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imWiENll POLICE eeulT. I B.turday.-Before Messrs. R. W. Llewellyn (in the ohair), R. L. Knight, W. Llewellyn, J. 1. D. Nicholl, Oliver Sheppard, Wm. Howell, Jacob Edwards, J. P. Gibbon, W. J. Lewie, and Dr. E. J. Parry. TRANSFERS. Final transefers were granted of the fol- lowing lioenses: -Lamb Inn, Maesteg, from William .kynon Jones to Joseph John, for- merly of Bettws (Mr D. Llewellyn appeared); Globe Inn, Newton, from Moses John to Edward Rees, Pontrhydyfen; Turbervill Arms, Llanharran, from Elizabeth Jenkins to William Spicer, late of Canton, Cardiff. THE DRINK. For drunkenness, William Dawkine, Oaerau, haulier, had to pay 20s.; David Bowen, Cymmer, publican (drunk and disor- derly at Nantyffyllon), 20s. John Perry, Caerau. labourer, 15s.; George Bowden, Cor- nelly, labourer, l;Ai.; Robert Owen, Kenfig Hill, labourer (drunk and disorderly at COT- J nelly), 15s. Thomas Walters, Blaengarw, collier, 15s. Thomas Thomas, Porthcawl, publican, 10s.; Isaiah Price, Pbrthcawl, labourer, 15s. NON-ATTENDANCE. The following were summoned in respect of the non-attendance of their children at Bohool: —Charles Denley, Philadelphia-road, Porthca.wl, fined 5& David Watts, Williams Plaoe, Porthcawl, labourer, 5s.; Thomas Howells, Vintin-terrace, Porthcawl, carpen- ter, "s. David Davies, 42 Railway-terras, Blaengarw, roadman, 5s. Howard Hart, 4 Bryn Cottages, Pontyrhil, oollier, order to attend; Martha Lloyd, S5 Railway-terrace, Blaengarw, order; William Davies, 6 Bryn- oottages. Pontyrhil, labourer, 5s. John Har- man, 58 Bridgend-road, Pontycymmer, col- lier, adjourned for medical examination of child Phoebe Pike, 9 Elder-street, Bridgend, order; Arthur Mudford, 20 Edward-street, Bridgend, labourer, 10e. MILK-SELLER FINED. William West, a Bridgend milk-seller, was summoned for selling milk to the prejudice of the customer. Inspector Benjamin Evans spoke to pur- chasing a pint of milk from the defendant on December 16th. He submitted a sample to the public analyst, whose certificate showed that it contained at least 11 parts of added water. Defendant, the witness added, per- ariated for some time in refusing to sell him some milk, and he only did so when he was informed that he would render himself liable to a penalty under the Foods and Drugs Act. Defendant said he sold the milk exactly as he received it from a contractor. The rea- son why he refused to sell milk to the in- spector was because he had not sufficient for his round. He had been selling milk for 13 years for his father and himself, and this was his first offence. Defendant had to pay £1 "and 17s. 6d costs. WIFE DESERTION. William Evans, of Llanelly, haulier, was charged with deserting his wife and family. Richard Davies, relieving officer, said de- fendant deserted his wife and family at Llanelly last April. They came to Llange- wydd, Laleston, and became chargeable to the union on the 27th October last. Defendant: I have been in prison since the 20th October, and was arrested at the prison door. Witness: I did not know that. Prisoner said he would look after his wife and family if given a chance, and pay the money due to the union when he co 'Id earn it. He had been travelling with t. horse for the Hon. Odo Vivian aince hr left his family, and at that time sent 10s. r 15s. a week. The Chairman said the Bench Fould not send the man back to prison, but would ad- journ the case for a month. IN BRIEF. Robert Llewellyn and William Llewellyn, Porthcawl, masons, were summoned for using improper language at Newton on January 19th. P.O. Harris gave evidence. Neither defendant appeared, and a warrant was issued for the arrest of Robert Llewellyn. William Llewellyn was fined 15s. James Fury, a Caerau sinker, was mulcted in 159. for using improper language in Caerau-road on January 19th. A fight at Llanharran on January 19th led to William Cotterel and Edward Worgan, colliers, of that place, being fined 15s. each. The following were summoned for allowing horses to stray at Court Colman on .Janna-rv 18th:—David Lewis, Tynygarn, tailor, fined lis. including costs; James Kettle, Josiah Paget, and Thomas Harris, all of Penyfai, labourers, lis. each; David Thomas, Tyny- garn, labourer, lis. On the grounds that he conscientiously be- lieved vacoination to be injurious to health, John Major, Park-terrace, Tondu, was granted an exemption certificate in respect of his child. STRUCK A WOMAN. William Ashton, 6 Cefn-road, Cefn Oribbwr, pleaded not guilty to a charge of assaulting Mra. Mary Telling, of Cefn Cribbwr. Mr. W. Powell David was for the defence. Mrs. Telling stated that defendant's son, aged 16, lived with her. He would not re- main at his home owing to his father's be- haviour. On January 19th defendant came to the house and asked to see his son, but, fearing that there would be a row, she tried to prevent him entering the house. He then struck her on the face. He had previously behaved violently at her house. By Mr. David She had been a good friend to defendant and his son. She did not strike defendant. Lily Elworthv, domestic servant, corrobo- rated. She admitted in cross-examination that Mrs. Telling pushed the defendant. Defendant denied that he assaulted Mrs. Telling. He went to the house to get some things belonging to him but complainant pushed him away. "I will take my dying oath that I didn't strike her, and I wasn't drunk," he added. P.C. Morgan said defendant was addicted to drink, and his son had to leave home be- cause of his habits. Defendant was fined JE1, and bound over to be of good behaviou for six months. GARW OFF LICENSE. Mr. David Llewellyn appeared in support af an application by Thomas Bale, of Ponty- symmor, for the transfer to him of the off- ioense in Oxford-street, Pontycymmer, from lis late wife. Applicant stated that he applied for the transfer as the executor under the will of his vife, who had held the license for nine years. Supt. Davis Why did your wife hold the ioenee?—Because she applred for it, I sup- pose. Why didn t you hold it ?—I was an undis- charged bankrupt. Are you still undischarged ?—Yes. Supt. Davis did not objeot to the transfer on personal grounds. Tins, be said, was a case in which the magistrates had absolute power to refuse the transfer of an off-license when it lapsed owing to the death of the holder. He submitted that the license was not necessary for the district, as there were sufficient facilities there for drinking. Mr. Llewellyn pointed out that every license lapsed in a sense when the holder died, but there were special provisions for the transfer of a license to the personal re- presentative of the deceased person, and these provisions were made to apply to off- licenses. If the superintendent had any ob- jection to make on the grounds that the off- license was unnecessary he should wait until the Brewster Sessions, which would be the proper opportunity. The Bench granted the transfer, and the Chairman said the superintendent could make any objection he wished to at the Licensing Sessions. LICENSEES CAUTIONED. Mrs. Mary Llewellyn applied for the final transfer of the license of the Welcome-to- Town. Newton, from her late husband to herself. —Sergt. Jenkins, in reply to the Chairman, said the house was conducted satisfactorily, but defendant's son Robert frequently came home drunk and created a disturbance. His mother would not supply him.—The Chairman said the Bench would renew the license now, but unless Mrs. Llew- ellyn would prevent her son coming to the house and creating disturbances the license would be refused at the Licensing Sessions. An application was made for a final trans- fer of the Welcome-to-Town, Bridgend, from Williams Thomas to Alfred Prynne, formerly steward at the Conservative Club.-Sllpt. Davia said that since Prynne had been at the hougo. the police had had occasion to caution him as to the oonduct of the house, inasmuch as some of the worst characters, poachers, etc., visited the house, and people had also been found there somewhat under the in- fluenoe of drink. Perhaps a word of caution from the Chairman would have the effect.-The Chairman What test imonials were read when the temporary tra. ifer was granted?-The Justices' Clerk TJc, re was a testimonial from the Conservati.e Club.- Supt. Davis: I have no doubt he is able to manage the house well, if he chooses to do go.-The Chairman said the Bench would grant the final transfer, but Prynne's con- duot would be considered at the annual Lioensing Sessions. If he did not manage the house properly, he would no doubt get into trouble.—Prynne: There is a rough class there I admit, but I am getting to know them now. THEFTS OF COAL. Susan James, 88 Ffaldau-cottages, Ponty- cymmer, admitted stealing a quantity of coal from the tip of tne rialdau Colliery Co. P.C. Price Evans said the coal stolen was worth 2d. There was between 2 cwt. and 3 cwt. of coal in the defendant's coalhouse, which was similar to that taken from the tip. Defendant had not ordered coal for three months. Defendant: I never stole any of the coal in the "cwtch." God forbid that I should tell a lie. A fine of 10s. was imposed. P (1 "RVona. Q 1iD',{')" no „1 P.C. Evans also proved a similar charge preferred against lad named William Rees Taylor, Mount Pleasant, Pontycymmer. Defendant pleaded guilty, and was bound over to be of good behaviour. Mrs. Emily Thomas, his mother, summoned for conduc- ing to the commission of the offence, was fined JE1. David Pascoe, of Mount Pleasant, Ponty- cymmer, was also charged with stealing coal from the tip of the Ffaldau Colliery Co., and Mary Jane Pasooe, his mother, was sum- moned for conducing to the commission of the offence. P.C. Price Evans said he saw the younger defendant ooming from the direction of a tip with a bag of coal on his back. He accom- panied the boy to his home, where in the presence of the other defendant, he said his mother sent him for the coal. Mrs. Pascoe said she had only lived in the district for three weeks, and thought the tip was free. The constable said she had been at Ponty- cymmer three months. A store-keeper at the colliery said there had been a notice on the tip for three or four years warning people not to take coal. The boy was bound over to be of good be- haviour and his mother was fined JE1. FEDERATION PROSECUTES. William Isaac, 2 Ivor-street, Pontycym- mer, a collier, was brought up on a warrant charged with stealing a mandrel shaft and two mandrel blades, the property of a fellow- workmani. Alderman T. J. Hughes, who appeared to prosecute on behalf of the Ffaldau Lodge of the Miners' Federation, described the theft as a particularly mean one, as it was com- mitted during the illness of a fellow-work- man. The local Federation lodge took these proceedings in the interests of the workmen generally, as these mean tricks should be put a stop to. Ernest Gardiner, a collier, of Pantygog, said he worked in the Ffaldau Colliery, but on August 18th he was taken ill. He left a number of tools, including the mandrel shaft and blades, in Foxes Deep, where he had been working. He did not return to his employment until October 18th, and he then found that the tools named were missing. The prisoner had been working in the stall adjoining witness's. He had examined some tools in the possession of Frank Bua-chell and identified them as his property. Frank Burchell, 11 Thornton-crescent, Pontycymmer, deposed that he was also em- ployed in the Foxes Deep. On October 9th he met the prisoner in Oxlord-street, Ponty- cymmer, and Isaac asked him if he wished to buy some tools, explaining that he had some tools in the Deep, but was not return- ing to work. Witness agreed to purchase the tools and paid prisoner Is. 4!d..Wit- ness accordingly took the tools. William Davies, acting agent of the Ffaldau Colliery Lodge, said the lodge had given the prisoner every opportunity to at- tend a meeting to explain his conduct. He made several promises to attend, but did not fulfil them, and proceedings were accordingly instituted. Prisoner's father was a respect- able man, and the lodge were prepared to deal mercifully with him, but inas- much as he offered no explanation, they had no alternative, in the interests of the work- men, but to prosecute. Prisoner admitted the theft, but. added that it was due chiefly to Gardiner's tools bearing the same private mark as his own. I am very sorry," he added I didn't think it would come to this." P.C. Price Evans stated that for the past two months prisoner had not done any work, and he had continually frequented public- houses, afterwards going home and creating disturbance. The Chairman said the Bench would have been prepared to deal leniently with the pri- soner, if the police had given him a good character. As they had not, however, he ;çould be sent to prison for ten dave. Wednesday.—Before Mr. Oliver Sheppard and Mr. Thomas Rees. ° TWO MONTHS HARD. I John Tame, formerly of Heolycue, was l brought up in custody charged with stealing 7 goods value 9s. and 1;1 36. in money from a house at Heolycue, where he had lodged. I There was a further charge of stealing a suit value 15s. from a house at Garw Fechan- road, Pontyrhil, where he previously stayed. James Lake, a collier, residing at 10 Rail- way-terrace, Heolycue, said the prisoner came to lodge at his house on January 1st. On January 5th prisoner and witness re- turned from work in the early hours of the morning and sat up for some time. Witness subsequently went to bed, leaving the pri- soner in the kitchen. Prisoner was missing when witness came down for breakfast. Witness subsequently found that a pair of boots and a muffler had been stolen as well as El 3s. in money. John Dicks, fireman, residing at 18 Garw Fechan-road, Pontyrhil, ueposed that pri- soner lodged at his house for two months last year. On September 17th Tame left the house and did not return and witness found that a suit of clothes had been stolen. Pri- soner also owed for a week's lodging. Prisoner; I know I owe that, and I will pay him. P.C. Snow gave evidence of arrest. He charged prisoner with stealing the goods and money from Heolycue, and he replied, Yes. I took them. I have scent the money." In reply to the further charge of stealing the suit, he said "It is .ri:rht enough. I did steal it. I took it to work once and then threw it away." Prisoner pleaded guilty to both charges. 1 Snpt. Davis said he was also "wanted" for a charge of theft at Abergwynfi, but that was not now being proceeded with. The Aber- 1 gwynfi theft was a mean one, prisoner taking c £ 4. the property if fellow-iodgers. k Prisoner was sent to gaol for two months. ]

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