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Mountain Ash Police Court. On Thursday, May 11th, before Messrs. R. A. Griffith, Stipendiary; J. E. Brooks and Griffith Evans. A TOUCHING STORY. — Joseph Ed- wards, charged with being drunk in Cardiff Road, Mountain Ash, told the I bench what a great blow it was to him when he found himself at the Police Station. He had been having some port j wine. He wasn't drunk, but must have J gone to sleep on his feet.—Stipendiary: Your story is rather touching, but you are sowing wild oats rather late in life. Moral: Leave port wine alone and drink Arlam's ale.—Ordered to pay the costs. DRUNK.—John Evans, in Penrhiw- ceiber Road, Penrhiwceiber. 6s. ALLEGED ASSAULT. Ada Rich- ards, Penrhiwceiber. summoned John Owen, Penrhiwceiber, for assault.— Complainant's story was that defendant had lodged with her for eight years, and lie had "called her everythin,The summons at this point was amended to one of using indecent language. Witness continued her story, and hand- ed to the Bench a sample of defendant's language that he had used in Rheola Street.—Defendant denied using the language.—May Owen, grand-daughter of defendant, stated that she heard him use the words complained of.—Defendant (noisily): She spat in my face.—Theo- philus Morris stated that he was out- side Morris's shop on the day in ques- tion. He heard no bad language. It fcounded as if Mrs. Richards was nasty because defendant left her lodgings.— Stipendiary: We are quite satisfied that defendant used this horrible language.—Fined 15s. or seven days. SISTERLY LOVE. Anuie Davies, Penrhiwceiber, was summoned for com- mitting wilful damage to a bird cage, the property of Myra Ellis, Penrhiw- ceiber.—Mr. William Thomas, Aberdare. ) defended.—Complainant stated that the defendant was her sister, and that on May 3rd she came to her house, waved her umbrella about, and smashed a glass cage containing 13 stuffed birds. She said, "Revenge is sweet and I'm going to have it." Witness continuing said that it was all due to jealousy. Her uncle had left her a few pounds, the cage and several other things.—By Mr. Thomas: She didn't take these things away from liauon before her uncle's will was proved. She knew nothing about any law action to recover them. Her sister had had more than she had. She admitted striking her sister with the poker, but that was after she had broken the cage.—Stipendiary: Sisterly love, Mr. Thomas,-Defendant's story was that complainant had taken these things away. Captain Alun Jones was one of the executors. When she went to the house she asked her sister to share the things, and she started fighting and sera bl.>i tig.-Compla i ua Lit: Oh, you liar.—Defendant: We were scuffling and fell against the case, and the umbrella was broken under her feet. She hit me on the head with the poker, and I was bleeding. There was not a soul in the house but we two.- Rees Davies stated that Mrs. Davies came into his house bleeding from the head.—Plaintiff, re-examined, said that her uncle left her £ 5. She valued the cage at < £ 3.—Stipendiary: The plaintiff was in possession pf these things, and defendant had no business to go to plaintiff's house. Mrs. Davies will be fined 5s. and pay 20s. damages. TRESPASSING AFTER GAME.- Samuel Martin, Mountain Ash, was summoned for trespassiiag i9 search ot game.—Joseph Barrell, a woodsman, spoke to seeing defendant on April 26th. He got over the fence, and the grey- hound he had with him lamed a hen bird and destroyed seven pheasant's c-ggs.-Fined 40s. or 21 days. TIMBER THEFT. Daniel Edwards, a Penrhiwceiber haulier, was charged with stealing timber, the property of the Penrikyber Colliery Co.—P.S. Richard Beadles' evidence was that at 3.30 p.m. on May 2nd he saw defendant go to a truck on the colliery yard and take a piece of timber (produced). Witness followed him home, and when tackled he said, "This will be the last time." His earnings were 43s. a week. There were previous convictions.—Fined 20s. or 11 days.—Defendant: I'll do the 11 days.—Stipendiary: It may do you good and cure vou of bad habits. and cure vou of bad habits. MOTHER AND SON FINED. — Clifford Griffiths and his mother. Pen- rhiwceiber, were charged, the former with stealing and the latter with re- ceiving coal, the property of the Penri- kyber Colliery Co.—P.S. Beadles saw the boy throw coal from a truck ana take a piece home. It was valued at 6d. —Questioned by the Stipendiary, Mrs. Griffiths said her husband was in the Army. She received 25s. a week separation allowance, and the boy earned 21s. a week.—The mother was fined 9s. and the bov 6s. "UNMANLY" WIFE. Ann Morris, C'wmdare, summoned her husband, John Morris, in respect of < £ 8 18s. 6d. arrears of maintenance on an order made on November, 9th, 1914. He was a collier, and she had not lived with him since the date of the order. -Defendant.- She left me in a very unmanly way. I Lauhter.) I can't pay.—Sent to prison for one month.

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