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Ammanford Police Court.


Ammanford Police Court. Monday, December 30th.-Before Nft. H Herbert, Brynmarlais (in the chair) Mr. Wm. Williams, Penygroes; and Mr. Jno. Lewis, Bryn-Rhug. BREACH OF CONTRACT. The cases brought by the Rhosamman Col- liery Co., Brynamman, and the Blaina Col- liery Co. against several workmen for breach of contract were adjourned for fourteen days. TRANSFER OF LICENCES. Mr. Samuel Griffith, solicitor. Amman- ford, appeared on behalf of Mrs. Thomas, Goiden Grove Arms, Llandebie, and applied for a transfer of licence in respect of the hotel. Mr. Griffith described the circumstances of the case, and said that Mrs. Thomas was the beneficial owner of the property. The estate of the late Mr. Thomas was being proved, and probate had not been received. How- ever, there would be no difficulty about that The probate would be produced for the in- spection of the magistrates after it was obtained. The usual notices had been served, The Bench granted the application on the understanding that the probate would be pro- duced. The magistrates also granted the transfer of the licence of the Salutation Inn, Garnant, to Mrs. Gertrude Hughes, formerly of Llan- ellv. I AFFILIATION. Annie Price, of Garnant Road, Garnant, summoned Harding Bartlett, also of Garnant, in respect of her illegitimate child. Mr. T. R. Ludford, solicitor, Llanelly, appeared for complainant. The defendant did not appear, and was not represented. P.S. Richards, Garnant, proved service of summons. After hearing the evidence, the Bench made an er of 5s. a week until the child attained the age of f4. The usual expenses and advocate's fee of £1 Is. were allowed. Annie Morgan (16), residing at Gwylfa, Llandebie, summoned Oswald _Mayberry, of Radium House, Llandebie, to shew cause, &c. Complainant was represented by Mr. S. Griffith, solicitor, Ammanford, and Mr. L. M. Thomas, solicitor; Aberavon, appeared for the defendant. The case lasted several hours, and even- tually the Bench made an order that defen- dant should contribute 5s. a week in respect of the child until it attained 14 years of age, and the usual expenses were allowed, to- gether with advocate's fee (£1 Is.). DESERTION. I Mrs. Rees, of Glasfryn, Llandebie, sum- moned her husband, D. Henry Rees, for desertion. Mr. Samuel Griffith, solicitor, Amman- ford, appeared for the complainant, and the defendant was not present in Court. Mr. Hugh Williams, solicitor, Llandilo, was n- structed by Mr. A. Rees, of Llandebie- defendant's brother. Mr. Griffith said that the parties had been married 31 years, and were residents of Llan- debie. During their married life, discord had arisen owing to the intemperate habits of the husband. The defendant had been an inmate of Carmarthen Asylum some years ago, his condition being then attributed to his drinking habits. Since then he had been in good health, and was earning money. This was not the first time he had deserted his wife. About nine years ago he deserted her for 3 2 years, and had not contributed a single penny towards her maintenance. Defendant, about three weeks ago, had prevented the com- plainant from entering the house. P.S. Morgans was called in, and defendant was put to bed. Complainant bore out her advocate' s state- ment, and said that defendant had jumped out of the bedroom window, and had told her that he could not say how she was going to be maintained. Defendant had left her. Miss Muriel Rees, an adopted daughter of the parties, also gave evidence. P.S. Morgans, of Llandebie, said he was called in by Mrs. Rees on the 30th of November. Her statement was true. Defen- dant was of intemperate habits. Mr. Hugh Williams said that defendant was under the impression that he would be taken to Carmarthen again. The Bench made an order of 17s. 6d. per week, and hoped that matters would improve between the parties. The Bench aljowed half-a-guinea advo- cate's fee. I CONSTABLE SWORN IN. I P.C. Higgins, who was formerly stationed at Llandebie, was sworn in at the Court. He has been serving in the Army in France for several years, and was wounded whilst on active service. P.C. Higgins was promoted Sergeant-Instructor whilst in the Army, and was attached to the Welsh Guards. The Chairman remarked that they were all very glad to see him back and looking so well after being in the Army.


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