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I THE KING'S DEATH. I

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I LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. I

I Theft of Pony and Cart.…

I PROCLAIMING -THE KING. I

I PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY. I

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I PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY. I I GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY PROSECU-I a TION. B At the Police Court on Wednesday, David Arnold summoned Henry Morgan, Brynallt, and Henry Brazell, Trostre Road, for tres- passing on the Great Western Railway on March 23rd.—Mr. T. R. Ludford appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. H. W. Spowart, on behalf of the Llanelly Urban District Council, defended. Mr. Ludford said the defendants were sum- moned for trespassing rear the G.W.R. St. David's signal-box, on the old Dafen line, and thereby exposing themselves to danger. It was one of the most dangerous spots on the whole of the station yard, as there was inces- sant shunting going on, and the proceedings were taken as much in the interests of the men as the company. Inspector Arnold spoke to seeing the defen- dants on the railway. When he asked Mor- gans t aether he was aware that he was tres- passing, he replied "No." When requested to leave the premises they did so with a little hesitation, and subsequently went through the yard of Messrs. Williams and Davies, and got on the line again. An accident oc curred on the messing recently, when Inspec- tor Winter was killed. Every twenty-four hours 183 trains passed over the main line, and 77 over the St. David's line, apart from the shunting work which proceeded daily. Cross-examined by Mr. Spowart, witness stated that he was unaware that a right-of- way was claimed over the line. He had not previously heard of the right-of-way. He had frequently seen people pass over the line a^ though they had a right. Defendants were the first two men to decline to leave the pre- mises when requested. Inspector Winter was killed beyond the crossing. Mr. Spowart., for the defence, said the jurisdiction of their Worships was ousted by reason of the fact that the men claimed a bona-fide right-of-way along the line. The present, cases were not cases in which men were found wantonly and idly straying on the line but the men. used it daily for the purpose e going to and fro to their work. The ease Kit" created considerable interest in the. localitv and a petition signed by 300 persons would b presented, stating that the crossing had beer used for a. number of years. He was no- going to deny that the crossing was danger ous, but-if the G. W.R. desired to close it 'the' should provide an alternative route. The St. David's Crossing was in existence long before the G. W.R. line was constructed. William Bowen, Halfway Terrace, said he I was 84 years of a.ge. Sixty four years ago he was at Mr. Grills', New Dock. He went to hip work along the St. David's line. He remem- bered the property before the G.W.R. linr was marked out. At the time the road wa, like a turnpike road; everybody used to gc over it. He used the line frequently, anr B was employed at Mr. Treg-oning's works from 1867 to 1894. In June, 1881, a G.W.R. official stopped him on the line. He used it afte1 that, because other people were walking over it. The case was adjourned until Friday.

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