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PENTRE POLICE COURT.

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PENTRE POLICE COURT. MONDAv.-Befora Mr G. Williams, Stipendiary, and Mr T. Joseph. DISOKEYTNG BASTARDY ORDERS.— David Llewelyn, Blaenrhonddii, was charged with not obeying an order made upon him to pay 3s 6d a week, tow n'ds the support of the illegitimate child of Mary Davies, BlaenrhonddtK The order was made three years ago, and complainant had, since then, got married. Defendant sent the money to complain- ant's parents, and he had taken the liberty of taking them down to 2s 6d. The Bench adjourned the case for a week to consider the matter. THOMAS ROWLANDS, Treherbert, was similarly charged by Margaret Rees, of the same place. The complainant in this case also being married, it was adjourned. Lawis THOMAS, Treherbert, was again charged by Elizabeth Lewis, with the same offence. This case was again adjourned because the complainant had since got married. Complainant had refused to give defendant the child, because her mother had told her when she was alive not to give the child to another woman. ASSAULT.—Eliza Phillips, Llwynpia, was charged with assaulting Emily Saunders, and George Saunders, on the 6th of April. Defendant said that she did not assault them, complainant put out his elbow against her when she was passing, and said Is that your baby e" when she said "No, it is your bastard." This was not the first time defendant had assaulted them. Defendant said she never assaulted anybody in her life. Bound over in £10 to keep the peace for six months. Defendant said she will keep the peace as long as she can. DAMAGING GRASS. -William Emanuel, William Phillips, and John Phillips, were charged with damaging grass, property of Mr Treharne, to the value of Id. each. About quarter to three o'clock on Sunday evening, P.C. Meylor saw defendants walking across the field, at Treherbert. William Emanuel, and John Phillips were fined 5s each, including costs, and William Phillips, for not being present, was fined 10s. FURIOUS DRIVING.—Isaac Foster, was charged with furiously driving a horse and trap through the highway at Pandy, about 11.30 on Saturday night, 30th ult. P C. Dumaid proved the case. Defendant said he saw a clear road for him, and thought he could go on a trot, but was going at the rate of 14 miles an hour P.C. Dumaid went after him and called him to stop. He was fined 10s including costs. STEALING COAL.-Mary Jane Molly was charged with stealing coal from the tips on Dinas colliery, on Wednesday, 18th inst. Fined 5s including costs. STEALING A BROOCH.—Moses Piesar, was charged with stealing a brooch, value Is 9d, the property of Sarah Jane Williams, daughter of the Bodringallt Arms, Heollach, on Wednesday, 18th inst. Pri- soner keeps a small jewellery shop at Treorky, and travels aboat with a box. He was at the above. named public-house on the aforesaid day, drinking. Prosecutor put the brooch on the table in the room where prisoner was, with a shawl over it. Two other men where in the room, one named Henry Rogers, and the other Joseph Phillips. Rogers called out that someone was taking the brooch. Prosecutor went to the room and saw it was gone. Prisoner was sitting down in a chair with the shawl in his hands. Prosecutor asked him for the brooch. Prisoner made no reply. Prosecutor then called her mother downstairs, and she asked him for the brooch, when he threatened to strike her, he got up and said he had no brooch. Henry Rogers was called to give evidence, al,d said that he saw prisoner taking the shawl and the brooch from the table. When prisoner heard that they were to be searched, he threw the brooch be- hind the fire. Prisoner denied having stolen it, and said it may have fallen out of the shawl. Pri- soner was apprehended at the Bridgend public- house, Pentre, on Friday, by P.C. J. Lewis. He was fined £ 1 and costs. STEALING A DUCK.-Rees Jenkins was charged with stealing a duck, the property of Gwenllian Evans, Pontrhondda Farm, on the 18th inst. The duck was sitting in the nest in a hedge near the house. On Friday it was found with a person named Mrs. Leah, near the Cottage Hotel. Mrs. Jenkins went to her house on Friday and asked her if she would like to buy a duck. She said yes, and settled to buy it for 2s 6d. Prisoner's boy and another little boy took the duck to her house. Prisoner said he caught it in the river and did not know to whom it belonged. The case was dismissd. NON-MAINTENANCE OF A FATHER. — Richard Thomas, John Thomas, and Edwin Thomas, Tony- pandy, were charged by Mr David Jones, relieving officer for the parish of Ystradyfodwg, with leaving their father, James Thomas, 82 years of age chargeable to the parish of Ystradyfodwg. The further hearing of the case was adjourned until that day week. The Stipendiary magistrate remarked that he had ascertained that two of the defendants had not shirked their responsibility to support their Sathei but they stipulated that their brother should contribute also. FEVER.—Mr Superintendent Matthews officially announced that the previously declar.,d districts in the Newbridge division as containing cases of swine fever were now free of the disease.

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