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EDDISBURY SESSIONS. MONDA\.—Before Mr. J. Tonikinson, M.P. (in the oha' r), Lord Toiieniache, Dr. J. W. Smith, and Messrs. H. E. Wilbraham, G. R. Davies, Chats. Bell, J. J. J. de Knoop, H. Dew- hurst, and J. A. Brown. RAILWAY COMPANY DEFRAUDED.— John Salisbury, an insurance agent, of Beoston Brook, Tarporley, was summonsed for travel- ling on the L. and N.-W. Railway from Tat. tenhall Road to Beeston without previously paying h)s fare and with intent to avoid pay- ni-en.t. M r. A. Eddy, ment.—Mr. A. Eddy, solicitor, Euston, who prosecuted on behalf of the company, stated that on Friday, Ma.y 3rd, defendant arrived at Beeston Castle Station by the 7.40 p.m. train from Chester, due at Beeeton Castle at 8.3 p.m.. and got cut of a third-class oompart- ment. Defendant waited about the platform and passed the porter who was collecting tickets. He, however, did not offer a ticket and crossed the linos and was leaving the station by the milk landing, but the porter stopped him near the main entrance. He asked defendant for his ticket, and he replied "WhM tickct. I have not come by train." Defcndant subsequently admitted he had travelled by the train from Tattenlia.11 Road, and offered 2 £ d., but the porter refused it and said the fibre was 4d. The porter demanded the fare from Chester, which was refused.— Thomas Groeott, porter, Beeston Station; Edigar Wilson, farmer, Tarporley; and De- tective-Inspector Smart, of Crewe, corrobor- ated.—Defendant saI:d ho took train from Boeoton to Wavorton, and after visiting a sick patient he walked to Tattenhall-road and got in the train without a tioket., as he had not time to book. At Beeston he walked under the subway in the ordinary way, and not across the lines. When he was asked for his ticket he saJd he had come from Tattenhall, and he offered the full fare, 4d. lie swore that the witnec&ce had perjured the meed ves when stating that he walked across the lines and that he offered only 2 £ d.—The bench con- sidered the case proved and imposed a fine of 5s. and costs. MOULDSWORTH CASE DISMISSED.— Arthur Dodd, a labourer of Mouidswcrth, was summoned by an Irish labourer. 16 years of age, named Patrick Reaney.—Complainant, who limped badly, stated that both he and tho defendant were employed by Mr. War- burton, firmer, and on Friday, 26th July, he was in the stable when the defendant caught hold of him, threw him on the ground, and caught. hold of him by the throat. He hurt wvtneew's back and his knees, and since the assault he had been lame.—Cross-examined by Mr. F. B. Mason, solicitor. Chester, who de- fended, witness denied that he had since been playing football.—The Magistrates' Clerk ex-' plained that tho defendant had previously been c'narged at Tarporley with unlawful wounding, but the care was dismissed, though the magistrates directed that a charge of com- mon assault should be preferred.—The boy's father spoke to his eon complaining about the assa.ult, and the pain he had suffered. His son raved at one time and aleo fainted.—Mr. Mason, for the defence, said the case was grossly exaggerated.—Defendant, aged 30, denied the offence, and said he had no ill- feeling against the boy. There was some play between him and the complainant. The latter caught hold of him by the coat, and he just threw him on the stable floor. He used no violence and was not angry. Complainant played football after the alleged assault, and he also played with witness. The lad was laughing all the time.—Dr. Pattulo, of Kel- sall, deposed to examining the boy, but found no external bruises, though from the com- i plaints the boy made he concluded there were internal bruiises. He afterwards made a thorough examination, but he found no indi- cation of bruiees. He thought the lad was shamming.—The bench agreed there was horse- play, but no malice, and the case was dis- missed.— Complainant's fees were remitted. INHUMAN DRIVER.—Ralph Fairhurst, a youth, of Northwich, was summoned for cruelly illtreating a mare; while George Bradburne, of Winnington, Northwich, a farm hand, was sum- moned for causing the animal to be jlitreatod. P.C. Edwards deposed to overtaking Fairhurst at Marton in charge of a bay mare attached to a slumdry. Defendant was thrashing the mare with a whip which had wire in the top. Witness examined the horse and found the skin broken, a raw wound under the collar, an old wound, which was bleeding, on the chine, two small punctured and bleeding wounds on the off side of the ribs, and several smaril one& on the near .side of the r bo. Defendant, thrashed the animal on the breast. The horse was in a poor con- dition and unfit for work. Fairhurst said Brad- well ordered him to take the horse out.—Lord Tollernache asked Fairhurst why he used the whip with the wire in it?—Defendant: Because she would not go.—Don't you think that is cruel? Yea.—Bradwell said the horse waa fit for work when it left the farm.—Defendants were each ordered to pay 10e. and costs, the Chair- man remarking that the whip was disgraceful and ought not to be used. HAD DRIVEN ROYALTY.—Albert Edward Stock. 11, Yarburgh-etreet, Whalley Range, Manchester, was summoned for driving a motor car at a speed dangerous to the public on the Chester-road between Weaver- ham and Oakmere, on the 10th July. Defendant was represented by Mr. W. R. W. Murray, solicitor, Manchester. Edward Beatley, a joiner, of Sandiway, stated that at 2.30 p.m. on the 10th July he was on a soaffoid on some new cottages at Sandiway, when he saw a motor car coming from the direction of Chester at a speed of not less than 40 miles an hour. There were clouds of dust and pretty well of traffic, including some lady cyclists, also some children.—P.C. Meredith said lie was on duty near the old toll bar, Oakmere, at the time mentioned, when he saw a motor car coming from the direction of Chester at a speed of between 35 and 40 miles an hour. He saw de- fendant travelling at this speed for several hundred yards, and he continued at the speed mentioned past a danger post and the crot-s roads. There was considerable traffic in the vicinity of the cross roaods.-Cli-ar" Walker, a roadman, corroborated, describing the speed as tremendous, and estimating it at 40 miles an hour.—Samuel Walker, brother of the last witness, also corroborated.For the defence Mr. Stock argued that his client was a careful driver. ■fie had driven many members of the Royal family in motor cars, and was in the happy posi- tion of possessing a diamond and ruby pin pre- sented to him by Princes Christian, who thanked him for his careful driving. He had driven a motor car thousands of miles without a mishap or a warning. He complained of his client not being warned at the time that he was travelling at an exoessive speed, as he was alone in the car and could not call witnesses.—De- fendant bore out this statement. He was head manager for Messrs. Cockshoots, of Manchester, a well-known firm. He denied that he travelled at the speed stated, and said he slowed down to eight or ten miles an hour when passing the cross roads.—The Bench retired, and on their return the Chairman announced that the magis- trates had carefully considered the case. They agreed that the charge was hardly proved, and thy dismissed the case. DANGEROUS MCYMRING.-Frank Allen, of 26, Vienna-road, Stockport, was summoned for driving a motor-bicycle at. a dangerous spaed. Defendant pleaded guilty.—P.C. Mere- dith said that at 4.40 p.m. on Saturday, 20th July", he was on duty near the cross-roads, Sandiway, when he saw f,i,- defendant driviiiir a motor-bicycle from the direction of North- wich. Defendant drove past the clanger signal and tho cross-roads at a dangerous speed, which ho estimated at 30 miles an hour. lie stopped defendant, who said he did not think he was travelling at more than 20 miles an hour. There was considerable traffio on the road at the time. and children playing about.—Defendant was fined 10s., and ordered to pay the costs, J62. 4B. CYCLISTS PENALISED.—Maui ice Wil- biaham, of Tarporley, was fined 5s. and costs for riding a bicyole without a light. P.C. Elli- son pro-, -d the c,o.-Thos. Moore, of Cote- brook, was mulcted in a similar penalty, on -the evidence of P.C. Edwards, for the same offence.—A fine of 2s. 6d. and costs was im- pose d in the case of Jos. Rowlands, of Duddon, for riding a bicycle without a light. P.C. Har- rieon gave evidonoo. DOGS AT LARGE.—John Thos. Aston, of Tiverton, was ordered to pay the costs (4s. 6d ) for allowing two dogs to be at largo without proper control on July 25th. STRAYING CATTLE.—Wm. Cooper, KingsLey, was summoned for allowing three cows to stray on the highroad at Kiiigsi-ey.- P.C. Banorift proved the case, and a fine of 5s. and costs was inflicted. KELSALL FETE SEQUEL.-Thos. Jeffo. of Eddisbury, was fined 5s. and costs (16s. 6d.) for being drunk and disorderly at Kelsall on Bank i Hotiday.-P.C.'s Whall?y and Myall proved the case, stating that prisoner attended the Fones- tf'rs' sports at Kelsa'l in a drunken condition, and he took off his coat and wanted to fight everyone who came near him. HIGHW AY OBSTRUCTION.—Geo. Hewitt,, a carter, of Chester, was summoned for ob- structing the highway at Kclsall with a horse and cart.—P.C. Whalley deposed to seeing the defendant's cart drawn across tho highway, thereby obstructing the free passage of other vehicles.—Defendant was fined 7s. 6d. and costs.











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