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TENBY POLICE COURT. MONDAY, AUG. 12TH, 1889 [Before E. Laws, Esq., chairman; T. Brook, and D. A. Reid, Esqs.] Lewis Davies was charged by Police Sergeant Watts with being drunk and disorderly. Pleaded guilty, and was fined Is. with 6s. costs. Paid. D'RUNK WHILST IN CHARGE OF A HORSE AND TRAP. R. P. Charles was charged by Police-Sergeant Watts with being drunk whilst In charge of a horse and trap in Tenby, on Saturday, the 3rd instant. Mr J. T. Williams, of Pembroke-Dock, appeared for the defendant, who pleaded "not guilty." P.C. Sullivan sworn said—Shortly after eight o'clock in the evening of Saturday, the 3rd inst., I saw the defendant driving a horse and trap in White Lion Street. From the reckless manner in which he pulled the reins the horse became very restive. I put my hand up, which had the effect of checking him. I then saw defendant was under the influence of drink, and I told him he should not proceed further. A friend of defendant's, Mr Husband, came up and said he was only tempo- rarily in charge of the trap. A few minutes afterwards other of his friends came out of the Gate House Hotel, drove the trap away and left defendant behind, He was drunk. Cross-examined—I was standing at the top of Frog Street when I saw the trap coming up the Street; the horse was very restive; no accident happened; defendant pulled the reins; I am satisfied defendant was drunk defendant was dressed on the occasion as he is now, except that he wore a broad brim hat; I know the gateway leading from the yard of the Gate House; it is wide enough to drive a trap through easily; it is the ordinary Width of sue hentrances; I havedriven some, and rode behind many horses; I concluded he was drunk from the manner in which he pulled the reins, and from what I saw after he came down from the trap; perhaps the horse was a spirited one it was very restive it would depend upon the drunkenness of a person whether he would be able to drive a horse and trap through the gateway without accident. I told the defendant that he should not proceed further. I saw him for a minute or two only. By Police-sergeant Watts-There was a com- plaint made to me earlier in the evening about the conduct of defendant. Police-sergeant Watts called Mr Holt, when Mr Williams asked if the Bench were going to hear evidence of something that was supposed to have taken place earlier in the evening. Police-sergeant Watts-It has reference to the state of the defendant shortly before he was seen by the constable. The Choirman-I suppose his evidence will have reference to the charge? Police-Sergeant Watts—Yes! The Chairman—Then we will hear his evidence. Charles John Holt sworn said-About seven p-m. I was standing at the Cobourg Hotel talking to the 'bus man when my wife passed to go to Crockford's Library. Defendant attempted to put his arms round her neck and "chirped" as if he intended to kiss her. I was within two yards of him at the time. I did not say anything to him. He then followed my wife into Mr Crockford's shop, and I went in after him and charged him with insulting my wife. He denied it. He afterwards came into my shop and refused to leave. By Mr Laws-Was he drunk? Witness—He was drunk. He came into my shop three times, and I could not get rid of him till I sent for the police. This was about seven. I fix the time by the time I had my tea and the train being late. Mr Williams said he would not cross-examine witness, but he would go into the box and give a flat contradiction to everything he had said. Police-Sergeant Watts sworn said-From infor- mation received I searched the town on Saturday evening, the 3rd inst., for defendant. I saw him a few minutes after eight coming down from a trap at the door of the Gate House Hotel. He was drunk. Police-constable Sullivan was there at the time. Cross-examined Defendant failed to walk steadily he came out of the trap like a drunken man. I saw him for a few minutes. This closed the case for the prosecution, and Mr Williams addressed the Bench for the defence. He said Mr Charles was a gentleman just home from the colonies, and was over in Tenby spending the day. He drove over and put his horse and trap at the Gate House. In the evening he went into Mr Crockford's shop to get some stamps, when Mr Holt came in and charged him with conduct that Mr Charles would certainly not be guilty of. About a quarter to seven he (Mr Williams) met Mr Charles in the High Street, and being an acquaintance, that gentleman at once told him what had occurred, and gave him a history of the proceedings. He also asked his opinion whether he ought not to proceed against Mr Holt. Mr Charles afterwards went into Mr Holt's shop, gave him his card, in order to show his bona fides, with my name written on the back as his solicitor. Mr Charles was in my company till a quarter past seven, and he was then perfectly sober. Mr Charles returned to the Gate House Hotel, and he (Mr Williams) would call Mr Mills, the experienced waiter at that hotel, and the "boots," both of whom would swear that there was j not the slightest suspicion for the statement that his friend was drunk and he himself would also go into the box and swear to the sobriety of Mr Charles from a quarter to, to a quarter past seven, Thomas John Williams, sworn, said-I am a solicitor practising at Pembroke-Dock. I met Mr Charles in High Street, Tenby, between twenty minutes and a quarter to seven on the 3rd inst. Mr Charles was then perfectly sober. There was not the slightest suspicion of drunkenness about him, I remained in his company about half-an- hour. Cross-examined by Police-sergeant Watts—I did not see him speak to Mrs Holt; I left him about half past seven I am only contradicting Mr Holt. William Mills, sworn said, he was a waiter at the Royal Gate House Hotel. He remembered, on the 3rd August, giving Mr Charles dinner about quarter past eight. He was not drunk. He waited upon him for about three-quarters of an hour. He be- haved like a gentleman. Arthur Walters, "boots" at the above Hotel, said he saw Mr Charles on the above evening, and he was perfectly sober. Mr Williams said if the Justices required further evidence, if they would adjourn the case he could bring half-a-dozen other persons who would swear that defendant was not drunk on the occasion. The ChairmanWe will adjourn the case for a week in order to enable you to obtain further evidence. Mr Williams-—Mr Charles says he would prefe# that the case should be settled now. It is not my suggestion, for I should prefer an adjournment. The Chairman—We fine the defendant 5s. and costs 7s. The Chairman—We fine the defendant 5s. and costs 7s. Mr Williams gave notice of appeal. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. James Moon, a pedlar, was charged by Police- sergeant Watts with being drunk and disorderly on the 13th July. Defendant did not appear. Fined 5a. and 7s. costs. Alfred John, charged by Police-sergeant Watts with being drunk and disorderly on the 26th July. Pleaded guilty and was fined 5s. with 5s. costs, DRUNKENESS. Joseph Furse, fisherman, charged with being drunk on the 5th inst., did not appear. Fined 5s. and 8s. costs. PLYING FOR HIRE. William Lewis, was charged with plying for hire in Tudor Square, on the 7th inst. Case dismissed. William Uookr was charged with a similar offence at the same time and place. Case dismissed. SCHOOL PROSECUTION. Mr Charles Hurlow, school attendance officer, charged Martha Flynn, with neglecting to send four of her children to school. The case was further adjourned for 14 days.