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PRESENTATION AT BURTON.

COUNTY SCHOOL GOVERNORS.

FOOTBALL.

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PEMBROKE BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

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SHOCKING PEMBROKE CASE.

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SHOCKING PEMBROKE CASE. ACCUSED COMMITTED FOR TRIAL. At a special sitting of the Pembroke Borough Bench, on Friday. (Before the Mayor (Council- lor J. Lawrence), Messrs. F. P. Tombs, S. W. Willing, and J. Rowe). Thomas White, an ex-soldier, living at the Green, Pem broke, was again brought up in custody charged with criminally assaulting Nina Thomas, aged 13, on January 15th. Mr. R. D. Gilbertson appeared to prosecute, and said that having regard to the serious effects of the offence committed, it had been decided to preier the more serious charge of rape against accused. Martha Evans, wife of Oliver Evans, of the Green, Pembroke, said that Nina Martha Thomas, was her daughterr by her first mar- riage, and was aged 13 years and one month. On Tuesday, January 15th, she sent her daughter to White's- with some rags. That was about four o'clock. About 6.30 that evening, witness was getting the child ready to go to the Salvation Army practice, when she missed her Tam o'Shanter. Witness sent her to ac- cused's to see if she had taken the hat with the rags to him. She came back at 7.30 that evening with one of the officers of the Salva- tion Army. Witness did not notice anything wrong, but two days later the child said she felt poorly. Next day she cried to stay home from school, but went. She seemed' to get worse, and on January 21st, witness went to the doctor to get a certificate to stay away from school. Witness thought the child had a cold, and Dr. Style gave the certificate. The next day she went to Dr. Williams, who saw the girl, and on January 31st, she again sent for the doctor. Dr. William's assistant, Dr. Browning, examined the girl, and told her the result. Dr. Williams shortly afterwards came, and also examined her, communicating the result to witness. Witness went to P.S. John, and later on took out a warrant for the arrest of accused. Her daughter had been ill ever since. The evidence of the little girl was next taken As she was still too ill to stand, she was al- Lowed to give hlei* evidence sitting. She de- scribed how on January 15th, she went to White's house with some rags, and how later on she went to ask if her Tam o'shanter had been in the rags. Accused came to the door, and in reply to bar question, he replied that the Tam o'shanter was in the house if she would go in and: fetch it.. He then said Come here," and caught hold of her arm and push- ed her into an outhouse, where he struck her head against the wall, and then put his hand over her mouth. She saw Mrs. White in the house;, but did not tell lwr what had oc- curred. She afterwards got her hat and went to the Salvation Army practice. She after- wards suffered! considerable pain, but did not tell her mother, because .she was afraid' of ac- cused. On January 31st, however, Dr. Brown- ing and Dr. Williams examined her. In the interval before this happened, she went down to White's with some rags. He asked her if she had been to the doctor's, and added "Mind, don't you &ay anything about it." Dr. W. R. E. Williams spoke to examining the child, and finding that she was suffering from a loathsome disease. He questioned the child who afterwards made a statement. On the same day witness saw White in the polico station and examined him, with the result that he found accused was suffering from a disease of the same nature as the child. The con- dition of the child up to a few days ago had been very grave and witness had hardly ex- pected her to pull through. She was now recovering. Nelly Partridge, a "lieutenant" in the sal- vaion army, P.S. John, and P.C. Wheeler, also gave evidence. The latter said tha-C after the first remand accused told him that it was no use telling a lie. He supposed he would get five years for it. Accused who had nothing to say, was com- mitted for trial at the next assizes.

THE LEES-THOMAS WEDDING.

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A MR. MOSELY'S VISIT TO CANADA.

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PEMBROKE BOARD OF GUARDIANS.