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Carmarthen Borough Police Court. MONDAY.—Before the Mayor (Mr H. Brunei White, The Grange) Mr W. Morgan Griffiths, Lime Grove Mr C. W. Jones, The Terrace; Mr Henry Howell, The Studio; Mr Hosvell Howells, Pont- carreg; Mr John Lewis, Johustown; and Mr r. E. Brigotocke, King-street. n 0 FISHING WITHOUT A LICENCE. William Rees, a lodger at the Union Hall, Carmarthen, was charged with fishing without a licence. Mr D. T. Lloyd, the superintendent of water bailiffs, prosecuted. Mr D. T. Lloyd said: On Monday, 6th inst., I was on duty on the river Towy at 3.30 p.m. I saw William Rees fishing on the bank opposite the Jolly Tar. When he saw me crossing he dropped the rod and z; line. lIe was fishing with a fly. Defendant said he never thought he was doing anything wrong in fishing with a fly. The Bench inflicted a penalty of 9s in- cluding costs. A similar offence was charged against Theophilus Williams, Priory-street, a roller- man at the Tinworks. Walter Walters said he saw the defendant fishing with a line at G uO p.m. on the 8th, in the Towy below tho engiue-shed of the London and North Western Railway Co. Defendant was using a line but no rod. Defendant said ho had boon fishing for eels. Mr D. T. Lloyd said that the tacklo used by defendant would catch trout. Mr C. W. Jones said that the tackle would sink to the bottom of the pool. The Clerk (Mr R. M. Thomas) said that trout could be caught at the bottom of the pool. The Mayor said the bench considered the case proved, but as this was the first case of the kind, the defendant would be dismissed with a caution. He (the Mayor) advised defendant to take out a half-crown licence that day, and, perhaps, ho would have some good sport (laughter). HOW TO LIVE ON os A WEEK. James Davies, butcher. 110, Priory-street, applied to the Bench to reduce the order of 7s per week which had been made against j him for the maintenance of his wife. Mr J. F. Morris appeared for tho applicant and stated that his client's profits were so small that if he paid 7s a week to his wife he would have to seek parochial relief. He had had a statement signed by twenty- three of the leading butchers in the market, which bore out the contention that the applicant's profits were not sufficient to enable him to pay this amount. The Complainant, sworn, said that the profits made in his business since January 14th were entered correctly in the book (produced). In answer to the Mayor, the Complainant stated that the accounts had been originally kept on slips of paper; but they had been destroyed. His profits during the several weeks were 10s 6d; 14s 9d; 13s lOd; 4s 6d, etc. The average weekly profits weie 12s 4d. 0 The Clerk asked the applicant what he lived on when he was paying his wife 7s a week. The Applicant: On my meals (laughter). The Mayor said that what they wanted to know was how the applicant lived on 5s a we?k The Applicant: Tuppence ha'penny a week is enough for bread and then I will have a quarter of tea and a pound of sugar. Mr W. Morgan Griffiths And no beer ? Applicant: No sir; sometimes a small Hop Bitters to have a little appetite. Mr C. W. Jones Are you a teetotaller ? Applicant: Yes, sir. Mr Ù. W. Jones: How long ?—A long time, sir. Mrs Davies then went into the box and swore that when she used to keep her husband's books he used to make from Y,2 to £ 2 15s a week. She produced the books to bear out this statement. The Bench refused to interfere with the order already made. BREACHES OF THE BYE-LAWS. The following persons were charged with breaches of the Sanitary bye-laws :—David Phillips, Three Salmons; James Lewis, butcher, St Catherine-street; David Davies, Swansea Castle William Thomas, Harp Inn; and J. W. Jenkins, fowl merchant, Water-street. The offence charged was that they had not provided proper receptacles for the manure as in accordance with the bye-laws. Mr W. Morgan Griffiths said that when the bye-laws were made by the Corporation and confirmed by the Local Government Board, the Bench had no alternative but to enforce them. The Inspector (Mr John Morgan) had only been doing his duty in bringing the cases forward. The Bench did not wish to act in a vindictive manner, but only to enforce the bye-laws. The cases would, therefore, be adjourned for a fort- night, in order to give the defendants an opportunity of carrying out the work re- quired. John Lewis, the Falcon Inn, was charged with keeping pigs within 50 feet of a dwelling-house. The Bench ordered the defendant to pay the costs of the case-4s. Defendant asked the bench what lie should do if he wanted to keep a few pigs from Saturday night to Monday morning. Mr W. Morgan Griffiths: You had better go to your solicitor and give him 6s 8d for advice on that point (laughter). Mary Burgess fchingleton and Mary Jordan were each ordered to pay 4s for similar offences. The case against William Owen, 32, Richmond-terrace, Carmarthen, was ad- journed, to enable him to got rid of the pigs. The magistrates who are members of the Corporation the Mayor, Mr Howell Howells, Mr John Lewis, and Mr C. W. Jones—did not sit on these latter cases. Mr W. Morgan Griffiths, who is clerk to the Fishery Board, did not sit on the cases at the instance of Mr D. T. Lloyd.

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