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MAGISTRATES' COURT. + ——

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MAGISTRATES' COURT. + —— TOWN HALL, WEDNESDAY, before Messrs. R' MACLARAN, SAMUEL BEYAN and Major BYTHWAY. EXTENSION- Mr. D. R. Williams applied for an hour's extension of time on the oocasion of the Football Banquet at the Stepney Arms Hotel. The Bench granted the application. AFFILIATION. Rachel Thomas, Graenorfach, Llanedy, applied for an affiliation order against George Davies, Tycoppa, Llanedy. Mr. D. R. Williams appeared for the com- plainant and Mr. D. G. Rees appeared for the defendant. The complainaut deposed that the child was born on the 31st December 1898, and that the defendant was father of the child. The defendant did not appear and Mr. D. G. Rees asked the Bench to adjourn the case so that the defendant could appear. The Bench said that no doubt he was aware that the case was coming on. Mr. Rees, in reply to an iuquiry by the bench, said that he had been instructed by the defendants' mother. The Bench ruled that Mr. Rees could not act. The case was then proceeded with. The complainant said that the defendant had been courting her for the last 3 years. The Bench adjourned the case for a fortnight so as to get corroborative evidence. BRUNKS. r. Jones, 10 Woodbrook-terrace, Pembrey, was charged with being drunk on the 16th inst., on the Kidwelly-road.-He was fined 12s. including costs. Lewis Thomas, 46, Dolau Fawr, was summoned for being druuk at Trinity-road, on the 20th mst.—Fined 5s. and costs. RIDING A BICYCLE ON THE FOOTPATH. Thomas Whittaker, Pwll, Llanelly, was charged with riding a bicycle on the footpath at Pembrey-road on the 13th iiist.-Fined 7s. 6J. including costs. ALLEGED BRUTALITY TO A WIFE. Mary James, Ty'rfran, made an application for an order under the Summary Jurisdiction (Married Women's) Act. 1895, against her husband, W. James, Penygraig Farm. Mr. D. R. Williams appeared for the complainant, and Mr. T. R. Ludford for the defence. Mr. Ludford asked for an adjournment as Mr. Howell was from home, and he had only just been instructed. Mr, D. R. Williams objected to an adjournment, be- cause last week when the oase came forward Mr. Howell objected to an adjournment when he (Mr. Williams) was from home. The Bench said that the case must proceed. Mr. D. R. Williams, in opening the case, said that this woman had been treated very badly by the defendant for the last three or four years. Mary James, the complainant, sworn, said that she was the wife of the defendant. She had four children. The defendant has been bullying her and knocking her about for the last four years. She had gone away from him because she was afraid of him. This bother was commenced about 12 weeks ago when he threatened to shoot her. He sent for a doctor about that time, but the doctor did not arrive and he com- menced knocking her about. The defendant asked for money to go to town. She gave him 2s., all she had in the house and he took a cwt. of pota- toes with him to sell. Defendant said that the next morning would be the bitterest she had ever seen. The following Monday he went to town and returned and shot the dog to show what he could do. She went away from him then, because she was afraid of him. She returned to him on his promise to behave himself. Soon after this he brought a stick and threatened to strike her. On that occasion he threw her out of the house, she asked for admittance, but he refused. She was afraid of him and would not go back to him. Cross-examined by Mr. Ludford: The two younger children were with her. She had been married 20 years. She had not had peace for a quarter of that time, she could not please him in anything she did. She had done her best for him and could not do better. He had gone much worse during the last 4 months. She had been to a doctor to ask him to go and ex- amine her husband. John James, the eldest son of the defendant, sworn, said that he left home about three months ago. The Thursday before he left he saw his father abuse his mother. On that day he was in bed and the defendant told his sister that he was going to shoot his mother. His sister screamed out; and he went down stairs and took the gun away from him. His sister and mother were in the room at the time. Cross-examined by Mr. Ludford The defendant told him to go and not to enter the house again. It was 14 weeks ago since he left home. Annie James, daughter of the defendant, deposed that she left home about 12 weeks ago. At that time the defendant told her not to be annoyed, as he was going to shoot her mother. This occurred about 12 o'clock midnight. Her brother was in bed at the time, and she called him. He came down and took the gun from him. She had seen her father kick her mother. He used to come home drunk every night. She saw her father shoot the dog and he told her not to be afraid as he was only showing what he could do. Cross-examined by Mr. Ludford It washer father's dog, and she supposed h3 had a right to shoot it. The dog was not in ill-health. She saw her father kick her mother about seven weeks ago. Her father was not willing for her brother to take the gun away from him. The defendant was not drunk the night he kicked her mother. The Bench Did your father often quarrel ? Witness: Yes, sir. The Bench Did your father push your mother about in these quarrels ? Witness: Yes, Sir. Phoebe Rees, Tyrfran Villas. sworn, said that she knew the defendant James. He had often called at her house. He had told her things about this case. He told her once to tell Mrs. James that she only had a week to live. Mrs. James resided with her now. The defendant was always prowling about the house. Cross-examined by Mr. Ludford She could not say whether defendant was a bad prophet. The defendant said that she was the mischief maker in this case. Mr. Brodie Why did he say she had only a week to live ? What reason had he ? Witness I don't know. J. Rees. Pencoed-fawr, deposed that he knew both parties. Mrs. James called upon him, he went down to Penygraig and asked James the reason he had sent her out of the house. The defendant replied that she was not wanted. However, Mrs. James stopped at home and there was another row there that night. He then went down on another occasion and after he made an application for some clothes for Mrs. James the defendant gave her a suit. Cross-examined: He did not act as Mrs. James' champion. She asked him to go down to the house. Re-examined by Mr. Williams He went down to protect a woman, as he would always do. Mr. Ludford maintained that Mrs. James had not proved her case with regard to long and continued ill- treatment. If drunkenness was to be the cause of a separation order a very large portion of the women of Llanellv could bring a separation application against their husbands." That did not justify any cause unless it was of such a nature as to interfere wit,h her health or I omfort of living. Making another observation, Mr. Williams objected to the remark, as the witness was not asked any questions on the point. He asked the Bench to rule. Mr. Ludford said that he had respect for her feelings, that was why he did not ask her the question. Mr, Williams contended that it was shewing dis- respect by bringing it up at this juncture. The Bench ruled it out of order. Mr. Ludford, continuing, said that the woman had sold some of her husband's goods while he was ill in bed. The Bench retired to consider their decision, and, after a few minutes' deliberation, said that they had carefully considered the case and had decided to grant a judicial separation order under the act of 1895. James must contribute 12s. 6d. a week towards the maintenance of his wife, she to have the custody of the two children. I A SCUFFLE WITH THE POLICE. Arising out of the above case was another, m whieii the same defendant was charged with assaulting and beating P.S. John Wiliiams on the 24th inst. It appears that the sergeant was serving a summons upon James in connection with the previous case, when James assaulted him. P.S. J. Williams deposed that he went to Penygraig j on Saturday last to serve the defendant with a summons issued out of that court. He knocked at the door, and got no answer. He then went into the house, and saw the defendant sitting down in the kitchen. He (witness) read and explained the summons to the defendant. Defendant then passed him, and closed the door. Witness followed, and the defendant said, "We are only two here, and nobody can see us." Defendant then aimed several blows at him. Witness tried to persuade him not to be so violent. However, a struggle ensued, and both fell to the ground. Defendant struck witness on the head and also kicked him. Witness got to his feet for the purpose of going to the door when defendant took hold of his leg and tripped him again. Then he (witness) extracted his truncheon and struck him on the hands. Witness opened the door and went out and left the place. Cross-examined by Mr. Howell: He never offered him a seat. Defendant never told him he could read the summons. He never told the defendant he ought to be ashamed of his conduct towards his wife. He never struck the defendant about the body with the truncheon. He was not interested in the matter between the family. The Bench fined the defendant JE1 18s. 6d. including costs. I SEPARATION ORDER. 1 Mary Ellen Williams, 10, Oxen-street. Llanelly, applied for a separation order against her husband, Daniel Williams, Pontygwaith, Ferndale.-The Bench made an order of 10s. a week.

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