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Wednesday.—Before Mr. F. P. J. Hanbury (m the chair), Mr. W. H. Routledge, Major W. Williams. Mr. Isaac George, Mr. Benjamin Price and Mr, J ohn Evans. TJCKNSING. The Bench granted the full transfer of the licence of the Globe Inn, Forest Coalpit, to Wm. Robert Morgan. -Ifr.,C. C. Hey wood applied for the full transfer o the licence of the Sun Inn, Abergavenny, from Joseph Kieiil to Arthur Jenkins. Granted. A IIAT'LIVR'S I.APSE. John Griffiths, haulier, was charged with embezzling us., the property of John Ross, coal merchant, on the 14th August, and pleaded guiltv. Prosecutor'said that prisoner had been in his employ for about a fortnight as a general haulier. On the i fth inst. he was retailing coal in bags about the town. He had 15 cwt. on the wagon. Witness allowed him to keep the money, in order to give change to customers, and also gave him is. 6d. for change. About 11 o'clock he found the horse and wagon on the road by his house, and defendant had gone. Nine and a half cwts. had been sold, but witness could account for one. Prisoner said that prosecutor trusted 41 cwt. liimself, but prosecutor denied this. Prosecutor said he was along with the prisoner part of the time, and when asked several times if he had recei ved the money, he replied Yes." Prisoner was a stranger to him before he em- ployed him. His other men had been called away. Defendant said this was the first time he had ever -been before the magistrates. Supt. Davies said that prisoner was a stranger to him. Prisoner pleaded for leniency, as he had a wife and children, and lie did not know what would become of them. Prisoner was fined 5s., or seven days, and was given time to pay. YOU MUST BE A GERMAN. I Charles Potts, butler, in the service of Col. Bleiddian Herbert, at Trebencyn, summoned Thomas Irons, labourer, of Abergavenny, for assault on the 13th inst. Defendant admitted striking the complainant in self-defence. Complainant stated that on the 13th he was cycling from Mueli Dewchurch to Trebencyn. On leaving Pontrilas he came across a pedestrian on the road, and after giving him warning of his approach, passed him all right. In the distance was the defendant, on a bicycle. As he ap- proached witness rang his bell, by the railway bridge. Defendant was on the off-side of the Toad, and when witness got level with him defendant accosted him with the remark, Do you want all the road ?" Witness never addressed the defendant in any manner whatso- ever. Witness replied that if he had not rung his bell an accident might have happened, and he would have been found in the wrong. With that remark witness went on. Defendant chased after him and said You must be a ——— German." Defendant went on in that way until thev got nearly to Randy. Witness was riding a lady's bicycle and could not go very fast. Defendant kept chasing him, and would not go in front or keep far enough behind. Defendant kept accosting him with the remark that lie was a German. Witness got off at the village inn at I)andv. I had a stone-ginger, if anyone wants to know," he added. Before that he had "warned defendant that he would call at the first police station and make a complaint. He got to the Llanvihangel police station and enquired for the constable, but he was not at home. He told the constable's wife what the defendant had done and defendant was present at the time. Witness got on his bicycle again and proceeded along the road. Outside the Skirrid Mountain Inn there was a ginger beer dray drawn up, and several men were standing about. Defendant was still at his hind wheel, and shouted out, Here's a German." The men thereupon crossed the road and barricaded it against him, and he had to get off his bicycle. Defendant, who had left his bicycle somewhere, came up behind him and wanted to fight him. He snatched the bicycle out of witness's hands and gave him a punch with his list. Witness tried to get assistance from the landlord of the public- house, but the man lie spoke to turned out not to be the landlord. The men were cursing him and calling him a German. He believed the de- fendant got angry because he would not tell him who he was and where he came from or anything about his business. Witness treated him with the utmost contempt all along the road, and whether that tended to make him more angry or .not He did not know. When defendant struck him he was like a madman. Witness told the constable at the Mardy and also reported the matter to Col. Bleiddian Herbert on arrival at Trebencyn. The Chairman Who spoke first ?-He did. He said Do you want all the road ?" Did you know him ?—No, he is a perfect stranger to me. Defendant When I first met you, how far was you from the bridge this side of Pontrilas ?- I was perhaps three or four minutes' walk from the bridge. Was vou off your bike or not Wasn't you standing and looking at the bridge ?—No, I was not. Didn't vou jump on your bike by Monmouth Cap and didn't I catch you up and say It's been a nice day, sir ?" Did you answer or not i —I didn't speak to you. What you say is per- fectlv untrue. When we got along further I said to you Good afternoon." Did you speak then ?--I never remember you speaking and saying Good afternoon." Defendant We kept along for about four miles, and we were going at the rate of about twelve miles an hour—I don't think my machine will go more. Didn't you turn round and say What are you following me far ? I will have you in custody if you do." I said, I am not following you I am only going home." Didn't you push me off the bike with your foot ?-It is perfectly untrue. Did you stop when I was off my machine P— The only time I stopped was between Pandy and Llanvihangel police station. Didn't I say He is a German ?" Defendant continued, heatedly, Aren't you a German ?" Answer me that question.—I am not a German. Defendant Then you are in the country spying for them. I believe it is me ought to have summoned you, and not you summon me. Why didn't you stop ? You did not know whether my leg was broken.—Don't make such foul accusations in the Court. Defendant Have you got any witnesses ?— It is my word against yours. The Chairman If we adjourn the case, can you bring any evidence to corroborate what you have said ?-It is a great inconvenience. I will try to get the constable's wife, but I don't know who I can get. The Chairman You must find out. The Magistrates' Clerk Did anyone see the blow struck ?-There were several men who saw the blow struck. The Chairman We will adjourn the case for a week for you to produce witnesses. Complainant I can't bring witnesses at the present time. The Chairman You must have witnesses to corroborate. Possibly someone saw the blow struck. The Chairman informed defendant that he might bring witnesses, too. I Defendant I could have brought one or two to-day. The Chairman In the meantime don't molest the complainant. Defendant I would not have done then, but I think he molested me. Major Williams Don't look at him. That is the best way, and then you won't see each other. (Laughter). AFTER THE PI.UMS. I Wm. Hy. Holder, a 15-year-old boy, of lJan- wenarth Citra, was summoned at a Children's Court for doing malicious damage to a plum tree to the value of is., the property of Kate G. Thomas. Mr. H. G. Lemmon appeared for the prosecutrix, and Mr. C. C. Heywood represented the defendant. Mr. Lemmon said the tree was by the lake side in front of the Pentre. There had been many occasions on which fruit had been stolen and trees damaged on this property. The boy and his parents ought to have known better, and defendant's mother the previous morning grossly insulted the daughter of the informant. Daniel Parsons, coal merchant, and brother f p?ch Parsons, the tenant of two fields on the fTn>? *»ritre Estate said that on the 10th inst. he saw ¿n Pendant cross his brother's meadow, get e t railings and pull the boughs of the plum £ £ down Defendant picked the fruit and put ?hpocket The branch of the tree was t In 1115 po broken off. b t  an d care tak cr a t the Thos Probcrt, „ardener and caretaker at the Pentr e ..dd the branch was eomp e e y pu ea Fentre. said the tl tree ,vas no good what- Out of the trunk, an d tile tree ,,vas no good what ever. On Tues lay ^°""n?ltdeer fendant's mother called out to witness s dau?ilter that she was too -weB dresged ad it was a wouder wkcrc she got it from. She said she looked like a theatre girl. The Chairman told the defendant he must leave fruit trees alone. They would deal leniently with him, and he would be dismissed with a caution. Thursday—Before Mr. Edwin Poster and Mr. H. C. Steel. 1- A GERMAN* WHO WILL BELOXG TO FRANCE." Henry Deeming (58), a tailor, of Cardiff, was I charged with being a German alien in a prohibited area without a permit. P.-Sergt. Prosser said that at a quarter to 8 the previous evening defendant came to the police station to report himself. He said he had come from Cardiff, and was going to Hereford. Witness asked him if he had a permit in writing, and he said he had not. Witness told him he must know that he was in a prohibited area, and defendant replied So is Newport, but they did not lock me up there. They took me to a restaurant and gave me a night's lodging, and started me off this morning." Defendant was detained. Supt. Davies Did he tell you what nationality he was ?-He said lie was a German. Did he tell you why lie was travelling ?—He said they were clearing them out of Cardiff and putting them on an island or in the Castle. Did lie sav anything about not wanting to go to nght for the Germans ?—No. Supt. Davies He did so later on. Defendant said he had been living in England for 42 years, and came over from Strasburg when he was r6 years of age. That was in 1872, after the Franco-Prussian War. His parents lived on the French frontier, and so he expected he would belong to France again when the war was over. He absolutely knew nothing about Germany. In reply to the Deputy Magistrates' Clerk, defendant said he left Cardiff on Tuesday. He lived at 41, Edward-street, and worked for a man named Kemp. He asked for a permit to stav at Cardiff, and his employer promised to find him work if he had permission to stay. Out of 1,400 applications, however, only 40 were granted. The Deputy Magistrates' Clerk How did you leave Cardiff ? --Tliey made a subscription in the shop, and my employer gave me 5s. How did you come from Cardiff ?-I went from Cardiff to Newport by train. I reported myself there, and I left Newport yesterday morning and walked to Abergavenny. Did you have any luggage ?—No. I left everything at Cardiff at my home. I am married. The Chairman You left your wife at Cardiff ? -Yes; I told her to sell a few things to keep going until the war was over or until I could send her some money. Mr. Steel Is your wife a German ?—No, sir. She is a native of Cardiff, bred and born. Her name was Sarah Davies. In reply to the Deputy Magistrates" Clerk, defendant said that about 15 years ago he worked for Mr. Daniels, at Abergavenny, and lived in the narrow street which went up towards the Castle. He knew several people at Aberga- venny in his trade. He knew Mr. Harries, with whom he used to work, and he knew the ladv he married. He also knew Jack-lie forgot his name—but he kept the Market Tavern. Supt. Davies, in reply to the Bench, said that defendant could have remained in Cardiff if he had been registered. The order was perfectly clear that a person could stay in Cardiff or any other prohibited area with a permit. He had himself issued several permits. The Bench sent for Mr. C. Harries, from Messrs. Daniels & Son, to see if he could identify the defendant. Mr. Harries said defendant worked for him 14 or 15 years a»o, and left of his own accord. He was very sorry he went, as lie was a splendid workman. The Chairman said defendant had committed a technical offence, and would be bound over to go to Hereford to report himself to the Chief Constable and to get a permit to remain ther^. He would have to give his address where lie resided at Hereford, and that would be com- municated to the Supt. of Police at Abergavenny. THE LANCASHIRE TWIST." I John Tree, of no fixed abode, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Flannel- street the previous day, and also with assaulting P.C. Walsh in the execution of his duty. Prisoner, in reply to the charge, said, No, sir, I never tasted drink yesterday." P.C. Walsh said that at 9.35 p.m. the previous evening, from a complaint he received, he went to Flannel-street, where he found the prisoner drunk and disorderly and using very bad language. He advised prisoner to go away, and he refused. He was also informed that prisoner had stolen a loaf of bread from Mrs. McCarthy. Prisoner refused to let him search his bag, and became very violent, striking him across the face with a stick. Prisoner also kicked him on the leg and said he would put the Lancashire twist on him. Witness afterwards found the loaf of bread in prisoner's bag. Prisoner ejaculated, with warmth, that witness was a confounded liar. Supt. Davies said he saw the prisoner at the police station. He was very drunk, and he would not keep quiet. He was very noisy and was cursing and swearing. Prisoner, who said be wanted a doctor to see his feet which were in a terrible state, was sent to Usk for a month with hard labour.

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