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Ton-Pentre Police Court. Monday.—Before Mr. T. P. Jenkins (chairman), Alderman E. H. Davies, Messrs. W. T. Jones, Enoch Davies, Ed. Jones, and Alderman Richard Lewis. FOND OF THE POLICE. John Phillips, a, Mardy collier-, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly and assaulting P.C. Sudbury. Mr. Harries, the landlord of the Mardy Hotel, said that defendant was in hi's house about 10.15 on Saturday night. He was very disorderly, and witness had to turn him out of the house. Witness afterwards saw P.C. Sudbury reeling a,s if he had been struck. P.O. Sudbury said that prisoner refused to go away when asked, and' became very violent, hitting and kiqking in all direc- tions. Witness was also bit on the finger, and had to requisition assistance to take prisoner to the Police Station. Deputy Chief Constable Cole said that prisoner, when in drink, was very fond of attacking the police, and was given six weeks' hard labour in August last for attacking a constable. Prisoner was fined 10's for being drunk and disorderly, and R4 or two months for the assault. BIT POLICEMAN'S FINGERS. Win. Tewkesbury, collier, Treorchy, was summoned for assaulting P.C. Case. The officer stated that about 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon he, in company with P.C-s Phillips and Nicholls, went in search of card players on the Tynybedw moun- tain, Treorchy. In an open shed near the bottom of the mountain were twenty-two men playing cards. Witness and his co- oflicers went to this shed, and prisoner, who was the first man to come out, was caught by witness. A struggle took place, in the course of which prisoner bit wit- ness' fingers very severely. Prisoner afterwards caught' witness by the throat and very nearly choked him. Corroborative evidence was given by P.C. Phillips, and a fine of £ 2 was im- posed STRUCK POLICEMAN IN THE TEETH. Another serious case of assaulting the police was brought against Richard Keane, labourer, of no fixed abode. P.C. Evan Davies, Pontypridd, and P.S. Clinch gave evidence that prisoner was turned out of the Queen's Hotel, Pontypridd. He was very violent, and struck P.O. Davies a severe blow in the teeth, causing them to bleed. Several previous charges of a similar character were proved against prisoner, and lie was sent to imprisonment for three months with hard labour. BENCH WOULD NOT BELIEVE HIM. Henry Thomas, a Treorchy conTer, was summoned for aiding and abetting in an indecent act. Mr. T. Millward, Pentre, appeared to defend. P.C. Phillips said that lie saw defen- dant in company with a loose woman in a lane at Treorchy. Defendant denied the offence, but the I Bench refused to accept his story, and a fine of £1 was imposed. MISCHIEVOUS TON BOYS. Wm. James Taylor (15), Ivor John Taylor (10), Thomas Henry Thomas (15), and Charles Aldridge (16), all of Gelli, were charged with damaging the property of the Bwllfa House Coal Company, Gelli. P.S. Davies said that about 4.40 p.m. on Sunday, 7th inst.. he saw defendants on top of the colliery, and one of them went on top of a small hut, breaking an electric bell signal wire. The four defen- dants then broke several yards of the wire off. !George Coombes, Gelli, gave evidence concerning the damage done. Wm. James Taylor was fined 5s. and one-third of costs. Ivor John Taylor was discharged. Thomas Henry Thomas was fined 5s. and one-third of costs; and a similar fine was imposed upon Aldridge. SMAOKED HER FACE. Esther Evans, Rhys Street, Gelli, charged Mary Catherine Simmons, Gelli Road, Gelli, with assault. Complainant said tha,t on 12th March, defendant came up to her and asked her who she was following, and then smacked her face, pushed her down the steps of the 'Workmen's Hall, Ton, and then smacked her face again. Complainant was going to Treherbert. Defendant said that complainant was following her, and said that she (defen- dant) was going with complainant's hus- band. Defendant denied this, and com- plainant then smacked her face. She pushed complainant down the steps in self-defence. Defendant was bound over to keep the peace for six months. THE WEEKLY BRIGADE. Thomas White, Clydach Vale, 10s. John Thomas, Treherbert, 15s. Martha Lavis, Treherbert, 5s. David Williams, Cwmparc, 15s. Thomas Jones, Pentre, 15s. David John Jones, Treorchy, 10s. Thomas O'Connor, Trealaw, 15s. Robert Watkins, Pentre, 10s. Thomas Sullivan, of no fixed abode, 10s.
Presentation Meeting at Nantymoel. Federation Pioneer Honoured. On Saturday eveii Irig, last, a large com- pany assembled at the Assembly Room of the Blaenogwr Hotel to present Mr. Dd. Edwards, a member of the Bridgend and Cowbridgo Board of Guardians, and a trustee of the South Wales Miners' Fede- ration, on the eve of his departure for Australia, with an illuminated address. Mr. Henry Davies, of Ogmore Vale, pre- sided. The presentation of the address was made by Mr. John Howells, assistant secretary of the Wyndham Federation Lodge. Mr. Howells expressed his regret at the departure of an old friend, but said it afforded him the greatest pleasure to be there to honour Mr. Edwards, whom he had found a sound Trade Unionist always taking the straight action. Mr. Lewis Lewis (Aber Colliery), trea- surer of the Ogmore and Gilfach District, said that in his dealings with Mr. Edii-ards he had always found him a gentleman. Councillor D. J. Thomas, Ogmore Vale, expressed the pleasure it afforded him of showing his appreciation of their friend, Mr. Edwards, whom he had always found straight and firm; and although they sometimes differed in details, they found their ultimate object the same. Mr. J. D. Matthias said that he had had years of intimate connection with Mr. Edwards in official capacities in connection with the Federation. He had long recognised his uniform tact .and commonsense in time of stress. He (Mr. Edwards1) had served with distinction in most of the offices of his lodge- and dis- trict, and M ould leave a character behind which younger aspirants would do well to copy, if they could not surpass. Mr. James Gillard (Ocean Colliery), on behalf of the Ocean colliers, expressed regret at losing Mr. David Echvards, whom he had known as an upright and just official of the Federation. Mr. Thomas Lucas (miners' agent) said his feelings were mingled with pleasure and regret—pleasure at seeing the work- men honour one of their own class, and regret at losing a stalwart and valuable Federationist—one who had helped to build their great organisation. His memory carried him back to the strike of 1898, M'hcn their local colliery com- mittee, over which Mr. D. Edwards pre- sided, was second to none in the coal- field. He found Mr. David Edwards always ready to give his services on behalf of his fellow-workmen, and much regret- ted that for rea,sons Mr. Edwards was obliged to leave his native land. Mr. T. J. Job, member' of the Bridgend Board of Guardians, referred to the work of Mr. EdM-ards as a Poor Law Guardian. He paid a tribute to the great and invalu- able work accomplished by Mr. Edwards for the poor and needy of the district, and expressed keen regret at losing such an honoured and trustworthy friend. I Mr. Rees Williams, treasurer of Wynd- ham Federation Lodge, also expressed his sorrow at losing a personal friend. Mr. David Edwards, on rising, was received with musical honours. He Mas evidently very much moved. He ex- pressed his deep thankfuliiej3 and grati- tude for the magnificent address, and for the kind things said of him that evening. The address would at all times bring back to his memory his pleasant association with the workmen of the Ogmore Valley. He heartily thanked them from the bottom of his heart for their kindness and well-wishes.
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i Porth Police Court. Thursday.—Before Messrs. T. P. Jen- kins, David Thomas, W. J. Thomas, AVin. Evans, Dr. E. N. Davies, Dr. Ivor Davies and Dr. T. W. Parry. BOY SHOP-THIEVES AT PORTH. Five Porth schoolboys, Henry Davies, Henry Thomas, Wilfred Butler, Claud Thomas, and Arthur Ferriday, were charged with stealing 14s. from a till ot 48, Pontypridd Road, Porth, the property of Wm. Mitchell. Mrs. Mary Jane Mitchell said that she had missed various sums of money from the till. On Wednesday, 17th inst., she missed 14s. At 6.30 p.m. that day her daughter called her into the shop, where she saw Butler crying. In answer to her questions, he said that he had no money, but intended having some and sharing it with his friends. She saw other boys outside the shop. v Maud Mitchell said she watched the shop on Wednesday, and saw a shadow on the counter. She afterwards saw Butler's hand on the till, and when caught, lie tendered her a halfpenny and asked for a bar of chewing-gum. Witness took the halfpenny and told her mother, who sent for the police. P.O. Phillips, Pontypridd, said that lie arrested the boys at Pontypridd late on Wednesday night. All of them admiUfcd I having a share of the money, which they had partly spent at the Burns-Johnson Fight exhibition, and partly on fish and chipfi and other delicacies. Henry Davies was fined 5s. Henry Thomas, Butler, and Claud Thomas were ordered four stroke.? of the birch; and Ferriday, whose parents refused to attend Court on his behalf, was remanded for a week. BREAD SALESMAN'S EMBEZZLE- MENTS. Charles Burr, bread salesman in the employ of Messrs. Thomas & Evans, Porth, was charged with embezzling three sums of money, the property of his em- ployers. Mr. D. Rees (Messrs. W. R. Davies & Co.) appeared for prosecutors, and said that he understood defendant was going to plead guilty, and prosecutors therefore did not press the charge. Lewis Watkin Morgan, clerk in the employ of prosecutors, gave evidence of cash received on various dates, but not recorded by defendant in the cash column of his book. Mrs. Mary Kibble, 44, East Road, Tylor stown. gave evidence of paying 10s. 3d. to prisoner on January 11th, which he receipted. Mrs. Margt. Davies, Llewellyn Street, Pontygwaith, said that she paid prisoner 6s. 3td. on January 18th, for which he signed in her book. P.S. Morris, Porth, said that prisoner gave himself tip that morning. In reply to the warrant, prisoner said: "I don't know what to say it is true." Mr. Rees said that the whole amount of the dafalcations was about £8 or C9. Prisoner, in reply to the Magistrates' Clerk, pleaded guilty. He added that lie had seen, Mr. Evans and had asked him not to press the charge, as he would pay the money back in a couple of months. Mr. T. P. Jenkins: I think you ought to be very grateful to Messrs. Thomas- & Evans for the kind way in which they have treated you. You can consider your- self lucky that you have such a generous prosecutor as Mr. Evans, but that is characteristic of him. Prisoner was fined zCl in respect of each charge. STREET FOOTBALL AT MARDY. David J. James, David Morgan, Abel Williams, Morgan Davies, Evan John, David Davies, Samuel Williams, Thomas and Samuel Jones, all of Mardy, were fined 5s. each for playing football in Mardy Road, Mardy. MUSIC AND DRINK. Wm. York, Tonypandy, was charged with stealing a silver-plated cornet, value about E16 the property of the Tonypandy Hibernia Club. James Brooks, secretary of the club, said that prisoner had asked if he should join the band, which he was allowed to do. He afterwards played regularly in the band, but the next practice after a contest held at Pontypridd on 20th Feb., prisoner-was seen to be playing a different instrument. Frederick Reed, lodging-house keeper, Pontypridd, gave evidence and said that on the night the contest was held, pri- soner came to his lodging-house and asked if there was room for him, but witness replied that there was not. Prisoner then asked if he should leave his instrument there which witness allowed. P.S. Evans, Tonypandy, said that when arrested, prisoner said that he had left the instrument at the Park Hotel, Ponty- pridd, whero the band bad put up the day of the contest, and, being intoxicated, left it there. Prisoner, at the Court, said that he left it at the Park Hotel because he was intoxicated and on Sunday following, when practice was held, he took another instrument. He went down to Ponty- pridd on the following Tuesday, intending to fstch it-, but again became intoxicated. He went to Fred Reed's lodging-house, but as there was no room to sleep there, he left the instrument there. Reed being a person that he knew well. Prisoner was bound over to be of good behaviour for twelve months, and the Bench told him that the best thing he could do was to give up the drink as soon as possible. TRESPASSING ON G.W.R. David Morgan, Penygraig, was sum- moned for trespassing on the G.W.R. near Clydach Vale." Mr. Parsons, Cardiff, prosecuted. James Williams, relief-man in the em- ploy of the Company, said that he watched the line at the place mentioned, and saw defendant walking along the line towards Penygraig. Fined m. HUSTLING IN THE PIT. Phillip James, collier, Ynyshir, was charged with breach of colliery rules at the Lewis-Merthyr Colliery, Trehafod. Mr. Kenshole, Aberdare, prosecuted, and Mr. A. T. James (Messrs. Morgan, Bruce, and Nicholas, Pontypridd) defen- ded. Henry Thomas, iiiider-minager at Tro- hafod Colliery, said that owing to a break- down at the Lady Lewis Colliery, Ynys- hir, the men had to be brought up through the Trehafod Pit, and the Tre- hafod men were raised first so as to get over the difficulty. The Ynyshir men were on the 4ft. landing, which was about 70 yards from the bottom. About 8.15 p.m., witness went to the 4ft. landing, after the Trehafod men had been taken up, and he saw about 150 to 200 men, who were waiting to be taken up, pushing and jostling. He got inside the gate and told them to keep order, or they could not be taken to the surface. Witness pointed out the danger of the front men being pushed down the shaft by overcrowding, but they took no notice, so he ascended the shaft and told the manager. In cross-examination, witness admitted that it was a common thing for' the men to get restless if they were kept waiting. Timothy Evans, manager of the Lewis Merthyr Colliery, said that when the under-manager told him about it, he descended to the 4ft. shaft and told them not to be fools, and that if they did not stop pushing they would not go up that night. He also drew their attention to the danger, telling them they were en- dangering, the lives of the men in front. He saw defendant 'pushing, and told him to stop it, but defendant asked him who he was, and he replied that it did not matter. James afterwards said that lie would accommodate him with something when he got up. Phillip James, the defendant, said he had taken his position in the gwt," but was pushed out. The general rule was that if a man was pushed out of his place, he tried to get back again, and that was what he was doing; that day. It was. impossible for him to be pushing, but lie had to go with the crowd. John Davies and William Davies, work- men in the same pit, said that they, near defendant in the gwt," were pushed out. A fine of t-,2 and costs was imposed.