Mexborough and Swinton Times, March 4, 1898
Breaches of Colliery Rules at Cadeby Main.
John Waring. Pony driver, was charged with a breach of special rule 90 in force at the Cadeby Main. Colliery on the 17th of February.
Mr Aizlewood, Rotherham, prosecuted for Cadeby Colliery and explained that the lad had been caught in the West District by one of the colliery officials riding on a corve, thereby breaking rule 90.
The lad was spoken to and said he did not think he was doing any harm. He bad seen the colliery management and had expressed, contrition for what he had done, and under those circumstances he only asked for a small penalty.
The defendant admitted the offence and a fine of 1s and 11s 6d. costs was inflicted.
Frank Butler, a dataller employed at the mine colliery was charged with a breach of special rule 106 by not obeying the lawful orders of deputies on the 22nd ult.
Mr. Aizlewood explained that on the date named, about 12-30 at midnight a deputy visited the working place of the defendant which was in the West district, and ordered the defendant to take out live props and build a pack wall. Another deputy visited the place three hours later, and asked the man if he had removed he prep:, Defendant replied in the affirmative and the deputy being a little suspicious he took down part of the pack wall and found the props bad not been removed. There was consequently great danger. They wished to press the case as the man had deceived them.
Wm. Summergale said he was a deputy employed at the Cadeby Main Colliery. He visited the defendant’s working place at the time stated and ordered him to remove the props and build a pack wall.
Defendant: Did you make the remark that it was impossible to remove the props?—Witness: No.
John Butterfield, another deputy at the Cadeby Main Colliery said he visited the working place of the defendant 3-15 in the morning and asked if he had removed the props. Defendant said he had done so. Witness being suspicious, he pulled part of be peck wall down, and found that the prop had not been removed
Defendant said it was impossible to remove the props. He had received no rules when he commenced to work at the colliery.
The Chairman: You wish to press the case?
Mr. Aizlewood: Yes, we do. The man deceived us. He says he received no rules. He signed the book when he started and as a matter of fact the rules are posted at the pit head.
Defendant asked for a remand to enable him to bring witnesses.
The Chairman: The costa will be heavy and we think the case quite clear.
Defendant said the case had been brought out of malice.
A fine 20 shillings and costs was told.