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TOWN HALL, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st, 1840. At a Petty Sessions held this day before John Hughes, Esq. Mayor, R. 0. Powell, Esq., &c. Griffith Evans, the Turncock to the Water Com- pany, reported to the Court that several Cocks had been taken off and Pipes injured belonging to the Company. The Turncock also complained of parties taking the water into their cisterns before sufficient time had been allowed for cleaning the plugs. It also appeared that several of the inhabitants were not sufficiently careful in keeping their cisterns clean. The Mayor desired Evans the Turncock to obtain a list of the names of the parties who neglected to take the proper means for preventing any deterioration of the water supplied to them by the Company, and to give them a notification that unless their cisterns were kept in a proper and wholesome state, they would be fined under the Act. Mr. Bass, the Proprietor of the Theatre, appeared on a summons obtained against him at the suit of Mr. and Mrs. Hodson, for the non-settlement by him of a disputed claim for wages. The Mayor, after expressing his doubts as to whether the Court could adjudicate on the matter, recommehded that the parties should endeavour to effect a settlement ami- cably. Mr. Bass expressed his willingness to aKde by the decision of an Arbitrator, and the parties left the Court. We understand that the dispute arose from Mr. Ilodson having refused to act certain charac- ters, on a particular night, for which evening Mr. Bass declined paying him. The arbitrators decided that Mr. Hodson was not entitled to payment, he having broken his engagement by his refusal to perform. John Whittall was charged by William Jenkins with having on the 14th of the last month assaulted him, by pushing him out of the Fish Market, pushing him after he was out, and then sweeping dirt with his broom over a barrow load of potatoes, carrots, and turnips, of the aforesaid Jenkins. The statement of the Prosecutor was, in part, confirmed by a boy, and Whittall's defence being, that he was daily an- noyed by the barrow-men and basket-women, calling himself and his wife "stragglers," and insisting on their right to stand in the Market, although it appears Whittall rents it-he was fined Is. only, and costs, together 5s. The Court observing to Whittall that in the event of his being annoyed by any parties in his occupation of the market, he had his remedy against them without taking the matter into his own hands. lIfr. James Ellis preferred a charge of Vagrancy against James Wilson, a Paper-stainer, from Lanca- shire, who, it appeared, had lately been asking and obtaining alms in this place, on a representation by him that he had recently sustained very serious injuries by the bursting of a boiler of a steam-engine. The vigilance of our Police Officers prevented his imposing for any length of time on the credulous, he arrived in the Town on Thursday, and on the fol- lowing day he was safely locked up. The Court admonished and discharged him on his promising immediately to leave the Town. John Ivatt, a youth, who appeared to be in a delicate state of health, and who was ordered by the Magistrates a short time ago, to leave the Town, was again placed at the Bar, the Police Officers having again detected him begging. He stated that his health was not such as to permit him to get out of the Town. He was ordered to be kept in the Sta- tion house until he should be pronounced fit to be sent away. Elizabeth Lloyd, who said she came from Oswestry, was charged by Police Constable Evans, with begging from door to door on the North Parade, at two o'clock in the afternoon of Saturday last. She was admonished and discharged, promising immediately to go out of the Town. Gwen, or Winifred Jones, alias the Queen of the Beggars, was fined 5s. for being drunk and disorderly in the street, at 6 o'clock on Monday last. An old woman, called Mary Jones, who keeps a lodging house at Trefechan, was severely reprimanded by the Court, it appearing that she had been in the habit for some years past of letting out to hire to her guests, including her aforesaid Majesty the Queen of the Beggars, divers articles of wearing apparel, the better to enable them to disguise themselves and practice their impostures on the public. The old woman admitted, not only that she let out Beg- gars' Clothes to hire, but that she was aware her Inmates occasionally borrowed children, the more successfully to excite the pity of the charitable. The Court expressed a hope that her neighbours would keep a strict look out on the old woman's conduct for the future. John Hughes, Esq. gave notice, that at the next meeting of the Commissioners under the Aberystwith Improvement Act, he should bring forward a Motion, the adoption of which would, he hoped, have the effect of putting an end to the mis-conduct of some of the Proprietors of Bathing Machines and Baths, which had of late been much complained of. On THURSDAY last, David Jones, son of Mr. Wil- liam Jones, Watchmaker, was charged by Mr. Eben- ezer Morris, with having been drunk and disorderly on Wednesday morning last, taking up a knife and threatening to stab Mr. M. The magistaates fined Jones 5s. for being drunk, and ordered him to give bail himself in £ 20 and two sureties in X 10 each, to keep the peace towards Mr. Morris, and all other her Majesty's subjects for twelve months. Jones was lock- ed up in default of bail. On FRIDAY last, a meeting of the Commissioners of the Assessed Taxes was holden at the Town Hall for the purpose of hearing appeats against the recent new Assessment to the Window Tax. There was not so numerous an attendance of the Commission- ers as the importance of the occasion seemed to demand. We have heard of but few successful appeals.


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