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Larceny of Rabbits in Haver. I fordwest. Mr Joseph Thomas and Mr James Thomas presided at I a special court at the Shire Hall on Saturday, when a woman, named Lizzie Evans (who appeared in court with an infant in her arms), was charged with the larceny of I two rabbits, the property of Mrs Martha Shurvin, Quay Street, on the 8th November. Supt. Francis prosecuted. Mrs Ann Jones, Stone Masons Arms, said the prisoner came to her house on Wednesday and brought with her two rabbits. She asked witness to buy them and she did. She gave one shilling and a sleever of beer for them. They were the same rabbits (produced) as she handed to P.C. William Evans. It was in the morning between eight and nine o'cleck this happened. Beatrice Shurvin, daughter of Mr Joseph Shurvin, said she remembered the prisoner coming to the house. She had a child with her then. That was on Wednesday afternoon. Prisoner asked her to ask her mother if she (witness) might look after her baby. Witness went to her mother and she returned in ab)ut ten minutes. When prisoner went away she fell down. She seemed to be the worse for drink. There were throe pairs of rabbits in a basket at the time. On Thursday morning they missed a pair of rabbits. She understood information was given to the police. She was sure the pair of rabbits (produced) was the same as missed from the house. They were tied with twine. Mrs Shurvin, examined, corroborated the previous I witness. She valued the rabbits at 2s. By the Prisoner: She (prisoner) was in the habit of calling at witness's house. She lent her a basket once. Prisoner never bought a rabbit from her before. P.C. William Evans deposed that on Thursday he took the prisoner into custody on charges not now before the court. While she was in custody he received information about this case. Acting on the information lie went to the Stone Masons Arms, where ho received the rabbits (produced) from Mrs Jones. He charged the prisoner with stealing the rabbits. On being cautioned she said she never saw any rabbits. She was under the influence of drink at the time. Prisoner admitted taking the rabbits, but she said she had intended to pay Mrs Shurvin for them. She had Is Id to pay for them. She was always charged 8d each for them. To the Court: Prisoner said she was born in Swansea, but had travelled through all parts of the country, London, Manchester, &c. A fine of ;)8 and costs was inflicted with the alterna- tive of seven days in Carmarthen jail.

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