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Child Neglect Usual Squalid Story. At Swansea, on Monday, Robert Taylor, t, .61 Eaton-road, Brynhyfryl, was (summoned Jor neglecting his seven children. Mr. Viner Leeder prosecuted for the N.S.P.C.C. Inspector Pearse described visits. The children were fairly clean, but thin and ill- clad. The home was almost destitute of furniture; there was no food the wife had no means of getting any. The home was clean the wife had done all she could. Wit. mesa gave her 5s. 6d. to buy food. The parties had been married 20 years, the eldest. «on, 20 years of age, on whose wages .she had ■ largely relied, had just left the house. Her liusbaiid was addicted to drink, and wouldn't do a sttoke of work. She had bought him new tools on four occasions, and he had sold them He drank all his earnings, and had mallV times threatened to kill her if she didn't get him food. He had sent the children out begging, and eaten the food they brought in. Tie had turned the children and wife out c-f doors at night in all weathers When this •statement of his wife's was read to deienaa he said, "Well, this will be a lesson to me Mrs. Taylor, defendant's wife, said they liad had a bad time of it for about eleven ^years. Margaret Roberts, neighbour, said the wife ■was a most respectable woman. Defendant, .somet.imes came home drunk, and one night «he had seen the children out at night crying in the rain. I:> P C. Grove had on several occasions cau- tioned defendant for coming home drunk, and turning his wife and diildien out. Once he -had heard him shouting to his wife, "If you .come in, III brain you with the poker." In answer to the charge, defenda-nt said I'm very sorry for what has happened, it isn't -All true, and if you'll give me a chance, I'll rign the pdedge and turn over a new leaf. Mr. Rocke said the conduct of defendant llad been scandalous, and had been going <n for vears. Defendant would go to prison for two* months with hard labour.

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