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PREACHERS FOR SUNDAY,

HAVERFORDWEST.

THE CONDITION OF HAVERFORDWEST.

HONOURING THE SCHOOLMASTER.

HAVERFORDWEST TOWN COUNCIL.

MILFORD HAVEN.

MILFORD PETTY SESSIONS.

LANDLORD CHARGD WITH ASSAULT'

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LANDLORD CHARGD WITH ASSAULT At the Milford Haven Petty Sessions on Wed- ^ay—before Mr. J. LI. Davies (in the chair) and other magistrates—Gertrude Bevans. Waterloo Road. Hakin, charged Herbert Smith, the li- censee of the Spirit Vaults, Charles Street, with assaulting her on December 3rd. Mr. W. J. Jones, solicitor, Haverfordwest, appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Gilbertson, solicitor, Pembroke, for the defence. Gertrude Bevans said she was recently em- ployed as a domestic servant by the defendant Smith. On December 3rd Mrs. Smith went to a dance at Haverfordwest, and she did not return until ten o'clock the next morning. She went to bed shortly after twelve o'clock. After she had been in bed about an hour Smith came into the room. and witness ran into the bedroom of Rachel Bray, who was a barmaid at the vaults. She told Miss Bray what had happened, and she said she would tell auntie in the morning. She was frightened when the defendant came into her bedroom. When the defendant came into Rachel's room after he said he thought there was somebody in the house. Witness replied that Smith knew who was in the house when he came into her bed- room. Smith replied that he thought there were burglars there. Mrs. Smith was told the next day, and tola ther not to tell her mother. She left on January 8th. Rachel Bray, who said she was a relative of the defendant, corroborated. Mr. Gilbertson said he did not think there was any case to answer. They were charged with assault and battery. Herbert Smith said he kept the Spirit Shop in Charles Street. Before that he was a master mariner in the employ of Messrs. Sellick for 16 years. He had heard the plaintiff's story, and it was a fabrication from beginning to end. He never heard anything about it until January 8th. when his wife dismissed the girl. He never touched the girl in his life. Mary Ann Smith, the wife of defendant, said about a fortnight after the girl came they were aroused at night by Bevans shouting out that there were burglars in the house. The girl alarmed the house again about a fortnight after. On December 3rd witness was away. The plaintiff never complained to her, but kept on with her work as usual. Mr. Price, partner in the firm of Messrs. Sellick, Morley and Price, said defendant had been in their employ for seventeen years. He was a very good, steady fellow, and there had never been a complaint against him.. Mr. Gilbertson, for the defence, said that case rested on the unsupported testimony of a young girl. The girl's story was concocted in a spirit of revenge for being turned away from her place. In the face of that serious assault the girl remained in her situation for five weeks after. The Chairman said the magistrates had very carefully considered that case, and had come to the conclusion that there was not sufficient evidence to justify a conviction. The case would be dismissed.

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