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COLWYIS BAY. PETTY SESSIONS. Saturday, before Messrs. T. G. Osborne (in the chair), J. Porter, Joseph Jones, W. D. Houghton, John Lewis, James Wood, and Dr. Montague V, Williams. SYMPATHY WITH THE CLERK. Mr. Osborne, before proceeding with the business of the court said that he had a communication from the chairman (the Rev. Venables Williams) stating that he would be unable to attend that day. They all knew why Mr. George, the clerk was not present, and they regretted very much to hear of the death of his wife. Feeling as he did the services of Mr. George in that court, the scrupulous accuracy and tidelity with which he did his duty, he felt very deeply for his loss. He moved a vote of ccndolence with him in his deep bereavement and affliction. He felt his bereavement very deeply, and asked the acting clerk to con- vey the expression of the court's sympathy to Mr. George. Mr. Amphlett on behalf of the advocates practising in the court, and Inspector Ro- berts for the police, ioined in the expression of sympathy. Mr. Scott (from the clerk's office), said that he would convey the sympathetic expres- sions of the court to Mr. George. SERVING INTOXICANTS TO CHILDREN. A letter was read from Mr. Parry, clerk to the guardians of the Conway Union, asking the clerk to submit the following resolution to the justices. The Guardians of this Union being of opinion that the excessive consumption of intoxicating drink is one of the great fruit- ful sources of pauperism and crime, and that the sale of such drinks to children is largely conducive to such lamentable re- sults, they therefore urge respectfully that the bench should pass such order or resolu- tion instructing the police to prevent (as far as possible) the sale or supply of any intoxicating liquor to children under the age of 13 years for consumption off the premises.' The Chairman remarked that they were all in sympathy with the objects of the resolution, but as some legal difficulty might be suggested as to the way of putting it in force, they would defer its consideration until Mr. George would be present. GRANT OF LICENSE. On the application of Mr. Amphlett a license was granted for the Rhos Abbey Hotel, in respect of which a provisional grant r' license was made in 1896. ST. DAVID'S DAY. Mr. Amphlett on behalf of the proprietress of the Imperial Hotel, applied for an ex- tension of time from 11 to 12 o'clock, on the night of the 1st of March, on the occasion of St. David's Dinner. Granted. A NEGLECTFUL FARMER. William Roberts, Penybryn Isa, Colwyn Bay, was charged by Sergeant Tippett, with failing to report an outbreak of sheep scab in his flock. Mr. Amphlett defended, and pleaded not guilty. Prosecutor said that he visited the defend- ant's farm on the 18th of January, and found 31 out of a flock of 84 sheep, showing signs of scab. He saw the defendant, and told him that he suspected the sheep were afflicted, and wished to examine them. Defendant after asking him to delay the examination for a day or two, sent a man for the sheep, and they were examined in his presence by Mr. Kellett, veterinary surgeon and 31 sheep were found to be suffering from scab. Cross-examined, he said he knew defend- ant had been unwell. Mr. Kellett, veterinary surgeon, said that all the 31 sheep referred to were suffering from scab, but some were more lightly marked than the others. Cross-examined: He might have told defendant that had he known that legal pro- ceedings were to follow, he would not have picked so many of the sheep out. He selected all the 31 because they were suffer- ing, and if there was a doubtful case, it was better to have it isolated and treated with the rest, rather than to be left with healthy ones of the flocks, because scab was a highly infectious disease. It was possible for sheep to have a ruffled appearance by being chased by dogs to barbed wire fences. For a non- professional man it was very difficult to detect scab unless it was heavily marked. Mr. Amphlett for the defence said he was quite prepared to admit that a few of the sheep were affected, but the defendant had been ill, and unable to treat them though he had two packets of dip' in the house. The defendant's farm was adjoining the golf links, and players took dogs with them, which chased the sheep, and they ran into the barbed wire surrounding the links, there- by having their wool torn. Defendant gave evidence supporting his advocate's statement. Cross-examined by Sergeant Tippett, he said that he had two servant men on the farm when he was ill, and felt that he was at fault in not sending information to the police when he found that some of the sheep were affected. The Chairman, after consultation with his colleagues, said they considered the case proved, but were quite willing to believe that there were some mitigating circum- stances in the case. A fine of 6d. each animal, and 2139. 6d. costs, was inflicted-a total of £1 19s. Od. HIGHWAY OFFENCES. Archie Routledge, Colwyn Bay for driv- ing a vehicle without a light on the 16th of January, was fined 2s. 6d. and 7s. 6d. costs, this being defendant's second offence. Benjamin Hannaby, for a similar offence committed on the 21st of January, was fined 6d. and 7s. 6d. costs. USING A LOCOMOTIVE ON A BRIDGE. Thomas Holmes, Denbigh, a traction engine driver, in the employ of Mr. John Jones, was summoned by Sergeant Tippett, for taking a traction engine over the Groes Eirias Bridge, contrary to the bye-laws of the County of Denbigh. Mr. Francis Nunn for the defence admit- ted the fact, but pleaded that the summons was issued under a bye law passed in 1888. Since then Groes Eirias Bridge, had been rebuilt and was now a substantial structure capable of allowing the Urban District Council steam roller, a very much heavier engine than the defendant's locomotive, to pass over it. On the old bridge there was a notice warning drivers of traction engines not to cross it, but there was no such, notice on the present bridge. It was pointed out by the police that the County bye-laws, were revised in 1896, and that the Groes Eirias Bridge was included in the schedule now in force of bridges not to be crossed by traction engines. Mr. Nunn raised the objection that the bye-laws were not proved, but seeing that to press his objection would mean an ad- journment he would not press it, but leave the case in the hands of the justices. The Chairman said that the bench were Agreed the police were quite right on the action they had taken, but seeing that the notice had been removed, and that there were now no means of enabling the public to know that traction engines were not to be taken over the bridge, the case would be dismissed. AN UNLICENSED REFRESHMENT HOUSE. ARE FRIED FISH AND CHIPPED POTATOES REFRESHMENTS ? Sergeant Tippett, summoned Anne Cad- man, and Mary Johnson, Argyle house, Col- wyn Bay, for keeping their shop open as a refreshment house without a license, at a quarter to twelve on Saturday night, January 27th. Defendant admitted that the shop was opened, but said they did not know why they should have a license when their predecessor had not got one. They were told that if they wished to keep a refreshment house open after ten o'clock at night, they must have a license. Sergeant Tippett said that in consequence of hearing a rowdy noise in the defendants' shop, on the Saturday night in question, he went and saw a lot of youths there. Four of them were having refreshment in the shape of fried fish and chipped potatoes. One of the defendants: Do you call fried fish and chipped potatoes refreshments ? Defendants were each fined 5s. and 6s. 9d. costs. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. Hugh Williams, Penrhyn Side, was fined 2s. 6d. and 8s. 6d. costs for being drunk and disorderly in Colwyn Bay, on the 4th of February. REFUSING TO QUIT. John Jones, and Thomas Jones, quarry- men, Penrhyn, were charged by Jane Har- riet Paul, of the Queen's Hotel, Colwyn, with being quarrelsome and refusing to quit her licensed premises when requested on the 14th of February. Mr. Amphlett appeared for the prosecu- tion. On behalf of John Jones, his wife appear- ed to plead guilty, but Thomas Jones denied the charge. He was however found guilty, and both defendants were fined 5s. and 8s. 6d. costs each.



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