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LLANBADARN PETTY SESSIONS. Wednesday, 22nd February, 1865. Before T. O. MORGAN and J. G. W. BONSALL, Esqrs. CEFFYL PREN. W^U^neom" Case fo-r riot- or' as is termed by the f ,1 carrying ccffyl pren, was brought be- fore the sitting, magistrates, in which Mr William Headley, of Gogin^ was complainant and in which there were fifteen de £ ,udantSt_name]V) Thomas Morgan, John Evans David Evang/ Richard Jones? Kichard Jenkins, William C^vies, Richard Evans, Peter Williams, Daniel Maloney, Patrick Macarthy, John Morgan, (Llanbadarn,) John Morgan, (Gogi- nan,) Edward Sweeney, John Lloyd, atKl Edward Evans. There was a great number of witnesses ex- amined on both sides and considerable interest w" evidently excited, if we were to judge by the vast number of persons collected around the court house. The first evidence taken was that of the complain- ant. V William Headley sworn Witness lives at Gogi- nan, and is employed at Bwlch mines. He came home to Goginan between six and seven o'clock on the evening of Friday, the 3rd instant. Witness went to his brother's house, because he heard the noises of a mob, which he calculated to amount to eighty or a hundred persons. It was a moonlight night, and the mob were rioting. Witness went up- stairs in his brother's house, and looked out through the window, where he saw the mob playing music. One of the defendants, David Mahoney, bad a horn, upon which he made a noise. The mob went away, but returned in, about a quarter of an hour, when one of them, dressed up as a woman, and another a man, were on a ladder,which was carried by their associates, J. Morgan, Llanbadarn. was the party disguised as a woman, and J.Morgan, Goginan, was the other person upon the ladder. Again they went away, and again returned in about half an hour, still with the ladder. But on this occasion Edward Sweeney was dressed as the woman, and John Lloyd accompanied him as the man. The mob was again singing a rustic song, and stood at the door, calling witness's name and en- quiring for him. Witness's wife went out to the mob. They then went to the New York Village. When the mob was at witness's chouse, they created a great noise, and he was very much afraid of them. Wit- ness was positive that the fifteen defendants present were with the mob at that time. Elizabeth Headley sworn Witness is wife of the last witness, the complainant. She recollected the Friday night referred to by the last witness. About six o'clock on that evening, witness saw one of the defendants, Daniel Mahoney', loading a gun, which he thrice discharged. Witness saw the same defen- dant again with a horn in his hands, which he was blowing as he walked through the village. Some time after there was a mob of upwards of fifty people, and they were rattling tins and blowing the horn and they came to witness' house. They came again with a ladder, on which John Morgan, of Llanbadarn, was dressed as a woman, and John Morgan, of Goginan, as a man. Witness turned up the mock woman's clothes to indentify him, and he gave her a kick in the breast, which would have caused her to fall had it not been for the wall behind her. They were asking for witness' husband. The mob came a third time when Sweeny was dressed as a woman, and Lloyd was the man. They were mak- ing a great noise. They afterwards wenf to New York village. Witness was afraid of the mob, and the defendants present were amongst them. John Headley and Elizabeth Headly, brother and sister-in-law of the complainant, corroborated the evidence of the foregoing witnesses. It was further corroborated by Mary Headley, Anne Evans, of New York, Anne Lewis, Anne Evans, and Mary Morgan. The first witness called for the defendants was James Edwards, sworn Witness is a farmer, residing, at Blaendyffryn, and is high constable of the district, witness was on horse back at the time in question, at Goginan. He saw a crowd, which con- sisted more of children than grown up people. It was between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, the children were clapping their hands, and had tins making a noise. Witness saw nothing to which he felt bound to put a stop to, as a constable. There were scores of people there, say from 50 to 60. There were two of them on a thing which was being carried, witness believes that one of the two was a man dressed in a woman's clothes. Witness understood they carried a wooden horse. Richard Williams, of Goginan, mine agent, corro- borated the evidence of last witness. Philip Nicolls, sworn On the day in question saw a crowd of men and children they were clap- ping their hands and had a horn and some tin cans. Witness was not in the least terrified at it. Thare were some ladies looking on at the crowd. Witness did not consider there was anything to disturb the peace. Thought it was only fun. The evidence of the above witness was corrobora- ted by Griffith Jones and Morgan Jones. The bench ordered the defendants to be bound over to keep the peace for twelve months, themselves each in 51. and a surety in 5/- for each! and to pay the costs, which amounted to 5/. 12s. 4d. The defendants were prosecuted by Mr. Atwood, attorney for the complainant, and ably defended by Mr. W. H. Thomas.






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