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Llandilo Petty Sessions. I

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Llandilo Petty Sessions. I j SATURDAY.—Before Messrs II Peel, J L Thomas, ( A DuBuisson, L a Powell, and Major Thomas. ASSAULT. 1 Elizabeth Jone? c!i.irged Jd111 Rees with assault, She stated defendant t-,truck her with his pipe, She bad a nasty elap from him.—Defendant said that all he did was to give her a push. — P Nicholas deposed that. Oil the nL;ltt, in queatirn he 6aw the comp'ivnfu;t Boon after 11 o'clock. She had a wound behind her left ear. The doctor was tacking it. Shb seemed in a semi-conscious state, and took no notice of any questions ha put to her. —Defendant said sho rl uwuied the front d< or and his coat was ccii -;ht in it, and he was held there for about five ruinutef. When she did open it, he gave her a slap in the face then,—Defendant admitted previous convictions, and that he hud been imprisoned for 11 days for an assault on a man named Robert Williams—Defendant was fined £ 2. —Defendant said he had already paid the plaintiff ] X2.-Tiic Bench replied that he had no right, to have setiled Lhl! case without permission from the bench. NO LIGHT. Hannah Williams. Penlaii, Llandebic, was charged with driving without a liglit.P.C. Morgan deposed that at 7.30 p.m. on the 9th of March lie saw th" defendant driving a horse attached t,) a cart 0.1 Ihe highway at Llandebie. The horse was going at 'J. t.os There were no lights to the cart It was very dark. lie ordered the defendant to atop. She did eo, nud said in excuse that she had thought to g;~c home before dark. Fined Is ai d Us cosU-i. ADULTERATED WIIISKV. Sarah JL-rgan was cli■!rr-<I wlil; selling adulter- ated whiskey Defendant iidmiitud the charge, and was fined ANOTlIEll ASSAULT. D Davie* r liohuid William* —Mr J W Nicholas I)., vies s .id ho lived at Ghtuamman House, Aminanfprd. On the 12th of this month he met defendant on the Bettwa Bridge at 5 o'clock in the afternoon Defendant said, b* wmuei to talk with complainant, and caught hold of him by the neck, and in other ways threatened A witness told hiin not to do O. Defendant again seized witness by the upc- and kiookd him. and tried to trip him twice. People came oil, and defendant went away. De'eud-mfc v:m witness's brothcr-inlnw, Complainant had previously warned him.-—Defendant was fiued 5s and coats. NON-PAYMENTS OF nYrE. Thomas Da vies, 12, Park terrace, Pautyfynnon, was charged with tion- payment of a rate amounting to 18s 8d'—Tho caso was proved by Joints Jones, GlancenDen, assistant r ite-colleetor.—Defendant was allowed a forteig! t to pay wi'h CCHt. John Davies. 13, I\s>k-terrace, was ordered to pay rates amounting to 12s tljkl in a we- k. John Proscer was the next defaulter. Thi3 defendant sent the amount, 128 10 but not (he COAts. These were ordered to be paid. Anne Davie-, Quav-strcet. Ammanford amoullt due 12s I0d.—Mr EVliU Jones stated that the defendant called at his house lufil r.ighfc and asked for a fortnight to pay, but her husband was in court just now, and was the plaintiff in the assault case- Perhaps he would pay.- However, be had cleared off tho scene, and the fortnight was granted. c, John Davies, High-street, Ammanford,"wag sued for the sum of 68 5d. His wife appeared for him, and brought a medical certificate to thovv that ho was uuable to wotk.— Mr Evan Jones snid lie could prove by P S. Evan D ivies that defendant was out night and day. lIe was not amongst the excused as beinjj too poor to pay.-— Fortnight alio wed, J II Booth, IS, High street, Ammanford, was allowed a fortnight to j ay his rates. David Jolit,The wife appeared a;; a in in this case; amourt duo, 7s 21. The wife said the husband was out, of work. It was due for 18 months, and the last rate had bten paid by the owner. D Richards, 10, Duffryn-road. was charged with non-payment of ra,eF,. Mr Evan Jones said defendant was a carpenter in full enploy, but never paid his rates until compelled. Payment ordered. Thomas Daviep, wesver, 1, Trevor-terrace, owner of property a-so in r.rrerrs.—Payment ordered. Mary llees, Pentre Gvrenlais, also in arrears. Defendant appeared fashionably attired. She denied she had a louse for 15 years she lived with her mother. Witness James Jones could not swear defendant was the tenant. Her mother paid the rates, and had the receipts. —Sir Evan Jones swore defendant wn-i the person assessed for a rate. He could not say whether the mother lived with the daughter, or daughter with Ihe mother. The case took some time in disposing. Defendant said it was a mistake to sue her.—By Major Thomas The house was Lord Emlyn'p, and was in her mother'" name. — Mr Evan Jones admitted that defendant had offered to pay the amount, but not the costs.— The case was adjourned for a fortnight to allow defendant to produce tho receipts for rent. 1 ASSAULT AT CWMAMMAN, Y WHO ATE MY MOTHER'S COW.' Margaret Richirda c. D. l'hll:ons and D. Thomas v. Margaret Richr»rds.— Mr T G Williams appeared for Richauls. and Mr Nicholas for Thomas. Margaret Richards, sworn, deposed she was the wife of W Riuharde, Navigation Colliery Company. Mountain Ash 0.1 the ISOih of March sho with pome friends came to Cwmatnmau to attend a funeral of one Henry Thome?. Beforo th funeral she met defendant's wife ou the street. Soon after that D Thomas unawares to he' struck her. She was in company of Hopkin Hopkin and Mary [ Reynol1^' He struck brr on tho shoulder. It was a hard blow. "Witness looked round and asked the defendant what he rnear.t by what ho said, Maggie, Magie; It 18 you have eaten my mother's cow. She bad on y met him once before and that was at a funeral. Defendant struck her in the face until blood issued. Defendant held up her umbrella to defend herself, and it was broken. Defendant then hit her m the FNCID the third time. She had gathered 1Jms for R fortnight as the result of the blows, and they were not yet right. Witness was there that dry fortnight, and her lip then bore evidence of the assault.—By Mr J W Nicholas She did not know D Thomas well. After tho death of her brother there wa a dispute about eoms money. She was put in court and settled by paying £ 5. She did not tell his mother the would get it back. Defendant had not dealt justly with witness. She tcme down to the funeral. Defendant's wife was a first cousin to witness. She askpd defendant's wife how she couid say her brother John had eaten the value of a cow (laughter). His wife pretended to cry. The commencemc or the boMier was her baying it. She pretexted to cry because witness did not see a handkerchief used or She did not see D Thomas when the conversation took place, and did not hear him ask her not to bay such a thing. She was not a native of Cwmarnman, and did not know Mr J Rees. Before defendant touched her she did not first hit him with the umbrella. If Mr James Rees says he did, he must be telling an untruth — Mr T G Williams Is he She did not see D Thomas run liwny. She bruke her umbrella upon him. Nv("t to oloctor the next day, but she wont to the funeral though her mouth was bleeding the whole time. She hit him once, but he warded off the second blow. She wont back to Mountain Ash that night. Tho lady with the ambiguous name (Mrs Geegie) was a relative. She was her ouot. Mrs Reynolds was her sister They were all one family on one side —By Mr T G Williams It was only relations that were present. The claim against her was £ 9 and costs, but eho paid £ 5 to settle all. She went to tho funeral with her mouth swollen. Hopkin llupkill, contractor, Aberaraman, Aber. dare, said he wus in the company of Mrs Richards and Mrs Rpynold3 on the day in question. D Thomas caiuo out of the house, and struck Mrs Richards. He fflTe corroborative evidence. R I Cross-examined by Mr Nicholas He was fire or six yards in f-ont whni Mrs Richards and Mrs Thomas had a few words, but he did not hear them. Witness was fi. c or eight yards off when D Thomas came up, and did not hear what was said. He did no think it took more thnn a second in all. He never limed them A gooli deal could not have taken p!ace before he looked around. He could not say how many times Mrs Richards used her umbrella ("All in a second you know ■aid Mr Nicholas). Before he turned round it was possible Mn Richards had used the umbrella. There was a trap all the turn of the load at the time. Mrs ^lthaius was his niece, and so was D Thomas'S wife. By Mr Wiliiatua The first blow he saw was the defendant striking her. Mr Williams Baid, in any case, that if plaintiff did strike hl™.w,t £ .rhyn u™brella, he was not justified in striking her in the mouth as he had done. Mary Reynolds gave corroborative evidence. She heard a blow, and iooked round and saw defendant Strike her again. She heard Mrs fhomaa say that if complainants hnsoand lived a kittle longer he would eat another co«-. Sue heard defendant say, "It was ou Maggie ate the cow, and not John Johns," and he struck her at the time. It] waa like the souni of a gun.—Mr Nicholas A gun?—Mr T G Williams: A pop gun.—By Mr Nicholas: It was like the sound of a bump. She! had a blow in the face immediately before she had time to use the umbrella. Mary Jidgc deposed she lived at 6, Mountain- road, Abeidare. It was her brother-in-law who was being buried on the day in question. She was on the door of the house. She saw D Thomas cross the road and hit Mrs Richards on the shoulder and moutn. Sue told D Thomas he ought to bo ashamed of liin-it-elf to strike a woman. — By lifr Nicholas She could not say who heard it, but Mr Hopkin and Mrs Reynolds were ch ee Ly. She only saw two blows struck. Shs spoke of what shp. saw. Dr Arthur Jones, P., deposed that he was in practice at Mountain Ash Witness Raw complainant on the 31tt of March, The upper lip swollen, and the lip was bruised inside and the gum. The ratari of the injury v, ;<s consistent with a blow such as had been described. Au abscess formed.—By Mr Nicholas: tome b:uises of the kind bcaled more quickly aeenrding to the condition of he tody. D THOMAS r. MARGARET RICHARDS. D Thomas, culiier, Cwmaraman, remenibeied the 30th of March. He saw Margaret Richards that day. Heitty Thomas was a relative of his wife. In consequence of what he was told he went outside to look for his wife. lIe calllq out of the house and found his wife thoro crying bitterly. He asked Margaret Richards in a kind manner to let everything alor.e until tho funeral was over. She You thief," end hit him with an umbrella. Tho first hlow broke the umbri-lla. Then the umbrella being shorter, she was nearer to him, and in defending himself, his hand did come in contact with her face. It. lasted live or six minutor,By Mr Williams It was much later in the afternoon that Mrs Gidye told him he ought to be aEhamed of himself. He could have struck her if he wished. She got the bruise by his defending himEielf.-By the Cl?rk He did not strike at li,r. -By Mr Williams He asked the bench to believe that. Jarncs Rees deposed that ho lived at Manchester Housr, Giarnant. He was a member of the School Board and Guardians. He was attending his aunt's funeral on the day in question He saw Mrn Thomas crying, ,iicl then he heard a woman s v. You'll have it after this He 81W D T! iot)iii on the door and saw a man and two women. Thomas walked towards one of the women. When Thomas got up the woman turned round. nnd hit him a blow on the head with the umbrella until the top wrnt flying off D Thomas got up his to defend himself. She kept hitting at him. and her cape was Hying about His hand might h!He come in contact with her. She hit him three or four times, and he was striking hack.—By Mr Williaros She turned back, but lie could not say as to anything t eiog said. Witness was 10 yards off from Mr Richards. They stopped the trap. It WAS such an unusual thing When he hea d the voice of the woman he tum-d round. Nothing could have happened meanwhile, as he saw D Thomas crots. He would say it was impossible for anything to have happened other thnn what he saw. He did not see nvy blood. She was in a lighting mood when he saw her. The trnp went on after D Thomas went away, He saw D lhomas'a hands up, and she might he.ve come up agaiust them. Defendant did not live near witness, and had no business transaction with witness. He lived one and-a-half mile s away.—By Mr Nicholas He bad been supounaed to attend. His trap was the last in the funeral. Mr Nicholas referred to what generally took place, viz,, that there was hard swearing when relatives were concerned. Mr Rcts's evidence was absolutely impartial, and it was much against his will he had been brought there. There were iiico;i gteil(-ies in tiie evid,-i-(;es of iii- f;r the plaintiff. Mr Williams pointed out that the plaintiff hud thought it imperative to couie all the way from Mountain Ash to bring the charge foiward. Mr Itees might have made a mistake, and had put forward a hypothesis. No one could eter give an accurate account of an assault. He submitted the case had been proved to the hilt. The Bench, however, did not think so, and after some cot on, dismissed it. 4,

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