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BRIDGEND POLICE COURT. Saturday.—Before Alderman W. Llewe-Hjr* (chairman). Dr. E. J. Parry, M(*». E. F. Lynch Blouse, Howoli Williams. J. CaanWf, W. J. Lewi*. G. Harris, J. P. Gi»b*». T. K. Hopkins, and W. J. Grirlin. CAERAC DROTREHS DEFAULT. Thomas Pmkhara, lo Albert-street. Caeraw, was summoned in respect of the maintenance of his parent. Relieving Officer Evans said an order was made upon defendant in January to oontri- bute the sum of 2s. (5d. per week in respect of his parent, hut he had fallen in arrears to the amount of £2 10s. There was D3 reason why he should not pay the amount. Defendant did not appear, and was sen- tenced to a month's imprisonment, suspended a fortnight to enable him to pay. Fred Pinkham. 15 Albert-street. Caera*. was similarly summoned, the arrears being jEf 10s. on a like erdcr. Relieving Officer Ersns stated defendant wus earning ;3!). (jd. per week, antt was a single maI. Defendant did. not appear, but wrote ask- ing for a chance. He had been out of work, and was now paying off arrears for food. Relieving Officer Evans said defeadant was a kind of man who was continually moving about, and would not pay. Sent-eneed to a month's imprisonment, sus- pended a fortnight. MAESTEG COLLIER'S FATHER. David Griffiths, collier. 27 Union-street, ] Maesteg, was summoned for failing to main- tain his father, John Griffiths, who had be- come chargeable to the common fund of tho L'aion. Relieving Officer David stated that defen- dant's father became chargeable on Novem- her 25th. and defendant agreed to contribute 2s. per week. He had not, however, paid any money for three months. Witness was unable to prove his earnings, because the man did Iothing but loaf about. The Guardians asked the Bench to make an order for 3s. per week. The man was a collier when he did work. An order was made for the payment of 3s. per week. LEFT HIS WIFE AND CHILI. I 1IAESTEG COLLIER CHARGES. William Henry Howells, collier, Maesteg. was charged with running away aad leaving hia wifo Emily and one child to become chargeable to the common fund. Relieving Officer David deposed that defen- dant's wife and child became chargeable ww June 18th, prior to which defendant had drawn his earnings and run away. They had heard nothing from him until the warrant was iued. The wife and child were now at home with the wife's parents, whers they lived before defendant ran away. Defendant, in reply to the Chairman, said he was willing to make a home for his wife. The case was adjourned for a fortnight to enable defendant to fulfil his promise. A DETERMINED MOTHER. CHILD'S VACCINATION. Thomas Griffiths, collier, New Houses, Near Cemetery, Pontycymmer. w as summoned far not having his child vaccinated. Relieving Officer Evans said the child was born in July last year. Vaccination was offered in December and January, and re- fused each time. Defendant's wife told him he would not have the child vaccinated by anybody on any account. An order was made that the child should be vaccinated. TRANSFERS. The following transfers of licenses were granted: — The Clarence Hotel, Maesteg, from Morgan Daniel Thomas to William Davies; Queen's Hotel. Porthcawl. from Jehs Charles Picton Samson to Robert Owen Griffiths; Star, Aberkenfig, from William I Bowen to Edward Da vies: The Lamb, Brid- end, from Joseph John Thomas to David E. Richards: Railway Inn. Bridgend. from Jas. William Telling to William Walter Phillips: Ogmore Junction Hotel from Albert Henry Jenkins. executor of the late Hopkin Jenkins, to Mr. Grant. Mr. Pilgrim Morris appeared for the appli- cant in respect of the Queen's Hotel, Porth- cawl, and Mr. D. Llewellyn for the Star. Aberkenfig. OVERSEERS OBJECT. An application for the transfer of the license of the Marine Hotel. Southerndown, from Thomas Davies to John Francis Powell was made by Mr. H. J. Randall. Mr. Alexander Smith, on behalf of the overseers, objected, as the poor rate had not been paid. Mr. Randall drew the attention of the Jus- tices to the clause in Section 1 of the 1904 Act relating to the powers governing the granting of licenses. It there stated that power to refuse the renewal of an existing on license could only be exercised on the ground of the improper construction of the premises or the unfitness of the applicant. The Chairman said the magistrates had de- cided to take no notice of the objection. They granted the license. CLAIM FOR WAGES. The Cardiff and District Collieries Co.. Nantymoel, were summoned by about 142 col- liers employed at their Tynywaun Colliery, for wages to the total amount of £M2 15s. 6d. Mr. A. T. James (Messrs. Morgan, Bruce, and I Nicholas, Pontypridd) appeared for the men, and Mr. Brace, the manager of the colliery, watched the proceedings on behalf of the de- fendants. Mr. James stated that the amounts claimed, with a few exceptions, were agreed upon. Defendants admitted liability, but as the money was not forthcoming it was neces- sary that the magistrates should make an order for payment. Mr. Brace having raised no objection, the Bench made the necessary order for payment, with costs. The Chairman: I hope the men will get their money. Mr. James: Thank you, sir. ASSAULT IN A TRAIN. TVilliam Morris, rider, 16 Ivor-street, Maes- teg, summoned Evan Richards, mason, Nant- yffyllon, for an assault. Complainant said he was coming home by train from Porthcawl the previous Sunday evening, and got into a compartment where defendant and several others were. He had a few words with defendant, who struck him, blackening both his eyes. P.S. Evans, Maesteg, said he assisted the prosecutor home from the train at Maesteg. He was in a very bad state of collapse, and II had to be practically carried home. His face was badly marked, and both his eyes were black. Witness told the Bench that defend- ant was a real blackguard, and was not at all particular who he struck. Dr. Bell Thomas said he saw the complain- ant at his house the previous Sunday night. He was under the influence of alcohol and in a very battered condition. He could not open his eyes and hardly his mouth. All the injuries were confined to the face. Complain- ant complained of being kicked, but witness could find no marks. Defendant said the prosecutor, when get- ting into the train at Porthcawl, tripped over a little boy's feet, whereupon he (defendant) asked him not to do that. Prosecutor re- plied that he would do the same to him, and struck him. Defendant then defended him- self and struck the prosecutor. The Chairman said that probably defen- dant had some provocation for what he did, but still he should have reported the matter, and not struck Morris. He would be fined I JE1. AFFILIATION ORDER. George Jenkins. banksman. Rose Tree Cot- tage, Bryneethin, was summoned by Annie Maria Lewis, domestic servant, of 18 Dinam- street. Nantymoel. to show cause, etc. Mr. D. Llewellvn was for the complainant, and Alderman T. J. Hughes defended. Defendant denied the paternity, but he was ordered to pay 3s. Cd. per week, and the costs, amounting to 19s. Gel. AN ASSURANCE POLICY. MAESTEG WOMAN' S CLAIM. Elizabeth Mills. Nantyerywyd House. Maesteg, claimed from the Royal London Friendly Society £8 8s. under a, policy of as- surance dated April. 1908, on the life of Jane Lambert. Alderman T. J. Hughes was for the Society, and Mr. Evan E. Davies ap- peared for plaintiff. The Magistrates gave judgment for the Society. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CASES. The following were fined for not sending their children to school: — Gilfach Goch.—Rees Edwards. 22 Abercer- dyn-road, Francis Cadman, 19 Aberoer- (tyn-rod, ro.: Richard Henry Blight, 15 j Mads teg-row, ;W.; Ann JOJt86. 10 Pritel-iard- ,rakvr, --T,Il tin m Dibble, 5 AI;dr-' terra<*», os. Mary .in* Hopki9 Albert- street, 5s. C hurlos Lovcday, o Alexandra- road, "s. Thomas, 2 Cummer-road, oo. Thomas Morgan, 34 Golli-street, 5s. Nantyffyilon. — David Jenxin-j, 53 Toitna- road, 10s. Thomas Jones, 73 Tonna-road, 5s. William Roberts, 45 Tonna-road, 5s. Phoebe Pyko, basement 48 Tonna-road, 5s. William Tydball, 25 Duffryn-road. 5s. Francis Price, 20 Barnardo-street, 5s. David Jones, 4 Siloh-cottage, 5a. George 33 Hearts* of ihk Cottages, 5s. Llangvnwvd.—Richard Major, White Hart, Lla ngynwyd, 5s. Pontrhydycvff.—James Hughes. 1 Greea- field-terrace, 5s. Ernest. Baden Powell Grist, son of William I Henry Grist, 34 Pieton-street, tvenfig Hill, was ordered to a truant school till he reaches the aire of 14. MISCELLANEOUS. For being drunk and disorderly. James Carder, bricklayer, Bridgend, was lined 20s. Other fines were:—George Barker, labourer, Ogmore Valo, 20s. James Thomas, labourer, BettArs, 15s. Ernest Pearson, collier, Aber- kenfig. 15s. The use of indecent language led to the fol- lowing being fin^l:—James Jones, collier, Nantymoel, 15s. Edward Job a Jones, collier, Pricetown, 20s. James Watts, labourer, Og- more Vde, 15s, William Hughes, haulier, Ogmore Yale, 15s. Philip Peregrine, haulier, Maesteg, 15s. Patrick O'Keefe, labouror, Maesteg, 15s. James Toomey. collier, Caerau, 15s. For obstructing the highway by fighting, Caerau, 15s. For obstructing the highway by fighting, Daniel Connelly, collier. Pontycymmer. was lined 20s., and Richard Tilley, haulier, Pont- ycymmer, 15s. Keeping dogs without licenses led to the following being fined: — William Brooks, collier, Ogmore Vale, 5s. William Williams, farmer, Nantymoel, 5s. A fine of 2s. Gd. was imposed upon Ernest Coatee, labourer. Garth, for not having a dog under control. Morgan Thomas, farmer, Marcross, for al- lowing animals to stray on the highway was iined 10s. For allowing a carcase to remain uuburied. Frederick John, farmer. Blackmill, was fined 19s. Will iam Rose, labourer, Llandow, had to pay 5s. for carrying a gua without a license. Monday.—Before Mr. Oliver Sheppard (in chair) and Mr. G. Harris. • WENT A BIT WILD.' YOUTH'S FOOLISHNESS. Reginald Mills, watchmaker, Maesteg, was charged with stealing an inkstand valued JM 10s., the property of Charles Lewis, 27 Harvey-street, Maesteg. on 17th June. Mrs. Lewis said defendant came to her house nine weeks ago with a young woman, who, he said, was his wife. They took apart- ments. The inkstand was in a room they occupied, but la-it Aveek defendant left, and took it with hiE. Inspector Sansome said prisoner was ar- rested and cautionod. It was explained to him that the inkstand had been recovered from the landlord of a public-house at Xant- yf ylio u. Defendant replied that he had no intention of stealing it. He was hard up. and wanted to get a loan. Defendant's father said he had only heard that morning that his son was arrested, and immediately came from Neath. His son was twenty years of age. Three months ago ho turned out a bit wild. and ran away from home with a girl. If he had been inclined to be dishonest lie could have taken plenty of money from home, but he did not. The Chairman said he was sorry to see a respectable fellow brought before them on a charge of that kind. After at they had heard, however, they would bind him over to be of good behaviour for six months, and hoped it would be a lesson to him. Defendant: It will, sir. COAL STEALING. William John Morris. 94 Tonna-road, Nant- yffyllon, was charged with stealing coal, the property of Messrs. North's, at Nantyffvllon. P.C. J. R. Jones gave evident, and defen- dant was fined 10s. CAERAU LADS SUMMONED. William Evans, 2 Albert-street, Caerau, and Benjamin Llewellyn, 2 Albert-street, Caerau, two small boys, were charged with a similar offence. P.C. Jones said he saw the two defendants on a truck at North's Caerau siding taking coal. Defendants' parents said they sent the boys for coke. P.C'. Jones said Mrs. Llewellyn was in re- ceipt of parish relief, and in very poor cir- cumstances. but Mrs. Evans sent thu boy for coal and sold it. Evans was bound over, and ordered to pay the costs. LleAvellyn was also bound over, but the costs were remitted. MISCHIEVOUS CAERAU BOYS. Edward Oatlev (aged 16), Benjamin Davies (15), Ben jamin Phillips (15), Evelyn Jenkins (12), EdAvard Jones (12), and John Henry Rogers, all of Caerau, were summoned for doing wilful damage to the value of 5s. to a quantity of timber, the property of Messrs. North's, Nantyffyllon. P.C. J. R. Jones%tated a length of timber 14ft. long was broken and put on a fire. Jenkins also broke up a wooden tram, and used that for fuel. Oatley and Phillips, who had been before the Magistrates on a previous occasion, were fined 10s. E. Davies was nned 5s.; and the other defendants were bound over.

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