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SWANSEA POLICE COURT. FRIDAY. Messrs. William Law, David Owen, and John White were called upon to dispose of a few cases this morning. The Thirsty Ones. Margaret Rogers, alias "Mad Maggie," made her 255th appearance on the old charge, drunk and disorderly, in Green Dra- gon-lane on June 6th. She stated it was due to the sun. "Maggie" was fined 10s., or in default seven days.—She had just come out of jail.—George Challacombe, 30, James-street, and Joseph Thomas Petatretreharne-road. and Cornelius Sullivan, fireman, of no fixed ad- dress, were also penalised for drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Transfer of Licence. Mr. Dormer Andrews applied for a tem- porary transfer of the lioenee of the Mali- phant Anns from Mr. Gould to Miss McGrath, formerly manageress of the Duke Hotel, Mor- riston. SATURDAY. Messrs. Wm. Walters1. David Owen, and Capt. Thomas Davies conducted the business of the court this morning. An Old Offender. Mary Ann Wells, no fixed address, an old offender, charged with being drunk and dis- orderly in High-street on Friday was sent to prison for a month. Miscellaneous. Mary Curtis, a married woman, and Re- becca Rowe, her sister, both of 74, Gibbet Hill, were charged with assaulting Eliza- beth Ann Dennis on May 29tli. In the end, the defendants were bound over to keep the peace and ordered to pay the costs. Elizabeth Jonea, married, living at 38. Pentre Estyll, was bound over in the sum of 25 to be of good behaviour for three months for using abusive language to Lydia Morgan on May 30th. Percy Cummings, engineer, who had been remanded on two previous occasions on a charge of deserting from the Glamorgan Mil- itia at Swansea, on April 29th, was now han- ded over to an escort. Margaret Jane Down, widow, 3. Mariner- street, was charged with assaulting Margaret Jane Rees on May 29th, and not answering to a summons. It appeared that the parties were rival cockle merchants, and when they met in St. Thomas on the date in question Down struck complainant in the face and upset a quantity of her cockles on the ground. -The Bench fined Down 20s., or in default seven days. Too Drunk to Remember. Mary Ellen Brown, a married woman, of Owens-court, was charged with assaulting her husband, Thomas Brown, by striking him on the head with intent to do him grievous bodily harm on Friday night.—Prosecutor was asked to tell the Court how he was in- jured, but he replied that he was too drunk, and did not know how it happened.—Mr. Wm Walters: Then you can say nothing more than that you were too drunk and that you don't know how the injuries were inflicted? —No, sir.-Prisoner was thereupon ordered to be discharged. Youthful Burglars. James Sullivan, 4, Bargeman's-row; Robt. John Northey, 5, Maliphant-street; 'and Bertram Payne, 31, Powell-street, three youths, were charged with breaking and en- tering a shed on the Great Western Railway at Hafod, some time betweien 11 p.m. on the 6th inst. and 5.55 a.m. on the 7th inst., and stealing therefrom three bottles of whiskey, two boxes of cherries, and about 161bs. of to- matoes, value RI, the property of the com- pany.—Mr. Willie. Smith prosecuted.—P.C. Brown, P.C. S. Cross, and Detective Eng- land having given evidence, the defendants were remanded until Wednesday next.—The) mothers of Payne and Northey asked for their boys to be admitted to bail, but the magis- trate3 declined, stating that they would bd safer where they were. The Mermaid Hotel, Mumbles. Mr. Frank A. Hill, Cardiff, applied for the transfer of the Mermaid Hotefl, Mumbles, from the present holder, Mr. Henson. to Mr. Reginald Harrison, who did not, however, intend residing at the hotel, but would put a manager there to manage the business. A letter was read from Chief Constable Mac- kenzie, of Cardiff, which stated that-Mr. Har- rison was very well known to him.—The transfer was granted. COUNTY BUSINESS. An Affiliation Case. Richard Thomas, labourer, Tynewydd, was adjudged the father of the illegitimate child of Mary Holborrow, a single young woman, who resides in the Mumbles lighthouse with her uncle, Mr. J. Williams. It was stated by Mr. W. A. Thomas, who appeared for the young woman, that the child had died, and what was required now was to make Thomas pay the expenses incurred in connection with the birth.-The Bench made an order for E4 10B. Sundries. Wm. Williams, collier, Morriston, for not having a licence for a dog, was fined 7s. 6d. and costs.—David Passmore, steel worker, Morriston; Titus John, labourer, Morriston; ajid George Liddioott, labourer, Morriston, were each fined for drunkenness. MONDAY. The justices forming the Bench this morn- ing were: Messrs. Howel Watkins, S. Gold- berg, Fred Rocke, and Joseph Rosier. Minor Offences. George Peterson, fireman, of the s.s. Res- cue; George Hughes, a plafcelayer, of Port Tennant; Johanna Roberts, a married woman, of Emma-street, were each penalised for drunkenness.—For begging in Wind- street, John Williams, labourer, of Vaugh- an's lodging-house, was fined 10s. or seven days; while Mary Ann Arnold, of the same adtrees, had to pay a like sum for indecency in Gloucester-place. A Violent Shoemaker. Ebenezer Rushbrook, a shoemaker, of no fixed abode, was charged with assaulting P.C. Maggs whilst in the execution of his duty on Saturday. It appeared that the offi- cer was marching a female prisoner off to the police-station, when the defendant came up and told him to desist as the woman was his wife. The latter becoming more violent threw herself on the ground, and as he was bending down to secure her, Rushbrook jumped on his back and struck him on the head, knocking his hat off. While the con- stable was picking up his headgear the woman rushed away, and he thereupon took the man into custody.-A penalty of 40s., or in de- fault a month's imprisonment, was imposed. Theft of a. Basket. Elizabeth Humphreys, married, living at Caersalem-road, appeared to answer a charge of stealing a basket, valued at 2s. lid., from Mr. R .H. Musgrave's stall in the market on Saturday night. The defendant was caught in the act by Mr. Musgrave, who felt it his duty to bring the case to court, though he now told the Bench that he did not wish to press the oharge unduly. As it was her first offence, Mrs. Humphreys was dealt with leniently, a fine of 30s. only being inflicted. Another Caise of Assaulting the Police. Patrick Hayes, and his sister Mary, Llan- gyfelach-street, were jointly charged with assaulting P.C. J. Hill, whilst in the execu- tion of his duty. Mr. Laurence Richards ap- peared for the prosecution, and Mr. Henry Thompson defended. It was stated that on Whitsun Monday night Lloyd came across the defendant kicking a man on the ground. He remonstrated with the man and told him to go home, but Haves, who was drunk, in- stead of complying, became more- unruly. The officer attempted to arrest him, and a keen struggle ensued in the course of which the constable was so roughly handled that he was obliged to call upon a bystander named Gwilym for assistance. Then the defend- ant's sister came upon the scene and com- menced striking the' officer with a. stone, which she held in her hand, while the crowd of people pressed around Hill and Gwilym in a very hostile manner, and in the end both Hayes and his sister got clear away. The constable was so roughly handled that the day following the assault he went on the sick list, and remained too ill to work for six days.—In cross-examination the officer denied that the female defendant appeared in ill health, or that she fainted in his arms. The Greenhill people always acted the same. If on the othetr hand, he arrested a Welshman there the inhabitants of the Irish quarter would be glad to assist the police. The de- fence was that Hayes and the man he was alleged to have been kicking were merely in- dulging in rough horseplay when the officer appeared on the scene, that his sister became hysterical when she saw Hayes in custody, and that the blows alleged to have been struck by her were really f £ ruck bv the orowd, who sympathised with her. Ilayes was fined L4 inclusive, and his sister was bound over. I Alleged Theft from a Till. David Thomas, a respectable-looking man of middle age, was charged with stealing a shilling from the till of the Farmers' Arms, Clydach, on Saturday. The money was missed from the till while the barmaid went for change. Defendant was arrested in an- other inn, and in answer to the charge is al- leged to have said, "I am very sorry. I don't know what tempted me. I took the shilling." The hearing was adjourned till Saturday. TUESDAY. The magistrates on the Bench this morn- ing were: Messrs. W. Stone, J W. Jones, Fred Bradford and D. Owen. Brevities. John Thomas, 40, John-street, was fined 10s. or seven days for drunken and disorderly conduct on May 25th.-Dd. Gray, a boiler- maker, 37, Dyfatty-street, who was found by the police in an inebriated state on June 5th. was similarly dealt with.—David Morrison, an inmate of Collett's Lodging-house, StrSnd, threw himself "on the mercy of the Court," and was fined 7s. 6d. It was his first "drunk." Eddie Newcombe, a small boy, living with his parents in Brynymor-road, was fined 2s. 6d., or a day's imprisonment, for throwing stones in Victoria Park, while Thos. Jones, of Pontardawe, had to pay 10s., or go to jail for seven days, for furiously riding a bicycle down High-street, on June 30th. Husband and Wife. Thomas Jenkins, coal-trimmer, living at 61, Wheatfield-terrace, was summoned for as- saulting his wife Sarah Jane, on June 2.— Complainant stated that between twelve and one o'clock on Sunday morning, her husband thrashed her with a belt, after which he threw her on the bed and told her to lie there and never wake again. Defendant was found guilty of an aggravated assault, and he was fined 40s., or a month. WEDNESDAY. Messrs. Wm. Walters, E. Rice Daniel, D. Owen, T. Davies. and J. Powell conducted the business of the Court this morning. Cutting and Wounding. A labourer, named David Phillips, living at 6. Gomerian-place, was charged with cut- ting and wounding Thomas Gabe, a resident of the same house, on Tuesday night. It ap- peared that the parties were both under the influence of drink, and a quarrel arose be- tween them, in the course of which defend- ant struck Gabe with a poker on his head. —Mr. Walters said a poker was a deadly wea- pon to use, and Phillips would have to pay 20s. or go to prison for 14 days. Non-maintenance. John Oweiait, a rigger, 72 years of age, re- siding in Fisher-street, was charged by his wife with being in arrears under a mainten- ance order to the extent of E5 13s. The old man was ordered to pay up or go to jail for a month. Alleged Burglary. The part-heard case in which the three lads, Sullivan, Northy and Payne were charged with committing a burglary at the Hafod Goods Shed, was resumed. Mr. Willie Smith again appeared to prosecute on behalf of the G.W.R. Co.—Richard Thomas Morris, checker at the Hafod Goods Shed, de- posed ti finding the* door open early on the morning of the 9th inst., and three bottles of whisky and a quantity of cherries miss- ing-the charge of stealing tomatoes was withdrawn. It appeared that the prosecu- tors did not kniw how an entry was gained into the shed, though it was surmised that one of the boys might have got in through a space about a foot deep under the door, which he opened by slipping back the bolt. Later in the morning (about 7.15), the boy Cor- nelius Sullivan was found by the police lying in a field near the canal in an intoxicated condition, the other boys having stripped him of all his clothes excepting his shirt. The defendants were arrested by P.C. Cross. and it was stated that they had each been drinking the whisky.—In the end the defend- ants were committed for trial at the next Quarter Sessions. Affiliation. David Davies. collier, Velindre, was sum- moned by Elizabeth Harris, a farm servant, at Ffynonfedw Farm, Llangyfelach, to show csuse why. etc.—Mr. Edward Harris was for the complainant, and Mr. Viner Leeder for the defendant.—After a lengthy hearing, Davies was adjudged to be the father of com- plainant's illegitimate child, the usual order (3s. 6d. per week) being made. Painful Case of Parental Neglect. Joseph Price, labourer, 14, Montana-place, was charged with wilfully neglecting and abandoning his four children. Mr. J. Viner Leeder prosecuted on behalf of the N.S.P.C.C. -Sarah Price said she had been married to defendant for thirteen years. They had four children: Wiliam, aged 11; David, aged 8; Margaret, aged 5; and Joseph John, aged 2. Her husband left home on the 20th of April, and she had not seen him since. The week before he left he gave her Is. 6d., and the week before that 5s. Her husband had also been very cruel to the children, especially the old- est boy. All the children were afraid of him, and, on occasions, had been driven out at night, owing to prisoner's violent conduct. She had a separation about two months ago, and an order for the payment of lûliJ. a week was made, which, however, her husband had never paid, with the exception of 12s. 6d. in two months. They had since been living to- gether again.—Inspector Pearce, Martha. Dixon, a neighbour, and Thomas Morris, .School Board officer, corroborated.—Mr. Walters said he didn't think anything they could say would do prisoner any good. He would be sent to prison for two months with hard labour. Abducting a Boy. Some weeks ago a couple of men were charged with abducting a boy named Sidney Williams, from Bonymaen Truant School, were found guilty and fined. Thia morning two other men, David and James Williams, whom Mr. George Isaac, who represented the Swansea School Board, said could not be served at the same time as the others were charged with the same offence. Evidence was offered to show that a number of men burst open the gate of the school ya.rd, knocked down one boy, and carried away Sydney Wil- liams.—Mr, Isaac asked leave to withdraw the charge against James Williams, which •wtas granted.-David Williams, the other defendant, asked for an adjournment in order to produce other witnesses, but the magis- trates considered that he had ample notice of the case, and fined him 40s. or a month.

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