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PONTYPOOL PETTY SESSIONS.

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PONTYPOOL PETTY SESSIONS. SATURDAY. Before C. J. PARKES, Esq. (in the chair), and E. J. PHILLIPS, E?q. DAMAGING rROrERTY. James Parry was charged with wilfully tres- passing upon and committing damage to certain property belonging to Mr J. G. Hanbiiry.—Ghas. Williams, in the employ of the prosecutor, proved the case, and said he had many times warned defendant against breaking sticks in the wood, which was the offence complained of in this instance.—The Chairman said the time had come when such lawless proceedings ought to be sternly checked, and the defendant would bo fined 20s, or 14 days hard labour. ASSAULTING A WOMAN. Samuel Briltain, who did not appear, was summoned by Ann Thomas for assaulting her. —The parties reside at Blaenavon, and com- plainant alleged that on the 18th ult. defendant went to her house and accused her of having taken some of his fowls. She replied that she knew nothing about his fowls, when he struck her on the face and arm, causing the blood to flow.—The Bench imposed a fine of 20s, or 14 days hard labour. QUARREL AMONG FEMINIZES. Ann Johnstone was summoned by Adelaide Jones for an assault. The parties are neigh- bours, and live on the Sowhill. Complainant stated that on the previous Saturday evening defendant went up to her, and without, any pro- vocation struck her in the eye and kicked her on the leg.—Emma Munday gave evideuce as to the assault, and P.c. Williams stated that he saw the complainant soon after the occurrence, and her face was then covered with blood.— The womon both indulged in abusive language to each other in Court, and it was more than the officials could do to keep them silent.—Defend- ant was fined 20s, or 14 days imprisonment.— As she was being led to the cells, in default of payment, she shook her fist at the complainant, exclaiming that she would do a month for her yet." A COMMON NUISANCE. John Rees, who failed to answer the charge, was summoned for obstructing the public high- way at Garndiffaith on the 26th ult.—P.c. James stated that he observed a number of men as- sembled at the street corner, and he requested them to disperse. All went away but the de- fendant, who defied him.—Supt. Macintosh said this was not the first case from this district, so that defendant could not say he had received no warning. He was one of a class who simply acted in defiance of the law.—Defendant was fined 5s, the Chairman expressing a hope that it would be a warning, for in any future cases that might come before them offenders might find it somewhat more inconvenient. A STRAYING PONY. William Brinlcworth was summoned for allow- ing his pony to stray on the highway at Ponty- pool, on the 23rd October.—P.c. Blayden proved the charge, and defendant was fined 5s. DRUNK CHARGES. Benjamin Lloyd, who did not appear, was summoned for being drunk at Garndiffaith, on the previous Sunday night.—P.c. Sannders proved the offence, and a fine of 10s 6d was in- flicted, with the alternative of 14 days imprison- ment. Walter Jones, a youth of 16, who did not answer the summons, was charged by P.c. Da- vies with being drunk and incapable on the 22nd ult.—Fined 5s, or four days. Alfred Phillips was summoned for being drunk and riotous at Pontnewynydd.—P.c. Trait stated that about half-past eleven on Saturday night he saw a number of men together, most of whom were making use of very bad language. He ordered them away, but defendant was the only oneoyho did not go.—The Chairman said men like him must be taught that the law was made to be respected. He would be fined 10s, or seven days hard labour. Benjamin Thomas, who was represented by his mother, was summoned for being drunk and riotous at Garndiffaith on the previous Saturday night.—P.c. Saunders described him as being in a fighting humour at the time.—Fined 10s., or seven days. STEALING PEARS. Stephen Cobner and William Edwards, two little boys, were charged, in custody, with steal- ing a quantity of pears, the property of Wm. Moyle,shopkeeper, Blaenavon.—Prosecutor said that a mouth ago some boys broke one of the squares of glass in his shop window, and he had patched it up." Since then the paper had often been torn away aud fruit abstracted from the inside. On Friday night he detected the two prisoners in the act of making off with a quan- tity of pears.—They both pleaded guilty, and were dealt with under the Juvenile Offenders' Act. Edwards, who had been previously con- victed for stealing a box of cigars, was fined 6s and Cobner, whose mother gave him a bad character, was fined 4s. AN OLD OFFENDER. Alary Thomas, an elderly woman, who is per- fectly familiar with the police-court, was charged by P.c. Baines with being drunk at a late hour on the previous night.—Sent to prison for seven days in default of paying 10s. MASTER AND SERVANT. Edward Evans, wheelwright, Goytrey, was summoned by John Hardman for non-payment of 4s 6d, wages alleged to be due.—Defendant engaged the complainant and another man to do some work for him, but found it necessary to pay them off on the second day. The work was not satisfactorily performed, and he consi- dered he had paid them a sufficient sum.—The Bench held that defendant was liable, for the reason that he did not bargain with the men before engaging them. The decision was that he pay each of them Is, and the costs. SUNDAY REVELLERS. William. Rees and John Forrester, neither of whom appeared, were summoned for being drunk and riotous at Varteg on the previous Sunday night.—P.c. James deposed that when he ordered the defendants away they threat- ened to stone him.—Fined 10s each, or seven days' hard labour. A DESERTING HUSBAND. William Hale was summoned for leaving his wife chargeable to the common fund of the Pontypool Union.-a—As he did not appear, a warrant was issued for his apprehension.

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