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HAVERFORDWEST PETTY SESSIONS. STONEMASONS ARMS AGAIN. The fortnightly sessionsw ere held on Mon- day at the hire Hall, before the Mayor (Mr. I. Reynolds), Mr. James Rowlands and Mr. T. R. Dawkins. A SLEEPY RIDE. Mary Whelton, Ruther Lane, was summoned for being drunk in charge of a pony on Decem- ber 14. P.S. Morgan stated that at 4.30 p.m. he saw defendant coining from the direction of Merlins Bridge, apparently asleep in the cart and sway- ing from side to side. The pony was going fast and when witness stopped it defendant was awakened by the shock. Fined 10s. and costs. LOOKING FOR A FIGHT. George Watkins, Castle Back, was ned 2s. 6d. and costs fqr being drunk and disorderly on December 19 at Castle Back. P.C. Phillips said defendant had his coat and vest off, and wanted to fight a man named Hart. OBSCENE LANGUAGE. Fanny Evans and Mary Hart, both of Castle Back, were summoned for using obscene lan- guage on December 17th at Castle Back. Police Clerk Jones proved the cases and fines of 7s. 6d. inclusive were imposed. AIDING AND ABATING. Charles Jenkins, of St. Ihomas' Green, was summoned for aiding and abetting the land- lord of the Stonemasons Arms, Merlins Hill, in keeping open for the sale of drink on Sun- day, December 6th. At the previous court the landlord, John Mathias, was convicted and fined £3 and costs. The evidence given on that occasion was now repeated, and defendant again denied the offence. The Bench convicted and imposed a fine of 5s. and 8s. 6d. costs. STONEMASON'S ARMS—ANOTHER CONVICTION. John Mathias, landlord of the Stonemason's Arms, Merlins Hill, was again summoned for Sunday trading, this time on December 20. 1 P.S. Morgan stated that- at 11.45 noon on the 20th ult. he was near the defendant's house in company with P.C. Jones (44), He saw Mathias a few yards from his pine end door wralking across the Horse Fair in the direction of Scar- rowscant lane. When about half way across the Fairground, his back being toward witness, a man in the Slaughterhouse yard attempted to attract his attention by lifting up his hand and pointing to the two officers coming behind him. He succeeded and defendant looked round and saw them. Mathias then walked sharply off toward the lane and the man who had signalled to him whipped round the Slaughterhouse corner, apparently making for the back entrance of the Slaughterhouse, which was approached from the Scarrowscant lane. Defendant entered the lane and turned in at a gate near the Slaughter house back entrance. Witness overtook him there. Defendant re- marked, "They are very busy here kill- ing in the Slaughterhouse." Witness replied, "I hope you are not carrying beer to them." Mathias answered "Oh! no, I don't do that." Witness told him he thought he was, and de- fendant said, "I have^ no beer about me; I have nothing." Witness was about to put his hand on defendant's inside coat pocket, where; upon Mathias took a bottle of beer out and said it was his. He (the Sergeant) took possession of the bottle and said, "Why don't you be honest and speak the truth? Is that all you have?" Defendant assured him it was, but on being again urged to speak the truth, he pro- duced a second bottle of beer from his pocket. Asked how he accounted for the presence of the bottles in his pocket, he said the beer was for himself. Witness added that had the man who signalled defendant in the yard continued the way he took he would have met the defen- dant at the back of the Slaughterhouse. P.C. Jones corroborated. Defendant went into the box and stated that. having too much to drink the night be- fore, he stayed in bed late on the Sunday. He could eat no breakfast but wanted something to drink. His wife, however, objected to his having any, and so when she went upstairs he drew two bottles of beer and went out for the purpose of drinking them. Cross-examined: He was the landlord, but the Missus refused to let him have any beer that morning. He denied that he turned round on the Horse, and saw the officers, and also denied that the man in the Slaughterhoure signalled to him. The man was John Millar, a neighbour; he merely "passed the time of day," and raised his hand. Mrs. Mathias corroborated defendant as to her objecting to his having any drink that morning. She did not know what he did when he went out.. D.C.C. James: Don't you know that when a mam has had too much drink over night the best thing you can do for him is to give him a drop next morning? (Laughter). The witness said she did not know about that. Jofai Millar was also called. He said he went to the Slaughterhouse to see the killing, and adhered to this explanation of his presence after the Clerk had reminded him of the notice at the front gates prohibiting this. He denied signalling to Mathias. He merely raised his hand in a salute and then went on into the Slaughterhouse. He never saw the two officers at alL The Magistrates retired, and 'upon returning the Mayor said the Bench considered the case proved. They had hoped that after the prev- ious coavietiom he would have been more care- ful, but he had not been. Fined £3 and 7s. 6d. costs. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. Frank Phelps, of Prendergast, was fined Is. for neglecting to send his child to school regularly. A BROKEX BOND. George Morgan of Fountain Row, appeared in answer to a summons to show cause why the recognizances he had entered into in the sum of to keep the peace should not be estreated. It will be remembered that at the last court Morgan was fined for being drunk and disorderly. He had previously been Ito-jnd over to kep the peace. he evidence given at the previous hearing br the police and Mrs. Hughes, cf Fountain Row, was now repeated. It was shown that defendant was drunk and disorderly, and he was seen lato at night doing something at the front of Mrs. Hughes' house. Next morning the window and wall was plastered with filth, and on the doorstep was a heap at filth. The Mayor, in announcing the decision of the Court to adjourn the case for a month on payment of the costs, expressed the hope that defendant would conduct himself better in thefuture. He was fortunate in not being called upon to pay the £10 or go to prison. The Bench hoped the leniency would induce him to act in the future in a way that would be to his own interests as well as those cf his neighbours. AFFILIATION. Sarah Edgar, of Fountain How, sun. THOCO William Evans, groom, to how cause, "tc. An order for the payment of 2s. per week as made.






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