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PETTY SESSIONS. MONDAY. — Before Messrs. P. B. Davies- Cooke (chairman), H. Lloyd Jones, and A. Potts. REFUSING TO QUIT. Geo. Henry Eliis was summoned for re- fusing to quit the Bridge Inn, Padeswood. Sergt. Langdon, deposed that on Christ- mas Day, at 9.30 p.m., he walked into the house. Defendant was standing at the bar, and the landlady asked him to put. the de- fendant out, which be did. Fined 5s. and costs. SCHOOL CASES. Thomas Arrowsmith, David Evans, Alfred Jones (Pentre), and Harriet Wèigh1 He'n- ffordd, were summoned for neglecting to send their children to school. The first three defendants were ordered to pay 5s. each, and the last defendant 2s. 6d. ALLEGED ASSAULT. Emily Davies, of Garden Place, summon- ed Edward Simon, a neighbour, for an assault alleged to have been committed on the 11th inst. According to the complainant's ver- sion. defendant lived next door to her. She heard a knock on the wall, and some things being broken; she went into the house and remonstrated with the defendant, with the result that he called her a foul name, and struck her over the eye. Margaret Davies, mother of the com- plainant, stated to hearing a smash, and on going into defendant's house, saw defen- dant, who had her daughter by the hair, and also his arm. round her neck, and sfce had a great difficulty in getting complainant away. Sergeant Jones proved to being called to complainant's house and found her bleeding, also the defendant's wife had to go to another house. Defendant denied striking the complain- ant, and said that she met with the injury by falling down, and further had entered his house without authority. The case was dismissed. VIOLENT ASSAULT ON THE POLICE. John Thomas Reaney, a Wolverhampton, iron worker now residing at Connah's Quay, was brought tip in custody charged with assaulting the police. P.O. Spencer deposed that at 12 p.m. on the previous Saturday, he was on the high- way at Shotton, and saw the defendant coming from the direction of the railway station, He was drunk and was using bad language. Witness spoke to him, whereupon defendant kicked him on the knee, and he fell down; and whilst on the ground, de- fendant kicked him again. P.C. Williams, who was with the last wit- ness corroborated, and said that the defen- dant was very violent on the road when being taken to the lockup. The defendant was ordered to be impri- soned for 3 months with hard labour. LICENSING. Temporary authority to sell at the Hand Inn, Gwernaffield, was granted to Richard AI drews. LARCENY AT PENYFFORDD STATION. William Roberts, a native of Penyffordd, was brought up under remand, charged with stealing a number of articles from the wait- ing room at Penyffordd station. Sarah Hilda Jones deposed that she had been in service at Waterloo, and returned to her home at Leeswood on Saturday, the 6th instant. On arriving at Penyffordd station by the 8 5 p.m. train, she had a tin box containing her things which was locked and tied with a rope. It was so dark, she was afraid of going home, and remained at the station until midnight, when the station master got a man to accompany her home. There was a parcel attached to the box which the station master took off and gave to her, and the box was left in the waiting room at the station. On the following Monday, ,prose cutrix went with her brothers to the station for the box, and found that it had been broken open. There were no officials about at the time, and she took thlill box home and examined it, and she missed a night dress and other articles of the value of about 5s. Thomas Turner, the station master, cor- roborated the first portion of the prusecu- trix's evidence, and stated, that on the fol- lowing day (Sunday), he was on duty at the station and saw the prisoner abd a man named Guest on the platform. He was not at the station when the girl called for the box; but on the Tuesday he received a letter from the mother of the prosecutrix complaining of the articles missing from the box, and he then gave information to the police. James Dodd, porter at the station, stated that he was on duty on Sunday, the 7th inst. About 9.40 p'm. he saw several per- sons on the platform, and amongst them was the prisoner, and he came from the di- rection of the waiting room. On the fol- lowing morning when be opened the door of the room, he saw a box partly opened, and some beads hanging out. He pushed them back, and found the lock was broken. P.C. James Williams, stationed at Pèn-y- ffordd, proved to receiving information from the station master, of the loss of money from a till, anti also of the prosecutrix's complaint. He went in search of prisoner, and found him on the previous Wednesday night at the White Lion, Penymynydd. He was wearing the ring produced. Witness asked him to turn ont his pockets, and the prisoner produced a red scarf and the other things, except the work-box. Witness then searched him, and found on him a work-box, the prisoner stating, That isthething you want.' He charged him with stealing the articles from the box, and also taking money out of the till. He admitted the first offence, but not the latter. Witness then locked him up. Prisoner was dealt with summarily, and was ordered to prison for one month.