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HEREFORDSHIRE ASSIZES. I

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HEREFORDSHIRE ASSIZES. I The Herefordshire Assizes were held on Mon- day and Tuesday at Hereford, before Mr Justice Scrutton. By a majority the Grand Jury decided in. favour of retaining the grand jury system. ROSS PARENTS BOUND OVER ON I CHARGE OF RECEIVING. A case from Ross aroused considerable interest. The prisoners were Ernest Wm. Lydford, an errand boy, and his parents, Charles Wm Lydford and Harriet Amelia Lydford. The lad was charged with stealing a wallet containing a cheque for;C2 lis. and two postal orders of the value of 24s., while the parents were charged with receiving the property.-The jury found, the man and woman guilty, and the Judge bound them over as first offenders. The lad was sent to a home of detention, his Lordship ordering. him to be whipped should the Court of Appeal allow it. BURGLARY. Richard Smith, an elderly farm labourer, was sentenced to 21 months' hard labour for breaking and entering a dwelling-house at Leinthall Starkes on the night of January 23.-The Judge said prisoner had been convicted nine times for burglary, and had served 34 years in prison. THEFT. I Donald Stuart, alias Betrand Edward Piper, a butler, pleaded guilty to stealing various articles belong.ingto Major Dixon, of Treaco.-Pri-,oner, it was stated, obtained the situation by means of a fraudulent letter, and was under notice to leave.—Sentence of four months' hard labour was passed. ALLEGED POACHING AND ASSAULT. Three men were charged with poaching and assault on the gamekeepers at Orcop. Two of them, Henry White and Frederick Davies, farm bailiff and blacksmith, living at Garway, were said to be under the influence of drink, and it was alleged that the affair was a practical joke. Jeremiah Castree, the other prisoner, was proved an old offeader, and he used a bludgeon on one of the keepers. Evidence was called to show that White and Davies had had drink, including rhubarb wine, elderberry wine, and whisky at Whitens house, and they had both heard the keepers boasting of their security against poachers. Prisoners merely intended to frighten them. White had a gun and several shots were heard. Davis carried a bag, in which the prosecution alleged were pheasants. There was a scuffle when the men got face to face, but no capture was made until the prisoners were retreating. Couoael said nobody would be such a fool as to carry out a practical joke at nearly three o'clock in the morning. All the prisoners were found guilty, and Cas- tree was sentenced to four months' hard labour, White to two months in the second division, and Davies to six weeks. I" HEREFORD FARMER TO PAY £ 50 DAMAGES. I SUED BY SERVANT'S FATHER. A case of seduction was heard, the damages claimed being 2250, and M for loss of services and medical expenses. Louisa Phelps was the plaintiff, through her father, Charles Phelps, of Ham Green, and the defendant was Eustace Felix Smith, a farmer, of Upton Bishop, near Ross, his mother being joined as his guardian. The girl was in service at the farm. Defendant, when threatened bastardy pro- ceedings, paid S120 in settlement. The claim now made was based on the legal fielion which enabled parents to obtain redress for the lost services of his daughter, owing to the seduction, the girl having every alternate Sun- day off, and doing various duties at home on those occasions. Mrs Smith's counsel contended that this holiday was subject to the mistress's permission, but the jury found otherwise, and awarded;E50 damages. The seduction was originally denied. An appeal is threatened, and stay of execution was granted. =====

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