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SWANSEA DISTRICT.

Sabbatarian Slee Still Obstinate.

Pontardawe Police Court.

Curious Assault Case at Pontar-…

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Curious Assault Case at Pontar- dawe. 3 At Pontardtawe. on Friday, Richard Saun- ( dere, bl,ot repairer, Ysttt)]yfera, was sum- i moned by Edgar Rees. colliery proprietor, for ] assault.—Mr. Iftriry Thc'mpvon was for com- ( pla.inant.—There was a cross-6ummons. Nfr. Thompson sitated that compla.inant. was ) married to a niece of defendant's, but it was j not a family quarrel, because complainant had ( never seen defendant until the time of the a.'Bault. On Dt-icember 8th Iit^a ha<d occasion! t to take a horse to be shot! at an YsLal.yfora = blacksmiths shop. Defendant came up to ] hini and scud, "Are you a relative of mv ] wife?' CompMnanit replied, "So far as I j knt,jw I am Mrs. Saunders is my mother's r sister." "Well," said defendant, "take that c artd struck him in the right eve with his fiet. t Compkinant had a black eye'for wedts. He c receded and waved a whip in front of him to keep defendant back. But he broke through T iiis guatrd, ru«bed in a,i*d struck Rees «min. f A man named Smith interfered. Defendant 1 'became very violent, and struck him also. 'the prosecution was bro-ii-ght, Mr. Thompson said, in nv, vindictive spirit; Ms elient only wanted peace. Complainant Henry Smitli, labourer; Jos. Llewellyn, haulier, arid Theoplielus Griffiths 1 confirmed tliip; story. J For the defence it w«3 said that complainant and another main had been tantylLsj-R<r defen- dant by imitating the playing of an orcran and a taking money. 0 i Witnesses for the defence were Heniv Sex- g ton. and A. Williams, both of Ystalvfera. v Both parties were bound over to keep the f pence for six miontlvs; as was also Henrv Smith, one of Re«s' witnesses, agiii'nst whtom v there was aL-o a cisarge (not gone into) of as- r salilting Saiunders). a RESS REFUSES TO BE BOUND. Saunders was willing, but Rees hotly re- < marked: I "I object to be bound over." 1 Clerk: If not, he must, take the conse- quanioes, which will be a committal for three months. Mr. Thompson (to the magistrates) I wish you to understand, sirs, that my client is not ) noting on my advice in the course he is now talking. Mr. Lloyd (smilimg) We never for a BMm<.n,t supposed he was, Mr. Tlir nipson. Mr. Thompson (nudlifiad) Thank vou, sir. 1 Mr R^s persisted in his refusal to be t 'O-ound OV(J', and he and Henrv Smith wtre 1 t.°,_th,e oe^ls- learned clerk observ- ing that they could be set at liberty ait any ( b^TIliin? be bound ovir. U REPF.XTS TOO LATE. ''hut !^Ut" tla,ter tfK' rw-lefeint pair hougli of it, as everybody expec-ted; 'n^1 ,r the rise" miigist 1 ate.s and clerk had gone. Dr. Griffith* who lives near the court, wa" sent f j-r, but he < had gone to Uydac-h to S8e a pULent. Noth- ing was left- but to convey the coJlierv niv- prietor and his comiwnion in self-mfhdoo: mis. iortune to S^iuiset Uaol. SET FREE LN SWANSEA. They came down by the 5.22 train. An excited crowd viewed th'~ clejxi.rture. Thev were met in the uisual way by Black Marie at the Midland Station, Swansea, transported to Oystermivuth, interviewed by the gover- nor, and set free, after luiving incurred the extra expense of conveyance of themscllves and polite officer tio town. The governor has, in such a case, equal powers witl'.i a county magistrate.

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Si:-¿ False Pretences Charge.

Neath County Police.

BRITON FERRY NOTES.

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PONTARDULAIS.

LLANDILO.

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LLANDOVERY. f -II]

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BRITON FERRY NOTES.

LLANDILO.