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THE HARVEST IN SOUTH WALES.

COWBRIDGE FARMERS' CLUB.

MURDEROUS-A SSAULT AT SWANSEA.

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MURDEROUS-A SSAULT AT SWANSEA. Emily Hopkins, a married woman, residing at 91, Langd on-place, was charged at the SWI; nsea police-court-on Wednesday, with assaulting and, wounding Henry John. a coal trimmer, by strik- ing him on the head with a spittoon, in the London Hotel, on Tuesday. Complainant ap- peared in court with a large wound on his head. He deposed that about 11 o'clock a.m. on the pre- vious day he was in the London Hotel, where also was the prisoner, whom he asked to take a glass of ale. He had known her previously by sight only. They bad been toge'fiw* about ten minutes, when another woman came into the room. He remained in the public-house about 15 minutes, during which time he paid for two glasses of porter each, for himself and the females. Wit- ness went out, leaving the two women together, ftnd returned in half-an-liour, as he thought he had lost some money. Prisoner and the other woman were there when he returned, and he ac- cused them of having taken his money. They both denied the accusation, and the land- lady threw some water in complainant's face, while the Woman with prisoner Hung two empty glassies at him, 1.)ne of which struck him ou the side of the head. Prisoner then took up a cast-iron spittoon from the floor, and threw it at complainant, striking him on the head with such violence that the spittoon broke in two. Blood flowed freely from the wound that had thus been inflicted, and he (complainant) was taken to the police-station, whecebis, head was dressed. Prisoner waa meanwhile apprehended.â' Emily Ashley stated that she kept the house in question, and remembered the complainant attd the two women coming in. She corroborated complainant's statement as to leaving the house, and returning and <«â sing prisoner and the other woman of robbinf him. Witness added that omplamant struck prisoner in the stomach, and she (prisoner) then threw the spittoon at him. She did hot see the prisoner strike eomplairftint with the spittoon.âP.O. Gill deposed to apprehending prisoner shortly after 12 o'clock irt the London Hotel. She asked witness' what she was arrested for, and he told her that it was for unlawfully wounding. To tins she re- plied that the prisoner kicked her befbre she StrXick hitn.âMr Geo. Sibbering. a nurgeon practising at Swansea, said that he was called on Tuesday to see the complainant* who was at the police-statioft. He found him suffer- ing from a wound in the top of his head an inch- and-á-halflong, an artery having been divided. The wound could have been inflic- ted by such a thing as A spittoon. Blood flowed profusely torn 'the wound.âEmily Ashley, the landlady of the London Hotel, was re-called, and in reply to the bench she said she did not know what had become of the broken spittoon.âIn de- fence prisoner expressed her contrition for what .a!1e had done, adding, I only did it in self- ⢠defence. If I had not done it he would have knocked me down. He did try to hit me down several times."âPrisoner was committed Intake her trial at the next assizes, to be held at Swansea. She was admitted to bail.

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CARDIFF.'

WHITCHURCH.

ST. FAGAN'S.

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PENARTH,

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COLEFORD.

ABERGAVENNY.

BRYNMAWR.

HAVERFORDWEST.

SWAKSBA.

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BRIDGEND.

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COWBRIDGE.

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BI.AENAVON.

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RHONDDA VALLEY.