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ABERDARE POLICE COURT. TUESDAY.â(Before G. Williams, and R. T. Roberts, Esqrs.) ORUNK AND RIOTOUS.âDavid Watkins was charged with the above offence on the loth inst. The case was proved by Sergeant Matthews, and defendant was tined 5s. andcosts. Griflith Edwards, High-street, was charged with a similar effenc".âP.C. Morgan said that at I 7 o'clock in the evening on the 27th ult., he was called out to High street to quell a disturbance. He found a great crowd of peopleâabout 200- and defendaut in the middle of them. drunk and pushing about. Witness asked him repeatedly to go into the house, but he refused. He ulti- mately succeeded in getting him into the house, but he came out again, and he had great diffi- culty in dispersing the crowd.â Defendant de- nied that he was drunk, only excited. He was trying to put up the shutters, but people would not allow him.âMorris Vaughan, drayman, re- meaibered seeing defendant on the night in ques- tion. He was verp drunk and creating a dis- turbance. There were a great many people about defendant's door, which was forced in by the crowd.âEliza Thomas said Edwards was making e great noise, and the p tticernan asked him t,) go into the house. Sile believed he was drunk. Fi Md 5s. and 8s. 9d. costs. SELLING BEEH AT AN ILLEGAL POUR.âEd- ward Lloyd, landlord of the Cross Keys, Mill- street, was charged with having bis house open for the sale ot beer at an illegal hour on Sunday, the 14th inst.âSergeant Thorney said that at a quarter before 12 in the morning, he saw a boy go into the Cross Keys an I come out with a tin jack containing a quart of beer. As the boy came out, he saw the landlord's shirt sleeve as he was turning back from the door. Witness took the boy and the beer into the house, and told the landlord he had seen the boy come out with beer in the tin jack. and that he was doing wrong. The lan 1 lord said nothing in reply.âIn defence the landlord said he was in the back and his wife was ill in bed at the time the beer was drawn. It was tho seivant drew the beer.âIn considcra- tion of this being his first offence, their Worships fined him 20s. only and costs. AFFILIATION.âMargaret Griffiths, Mill-street, charged John Gronow with being the father of her illegitimate child, born on th. 2nd of Novem- ber, 1864. He had paid h^r £4 10s. and half a sovereign.â He was ordered to pay 2is. a week and costs, 18s. 9d. Margaret Davips u. John Davies, collier, for a similar offence. Paternity admitted. Ordered to pay 2s. G 1. a week from date of summons, and 13s. 611. costs. ASSAIU.T.â Gwilym Williams, Aberaman, v. Alice Williams.â'Harriet Harwood, a married woman living at Aberaman, said tint on the 10th inst. shp saw defendant throw a stick atcom-ilain- antâa little bov 5 years of ageâwhich struck him on the leg. She did not examine him as to the injury done. Tho bov first threw a knife at de- fendant.â Defendant said the little boy had given her gr< at ^provocation and was constantly annoy- ing her. On this 'occasion he threw a stone into the house. and her father narrowly escaped being struck with it on the head. She had complained to the parents hut they took no notice'ofjit.âWatkin Williams gave corroborative evidence and said complainant's mother was urging him on to strike de,endant with the knife, and defendant afterwards threw at hirn a small piece of stick which she happened to have in her hand at the time.â1 heir Worships considered the assault a very trivial one and dismissed the case. AFFILIATION.âCatherine Thomas v. Thomas Williams. Mr. Simons appeared for the defend int. Complainant said she was a single woman living at Cardiff-road, Aberaman. She had had a child, born two ypars the 15th of last J une, and defendant was the father. He had paid her at different times 4s., 10" and 6s. Defendant had left the place and returned eight weeks ago.âSeveral witnesses were called by complainant. Sarah Thomas, wife of William Thomas, said defendant stated to her after his return that he never intended to deny the child as he was the father. Mr. Simons stated that the defendant denied having paid complainant any money, and had never heard of the affair until after his return to Aberdare. The nayment of the money was purely:an invention.âThe Bench considered the case clearly proved, and in consi- deration of defendant haying treated complainant so badly, ordered him to pay 2s. 6d. a week, from the date of summons, and £1 3s. costs. TR^NSFER^ OF LICENSE.âThe following transfer was made The Prince of Wales. Aberaman, from Howel Reynolds to David Griffiths.

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