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SWANSIA APPOINTMENTS.

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r BREACH OF PROMISE CASE

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———————! -x e CHARGE OF THEFT AGAINST r MR, TRUEMAN. CANVASSER'S CALIj AT DEFEN- DANTS HOUSE. ] "THANK, YOU GOOD MORNING, THEY ARE MINE NOW." At Neath County Police Court on Wed- nesday afternoon, Clement Robert Trueman was brought up in custody charged with ir stealing a painted mirror value 30&, the 11 property of the Fine Art Company, Cardiff, g on January 21st inst., the prosecutor being Barnett Lando. 3 Mr. Trueman, after tho charge was read, p was supplied on his own application with a copy of the information upon which the 0 warrant wais issued. d Barnett Ltuxio saad he was a canvasser in h photographs and fine art, and lived at Car- lisle-street, Cardiff. On Tuesday he was h at Skewen, where he called at Mr. True- S man's house. He was carrying two pictures, I- g,a- of which was the subject of the charge, R A lady came to th? door and afterwards Mr. V Trueman, who said; Let's have a look at ti them? v' Mr. Trueman then took both pie- 0 tares from him rather quickly. t* Clerk: Did he say anything? (J Prosecutor: Yes, be said, "Thank yo- a good morning. They are mine now." Prose- t m-to.r. continuing, said that Mr. Truaman then shnt the door in his face but he (w..o.. ] px-as) wedged his foot between the frame 1 and the door. Witness said, "Wait a .no meet You are not a customer and are not J entitled to the picture* Mr. Traeman re- peated, They are mine now. Prosocuto said, If you do not return them I wjd fetch a policeman." Trueman replied, "Y^ra can iet-cti one if yon like. 1. Tot e- cutor then went to the police-sta'.i*.n. ( and met P-S. JomeK and the consfcaUe on tbe way. The constable returned with bun to tbe house, and Mi- TruemancajiM to the I door Prosecutor said to Mr. Trueman "I 1 want my picture." The latter replied, 1 -Picture' What picture? I know nothing 1 about the picture." Prosecutor rejoined 1 "Picture? The picture yoa took from me £ fust now." Mr. Trueman asserted "Ob. you t have got bold of the wrong man." Prose- ( en tew then saad to the constable "I give this t man m charge." Prisoner repeated I know nothing at all about this m*n s pac- tare." and said to tbe constable• 1ion have no right <» does-examine tne whil^ I am in custody." ■ae constable, said he had r not vet "taken bim into custody. Prosecutor saw ooe of the pictures lying in ( tbe T>a^sa?e. aiwi prisoner throw it wU> the c fiW ^gaj-dteft and- slammed tlbe door m thm fares. Tros»*T3tdr and tiie constable left tie ] "bOM.se On' Wadnosday root-ning jiroeecutiw went to Skewen, and with P.S. Tones Went t to tfoe prisoner's boose, wbere be identtfed ( tbe picture which Mr. Trueman had taken { ta l«m on Tuesday.. Ttwv_ ( Prosecutor, dosg-exammed bv Mr. Trrxv man, lnafi be was a Jew, but had liVled in EngabiwI all his life- Mr. Truaman: I put it to you that >^«i said, "We are giving aavay this band -painted Mrror to tihejpeopfe of as an advertisement V"'—No, I did not say Wbatl vou did not say it]—^ something' of the kind; but did not use tbe wurcls. .Atir. Troemcn: I said to you, "It is ex ceedingiv kind of-yoa. Thtok "7 1 nrndi. Good morning." (Laughter.) Witness: No, no. I say no .emphatically You did not say that. -n. Mr. Trueman Then you charged me with < stealirwr your trash with £ efcnio«s mtenton. i Witness: If it was only.worth three fur- 1 MrT Truemrsn Never mind. You dwurged e me witb stealing tlie fwefaure. t Witness then explained that be Rad eaid c to Mis. TruemaJi "I am acrivriting orders tor t biack and white enlargements If a person I dcalte with the firm he is entitled to one of i these hand-pointed mirrors free od charge," < The Clerk: What did Mrs. Trueman say? ] —Notbrng. 1 Mr. Trueenan Did I tell yon to fetch a j ftve-bofo borough polioeanan?—No, no; yon < didn't sav five bob. ] P.C. Higginson corroborated tbe evidence of prosecutor. P.S. Jones said he went with prosecutor j an»i tfae la«l witness to s bouse, ajn<t Mr. Trueman asked to read the warrant. He did so, and tben said "Here is Hie I will wine.with you with Measure Prisoner, addressing the court, aatd it was ] ridicaloos that he should have been arrested for alleged thef:; of a ta,-Iy picture. The most tlie prosoeuior could say was that there bed been a petty trespass; thai I bad geode to which lie was aula tied, because I bnd not given him an order for tJie photograph en- largement. That condition was never im- posed. Prosecutor distinctly said he gave the picturs as an advertisement., and it was only after be bad accepted Ihe gift that tihe ■profweutor said "You have to do business nil0." Then he fetched tbe police—not < a borough potkeman, but a rc^ecteWe oounty oonstablfe.. The Clerk: That is your fault, for being outside the borough. (Laughter.) I Tbe Bench said that no vici in swoh a case, and they The Chairman (Mr. Edward JootfK^roa:rh; pointed out that Mr. Trueman W brought tfea maiter upon ^mself by^«^^ stated that the parogeaa**r fiod in taking the course be ted- Mr Trueman said he was obliged to thear ? ^orshipfi, but he regretted the oammmts d nS^hc Clerk sold be thought Mr. Trueman wild say that; b^ the fact mnst not be lost sight of that Mr. Tnueman denied in c the presence of P1'C", that he knew anything at all about tbe picture when be aotuaiUy bad it in the bouse at tbe time. ^jr Trueanan said that the statement was not true. rpfc cSark Now you are aioousmg tWe con-1 stable -rf P^rj^r- Trueman Well, it isn't true. jKoaeedings tben tornwnated. I ia

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DEAr. OF A SWANSIA TltkDZS.MAN.

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FFORESTFACH CHILD'S SUDDEN…

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