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BARRY DOCK POLICE FRIDAY. Before Mr J. S. BATCHELOR and Mr J. LOWDON. LITTLE BOYS IN TROUBLE. David Webb, a minute but mischevioua school- boy, on the 27ch ult conceived the glorious idea of going on the rampage, in the house of a man named Wm Garlaud Williams, who, at the time, was engaged in moving" into 300, Holton-road, Barry Dock. Having "moved" into the house, Mr Williams left the place for a time, but shortly returned, and found the youngster in possession of a melodion, prosecutor's property, while he himself was in possession of a few broken windows, the result of little boy Webb going on the rampage.— It was asserted that Webb was not the only boy on the premises, and that he did not break the win- dows, the damage done to whfch was 8s 6d, but the magistrates did not hold this view, and he was cautioned and discharged, having the damage to pay-Two more little boys, quite as mischevious, named Henry Marshman (9) and John Thomas (7), on the 12th ult decided to have a little joke, re- gardless of expense, on much the same lines as those pursued by the bucks and dickies ef 50 years ago, who revelled in wrenching knockers and smashing policemen's tall hats. These young- sters decided to each smash the windows of a street lamp, and did so.—The Surveyor to the local District Council, said the damage done was 2s 3d, and that the amount the Council spent yearly in that way was about 95.-The Bench very severely rebuked the boys, and fined Marshman 2s 6d for breaking the lamps, and 7s 6d for breaking the law, and the other boy 5s for doing both. QUIKTiriG DOWN. The unmuzzled-dog charges are becoming less and less, though only gradually so, and not as d. the quotations on the Stock Exchange. Fines of 5s were paid by many people, respectable and otherwise, for neglecting to observe the law re dogs. These are they :-George Lloyd, Fred Bracey, George Wynn, John Pearce, Thomas Wir. Thomas, and Partridge. An old gent named Wm Wilcock gave his dog a run on the sands by the sea, and also gave him a swim. He did not think he was doing any harm, and would not do it again. He was cautioned, but George Williams was fined 10s, it being his second offence in this respect. MORE MINOR OFFENCES. Thomas Barris, on the 22nd of last month, sold coke in Jewel-street without a name on his cart, and was mulcted in 2s 6d, as was George Harry for the same offenoo.-A little pig, abhorred of Jews, went out on the highway at Llancarfan on the 14th ult., and the owner, Watkin Lewis, was fined 2s 6d. Quite another kind of minor offence was that committed by Thomas Rosser, whose energetic chimney cost him Is. THE STRANGE WOMAN." A warrant was issued for the arrest of Annie Piddell, a notorious local person, whose appearance at the court creates no surprise. The charge against Piddell was that she kept a brothel at 35, Daniel-street, Cadoxton, which charge Police- constable Hawkins will be called upon to prove when she makes her appearance. THE DISGUSTING PEOPLE. Persons who by their deeds done in the flesh which, unfortunately for them, have been discovered by the police, and who may be said to belong to that class of people which is no class at all, were pretty numerous. A warrant was issued for the appearauce of Richard Greig for committing a nuisance, and Thomas Laskin was fined 7s 6d for the same offence.-The (irunk and disorderly people were many, and Elizabeth Williams, who now made her 39th appearance, was dispatched to the tront for a month. Fines of 5s were meted out to William Austin, Thomas Evans, Martha Evans, Elisha Waite, Charles Knight, and Frank Miller. A 7s 6d fine was imposed on Joseph Robertson, John Leyshon, T. Barker, Thomas Roath, Henry Hayes, Herman Ticeler, John Johnson, Samuel Samuelson, and John Long, and 10s on Charles Harris. Warrants were sent out for the appear- ance of Elizabeth Pritchard, Wilcox, and Charles Ciisp. MONDAY. Before Mr J. S. BATCHELOR and Major-General LEE. EXEMPTION PLEA. Geo. Alfred Samuel Booker, a gentleman who haq ahown, his appreciation of his parents de- cio^atiug him with a long name by calling bis first offspring merely: Alfred, applied to the magistrates for an order exempting him from com- t pliance with the law in respect to vaccination. General Lee remarked, as a kind of damper to Mr Booker's theory that vaccination was harmful, that lately 300 or 400 cases of small-pox had occurred as the result of people having a conscience. Mr Booker, however, persisted, and trotted out the fact that his wife had never been vaccinated, and that many of his relatives in Hull had escaped the one-time common disfigurement, although they had never undergone the operation. Application granted. WORKMEN'S CLAIMS. Five working men, named Richard Burnett, William Henry Lucas, John Brown, Robert Bowen, and Phillip Ttigg, all of Barry Dock, sought to recover, five separate sums as wages, which totalled 11 I up to f.10 9a 9id, from their whilom employers, Cox and Lewis, contractors, 83, Stacey-road, Barry IDock. Mr Alfred Jackson appeared for complainants, and said that the employers had agreed to pay the men at the end of the week.— Judgment accordingly. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. The general average of school attendances in Wales is not so good as in England, and with the purpose of making matters more brisk all round Mr Seig, the officer of the School board, who looks after truant children, prosecuted several parents for negligence to their children's welfare. The first case was that against Wm Protheroe, a labourer, whose boy Richard was now sent te Dinas Powis Industrial School for twelve months. Protheroe had two boys in the Industrial School at the present time.—The case against James Tallboy was adjourned for a week in order to enable the indignant parent to get a medical certificate.- Orders to attend one of the several schools in the district were made on Wm Richards, Henry Lyles, Charles Bateman, William Evans, and Jno Wilson, and John Kilminster aLd Charles Webb were fined 5s each.—A bad case was that of Humphrey Harris, who was fined in respect of his children James George and Elizabeth, 5s each, aud orders were made for Joseph and Howell to attend Cadoxton School. NEARING THE END. The votaries of the muzzling order-which ought to be the subject of a grand epic-are few, and even the magistrates are not giving out fined 5s in such a cruelly gloating tone as they did some weeks back. Mrs Mary Silverthorne, who ap- peared with a minute doggie in her arms, is a lady who roused a gleam of pity in the savage breast. Police-sergeant Abrahams told a sad story. The other day he saw the doggie nestling lovingly in the lady's lap, where it bad taken refuge. It had no muzzle on. He interrogated the lady, took her name and address, and doubtless, with the best intention, generally terrified the lady, as well as the dog.—Mrs Silverthorne now said that she was taking the dog to Cardiff, and thought that if she kept it under eontrol she was following the in- structions of the Board of Agriculture. Taking this and many other things into question, the case was dismissed.—Mr Thomas Foley also told a piteous tale, and swore that the dog was not in the street, but in the garden. His case was adjourned. More outrageous, however, was the conduct of the following :-Thomas Edwards, Phillip Phillips, and George Rosser, who were fined 58 each; Ben Hoddinott, 7s 6d and John Morgan, third offence, 10s. THE COMING MAN. A boy named John Garrett was charged with cruelly ill-treating a donkey by btating the same with a stick on the 13th ult in Court-road.—Police- constable Welsby having proved the charge, the magistrate rebuked the boy, lectured him, and inilicted a fine of 5s. OUR FALLEN NATURE. Although the magistrates did not make the above remark, they, no doubt, thought much of the im- perfections of the human race, and especially the civilised portion, as represented by the few units who lowered their heads in consuming shame at the thought of having uttered words which should not have been spoken, or of having drunken too freely of the flowing bowl. Wm Dobbin is a yonng man who is a decorator by trade, and on the 25th ult he so ornamented his language as to become answerable to the law for the subjection of obscene persons. William's language made free of various portions of the divine anatomy of man, and he was consequently fined 10s.—The drunks were, as usual, those people who could not resist the temptation, even if they would. The magistrates early recognise these characters. Joseph Hicks, Mary Ann Found, who having lost a purse containing f4 16s 6ri, said she was merely excited, Catherine Morgan, Michael O'Neil, John Jackson, Patrick Mahoney, James Hughes, and John Smith, labourer, Maesycwm- street, were each fined 5s. James McCarthy declared in stentorian tones not guilty to the charge alleged to have been committed at the Royal public-'ouse on the 25th ult. James is an Irishman, and fought with another Irishman named Michael O'Neil, He strenuously denied being drunk, and against Police-constable Mendus' evidence brought that of a small boy named Wm Smith, who judged defendant had not had more than three pints, and a female witness, who shall be nameless. Having heard matters fully the Bench cautioned and then dismisaod the man.— A man who had fought more wisely-namely, against the savage Zulu-next answered the charge. The man's name was John Wheeler, and tenderly referred to the fact that his cranium had been trepanned,, and that he could not stand more than half a glass of strong drink. The Bench dismissed the case.-William Llewellyn, who also claimed to have been at one time a soldier of the gallant 24th, disbehaved himself very grossly while drunk on the 9th ult., and, furthermore, assaulted Police-constable Thomas. He was now fined 10s. —A case which aroused magisterial pity was that in which Elizabeth Pritchard, of fairly respectable appearance, surrendered on a warrant.—Bench Is it any good letting you off this time ?—Penitent: Yes, air.-Bench How long will you keep away from the drink ? Are you strong enough te do that ? Yes, iiir.-Bench You ought to be too proud to come here. Sign the pledge. You are cautioned and dismissed.—Jane Jones, though a woman who shid tears, is a much older offender, and was sent down for 14 days.-Fines of 78 6d were inflicted on John Marshall and Patrick Si nnebt, and Ka Od on Alex. Barry, of Penarth.




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