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-.---THE MARCH "STRAND MAGAZINE."

- OH!LDREN'S COUGHS

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CHESTER HISTORICAL PAGEANT…

--. SCENE IN RHYL COURT, i

A MISSING SPORTSMAN.

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WORKHOUSE OR GAOL. I

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WORKHOUSE OR GAOL. I A MOTHER'S CHOICE. I Mrs Annie Jones wa.s put. into the dock at Conway Police Court on Monday on a charge of having run away from the workhouse and taken with her wearing ap- parel of the value of 30s., the property of the Conway Board of Guardians. She was arrested last week at. Rhyl, a.nd remanded tiM Monday. Mr T. E. Parry, the clerk to the Guar- dians, said that the defendant's husband and five little children were with her in the workhouse when she escaped. Her I husband -went! off in a similar way about a fortnight a.go, but he came back again. The Guardians w.ere a.nxious that this woman should stay in the house, and they preferred not to prosecute if she would give a, promise to go back again to the workhouse. Mr James Porter, clerk to the Couru (to the accused): You hear what Mr Parry says. Will you promise to return to the workhouse ? J Mrs Jones I would not ha.ve gone to the trouble to come away if I was willing to go b&ck. ? It was explained by Mr Parry thai the woman could not get her own clothes, and she had given no notice of her intention to leave, and even if she had done so she could not go out and leave her husband and children there. The workhouse clothes in which she escaped had now been returned to the Guardians. Deputy Chief Constable Rees said that this woman and her husband each had three months' imprisonment two years ago for cruelty to their children. The woman then we.nt into the workhouse under pressure. The Chairman: Are the Guardians compelling her to go back? Mr Parry If she does not go ba.ck we must ask for a commitment. The chil dren have 'been there since the cruelty case. with the exception of a short inter- val. 'While they were out it wa.s found '1: that she was neglecting them again. Now they were very well. Mrs Jones said that she was not willing .j ) to go back to the workhouse. She did not see why she should be tied up in a place like that; where she was losing her health every day. She was willing to pay whatever she could towards the children's keep if she could get work. It was explained that her husband was "elassified;' in the house as of we&k in- tellect, and the Deputy Chief Consta-b'le sa'd that these people were not nt to have charge of children. The Chaiirman said that if Mrs Jone& would not go hack to the workhouse she must go to gaol for fourteen days.

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