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tioiiiiiiiuthshire Quarter Sessions. FOUR PRISONERS FOR TRIAL, AND I AN APPEAL CASE. The Epiphany Quarter Sessions "f the Peace for the County of Monmouth were held in the Sessions House, Usk. on Wednesday, when 8. C Bosanquet, E"q. (chairman) presided, and among those on the Bench were:—Sir Henry Matber- Jack-on, Bart. (vice-chairman), Vicolm Tredegar, Sir Arthur W Mackworth, Barr., R. Rickards, J. Thomas Davies, F. M Homfray, W. P. James, 1. BUller, A. I. R. Butler, S. A Hiley, E. Foster. G. Geen. J. Green, M. Mordey, S. N. Jones, G. R. Harris, B. Nicholas, E. Hartley, J. D. Thomas, R. W. Junes, D. F. Pritchard, R. Gardner, W. H. Bryant, Esqs., &o. I THE GRAND JURY sworn as follows Messrs. Charles H. Jones, R irnard L. Railton, George Jones. Tom W. Rees, M. Spiridhn, Alfred W. Th >mas, Newport; E. J. Morris, Blackwood John G. Jones, Llanweuarth Citra: Eruest G. Fraser. Mmnjomh; R. M. Cadwallader, Trostrev; Thomas Sage, Usk Arthur G Graham, Charles O. S. Cottou, Thomas R. To'nkins, Abergavenny; T. W Allen, Blnint John Prine. New Trpdegar: James Shiel, New Inn; E. Bumford, W. T. Woolley, Pontypool; Thomas Titley, Pontnewydd; and Ernest J. Bennett, Panteg. THE C KARGE. I The Chairman occupied some time. in his charge to the Grand Jury, i > explaining the vaM .us \crs of Parliament whifh were nae;med during last Session, and shortly dismissed the four casps on the calendar as being likely to give the jury little trouble. REPORT ON USK PRISON. I The annual report of the Visiting Justices of FT. At. P.isou at Usk was read by the Clerk of the Peace (VIr H S. Gastard). It stated that fortnightly vi-it. had been regularly paid, ad monthly meatines held. The daily average number of prisoner- for the IRt three years was as males 107, females 26 1905, males 109. females 21; 1906, males 101, and f-males 18. The conduct "f the prisoners had been satisfactory, and di4cipline had been main, taiued at its IIsual high standard. The quality of the f .od was all that conld be desired, and the condition of the prison building" was good. The rules as to classification had been strictly adhered to. A special commi tee had been firmed fnr dealing wi,h juvenile prisoners under the Borstal system, and it was encouraging to note that, so far, not one of those taken in hand had been re- committed to prison- The Discharged Prisoners' Aid Society had continued their pood wi,rk amongst the needy and destitute, and excelle t service had been rendered by Mr Humphrey Humphreys, the hon secretary, who had personally interviewed all applicants for assistance, and he had been ably assisted by the Governor (Mr Frank W. Gibson). Ra. APPOINTHINTS. I The Visiting Committee was re-sppointed, as also was tbe County Licen-i,)g ('ommittee (upon the nominations of the various Petty Sessional Divisions). RATING APPEAL SETTLED. Mr J. Corner, barrister, mentioned the appeal of the Ebbw Vale Industrial and Provident Society Limited, against the rating of a house at Ebbw Vale by the Bedwelity Assessment Cem- mittee and the Overseers of Ebbw Vale. He said that terms had been arranged, and asked the magistrates to allow the appeal on those terms. The Assessment Committee rated the house at E250 gro«s, and £ IH9 net, but they now agreed that it shonld be £117 gro s and £100 net. Mr Micklethwaite, who appeared for the Assessment Committee, assented, and The Court allowed the appeal, and amended the Overseers' Rate Book accordingly. TRIALS OF PRISONERS. FIRST COURT.-Befoe the CHAIRMAN and other Magistrates. LAD DISMISSED WITH A CAUTION. Frederick Phillips, 17. labourer, pleaded guilty to committing wilful and malicious damage to a grand fit and at Llanfoist near Abergavenny, by setting fire to it and doing damage to the extent of CIS, on December 8th. P.S. A-b said prisoner had worked in Aber- gavenny for a grocer, and his parents lived there. Thf- lad had been in trouble before, but not at Abergavenny. The Chairman said they might have sent pris ner to gaol f"r this offence. However, the evidence did not show how far he acted malicionsly. It appeared that he had not been satisfied with lighting straw, but had actually set fire to some of the boards to warm himself. He would now be discharged, but they hoped it would be a caution to him to be cateful not to do mischief in future. ABRAULT IN A TRAIN. I Frederick Theodore Heislop (40), a foreign sailor, was indicted for indecently assaulting Mary Jones, on the 71h November, in a railway carriage between Newport and Cardiff. Mr St. John G. Micklethwaite (instructed by Mellsrs. Hornby and Baker J nps, Newport), for the prosecution, said complainant was the wife of Edward Jones, P.,ntcaiiiia, place, Cardiff. When returning from Aberbeeg on the night in question she got into a third-class carriage at Newport, and prisoner came in afterwards. As soon as the train had left the station prisoner attempted to kiss her, and she replied, I am a married woman with children." He then threw her back on the seat. She struggled, and twisted him on to the flo<->r and escaped to another compartment, the train being a corridor one. Prosecutrix bore out her advocate's story. She added that when she got to Cardiff she informed an inspector of what had taken place. In cross. examination bv Mr Lionel B, Dunn, who defended, witness denied that there was another man in the train who got, out at a station on the way to Cardiff, or that she sat on prisoner's knee and tried to pull a ring from his figuer while he was asleep. Ernest Albert Birch, Bristol, manager of the General Life Assurance Company, said prosecutrix asked to come in his compartment, saying a man had insulted her. She was trembling. He did not notice that her dress was torn. Inspector Evans, Cardiff Station, said he took prosecutrix and prisoner to the waiting room. He asked prisoner what be meant by his conduct, and he replipd. "I didn't touch her." He was under the influence of drink. Mr Dunn, in defence, asserted it was a case of imagination on the part of the woman, who throughout never said she was assaulted, but only insulted. No doubt prisoner was drunk, and this caused prosecutrix's terror. The jury, af'er considering their verdict in retirement, found prisoner guilty of a common as-ault, and he was sentenced to six months' hard labour. I WINDOW SMASHIIQG AT NEWPORT. Henry Jon,-s. 21. collier, pleaded guilty to the charge of malici u8ly smashing the glass of a shop window, the property of Alfred Chambers, and doing injury to an amount exceeding £6, on the 25th December. Prisoner was disorderly in the Tempera Hotel and had to be ejected. Later, in revenge, he smashed glass, valued at £ 30, wt foot. Prisoner admitted being sentenced to six months' hard labour at Brecon Assizes for break- ing into a ebrpel. j. The Chairman said prisoner had been leading a bad life for some time past, and had a number of convictions against him for assaults, thefts, etc. He would now be rentenced to 12 calendar months' hard labour, Mr Micklethwaite prosecuted. SECOND COURT.—Before the VICE-CHAIRMAN and other Justices. I ALLEGED MALICIOUS MAIMING. I James King, 50, labourer, of Penhow, was charged with feloniously and maliciously maiming a cow, the property of Edwy Henry Wilmot, at Penhow, on Nov. 30th,

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