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ABESAVO J AND TIE CHUftCS.

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SIR GEORGE NEWNES* YACHT.

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I SWANSEA'S ASYLUM QUESTION,

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BlAT. ClAD CINSTABLI SUEB MR. c. R. TRUSWAN'S CURIOUS CLAIM. VERDICT FOR DEFENDANT AMIDST APPLAUSE. THREAT TO EJECT PLAINTIFF. At Neath County Court on Thursday Mr. C. R. Trueman sued Mr. William Higgms, head constable, for 58., he, the plaintiff, being the assignee of Sam Ilookaway, of L;, Osborne-street. Neath.—Mr. L. M. Richards, instructed by Mr. Hunter, fended. Mr. Trueman said the 5s. was obtained by fraud. His Honour: And that it was obtained I as a bribe for refraining from prosecuting? Mr. Trueman Not as a bribe. It w>as a fine punitively obtained bv the Head Con- stable. His Honour: And tbe other ground* — ,^r- Trueman: That the money was ob- tained unck-i duresse. Plaintiff described the circumstances hading up to the action, the receiving of 5s. bv the Head Constable m respect of damage to eome lettering on the window of Mr. M. R. Morgan, the subsequent pohce court proceedings, and other ciroomstan ds, fa.miliar w readers generally. Mr. L. M. Richards: Don't you think yon had better put your witnesses in the box? our Honour, we know what his object is. His Honour: It is toO get thf r> I sup- pose. Mr. Richards: If that, were his object I shouldn't object. His Honour: Well, then. I suppose lie wishes to show that some person has done something wrong. Mil'. Trueman Will your Honour kiMly ree a Postcard, which will show exactly hew this money was obtained ? His Honour (examining the postcard): Is your own work? Mr. Trueman Yes. every scrap of it. His Honour: It's very clever, but it would have been better bad vou stuck to this sort of thing instead of bringing before me the matters von bare been 1: tbe time. (Laughter). ^Ir. Richards: May I have a copy? Mr. Trueman T sell t>he««> at a -.frov. (Laughter). Mr. Richards (walking across tbe court) I am to have a presentation copy. His Honour Vou won't hare this (Laughter). Morgan Morgan, house furnisher, said that last October he missed some enamelled let- ters from his window. The parents of three boy" paid 5s. each, which satisfied his dam age. On a later occasion he saw five boys a.t the police-station and the parents of I these also paid 5s. each to avoid prosecu tion. Mr. L. M. Richards: Yes. on the parr ;f tbis witness. Mr. Trueman: How much did Higgins have? Mr. Richards I object. The witness says he received £2. What became of it is a. matter of indifference. It oollld have been thrown in the gutter as far as I am con- cerned. His Honour: It is not tihe business of jjiy- body. Mr. Trueman I submits— His Honour: I don't care what you sub- mit. Go on with the evidence. Mr. Trueman: Did Higgins say that if they paid the money they would not be 1 prosecuted? Witnase Yes, he reiterated what I said. And were no threats used?—No. If Hookaway says Higgins said if you don't pay you will be prosecuted, that. will be untrue?—Yes. Samuel Hookaway said defendant said to him, You have to pay 5s. or be prose- cuted." I only had 2s. 6d., proceeded the j < witness, and one of the officials lent me 2s. 6d. Then I ga.ve the 5s. to the Head Constable. Cross-examined His boy cried and be paid the 5s. to stop him from crying. The money was put on the table and left there. Head Constable Higgins, called by Mr. Trueman, said that a constable called on the boys' parents, and later the parents and the children came to the police-station. On the < first visit 10s. was paid, and 5s. was sent to P.S. Michael. Mr. Morgan had this 1 money. Subsequently 25s. was paid by the parents of another five children and Mr. 1 Morgan had this as well. Mir. Trueman Have you got 5s. ?—I de- cline to answer your question. Have you 5s. of Sam Hookaway's money in your pocket?—No. 1 Mr. Tnieman Don't take me too literally, Did any portion of the money ever get into your possession 1-1 paid Mr. Morgan £2. ] His Honour: You can say yoar had the | 5&. if you like. It has nothing to do with the claim here. Mr. Higgins: I will tell yon what did happen. Mr. Richards Leave it alone. Mr. Higgins declined to answer farther questions bearing upon the same point, and Mr. Trueman said the public would draw their own conclusions. His HonMir I think they will. His Honour said that the money wae clearly paid to prevent the boys from being prosecuted. There was no fraud, nor any duresse or anything illegal about that, It was done every day in the year. The whole of the money was paid to Mr. R. Morgan, therefore the assignment of the 5s. to plain- tiit was a useless and waste piece of paper, go' by Mr. Trueman for the purpose of the case, and there was no evidence that Mr. Higgins had ever had a penny of the money. That being so the case entirely failed. There would be a verdict for the defendant, with costs. The result was received with applause, which his Honour at once stopped, saying that he would deal severely with anyone who was caught applauding. His Honour (referring to the postcard and addressing M'r. Trueman) said: I should re- cwtnmend yon to turn your ingenuity and talents to making other things than those wlJdh look very much LIKE A LIBEL AGAINST SOMEBODY. Mr. Trueman (heateciy) It is a. fair com- ment, sir. It is a fair comment. The court, was crowded at the time and there was considerable oommotion. The Registrar: If you don't hoid your tongue. Mr. Trueman, I'll have you put out. I am here to preserve order and I will do fo. Mr. Trueman then left the building, but returned and exclaimed I mwt, ask your Honour for protection, because 1\S. Michael bad threatened to arrest him- As the inci- dent took place in the, precincts of the court he was entitled to protection. His Honour: The case has been d ispoood of and I don't see that Mi. Trueman said the matter was a. =?erioTK one. Hit- Honour: There are the court officials. Mr. Trueman on leaving the court was understood to say that he didn't want tht prctection of the borough police anyhow. I

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