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COLWYN BAY PETTY SESSIONS. 4OUNCILI EMPLOYEES FINED FOR THEFT. PRESENTATION BY THE MAGISTRATES TO A FAITHFUL OFFICER. OLD COLWYN CRUELTY CHARGES DISMISSED. These sessions were held on Saturday. In iihe e of Mr Kneeshaw (the chairman), Mr Catkin Lumley presided, the other magistrates present at the outset being: Mr William Jones, Rev. Thomas Parry, Mr Qhartes Dr. ,Voa £ uhiee Williams, Mr Geo. Bevan, Mx J. W. fcaynes, Mr Joseph Uicken, Mr J. Berth Jones. 4nd Mr D. O. Williams, with the Ciark (Mr James Amphlett). PRESENTATION TO SERGT. JONES-REES. Before the ordinary business was proceeded vitlt, the Chairman stated he nad been requested 'to perform tbe pleasing duty of presenting P.S. 'Jonee Roes a small token of the apprecia- tion of the justices of his services during his term of office in Colwyn Bay. They were aorry to lce<3 the officer's services at Colwyn Bay. Io sayiag so they in no way rt^ilectoct upon feupt. Berostord, who now superintended the division, but when an officer had performed his uui-ies so 5 satisfactorily as Sergt. Jones Rees the justices 1 could not but do the right thing. Sergt. Jones Reoa had fulfilled his dutiee with credit to him- gelf, and he had done justice to all who had Oome into contact with him. The gift to be presented to {lie officer was a gold watch bearing •JEe inscription: "Presented to Sergt. Henry Jones Rees by the county magistrates of the Colwyn Bay division in appreciation of his faithful ser- vicea while in charge of the division. Henry ■ Kneeshaw, chairman, 19C8." In handing the watch to the officer, the Chairman said he wished him every success in the police force; and hoped that his removal from Colwyn Bay would 'prove to bo only a stepping-stone to further promotion (applause). Sergt. Jones Reee gratefully acknowledged the -gift, and thanked the magistrates and the clerk (Mr Amphlett) for their invariable kindness in |he past, and the Press for their assistance {applause). Sujit. Beresford, on behalf of the C*hief-Con- l-ftable, who bad been unavoidably detained on his way to the court, said it was very gratify- ing to all in the force to know that Sergt. Rees had performed his duties satisfactorily at Colwyn Bay. Sergt Rees was an excellent officer, an unassuming man, and one who would certainly -Still furthet improve his position (hear, hear). NO REGULAR INTERPRETER. The Chairman stated that, in connection with rtho announcement made at the previous court, [ <Eat an interpreter would be appointed to the Qourt, a number of applications had been received, but the justices had not been able j. to obtain inforrn,ation as to wlhat emolument should be paid to the occupant of such an offioo. L They had, therefore, decdd-cd to make no per- manent appofatment, but to go on on the same Linee -as hiiiber-to, appointing an int-orpteter as 1 <6acosion arose. At a later stage, Mr O. Llwyfo Roberta, of Llandudno, acted as interpreter in a larceny OLD COLWYN GOLFERS' BALL. On the application of the licensees, Mr Joseph ton Lang, an extension of time from 11 p.m. tfll 2 a. was given in connection with & gblf fcaH to be held at the Quean's Hotel, Old Col- ■wyn, cav January 1st. When the Chairman asked whether the police iad any objection to the request, Supt. Beareeford repdied in the negative, and Raid he had peraonally visitod the hotel on the rsion of » recent ball, and he was glad to say the proceedings were very orderly and quiet. PIER REFRESHMENT LICENCE. Tihe t-empoiraxy transfer of the licence for the I Pier Pavilion psfresJuneni room was made from Mr W. A. Pryoe-Davas to Mr R. EWarid, the new | iflanager. Supt. Beresfosxi said {¡he Harrogate police had IFwsn a very favourable report of Mr Eldrid. It was statedthat Mr Eldrid had been assistant inairager < y £ the Kursaal in t3iat town for the past wo years,, afid that h» was a fit and proper per- son to be fentrusted with an inkceper's laocnoe. LLANELIAN FARMER FINED: "DEFIED THE COURT." Peter Hug-hes, farmer, of Lloty-du, Llanelian, was summoned at the instance of Attendanoe Officer Litholl, of Colwyn Bay, for illegally em- ploying a boy on his farm when lie should have been at school. Defendant did not appear. The Attendance Officer said that, in company with the headmaster of the Llanelian school, he had called at the defendant's farm to see for the boy, and when defendant saw witness he pulled his coat off with the intention apparently of fighting- witness. Witness told him he had bet- ter not fight, because it would be a very serious thing for defendant if he did. The bey was at that time engagtd in picking potatoes in a pota- toe field. Witness asked the boy's mother why the boy was not sent to school, and she replied that abe never intended to send him. Since then, however, the lad had attended the school at Bettws, Abergele. Ifoe lad was OTCT 12 years of age, but) was only in the second stand- ard now. Defendant had been fined 20s and costs for a similar ollcnoo at the previous court. W. J. Clifford, headmaster of tihe Llanelian Sdhoci, gave corroborative evidence concerning Hughes' behaviour. The Chairman: The Bench have decided to impose the maximum penalty of 40s and oosts in this case. The man seems to defy the court and all the officers in connection with the school. Mr Clifford was allowed a fee of 2s 6d for at- tending. The boy's mother, Elizabeth Jonas, was then summoned for neglecting to send tie boy to soliool, the Attendance Officer also applying" for an order ocmpellingi the lad to attend the lAm- elian Scfhool rather than that at Bettws, Aber- gele. 'fïh.e order was refused, but tho mother was fined 20s inc-kiding' costs. John Williams, of Cromer-terrace, Colwyn Bay, was fined 5s, including oosts for a similar offence. CONFLICTING EVIDENCE IN A CRUELTY CASE. David Jones, carrier, of Old Colwyn, was sum- moned for causing a. horse to be worked wiiile in an un&t state, while John Lloyd, of Llawr- teTrace, -was charged with working the animal. Inspector Sidney Gibbs, of Cho R.S.P.C.A., said that on the 24th November he saw Lloyd in ohargo of the animal in Station-road, Old Col- wyn. The horse, which was then attached to a two-wheel cart, laden with. bricks, was walking very lamely on the off hind leg", and appeared to be in a distressed condition. He spoke to Lloyd about it, and the defendant replied, "The -liorsk- ihas been like this for some time. It is not my horse, but Mr Jones', who told me to work it I don't usually work for him, and I am only working to-day because Mr Jones is poorly." Witness examined the animal, and found it to bo suffering- from spavin on the hook joint while the tendons and fetlock were contracted. Tlie animal was prwbically travelling on its toe. It had been sihod with ahigh heel,i shoe. Witness called the owner's attention k":1e horse, and advised 'him not to work it. The same day he saw Mr Jones in oompany with Mr Roberts, the veterinary surgeon, When witness told defend- ant that Lloyd had said he (Jon-ee) had told him to work the animal, Jones replied, "That is so," and added, "He always goes very laroe after he comes out of the stable, but after being on the road for a little it wears off a bit." After Mr Roberta had examined the horse he told defend- ant, "I am not going to say this horse is fit to work because it is not." Robert Roberts, F.R-C.V.S., of Old Colwyn, described the animal as walking "very lame— practically on tshree legs—and in very poor oon- dcitjon." After teolmioaljy describing the condi- tion of the hock and tendons, witness added that the horse was unable to put. its heel wiiihin five inches of the ground, and that it was "most decidedly cruel to work it." Tho animal was suffering from & "quate incurable complaint," and iOO had advised the defendant Jones to have it destroyed. Frank Booth, M.R.C.V.S., of Old Colwyn, said he- had known the anim-al since its birth. He had seen it on December 3rd. The aJiimal felt no more from the dis-s-ased leg than if it had a wooden limb in consequence of the specially- oonstructed shoo it wore. He did net suggest that tho animal was fit to do heavy work, but it was quite fit to do the work wliich the defend- ant bad for it. Who suffering- of the defendant in trying to gfct a little work to do was far moro than titae suffering of the horse. The horse was in good working oandition. Cross-examined by Inspector Gibbs: The horse was quite capable to taking 13 owls, of brioka on a flat road as it was taking them on the day in question. Tlie lameness would be expected after the animal had been resting"; it had to accommodat.e itself to the motion which eventually became quite mechaaiical to him when the joint had warmed up. Mr Charges Reynolds: What condition was the horse in? Witness: In an excellent condition. Mr Reynolds: The other witness differs from you on tihatl point. Witness If he said it was not in a good con- dition! then I say lie w-aa absolutely wrong. The defendant Lloyd (to tihe Inspector). 'Didn't you say yourself that the animal was in good condition ? Inspector Gibbs No. Jones and Lloyd then gave evidence on oath to the offeot that the Inspector told them that the animal was in good condition. In reply to Mr Rey-nolds, Inspector Gibbs said he had stated the animal was in a distressed condition wJhcn found, be- cause it was sweating and trembling. After a short deliberation with his colleagues, ffhe Chairman said In the face of tihe con- flicting evidence we dismiss both these cases (hear, hear). COUNCIL EMPLOYEES FINED. Owen Evans and John Griffiths, both of Bron- ynafflt, said to have been in the employ of the Colwtn Bay Urban Drstrict Council at the Gas Works, were summoned for -being jointly con- cerned over tlx: tiheft of a sack of bran, valued a,t 6s 4d from the Gas Works. None of the members of the Council adjudica- ted in this case. John Charles Pennington, manager of the Gas Works, ga evidence to receiving a report f rom his foreman omoorning the ddsappearajioe of the sack of bran, and to reporting the matter to bhe polioe. David Jones, foreman at the Gas Works, spoke to seeing the saak in the loft at the Gas Works on the 18th inst., and to missing it on the fol- lowing day. Acting' Seiigt. W. A. Thomas said tnat after j receiving the complaint from Mr Pennington on the 20th inst. the mado inquiries in consequence of which he proceeded to the house occupied by t-lie defendant Evans, where he saw Mrs Evans. lie recovered the stolen tack produced from the back kitchen there. He afterwards saw Evans, and told him he had foimd sack of bran on His premises which had been stolen from the G-as Works, and which be (witness) "had some reason to believe had been stolen by him (Evans). Evans replied, "That is true." Wit- ness afterwards sa.w Griffiths, a.nd told him he had roc-son to believej ho knew something about the missing sack of bran. Griffiths replied, "No, indeed; I don't know anything- about it." Wit- ness then brought Evans and Griffiths face to faoa, when Evans sand, "John Griffiths came to r&tort-house on Wednesday night after be- ing to Abergtele fair. He torj me there was a sack of bran in the loft, and he thought I had better have it as the horse had been sold. As I was going from, my work tha-t night, I went to the loft, and took the sack of bran home." John Griffiths replied, "I don't remember anytihing about it." Shortly afterwards, howover, be said, "I do remember something about it. I remember going to the retort-house and saying' to Owen Evans about tihe sack of bran up in the loft, and that at would do for his pigs." Wit- ness then put the question to Griffiths; "If you laad not told Owen Evans would he have known it was there?" Griffiths replicxl, "No." Both defendants now pleaded guilty. In reply to the Bench, Supt. Beresford oaid nothing had been pre- viously known against either of the defendants- Mr Pennington said that while one of the de- fendants had been employed at the Gas Works for six years the other had been tifoe-re for 11 years, and he had discovered nothing wrong aguinsfc the in before. The Ghairman severely admonished the ecfen-I dan fa. He told Giriffitlt3 that he had pleaded guilty to a broach of trust, and was the greater offender of the two. Under the circumstances he would be fined 40a and costs, wihile Evajas, who had fallen inio temptation very easily, would bo fined 20s and oosts. A MOTHER'S UNUSUAL REQUEST. [ A neatly attired woman, w'ho was acoompanied b}1 aea inieiligenA-l-coicing- little boy equally neat- ly dressed, asked the Bench for an order to send the child to an industrial so,bool because he would not go to school at Colitm Bay. Tth-o Chairman: Have you a husband alive t Applicant. Yes. The Chairman: Do you understand what you are doing ? You axe trying to get rid of your little boy—to send him to an industrial school. Do you understand that ? Applicant: Yes, sir. It was not me who pro- posed it first, but I oari't get him to attend school. In TAIPly to the CJerk, applicant said the child had. "gut into bad oompany. He gets round the shops and steals. He is quite beyond my con- trol." like Cl-ork: Is not the father here to make the application! Applicant: No, sir. On the advice of the Clerk, the Justices de- cided in the absence of the father to adjourn tilve case till the next court, the Chairman advis- ing the applicant to see to the lad, and to train him prop-only. "He seems quite an intel- ligent little boy," remarked his worship. DRUNK AT OLD COLWYN. Jane Parry, of Old Colwyn, who had failed to appear at the previous court on a charge of drunkenness, assurred the court that she had boon too muoh asliarned to attend. P C. Owen proved that the defendant had been drunk at Penybryn, Old Colwyn, Sep- tember 27 th. A fine of 58 and oosts was imposed.


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