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I Election Addresses. I

Parliamentary Election, 1918


Ammanford Police Court j


Ammanford Police Court j Monday, December 9th.—Before Lieut.- Col. W. N. Jones, Dyffryn (in the chair) Mr. W. J. Williams, Brynamman and Mr. Toai Morris, Garnant. VEHICLES WITHOUT LIGHTS. I John Lewis, 4, Iscennen Road, Amman- ford; Wm. Williams, Margaret Street, Ammanford and Wm. Thomas, Cross Keys, Bettws, were summoned in respect of breaches of the Lighting Order. P.C. W. J. Thomas, Liandebie, proved the case. Defendants admitted the offences. It was stated that they had had a breakdown on the road, and that consequently they were not able to return before lighting-up time. The Chairman said that they should have provided for eventualities, and that they should be careful to make themselves ac- quainted with the lighting regulations. The three defendants were fined 10s. in each case. PEDLAR WITHOUT LICENCE. I P.S. J. Morgan, of Liandebie, summoned Bridget Birk, a travelling pedlar, with sell- In., without a licence on the 28th ult. Defendant admitted the offence, and said that she was too poor and could not afford to ootain a new licence. She was a widow, and her son was in the Army. She was alone and had no one to help her, P.S. Morgan stated that defendant was selling laces from door to door. She admit- ted being without a licence, and knew that she should have obtained one. After being charged, the defendant handed witness five shillings so that he might obtain a licence for her. The Bench imposed a fine of 6s. 6d. in- clusive. The defendant asked for time to pay, which was granted. RIDING ON TRAMS. I Ewart Lake, Henley Evans, Glyn Fowler, Peregrine, and D. J. George, all of Ammanford, were charged with riding on trams at the Ammanford Colliery. Mr. T. M. Evans, solicitor, Ammanford, who appeared for the Company, said that the men had been guilty of a serious offence. They were warned by notices, &c., not to ride on the trams, and the management had done everything possible to prevent the men from doing such a thing. The offence had been committed at a very dangerous spot. There was a very steep gradient at that par- ticular spot, and if anything had gone wrong, the result might have been very serious indeed. It only required the slightest -acci- dent for the journey to go out of control, and the risk of riding was greater because the trams were loaded. The Company did not wish to press the charge. They desired the Bench to take a lenient view of the case, as the men were all respectable persons. But, at the same time, the Company were bound to bring such a charge for the sake of them- selves as well as that of the men. If an offence like that occurred in the future, the Company would not be disposed to recom- mend that a lenient view be taken of the cases as they -ilad done in the past. Inspector Davies and P.S. Britten proved service of the summonses. The defendant D. J. George had written a letter to Mr. T. M. Evans admitting the offence, and stating that he would agree to the decision of the magistrates. He was sorry for having committed the offence, and premised in future to refrain from doing so. The Chairman said that they had con- sidered the cases, and in view of the expres- sions of Mr. T. M. 'Evans that they should take a lenient view of the cases, they had decided/to do so. Defendants were commit- ting a serious offence by riding on the trams, and were running a great risk. If any future caess would be heard of a like nature, tke magistrates would take a serious view of them. As the defendants were respectable men, the Bench would only impose a fine of 10s. each, inclusive of costs, and they would also have to pay advocate's fee. JUVENILE COURT. I James James, Edward Taylor, and David Thomas Lewis, three boys, aged 13, 11 and 8 respectively, from Brynamman, were jointly charged with larceny at the Midland Railway Station, Brynamman. Defendants admitted the offence. Mr. Thomas Thomas, stationmaster at the Midland Railway Station, Brynamman, gave evidence of finding tins in the sweetmeat machine at the above station on the 14th ult., and that 22 packets of chocolates, &c., were missing. The value of each packet was one penny, and the total value was Is. J Od. P.S. Richards gave evidence of having charged the boys with the offence, and it appears that the tins were originally obtained by cutting the bottoms of condensed milk tins which had been found in the river. After hearing the evidence, the Chairman pointed out that the children were making a bad start in life, and that they would only bring themselves into trouble if they continued with that practice. They were liable to be birched, and they were bringing disgrace upon their parents by their bad conduct. He hoped they would reform and be good boys, and thereby respect themselves and their parents. The magistrates had decided not to be unkind, and they would be dismissed on payment of costs, the parents to be bound over in the sum of £ 10 each to see that the children be of good behaviour for twelve months. P.S. Jones, of the Glamorgan Police Force, stationed at Garnswllt, was sworn in at the Court as constable to act for the county of Carmarthen.


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