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LLANGOLLEN. ECCLESIASTICAL.—The Rev. Thomas Llewellyn Williams has succeeded the Rev. H. D. Morgan aa curate. Mr. Morgan, who has laboured in the parish for eight years, has removed to another parish in the county of Norfolk. PETTY SESSIONS. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28TH.—Before Lord A. Hill'Trevor and Major Tottenham. FISHING IN PRIVATE WATERS, A case which excited considerable interest, inasmuch as it tested the right of the Mid Dee Club to conserve the fishing within their district, was tried, and occupied about two hours of the time of the court. The com- plainant was Mr. Mostyn Owen, honorary secretary to the above-mentioned club, the defendants being Richard Roberts, labourer, Pontycysyllty, and Price Evans, collier, Black Park. These two men were charged with having, on the 8th September, fished in a coracle in the Dee, in the parish of Chirk, the adjoining land being in possession of Mr. Myddelton Biddulph, of Chirk Castle, who had let the fishing in that part to the Mid Dee Club. Mr. Duncan, Chester, prosecuted, and Mr. Cart- wright appeared on behalf of the men. For the defence, Mr. Cartwright contended that the fishing in this part of the river having been free from time immemorial, the club were ousted out of their right to conserve the same. The prosecution urged that although the public had been allowed the free fishing of the river for many years, the owner of the property adjoining the river could at any time, if he desired to do so, take from the public that right. A large number of witnesses were called am. both sides, and ultimately the Bench, after a short consultation, decided that the prosecutor had made good his claim to the private fishing of this water but as the public seemed to be under a wrong impression upon the matter, they would merely inflict upon defendants the nominal fine of Is. and costs. In the case of Thomas Williams, who was found fishing in the same spot on the same day, & warrant was granted against him. SCHOOL BOARD CASES. The following fines were inflicted for non-attendance at school, the informant being Mr. John Williams, attendance officer for the Llangollen School Board :— Ed. Roberts, Vron, 5s. including costs; John Jones, Pengwern-square, and Evan Evans, Penllyn, as. includ- ing costs. George Henry Jones, son of Ed. Jones, Pen- llyn, seemed to have an incorrigible, having several times been brought up before. He was ordered to attend school, in default he would be sent off to a reformatory. DRUNK IN CHARGE OF A HORSE AND CART. John Davies, Llanarmon, on the information of P.C. Burgess, Glyn, was fined 2s. 6d. and costs for this offence. NON-PAYMENT OF RATES. On the application of Mr. Samuel Moreton, assistant overseer, an order was granted against the Cambrian Clay Company for the immediate payment of the several sums of 6d. and £1 12s. 2d. due for poor and highway rates respectively. INDECENT ASSAULT. Tkos. Dames, a tramp from Rhos, pleaded guilty t. having indecently assaulted a woman, wife of a keeper at Eglwysig, and was sentenced to two months' hard labour. DRUNK AND RIOTOUS. John Row, a tramp, in custody for this offence, was discharged on promising to leave the town.. TRANSFERS. The following transfers were granted :—The Foresters' Arms from Miss Roberts to Mr. Price Jones the Red Lion from Mrs. Miriam Jones to Mr. John Adams; the Butchers' Arms from John Adama to. John Wane- ham.






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