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A Sensible Temperance Speech.

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GREENHILL DONNYBROOK Cases Sent to the Assizes. At Swansea, on Tuesday, Patrick O'Sltea, 25. Ann-street, and Michael Harrington, 26, Ann-street, labourers, were charged with un- lawfully wounding Dennis Connor, labourer, 5, Ann-street. "Complainant, who had his head elaborately bandaged, said on Saturday week he heard a row. O'Shea was pelting stones at N van Cavanagh's door. Harrington was there, too. He met his boy Patrick, and asked him to CGme home. On the way O'Shea hit him on the back with a poker, and he ran, but before he got to the house he was knocked down with a poker blow on his head by O'Shea. The latter said: "You I got it in for you; I'll spill your blood t.o-nigU I" He ffll on the ground. Harrington made a clout at him with a hatchet. Witness held up his right arm to protect his head. The blow took effeot on his elbow and smashed it. When Harrington struck him, lie remarked: "Any- one who has anything to do with O'Shea has to do with me." Witness lost consciousness. He was taken to the Hospital and remained there till Saturday. The clank of iron was heard, and P.C. Fox produced two hatchets and several pokers. Witness swore that one of the hatchets was the weapon with which he was struck. Continuing, he nid there, had been a dis- pute four years a.go between his daughter in- law and O'Shea.. The two defendants were mad drunk. Clerk Were you sober? Witness I'm a teetotaller. By Mr. Thompson About 50 or 60 people were out. Mr. Thompson It was at night, wasn't it? There might have been a hundred?—Yes. You know tint everybody w;ts fighting with everyone else?—No. Nobody hid lost fcio(>d but himself, his wife, and daughter. By Mr. Thompson: He did not start the row by taking hold of Mrs. O Shea's hair. Mir. Thompson: Did J'ou hear Harrington call out. "Look out, O'Shea, they're com- ing?"—No. Were each of those, people armed with scythes, pokers, bolts of traps, etc. ?—I don't know. Isn't it trie that you struck O'Shea. with a hatchet, and that when he was on the ground you hit him with a poker?—No, I didn't mise my hands, as sure as God is ;n Heaven! Were yon in this court charged with wounding a boy?—Ye", but that wasn't done wilfully. You got 14 days?—Tint was bociuse I 1 .couldn't find the money. You Are a Roman Catholic?—Yes. Do you remember striking a Roman Cath- olic priest?—No, on my oêtth; God forbid! He was in our house yesteiday. Daniel O'Connor, son. of complainant, gave similar eviderco Mr. Thompson: There was an awful row up there?—Yes. The Irish blood was up?—Yes. Everybody fighting with everybody else? —No, I don't, think so. I saw O'Shea strike my father, and old Mrs. Shea chased me wiith a poker. Are you sure you dodn't have a scythe?— Witness (smilinK) No, sir. John Pearee, labourer, 11, Ann-street, saw Dennis O'Connor "getfnng knocked down" by O'Shea and Harrington, but couldn't see what they did it with. He thought Connor was killed. Mr. Thompson: You're a fighting man?— No, sir I'm only a man that can take my own part wherever I go I There was a general row?—Yes, I expect. It's a mercy that. more heads were not cracked?—It's lucky my bead wasn't cracked. (Loud laughter.) Witness's laugh was long continued and filled the court wi% sound. Anybody gcdng on the street had a chance of getting his head cracked?—I c'on't know. Twasn't safe to go into the street at all?— It was not. There were a lot of people out with poker" and things?—I don't thank so. Patrick O'Connor. another eon, and Mary Whitty gave evidence. Tho last named sa:d she saw tfce complainant struck by Harring- ton and O'Shea. The one with a poker, the other with a hatchet. P.C. Fox saii'd O'Connor wis covered with blood from head to foot, and was conveyed to the hospital in a cab. O'Shün. handed him two pokers, which he said he had taken from O'Connor. Another joker was hand1 d to him, which had been picked up in the siireet. De- fendants made no reply. By Mr Thompson: O'f3lwa had his face out, and complained of a blow. Mr. Thicmpson: We've had it from other witnesses that these two men were mad drunk?—They were sober, sir. Did you thiink from vcrtir observation that there had been an Irish row?—That's what lit looked to me like. P.C. Bounds produced a piece of iron which had been found on the seat where defendants sat at the station. Dr. Burnett found a lacerated wound on the top of tihe head, four inches long, arm dishcated, and a compound fracture of a bone of the forearm. Defendants pleaded not guilty. Harrington said he was with O'Shea in the Brvnnielyn Hotel. Patrick O'Connell, Mat- thew Cavanagh, and others were there also. A disagreement between O'Connell and him- self ended in blows. That was the beginning of tho row whdeh afterwards became genera Wonnn joined in. OM Mr". 0 S'hea spoke to complainant and he took her by the hair, and began pulliing her about. She was a woman of 70. A woman hit O'Connor. O'Connor fetched a poker, went for O'Sliea Witness cried out, "Look Oat, Pat, they're coming!" There was O'Connor, his wife, and daughter. O'Conor and h¿s wife had pokers, his daughter (Mrs. Oar stopher) a bolt from a cart. Ihey all rushed towards O'Shea who was struok wiith a. poker. Mr. Thompson The crowd was all fight- ing ?—Yes, everybody in the street was fighting. It was not true tfcat he fought with O'Connor, struck him with a hatchet or drlcl anything to hurt him. pidri-k O Shea gave a similar story. Den- Dis O'Connor caught hin, by the throat, and broke his shirt. He got loose, then went to part Norah Cavmaigh and Harrington's daughter, who was fighting. He heard Har- r.ngton cry out, and then had a clout on the back cf the head with a poker from O'Con- nor. Before that O'Connor had struck him in the side with a huge sitone. Just O'Connor was about to attack him again he .struck him down. Mi Thompson: You felt that if you didn't stnk.' at that, moment you ran a risk of being kil'ed jourself?—Yos. You 0-uck to protect yourself?—Yes. Mr. G. Davie.s It's a marve1 you're alive? Mr. Thcmp-son It Is indeed,sir.. "None of '0m got it mark, sir, of any des cription," intemipted complainant. Matilda Harrington, sister of defendant. said there were tlíro.) rows going on at the same time Mr. Thonpson: Tliat's my case altogether. Coiwpl!i.lnajit: The girl knows nothing about it. Thomas O'Shea. a brother of defendant, ,y(13 asked, "You agree it was a. bat'l'e? — "Yes." he replied; 0 "it was like a football match without a referee." A young man named Murphy, a.nd Ann O'Shea, mother of defendant, were called. The la*t said that at the time of the battle "pokers we v.; going like lightning they were glittering in the street as they crossed each other 1" The whola MMeet was fighting. Defendants were committed to tak" tlteir trial at the nest Quarter Sessions, bail being allow ad. A charge against P i.triek O'Shea of afts-aolt- ing and wounding Margaret Christopher was not gon:> inio. John O'Shea, a man 83 years of ag'. wa.« th"n tried for assaulting Mrs. IX'iargaiet (fComlOr by striking her on tho head with a poker. Her hovd was bandaged, too. IMr. Thompson again defended. Tommy O'Connor, eomj lainant's .'on. gave confirniatoiy evidence, as did P.C. Fox j nd Dr. Burnett, who dressed the wound at the hospital. Mr. Thompson a.Tguec. that the old gen lie- man had chronic rheumatism, and one iiiige:' was stiff. He was sent around to the dec- tor, who examined hia ha mis. [ Til ? doctor then said. "He may have had some difficulty in doing it." j Mr. Thompson (to the magistrates) I ask von, sirs, not to charge this old nan, 84 years of a-ge, and. witlsout a blemish. C1 Lis character, with such an offence. Mr. G. Davies \to the doctor): I suppose it would be poesiWe to do it? Doctor Yet, it would have been possible. Mr. Thompson made an urgent appeal on behalf of hi.4 client, who, be (-aid, had uved in the district and bcre a gocd character all his life. Defendant, swiorn, said he was 84 ytttrs of age, and worked as a. labourer. He was al- lowed to siit by Mr. Thompson, and tins dia- logue endued: — Mr Thompson Have you ever been charged witih anything in your life?—No, I was never in any count in Swansea. Never for being drunk or anything?—No, air. And you can bring gentlemen here to speak of your good character?—Yes, Mr. Leaver wouild. Mr. Thomipson It's a pity he's not here. Continuing, defendant said ha was afraid to go out that night there were "pnikers and stones and bricks tlyrng about, as if they were coming from tilie. clouds Ta,lk about a battle -it wis nothing to it!" (Laughter). Mr. Thompson Is it true that you struck that w iman ?—No, I wouldn't .strike her. I don't think the womrain was struck-she was paralytic. Will Murphy said he saw a young woman strike Mrs. O'Connor with a poker. It wxiB not John O'Shea that struck her. Matilila Harrington also gave evidence. The magistrate's decided that the dharge should be dismissed. "CONNER AGAINST O'SHEA AND HARRINGTON." Messrs. Viner Lee-ICIer and Mortis, solicitors, Swansea, writes:—We '(Ixserve in your re- pent of the police-coiM't- hearing of tlhis case, tiia/t IP:i)>ton stated in his evidence that lie was with O'Shea in the Brynmeilyn Hotel and that the row began there. We have beetu COM 1 ulted by Mir. Abndlila.m Thomas, the licensee of the Brynmelyn Hotetl, and with- out any wish to iiwterfore <11 one fiitie or the other in this matter, or tlo make any commemit in tihe public i,p is upon a matton wlhrieh is sulbjudiice. we are deyired by our cliemit to state the following simple facts:—(1) None of the ijturibies we/re in the Brynimelitn Hotel after fuar o'clock on the afternoon of the day in ques- tion; (2) None of the parties concerned were served with inioxi'catin.g liquor in the Bayn- me'liii Hotel at any tune ila the afteniroin or the. evening of tJhait day; (3) The injured man (Xii-i">er was not at the Brynm^lin Hotel at Mill on that Any; (4) The "Sieged unlawful wouindtiing appeals to have taken place at or after 11 o'clock in the evening, more than seven 'hours after Harrington aimd litis com- panions had loft the Rtynimelin Hotel. We thamk you in anticipation ihr inscrtiiiig this explanation, which is due to the landlord of tthis important hotel.

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