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BRIDGEND POLICE COURT.

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I DOGGED MAN FROM BRYNMENYN.

CAERAU BUILDER'S MORTAR DEVICES.

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CAERAU BUILDER'S MORTAR DEVICES. On Saturday at Bridgend—before Alderman Wm. Llewellyn (chairman) and other Magis- trates—W. Goodwin Jones, builder, Cymmer Road, Caerau, was charged that in erecting cer- tain buildings in a street at Newtown, Maesteg, he did not cause the same to be enclosed with walls constructed of stone solidly put together with good mortar compounded of good lime and clean sharp sand or other suitable material.— Proceedings were taken under the Public Health Act at the instance of Maesteg Urban District Council, whose clerk (Alderman E. E. Davies) conducted the prosecution. Mr. Harry Lewis (Messrs. Lewis and Llewellyn, Bridgend) defended.—In opening, Alderman Davies said this was a prosecution by Maesteg District Council against defendant for offences under Bye-Laws 11 and 12, relating to new streets and buildings. The Council regarded the case as a very serious one. Unfortunately, the present was not the first time they had been compelled to bring similar proceedings against the defen- dant. In addition, he had been repeatedly warned. Apparentiy, however, he took no no- tice either of warnings or of proceedings, but persisted in this irregular practice. The advo- cate here produced samples of the mortar in question, taken by the surveyor (Hr. S. J. Har- pur) from defendant's mortar mill, which was conveniently situated nea r the refuse tip. Knowi that it was obviously wrong to use that material for the purpose, he always kept near the mortar mill a heap of.proper clinker, which never got less and was there for show purposes only, all the material being taken from the tip. When the surveyor inspected the mortar mill, there was only house refuse to be seen, though when he returned the refuse was covered by clinker.—Mr. Harry Lewis objected. —Alderman Davies: I want to show it was a continuous offence, and that defendant resorted to these devices.—Mr. Harpur was called, and in evidence bore out the opening statement in detail.—Defendant now said he put the best material he could into his buildings.—A convic- tion for a simiiar offence was put in, and the Magistrates inflicted a fined of .£5, and costs- in all £6 12s. 9d.

PONTYCYMMER. I

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IOGMORE VALIAN'S FINE RECORD.

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BLAENGARW. I

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I MAESTEG.

CAERAU.

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