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THE REV. G. L. WILLIAMS AND…

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PENARTH POLICE COURT.

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PENARTH POLICE COURT. <», Before Councillor Morel (in the chair) and Mr. T. R. Thompson. APPLICATION.—Mrs. Sully applied for a sum- mons against her husband for assault.—Granted. A DESERTER.—George Burfett. 18, formerly of the Cumberland Industrial School, pleaded guilty to deserting from the 2nd Battalion Shropshire Regiment.—Prisoner said he was learning to be a tailor.—Remanded for a week. HORSE STRAYING.—George Jope, Penarth, who did not appear, was charged by Police-constable Brown with allowing his horse to stray about Church Avenue. Defendant had been cautioned three times.—Fined 5s. and costs.—Thomas L. Williams, who was charged with a like offence, was fined 10s. and costs.—Police-constable Eden stated that he had put the defendant's horse back in the held twice previously. ASSAULT.—Thomas and William Piddell board- ing house keepers, Cardiff, were charged with assaulting William Griffiths, tollgate keeper, Barry Dock.—Complainant stated that on the 2nd August defendants, with two women, drove up to the tollgate, and on the toll being de- manded refused to pay it, saying they had already paid two tolls while on the way from Cardiff. Complainant insisted upon the toll being paid, and caught hold of the horse's head, whereupon the defendants alighted land assaulted him, push- ing him about, and in the struggle tearing his shirt and waistcoat. Complainant was unable to defend himself properly, having, unfortunately, an artificial leg.—For the defence it was argued that they refused to pay the toll because it was not due, as they were going to Barry Dock upon busi- ness,—Jane Thomas, Harriet-street, Cardiff, corro- borated, but npOll cross-examination it transpired that this was not true. as they were driving only to the Buffalo Club, Barry Dock.—Mr. Handcook (Messrs. Downing and Ilandcock, Cardiff) pro- secuted.—After a short consultation the Chairman said they were quite satisfied it was a case of an unprovoked assault, and he would fine each defen- dant 10s. and costs (16s. 6d.), and added that if they doubted whether the toll was due from them it was their duty to pay it and make an applica- tion to the Barry Company.

EXTRAORDINARY FIRE AT PEXARTH.

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