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BEFORE THE BENCH MONDAY'S POLICE-COURT PRO- CEEDINGS. DRIVING WITHOUT LIGHTS. After a string of applications had been dis- posed of by the presiding justices, Messrs W. H.. Lewis and John Lowdon, the first two offenders dealt with were summoned for driving vehicles on the highway without having proper lights attached. The two, who were named respectively Frank Lowe and Walter Roberts, were each fined 58 including costs. i I NOT UNDER CONTROL. Wm Petty, a young haulier, was summoned for leaving his horse and trolley unattended in Cardiff-road on the 12th September. Defendant said he left a woman to keep her eye on the animal, but as the "eye" could not restrain the animal should he evince a desire to run away, a fine of 2s 6d was imposed. DISORDERLIES. A warrant was issued for the appearance of Henry Shiel for disorderly conduct, while John Pook, proved to have been guilty of similar conduet in Barry streets, was fined 5s. REPREHENSIBLE PRACTICE. Three youths were summoned for disorderly conduct. The form of disorder in this case proved to be throwing stones at the English Baptist Chapel at a time when religious service was going on inside. Police-constable Price proved the offence, and Thomas Edgar, the only one to appear, was fined 2s 6d, a warrant being ifsned for the appearance of the other two, who were named respectively William Brownhill and Alexander Paterso i. HORSE STRAYING. For this offence Thomas Lovery was fined 2s 6d including costs. THE DRUNKS AND DISORDERLIES. The "soakers" dealt with included William Hartry, who, for an offence in January last, felt the long arm of the law, and was ordered to pay Ts 6d. John White, who was absent, had .deposited 5s as bail, and this he was ordered to forfeit. John Bentley, by the aid of a crutch, ambled into the dock, and confronted the testimony of Police-constable McGovern as to his impertinent and drunken conduct in Holton-road on Satur- day night with a remark that "shurely two glasses of beer wouldn't make a man dbrunk, your worskhip." He had to be conveyed to the Police-station in a cart. A fine of 5s was imposed. Frank Andrews, a labourer, for being guilty of drunkenness, shouting, and kicking at doors at midnight on Saturday was fined 7s 6d. Jllizabeth Clarey, a Cardiff woman. who only stepped out of the Barry train in the afternoon, was found drunk in Court-road within a couple of hours afterwards. She was now fined 5s. David James Deere and Charles Collins, labourers, were also fiued a crown each. Annie O'Connor appeared to answer two charges, in addition to her 17 previous convic- tions, fur drunkenness and disorderly conduct. The offences were committed on the 19th Augmt and the 20th September respectively, at Cadoxton. She was sent to prison for 14 days with hard labour. Charles Williams, a labourer, pleaded guilty to an offence recently committed, and was fined os, while Edward Jenkins, for being found in a drunken state in Harbour-road, Barry, was fined 5s. WAITING FOR THE DAWN. Daniel McCohen and John Kennedy were brought up charged with "sleeping out." They were found by Police-constable Lewis sleeping in Pencoedtre fields. Kennedy ex- plained that he slept there in order to be ready at daylight to go picking blackberries and mushrooms. He could not be regarded as destitute," for he bad a supply of tea, coffee, milk, bread, and meat for a morning meal. They were discharged.

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