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Bridgend Poaching Affray

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Bridgend Poaching Affray A TERRIBLE MOONLIGHT ENCOUNTER. I Trial at Glamorgan Assizes. I At the Glamorgan Assizes ab Cardiff to-day,, before Justice Lawranoe, Henry Miller. Thomas Huskins, Thomas Gould, and John Milton were indicted for having, on Dec. 20th, 1896, at Coiby, being armed, enbered, upon a certain close of land in the occupation of Wyndham Thomas Earl of Dunraven, by night, for the purpose of taking and destroying game. A further charge against Miller, Milton, and Huskins was that of, on 20th December, 1896. feloniously attempted to kill and murder Henry Foster, John Shillum, and Roberb Cope, and againsb Gould of unlawfully assaulting John Shillum with intent to occasion him greab acbual bodily harm. Mr Arthur Lewis and Mr Douglas Lewis prosecuted and Mr S. T. Evans, M.P., defendfd. I i P.C. John Shillum, the first witness, ap- peared in the witness-box with one or two pieces of sticking piaister on his head, the retraining attributes of the injuries sustained by him on the terrible night of December 20oh. Witness stated that he was on duty on December 20oh at Coity, when he saw four men crossing the mountain in the direction of Park Garw, a game preserve belonging to Lord Dunraven. He was not near enough to see who the men were, but noticed that oue had a gun with him. Witness remained iu Cotty for a short time, and then went off to the house of Foster, the keeper. It was at that time about 10.30, when, in company with Foster and Cope, both gamekeepers, the three set off to the Park Garw Wood. In this wood they concealed themselves, and after laying for a time, heard footsteps in the thick of the wood and hid behind some trees. A little later the four men came out of the cover, and by the light of the moon, which was shining full, witness and the gamekeepers could olearly see the four prisoners, one of them, Miller, carry ing a gun. Suddenly the prisoners caughb sight of witness and the keepers, and lay down. and witness and his companions advanced. While they were doing this, prisoners Huskins and Gould rushed at witness and struck him a heavy blow on the helmet, smashing in the top of it. Witness had a ground ash stick in his hand, and struck ab Gould with it, and put his snips on Gould's hand. As Gould was falling Hoskins raised » stone and threw it, and a moment later Cope put his baud to his head and fell forward. Foster yelled out to the prisoners, Give in like men," and witness said, You had better do so it's no good knocking one another about." Mi!ler's retort to this was, You let that man (meaning Gould) go," but witness refused and than Miller, who had succeeded in detach- ing the stock from the barrel of his gun, dashed at witness and struck him a blow over the head with it. They were thus all engaged in a hot melee when Miller called out to Milton, Come here and hit him kill the In response to this Milton rushed up to witness and struck him a heavy blow cn the head with a bludgeon, so that he rolled over senseless for a moment or two. On coming round again witness found that Foster and Cope were lying on the ground unconscious, and one of them was bleeding profusely from the head. The four prisoners had by that timo iiiadeoff. Witness was subjected to a Jong cross-examination by Mr S. T. Evans, the evident object of which was to show that the first blow was struck by the chief gamekeepsr, and that Foster's objsct in striking 1-filler was to knock the gun out of his hand. In the course of cross-examination it was admitted by witness that a policeman's staff given by him to Foster some time before was broken in two, but he could not say how it was broken. Robert Cope, th3 undor-gamekeeper, then gave his version of the hot encounter in the woods, and this tallied in ail the more important details with that of the last witness. Subsequently, Henry Foster, the head game- keeper, related the story again. David Robert, carpeuter, deposed to having found a kuuekie duster in the >ood in -which the affray took place. Benjamin Lloyd, cashier, Ffaidau Colliery, where two of the prisoners woiked, gave evidence concerning the fact that the did not turn up at the colliery for some days after the affray. Dr. rJ L nomas Jones gave evidence as to the nafcre of the injuries received by Foster, Cope, ana Shillum. P.C. Alfred Thomas deposed to having been to Milton's house on the day after the affray, and to having found in the house a waistcoat and trousers covered with blood, and to having arrested prisoners. This closed the case for the prosecution, and for bhe defence Mr S. T. Evans oalied Dr. Parry, Pontycymmev, Dr. Evans, and Alderman John Thomas, C.C., to give evidence as to the previous good character of the prisoners. At this point the Court adjonrned for lunoh. Oa reassembling at 2 o'clock Mr Arthur Lewis addressed the jury on behalf of the Crown, and Mr G. T. Ev;iiij, M.P., delivered a lengthy and able pbech for the defence. His Lordship summed up at great length, and at 3.3Q the jury retired te consider their verdict.

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