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8Am&smM ASSIZES tUDGE CMATUIATES COUNTY ON A LiQHT CALEMBAR Carmarthenahiie Winter Assize were held at the Hail, Carmarthen, an Twsday, before Mr. Justus Atkin. Tbore were only three cases in the calami; ir, two oi wla veil vers remitted XJfcena. Quarter Sessions. Addressing the Grand Jury, the Judge congratulated the county on. the light eaiendar, and said he was glad to see the same there as in ether COlin ties. He hoped the county would be relieved of serious erime during the period of the war. "A Very Mean" Offence, Wm. Ilenry Richards (32), trammer, Åchddl1 Colliery, Burrypart, was charged with stealing £ 2 -la. belonging to Richard Evans, a feHow workman. Mr. Mar lay Samson (iJJStruded by Messrs. Roderick, Kiciiards, and Co., Liuceiiy) appeared for the prosecution. Counsel said the case was of a some- what unusual character. Both men were employed as tz-amniers-one on the day shift aud one oa the night shift. It was the custom for the money earned by the m tu 00 put into one enve lope, and it was the duty ot the man who received the envel-ope c, hand the other man the wages due to him. Evans's «arniag £ for the Wk ending December 31 amounted to L2 4-s. Id., and w hen he went to the otfice for it he found it had already been paid over to prisoner, who had re- ceived the envelope. Evaus thcm went to prisoner, who told him he had not received the money. W. T. Williams, pay clerk at the ool- he-rv, said he counted into tho envelope the sum of ol4 6s. 8d., of which £ 2 -is. Id. belonged to Evans. Accused, giving evidence, said the enve- lope contained only tl lB. 5d., which was the 61-un due to him. The jury found prisoner guilty. The Judge said such an offence was a -very- mean one, and sentenced accused to three months' hard l'oour. Yaung Munition Worksr's Folly. worker, was charged with obtaining, with intent to defraud, from Robert John Goddard the 'mm of ?i 3s. on November Kith. Mr. Marlay Samson (.in?lructed by Mr. T. R. eteki 'i)v 31, Ic. R. prosecution. ) appeare( I fidr the It ?a.s ?.t?ted that accused had absented himself from work, and at the end of the Wf'{:k there was oniy 1.i-. due to him, and in oi'der not to show his mother that he had lost any work he altered the name on the pay-ticket to that of Goddaru, and a i, the sum from 15s. to 23s. '['bo Judge said he had dOThe a very foolish thir,g. His mother would have | preferred to know that lie had lost time at the works than that he bad committed a criminal oiTence. He was bound over in the sum of ;J to be of good behavious lor twelve months. Wcunding Charge Fails. Edward Scctt labourer, pleaded not guilty to a charge of wounding Clarence \)s;>orne on January 1st.—Mr. Mervyn Howell (instructed by Mr. Leslie Wil- Iiams. Llanelly) appeared to prosecute. Counsel said that prisoner and pross- cutor and several others were at the Bell inn, Kidwelly, when a discussion took place about wages. Accused loit his tem- per, and aimed a blow at Osborne. Prose- antoT attempted to leave the house, where- upon prisoner struck hint a violent blow on the head with a beer bottle. Osborne, giving evidence, taid accused attempted to strike him, and lie struck h i-q in teli'-defeFiee. Accused then rushed at hint. and struck him on the head with a beer bottle. Vr. Thoma., Kidwelly, said Osborne had an incised wou^d on the head two inches lDr:wd there was slight concussion. It xvas a serious wound. Prisoner, giving evidence, said Osborne lt u.c;- him, and, in •self-defence, he (th. »c-cused) hit him back on the head with a oof tie. The Jndgl" said it was not on unnatural means 0* self-defence under the cirmm- f.Hnc<\5, but. it was for the jury to decide whether accused went too far or not. The jury found prisoner net guilty, and fre was discharged.

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