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Ton-Pentne Police Court. Mondav.—Before the Stipendiary (Mr.. D. Lleufer Thomas), Alderman E. H. Davies, Alderman Richd. Lewis, Messrs. W. T. Jones, Enoch Davies, D. Davies, and R. S. Griffiths. POLICE RUSHED OFF THEIR FEET. Wiff. John Burns, labourer, Treforest, was charged with being drunk and dis- orderly, and committing an assault upon the police, b P.C. Millet said that at 8 p.m. on Saturday night last, in company with P.O. Edwards, they were called to the New Inn Vaults, Pontypridd, to eject prisoner. When Burns was placed out- side, he created a disturbance, and a crowd of 500 persons soon gathered on the scene. At that moment P.O. Thomas arrived, and advised prisoner to go away. While the officer was speaking to him, prisoner exclaimed: "Take that, you b and struck P.O. Thomas a violent blow on the neck. The police then closed with him, and in the struggle prisoner shouted to the crowd, "Come on, boys, let's kill them; now's our chance." As they were going through the Arcade, the crowd rushed them off their feet, and they narrowly escaped being pushed in through the shop win- dows. Eventually, prisoner was conveyed to the police station, behaving like a | maniac all the way. Corroborative evidence was given by P.C.'s Edwards and Thomas. b The Stipendiary, addressing prisoner, said his conduct was very bad, taking into consideration the crowded streets of Pontypridd on Saturday nights, and the offence could not be overlooked. Prisoner was sentenced to two months' hard labour on each of the three charges of assault, to run concurrently, and four- teen days for being drunk and disorderly. YOUNG SHOP ASSISTANT'S DISGRACE Arthur Williams (22), a young grocer's -assistant, was charged with stealing a quantity of groceries from the Penygraig branch of the Star Tea Company. Ernest Phillips, manager of the branch, said that on Monday afternoon, 12th December, he saw defendant, who was employed at the shop, handing a parcel of groceries to his young lady, but no money was placed in the till. The value of the goods was 15s. 5d. Prosecutor A added that goods had been missing tor B some time. r u m Florence Mary Morgan, 9, Hughes St., ■ Penygraig, admitted receiving the good* 1 at the shW,. adding that she thought defendant paid for them. In answer to the Bench, witness said that the articles were intended for defen- dant.. i Recalled, the prosecutor said that defendant's wages was 22s. a week. When charged by P.C. Gibbon, defen- dant said he had nothing to say. Defendant's father said that defendant was a good and honest boy at home, and showed no disposition to steal. Defendant pleaded guilty to the charge, remarking, I am very sorry; I will not do it again." Addressing defendant, the Stipendiary said he regretted that he had thrown awav his good character in this way. Defendant was bound over in a sum of £10 to come up for judgment when called upon. ILL-REQUITED GENEROSITY. John Jones, labourer, of no fixed abode, was charged with stealing an over- coat value £1 16s. the property of Morgan Southway, collier, lon-Pentie. Prosecutor said that on the 15th mst. he was at the Bridgend Hotel, Pentre. Prisoner came in and sat next to him. 7 Witness placed his coat on a, window- ledge, and went to the back of the house. When he returned, prisoner had left, taking with. him witness' coat. A chaige of stealing 10 pairs of stockings, value 5s. lod., from the shop of I. Nedahl, tailor and draper. Ton- Pentre, was also preferred against pri- soner. • Prosecutoi- said prisoner came to Mm saying he was a Penygraig striker, and was looking for food and work. Witness gave him a coat. He did not miss stockings till a day or two later, when he was spoken to by P.O. Young. P.O. Young gave evidence of arrest m both cases, and prisoner was sentenced to a month's hard labour in respect of each charge. A KNOCK AT THE DOOR AND THE SEQUEL. Ann Maddox (61), Ynyswen Road, Tre- herbert, charged John Davies, Treher- bert with assault. Complainant said that on Saturday night last, after a long illness she heard hammering on the door, and went to answer. Defendant was there, and he struck her on the side of the face. He also caught hold of her, ripping her clothes in doing so. He afterwards struck complainant's daughter. Corroborative evidence was given. Lydia Maddox. daughter of last com- plainant, also summoned defendant for assault. Complainant said that after defendant hit her mother, he hit her on the mouth. Defendant was fined 10s. and costs in the first case, the second being dismissed. TWO YEARS' COURTSHIP. Annie Mary Roberts, single woman, living at Ynyswen Road, Treorchy, sum- moned David John Rees, collier, to rhonv cauee, Acs. „ T Complainant said she had been keeping company with defendant for two years. An order of 3s. 6d. a week was made.

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