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From: J GRIFFITHS <>
Subject: [MON] News Items of 1924 Number One Hundred-fiftytwo.
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 19:50:04 +0000 (GMT)
Western Mail Monday May 12th 1924.
Thomas SCAMMELL (73), of 5, Churchwood, Pontypool, who had been reported missing from his home, was found on Saturday lying at the side of the river at Crosnant suffering from severe injuries to the head and back caused by falling over a wall. SCAMMELL had been there all night, during which time his little dog had remained with him. SCAMMELL was taken to hospital.
Arthur C. EDWARDS, a butcher, of Clifton Court Farm, Goldcliffe, was fined £3 at Newport on Saturday for having used an unlicensed slaughter-house on the farm.
Some interesting boxing took place at the Town-hall, Maesteg, on Saturday night. The chief bout was one of fifteen rounds between Billy LANDEG (Abercarn) and Evan WILLIAMS (Tylorstown). It was a strenuous bout. LANDEG gaining the decision of Mr. C.B. THOMAS, Caerau, by a narrow points margin. A ten-round bout between Jack LLOYD (Nantffyllon) and Tom JONES (Bryn) was won by LLOYD on points. Kid HUGHES (Maesteg) and Young Evan WILLIAMS (Tylorstown) drew over six rounds. Haydn WILLIAMS (Abergwnfi) outpointed Jack ELWOOD (Tondu) over six rounds.
Samuel KINGSTON 66, a Llanhilleth timberman, was charged on remand at Pontypool on Saturday with having converted to his own use the sum of £40.8s.3d., the property of the Old Boy's Outing Club, Llanhilleth. Mr. W.J. EVERETT appeared to prosecute. KINGSTON pleaded guilty in respect to a sum of £38, and said his wife had a serious operation last year and he spent some of the money bearing the exspense. Has chairman of the Llanhilleth Conservative Club, he stated that he had also lent some money to members. Police-constable BASSON said the defendant for the last thirty years had acted as secretary of various clubs and was the chairman of the Llanilleth Conservative Club. He had been travelling about from club spending money which he could not afford. In sending defendant to prison for two months, the Chairman (Mr. George JENKINS) said this was a class of offence which was becoming too prevalent.
The tragic death of William THOMAS 53, horse-dealer, of 19, Albert-street, Canton, who was found with his throat cut in a stable at the rear of the premises 76, Wellington-street, on the previous day, was the subject of an inquiry by the deputy-coroner, Mr Gerald TUDOR, at the Law Courts on Saturday. Thomas Henry PAWDON, hairdresser, 40, Albert-street, said that about 9.10 on Friday morning THOMAS, following his usual custom, came to his shop to be shaved, and afterwards bought a razor. He appeared to be quite normal. Further evidence showed that the widow and a women friend found the body lying near by. He had been attended by Dr. Frederick CAMPBELL for nervous depression caused by bad trade, and told the doctor he was tired of his existence. A verdict of " Suicide whilst of unsound mind" was recorded.
Richard BOWDEN 6, living at the Garden City, Seven Sisters, was playing in the roadway with other children on Saturday night, and in running behind a cart, was struck down by a motor-lorry belonging to Mr GLOVER, of Neath. The child was killed instantly.
Dr. H. Lysaght HOOPS, of 110, Albany-road, Cardiff, was knocked down by a motor-car whilst cycling in City-road, Cardiff on Saturday. He was conveyed to the Cardiff Royal Infirmary, where he was detained, but was able to leave on Sunday. he had received slight concussion.
Early on Sunday morning a taxi-cab on its way to Cardiff was proceeding through Leckwith, when the driver, in taking a sharp turn, ran on to a bank and the cab overturned. The taxi was driven by the owner, Mr HALLIDAY of Canton, who was returning from Sully with Mr and Mrs JAMES and their son, of the Queen's Hotel, Llandaff-road, Canton. Mrs JAMES sustained injuries to the head and shoulders, and was removed to the Cardiff Royal Infirmay and detained, where it was found she was suffering from shock and an injury to the face necessitating the insertion of four stitches. The car was only slightly damaged.
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