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POLICE COURT. Monday, Feb. 8th.—Before Colonel Johnson and H. J. W. Walling, Esq. DRUNK. R. Jones, Bettws-y-coed, was charged by P. C. Williams with being drunk in Bridge Street on Sunday night. The officer, who was in plain clothes, received information that three men were drunk in Bridge Street. He went as far, and found the defendant leaning against a wall, and in a very drunken state. He refused to give him his name and address, consequently he was locked up. Defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined 2s. 6d. and cost. Jacob Williams, Bettws y-coed, was charged by P.C. Roberts with being drunk on Sunday night in Bridge Street. He also refused to give his name and address. Fined 2s. 6d. and cost. ASSAULT. Edward Jones, Llanrwst, summoned George Edwards for assault, committed on the 21st of August, 1894. When the case came forward, the complainant admitted that it was the de- fendant's brother that struck him, but that they were both together. The case was dismissed. RIDICULOUS CASE OF ASSAULT. Sarah Jane Knowles, Glan Conway, against Edward Jones, Glan Conway. Mr. W. P. Roberts appeared for the complainant, and Mr. J. E. Humphreys for the defendant. Complainant, who is a very young girl, in giving evidence stated that en Tuesday after- noon, the 2nd inst., she, and a little cousin of hers, and a boy, were sent to a well near Pentre Bach to fetch water. There she saw two little boys, about 5 years old. Her cousin, who is about six years, approached one of the boys a.nd wanted to kiss him. She told them to kiss one another, and shouted 'Hwi, John JRichard,' 'Hwi, Mary -Jane.' Evan Jones, Ty'n-y-coed, who was working in a field, came to the road with a big stick, and struck her nine times on her arms and back. Her arm was bleeding, and there was a mark on for several days. Cross-examined: Were you laughing in going home ? No. What made you run away ? I saw him cutting a stick and ran away. David Elias Davies, a young lad, said he lived at Ty du, Glan Conway, and wor' with farmers. He remembered the Tuesday in question. He was on the top of a hill, and could see the road. He saw the defendant coming after the girls and beating Sarah Jane with a stick. Cross-examined Did she go home at once? Yes; and was laughing. Mr. Humphreys, for the defence, maintained that the defendant took it for granted that the complainant was urging the children on fco fight; and to teach her a lesson, he gave her a few strokes with a light rod he had cut from the hedge. Mrs. Roberts, who lives at Ysgoldy. said she was rearing the little boy John Richard, and on this Tuesday she heard the girls shouting Hwi John Richard,' and Hwi Mary Jane,' and saw the complainant coming up and laugh- ing heartily. The case was dismissed, the chairman re- marking that it was the most ridiculous case he- ever heard.


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