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Pontypridd Police CQurt. WEDNESDAY.—Before Messrs Blandy Jenkins Godfrey Clark, and Dr Jones. STEALING COAL AT PONTYPRIDD.—John Parker and William Sanders, both working at the Albion Colliery were charged with stealing coal.-P.C. Reeves said, in consequence of complaints, he went to the colliery on Monday morning at 5.30, in plain clothes. On the way he met defendants coming from the colliery each with a lump of coal on his shoulder, HOlbs. in all Parker said "We are going into a new house, and we have no coal, so I took this off the tip. I am verv sorry." Sanders said "Yes, and it was off ths tip I took it."—Mr David Ellis, cashier, said they had lost a good deal of coal from the coUiery.—Fined 5s each. --Edward Bartlett, labourer at the Maritime Col- liery, was charged with stealing coal.—P.C. Adams said early that morning he saw defendant leaving the rubbish tip with a sack on his back. He said "I am very sorry, but I thought it a pity it should be buried there; it is not that I want coal, for I had a load the week before last." The coal weighed 701bs. On going to his house he found more than a ton of coal there.- Fined 10s. CHARGE OF STEALING MONEY AT CYMMER.—William Prosser was charged with stealing money from Wil- liam Beynon, timberman at Cymmer col!iery.-Prose- cutor said on Monday he went into the Rhondda Hotel, Cymmer, and he then had half a sovereign and fivepence in coppers. He gave the half-sovereign in payment for a qca t of beer, and received 9s 6 i change' which he put in his left trousers pocket. Went into the bar, and saw defendant there. Treated him to a blue of beer, and gave him 2d to pay for it. After- wards went to sleep. OH awaking he was gci:ig to treat a man, but found all his money pone. Dsfen- dant was also gone. In consequence of wfeat was told him, he went in search of defendant, and found him in the Porth Hotel. Asked him to return the money, but he denied having taken it. Defendant was a haulier at Cymmer colliery.-P.C. Llewellyn said on Monday night he arrested prisoner, and found 3s 6d in silver upon him.—Inspector Jones said on Tuesday he said to defendant, "You are charged with stealing 9s 9d, and only 33 3d was found on you." Defendant said "I am very sorry for this affair; it was only 9s 6d I took, and I must have spent the difference in beer that evening."—Fined 40s, or to go to prison for 21 days. <• STEALING TROUSERS AT DINAS.—Margery Ellen Penny, 10 years, and Gwen Davies, 12 years, were charged with stealing a pair of moleskin trousers.— Jane Jones, Trealaw, wife of Josiah Jones, mason, said on Tuesday night week she put the trousers on a line in the garden at the back of her house. Next I morning she missed them, and not seen them till that day in court —P.C. Llewellyn said on the 19th inst. he was called to Mr Isaac, pawnbroker, Hannah Street, Porth, and received the pair of trousers pro- duced from Mrs Isaacs. In consequence of what she told him he went in search of defendants. Traced them to Dinas; arrest ad them both on the 25th inst. On being charged, the big one pointed to the little one, and said, It was she done it The little one said "No, it was you took it off the line. I was not tall enough."—Davies then said" Yes, that is all I done; it was you took it to the pawnshop." Penny said And you was with me." From the statement of Davies' father, it appeared that after taking the trousers, the two defendants slept all night unr er trams.—Fined 10s each. STEALING A WATCH AT PONTYPRIDD. — Charles Gardner was charged with stealing a watch.—Edward Lewis, collier, Ystrad, said on Saturday night, the 16th inst., he was at Pontypridd, and intended to return by the 8.30 train. He had his watch safe on the platform. It was fastened by an Albert chain. He lost the train, and met prisoner by Mr Lsyshon's shop. They hid a struggle, Defendant had him against the wall. He then left, and at once he missed the watch. It was worth f3 10s.—Mary Baggott said she saw prisoner take a watch. Turn- irg round and seeing her, he said "What are you watching for?" Defendant was not drunk, but prosecutor was.-P.C. Lewis said he arrested defen- dant, who, on being charged, said "I never saw the man, only in the Red Lion, but at what time I cannot tell you, because I had been drinking all day.P.C. Canton said last Wednesday afternoon the defendant, who was in custody, said if he would go with him, he would show where the watch was. Went with him to a wall at the back of his house. He put his hand in a hole in the wall, and took out the watch, and handed it to him.—Sent to prison 01 six weeks.

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