields end built a sort hut, to live on the spot and protect his crops, having fo'^ that it was in vain for him to summon parties for trespass^. It was not meant to be a permanent building. Mr. Jo" said the defendant must conform to the bye-laws. He (tl1 magistrate) would leave it to Mr. Waring whether it case in which he would press for a penalty. Mr. Wari^ said it certainly was, as the defendent persisted in afier being warned by Mr. Chittenden. Mr. Jones: iS, yourself never warned him Mr. Warring: A house °(I{Tt sort may be run up in a month and I not be aw* wfts until it is completed. After some conversation, the^feftith adjourned until after the next meeting of the Board of to whom the case will be reported by Mr. Waring. b. A CAB FABE.â John Kendour Onilis waa snmnione^ John Keenan, for 3s. cab hire. Defendant had set t the bo^ at the Queen's for a cab, and after keeping it waitin" twentà minutes, he and a young iwan, named George Bird, got in rode to the Clarence, where they drank and treated the man, and detained the cab outside. They were not over minutes in the cab, but they detained the vehicle an hours'1, a quarter besides. Tho cabman wanted 3s., and defend4^ would only pay Is. 6d., and on the cabman remonstrating told him to go to â^â The magistrate made an order the amount and costs. DISORDERLY.âJames Griffiths was charged with bav¡1 been drunk, and with having assaulted P.C. Murley. soner was lying down in the street drunk, and when rous*" up by the constable he became very violent and kicked b'0^ Fined 20s. and costs or fourteen days' imprisonment.-â mas Lambert, charged by P.C. Harris with having drunk and disorderly in the street, was fined 5s. and cos'* or seven days' fmprisonmant with hard labour âJohn was charged with having been drunk and assaulting P'C' Phil hps. The prisoner was very disorderly, and when constable interfered with him, he became very violent, severely assaulted the officer. He was sent to prison f»r 4 month s hard labour.âSophia M'Dennot, an old offend^" charged with having been drunk and indecent, was prison for two months' hard labour. MALICIOUS INJURY.âMary Ann Welch was brought on remand-on the charge af having thrown boiling ever Sarah Ann Watts. Mary Ann Davies deposed thats*?, was present at the time of the outrage. Prisoner was and quarrelled with witness as well as prosecutrix. dJ threatened to strike witness with a knife, and she after«ar^ caught the saucepan of boiling water off the fire, and thre,j tbe water over Watts, by which the latter was very scalded. Mr. J R. White, sargeon, assistant to Dr. stated that he had seen Mary Ann: Watts, and she was n° out of danger. The prisoner was committed for trial °n ? Charge of having unlawfully and maliciously wounded Sara Ann Watts. THEFT. Eliza Donovan was charged with having STO^ a half-sovereign from Alfred Gros, a French seaman. secutor was the worse for drink at the time of the allegi?" robbery, and as there was no conclusive evidence prisoner she was discharged. ° ASSAULT.âMary Qninlan and kilen Sullivan was su°^ moned tor having assaulted Catherine (Sterrick. This waf,; common Irish quarrel, and complainant had a black eye, she had been fighting. Several witnesses were examined, at the close of the evidence, defendants were fined 15. eiJ,c and costs, or three days' imprisonment.



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