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BOOSE PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held at the Shire Hall on Saturday, before O. E. Davies, Esq, A. B. Starbuck, Esq, J. P. Jones, Esq, Capt, Child, and Rev P. Phelps. ASSAULT. David William., a labourer, was charged with assaulting 1 James Sanders, of Windmill Park. The defendant admitted that be seized the complainant by the neok, and he did so because he turned his donkey astray. The complainant said that the defendant accused him of turning his donkey astray. He denied doing so, and the defendant caught hold of him, and crushed him down in some culm, and squeezed his side against the stones which hedged in the culm. The donkey had been turned out from the stable by some men who came there with a horse, and he (complainant) finding it loose in the fold, went for the bridle with the intention of taking it to a field, and while he was away, the donkey got out into the road. Miss Griffiths, of Windmill Park, corroborated the complainant's evidence. The Bench fined the defendant 2s 6d, and with reference to the costs, askea why the police expenses were so much as 7s lOd. The Clerk stated that the charges were perfectly regular, and that the police expenses were paid to the county, with the exception of a small sum allowed thtl officers for personal expenses. Sergeant Clarke stated that the police fees were rather less than the regular charge, and that the constables re- ceived no portion whatever for their own use. The summons was served at St Bride's, and the officer, who served it, was in attendance at the Court, and would re- ceive not a farthing of the money. The constable had come from Marloes, and would not receive anything for expenses. The Bench observed that the defendant was a labourer with seven children, and on account of his poverty, it was desirable that the expenses should be reduced. The Clerk said the Bench had a discretionary power over the cots, but it was not a question in which the police were pecuniarily interested. The police expenses were paid to the county, and the ratepayers had the benefit of whatever money was realised by their services. The Bench remitted the police fees, and the costs were redueed by 7s lOd. The fine and costs, amounting to 13s, were then ordered to be paid in a month. Subsequently, Miss Griffiths, who had been allowed 3s as her expenses for attending as a witness, stated she would make the defendant a present of the amount, and receive nothing for her attendance.




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