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Ton-Pentre Police Court. -


Ton-Pentre Police Court. Monday.Before the Stipendiary (Mr. D. Lleufer Thomas), Mr. T. P. Jenkins, Alderman Richard Lewis, Alderman AVin. Morgan, Messrs. J. D. Williams, Trios. Thomas, R. S. Griffiths, and Enoch Da vies. ALLEGATIONS AGAINST POLICE. Henry Cardash, furniture dealer, Tony- pandy, was summoned for causing obstruc- tion. P.O. Henry said that at 2.55 p.m. on February 9th he saw a large quantity or furniture outside defendant's shop in Dunraven Street, Tonypandy. Witness drew defendant's attention to the obstruc- tion, and defendant admitted it was too 3>ad. P.O. Fuller gave corroborative evidence, and said that this was the worst shop for obstruction in Dunraven Street, Tony- lxndy. Defendant's manager, who was present, "vigorously denied the charge, and de- clared that the proceedings were in- stigated by spite. Mr. T. P. Jenkins: Don't say that. The police are very indulgent; in fact, they, have been too indulgent to people in your position. A fine of 30s., including costs, was imposed. MORE POLICE BAITING. John George, collier, Cwmparc, was charged with being drunk and disorderly, I assaulting the police, and doing damage ,to a police uniform. P.O. Fudge said that at 11.15 on Satur- day evening last he saw prisoner anci another man in Park Road, Cwmparc. Prisoner, who was drunk, came on to witness and challenged him to fight. Wit- ness and others advised him to go home, but he refused. After remaining there for about twenty minutes, witness pro- ceeded to take prisoner into custody, when the latter struck him in the chest. 'Witness closed with him and both fell to the ground. While on the ground, wit- ness was kicked on the arm by someone in the crowd, rendering that limb use- less for some time. After regaining their feet. prisoner* again struck witness on the head, dashing his helmet some distance away. He was also struck on the nose, causing blood to flow. Witness appealed to someone in the crowd to proceed to the Treorchy Police Station for assist- ance A young man who started off to do so was threatened by several persons. Prisoner continued his violence, and tore several buttons and did other damage to witness' uniform to the extent of 2s. Gd. A young man who volunteered to assist witness was shaken off by prisoner, and was later set upon by two persons. Even- tually, with the assistance of P.C. Case, prisoner was conveyed to Treorchy Police P.C. Case said that prisoner acted like a. madman all the way to the police I station. n Stipendiary remarked that he was sorry to find that cases of assaults on the "Police were on the increase in the dis- ^rict. Not only were these assaults com- mitted by persons who were apprehended, ) also by the crowd who attempted to lr%eue them from the hands of the police. He 'hoped this increase was only tem- porarily and he would like to impress On the public that they were rendering tphe worse service they could to prisoners behaving in this manner. Hitherto, jhey (the Bench) had not sent anybody ™ prison but if these offences con- tiivued, they would have to do so. J f Prisoner was fined 10s., or seven days, ■ *or being drunk and disorderly; £ 2 10s., I or a month, for assaulting P.C. Fudge; and 10sb foj* the damage to the police uniform. A PUBLICAN'S WOES. John Jennings, labourer, Treorchy, was summoned for, being disorderly and defusing to quit the Lion Hotel, T'reorchy, ^ftd assaulting: Mr. and Mrs. Francis, the landlord and his wife. Thomas Francis (complainant) said that defendant came into the house on Satur- day evening, 19th ult. He started quarrel- ling with another man in the bar, and when witness interposed, he was told by defendant that he was very impertinent. Eventually, witness had to put him out, and whilst on the doorstep defendant threatened him, and witness sent for the police. Ten minutes later defendant returned, and witness again turned him out, and was struck by defendant. After a scuffle defendant went away. A quarter 1 of an hour afterwards witness saw a crowd in the passage, and on going there saw his wife in the arms of another man, having been struck by defendant. Corroborative evidence was given by Mrs. Francis and a barman. Defendant, on oath, admitted striking complainant in self-defence. The blow to Mrs. Francis was aimed at the bar- Han, who had previously struck him. The charge of assaulting Mrs. Francis w dismissed. A fine of 10s. for being disorderly and refusing to quit, and Pl for the assault upon complainant was im- posed. A LABOURER'S PROBLEM. Ilarriet Williams. Clydach Vale, was granted an order of a week against her husband, David Williams, agricul- tural labourer, Llangefni, Anglesea. It .w-ag stated in evidence that the parties Were married five years ago last Christ- inas, and with the exception of about tour months, complainant had been kept by her parents the whole of that period. Defendant, who at one time was employed ■as a repairer at Clydach Vale, is now employed by a farmer at a wage of 9s. per week. Mr. James Phillips appeared ,for the complainant, and Mr. T. Millward, Pentre, for the defendant. FOOLHARDY COLLIER. P -^orris Evans, collier, employed at the £ k (Oc?an) Colliery, Cwmparc, was -p^ged with failing to sprag his woVking !-i+:€e ju accordance with the Mines Regu- a|°*s. Middleton, manager, said that on February he found a piece of coal I^ein *n ^enSth without a single sprag Wn Placed against it. The coal over- ijwjp °n an. average to the extent of 29 fcairwV, Questioned by witness, defendant had VL coa* was very strong- Defendant I 6611 previously warned by the fire- | defendant was ordered to pay the costs. | j A BANKRUPT'S PETITION. 2, Ashgrove, Pentre, 108 to vary a maintenance order of week. It will be remembered that « nf86 Was adjourned a month ago for L tendering legal documents I ue Carmarthen Official Receiver as t to applicant's financial position. Mr. D. W. Jones, Pentre, appeared for the appli- cant, and Mr. Spickernell (Messrs. Spickett and Sons, Pontypridd) for the respon- S dent. Mr. Jones said that applicant's only assets was a sum of £ 1 12s. per fortnight benefit monies which he received from two clubs at Treorchy. Applicant was at one time the owner of the Black Lion Hotel, Llandovery, but this and four cot- tages were now in the hands of the Official Receiver. Mr. Snickernell said that applicant had admitted having got rid of his property so that his wife could not claim anything. He had paid everybody else with the ex- ception of his wife. When the case was adjourned a month ago (continued Mr. Spickernell), the Bench directed the applicant to continue paying the order, but he had not paid a penny piece since. Mr. Jones said that applicant had to pay 12s. a week for board and lodgings to his brother, and in addition to that, he had incurred expenses in attending his examination before the Official Re- ceiver at Carmarthen. Applicant, in the box, said that he had not worked for four years. He was land- lord of the Black Lion Hotel, Llandovery, for some time, but since then he had become bankrupt. Cross-examined, applicant, denied having declared before the Official Receiver at Carmarthen that he did not intend pay- ing a penny towards his wife. Mr. Spickernell said that the wife was totally dependent upon friends. She was now living with her sister at Treorchy. Applicant: She has £ 40 worth of furni- ture with her now. I sold all mine to pay my debts. The order was reduced to 5s. a week. LEAD STEALING FROM NAVAL COLLIERY. A Penygraig lad was charged with stealing 72lbs. of lead, the property of the Cambrian Trust. Joseph Thomas and Wm. Clausing, marine store dealers, Pontypridd, were, also charged with receiving the lead. P.S. Marcombe said that on Saturday last, about 10 a.m., he saw the boy on the premises of the colliery near the engine-house, putting something in a sack and carrying it behind a heap of stones, and then going back to fetch another load. Thomas then came to where the boy.had put the lead, and helped to carry the loads away. Witness followed the defendants and saw them put the loads in a cart, which Clansing was in charge of. He searched the cart, and found that it was lead the defendants had taken. The boy said that Thomas and Clansing said they would give him 6d. if he fetched the lead from the colliery. Thomas said that they were driving the cart through a hack lane, gathering rags and bones and old iron, when the boy called after them and asked if they wanted any lead. Defendants gave hfm 3d. for it. The boy then told them to call as they were coming back, and he would sell them some more. Defendant told him he was not coming back that way, so the boy asked them to wait and he would fetch it. He then went somewhere to fetch the lead, and defendant thought lie was a long time, so he went to meet him. He met the boy down the lane, and asked him where he had the lead from. He replied that a man had given it to him. The boy, who had three previous con- victions against him, was ordered to re- ceive six strokes with the birch rod. Thomas was fined E2, or a month, and Clansing Ll, or fourteen days. THEFTS OF SLEEPERS. James Lewis and George Daniel, Tre- herbert, were charged with stealing six wooden sleepers, value 9s., from the Bute Colliery sidings, Treherbert. P.S. Brinson said that on the 23rd of February, from information received, he visited the yard of Lewis' house, and there found five wooden sleepers, and one in Daniel's yard. Defendants, when charged, admitted taking the sleepers. A nne of 10s. each was imposed. CWMPARC WOMAN'S "HABIT." David Humphreys, collier, Cwmparc, summoned Catherine Bowen, Cwmparc, for stealing a skirt value 4s. 6d. Complainant said that the, defendant was in the habit of calling at his house. At 3.30 p.m. on February 21st, the skirt produced was: hanging behind the door. About 8 p.m. the same day, defendant called for some brown paper. Complain- ant told her he had none, and asked her what she wanted it for, but she made no ,v reply. At 3 p.m. the next day, he noticed I the skirt was gone. Defendant, who bore a respectable appearance, pleaded guilty. P.O. Fudge gave evidence of arrest, and said that defendant had no parents, and went out to service, but never stayed in the same place more than two months. When out of a place she stayed with her sister. She was in the habit -of pilfering ) from different places in the neighbour- hood. Defendant was treated under the First Offenders' Act and was bound over. 'j TRESPASSING ON G.W.R. Harry Nibbett, Peter Cunningham, Thomas Evans, David Jones, Rd. Jenkins and Eleazer Fowler were summoned for trespassing on the Great Western Rail- way near Clydach Vale. Mr. Parsons, Cardiff, appeared for the Company. B. Meredith, relief man in the employ of the Company, said that he, in com- pany with P.O. Hawkins, was instructed to 'watch for treisipassers on the branch line between Penygraig and Clydach Vale Colliery. He saw all the defendants on the line near the Bush Houses. They all walked about a hundred yards oil the line. P.O. Hawkins corroborated. Evans, who was absent, was lined 10s., and the others 5s. each. James Tovey, Wm. Baker and John I Gordon were also charged with trespass- ing on the Great Western Railway near Clydach Vale. George Hines, relief man, said that he was watching for trespassers, and he saw Clydach Vale. ing on the Great Western Railway near Clydach Vale. George Hines, relief man, said that he was watching for trespassers, and he saw the three defendants. P.O. Thomas corroborated. A fine of 5s. each was imposed. Geo. Pane, Clydach Vale, was also fined 10s. for a, similar offence.


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