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, CARDIFF.

j PENARTH.

NEWPORT. !

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SWANSEA.

"MERTHYR.

ABERGAVENNY.

BTAENAYON.

BRIDGEND.

BRITON FERRY.

CAERPHILLY.

COWBRIDGE.

FOREST OF DEAN.

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LLANELLY.

LLANGiNNEOH.

MAESTEG.

MACIIEN.

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MONMOUTH.

NARBERTII.

NEATH.

NEWCASTLE EMLYN.

PENCLAWDD.

PONTYPRIDD.

PONTYCYMMER.

TREFOREST.

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CARDIFF.

LLANDAFF.

PENARTH.

NEWPORT.

SWANSEA.

MERTHYR.

-"' ABERDARE.

ABERGAVENNY".

LLANELLY.

PONTYPRIDD.

TENBY.

TREDEGAR.

1 COUNTY COUKTS. I-

.CARDIFF BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

NEWPORT BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

MERTIIYR BURIAL BOARD.

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JCHARGE OT SHEEP STEALING…

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J CHARGE OT SHEEP STEALING ■ AGAINST A LLANTEISANI FARMER: .1. .l.r ..lL.' 1 1: THE ACCUSED DISCHARGED. At the Pontypridd police-court on Wednesday (before Mr. Gwilym Williams, Mr Hemv Jenkins, and Mr. F. R. Crawshay j. Thomas William s, farirei. Bwlcbgwyn Farm, Caste!ia\alley, on remand, w,, charged with stealing two sheep, the property of William Evans, Glyn Farm. TonyiefaiL Mr. J. Edwards Price appeared for the prosecu- tion, and Mr. Waltei H. Morgan lor the defence. I William Evans, Glyn hrm, deposed that the prisoner occupied the adjoin;ug farm of Bwlchgwyu. He (witness) w;»s tenant of another farm called Cae Banai, on the other side from that occupied by the prisoner In November, 1880, he (witness; counted his sheep, and in that month he found that L" had at Cae Hana148,and at Glyn 173. AU the sheep bore tile mark which had belonged to the for the last 50 years The ear mark was placed on the sheep when they were lambs. The number of sheep was entered at the time in the book produced. He counted the sheep again on November 23.1381, and found that the number had dwindled down on the two farms to 180. They were counted on the last occasion at Glyn. He counted the sheep again on January 23, H84 and found 142. Had" sold 35 sheep between November, 1880, and November. 1881. When he discovered on the last-named date that he had lost so many sheep he sent his son to search: the result was finding six more missing. On the 3Dtn of January witness vrent to the police station at j Pontypridd, where he was shown two sheepskins. Examined them and found that' they bore the same mark as his sheep. The skins were produced in court and identified. On the 29th (Sunday) the prisoner visited Glyn about six o'clock in the evening, and, speaking'in Welsh, said, Are you going to give me into cus- tody (dodi liil so,ad) or to set me freer" Witness answered, It is not in my power to do either." In cross-examination, witness said he had found other sheep mixed with his own, but never made the mistake of selling other sheep instead of his own. The last time he (witness) gathered his sheep he found among them 26 of the prisoner's sheep, and sent them back to him. Had not marked the prisoner's lambs. Himself and two sons usually collected his stocks. Had often ascertained after the sheep had been gathered that others had remained behind. He knew also that sheep wandered a great deal. William Evans, son of the last witness, confirmed his father's evidence Robert Evans, brother of last witness, said that after examining the two skins produced he was able to state that they belonged to his father's sheep. Edmund Williams, butcher, Hafod, had bought sheep of the prisoner. He bought sheep of him on the 19th of January. Had made the purchase before, but it was on that day that the sheep were delivered to him. Somewhere about Christmas he bought half a score of sheep of the prisoner, and arranged to buy more. He saw prisoner on the 18th at Pontypridd. when he requested him to Jet him have a dozen sheep on the following Wednes- day at his shop at Hafrid. On the following morning the prisoner went to his (witness's! house at Hafod. He had with him a flock of sheep, con- sisting of 60 or 80. He said to him (witness), Pick out the black and white sheep (y ddtfad las). He did so, and placed her in his shed. Went then to fetch another. This was not indicated to him. At this time the black and white sheep jumped out of the shed and re-joined the flock. Prisoner again requested him to take that par- ticular sheep, and he did so. He had, therefore, particular reason for remembering that, particular sheep. Witness! selected twelve. Witness had bought three lots of sheep of the prisoner between December and the 19th of January. This was not the first time for him to bring the sheep in a rlock. He sold the skins of the twelve sheep and four others next day to Mr. Jenkins. skinner, Pontypridd. The blue and white skin produced was very much like one of the skins he sold to Mr. Jenkins. On the 28th of January the prisoner came to his house unexpectedly. Knew that he had been arrested, and he told" him 80, ,After some preliminary remarks, prisoner told him, Say as little as you can against me." Witness said in reply. "I shall be obliged to say the truth." Witness then went away, leaving him in the house with his mother. Police-constable Weeks having repeated the evidence in reference to the apprehension of the prisoner, Mr. Superintendent Mathews proved charging the prisoner, who, when the two skins in question were shown him at the police-station, admitted that they were the skins of Glyn sheep, also that he had sold the black and white sheep by mistake to Edmund Williams, Hafod, and that he had one like it. He made no other remark about tha.white skin. On the following morning he stated to wit- ness that Evans. Glyn, had more than once made a similar mistake himself, and that he (prisoner ) had believed it was a mistake. Prisoner admitted selling the sheep to Edmund Williams. Mr. Walter B. Morgan, in a forcible speech, con- tended that the sheep in question were sold to Edmund Williams by mistake—a mistake similar to that which Mr. Evans, GJyn, himspJf had re- peatedly committed. The Stipendiary pointed out that Mr. Evans had not sold the sheep nor lambs not his own found among his stock. The Bench retired to consider their decision. In ten minutes their worships returned into court, and announced that tlie "evidence was not suffi- cient to convict. The prisoner was discharged accordingly. The Stipendiary added that he felt much pleasure in being able to arrive at that deci- sion, for he knew that the accused nnd his family also had always bornp a gond character.

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