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CHEPSTOW. POLICE COURT, TUESDAY. ALLEGED TRESPASS BY A CAISDRIVEE.—George Wheeler, a hackney carriage driver, WHS summoned for wilfully trespassing on the Great Western Rail- way Company's property at Tintern on the 8th of Juue. Mr. L. H. Hornby, solicitor, prosecuted on behalf of the company, and Mr. A. Parsons was counsel for the defence.—It appeared that defen- dant was not one of the drivers privileged to stand on the company's premises outside the Tintern Railway Station, and it was alleged that on the day in question he was twice on the premises plying for hire and touiintr for passengers, and refused to go away when ordered by Inspector Ward, and also that defendant had been warned on previous occa- sions.—It was admitted that cabdrivers were permitted to drive fares to the station and to meet trains to take passengers, if ordered, without any objection being inade.-illr. Parsons submitted thac there was no wilful trespass, provided that defen- dant believed that he h-,t(I a bona fide right to go there. He produced evidence to the effect that defendant was engaged to take his father and another passenger to the station on their way to a rent audit at Monmouth, and had orders to meet them on their return, when he went the second time. They did not arrive and he went aain. The charge of touting for passengers was absolutely denifid.—The Bench imposed a fine of 2s. 6d. and Us. fid. costs. STEALING FOWLS.- William Price, employed at the Weutwood Water Works, was charged with stealing two fowls, the property of John James, of the Bushes Farm, at Shirenewton. The fowls were safe on the roost on Saturday, but on Sunday morning they were missed. Feathers were traced to defendant's lodgings, where the police discovered the two fowls being boiled in a pot. Defendant pleaded guilty, and was let off with a fine of 3s. aod jEl lUa. costs.

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