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BRIDGEND POLICE COURT. I Saturday.—Before Messrs. W. Llewellyn (in the chair), J. H. Thomas, E. F. Lynch Biosse, W. J. Lewis, Evan David, D. H. Price, J. Elias, J. P. Gibbon, R. L. Knight, and Dr. E. J. Parry. RESULT OF BAD COMPANY. THOUGHTLESS ACT AT GAKlH COLLIERY. Thomas Arthur Williams, an engine boy, was charged with stealing an. electric switch, six electric lamp holders, 15 yards of insula- tor and' a glob, of the. value of 9s. 6d., the property ot Messrs. Elder's Navigation Col- lieries Go. Mr. H. J. Randall, junr., said he was in- structed to press the case, as the company had during the last three months sustained damage and loss to their plant to the value of about j;¿O. It was not suggested that the defendant had committed all the damage. Mischief of this kind might also cause consi- derable danger through lights being put out whilst machinery was running. P.C. W. J. Vaughan stated that he went to the Garth Colliery about 4 a.m. on October 4th, and whilst watching saw defendant enter the washerv screen and cutting the wires take a switch and place it in hi& pocket. At the Police-station, Williams admitted having more articles at his house, and subsequently the other goods enumerated were recovered. Frederick Wm. Lindsey, electrician, identi- fied the goods and spoke to losses by the corn- pan v during the past three months. Defendant, who pleaded guilty, said the theft was committed through getting into bad company. He was very sorry. A letter was read' from Mr. John Howells, of Garth, giving the youth a good character. The Chairman said the charge was a seri- oil-, or. but on account of defendant's age and hitherto good character, he would be given the option of a fine. His act might have been serious to the colliery. He would have to pay L3. LEIFT HIS ENGINE. WORK STOPPED AT GARTH MERTHYR. Morgan Francis, 12S Bridgend-road, Maes- teg, engineman, was charged with leaving his work at Garth Merthyr Colliery, without the authority of the manager vr mechanical en- gineer, during his term cf duey. Mr. H. J. Randall, junr., said the defend- ant left his engine-house about an hour after going on duty. Some officials, tried to per- suade him to return, but he rexused. As a result, it was impossible to work tihe cage for an hour and a half, and a number of men were delayed. Charles Alexander Baker, mechanical en- ginee'r, stated he spoke to defendant, who was on night duty, about a complaint which had been made the night before, and said he would take the matter up in' the morning. Defendant commenced duty at 5 o'clock, and about quarter to seven a messenger told wit- ness he had left the engine, and there was no-one in charge. Thomas Mullins, pitman, said he ti-ieki to persuade Francis to continue work, and see Mr. Allen, the manager, in the morning if he had a. grievance, but he refused.—Cross- examined Francis told him he had had some words with a man named- Norman, a con- tra ctor. Addressing the Bench for the defence, Mr. David Llewellyn admitted there could be no justification for defendant's conduct. In mitigation he stated that on the previous evening, according to his instructions, a wrong signal was given, for winding up some of Normans men, and instead of winding them to the 9ft. seam. wlu-re thev wanted to go, he took them to the top. Norman told him the signals had been altered, and' on the next night became most abusive and threat- ened to assault him. Defendant became ex- cited and left. A fine of zC2 was imposed. ASLEEP AT REGNANT. WARNING FROM THE MAGISTRATES. Thomas P'arsons, of 15 King's-terrace, Nantyffyilon, assistant repairer, was charged with sleeping in Coegnant Colliery whilst in charge of a lighted safety lamp. Mr. R. Scale, for Messrs. North's Company, reminded the Bench that cases of this kind were frequently before them. Perhaps they would consider the advisability of dealing with offenders more severely. Evan Williams, fireman, snoke to finding defendant lying on his back fast asleep. A fine of £ 2 was inflicted, and the Bench intimated that if these cases continued they would consider whether they would not deal with them without the option of a fine. RIDING ON COUPLINGS. PUNISHED BY INJURIES AND FINE. Mansel Cappell, of 59 Her moil-road, Caerau, haulier, was charged with riding on the couplings between trams at Caerau Col- liery. Mr. R. Scale was for the company. Mr. Scale said defendant was injured through his folly, and might have lost his life. David Jones, haulier, said he was in charge of a journey of full trams when the engine broke, and the journey came to a standstill. Witness afterwards found defendant wedged between two of the trams. He was got out and removed home, and was away from the colliery for some time in consequence of in- juries. Defendant, who pleaded guilty, was mulcted in a fine of £2. BIRCHING FOR BOYS. BIBLE SOCIETY'S MONEY. Samuel Herbert Williams, Frederick Geo. Williams, and Richard Isaac-three Maesteg boys—were charged with breaking into the house of Mr. A. E. Lockyer, 5 Plasnewydd- road, and stealing a sum of 1:6 2s. 6d. belong- ing to the British and Foreign Bible Society. Sergt. Rees Davies stated on the previous Sunday, in consequence of information re- ceived, he proceeded to Mr. Lockyer's house, which he found had been broken into. He arrested the three lads and questioned them. He afterwards recovered most of the stolen money from beneath a stone in the Cricket Field. The oldest boy, Williams, admitted breaking the windows, and said they wanted the money to go to the theatre with. Alfred E. Lockyer said the money was the property of the British and Foreign Bible Society, of which he was treasurer for Maes- teg. He was away from the house between 2.30 and 4 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, and missed the money on his return. On the ad- vice of friends he gave information to the police. Two of the bovs were nephews. He did* not wish to press the charge. The Williamses pleaded guilty, and Isaac not guilty. The Deputy Clerk (to Isaac): Did you ad- mit yon were there with the other boys?— Isaac: Yes. Did vou tell the sergeant you took it?— Yes. Inspector Evans: I saw the boy's mother nudge him, and I am afraid she told him to say what was untrue. Sergt. Rees Davies said all the parents were respectable people. Samuel Herbert Williams Was ordered to receive six strokes with the birch rod, and the other boys three each. ALLEGED CHILD NEGLECT. David Nicholas, labourer, and Rachel Lewis, of it) Company-road, Maesteg, were charged with neglecting three children, aged 7. 3 and 1 years. Only the male defendant appeared when, the case was called on. Alderman T. J. Hughes. who appeared for the N.S.P.C.C., said he understood the child- ren were- illegitimate, and that the male de- fendant was not the father. He asked for a remwiMT ztno tne issue of a warrant for the arrest of the woman. Inspector Williams. N.S.P.C.C., gave for- mal evidence of visits to the house, and stated that in his opinion the children were neglected. Asked why Lewis did not appear, the male defendant said Well, sir I could not fetch her down here. I have walked down and she promised to catch the 10 o'clock train. Nicholas was bound over to appear nm week and a warrant was issued for the ar- rest of the woman. Later in the Court Lewis appeared, and stated that she had misssd the ten o'clock train. Evidence was given by Dr. Low, in the woman's presence, of neglect, and the woman was remanded for a. week. the- children being ordered to be handed over to the Guardians. A WIFE'S SUPPORT. Benjamin Thomas Cooper, of 5 James- terrace, Ynyshir. collier, was charged with deserting his wife Catherine, 41 Carmen- streiet, Caerau. Complainant said' her husband went away on August 26th, and she received a letter from him stating: "I have had my pay and am on, tramp, so you need not come over here." She heard nothing further from him, and went to his lodging at Ynyshir. He refused to contribute to her support, and would not pay her railway fare back. Defendant: Did not you tell me to go, and say. Take all your belongings" ? Complainant: No; you have left me many times. Defendant, offered to contribute 5s. a week. The Bench made an order for 10s. weekly contribution, and the payment of the costs, 9s. 6d. No order of separation was made. ASSAULT AT CAERAU. Jonah Rees, 28 Robert-st., Caerau, collier, was charged with assaulting John Lewis, 37 Metcalxe-street. Caerau. collier. Defendant: He was in our backyard be- tween. 12 and one in the morning, and would not go out. Comnlaiivant said he was walking along North's line at Cserau about 11.30 at night and was passing defendant's backway when his father-in-law came out, and called de- fendant. who threw half a brick at him and knocked him down. Samuel Chapell gave corroborative evi- dence. For the defence, Samuel Workman1, defen- dant's father-in-law, said complainant of- fered to fight defendant, who threw a cinder at him because he would not go away. Fined JE2. ASSAULT CASE WITHDRAWN. Daniel Thomas, farmer, Tirgwilym Farm, Fencoed, was charged with assaulting Catherine Jennett Evans, of the same ad- dress, single woman. Alderman T. J. Hughes was for the complainant, and Mr J. T. Howell for defendant. Mr. Hughes applied for a withdrawal of the summons. There was no doubt defen- dant did strike the girl. but the parties were family connections and lived together, and it was very undesirable that the case should go on. Mrs. Evans was housekeeper to Mr. Thomas, and she. and her children lived at the farm. Mr. J. T. Howell supported the application, and asked for the withdrawal also of a sum- mons by Mr. Thomas against Thomas Morgan Evans for assault. Both cases were, allowed to be withdrawn. SCHOOL CASES. The following were summoned in respect of the non-attendance of their children at school:—Joseph Gates, 11 Talbot-terrace, Maesteg, fined 10s. Henry Matthews, Troed- yrhiw Farm. Llangynwyd. 5s; John- Morgans, 42 Maiden-street, Cwmfelin, Maesteg, 10s. Tfoaac Mart, 11 Pit-street, Garth. Maesteg, 5s. Alfred Bristowe, 25 P'ark-street, Maes- teg, 5s. Thomas Thomas, 47 Gam-road, Maesteg. 5s. Joseph Davies, 10 Princess- street, Maesteg, 5s. Stephen Bosangno, 5 Llwydarth-cottages, Maesteg, 5s. John Brown, 27 Park-street, Maesteg, Es.; Rhys Morgan, 116 Bethania-street, Maesteg, 5s.; Maurice, Foley, 64 Bethania-street, Maesteg, 5s.; Yorwerth Thomas. 1 Bridgend-road, Maesteg, 5s. William Owen, 10 Golden-ter- race, Maesteg. 5s. Amy Ann Large, 18 Gol- den-terrace, Maesteg, ÐS.; Thomas John Davies, 39 Ivor-street, Maesteg, 5s.; David Luther Griffiths. 9 South Parade, Maesteg, 5s. Thomas Jones, 8 Brick-row, Maesteg, 159.; Joshua Church, Tynvgarn, Aberkenfig, os. David Williams. Penyrheol, Penyfai. 5s; Caroline Lakin. 7 Pandy-row, Tondu, 158.; John Milum, Nichol-terrace, Gilfach Goch, order to attend John Jenkins, 9 Prichard- row. Gilfach Goch. 5s.; James Nash, 13 Prichard-row, Gilfach Goch, 5s. Francis Coles. Bryncoch, Bryncethin, 5s. Tom John, Bryncoch, 5s: John Jenkins. 9 Prichard- row, Gilfach Goch, 5s. James Willis, Bryn- eoch. os. MISCELLANEOUS. For allowing a horse to stray, John Fleece, Forthcawl, licensee, was fined os. David Rees, Caerau. collier, for allowing his chimney to get on fire, was mulcted in 5s. Byne-ham File, of Llantwit *Major, had to pay 10s. for not having the proper number of lights on a vehicle in his cnarge. George Bowen, Pontycymmer, labourer, was fined 15s. for obstructing the thorough- fare by fighting. For trading on Sunday. Michael Simione, of Maesteg, was fined 5s. and 7s. costs; Fanny Exton, Maesteg, 5s. and 7s.; and Rachel Edmunds, Caerau. 5s. The use of indecent language, led to Thos. Ackerman, Maesteg, collier, being fined 15s. P.C. Daniels said defendant was the leader of a gang called the "Salmon Tin Gang." For keeping a dog without a license, Evan Thomas, Coity, dealer, was called upon to pay 56., defendant stating he had now got rid of the animal. Certificates to exempt their children from vaccination were granted David Thomas, Pantygog, Pontycymmer, and David John Ackerman, 22 Garwen-terrace, Nan-tyffyllon. Thomas Murphy, late of Abergwynfi, for- merly of Maesteg, mason, was summoned on remand for neglecting to maintain his wife and family.—Mr. D. J. Williams, Workhouse master, applied for a further adjournment for a month to enable defendant to provide a home.—Granted. William Henry Healey, 22 Bridgend-road, Pontycymmer; Albert Davies, 71 Bryn Cot- tages, Pontyrhil; George Henry White. 4 Station-row, Fbntyrhll. all labourers, were charged with committing damage to a signal- box at Pontyrhil, on September 15th.—Ad- journed for a week. The temporary transfer of the Ogmore Val- ley Hotel, Ogmore Vale, was granted from William Cooke to Rees Thomas (Mr. David Llewellyn appeared), and of the Pontycymmer Hotel, Pontycymmer, from the executors of Edward Rees to Morgan Rees (Mr. Pilgrim Morris appeared). The following were summoned in respect of the non-payment of rates:—Elizabeth Wil- liams, Eastnor Hoivse, Porthcawl, 18s. 6d., order to pay; Elizabeth Lee. 8 Railway-ter- race, Porthcawl, t2 12s. 10d., 14 days al- lowed'; Moses R. Rowlands. Victoria Avenue, Porthcawl, C5 lis. Id., 14 days allowed: Mrs. Jessie Evans. 3 Victoria Avenue, Porthcawl, t2 5s. 6d., distress warrant issued. For drunkenness, Moses Williams, Caerau, timberman, was fined 155.; William Phillips, Blaengarw, collier, 15s. William Hopkins, Blaengarw, collier. 15s. Thomas Davies, Pontycymmer, collier, 15s. Evan Watkins, Blaengarw, collier, 15s.; William Stephens, Maesteg, labourer, 15s.; John Osmond, Caerau, haulier, 15s. William Dawkins, Nantyffyilon, haulier, 25s.; James John Davies, Caerau, collier, 25s. or 10 days: Jas. Burke. Bridgend, labourer, 20s. Ann Llew- ellyn, Aberkenfig, married, 25s; Daniel Long, Pontycymmer, labourer, 1.5s. William Wil- liams, Blaengarw, collier, 15s.; William Jones, Pricetown., collier, 15s. Robert Llewellyn., Kenfig Hill, mason, 30s. or 10 days; William Thomas, Kenfig Hill, mason, 10 days. A warrant was issued in the case of Fanny Whitford. Pontyrhil, married, who was charged with being drunk and disorderly. For being drunk and refusing to quit the Pontycymmer Hotel, George Elias, or Ponty- cymmer, collier, was fined 10s. Monday.—Before Mr. Oliver Sheppard. DRUNK. Richard Ellis, 7 River-street. Brynmenin, was charged with being di-unk at Bridgend on Sunday. P.C. James proved the case, and defendant had to pay 10s. A DISCLAIMER. Henry and Maria Staite, of Bryncoch, write to say that Alice Staite, who was con- victed at Bridgend Police-court recently, has not been, residing at Bryncoch, as stated.

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