Mexborough and Swinton Times, October 25.
A Neglectful Father at New Conisbrough.
John O’Brien, miner, New Conisbrough, was summoned for neglecting to maintain his son, who was in the Industrial School.
Supt. Blake stated that on 15 July 1899 an order was made at that Court upon the defendant to contribute 3/6 per week towards the maintenance of his son, John, who was in an Industrial school.
The lad was liberated on May 4 of the present year. Defendant was 26 weeks in arrears, the amount owing being £4 11s.
Inspector Watson said the defendant was a miner, but usually spend his time with betting men. When questioned the last time why he did not pay he replied that he had no intention of paying.
PC Simpson, of the Rotherham Force, stated that the defendant was amongst a batch of gamblers caught at the recent raid at Swinton on September 5.
When searched he had in his possession £3. On September 9 he was fined £3 and costs, which he paid the same day.
Defendant was ordered to pay the amount forthwith.