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ALLEGED SHOOTING AFFAIR IN…

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ALLEGED SHOOTING AFFAIR IN NORTH WALES. STRUGGLE BETWEEN KEEPERS AND POACHERS. Before the Lord Lieutenant of Merioneth and a full bench of magistrates, sitting at Towyn on Friday week last, a poaching case was heard, the particulars of which were shortly as follows:—Nine quarrymen from the neighbourhood of Corris and Ma- chynlleth are supposed to have gone out on January 11th, with faces blackened and armed with spears, gaffhooks, and torches, for the purpose of killing salmon in the river Dulas. Two keepers named Griffin and Parry came upon them and gave chase. Griffin, it is said, struck down a man with a large stone until he became almost insen- sible. He then followed up, struck another man on the forehead with a stick, and still another with a life preserver. The gang then turned upon Griffin and knocked him down. He is alleged to have called out, Fire, Parry, fire,' and Parry is said to hare loaded his gun and fired, the first shot in the air, and four others at the men. The nine men were shot, most of the pellets en- tering the back and sides, showing that they were shot whilst in retreat. Several of them were unable for many days to leave their bed. The men were proceeded against for poaching, but inasmuch as the keepers could only identify two of the men, Wil- liams and Whittington, the seven others charged were dismissed. Williams and Whittington were fined £5 each and costs. The keepers were next charged with the shooting, and after several hours' hearing, the case was adjourned until to-day (Friday).

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