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SAINT ASAPH ADJOURNED PETTY SESSIONS. MONDAY, September 26th.-Before Captain Rowley Conwy and E. Morgan, Esq. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. Patrick Cummin was charged with the above offence, but did not appear. A warrant was issued for his apprehension. P.C. (40) Williams charged William licberts with being- drunk and disorderly at St. Asaph. A warrant was issued for the apprehension of defendant. Sergeant Parry summoned Ellis Roberts with being drunk at St. Asaph. Fined 10s., with 7s. costs. The case of assault by Edward Knowhs upon Thos. Morgan, Cwm, was settled out of court. ASSAULT. Bridget Barnes was charged with assaulting Sarah Davies at St. Asaph on the 21st of last month. De- fendant pleaded not guilty. She came into court late.—The Chairman Why did vou not come before r -DefendaDt I am sorry I am late.—The Chairman Get in the box you very near had a warrant issued. —Complainant stated that on Thursday last she was coming from her house when defendant met her and "tacked" her on the street, and abused her very much. She was afraid of her, and wished to be pro- tected.—Defendant Did you not encourage my hus- band to go to your house to spend his money in drink r—Complainant No, I did nothing of the sort. It was your husband's fault if he got drunk.—A little girl, named Lizzie Durkey, on being asked what it was to tell the truth, replied "Defend God and not tell a lie." She said she saw defendant strike the complainant twice.-Defendant said she merely struck her in self-defence, us she was calling her names.— The Bench thought it a trumpery case and dismissed it. MAINTENANCE. On the application of Mr. Chas. Grimsley, Clerk to the St. Asaph Union, a summons was issued against Richard Green, of Liverpool, to show cause why he should not support his parents, who were in receipt of parish relief. SERIOUS CHARGE OF SHEEP-STEALING. John Thomas, butcher, Bodelwyddan, was charged with stealing five sheep, the property of Mr John Kerfoot, Yaynol Bach, on Thursday, the 23rd Sept. Mr Edward Roberts appeared to prosecute and Mr Wm. Davies (Messrs. Davies and Roberts) defended prisoner.—Mr. Roberts, in opening the case, said it was expedient for him to give a few facts of the case. It appears that prisoner was a brother-in-law to the shepherd, and therefore he was placed in rather a delicate position. On Wednesday last Carruthers missed six sheep from his master's flock. He went down to Mr. Fisher's,and found the sheep slaughtered, which had been sold to him by the prisoner. The skins he (Carruthers) would be able to identify. —William Carruthers, Glanmorfa, St. Asaph, said,- I am a shepherd with Mr John Kerfoot. The sheep were in Kinmel Park (Flintshire). Those sheep were marked by me-marked with this key end and circle (produced). I lost five sheep on Wednesday night. I have lost 16 sheep altogether. I went to look for them. I reported the loss to Mr Kerfoot on Friday. I know the prisoner at the bar. lie lives at Bodel- wyddan, about a mile from the Park. He has lived there for about three years, and he had an opportunity of seeing the sheep. I have not seen the prisoner in the park. I never sold any of master's sheep to him. It is not true if it has been stated that I sold any of my master's sheep. The skins produced I can identify with the letters J. K. and a circle. -By Mr Davies I have been with Mr Kerfoot. I have lost sheep 6 years ago. 1 never found the other 16 lost last Thursday. I found five at Plas-y-Meifod at Henllan. I never lost 10 at one time. The sheep were in Kin- mel Park on Wednesday last. I saw them on Tuesday, 108 altogether, which were to go to Manchester. I left 339 in the Park, and they were marked similar to them. I take my oath that they were four of one lot, and one of the other. I did put an additional mark on them thre,3 weeks ago, on all the 108. I did not put the mark on any more. 104 have gone to Manchester to-day. I have never sold any sheep for Mr Kerfoot. The sheep I lost on Wednesday were the last lot. I missed 14 sheep on Monday previous. I found the loss on the Wednesday morning. I lost 14 on Mon- day, two on Wednesday, and 30 on Thursday. I found 15 on Thursday, four on Friday, and five in St. Asaph.—Mr Davies: Can you tell me how many out of the 108 had the red mark ?—Witness Out of the 20 lost on Thursday four had the red mark. On Wednesday two were lost, but I do not know whether those were marked red. I mentioned the loss to all the people in Kinmel Park.—By Mr Davies Why did you not tell your master of the loss on Thursday ? —Witness Because he was away from home, and I thought I might find the sheep by Friday. I remem- ber being at Glasgoed, but I cannot say whether the prisoner was there or not. The last time I saw the prisoner was on the lOtli Sept at the Cross Foxes Inn. I did not meet prisoner on the 16th, nor did I tell him I had some sheep to sell. I never agreed to give the prisoner the sum of £ 7 for the sheep. He never paid me some money on account. I did not hand the sheep over to prisoner. I saw prisoner at a public-house last Friday week, but nothing was said about paying for sheep.- By Mr Roberts: I never sold any sheep for my master.—By Mr Davies Did vou suspect prisoner Witness Not then.— By Mr Roberts Had you any conversation about selling your master's sheep ;-Witness: None what- ever. —By Mr Davies I had some conversation about the sheep being lost-that war, all.-By Mr Roberts You swear that you did not say anything about sell- ing-your master's sheet) \Vitnes; I 'o.—Mr John Kerfoot said I am a IALTSSX Jffid RC&tio Viiysol Bach. I also occupy Kinmel Park. I had some 300 or 400 sheep in the park up to last week, which were in the care of the shepherd (Carruthers). I have sold 108 to go to Manchester. They were marked with a little red raddle on the back. I have seen the skins in possession of Sergeant Parry, which I identify as mine. Carruthers reported to me the loss of 16 sheep on Friday morning. I went to Mr Fisher's on Fri- doy, where I found the skins marked with my name. Fom- cf them belonged to the 108 sheep that were to go to Manchester.—By Mr Davies: The shepherd told me nothing whatever of five sheep lost on Thursday. Friday at noon was the first time for me to loose the sheep. He never reported before or after that he had lost sheep, except the 16.—By Mr Ro- berts It is the shepherd's duly to count the sheep. —By the Bench Are those skins yours r—Witness Yes, mine and my father's.—R »e Fisher, butcher, St. Asaph, said—I carry on business there. I know the prisoner by sight. 1 have had some transactions with him. I met liim early last week at the station and* had a conversation with him. I asked him whether he had any sheep he could sell me, and referred me to some he had on Plas-yn-Cwm land, which I said would not suit me. Prisoner then said he had sheep elsewhere that would do for me. I bargained for five sheep at 9d. per lb. The sheep were slaughtered at my shop. They were broaglit to my place on Thurs- day morning last. I do not look at the marks on the sheep, but hunt after the quality of the meat. I have not seen the prisoner since I bought the sheep till to-day. I have not paid for them, as prisoner owed me some money. — Cross-examined by Mr Davies I did agree on price. He told n:e he had sheep at Plas-yn-Cwm, which I said would not do. Prisoner brought them to my shop on Thursday morn- ing.-haac Vaughan, assistant at Mr l ishcr's, Haid I know the prisoner. He brought five sheep to my master's slaughter-house on Thursday morning at 6 o'clock I asked him why he brought them so early, and he replied that he wanted to go to Glas- goed. I do not know where lie brought the sheep from. The skins produced are the same as those on the sheep that were slaii,litered.Seigeaut Parry was next called, and said—From information I re- ceived that sheep had been stolen I went to Mr Fisher's slaughter-house and found the skins pro- duced, and from what I heard I apprehended the prisoner and charged him with stealing the five sheep belonging to Mr Kerfoot, Vaynol. He replied "I did not steal them, but I may have bought them under value. I will not now name the person I bought them from, but may at another time." On the 24th I was in the passage of the police station lighting the gas, when prisoner asked had I been to "Yaynol, to which I replied that I had. He then made the fol- which I replied that I had. He then made the fol- lowing statement—" It was from the shepherd I bought the sheep. We agreed on the Sth of this month. He brought them to meet me at the upper lodge. I took them to Plas-yn-Cwm. On Monday last I sold them to Mr Fisher, and on Wednesday I fetched them from Plas-yn-Cwm. Finding it was too late for the slaughter-house, I took them to Elwy Jones' yard, and on Thursday took them to Mr I Fisher's. Carruthers has been with me for the money, that his master had asked for them; butfl had not got any money in my pocket."—Carruthers was re-called and in answer to Mr Roberts, said the pris- oner's statement was a lie.—Mr Roberts said that was the case for the prosecution.—Mr Davies said no doubt the Bench had made up their minds as to the case. It will be for them, from the evidence which they had heard, to judge whether there was a prima facta case, such as to send his client for trial.—The Bench We aie of opinion that there ib a case, and must send prisoner for trial.—Mr Davies applied for bail, but tho Bench declined to allow it. On the charge being read over, prisoner pleaded "Not guilty." lie was committed to take his trial at the next Quarter Sessions. This was all the business of the court.



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