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CARMARTHEN ASSIZES. I CARMARTH';N ASSIZES_! MR. JUSTICE ATKIN ON THE I RECRUITING BOOM. The Carmarthenshire Wittter Assizes operaed at the Shire Hall, Carmarthen, to- day (Monday), before Mr. Justice Atkin. There were only 4x prisoners for trial, concerned in four charges. Addressing th-eeGrand Jury, the Judgo Raid lie was very glad to be able to congra- tulate them upon the light 6tate of the calendar. No coaeiderabte charges wo.ro involved, and the calendar was greatly }<xlue+xl in volume. That was extremely satisfactory. Inferring to recruiting, his Lordship f-aid it was not surprising that men re- sponded to their country's ua-U when one; reflected that after all what our ti-oopn were fighting for was to keep the enemy from these shores, and to keep our women and children from the fat that had over- taken the women and children of Belgium, it was not. unfair to say that the men who could serve and refused to do &0, were declining to protect our women and chil- dren. There was no case from the borough of Carmarthen, and the Judge Wa-fi presented with a pair of white gloves. The Grand Jury found no true hill against Joseph Donovan (35), a soldier who ha.d been committed charged with an oflenco against Olwen Morris, at Llanelly. Burryport Theft Charge. I I David Thomas Anthony, a collier, .and Vi'.liam Morris, a labourer, of Burry-I port. were charged with breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Frank King, blacksmith, of Asliburnham-road, Burryport, on Novenil>er 2nd, and steal- ing £ 149 lOs. in money Mr. Clark Williams appeared for' the prosecution, aud Mr. Llewellyn Williams, K.C., M.P., defended Anthony. The jury found Anthony guilty, and Morris not guilty. Morris was discharged. Addressing Anthony, the Judge said that it was a very mean and despicable offence. He had heard of no attempt being made at reparation. As far as he knew the money had gone. It was a cruel crime. Anthony was sentenced to IS months' hard labour. Llanelly Jewellery Theft. Herbert Windsor, a galvanised sheet II mill worker, a native of Newport, and Elizabeth Alice Copley, of Pontyberem, pleaded guilty to stealing a gold watch, a gold ring and a necklace, value £ 3 13s., I at. Llanelly, the property of Elizabahi; Evans. Windsor was sentenced to two months' hard labour, and Copley was bound over on promising to go to a home. Glanamman Wounding Case. John T. Davies (5-1.), labourer, Cawdor Cottage, Glanamman, was charged with maliciously wounding David Lewis, his nephew, with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm, en November 3rd, at GLinamman. Mr. Clark Williams (in- b true ted by Mr. Tlugh Williams, solicitor, Llandilo) appeared for the prosecution, and Mr, Marlay Samson (instructed by Mr. Hurley, Llandilo) defended. Mr. Williams said the parties, who lived next door to one another, had not. been on friendly terms for some time. It seemieti that prosecutor and other mem- bers of his household had been in the babit of using a path leading from :he road to the back of the two houses. On the night in question while he was in the act of getting over the gate—which was locked, or he thought it was locked—accused made an attack upon him with a stick. To avoid un- pleasantness, complainant entered a neighbouring garden in order to make his way home, but while he was stooping to get through a gap in the hedge he was twko stabbed with a knife in the cheôt by the accused. A struggle ensued, and be- fore he got away from him he was stabbed twice again in the arm. The police saw the accuse d the came night, and be said: There wore three or four on my head, and I did it in self-defence/' Prosecutor, in cross-examination, denied that accused had told him not to use the path, and that he (prosecutor) had defied hun. He had not struck accused on the head with a brush. Dr. Grice said if the man meant serious harm to be done, he would have expected deeper wounds on prosecutor. Police-Constable Vincent and Police- Sergeant Richards said that on the way to the police station accused said, It has gone awkward to-night. Throe of them rushed at me. I had been cleaning potatoes with my pocket knife. I caught hold of it somehow, but there it is; it was done in self-defence. Pointing to his lip, which was swollen, prisoner remarked, They done this." Prisoner said that in consequence of aischief done by boys in his garden, he rithdrew his permission to his nephew md his family to use the path and the rate. Complainant and his brothers then used to jump over the gate, and they cut » gap in the hedge. One night when he remonstrated wi'th David Lewis, the latter struck him with a brush. On the night in question he prohibited Lewis and his two brothers from coming over the gate. and they threw a bucketful of stones" at him. As he was going back to the house, witness heard David Lewis say, Let us go back and kill the Lewis forced the door in and knocked witness in the face till he fell down and turt his head on the floor. Lewis fell on the knife in witness's hand. Witness did not stab him. The Judge: Why did you tell the police then that yoii did it in self-defence?—I did not think at the moment the meaning of the word. The jury found the prisoner guilty of unlawful wounding only. The Judge, in passing sentence of three calendar months' hard labour, said dis- putes of that kind as to property were not to be established or vindicated in any way by stabbing. This concluded the Assizes. Judge at Service. I On Sunday morning his Lordship attended service a.t St. Peters Church, being accompanied by the High Sheriff (Mr. Morton G-lyn Evans), the Under- Sherift (Mr. W. W. Brodie, Llanelly), the Chaplain (Rev. Geler Jones, vicar of FPlin- foel), who preached, the Mayor of Car- marthen (Aid. John Lewis), the Town Clerk (Mr. H. B. White), and the Borough Sheriff (Aid. Wm. Evans). A posse of county poHwe, under Inspector Morgan, 'Llanelly, aeted as the judge's escort. Additional interest was given to the, ser vice by the attendance of the 4th Bat- talion (Reserve) Welsh Regiment and the .Pembroke Imperial Yeomanry Reserve, who are now stationed in the town.

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