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CONSTABLE OF FLINT CASTLE.

MR BALFOUR AT EATON.

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FIFTY YEARS AGO.

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FIFTY YEARS AGO. (Extract from the "North Wales Chronicle," December 8, 1860.) RUTHIN PETTY SESSIONS. A CHARGE OF UNLAWFUL FISHING. Before Major Wynne (chairman), Rev. E. J. Jones, and James Maurice, Esq. (Mayor). J. Jones, Llaniwrog, was biought. up on re- mand, charged by P.C. Sergeant Dicker with having unlawfully in his possession a salmon near the River Clwydcg. on the night of Thurs- day, the 29th ult. Mr Louis appeared for de- fendant. Sergeant Dicker, sworn, sa:d that from infor- mation received, he went to the above river, and there saw the defendant, and took hold of him. He had a salmon in his possession, and in tho struggle threw it in the river. The fish was dead. Cross-examined: "It was about half past five in the evening. After locking up the defendant, I went back to the river to look for the salmon, but did not find it. I positively swear it was a salmon." Mr Louis: "Might it not be a sea trout?" Witness: "I swear it was a salmon." Thomas Rimmcr: "I am a gamekeeper. I was near the river in question on the 29th inst. It was about 12 at noon. Saw the defendant kill a salmon, and hide it in the hedge. He had a stick with a hook at the end of it." Cross-examined by Mr Louis: "Why did you not interfere?" Witness: "I had something else to do." Mr Adams deposed that ho was Deputy Clerk of the Peace of the County of Denbigh. Pro- duced an Order of the Court of Quarter Ses- sions, fixing the fence days of the above river, and other rivers. Mr Louis objected to the book being put in evidence inasmuch as it was not a record. Tho point had occurred before, and he citcd a case of King v. Ward. Mr Adams tendered the book as good evidence. Mr Louis: "I object to Mr Adams producing tho book, as he was not tho proper officer of the Court of Quarter Sessions." Cross-examined by Mr Louis: "I do not re- member whether I was present or not at the Quarter Sessions when the order was made. Do not know whether notice was given previous to making the order. I produce the order as Deputy Clerk of the Peace." Mr Louis: "Did you not get that book from one of the clerks to the Clerk of the Peace?" Mr Adams: "I decline to answer that question" Mr Louis arlced the Bench to grant him a caso for the Queen's Bench, and cited a case in which Baron Parke was of opinion that the book was not sufficient evidence that a record'must bo on parchment. Mr Adams then proceeded to read the order. Joseph Poors, Esq., was then called, and after having been sworn, stated that he was Clerk of the Peace for the County of Denbigh. Mr Louis still objected to the production of the minute book as evidence, contending that it was not a reoord, and again applied for a case. The Bench granted the application. Mr Louis then gave the required notice in writing. The prisoner was fined S5 and E2 6s Sd costs, or two months' imprisonment. Mr Maurice, in addressing the prisoner, said that it was a very groat offence to take salmon at illegal seasons, when tho fish wore breeding and went up the rivers to perform their functions; it not only destroys the increase of a most valuable article of man's food, but it is taking that which is un- wholesome to eat, and consequently injurious to health. In all cases of the kind which may again come before us the heaviest penalty would be inflicted.

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YESTERDAY'S --RESULTS.

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