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Alleged rick-burning

Source: S Wales Daily News 29/03/1893       Date: 1893
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ALLEGED RICK-FIRING IN CARDIGANSHIRE. At the Lower Troedyraur Petty-sessions, held on Tuesday, a serious case of alleged arson was preferred by the police against Benjamin Jones, Mason, Penlone, Bettws Evan. From the evidence it appeared that prisoner, who surrendered to his bail, called on Saturday night, the 25th inst., at Penllain Inn, Penparc, near Cardigan, occupied by Hannah Owen and her two daughters and having been supplied with a glass of whisky refused to pay for it for some time, and also withheld the glass in which the liquor was served to him. Having left the house, he returned m a few minutes and paid for a pint of beer for another man and for the whiskey he had had. He was refused a glass of beer for himself. He used very abusive language to the landlady, which prompted her to tell him to call on her on Monday, otherwise she would summon him. He replied that she would not be alive then, and had to be forcibly removed from the house. In about from three to five minutes afterwards a rick of hay which was in a haggard behind the house was observed on fire by three young men, who gave the alarm and extinguished it. Prisoner was not seen by anyone after leaving the house. At four a.m. on the 26th he was apprehended in bed and brought to Cardigan lock-up and remained till Tuesday. After a long hearing, which lasted some five hours, prisoner was committed to take his trial at the next Cardiganshire assizes, but was admitted to bail. Mr Henry Daniel defended, and Superintendent Williams prosecuted for the polIce.
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