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BAIiRY DOCK POLICE COURT.…

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BAIiRY DOCK POLICE COURT. THURSDAY.—Before Mr. Jones (in the chair), and General Lee. XEW CONSTABLES.—James Davies was sworn in a member of the Glamorgan Constabulary, and John Edwards was sworn in a Dock Constable. SELLING BEER WITHOUT A LICENCE.—Henry Warner. labourer, of 10, Fairford-street, was charged with selling beer without a licence on the 17th July.—Mr. Jackson prosecuted on behalf of the police.—Defendant pleaded not guilty.—Police- constable David Roberts said that on the 17th July in company with Police-constable Phillips he watched defendant's house at 10, Fairford-street from seven a.m. to 1.35 p.m. They saw three men and four women enter by the front door, and two men and three women came out. They saw six men and four women enter through the back door and four men left. At 9.30 a.m. he saw Warner and the man next door carry out a 9-gallon cask from Warner s back-door. Warner returned and afterwards carried out a gallon cask. After- wards Warren passed out from the back door with a coat over his shoulder, and he had the appearance of having a jar in his pockets. They went into the house at 1.30 p.m. with a warrant. They found Warren, his wife, and a lodger in the middle room. In the back kitchen he told Warren he had a warrant to search his house. He replied they were welcome to do so. He saw two men sitting at a little round table. He asked Warren what those men were doing there, and defendant replied that they were his friends, and he had a right to give them beer if he chose to do so. Behind Warren's back was a half-gallon measure full of beer. In another jug* was some slops of beer. That was in the back kitchen. In the middle room there was a jug with beer in it. They told him he would be reported for selling beer without a licence.—Police-constable John Phillips corrobora- ted, and defendant was fined £10, or a month's hard labour. ALLOWING HOnSES TO STRAY.—John Johnson. greengrocer, Cadoxton, was charged with allowing a horse to stray on the 20th July, and was fined 5s. and costs.-John Phillips, for a similar offence on the 18th inst., was fined 5s., including costs, and Richard Thomas was fined 5s. and costs.-The case against Thomas Paulet for allowing his horse to stray on the 17th inst. on the public highway at Sully, was digmisped with a caution. VACCINATION CASES.—Mr. H. L. Jones, vaccina- tion officer, appeared to prosecute in several vaccination cases. The case against George Garnett for his three children was adjourned. William Spickett, undertaker, in excuse for not complying with an order to have his daughter vaccinated, said she was delicate, and the case was adjourned to the 11th August to give Mr. Spickett another chance. A DANGEROUS DOG.-James Coombes, Castle- street, was charged with keeping a dangerous dog by Mrs. Elizabeth Oliver, which had bitten her son, Claude Oliver, aged ten years.—Claude Oliver said that on the 11th inst. he went to Mr. Coombe's door with an Echo. He knocked at the door, and the dog jumped at him and bit him on the right hand.-Defendant said the boy was in the habit of throwing stones at the terrier, which was ordinarily a very quiet and inoffensive dog. He had cautioned the boy repeatedly.—John Bowden, another boy, said the dog had bitten him without any provoca- tion on the 3rd July.—The Bench dismissed the case, and told Coombes to keep the dog under proper control. ASSAULT.-Francis Froggett was charged by Francis Edmonds, of the Moor's-road, with assault- ing him, on the 22nd July, Frogget came to com- plainant at about 11.30 on the night in question, as complainant was standing at his door. Defen- dant knocked at his door and asked him if anyone was in. He replied there was not anyone there but himself. Defendent alleged there was, and pushed him aside, and walked upstairs. He followed him upstairs and told him that if he did not leave his house he would get a policeman to eject him. Defendant caught him by the throat, pushed him downstairs, struck him with his fist and gave him a black eye. He went for a policeman and saw Police-constable Roberts, to whom he complained. He did not know Froggett, but on describing him to Henry Jones, Jones recognised him by his descrip- tion. Mr. Jackson for the defence contended that the complainant was mistaken in his man, and called Mrs. Symes, of John-street, with whom Froggett lived, who said that on the night in ques- tion she was at the Wenvoe, with her husband and son and Froggett. They had left together at quar- ter to 11, and walked home together, and went to bed before 12, and during that time Froggett was in her presence the whole time.—The Bench fined de- fendant 40s. and 15s. costs, or 21 days' imprison- ment. SELLING BREAD UNDER WEIGHT.—Mrs.Delves, of Cadoxton, was charged with selling bread under weight and without scales, on the 2nd inst. A police-constable proved buying a loaf of bread flb.^ under 41bs. Defendant said she had been in business for 20 years, and never been charged with such an offence before. The bread was retailed to her by a baker, and it was his fault. Her daughter should have weighed the bread.—The Bench fined defendant 2s. 6d.—Edward Higley, of Graving Dock-street, was charged with a°smi'lar offence.-Mr. Jackson, who appeared for the de- fendant, said that these people were supplied with bread by a baker, and the baker was to blame, and ought to be punished.-Defendant was fined 2s. 6d. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY.—Richard Curtain was charged with being drunk and disorderly on the 23rd July at Barry Dock, and defendant was fined 5s. or five days' imprisonment with hard labour.—Mary Jones was fined 10s. for a similar offence and E. Flowers, for being drunk and dis- orderly on the 12th inst., was fined 5s. and costs or seven days' imprisonment with hard labour. SHEBEENING ON THE CADOXTOX MOOES.—Wm. Sidwell, greengrocer, of the Moors, Cadoxton, was charged with selling beer without a licence on Sunday last, the 24th inst. Police-constable Ley- shon Williams said that in company with Police- constable William Phillips, he watched the defen- dants house on Sunday last from eight o'clock in the morning until two o'clock. During the time he saw ten people enter and thirteen come out of the back door. At a quarter past two they entered the house by the back. In the front room and the and the shop they found the defendant, to whom he read his warrant to search the premises. He replied that he had beer for his own use. In the middle room they found a nine-gallon cask full of beer, and in the pantry they found a nine gallon cask nearly empty. On the window in the pantry was a jug with slops of beer in it, and the floor was wet. Police-constable Phillips asked how he accounted for so many people visiting the house that morning. He replied that no one had been there, and they could not prove it. He told him he should report him for selling beer without a licence. Defendant replied I haven't sold any beer, nor have you seen any money passed. That cask in the kitchen was left here by the brewer Mr. Clarke, of Cardiff, last night, and he will fetch it away to-morrow. I do not want it. The cask had been in the pantry for three weeks." Police-constable Wm. Phillips corroborated. Mr. Carter, of Bristol, who appeared for the defence contended that no case had been proved against his client. The ehairman held otherwise, and some very warm passages occurred between the Bench. Mr. Carter called for the defence the defendant who was subjected to a sharp cross-examination by Mr. Jackson, the prosecuting solicitor; Elizabeth Sidwell (wife of the defendant). Lucy Jackson (niece of William Sidwell), and Albert Morgan. Mr. Carter, in speaking on the case, said no perjury had been committed by either the police or the defendants. The two men who delivered the casks, James Sexton and a fellow workmen were called, and not being present an adjourn- ment was asked for by Mr. Carter for a month. Granted, on conditions that the cost of the day be paid until 25th of August. STEALING BOARDS.—Peter Burtie and Annie Morgan were charged with stealing boards, the property >f Mr. Macguire, boarding-house keeper, Wood-street, on the evening of the 21st July.- Police-constable William Smith said that on the night of last Thursday he was on duty in Travis-street, and saw the prisoners take some boards (produced) into the house of Benjamin Sully, a boarding-house keeper. They went again in the same direction, but returned without any more timber. He asked the female prisoner what she had done with the boards ? She said, What boards ? He followed her into the house, and in the passnge downstairs saw the boards (pro- duced). He asked her where she had got them from, and she said from the back of an empty house in Travis-street. She said she thought that there was no harm in taking them. The male prisoner, who is a Frenchman, and had to have the evidence interpreted to him, said nothing. The further hearing of the case was adjourned for a fortnight, to secure the presence of Mr. Macguive the owner of the wood, and the prisoners were admitted to bail. Richard Marney and Henry Griffiths, two boys, 10 years of age, were charged with stealing two masons' lines on Saturday, 16th inst.-Frederick How, mason, said he lost two mason's lines from Thompson-street, on Saturday, the 16th. He missed them on the Monday following. Their value was 6d.-Police-constable Stephen Davis proved arresting the prisoners.—The mothers were bound over in the sum of zCtO to bring up their sons to judgment if called upon.

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