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Roose Petty Sessions. ASSAULTS AT NEYLAND. YOUNG MAN PREFERS PRISON. THE OTHER GIRL. The Roose Sessions were held on Saturday before Mr J. T. Fiaher (in the chair), Messrs James Thomas (Harmeston) S. W. Dawkins, G. E. Carrow, J. S. Roberts, O. H. S. Williams, and Isaiah Reynolds. NEYLAXD WOMAN" FIXED. Mary Battery, 15, Cambrian Road, Neyland, a married woman, was charged with having used bad language on April 25. The case was proved by P.S. Wheeler, and this being defendant's first offence, a fine of 2s 6d and costs was imposed. DRUNKENNESS. George Harries, fisherman, Charles-street, Neyland, was summoned for having been drunk and disorderly. P.C. Thomas told the court that he saw defendant drunk and disorderly in Charles-street, Neyland. Harries wanted to fight with a man named Jenkins. Witness took hold of him and advised him to go home quietly. Fined 28 6d and coats. ASSAULTING HIS FATHER-IN-LAW. George Essex Evans, described as a groom of Haver- fordwest, was brought up on remand and pleaded guilty to a charge of having been drunk and disorderly at Neyland on May 3rd. D.C.C. James stated that there was a large number of convictions against the defendant, and another charge was to be preferred against him by his father-in-law. Defendant was then charged with assaulting William Morgans, his father-in-law. This offence he also admitted. Complainant, an elderly man, said he lived at Mastle- bridge. The Clerk: Evans is your son-in-law ? Complainant Yes, worse luck. (Laughter). Con- tinuing complainant said that the defendant had been living in his house for some time past, and what was worse, "on his back." On May 3rd he (complainant) had just returned with a cart by means of which he managed to earn a livelihood, when he heard Evans threaten to drive his fist down complainant's wife's throat and that he would kill the household. His daughter took the child upstairs out of the way. Defendant struck him over the head with a walking-stick, and afterwards caught hold of a bar of iron some 6ft 2iu long, with which he threatened to murder the whole company. If I had gone out to the court," added the complainant, he would have killed me on the spot." As it was defendant struck him on the arm, and made a kick at him. Some people who were apprised of the disburbance rau to his aid. Defendant next picked up two large atones, but some friends told him that he was not to hit the old man again. Finally defendant threatened to get a revolver and blow his (complainant's) brains out. The Clerk He was the worse for beer r Complainant: He was mad drunk. I have been in the world for 09 years, and I have never seen a man like that before. Defendant was fined 10s and costs for having been drank and disorderly, and in default 1-1 days' imprison- ment. For the assault, defendant was requested to find one surety of f,-) to be of good behaviour for six months. In the event of failure to find the surety he would have to go to prison for a month. Dafendant: I will go to prison for the month. I shall not trouble about the surety. The Chairman said in that case the defendant would have to go to prison for six weeks. ANOTHER ASSAULT AT NEYLAXD. David Lloyd, Cambrian road, Neyland, summoned Elijah Glass, awe^p, Neyland for an assault on April 27. The complainant told the bench that Glass hit l him with his fit on the Ferry slip. Defendant: What date of the mouth was it 'i Complainant Xever mind you struck me. Defendant repeated the question, and the complainant replied I am no scholar." It was on Wednesday week so far as he remembered. Defendant: You met the skipper, and ran me down to him F-I did not. He told me what you said, and I met you on the 27th. I asked you what you had told the skipper about me ?-I did not tell him anything. And then you said I struck you ?—You did strike me. You were standing with your right shoulder in my stomach, and said I was a liar. You were under the influence of drink r-No, I was not. Defendant I duu't touch drink, and I don't want to be concerned with you only let me alone and don't scandalise me. Will lam Bowen was called as a witness. He said he was on the Ferry slip "when he heard the defendant charge the complainant with having told his captain that he (Glass) was not fit to take a vessel up river as he was only a chimney sweep." He then saw Glass strike Lloyd one blow. In Cross-examination, witness said he had never seen the defendant create any disturbance befor e. He denied that he (witness) was looking towards the pontoon and did not see the assault. Defendant If I had hit the man he would have fallen the other way. But I never hit him at all. The whole thing added defendant is a bit of animosity. I don't meddle and make in with them at all." The bench held the charge proved, and fined defendant 10s and costs. THE OTHER GIRL. I Elizabeth Williams, a single woman residing at bt. Brides, summoned Henry Thomas, labourer, Broad Haven, for the non-payment of maintenance arrears and costs amounting to JE-5 16s 6d. Defendant now said he could not pay the money, as that day he ceased work where he had been engaged. He had been out of work previously for 14 weeks. Aaked whether he would pay the 13;¡ now in his possession, defendant excused himself on the plea that he didn't know when or where he would get another job. The Chairman You know there is plenty of work, especially at this time of the year. Complainant mentioned that the defendant had caused to be published the banns of his marriage to another girl. As defendant declined to make any offer he was sent to prison for a month, the Chairman remarking Remember that you don't get off. You will have to pay after- wards.

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