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LLANBADARN. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, before J. 1. Morgan and Mr B. E. Morgan. Alleged Cruelty to a Horse.—James Albert Binns, ginger beer manufacturer, Llanbadaru-road, was summoned by John Ball, Royal Society of Preven- tion of Cruelty to Animals, Carmarthen, for having cruelly worked a horse whilst in an unfit state at lycach, on the 2nd May.—Mr Joseph Evans ap- peared for defendant.-P.C. 13 (Hughes) said that about seven o'clock in the eveniDg of the 22nd May he was on duty on the turnpike-road, and saw a horse coming'along at a trot from the direction of Bow Street, and near Rhydtir. Defendant and a servant jumped down after passing witness near Tycoch, and he noticed tbat the horse was weak, and from its appearance seemed > be suffering frona wounds. Ou going op the hill defendant assisted the horse by pushing the cart. He asked the de- fendant to stop the horse as it appeared to be suf- fering from great pain, and he then examined the horse, finding a wound on its back about the size of a penny. There wa* also bloed on the hoof aud. near the hind leg, and a wound about the size of a sixpence en the fetlock of the off hind leg. The wound on the back discharged matter, and the saddle rubbed the wound. The horse belonged te Mr Garner, Terrace-road, Aberystwyth. When he spoke to defendant he said he did not know the state of the horse until he was at Borth, and be would be the laet person to work a horse in an unfit cotditioa. He saw the horse in a field near LlaB. badarn on the 28th May. The wound was still oa the horse's back, but not so much imflamed as on the 22nd. Cross-examined, he had given evidence against Henry Wright, Mr Garner's servant; at the Town Hall, Aberystwyth, ia a case relating to the same horse.—Wm. Davies, a lad in the employ of defendant, d-posed to going with him to Bortb oa the day in question but be saw no wound when the saddle was removed, but he bathed it on ceming home, by defendant's orders.—Mr Evans addressed the bench, contending that there was no evidence of intentional cruelty to the animal, as required by the statute before a conviction could be obtained.— The bench dismissed the case on the ground that there was no intention to cruelly illtrbat the horse but defendant must pay the costs. Temporary Transfer.—The license of the Druid Inn, Goginan, was temporarily transferred from the late MrNichelfe to his widow. Theft.-Margaret Davies, Llanbadarn, was charged by Morgan Thomas with stealing two gold rings, of the value of 30s—Mr H. Hughes, who ap- peared for defendant, said that a material witness had not come down, and he applied for an adjourn* ment till the next sessions.—Deputy Chief Constable Lloyd opposed an adjournment outba ground that he was prepared to go on with the case, and the Quarter Sessions were to be held next week.—Tha benob decided to proceed.—Elizabeth Jane Thomas said she was the wife of the proseeotor, and lived at Cwmerfin. On the 12th ult she poasAjsed two gold rings, which she wore that day. She took them off, as she going to wash, and placed them on a hook of the dreseer in the kitchen. She saw them there about two o'clock. The defendant came into the room where the rings were between three and four o'clock in the afternoon. Sh" stayed there some time, witness having laid down on a settle with a headache, where she dozed. On awakening she saw defendant standing within the reach of the rings. Witness's mother keeps a grocer's shop, and defendant asked for two pounds ef sugar. She missed the rings about seven o'clock on the evening of the same day. The two gold rings produced were those she lost. There was her mother, herself, her husband, and child living in the house.—In cross-examination, witness said she was asleep when defendant first came into the house. There was a person named Ellen Evans washing in the back kitchen that day, and there is a door between the kitchen and the back kitchen. Ellen Evans was backwards and forwards to the kitchen, and witness heard a conversation between the defendant and Ellen Evans. She was not surprised to see the defendant as she came there frequently, and she never missed anything on a former occasion. De- fendant had always borne a good character. She was knitting a stocking when witness first saw her in the shop.—Morgan Thomas, the husband of last witness, identified the rings as the property of his wife.-P.C. Joseph (12), stationed at Goginan, said he proceeded to Llwynantrysni, on the 13th inst., where defendant was in service, and enquired for her from her master, David Morgan. He called her from upstairs he said, Margaret, come down here there is a policeman wanting yeu." She came down in about five minutes, and said, What does the police want with me; I have done no barm." Witness asked her to come outside, and there enquired if she had been to Cwmerfin shop the previous night ? She said she had been there for some sugar. He asked her if she had seen two gold rings, and the said she did not. He told her that two rings had been lost from Morgan Thomas's shop, and she replied, Does Elizabeth Jane say that I took them ? If she does, I'll come up with you to her and get her punished for saying such a thing." Witness asked to be allowed to search her, and she consented, turning her pocket inside out, and be found nothing. By permission of her master, witness searched the house, and in her bed- room he found the two rings now produced, which had been identified by prosecutrix and her husband; be found them on the wall under the sill of the win- dow, where they were concealed. Before witness pulled them out, defendant said, "It's there where they are." She began crying, and said she had never done the like before. Witness took her into custody, and charged her, to which she made no answer.—In cross-examination, witness said defen- dant did not say, in the presence of David Morgan, that she had some knitting in her hand and that she put the rings in her pocket with the knitting without being aware of it; but she had assisted Ellen Evans to lift up the tab. The accused did not meet meet him on the stairs and hand him the rings. David Morgan was out when witness went upstairs; but he was in the kitchen when they came down. Mr Thomas, watchmaker, told witness the rings were worth about 12s.—Mrs Thomas said she paid X2 for them two years ago.—Mr Hughes admitted that his client took the rings, but while knitting, Ellen Evans asked her to help her to put the wasking tub en the bench. She was examining the rings at the time, and in order to give assistance placed the rings and knitting in her pocket, and forgot all about them. She did not go home till 11.30 or 12 o'clock at night, and when going to bed she suddenly remembered about the rings, and it being then late determined to return them next morning. He wished for an adjournment to prove that Ellen Evans saw defendant put the rings and knittiag in ber pocket together, and also other evi- dence as to how defendant spent ber time Ion the evening in question.-The defendant pleaded guilty, and the bench, taking into account her previous good cbaracter,|fi ned her £ 5 and costs. Another Charge of Perjury,—John Job Watkina, of Penllyn, near Towyn, was charged with com- mitting wilful and corrupt perjury in a case heard at a previous sessions here.—This charge arose out of what is now becoming a celebrated affiliation oase. The Accused was adjudged to be the father of the illegiti- mate child of one Jane Davies, and was ordered to contribute 28 a week. He thereupon took proceed. ings against the girl and a witness named Mary Evans for perjury in certain important particulars, and they were both committed for trial at the next assizes.—Mr J. T.Jenkins (Messrs Griffith Jones and Co.), prosecuted, and Mr Millard, of Dolgelley, defended.—Mr William Williams,clerk to the juatices, deposed that at the April sessions the defendant swore that he did not see' Jane Davies or Mary Evans at the Towyn railway station on a particular occasion, and that he did not put his hand on Jane Davies's shoulder and tell her not to say that he watt the father of her child, and he would give her moBey. -The prosecutrix,Jane Davies, and Mary Evans now gave similar evidence to that which they gave when the affiliation order was obtained, and which formed the subject of the charge cf perjury against them.- For the defence, Elizabeth Edwards, William Edwards, and Owen Owens. all of Towyn, were called, and at the close of the case the bench com- mitted the accused for trial at the next assizes. allowing bail, himself ia £ 3d, and one surety in £ 20. Mr Richard Jeiet, Tycoch, Darowen, farmer, beow9 lamr.

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