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BRIDGEND POLICE COURT. SATOBD AT—Before Messrs R. W. Llewellyn (chair- man), R. K. Prichard, R. L. Knight, W. Llewellyn W. Howell, J. Grace, J. Barrow, W. Buckle-" 1 Colonel Franklen. e 8WINE FEVER. Evan L* ids, of 68, Oxford-street, Ponty- cymmer, was summoned for not reporting an outbreak of swine fever.—Defendant pleaded that he did not know the pig was ill.-Sergeant Sansom said he examined defendant's pig, and was certain it was suffering from swine fever. The pig was slaughtered, and defendant would be paid half its value. Witness believed the defendant did not know the animal was suffering from swine fever.- The Bench imposed a fine of Is, and 7s costs. A BLAENGARW ASSAULT. loan Evans, Railway-terrace, Blaengarw, haulier, was summoned by David Davies, 58, Marian-street, Blaengarw, collier, for an assault, Davies said he had just come from work on Monday night, when defendant came to the house and commenced quarrelling. Complainant told defendant to go out of the house, but, as he refused to do so, he sent for the police. Defendant wanted to fight him, and put money down, and eventually a man named Chris. Thomas took defendant out of the house, and Police-constable Scott took him away. Complainant followed, and defendant managed to get free from the constable and struck complainant twice on the cheeks, drawing blood.—Police-constable Scott corroborated the evidence as to the assault, and the Bench fined defendant L2 inclusive, with the alter. native ot 10 days imprisonment. NO SCALES. Sidney Fursland, of Stades' Buildings, Gilfach Goch, baker, was summoned for selling bread from a cart without having scales.—Police-constable Smith stated that on the 17th January hesawdefen- dant with a bread cart in the street at Gilfach, and saw him deliver a loaf to a Mrs Rees. Witness asked him if he had any scales, aud he said no. Witness took the loaf and asked defendant wiiat it was supposed to be, and he said it was a four pound loaf, and he sold it at a penny farthing a pound, or fourpence the loaf. Witness weighed the loaf in the presence of defendant, and it weighed 3! pounds.— Defendant was fined £ 1, inclusive of costs. SHEEP SCAB AT BETTWS. John Crook, and Thomas Crook, of Tynybettws Farm, Bettws, farmers, were summoned for not reporting sheep scab.—Mr W. A. Williams was for the defendants,-Police-conEltable Pngh stated that on the 16th January, he visited Blaengarw Farm, and by the barn, he saw a sheep with the wool partly off; it was suffering from scab. It had been newly dipped, but it was very weak, and could scarcely stand on its feet. Witness went to the house, and saw Miss Davies and her servant man, and ascertained that the sheep be- longed to defendants. John Williams came with him, and they gathered 300 sheep, and picked out 10 of the worst, which were suffering from scab, and took them to the stable. On the following Saturday, witness saw Thomas Crook, and told him about the sheep, and he said he was coming up to see about it. The defendants were new tenants.—Cross-examined witness said that he could see that the sheep had been dipped. There had been no complaints about the scab.—For the defence, John Crook, one of the defendants, was a worn, and stated that he bought the sheep in October, and would bo taking the Blaengarw land in March. He took the sheep, and dipped them in October, and at Christmas, he collected as many as he could find, but saw no scab.- Thomas Crook, the other defendant, said he had been with the sheep oftener than his brother had. He did not know that there was a bad sheep near the barn.-In reply to the Bench, witness said he dipped the sheep after he saw Police-constable Pugh. He did not know it was suffering from scab before. There had been a difficulty in seeing the -sheep, owing to the bad weather and snow.—De- fendants were each fined JE1, inclusive of costs. FURIOUS DRIVING AT MAE8TEG. Edward Roberts, Bridgend Road, Maesteg, collier, was summoned for driving a brake furiously.—Police Constable Williams stated that on Saturday night, about ten o'clock, he saw de- fendant driving a horse and brake, full gallop down a narrow road, and witness had to fall against the bank, or he should have been knocked over. Witness called to defendant to stop, but he took no notice, but went on up the hill the other side at a galloping pace. There was no one in the brake.-Fined £1 inclusive of costs. "THE DEVIL AMONG THE TAILORS." Evan Edmunds, Brynquills Farm, Bryncethin, was summoned by Robert Williams, of Llynvi- street, Bridgend, for an assault. Both com- plainant and defendant are "kniglits of the needle".—Complainant stated that on the previous Tuesday he called at defendant's house for Is 2d which he owed him. Saw defendant's mother, who refused to pay or let him see her son. Com- plainant said he would put him in court, and was going away when defendant rushed out and struck him four or five times on the head, raising bumps," and broke hie hat and af tooth. -For the defence David Smith, another tailor, said corn plainant blackguarded defendant's mother, and defendant then went out and asked complainant to go out. He refused, and defendant pushed bub did not strike him.-Some amusement was caused by the three tailors all vociferating at the same time, and the Bench were obliged to put dignity on one side for a time, and indulge in a laugh.—The case was dismissed.

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