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GLAMORGANSHIRE GUARTEP, i SESSIONS." I Trials of Prisoners. THIS DAY. j lne trials ci prisoners at tne sessions for the County oi Glamorgan commenced at the Town Hail, Cardiff, on Tuesday. FIRST COURT. Before Mr R. O. JON^S and Col. LEE. IMPATIENCE OF THE GRAND JURY. The grand jury was summoned to attend the court at ten o'clock, but upon half-past ten arriv- ing-, and there being no sign of a commencement of business, Mr D. L. Owen, one of the grand jury, asked how long that body would have to wait. The Clerk of the Peace Until the arrival of the chairman. Mr Owen But we have already been here a considerable time. Are we to wait till midnight The Clerk You must wait till the chairman comes. I presume the frost has prevented his horses getting along very fast. Mr Owen waited five minutes longer, and as the chairman had not then arrived, left the court. The following gentlemen were sworn on the grand jury Messrs F. J. Beavan, Wm. Angel, Richard Benjamin, Wm. Austin, D. Bowen, Thomas John Evans, Thomas Roger Evans, Peter E. Kacquoil, J all-les Hern, Dd. Jones, J. 0, Jones, F. S. Lock, Joseph Milner, D. Morgan, Thomas Morris, Wm. Phillips, Chas. Ross, Hy. Sanders, J. B. Wallace, and Jno. Williams, IThe Chairman, in charging the grand jury, said j they had rather more to do than they had been accustomed to of iate. He believed that tllere were 56 or 57 prisoners, but as several of then were in the same indictment, there would be about 45 cases to be presented to the grand iurv. There was a considerable number of larcenies, about which he was not going to trouble them, many being cases of rob- bery from sailors. He was sorry to say that the number of cases of unlawful wounding was very large, the largest that he remembered in his experience there. There were, he thought, 15 cases in which persons were charged with un- lawfully wounding other persons. A great many of these cases had arisen from quarrels some of them had arisen without any quarrel, and in all the cases various weapons had been used—shovels, bars, knives, and bricks-and anything that came to hand. In all these cases he thought that, with- that out exception, the circumstances were such the grand jury would find it their duty to put the nersons charged upon their trial. NEW MAGISTRATE. Lord Windsor,, qualified as a magistrate and took his seat on the bench. A BASTARDY APPEAL.—DAVID DAVIES V. RACHEL DAVIES. This was an appeal ag-ainst an affiliation order made by the Caerphilly justices on the j 27th of May last. Mr. B. F. Williams appeared for the appellant, and Mr Abe: Thomas for the respondent. It appeared that o,.ih the appellant, a married man, and tbe respondent were employed at the Plymouth Worlds, near Taibach, in the spring of 1883. Tuey lived next door to each other, and the youug woman was in the habit of going into the man's house, whera she would clean his boots, and, as she said, Wash bis back" after work. According to her testimony, there took place on these occasions several acts uf familiarity in all cases, excepting one, without her consent, which ied to the birth of a child on the 17th of January, 1884. She attempted to father tha child upon him before^Mr Bishop, the stipendiary magistrate of Merthyr, but tiie eltse was then dismissed for want of corroborative evidence. Subsequently the girl took a situation as a domestic servant at Quaker's Yard, and while there instituted affiliation proceedings against Davies before the Caerphilly magistrates, she then having some additional evi- dence. The Caerphilly magistrates made an order upon Davies to contribute to the support of the child, and against this judgment he now appealed.—In cross-examination by Mr B. F. Williams, for tha appellant, the re- spondent admitted that she went t,) Quaker's Yard, in order that she might go before the Caerphilly magistrates to git an order which I had been denied her at Merthyr.—Mr Williams thereupon submitted on the authority of the case of the" Queen v. leprint-ed in the 32nd volume of the Law Journal (magistrates cases), that the Caerphiliy bench had no Jurisdic- tion.—Mr Abel Thomas took exception to such an objection at this early stage, and proceeded to put f-ome ques- tions to the girl, who said that she had no evidence but her own, before Mr Bishop. She went to service at Quaker's-yard, and had been paid wages there.—The Chairman, alluding to the objection of Mr Williams, decided to go on with the case.—Ellen Bryant spoke to seeing the parties together at the works in the spring 0* 1883, when Davies was behaving improperly. -Daniel Williams, an elderly mar., tated that he had remonstrated wi-bthemupoijtjha: conduct, and .mother witoessnainosl Williams who was in the company of Davies after the case was dismissed at Merthyr, repeated a statement alleged to have been made by Davies, which amounted to an admission of undue familiarity between him and the girl.—The appellant, David Davies, an elderly man, was next called, and denied all the allegations made ..gainst him, after which his wife, and Wm. Peak, spoke on his behalf.—After hearing Mr B. F. Williams, the bench allowed the appeal, with costs. I iKO BILL. I lne grand jury threw out a bill charging David 1 Hopkins with stealing 6s from Catherine j Jenkins, <it Ystradyfodwg, on the 10th November. | A LICENSING APPEAL FROM MERTHYR. In this case Mr James Isaacs appealed against a refusal of the licensing justices to renew the licence I of the Canal Dublic-house, Dynever-street, Mer- thyr.—Mr B. F. Williams was for the appellant, and Mr Abel Thomas for the respondents, the Merthyr magistrates.—Mr Williams said that the whole matter turned upon the 2nd subsection of the 42nd section of the Licensing Act, 1872. What took place was this—the licensing meeting was fixed for the 6th September. Before I that day no written or other notice had been given of objection to the removal of the licence to the present »ppelianc." Before the parties-entered. the court on the 6th Superintendent Thomas went into their private room and laid before them Mr Thomas (interposing) My friend is now stating fact^ which I don't admit.—Mr Williams continued: That as a result cf what took place in the justices' room, the magistrates came into court and announced that all tho licences would be renewed, excepting those included in a list then read out, the licence of the present appellant being upon that list. The bench said that with regard to those whose names were OK the list, the meeting would be adjourned until the 27th September. Before that day, he (Mr Williams) thought on the 12tb, a written notice of objection was served on the appellant, signed by Supt. Thomas, notifying his intention ot opposing the renewal of the licence at the adjourned meeting, on the ground that the present appellant had been convicted of offences under the Licensing Act, that his house was not structurally 01 otherwise adapted for a licence, and tnat it was not required in the district. Really the point was this—under the 2nd sub-section referred to it was stated that the justices shall not entertain any objection to the renewal of such licence, or take any evidence witn respect to the renewal, unless a written notice of an idea- tion to oppose has been served on the owner not less than 7 days before the commencement of the general annual licensing meeting, providing tho licensing justices mcy, noLwithstanding that no notice has been given of an objection being made, adjourn the granting of the licence to a future dav." The whole thing, said the learned 6! counsel, turned upon what was the meaning of the words "on an objection being made." The question was, did what took place amount to an objection.-The chairman was understood to say that what placj m tje magistrates' private room could not be evidence. Mr°Williams said that other magistrates had de- cided in similar cases, that no objection having been made in court, the proviso did not apply.— The appeal was allowed with costs. IliiiiT AX CARDI-I-C* I -I- Frederick lioveridge (62), hawker, pieadea o-uiltv to haviug stolen a coat, tne property or Daniel Davies. at Cardiff, on the 27th December, and upon two previous convictions being proved against him, he was sentenced to nme monufs with hard labour. CANNIBALISM AT YSJSHllL William Smith (25), haulier, was indicted 10. maiieiouslv wounding Wm*. John, at Ynyshu, on the 29th November.—The evidence of the prose- cutor, who appeared in the box with a bandage around his head, was to the effect that upon leaving the Butchers' Arms on the night of Satur- day, the 29th November, he saw the prisoner and another man fighting. He (prosecutor) toid pri- soner to let the man alone, whereupon he (prose- cutor) was tripped, and when ne fell prisoner got oil top. of him. Prisoner seized prosecutor's right ear with his teeth, ana bit a piece out of it. Prisoner, it was | alleged, then exclaimed, "I have got his ear right eough," and added that he would eat the prosecutor and his clothes too.—After some evi- dence had been given on behalf of ,the case i for the prosecution, prisoner called severa. witnesses, whose testimony went to show that bs acted in sell dcfencs. witnesses Reposed that they heard prosecutor say that he would murder the prisoner, and they also stated that they saw him attempt to strangle the prisoner in an affray on the road, when they were on the ground together.—Tne jury found prisoner guilty, and he was sentenced to six month's hard labour.—Mr B. F. Williams pro- secuted. BOBBING A WATCHMAKER AT PONTYPRIDD. Caroline Eopkins (2T), dressmaker, ana mob. Thomas (32), labourer, were indicted, the former a' for stealing a siiveJ watch of the value of jB5 5s, the property of Mrlsidor Kuner, at Pontypridd, on the 27th Nov., 1884, and the latter for receiving the watch at Llantrissant on the 29th November, knowing it to have been stolen.—Mr Abel Thomas prosecuted, and prisoners were undefended.—It appeared that on the day named the female nrisoner entered the shop of the prosecutor, in Taff- street, Pontypridd, and asked whether he had any cheap watches for sale. Prosecutor showed her some, and then left the shop in charge of his daughter (a child). The female prisoner still being Lhere. He subsequently missed the watch, and gave, information to the police, who searched the bouse in which the male prisoner lived, at Llantrissant, and in a drawer in his bedroom found the missing watch. Upon Thomas baing apprehended and taken to the police-station lie made a, statement imDlicating the woman. A constable went to her house and informed her that she would have to occompany him to tha police-station, when she asked to be allowed to go upstairs to change some of he clothes. Per- mission was given her, and she went, but as sue did not return in a few minutes the officer followed her upstairs, when he found thrt she had escaped through the window. (Laughter.) The woman was subse- quently apprehended. On the two prisoners being bnought face to face at the police-station, the male prisoner said that he gave the woman a sovereign for the watch. The female did not say anything at all. U pOll the prisoners being locked up, the man was overheard to say that "I though t you told me that you had bought thewatch," to which the woman replied so I did, I bought it off my cousin." The cuairman here remarked that there was no case against Thomas, and directed his acquittaL-Tbe jury found the woman, guilty, after which she admitted a previous con- viction for felony t Pontypridd, and was now sentenced to three months' imprisonment with hard labour. SECOND COURT. (Before Mr J. C. FOWLER and Mr H. JONES.) PLEADED GCILTY. Frances Maud (54-), needlewoman, was charged with stealing a petticoat, of the value of Is. bd., the property of John Jones, at Merthyr. She was sentenced to three months' hard labour. BROTHEL RCiBBLHY AT CAKUIii. Elizabeth Leary (34) was indictea for having,?on the 24th of December, at Cardiff, stolen from John James Moses, a sailor, 26 in money. Mr W. P. James prosecuted. The prosecutor weat with the prisoner to a house of ill-fame in Horn- fray-street,Cardiff. The prosecutor went to aroom, where prisoner remained with him a short time. They then left as the police came and turned them out. They went to another house, the pro- V, secutor having his purse in his stocking. Shortly afterwards he misled his money, although "he purse remained Prisoner when apprehended had £ 3 in her possession, besides some silver. She was found guilty, and sentenced to six months' hard labour. HOEBERY IN THE STREET. Honora Macarthy (25) and Elizabeth Donohue (25), both women ot bad character, were charged with a purse ana £4. in money from the person of JOJII Dobson, at Cardiff, on the 28th November lust. Mr Gibbons appeared for the pro. secution. Prosecutor is a master mariner, and went to a public-houss in Bute-street on the night of the 25th. He saw prisoner there. When he lefi they with him, and walked down Eriage-st.reef one on each side of him. He felt the lianas oi one of them in his pocket, and while he was put ting his hand to stop her he felt the hand ot Macarthy in the packet where was his :purse He called to the police, and on the way to the police-station Macarthy threw the purse away. The purse was picked up and identified by the prosecutor. When picked up there were L4 in gold in it. Tne jury found both prisoners guilty, considering that they were acting in concert. Macarthy had been twice previously convicted, Donohue once. Macarthy was sentenced to twelve months' nard labour, and Douohue to six months hard it bour. HEAVY SENTENCE ON A tlUliDt:.ISt_i 11.£..1:" Llewellyn Liewebyn (21), hauiier, pleaded guilty to feloniously breaking and entering a tiddlers shop and stealing a book, handkerchief, aad other articles, of the value of 6=, the property hf John Enms, at Ystradyfodwg, on the 20th October, 1884. He also pleaded guilty to feloni- ously breaking into and entering the office of ths Bute Merthyr Colliery Company in the Rhoudda Valley, with intent to commit a felony, on the 20th October, 1884. He had been twice previously convicted for breaking into and entering, and it was also stated that he had broken into the office of the Tyia Coch Company, but on each occasion the prisoner was unable to steal any thing. The governor of the gaol at Swansea, Major Knight, said that the prisoner was at the present time unuer police supervision, and was a very bad character. The court sentenced the prisoner to seven years' penal servitude, and afterwards to seven years' police supervision. UNL A WFCLL Y WOUXDJN&. William Thomas (22), hauiier, was indicted for unlawfully and maliciously wounding John Lewis Thomas. Ystradyfodwg, on the 25th October. Mr T. W. Lewis prosecuted, Tiieparl- es live at the Mardi. On the evening of the 25h October complainant and Lis father were standing outside the hotel. Prisoner WRS turned oct of the hotel in a very noisy state. He threw his cap in the air, and said that he was the best man there." Prisoner then took up a large stone and threw it at someone in the hotel, but it struck complainant a violent blow on the Head. Complainant liai don? nothing to the prisoner, but express* a de- sire that hs would go home and not create a dis- turbmiL-e. The defence was that the, con;1)¡,,nant had kicked him, but this was denied. He was found guilty, and sentenced to eight months' hard labour. t -EFT SITTING.]