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Aberdare Police Court. Wednesday, June 17th. Before Mr. R. A. Griffith (Deputy Stipendiary), Messrs. D. P. Davies and L. N. Wil- liams. Drunks. David Owen, in Duke Street, Aber- dare, 5s. and costs; Jeremiah Fitz- gerald, in Glanaman Road, Cwmaman; Frank Meecham, in Park View Terrace, Abercwmboi; Daniel Davies, in Cwm- bach Road; Richard Whitbread, in High Street, Aberdare, on a Sunday; Jas. Matthews, in Regent Street, Aber- aman, 10s. and costs each. Driver Drunk and Horse Swaying. Llewelyn Morgan was charged with being drunk and disorderly while in charge of a horse and cart in Rhigos Road, Rhigos. P.C. Rees said he noticed the horse swaying from one side of the road to the other. Witness stopped the horse and he then noticed that defendant was helplessly drunk. Ordered to pay 10s. and costs. A Cwmbach Row. David Thomas, Cwmbach, was brought up for being drunk and dis- orderly and for assaulting P.C. Chugg. The constable said that while on duty in Cwmbach Road he heard a quarrel in Scales Row. On going down he saw the defendant, who was drunk, and us- ing filthy language. When he went to the door defendant struck him in the stomach, and they both fell. Defendant admitted being drunk, but denied striking the constable. It was the constable who had struck him. Mrs. Thomas (defendant's wife) was called, and she said that the constable caught hold of her husband and threw him down. There was no row at the time, but there had been a row, and the I landlady of the public house had locked II one man m. Clerk Was your husband waiting for that man to come out? ( Witness: No. j The Bench fined defendant 10s. and costs^ for being drunk and disorderly, and os. and costs for the assault. Transfer. Mr W. Thomas applied for the trans- fer of the licence of the Roberts Arms, Aberdare, from the late landlord to his widow, Mrs. Martha Davies. Granted. Five Stray Cows. William Williams, Brynhir Farm, Rhigos, was summoned at the instance of P.C. Kerton for allowing five cows to stray in Neath Road. Ordered to pay 5s. and costs. Street Obstruction. Morris Evans and Clifford Carter were charged with obstructing High Street, Aberdare, by fighting. P.C. Francombe proved. Carter, who was not present, was fined 25s. and costs, and Evans was ordered to pay 20s. and costs. Obstructing the road by selling fish and chips was the charge preferred against Lugge Antoni.—P.C. Hunt de- posed that a crowd stood round the cart. Witness requested him to move on, but he only moved a few yards, and stood in a narrow place. Defendant obstructed the traffic, because the trams passed to and fro. Ordered to pay 5s. and costs. Stone Throwing. Walter Chappell, Timothy Road, Cwmbach, was summoned by P.C. Chugg for throwing stones on the foot- path adjoining Cwmbach Road. The constable said that defendant stood on a tip and threw big slags down on the road. One of the stones struck him (the constable) on the leg. There was a number of children about at the time. Fined 10s. and costs. Renewing an Old Habit. David Evans, Woodlands, Cwmaman, a farmer, who was represented by Mr T. W. Griffiths, was charged with fur- iously driving a horse. and trap. P.C. Jones saw him in Hirwain Road on Whit-Monday. He was driving at the rate of from 13 to 15 miles an hour. He shouted on defendant, but he took no notice. Mr Griffiths having addressed the Bench, the Stipendiary remarked that defendant was renewing an old habit. He had been fined for a similar offence in June, 1910. He would now be fined 10s. and costs. Riding Furiously. Trevor Williams, a young man, was ordered to pay 5s. and costs for riding a bicycle furiously in Gadlys Road. P.C. Banks proved. Dangerous to the Public. Wm. Edmund Chick, Swansea, ap- pea red to answer a charge of driving a motor cycle in a manner dangerous to the public. P.S. Pullman deposed to seeing de- fendant ride through Hirwain Road, Trecynon. He was going at the rate of IS or 20 miles an hour. A similar charge was preferred against Ernest Edwin Colburn, motor engineer, Aberdare. He was repre- sented by Mr Griffith Llewelyn. P.S. Owen Thomas spoke to seeing the defendant travel on a motor cycle up Monk Street at the rate of from 20 to 23 miles an hour. Later, he went to defendant's house and spoke to him. Defendant then replied I don't think I was travelling faster than 20 miles an hour." Cross-examined by Mr Llewelyn, wit- ness said that the gradient might be one in six in some parts of Monk Street. The defendant gave evidence, and said it was impossible to work up speed in such a short distance. He had started dead near the Vulcan, and the Sergeant saw him near Penydarren St. He had a boy 13 years of age on the motor at the time. The Bench fined both defendants 20s. and costs each. No Cab Licence. David Thomas, a local cab-driver, was summoned for plying for hire without a licence. P.S. Owen Thomas said he saw the defendant on Victoria Square and asked him for his licence. That was on May 14th. Defendant admitted that he had not taken out a licence. He had taken one out since. The Bench asked defendant if he had anything to say, and he replied that times had been very hard and very little doing in his line since the trams were running. That was the reason he had not taken out a licence. Stipendiary: What is the fee for a I licence? Witness: 15s. The Stipendiary said they had de- i cided to deal leniently with him on this occasion. He would be fined Is. and ( costs only. A Fine of 25. Thomas Dix, Aberdare, was similar- ly charged. P.S. Owen Thomas gave evidence of seeing a horse and cab, with John Chas. Evans in charge, in Victoria Square. He asked the driver for his licence, and the man replied he hadn't one. Evidence was called to prove that de- fendant had been fined on two prev- ious occasions for like offences. The Stipendiary said that the maxi- mum penalty, in view of previous con- victions, was 220, and they had no power to inflict a smaller fine than a quarter of that amount. Defendant would therefore have to pay C5 includ- ing costs. Dog Cases. Frederick Collins, Cynon Place, Tre- cynon, for having no dog licence, was fined 108: and costs. Wm. Richards, Trecynon, was sum- moned for having a dangerous dog. P.S. Poolman had complained to de- fendant's wife about the dog. P.C. Wm. Jones corroborated. Defendant said the dog was only a pet.—An order to keep the dog under control was made, and to pay 8s. 6d. costs. i Defiling a Wall. David John Davies was fined Is. and costs for committing the above offence in Monk Street. P.S. Thomas proved. Gomer Davies, for a similar offence in Cwmbach, was fined Is. and costs. P.C. Bevan proved. James Evans, Bryncynon Terrace, Cwmdare, was fined Is. and costs for a similar offence in Gadlys Road, Aber- dare. P.C. Banks proved. Indecency. Honora Davies didn't appear to answer a charge of indecency in Stuart Street, Aberdare. P.C. Rowe proved the case.—Fined 20s. and costs. Debtor to the Guardians. Morgan Thomas owed a balance of 2s. to the Guardians. An order was made for the amount and costs. War- rant Officer Richards proved. Deserted His Wife. William Prosser, Miskin, Mountain Ash, was charged with leaving his wife and children chargeable to the Merthyr Guardians. The total cost, said War- rant Officer Richards, was £ 8 2s. When he left his wife on the last occa- sion she was expecting a baby.-One month's imprisonment. Ordered to Pay. Wm. Dredge, Glamorgan Street, Aberaman, was ordered to pay 2s. that lie owed to the Guardians, and also the sts. A Short Cut. Wm. James, Aberaman, was sum-

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