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ROOSE PETTY SESSIONS.

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ROOSE PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held at the Shire Hall on Satur- day before O. E. Davies, Eeq., A. B. Starbuck, Esq., J. P. Jones, Esq., Capt. Child, and Rev. P. PLelps. WILFUL DAMAGE. William Davies, Jonathan Young, and William Thomas were charged by James G. Simzaonds with wilful damage to a boat. Neither of the parties appeared. Sergt. Clarke stated that the complainant bad addressed a letter to the constable acting in the case, stating that he had withdrawn the charge against the defendants on their consenting to apologise and pa, the costs. The costs had not as yet been paid. Service of the summonses was proved, and the case was adjourned for a week to give the defendants time to pay the costs. NON-PAYMENT or RATES. Thomas Harriet Cole was charged by the Overseers of WalwyXs Castle with non-payment of rates. The defendant said he was rated at jE50 while his rant was only £ 30. He appealed to the assessment committee, and he understood he was relieved from the payment of the higher charge. He had paid the amount of rates up to the value of his land. The Overseer said that the defendant appealed to the assessment committee, but he was not relieved. The Clerk said a person had no right to come to that Court and ask to be excused from payment of rates. He must appeal at the special sessions or quarter sessions on proper grounds. Ii the defendant had been relieved by the assessment committee, the overseer of course would not have summoned him before the magistrates. The defendant said he appealed to the assessment committee, and he was relieved by the whole of them. The Overseer said the defendant's name was not in the list of those who were relieved by the committee. Ultimately the case was adjourned. APPOINTMENT OF OVERSEERS AXD CONSTABLES. The appointment of overseers and constables for the various parishes within the hundred was made at these sessions. THE ANNUAL REPORT ON THE STATE OF THE POLICE. Tho annnal report of the Government Inspector on the state of the police in England and Wales has just been published, Capt Willis, the officer who visited this district, makes the following reports respecting the police in the county of Pembroke and the Boroughs of Tenby and Haverfordwest:— j Haverfordwest:— I COUNTY OF PEMBROKE, — Force,-50 Persons. Area in acres 340,274 Acres to each constable (5,803 Population in 18C1, 86,277 Population to ditto as per census, 1801 1,725 The police force of this county is composed of 48 married and 2 single men, and the changes which have taken place during the year, on account of resignations and dismissals, have amounted to 5 and 6 respectively; but none have been from any of the ranks above that of second class constables. I The greatest length of service extends to 10 years, and eleven members of the force have served for such period 10 are under one year's service. Four cases of breach of cattle regulations were reported during the year, and three persons were fined for such offence. The indictable offences which are reported to have taken place are more in number than in the previous year, and considerably more persons have been appre- hended and committed for trial fcr such offences. The number of persons who have been prodded against for offences which are determined summarily are about the same as in the previous year. The police in this county act in three unions for the relief of vagrants, and are empowered, when necessary, to grant food; 1,040 of such class of persons were pro- vided with shelter and sent to the unions during the year, and 392 were also relieved with food. In the pre- vious year the number so assisted by the police amounted to 722 persons. The station-houses are maintained in good order; but I have again to report the one at Maenclochog as being extremely deficient of proper accommodation for the resident officer, and the stations generally as being deficient of any proper apparatus for providing warmth to the ceils in cold weather, The allowances to the superior officers for providing and maintaining a .horse for the performance of then- I police duties is, I think, insufficient to meet the expenses which the proper performance of such duties must entail. The police are well clothed and equipped, and in other respects performing their duties in a satisfactory manner, and I consider the force to be efficient. BOROUGH OF HAVERFORDWEST. Force,-4 Persons. Area in acres 1,7<>9 Acres to each constable 440 Population in 1861.7,012 Population to ditto as I percensus 1,754 The police force of this borough are all married, and during the year one change has taken place, owing to the resignation of one of the constables. The service of one member extends to 10 years, and that of two others to shorter periods, and one is under one year's service. Fewer indictable offences, as well as fewer apprehensions and committals for trial for such offences, are reported to have taken place than in the previous year; and rather fewer persons are also reported to have been proceeded against summarily. During the year, 586 vagrants are reported to have been provided by the police with shelter and food. In the previous year the number so aided amounted to 366 persons. The police force of this borough is too smali in number to watch and protect the large district under their charge, and consequently I am obliged to report the force as inefficient. BOROUGH OF TENET. Force,-2 Persons. Area in acres 350 Acres to each constable 175 Population in 1861 2,982 Population to ditto as per census, 1861 1,491 The police arrangements of this burough have under- gone no chaage during the year. Both of the constables are married, and the service of one extends to eight years, and that of the other to less than ore year. No indictable offences are reported to have taken place during the year; but 118 persons were proceeded against for offences which are determined summarily. As respects vagrants, 130 of such class of persons are stated to have been provided with shelter by the police. There is no proper police station in this borough, and the cells, which are in an isolated and uninhabited bniliiugj are badly constructed, dark, and ill-venti- lated. The police force is also insufficient in number to provide efficiently for the duties, and especially during the sum- mer season, when the population of the town is con- siderably augmented with visitors.

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