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Aberystwyth Observer 11/12/1875 Date:
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Stealing Beer-glasses- Titus Davies, of Blaenwern. Lampeter, was charged by David Davies, of the Highmead Arms,Llanwenog. with having stolen three drinking glasses, the property of the complainant, on the 22nd ult. The case was heard before the magistrates on the previous Saturday, but was then adjourned. Anne Davies, the complainant's wife, stated that on the 22nd ult., Titus Davies was in her house. At about nine o'clock in the evening she saw him put a tumbler glass in his pocket. He was sitting down at the time in the front room. The only persons in the room besides the prisoner were her two daughters, whose backs were turned towards him. Davies looked at her when he had placed the glass in his pocket. He then took hold of three other glasses that were on the window-sill and placed them on the table. Witness next carried some empty glasses out of the room and left four on the table. She asked her daughter Mary to watch the prisoner. Within a few seconds she returned and saw the man going into a back room. There were at that time only two glasses on the table Mrs. Davies then then asked the prisoner how many glasses he had in his pocket. The man replied that it was no matter to her. He had bought the glasses from a Cheap-jack The three glasses taken from the prisoners pocket by the daughter, Mary, were then produced. The prisoner afterwards admitted having stolen one of the glasses. She valued the articles at a shilling Mary Davies, the complainant's daughter, said when her mother called her there were four glasses on the table, but when she returned there were only two. She followed the prisoner into the next room, and took three glasses from his pockets. P.S. Lyons stated he arrested the prisoner on the following day Davies said he might have put one of the glasses in his pocket, and added that he had been kicked out of the complainant's house. The complainant said after the glasses had been taken out of the prisoner's pocket, she went up to him. The defendant admitted having taken one of the glasses. Davies afterwards said be was very sorry that such a thing had occurred, adding that he was drunk at the time. William Jones, of the Red Lion Inn. Rhydlydan, was called for the defence. Witness said he saw the prisoner at the Highmead Arms on the 22nd ult, Davies was very drunk at the time. The prisoner was committed for trial to the Quarter Sessions.Notes:
Landlord wrongly named, actually Thomas DaviesLinked to Highmead Arms , Llanwenog Red Lion 2 , Rhydlyddan / Glanrhyd, Llanarth (p) (exact location uncertain)