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CAERLEON. PETTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY. Before A. M. PILLINEB, Etq. (in the chair), A. WILLIAMS, Esq., W. A. WILLIAMS. Esq., G. B. T. NICHOLL, Esq., and D. W. JENKINS, Esq. RIOTOUS.-For riotous behaviour by fighting, in High-street. Albert Phillips, labourer, of Caerleon, was fined 5s. BAD LANGUAGE .—Mary, Walter, and Julia Bartlett, who did not appear, were summoned for using obscene language at Caerleon. Mary Bartlett was sentenced to 14 days' hard labour, and the others were fined El each. POACHING. -William Sargood, William Poulson, labourers, Newport, and Frederick Charles, labourer, Llantamam, were summoned under the Poaching Prevention Act.—P.C. Harris stated that he was on duty on the Usk road at 5 o'clock on the morning of November 27th, when he met Sargood. He thought he was high in the back," and he consequently searched him. Between his skin and his shirt was a rabbit, which Sargood said he "had picked up." His bnots and legs were covered with mud. It was proved that last month he had been fined for trespassing in.pursuit of game at Warminster, and he was now fined 10a.-The other two men pleaded guilty.—P.C. Harris saw them coming down the Uk road early in the mornine, and. as soon as they saw him they went across a footpath leading to Mr Parry's farm. Harris overtook them, and Poulson at once said, "I have only two live rabbits" Harris found four live ones on him, and two nets, while on Charles there was a net and a ferret. They said they got them out of a drain.—Poulson was fined 10s, and Charles 7s 6d, the nets being confis- cated. A MEAN OFFENCE."—William Richards, haulier, of Llantamam, was summoned for threatening James Mallard, and also with releasing an impouuded cart-horse without consent. The charges were taken separately.—Mr W. Lyndon Moore, defended.—Mallard stated that in con- sequence of damage to his field he watched it on the night of December 1st. He discovered a horse in it which belonged to Richards, and which had no business in his field. Witness took it out and put it in his shed. Early in the morning Richards came for his horse, and Mallard asked him. What sort of a game do you call this ?" Defendant admitted putting the animal in the field, and asked Mallard what he wanted. Prosecutor said ten shillings; and defendant said he would only pay for what the horse had eaten. The horse was locked up all day, and in the evening Richards met him in the lane, asked him where his horse was, said he would do for him for two pins." and twisted his arm. Later defendant and his wife came to his house, and Richards rushed around to the barn and burst the door open. In reply to Mr Moore. Mallard admitted that Richards offered him 5s.-William Love, labourer, spoke to Richards taking the horse out of the barn.—For the defence Mr Moore contended that the damage done was only fractional, and a charge of ten shillings was absurd.—Richards and his wife swore to offering Mallard 5s, and to his refusal to accept that sum. Richards further stated that it was the first time he had put the animal in Mallard's field to tack, but that night he had been ill, and did not feel equal to taking it to a field further off.-The Bench announced that they had decided to convict on the first charge, and Mallard repeated his evidence as to the meeting in the lane.—Mr Moore: How old are you ?—37.— ^nd Mallard is 68 You are afraid of him?—Yes.— Richards totally denied striking or threatening prosecutor, but the Bench said they considered he bad been guilty of a mean offence. He would be fined £ 1 for the first offence, and would be bound over to keep the peace in the second. Mallard would be allowed 5s for coming there.

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