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The Mars with a Pedigree.

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The Mars with a Pedigree. THE FASTEST HORSE IN WALES. CHARGE OF CRUELTY. On Wednesday morning, at Penarth Police Station —before Major Thornley and Mr W., L. Morris—In- spector Allen, of the R.S.P.C.A., charged James Buckland, cab proprietor, Salop-street, Penartb, with working, on the 2nd inst., on Esplanade, a grey mare attached to a Victoria,the animal at the time suffering with lameness in the near bind limb, where the ten- dons were contracted owing to hip disease. There were also a girth gall and an off-side back wound, the latter being whitened over. These minor sores, however, he did not wish so much to dwell upon as on the inflamed foot, which was much worn away, thus bespeaking a long-standing lameness. Upon calling the defendant's attention to the mare, Buckland said she had just ricked" herself, and offeied to drive her a little distance in order to prove that there was no lameness. The defendant cross-questioned the Inspector, and elicited that be had offered to try the animal before the police there and then, and, furthermore, that he would send her to the stable till she had recovered from the temporary injury, as she was a mare with a pedigree, and the fastest in Wales. P C. 386 deposed that on the morning in question he noticed the auimal walking Jame. t, Edgar Jones testified to the mare's stumbling over a grating on that particular morning, which caused the lameness. Buckland indignantly denied cruelty, and said that he had never worked a horse with a sore in his life, and handed the Bench a number of private certificates as to this particular mare's fitness. He was, however, fined ;C I and costs.

A Penarthian in his Cups.

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