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ABERDARE POLICE COURT. On Wednesday, January 8th, Itefore Mr. R. A. Griffith (Stipen- fliary), Messrs. Frank Hodges and F. W. Mander. New Constables. Three new additions to the local Police Force, viz., Bumford Owen, W. T. Roberts and Richard Evans, were sworn in by the Clerk. Wanted to be Locked Up.—Two charges of being drunk and disorder- ly were preferred against Margaret Harwood. P.C. Oliver Hunt said that at 11.10 on the 4th inst. he was on duty in the Aberdare Police Station when he heard kicking at the door. When he opened the door the defendant rushed in, cursing and swearing, and insisted on being locked up. She was thereupon de- tained for the night. P.C. Hum- phreys said that on Jan. 6th he saw the defendant in Commercial Street. She was very drunk. There were previous convictions, and she was ordered to pay 6s. in respect of each oflence. Llwydcoed Inn's Midnight Cus- tomers.—Daniel Jones, landlord of the Miners' Arms, Llwydcoed, was charged with supplying intoxicants during prohibited hours, and »»in. J ones, David Jones (the landlord's son) and Edward Thos. James were charged with aiding and abetting. Mr. A. J. Prosser 4 Messi-6. C. and W. Kenshoie and Preiser) defend- ed.—P.S. Lew-is, Trecynon, said that on Thursday, Dec. 2f>th, from com- plaints received, he, in company with P.C. Banks, kept the Miners' Arms, Llwydcoed, under observation from 11.15 p.m. to 11.50 p.m. At 11.30 p.m they were standing out-1 side tho kitchen window. There was loud talking inside.1, and he heard one of the ni, n saving, "Come on Dai, let's have another, then I'm off." Witness saw the defendant David Jones go from the kitchen to- wards the bar. P.C. Banks then went to the bar window. Shortly afterwards witness saw David Jones return, carrying fromething in his hand, and witness saw him place it on the table. At 11.50 the defend- ant Edward Thos. James came out through the side door. P.C. Banks caught hold of him and witness asked, "What do you mean by being (411 licensed premises this time?" He replied: "I was only having a quiet drink with the son." Both officers went into the kitchen, and there were Win, Jones, David Jones and a israall boy, sitting down. Two half pint measures and a jug were on the table, a little being in each measure, and fresh froth in the jug. David Jones was questioned, and lie I replied "1 can do what 1 like in my own kitchen. You should come in through the front door." While they were talking the licensee and his wife came in, and they were told they would be reported. The land- lord said he knew nothing about it, and that he mid oniy just come back from Aberdare, adding that he did not think there was any harm in it. The officers then left the house. It was 112.30 midnight when the defendant -%Vm. Jones left.—Mr Prosser cross-examined witness at some length, after which P.C. Banks corroborated the evidence of the Sergeant. M-. Prosser addressed the Bench, stating that his defence was a denial that any beer was supplied after 9 p.m. In the course ot his remarks he said he did not know much about beer and the serv- ing of beer, but he submitted it Tvae unusual to bring r. jug of beer to the table, and also half pint glasses. If .a jug were brought "tots" were generally used for drinking. Sti- pendiary: You seem to know a good deal about it after all. (Laughter.) —The defendant Daniel Jones was


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