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BARRY A X I) C'ADOXTOX LOCAL…

------BARRY TRADES' COUNCIL…

MR. ALFRED THOMAS AND HIS…

NEW THEATRE FOR BARRY.

PENCOED NOTES.

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ALLEGED BURGLARY AT PENARTH.

PENARTH POLICE COURT.

BRIDGEND POLICE COURT.

CHARGE AGAINST A BARRY BOARDING-MASTER.

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CHARGE AGAINST A BARRY BOARDING-MASTER. At Cardiff Police-court (Dr. Paine and Alder- man Jacobs being the presiding magistrates) on Friday, Andrew Donovan, a boarding house keeper of Barry, was brought under a warrant charged with obtaining £ 5 15s. 6d. from Hiram Weeks on the 20th inst. by false pretences.—Mr. Morgan Rees prosecuted, and Mr. J. H. Jones defended.-The case for the prosecutor was that the accused had presented two sailors' advance notes. These notes, it was alleged, he knew were bad. Accused had had two men lodging with him, named William Jenkins and Henry Smith, both of whom had shipped on the Java. Both drew advance notes, and handed them to Donovan, he well knowing they were of no value unless the men shipped. The ship sailed, and the Board of Trade officials informed Donovan that the two men had not sailed, and that substitutes had been put on the Java. The accused, however, came to Car diff, and it war, alleged went straight to the shop of Mr.Weeks in James-street, and changed the notes.— Miss Davies stated that she cashed the notes for the accused. He told her the ship had gone out. She never cashed notes until the vessel had gone out. -CrOiis-examined by Mr. Jones She had cashed many notes for the accused. She could not say it was as many as 150 a year. It was the custom when sailors did not go to sea to get the money refunded. Mr. Weeks said three days after re- ceiving the notes he had taken them to Mr. Col- lings, jun., the broker, who refused to pay, as the men had not gone in the ship.—Cross-examined, prosecutor said he was chairman and treasurer of the Boarding Masters' Association. Accused was a member. It was no part of the business of the association to cash notes for members. Prosecutor had received back part of the money in a note previous to the two in question. Re-examined Had failed to learn in that instance that accused had known the men had not sailed when the note was cashed. Herinan Wagner, another Barry boarding-house master, said he had seen Donovan take his two substitutes on board at Java.—Cross- examined He had known the first two men agreed upon. Board of Trade Officer Thomas said he had boarded the Java. Donovan said two of his men were missing, and he had brought two others. Substitutes were then signed on.—Evi- dence was called to show that Donovan had re- ceived advance notes on behalf of the substitutes and had given them in part payment of a horse.- Detective Roddy having given evidence. Mr. Jones contended that there was no case, there being no evidence that the men had not sailed in the ship. —Accused was committed for trial at the quarter sessions, bail being allowed, himself in 450 and two sureties of A 25 each. ":I.

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