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PETTY SESSIONS, SATURDAY, before C.H.WILLIAMS, Esq., and Lieut.-Col. BIRD. AN ALLEGATION OF UNJUST ASSESSMENT.-Upon the Magistrates' Clerk calling out Edward Jenkins, Mam- hilad, for non-payment of poor rate," Mrs. Jenkins, who seemed somewhat irate, ascended the witness box, and said her husband had not been summoned, and that she had merely come there to listen to a particular case. The Magistrates' Clerk (to Mrs. Jenkins)—The rate has been made, and you must pay. Mrs. Jenkins-Let me look at the book, and see what the rate is wanted for. Mr. Morgan—Her objection is that she is valued too high,which is not. the case. Mrs. Jenkins—It's 45 acres, and you. have 49 down; I'll have it tried at the Quarter. The bench-You had better settle it now. Mrs. Jenkins still passionately contended that the rate was an unjust one, and, by some acrimonious observations impugned the integrity of the Overseer, but, subsequently, her vehe- mence and wrath decreased, and she reluctantly paid the amount alleged to be due-XI 3s. 4Jd. 2 AssAULT.—Wm. Weeks (a sailor on board the Hector," which had recently arrived at Newport), was charged with assaulting Edmund Richards, of Sebastopol. Mr. Alex. Edwards appeared for the defence. It seems that defen- dant and his wife lodge with complainant, and that the former, upon coming home from sea found the complainant talking too familiarly with his (defendant's) wife. A pas- sionate conversation ensued, and defendant subsequently struck complainant. The bench felt disposed to deal lightly with the defendant, and discharged him upon pay- ment of 6d., complainant being ordered to pay the ex- penses incurred. AFFILIATION.—Margaret Lewis, Garndiffaith,v. Arthur Morgan, Glascoed. Mr. Alex. Edwards for defendant. The charge was dismissed, complainant having no corro- borative evidence. She said her witnesses had been bribed, but that she would endeavour to produce some testimony in a week or two, when she would summon defendant again.

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