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CORWEN. PETTY SESSIONS, April 28th,—Before Col. Tottenham, chairman, and Rev. J. Wynne. Assau't.—Mary Watson v. John Evans, Mary Hnm- phreys, and Mary Jones—the same complainant against the three defendants, but they were summoned se- parately. Mr. Gold Edwards appeared for John Evans, and Mr. O. Davies Hughes for Mary Jones and Mary Humphreys. Mary Watson, sworn, said—On the 21st instant I was going up to the Firitli with fodder for the pony. I met Mary Jones. When I met her, the others were with her. I said to my brother (defendant John Evans), you ought to look after your wife instead of looking, after half a whore like this. M ary Jones came up to me and said, "You take care what you are saying." Had I known who they were when I first saw them, I would have turned back. When my brother told me to mind my own business, I told him to do so, too. When Mary Jones came up to me, I said, "I don't speak to you." She threw her shawl over her shoulders and struck me. She tried to strike me the second time. Examined by Mr. Hilglies-Nly husband is a shoe- maker. We have resided here three years. We have been married eleven years. I have lived with him since. In consequence of some difference'respecting my family, I stood away from him for less than twelve mouths. I have been in a court of justice before in Denbigh. That is a long time since. '{'bey did not bind me over to keep the peace. The 21st instant I was going up the Ffrith. I had been there before. I did not know these parties were there. When I first. saw them they were sitting on the path—they were sitting on the right side, and John Evans got up and went to the other side. John Evans was on one side and the others on the other side. I faced John Evans, and the others had their backs to me. I said, "Well, John, I am as- tonished you are where you are, instead of being with your wife." I didn't say whores. Mary Jones told me to mind what I was saying. I said, I don't speak to you." I threw a little of the pony's fodder at Mary Jones. I never struck her. [Mary Jones here showed the mark on her lip.] I didn't do that unless the fodder did it. There was no blood on her. She came to me afterwards. Didn't rise a stone. My brother did not sav. "Pray take care of what you are doing, or you will kill the woman." He did not take a stone from my hand, nor did he prevent me to beat them. Mary Da- vies (a witness) ran away when she saw Mary Jones coming to me. I did not throw stones after M. Jones. They threw me down. Mary Davies had ran away some time before. Mary Jones complained that I called her bad names. I had hurt very much. I went to Ruthin the following morning. I went there to see if I could get peace. I went to Mr. Louis to apply for a summons. I threw the fodder at Mary Jones after she had struck me. I have no witness but my litte child, who is but 5 years old. Mr. Hughes here, in his usual style, -addressed the Bench very eloquently on the part of the female defen- dants. Mary Davies said-I am the wife of Thomas Davies, saddler, Corwen. Remember the 21st instant. Was going up for,a walk to the Ffrith, in company with Mary Jones and Mary Humphreys. We met J. Evans —he was standing by the gate in the Ffrith. We went up, and he came with us. We sat down a litte while. Afterwards we got up and returned towards home. On our way home, we sat down again. While we were then sitting, we saw Mrs. Watson coming, and she said it would be much better for Johu Evans to be with his wife than with whores. (The words she used were given in Welsh.) I am positive she said whores. She pro- nounced the "s." Mary Jone? got up and went to her, and asked her what she meant by calling us whores. When I saw that I left them, and walked towards home. Did not see Mary Jones doing anything to her. Can't say any more. Went away upon that. The distance between Mary Jones and Mrs. Watson when I last saw them was two or three yards. Mary Jones went up to her very decently. Had heard the Watsons and John Evans were not very great friends, and that was the reason I left. Don't know the cause of the difference between the families. Mary Humphreys said—I reside at Corwen. Was last in service at the Vicarage, Corwen. Was there for three years and ten months. Remember the day in question. I met Mary Jones and Mary Davies, and we went together up the plantation. We met John Evans. Have heard Mary Davies giving her evidence. It was right; but she did not see Mrs Watson throw fodder into my face. I afterwards overtook Mary Da- vies, and she wiped my face. Mrs. Watson struck me with a stone when I was going home. Remonstrated with her in consequence of the bad names she had given us. Saw her strike Mary Jones right in the face. Did not see blood on Mary Jones then, for I went away. By the Bench—The fodder was thrown at me after Mary Jones was struck. Mary Jones was close bv. Don't know whether she threw some fodder at M. Jones, for I had gone. Mrs. Watson said—Mary Humphreys struck me with a stone. I have the stone in the house. Was on my back on the ground shouting murder. Mary Hit.iiphreys re-callecl-I was two yards from M. Jones when the fodder was thrown. Mary Jones went up to Mrs. Watson and asked her what she meant. Mrs. Watson struck Mary Jones in the face. I asked her what she meant, and she threw a stone after me. Can't say what took place after I left. Mrs. Watson—I said to John Evans, "I am surprised you don't look after your wife instead of looking after half a whore." He told me to mind my business. I said he had more necessity. When he saw the other two at my head, he came there and reached over them and struck me, and I fell. He shook me in a few minutes afterwards. When I shouted murder they all ran away. After they saw me get up, M. Jones ran up to me and said "forgive us." By Mr. Gold Edwards—They were sitting on the side of the road, laughing at each other. I felt much for him. Ho and his wife have been separated upwards of three years. She is living away from here. Was not in a passion when I went up to the plantation. Would have used the same words without being in a passion. I swear I did not strike Mary Jones. The mark on her lip is not from what I have done. It was not in cause of a row between us that John Evans came to separate ns. Mr. Gold Edwards, with his well known eloquency, here addressed the Bench on the part of defendant John Evans. Mary Jones, by Mr. Gold Edwards—I live at Corwen. I was a cook, and was obliged to leave service on account of ill health. Went for a walk on the day in question with the other parties. We met John Evans, and he accompanied us. We sat down in coming back on one side of the road, and John Evans sat opposite us. Mrs. Watson came up and asked her brother what he wanted with such d- whores. Nothing had occurred before then I got up and asked her if she called me a whore, and upon that she struck me. [ showed the mark to P.S. Williams that night. Told her she would have to suffer for what she had done. She afterwards struck me again. John Evans said, "Don't kill the woman" Mary Humphreys asked her whom she meant to call whores. She (Mrs. Watson) took a handful of fodder and threw it at her. She was either drunk or in a very bad temper. I went to the police to ask what to do John Evans, by Mr. Htighes-I reside at Corwen. Remember being on the 21st instant up in Ffridd-y-plas. Met the three women, and took a short turn with them. We afterwards returned towards home, and on our way sat on the side of the road. Mrs. Watson said, I am surprised at you with these d- whores, instead of being with your wife." Mary Jones asked her decent- ly if she meant to call her a whore. Mary Humphreys did the same, and the fodder was thrown into her face. She tock up some stones and threw the same at them. I said, "Don't kill them." Mary Davies left first, Mary Humphreys afterwards, and Mary Jones and myself lastly. My wife is in Staffordshire since a twelve month. Mrs. Watson was very passionate when she came up. After a long hearing, the Chairman said that for want of corroborative evidence, &c., the case would be dis- missed, and expressed his regret that such things should take place between families. Gittins v. Edwards.—This defendant, Mr. Edwards, was served with two summons—one for cruelty to ani- ma!s, and the other for obstructing the railway.-Fined 5s. and costs. CoxmmT.-On the 27th ult., a grand concert was held at the National Schoolroom, under the conductor- ship of Mr. Argent, assisted by Miss Eaton, of Mold, and Llew Llwyvo. The band had only commenced their task some three months ago, and considering the short and the seldom practices they have had, they pbyed uncommonly well. Miss Eaton sang cheerfully. The songs sung by Llew, with his well-known baritone, created great merriment and laughter. We need not here observe the Llew's capacity, as he has gained to himself a character that will last as long as Cymraeg will last Mr. Jackson and Mr. Ashton sang exceed- ingly well. The rooms were crammed full, and all pre- sent were very highly entertained. After a performance of about three hours, the National Anthem was sung, when they all separated, and the band, &c adjourned to the Owen Glynrlwr, where an excellent supper awaited them. All the members did justice to the delicious dishes, &c., set before them, and many jokes were cracked in the meantime, and aU went on jolly. After supper the table was cleared. Mr. Argent occupied the chair, and Llew Llwyvo the vice-chair. The health of our noble Queen was proposed by the Chairman, which was drank enthusiastically amidst loud cheering. Song, Oh, let the kind minstrel." The health of the Prince and Princess of Wales by the Chairman. Llew Llwyvo then proposed the health of the Chairman—drank up with musical honours. The health of Llew Llwyvo was then proposed by the Chairman -the Chairman thanking him for his services, and complimented him for having con- trituted to the benefit of the band so handsomely. Llew then sang the song called "Mad Tom," and was cheered. The health of the E. 0. U. was proposed by the Chairman, and responded to by Mr. Jackson. The health of Mr. Jackson was then proposed by the Chair- man, as being the founder of the above union, and for the excellent way in which he had acted as secretary, &c., to which Mr, Jackson responded. Llew Llwyvo proposed the health of the Denbigh and Ruthin String Band, expressing a wish that the three bands would amalgamate and form one grand union, which would doubtless be the pride of Wales—drank with musical honours. The Chairman responded on behalf of the bauds. Other toasts wera drank during the evening, and various songs sung; and at an early hour all retired. The Edeyrnion Orchestral Union purpose giving a con- cert at Bala early in the present month (May). This is only one of a series of concerts.









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