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NESTON PETTY SESSIONS. ♦

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NESTON PETTY SESSIONS. ♦ FRIDA-T.-Before Messrs. J. S. H. Banner, Col. Lloyd, and Messrs. T. Clarke, T. Comber, and T. Brocklebank. QUARREL AT THE COLLTERY.—John Palfrey- man, landlord of the Old Harp Inn, Little Neston Colliery, was summoned by Catherine Gynane, wife of Michael Gynane, for assault. There was a cross-summons by Pztlfreyman against Mrs. Gynane for assault, and Michael Gynane summoned Palfreyman for threats. It appeared that the parties bad fallen out about Palfrey- man's fowl trespassing on Gynane's garden, the fowl being chased away again by Gynane's dog. It was stated that en one occasion Palfreyman threatened to shoot the dog, and was pushed out of Gynane's yard by Mrs. Gynane. Mrs. Gynane denied striking a blow or using obscene language attributed to her by Palfroyman.- Michael Gynane stated that Palfreyman threatened to put a knife in him.—After hear- ing the evidence the Bench dismissed the case. Mr. C. Roberts defended. FAST DONKEYS. George Smith, Little Neston, was summoned for furiously driving two donkeys in Parkgate-road, and was fined the costs. Constable Dutton proved the case. CYCLE CASE.—Albert Ostle, Little Neston, I was fined 3s. 6d. costs for using a bicycle with- out a light. ALLOWING CATTLE TO STRAY. Edward Jones was summoned for allowing 11 heifers to stray at Little Neston. Constable Rowlands proved the case, and defendant was ordered to pay costs. STONE THROWING.—John Fewtrell was summoned by Constable Dawson for throwing stones at the railway bridge on Parkgate-road. —A boy named Ben Griffith was called for the defence by Fewtrell, and stated that the missile discharged by the latter was a lump of apple.— Defendant was fined la. for a similar offence at the previous sessions, and the Bench now inflicted a penalty of Is. 6d. GAMES OF CHANCE.—William Davies was summoned by Constable Bostock for playing a game of change, viz., pitch and toss, in Colliery- lane, Little Neston.—Ordered to pay the costs.— Samuel Evans, William Wellings, James Robinson, and William Roscoe were charged with playing pitch and toss at the Radger Butt, on September 5th. Constable Bostock gave evidence. Wellings and Roscoe denied that they were present on the occasion, and the other two defendants denied the offence. The Bench fined Evans and Robinson 3s. 6d. costs, and dismissed the charge against Wellings and Roscoe. — Richard Murray, Edward Murray, and Thomas Duncan were charged with playing a game of chance in a field on Sunday, 12th September. Constable Dawson gave evidence. Thomas Robinson gave evidence for the defence, and the case was dismissed. BRJUCH OF THE PEACE.—Jonathan Fewtrell and George Milner were charged with a breach of the peace at Parkgate. Constable Dawson gave evidence, and defendants, who pleaded guilty, were ordered to pay cost of summons, 2s. 9d. each. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY.—George Fewtrell and Elizabeth Fewtrell, man and wife, were charged with being drunk and disorderly. Constable Dutton proved the case, and George Feutrell was fined 13s. 6d. including costs, and Elizabeth Fewtrell lis. including costs. OBSCENE LANGUAGE.—James Campbell was charged with using obscene language in Liver- pool-road. Constable Dutton gave evidence, and defendant, who did not appear, was ordered to pay 10s. and costs, or go to gaol for 14 days. UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A RABBIT.—John Ellis and John Edwards, were charged with being in possession of a rabbit when searched by Constable Bee at Heswall. Defendants were ordered to pay costs, 2s. 9d. each, the rabbit to be forfeited. SERVING A DRUNKEN MAN. — Frederick Goodwin, landlord ot the White Horse Inn, Neston, was summoned for serving a drunken man. Mr. J. Thompson appeared for the defence, and Inspector McDonald prosecuted.— Sergeat Wilson and Constable Dutton stated that on 7th .September they entered the defendant's house and found a man named Thomas Byford drunk, with a pint glass of beer before him.—Defendant called a number of witnesses who swore Byford was sober.—Mr. Comber, in finding defendant 10s. and cost, said the Bench would have liked to give the defendant the benefit of any doubt that might exist, but they were satisfied that the man was drunk. The licence would not be endorsed.— Byford was fined 5s. for being drunk.

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