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NOTS AND OOiiENTS.

HAULING ACCIDENT AT PONTYPRIDD.

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ASSAULT ON A NELSON SERGEANT.

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♦ Caerphilly --TueWay Before Mr David Davies, Dr Maurice G. Evans, Messrs Evar. Owen and William Thomas. William Thomas, landlord of the King Arms' Hotel, Caerphilly, was summoned for obstruct- ing the highway by leaving his cart on the Car. diff road, Caerphilly, for twelve hours. The case was again adjourned for a week at Mr Thomas's request. John Lloyd, sinker, Aber, was summoned by John Richards, Aber, for assaulting him on the 14th September. The evidence of the prosecu- tion was to the effect that the defendant went into the shop of a butcher named Lewis and there interfered with his business, endeavoured to pick a quarrel, and afterwards assaulted Richards. Lloyd alleged he was struck first, and called a witness to prove his statement. Defendant was, however, fined 10s, including costs. William Phillips and Walter Walters, tin- platers, of Pontypool, were sued at the Caer- philly Police Court on Tuesday by Mr Wynd- ham Thomas, the proprietor of the Waterloo tinplate works, Machen, for R5 each damages for leaving work without notice. Evidence was given by the manager, Mr Christopher Ballat, to the effect that the two men came from Pontypool to Machen in search of work. They were given work in the mills, and Phillips ob- tained an advance of C2 and Walters of El to enable them to remove their families to Mach- en. Phillips had since repaid 10s. They did not bring their families down; on the contrary, Walters left after having been working only a few days, and Philips after a few weeks, both without giving notice. By this action the men had caused considerable dislocation to the works, and loss to their fellow-workmen and employers. According to the rules in vogue at the works it was necessary for them to give 28 days' notice of their intention to leave. Phil- '"Ps was engaged as a doubler, and by staying away he caused one mill to be stopped for eight hours. By the absence of both Phillips and Walters one mill was stopped for a whole week. Had it been working the company would have turned out 600 boxes in the week at a pro- fit of R7 10s. In addition there was a loss of sre tons of ooal at 8s 6d per ton. The company had suffered a total loss of ZCIO, and claimed £5 damages from each of the men.—Walters said he had not intended to leave, but bad been ill. Further, he did not know what the rules were, as he had not received or seen a copy. Phillips's wife said her husband remained at Machen a long time, but when be found he could not earn more than 14s 6d per week, in- stead of £ 2, he returned to Pontypool. Judgment was given against the defendants for RS damages, the balance of the money ad- vanced, and costs. John Rowlands and William Hopkins, labour- ers, Senghenydd, were seen by P.S. Davies on tOO 13th September in Senghenydd fighting each other. Sergeant Davies reported the case to the Court, who bound the men over to keep the pface for six months and to pay the costs. The following were summoned for allowing dogs to be at large unmuzzled: —Wm. Thomas, collier, Senghenydd; John Jenkins, fireman Senghenydd; Thomas Morris, collier, Gilfach; Edward Turner, collier, Aber; Joseph Treasure, collier, Llanbradach; and William Parker, col- Her, Tirphil, was fined 2s 6d and costs

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