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CARNARVON TOWN COUNCIL The monthly me.et.ing of the Council was held on > Tuesday evening, 'the Mayor (Mr W. A. Daj-bishire) presiding. The other members pre- sent were Aldermen R. Parry, J. P. Gregory, E. Hughes, and E. Norm an Da vies Council- llors W. Li. Thomas, D. T. Edwards, R. Gwyn- eddon Davies, 0. Evans, M. E. Nee. R. Tho- mas, T. Armstrong, E. Parry, J. Priehard, W. Lloyd Griffitih, Rt-es Hughes, T. H. Edwards, J. Fletcher, R. R&nleirfh Jones, J. T. Roberts, Nath. Roberts, H. Lloyd-Carter, together with Messrs R. 0. Roberts (town clerk), A. Holden (deputy-town clerk), E. Roberts. (sa,;iitaxy in- spe-ctor), and W. M. Ruxton (gas manager).
BATH ANT) FERRY RECEIPTS. It was reported that the bath reoeiots up to date were £70, as against £143 last year. Th. receipts from the Aber Bridge amounted to J3512 as compared with J3537 last year.
ONE MAX OXE OFFICE. At a meeting of the Finance Committee, a, sub-committee appointed to consider the pro- posal of tho Electric Light Company tuat the book-keeping and collection of the electricity- accounts should be taken over by the Corpora- tion staff, submitted their report, and recom- mended that the arrangement be adopted aa an experiment for twelve months, and that tho fee of sixt-v guineas to be paid by the company be allocated as follows;—Thirty guineas to thie Accountant, and ten guineas each to R. Ll. Jones and W. H. Williams, the balance of ten guineas to be reserved for disposal as the Council in the future may think fit. It was re- solved that the recommendation of the sub- committee be approved and adopted. Councillor R. Ranleigh Jones wished to know. who were the members of the sub-committee. Alderman Parry Chairmen of the different committees and the Mayor. Councillor R. R. Jones Is it for the conven- ience of the company or the consumers that th» proposal is made? Alderman R. N. Davies (chairman of the finance Committee) It is for the convenience of the company unquestionably, and it will be of some advantage to the town that the jccounta are kept here. Councillor R. R. Jones: I do not know whether I am in order or not. I should 1,ikJA to propose an amendment. I do not think that we are doing what is riaht in paying- this 60 guineas to the officials of the Corporation. It appears tha.t if we give this work to the officials they have either too little to do now •' The Mayor: Do y^>u give notioe of a mo- tion? The auction now is whether the minutes of the committee are correct or not. Councillor R. R. Jones: Shall I be in order in giving notioe to bring the matter forward, later on? The Mayor: Yell. Councillor Nee: May I point out that if • Councillor Ranleigh Jones had taken the trouble to look at the minutes of the Novem- ber- The Mayor The question is—is this a correct record of what was passed at the committee? The minutes of the committee having been passed, n The Mayor asked if any member had any pro- iposal to make Councillor R. R. Jones I propose that we do not pay the 60 guineas to the Corporation officials, a-s suggested, but that we advertise the post and appoint an outsider to do the work. Alderman Parry: We don't pay the 60 gu!ineag. The company pay it. Councillor R. R. Jones It means that you have agreed with the company to pay this. Aldlerman Parry: We have aiooepn>ecl 60 gwneas from the company. Councillor R. R. Jones asked whether it was I fair that the money should be paid to officials who were already paid by the Corporaition. I' Alderman Parry The oomnany pay. Councillor R. R. Jones But the money ia handed over to us. The Mayor The money is given to us by I the company. Councillor R. R. Jones Yes. The Mayor Allow me to finish. Continuing, he explained the prooosa-l I Alderman R. N. Davies said that if the Coun- cil declined to fall in with the arrangement, an outsider would have to be appointed. Councillor R. R. Jones said that to adopt a (proposal of the kind would mean keepirt? some- one out of a job. There were plenitv of clerks out of work in the town, and he objected to giving any one individual several appointments, He formally moved that- the money be not paid to the Corporation officials, but that an out- sider, who would devote his whole time to the I (work, be appointed. Councillor .Rees Hughes seconded. Aiderman Parry remarked ^at it •would be impossible to get any man to do tibe work, i wttnich consisted of accountancy, collecting money, etc., for 60 grumeas. On a division only three—Messrs R. R. Jones, Rees Hughes, anl(f T. H. Edwards—voted for the amendment. The recommendation of the committee was adopted.
IELECTRTC LIGHT AGREEMENT: SATIS- FACTORY SETTLEMENT. Councillor W. G. Thomas submitted the roe- .port of the Electricity Committee, whioh stated 'that a letter had been received from the Board • of Trade on the subject of the agreement en- Itered into by the Corporation and the National Electric Construction Company, Limited, for r the purposes of the Carnarvon Electric Liirht Order, 1902. After careful consideration, tihe IBoard concurred in the opinion expressed by the Oopporation that the case of tihe JSudibuxy Corporation and tihe Empire "Electric X»\sjh't airwl I (Power Company did not apply to the case of the Carnarvon Agreement, and that there was in that Agreement no provision for the transfer I or divestiture of the legal powers given to the Corporation or the legal liabilities imposed on I tJham by the Electric LisrhtimEr Act, 1882, a.nd the Carnarvon Electric Lighting Order. The Board understood, however, that in s^ite of Hjhis fact, there were reasons which made it de- sirous that the consent of the Board of Trade should be given to the Agreement, altlhoup-h. such consent was not indispensable. If the Board had been of opinion that the Agreement had involved a transfer or divestiture of powers; they would not have felt justified in igiving their conse-nt to it. in the absence of a i transfer clause from the Carnarvon Order. In the present case, however, this point did not arise. The committee resolved that the Agree- ment be submitted to the Board of Trade for tiheir endorsement that the companv be im- mediatelv informed of the sa.ti6factor-- termina- tion of the difficulty that a copy of the Board of Trade's letter be sent to t.he Local Govern- ment Board, alon/t with a request for their sanction, to the borrowing of the sum of £3000. for which the Council applied in December last, and for which the consent had been with-he Id in consequence of the difficulty which has now been settled thait all proceedings in connec- tion with the private bill be stopped. Councillor Thomas said that he wished to congratulate the Council upon the satisfactory result of the negotiations that had taken place. I At a meeting of the committee held that day, it was reported that the agreement had been endionsed by the Board of Trade, and submitted to the Local Government Board for their ap- proval and it was recommended that the Coun- cil send a cheque to the company for £1456, balance due on contract, as soon as the sanction of the Local Government Board to the bor- rowing of the money came to hand. Tihe com- mittee also resolved, on the motion of the •Mayor, seconded by Alderman Gregory, to thank the President of the Board of Trfade for his careful attention to the position of the Council, and for havint? shown them the way out of a difficulty. He proposed that minutes of the committee be adopted. Councillor D. T. Edwards seconded. Councillor T. H. Edwards: I do not- know whether the minutes of a committee held this evening should be confirmed now or whether they should be circulated, in the first place, among the members. Is it a question of great urgency, and is it necessary that it should be passed to-ni^rht, or whether it should not be entered noon the mi mites of the next meeting? We are asked to vote upon a thing that we know nothiricf about. Councillor W. G. Thomas: The reason why it is proposed that the minutes be adopted to- jiSght is that you have alreadv decided that the money should be paid. The company are doing their part of the contract, and it is our duty to do ours. Alderman Parry This is not a new matter. The money is due since last year, and would have been paid before were it not for the diffi- culty of obtaining a loan. It is not sprung upon the Council in anv way. Councillor T. H. Edwards: That is why I am as t ing. Alderman Parry That is why I am telling, you. The Mayor: Are you satisfied with the ex- pLanation? Councillor T. H. Edward's: I understand it is part of the £30GO already voted. Councillor W. 'G. Thomas That is so. The report of the committee was adopted.
MUNICIPAL OFFICES. The following report of the Miundcinal Offices Committee was submitted :—A suggestion that the Institute Lecture-room should be utilised as a Council Chamber until the larger question of providing new municipal buildings was set- tied was approved, and it was resolved tha.t the Borough Surveyor be requested to form an estimate of the cost of the conversion of the room into a Cor^il Chamber and report. The SurveyofT was also requested to investigate the Market Hall site. and report as to the feasibi- hty of erecting Municipal buildings, public ihall, etc., thereon. The Mayor said that the Town Clerk had re- ceived a letter bearing upon this matter. Councillor T. H. Edwards: If these minutes, are adopted, it will be too late for any altera- tion to be made. There is a letter from the Library Committee "bearing u)pan the same thing. The Mayor: If you had allowed me to go on, I was going to tell you. j Councillor T. H. Edwards: If the minutes are now confirmed they will require to be after- wards rescinded. The Mayor: A letter has been received which. may affect your voting. I may also state that there is a minute in the report of the Library Committee which may also influence your opinion. The Town Clerk then read a letter from Mr E. Roberts, M.A. (chairman of the Library Committee) stating that at a special meeting of the committee held on Thursday evening, it was unanimously resolved that the Council be approached, and respectfully requested to grant to the committee the use of additional room, as it. was found that the existing accommodation twas becoming quite inadequate to meet the de- mand in the matter of storage of books and sitting and standing-room for the increasing number of people who made use of the library, The Mayor did not think the letter affected the minutes of the Municipal Offices Committee. Councillor R. Gwyneddon Davies moved that the portion of the report having referenc.e to the Institute be deleted, because it was quite contrary to the proposal adopted by the Lib- rary Committor The Mayor said that the report of the Muni- cipal Offices Committee, if adopted, would not pledge the Council to any action whatever. All that was required was certain information. Councillor R. G. Davies Why, then, put the Surveyor to the trouble of estimating the cost? Councillor J. T. Roberts proposed that the consideration of the matter be deferred for a. month, and that in the meantime, the Council consider the feasibility and advisability of us- injg the ground attached to the library for the purpose of building. That land was now free from the trust which originally affected it, and the Council were now at liberty to use it for any purpose. Alderman Parry remarked that the Muni- cipal Offices Committee were simply seeking in- formation, and he thought that the best wa.y to deal with the recommendation of the Library Commiflee would be to refer it to the commit- tee that had been appointed to consider the 1 whole question. By adopting the report of the Municipal Offices Committee, the Council did not pledge themselves to anything, except "to receive the report of the Surveyor. to receive the report of the Surveyor. Councillor T. H. Edwards asked when the Municipal Offices Committee was re-appointed. The Mayor: It is so Ion? ago that I cannot remember (laughter). It has not been re- appointed because it never resigned office (laughter^. Councillor T. H. Edwards: It is necessary that it should be re -appointed the same as other committees. Or is it to be a permanent oommittee 1 The 'Mayor It is to be a permanent oommit- tee (laughter). Councillor Nee seconded Councillor J. T. Rdberts's proposal. Councillor R. G. Davies observed that Coun- cilor J. T. Rbberts's motion meant preparing I' for municipal buildings, and upon tihat que6- tion he (Mr Davies) could not vote. The Mayor: He only wieHies us to get in for- I mat ion. J Councillor R. G. Navies Whilst opposed to ) new munioijpal buildings in toto, we are, in supporting his motion, in a way ooruntenancmf? the proposal to have new buildings. The Mayor: No Councillor Davies; For myself. I 'do not want the information. There are two opinions upon the question, and if we support this pro- posal, or pass the minutes of the Miunicipal Offices Committee, we shall, m some way, be regarded as countenancing the- proposal to have new buildings. Councillor J. T. Roberts: I only want to see what can be (lone. The motion of Mr J. T. Roberta was tihen adopted. Councillor T. H. Edwards: I maintain that the committee is not in voguf, and I move that it be re-elected (laughter). Councillor J. T. Roberts seconded, a.nd the motion was adbpted. I
TH!E SLAUKSHTEJR-HOUSiESS. Upon the consideration of the minuites of the Slanitairy Committee, Councillor Fletcher asked if it was tJhe in- tention of tibe committee to me the carders whicfa had been lying outside the slaughter houses for the last two years, Bind whioh were corroding. Councillor Nee (chairman of the committee) said that the girders wouild be utilised in con- nection with the proposed work at the slaugh- ter-hou.o;.es.
THE DRAINAGE OF RHYD-DIDU. At a. meeting of the Sanitary Committee, a letter was read from the Clerk of the Glaslyn District Council askinsr the committee to con- tribute towards the expenses incurred in prepar- ing plans and particulars relating to the drain- age of Rihyd-ddn, and aptprored by the Town Council in iool. The committee recommended that an offer of jB20 be made. Councillor Nee said that a. letter hid been rpceived from tihe Clerk to the Diattrict r un-cil statinig that that body were prepared to a'-cept the sum in full discharge.
A POINT OF ORDER. Councillor T. H. Edwards took exception to the following miinute of the Ferry Committee, ( and proposed that it be deleted "A letter, dated 23rd' inst. (November), from the Harbour I Trust asking the committee to contribute to- wards the cost of repairing the slipway fender. which had amounted to JB16. Recommended that half the cost be paid by the Corporation." His objection was on £ point of order. The let- iter in question was sent direct to the Ferry i Committee, whereas it should have come, in the first instance, before the Council, and after- wards, if found neoessary, referred to the com- mittee. Councillor J. T. 'Roberts (chairman of the 'committee): Mr Edwards was "present at the committee when this matter was considered. The letter was read tlhere. and the date was announced. Mr EVfwardis initated a Ion? dis- cussion, but he never suiy^sted the point he jhas raised now. If he had then the whole dis- ¡ cussion would have been obviated. The letter came from t!he Harbour Trust, and I think the Ferrv Committee are far more competent ^to consider the matter than the Council as a whole. Councillor T. H. Edwards I did not hear the date of the letter announced in committee. Is it not the rule tJhat letters should come be- j fore the Council before they are referred to a. committee ? The Mayor: That does not arise. It is for you to say whether the report of the com mi t- tee is a correct record of what took nil ace or not. In mv own mind, I think it is abso- lutely correct. Councillor T. H. Edwards: Bait, omce they ;?rp confirmed, it will be too late to move a.ny- thinig. The minutes were adopted. ) Councillor T. H. Edwards then moved that in future all communications should be sent, in tihe first instance, to the Council. This might a-ppear to some to be a rather unimpor'taTit question, but he maintained that it was a very important qjueistion. The letter in question contained a rquest for the payment of money, JB8. and the~e was a principle attached to it which made it as importantt as if it were £8no. He further contended that the Council were' not legally bound to pay the money. I The Mayor You can move that we do not. pay the money, and that we delete the minute from the report of the committee. Councillor R. R. Jones seconded the motion. Councillor J. T. Roberts pointed out that the Council had asked that the work should 'be done, and, therefore, they were liable to pay, not the half, but the whole. If the slipway was allowed to go out of repair, the result would be that the sponsons of the steam- er would be damaged. The slipway, which was used almost entirely by the Corporation steaim- er,, was Trust property, and inasmuch as the Corporation had requested the Trust to repair it, the Corporation ought to pay. Councillor T. H. Edwards I still maintain that there is no legal obligation. The report of the committee was adopted. Only two, the mover and seconder, voted for the deletion of the minute.
POSTAL FACILITIES. A letter was read from the Town Council of Pwllheli, asking the Council to sui^ort their application to the L. and N. W Railwav Co. and the Postmaster-General to make the de- parture of the evening mail at 8. p. m. from Pwllheli^ 9.15 from Carnarvon, and 9.45 from Bangor. It was resolved "that the application be supported, and that the Postmaster-'General, and the Superintendent of the line, Euston Sta- tion, be written to, asking them to arrange later facilities for the dispatch of the evening mail from Carnarvon.
i VOLUNTEER CAMP. At a meeting of the General Pur- poses Committee, Councillor T. Armstrong sub- mitted a draft letter proposed to be sent to commanding officers of Volunteers, etc., cal- ling attention to the suitability of certain land at Llanberis for camping and manoeuvring pur- poses, and it was approved of. The Mayor: I am sorry to say that Mr Assheton-Smith refuses to allow a Volunteer Company to go to Llanberis.
THE UXEMPLOYED. At a meeting of the Unemployed Committee. it was resolved that a labour register be kept by the Surveyor. The Surveyor reported his intention to proceed with the renewing of water mains at Church-street,, Bank Quay, and Ux- bridge-square, the extension of sewer at Llan- beblijg-road, and' some banking of earth and other works at Tan'rallt, and it was resolved that the work be proceeded with without delay, land that Alderman D. T. Lake and Coamcillors Richard Thomas, H. Lloyd-Carter, and Rees | W. Hughes be appointed a sub-committee to deal with the list of names of unemployed al- ready prepared, and give all necessary direc- tions to the Surveyor. It was also resolved that the Council be asked to grant a sum of money for the providing of relief work: that the Clerk to the County Council be informed "f the steps taken by the committee in the ma.t- ter; that Mr Bowen. Jones be asked to engage men whose names are on the Corporation Labour Register, when employing labour for the harbour and dock works. The Mayor and Councillor H. Lloyd-Carter were asked to inter- view the Depulty-Constable of the Castle as to the proposed repairs to the Castle with a view to the giving of immediate emolovment view to the giving of immediate emolovrnenrt thereat to labourers and -others. The Mayor promised to write Mr Assheton-Smith respec*- ing the proposed road through Twthill Bach. and the continuation of Segonitium-road to tLLanbeiris-roiad. Councillor H. Lloyd-Carter promised1 to see Mr T. Morgan Lloyd as to tihe labour required. at Llaribeblig Churchyard, also to interviewMr Lloyd Hughes respecting the suggested alterations to the Coedhelen- road. as per plans prepared at his request, and supplied to him about a year ago. Numerous names of married men and other bread-winners of families were selected from a submitted list for the Surveyor's guidance in employing, the men to be given three days' work each in ro- tation. Councillor Rees Hughes kindly con- sented to render the Surveyor all necessary dailv assistance in the organisation of the work The Mayor said that a deputation from the Council had waited upon Mr Harding, a^ent to the Vaynol Estate, with reference to the proposed road through Twthill Badh. Mr Harding said that Mr Assheton-Smith Wall willing that the road should be made according to the plan (head, hear). The land would given by Mr Assheton-Smitlh. Councillor o. P>yans Does that include the bye-way to the Station? The Mayor: I understand that that is a thing we are bound to õo. i Councillor R. Thomas (chairman of the High- way Committee): YefI I Alderman Parry: What will it cost? J The Mayor: About £ §00. 1 Alderman Parry Can we have a loan ? We ought to be careful how we move in the ma;t- ter. Councillor R. R. Jone* Will the members speak a little louder. I don't knew what is said. The Mayor: Do you refer to J}1A9 Councillor R R. Jones: No. the members generally. The Mayor: I wish they would (laughter. Councillor W. G. Thomas thought the Coun- cil should pass a. vote of thanks to Mr Asshe- ton-Smith for the ,generous way in which he had met the Council. Alderman R. Parry -it", agreed that the Council should do everything they could for the unemployed. At the same time, they should be careful that thev did not increase the rates. To put t.fiem pelves in order he pro- posed that they apply for sanction to borrow I a sum not exceeding JB500 to make the road. Councillor W. G. Thomas seconded the pro- posal, which was adopted. A vote of thanks to Mr Assheton-SmitiR was also passed. The Mayor said that a deputation had waited upon Mr C. A. Jones (Deputy-Constable of the Castle) with reference to the restoration of the Castle, but he believed that it was homeless toO look for work there Tor the unemployed to an"- extent. Councillor R. G. Davies: Are workmen to be imported to Carnarvon, or is that an ex- pression of opinion on your part? The Mayor It is an expression of my opin- The Mayor: It is an expression of my opin- ion as the result of my conversation with the Deput y Constable. Cuncillor R. G. Dtavies: Are workmen .to ito be imnorted? f"No, no"). Councillor T. H. Edwards: We mio-ht pass a resolution) suggesting that the Government, employ local labour in carrying out the work, We do not want to interfere with them, but there will be no harm in making a. suggestion of the kind. Councillor Lloyd-Carter: What the Deputy- Constable said was that the Government would undertake to do the work; but as far as pos- sible, preference would be given to local men (hear, hear). In that way, of course, the un- employed and other men in the town will ob- I tain work. The report of the committee was adopted.
CONDOLENCE On the motion of Councillor R. R. JoneK, a vote of condolence was passed with Council- lor Angel, who had' been confined to tihe house through illness for the la.st fourr weeks.
BUSINESS WOMEN. A LUN1CH FIT FOR A KING. An active and succesful young lady tells bar food* experience — "Some three years ago I suffered from nerv- ous prostration, induced by continuous brain strain and improper food, addled to a great grief. nI was ordered to give up my worn as there was great danger of my mind failing me alto- gether. My stomach was in bad condition (nervous dyspepsia, I think now), and when Grape-Nuts food was recommended to me, I had no faith in it. However, I tried it, a.nd soon found a marked improvement in my condi- tion as the result. I had been troubled with dieathly faint spells, and had been compelled to use a stimulant to revive me. I found, how- ever, that, by ea-tin? Grape-Nuts at_such times I wa-s relieved as satisfactorily as by the use of stimulants, and suffered no bad effects which was a great gain. As to my otlner, troubles— nervous prostration, dyspepsia, etc.—the Grape- NHrts diet soon cured them. "I wish especially to call the attention of office-girls to the great benefit I derived fTom the use of Grape-Nuts as a noon luncheon. I was thoroughly tired of cheap restaurants amd ordinary lunches, and so made the experiment of taking a package of Gra»pe-Nuts with me, and then slipping out at mid-day and getting two- pence worth of cream and milk to add to the food.. I found that this simple dish. finished off with an apple, banana, orange, or a buinch of grapes, made a lnndh fit ^or a king, and one that agreed with me perfectly. "I throve so on my Grape-Nuts diet that I did not have to give up my work at all, and ftn the, two vears have had only four lost davis." Name given by £ 5rape-Nuts Co., 66, Shoe Name given by £ 5rape-Nuts Co., 66, Shoe Lane, E.C.
MASQUERADING IN FEMALE ATTIRE AMUSING CASE. YOUTH COMMITTED TO THE ASSIZES. At a special Police .Court at Carnarvon, on Tuesday, William Thomas Rowlands, 17 years of age, was brought up in custody charged with forgery and larceny. The magistrates on the Bench were J. Menzies, Esq (chair- man), Dr R. Parry, and Dr Lloyd Williams. The court was densely packed during the hear- ing of the case, which occupied clcse upon three hours. Mr J. T. Roberts prosecuted on behalf of the police, and Mr R. Roberts de- fended.
THE FIRST CHARGE. Mr J. T. Roberts said tihat there were four separate charges against the accused. He would first procood with a charge of forging a request for the delivery of goods, which pur- ported to have been written and signed by Mrs Ellen Rowlands, Clwtymel, Ebenezer, and ad- dress.ed to Messrs Pierce and Williams, drapers, 'Carnarvon, or to be more correct, to Mr Williams and Mr Pierce, of Carnarvon. David Pierce, proprietor of the Golden Goat, and carrying on business as Messrs Pierce and Williams, said *t)hiat on Friday, the 23rd November, the accused, wearing glasses, came to the shop and handed him; 'a. note (pro- duced), which was in an envelope. He knew the person from whom tlàe note purported to come. She was a customer of his, and was a person to whom he would supply goods on ap- proval. The I.eff.er contained list of goods required by Mrs Ellen Rowlands. Witness, satisfied as to where 'the note came from, gave it to one of the young ladies serving in the shop. The goods were supplied to the ac- cused. Tlwy would not have been supplied if he had reason to believe that the note was not a genuine one from Mrs Rowlands. Mary Elizabeth Roberts^ an assistant at Messrs Pierce and Williams, said that on Fri- day, the 23rd November, she was serving in the shop between 12 and 1 o'alock. She saw the defendant, who wore glasses, handing Mr Pierce a note, which was given to her, and she executed tho order. The- witness was asked to examine a quantity of goods, and to state which were supplied by her. Mr R. Roberts The accused is charged with forging a certain document. Only sim- ple evidence is required to prove that. You have the document before you, and 'all that is necessary is to call a person to prove whether it is forged or not. The Magistrates' Clerk said that it was ne- cessary that the whole transaction should be explained to the court. Mr R. Roberts remarked that all the prose- cution had to do was to prove that the request was a forgery. He asked the Benoh to take note of his objection. The witness examined the goods, and identi- fied them as tCnose supplied to the- accused. Ellen Rowlands, Clwtymel, Ebenezer, said that the accused was her (grandson. Witness was a customer at the Golden Goat, and the ac- cused knew this. However, he had never been tibere on her behalf. Síhe did not write the letter (produced), nor did she authorise anyone to write it on her behalf. Neither did she authorise anyone to sign such a document on her belhalf. P.S. Jones, stationed at Llanberis, said that on the 24th November he arrested the accused at the Snowdon Va'lley Hotel, Llanberis. He oharged him witih larceny. Mr J. T. Roberts I am calling the officer to prove what the accused was wearing. Further questioned, the officer said that the accused wore the clothing described, with the exception of the corset (laughter). The Chairman Were you sent to arrest a man ? Mr J. T. Roberts He thought that he was arresting a woman (laughter). (To the wit- ness) 'He was masquerading' as a woman? The Witness: Y". Continuing, he said that on the let inst. lie charged thie- accused with forging the letter. When formally charged, the aocused said that he reserved his defence. He was com- mitted to the Assizes.
THE SECOND CHARGE. Mr J. T. Roberts said that the next charge against' the aocuscd was one of forging a re- quest (for the payment of money. The ac- cused after he got possession of the clothes, which formed not exactly tibe subject of the charge in the last case, but which were gpods requested in the letter which wa6 forged, and witlb forging which he was charged—after he got possession of the clothes he proceeded to weajr tluem. He appeared as ia woman, and in that' disguise he turned up on the 24th ult. at Manberis. He went to the Dolbadarn Hotel, witSh a. note for "the license?, Mr Thomas, and which purported to Shave been written and signed by Mr Thomas Hughes, pafod, LlaWberijs.. Too rifatei requested Mr Thomas to lend Mr Hughes a sum of 18s. Mr TThomas gave the accused the money. In this case also the note was a forgery. Mr Hughes did not write the note, neither did he authio- rise anyibody to write it on his behalf. W. O.Thomas, of the Dolbadarn Hotel, Llan- beris, said that on Saturday, the 24th ult., he was in the hotel aboiit 12 noon, when his wife brouglht him a note, which purported to come from T. Hughes, Hafod, whom he knew. In consequence of what his wife said witness went to the front room, Where he saw a "lady" I (laughter). The person wore a thick veil and glasses. Witness afterwards saw the same person later on at the police station. The person was still dressed as a lady, and was treated as a lady (laughter). In the front room the person told him that Mr Hughes wanted the loan of 18s, as he was short of money to pay a. man. Mr Hugfties, it was (added, was going to Carnarvon to change a cheque, and would return by a later train, and would repay the money required, namely, 18s. Witness handed the person the money, and recieved and i.o.u., which was signed "Jennie Edwards" (laughter). Cross-examined: "She" spoke all that was in the letter to me. Mr T. Hughes was an unlikely man to be, in want of money. Re-examined Had it not been for the letter witness would not have parted with the money. He believed the letter to be a genuine one. .Further questioned by Mr R, Roberts, witness said that he had never seen Mr Hughes's writ- ing. Thomas Hughes, Hafod, Llanberis, was called to prove that he did not write the note ikaaided to the last witness. Neither did he authorise anybody to do so. The accused was a very distant relation of his, and had been to his 'house at. the beginning' of the year Cross-examined: lie, saw accused at the I quarry, and had never heard anything against him until now. P.S. Jones said that on the 24th of last month he arrested the .accused at the Snow- don Valley Hotel, on a charge of larceny. Jfe took tern to the polioe station. Later, the last witness came to the police station, and identi- fied the accused, who was dressed as a woman as one who had! 'been to the 'hotel with a letter On the following Saturday, at Carnarvon, he oxnargea the a>ocused "with forgery of the letter [given to Mr Thomas. In reply he said, Yes, I did. He made the same reply to the other charge of forgery. This closed the second oa-se against the ac- cused, who said that be was not guilty. On this charge also due wa,s, committed to the Assizes.
THIRD OHAIROE. Mr J. T. Roberts said'that the third charge Against tlie accused was that he had forged an order for the delivery of goods in the" name of Mrs Hughes, wife of Mr T. Husrhes. who was caliLed in the last' case. Mabel Edwards, 'assistant with Mr Row- lands, Bee Hive, Llanberis, said that on Satur- day morning, the 24th of last month, alxmt 11 o'clock, a person dressed as a female, came into the shop. ".she," spoke (to witness, aJltd said fhat "she" was sent there by Mrs Hughes, Hatfod, where "she" was staying that week. "She" askedl for a dress skirt, under skirt, and a Iblouse, Jor Mrs Hughes, and a pair of' gloves, a motor veil, iand a feather for "herself." The feather was to put in 'Iber"' cap. The things for Mrs Hugjies were packed. "She" then went out, promising to call again. Short- ly afterwards "she" again came to the shop, and asked witness ito put the mo'tor veil on and' fix the feather in "her" cap (laughter). "She" paid witness 8s 3d for the things "ahe" bought llll I for "herself." "She" went out a second iime Baying 'she wanted to go to the post office' iiT « returned twenty minutes later, and said hot she" had seen a person staying at Hafod Witness unpacked the parcel, a.nd "she" took out the gloves, which measured 6|. "She" then took the parcel away. About 12.30 "she" again came to the shop, and brought a note W itness thought the note was genuine, and on the strength of it supplied the articles asked wihiM^ri'rl f ?' ask6d for crape, but witness did not supply it. "She" also said s^me fvS I'f for»otten include some things in the note. They were a night- shirt a.nd a pair of hose. ° Cross-examined Witness suplied the goods rity lnstance without any written autho- Mr R. Roberts: Had the "lady" anything on when you trimmed the motor cap? (lau^h- cer). c The Chairman WhdE. did you say" Mr Roberts I mean, had "she"' anything- on "her' (To the witnens) The lady s -hair was rather short. She had no- thing on her head when you were trimming the motor car in the shop? (great laughter). I mean the "motor cap." How long did you take to trim it ? You know "her" hair was short.—"She" was not bareheaded "She" had a shawl on "her" head. « the shawI for?—"She" said that siie J1'ad an operation on her head (laughter). Furtner questioned, the witness said that the amount of liability incurred at the shop was 29s. K P.S. Jones showed the Bench the. goods ob- tained from the shop. Mr R. Roberts The sergeant had better dress himself in t'he "ladv's" clothes (laugh- ter). 0 Re-examined 'Witness saw the same indi- vidtial in charge of the police sergeant. Mr J. T. Roberts said that Mrs Hghes was suffering from thgart disease, and was) un- able to attend. T. Hughes, husband of Mrs Hughes, said that he knew his wife's writing. She was unable to be present. The note was not in her hand- writing. Mr R. Roberts: I dbject to this evidence. It is most improper. P.S. Jones said that on the 24th of last month, about 5.30 p.m., he arrested the ac- cused in the Snowdon Valley Hotel on a. charge of larceny. Last Saturday, the 1st inst., he charged1 the accused with forging the letter puported to come from Mrs Hughes, with in- tent to defraud. The accused replied, "Yes, I dad do them." Cross-examined: Witness cautioned him, and said that he need not say anything, but that anything he said would be taken down in writing, and used against him. This closed the third case, and accused said that he was "innocent enough, and had not them all." He was committed to the Assizes.
THE LAST CHARGE. Mr J. T. Roberts said that the last charge was that the accused had stolen a belt and shawl from t'he Compton House, Llanberis. Elizaibeth Jones, Compton House, said that on Saturday, the 24tlh ult.. sTje was in the grocery department in the shop. She saw a "tall woman" knocking the counter in the drapery department. The "woman" asked if Miss Jones was there, that "she" wanted! a bellt. Win test's daughter came into the shop and attended to the "woman." Margaret Jones was the next witness called. Mr J. T. Roberts Are you the daughter of the. last witness? The Witness I am supposed to be (laugh- ter). Mr Roberts Are you ? The Witness (sternly) Of course I am. The iChairman You must not talk like that. Witness said that the "woman'' looked like a big fanner's daughter (laughter). £ Jhe" had a black dress and a motor cap and veil. "She" asked witness if there were belts there. At the time there were belts on the counter. "She" also asked' the prices of a shawl which was on a bracket. "She" also said that "she" would like a hair net, as 'she" wanted to see Dr Mills Roberts, as "her" head waa gathering (laughter). "She" bought neither shawl nor a belt; nor made any purchase ait all. Later witness missed a black shawl and a belt. The articles produced were similar to those she missed. Mr R. Roberts Are similar shawls and belte not kept in other shops in Llanberis ? The Witness: I don't know. I never ■go to thiem; but they say that we stock the best laughter). Mr R. Roberts I am very pleased to allow you to give yoursell that free advertisement. The Witness Thank yom. P.S. Jones again gave evidence of arrest. The accused was taken to the police station. He was dressed as a woman. At the police sta- tion the accused igave the name "Annie Ed. wards." He charged1 him with having stolen a shawl from the Compton House. In reply he said, "I have paid for the shawl and the strap." On the 1st December, witness charged him with the larceny of the belt, and he said that he had paid for it. On the 24th, when he was going to be dhiarged, he said, "I must be careful now as 'to what I say, because you will read it in court against me' again." Witness took him to be a woman (laughter). 4.t the police station at Carnarvon 'he was examined by Dr Evans, and it was then discovered that he was not a woman. Up to this time he per- sisted that his name was "Annie Edwards." Cross-examined A sum of Is 7d was found upon him. Margaret Jones, recalled, said that she could not say .when the shawl was massed. The Chairman: You must bring it home to the acoused that the shawl was stolen. Mr J. T. Roberts It is sufficient that he was found in possession of the shawl, and the witness has said that he did not pay for it. This closed the fourth case. The accused said in reply to the charge, "I am innocent. I paid 4s 6d for the shawl and Is lid or Rs lid, I am not sure, for the belt, and put the. money in her hand. She did not give me a receipt, and I did not ask for one." Mr R. Roberts, addressing the Bench, said that the cases were of a most trumpery nature. He did not wish to say anything very strong, except that the police had taken upon themselves to charge that poor boy with forgery, when he oould have been dealt with under the Sum- mary Jurisdiction Act. Dr Parry (one of the magistrates) reminded Mr Roberts that the accused' had already, been committed on three charges, and it was some- what ridiculous to ulake tkose remarks aA that stage. Mr Roberts (warmly) You need not say anything afoout my ridiculousness unless you speak through the chairman. Dr Parry retort-ed that the remark dPid not display proper respect to the Benc'h. Mr Roberts then said that the accused was a most respectable boy, and his story to him was that he wag starving, and not being able to get on as 'a boy he thought he might get on as a. girl—(laughter)—by doing duty at hotels or other like places. At the Assizes he be- lieved he could eall evidence as to the accused's mental condition. The accused was committed on the fourth charge, a small bail (being accepted.
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