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Aberdare Police Court. Wednesday, May 20.-Before Mr R. A Griffith (Deputy Stipendiary), Mr D. P. Davies and Mr D. W. Jones. Drunks. Richard Whitbread, in Canon Street, Aberdare, P.C. Kirby haying given evidence, the defendant said I admit I was quarrelling, but as for being drunk I was not. Stipen- diary: Pay 10s. and costs.-Defendant: Well that is 10s. and costs to pay for nothing.—John Jenkins, Hirwain, 10s. and costs. j Walked into the Lion's Den. Wm. Jones, Aberdare, a bill distri- but-or, was summoned at the instance of P.C. Bevan for being drunk and dis- orderly in Bridge Road, Cwmbach. P.C. Bevan said that the man was dis- tributing hand-bills. He was under the influence of drink, and a crowd of children surrounded him. Defendant: I was at Cwmbach on that day to give handbills out. 1 tried to distribute them, but the children crowded about me, so I went to the policeman's house to ask for his help to clear away the children. Stipendiary: What do you say about being drunk ? Defendant: I admit I had a drop of beer. Stipendiary Pay 10s. and costs. P.C. Carries His Prisoner. Wm. Geo. Lewis, drunk and disorder- ly in Whitcombe Street, Aberdare. P.C. Heneberv said that defendant became very abusive, and he had to carry him to the Police Station. Fined 10s. and costs. David Edwards, in Victoria Square, Aberdare, 10s. and costs. Light Penalty for Police Assault. Geo. Leo, a showman, was brought up for being drunk and disorderly and for assaulting P.C. Kirby. The officer said that on Monday last he saw pris- oner in Market Street, Aberdare. He was drunk and disorderly and witness L requested him to go away. He refused and witness proceeded to arrest him. Prisoner then became very violent and kicked witness in the stomach and on the leg, and slashed at him with whips (produced). With the aid of civilians the prisoner was taken into custody. Prisoner: I had a little drop of beer and I didn't know what I was doing. I had been performing in the Market Hall on Saturday night. Super. Rees That is quite true. He had been carrying out some little per- formances on his OAn that night. Defendant: My wife left me that night, and I don't know where she is gone. Stipendiary I am sorry for your wife, but I have no sympathy with you. Pay 10s. and costs for being drunk, and 10s. and costs for the assault, or 14 days. Defiling a Wall. Evan Edward Jenkins, Dowlais St., Gadlvs, was summoned for defiling a wall. P.C. Banks said that when Xken to defendant became very sive, and refused to give his name and address.—Fined 5s. and costs. A Bad Praotice. Henry Newton, Aberdare, was sum- moned for leaving a horse and brewer's dray unattended outside the Glouces- ter's Arms, Whitcombe Street. Mr W. Thomas defended. P.C. Maloney said he kept observa- 1 tion for 10 minutes, during which time 1 he did not see defendant. On going in- side the Gloucester's Arms he found him speaking to the landlady and he had a glass of beer in front of him. Cross-examined by Mr Thomas, wit- ness said he had not noticed the brake on, or a chain tied round the wheel. Defendant was a driver in the employ of Messrs. Allsopp and Sons. Witness did not see him delivering cases at the public house. t The defendant was called and de- posed that he delivered cases of beer and spirits and took some empties back. c Stipendiary Why did you stay in the c bar? 1 Defendant: I was putting some stuff c in. t Stipendiary: Yes, I know you were t putting some stuff in. (Laughter.) Mr Thomas addressed the Bench and said it was a practice in this district to give the driver a free drink when he s was delivering beer or spirits. f The Stipendiary: We cannot make a d distinction between milkmen and brewer's drivers. We fined a milkman b ■ here the other day. It is a very bad t practice to give drinks to these men, g and a very dangerous one, for many w reasons. The drivers call in a good d many houses during the day, and if they e -yet a drink in each place they may get more than they need. This practice j ught to be stopped. Mr Thomas: I'll see that your re- marks are placed before the employers. Stipendiary There must be a nomin- al penalty of 5s. and costs. Doing the T.V.R. David Philip Rees, Heolgerrig, Mer- thyr, was brought up on a charge of travelling on the T.V.R. without paying his fare. Mr. Ingledew, Cardiff, prosecuted. Sydney Barnes, porter at Aberdare Station, said he collected tickets from passengers who arrived by the last train on May 2nd. Defendant handed him a G.W.R. ticket Hirwain to Mer- thyr, and rushed out. Witness fol- followed him and caught him in Station Street, and informed Mr. Lawrence, the clerk. David Lawrence, booking clerk at Aberdare, said he brought the defendant back to the station and asked him his name and address. Defendant replied John Thomas, 3 Church Street, Aber- aman." Witness replied that there was no Church Street in Aberaman. De- fendant then gave another name and address, and this again proved to be false. He gave the correct name later and was allowed to go. The Bench informed defendant that this was an old trick of his. He had been fined last January. He would now have to pay 40s. and costs. Too Lazy to Work. John Davies, Aberaman, was charged at the instance of the Guardians, with allowing his mother to become charge- able to the Union. Warrant Officer Richards said that defendant's mother received 5s. a week out-relief. Defend- ant lived with her and was too lazy to work. He had been idle for several weeks, and could earn 35s. or 40s. a week if he tried. He was a single man and about 27 years of age. The Bench made an order of 5s. a week against him. Paternity. David Wm. Lewis, Aman Street, Cwmaman, was summoned by Rachel Mary Davies, 29 Fforchaman Road, Cwmaman, for whom Mr W. Thomas appeared, to show cause, etc. Complainant said she gave birth to a child in May, 1913. Defendant was the father. Since then up to the present time he had been paying her 3s. 6d. a week. Mrs. Elizabeth A. Davies, mother of complainant, deposed that defendant had been paying money to her daugh- ter. An order to pay 3s. 6d. a week until the child attains the age of 14 was made. Tyntetown Parents Imprisoned. Henry Hawkins and his wife Joanna Hawkins, were brought up charged with neglecting their six children. Mr W. Thomas prosecuted for the N.S.P.C.C., and remarked that this was one of the worst cases he had had experience of. Both the father and mother were addicted to drink, and the male defendant sometimes left his wife and children for weeks at a time. Inspector W. Roberts, of the N.S.P.C.C., said the case had been under his observation since Sept., 1913. The children were aged 14, 12, 11, 6, 4 years, and the youngest was 10 months. He had visited the house 12 times. The children were covered with sores, and they were very poorly clad and shod. Very little food was in the house, and he gave instructions to the mother to see the relieving officer. In March, 1914, the father went away for several weeks, and the mother said she only received 10s. from him during the whole of the time. When witness last called practically all the furniture was gone, and 6 slept in the same room and on the same bed. On Sunday, May 17th, the female defendant was drunk, and he found several empty flagons about the house. The children were as dirty as they could be. Four of them were re- moved to the workhouse. The defend- ants lived in No. 8 Baggot St., Tynte- town. Asked if he had anything to say, de- fendant said he had sent 20s. home to his wife every week while he was away. Mrs. Hawkins So he did. Male defendant: I am very sorry that things have come like this. Drink is the cause of it all. P.C. David Thomas, Mountain Ash, previously of Tyntetown, spoke to see- ing defendants under the influence of Irink on several occasions. The woman had been fined for aiding and abetting In the sale of intoxicating liquors. Dr. D. E. Evans, Pontypridd, said he risited the house in company with In- spector Roberts. The woman was inder the influence of drink. He ex- lminedthe children and found them in i very filthy condition. Male defendant: My money has been ;pent in drink. The Stipendiary said it was a bad case md both were equally to blame. They vould be sent to prison for three nonths each. Abernant Milk-Vendor Fined. Thomas B. Williams, Werfa Farm, Lbernant, who was defended by Mr W. t. Morgan, was summoned for selling nilk deficient in butter fat to the ex- ent of 6 per cent. Super. E. Rees said that on April 14th Le purchased a pint of milk from a 'oung man named Josiah Lewis in Mar- :et Street. A portion of it was sent to he public analyst, who certified it at sast 6 per cent. deficient. He asked he youth who was he selling milk for, nd he replied that he was engaged by ] he defendant. Mr W. R. Morgan said that his client < ad been in business for 20 years, and ad never been in trouble before. De- 1 sndant had his own cows, but on the ay in question he did not have suffi- ient milk to supply his customers so j e bought a gallon from another ven- j or, and it was from this gallon that i he sample was taken. The defendant r ad omitted to have a warranty with ( hat milk. ] The defendant was called, and he ] lid he had eight milking cows, and e )ld milk wholesale and retail. He 3 -equently obtained milk fi-om other 11 ealers, but never obtained a warranty. 3 Josiah Lewis said he was employed y the defendant. On the day in ques- ] on he had sold out, and he bought a I illon of fresh milk. He believed it ( as from a person in Aberaman, but he b d not know his name. He did not 0 ren look at the name on the cart. CI

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