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I STRANGE CONDUCT OF AN EX-JLLANKLLY SOLICITOR THE INCIDENT IN JUDGE WILLIAMS' COURT. ¡ FIXED FOR DISORDERLY I CONDUCT. PAINFUL SCENES AT PONTY- PRIDD. MAGISTRATES DECLINE TO HEAR HIM. ?. Thomas Phillips, solicitor, who was ejeeied from the Pedypridd Ceunty-eourt on Wednesday by order of Judge Gwilym Williams, appeared at the pohee-court on Friday to ANSWER a charge of having been di UUK and disorderly. The magistrates en tha beneh were Alderman Richard Lewie, Dr. Hunter, and MR .Lttues Roberts. Much interest WAS evinead in the hearing. P.C. Griffiths explained that whilst on duty at the County Court on Wednesday he was called to Cour:house-street, whare he saw the defendant. Mr Phillips hera interposed with the remark that lie had not been tervad with the usual sumaiens, and contended that ho was entitled to one. Inspector EVANS replied that the defendant was released from custody on bail about 12 oclock on Wednesday night, and requested to appear in court to answer the charge preferred against him at 10 o clock vesUerday morning, Mr Pnillips repeatedly adhered to his con- tention, but Mr Porchor (the magistrates' clerk) informed him that lie was not entitled to a summons, as he had been allowed out on BUIL to appear. Had he not appoarexl that tnerning HIS bail would have been estreated. Tho Bench stated that they would not treat the defendant differently to others, and the case must proceed. Air Phiilips ihere was an incident in the court. Alderman Lewis: We have nothing to do with that. You are simply charged now with being drunk and disorderly. Mr Phillips I am entitled te a SUMMONS. Will you please adjourn the caeo for that ? Alderman Lewis; No; you are here to f auswor the charge. P-C. Griffiths then proceeded with his videnee, and stated that when he got out to the street ho saw the defendant was drunk. Me was cursing and swearing and making use ot disgraceful language towards his Honour Judge GwiJJm Williams, and a largo crowd had collected round him. Mr Phitiips Dan'FE you mention the judse'S name at all. Tha Constable added that he askod the defendant to no away, but he refused and got very abusive. He was then taken te the police-stat;on, and was very violent on the wav. There were some giria in the oharge- room, and the defendant made use of Tory iiitby language in their presence; indeed, his conduct was very ungentlemanly. Alderman Lewis: Now, Mr Phillips, have you anything to NBK ? Air Phiiiips Did yau ask me to go L. the New Inn? (Laughter.) P.C, Griiffths No. Mr Phillips now pointed to <. mark on his wrist, aud explained how his papers flow across the labia at tha County-court. The indiarubbar ring round his wrist slipped, and he hudno intention of throwing the papers, "lam awful sorry it occurred, ho added; I hndno intention whatever. I am awfully sorry, I assure you." Alderman Lewis Hut the indiarubber ring was not responsible for the condition you were in. Dr Hunter asked the defendant if it would not be much bettor for him to sign the pledge, because it appeared that very little drink I affected his brain, and perhaps he could uot help himself in getting into this trouble. It was very serious to him as a professional man to lind himself in this position. Mr Phillips: It is. Mr James Roberts: I don't think Mr Phillips is in a proper condition this morning I think it is a great pity that he does not realit-e his position. The Bench having had abriefeonButtation, Alderman Lewis addressed the defendant as follows:—You HAVU been here before on a similar offcuce. We dealt very lenöenaly with you thou, but we must do our duty. Yen willlJe fined 20S. Mr Phillips thereupon asked the Bench to issue a summons against "the officer" for larceny, as he had lost a ring, a gold stud and a knife. Mr Poreher replied that Mr Phillips could lay the information in the usual way. and not in open court. I Mr Phillips (angrily): I am entitled to a warrant, too. Later on, when an assault case was eallpd, I Mr Phillips said he had been instructed for the defence. Alderman Lewis We consider you are not in a fit state to pload. The piaintiff having given his evidence, Mr Phillips promptly rose to cross-examine him, but the Beneh declined to allow him to do so. Mr Phillips thereupon waxed indignant and said, ''I am a lawyer, and 1 am entitled to proceed. I pretest against it. I ask that this case should be remanded for a week. You have no right to ask the defendant to make any admissions AT ali. I am instructed I to defend him, and I will pay the coats of the adjournment. Alderman Lewis (to Mr Phillips): Unless you sit dOWÐ quietly, we must ask you to go out. Mr Phillips I ask you to adjourn it. Alderman Lewis: No, we refuses Mr Phillips was about to proceed, but two or three constables hastened to his side, and IT appeared extremely probable that they would be compelled to remove him out of the court. Mr Phillips, however, picked up his hat and papers and quietly left, but as he passed the defendant he turned round and advised him not to answer any questions.

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