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EDDISBURY PETTY SESSIONS. --+- MONDAY.âBefore Mr. Hugh Lyle Smyth (in the chair), Sir Philip Grey-Egerton, Mr. G. R. Davies, Mr. J. H. Stock, M.P., and Mr. H. C. Burdur. SHORT WEIGHT IN COAL.âFrederick Ellison, coal merchant, We-averham, was sum- moned for causing short-weight coal in. bags to be offered' for sale, while Ralph Newton, Church- street Weaver ham, carter, was summoned for re- fusing to reweigh the bags of ooal.-Altred iim- mis Inspector of Weights and Measures, said that on Jaunary 15th he, in company with his assistant, saw Newton in charge of a coal lurry, owned by Ellison from which he was delivering coal to a house. He examined the weights and measures and found them properly stamped. He asked Newton to weigh a few bags. The third one was 71b. short, and the fifth 41b. short. Each one was labelled one cwt. After that the man refused to weigh any more sacks.âCross-examined by Mr. J. E. Fletcher, solicitor, Nort'hwich, who defended, witness said the sacks were open at the top, and were full up. It was very seldom that coal fell off the bags. He did not think that a different tare bag than usual was put on the scales.âMr. Fletcher, in addressing the magistrates, said de- fendant Ellison had bean in the coal trade for over 26 years. He was a busy man and had,many public appointments, and he was largely at the mercy of his employes in carrying on his business. He, however, acoepted full responsibility, and at the time the coal was made up in the bags it was most oarefully weighed and was exactly right. The only way the deficiency could be accounted for was that a wet sack was used as a tare sack, and that would account for about 4Lb. That would I wipe. out the deficiency in one case, and reduced that in the other bag to 31b. The magistrates that in the other bag to 31b. The magistrates would agree that Mr. Ellison could not be guilty of intention to send out short weights.âThe I Chairman said the feeliiig of the Bench was that there was no intention to give short weight, and' the cases was dismissed against Mr. Ellison. Newton was fined 5s. and costs. I BRUTAL CRUELTY TO A COW.-John Fleet, Birch Heath, Tarporley, labourer, and Henry Harding, labourer, Bunbury, were sum- moned for cruelly ill-treating a cow on January 4th at Beeston.âInspector Blake-Jones, R.S.P.C.A., said he saw the two defendants at Beeston sale on January 4th severely beating a worn-out oow about the head and hind quarters. He had had much complaint from farmers about the manner cows wore treated.âThe Chairman Does the auctioneer never interfere?âWitness: I am afraid not. They try to get through their business. That ill the real pith of the matter. I have only summoned a man onoo before. âThe Chairman: He rather enoougages them ?-Wit- ness He paid the fine in the last instance for the man I summoned.âThe Chairman: We think this is a very gross case and the auctioneer is certainly to blame for not stopping this conduct, and if it occurs again the Bench will consider about applying for his licence to be stopped. De- fendants will be fined 10s. and costs. If a case about applying for his licence to be stopped. De- fendants will be fined 10s. and costs. If a case of that kind occurred again the Bench would think very seriously of sending the offenders to prison without the option of a fine. MISCELLANEOUS.âOn the evidence of P.S. Brew, Thomas Grindley, labourer, Oscrcft, and' Jesse Walker, labourer, Manley, were fined 5s. each for drunkenness; and on the statement of P.C. Waite, George Birohwood, labourer, Ashton, was ordered to pay IQa. for using bad language

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