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BANGOR POLICE COURT.—TUESDAY. Before the Rev.T. N. Williams, and Major Williams. A Drunken Woman.-Ellen Hughes, Well-street, Ban- was charged with being drunk and disorderly on the night of Saturday last.—Fined 5s and costs. Stealing from the Perton,-An "unfortunate," named Ellen Jones, was charged by a young man named Row- lands, with stealing E 8 10s. from his person on the night of Monday, the 17th inst., at Bangor. The complainant stated that he met the accused near the railway station, Bangor, about nine o'clock on the night in question. Having been together for some time, he left her, and went in the direction of Glanadda, when he found his purse missing. The purse contained either £ 8 10s. or t:9 in gold. On Tuesday morning he gave information to the police, who accompanied him to where the prisoner was. They found the money upon her person. He identified a sovereign, it being of a darker colour than the rest. Police Officer John Jones said, having received infor- mation from the prosecutor of his loss, and a description of the prisoner, he proceeded to Kyffin-square, where he found her. She was searched by the Sergeant, who found upon her person £7 in gold, secreted in a new pair of stockings which she had bought. The prisoner having been charged and cautioned in the usual manner, said :—This is the first time I did such a thing, and it will be the last time also. She was sentenced to six months' imprisonment. Assaulting the Police at Llanfairfechty,. -Robert Ro- berta John'Roberts, Ellen Robert3, and EdVld. Roberts were charged with assaulting Sergeant Robert Davies, at Llanfairfechan, on the evening of the 10th inst. It appears that the policeman, about half-past nine o'clock on the evening in question, was requested by a man to go and quell a disturbance near a place called Nantyfelin, where he was told a man was abusing his wife. He came up with the prisoners, one of whom was very drunk. Some words ensued and the policeman and the one that was drunk got hold of each other, and fell together on the ground. The policeman (according to his statement) was kicked several times, of which he had marks on his legs. The wife also bit him in his hand, and dragged him by the hair of his head His coat was also torn, which was produced. There was a large number of people but, notwithstanding he called several times for assistance, no one came to his rescue- Ni r.IJ. T. Williams, Carnarvon, who defended thepri- soners, said this was an instance of the unnecessary inter- ference of the policeman, who had evidently exceeded his duty. Until he interfered, John Roberts was proceed- ing with his wife and father-in-law towards home; and not until Davies began to treat him with violence, did he cause any trouble to the police. He would bring a num- ber of respectable witnesses forward who would prove that the officer was not assaulted in the manner stated, but that on the contrary, he used his staff unmercifully towards John Roberts. As to the marks on his leg and his hand. those he suggested might have been caused by the stones which were on the road, and by the fact of his having been struggling on the ground. James Roberts, John Jones, John Itoberts, Rd. Roberts, and Owen Edwards, all swore that the officer was not struck ty the prisoners, but admitted that Jno. Roberts, in being dragged by him along the road might have kicked him. The Rev. Mr. Williams said that John Roberts was fined £ 5 and costs (amounting to £ 1 3s ) and expressed his surprise that it appeared there was not a soul pre- sent who had seen anything being done to the police, who had evident marks of having been assaulted. The conduct of the crowd was a disgrace to Llanfair- fechan1. Major Williams said, as a matter of form, they were bound to believe the witnesses who were examined, but he felt no hesitation in saying that they had perjured themselves, Mr. J. T. Williams-Why should a number of re- spectable witnesses perjure themselves more than the policeman ? Major Williams—But they swear to a matter of im- possibility. How could the injuries be accounted for ? I think it is -nost clear that they have perjured them- selves. (Before W. Bulkeley Hughes, Esq., and the Rev. T. N. Williams). An Incorrigible Youth.-—A lad named John Pring, was charged with being drunk and insulting people in the streets of Bangor, on the night of the 17th. It was said that he had often before behaved in a similar manner,and was cautioned, butto no purpose. He did not put in an appearance, but he was fined 58. and C03tS. Asleep or Drunk, which?-John Thos. Parry, was charged with being drunk at Bangor on the 17th inst. The accused could hardly be made to admit that he was drunk but confessed that he felt very queer that night. He was inclined to believe that he was more asleep than drunk. He was let off with a caution, and the payment of the costs—4s. 6d, Beerhouse Case.-Titus Griffith, Australian Tavern, was charged with permitting drunkenness in his house. The officer said he visited the house in question on Sunday the 16th inst, and found two men drunk in the kitchen, and two men in the yard. Fined 5s. and 10s. costs. Highway Trespan.-Edwar(I Williams was fined 5s. and 10s. costs, for allowing his horse to stray on the high road in the parish of Llanllechid. Illegal Fishing.-A lad named Richard Hughes was charged with having caught salmon fry in tha neweti river.—Ordered to pay the costs. John Williams was also charged with a similar of- fence, committed at the same place. He pleaded igno- rance as to what salmon fry was, and said this was his first offence.-—Ordered to pay the costs. more Drunken Women.—Anne Ribbard, who said she had just arrived from Dubliu, and was the widow of Paymaster-Sergeant Ribbard, of the 5th Light Dra- goons, was charged with being drunk the night before. She denied the charge; but admitted having a glass or two with "an old friend."—She having been locked up during the night, was discharged. Catherine Davies. an importation from Liverpool, was also charged with being drunk the previous night. The policeman found her fast asleep on the pavement by the Old Bank at 2 o'clock in the morning. She was locked up. The accused made a very plausible story as to how she had left Liverpool, and said if discharged she would return there without delay.—This she was ordered to do. Another Victim to Drink.-Edwanl Jones, a man of dissipated appearance, who said ho was a plumber and glazier from- Llanfairfechan, was charged with being drunk. He was seen drunk on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and on the evening of the latter day, the offi- cer locked him up all night in a stable, and took him down next morning to Bangor.- Having been suitably lectured by the Bench, he was fined 5s. and costs. Refusing to Support a Mother.-Mr. Thos. Hughes, Relieving Officer, summoned, at the instance of the Guardians of the Bangor and lieaumaris Union, a man of the name of Wm. Thomas, coach driver, for refusing to support his widowed mother, who was chargeable to the common fund of the Union, and received 2s. 6d. weekly relief. The defendant was represented by his wife, who plead- ed inability to. maintain the person relieved by the Union. The Offioer then stated to the Bench the average earnings of defendant, who had only himself and wife to aupport. The Iknch ordered him to pay the requisite amount. The Wife-Then what shall we have to support our- selves, if my husband should be taken ill Mr. Bulkeley E[ughes--l' Sufficient unto the day is the ills thereof." You are bound not only by law, but by ties of natural affection to suppport her. Refusing to repair the Road.-Mr. Luck of Llanfair- fechan, laid information against the Surveyors of the Highways for the parish of, Llaufairfechan for neglecting to keep the parish roads in repair. Mr. Luck described in evidence the state of the roads generally. The Surveyors said, their roads were as good as any in Wales; but that there was so much building going on in the parish that it was impossible with the rate they had, to do the repairs which Mr. Luck required. The Bench said if there were repairs required there should be another rate. They also ordered them to put the roads in good order in six months time, and should Mr. Luck not be satisfied with the improvement effected, he could summon the parish officers again at the expiration of that period. Domatic Cookery in Upper Bangor.-—\ young wo- man, whose ruddy face did not actually bear out the expression that she was "nearly starved by her mis. tress," produced before the magistrates a plate of pota. toes mixed up with stray pieces of salt herrings, all mashed together, and which she said her mistress, (re- siding in Upper Bangor) had laid before her that day for dinner.. The Magistrates said it was not their province to i.n- terfere with her mistress, and expressed their surprise that she should have thought proper to come into court with such a story, The girl then left, apparently much discomfited with the cool reception she had had.











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