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Why did you not appear after the adjournment ? They came to me several times. You appear here to-day; why ?—Because I was eerved with a summons to attend. Had you anything besides the .apology?—He paid me for my loss of work, that is all. How much ?-.£3 10s. Are you able to see with your eye now ?—No. Can you distinguish between daylight and dark- ness ?—I cannot see at all with it. Complainant then said I work at Messrs Jones and Rocke's, as a labourer. I was living at 25, Salop-road, on Sunday, 5th November. Between half-past ten and a quarter to eleven, we were having our suppers, when the door was kicked open. I went out and saw Woosnam and Mr Harriss both running down the street. I caught Woosnam, and held him by the right hand and wrist, and said as soon as I saw who it was, You will have a sum- mons for this." He came back a second time and was pushed out of the house, and I walked down towards the bottom door of Jones and Rooke's. I was going in there, when Woosnam hit me with a bottle, which he threw at me. The Magistrates' Clerk Where did it strike you ? —Across the forehead. Have you since been attended by a medical man ? —Yes, by Mr Evans at the Infirmary. How long did he attend you?—He has attended me all along, and I go to him now when I want any ointment. You say you were hit on the temple. Could you see before with your right eye ?—I could see 40 yards before me. Now you cannot se at all ?—Not at all. And you swear that Mr Woosnam hit you with this bottle ?—Yes. What took place after that ?—I don't remember anything else. I was taken into the house and taken to bed by Sergeant Lindsay. In what state was Mr Woosnam ?—He was in drink. That is all you know about it ?—Yes. Will you swear you did not hit him first ?—I never touched him. Defendant: I am prepared to prove that what he has aid is an entire fabrication of falsehoods. I am not prepared to go into the case at present. I paid Mr Sherratt to appear for me last Monday to explain the arrangement. However, he failed to appear. The case was compromised by the urgent request of several of my friends. I had no motive to suppress the case. I was assaulted. The Magistrates' Clerk: You hear what the man has said on oath ? Defendant: I am not prepared to go into the case. I am prepared to summon my witnesses. If you will kindly adjourn it to this day week, I am quite prepared to go into the case. Mr T. C. Jones: I don't know whether the appli- cation is not too late. Complainant's case is laid before the defendant, and he knows all the evidence he has to give. I don't think it is a fair applica- tion. The adjournment ought to have been asked for before he gave his evidence. Defendant: I have no witnesses. The Magistrates' Clerk: You ought to have brought them. Defendant: I must plead ignorance. I thought the matter was settled, and that there was an end of it. However, I am quite prepared to go into the case next Monday. I really cannot go into the case now. I have no evidence to support it. The Magistrates' Clerk: You have taken out a. summons against Roberts. Defendant: I will renew that as the case is to go on. Mr T. C. Jones This case is bound to go on. The Magistrates' Clerk: You have had ample opportunity. You have had since Wednesday to collect your evidence. Defendant: It was not my doing to compromise the thing at all; it was my frieuds. I really did not want to compromise it. I am quite prepared to prove that he was the aggressor and that I am blameless. If you will grant me an adjournment till next Monday, I will prove it. Mr T. C. Jones: As Mr Harriss' name was mentioned in this case, is he a witness of yours ? Defendant: Yes. Mr T. C. Jones Do you know the reason why he is not here to-day ? Defendant: I do not. Mr T. C. Jones Does anybody know ? The Magistrates' Clerk 1 have a telegram from Mr Harriss stftting that his mother died at one o'clock yesterday. Defendant: Yes, she did die. The Magistrates' Cleik: Very likely he would have to attend his mother's funeral. The magistrates then decided to adjourn the case for a fortnight, and the parties were bound over in their own recognizances to appear- at the adjourned hearing next Monday week. ASSAULT AT THE NEW BARRACKS. James Conlan, plasterer, was summoned for an assault upon Frederick, manager to the contractor a.t the new barracks. Complainant said the assault arose out of a breach of the regulations adopted at the works. Strict injunctions had been issued that no fire was to be lit in any part of the building excepting the ms- room, in which the workmen were allowed to take their meals. Defendant, with three or four others, persisted in having a fire in a place where it was not allowed, and he found them there at dinner before the fire. He told them they were com- mitting a breach of the regulations, and they turned round upon him with a great deal of abuse. At last he took a can of water and dashed it on to the fire. It was just possible that some of it might have fallen on defendant's food, but he immedi- ately got up and struck him a blow in the face, which was followed by another on the chest, and a third on the temple. Defendant said he was aggravated by the action of the complainant, who in dashing out the fire had spoilt a beef-steak which had been brought him for dinner. Mr T. C. Jones asked defendant whether he was not aware that there was a dining-room provided for the men. Defendant was quite aware of that, but said it was not fit for any respectable man to take his meals in; for the contractor's men were continually cursing and blaspheming and throwing bread at one another. Complainant said this was the room used by their men, and he had yet to learn that a plasterer was any better than a bricklayer. Defendant said the joiners had got a room to themselves, so had the painters, and even two labourers. He had a nice beef steak, but he had to throw it away, and work all day without a bit of meat. Complainant said it was necessary to have a fire in the carpenter's shop to heat the glue, and also in the plumber's shop. With regard to anyone else no one was allowed to have afire except in the mess room. Defendant: I am quite sure the whitewashers don't want a fire to boil the whitewash (laughter). A witness, who said he was a plasterer for Mr Oliver, stated that on Monday week they were sitting down to get their dinner, when complainant took a can full of dirty water, and threw it over the fire, and then a handful of dirt. Defendant then jumped up and hit him. The ;tneis-room was only fifteen feet square for above a hundred men to sit in. Another workman gave evidence in corroboration of the assault, but complained of the manner in which the fire was extinguished, and by which the dinners of the men were completely spoilt. Defendant was fined 5s and costs. ROBBING A BUTCHER'S STALL. John Mack, a tramp, was brought up on remand charged with having stolen a piece of beef, value Is 6d, from the stall of Thomas Woodward, butcher, Market Hall; and on the application of the Deputy Chief Constable, the prisoner was further remanded to enable the police to inquire into his antecedents. ASSAULTING A FATHER. Louis Leadbeater, a plumber by trade but who it was stated has not done a day's work for many months, was brought up on a warrant for an assault committed upon his father, Mr Thomas Leadbeater, watchmaker and jeweller, Temple-row, so far back as twelve months ago last March. The defendant it seems went to his father's house, and taking the kettle off the fire threatened to throw it at him, and behaved in a very violent manner. In reply to the court, Mr Leadbeater said his son was subject to fits, which were brought on by nothing else but smoking and chewing tobacco. The magistrates informed the defendant that they would give him one more chance to reform his character, and advised him to keep away from home, and not molest his father any more. He was then set at liberty. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. Patrick Doyle, was charged by Inspector Wilde with creating a disturbance in Mount-street, early on Saturday morning last, was fined 10s 6d and 3. 6d costs; or fourteen days.

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