must pay his wife 10s. per week, and that she should have custody of the children. Parker: I cannot pay that out of 19 shillings. Magistrate: That’s your affair. That’s the decision of the court.

26 February 1910  Personal     I, James Way, of 21, Aelybryn, Fochriw, hereby give notice that I will not be responsible for any debts contracted by my wife, Clara Way, after this date. Witness, Samuel Way, 2, Aelybryn, February 23rd. 1910.

14 April 1906  Unjust and Unstamped Weights and Measures at Fochriw   Aneuryn Jones, Royal Stores, Fochriw, was summoned for having in his possession a weight which was unjust, and which was also unstamped. Inspector Wilson, Glamorgan County Council, said he visited the defendant's grocer's shop, and found there an unstamped seven pound weight, which was eight and a quarter ounces deficient. Defendant said he only used the weight to keep open a door. The Stipendiary said "That is what they always say." Inspector Wilson said the weight was near the scale. Defendant was fined £3 and costs, and 10 shillings and costs, respectively.
John Angel, grocer, Guest-street, Fochriw, was summoned for having an unstamped weight. The weight was however accurate. Mrs. Angel said that her husband had only recently bought the weights, and had not examined them. A fine of 10 shillings and costs was imposed.
Whilst Inspector Wilson was in the Fochriw district, a horse and cart belonging to Thomas Jarman, High-street, Dowlais, came along, and the officer did not allow it to pass. He found two weights which were unjust and which were also unstamped. One weight was five drams and the other four drams deficient. Defendant was fined 10 shillings and costs, and 30 shillings and costs, respectively.

22 September 1906  False Pretences: Photographic Subscriptions   Frederick George Hardy, 35, School-street, Tirphil, was charged with obtaining one shilling by false pretences from Elizabeth Jones, wife of the landlord of the Mount Pleasant Inn, Fochriw, and two shillings and sixpence by false pretences from Mary Ann Kinsey, a servant at the Inn. Mr. F. P. Charles prosecuted, and he outlined the facts of the case in considerable detail.
Elizabeth Jones said she arranged with Messrs. Taylor for a photograph of herself to be taken from a group, and she was handed the book produced. The collector called fortnightly for subscriptions, and when she paid he placed on the book the receipts appearing there. In the early part of July, the prisoner came to the house and said he represented Messrs Taylor, and she gave him her book with a shilling, for which he gave a receipt on the book in pencil. He called again on the 23rd, when she paid him another shilling, for which he gave the pencilled receipt.
Mary Ann Kinsey said she saw the prisoner at the Inn on a 23rd July, and he said he represented Messrs. Taylor and she arranged with him to have an enlargement of a photograph of her mother, the price to be 12s. 6d. She paid him 2s. 6d. and he gave her a receipt. He called on the 28th July and she paid him another 2s. 6d., for which he gave a receipt. She then asked him for one of Messrs. Taylor's cards and he said they were not giving a card for such a small amount of money. On the 4th August she paid a similar amount again, and when she asked about the picture he said the agents had been on holiday and it hadn't been done, but she would have it the following Saturday. The following Thursday, one of the accredited representatives of Messrs. Taylor called, and from what he told her she sent for Police Sergeant Williams when the prisoner came next. Andrew Lawrence, manager of Messrs. Taylor's Cardiff branch, said that three years ago the prisoner was in their employ for about a month as canvassing agent in the Rhondda valley. He applied for another agency about the beginning of the year, but the appointment was bluntly refused. He had no authority to act on their behalf during July or August last, and he had not accounted to the firm for any money received from Mrs. Jones or Miss Kinsey.
P.S. Wiliams said that on the 18th August he was sent for, and came to the Mount Pleasant Inn, and in his presence, Mrs. Jones and Miss Kinsey said that they had paid money on the representation that he was a collector for Messrs. Taylor. He asked the collector if this was so, and after a little hesitation Hardy replied "I was once, but I am not now." In reply to further questions, he said he left Messrs. Taylor's services about six weeks before, and was then travelling for Mr. John Harris of Aberdare, to whom he had given the photograph received from Miss Kinsey, as he new that Mr. Harris could do it just as well. This he is in the course of doing now, and it would have been done but for the holidays. The prisoner told witness that he was willing to refund the two shillings to Mrs. Jones. After communicating with Messrs. Taylor, he arrested the prisoner on a warrant. On searching him at the police station,