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GLAMORGANSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. Trials of Prisoners. The trials cf prisoners at the Epiphany sessions for the County of Glamorgal1 commenced at the Town-hall, Cardiff, on Tuesday. FIRST COURT. A LICENSING APPEAL FROM MERTHYR. in this case Mr James Isaacs appealed against a refusal of the licensing justices to renew the licence of the Canal public-house, Dynevor-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 that day no written or other notice had been given of objection to the renewal of the licence to the present appellant. 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 facts 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 the licences would be renewed, excepting those ncluded 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 on the list, the meeting would be adjourned until the 27th September. Before that day, he (Mr Williams) thought on the 12th, a written notice of objection was served on the appellant, signed by Supt. Thomas, notifying his intention of 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 or otherwise adapted for a licence, and that 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 with respect to the renewal, unless a written notice of an inten- tion to oppose has been served on the owner not less than 7 days before the commencement of the general annual licensing meeting, providing the licensing justices may, notwithstanding that no notice has been given of an objection being made, adjourn the granting of the licence to a future day." The whole thing, said the learned 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 took place in the 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. THEFT AT CARDIFF. Frederick Loveridge (62), hawker, plea.deri guilty to having stolen a coat, the property of Daniel Davies, at Cardiff, on the 27th December, and upon two previous convictions being proved against him, he was sentenced to nine months with hard labour. CANNIBALISM AT TNYSHIR. I William Smith (25), haulier, was indicted for I maliciously wounding Wm. John, at Ynyshir, 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) told pri- soner to let the man alone, whereupon he (prose- cutor) was tripped, and when he fell prisoner got on top of him. Prisoner seized prosecutor's right ear with his teeth, and bit a piece out of it. Prisoner, it was alleged, then exclaimed, "I have got his ear right enough," and added that he would eat the prosecutor and his clothes too.—After some evi- dence had been given on behalf of the case for the prosecution, prisoner called several witnesses, whose testimony went to Rhow that he acted in self defence. These witnesses deposed 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.—The jury found prisoner guilty, and he was sentenced to six month's hard labour,—Mr B. F. Williams pro- secuted. ROBBING A WATCHMAKER AT POXTYPRIDD. Caroline Hopkinf;(2-1-), dressmaker, and Thos. Thomas (32), labourer, were indicted, the former for stealing a silver watch cf the value of JS5 5s, the property of Mrlsid r Kuner, atPontypridd, on the 27th Nov., 1881-, and the latterfor 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 prisoner 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 there. He subsequently missed the watch, and give information to the police, who searched the house in which the male prisoner lived, at Llantrissant, and in a drawer in his bedroom found the missing watch. Upon Thomas baing- lop' apprehended and taken to the police-station he made a statement implicating the woman. The chairman remarked that there was no case against Thomas, and directed his acquittal. The jury foundthe woman guilty, after which' she admitted a previous conviction for felony at Pontypridd, and was now sentenced to three months' imprisonment with hard labour. WOUNDING AT ABERDARE. Richard Nicholas (on bail) was indicted for maliciously wounding Henry Morgan Phillips at Aberdare on the 8th of December, 1884. The evidence adduced was to the effect that the prisoner lodged with the prisoner at Incline-row, Cwmamman, Aberdare, and that upon his entering the house on the day named, with the object of removing his furniture, the prisoner rushed at him with a knife. He (prose- cutor) pushed away the hand which held the knife, and then rrceived a wound over the right eye. This wound penetrated to the bone, and was about two inciics in length. Prisoner now denied having stabbed the prosecutor, and said that he only acted in defence of himself, as the prosecutor smashed his door open, and behaved like a madman. The jury found prisoner guilty of a common assault, and he was sentenced to a month's hard labour. FRAUDULENT COLLIERS AT ABESNANT. Lodwick Sake (16), collier, and Evan Richards (16), collier, were indicted for falsely pretending that coal in certain trams had been cut and worked by them, by means of which they attempted to obtain from Evan Lewis and others certain money with intent to defraud, on the 14th November. Mr David Lewis I)roscented. Richards pleaded guilty, and Sake not guilty.- Both prisoners were employed at the River Level Pit, Abernant, and although they worked only one tram load of coal within a certain time, they so marked other trams with their number as to represent that they had cut the contents of live trams. The fraud was discovered, however, before the prisoners had been paid for the work which they claimed to have done.—The jury found Sake guilty, and recommended him and the other, who had plsaded guilty, to mercy on account of their youth.—They were each sen- tenced to two months' imprisonment. AN OLD OFFENDER. James Williams, alias Henry Toland, alias James Davies (41), blacksmith, pleaded guilty tj stealing a purse and Is from Sarah Hooper, at Cardiff, on the 8th November. Prisoner said he took the purse as he was in want of food. A Bristol police-constable proved a long list of pre- vious convictions against the prisoner, who, it appeared, had gone under various aliases. He was sentenced to six months' imprisonment, with hard labour. FALSE PRETENCES BY A EOY. William Slater (15), collier, pleaded guilty to having by false pretences obtained from Thomas Riches and others the sum of £ 3 10-, at Ystrady- fodwg, on the 29th November. He was sentenced to two months' imprisonment, with hard labour, the Chairman expressing a hope that at the ex- piration of his term of imprisonment something would lie done for the boy by the Discharged Prisoners' Aid Society. The court then adjourned till 10 this (Wednes- day) morning. THIS DAY. Tiie trials of prisoners at the Epiphany sessions for the countyof Glamorgan were resumed at the Town-hall, Cardiff, to-day. FIRST COURT. (Before Mr R. O. Jo,, Es and Colonel LEE.) WOUNDING BY A BOY. EphraimOwen Jones, a boy, on bail, was indicted for maliciously wounding George John, at Merthyr Tydvil, on the 27th December.—Mr David Lewis prosecuted.—It appeared from the opening of the learned counsel that on the day named pro- secutor a boy, witnessed a quarrel outside of the Royal Oak public-house, George town, Merthyr, between prisoner and a boy who had only one arm. Prisoner pushed this lad about, whereupon prosecutor struck at the prisoner, who retaliated by drawing a knife and stabbing the prosecutor upon tiie arm. It transpired that the prisoner and several other boys had been drinking together in a public-house prior to this occurrence. On being charged with the offence by the police prisoner admitted that he cut the prosecutor, and said that he did so because the latter kicked him.-Tlie jury took a merciful view of the case, and acquitted the prisoner. A MOUNTAIN ASH WOUNDING CASE. John Davies and Daniel Bowen. on bail, were charged with maliciously wounding Evan Davies, at Mountain Ash, on the 9th ^November.—Mi- Abel Thomas prosecuted, and Mr B. F. Williams defended.—It appeared that on the day named the prosecutor left the house of some friends at Penygrfig, and proceeded to his home, at Moun- tain Ash, having in his pocket a bottle of brandy, the top of which protruded so that it could be seen. When nearing Mountain Ash, and upon taking a short cut to his house, he inec the prisoners, who asked for a ÔrJlá: of brandy. Prosecutor declined to give them any of the spirit*, and endeavoured to escape, when one of tiie men picked up a stone and threw it st him, the missile striking him on the head, and inflicting a wound which bled pro- fusely. Prosecutor eventually s ought refuge in a farm house, and gave information to the police. It appeared that the stor.o was thrown by Bowen. and that Davies kicked the prosecutor. The jury found both prisoner-! guilty. and they were sen- tenced tonme months' imprisonment with hard labour. WOUNDING AT SWANSEA—A BOY SHOT. Samuel Norman was indicted for maliciously wounding and inflicting grievious bodily h;.rm upon John C!"ment Francis, at Swansea, on the 26th of .December. Mr Brvnmor Jones prosecuted, and prisoner was undefended.— The prosecutor was a little boy, who appeared in the witness box with his head covered with bandages, and who said that he lived at 16, Little Madoc-street, Swansea. Between seven and eight o'clock on the evening of Boxing- (J,y the prosecutor was standing upon is stone looking through a window-pane into the circus, when the prisoner, reafly dressed for a performance, appeared with a gun in his hand, and pointed it at the boy. He then, os prosecutor and a witness alleged, put down the gun and took something out of a bag with which he loaded tbe weapon. He again raised tne gnn and fired, and at the same time the boy, who received the charge full m his face, fell to the ground insensible. The evidence of persons employed at the circus went to show that the gun was simply loaded with blank cartridge, and prisoner asserted that he took nothing out of the bag to put in the gun. it appeared that the weapon was given to him with which to play his part in apiece called "The Soudan War." From the evidence of Mr Jones, the house- surgeon at Swansea Hospital, it seemed that on the boy's admission to that institution his cheeks and nose were stained with gun- powder, and that three days afterwards glass was found under the upper lip. The doctor expressed a fear that the boy would lose the use of his right eye.—Prisoner now stated that he did not know that the gun was loaded, and he only meant to frighten the boy.- The jury found prisoner guilty, and sentence was deferred. Later in the day prisoner was sen- tenced to six months' imprisonment with hard labour. WOUNDING AT SWANSEA. William Williams (28), labourer, on bail, was indicted for maliciously cutting and wounding John Rees, at Swansea, on the 25th December. Mr Benson prosecuted, and Mr B. F. Williams defended. It seemed that the prosecutor is the chief inspector of the Swansea Tramway Com- pany, and that it is his duty to collect tickets on the trams at certain times. Prisoner had not a ticket, and was therefore told that he must pay his fare. After some words had passed between prisoner and the inspector the former produced a shilling, and the inspector proceeded to give him change. As prisoner was receiving the change he struck prosecutor a violent blow on the head with a stone which he had in his hand. Prosecu- tor was knocked down, and prisoner ran away, but prosecutor pursued him, and he was eventually given into custody.—The jury found prisoner guilty, and he was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment with hard labour. Mary Ann Peake, 22, married, was charged with maliciously cutting and wounding William Davies, at Swansea, on the 11th December.—Mr J. Jones prosecuted, and the prisoner was un- defended.—It appeared that the man and woman were in the Engineers' Arms, on the Strand, on the day named, and that the woman threw a glass in his face, inflicting threw wounds.—The prisoner alleged that she had only acted in self- defence, the prosecutor having taken hold of her and insulted her. She admitted that she had formerly led an improper life, bnt that she was now a different woman," and that the prosecutor was quite a stranger to her. While giving way to tears she •xpressed her sorrow for what she had done, and # pleaded great provocation.—Tiie jury found pri- soner guilty, and recommended her to mercy. She was ordered to undergo two months'imprisonment with hard labour, upon hearing which^ sentenc she wept bitterly as she was led to the cells. NO BILL. The grand jury threw out a bill in which Jane Meylin (46), charwoman, was indicted for stealing: a purse, contoing £ 4, from Carl Frederick Lewer- dowig, at Swansea, on the 27th December. SECOND COURT. (Before Mr J. C. FOWLER and Mr H. JONES.) CUTTING AND WOUNDING AT CARDIFF. Padlas Kavadaaras, a Greek sailor, was indicted for unlawfully and maliciously cutting, stabbing, and wounding Thomas Stephens at Cardiff, on tile 8th Novemher last' Mr Gibbons appeared for the prosecution. On the night of the Sell November there was a row among- some Spanish and Greek sailors in Custom house-street, the complainant interfered, and it was alleged by tiie prisoner that he was knocked down and kicked by some of the roughs. He was on the ground with Stephens under him. Prisoner was then seen to draw a knife from his pocket and stab complainant in two places. He immediately got up and ra.n away, and endeavoured to conceal the knife under a door-Ftep. A boy saw him, and handed the nife to the police. It was thencovered with blood. The prisoner alleged that he had no knife, and that the stabbing was done by two Spaniards. The jury found him guilty, but recommended him to mercy in consequence of the provocation. The court considered that there was not sufficient ju^tiiication for him to draw a knife. As 1.e had, however, been imprisoned for two months lie would only be further impri- soned for two months with hard labaur.-Antonio Toza, a seaman, was indicted for unlawfully and maliciously stabbing and wounding George Den- nison, on the 11th Nov. last. Mr G. C. Thompson prosecuted, and Mr Abel Thomas defended the prisoner. On that night there was a disturbance in Sophia-street, and a number of seamen left a boarding-house armed with pokers, sticks, and other weapons. They struck and hit at every one in the street. Prisoner weut over to the place where the complainant was stand- ing looking on. Prisoner was armed with a knife, and complainant, on seeing the prisoner rushed at him, struck the prisoner a blow on the mouth. Dennison was then knocked down, the prisoner falling on him. When on the ground the prisoner stabned the complainant ia back. The defence was that Dennison and his companionJêwere "bullies," and that tney were frequently in the habit of quarrelling with foreign seamen. They on that evening were in reality the attacking party. The prisoner was violently assaulted, and thrown down by the prosecutor. He was injured, but some other person standing by stabbed the prosecutor. The wife of a boarding-house keeper also swore that some per- son, not prisoner, entered her nouse, immediately after the row, and washed his hands. The jury found the prisoner guilty, and he was sentenced to eight months' hard labour. SHOP ROBBERY AT CARDIFF. Mary Hayes (37), a maraied woman, was indicted for stealing three coats from the shop of Mr Colman Follick, pawnbroker and outfitter, Bridge-treet, on the 17th November. The coats were missed from the doorway, and the prisoner was in a few minutes stopped by the prosecutor s assistant with the coat under her apron. She was found guilty. Several previous convictions were proued, and she wa sentenced to nine months' hard labour, the lenient sentence being given in consequence of her liaving an mtant in her arms. ANOTHER SHOP ROBBERY. Robert Graham (28), labourer, and Edward Wilson (IS), sailor, was indicted fur stealing three pairs of stockings from the shop of Mr Coleman Follick, pawnbroker and outfitter, Bridge-street, on the 13th November, 1883. Mr Gibbons pro- secuted. The prisoner Wilson was offering the stockings in pledge at the shop of Mr Barnetc, He was detained while a police-coustabie was sent for. On the constable leaving ths shop ^Graham came up and said, I gave them to Wilson to pledge. I stole them from Mr Follick's shop but he also said, We made it up "—one to steal and the other to pawn them. They were found guilty, and sent to prison, each for one month with hard labour. STEALING A WATCH. William Henry Fox, a sailor, was indicted for stealing a watch and chain from the person of William Creech at Cardiff on the 7th November. He was also indicted for receiving the watch. Mr Jeffries prosecuted. Complainant was in the Rose and Crown on the night in question. He had then his watch and chain. He left, but on arriving at Blaok-weir lie missed his watch and chain. How it was taken he did not know, as he was much the worse for drink at the time. The prisoner said that a sailor took tiie watch from the prosecutor and gave it to him to pledge.—He waS found guilty and sentenced to six months' hard labour. (For Continuation see next edition.)

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