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BARRY POLICE COURT.

MONDAY.

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MONDAY. Before Mr J. Lowdon and Mr W. H. Lewis. BARRY MAY SHOW. An occasional license to sell refreshments at the Buttrills Field, Barry, on Wednesday, on the occasion of Barry May Show, was granted to Mr C. B. Griffiths, Royal Hotel, Cadoxton-Barry. LOCAL RATES AND DEPRESSION OF TRADE. The depression of trade which has been in the town for a long time past made itself evident at this court, a large number of persons being pro- ceeded against for non-payment of local rates, and orders were made upon George Henry Musgrave, Edward May, Beadon Cridge, Sidney Brewer, Charles Henry Mitchell, Patrick Brannighan, Richard Harvey (the wife of whom said her children had gone to school that morning without breakfast), Eli Fry, J. Winstone, Albert Taylor, Charles Hatherall, Thomas O'Donnell, Charles Connor, Charles Brown, Vincent Martin, J. Medway, Samuel Isaacs, William Lewis, William Weston, Joseph Wilson, William Stock, Hopkin John, Thomas Callaghan, George Hutchinson, John Dunovitch, William J. Harding, John Henry Vaughan, Samuel Harry Thompson, William Durbin, David Mullins, John McCrae, William Dee, Edward Ryar., Samuel Ball, Albert Brown, and William Doyle. SHOCKING PARENTAL CRUELTY AT BARRY DOCKS. The darker side of life was revealed in a painful case in which a charge of cruelty to their children was preferred against Henry Tanner (30), labourer, and his wife, Annie Tanner (26), of 35, Bassett- street, Barry Docks. The proceedings were taken by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, for whom Mr F. P. Jones- Lloyd, solicitor, appeared, and in opening stated that the case was one of an awful character.â Inspector William New stated that he had known the defendants some years. The children were Thomas (nine), Catherine (five), William (four), and John (two). In September last he warned both defendants as to the state of the children. Again on November 14th he had occasion to warn the female defendant." The children were then in a very dirty and neglected state, and the house was visited by prostitutes. On the 24th of April he visited the house, and discovered the children partly dressed, in an extremely filthy state their scanty clothing was ragged and verminous, the little ones were badly nourished, their heads were in a verminous state, and their bodies covered with vermin marks. The youngest child John was a cripple. On this occasion he again warned the woman. The children were in the same neglected state on the 28th of April, in the even- ing of which witness, in company with Sergeant Poolman and Dr Kent, again paid a visit to the house, when they found in one of the bedrooms, occupied by the children, a heap of rags, which swarmed with vermin. In the corner was a heap of milpuff, and the only sleeping accommodation was a chair bedstead without covering. The bed was sodden with urine, and full of vermin. On being cautioned the woman replied, I do my best; I suppose it is because my husband drinks." The male defendant said, I don't see that they are neglected." Inspector New added that the woman practically kept a brothel, and he (witness) believed she was compelled to solicit prostitution herself because her husband would not give her any money.âActing-sergeant A. Poolman said he had known the defendants for about four years, and stated that both were addicted to drink, especially the female defendant. At three a.m. on the 25th of April he entered their house under the powers of a brothel warrant, and saw, in the front room downstairs, the two defendants, and the woman's nineteen- year-old brother in bed together, In the front room upstairs on a heap of milpuff the four children were huddled together. Two had only dirty shirts, one had boots and clothing, and another only a pair of boots on. Vermin was crawling over them, and fleas were jumping in all directions. (Laughter.) Parts of the children's bodies were covered with flea bites. On being spoken to, the father said, I have not seen them." The mother said, I cannot do anything with the little devils. They ran up there to hide, and went to sleep." The officer added that he had found prostitutes in the house. In reply to the woman, witness admitted that the pillow and her face was covered with blood, which she said had been done by her husband.-Dr P. W. Kent spoke as to a visit which he paid to the house, when he found the children in a dirty and ver- minous state, and suffering from eczema. They were insufficiently clad, and vermin bitten all over.-P.C. James Fuller said he had been called to the defendants' house, when the husband accused the wife of living with another man, and she replied that she was bound to do something to keep his children. There were three prostitutes in the house, which was in a filthy state.-The woman now said she had fought hard for her children for the past nine months. She had only received 25s from her husband since September.â The Bench thought the male defendant was to blame more than the woman, and sentenced him to three months' hard labour. The woman was sent to gaol for 21 days. CHIMNEYS AFIRE. For allowing the chimneys of their houses to be on fire, Joshua Rowlands and Charles Collins were each fined 2s. "A PERFECT NUISANCE." Fanny Duncan, a prostitute, was charged with using indecent language, and with being drunk and disorderly. P.C. Fuller, who proved the latter charge, said there was no end of difficulty with the woman. She was a perfect nuisance to the town.-Inspector Morris She has made 31 appearances already, gentlemen.âFanny was sent to prison for a month's hard labour. A VIOLENT PRISONER. P.C. William Jones was on duty at Cogan on the previous afternoon, when he accosted Henry Beadon, a Cardiff labourer, who was drunk and behaving in a disorderly manner. The constable requested the man to desist, but he replied by landing a blow on the officer's face, and after- wards kicked him about the legs and body. Three seamen and P.C. Wilcox came to the assistance of the constable, and Beadon was con- veyed to the Police Station with difficulty, having to be carried nearly all the way. He was searched by force at the station, and carried to the cells The Bench, who were informed that the man had been charged with stealing, and assaulting the police and civilians, was committed to gaol for a month's hard labour. THIRTEEN APPEARANCES. Margaret O'Brien, a prostitute, pleaded guilty to a charge of being drunk and disorderly.- Inspector Morris This is her thirteenth appear. ance.-Defendant (surprised) Thirty, did you say ? (Laughter.)-Fined 10s. LAD BOUND OVER. A schoolboy named Matthew Stoneham, of 24, Park-crescent, Barry, was bound over in the sum of B5 to come up for judgmenb when called upon on a charge of stealing a grate, value 2s the property of James Baglin, Barry. The boy said he took the iron from a shed to sell as scrap-iron. He was sorry he did so. VEHICLE LIGHTS. Edmund Milward, Cadoxton, was cautioned for not having sufficient lights attached to his vehicle after dusk. INDECENT LANGUAGE. Under this head Sarah Jones was ordered to pay a penalty of 5a. BRINK. A fine of 7s 6d was imposed upon Charles Tucker for being drunk and disorderly. Thomas Webb John Abraham, Martha Smith, and Elizabeth O'Brien were each ordered to pay 5a j whilst Edward Feldrish was mulct in 28 6d.

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