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BARRY POLICE COURT.

FRIDAY.

MONDAY.

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MONDAY. Before Major-General H. H. Lee and Mr D. T. Alexander. IRREGULAR SCHOOL ATTENDANTS. On the application of Mr A. Seig, attendance officer to the Barry Education Committee, the Bench made orders upon Charles Edward Lynch and William Henry White, to send their children to school. SMOKY CHIMNEY. For allowing the chimney of his house to be on fire, Richard Harvey, of Cadoxton, was dismissed with a caution. STONE THROWING. A schoolboy named Herbert Williams, of Hirwain-street, Barry Docks, was cautioned and dismissed for throwing stones on the highway. FOUL-MOUTHED DEFENDANTS. The Bench ordered warrants to be issued for the appearance of a woman named Belby, of Merthyr-streeb, and Mary Bidwell, Barry Docks, for using indecent language on the highway. REFUSING TO QUIT. A warrant was ordered to be issued for the appearance of Joseph Hassett, a labourer, for being drunk and refusing to quit the Bassett Arms Hotel, Barry Docks, on the 19th ultimo. WANTED A CHANCE TO SIGN THE PLEDGE. A Cadoxton labourer named Robert Lloyd, an old offender, appeared to answer two charges of being drunk and disorderly. He pleaded guilty, remarking, Give me a chance, gentlemen, and I will sign the pledge. It's all through a drop of drink."—General Lee: Yes, it's only a drop of drink, but look at the trouble you give yourself and everyone else. You will have to go to prison for 14 days with hard labour. HER MYSTERIOUS POSSESSION OF A CHILD. Emily Rogers, described as a charwoman, of no fhccd abode, was placed in the dock charged with being drunk whilst in charge of a child under seven years of age on the 28th ultimo.—P.C. David Lewis said the woman was in Holton-road, Barry Docks, staggering from one side of the pavement to the othep. She brought the child from Cardiff without the knowledge of the parents. —Police sergeant Poolman stated that when defendant was brought to the station the ehild told him that the woman had been drinking all day in the public-houses.—Deputy Chief Constable Giddings informed the Bench that the mother bad reported to the Cardiff police that the child was missing. Prisoner was a stranger to him, having come from Cardiff.—Fined 5s, or five days. A VIOLENT PRISONER. A labourer named George Fergusson. of Syden- ham-street, Barry Docks, was placed in the dock charged with being drunk and refusing to quit, and with being drunk and disorderly and assault- ing the police. — Mr A. Jackson, solicitor, appeared on behalf of Mr E. Williams, landlord of the Victoria Hotel, Barry Docks.—Henry of the Victoria Hotel, Barry Docks.—Henry Appleby, .porter at the Victoria Hotel, said the prisoner was in the bar on the previous Saturday night. He was under the influence of drink, and had been refused drink at the hotel. Fergussoo fought with another man in the bar, and when requested to leave he refused.—P.C. James Fuller, who was called in to eject the man, stated that when be got Fergusson outside he used very bad language and caused a crowd of people to collect. He would not go quietly away, and the officer took him into custody, whereupon Fergusson I shouted, If I am going to be locked up it will be for something." Be then struck Fuller on the side of the face with his clenched fist, and tried I to butt him (witness) in the face with his head. The constable managed to get the prisoner on the ground, and put the handcuffs on him with difficulty. Fergusson then behaved like a mad- man, and struck Fuller several times about the the bsdy He aJso refused to be searched at the police-station.—Inspector Morris said he received a telephone message on Saturday evening to the effect that Fuller was being assaulted. When the constable came to the station he was covered with dust and seemed to be exhausted. Fergusson struck Fuller after he had been brought to the station.—Mr Alexander: Do you say this man is troublesome?—Mr Jackson: I hear that he is usually very troublesome.—General Lee What is his record ?—Superintendent Giddings He has been up twenty-nine times, sir.—General Lee (to Fergusson): You will have to go to prison for a mojith's hard labour. THE MIRAGE IN THE DESERT. One of the features of the desert is a mirage of trees arid water which lures on the unwary traveller to his ruin and vanishes as he approaches.

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