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Share eoiiee Court. Wednesday.-—Before Mr. J. o. Marsh (in the chair), Mr. Edwin Foster, Col. Williams, r. r. Isaac George and Mr. Robert Johnson. Licensing. The full transfer of the licence oi the Crown and Sceptre Inn, Mardy, was granted to Charles Henry Perrett. The licence of the Llanioist Inn was transferred to Mrs. Prosser, whose husband has joined the colours. Thought Someone Else Would Do It. 'T1..L Israel Lewis, farmer, ot L^mwcnartii UATTCIJ was summoned for allowing the carcase of a sheep to remain unburied. Defendant s wife said her husband was unable to appear as he had so much work to do and could get no labour. P.C. Oliver said that on the Tuesday previous, from information received, he went to a field on the Graig Farm, Govilon, and saw the remains of a dead sheep, which the dogs had been tearing about. He asked defendant why he had not buried it, after being sent to on two or three occasions. He said he did not bury it because it was on another man's land and he thought he would bury it for him. Mrs. Lewis He has nad enough to do with the live ones, because it has been such bad weather. A fine of ios., including costs, was imposed. The EigfitJi Time. Caroline Prosser, of Pcnlaulas, was summoned -for allowing a pig to stray ou Sunday morning. P.C. Baker said that on Sunday morning he saw defendant's pig straying about the road, and he asked her how much longer she was going "to leave it there. She replied that she didn't know it was out and she would put it in at once. The Magistrates' Clerk How many times has she been up ? (Laughter). fo Supt. Davies This is the eighth time, and all for allowing animals to stray. Fined 10s., including costs. No Good at Accounts. ) Sarah Perkins, married woman, of Llantilio Pertholey, was summoned for embezzling the sum of i-i 15s. Sd., the property of W. J. Day, of Lower House Farm, Llantilio Perthcley, and also with falsifying a cash book. Mr. H. G. Lemmon, instructed by ).lr. C. C. Hey wood, appeared for defendant and pleaded not guilty. He said he would raise the point that defendant could not be considered as a servant. Prosecutor said that twelve months last February, as a result of an advertisement for a farm bailiff and wife, he appointed defendant and her husband. It was part of defendant's duties to look after the poultry and to dispose of the milk at the farm and account for the money. She had to keep a book. Mr. Lemmon You only engaged a bailiff ? Prosecutor I advertised for a man and wife, and the duties were explained to them. My wife also told Mrs. Perkins what she was to do when she came there. Mr. Lemmon Do you know whether either of them could read or write ?-I don't. Did you explain to them that their duties would involve the keeping of books ?—My wife did. Do you know whether Mrs. Perkins ever did keep these books ?—No, I believe she employed a little girl to keep them for her. Did not a man named Durham keep the books ?-I can't say. When did this trouble first come on ?—About three weeks or a month ago. The husband gave you notice about a fnrt. night ago ?—He told me that as there was this trouble he had better leave. And it was not until then that you issued the summons ?—I told him before that I thought she ought to be punished. Mrs. Day said that on the 3rd of February she showed defendant the book and how the milk was to be put down -ac-it day. She did not say she could not read or write. Witness used to go up once a week or fortnight to receive the money. Mr. Lemmon You don't know who made the entries in the book after ards ?—No. By the Clerk Three weeks ago there was no entry in the book showing that Mr. Goldfinch had been supplied with milk; By Mr. Lemmon The book only contained the names of regular customers. They had no casual customers. 1 They have been allowed" a pin: of milk per day f-Yes. f If the supply was short it would be possible *°r them to let someone else have their pint, and take the money for it ? 1 don't kr.ov.. Nothing Was arranged about that. The Magistrates' Clerk Only one material Question has been asked in tht; whole of your cross-examination yet. f Henry Goldfinch said he had been a customer for the Iower House mi!k, and his daughter, who ^-C c"ed it, had been given the monev to pay for it every weekend. t f ilia Goldfinch (11) said she had fetched milk ¿11l Lower House regularly since October last. She used to pay about is. Sd. per week, and she Save the money to Mrs. Perkins, except on one occasion when she gave it to the girl. Mr. Lemmon contended that defendant was net a servant and was not subject to dismissal "1(1 not essential to the contract with the husband. Neither husband or wife could read or write. They were quite illiterate and unable to keep books. The books had been kept by the cowman, and after that by two little girls. The evidence was so unsatisfactory that the Defendant should not be held guilty of the offence. George Perkins said he was engaged as a pleuohman and to do the work on the farm, and his wife v.-as to look after the poultry. His Wages were i ,er week, and he had a pint of milk per day and other allowances. Nothing was mentioned about milk going into the house or about milk selling and book-keeping. Mr. Day said that all the milk went away. Witness could not read or write, and neither, could his wife. The Magistrates' Clerk That may be n reason for a night school, but not iof taking other people's money. Witness said a man named Durham kept the books for a time. and then tney had to get a girl to do it. Nothing was said to him about book- -,e( (-)r ,lot keeping when he was engaged, or he would not have taken the job. Defendant said Mrs. Day did noU say any- thing about the milk, but she said the man Would tell her what she had to do. She found there were books to be kept, but she could not keep them. All the money she received she put in a drawer in the kitchen, and the drawer was not kept locked. Mrs. Day came to settle once a week or fortnight. Every ha'penny she re- ceived she put in the box. She had not taken a penny, but she had been forced to put her own money to it very often because Mrs. Day reckoned it wrong. She had to go without her pint of milk sometimes because there vas not enough. Clerk 1,?oti ',e l ay t'h t >: The Magistrates' Clcrk You tdl Mrs. nc 1 ?-o. c, 'ÀC ..c u' &neh??r" ? ? account with Mr. Cc?- By :Mr. I l:11l>lln.. '\11 1 fro? ? ??"' ? ? th money she received froln -Ilr- she nnt in the drawer WJth t? o?er 'n?e"" -? 1? ?——— wit I..e Benr.'h Con viet. 1 1 t' I iuSi^Str1^^1 a11,1 fclcJ „ BarougJi Licenses. I '"1' I I i :e I?ILI "rauSier )f the licence of the :1 and i..e iun iransicr of ?? 1-??. ,,f <he Hen and ?ic?.s was panted to Margaret Ann Williams, whose husband 's with the colo.mi. ?i A. M. Lunhfte m?? au application in respect of tHe licence of the Greyhound Hotd On the 5th April a protection order was granted to Mr. John Frederick Oaklev, the secretary of the company, and he now asked for the licence ^°n be transfe1Ted to Mrs- Ethel Maud Rev-olds. a<l f°r many ''? been ill the employ of :Mssrs. R. p. Cnl1ey. ?? ?PPLcation was granted. -ru following full transfers ?re also granted r Inn to J arnes Seaboume Coach and VH, orses, to ?omas Doman Rothesav" to -joi n Charles Sevan. William Pearce Davies anolied for the full transfer of the licence of the Guildhall, and Supt. Davies said he had refused to give information to the police as to the previous licenses which he had held, said they had been unable to make inquiries. 1 In reply to the Clerk, applicant said he ha t held the licenses 01 the Momu? Star, jAberdare, and the Salmons, Merthyr, but he had not had an\l the S mu. :0, He harlno con victiun a licence for some years. He had no conviction against him.. 8.pplicant Ser?t. Prosscr ?d ? l?a(l ?.t)rlican-c several times 2S to the Der o(i he ?lerth),r. and he would not give the ii;iormat!on. t 1- -),1 "'ft,- V't"t'i\. 0 The application was ad journed tor ?'ee?? to enable the police to make inquiries. Notwithstanding the Pulics. Oliver Tavlor, engine driver, oi Newport, was summoned for driving a traction engine without a licence or a permit, on the 3rd inst. De- fendant did not appear, but his employer, Benjamin Stanlev, contractor, oi Newport, was present. t P.C. Hamber said that at 11.40 a.m. on the 3rd he was on duty on the Monmouth-road, and noticed a traction engine drawing two trucks with a living-van behind. He stopped the driver and asked him to produce his licence or a permit. He replied that he had not got one, but he had a letter from his boss showing that the latter had applied for a licence at Carmarthen. His boss told him it would be all right to travel through the county, as he was going to Govern- ment work at Carmarthen. Thomas William Ablart, clerk in the agri- cultural department at the Monmouthshire County Council Offices at Newport, said he was returning home from business along the Caerleon road about 5.15 p.m. on the end of May, and he passed a traction engine with two large wagons and a living-van behind, just outside the New- port boundary. The name B. Stanley, New- port was on the wagon. Albert Davies, clerk in Mr. H. S. <bustard s office, said he attended to the granting of permits for traction engines and the issuing of licenses. On the 2nd of May Stanley came and applied for a permit for a traction engine, but as he had no original licence the application was refused. When witness declined to issue the permit Stanley said I shall go all the same." Witness said the police would stop him if he did, and he replied I shall go. notwithstanding the police." Stanley called again at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon and produced a telegram signed Nicholas," which he knew to be the name of the clerk to the Carmarthenshire County Council, to the effect that a licence was being forwarded. On the strength of that, witness issued a permit for the 3rd, but he gave him to understand that it would not clear him of any offence already committed. Benjamin Stanley said he considered he was justified in travelling, by reason of a paragraph in the letter of the clerk to the Carmarthenshire County Council. He had obtained permits from the Newport Borough Council, from the Brecon- shire County Council, and from other counties, without any trouble whatever and without producing a licence. This was a surprise sprung on him, and he thought the Monmouthshire County Council were splitting hairs. Defendant was fined 5s. for not having a licence and a similar sum for not having a permit. Hadn't Stamped the Cards. James Charles Gwatkin, retired painter and decorator, was summoned at the instance of the Board of Trade for several offences against the provisions with regard to unemployment in- surance. There were six summonses altogether, and these were for failing to deliver up the un- employment cards of John J, Perks and James Morris on leaving his employment and with failing to stamp the cards Defendant said the men were in his employ, but he did not know where the books were. He had left these matters in other people's hands and, unfortunately, he had had to suffer severely for it. Sir. H. G. Lemmon, who prosecuted, said that both kinds of offence were serious, as the with- holding of the card might prevent a man from obtaining other employment and the failure to stamp it might deprive him of the right to receive unemployment benefit, which he had had to contribute towards himself. Alfred James Hubbert, Board of Trade in- spector, said he called at defendant's premises on the 24th March and found books relating to Perks and Morris. They were not stamped for several weeks. He had had considerable trouble with Mr Gwatkin. He had visited him on four occasions, and on each occasion had given him an opportunity to put matters right. Mr. Lemmon said that in respect of Morris there were arrears of 3s. 4(i., and in respect of Perks arrears of 2s. od. In addition to a fine, defendant could be made to pay three times the amount of the arrears in respect of which summonses were issued. The Bench fined defendant i'i, including costs, and 5s. iod. the amount of the arrears. Schoel Gases Parents' Excuses. I John Bruten was summoned for not sending his son William, aged 13, regularly to school, and his -,oii age(I 13, re, had been absent ,)Ir. jestvii cti(I the 1,(,y lia(i I)eei was 7() 'ilIe", OLlt Of -? k f;-Ie Of 2s- ()(1- v. -as Ellen Thomas, who was summoned in respect of her son Frank, aged 13, who had been con- tinually absent, said she thought she could have him out of school when he was 13, because he had no father. The Magistrates' Clerk You must not get wrong ideas of the law into your head. Defendant said she had had two girls out of school when they were 13. She really could not afford to keep the boy at school. A fine of .5s., including costs, was imposed. Ellen Davies, who was summoned in respect of her son Ernest, who had been absent 59 times out of 124, said He is very nervous, and once he stavs away it is a job to get him back." Mr. Jestyn Evans He is a very stubborn boy. The Magistrates' Clerk That is the lorn his nervous attacks take, is it ? (Laughter). Defendant was fined 2s. 6d., including costs. John Miles was summoned for the irregular attendance of Leonard, aged 13. Mrs. Miles produced a doctor's certificate and said the boy was suffering with tonsils in his throat. The Magistrates' Clerk They generally are in the throat. (Laughter). A fine of 2S. 6d., including, was imposed. Mrs. Hillier said her boy, Harry Hector, would not go to school. The Magistrates' Clerk Why don't you make him ? Mrs. Hillier I can't, because I have too I manv little ones to look after. The Magistrates' Clerk You have either to make him go or lie will be sent away. Mr. Jestvn Evans said he had frequently seen the boy selling sticks. Defendant had been fined 5s. in June last, and was now fined 7s. od. In the case of Sarah Watkins, widow, Mr. Jestyn Evans said that defendant buried her husband a few months ago, and the boy had not been to school since. She gave various excuses. One was that she had no boots for the boy, and another that he was upset, about his father. Fined 2s. od., including costs. The Wrong Sort of Eggs. I At a Children's Court. Albert Davies and Frank Thomas, both aged 13, were summoned I for stealing two eggs, value 2d., the propcrt- of John Hall. They pleaded not guilty. John Hedlcv Hall said his father had missed eggs from his poultry run at Cae Kenfv. The fastening had been broken off the door and the wire had also been broken. On Friday last witness was just going into the shed, and he saw the two boys coining out. They had no eggs then. The Magistrates' Clerk How did you find the eggs.? Witness They were playing with them on the road and their little sisters said they had !2iyen the eggs to them. One of the boys said he was looking for a house-martin's eggs. The Magistrates' Clerk In a fowl-shed ?- Yes, sir. The Bench ordered both boys to receive six strokes with the birch rod.

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