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RUM UNDER BED. I WHAT THE POLICE FOUND IN A CWMGORSE HUT. At Pontardawe Police Court oft Friday, before Mr. G. Strick and others, a wMfttv named Emma Jennings, occupier or a hut at Cwmgorse I'arii, was summoned for selling intoxica-ting liquor witiiout a license on Sunday, Decembef 6th. Sergt. Shillum said he kept observation on the premises between .5 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. in company with Jones liiryn- cjiunanj. Thomas (Cwmgorse), and D. _e3. \v itaesd and Davies eoneealeoei, themselves behind a hedge, whilst Jones and 'Jihomas concealed themselves under the hut. They saw eight men enter the promises and bix leaving, three of whom were drunk. At 7.30 p.m. witness and the other policemen entered the hut. They found Mrs. Jennings sitting by the fire in the kitchen. When told that the premises were to be searched, defendant said, All fergeant." There were six men in iht. mom at the tine, tv having pint1 measures full of beei. Wi< ness searched I the house, and found one IS gallon ca^k untapped, and another nearly empty, 24 pint measures, a quart wiiisky, and one quart bottle empty, There were other bottles about. Under the defendant's bed witness found a half- j gallon jar containing rum. When asked how she accounted for the in: oxicants being thci she said, I buy them for my own lise." Witness said he was going to wize the spirits, and the defendant, in reply, said, Don't take it all. Leave us adrüp." (Laughter ) She also said she was using the glasti measures its jam pots. P.C. Jones corroborated, and said he fiaw Mrs. Jennings drawing beer 16 times. After each occa.sion she proceeded to her hcdrroom tv count the change, and wit, .;$* j could hear the money raTtiing. Defendant made a long story, in tne course of which she said that sLI1 was only -trotting ready for Christina when she! expected a big family to l>e home. Hhe was also providing for the lodgers, to whom she had promised a drop oi rum .n their tea f^mstmas morning. The two ft J.liamses uaHed by de-i fendant, but they declined to give evi-! <ience in her favour. » Charles fZOvel, John Scbttr George Kicketts, and Wm. Knight, the four lodgers, sr..id they were paying to ue eiiii- I ant 14s. per week for room and board and beer. The1" were allowed two pints daily: j The Chairman said the magistrates had 1 Ho doubt that defendant was g-,i-,It-y. waa liable to a penalty of £ 50, but a was the tirst oih-nee, she would only be fined £ 10 and costs or imprisonment. Defendant: Will you give me time to find the money ? Chairman: You will have to find tie j money 01', go down. Wm. Williams, Jas. Williams, George i Eicketts, Charles Revel, John Seott. and Wm. Knight were fined £1 each inc' sive for aiding and abetting. ——————————

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