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THE ABERDARE CHESS CLUB.

STEALING A POUND OF BISCUITS.

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STEALING A POUND OF BISCUITS. Edward Lancy was brought up at the Aberdare Police-court on Tuesday, on remand, charged with stealing a pound of biscuits from a. van, the property of the Great Western Railway Company at Aberdare Station. — Mr. Hornby, Newport, prosecuted, and Mr. J. H. Jones, Cardiff, appeared for defendant. Hall Smith, delivery foreman in the employ of the Al Biscuit Company, London, said that on the 17th inst. he packed up six boxes of mixed biscuits for the Co-operative Society, Cwmaman. Ho handed the biscuits to the Great Western Railway Companie's foreman. H" had since seen a box of biscuits at Aberdare, and recognised it as one of the six he had sent out. The biscuits were worth 28s. per cwt., and the box (produced) weighed 2Si lbs.-Cross-examined He would swear that some biscuits had been taken out.—John Swan, a checker in the employ of the Great Western Railway Company at Paddington, said he checked the six boxes spoken of by the last witness.—John Morgan, goods foreman, Aberdare, said that on the 18th he was on duty, and six boxes of biscuits came in from London for Cwmaman. He took them out of the truck, and gave them to a man called Darby with certain instructions. The boxes were not damaged.—William Darby, goods porter, Aberdare, said that on receiving instructions from the last witness he put the six boxes of biscuits into van numbered 1,605. The boxes were in good condition. — Thomas Thomas, manager of the Co- operative Stores, Cwmaman, said that on the 18th inst. he received an invoice for six boxes of biscuits from the A1 Biscuit Company. He received only five boxes.—John Owen Jones, good's elerk in the employ of the prosecuting company, gave similar evidence to that which we published last week. Edgar Charles Teague, station master, Aberdare, said that on the evening of the 18th inst. the last witness came to him, and from what he told him he went to the van numbered 1,605. He found a hand lamp and a coupling pole in the van. Some biscuits and an advertisement were protruding from the box. Pieces of biscuit were upon the floor. He put Mr. Jones to watch the van, and afterwards went to the brakeman's cabin. Jones had told him the name of the men he had seen at the truck. He saw Lancy, and he asked him what he was doing. He said, "Waiting for the night man to come and relieve me." He then asked him for his lamp, and he said some one bad taken it. He could not account for his coupling pole. He left the prisoner with signalman Roberts, and took possession of the lamp and pole. He then saw Inspector Jones, and went back to Lancy. He told him that he would have to suspend him because he was suspected of stealing biscuits. Having satisfied himself that Lancy was the man seen at the truck he went to the police station, and got Lancy locked up. -Cross-examined Prisoner had been in his employ for four years, and he had always a good servant. Prisoner was searched, but no biscuits were found on him.- -Richard Jones, traffic inspector at the Aberdare Yard, said that on the 17th inst. he gave prisoner a new coupling stick. The lamp (produced) belongs to Lancy. There was a crack through the middle of the glass. The pole found in Lancy'S. locker was not the pole he gave him. He never heard Lancy admit that it was his lamp Mr. Teague found. — Richard Roberts, a signalman at Aberdare, said that on the 18th inst. he was on duty 111 the yard box. About 7.15 p.m. Mr. Teague and Lancy came to his box. Mr. league told prisoner to stay in the box. Prisoner went out but came back again. He asked Lancey, before this occurrence, how he had not gone yet. That was just before 7 o'clock. He could not say whether Lancy came to the box by myself or not. He had known prisoner for a long time, and he knew nothing ^against him. He was well conducted. P.S. Jamc-s James said that between 8 and 8.30 p.m. on the night in question the station master came to him, and they went to prisoner's house. The prisoner met them, and they went into the house. lIe brought prisoner back to the station with him, and afterwards went to the station and made inquiries. He received the lamp and coupling pole from the station master. When lie came back to the police station he charged the prisoner, and in reply he said, "I know nothing about it." Witnessshowed him the lamp and coupling pole, and he said, I think that is my lamp, but the coupling pole does not belong to me. Somebody must have taken my lamp to the van from the cabin." He searched prisoner, and found in his pocket two small "jemmies," and the marks of the box where it had been broken open corresponded with the tools, He found no biscuits upon him. The prisoner was then formally charged, and elected to be dealt with summarily. — Mr. J. H. Jones then addressed the Bench at pome length, and read out testimonials from various persons. He asked the Bench to say that the witness Jones had made a mistake as to the man he saw, Taking into consideration the excellent character lie had they ought not to convict the man if they had the least doubt that Jones had made a mistake.—The Bench, after a short consultation, came to the conclusion that the prisoner had committed the theft, and they were very sorry that a man in his position had betrayed the trust placed in him, and blasted his good character at the same time. He was fined JM and costs, or one month.

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