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,Ammanford Police Court.I


Ammanford Police Court. I Monday. December 23rd.—Before Mr. W. Lkwelvn, F airwater (in the chair) Mr. W. Williams, Penygroes; and Mr. Jno. Lewis, Brvn-Rhug. NON-ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL. I Sarah Jones, of Llandebie, was summoned in respect of the non-attendance of her child at school. The case was adjourned from a previous Court. Defendant appeared in Court, and promised that her child should attend school regularly. Her husband was a member of His Majesty s Forces. The Chairman said that they were taking a lenient view of the case, as the defen- dant's husband was in the Army, and the case would be withdrawn, with the hope that defendant would see that her child attended regularly in the future. Elizabeth Howells, of Llandebie, was pro- ceeded against for a similar offence, and the o g en e case, which had been adjourned from a pre- vious Court, was further adjourned for four weeks. Mr. John Williams, School Attendance Officer, appeared on behalf of the Education Committee. AFFILIATION. I The case of Miss Price, v. Harding Bart- iett, of Garnant, was adjourned for seven days. ASSAULT. I Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lewis, of 12, Harold Street, Tirydail, sumoned Miss S. A. Rice, also of Harold Street, in respect of an alleged assault. Mr. Samuel Griffith, solicitor, Ammanford, appeared for the defence, and he suggested, as the case was such a trivial one, that efforts should be made to get the parties to settle their dispute. The complainant, on being asked whether she was agreeable to the case being settled if possible, replied that she preferred the case to be proceeded with. The complainant, in evidence, said that on the 12th inst. some dispute arose between defendant's sister-in-law and herself. She (witness J was cumng vegetables in ihv garden, when Wm. John Rice said that she was only giving vegetables to the children. The defendant and her mother interfered, and commenced throwing dirt in her face. She threw dirt back at them. Complainant then went into her house, and about 7 o clock in the evening the defendant came rushing towards her kitchen door with a long instru- ment in her hand. De-fendant struck her a blow on her head, and she became uncon- scious and was attended by Dr. Inman, suffering from a wound on her scalp. Defen- dant said, That's enough for you." She did not have peace to live. May Lewis, complainant's daughter, corro- borated the evidence of her mother. Mr. S. Griffiths then said that the alleged struggle between the parties could be called the pot and hammer encounter. The hammer was a very frank instrument, and"the means of one' s escape from a hammer were many. However, the chances of escape from the pots were very slight, especially the con- tents. The defence was a total denial. The case should never have come before the Court. It was a flimsy and trivial prosecution. Sarah Ann Rice, the defendant, corro- berated her solicitor's statement. Sarah Rice, the mother of the defendant, also gave evidence for the defence. Mrs. Spencer, 14, Harold Street, also gave evidence. The Chairman said that the case had been carefully considered by them, and they had decided to dismiss the case. It was a pity that the case was brought before the Court.