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GENERAL. THE BROTHER-IN-LAW LODGER. Frederick Nicholas appeared at Abertillery Police Court on Wednesday charged with being drunk and riotous and with assaulting Alfred Pearse oa Monday.âComplainant stated that defendant came into his house and assaulted him, and then set a big dog on him. Witness and his wife were in danger of their lives. Defendant, who was his wife's brother, said he would cut witness's throat from one side to the other if he did not let him remain under his roof. Witnes* had tolerated this conduot for 15 years, and he appealed to the Bench for protection. âDefendant was sent to prison for a month. PROTECTING THE POLICE. George Edwards, collier, was breught up at Abertillery Police Court on Wednesday charged with assaulting P.C. Bevan while in the execution of his duty. Defendant pleaded guilty.-P.C. Bevan stated that wbile he was taking a man named Albert Coulstock to the police station, the defendant came up to him and assaulted him right and left. A civilian rendered witness assistance. It was as much as he could do to hold the prisoner ] âP.S. Barry statsd th'lt it; wan th" most o)wadly- assault upon a policem-m he had ever known.-P.C. Pope corroborated.- Prisoner argued that he wa. drunk, and knew nothing about it,- rhp. Chairman (Mr E. Jones-Williams) said it was an unprovoked assault, and he could not take any notice of the excuse.âFined £ 10, or two months hard labour. HAWKING BEER: A HEAVY FINE. j At Tredegar Police Court on Tuesday Harold Knight, 25, alehouse keeper, Tredegar, was sum- moned for selling beer by retail from premises not licensed, on November 21st. Mr H. S. Lvne, New- port, conducted the prosecution, and Mr W. J. Everett was for the defence.âIt was stated that defendant sent stone gallon jars round the town on a dray. The jars were filled at the stores at the Tredegar and Haroford Brewery, Church-street, Tredegar. On the 21st November P.S. Morgan saw a dray load of jars filled with beer coming from the brewery premises, and two of tha jars were » delivered to customers.âIt was submitted by the j prosecution that as there htd been no previous I appropriation of the jars to the purchasers on j licensed premises there had been a breach of the 1 Licensing Act.âFor the defence it was stated that the jars which the police hal seen delivered h td previously been appro-priated on the licensed premises of the Black Prince, held by defendant. The jars were invariably taken to the Black Prince t and there appropriated to customers according to orders received previously.âAfter a hearing ex- tending over'several hours the magistrates imposed a fine of £ 50 and £ o 3s costs, or one month's imprisonment in division two in defialt of distress. j âMr Everett intimated that his client intended to H appeal against the decision. i

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