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BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS.

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BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS. These Sessions were held on Tuesday last, before John Davies, Esq., mayor, and Joseph Joseph, Esq. DlmNK AND RIOTOUS.-David Jones was charged with the above off eiice.Fi tied 5s. including costs. AFFILIATION.'—Robert Buelzarn was summoned by Ellen Ball, charged with being the father of her illegitimate child. Mr. Games appeared for the defendant and admitted the charge.—Ordered to pay 2s. per week, and 5s. to the midwife. SUSPICIOUS CHARACTERS. — Ann Fisher was brought up in custody, charged with being in the town for illegal purposes.—Dismissed on promising to leave the town within one hour. Thomas Davies was brought up in custody, charged with being in the Market-house late at night, for some illegal purpose.—Ordered to leave the town immediately, • AN ASSAULT.- Vary Ann Crdwleg and "Ma/jx! Ann Dennis were summoned, charged with assatflt- j mg one Margaret Healey. Crowley (lid not appear, it was stated that she was ill in bed and unable to attend. Mary Ann Dennis appeared, and the case was fully proved.—Fined 10s. and costs, or 14 days, and to be bound over to keep the peace for three months, herself in £10 and two sureties at £ o each. A SIMILAR OFI,ENCE.- kvillianb WatHns was summoned by Margaret Evans, charged with as- sault and battery. Witnesses were called on both sides, and the evidence was rather conflicting. Their worships considered the charge proved, and fined the defendant 5s. and costs. A SIMILAR OFFENCE.— William Davies was summoned by Mary Williams, charging him- with assaulting her. Mr. Bishop appeared for the' de- fendant, and the case was adjourned for the pur- pose of having proper time to summons witnesses. Mrs. Porter applied to their worships for pro- tection against her husband who had been in the army, and had deserted her some two years a<*o. In reply to their worships she said that she was married in India about six years ago, and she had had two children she expected a legacy shortly since her husband had left her she was in the habil of taking in washing, and by that means she main- tained herself and family she had never received anything from her husband since he had left it was supposed that he was in Cork; she only knew from what she had heard she never heard from him himself. —Their worships requested their clerk to make out an order of protection accordingly. POLICE STATION, WEDNESDAY. Before the Mayor, John Williams, Joseph Joseph, and Lewis Hughes, Esqrs. DRUNKENNESS.— William Lee, a native of Ches- ter, was charged by P.C. Williams, with drunken- ness. Witness deposed that about half-past 12 o'clock last night he saw the prisoner in a beastly state of drunkenness, and throwing money about the streets he was in such a state that he thought it best to lock him up. In answer to the Mayor the prisoner said that he had nothing to say. The Mayor asked him if he would leave the town in an hour, and on that promise he was discharged. AN INDECENT ASSAULT.-John Powell, pig dealer, Llanfaes, was brought up for examination, charged with an aggravated assault on the per-on of Catherine Watkins, a little girl about 10 years of age. Mr. T. B. Bishop prosecuted, and Mr. W. Games defended the prisoner. Catherine Watkins, having first satisfied their worships that she knew the nature of an [oath, de- posed that she was 10 years of age last March her father's name is Thomas Watkins who is a haulier, and lives in Llanfaes she remembered last Mon- day, on that day she and her mother and sister went to her grandmother's to tea it was between 0 4 and 5 o'clock it was fair-day after tea witness went home with her little sister, and left her mother at her grandmother's she did not remem- ber the time she went home. but there was no one in the house, her father was not at home. After going witness went to write/on a slate the door was open, her sister was with her while writing on the slate Powell came in (pointing to prisoner:) that Powell, he is a pig dealer when he came in he shut the door he caught her round the middle and took her on his lap and put his hand under her clothes, aud kept pushing against her he hurted her very much, which made her cry he then gave her three-half-pence she threw them at him and he picked them up and put them in his pocket he then gave her sixpence which she also flung at him he then asked her if she would have an orange or a tart; witness refused; he then went away he was in the house about half an hour. By the Mayor—She was on his lap about a quarter of an hour. Cross-examined by Mr. Games—Prisoner has been in the habit of calling at our house for years, and is on very friendly terms with the family he was not in the habit of her she has been going to his honq: frequently, but he never nursed her there, nor never gave her pence her little sister was in the house-when Powell came in she was sitting down by the fire, and witness with her; they were at their grandmother's about an hour, which is a short distance from her mother's there was people passing when Powell was in the house witness sat in the house after Powell left, and in a short time she went to meet her mother it may be in an hour after she was sitting down prisoner took her little sister away with him; he has done so before she did not go out to tell anybody what Powell had done to her when she met her mother she told her Powell had been in the house and had been most killing her. Catherine Watkins, the mother, deposed that she is the wife of Thomas Watkins, haulier; she remembered on Monday last taking her two chil- dren with her to her mother's house to tea, and between 6 and 7 o'clock she sent the youngest child home with the prosecutor on witness going home prosecutor met her on the way, she was crying and looking very pale she had sixpence in her hand when she met her she threw it down on the ground; witness asked her what she was crying for and where she got the sixpence from she said she would tell her when they went home on going into the house she saw Powell with her youngest child in his arms. Witness was about to state what the child told her, but Mr. Games objected to that as it was not in the presence of the prisoner. Mr. Bishop contined—and witness from what prosecu- tor had told her, she examined her, and found her under clothing all blood the rest is all unfit she said she was in much pain and prisoner had caused it witness went to him immediately and asked him what he had done to her child, and. what did he wan*, in her house he made her no answer the child was 10 years old last March witness gave information to the police. Cross-examined— Her family and prisoner's have been on friendly terms some years used to visit each others house; her youngest child was fond of him he used to carry her in his arms witness had been taking some drink with prisoner on Monday, and left him drinking he was in drink but knew what he was about; always found him kind in assisting her in buying or selling pigs have heard his wife say that he is in a kind of mad state while in drink. Howell Ravard, labourer, deposed that he lives next door to the prosecutor he knew the prisoner; on Monday last while in the house he heard a child crying it was between 7 and 8 o'clock he went to the door, and saw the prisoner standing by the prosecutor's door. Cross-examined—Did not think the crying sufficient to go in did not see Powell do anything while on the door did not observe a child in his arms it was between 7 and 8 o'clock. Margaret Smiles deposed that she lives opposite prosecutor on Monday evening last, about 7 o'clock, she saw the prisoner going into prosecutor's house, and saw him come out in about half an hour; he shut the door when he went in. Cross-examined —Seen the little girl the prosecutor came out in a short time after Powell. Mr. John North, surgeon, deposed that he had examined the prosecutor, and found certain indi- cations of violence having been used to the child by force, by the hands or otherwise seen the clothing, it had blood on it. Cross-examined—It may have been caused by the finger of a person; was informed that such had been done do not re- member the mother telling him that she had ex- amiiied tHe child; there was a lavgs siuwmit of swelling, and it had the appearance of having been done by violence even if the matter had been done the day before. Supt. Lee deposed that on information he re- ceived, he enquired into the matter, and got the clothes (produced) marked with the blood from the mother; he then apprehended the prisoner. The mother identified the clothes, and proved them to be in the same state as when given to Supt. Lee. P.C. Poyntz deposed that he apprehended the prisoner he was in bed and came down he told him the charge, when prisoner said, "Oh! dear, dear, when I am drunk I do not know what I do do." Mr. Games then addressed the bench for the prisoner, and principally contended that from the wording of the warrant it was a matter which mav be adjudicated upon by themselveS; and founded his opinion on the wording of the warrant. Mr. Bishop objected to that being necessary for such a statement to the bench, and after some consulta- tion between the magistrates that was overruled, and Mr. Games then addressed the bench on the case generally. The room was then cleared for a short time, and on re-admission, the Mayor, addressing Powell, said that it was a painful case, but they must protect children, and sentenced him to three months hard labor.

ARCHDEACON'S VISITATION.

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