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——————————t Aberdare Police Court- Tuesda-y.-Before Sir T. Marchant Wil- liams (Stipendiary), Messrs. G. George, D. P. Davies, D. W. Jones, Dr. Davies, and Dr. Jones. EJECTMENT. Mr. M. T. Morgan, on behalf of Wm. J Durbin, sought an ejectment order against Enoch Morgan, Regent-street, Aberamam.-Granted. YOUNG THIEVES. John Samuel, Wm. J. Kelly, W. Evans, and John Morris, four boys from Aber- aman, were charged with stealing certain articles, the property of Francis Cole. Mr. W. Thomas appeared for Kelly and Morris. Fred Cole said that his father was a hawker, and lived in 9, Dean-street, Aber- dare. On Nov. 6 they passed through Aberaman on the way home. That night the policeman came to their house, and subsequently witness examined the wagon and found that two dozen india. rubber heels, a penny fan, a flower pot cover, and boot protectors were missing. They were valued at 2s. 3d. P.C. Greening deposed that on Novem- ber 6th he was in. Cardiff-read, Aberaman, and saw Cole's wagon passing to Aber- dare. He saw the boys placing their hands under the cover and take something out. He caught Samuels and Kelly, and found on them the rubber and the flower pot cover. He afterwards arrested Evans and Morris. Evans took him to a garden in Cardiff-road where he found six rubber heels and the boot protectors. All the boys pleaded guilty. The Stipendiary said that the next time he came there Evans would be sent away to a truant school. Each was fined 10s. and costs. LICENSING. Mr. W. Thomas applied for the trans- fer of the Prince of Wales, Aberaman, from John Howell, the owner, to T. Rees, of the Plough Inn.—Granted. Mr. James (Morgan, Bruce, and Nicho- las) applied for the transfer of the Carne Park Hotel, Abercynon, from Phillips, the present licensee, to A. J. Mortimer.- Granted. Mr. R. P. Martell, Swansea, submitted plans of the Welsh Harp Wine Lodge, Aberdare, showing certain proposed alter- ations to the premises, and asked for the endorsement of the license. The Stipendiary said that the ground floor was devoted entirely to drinking purposes, consequently the people of the house had to live in the garret. Mr. Martell contended that they were the first to introduce meals into public houses in that street. Stipendiary: But the kitchen is up- stairs. The Bench evinced a desire to inspect the premises, consequently it was de- cided to adjourn the case until next week. Mr. J. W. Evans asked for a temporary endorsement of the Bridgend Inn, Hir- wain, from A. Richards to Wm. Davies. —Granted for a month. "THE SOONER THE BETTER." For being drunk in Cardiff-road, Aber- aman, David Thomas Gibbon was nned 10s. and costs. "You are nearly ready for the black list," said the Stipendiary. "The sooner the- better," was defend- ant's reply. HIRWAIN MAN'S WOES. Blamed for the Sins of Others. Gwijym Davies and Patrick Cahill were accused of fighting in the Tramway, Hir- wain. Cahill said that whenever there was a fight in Hirwain he was in it. Others did the mischief, and he got the blame. Davies, the other man, had a lot of friends there. Stipendiary: Evidently you are no friend of his. 40s. and costs each. HE ONLY TOOK HIS BROTHER HOME. Nicholas Cahill was charged with being drunk and abusive on the same occasion. Cahill said that he was simply taking his brother, Patrick Cahill, home. Fined 10s. and costs. REFUSING TO QUIT. David Rees was charged with being drunk and refusing to quit the Cross Inn, Trecynon. Fined 20s. and costs. ABERNANT TOPERS. R. Jenkins and Frederick Ridley were charged with being drunk and com- mencing to fight in Abernant-road.—P.C. Panniers gave evidence. Fined 10s. and costs each. AN ABERNANT JEHU. Frederick Gabb was charged on the in- stanceof P.C. Panniers with driving fur- iously a horse in Abernant-road. Fined 15s. and costs. UNLICENSED DOGGIE. John Barwell, Cwmaman, was sum- moned: for keeping a dog without a license. Fined lOa. and costs. A BATCH OF MONOGLOTS. Missing Pit Props at Penrhiwceiber. Richard Pugh Jones, Penrhiwceiber, was charged with stealing a piece of wood the property of the Penihiweeiber Coal Co. Sergt. Davies, Penrhiwceiber, said that on October 30th he saw defendant coming from the Penrhiwceiber Colliery. He had a piece of wood under his arm. Asked if he had permission to take it, he re- plied, "No." Witness took the wood from him and placed it on the ground. When he went to look for it someone else had taken it. It was a piece of pitwood about 15 inches long. Defendant wished to give his evidence in Welsh. He held that the block was only 10 inches long. If he had not taken it it would have been thrown to the rub- bish tip. The constable said that the Company supplied firewood at a cheap rate. Stipendiary to defendant: You say the block was ten inches, whereas the con stable says it was 15 inches. His stand- ard, ie the "mesur hir" and yours is the "mesur byr." Evan Jones was charged with appropri- J ating a piece of plflnk about 18 toy 9, value one penny. Defendant held that it was not a plank he had taken but a block. Stipendiary: What is the difference be tween a plank and a block f Defendant A block is round, but a plank is square. The constable then produced a piece of plank and testified that it was the one de- fendant had. Defendant held that what he had taken was a round block with bark on it. The Stipendiary eaid that there was no evidence that the wood had been taken wilfully and feloniously. David Stoneway was charged with steal- ing a piece of wood, 18 inches long, from the same oolliery. Stipendiary: Are you from Corris too ? -No, from Cwmbach. The block was only 12 inches long, not 18 inches as the oonstable stated. John Thomas appeared to answer a charge of stealing a pit prop from the same colliery. Stipendiary to defendant: Where are you from ?-Cwmsymlog, near Aberys- twyth. Did you understand the oonstable's evi- dence ?- No, not a word. The interpreter's services were again requisitioned. The Stipendiary stated that at the Court at Mountain Ash he had discharged some offenders brought there on similar charges. However, this time a fine of 2s. 6d. would be imposed in each case, and if the offences would be repeated the fines would be increased. COAL STEALING AT LLWYDCOED. John Rees was charged with stealing a lump of coal, the property of the Dyllas Colliery Co. Mr. W. Kenshole prosecuted, and Mr. J. D. Thomas defended. P.C. Empson deposed to seeing defend- ant on the Dyllas Incline. He was push- ing the coal through the fence at the time. When he saw witness he ran away. When witness spoke to Rees he asked to be fined at the office instead of being taken to the Police Court. The coal was valued at 2d. Fined 5s. and costs. PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER AND AMATEUR THIEF. William Thomas Symmons was charged with stealing an overcoat and muffler, the property of William Lloyd. Ellen Lloyd, complainant's mother, said she lived at 7, Cross-street, Aberdare. Early in October prisoner came to lodge with her. He told her he was a pro- fessional footballer. (Stipendiary: He does not look like it.) He stayed until October 22nd., when he said he was going to play for Troedyrhiw. He wanted money, and she gave him 6d., and lent him the coat and muffler (produced). He never returned. Stipendiary: What a simple soul you are. Did you think he looked like a pro- fessional footballer? Prisoner said he had gone from Troed- yrhiw to Cardiff and had been detained on business longer than he expected. P.C. Matthews said he received prisoner into custody from the Barry Dock police. Being charged he replied, "I did not take them; she gave them to me." Prisoner pleaded not guilty. Stipendiary: What is your occupation when not playing football? Prisoner: A fitter. Stipendiary: A clothes fitter, I suppose. You will have to go to prison for a month. I don't understand how women are so careless when taking lodgers in. A MATRIMONIAL DISPUTE. Solicitors' Attempts at Reconciliation. Elizabeth Wood, Abercwmboi, sum- mened her husband, Thomas Wood, with deserting her. Mr. W. Kenshole, who appeared for complainant, said that the parties were married as recently as last April. He was a widower and she was a widow, and both had children. Mr. Kenshole then proceeded to narrate their matrimonial feuds. The Stipendiary observed that even on Mr. Kenshole's showing there was no justification for gTanting a separation. The parties might be brought together, because there had been nothing between them save the usual petty domestic quar- rels. The case was deferred to give the soli- citors an opportunity to bring about re- conciliation. Later on Mr. Kenshole and Mr. James (for the husband) re-appeared in court, and told the Bench that they had failed to effect a truce. The Stipendiary said he would give them another opportunity to reconcile, and the matter was adjourned to a future court. A SEXAGENARIAN'S BABY. He Wanted the Baby but Not its Mother. Elizabeth Watkins, of Mountain Ash, a smart-looking and comparatively young woman, appeared in court leading a bright-eyed little cherub, the child of Wm. Bowen, of Porth, collier, 61 years of age, against whom she sought an affili- ation order. Mr. Kenshole appeared for Mrs. Wat- kins, who said she was a widow, and had been a housekeeper to defendant. On June 26th she gave birth to a child, of whom defendant was the father. Owing to a dispute with defendant's son she left his service. During her absence he gave her 5s. a week. She returned to his house, but she quarrelled again with de- fendant's son, and again went away. Now she wanted an affiliation order of 5s. Defendant said he was sorry for what had happened, being that he was ad- vanced in years. He hed never been in that court before. He was prepared to contribute towards the child, but he had never paid 5s. towards it. He was pre- pared to adopt the child. Stipendiary: Oh, no; you cannot take the child unless you take the mother as well. Defendant: I cannot live with her now, much less after being tied to her. Stipendiary: You are quite right there. An order of 3s. 6d. per week will be made. A CEFNPENNAR COURTSHIP. W. Edwards, Cefnpennar, was charged by Mary Anne Jones, Cwmpennar, with 1 being the father of iher illegitimate child. 1

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