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ABERYSTWYTH SPRING MEETING

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TOWN COMMISSIONERS, ABERYSTWYTH.

FREEMASONRY. FREEMASONRY.

COUNTY COURT, ABERYSTWYTH.

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COUNTY COURT, ABERYSTWYTH. Thursday, 5th March 1868. Before Arthur J. Johnes, Esq., judge. As usual, the earlier part of the day was occu- pied in hearing undisputed cases. ASSAULT. Morgan Morgans v. Thomas Smith. Mr Hugh Hughes appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr J. J. Atwood for the defendant. Mr Hughes stated the plaintiff's case. His client was assistant-overseer for the parish of Llanfihangel Upper. On the 20th November last the plaintiff called on the defendant for parish rates, and asked him civilly for the rates. The rest of the geutle- man's statement is embodied in the following evidence. Morgan Morgans, sworn: Witness is assistant- overseer. The defendant lives in the new farm. in • the same parish. Went to bis bouie to demand certain rates due hy him. Saw his servant, and asked for his master, but could not see him then. Told the servant he must have the rates in a week, when he would call again. Then went away towards home; and when about a field from the farm the defendant followed and overtook him, and gave him a whack on the back with a great stick, which was broken with the blow. Witness was knocked insensible, and bad his coat torn. Some one at a distance saw the assault, and cried out. (Stick produced. The defendant beat witness when on the ground. Cross-examined by Mr Atwood. Richard Edwards, examined by Mr Hughes: Witness lives near the defendant, at Cwmystwyth, and was within tbe length of a field from the plate where the assault took place. Saw the plaintifl Tunning away and the defendant CoHo«ing. »ii'! striking him with a stick. Saw the plnilltiff fall down. Cried out when he saw plaintiff on the ground. Saw his coat torn afterwards. Cross-examined by Mr Atwood. Eliat Richards was examined to corroborate the statements of plaintiff and his other witness as to the amount of injury inflicted. Mr Atwood, for the defence, admitted the assault, but said it was caused by the irritated feeling of the defendant, who had caught, the plaintiff taking liberties with his female servant in his (delend»ut'») house. Judgment for the plaintiff, in 71, and costs.

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