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COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS. r | MONDAY.—Before T. Ll. Fitz-Hugh, Esq., in the chair; J. H. Foulkes, W. Low, and E. Evans, Esqrs, and Capt. White. THE OVERSEERS OF LLAY V. HOPE COLLIERY COMPANY. Mr William Clark, general manager of the above company, appeared to an adjourned summons taken out by the overseers of Llay for the non- payment of a poor's rate assessed upon that portion of the Hope Colliery situated within the parish of Llav. Mr T. B. Acton appeared on behalf of the over- seers. Mr James Price, assistant overseer for the parish, produced the rate, which was dated May 22nd, 1875, and had been duly allowed by two justices and duly published. The amount of the rate for "six months' raising of coal" was 21 18s 8d. Defendants had no surface occupancy in the parish; but they had a colliery adjacent in the parish of Hope which they work, and a pit just by the boundary which is formed by the river Alyn. He waited on Mr Clark and asked him what coal the company were raising; but he declined to give him a return on 1he ground that the defendants must first see the overseers of Hope. He saw him again, and he said he would refer the matter to head quarters. He showed him a return by which it appeared that the quantity of coal got from under the parish of Llay was 1,460 tons, and he had I charged them on a thousand. Defendant said that when the rate was made the company were not occupiers in Llay; and also that it was a. question of apportioning the rate I between the two parishes. The Magistrates' Clerk remarked that that was a question for the assessment committee, but not for the magistrates. I The case was ultimately adjourned for a fortnight to enable the overseers to come prepared with strict proof of occupancy. A POOR LOOK OUT FOR A YOUNG WIFE. Mary Lee, keeper of the Mount Pleasant beer- house, Llay, was charged by Mrs Tilston, an in- habitant of the township, with permitting drunken- ness on her premises. Mr Acton appeared for the defendant. Elizabeth Tilston said on Wednesday, September 29tl, her son did not come home at his usual nme, and she went to look for him, and found him between five and six o'clock in the evening drunk and asleep on an ale bench in defendant's house with a glass of beer beside him. 11 Jane Tilston, the son's wife, stated that her husband was drunk when he came home. Mr Acton submitted that there was no case against his client. Mrs Tilston said her son had lately got married, and she was not able to keep both son and daughter in-law at home while her son spent his time at the public-house. 11 The bench dismissed the summons. SANITAS, SANITAS, SANITAS Thomas Davies, owner of five dwelling-houses and premises at Rhostyllen, was summoned by Mr Hugh Davies, inspector of nuisances, for not having provided proper privy accommodation to the property. Mr Allington Hughes appeared for the defend- ant. For the defence it was contended that privies had been placed where they were required by the inspector. The inspector replied that they were constructed so as to be a nuisance to the neighbours. The bench suggested that the outside privy, which was a nuisance to the neighbours, should be taken down and rebuilt elsewhere, and proper doors to the closets and covers to the ashpits pro- vided. The summons was then withdrawn on defendant agreeing to carry out this suggestion. a., e John Jones, owner of three cottages at Cerney, who did not appear owing to alleged indisposition, was summoned for not having proper sanitary ac- commodation to his property. Ordered that the necessary work be carried out within a month. Richard Williams, owner of seven houses at Coedpoeth, was also summoned, but did not appear before his case had been decided. Proof of service of summons having been given, Mr Davies said the pigsties were within about eight or nine feet of the houses, and the back win- dows over-looked them. There were only two privies to nine houses, and uo ashpits. Defendant I J « had notice to àt out proper sanitary works in May, 1874. He had commenced to-Urain, but had not provided proper traps. The bench ordered three additional privies to be constructed with proper ashpits, and glazed pipes witn* traps for the drainage, the work to be com- pleted within two months from date of order. GAME TRESPASS. Timothy Thomas. of Holt, was summoned for. trespassing in pursuit of game on September 9th on a field called Yollington Croft on the farm of Mr J. R. Bennion, in the occupation of Mr Rogers, and over which Mr Acton has the right of shooting. Mr Acton appeared in support of the informa- tion and Mr Rymer for the defendant. Alexander Thomas said he was watching the land on'Septemher 9th, and saw defendant shoot at two coveys of birds on Yollington Croft; and he afterwards shot a partridge in an adjoining field. Mr Rymer contended that defendant did not shoot over the croft in question, and that he had had for more than 20 years the right to shoot on Mr Edwards's land, and never -had any complaint been made against him. On the day in question he did shoot a partridge on a quillet in the occupation of Mr Edwards; but he was never on the Yollington Croft at all that day. His client bad never been before a bench of magistrates before for trespass. There appeared to be some ill blood between the parties. Possibly Timothy Thomas was a better shot than the watcher or even his emyloyers. Mr Acton did not know why Mr Rymer should have imported so much feeling into the case, unless it was that he got some of the game that was shot (laughter). The Bench fined defendant £1 and 10s 6d costs or one month with hard labour. Allowed a week for payment. ALLEGED ASSAULT. Joseph Lloyd, Pentre, painter, was summoned for an assault upon Naomi Broadhurst, on August 21st, at Stansty. Case dismissed. POT VALIANT. Ebenezer Morris, Penygelli, collier, was summoned by Sarah Roberts for being on her premises on October 2nd, and whilst there, guilty of drunk and disorderly conduct. Complainant said the defendant came up her back way, and called out for her husband to come and fight with him. He had a stone in his hand, and said if he could not fight with his fists he could with stones. She took hold of him and turned him out of the yard. He put his fist in her face, but did not strike her. He was very drunk. Defendant admitted that he was gone in drink." He was fined 10s and 8s costs; if not paid on Saturday, a distress warrant to issue on Monday. CATTLE STRAYING. George Hughes, farmer, Holt, was summoned by Police-constable Dobson for allowing a cow and heifer to stray in the township of Holt one day during last month. Defendant said a neighbour of his, through spite, turned the animals out of his field into the high- road, and sent the policeman after them. He was fined 10s including costs. ERIOUS CHARGE OF ASSAULT. A young man named Ellis, of Ponkey, a stage- cart driver, was brought up for having assaulted a man named Roberts, driver of a competing convey- ance, on the night of Friday, 15.th instant, thereby causing him serious bodily injuries. Complainant was still under medical treatment in consequence of the injuries he had received, and quite unable to attend the court that day. From the statement of Police-sergeant Jones, of Rhos, it I seems that the men were running traps from Wrex- ham Races; and whilst Roberts was driving back to the town his assailant threw a sharp stone at him which knocked him senseless in his cart, causing the injuries from which he is sufferiug. On being sent for to Roberts's house, the police-officer found him bleeding from a serious wound in the face. He thereupon sent for Dr Roberts, who, on seeing Ellis, told the officer he was not out of danger; and he at once proceeded to take the prisoner into custody, and brought him ( before Mr Ev&ns the next morning, and he was remanded till that day. A medical certificate from Dr Davies was put in, which stated that Ellis was suffering from prostration caused by loss of blood and shock to the nervous system. He had a con- tused wound on the cheek quite an inch long and nearly an inch deep, extending to the cheek-bone and penetrating into the mouth. Under these circumstances, the magistrates de- cided to remand the case to the next court; but ad- mitted the prisoner to bail, himself in X40, and two sureties in X20 each.