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BRIDGEND PETTY SESSIONS. SATURDAY.—Before Mr. R. W. Llewellyn (chair- man). Mr. C. P. Davies. and Mr. W. S. Powell. THE MAESTEG POLICE ASSAULT CASE.—Mr. T. J. Hughes stated that an appeal had been lodged in the case of the conviction of Morgan Simons, Station-street, Maesteg, for assaulting the police. -—The Bench accepted the recognisances of prisoner in £40 and two others in £20 each, to proceed with the appeal at the Quarter Sessions. A THIEVING GLAZIER COMMITTED.—Harris Fine, picture dealer and glazier, Troedyrhiw. Merthyr, was charged with stealing a watch, chain, and seal, the property of Mrs. Janet Llewellyn, wife of Robert Llewellyn, collier, 14, Ivor-street, Maesteg. — Prosecutrix said that prisoner came to her house last October, and she gave him a job to put a pane in her bedroom. He was in the bedroom alone. She paid him 6d. for the job, and he went away. The same night she missed the articles stolen. She had seen them the same morning on a table in the bedroom. They were worth 10s. 6d. She saw the prisoner the next evening in the street, and told him she had missed the chain. He asked her if she meant to say that he had it, and she said that nobody had been upstairs but him. He said that if she would not prosecute him he would prosecute her for insulting him. In about half-an-hour later he went to her house, asked her if she had found the chain, and she said No." He asked if he could go into the bedroom to try and find it. She told him that he had been up her stairs for the first and the last time. and would not let him go up. She did not tell the police, but in a day or two Police-sergeant Hill came to her house and said he had information that she had missed a watch chain. She told the sergeant all she knew. Last week but one Sergeant Hill brought the chain to her house.—Samuel Hopkins, fitter. Bird-in- Hand Inn, Maesteg. said that in October or Novem- ber last he bought the chain in question from prisoner. He met him in Commercial-street, Maesteg, when prisoner asked him to buy the chain and seal. He paid him 2s. 6d. for them. Witness sold the chain next day for 3s. to James Cohen.— James Cohen, 4, Castle-street, Maesteg, watch- maker, corroborated the evidence of the last wit- ness, and said he sold the chain to Mrs. Sergeant for 3s. (id.—Moses Silverman, 50, Station-street, Maesteg, picture dealer, said prisoner came to him three weeks ago and said he had been talking to Mr. Cohen about the chain that he (prisoner) had stolen near the Police-station from a bedroom where he had been glazing. Prisoner explained that he had kicked the chain with his foot. and that he put it in his pocket, but he said he was not sure because it was 12 months back. The next day prisoner told him that he had settled with the woman by giving her a sovereign.—Police-sergeant Hill said that on Tuesday last he went to Aber- gwyufi and got the chain from Mrs. Emma Ser- geant. Jersey-road.—Prisoner was committed for ten days' hard labour. Upon hearing the sentence he said that he would rather pay anything than go to gaol. AN ABERGWYNFI COLLIER FINED. — David Llewellyn, haulier, Jersey-road, Abergwynfi, was summoned for going. into the Union Mine with tvvj lucifer matches in his pocket, contrary to sec- tion 265 of the special rules.—Thos. Davies, fireman, Avon Colliery, said that on June 20th he was on duty in No. 2 District, and found defendant with two .lucifer matches in his pocket. He had a safety lamp as well. He asked him why he went into the pit with them on him, and he said he could not say. as he had examined himself three times before going down. It was defendant's first day in the pit. Occasionally there was gas in the colliery, which was a fiery colliery, no naked lights being allowed.—William Williams, lamp- man, also gave evidence, and said that he warned dofendant against taking matches and pipes down the pit. Defendant said that he had searched, but witness did not search him.—Mr. J. G. Morris, manager, said the colliery was a very fiery one, and he had given strict orders that every man should be searched. The carrying of matches in the pockets was a most dangerous practice, and might at any moment cause an explosion.—Defendant said he was very sorry, as he had searched his pockets three or four times and could not find any matches.—The Bench inflicted the full penalty of 40s., and 12s. 2d. costs, and intimated that if de- fendant had not been a new hand he would have been sent to gaol. MAESTEG COLLIERS AT VARIANCE.—David David, collier, 10, Park-street, Maesteg, was sum- moned for assault.—Robert Wears, collier, 52, Bethania-street, Maesteg, said that last Saturday night defendant caught hold of his throat and hit him. He had the marks of his teeth now in his cheek.—Defendant alleged that complainant had insulted his wife, but this complainant denied.— Evidence in support of complainant's statement was given.—Defendant said that he knew he had his finger in complainant's mouth, but denied having bitten him.—Police-sergeant Hill said he was called to quell a disturbance in Park-street, and found that Wear's cheek was distinctly marked as if it had been bitten.—Defendant's wife said that complainant had been talking about her.— Defendant said that the marks were caused by his finger nails. About ten months ago defendant had insulted his wife. and he had not met him until the night of the assault. On the night in question complainant said something to him, and he thereupon closed with him.—The magistrates committed defendant for saven days, pointing out that, even if complainant had insulted his wife, he had had ten months to cool down. SCENE AT PENCOED RAILWAY STATION.— William Jenkins, mason, Swansea-terrace, Pen- coed, was summoned for assaulting Joseph Parsons, plasterer, Pencoed. Mr. T. J. Hughes defended.— Complainant said that last Saturday afternoon, on the Pencoed Railway Station platform, at 2.45, de- fendant asked him if he was calling at his house. He said no, whereupon defendant gave him a knock in the chest with his elbow. Defendant said they were all bad b- that came from Cardiff. Defendant then seized his nose and wrenched it aliout. (Laughter.) In answer to questions, complainant said he had lodged with defendant, but had been turned out by him.—George Phillips, mason, Cardiff, said that on the platform at Pencoed last Saturday after- noon he saw defendant and complaintant having a dispute. They were speaking loudly. Defen- dant struck complainant a back-handed blow, causing him to stagger. Witness asked defendant what was the matter, and he said that complainant had insulted his wife.—Cross-examined Witness did not see the nose-pulling business. (Laughter.) There were a lot of people on the platform at the time.—John Preece, labourer, Cardiff,.said that he saw the assault on the platform. He saw Jenkins go for complainant through the carriage window. —Mr. Hughes contended tliat the complainant himself was the aggressor. The complainant ad- mitted having been turned out of defendant's housH, and, therefore, defendant had finished with him, but complainant had a grudge against defen- dant for having been so turned out. There was no motive for the assault by the defendant, but there was a motive for the complainant to assault defen- dant.—Thomas Jenkins, farmer, Pencoed, said he saw the complainant and defendant opposite the waiting-room on the platform. Jenkins was making for home and defendant was following. When complainant stopped, Jenkins continued on his way home, but stopped talking with some men at the end of the platform. Complainant went up to defendant so closely that defendant was obliged to push him away. Complainant put himself into a fighting attitude. He thought complainant had provoked the defendant, and was anxious to fight. Witness thought defendant was very cool over the matter.—The case was dismissed. SUNDAY DRINKING AT ABERKENFIG.—Jenkin Collier, Mackworth Arms. Aberkenfig was sum- moned for supplying drink on Sunday, and Thomas Sullivan, puddler, Park-road, Aberkenfig, and Thomas Davies, bricklayer, Park-road, Aberkenfig were summoned for being on licensed premises on Sunday.—Mr. Scale defended.—Police-constable Thomas said that he on Sunday morning, in com- pany with Police-constable Morley, watched defen- dant's house. At 9.10 he saw H. Williams go into the house by the back-door. He remained there five minutes, and then came out wiping his mouth. At 10.40 he saw John Thomas go in the same way, remaining inside six minutes. The landlord came to the door, looked up and down the lane, and then Thomas came out. At 10.50 another man went in the same way, and remained seven minutes. At 11.10 the two defendants. Thomas Sullivan and Thomas Davies, went in the same way. They fol- lowed them into the house two minutes later, and found that each had a pint measure full of beer in their hands. The landlord, asked why he sup- plied them with beer on a Sunday, replied, Look over it, Mr. Thomas, this time. Say nothing about it. I sent for Davies about some work to-morrow, and Sullivan came with him." Davies said that the landlord had sent for him about some work to-morrow, and Sullivan told witness that he c«me with Davies to look for told witness that he c&me with Davies to look for a pint of beer. Witness asked what John Thomas and Henry Williams were doing there that morning. The landlord said that Thomas came for a pint of beer which he refused to give him. Williams came to see him about some work to- morrow. The landlord denied that the other man was there at all. The landlord again asked witness to look over it that time, but witness said tha.t he was bound to report it.—Police-constable Morley corroborated.—Mr. Scale said that Davies was defendaat's foreman, and defendant required to consult with him on the Sunday, as he had to leave for Cardiff by first train on the Monday morning. The defendant gave Davies a pint and Sullivan drank out of the same measure.—Defen- dant gave evidence in support of Mr. Scale's state- ment.—The Chairman said the landlord would l-e fined £2 and the license would be endorsed. The defendants Davies and Sullivan would each be fined 10s. ASSAULT AT TAIBACH.—William Davies, Grove Lodge, near Margam,was summoned for assaulting Catherine Jane Edwards, 15, Water-street, Port Talbot.—Complainant said she worked at Taibach Tin-plate Works. On Saturday last defendant, who had no right to do so, ordered her to put her plates down. She refused, as she wished to go on with her work, when defendant struck her a hard blow in the stomach with his fist. He struck her on the head. knocking her senseless.—Margaret Jones corroborated. — Thomas Daniel Davief, brother of defendant, said that complainant came to her work late on the day in question. Witness saw complainant push defendant and strike him on the teeth and on t!:e eye. Complainant struck witness twice as well. Defendant did not touch complainant on the head at all, but on the stomach, hand, and back.—Defendant was fined £2.