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YSTRAD POLICE COURT. 1 MONDAY.—Before Messrs. J. Ignatius Williams (stipendiary), T. P. Jenkins, and Alderman W. Morgan. DISOBEYING A BASTARDY ORPet!. — Thomas Gwynnc, who had been sleeping out the previous evening, was brought up charged on a warrant for refusing to pay the sum of £ 2 Is. on a bist-ardy order issued about a year ago. Superintendent Jones asked for a remand in order to make en- quiries. Granted. NON-MAINTENANCE. Edwin John Mapstone was brought up on a warrant charged \ith refus- ing to maintain his wife, whom he bad cruelly deserted. A magisterial order was granted some time ago requesting the defendant to pay 5s. per week towards the support of his wife. The de- fendant had been imprisoned for three Months for refusing to obey this order, but he maintained that he was not obliged to maintain her during the time he was ill gaol. Since the desertion the wife had given birth to a child. The defendant said the long term of imprisonment had made him change his mind," and he was now willing to pay. It was therefore agreed that he should be released on the condition that the money be Paid in a week's time. A DISHONEST LANDLADY.—Henry Hughes, an ostler at the Great Western Colliery, Hopkins- town. charged Caroline James, a woman Wllo had kept house for him for the last two months, with stealing a shawl, a frock, and a turnover, value 13s., from his house on Saturday last--—The complainant said he had to go away from home during the afternoon, and when he returned he found that the defendant had gone, and he niissed the articles named.—Austin Dellar. pawnbroker's assistant, said that defendant came to his shop at Pontypridd on Saturday night, and pledged the articles produced for half-a-crown.—Defendant was ordered to pay £ 1, or go to prison for a fort- night. Ax OLD RUFFIAN.—David Prosser, an old offender, was brought up in custody on the charge of assaulting the police of Tvlorstown, on Saturday night.—Police-constable Davis said that he had occasion to take the prisoner into custody, where- upon he became very vio]ent and struck the con- stable, first in the eye. then on the nose, alid kicked him about the body.—Fined £ 2. "HE STOLE A LUMP OF BKEF."—David Hvde. a labourer, residing at Gelli, Ystrad, charged Daniel Hayward. of the same place, with stealing from him, on the previous Saturday night, a quantity of beef, weighing about 41bs. The two men went to drink together, and eventually complainant weat to sleep, leaving the meat on the Bench by his side. When he awoke he missed it. and sus- pected the prisoner.—Fined £1 or go to prison for a fortnight. CANNIBALISM.—David Evans, Tonypandy, was brought up charged with wounding Jenkin Benjamin, at Tonypandy, on Saturday night. From the evidence adduced it appears that the two men were tossing in a certain public-house, and eventually quarrelled. Benjamin struck Evans, and a fight followed, Benjamin getting the worse of it. for he was thrown on the ground and bit in the forehead by Evans, who also attempted to bite off a bit of his ear. The prisoner reserved his de- fence. and was committed for trial at the next quarter sessions, bail being accepted. STEALING TOBACCO.—John Parntt.a tobacconist, residing at Tonypandy, charged Joseph Lewis and Evan Reynolds with stealing half a pound of tobacco from his shop on Saturday night. They were each fined 10s.

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