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CAERLEON PETTY SESSIONS.—MONDAY, DEC. 6. N Before John Jenkins, Esq. TTin UOBBEHIES AT THE LODGE FARM. John Barry, labourer, Caerleon, was charged by PC James Limbrick with having in his possession two sacks, which had been stolen from the stable of Mr. Henry Rowlands.—Mr. T. M. Llcwellin, solicitor, appeared for the prisoner.—Mr. Row. lands deposed I am a farmer, and reside at the Lodge Farm, Llangattock, and on the 26th October, the Tuesday previous to Usk fair, a quantity of potatoes were stolen from one of my fields, and on the same night two or three sacks were stolen from rev stable, which I did not see again, until shown them by P.C. Limbrick. I know the sacks produced to be mine, from a mark on one, and some mending on the other. Cross-examined by Mr. Llewellin I never sent sacks to Mr. W. Harris, Llansoar, but he might have one of mine. James Trickey and John Brown, servants to prosecutor, also identified the sacks. P.C. Limbrick proved finding the sacks, one on a post, and the other in the garden, on prisoner's premises. Prisoner told him he had one from Llansoar, of Mr. Harris, and the other from an Irishman. The premises were open, and the sacks were not secreted. Mr. Llewellin, for the defence, called Mrs. Leary, who said One of the bags I have had in my possession more than two years. It once belonged to Mr. Rowlands, but was exchanged for one of his by mistake, when raising potatoes. I lent it to prisoner's brother-in-law. I knew it by a part sewed up with worsted. I never noticed the mark of a cross on it. Jerry Sexton I have seen this sack in John Barry's posses- sion these five months. I know it by a mark of dirt upon it. We had it when raising praties about the time of Pontypool f.ir. Timothy Sexton, prisoner s brother-in-law I lent a sack to John Barry at the time we were raising potatoes, which was the time of Pontypool fair. MR. W. Harris, farmer, Llansoar: Prisoner had a sack from mv house about nine months ago, instead of one of his own. I fancy that is one of mine, but cannot swear to it. I could not identify it. Mr. Llewellin urged upon the Bench, that as there was no evidence of concealment, there did not seem any reason to suppose that the prisoner had stolen the sacks, and that a de- cision on the case rested entirely on the credibility of the wit- nesses on both sides. His Worship considered this was properly a case for a jury to decide, and he would therefore commit the prisoner for larceny, but would take bail for the appearance of the prisoner to take his trial at the sessions. HOUSEBREAKING AT THE LODGE FARM. Honorah Hurley, Caerleon, and Mary Hurley, her daughter, were charged by P, C. Limbrick with having stolen cheese in their possession, being part of the 261bs weight of cheese which had luen stolen from the Lodge Farm on the 20th November. Hannah Rees sworn; I am a servant to Mr. Hy. Rowlands, at the Lodge. My master's granary was broken into on the 20th Nov., through the window, and 261bsof cheese, and one or two sacks, were stolen. The cheese now produced, cut in two, is one of the stolen ones, which I know by marks, the make, and its fitting the vat.. Robert Hillier, sworn I keep a small shop 111 Caerleon vil- lage. On the morning of Tuesday last the elder prisoner came to mv shop, and asked to look at some gowns of my wife, saying she was short of money, and wished us to buy a cheese of her. In about half an hour she returned with the cheese now pro- duced, under her shawl, I think. She asked <d. per lb. for it. I told her it was not a perfect cheese, and finding it weighed good 81bs I offered her 3s. for it. She said she woulu take 3s. and a pair'of gloves. I GAVE this, and took the cheese. I did not ask her where she had the cheese, as I had no suspicion of her, having bought pieces of bacon from her formerly. One part of the cheese I sold to William Olive at G,d. per lb.-the other part I gave to P.C. Limbrick. T' William Olive, sworn: I keep the White Lion publichouse in Caerleon village. On Friday morning I bought 4111>5. cheese of Mr. Hillier, and on the same day, in consequence of what I heard, I delivered it to Elizabeth Morgan, the wife of theChrist- church constable. Elizabeth Morgan sworn: I am the wife of the constable of Christchurch parish, and the cheese I now produce was given to me by William Olive on Friday last. The elder prisoner, in her defence, said that she got that and another "roll of cheese," which she had left at Pontypool on Saturday, from her daughter, who had taken them in a swap" from Celia James, Witson, for caps, &c.; and that if the con- stable would go with her daughter, she would point her out, but she thought the young woman would deny it. The case was remanded to Tuesday, to enable the prisoners to bring forward their witnesses, and for the production of the cheese from Pontypool. TUESDAY. Before J. Jenkins, Esq., and Rev. W. Powell. Honorah Hurley and Mary Hurley were brought up to-day, when the following additional evidence was given :— John Vincent, sworn: I am a police officer of the parish of Trevethin. The cheese 1 now produce I received from Jane Hewett. I saw the elder prisoner at the White Hart, Ponty- pool, on Saturday nigh!, about eleven o'clock. She was drunk at the time. Jane Hewett, sworn: I am the wife of William Hewett, in Prosser s Buildings. On Saturday last, Honorah Hurley came to my house, and asked me to buy a cheese, at 8d. per lb. I offered her 7d which she agreed to take. Before the boy went to get it weighed, she left my house, saying she would return but I did not see her again. Hannah Rees recalled The part of a cheese now produced is also from one of the stolen cheese. It is the same make as our cheese. Robert, Hillier recalled ■ About three weeks ago, I bought a piece of cheese and a piece of bacon from the elder prisoner, for which I SWAPT with her for some nbbons and two bonnets. P.C. Limbrick sworn: When I apprehended Honorah Hurley, she said she had the cheese from her daughter Mary, who said she had got it from Cclia James, at Witson for lace. Celia James sworn I am the daughter of "VV illiam James, of Goldcliffe, and on Saturday three weeks, and also last Saturday, the younger prisoner was tit our house, WITH a basket, selling cotton, thread &c. I bought nothing. 1 did not give or sell her any cheese at that or any other time. Never had a cap from her, nor any black or white lace, or hair pins. The cheese is not like our make. 1T T» Edmund Rowlands sworn: I am the son of Henry Rowlands. On the morning after the granary was broken into I examined the premises, and found they had been enteied bj the window, the bars of which were broken, and the shutters taken oft. A ladder had also been taken from the rick fold, and placed against the window. J found three tracks on the ground-two were by nailed shoes, and one small, without nails, which last appeared to be the track of a female's foot. I have examined the cheese produced, and have no doubt, from the marks and make, that it is part of the cheese stolen.. „ » N V The prisoners again stated that they had the cheese of Celia James, and asserted with great vehemence that the witnesses had all "sworn bad," The Bench committed the PRISONERS W TUCUF TRIAL AT vile next GAITER sessions.