Stubborn Tongwynlais Man


An aged farmer named William Rowlands.” now living at Tongwynlais, was brought up in custody before the magistrates at Newport to-day for not paying the amount (7s. 6d. per week) due to his wife Margaret Rowlands, under a maintenance order.

Mr. Lyndon Cooper, who appeared on behalf of the wife, said there were arrears of ten weeks due. The case was peculiar. When it was last before the court on an appeal by the defendant to reduce the amount of the order, it was stated that the farm which the defendant had formerly occupied was sold for £433, and defendant’s eldest son who had helped the old man, had had £250 of that money. Defendant had declared that he would not pay anything. The Bench ordered him to pay the arrears forthwith, or go to prison for a month.