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LLANFIHANGEL TALYLLYN.

PETERSTONE BATHING FATALITY

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CRICKHOWELL GROCER'S ACT OF CHARITY. I Rewarded witb a Summons to Merthyr Police Court. Cases of considerable interest to farmers and i motorists in Breconshire came before the Merthyr Stipendiary on Tuesday. Gomer Morgan, grocer, Carmarthen Stores. Crickhowell, pleaded not guilty to using petrol or petrol substitute contrary to the Motor Spirit Order. The Chief Constable of Merthyr spoke to seeing the defendant with a lady and two 'children seated in a motor car which had been constructed for trade purposes. In the car were four boxes containing empty carbide tins and defendant explained to him that he-had come to Merthyr to meet a man named Horton to whom he hoped to sell the tins, etc. He added that he had picked up the passengers out of pity on the mountain side. & Mr T. Vaughau, Crickhowell, who defended, called defendant, who stated that he was canteen contractor to the German Prisoners of War Camp at Crickhowell, which was eleven miles from the nearest railway station. The car was used solely for the conveyance of goods and on the day he was stopped he was at Merthyr trying to dispose of 150 meat and fish barrels which he had received from the Commandant of the Camp, business which was transacted in the presence of the Chief Constable. Mr Vaughan dealt with the object of the visit to Merthvr and explained that at Brvilmawr defendant picked up eight cwts. of potatoes which he had purchased for his busi- ness. He picked up the woman and her children (who had lost a train and wanted to get' to Pontyridd) as an act of Chritian charity and he got nothing for doing it except the summons. (Laughter). The Stipendiary said the Bench had not the least doubt that the car was a business car and that defendant came to 1Ierthvr that day on business. The Magistrates were inclined to accept the statement that he got nothing for his act of kindness to the passengers, but they were not prepared always to accept the unsup- ported statements of owners or drivers of cars because it would open the door very wide to serious evasions of the Order. The case was dismissed on payment of costs. 0s. Daniel Williams, John Davies and Harry Hare were similarly summoned in respect of an offence alleged to have been committed on Sunday. June 30thv and pleaded not guilty through their advocate. Mr J. Bryant. Williams stated that he went to Penderyn with the objector purchasing 00 breeding ewes, but failed to get them. Mr Bryant Most of the sheep in the Vale of Glamorgan are purchased from Brecrtnshire ? —Yes. Witness added that he hired the car, the property of the defendant Davies. to whom Hare had acted as chauffeur. Other evidence was given to the effect that the defendants returned from Penderyn via Cwmtaff, Cefn Coed and Merthyr. Davies asserting that he was under the impression that that was the nearest way. Mrs Williams accompanied them in the car. Mr Bryant submitted that what had been adduced in evidence proved that the affair was a business transaction, done in all sincerity and honesty. The Stipendiary held that the journey was nothing more or less than a joy ride and fined Davies and Williams £ 10 each. The summons against Hare was dismissed, the Bench being satisfied that he acted in good faith.

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BEULAH.

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