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. The New " Whiteleys." I

Llanrwst Board of Guardians.

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Conway Petty Sessions.


Conway Petty Sessions. THE BOATMEN'S GRIEVANCE. TALL STORY ABOUT ST. ASAPH MANSION. .This Court wa.s held on Monday, Dr. Daiton presiding. The other Justices pre- sent were Dr. R. Arthur-Prichard, Mr. Owen RoA'-and. Mr. John Williams, Mr. Hugh Owen, Mr. J. Dowel], and Mr. Ephraim Wood with the Justices' Clerk (Mr. James Porter j. SEQUEL TO A POLICE RAID. Mr. J. J. Marks mentioned the case of the Supervisor of Inland Rvenue v. Owen Hughes, Gyffin, Conway, who was charged with certain offences under the Excise Acts, and asked the Bench to adjourn the hearing nil the next Court at Conway on December 5th. The Excise authorities recognised thaa the defence had scarcely had time to pre- pare their case. Mr. Drake, on behalf of the Exise author- ities, orfered no objection to the applica- tion, and it was granted. A VISIT TO LLANDUDNO. A neatly-dressed, superior-looking young man named Dennis Morgan was charged at the instance of Deputy Chief Constable Rees with obtaining money under false pre- tences. It appeared that the prisoner had been brought tip in the custoay oi two warders from Lincoln prison, where he is at present undergoing a term of imprisonment on two other charges. The Deputy Chief Constable stated that on August 3rd last year the accused called at the Royal Oak Hotel, Llandudno, and asked for rooms. He said his father had taken a big mansion at St. Asaph and he (prisoner) wanted to remain at the hotel for a few weeks pending the carrying out of certain structural alterations at the mansion. It was arranged that prisoner should pay 30s. a week for his board and lodging. After staying at the hotel for a week, Dennis asked the landlady to cash for him a cheque for f5, as he wanted to go to Liverpool, and would be back next day to settle up his account with her. He went to Liver- pool, and that was the last heard of him at the hotel. Mrs. S. Greenwood, wife of the licensee of the hotel, gave evidence in confirmation of the Deputy Chief Constable's statement. Mrs. Greenwood explained that her hus- band observed m the prisoner's presence that he was going to Liverpool, whereupon prisoner said he would like to accompany him. He explained that it was to get to Liverpool he wanted to have the cheque cached. When he presented the cheque at the bank it was returned marked No ac- count." It was on the strength of the pri- soner's statement that his father had taken a mansion at St. Asaph that she cashed the cheque and accommodated him at the hotel. D. Roberts Jones, accountant at the North and South Wales Bank at Denbigh, gave formal evidence that neither Dennis nor W illiim Morgan had any account at that bank. The cheque produced had, he as- sumed, been obtained in an improper man- ner. because it was one of three cheques is- sued by the bank in a book to Mr. Samuel Powell, since deceased. P S. Evans (Conway) said the prisoner had been handed over to his custody at Conway that morning, and when charged with the offence in question he said he had nothing to say, adding I plead guilty." The Deputy Chief Constable proved a number of previous convictions against the accused, some of them on account of similar offences. In October of last year he was sentenced at Lincoln to two terms of eighteen months' imprisonment with hard labour, both sentences to run concurrently, and he would not complete that term until January 14th next. Dennis accepted the Justices' sentence to six months' further incarceration with a smile, and nimbly leapt down from the box to the warders, one of whom promptly snapped the handcuffs on his wrists. DRUNKENNESS. R. Jones, Marian, Pjdew, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in Castle- street, Conway, but as this was his first of- fence he was fined 2s. 6d. and costs onlv. David Roberts, Ilendre Cottages, Conway, was muicted in is. and costs for drunkenness on October Sth. Robert Jones, Rathbone-terrace, Deganwy, and David Jones, Park-terrrace, Ty wy n, pleaded guilty to being on the licensed premises of the Ship Inn, Penmaenbach, Conway, on Sunday, October 9th, the latter however pleading lor leniency on the ground that he was under the impression that he had walked the necessary three miles to en- title him to a Sunday drink. The Deputy Chief Constable The Ship is of course within the three miles limit in this case. The two men were fine 2s. 6d. and costs each. V'OT GRIST HEAVILY FINED. Geoffrey Nield NN-hitehead, of Langley Baildon, Yorks, pleaded not guilty to a charge of driving a motor car to the common danger on Sunday October 2nd. Mr. J. J. Iarks (fessrs. Marks and Marks, Llandudno), who appeared for the police explained that the defendant was driving his car at a speed dangerous to the public cut 3.15 p.m. on Sunday, October 2nd, between Old Colwyn and Llysfaen, on that part of the road generally known as the Penmaen- rhos-road, the Wesleyan Church being situ- ated in the immediate vicinity. Comment was frequently made that police officers' statements in motor cases were not backed up by the evidence of civilian witnesses, but in this case there would be no dearth of independent evidence. However, one of the witnesses was a police officer who was dressed in plain clothes on the occasion in question, and he would tell the Bench that at the time referred to he saw the defend- ant's car dashing up and proceed in the direction of Llysfaen. The car was proceed- ing at a very fast pace and was undoubtedly a danger to the safety of the public, having particular regard to the fact that there were many people in the roadway at the time coming out from Sunday Schools. The officer shouted to the driver and held up his hand. but no notice was taken of him, the car proceeding on its way. There was a notice warning motorists against speedy travelling on the load at that point. David Owen Roberts and other witnesses would speak to being obliged to jump to the wall along the roadside in order to get out of the ddendanfs way, and it was reallv a miracle that somebody had not been knocked down by the vehicle. P.C. J. Williams (29) gave evidence bear- ing out in part Mr. Marks' statement. He described the car as going at a verv dangerous speed-in my opinion at over 35 miles an hour. There was no footpath along the thoroughfare at the spot where he saw the car, and there were many people about who had juU left Sunday School. Cross-examined by Mr. Hallmark Though the car was going up hill at the time he repeated that the car was travelling at 35 miles an hour. lie knew it was a powerful car from its length. -dr. Hallmark So the longer the car the greater the power? Witness: You can tell whether a car is powerful from the length of the engine. What do you know of motor cars?—I have been through a few of them I was a black- smith before I joined the force. Witness added that there were about 100 people about the road at the time. David Owen Roberts, of Penmaenrhos, said there were about So members attached to the Sunday School he attended, and there were other schools all of them break- ing up at much the same time. He was accompanied by a boy named David Pritchard when he saw the car coming along at a great pace. He thought it was making straight for him, and he jumped up against the wall to avoid being run over, and the car even then nearly touched him. The car went at a speedier rate than any motor he had previously seen. David Prichard had to jump to the wall behind him. Cross-examined He agreed with the previous witness that there were about 100 people about the road at the time. By the Bench He did not hear the defend- ant sounding his motor horn David Prichard, a lad, corroborated1 Roberts' evidence. Thomas Williams, another witness, said he saw one little girl experiencing a narrow escape from the car, and the driver looked back to see whether anything had happened Cross-examined: There were about 30 people in a short length of road outside the chapel which he attended. After Mr. Hallmark had addressed the Court for the defence,. Geoffrey Whitehead said he drove at a slow pace over this particular part of the road, at the special request of his friend who was anxious to locate a house in the vicinity at which he used to stay while nolidav making at Old Colwyn. He saw no one jump out oi his way, and he denied that theie was any one in danger at any time, though there were some children on the roadway at the bottom of the hill. He had never seen the man Owen before. He had travelled 6,000 miles in motor cars, and had himself driven cars for two years, but had never previously been in trouble. J. H. Hoffman said he travelled with the defendant on the day in question, and he confirmed what the defendant said. He had motored for years, and he declared that the speed at which the car went up the hill was never more than 15 miles an hour. Witness was looking back the whole of the way up the hill in order to locate the house he formerly stayed at. The Bench imposed a fine of £ 5 and costs, which, including advocate's fee and witnesses expenses, totalled r7 iSs. 6d. A BOATMAN'S PROTEST. Owen Owens, boatman, Lower Gate-srtreti Conway, did not appear to answer a charge of breaking the Town Council's bye-laws. Mr. Thornton Jones (Bangor) who ap- peared for the Corporation, said the defend- ant was charged with neglecting to paint the number and name of his boat in accordance with the bye-laws. The defendant appeared to have a grievance because painters and others not engaged regularly in the boating and fishing business were allowed licenses by the Corporation to ply ior hire, and by way ol protest he refused to comply with the bve-laws. Boat Inspector WTilliams having given formal evidence. Owen was fined is. and costs.


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