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Hocal Mormon. PETTY SESSIONS. Feb. 2lsi, 1865. Before JOHN DAVIES, Esq., Mayor, Griffith Thomas, and John Roberts, jun., Esqrs. CIII.VXEYS ON FIJtE. P. C. Thomas, No. 8, sworn On the Wednesday previous, witness was on duty in Great Dark-gate street, when he observed a chimney on fire on the North Parade. Witness found it was the chimney of Mary Jones' house. Fined Is. and costs. Edward Jenkins, of Mary-street, was fined Is. and costs, for a like offence. Sergeant Thomas swore to having seen the chim- ney of William Owen's drug house in North Parade on fire, about one o'clock on Friday afternoon. Defendant was unacquainted with' the fire before witness informed him of it. The chimney could not have been very filthy, as the fire went out of its own accord in less than a quarter of an hour. Defendant produced a witness, who proved that he had but recently swept the chimney. The Mayor said he could not avoid inflicting a nominal fine. Fined, Is. and costs. ASSAULT. James Purton, the plaintiff, sworn Witness is a lodger at the house of the defendant, Robert Rees, of the St George's Inn. On Wednesday night, between the hours of ten and eleven o'clock he heard a cry of murder, and Mrs. Rees came run- ning to his room, and called upon him to protect her from her husband, who was ill-using her. Witness went from his room to that of the defendant, whom he found with a life-preserver in his hand. Witness asked him what he was doing with the life-preserver Defendant told him that was no business of his, and ordered him out of the room. Mrs. Rees begged of witness not to go, and closed the door behind him. Defendant then made a blow with the life-preserver at witness' head, but fortunately he succeeded in catching it in his hand, and wrenching it from the defendant. This took place in the defendant's bed- room. Could not say whether defendant was drunk on the occasion. The life-preserver, which was broken, was here produced in court. Defendant in reply, said that every night since the brace of thieves, who were now waiting their trial at Cardigan, bad entered his house and stolen his property, he was in the habit of going over the house nightly with the life-preverver. The blow in- flicted on Mrs. Rees had been done by defendant's pushing out his arm to defend-himself. And plain- tiff had no right to come into his room. The Mayor observed that it was a very serious thing to use such a weapon as the one produced; indeed it was most disgraceful to use it against any human being. b Plaintiff said that was not the first time he had been called upon to protect the wife against the hus- band's violence. The defendant asked if the woman was afraid of her life of him, was it likely that she would have slept by his side that night. Sergeant Thomas said that he had been sent for on the occasion by the neighbours, who were alarmed by the noise. When he went to the house, P. C. Hayes was already there. The defendant asked, was it not out of reason to suppose that he had struck his wife a full blow on the head with the life-preserver if he had done so, would her skull bear it ? Mr G. Thomas It is lucky for you it did bear it. The Mayor told defendant that he was a very dan- gerous man, and they should bind him over to keep the peace for twelve months, himself in 201., and two sureties in 10l. each. WIFE DESERTION. James Keeling was charged with the above offence. The defendant said that he allowed his wife 5s. a week for support, out of his wages, which were a guinea a week. She was a most unruly and trouble- some woman, and frequently takes the feathers out of the bed and sells them for drink. Mrs Jenkius, sworn, said she was aware that the defendant bought provisions at her shop in the Albion, and took them down to his room. Witness' children sometimes took the provisions down. The defendant pays witness 25s. every fortnight. Wit- ness believed that defendant's wife was in the habit of drinking. Case adjourned for a week for the production of defendant's wife.

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