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to the shoulders was caused by the carelessness of the I driver, who used a collar too small for the animal. When the man went home with the horses he was quite drunk, and did not tell him that he had been cautioned I by the police but as soon as he did so, he ordered the horse to rest. The driver denied that he was to blame. The Chairman said they heard all the facts last time, and they considered it a very aggravated offence. A person in defendant's position ought to know better, and must, therefore, be dealt with as a warning to those in not so good a position. Defendant said he had kept 14 horses for a very long time, and had never been complained of before. The Chairman said they had the power to fine him Bo, or to deal with him in a>inanner he would not like. He must pay a fine of £2, and costs 18s. Gd. NEGLECTING HIS MOTHER. Urias Jones, Rhyl, was summoned by Mr. C. Grimsley, St. Asaph Union clerk, for disobeying an order to maintain his mother, who is 90 years old. Distress warrant issued. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CASES. An order was made upon William Vaughn h, Waen, St. Asaph, to send his three children to Tremeirchion school. His wife appeared, and in a most boisterous style asserted that the children were older than the in- spector stated, and all went to Miss Davies' school, and she was a capital tacher," whilst the girl could not go in the winter as she had the "brown kitas," an expres- sion that rather puzzled the Court. Samuel Vaughan, St. Asaph, was fined 5s., including costs, for disobeying an order to send his child to school. He declared that the child and two others had been ill five months with whooping cough, but brought forward no proof of it. He was very indignant about being fined, and wished to know if the Bench thought it pru- dent that a child with whooping cough should go to school. THE DRINK. David Edwards, of St. Asaph, who was found in the city about midnight on the 6th September by P.C. Hughes in a very drunken state and "cursing fearfully," was fined 10s. and costs, he having been finedfor similar conduct in August. Isaac Clayton, St. Asaph, who, in reply to the Bench, said "he could not say that he was drunk nor that he was sober,"—(laughter)—" but if he was drunk it was a very little that made him drunk,"—(laughter)—was fined 5s. and costs, not having been up for three years. HIGHWAY OFFENCES. For riding on a cart without reins to the horse, Thomas Darics, Rhuallt, was fined Is. and costs, and Isaac Roberts the same amount for using a cart without a name thereon. PROSECUTOR WANTED. Thomas Jone«, cattle dealer, had summoned a lad named Hugh Jones for an assault. The Bench asked in surprise if it was possible that a I man had summoned this lad for an assault, and was told that it was so, but complainant did not appear. The Chairman The case is dismissed-off you go, my lad advice which the youngster was not slow to follow. SAD DOMESTIC REVELATIONS. Robert Williams, a well-dressed respectable looking man, formerly in good situations as a gentleman's servant, but now working as a labourer at the Graig Quarry, Denbigh, was charged under the Vagrancy Act with leaving his wife and child chargeable to the union. Messrs. E. Jones, relieving officer, and Robert Jones, master of the house, proved the woman's chargeability to the union. The Bench expressed a wish to see the wife. Defendant: I should too. I've not seen her for some years. The wife entered the box with a young babe in her a' IllS, and told a pitiable story to the effect that they had a good home, but he sold all up and spent the money in drink. Three weeks after marriage he abused her shamefully, and his terrible threats and repeated acts of cruelty compelled her in fear to leave the house. Latterly he kept no home, and refused to support her, and he swore that if she did not cease seeking help from him it would be woe to her." She was utterly desti- tute and went in fear of her life. Defendant tried to make out that the fault was on the wife's side, but the Bench said he had evidently neglec- ted his wife. Defel1,hnt: I never did. The Chairman Why you said in my presence at the union that you would never give her a farthing. We cannot inflict a fine upon you—we have no option in the matter, so you must go to Chester gaol for 14 days' hard labour. Defendant seemed greatly astonished at the result. A WRETCHED MARRIED LIFE. William Davies, an old man, living in Henllan-street, was charged with leaving his wife chargeable to the Union. The case having been proved, Defendant: What did I done to come before you ? The Chairman Why neglected your wife. Defendant said he had been without a wife twenty years, she having left him. He reared all his children without her, for she went away with another man. She buried him and then came back again to Denbigh. He (defendant) took her in and she lived with him a while, and then she went with a tinker who went round the cnintrv., (Laughter). That fellow turned her off— (laughter)—and now she had come home to him. Al- though he was getting old, he took her in and took pity on her. On the Saturday night he gave her 3s., and she went into the town and drank it all, and came to the house and made ti row. How can she summon me now when she has broke God's law and man's law. (Laughter). The woman also told a long story, and declared that he once went off and left her lying in bed with a dead child by her side. "She had been the mother of eight children by him, although he had been murdering and neglecting her." The "Chairman asked her if was true that she left home wivh uglier man. She asserted that it was defendant's fault, for he actually brought the man to their home and used argu- ments and means to induce her to go away. It seemed to the Bench that defendant had condoned the woman's offences by recently living with her, and ordered him to goal for seven days. Defendant Oh, dear, dear, no. Dear me, dear me that's not law. It's very bad. The Chairman told the woman that she was just as bad as defendant, every bit. Mr. Charles Grimsley appeared to prosecute in the 1J nion.cm;es. GENTLEMEN SUMMONED FOR FISHING.—CURIOUS CASE. Richard RovAottom Worsley, a private gentleman, residing at Bodfari, and Samuel Bassctt Worsley, his brother, were summoned by Isaac Hall, a gamekeeper to Sir W. Grenville Williams. Bart., of Bodelwyddan, for fishing in private waters of the river on Sir Gren- ville's estate without a ticket or permission to do so. Complainant proved that defendants were fishing as stated, and that Mr. Wersely told him that he had a ticket from Mr. R. Caylev to fish over the Llanerch waters. Told him that was not sufficient for Sir Granville's waters though he said he had been fishing there for 15 years. Defendants were about 200 or 300 yards from the Llanerch boundary. Cross-examined You said you had fished there for a great number of years and had never been challenged before. anil you thought it belonged to Llanerch. You immediately desisted and apologised. Mr. R. R. Worsley (who of course was personally known to the Bench) said I don't deny the fact; he did see me fishing, and I have done so for a great number of years ten at least, and have never been once challenged, and I thought it belonged to the Llanerch estate for which I hold permission. I regretted that I had made a mistake, apologised to the keeper, and said I should of course not come again. My solicitor has also, acting on my instructions written to Sir Grenville explaining the whole of the circumstances and apologising, as I think fully and amply. I have received a letter in reply from the agent. [The letters were handed in]. Mr. Worsley said he ought to explain that his brother was not responsible, inasmuch as he was his guest, and in fishing was acting on his instruc- tions. A conversation arose as to the fact of there being a notice board up at at this point warning trespassers; but Mr. Worsley said there was nothing to indicate that the waters belonged to Sir Grenville. He had read it, but he took it to be one of the ordinary boards put up by the Conservators. The Water Bailiff said the board was headed Clwyd a'r1 Elwv fishery, but it was a foolish board altogether. (Laughter). Mr. Kendal (Sir Grenville's agent) said it was an ordinary board cautioning trespassers. Rev. R. H. Howard I could not read it, that is to ■urd, ■•stand it. I tried the other day. Defendant: I could not read it to indicate that the waters belonged to anybody in particular. I had no intention to court a trespass, and the moment it was pointed out that I was wrong I gave up; moreover I have apologised and do so now publicly. The magistrates retired with the clerk, and on their return the Chairman said We think it is rather a hard ca?e on Mr. Worsley after he has been fishing there so mtny years and not been interfered with. However we think the justice of the case will be met by his paying the costs of the proceedings particularly after the apology made to Sir Grenville Williams. The costs amounting to JE1 were at once paid.