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ABERGELE PETTY SESSIONS.

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ABERGELE PETTY SESSIONS. SATUR»A,S.—Before Messrs J H Roberts, M.P., W T Mason, T Evans, J D Jones, Major Hughes and Dr Wolstenholme. The Usual List: A Teetotaller's Exouse. For being drunk in Market Street, on Oct 2, Thomas Williams, labourer, The Lodging-house, was fined Is and 5s 6d costs. It was stated that this was the first time defendant had been up during the past three years. P.O. Ambrose was informant, and defendant pleaded guilty. Hugh Davies, labourer, Water Street, and John Jones, waterman, were also summoned by P.C. Ambrose for being drunk in Market St., on Oct 2, Davies also being charged with being disorderly at the same time. Defendants were each fined 2s 6d and 8s 6d costs.—Dr. Wolstenholme (to the defendant Jones) Have you not been teetotaller for a long time 1 Defendant Yes, and I would have been then but for a pain in my side (laughter). Benjamin Davies, labourer, Bronberllan, pleaded guilty to a charge of being drunk in Market Street on Oct 10. P C. Ambrose was again the informant, and defendant was fined 2s 6d and 5a 6d costs. John Evans, labourer, Castle Place, was fined a similar amount (8s altogether) for being drunk in Market Street on the same date, P.C. Pendlebury proving the case. John Evans, plasterer, Market Street, was summoned by P.C. Pendlebury for being drunk at St George on Oct 13. Defendant sent a letter explaining his absence from court, and pleading guilty.—P.C. Pendlebury said that at about 10 p.m. on the date in question he saw defendant staggering along in the direction of Abergele under the influence, and subse- quently he found him lying full length across the road.—It was stated that there had been no case against defendant since 1899, and he was let off with a fine of 2s 6d and 7s 6d costs. Richard Owen, Dafarn-y-Pwll, failed to answer a charge of being drunk and disorderly in Market Street on Oct 16, and on the evi- dence of P.C. Pendlebury was fined 2s 6d and 9s costs, it being defendant's first offence since 1898. The Bull Hotel License. Mr Joseph Lloyd, Rhyl, asked the Bench to grant the license of the Bull Hotel to William Thomas, the present tenant of the house and brother of the late Mrs Bushnell, the former licensee. Mr Lloyd having explained the circumstances under which applicant had become the tenant to the house, the Chairman said they all knew Mr Thomas, and recognised him as a suitable person to whom to grant a license. In the present case the Bench were quite willing to grant the application, but they wished it to be understood, especially as a new Licensing Act was coming into operation, that in future such applications as this must be made on the date fixed by law for the purpose, namely, at the licensing sessions. -Mr Lloyd Whatever the law may be under the new Act, I think we are pursuing the usual course in the present instance.—The Chairman I just mention this, because what we want is uniformity of practice.—Mr Lloyd: How do you prftpose to deal then, when a licensee dies P—The Chairman We shall always consider the advisability of granting a temporary license until the annual licensing day. Caught almost in the Act. Edward Hughes, labourer, Ffordd Groes, Llanfairtalhaiarn, was charged with attempting by unlawful means to take salmon from the Elwy river on Oct 13.—Mr F J Gamlin, Rhyl, prosecuted on behalf of the Clwyd and Elwy Fishery Board, and defendant pleaded not guilty.-John Evans, river watcher, in the em- ploy of the Fishery Board, stated that at about six o'clock on the evening in question, whilst on duty at the weir, Llanfair, he saw defendant in the middle of the weir with a gaff (produced) in his hand, with which be was attempting to catch salmon. Witness went up to defendant, and taking the gaff from him, told him he would be prosecuted. Defendant replied "You can't, because I did not catch a salmon." Defendant, who would not be sworn, said he was simply crossing the river from one path to another, but would not explain why it was that he had a gaff in his possession at the time. A fine of 5s. and costs was imposed, the whole amounting to 21 9s 6d, Robert Roberts, labourer, Minafon, Llanfair- talhaiarn, was charged with a similar offence at the same date and place, but at a different hour, Mr Gamlin again prosecuting.—It was atate'd that defendant was interrupted by the watcher before he succeeded in his operations, and that he had since expressed sorrow for the offence. Another fine of 5s. and 1:1 4s 6d costs was imposed. Breach of the Sheep Regulations. R Hughes, Lletty Watkin, Bettws-yn-Rhos, was summoned for having between September 27th and October 8th committed a breach of the regulations under the Diseases of Animals Act, by failing to have a number of sheep dipped within the prescribed time after their removal into the county of Denbigh.—Defen- dant pleaded guilty.—The Magistrates' Clerk (Mr Oliver George) remarked that it was right that defendant should be given to understand the seriousness of such an offence. He was liable to a fine of £ 5 for each animal.—Inspec- tor Roberts said defendant could not reasonably plead ignorance, seeing that the license which he obtained for the removal of the sheep con- tained the information he ought to have acted upon.—Defendant sought to excuse himself on the ground that he failed to have the sheep dipped within the proper time, because, coming straight off the mountains, they were "regular" wild, and he had a lot of trouble to keep them together.—Inspector Roberts thought it desi- rable that the Bench should hear the evidence in this case, as it was very difficult for them to carry out the:Act unless farmers assisted them. As a rule the farmers were very good in this res- pect, but in this particular case no notice what- ever of the sheep having been brought into the county was given to the police.—P.C. Bithell stated that on Oct 8 he visited defendant's farm and enquired about the sheep which he had recently purchased, the number being 20. Defendant replied that he did not think it necessary to inform the police of their arrival, and he admitted also that they had not been dipped, as was required by the regulations affecting the removal of sheep from one area to another.—The Chairman said the Bench wished defendant to remember that he had been guilty of a rather serious offence, but this time he would be let off with a fine of 5s and 8s 6d costs. The conscientious Objector A Cood Record Broken. Edward Thomas, grocer, Esmor, applied on conscientious grounds for a certificate of ex- emption from vaccination in respect to his son, who was born in August last.—Mr Mason You say you conscientiously believe, &c., but have you any particular reasons for making this application ? Is it on ac- count of the child's health at all ?-Applicant: I have stated my reasons.—The Chairman I suppose you know the seriousness of the risk you are running ?—Mr Mason Not only that, but the seriousness of the risk the community at large are put to ?-Applicant replied that he did not think that had any- thing to do with the application.—Dr Wolsten- holme Think of the millions that have been spent as a result of smallpox outbreaks because of non-vaccination.—The Chairman Still you say you have taken into consideration all the circumstances ?—Applicant Yes.- The Chairman As you conscientiously object to vaccination the application is granted. But I must express, on behalf of the Bench, our great regret that you should see fit to take the course you have done.—Dr Wol- stenholme It is the first application we have had of that sort, and up till now we have been congratulating ourselves upon the sensible view that people have taken of this matter. If you had had a hundredth part of the experience I have had of smallpox and of the folly of non-vaccination, you would never regret having the child vaccinated. I have stamped out two epidemics in one parish. The Clerk Will you after all take the advice of the Bench. —Applicant I will take the certificate. If I think differently the child can be vaccinated when he has grown up.-Dr Wolstenholme You would never have come into court on such an errand if you had had a fraction of my experience. There may come a day when you will wish yuu had not asked for this certificate. Doing" Chester Raoes" on the Highway. Peter Evans, Bryn Kendrick, Llanfair- talhaiarn, was summoned for having on Oct. lith furiously ridden a horse along Chapel Street, -Defendant pleaded not guilty.— Inspector Roberts stated that on the evening of the date in question he was standing at the ap- proach to the police court wken defendant came riding along as fast as ever the horse could go, and several children were in the road at the tjme Defendant admitted that he touched the horse a bit at the start, and the result was that, being a bit spirited, it got excited. Bu& he maintained that he was not riding along t. the danger of anybody. He held the animal in as well as he could.—Inspector Roberts There was no holding in at all. He was going Chester races at full gallop, and was simply enjoying it. And he is not the only one that indulges in this sort of thing. I shall have to fetch some more of them up.—Defendant was fined 5s. and 6s. costs. A Straying Donkey. Michael McCormick, Bettws-yn-Rhos, was summoned for allowing a donkey to stray on the highway at Bettwson the night of October 6th.-Defendant pleaded guilty, and P.C. Rowlands, who proved the case, said that on previous occasions he had turned this particular animal into defendant's yard at nights.— Defendant was fined Is and costs, 8s 6d altogether. A Negligent Driver. John Burgess, Llawes-y-Coed, Bettws-yn- Rhos, was summoned by P C Rowlands for failing to have proper control over a horse and cart whilst in charge of the same,and defendant, pleading guilty, was fined 2s. ad. and 4s. 6d. costs.

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