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LLANIDLOES,—THURSDAY. Before J. R. Pryse (chairman) and J. Kitto, Esqril. SCHOOL CASES.-WilliaM Jones, clerkof the Llan- gurig School Board, summoned Richard Evans, Twy- gwyn, with not sending his daughter regularly to t school. Defendant's wife appeared and said that her daughter was suffering from the English cholera, and was under the care of tha Doctor.—Case dismissed. Mary Jones, Herbrisg, Llangurig, also summoned for a similar offence was fined 4s including cot)ts.-Ann Griffibhs, Blue BeU, Llangurig, was also summoned by the same officer with causing her child to be kept from school, and was fined 5a.—Mr Owen Mills, school atlendanoe officer, Llanidloes, addressed the Bench, and said that the Board Schools and National Schools of the town during the last year had suffered great losses owing to the bad attendance of scholars, and tne Board were determined to be more strict in future. At the last Board meeting 28 cases were ordered before the magistrates. Owing to the num- ber being so large they aecided to take ten at a time. He haJ brought that number before the Bench that morning, and he could state that all the children summoned were well able to attend school the day that they were served with a notice.—Edward Davies, Great Oak-street; Edward Ralph Owen, John Jones., and Evan George, Church-sireet, were fined 5s, including costs, for not sending their chil- dren to school.—Edward Owen, Penygraig, and: Margaret Morris, Short Bridge-street, were fiued i 2i 6d for not sending their children to school.—John Jones, Josiah Elias, George Thomas, painter, and John Evans, Church-street, were summoned for the same offence, but the cases were dismissed, the parents being cautioned to send their children regu- larly to school. MONTGOMERY COUNTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY. Before N. W. Fairies-Humphreys, Esq., and Captaiu H. O. Johnes. SEVERE REMARKS FROM THE BENCH.— ALLEGATIONS AGAINST A SCHOOL- MASTER. The only business was the hearing of a large batch of school cases entered by Messrs. Tomley & Oliver for the Forden Union School Attendance Committee. The cases entered by Mr Tomley were against persons residing within the sessional division for which the justices sat, but a number of Mr Oliver's were against Shropshire people. Mr Tomley's eases were adjourned to permit of improved attendance. On tho otiier cases being called, the chairman (Mr Fairies-Humphreys,) asked Mr Oliver in which parish the defendant (a John Rimmer) lived? Mr O iver: Stockton Wood, in Chirbury pariah, Shropshire. What is the reason that the school cases are brought from Shropshire to the Montgomery Session? I believe there is a new arrangement or disarrange- ment, the Central Police Station and Magistrates Offices are erected at Pontesbury, which is between nine and tea miles from these people's residence. The sessions that used to be held at Marton were removed lately. How tar is Marton from Pontesbury? Between lime and ten miles. How far is Marton from here?—Six miles. And is there no Petty Sessions held between here and Pontesbury ?—No. P.C. Pryce said tnat it gave the police a lot of extra trouble to serve the Shropshire summonses, as some of the summonses had to be taken a long distance. Mr Fa rles-Humphreys: Is it provided by any fipecial order that the magistrates for one county can adjudicate up-m cases brought out of another? Mr Oliver: I am given to understand that the cases may be heard in the Forden Union. In reply to further questions from the Bench, Mr Oliver said that it was exceedingly inconvenient to bring the people to Montgomery, but he did not know whether the expense or the summonses was greater. There were magistrates living in the parish of Chirbury, and near Marton, Sir Offley Wakeman and Mr Mostyn-Pryca. The sessions for the hundred of Chirbury used to be held at Marton, and it was under the C mnty Council or Quarter Sessions that the new arrangement had been made, and it was greatly to the inconvenience of the people. The Cuair nan said the water ought certainly to be laid before headquarters. fhere was a very large extent of 8 ropslnre many miles away from a c-,urt- house, and the work was thrown on to the Mont- gomaryshire magistracy, a.id he must say that school" cases were njt altogether agreeable. It was sevefi- Uea miles from his residence at Cwm, Bromley, in ,Bromptot, and Rhidton, to the nearest petty sessional -eoarthonsa—that at Pontesbary-and an informant would ha.va to be taken all tnat: distance, and there was no railway communication at all. He certainly thought that attention should be called to it, and he objected exceedingly to doing what the Shropshire maieta é could very well do, as there ought to be a cessions held at Chirbiwy. He knew the district very well, and could safely say that this was incon- veniesicin^ the peo'plo-and poor penple chlefly-very much. Captain Johne3 concurred, and said that the matter muse be brought bafore Quarter Sessions. Before the cases were proceeui.d with a letter was handed to the Chairman, who after it had tem perused by the Bench, said that the action of the clergyman who had written it was very decidedly disapproved of by them, as be endeavoured to interfere with the ends of justice. That clergyman, he said, speaking of the cases brought from Shropshire, aekod that the summonses might not ba dismissed, and after adding the names of the persons summoned, went on to say ths.t there were no legal ejeensos for the offences.. He (the chairman) had not aeon any- thing more indecent than that a clergyman should attempt to prejudice thccisaj against the defendants. Captain Jonncs characterised the communication as a gross interference with justice, to attempt t; pat unsworn evidence before the Court. Tile name of the clergyman did not fcranspiie. Tne hearing of th(! cases wns then proceeded with, but not without a protest from the Bench, n ho said that were it not for the sake of the defendants jthtf wopld deelino to fceax the pases. J Six summonses were brought against paren V whose children attended Marton school. Thes defendants were unanimous in declaring that th children would not go to F-chool on account of thei harsh treatment by the schoolmaster. One defendant said that hi? boy had to be attended by the doctoi on account of the effects of a blow on the side of hit head. Another woman, with tears in her eye, declared that blows on the side of the head with t ruler bad caused her child to become deaf, and she was afraid to report it. The whole of these cases were dismissed by th< Beech, an intimation being given to the defendlnt that they should report the matter to the schoo managers. A number of other school cases were heard, attend- ance orders being made and adjournments granted. MONTGOMERY BOROUGH SESSIONS. THURSDAY".) Before the Mayor and Captain H. 0. Jones. SCHOOL CASES.—On the information of Robert Tomley, Richard Jones, of Arthur Street, and John Davies, of Kerry Street, were both fined for not send- ing their children to school. In the first case a fine of 58 was indicted.—In the second case a similar fine was inflicted, the defendant's daughter having only attended school 162 times out of a possible 285. LLANFAIR SESSIONS,—SATURDAY. Before Rev S. Reed (chairman), and Messrs Houns- field and Watkins. D.C.C. Crowden was also present. CRUELTY.-P.C. Davie3 charged T. Howelli. LUnerfyl, with cruelty to a sow. Fined 7s including c )S(.8. LARCENY.—Martha Williams charged Watkin Francis with stealing half-a-sovereign on the 18th August.—Complainant stated that she was servant at the Vicarage, and defendant, while engaged in some mason work there, took half-a-sovereign out 01 her purse which lay on her dressing-table.-Franci,- pleaded gnilty, and was fined X3 including coats. Ass-AULT.-F.obart Richards, Gwaenymaglau, was charged by David Jones with assaulting him on the 13th October. FinedXI including costs.










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