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I CAPT. CLIVE, M.P., AT LEDBURY.

A SON-IN-LA W'S WILD ACT.,…

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A SON-IN-LA W'S WILD ACT. I Drunken Welsh Striker Smashes I Windows. At a spo-cial sitting at the Ledbury Police Court, held on Wednesday last, before Mr S H Bickham and Dr Miles A Wood, Harry Jones, labourer, of Ebbw Vale, npw residing at Hall Barn Cottage, Much Marcle, was brought up charged with maliciously break- ing four windows and damaging several window-frames, the property of the Execu- tors of the late Major A Money-Kyrle, at a icottage in the occupation of John Davis. John Davis, plaintiff, was the only witness, and said that on Tuesday morning about 4 o'clock defendant came round to his hoase. Jones was drunk and plaintiff refused him admittance. He was his son-in-law he was sorry to pay. Defendant did not wait for him to get up and dress but started breaking the windows with a hatchet. There was about 16 square iaches of glass damaged and also some frames, which would cost about 10s. When he bad dressed he came down but could not find Jones anywhere. He did not wish to unduly press the charge as defendant was a good workman, but when he was drunk be was mad. There had been a strike at Ebbw Vale where he was working and he had come to stay with him while the strike was on. Jones had a baby two months old so he asked their worships to be as lenient as possible. Defendant I am guilty. I am sorry it is the first time in my life. Plaintiff: I wish your worships to know that I only wanted the property protected. Defendant said be did not receive any strike pay. Mr Bickham said he would be fined £ 1— 103 costs and 108 for the damage, or 14 days hard labour. Defendant aked for three weeks to pay, which was granted.

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