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BUILTH RURAL COUNCIL.

MECONSHIRE WAR ITEMS.

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Recruiting in Trecastle District.

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BWLCH.

TALGARTH ROAD STRUGGLE.

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TALGARTH ROAD STRUGGLE. Motorist's Unsuccessful Charge Against a Farmer. At Talgarth Petty Sessions, on Friday last- before Mr E. Butler (chairman), Dr. Jayne and Mr J. T. Wutiam Gardener, farmer, Llwyncjnog far no, Talachddu, was charged by Sidney Lewis, chauffeur, of Miskin road, Trealaw, with assault. Mr Spickernell, Tonyp^jdy, appeared lor complain- ant and Mr W. Jones-Williams, Brecon, for defendant. Complainant stated that he was returning from Lianwrtyd on August lOLh, aud overtook defendant (on horseback) near Pontybat. He sounded his born, but just as be was trying to pass defendant pulled his horse across the road and to avoid an accident witness ran his car into a barn waU, and it was much damaged. Defendant got off his horse and witness asked him his name but was seized by the throat and forced to the ground. They struggled on the road and witness got defendant down and called for help. Mr Howell Powell and one of his farm hands came along. Defendant "looked as if he was djunk." In abont three-quarters of an hour witness managed to start the car and drove on to Brecon and reported the matter to the police. Cross examined Mr Hotvell Powell did not advise him to leave the car at Pontybat, on the ground that ha was not in a fit state to drive it. He did not tell Mr Powell to go to hell. He did not strike defendant. Mrs Cochrane, cf the Cock Inn, Bronllys, gave evidence that complainant bad sandwiches and non-intoxicating drink at her Liouse shortly before bis meeting with defendant, and that she refused defendant a glaos of beer because he was the worse for drink. The defendant's version of the trouble was that he had his pony at the side of the road and had dismounted, and that the car suddenly ran into the barn wall after passing him, and whilst be was talking to a man named Morgan Williams, employed by Mr Howell Powell. Gardener further asserted that complainant, after backing away from the wall, left the car, and walking back, cursed him for not keeping his horse out of the way. Witness replied that the horse was out of the way, and Lewis then struck him between the eyes, and they fell to the ground. Complainant was on top and struck witness several more blows. Witness tried to defend himself, and Morgan Williams pulled Lewis off him. Witness had a "black eye" and an injured nose as the result of the encounter. Cross-examined He did not proceed against Lewis because he was too busy with the harvest and too ill to leave home. He was told by Mrs Cochrane to go elsewhere for his drink. Morgan Williams corroborated defendant's story and added that Lewis was not capable of driving his car and tumbled down when trying to light his lamps. He was "about three-parts r drunk," and Gardener was "slightly elevated." Mr Howell Powell, who bad been subpoenaed by complainant, said he came on the scene at the finish, but he told Lewis be was not fit to drive a motor-car, as he was not sober. Gardener bad had drink also, but spelt "Llwyncynog." (Laughter). The Bench dismissed the case.

BUILTH REPROACH REMOVED.

ODDFELLOWSHIP.

GARTH,

BRECON.

MTrkeTS GUIDE.

THE LATE LIEUT. GERALD BAILEY.

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LLANGAMMARCH WELLS.

HAY.

HAY ASSAULT CHARGE. ■

Trecastle News and Notes.…

LLANELWEDD.

.TALGARTH.