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SERIOUS ASSAULT ON A SERVANT.

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SERIOUS ASSAULT ON A SERVANT. A GUILSFIELD FARMER HEAVILY FIXED. At the office of the Clerk of the Peace (Mr G D Harrison) on Wednesday, before the Mayor plr D Jones) and Colonel Twyford, George E Evans, farmer, Moelygarth, Guilsfield, was charged by his housekeeper, Elizabeth Jones, with assault, on Jan 22nd. Mr Pryce Yearsley defended. -Complainant said she had been employed by defendant as house- keeper for nearly three years. On Monday night about ten o'clock defendant returned from Welsh- pool, accompanied by two gypsies and wife. -niat Defendant asked her to draw cider for them but she replied that it was time for all tidy people to be abed, and that she was not going down the cellar at that hocr for anyone. Eventually, how- ever, she fetched them three small jugs full, and having drunk their share, the gypsies left for their tent, which they had pitched in an adjoining field. She then got defendant his supper and afterwards went upstairs to bed. Defendant followed her into her bedroom, and to avoid him she went into the room of another servant, by name Sam Jones. Defendant, however, was not cheated by this. He came into the room, caught her by the hair, and threw her to the floor where he pommeled her about the face and neck. Sam Jones seeing de- fendant abusing her, asked him to desist but made no active effort to prevent the assault from contin- uing. The lamp which had illumined the room going out at this stage, the defendant left her alone. She then went downstairs and defendant followed her. This would be about 10-30. She went outside and found Jones waiting for her in the field. Both of them went in search of tho police field. Both of them went in search of tho police constable at Guilsfield, she afterwards proceeding to the house of her cousin, John Jones, a waggoner, in the employ of Captain Myttou. Next day she journed with the constable to Welsh pool where she laid information of the assault before a magistrate. Cross-examined by Mr Yearsley She did not see defendant bring a knife upstairs. She admitted that defendant had a perfect right to bring strangers into his own house and give them refresh- ments. The gypsies were not strangers to her. Defendant treated her in the manner she had described without any provocation. It was not a fact that she used a knife to her master, nor did she hit him with a poker. On a previous occasion though she had struck him with a stool. She did not offer the other servant a sovereign to say that defendant threatened her with the kuife, though she did offer him a sovereign to appear in Court and gwe evidence as to the assault. The defendant's face was not bespatcered with blocd.- Sam Jones, waggoner to defendant, said about 10 o'clock on Monday night, whilst he was in bed. complainant, shouting "Sam," entered his room. She was followed by defendant. In her hand com- plaiuanthad a knife with which she struck defend- ant: on the side of the head. Both struggled violently by the side of his bed. He saw blood on I his employer's face and also on complainant's. He did not see defendant knock complainant. He at once threw on some clothes and went out leaving them still fighting. That night he gave informa- tion to the police- By Mr Yearsley: The knife complainant used was found in the room the following morniug. The lamp, by the light of I which the struggle t.ouk place, was brought into the room by defendant. Complainant offered him a sovereign if he would swear that tne knife was in the defendant's and net in her hsno. He did not hear any quarrelling between the parties before he went to bed that night. Complainant joined him about five minutes after he left, the house.— P C. Jones, Guilsfield, said about 11-20 ou Monday night he received information from the comolaiwant and the last witness regarding the assault. As soon as possiblu he had complainant's face, which was in an awfuj state and covered with blood, washed. The hair pins in her head were bent all ways. She complained of pains in her neck. The following afternoon he took her to Wf.lshpool. When charged defendant, whom he and P.C. \v illiatns anested, made no reply, t>1tt in subsequent conversation alleged that complainant had drawn a knife across his facc,. !it- Yearsley then addressed the Bench.—The defendant was sworn, aud said that ou the evening of the day in question he came home from Welshpool with some friends. He requested complainant to draw them some cider, but she made a fiass about it. In the end, however, she did get them the cider, and, having drunk some, the gypsies went out. Afterwards complainant began to quarrel with him about the cider. He went upstairs with a lamp in his hand, and whilst going the complainant drew a, knife acioss his face. Until she struck him with the knife he had not touched her.—Tne Bench con- sidered the case proved, and imposed a fine of R.10 and costs lis 6d. -+-

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