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PONTYPOOL PETTY SESSIONS. SATURDAY. Before Col. BYRDE and C. J. PARKKS, Esq. THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER. Benjamin Morgan and William Henry brans, two youths, pleaded guilty to discharging ^lrej Works in tho streets on Guy Fawkes' Day, and ivere each fined Is 6d. DRUNK. Thomas Lane, of Pontypool, charged by Sergeant Basham with being drunk on the high- Way on the previous evening, pleaded guilty, and was fined 5R. A FEMININE QUARREL. Mary Buckley and Martha Thomas, the latter being decorated with a black eye, summoned each other for au assault. Both parties ieside in Pontypool and on the 4tli instant an un- seemly disturbance took place between them. One of the witnesses said they were six of one and half-a-dozen of the other."—The Bench. however, eamo to the conclusion that Mrs Thomas was the aggressor, and fined her 10s, and 10s costs, or 7 days hard labour. A PUGILISTIC DRUNK." William Drlnkwater was charged with being drunk, and pleaded gtiilty.-After 11 on Satur- day night, P.c. Burley found him at Trevethm, with his coat off and wanting to fight. Fined 10s. WOOD PICKERS. Eliza Griffiths and Sarah Watkins, who did lot appear, were summoned for picking wood it the Race Works on Tuesday evening. P.c. lumphreys proved the charge, and a fine of 5s 6d was imposed in each case. SAD COAL-STEALING CASE. Thomas Haywood and Mary Liewellin, both said to be in tolerable circumstances, were sum- moned for stealing 1501bs. of coal, the property of Messrs Vipond and Co., at Cwmavon. Mr T. Watkins, Pontypool, defended both the ac- cused.—P.c. Saunders deposed that on Friday tnorning he was watching coal, and at the In- cline he saw the inale defendant he was em- ployed by the Company, and stopped the trucks, by means of the signal, at the place where it Was necessary to stop them he then took a quantity of coal and gave it to the female de- fendant; witness then went up and spoke to Haywood, who said he had a perfect right to give Mrs Llewellin coal now and again. Af- terwards said he knew he had done wrong, and hoped witness would say nothing about it.- Mr Jones, who represented the Company, said Haywood had no right to give coal away. He had been in the employ of the Company all his life-time, and had hitherto borne a good cha- racter. The other prisoner also bore a high character. Her husband held a farm near the Works, in which she had an interest.—Mr Wat- kins spoke of the good character of the defend- ants, and sa;i there could have been no feloni- ous intent in taking the coal. Mrs Llewellin regularly purchased her coal supply from the Company, and being on this occasion tempora- rily without any, and the new lead not having been delivered, Haywood thought he was doing no wrong in giving a few coals until her supply was sent in. He had been 30 years in the ser- vice of the Company, which was in itself a guarantee of his good character.—Supt. Mcln- tosh said complaints had been made for some time past. After tho trucks had been weighed, before leaving the works, it was frequently found that on arriving at Newport there were many of them deficient.—Mr Watkins, inter- posing, said this was a gratuitous statement which ought not to have been made, and the Superintendent had no right in such a manner to prejudice the case. If the Bench decided to convict, he hoped they would treat the case as a trespass.—After consulting for some time, the Chairman said the charge against the female prisoner would be withdrawn, but with regard to the other prisoner the Bench felt they would Hot be doing their duty if they did not deal with it as a felony. It was very sad to see a toan forfeiting such a long period of good cha- racter for so trivial a theft. He would be sent to gaol, with hard labour, for 14 days.—The Sentence seemed to give some surprise in Court. UNJUST WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. James Thomas, inukeeper, Cwmffrwdoer, was summoned for having in his possession certain measures which were unstamped—P.s. Basham proved the case, which was admitted.—Fined 2s 6d and costs, in all 12s 6d. Sarah Harris, coal dealer, Pentranch, was summoned for having in her possession three Weights and one scale which were unjust, and also three weights and six measures which were unstamped j? ;•»«><) SO (hl onol, AO" _l<cr. with the costs, 25s. John Watkins, coal dealer, Pentranch, was summoned for being in possession of three Weights unstamped, and four weights and one Scale which were unjust.-Fined Is and the ex- penses, in all 20s. George Edwards, of the Noah's Ark, Ponty- pool, was fined 6d and 12s costs fot having one quart and five pint measures unstamped. Samuel Vaux, innkeeper, Pontypool, was fined 2H 6d and costs for having in his possession one quart and five pints which were not stamped. WORKMEN LEAVING WITHOUT NOTICE. Jonah Daties, who did not appear, was sum- moned by the Pontypool Tin-plate Company for leaving their employ without due notice.—The foreman, who proved the case, said lie could not understand why the man should do so, as there was a sum of money due to him.-Fined 20s, or 14 days. David Williams was summoned for a similar offence by the Tin-plata Company, and again there was no appearance in the dock.-It) this case a fine of 40s was imposed, with the alter- native of imprisonment.

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