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SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A CARDIFF COMMISSION AGENT. Before Aldermen Lewis and Cory and Dr. Paine, at the Cardiff police-court this morn- David Thomas, a respectably dressed man, lodging at Devonshire place, Can- ton, Cardiff, was charged on a warrant with ohtaining two tons of patent manure and two jtons of -superphosphate, from Messrs John Williams and Co., manure manufac- turers, Mount-pleasaut, Liverpool. Mr Be'cher appeared to prosecute. William Roberts, in the employ of the firm, residing at Liverpool, said prisoner was a commission agent in the Cardiff district, and had occupied the position from February of last year. It was his duty to receive orders, and to trans- mit them, but not to receive accounts. In the course of the transactions an order for two tons of manure was received from prisoner, which was|accordingly despatched to the person named, a John Williams, of the Elephant and Castle, Carmarthen. Witness went to the ¡.1ace to obtain payment, but the landlady, a Mrs Wade, denied knowledge of such person. He next proceeded to hunt up the prisoner, whom he could not find, and at last at the address abovt1 given, he showed prisoner the order, and asked him if the alleged customer had paid him. Pri- soner said he had not, but was going to the customer was safe. Witness had prisoner taken into custody.—Mr Belcher, in applying for remand, said he had information that prisoner had had the manure and dispo.-ed of it to an auctioneer considerably below its: value in case, lnanurevalue £ 20 for ;64.-Prisolier was re- manded till Monday.

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