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PRESTATYN. PETTY SESSIONS. MONDAY.—-Befere Dr. Girdlestone (in the chair), Messrs. J. Y. Strachan, W. Wil- liams, and R. M. Hugh Jones. NEW MAGISTRATE. Mr. Robert Davies, Victoria Avenue, Pres- tatyn, chairman of the Prestatyn Urban District Council, subscribed to the usual declaration as a magistrate, and took his seat on the Bench. TRANSFER. The license of the Eagle & Child, Gwaen- ysgor, was transferred from Robert Wood- ward to Ernest Kinsey. LICENSES UNDER THE EXPLOSIVES ACT. Licenses under the Explosives Act were granted to Mr. Robert Evans, Rhyl, to store gunpowder at the Trelogan Mine, and to Mr. Jacob Biggs, contractor, for the same purpose at Nant-yr-ogo Quarry, Meliden. Licenses were renewed under the same Act to Mr. Matthew H. Pearson, Liverpool, se- cretary to the Dyserth Lime and Stone Company, to the Talacre and Gronant Mining Company; to Messrs. Robert and Richard Lewis, in respect of Ochr-y-foel Quarry, Dyserth to Mr. Charles Thomas, in respect of the Foel Lime and Stone Com- pany to the Pont of Ayr Colliery Company, and to Mr. E. H. Parry, ironmonger, Pres- tatyn. A CHRISTMAS EVE FRACAS AT DYSERTH. William Hughes, Bryn Felin, Dyserth, charged Allen Jones, of Brynysgol, in the same village, with having assaulted him at the New Inn, Dyserth, on Christmas Eve. Mr. W. Wynn Parry, who appeared for the complainant, described the assault as a most unprovoked one. The complainant had oc- casion on Christmas Eve to call at the New Inn to search for a friend. Not finding him in the parlour he went to the kitchen, and there saw the defendant quarrelling. Now, the complainant was a peaceful man, and he advised defendant not to quarrel, and dis turb the house at such a time of the year. Defendant got up, and asked with an oath who he was,' at the same time striking him violently in the eye. Not satisfied with that he divested himself of his coat and waistcoat, and challenged complainant out to fight. Hughes was a very quiet man, and he must ask their w orships, if satisfied that an assault had been committed as he was instructed, to impose upon the defendant such a penalty as would teach him that he could not do as he liked on Christmas Eve. The complainant, and an other man named Pritchard, gave evidence in support of the advocate's statement. Defendant admitted having pushed com- plainant aside, but did not strike him. He had been insulted in the first instance by complainant. A fine of 5s. and costs, amounting to 22s. (including advocates' fee), was imposed,




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