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BRIDGEND POLICE COURT. SATURDAY. — Before Messrs. R. W. Llewellyn (chairman). R. L. Knight, and Major D.R.David. STREET OBSTRUCTIONISTS.—H. Quant, fruiterer. Commercial-street, Maesteg, was charged with causing an obstruction opposite his shop on the previous Saturday evening by hawking goods through his window and gathering a crowd. Mr. R. Scale (Scale and David) appeared for the pro- secution, and Mr. T. J. Hughes appeared for the defence.—Fined £1 and costs. THE RESULT OF RAILWAY TRESPASSING. — Inspector William Daniels, of the Great Western Railway, appeared to prosecute a man named Evan Evans, living at 44, Oxford-street, Pontycymmer, for trespassing on the railway near the Llest Colliery. Garw Valley, on the 27th September last. —Richard Matthias, stoker, deposed that on the day in question between three or four o'clock. defendant came to him at the colliery. Witness noticed his foot which was bleeding and injured, and asked him about it. Defendant replied that he thought he had sprained it. Defendant also said he had tried to catch the last train the pre- vious night, but had lost it, and did not remember anything till he woke up on ths line near the chapel crossing.—George Thomas swore to finding defendant's boot on the line.—Fined 20s. including costs.—Mr. W. R. Randall appeared for the infor- mant. ALLEGED COAL STEALING. — Thomas Evans, colliery manager. Blaengarw. summoned Mrs. Phoebe Evans and Mrs. Sparks, both of Xanthir. for stealing coal.—Mr. T. J. Hughes defended.— Prosecutor, sworn, said he was manager of the Victoria Colliery. Blaengarw. About 6.40 on the morning of the Stli October he visited the colliery, when he saw the two defendants carrying each a bucketful of coal going off the colliery premises. —In cross-examination. Mr. Hughes put it to witness whether he had not made overtures to defendant to settle and offered the advocate's fee, and whether he had not made indecent overtures to defendant, and that she should have as much coal as she liked if she allowed him, each of which questions prosecutor denied. The place was not fenced.—Police-constable Honford said the place was not fenced and persons went there freely, and witness had received no complaints of coal 'being taken from the tip.—The magistrates dismissed the case, and allowed costs and advocate's fee. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CASES. — James James. Water-street, Bridgend, was summoned for dis- obeying an attendance order made upon him by not sending his child to school. Mr. Hutrhes appeared for the defence. The case was dismissed. —Edwin Thomas, of Water-street, was fined 2s. Gel. for disobeying an attendance order. Mr. W. Gomer Richards, attendance officer, appeared to prosecute. GAME TRESPASS.—William Beynon. watchman, appeared to prosecute Thomas David, copper man. 6. David's-row, Cwmavon, for the above offence, to which he pleaded guilty on the 7th October last.— Fined 2us. inclusive of costs. ALLEGED ASSAULT.—Rees David, tailor. Cwrt- y-clefaid, Margam, summoned George Jones, of Richard-street. Aberavon, for assaulting him on the previous Saturday whilst on his way home. From the evidence of the complainant, defendant. who was asked by him where were his lights to the break he was driving, immediately came out of the break and assaulted him. Case adjourned at defendant's request to Saturday next. PEACE BREACHES.—Martha Powell, living at 29. Penyfai-road. Aberkenfig. applied for sureties of the peace against her husband, William Powell. Mr. T. J. Hughes appeared for the prosecution. After evidence of service of summons had been given the case was adjourned till next Saturday. MAESTEG TRADESMEN, BEWARE !—Richard Holman. butcher, Commercial-street. Maesteg. and Edwin Treharne, Station-street, Maesteg, were respectively summoned for causing an obstruction on the previous Tuesday by the former allowing a cart to remain in front of shop seven or eisrht hours, and the latter a brake on the road at Commercial-street.—A fine of 30s. each, inclusive of costs, was imposed. A TRIO OF ASSAULTERS—Thomas Thomas and David Rees, Neath-road, and James Fowler, High- street. all hauliers at Maesteg, were summoned for assaulting John Harris, also a haulier, of the same place. The alleged assault was stated to have taken place outside the Masons' Arms on the previous Monday night, all of the persons con- cerned having been drinking together.—A fine of 30s. each, costs included, was inflicted. THE MAESTEG WOUNDING CASE.—The case against Edwin Stone for unlawfully wounding Gomer Griffiths by poking an umbrella in his eye, as reported in our last week's issue, was adjourned until Saturday next, the injured man being still unable to attend. ANOTHER DISMISSED CASE OF LARCENY.— Hopkin Davies, of Tynewydd, was summonsed for stealing two silk handkerchief, two silk neck ties, and a pair of socks, the property of Mr. Goorge Williams, of Tynewydd.—Mr. T. J. Hughes ap- peared for the defence, and after Police-sergeant Roberts had given evidence, he explained that defendant had obtained the goods from some boys, who had picked it up, it having been blown down. —The case was dismissed.




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