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TOWN HALL, SATURDAY, before JosN THOMPSON, Esquire. DRUlut AND RIOTOUS.—George Roberts was charged with an offence of this nature. P.C. Vaughan having stated the nature of the offence, defendant was convicted in the penalty of 7s. 6d., including costs, with an intima- tion that he would only have had to pay 5s., if he had not interfered with the policeman. A TBOCBLESOME LODGER.—Benjamin Judson and Rosa Judson, a married couple residing at Sebastopol, summoned Cornelius Banks, to shew cause why he should not enter into sureties to keep the peace towards them. Mr. Greenway appeared for complainants. The male complainant deposed that he was an engine-driver, resid- ing at the place above mentioned; that detendant, who was a lodger of his, came home very drunk on Sunday last, threatening to knock his head off it he came near him; that he struck his wife twice, and that they lived in bodily fear of him. Rosa Judson having corroborated her husband's evidence, defendant cross-examined both of them, with a view of shewing that the husband had threatened him with a poker, and that the missus had unnecessarily visited his bed-room, besides having coombed his hair in a very rude manner. Defendant was ordered to enter into sureties of the peace, and pay 14s. expenses. CAUTION TO SHOP-KEEPEBS.— Julia Llewellin was charged with having stolen an umbrella, the property of James Phillips, draper, Abersychan. Mr. Greenway appeared for defendant. Mary Ann Phillips, (wife of prosecutor) deposed that she missed the silk umbrella now produced, from the shop on HVIonday defendant came to the shop by the half-past two o'clock train on the day in question and remained there for upwards of an hour, pur- chasingdrapery; witness saw the umbrella at a quarter-past one o'clock. By Mr. Greenway: A mark on the umbrella had been erased; cannot tell whether the erasure had been made before or since it was missed; we had only the two (produced) of that description; people are induced to come to our shop from Cwmbran (where defendant lives) and the neighbouring district, because we sell cheap drapery; I did not see an umbrella with defendant, but she might have had one. Rosette Whinstone said she saw defendant, about quarter to three o'clock, on Monday, standing by the door ot prosecutor's shop, with an umbrella like the one produced in her hand; she bought some goods in the shop, but witness did not see her take the umbrella away. By Mr. Greenway: I don't remember whether there was a cover on it or not; I went to Cwm- bran after the umbrella; defendant might have had another umbrella besides the one produced. John Rod. way said: About quarter-past six o'clock on Tuesday morning he and his "mate" were coming from work along the bank of the Canal, near Cwmbran, when he saw the umbrella produced and said "All my own and none of my neighbbour's;" he picked the article up and paid his partner 4s. for his share. Mr. Greenway cross-examined the last witness at considerable length, and made such a powerful address for the defence that the wife of prosecu- tor told defendant to come to the shop on the following Monday and she would pay all her expenses. Defendant was discharged on her husband being bound for her ap- pearance when called upon.






To the Editor of the USK OBSERVER.