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FRIDAY. TRIALS OF PRISONERS. Tliptri-tl, of the prisoners were proceeded with on Friday. The following magistrates were on the bench T. llhe's, Esq. (Ystrad), Sir Watkin W. Wynn, Rev. D. Roberts, Rev. V. Williams. P. G. Humberston, Esq., .T. Pur- cell Willinms, Esq., Capt. Comwallis West, Capt. Griffith, and R. Johnson, Esq. In charging the Grand Jury, the Chairman said there were four or five men from the parish of Llangollen for trial on charges of committing deprecations at farm houses. Three had been committed for offences at diffe- rent houses in the night time. Ihere was tio evidence that they were acting together, so they had been separate- lv indicted, but there was too much reason to think that they were all acting together and going about the neigh- i bourhood robbing. They would find that there was one charge against a man for having stabbed another man at Llanrhaiadr. Neither of the parties, it appeared, was in drink at the time. They had met at some house-, and from some cause or another the prisoner had challenged the prosecutor out to fight in a field. Before they went into the field the men got together and tl*e prisoner, it was alleged, took out a knife and stabh.¡j, the prosecutor. The t law punished with severity anyone using a knife without provocation. There was another case of a young man. from Wrexham, who had been employed by Mr p, Wal- ker, as a traveller for orders in his business. He had re- ceived various sums on account from Mr Walker's customers, and had embezzled the amounts. APPEAL CASE. -FITZHUGH V. OVEPvSEEIiS OF THE TOWXSHIP OF BERSHAit. In this case, which it will be remembered excited some, interest in the county, Mr Roberts, who appeared for the overseers, made an application that the order should be. quashed. Mr Swetenham, who represented Mr Fitz- Hugh, said this was owing to a clerical error in the esti- mate of the nett and ratable value of land. He agreed to have the order quashed, in order that, if it were "'wished his client could begin the affair dc novo. STABBING CASES. John Ellis was charged with having, on the 5th Nov., 1870, at Llanrhaiadr-yn-Mochnant, unlawfully ancf. maliciously stabbed one John Davies. In this case tho grand jury had brought in a true bill. Mr Swetenham, who prosecuted, said the prisoner was simply charged with, misdemeanour. John Davies, the prosecutor, said on the 5th November (Saturday) he was standing in the Market-place, about twelve o'clock at night, and the prisoner, after quarreling, said he would fight him (prosecutor) if he would go into a field. The prisoner, however, it would seem, would not follow the prosecutor into a field, and the latter turned, hack to him, when the prisoner pulled out a knife and drove. it into his side. The prisoner also made an attempt to stab him in the throat, but the prosecutor saved himself from that. In answer to the Chairman, the prosecutor said he had. fallen after being stabbed in the side, the Prisoner falling with him. Ht got up before the prisoner, who was walk- in away with his hat. He followed him to recover it. and was bleeding from the side and throat. The blood.. ran down into his shoes. He saw the doctor next morning. Mr Ignatius Williams, who defended, put several ques- tions to the prosecutor, from which it appeared that he«" had been to some public houses during the day, and he.' admitted that he had drunk six glasses, which was more- tlian he was in the habit of getting. He W: however, not drunk, and there was no more sign of drink in him than at that time. He knew Ellis, but had had no previous*' quarrel with him, The prisoner came up to him when, standing with others, and challenged him out, assigning no reason for it. A surgeon said he had examined the,( prosecutor, and had found that he was suffering from.' wounds on the neck and the loin. The wounds dull have- been inflicted with a knife, but it was possible that they were inflicted by stones; though that was verv improbable. The locality in which the wounds were inflicted wa= danger- ous.—After Mr 1. Williams had addressed the jury, and they had considered the case, the foreman announce d that they could not agree. Afterwards, however, they came to an agreement, and returned a verdict of unlawful wounding.—Mr Ignatius Williams put in a memorial in-. fluentially signed as to the previous good character of thft. prisoner.—The prisoner was sentenced to four months" imprisonment. A TRICK. William Owen and John Mvles were charged with,, having, at Llansaintrfraid-Glan-C >n\v:iy. on the 8th of, December, 1870, obtained from John Jones, a farmer, 3s. and two geese (value l:2s.) There was a second c0m,lit- ment on a charge of having, at Llandrillo-yn-Rhos, on tht); 30th of November, 1870, obtained from another farmer, Edward Jones, 30s. William Owen was also charged with. two separate offences, one at Llandrillo-yn-Rhos, an:l the., other at Llansantffraid-Glan-Couway. Mr Swetenham prosecuted, and the following are th. facts Joseph Jones, a farmer, living at Garth, said that OIL the 8th of December last the two prisoners came to his house. They said they came from Air Williams, of Rhvl, to repair machines and introduce "new fashions" nae (laughter)—into some new patent that had come out. Wit- ness possessed a winnowing machine, which they saice wanted new bushes." He said he would not spend more, than 2s. Gd. on it, as he had been spendiag money before on the machine. They said the price of the new "bushes" would be Is. 8d. each. He said they were too exi)ensive, I for him. They (the prisoners) began to pull the machines down, but he deniei having made an agreement with them. They showed him their new patent "bushes" (five of them). He called them in, and gave them dinner. (Laughter.) After the men had pulled the machine to-, pieces and put it "to rights," they gave him a bill. (The* bill was produced in court, and c.x;i>ed some merriment it was for 15s.) He told them he had got no money. They said that would not do to say to their master-, (laughter)—they must have the money. They wanted him.' to go and borrow money. He gave them 3s., saying ha had no more. He said he would forward the rest to Mr*. Williams. They said, What are those geese—(laughter) we will take the geese at 3s. to make up 15s." He said he- did not like them to take the geese but, however, it ap- peared they gathered them in—(laughter)—and he ad- mitted, amidst the laughter of the court, that he had. found them string to tie the legs of the geese with. Th.. same day the police came, and they examined the doe- tored" machine and found no patent "bushes" in it, but too much gone away." (Laughter.) Mr Williams, ironfounder, said he did not know the.. men. and they had never been emphYt"d by him to go round the country to repair machines. The police gave evidence, and the jury, after som»' deliberation, returned a verdict of '■ Guilty. The other cases were then gone into, and the Chairman, stating that the men had used intimidation and practiced on credulous people, sentenced them to twelve months*; imprisonment each for one offence, and twelve months for,- the other. THEFT. Ann Williams pleaded guilty to a charge of havingf stolen a coat, value Hjs., a shawl, value 5s.. and a tuning" fork, value os., the property of Edward Humphreys, on. the 3rd of January, 1S71, at was sentenced to three months' imprisonment. CHARGE OF EMBEZZLEMENT AGAINST W. H. FLANAGAN. The jury, in the case of W. II. Flanagan, late travelell, to Mr Walker, brought in a verdict of Not Guilty."


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