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SURETIES AT TBEALAW.—Elizabeth Martin was charged with usirtg threats.—Elizabeth Davies said defendant uBed_bsa language outside of her door and said If.you come out you won't go in alive." She r said she did not clftre for any magistrates and would set the place on fire and burn them all op. Defen- dant is now undei suleties. She is afraid to go out because of defendafttV threats.—Defendant said com- plainant was a mischief-making old piece, always watching her and trying to provoke her.—The Stipen- diary: Were you bound over before ?—Defendant: Yes, yes, sir. About three months ago. She was bound over before, and she's been fighting after. (Laughter) But she put me bound at once.—The case was adjourned until Weduesday to give defen- dant an opportunity of finding sureties. BASTARDY AT PENTRE.—John Morgan, lately an assistant in the employ of Mr Rees, ironmonger, Pentre, was summoned to show cause why he should not be compelled to contribute towards the support of the illegitimate child of Elizabeth Davies, aged 17. They had been courting for a long time. It was a six months' child and died at its birth.—To pay the expenses and costs, X3 10s 2d. ASSAULT AT PENYORAIG .-Catherine Lewis was charged with assault.—Mary Jane Rees said defen- dant threw a bucket of clean water over her because they had killed a pig in the gulley. She said -1 I'll drown you you old b h."—P.C. Smith explained t £ at the pig was killed at the pine end of the defen- dant's house and under defendant's bedroom window —Defendant said they killed Bix pigs there thii •vinter. They were tcld by the landlord to ask per- mission before killing any more, and this they did not do.—His Worship said it was a very improper place for killing a pig.—Defendant was ordered to pay the costs 8s 8d. ASSAULT AT PONTRBONDDA.-George Mayo was charged with assault.—Henry Coles, Trealaw, said he was going to take a tram of rubbish out of the parting last Tuesday morning at Llwynpia colliery and defendant was standing in the way with his borpe. Asked him to move and he said Go to b- He (complainant) began stripping his horse and defendant wanted to pass, but he would not get out of defendant's way to spite him. It was just time to stop work. Defendant cursed him, and said he would have half-an-hour on top with him. He waited on the top, and as soon as he had put the lamp in the lamp-room defendant knocked him down and kept him down for five minutes. Kept knocking him down as fast as he got up. He said he would kill him, and in consequence he (complainant) raised a mandril at him. Geme chaps came on and stopped defendant doing anything else.—Defendant said he civilly asked complainant to get out of the way and he would not. Complainant challenged him to fight. On the top he struck him (defendant) with a lump of coal across the knuckles,—Henry Roberts said he saw nothing take place underground. On the top he saw defen- dant hitting and keeping complainant down on the ground. On getting up Coles kicked Mayo twice. His nose was bleeding.—Thomas Hall, gaffer, said the two wanted to fight underground but he would not allow them. They agreed to fight when they got to the top, and so they did.-Both bound over in X5 to keep the peace for three months and to pay the t costa between them. SCHOOL BOARD CASE AT TREALAw.-Edward Gibbon who bad been fined three times before was summoned for rot sending his child regularly to school.—The mother attended and said one of the teachers beat her child shamefully and she would not send the child to school if Mr John did not see into it. She did not beat her own children and would not let anybody else beat them. Addressing Mr Yorath, school attendance officer, she angrily said "You have no children. I hope I shall see you have some before I die; but you have a poor old mother and you don't know what may happen to her, yet.Fined 5s.—Mr Yorath had in all, seven cases before the Court, and although various excuses were pleaded fines were in each case inflicted. SCHOOL BOARD CASE AT CLYDACH VALE.-Samuel Radford was summoned for not sending his child to school.-The mother, who appeared, said she sent her child to school, but the teacher sent her back, saying there were fees owing. Her husband pays for schooling in the Clydach Yale Colliery. She went to the clerk there to ask for a certificate, but he refused to give it, saying he was not going to be clerk to 700 or 800 colliers.—Mr Yorath said the Board could not let a child come without the certificate from the bolliery as they are bound to produce it before the company will pay the Board.—His Worship aaid the Clerk to give the certificate M the money for Schbfclitag Was kept baek from the father's wages. It the father and the colliery coaapany. The Boaid nad nathing to do with it.— Fined Is. AsttafcT AT EnkONbsiowN.—Kate Emna Cun- rn&ga 'sbfii tm Monday last she sent a little girl te iefrttofs Mater's feotte fox 2a she owed her. She refused to pay. Sent the child back to ask the sister to come out, and then she asked her why she did not pay. She said she had aot got it. Sh» told her she had been complaining that the work she had been doing for her had not been done clean. This she denied, and they had words. Defendant came ont and interfered and she told him te go in as it was nothing to him. He gave bar two back-handed blows and squeezed her throat.—Mrs Reynolds corroborated. -Fined 20a and costs.

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