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WILD BEASTS IN THE RHONDDA

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WILD BEASTS IN THE RHONDDA At the Pontypridd police court, on Wednesday, liehael Sullivan was brought up for the third time, charged with putting a lad of 14- on the lire at his lodgings, and afterwards dropping him oil scalding water, on Dec. 9th. Dr. Parry, Fern- dale, said that the prosecutor was still unable to attend, and would not be able to give evidence for another fortnight. Prisoner, however, could not be remanded, it transpired, for more than a week, hence the case was adjourned for that period. William Jones, a young feilow of 25 years, was charged with wounding Thomas Hiers, at Ferndale, on the 24th December. Prosecutor said that he was a banksman on the top of No. 2 ef? i Pir- He was at the Glynrhydynog public-house at 9 p.m. on the date specified. Prisoner was in tha bar, and accused him of not paying for his lodgings to his (prisoner's) mother. Prosecutor admitted the debt, but prisoner nevertneless struck him on the face. Prosecutor tell down over a tip, and was awhile insensible.— bupt. Mathews told the bench that prosecutor did not wish to press the charge.—Patrick Hennessy, a collier, testified that he saw prisoner hit prosecutor three or four times at the public- house bar. The servant expelled prisoner, w- i 2 °n- rej°^ned prosecutor outside, and kicked him six or seven times about his head and chest. Witness remarked to prisoner that he ought to be ashamed of himself, snd attempted to raise prosecutor from the ground. Prosecutor was quite insensible. Dr. Parry said that prose- cutor had a scalp wound, about an inch long, penetrating to the bone. Prosecutor had been disabled seven or eight days. Prisoner was fined -03 and costs. Lewis Lewis, 20 years old, was charged with biting off part of the chin of Thomas Collins, at Ferudale. Prosecutor lived at 199, Maerdy-road. Mr D. Rosser prosecuted. Prosecutor said that on Monday night he was at the Mardy Hotel at about eight o clock. Prisoner was also there, but was in his company. W itness had drunk two glasses of whiskey and two pints of beer but was not drunk. Prisoner asked him to fight several times, and was drunk, noisy, and violent. Wit- ness refused, and prisoner jumped over the table and spat on his back. Witness thought he was playing, but prisoner got him on the ground between his knees, caught hold of him with both hands by the chin, and grasped him with his teeth. Witness called ont that the prisoner was biting him, and Daniel Howell separated them. Witness then discovered that prisoner had bitten a piece of his chin out, and his face bled profusely. He had not seen the missing piece of chin since. Witness did not give prisoner the least provocation, nor had there been a previous quarrel between them. Witness did not know prisoner. -Daniel Howell gave corro- borative evidence. He described prisoner as having acted like a wild beast." There were the marks of the prisoner's teeth on the bottom part of prosecutor's lower lip caused by a second bite of prisoner.—Dr. Parry said that the missing chin piece was the size of a shilling. The bite was clean to the bone.—Prisoner was fined JE5 including costs. He could not pay this money, and he was sentenced to a month's hard labour.

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