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HEREFORDSHIRE ASSIZES. I

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HEREFORDSHIRE ASSIZES. Labourer Sentenced For Staok Firing. I The Herefordshire Summer Assizes were opened on Friday at the Shire Hall,Hereford, before the Lord Chief Justice (Lord Reading). DISCHARGED WITH A CAUTION. George Henry Webb (17), Holmer, Regi- nald Arthur Small (15), and Everard Aubrey Small (12), were charged with b,reaking and entering the dwelling-house of Wilfred Evans, at Holmer, Hereford, and stealing lis. 6d. in money. Mr T P P Powell prose- cuted. The defence was that it was a mischievous freak on the part of the boys, and not the result of a vicious disposition. The lads were discharged with a caution. DISCHARGED. James Williams (33), labourer, Weston- under-Penyard Ross, was charged with set- ting fire to a stack of wheat straw, the property of Joseph George Prothero, at Rudge Farm, Westoa-under-Penyard. Mr Sherwood prosecuted, and Mr Farrant def- ended. The only evidence was that the prisoner was seen in the vicinity of the rick, and foot- marks near the fire corresponded with his boots. Prisoner said he went to see the fire, but he denied starting it. The judge said it would be unsafe to con- vict, and the prisoner was discharged. CHURCH AND OFFICE BREAKING. I In the Second Court (before Mr Cornmis- sioner Vachell, K.C.), three men of the tramping fraternity named Charles, John and Herbert Bateman, aged 27, 29, and 25, were charged with breaking into Yarkhiil Church and stealing money from the poor- box on June 7 also with breaking into the booking-oiffce at LQdbLiry Railway statir)n and stealing 9i. 7d., the property of the Great Western Railway Company, and further with stealing a pair of boots, belong- ing to Lewis Christopher, from the porters' room at Ledbnry station on the same date. Prisoners pleaded guilty, and there were numerous previous convictions. Evidence was given by police officers from Leicester and Hastings to the effect that the prisoners were repeatedly committing offences. The Chief Constable of Hastings said that Herbert, who was known to him as Percy Jenkins, when he was only 6! years of age stole a parse containing Y,6, and before it was missed, had spent over £ 3. Sergt. Briars, of Leicester, said the two other prisoners were natives of Leicester, and were the associates of thieves, prostitutes, and persons of the worst possible class. John had been convicted 22 times and Charles six times. The Judge told prisoners they were going the right way to get long terms of imprison- mt nt. The prisoner John Bateman replied Tiiat won't. matter to mp. Wp Lyet \rk. and whnn wo do ih • -lice nre after u C] ,h#» Ju«!ge p^ntence 1 If, ,j¡ n to eighteen mouths labour, Cimrles to twelve months' hard labour, and Herbert to nine months' hard labour, taking into consideration a charge of breaking into a G. W.R. counting- house at Thame, near Oxford, to which they all pleaded guilty. I DUTCH BARN FIRED. Frederick Charles Tyler (28), labourer, was found guilty of setting fire to a Dutch barn on a farm occupied by Mr Henry Cox. Brimfield, near Leominster, also ten tons of hay and straw, 400 gallons of cider, and garden tools. Mr Powell prosecuted. Prisoner, who said he had been drinking, was sentenced to three months' hard labour.

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