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CRUELTY BY A TRUANT ATTENDANT AT D1NAS POWIS. At the instance of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, a young man named Leopold Tremberth, an attendant at Dinas Powis Truant School, was charged at Penarth Police Court on Wednesday last—before Mr J. W. Pyman and Mr W. Jones-with cruelly ill-treating a lad named Richard Franklin, aged 12, belonging to Cardiff, an inmate of the school, on the 20th ultimo. Mr D. W. Evans, solicitor, Cardiff, appeared for the prosecution, and Mr W. B. Francis, solicitor, Cardiff, defended. The lad named gave evidence that on the night of the 20th of May defendant came into the dormitory occupied by Franklin and other lads, and flogged him with a strap a number of times. On the following day there were several bruises on his back. In cross- examination, he denied that there was any noise in the dormitory when defendant came up. He stripped every morning and evening to be washed after the Wednesday night when he was beaten till he left on Saturday, but the officers present did not notice any marks on his back, neither did he make any complaint till after he left the place, for he feared he should be kept there till he was well.—Christopher Chambers, another lad, corro- borated.—Mr William Davies, the superintendent, heard no disturbance at the school at bed-time on the night in question, neither did he hear anyone crying. No complaint whatever was made to him of ill-treatment on the part of Tremberth, who, during the time he was at the school, was uni- formly kind to the lads. He heard nothing of the alleged assault till the Monday after Franklin left. On the Saturday when the boy left he was asked if he had any complaint to make and he said no.—Richard Franklin, the boy's father, said when the lad came home he complained of pains in the back, and on stripping him he found his back was black and blue with bruises." He took the boy to the police, the cruelty inspector, and the doctor. — Inspector New, N.S.P.C.C., described an interview which he had with the defendant on the 27th of May, and he admitted having given the boy Franklin a couple of blows on the back with a leathern strap.—Dr. C. C. McCall examined the boy on the 25th, and found nine bruises on his back, some of which might have been caused by the strap produced.- Mr Stephens, for the defence, commented upon the fact that defendant, a comparative youth, was left in charge of 89 truant boys in three dormitories on the night in question, and called Thomas Hayman, a boy who occupied the same dormitory as Franklin. The boys, he said, were keeping a noise in the room on the night of the 20th. They were playing and jumping over the beds, and defendant came in and strapped several of the boys who were creating a disturbance. Franklin he strapped three or four times, but the boy did not cry nor say that he was hurt.- Defendant admitted that he struck Franklin twice with the open hand as he was going upstairs to bed on the night in question. The boy was dis- orderly. He continued to be unruly in the dormitory, and he smacked him three times with a strap on the back. — Alexander Black, school- master, and William Washer, drill-master, described the system of examination of the boys at the school every night and morning. Franklin was examined in common with the other boys between the 20tn and 25th of May, and with the exception of a slight mark on his back, which might have been caused in play with the other boys, there was nothing to be seen on his back. neither did the boy make any complaint.-The Bench, after con- sideration, found the case proved, and fined the defendant 43 and costs, in default a month's imprisonment.

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