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DOLGELLEY. THE DGLSERAU REJOICINGS.—In our account of these rejoicings we accidentally omitted to state that the offiee and residence of the publisher of the Dydd were decorated in honour of the occasion. In long lists of decorations omissions invariably occur, and to attribute them to any- thing but accident is simply absurd. PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY, Jan. 18.—Before L. Williams, Esq., Colonel Bunbury, C.B., and John Vaughan, Esq. Drunk and Riotous.-David Roberts, labourer, of Dol- gelley, was charged with being drunk and riotous in this town on the lstinst. Fined 5s., and 7s. 6d. costs.—John Jones, labourer, of the same place, was charged with a similar offence at the same time and place. Fined 5s., and 6s. 6d. costs.—Robert Evans, shoemaker, was also charged with a similar offence on the same day, and fined 2s. 6d., and 6s. 6d. costs. Larceny. —Edmund Williams, a labourer, was charged with stealing a quantity of yarn, the property of Mr Evan Jones, farmer, Cefnrowen, near Dolgelley, on the 14th of December last.—Margaret Jones said: I am the wife of Evan Jones, of Cefnrowen. I recollect the night of the 14th of December last. We went to bed on that night at about ten o'clock, all except Margaret Owen, our servant. She was up about half an hour after us. There are two doors to oar house on the ground floor-one in the front, and the other at the back. We used to bolt the doors at night. The back-door was bolted before I went to bed. I had twenty-seven hanks of woollen yarn placed to dry in the dairy, at the back part of the house, and near to the back-door. I had placed the yarn on a pitch- fork, one end of which was lying on the table, and the other end on a hogshead. Margaret Owen get up first on the following morning. I first discovered that the yarn was missing after breakfast, about eight o'clock. All the hanks were missing except one, which was all that was left us.—Margaret Owen said I am in service at Cefn- rowen. I remember Tuesday night, the 14th ult My mistress had gone to bed that night before me, and I fol- lowed her in about half an hour. I only bolted the front door on that night. The back-door was already bolted, and is usually kept bolted, especially at this time of the year. I saw the yarn safe in the dairy about six o'eloek in the evening. I did not notice if it was there at a later hour. I got up first on the following morning, about six o'clock. I noticed that the back-door had been opened; it was wide open when I saw it. I went back into the house, as I was afraid of going out, it being dark. I cannot say how the door was opened. It had been bolted with a wooden bolt. There is a hole in the door near to the bolt. A small hand might be thrust through the hole and open the door. I could open the door that way from the outside, and I did so the following morning when I tried. I lost a petticoat, which was hanging near the door, that night, and I did not find it afterward&-Evan Evans said: I live at Dolgelley, and am a weaver. I re- reived six hanks of yarn from Robert Griffith, shoemaker, in this town. I cannot say on what day I received them, but I should think between the 15th and 20th of December last-some time about the Dolgelley fair day. He brought the yarn to me to be weaved into a petticoat for his wife. Inspector O. Jones came to me some days ago for the yarn, and I gave it up to him.—Robert Griffith said I bought some hanks of yarn some time ago. I can't remember how many hanks, but I bought them in three lots. The first lot I bought from Griffith Thomas some time before Christmas; it was the night when there was a lot singing for the best for a kettle near the bridge. I gave him Is. 6d. for the lot. I think that the lot con- sisted of four hanks. The prisoner came to my workshop the night after, and after sitting there for an hour until some chaps went out, he asked me if I had bought some yarn from Griffith Thomas, I said "Yew," He said he it. I bought some trom mm LVI. hanks, and I gave him the money for it. I asked prisoner if he had come by it honestly; and told him that if I heard any enquiries about the matter, I would split upon him at once. He said it was perfectly honest. I did not take the whole of the yarn to the weaver; my wife kept a Sart of it in the house, and she delivered that to Inspector ones.—Griffith Thomas said: I remember taking some yam to Robert Griffith's house. I believe it was three banks. I got them from the prisoner, Edmund Williams. This was on the 23rd of December last. Prisoner came to my house about one o'clock that day, and went with me down to the town. On the wa) he told me he had a lot of yam for making stockings, and asked me if I would sell some for him. I said I would do my best. He asked me where he should meet me. I said I would go to the nailer's shop. He went back home, and in a short time came to the nailer's shop, and we went out together. He pulled the yarn from his pocket and gave it me, and I took it in my hand and offered it to several; and eventu- ally sold the lot to Robert Griffith. He gave me Is. for it. I thought it was not worth more than that.—In- spector Jones said: I now produce the yarn which I received from Evan Evans on Monday night, the 10th inst.-mix hanks. On the following day I found two hanks in Robert Griffith's house, which I also produce. After taking the prisoner into custody, on the same day, the 11th, I searched his lodgings, and in a box belonging to him I found two hanks and a ball, which I also produce. The other hank is a sample which I obtained at Cefn- rowen, and the only hank left there.—Margaret Jones, recalled, said I have now examined the yam produced, and know it; it is my property. I had tied the hanks with this white woollen thread. I have no doubt what- ever that it is my property, and a part of what was taken from our house.—The prisoner declined to ask questions of any of the witnesses; and said that he found the hanks on the road and picked them up, and had disposed of them as he thought he had a perfect right to do.—Pri- soner was committed for trial at the next assizes, in March.






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