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ABERDARE POLICE COUxtT. TUESDAY, OCT. 7th.-Before R. H. Rhys, James lewis, and D. E. Williams, Esqrs. DRUNKABDS.—Morgan Rees, moulder, picked up by P.C. Gambling in Duke-street on the 27th ult. in a helplessly drunken state, was fined 5s and costs.—Sarah Davies, married, charged by P.C. Davies with drunken and riotous conduct in Commercial-street on the 23rd ult., was fined a like sum.—John Cornish, nav\ rt brought to the station the previous night by P.C. Dyment upon a similar charge, was fined 153 and cosh, or committed to gaol for 14 days with hard labour in default of payment.—Thomas Jones, labourer, found by P.C. Davies under similar circumstances in High- street the same night, was similarly dealt with.—George James, hauled by P.C. Robb out of Commercial-street this (Tuesday) morning in a. helpless state, was fined 53 and costs, or committed to gaol for a week with hard labour in default of paying.—Evan Jenkins, collier, summoned at the instance of P.C. Emanuel for drunken and riotous conduct in Commercial-street, Mountain Ash, on the 17th ult., was fined 15s and costs.—Edward Sweeney, John Crossley, Thomas Reed, and Patrick Keefe, navvies, were summoned at the instance of P.C. James for having been found drunk in the Waterloo Stores beerhouse, Commercial-place, on the 15th ult. The two first-named defendants were each fined 5s and costs the others, not having chosen to obey the sum. mons, were ordered to be brought up under warrant.— Evan Evans, miner, found by P.C. Cross lying in a helpless state in Merthyr.road, Llwydcoed, on the 13th ult. was fined 5s and costs. RESISTING THE POLICE.—John Thomas, engineer, was summoned for having resisted P.C. Ford in the execu- tion of his duty at Mountain Ash on the 21st ult.—The officer stated that on the day in question he saw de- fendant in Cynon-street, going along with a man named Thomas, who was drunk and creatipg a disturbance. Finding the latter would not desist, witness took him into custody, whereupon the defendant seized him by the arm and declared he (the officer) should not take him to the station. A struggle ensued between them, in the course of which witness and his prisoner got to the ground. Defendant kept encouraging Thomas to give it to the b ."—Defendant now expressed him- self sorry for what had occurred. He had advised the officer to allow Thomas to go home with him, and that was all he remembered of the affair. He was sure he had not acted wilfully in the matter.—The Bench were sorry to see so respectable a man brought up on such a charge. They presumed by his language and appearance that he was a man of some education, and he therefore ought to have known better. Luckily for him nothing previously was known against him, and they would consequently only fine him £1 and costs, or 21 days' hard labour in the alternative.—He paid the money at once. A PROPER SENTENCE.—Isaac Williams, collier, was summoned for having assaulted Arthur Packer, a quarryman, at Mountain Ash, on the 23rd ult.—Com- plainant, an inoffensive elderly individual, stated that in returning from work on the afternoon of the day in question he met defendant, who seemed to be excited, and kept waving his arms about in a very threatening manner. He walked up to witness, called him a turn. coat, and said something which he (witness), being ex- ceedingly deaf, could not understand, about some Mr Jones, of the Board of Health. He eventually stiuck witness twice with his fist in the side of the head.— Joseph Davies, a baker, who was called, gave corrobo- rative evidence.—Defendant, who had forgotten all about the affair, being, as he alleged, very drunk at the time of the occurrence, was told by the Bench that such conduct as his was not to be tolerated. He wou'd be fined £2 and £1 Os 5d costs, or, in default of pay- ment, a month's imprisonment with hard labour. He preferred paying the money to undergoing the alternative. QUARTERLY TRANSFER DAY.—Upon this, the last special session of the kind for the present licensing year (expiring on the 10th instant), the following transfers were effected Model Ale and Porter Stores, Com- mercial-street, from William Todd to Charles Emanuel; Rock, Cardiff-road, Aberaman, from James Nasmyth to Josiah Emanuel; Mountain Ash Inn, from Charles Rowland to Robert Clayton; Angel, High-street, Aber- dare, from James Ferrent Morgan to Wm. Phillips; Crown and Anchor, Cardiff-road, from Josiah Emanuel to Wm. Price Griffin, Cardiff-road, from John Wil- liams to James Tanner Market Tavern, Commercial- street, from John Evans to Abraham Richards Star, Trap-road, from Rachel Smith, deceased, to William Dance; Prince of Wales Stores, Dean-street, from Robert Walters, deceased, to Isabella Walters, his relict; Whitcombe Inn, Whitcombe-street, from Price Williams to George Williams Farmers' Arms, High- street, from Thomas Daily to Samuel Jones Craw. shay's Arms, Hirwain, from Thomas Jones, deceased, to Gwenllian Jones, his widow; Carpenters' Arms, Canon-street, from Margaret Maddox to Peter Hale- wood Brecon Arms, Seymour-street, from Thomas Thomas to Rees Morgan Earl of Windsor, Bell-street, Trecynon, from Llewellyn Jones to John Jones; New Inn, Station-street, from Thomas Rees, deceased, to Ann Rees, his widow Mount Pleasant, Miskin, Moun- tain Ash, David Jones, deceased, to Gwenllian Jones, his widow and administratrix.—Mr Gery applied on be- half 01 Mr Thomas Dyke, draper, Commercial-place, for an endorsement to him of the License of the Cambrian Hotel, Weatheral-street. An endorsement from the deceased licensee, David Davies, had already been granted to Mrs Hannah Morgan Davies, his widow, who had subsequently married a person named Edwards. Family differences had since then arisen, and the parties had mutually agreed to transfer the license to Mr Dyke, the present applicant.—Granted. TUESDAY, OCT. 7th.-(Bt;.fore A. De Rutzen, R. H. Rhys, and David Davies, Esqrs. DRUNKARDS.—Ann Clark, married, was charged with having conducted herself in a riotously drunken man- ner, in Cardiff-street, on the 1st inst. P.C. Robb gave evidence. This was an adjourned case, the prisoner having been remanded from Merthyr on Saturday last, in order to investigate a charge which the prisoner then made against one of the officers at the police station. —To corroborate P.C. Robb, Mr Dyke, the proprietor of the Boot Hotel, was called, who spoke to the pri- soner's disgraceful behaviour when brought to the station. With regard to the accusation made by her respecting an indecent proposal made to her by a police office while she was locked up, not a tittle evidence was forthcoming. She failed even to identify the party whom she was desirous of implicating. All she knew was that he spoke with a Welsh twang." It turned out that there wasn't a single Welsh constable con- nected with the station. The Bench remarked that she had very much aggravated her case by making such an absurd charge. She would be fined £1 and the costs, or 21 days' hard labour in the alternative. She chose the latter.—Henry Stick, labourer, found by P.S. Rod- man, in Oxford-street, Mountain Ash, with everything off lexcept his shirt, creating a disturbance, was fined 10s and the costs, or fourteen days' hard labour in de- fault of payment.—George Gwyther, puddler, a veiy old offender, found by P.C. James in similar circum- stances, except as regards his clothing, in Gloster-street, the previous night, was fined £1 and the costs.—James Jenkins, collier, his first appearance, charged by P.C. Robb with a similar offence in Cardiff-street, Aberdare the same night, was fined 15s and the costs, or fourteen days' hard labour in default of payment. John Thomas, collier, summoned at the instance of P.C. Canter, for drunken and liotous conduct in Hairiet- street, Treeynon, on the 27th ult., was fined 10s and the costs.—Isaac Francis, charged by P.S. Cook, with a similar offence in Cardiff-road, Aberaman, on the 29th ult., was fined 5s and the costs.—William Lewis, collier, for a similar offence in Aman-street, Cwmaman, on the 27th ult., was, being an old offender, fined £1 and the costs. P.C. Whitney gave evidence.—Thomas Jenkins, labourer, drunk and incapable in Oxford- street, Mountain Ash, the same day was, upon the evi- dence of P.S. Hodman, lined 5s and the costs.—David Williams, collier, drunk and riotous in High-street, Hirwain, on the 29th ult., was fined 10s and the costs. The charge was proved by P.C. Poyntz.—Thomas Davies, letter carrier, picked up in a helpless state by P.C. Cox, in Duke-street the previous (Monday) night, was fined 5s and the costs. PEOULIAR CASE OF COAL STEALING.—Thos. Williams, labourer, was brought up in custody charged with steal. ing 30 lbs. weight of coal, the property of the Abernant Iron Company. —Mr Simons appeared for the prosecu- tion.—P.S. Parry stated, that upon the previous even- ing he was in Abernant yard, and saw the prisoner on one of the coal trucks in the siding throwing down some lumps of coal, two of which he was proceeding to walk away with when witness went up to him and spoke to him. Prisoner told him that he intended using the coal to make up a fire in one of the lodges at the works where he intended cooking for himself and sleeping that night. He had tramped the town ever since he had entered it on the previous Friday night to seek lodgings, but he had not been able to get any. Witness believed that his statement, with regard to the intended use of the coal, to be quite true, inasmuch as in the lodge pointed out by the prisoner, there was a quantity of uncooked bacon, &c., which the latter claimed as his own. Prisoner now set up the plea that 1 he had received permission to sleep in this lodge from one of the overmen at the works, and he <lid»'t think it could be felony in using the coal for the !>uni->se re- ferred to.—David Lewis, the overman alluded I", was then called. and stated that he had told the prisoner on Friday night that he would give him work the following morning. Prisoner asked nermission to sleep in the works that night as he coulan'tget lodgings in the town. Witness told him it was very likely he would be per- mitted to remain with the pnddlers. The very first turn he worked witness advanced him some money. He never gave him permission to go to any of the lodges and burn the Company's coal. The Bench con- sidered the case clearly made out. They were sorry to be obliged to send an apparently hard-working man to gaol, but there was really no help for it.—Sentenced to seven days' imprisonment with hard labour. PERMITTING DRUNKENNESS.—Matthew Thomas, land- lord of the Engineer's Arms Inn, Glo'ster-street, was summoned for this offence. — Mr Beddoe appeared to defend.—P.C. James stated that on the 29th ult, at 3.45 p.m., he, accompanied by P.C. Robb, visited the defendant's house. In the bar they found 12 men, 3 of whom were very drunk. Before them upon a table were five pints and one quart of beer, together with some dividing glasses. Witness told defendant that he had drunken men in the house, who were being supplied with beer. Defendant asked where were they. Wit- ness pointed them out. Defendant then admitted that the men were the worse for drink, and promised to turn them out directly. About a quarter of an hour before then witness saw two of the drunken men—John and Edward Jenkins, brothers—in the street. They were then staggering drunk.—By Mr Beddoe The third drunken person was a man named Denis Mabony, who offered witness and his brother constable some drink out of a pint which was about three parts full of beer. Mahony, though a great drunkard, was quite sane. The company spoke loudly, but were not more noisy than such companies usually were.—P.C. Robb was called in corroboration.—Mr Beddoe for the defence called the landlord and his wife, a servant girl named Davies, the brothers Jenkins and three other witnesses, all of whom swore that the Jenkinses were per- fectly sober, that Mahony, who entered the house drunk. had not been supplied with a drop of any kind of liquor, and that the pmt. he offered the constable was positively empty, his taking it up being a bit of pure mischief. These witnesses, however, flatly contradicted each other in several most mateiial points.—The Bench thought that they had committed the most gross per- jury. It appeared that tbe house had hitherto been conducted tolerably well, and it was too bad to en- deavour to wriggle out such a charge as this by means of the kind which had been adopted. The fine would upon that account be proportionately heavier.—Fined £2 10s and the costs. A JUVENILE OFFENDER.—Catherine Payne, 10, was summoned for stealing 57 lbs. weight of coal, the pro- perty of the Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Company (Limited).—John Evans. a watchman in the Company's employ,and an ex-policeman, testified to meeting the pri- soner on the 25th ult. coming away from a siding at Aberaman with the coal in question upon her head. He told her she was charged with stealing it. She began to cry, and told him she had had it on the rail- way over there (pointing to the spot),—Her mother, who accompanied aer,informed the Bench that her hus- band (defendant's father) had only very recently died. —Their Worships warned Mrs Payne against encourag- ing or permitting her child to do this sort of thing again. They would now let her off with a fine of 5s only. A DOUBTFUI CASE.—Gwenllian Da\ies, married, a respectable-looking young woman, was summoned for having stolen 90 lbs. of coal, the property of Messrs. George Elliott and Company, at Aberdare, on the 29th ult. Evans, the watchman referred to in the last case, gave evidence in this.—Mr Simons appeared for the de- fence. The witness deposed to having seen the prisoner carrying away the coal referred to from the garden of an unoccupied farm house, the property of the Com- pany, called Old Aberaman Uchaf. He concealed him- self, and shortly afterwards he saw Mrs Davies return from the direction of the railway with two buckets loaded with coal. He then went up to her and spoke to her. She hoped he would say nothing about it as she did not think she was doing any harm. Her hus- band worked under the Company and she had had the coal off the railway. Next day she told him a very different story.—The Bench did not think the evidence sufficiently strong to convict the prisoner, who was therefore discharged. MAKING IT UP.—John Jones, collier, was summoned for having assaulted Maiy Jones, his wife.—Mr Simons appeared for the complainant, and Mr W. Beddoe the defence. It appeared that the parties had been married about 5 years ago. and had lived anything but a happy He of it. Defendant, who was jealous of his better. half, had, on several occasions ill-treated her. On the 23rd ult. he drove her from the house and sold all the furniture.—Mr Beddoe was proceeding to cross-examine the complainant, when,a suggestion from Mr De Rutzen who heard the case, the parties retired, and Mr Simons ultimately announced that they had arranged matters between themselves; defendant having consented to make his wife an allowance of 7s 6d per week, and on the occasion of an event shortly to be expected, such allowance jto be increased to 10d. The summons was accordingly dismissed. SERVING HIM RIGHT.—John Minehan, labourer, was summoned for having assaulted John McCarthy, shoe- maker.—Mr Simons defended. The assault was alleged to have been committed at the Bruce Arms Inn, on the 30th ult., when complainant was struck in the eye by his antagonist. It was, however, made clear the blow had been given under circumstances of very great pro- vocation, complainant having diunk to another man out of defendant's glass. Summons dismissed. THE BOARD OF HEALTH PROSECUTIONS AT LAST.— Mr Simons applied on behalf of Mr Gery. clerk to the Board, for a summons against Mr John Hammett, manager of Werfa Colliery, for having fabricated a voting paper duiing the recent election. A voting paper had been sent in purporting to be signed with the mark of a certain voter with Mr Hammett's name as witness. He asked that the summons should be made returnable that day fortnight. At a suggestion from the Clerk, Mr Simons promised to reduce the information to writing previous to the issue of the summons.









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