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---Ysgol Mydriai.

LJandilo Tctty Sessions.



ILLEGAL FISHING. Thomas Jones was charged with illegal fishing. Mr T. G. Williams appeared for the complainant. Edward Bellamy deposed that he was a game- keeper to Lord Emlyn. On Good Friday he saw the defendant on the banks of the Tvwy between Dryslwyn Bridge fishing. Witness spoke to him about fishing there, and defendant said be was not aware he was trespassing. Ho had three fish in his basket, of which one was a trout. Defendant was fined 2s (id and 8J Gel costs. He did not appear. THE DRINK. Morris Edward: for being drunk and disorderly, was fined £1, including costs, and, as there were were previous convictions, he was warned that in the event of another appearance he would probably be sent to piison. Thomas Powell, on the charge of P.C. Mitchelmore, admitted being drunk at Llandilo on the 14th of Defendant was fined 10s 6d. Joseph Thomas, for a like offence at Ammanford, at the instance of Sergeant Davies was)ined i5 and costs. ALLEGED ASSAULT. James Thomas was charged with assaulting Thomas Rees. Mr T. G. Williams appeared for the com- plainant and Mr Nicholas for defendant. Thomas Rees, collier, Capel Henry, deposed that on the 12th of May he saw James Thomas in the front of his house. Defendant said he wished: witness to come out for him to give witness a sound thrashing. Defendant went away. The next morning, going to work, defendant and his brother overtook witness. Defendant accused witness of saying something about him and threatened again to thrash him. In a while after further wrangling defendant struck and kicked witness. In defending himself, witness mighi have struck defendant. Witness was on the ground. He was in a weak state of health for the past two years. He had a slight mark on the left hip as the result of a kick.—By Mr Nicholas Witness did not know that defendant wore a coat that morning, but the waistcoat he wore he tcok it off. The mark on the hip was of the size of a penny. It was not a birth mark. Witness went to his work, and down to th, pit to work. His uncle, Mr Rees, came down to the pit. He told his uncle about it, and as a result witness left the pit, and went to Llandilo to get a summons. Witness had no injury except that received on the hip.-R9-examined by Mr Widiams He had blows besides the kick, but they did nut injure him much. Eli^-vbeth Re "3, Tanybryn, Llandilo, deposed to hearing the threat on the lljth.—Mr Nicholas objected to evidence of the kind. W. Thomas deposed that on the 14th of May he saw a bruise on complainant's left thigh. Witness had known complainant to be in ill health for years. D. Daniel, collier, Llanedy, deposed to seeing defendant in the pit, and asked why he had beaten complainant. Defendant said be bad not done much harm to him, although he had given him a few clout?.—By Mr Nicholas: The reason why witness asked about the row was that complainant and witness were friends. He believed the quarrel was about women, Mr Nicholas said the case was trivial and bsurd, The defendant in the last case, James Thomas, in a cross-summons, charged the previous complainant with an assault. James Thomas deposed to seeing Rees going on before him to his work. Rees slackened his pace for complainant to catch him up. Witness complained to defendant of talking cf him and his wife, and Rees struck witness on the left breast. Witness then hit him back. They had a "set-to," and witness gave him a few blows Rees was not on the ground at all and was not kicked. Witness had no ill-feeling against Rees.—By Mr Williams The talk got hot, and witness supposed that li es thought he a better man than witness. Rees had threatened to thrash witness. Witness had been summoned twice before for assaults. Settling them had cost him about 17s 6d. Evan Thomas, a brother of the last witness, gave corroborative evidence. Thomas Rees was on the ground but he saw no kicking. Rees was the first to strike.—By Mr T. G. Williams James Thomas got Rees down, and left him then. They went all to their work after. He believed his brother was truthful. If his brother said Rees was not on the ground he had not told the truth. Witness asked his brother to stop beating Rees. He did not wish them to fight. His brother was in the habit of getting out of temper. The cases were dismissed. IN SEARCH OF GAME. Thomas Evans was charged with being in search of game at Pantglas. The keeper depobed tha defendant admitted searching for a rabbit. He had no dog with him, but simply a gun. Defendant said be thought it no harm, and had a license.—Joined 2s lid and costs. NEGLIGENT DRIVING. Daniel Davies, Glyn-terrace, Ammanford, was charged with driving a cart and horse without reins. Defendant, in reply to the charge, said he had a single-rein.—Sergeant Evan Davies proved the caso. He had cautioned defendant, Fined Is and costs. Herbert Griffiths was also proved by Sergeant Davies to have been committed the same offence, Dear Ammanford Colliery. He had been repeatedly cautioned.—Fined 2s 6d and costs. A TROUBLESOME BOY. Isaac Griffiths eaid he was the father of David John Grrifliihs, agad ninp. The lad's mother was dead, and his eldest daughter. 17 of age, kept the house for him. He had no cause of complaint against the defendant except that he could not get him to attend school. He sent him to school with his eldest sister, but he was too sharp for her and escaped.—The Head Constable and Superintendent Philipps supported the father's application of having the child sent to an Industrial School. The child was a thief, but this the father denied.—The bench thought it absurd that the father could not control a child 9 years of age.— The Clerk said it would be better if an application was made by the School Board for an attendance order, and if that failed, they could deal with him.— The bench dismissed the application, and advised that the attendance officer should be eommunicated with. CHARGE AGAINST A YOUNG AMMANFORD GrHL. Anne Stephens was charged with obtaining money fraudulently. Anne Jones, wife of J. C. Jones, Now Inn, Ammanford, deposed that on the 21th of April last Anne Stephens called at her house about (J o'clock in the morning. She said her mother had sent her there for the loan of half-a-?overeign. Witness knew her pjother and gave the half-sovereign. Her mother had on a previous occasion had the loan of 5s of her. On the 30th of April the child called again, and said the half-sovereign she had had was for her sister, not her mother, and asked for the loan of a sovereign for her sister. Witness did not give the sovereign. Anne Stephen?, mother of the child, said she was a widow. The child was H years of She did not send the chihl to the jnn for the loan of any money. She did not know that her tJaghter sent either. Witness received no money with the child, and kpew nothing of it until she heard some tinio after wards. She did not know wlut the child had done with the money. P.C. Evan Davies deposed to apprehending the child that morning under a. warrant. When questioned by her mother, she said she had bought sqipe sweets and oranges in Bettws. Superintendent £ hijip;)ii said J;p had two other cases of the kind against the child. Rachel Edwards, 50, Wind-street, Ammanford, proved that in March last the child called with her, and JIl the pame way obtained eighteen pence from her. Later on ths child c dbd and asked for JGs for her mother to pay the rent. S1;1) gave it to her. Thomas Lewis Davies, Llandebie, proved that on the K)th of May the child came to him, and asked for the loan of half a-sovereign for her mother. He refused it. The mother agreed to bring tho child up again for punishment if called upon.


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