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PENARTH POLICE COURT. —♦- MONDAY.—Before Mr. LI. Wood and Mr. T. R. Thompson. "JACK THE RIPPER" UP TO DATE. Ellen Welsh, a lady from the Emerald Isle, applied for police protection against Oliver Cox, of whom she said she went about in bodily fear. Proseoutrix said she lived at Arcot-street, and on the 21st ult. she went to see defendant's wife, and after a little discussion defendant said he would do for her and be her Jack the Ripper." Defendant's wifEY also threw a bucket of water over her. Defendant denied using threatening language, and said that complainant was a nuisance to the neighbourhood. The case was dismissed. TOO MUCH WATER. Edward Flint, 43, Plymouth-road, Penarth, was charged at the instance of the Cardiff Corpora- tion with unlawfully using the Corporation water otherwise than domestic purposes. Mr. F. C. Lloyd prosecuted, and having briefly related for the circumstances, Thomas James Lewis, clerk in the employ of the Cardiff Water Works, deposed that defendant was entitled to use the water for domestic purposes only. Robert Knowles, plumber, in the employ of Mr. Alien, Cardiff, said he went to the defendant's house on the 19th ult.. and defendant told him he wanted to lay a service on to the garden. Witness told him that it would not be allowed, and de- fendant told him to do it and he would take the responsibility. The pipe was connected with the water-pipe, and at the end was a spray connected with the lead pipe by an india rubber tube. Witness went to the house the next day, and saw the spray in use for about a couple of hours. Defendant was fined 10s. and costs. IMPORTANT TO FARMERS — BREACH OF THE INFECTIOUS DISEASES (ANIMALS) ACT. Job White, of Cardiff, was charged at the in- stance of Police-constable Herbert Evans with a breach of the Infectious Diseases (Animals) Act, in not having reported an outbreak of sheep scab amongst his sheep. Police-constable Herbert Evans deposed that on Wednesday, the 26th April, he visited a field in Murch, St. Andrews, occupied by Mr. White. He noticed one of the sheep rub itself, and on ex- amination found the sheep was affected with sheep scap. Having had no report from Mr. White, witness reported the case. On further examina- tion he discovered that three other sheep were affected. After the summons was issued he re- ceived a letter from Mr. White, which he had sent to the Inspector. Defendant said he did not go to the fields for several days, as he lived at Cardiff, but when he did go on Wednesday he noticed the scab, and at once wrote to the constable to acquaint him of it. The day following he received the summons. The Bench considered the defendant's excuse not sufficient, and he was fined 20s. and costs. SIX MONTHS FOR "BORROWING" A WATCH. George Mitchell, a disreputable-looking fellow, was charged with stealing a silver watch and chain, value -26, the property of Frank Rolls, of Clive-terrace, Penarth. Frank Rolls, apprentice to a boilermaker, Cogan, said the prisoner lodged with.his mother. On the 15th July, 1892, defendant was living there. On the 17th defendant asked him for the loan of his watch to get up by in the morning He lent it to him on condition that it was returned on the 18th. On the next day prisoner decamped, having pledged the watch. The watch was worth d66. On the 19th— the day after prisoner left-prósecutor, in company with. Police-constable Evans, went to Harris's pawnshop, and they told him no watch had been pawned, but when prisoner was appre- hended, he said he had pawned it with Mr. Harries. Mr. Hymen Harris, pawnbroker, proved that prisoner pledged the watch with him for 25s. on the 11th July. Police-sergeant Samson having deposed to arresting prisoner as he was leaving Usk Gaol, Prisoner pleaded guilty, and the magistrates sentenced him to six months' imprisonment with hard labour. TOO LIBERAL WITH A POKER. Frank Rees was charged by John Skinner, hobbler. with assaulting him on the 23rd ult.— Prosecutor said that on the 23rd prisoner insulted him in his own house. He picked up the poker and tongs, and asked prosecutor which he would have. He tapped him on the jaw. Before striking him, defendant said,"Here comes Johnny Macguire, the bum." Prosecutor tried to make his escape, but defendant ran after him, punched him in the ribs with his fist, and threatened if he came back again he would kick him. He did kick him once. Dr. Charles Aitken said prosecutor was brought €arly in the morning to his house. He was covered with blood, and bleeding from a wound inside his lip. He put some stitches in, and tidied the man up. Police-constable Headon deposed that on the 21st prosecutor came to him and complained of having been beaten by his brother-in-law. He took him to Dr. Aitken, and afterwards proceeded to Skinner's house, where they found the poker on the centre of the floor, and blood all over the house, upstairs and down. When charged defendant denied striking prosecutor with the poker, but with his fist. Defendant said prosecutor came home drunk, and challenged him to fight. After giving him two or three blows, prosecutor ran away. The Bench fined prisoner 10s. and costs, or 10 days. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. Thomas Case was fined 5s. for being drunk and disorderly the previous day at Penarth.


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