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Ton-Peritre Police Court. ,Alotid,i,y.PDof,ore the Stipendiary (Mr. D. T.I enter Thomas), Alderman Richard Lewis. Alderman E. H. Davies, and Mr. Enoch Davies. YSTRAD GIRL'S TKM PTATJON. SAD CASE OF THEFT. Linda Bay man, a respectably-dressed young woman, 17 years of w^s charged with stealing a gold oroocn, value £ 6, the property of Mrs. Mary Davies Windsor Hotel, lon-Pentre. Prosecutrix said that at 10 a.m. on the 1st October- she placed a gold mourn- ing brooch in a cardboard box on the mantelpiece of her bedroom. When she went to lopk for it the next moining, it was missing. She made enquiries ox tne (girls in the house, but failed to trace anything; she then gave information to the police. Prisoner had been in her employ as domestic servant, but had left six months ago. Harris Rossin, pawnbroker, Gelli Gelli, said that prisoner offered the brooch in pledge oil the 18th October. He examined the brooch, and questioned the prisoner closely, but not being satis- Red with the answers given, he became suspicious and sent for the police. P.O. Young said that iio wBirfc to Hoggin's shop, where he saw prisoner in the pledge office. Rossin "told .J? prisoner's presence that she had ottered the brooch in pledge. At 11 n.m. on the same night he arrested her on a charge of stealing the brooch, and in reply to the charge, she said, "I was hard up for money; I took the brooch to enable me to get my skirt out of pawn." Prisoner, who pleaded guilty, wept bitterly during the hearing. Prisoner's father said that his daughter had been in service for about twelve months, and had only been in one place besides the Windsor Hotel. She had never been in trouble before; iiei only fault in the past was keeping late hours. She had been keeping company with people whom he believed had led her astrav. The Stipendiary said that the father ought to bring pressure to bear upon his daughter to get her away from the influence of these people, and place her in service in a private house, where she Would not come into touch with the attraction of the public. Addressing prisoner, his Worship said lie hoped this would be a warning to her. It was no doubt that the love oi fineiy that led her into this temptation, and he believed that the case would be met with by placing her under probation for the next six months. IMPUDENT THEFT OF STOCKINGS. John Smith, a. navvy, of no fixed abode, was charged with stealing a bundle or stockings, value 10s. 9d., the property of Henry Williams, Ystrad-Rhondda. Prosecutor said he kept a stocking and tobacconist shop at Gelligaled Road, Ystrad-Rhondda. At 6.30 p.m. on Satur- day last, prisoner came into the shop and asked for a halfpenny. Witness said he had nothing to give him, whereupon pri- soner became very abusive, and cursed him very badly. Tie then left the shop, but soon after returned, and grabbed a bundle of stockings containing 16 pairs from a shelf, and left the shop. Witness gave information to the police. Later in the evening, witness identified pri- soner among eight or nine other navvies at Moss Cottage Lodging-house. The stockings had not been recovered. Thos. Jones, collier, 11, Club Row, Ystrad, said that at 6.45 p.m. on Satur- day prisoner came to his house, ana ■offered to sell his.mother a iew pairs of stockings remarking: "You will have them cheap." No sale was effected, and prisoner left the house, carrying the Stockings with him. Saml. Bullock, who variously described himself as messing about the place" and an errand boy at Moss Cottage, said that prisoner came to the lodging- house between 7 and 7.30 on Saturday night and tried to sell some stockings to the men in the house. He was certain of prisoner's identity. P.O. Dd. Jones said that he proceeded to Moss Cottage at 6.40 p.m. on Saturday night, accompanied by prosecr who identified prisoner among several other men. Witness arrested prisoner on a charge of stealing the stockings, and conveyed him to the police station, where he was charged. In reply, he said, I know nothing about any stockings." Prisoner pleaded not guilty, and said that he bought three or four pairs from another man, whose name he could not give. The Stipendiary said that he was per- fectly satisfied that the case had been made out. It was an impudent thing on prisoner's part to go into the shop and demand money, and then steal the stockings. It was true he had been drinking, but he knew very well what he about. • Prisoner was sentenced to six weeks hard labour. STIPENDIARY'S ADVICE TO TRADES- MEN. Geo. Humphreys, labourer, Tylorstown fas charged with stealing four P?irs+i ladies' stockings, valued Is. 10d., tne Property of Ed. Evans, draper, Llewellyn Street, Pontygwaith. Olias. T. Iladdin, assistant in prose- ctor's employ, said that he hung several Phirs of ladies' stockings outside the shop c()n Saturday morning. At 8 o'clock in the evening, he saw a ticket on the pave- ment and then discovered that four airp, of ladies' stockings were missing. He gave information to the police, and at 8.30 p.m. P.C. Woodhouse came to the shop, bringing with him the stockings, which witness identified as those missing. Evidence of arrest was given by P.O. Woodhouse, who said that hi§ attention Was arrested by the fact that prisoner s Pockets appeared to be very bulky. Failing to give a satisfactory account of how he came to possess them, he took him to the police station, where he was charged with stealing the stockings. In reply, he sai(j I bought them at Ponty- ,gwaith you have made a mistake this time." Prisoner pleaded guilty to being in Possession of the stockings, but denied stealing them. xl Another charge of stealing three pairs .ó.f gents' stockings, the property of Mrs. Hannah Davies, draper and milliner, Llewellyn Street, Pontygwaith, was pre- ferred against prisoner. Mrs. Davies said she missed the stockings about 8 o'clock on Saturday night. A few minutes later, P.C. Wood- z, house brought the stockings to the shop. Evidence of arrest was given by P.C. Woodhouse. In reply to the. charge by the Magis- trates'- Clerk, prisoner said I suppose I got to be guilty." Prisoner was sentenced to fourteen davs' hard labour in respect of each offence, the Stipendiary advising trades- men not to leave their goods outside their shops late on Saturday nights. MISCELLANEOUS OFFENCES. Peter Gazzi, Treherbert, was fined 5s. for obstructing the highway. Dd. John Phillips was fined 15s., and Thomas Jones 10s., for fighting at Blaen- clydach. Wm. Jones and Wm. Hughes were bound over for fighting at Blaenclydach. Wm. Day was fined 5s. for leaving his horse unattended at Treherbert. Geo. Williams, Tonypandy, was fined 5s. for driving with no lights. John Adams was also fined 5s. for a similar offence at Treherbert. Emmanuel Giovanni, Tonypandy, was fined 5s. and costs for selling cigarettes on Sunday. Decabrilli Proveni, Tonypandy, was fined 5s. and costs for a similar offence.

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