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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.

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