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MERTHYR TOLICECOUKT. I THCRSPAT. — Before Mr. W. M. North (■tii>endiarr). STEALING A JACKKT. — Timothy Uallaghaii was charged with stealing a jacket value 12a., from Richard Davies, at the Duwlais Inn-—The defendant elected to be dealt with summarily, and he pleaded that the owner of the coat, whotu he met at the public house, asked him to pltwn it.—Fined C-1 or three weeks. JUDICIAL SEPARATION. — John Thomas did not api>ear to auawer a bumuiona by his wife, Elizabeth Thomas, who alleged that by his persistent cruelty ehe had been obliged to leave him. — Mr. H. Simons appeared for the complainant.—The parties live at Merthyr Vale. They uad been married 16 yeara, and the cruelty had been of long duration.—Corroborative evidence waa given, and the Bench granted a iudicial separation, the wife to have the custody of children under 16, and the husband to pay her £ 1 a week. AFFILIATION.—Daxid Lewis Jones, labourer, Pout- lottyn, wae summoned to show cause, Ac.. by Mercy Thomas, Dowlais, and paymeota having been made I by the defendant for the maintenance of the child, the Bench made an order for 2s. 6d. a week. MONJ>AT.—Before Messrs. Thomas Jenkins and M. Truran. THUSTT SOILS. -The following were fined for drllokemlell3 :-Sarah Ann Prothero, Robert lfalliday, Daniel Sullivan, David Morgan, John Daviea, William Morgan, John Clements, John James, W. Reeft, Henry Bradtield, William Edwards, Arthur Price, Martin Day, Joha Bryant, and John Jonep. 'N „ ASSAULTING THE TOLICE.—Margaret Daley was nned 5M. and coats for assaulting 1'.C. Thomas in the execution of his duty. UBSTBVCTION. —Two men, named John Davies, were charged with obstruction at Treharris, and fined 5s. and costs, or seven days each. EXTENSION.—'The Royal Oak, T'enydarren Wind- ROJ °^» Merthyr Vale and the Baili CJIas, Twvny- rodyn, were each granted an hour's extension. At REG EI» UN LAWFT i. WOUN otNG. -Daniel O'Sulli van charged with unlawfully wounding Patrick O Sullivan, at Dowlais, on Sunday. — Prosecutor stated that on Saturday there was' a quarrel with defendant, who was bin brother. A« lie stood outside his house with hie little boy defendant came along. He wanted to tight, but witness refused, whereupon 'in.wen*' ft little way eff, and picked up a piece of slag. J hey then wrestled, and defendant hit him several times on the head with the a!ag.—Dr. John Lloyd Davies said he examined Patrick O'Sulli van. Hie head and neck were covered with blood. He bad four wounds on the top of his head, ranging in size from half an iueh to an inch and a half. He had loot a large quantity of blood. — Inspector Cook naid that .9 jjriRoner gave himself up at the oolice-statiou.— Joseph buluvan gave evidence for tlie defence, after which defendant was committed for trial at the Ouarter OCSSlOflft* ( THKtT OF COAL.—Edith Williams, Mary Hyde, ami Amos Jonea were summoned fur stealing coal, and fined 5s. each, or seven day. I SUNDAY CLOSING ACT.—Arthur Price, landlord of the Grawsbay'a Arms, High-street, Merthyr, waa summoned for keeping hiB house open for the sale of lieer on Sunday, 23rd February. — Air. Beddoe I defended.—Mr. Griffiths (from the uttice of Mr. (i. C. James) appeared for the owners of the house.— P.C. Lamb deposed that at eight o'clock on the date in question as he wca coming up High-street in com- pany with 1'.C. Stevens, he saw a. man coming out of a lane which leads from the back portion of defendant's house to High-street. He took uoJdof the man, and found that he had a jack under his coat containing about a quart 01 freshly-drawn beer. He (witness) took him back to the house. He was admitted by the landlord. He asked him how he had served the u an during prohibited hoar. No answer was given. He told the landlord he should report him, and he replied Alright, f can't htdp it." The man was asked by the taadturd whether he had told ? 'M10*' anJ reP,iecl' aftor ''t-'iuer asked three times, I didn t say, and I dou't intend to." He took the man to the station. The beer was given back to the man.-Mr. Lteddoe: That is awfully kind of you. man.-Mr. Lteddoe: That is awfully kind of you. Jou dont usually give the beer back (laughter). Whose beer was in the jack—Alkop's or a local brewei a P-Witness: I couldn't teU(tauKhter).—Tbe! house waa iu good order except for those few vessels in the bar.—P.O. Stevena corroborated.—Price Davies, Tramroadside North, the man who was Davies, Tramroadside North, the man who was caught by the police, was also ca!M.—Mr. Beddoe said that he bad beea instructed to admit the offence. The man who obtained the beer waa one of those men who went round the publics on Sundays for beer, and defendant, in a weak moment, had given it. He asked the Bench to make the tine as light as possible, and not to endorse the licence—Mr. Griffiths, 08 behalf of the owner, said that if the magistrates thought the defendant was not a proper man to keep the house they would be prepared to change him, — A fine ot 50s. and costs, without endorsement, wab inflicted. A FVBUN-HOI-SK CASK DISMISSED.—Mrs, Thomas, landlady of the Welsh Harp Inn, Dowlais, was sum- moned for keeping her houtie open during prohibited heurs on the night of the 21st Pebruary. -Mr. J. W- Lewisdefended.—P.C. Re«9 Davies «aidthatabout half- past eleven on the night in question he went to the front door of the Welsh Harp, and heard a lot of soufHing inside. lIe went round to the back door, which was open, and into the house. He saw in the kitchen Mrs. Thomas, the landlady, drunk, a son named John Davies, and a man named John Jones in the act of drinking a sleevcr of I"t-. lie asked the son how the man was there during prohibited hours, but he could not explain. He asked Jones his name and address. Jones told him hia name, and said that be was in the Welsh Harp then. lie then told him he would take him to the station. On the way defendant said he would tell him hisaddrets, and did so. lie followed him to the house to see if it was correct,—Mr. Lewis, for the defence, said that Mrs. Thomas' son had been moving that day into apartments, and taking his furnituro frotu where it had been stored at the Welsh Harp. Jones had been assisting, and came back about twenty past eleven to see if there was any more. Mrs. Thomas then offered him a glass of beer. He accepted it, and was drinking it when the constable came in.—Several witnesses were called to bear this out, and ultimately the summons was dismissed. TRANSFKRH. — On the application of Mr. J. W, Lewis, the licence of the Prince Llewelyn, I'ant, waa transferred from Mies Mary Ann Thomas to William James.—The licence of the Buto Arm*, Pontinorlais, was endorsed from William Jones to Charles Herbert.

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