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PETTY SESSIONS. Monday, January 23rd.-Before Messrs. 0. Isgoed Jones, H. W. Watling, E. Jones Owen, and Col. Hyson. LICENSING. The license of the Red Lion Inn was trans- ferred from E. Bickers to John Roberts. DRUNKENNESS. P.C. Henry Jones summoned Griffith Jones, labourer, Scotland Street, for being drunk in Denb, gh Street on the 7th inst. Fined 2s. 6d. and costs. Superintendent Jarvis charged William Jones, shoemaker, and Hannah, his wife, with being drunk. The pair having absconded, a warrant was issued for their arrest. P.C. Jones summoned Robert Roberts, Bryn. cypla, for being drunk on licensed premises. Defendant did not appear, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. OBSTRUCTION. P.C. H. Jones summoned Robert Williams, Llangerniew, for obstructing the highway in Station Road on the 10th of January, and was fined Is. and costs. ALLEGED FRAUD. Hugh Henry Jones, Victoria Terrace, Glan Conway, was charged, upon the information of David Belcher, Liverpool, that he, at the parish of Llanrwst, on the 2nd of April, 1898, did un- lawfully and knowingly, by certain false pre- tences, fraudulently cause one Henry Jones to execute and make a certain valuable security, to wit a promissory note for the payment of the sum of sixty pounds, contrary to the statue in such case made and provided. David Belcher, money lender, having been sworn, stated that he knew the prisoner H. H. Jones, and that he made an application to him by letter on March 23rd 1898, and that on April 2nd he went to see him at his father's farm, Carregyfran, in the parish of Llanrwst. The prisoner's father (after a conversation between them in Welsh), and in his presence, the de- fendant's father and brother signed the pro- missory note produced in court. The first in. stalment became due May 3rd for the sum of £ 6. He received a cheque, but it was dis- honoured. Owing to the trouble in getting the instalment, he issued a county court summons against the parties who had signed the promis- sory note. Acting upon the acfvice of his soli- citor, the witness withdrew the county court summons, and took the present proceedings. He had received f,23 10s. of the money. Henry Jones, the prisoner's father, who did not understand English, said he had seen Bel- cher in his yard; and the defendant told him that lie was going to collect money for a machine company, and gave him to understand that Belcher was the machine man, and that he required a name or two as sureties. He signed the note. No mention was made of borrowing money. If he knew that it was for borrowing money, he would not have signed the note. William Jones, the defendant's brother, gave corroborative evidence. Superintendent Jarvis said that last Tuesday night, he apprehended the prisoner at Glan Conway station, and read the warrant for his arrest, in the railway carriage. After reading the same, the prisoner said 'I remember nothing about the matter,' adding that he had been bad I for eighteen months, and did not know what he I was doing. Everything seemed a blank to him, and he only now began io realise his position. I He was brought up next day, and remanded. Mr. W. P. Roberts, who appeared for pri- soner, reserved his defence. The bench committed the prisoner for trial at the assizes. Upon the information of Superin tendent Jarvis another charge was brought against the pri- soner, that h j Hugh Henry Jones, Victoria terrace, on the 6th January, 1899, at the Par- ish of Llansa.ntftraid, Glan Conway, did obtain of, and from John Harris Clubbe, a certain valuable security, to wit, a banker's cheque for the sum of five pounds, the property of the said John Harris Clubbe, with intent to defraund. J. H. Clubbe, Bala, said he replied to an advertisement which appeared in the Liverpool Mercury, of December 20th, 1898, in which the prisoner represented himself as a member of a large firm, dealing in sewing machines, bicycles, &c., and set forth that he required an agent. The witness' application was successful, but prisoner required 95 as security. A cheque for the amount was forwarded to him on the 6th January. The prisoner promised to forward a machine for exhibition, but he had never received it, nor the 95. In cross-examination witness replied that he never made an application for the 95, all he asked him was to forward him a machine for exhibition. He had not promised to send a stock of machines for exhibition. Superintendent Jarvis stated that he read the warrant over to the prisoner in the cell, and that he replied that this was a genuine transaction. Whilst searching him, he found the correspondence produced, and visited his house at Glan Conway, but found neither sew- ing machines, bicycles, or musical instruments. Upon this charge he was also committed to the assizes. Superintendent Jarvis was highly com- plimented by the magistrates for the efficient manner in which he conducted the cases.





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