Tuesday, August 22, 1899

Before E. Hammersley and W. Wiggins, Esqs.

Jane FARMER, of Watlington, was summoned by Bridget MARTIN for not keeping her dog under proper control, at Watlington, on the 19th July. Mr. Bulford defended. The complainant stated that the dog in question bit her hand on the day mentioned. Miss FARMER called her into her house and she sat down for a few minutes, when the dog was about in the yard and house. She got up, and placed her hand upon Miss FARMER’s chair, when the dog bit her other hand. The dog was quiet until she did this.—In cross examination she stated that she did not stroke the dog. She had been there five minutes.—Supt. HAWTIN, in answer to the Chairman, said that no complaints had reached him of the dog, and he himself had constantly passed by the house.—Case dismissed.

Abraham VAUGHAN, of Warborough, was summoned to show cause why he should not be bound over to keep the peace towards John EDWARDS. Mr. R. WOOD defended.—Case dismissed.

George BUTCHER was fined 4s. and costs 9s., for cruelly treating four calves, at Pyrton, on the 1st August.—The case was proved by Supt. HAWTIN, P.c. COULING, and Inspector LOVEJOY.

Henry NORTH, of Chinnor, was charged with being found drunk at Aston Rowant, on the 5th August.—P.c. Page proved the case, and said that he wheeled the defendant home in a wheelbarrow.—The Chairman: He must pay 5s. for his ride—a dear one.

George FRUIN was summoned for being drunk and disorderly at Brightwell, on 9th August. Defendant pleaded not guilty.—P.c. LOADER proved the case.—Fined 8s., and costs 7s.; paid.


STORM.—The storm that passed directly over the village on Tuesday was one of considerable intensity. The morning will be remembered as the most tropical of a dry season, and foreboded a disturbance of the elements. Distant thunder was heard about two o’clock, and ere long a thick gloom settled almost like night, with an incessant blaze of lightning and terrific thunder, the noise of which was almost drowned at times by the heavy downpour. The storm lasted without a break for two hours, and filled up the empty ponds, and gave to vegetation a much-needed refreshment.

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