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Porth-Thursday. Before Mr Stipendiary Ignaiiua Williams, Dr Parry, and Dr Ivor Lewis. TV.R. TRAIN IN SANGER. An eight year old boy najaed David Rees, of Pontygwaith, was charged with placing a wheelbarrow on the metals of the T.V.R. line near the new Tylorstow^ Bridge on the 14th inst. A Tylorstowa man named Arthur Brooks, said that his wife drew his attention to the barrow, which, was on the up-line; the wheel was between the metals and the handles across the railway, as if an attempt had been made to draw it away As the train was just about turning the Wattstown corner he im- mediately removed the barrow, and thereby averted whali must have otherwise terminated in a disaster. His wife had seen a little boy running away from the spot. P.C. Hadridge stated that he arrested the little boy on Wed- nesday evening. When he was charged at the police station the boy replied, "I put the bar- row there, and there was no one elsa with me." John Davies, a little boy about the same age as prisoner, said that he saw David Rees wheel the barrow on th line, and when he saw a man in navvies' clothes ho ran away. The Bench ordered prisoner to receive six strokes with a birch rod, and in the event of him coming be- for- them again on a similar charge, he would bi sent to a reformatory school until he was sixteen years of age NO SYMPATHY FROM THE BENCH. Ann Gaffien. a shabbily dressed middle-aged woman of no abode, was charged with stealing a purse containing L2 from John Wilde, who lives at Pcnybryn House, Quakers' Yard, on th2 previous day. Fxosecutor stated that while he was in the vaults of the New Inn Poutypridd on the day in question, prisoner came on to him and asked him to buy a pair of boot-Iaccs from her. He refused, but gave her a penny to have a glass of beer with. She followed him to the Queen's Hotel, where at her request he stood her a glass of whiskey. Whilst there he felt her hand in his pocket. and he missed his purse containing two pounds. He asked her for the money back, and fol- lowed her to the Royal Oak Hotel, but she re- fused to return it. Replying to the Bench, prisoner said he gave information to the police at Norton Bridge Police Station about two hours after the money was missed. Stipendiary: Why didn't you detain her and send for the police? It. is impossible to say now whether she had money or not. We can't depend upon the evidence of a stupid fellow like you. Prisoner (interrupting): We had been to twenty public houses together drinking that day. He gave me a sovereign to pay for drinks, and I being drunk, refused to give him the change. He was flashing his money about ail day. P.C. Nichols arrested prisoner at Norton Bridge, and charged her with the theft. She replied, "I haven't seen any sovereigns.' She was taken to the police station, and searched by the constable's wife. Concealed about her person was found sums amounting to twenty- two Prisoner then admitted that she met prosecutor at the New Inn, and had asked him to buy a pair of laces. He replied, "I'll buy you.' He gave me a sixpenny piece, and was flashing his money about all day. He afterwards gave me a sovereign, and I paid for a gallon of beer. The money found on prisoner was ordered to be returned to prosecutor, the Stipendiary remarking that the Bench had no sympathy with prosecutor at all. Prisoner was ordered to pay a fine of £ 2, *with the alternative of a month's imprisonment with hard labour. DISTURBING A RELIGIOUS SERVICE AT TREALAW. Mark Johnson, Henry Jacobs. Thomas Dovey, Prank Liversuch, George Goldstone, William Gough, Stephen iAlzy, and Charle3 Hardy, were summoned for disturbing a re- ligious service held at the Free Gospel Mis- sion Hall. Trealaw. on the evening of the 6th inst. Mr James Phillips, solicitor, Ponty- pridd, and Mr D. W. Jones, Pentre, defended. Evidence was given to the effect that on the night in question the eight defendants walked into the hall and caused a disturbance shortly after the service commenced. Johnson and Jacobs alleged that the property was legally invested in them. and that the present holders had no right to conduct services at all. De- fendants refused to quit, and remained in the hall from 7.30 until 11 o'clock the same night. In consequence of this Inspector Hoyle, Tony- pandy, was sent for, and the building was closed. It appeared that Johnson and Jacobs he. originally been parties in the lease which specified that the structure was to be used only for holding Free Gospel Mission Services. Johnson and Jacobs had, however, parted with their legal rights, and consequently had no further claim in connection with the control of 'its affairs. The Stipendiary stated that defendants had no legal right to prevent the users of the place conducting services there. an I if they had a legal claim, they certainly violated the law by disturbing the services They highly disapproved of settling disputes in that way. Each of the defendants were fined a £1 and costs, amounting to z9,1 13s each.


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