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PRESTATYN. PETTY SESSIONS. WEDNRSDAY. -Before Messrs. Samuel Perks (in the chair), William Wynne, W. Elwy Williams, and Robert Davies. LICENSING. The license of the Railway IBn, Ffynnengrcew. was transferred to Mrs. Anne Williams, widew 01 the late tenant of the houf-e. STORAGE OF EXPLOSIVES. On the application of Mr. John Roberts, local manager to Messrs. Brunner, Mond, & Co., a li. cense was granted to sture mixed explosives at Trelogan Mine. RABBIT WARREN OR COMMON? John Evans, Cross Foxes, Prestatyn, was ehar ged by George Edge, gamekeeper, on the Nact Hall Hotel Estate, with trespassing on the Sand- hills in pursuit of rabbits, Mr. Frank Payne being the occupier of the land and held the sport- ing rights over it. Edge said be s i,w the defen- dant on the 18th of February, taking a rabbit ftom a snare. He he had seen him setting wires on the 16th, 17th, and 18th of February. Mr. Wynne: The charge refers to the 18th only. The Witness It would be necessary to set the wires on the night before to catch rabbits. Cross-examined by Mr. W. Wynne Parry (who defended): He was about five yards from the de fendant when he saw him taking the rabbit fron the wire. He had seen people walking over th, land where defendant was on before. High tide did not reach the spot. When he saw defendant he told him to drop the rabbit. Defendant the said, I was going for a walk, and saw the rabbi in the snare; and I would be a tool to leave it Defendant did not say, You know, George, yo cannot stop me walking over here,' nor did I reply, I know I cannot.' John Holt, groom at Nant Hall, corroborated. In cross-examination: He said defendant, at dressing Edge, said You cannot stop me walkiE over here, George but he did not hear Edge sa- = ing, 'I know I cannot.' Whether the tide can e up over the spot they we. e on he did know, v j did he know that people were constantly walkii £ over the place. He was a groom and did n >i know anything about the sea or gamekeeping. Mr. Wynne Parry, for the defence, denied that defendant had set the snares, or taken the rnbbit out of one. He simply went out for a walk over the sand hills, which, he contended, were open to the public at that particular spot; and, in fact, were constantly being walked over. Defendant had no intention whatever of poaching. He had no dog, nor even a stick with him. He submit- ted that, on the merits of the case, the prosecu- tion had failed to prove it; and further, he sub- mitted, that the public bad a prescriptive right to go over the land at that particular place. Thomas Gratton, Top Pentre, said he knew the spot where defendant was seen on. He had fre- quently walked over the same place himself, in going to fish, and he had never been interfered with. A seven foot tide would wash over it. The prosecutor, who had left the court during Mr. Wynne Parry's address, now returned into court, and handed a sketch of the place to the bench. Mr. Wynne Parry observed that he did not know what their worships were looking at, but presumed it was a pencil sketch by some amateur architect (laughter). The witness, Gratton, in answer to the bench, said the tides were not marked at this place. Edge, in answer to the clerk, said he was eer- tain Mr. Payne held the sporting rights over the spot, and he had been instructed to take charge of it in common with the other land. The bench considered the case proved, and is- flicted a tine of 2s. 6d., and 9s. costs. SCHOOL CASES. Levi Jones, Ffynnongroew, summoned by Mr. J. H. Sauvage, school attendance officer, was fined three shillings for neglecting to send his daughter, Annie, to school. The child was stated to be niae years of age, and had only attended school sis times out of a possible 50. Peter Lloyd, collier, Ffynnongroew, on the in- formation of the same officer, was fined three shillings for a similar offence, in respect of his child, Sarah Elizabeth, ten years of agb. This child was said to be in the first standard, and had only made seventeen attendances out of a possible fifty. Thomas Jones, Top Dyserth, summoned by Mr. Thomas Parry, school attendance officer, was fined three shillings for failing to send his twelve year old daughter, Mary Aone, to aehoo.