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PONTYPOOL. 1 POLICE COURT, SATURDAY. Before W. P. James, Esq. [in the chair], and E. FOWLER, El-q. CRUELTY TO A HORSE.—Priscilla Thomas was summoned for cruelty to a horse at Llanhilleth, on the 16th June, and John Thomas, for causing the same.—Defendants pleaded guilty.-P.C. Cotterall said he found Mrs. Thomas driving in a spring cart loaded with groceries. On examining the horse he found a wound 2"; inches long aud Jv inches wide under the saddle.—John Thomas denied the extent of the wound, and said there ciuld not be much the matter, as he had been offered X25 for her.-Blrs. Thomas was fined 10s., and John Thomas 12s. 6d. ASSAULT.—Levi George was summoned for an assault on William and Jane Ashman, at Cwmynyscov, on the 16th June.—William Ashmau said that at 12 o'clock on Saturday night, Levi and William George came up to his house. The latter called him a fraud, and Levi struck him on the face. Mrs. Ashman came out to defend witness and George struck her and she fell on top of him.—Mrs. Ashman corroborated, and said that the men battered the door.—Cross-examined She admitted throwing a bucket of water at Levi, but this was after she was struck.—Mrs, Evans corroborated.—Levi George admitted pushing Ashman, but said be did not see Mrs. Ashman until she threw the water.—William Morgan corroborated as to the push, but said that no blows were struck.—Fined 10s. in each case. ASSAULT ON A BROTI-IFR.-Caleb George was summoned for an assault on his brother, Levi George, at Cwmynyscoy, on the 16th June.—The brothers quarrelled with reference to some property which their father had left. After hearing evidence defendant was fined 10s. EMBEZZLEMENT.—Thomas Michael was charged with embezzling the sum of £ 2 Os. 6d., the property of Thomas Brown, grocer, Pontypool, on the 28th May.—Thomas Brown said that the defendant had been a haulier in his employ, and on the 28th May he took a load of corn to Mr. Llewellyn's at the Sovery Farm, and did not account for the money after he came home. On the following Saturday witness found that defendant had been paid for the corn. Michael had then left his service.—Lewis Llewellyn, farmer, said that he paid defendant E2 Os. 6d. and had a receipt. -Defendant said. he received the money but had no intention to do Mr. Brown out of it. He lost the money. He had had over JB20 from Mr. Llewellyn before and had paid it honestly. When Mr. Brown came to him about it he said he would try to re-pay it.—The Clerk That was the reason Mr. Brown wanted to withdraw it.—The magistrates said they were sorry they could not inflict a fine, and sentenced defendant to seven days' hard labour. CONSCIENCE STRICKEN. Laybourne Taylor, collier, was charged with stealing a bicycle, value JE8, the property of Mr. J. E. Woolley, at Pontypool, on the 25th April.-Frailk Blackman, assistant to Mr. Woolley, said that on the 28th April, he let out on hire the bicycle which was produced in Court to the man who gave the name of L. Taylor, Tranch. He did not recognise the defendant as the man. The machine was hired for an hour, but was not returned. A deposit of 5s. was made.-Defendaiit I did hire a bicycle, but my mind was not satisfied, and I came and gave myself up.—Ernest Watson Marriott, bicycle dealer, Hereford, said the defendant came to him and said he wanted to sell the bicycle, as he was joining the Army. Witness went round to the police to see if any machine was reported as stolen, and finding nothing unsatisfactory be baught the machine for 2.1 5s. The machine was valued at £ 8, but it was almost impossible to estimate the value of a second hand machine.—Mr. J. E. Woolley said that the value of the machine wa* £ 8.—Supt. James said that on Monday morning the prisoner gave himself up at Pontypool for stealing the machine. He said that he had sold it at Hereford in the name of George Perrett, and from his statement witness went to Hereford and obtained the machine.—Defendant -pleaded guilty, and said that this was the first time he had been before the Court.—Prisoner was committed to gaol for six weeks, and an order for the restoration of the bicycle was made.—Mr. Marriott applied for his expenses. He was a poor man and could not afford to lose his train fare and the time he had been away from business. He did all he could to find out whether there was anything wrong before he bought the machine. After some consideration, the Clerk said that the magistrates could only give applicant his second class railway fare, and 2s. 6d., and an order for this amount was made. I MISCELLANEOUS. Harold Huxley, Thomas Camm, William Noel, Edward Baker and Thomas Baker, were summoned for riotous behaviour at Pontypool. on the 17th June. Fined 7s. 6d. each.—George Taylor, 12, was summoned for stealing coal, value 3d., from the British Colliery, on the 21st June. Fined 5a. The Clerk [to Mrs. Taylor] If this happens again you will probably be charged as an accessory.— Walter Jones was summoned for using profane language, at Garndiffaith, on the 16th June. Fined 10s.—Levi George and Caleb George, brothers, were summoned for riotous behaviour at Cwmynyscoy, on the 16th June. Fined 7s. 6d. each.—William Jenkins was summoned for driving without lights, at Mamhilad, on the 13th June. A fine of os. was imposed.—Edward Evans was summoned for driving without lights at Pontypool on the 13th June. Fined 5s.—Rhoda Nicholas for being drunk and disorderly at Pontypool, on the 22nd June, was fined os.

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