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HOLYWELL MAGISTRATES' MEETING, TUESDAY, MAY 5th, 1868.-(Before Alex. Cope, Esq., (chairman); G. P. Ruskell, Esq., Richard Sankey, Esq., H. 8. Cooper, Esq and the Rev. T. Z. Davies. RATES-IN-AID. I Mr Edw. Jones, clerk to the Commissioners of the Flint; Holywell and Mostyn Turnpike Trusts, appeared before the Bench, and applied for their sanction to the townships being called upon to contribute towards the repairs of the roads. The bench were desirous to curtail the amounts, but Mr Jones said that the Commissioners had reduced the estimates of the surveyor as far as they possibly could. Although the amounts were a trifle more in some of the townships than last year, the total re- quired was £23 less. No objections were raised, and the following were granted as applied-Bagillt Fawr, 601. 12s. 9id. Bagillt Vechan, 271. 7s. 7d.; Whelstone, 171, lla. 10d.j Coleshill Vecban, 18t. 4s. 3d.; Greenfield, 861. 4s. Id. Brynford, 381. 18s. lid.; Holywell, 271. 4s. 1.0d. Mertyn Isglan, 291. 18s. 10d.; Bychton. 261, 8s. 5d. Tre Eden Owen, 81.2s. 3d.; Mertyn Uwchglan, 22/ 5s. Od. Tre Mostyn, 551. 19s. Od.; Tre Lan, Whitford, 61. 10s. 4d. > Whitford Garn, 4/. 5s. Sd. DRUNK, RIOTING, RESISTING AND ASSAULTING THE POLICE. VoA" Oliver, alias Patrick," labourer, surrendered upon his own recognizances, upon this charge com- mitted on Saturday night, the 25th ult. P.C. 7, Davies, said that he heard a noise in Cross Sheet soon after midnight on Saturday, the 25th ult. He went there and found a crowd of Irish persons, whom he bade go home quietly The officer then removed one person, of a reputdion to be rather dis- orderly, towards home. He then "eard another row, 8nd returned to find the defends' and J •>hnp'w" two policemen in town, for if they locked him u.,y they woi 1<1 have to let him out on Monday morning to go to the :a," and attempted a kick at the officer. The two r*> .n continued rowing, and the defendant at- tempted a most serious assault upon the officer by running against him with his head. Other: officers then came and Kelly was removed, but the defendant would not go home through persuasion, and the officer seized him, to take him into custody, but so many persons attempted to interfere that the officer had recourse to the use of a thin stick -which he carried to keep off the people,—with some difficulty te maintained the hold which he had upon the defen- dant, and ultimately he was removed to the lock-up. The defendant cross-examined the officer with a view to show that he was removing Kelly, and was not himself disorderly, but Davies denied this. The police officer's case was very strongly supported -by Josiah Nuttal, John Edward Williams, Joseph Jones, and P.C. John Davies. The defence set up was that the defendant had been "unnecessarily attacked and sevdmly beatcfe by the officer, but the evidence adduced in support thereof was very conflicting. A good character having been given to the defendant by his employer, and A.S. John Hughes having proved former convictions. The Chairman said they considered the case was fully proved, and that although the evidence was somewhat conflicting, the preponderance was in favor of the police, and they adjudged that Oliver was to pay a fine of 4s. 6d., and E I 10s. 6d. costs or in default one month's imprisonment with hard labor. The money was paid. LICBNSE TRANSFERS. The license of the Harp Inn, Greenfield Street, was transfered from .Edw. Jones to John .Francis and the license of the Stag Inn, Bagillt, from John Chesters to John Morris. KEEPING A DiaORDEtCTiT HOU8B. Mr Davies, Holywell, said that he. had a novel ap- plication to make under a very old statute, 25, Geo. 2. c. 56, against a person for keeping a- very disorderly house at Penymaes, and which had been so for some time. On Saturday night he heard cries of murder, and got out of bed, when he saw five or six men who wished to get into the house, two of whom were mar- ried. He applied that a warrant should be granted against the woman, which would not be executed if she left the neighbourhood. The warrant was granted and the parish overseer and constable were bound over to prosecute under pain of penalty, as was also witnesses to substantiate the complaint. WEIGHTS AND MBASURE8. E. Jone-i, Bagillt, was summoned by Superin- tendent Adams with having a large flour scale in his possession I-loz. against the pure) a^er. The defendant said that there was a piece of lead attached to the scale, which had that morning become detached, and this caused the incorrectness. The bench pointed out the illegality of having a moveable thing attached in this manner, and inflicted a fine of 6s. 6d. with 8s. 6d. costs. John Jones, butcher, Bagillt, for having a lh weight in his possession 2j dr. against the purchaser. This being the second offence within twelve months, a fine «f 1 and 8s. 6d. costs was inflit t d. John Cooper, Holywell, having a 56 lb., 1 oz. defi- cient, and a 28 lb. weight, 2 oz 12 dr. against the purchaser, the same being used for weighing coal. Jrined Is. 64. and 8s. 6d. costs. Thomas Sibeon, Holywell, for whom his wife ap- Seared, charged with having a 56 lbs. weight, 1 oz. eficient against the purchaser; and a coal weighing machine 9 lbs. deficient. The defendant said that they had placed stones in the scale to make up the weight. Their worships mulcted the defendant in a fine of Is. 6d. for the weight, 10s. for the scale, and 8s. 6d. costs. Thomas Davies, coal dealer, Holywell, for hating a 66 lbs. weight, 6 oz. incorrect, being above the weight, and a 56 lbs. weight, 12 dr., and a 14 lbs., 2 oz. defi- cient. Fined 6s. 6d. and 8s. 6d. costs. Robert Williams, Rodyn, for having a coal scale, ;21lbs., and a 56 lbs. weight, i oz. against the pur- chaser, was fined 6s. 6d. and 8s. 6d. costs. Thomas Davies, Penyball, Holywell, for having a coal scale 9oz. 12 dr. against the purchaser, was fined 6s. 6d. and 8s. 6d. costs. Daniel Jones, greengrocer, Greenfield, for having a quantity of lead representing weights which were de- sjicient, was fined 6s. 6d. and 8s. 6d. costs. SWEARING THB PBACB. Hannah Foulkes, Holywell, applied for the protec- tion of the court against Jane Williams. Bound over in one surety for six months. Sarah Jones made a similar complaint against Eliza- beth Hughes, Greenfield, and who was also bound over. DBUNXENNESS. Ellis Griffiths, Trelogah, charged by P.O. Oliver, with being drunk and riotous at Holywbll, bit Friday the 6th March, was fined 5s. and 10s. costs: A bastardy case which was adjourned, closed the business. TUESDAY lAsT.-(Before Alex. Cope, Esq.) Mary Ann Williams, 36, was brought up in custody, upon a warrant granted by the magistrates at their general monthly meeting, charged with keeping a disreputable house at Penymaes, in contravention of the statute 25 Geo. II, cap. 56. The prisoner wai released on remand to the 19th intit, upon condition that if she left the parish proceedings should be stopped. WEDNESDAY LAsT.-(Befofe Alex. Cope, Esq., and Richard Bankey, Esq.) LARCENY. John Yates, 29, labourer, was brought up in custody by P.C. Oliver, charged with stealing a vest from a a dwelling-house at Bodfari, in January last The prisoner was occupied as drainer at Llewenl farm, and lodged with an old man and woman who are both octogenarians; and. when he left the neighbourbood he was not only considerably in the old people's debt for lodging, but topk the vest he was now charged with stealing. The prisoner was apprehended from description at Alcqnbury, Huntingdonshire. Sentenced to seven days' imprisonment with hard labor.

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HOLYWELL BOARD OF GUARDIANS,…

FLINT.

COURT OF QUEEN'S BENCH.

Family Notices

NOTICE.

THE LATE LORD BROUGHAM.

0 FLINTSHIRE-TOWN IMPROVEMENTS.

-0-Holywell County Court,

-0-----HOLYWELL LOCAL BOARD.

CORRESPONDENCE. II

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