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PEMBROKE. PEMBROKE PETry SESSIONS. BOltOUGH SESSIONS. [Town Hall, Saturdav, June 27th, before H. P. Jones, mayor, W. Htilm, J. B. Bryant, S. W. Hustler, T. Manse!, J. Dawkins, and W. Trewent, Esqrs, and the Rev. R. J. H. Thomas.] John Griffiths, of Pembroke Dock, was charged by Ann Williams, Pembroke Dock, with being the father of her illegitimate child. Mr W. V. James, of Haverfordwest, appeared for complainant. Order made for 2a 6d per week from date of application, and the costs, including zCl la towards advocate's fee and 10s 6d midwife. Mary Davies, of High Street, Pembroke Dock, sur- rendered to her bail with an infant in her arms, charged by Supt Evans with stealing a basket containing 141b of potatoes and |lb of soap, all of the value 3s 2fd, on the 20th inst., the property of John Thomas, of Pennar, Pembroke Doek. Mr W. O. Hulm conducted the prosecution, and called Mary Ann Thomas, who deposed I am daughter of John Thomas, and live at Pennar. I was sent by my mother on Saturday last, about twelve o'clock, to the Shore fcr potatoes. I had this brown basket with me, and bought 141hs of potatoes,and put them in the basket. I bought |!b of soap and put it in the basket. After I got these things I was going home by the Post Office, when I met the prisoner. She asked me to go down to Mr Huzzy's shop to fetoh her little boy. and she would stay with the basket till I got back. I put the basket down with the potatoes and soap in it, and went to Mr Huzzy's for the little boy but there was no little boy at Mr Huzzy's. I came back to where I left the wo- man and the basket, and she and the basket and its contents were gone. I did not know the prisoner before. The prisoner was coming behind me, and I was going home to Pennar. I am sure this is the basket 1 left with the prisoner. I know it by the handle being broken. I am sure the prisoner is the woman. I paid 6-1,1 for the potatoes and 2d for the soap. It was before dinner. I did not dine at home. I left mother's bouse about twelve o'clock. I dined at my aunt's, and before I got the potatoes. Cross-examined by the prisoner: I saw you coming afrer me. You asked me to go to Mr Huzzy's for a little boy,, and you would stay by the basket until I re- turned. Mary Ann Thomas said I am the wife of John Thomas, and mother of the last witness. This day week I sent my daughter for 14lbs of potatoes and half a pound of soap. I gave her this basket to carry them ia it does not belong to me, but I borrowed it on that morning of Miss Blaekvvoed. I have borrowed it before twice. I sent her about twelve o'clock. The child re- turned about a quarter to five that evening, without the basket or things. She was crying and afraid to come home until her father called her. Cross-examined by prisoner: I have no particular mark on the basket, but I know it. I went in with the police and 3aw your husband there. When your house was searcbtd I saw you there. Annie Blackwood said I live at Pennar with my father. I remember Mrs Thomas's child this day week came anil t ;r:cyed a basket of me this is the same t basket. I know it by its being broken in two places f and being dirty inside. I have had it about twelve t months. I gave 2s 3d for it. I had lent the basket two e or three times before to Mrs Thomas. The policeman s come to my bouse on Saturday last";having a basket, and i I identified it at once before ho spoke to me. Aeting-Sergt. Willliam Thomas said I had information of this robbery on Saturday last. I went in search of the woman with the little girl and her mot'.er. The little girl pointed out the prisoner in High-Street. I did not know the woman the child pointed her out. I appre- i hended her and took her to her house in High street. rj Mrs Thomas and the little girl and P.O. Griffiths went t with me. I told her the charge and she said 'search I where you like you will find no basket except one,' which she pointed to hanging against the wall. I took I possession of that basket and it had potatoes in it. We ( searched, the house and Griffiths in my presence found I this basket in a lower cupboard in the same room among t a lot of lumber. The little girl and Mrs Thomas n identified the basket: it. was about eight o'clock in the t evening when we found the prisoner. f P.O. David Griffiths said I was with Acting-Sergent « Thomas this day week looking for prisoner. On getting I to prisoner's house I found the brown basket produced in a cupboard amongst some lumber it has been in my possession ever since. I have heard the evidence of the 1 last witness and it is true. t The prisoner on being asked the usual questions wished t the Beneh to deal with her but pleaded nut guilty. J Committed for one calendar month bard labour. ( Joseph Andrews, a private in the 37th Regt., was brought up on remand, charged by Joseph Tucker, of Pembroke Dock, hairdresser, with stealing two pipes, value Is, on the 17th inst., the property of complainant. Thomas Tucker said I am brother to Joseph Tucker, the comolainant, and I assist him in his business About seven o'clock on the morning of Wednesday week last. I saw a pipe with William Nicholas, landlord of the Milford Arms, at the opposite corner he was standing at his own door. He showed me a pipe he hsd bought of a soldier. I returned to our shop, and looked in a box where we kept three s'Tts of pipes, and I missed from the box from four to six pipes of different sorts. After I missed the pipes, the prisoner came to the s op to get shaved. I saw nothing more of the pipes or the pri- soner until about a quarter to two in the afternoon, and then the prisoner and a private namedKidiev were stand- ing at the same corner (Nicholas's) I saw the prisoner take a pipe from his pocket and hand it to Kidley, who then went away followed by the prisoner. This is the pipe I Raw with Nicholas in the morning. In the after- noon I went to the F')rt Barracks: I saw the other pipe with Kidley. Thpy are the same kind of pipes as those kept in the box. The value is 6d. each. I had seen the pipes all right in the box on the evening of the 16th of June, about nine o'clock. William Nicholas deposed: I am landlord of the Milford Aims. On the morning of the 17th of June, about half-past six. the prisoner came in, and left to go to the barber to be,shaled. I saw him go into Mr Tucket 's shop, at the side door in Queen-street About seven o'clock 1 stood at my own door, and the prisoner was in the shop about three or four minutes. He then went towards the barracks through Queen-street East, and in about 20 minutes afterwards be returned and offered me a pipe for sale, and said he had given lOd for it. He handed me the pipf, and I examined it and found the mark of 6d on it. He said he was drunk at the time he bought it, and asked me would I give him 3d for it. I refused. He asked me then 2d for it, to get shaved. I gave him 2d afterwards, and gave him a class of ale. It has not been smoked: this is the same pipe. I showed it to Tucker about 10 minutes after I bought it. He said -lie had some like it, and charged 6d for them. I after- wards gave the pipe to the policeman, Griffiths. Joseph Tucker said I live at the corner of Commercial- row and Q'leen Street Pembroke Dock. The pipe produced is my projPfty: I know it by my own mark, 6d, which is blotted. I had a dozen of that sort, and three or four had been sold to persons whom we know, and the rest were right the nisht before,—on the 16th. The value is 6d: it has not been smoked. P.C David Griffiths said: From information I received frotn Mr Tucker on the 17th, I went to the Milford Arms, arid received tbis pipe from Mr Nicholas about nine o'clock in the evening. The same evening I went to the barracks in company with Thomas Tucker, when he identified the prisoner as having been in the shop in the morning. This pipe, has been in my possession ever sinee. The prisoner elected to bo tried by a jury, and made a rambling statement. He was committed for trial to the next Quarter Sessions. J. It Bryant, Esq, left the bench before the hearing of the next case. ) John Downey a little hoy 13 years of age, of the East End, was charged by J. It Bryant, with wilful damage to some grass, arid stealing the same, of the value of Is, on the 14th inst. The charge was fully proved. Fined Id, and damage Is, and 6s costs. Committed in default for seven days Eleanor Cochley, a little girl, nine years of acre, was charged by Susan James, an elderly woman, with having assaulted her on the 13th inst Some of the magistrates left the bench before tte hearing of this case, and previous to any evidence being taken the Mayor asked complainant and lhe little girl's father if the case could not be settled, but the complainant I being determined to proceed with the case, it w/is proved, the complainant's evidence being corroborated by a witness. Fined 6d, and 8s 6d costs, or seven days. Paid. The father of the little girl had no money, and a subscription was made outside the hull, and in a very short. time the fine and 9s costs were collected and paid, and a crowd of women and children followed the complainant, and the police had to escort her and iier witness out ol town. There were several other cases on the list, but they did not come on for hearing, having been settiedoutot Court.

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