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BISHOP'S CASTLE. FAIR. The monthly fair was held on Friday laat when the supply of stock was small. Trade through- out in cattle was very bad and few were sold. For good wethers and lambs there was a fair demand. A quiet trade on pigs and the prices low. ILI-MORUR, SKRVICK.—Three members of the Primitive Methodist Church in this town having recently died, viz.. Rev. Robert Boweu, Mrs. Ann Leaver and Mrs. Margaret Ann Bowen-a memorial service was held on Sunday evening last which was largely attended. The service was conducted by Revs. A. Smith and James Buff, the latter deliver- ing a practical discourse from the 1st PiJllippians 21st verse. For me to live is Christ and to die is gain." Memoirs of the deceased were read by Rev. A. Smith. Mrs. Smith presided at the harmonium and suitable hymns were sung by the choir and congregation. BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS. — WEDNISBAY. Before the Mayor, Councillors Walter James and Benjamin Bowen. A COWARDLY ASSAULT.—Owen Jones, a tramping I clock cleaner, who stated that he came from Holy- head, was brought up in the custody of Sergt. Finney, charged with assaulting Misp Sarah Tudor (barmaid at the Three Tuns Hotel) on the previous evening.—Mr. P. H. NeAvill appeared (on behalf of Mr. J no. Roberts, proprietor of the hotel) to pro- secute.—The evidence of Miss Tudor slum od that shortly before 7 o'clock on Tuesday, the prisoner Aveut to the bar Avindow and called "for a ^!ass «,{ ale. As he was then worse for drink, she "refused to draw for him and ho went im.o the passage. AB she was returning from giving change to a outside, prisoner asked her Why she should ip- sula him hy refusing to draw him l glass of beer." He then struck her a severe blow on the face Evidence was also given by Patty Powell, servant in .1r. RobertG s employ.— The prisoner had noth- ing to say iu defence, only that he wished he had never come to Bishop's Castle at all.— Mr. NeArill asked for exemplary punishment, so as to deter persons like tho Prisoner assaulting young girls with impunity.— Committed for seven days' kard labour. +

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