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r ONTYPOOL PETTY SESSIONS. v SATURDAY. ore Col. BYRDE (in the chair), C. J. PARKES, Esq., and E. J. PHILLIPS, Esq. THE COLLIER S'DISPUTE. adjourned case of Godwin v. The Ebbw IoClle Company, in which the complainant sought RECOVER £1 4s 9d, amount alleged to be due for -JTAIN deductions made for slag," was first *&ed. I complainant stated that he was instructed J THE manager of the works to label a certain ,F Fly-wheel coal;" and the real question at was whether such instructions had been °|VEQ or not.—The Manager denied having given ^permission; but admitted that a conversa- 3 did take place between himself and the com- V^NANT. It was possible that Godwin^ might T considered himself right in so marking the but no such permission, implied or othex wise. Co d ever been given.—Mr Plews appeared for ^plainant, and Mr Green way and Mr Ward JPPEARED for the Company.—Mr Greenway, ad- E^SSING the Bench, stated that he was glad io Ms friend, Mr Plews, engaged on the other Upon the last occsaion when the case was RJF°RE the Bench, a suggestion was kindly thrown that this was a matter which would better be t ttled by arbitration. The case was adjourned °R that purpose, both sides seeing fit to carry it J*T' Upon the hearing of the evidence on the pre- Saturday complainant swore that he had ?°ken to the manager, and that the manager had P him permission to send out this tram of and mark it Fly-wheel coal." The manager ^IES this. He never gave any such permission, bee recollects some conversation having occurred ^T\VEEN himself and complainant, but he never J VE the latter permission, implied or otherwise, J? ^ND out coal marked Fly-wheel." They had ce ascertained that this particular tram was I at filled by complainant himself. However, klng at all the facts of the case, he concurred ^TH his friend Mr Ward, *,who represented the .V^PANY generally, that, in fairness to the men, .?EY would not contest the case, as it was possible /*AT complainant might have thought, from the ^ERSATION hehadwiththemanager.that an im- ATED permission was given him to label this par- SCMAR tram Fly-wheel." The Company were JREREFORE willing to give the man the benefit of JJE doubt that might arise but it must be dis- ??Ctly understood that the manager never gave such permission. He would receive the ont he claimed for, but the Company did not that these deductions were other than legi- Ii Inate. There would, in fact, have been nothing FT Arbitration, as the question was really one of Did this conversation take place or not ? Y 6 manager recollects a conversation taking F'FTCE between himself and the complainant, but r emphatically denies having ever- given or im- 4 led his consent to the marking of the tram K •'Y-wheel."—Mr Plews stated that, in fairness THE men, he wished to say one word in reply. J ^AS possible that the manager might have an IMPRESSION that he never gave or implied such F^ISSION, hut he (Mr Plews) had two witnesses OXIDES the complainant who heard the conversa- I, V? &ND the permission for the coal to be labelled ill ly-wheel." The manager, it was quite likely, I the discharge of his multifarious duties, may ^VE obliterated this from his mind. The Plainant had no doubt upon the matter. The JJH Was cut in a peculiar place and under pecu- circumstunces. The manager admitted that "as impossible to fill trams with clean small .j, and said it might be labelled "Fly-wheel." V *HE Chairman It is a pity to enter into the J,J^ITS of the case.—Mr Greenway: I have not 'erred to the fact that the tram was not marked ^1-—The Chairman In all matters of dispute it .QUESTIONS of agreement affecting the trade of country, it is more satisfactory, both to EM- BERS and employed, to have them settled by ^TUAL agreement. It is a pity that course should departed from. An appeal to the law always RENDERED a bitterness of feeling.—Mr Plews 6 generally try to throw oil upon the troubled ^JTERS.—Mr Greenway We all do so, I think. IK summons was thereupon withdrawn, on ■J!, understanding that the Company paid the IIn and the costs involved in the suit. TRESPASS AND ASSAULT. ^0liver Jones and Elijah Loveridge, two boys, J^E summoned by the Pontypool Local Board JJ" trespassing upon their property.—Mr Wat- »,.8 appeared for Jones, who summoned a witness SJJ^ED Mrs Thomas, for assaulting him.—Mr E. J J^HENS, surveyor to the Board, stated that nu- J J. RQQS complaints had been made of boys tres- I £ IN the ash-yard, Trosnant, and it MD be-- necessary, now the nuisance was so great, to the interference of the Bench. One tenant left his house on this account, and the neigh- complained that they were frequently their windows broken.—Mrs Thomas,who FIRST ignored her ability to speak anything but 8H, subsequently recovered her knowledge of ENGLISH language, and deposed to the tres- es °n the part of the two defendants-—In cross- AInination, she admitted having given Jones $TH]F0 S^APS-"—The jlads were each fined 2s 6d **• Mrs Thomas 10s for the assault. SATURDAY NIGHT CHARGES. N Howell pleaded guilty to an information TJ* Sergeant Basham charging him with drunk on the previous Saturday night, and fined 10s. Edward Thomas, of Pontnewynydd, was SUM- MED for being drunk on the previous Saturday *ght.—P.c. Adams proved the case, and stated defendant had nothing on but his trousers. ^PINED 10s, or 7 days. Thomas Madden, charged by Sergeant Lewis 10th being drunk at Abersychan, was also fined S, or the usual alternative. A FORGETFUL PARENT. j. John Powell, who did not appear, was sum- JONED for non-payment of £ 3 Is, arrears due to ^RGARET Tobin under an order made by the ma- S^TRATES for the maintenace of her illegitimate *^LD, of which he was adjudged the father.—A I ARRANT was ordered to be issued for his appre- E1sion. A FAITHLESS LOVER. 'William Ashman, of Blaenavon, was summon- 7^ by Eliza Evans to show cause why he should J/°T contribute to the maintenance of her illegiti- mate child, of which she alleged him to be the **THER.—Mr Greenway appeared for complainant, td Mr Watkins for defendant.—After hearing ■J16 evidence, the Bench made an order upon the for the payment of 2s 6d per week and ^TE.—Mr Watkins gave notice of appeal. MORE ILLEGITIMACY. •^William Hunt was summoned by Mary A. J/illiams, of Goytrey, with being the father of ER illegitimate child.—Complainant did not ap- and Mr Plews, who appeared for the defen- ^■NT, asked that the case should be dismissed, re- irking that the woman had taken close upon a J^elvemonth to consider upon whom she could the paternity of her child.—The case was ac- Cordingly struck out. COAL STEALING. Samuel Robins, a boy, pleaded guilty to steal- ING a quantity of coal, at Blaenavon, and was ^ED 10s, or 7 days. VAGRANCY. William Studden, charged with being drunk V^D sleeping on enclosed premises, was sent to ^SK for 7 days. A FEMININE SQUABBLE. Sarah Walters was charged by Caroline Mac- Carthy with assaulting her; and Isabella Jolliffe as summoned by Sarah Walters for assaulting er.-Both parties were bound over to keep the fceace, and ordered to pay 8s 6d each costs. ASSAULTING A FOREMAN. Charles Jones was summoned for assaulting peorge Parry.-—Defendant, who is brother-in- ♦9.W to the complainant, did not appear.—Parry Reposed that he was employed by the Pontypool ron and Tinplate Company. He had occasion TO find fault with the defendant, who also worked there, and discharged him. During the afternoon defendant went to the works in a state of intoxi- cation and struck him. No provocation was given IN the least.—The Bench said it was a serious thing for a man to strike a foreman, and fined the defendant 20s, or 14 days hard labour.

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