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PONTYPOOL POLICE COURr, SATURDAY. Before JAMES, Eq. (in the chair), and W. L PRATT, Esq. FIBST A PP RA]TANCE. -Rees Morgan and George May, two Pontnewynydd youths, were summoned for being drunk and disorderly at Pontnewynydd, on March 28th. May did not appear. Morgan, who was quite a youth, thus made his first appearance. He was fined 10s. A warrant was issued for the t%,toit of May. Later, May appeared, and was fined 10s. THE MOTTlpn-iN.LAW.-Williain Hayward, a young collier. was summoned by his wife for desertion. The parties have only been married about twelve months, and the defendant is not 22 years of age. Complainant said that a week last Wednesday he packed up his things and weut home to his mother, "I have done my best for him," she said, and the defendant replied, You are no good to anyone. During the twelve months I have been married I have seen more filth than ever in my life." The Clerk You are 22, yet you look on the black side of tbings.-Def--nd,.tiit: Yes, but she has pawned my clothes.—Complainant: To-night, those can go back to him.—Defendant Then thero !a the mother-in-law. She is always there. -TbQ Clerk (to complainant); Which will you stick to, ycmr mother or your husband. It is the mother-in-law in so many cases who giviS trouble.—'TTie parties would not come together, and subsequently an order was made for 10s per week. CAsp.-Thomas Collins, the landlord of the Red Cow, Pontypool, was summoned for delivering beer to a girl under the age of 14, in an uncorked and unsealed bottle. The defence was that the landlord bad sealed the bottle, but that the girl had broken it,A fine of 103 was imposed. THE EXPLOSIVES ACT. -J eremiab. Mahoney, contractor, Abersychan, was summoned for keeping a quantity of explosive without a certificate at Abersychan on the 27th March.—P C. Maxfield said that on the 27 h March he heard blasting in the old Abersychan Ironworks, and upon going there he saw the defendant, who had a contract for pulling down a portion of the works. On a wall near him was a box containing a quantity of sasonite. It was in such a position that anyone passing could get at. it. He acknowl. dged that he did not have a ce tiflcate.-Defetidtut: I have been at this game for many u year, and have not been cautioned. It doesn't matter what others do, they can put it on the fire and blow cabin up if they like.—In reply to a question by the I Chairman (Mr W. P. Jame,) Superintendent James said that anyone keeping an explosive was bound to get a certificate. This applied even to colliers working underground, and a large number of colliers in the district possessed certificates.-—Fined 10s and 8s 6d expenses. FURIOUS DKIVING.—Charles Taylor, haulier, Pontypool, was summoned for driving furiously at Pontnewynydd on the 27th March, and was fined 5s.

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