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MERTHYR POLTOE COURT. MONDAY.—{Before Frederick Flowers, Esq., Deputy Stipendiary Magistrate.) FELONY.—Gwenllian Thomas was charged as follows:—John Roberts examined: I am twelve years old. I am the son of Thomas Roberts, bootmaker, Victoria-street, Merthyr. On Satur- day night last my father had a stall in the Dow- lais market; about ten o'clock the prisoner came there and asked for a pair of boots; I showed her three pairs she had one pair of them to fit her, and returned me the other two pairs she turned round and went away with the boots, and said, when she went, "I am going to look for my hus. band, for him to see them. I went and told my father that she had taken the boots.-Thomas Roberts examined: I was at the stall on Satur- day night; I saw the prisoner there looking at some boots, and afterwards go away. In conse- quence of what my son said, I went after her, and told her to sive up the pair of boots she had taken. She said, I have not taken them." I said, You are bound to have them." She was brought back to the stall, where I asked my son if he was sure she had taken the boots ? He said he was quite sure, and at the same time pointed them out to me; they were between her and the child, under her clothes. I took the boots from her, and she then tried to make her escape but I caught her outside the market-house, and gave her into the custody of the police. These are the boots produced; they are worth six shillings.- 'P.C. -Lewis Morgan took prisoner in custody. She said; fidi^pot steal them I was not a yard from the srall^jI thought to buy them, I had money enough "in my pocket."—Prisoner, in an- swer to the charge^ said she was not guilty. She was then committed in the usual way for trial at the next Quarter Sessions to be held at Cardiff. 3ail was accepted for her appearance there at that time. ASSAULT.—Isaac Jones was charged with as- saulting Elizabeth Davies. No prosecutor ap- pearing, he was discharged. DRUNKENNESS.—Isaac Jones, a puddler, work- ing at Cyfarthfa, and residing at Caepantywyll, "was fined 5s. for drunkenness. ANOTHER.—Sarah Davies, formerly landlady of the Pelican, at Dowlais the Owain Glyndwr, at Dowlais the Black Lion, Caedraw and the Holly Bush, High-street, Merthyr, was charged with being drunk and riotous in High-street, Dowlais, on the 5th instant.-P.S. Wm. Thomas said that on the night of the 5th instant he was called, about 10 o'clock, to put defendant off the street, where she was making a noise and chal- lenging to fight; she refused to go away then, but kept a noise backward and foiward from the house to the road until about three o'clock the next morning.—Committed to Cardiff House of Correction for seven days. STEALING CABBAGES.—Thomas Chambers and Ann Williams were charged with stealing two cabbages from the Ynisfach gardens, on the 13th instant.—P.C. John Jenkins said: I was on duty near the Ynisfach this morning; I saw the pri- soners coming from the gardens with cabbages under their arms. I told the female prisoner I thought she had stole the cabbages she then threw them down and began to kick them about the street. I compared one of the cabbages with a stump which I found in Robert Davies's car- den, and found them to correspond exactly. The prisoners were drunk at the time.—Prisoners, in defence, said they had picked them up by the side of the wall.—There was nothing in the way of dishonesty proved against the prisoners before, and the Bencb, in consideration of that, told them that they were at present discharged, and cau- tioned them to conduct themselves better in future. IT ASSAULT.—John Driscoll, an elderly person, was summoned for assaulting an athletic-looking young fellow named Daniel Connors, at Rhym- ney, on the 4th instant.—Complainant said he was in a public-house, defendant came in; he (complainant) gave him a glass of beer to drink, which he took, at the same time saying, I don't thank you for this." A row then commenced; defendant then struck complainant several blows, from which lie got a black eye.—Defendant said the black eye was given complainant by another person, who was now in court to prove it. He called P.C. Jeffreys, who said he had known de- fendant since he had been stationed at Rhymney; he was a very quiet man; eomplainant was a dif- ferent sort of person—always making a noise.— BEERHOUSE OFFENCE.—Jacob Phillips, land- lord of the Pembroke Castle, Castle-street, Glebe. land, was fined 10s. and 8s. 9d. costs for having his house open illegally on Sunday, the 5th inst. John O'Connor, lanolord of the Hose & Crown, Picton-street, Caedraw; Rees Gabe, landlord of the Lord Raglan, High-street, Merthyr; and Mary Simons, of the Tredegar Arms, Dowlais,- were summoned for having their hvuses open during prohibited hours on Sunday. The evi- dence in all these cases was not sufficient for a conviction, and they were therefore dismissed. Passes to Ireland were granted to Ellen O'Herne and Mary Macarthy from the parish of Merthyr Tydfil. WEDNESDAY.—(Before Frederick Flowers, Esq.) Morgan Llewellyn was charged with being found in an engine-house for unlawful purposes. -John Jenkins said: I am a capenter at Cy. farthfa. Last Sunday morning about quarter past six, I was in company with other persons going past the Rhydycar engine-house, and when we were near it I heard a noise inside. I called out, Who is there ?" I received no answer. I went round and saw a hole in some boards through which an entrance could be effected. I called again through this hole, Who is there ?" I received no answer. In about five minutes I saw a boy come out through the hole and priso. ner following him. I caught in the boy and asked him what he wanted there. He said, "We did not want anything, we were only sleeping there. I then let them go, and called John Davies.—John Davies said: I look after the engines at Cyfarthfa. On Sunday morning last I was called to Rhydyear engine-house. I went there in company with two others. The first thing after I opened the door I noticed was a hammer placed on the rider above the brass. The hammer used to be on a shelf. I saw it on the shelf about a fortnight ago. I observed nothing else moved from its place. There was no brass in the engine-house except what was on the bearings. The engine is not worked now. I observed the boards that were nailed up had been removed, and thereby an entrance could be effected. They could not get inside without re- moving those boards. It seemed as if it had been freshly done. I saw the boards safe about a week or a fortnight ago.—P.C. Wm. Webber said: I am a constable stationed at Cyfarthfa. From information I received I apprehended prisoner last night on the Canal Bank. I told him, You are charged with breaking into the engine-house at Rhydycar, in company with another boy." He said. "I did not break the planks. It was the other boy. I went in after him. I was afraid to go home and I went in there to sleep."—Discharged with a caution. ASSAULTING A POLICE CONSTABLE.—Enoch Moore was charged with assaulting P.C. H. J. Lewis, who said: I am stationed at Tir Phil, Rhymney. I was on duty about quarter past four yesterday evening near the Dynevor Arms. The prisoner and another man were fighting. I requested prisoner to go home. He said, You fo home, or else I will knock your brains out." took him in custody. He then struck me a blow in the breast. Some men and women rescued him from me and secured him in a house. I went and got assistance.—Fined 10s. and 7 s. costs. FALSE ECONOMY. — Jane Williams, residing on the River Side, near the Iron Bridge, Mer- thyr, was charged as follows:—Henry Edwards said: I am a hair dresser, living at Mountain Ash. On Sunday, August 5th, I came to Mer- thyr and went into a public bouse, for it was raining heavy. I saw a man there who told me Come with me, I will shew you a house where, you can sit down from the rain without paying, for anything, as you do here in a public house." I accepted his offer and went with him to a house where I saw the prisoner and another woman. As soon as I got in the men went away and left me there. I sat down and the prisoner asked me to stand treat. I said, I have only got three-pence." I gave her them, and she gave them to the other woman to fetch drink. Before I went into the house I had a purse in my breast pocket containing three sovereigns, two pounds in silver and a gold ring. As soon as prisoner sent the other woman out for drink, prisoner came up to me and said, You have got more money than three-pence about you," and she then began to feel my pockets. I told her, "I have no more money and you need not search any more." The woman came in with the drink. As soon as she did the prisoner walked out. I immediately felt for my money, but they were gone. I asked the woman where prisoner went to. She said, Stop you here, she will be back now." I told her the prisoner had served me a very nasty trick. I then went and gave informa- tion to the police. I am sure prisoner is the woman. I was quite sober at the time I went into the house. I was not there more than five minutes altogether.—P.S. Howlett said: On. Sunday night, the 5th instant, about nine o'clock, the prosecutor came to me and com plained of this robbery. He pointed out to me the house where he said he had been robbed. I searched for prisoner but I could not find her until last night, when I found her in bed. I took her into custody, and told her, You are charged with stealing three sove- reigns, two pounds in silver, a gold ring, and a purse, from the person of Henry Edwards, on the 5th instant." She said, "I did not see the man or his money." The prosecutor also showed me the man who invited and showed him the house. The prosecutor was sober when he came to me.-This concluded the evidence, and the prisoner, in answer to the charge, said she was not guilty. She was then committed to Cardiff Gaol for trial at the quarter sessions to be held there. j Edward Matthews was charged with being j drunk. A previous good character was handed in for defendant. He was then discharged. PONTYPRIDD PETTY SESSIONS. THURSDAY, AUGUST 9.- Before W. Perkins, and George Fothergill, Esqrs. DRUNKENNESS David Edwards, collier, Mountain Ash, was fined 5s. and 7s, 3d. costs. BEERHOUSE OFFENCE. — Mrs. Susan Davies, Butchers' Arms, Treherberfc Ystradfodwg, was summoned for having her beerhouse open ille- gally on Sunday morning, July 29-Ricbard Wise said On Sunday, July 29th, I visited de- fendant's house at half-past ten in the morning. I knocked at the front door. Defendant said, All right." I heard a move in the back kitchen and some bustling in the cellar, to which they descend by a couple of steps from the luck kitchen. I went to the cellar door and tried to open it, but found something against it. I pushed it open and there were ten men. I saw a quart jug on the window sill in the cellar and about a table spoonful of beer in it. I also saw a pint jug on the stall with a small drop of beer in it. Defendant told me she had not drawn any beer to anybody. That the men had come in through the back. Cross-examined by Mr. Owen: I saw the men going back and fore along the rofd that morning about half an hour before. Defendant did not tell me that two men had come down from Cwmrhondda-fach to see these men.—Daniel Watters, called by Mr. Owen, said I am a collier working at Abergorky. I went to defendants house on this Sunday about half-past ten, to see the men from Cwmrhondda. I called out, Here is the policeman coming." The7 ran to the cellar. I was in before the policeman two or three minutes. Not a drop of beer was drawn after I came in. I did not see any drawn or drank by anyone.-Case dismissed. VAGRANCY.—George Martin was charged with wandering abroad and lodging in an unoccupied building.—Mr. Edward Evans said I am an ironmonger at Newbridge. On Sunday night last about ten o'clock I saw the prisoner in the hay-loft over my stable. He was asleep. I woke him up. A policeman was with me. I asked him what brought him there. He said he went ,there to sleep. I had seen him idling and smoking about the streets before.—Prisoner in defence said he had no place to go to, that a boy had shewn him there.-Committed to Cardiff house of correction for seven days with hard labour. FELONY.—Elizabeth Carpenter, single woman, was charged with stealing two cotton sheets.— Caroline Pearce said: I am a servant at the Miskin Inn, Mountain Ash. On Wednesday, the 8th of August, I washed two cotton sheets for my master Mr. William Morgan, and put them out to dry on a hedge close by the hou ■:>. About nine o'clock that night I saw them safe, and shortly after missed them.—Mr. William Morgan examined, said: I am landlord of the Miskin Inn. The prisoner came to my house last night. She had a bundle. She enquired for my daughters if they had come home, and shortly after she went away with the bundle. The two sheets produced are my property. They are worth two shillings.—P.O. Ebeuezer Jenkins said In consequence of information I went to the prisoner's lodging and found these two aliectss behind a cradle. I charged her with stealing them. She said, I did it, the devil must have tempted me to do so."—Prisoner in answer to the charge said, I did not steal them. I found them on the road."—The magistrates said the case was too clear to entertain a doubt, and sentenced her to fourteen days hard labour in Cardiff house of correction. BASTARDY.—John Jenkins of Cwmrhontiddi, collier, was summoned by Mary Harris, of Gy- feillon, who alleged him to be the father of her illegitimate child. This was a second application made by her to affiliate her child upon defendant. —Mr. Owen appeared for the complainant, and after the examination of several witnesses ap. plied for an adjournment of the case in conse- quence of the absence of two more important, witnesses.—Adjourned till this day mouth for that purpose. DRUNKENNESS.—Patrick Coffee, labourer, was charged with being drunk and riotous at Moun- tain Ash.—P.C. E. Jenkins said On Saturday, July 14th, I saw defendant opposite the New Inn, Mountain Ash. He was drunk, with ii,- clothes off, and was offering to fight any man there were from three to four hundred people there; he refused to go away. Fined 103., and 6s. 9d. costs. TRESPASSING ON ARAILWAY.—Anthony Smith, an agent, was summoned by John Walibridge, superintendent of the Taff Vale iv ul ray police. for the above offence. -William Jones said: I am a policeman on the Taff Vale Railway. On. Monday, July 30th, about two o'clock, I saw tht defendant come on horseback upon ific railway at the lower crossing of the Eirw farm, in the parish of Llantrissent. He rode along the line up to Glynfach Colliery, from one to two hun- dred yards. There is no path or road for people to go along. I called him to come back, he only looked at me and went on. Fined Is., and 143. 9d. costs. ASSAULTING A POLICE CONSTABLE.—Lawrence Driscoll was fined 10s., and 9s. 91. costs, for assaulting P.C. Ebenezer Jenkins in the execu- tion of his duty, at Mountain Ash, on July 15th. Jane Griffiths and Priscilla Hick3 were sum- moned by John Wallbridge for omitting to shut a gate at Ynisfaes accommodation crossing on the Taff Vale Bailway, on July 10th. Griffiths was fined Is., and Hicks lined 2s., with lis. 6d. each costs.

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