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From: J GRIFFITHS <>
Subject: [MON] News Items of 1924 Number Two-Hundred twentythree
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 21:52:59 +0000 (GMT)
Western Mail Tuesday May 27th 1924.
Two Welshmen were before the Hereford City Magistrates on Monday. Richard John WALKER, of Cae Bricks, Cwmbrwla, Swansea, aged 28, was found stumbling about King-street, Hereford, on Saturday night by Police-constable H. MORRIS. Earlier in the day he was seen begging and advised to leave the city, which he did not do. WALKER pleaded guilty and was fined 10s. or seven days, he intimating that he preferred the second course.
In addition to being charged with being drunk and disorderly, John DAVIES, of Tylagwyn Farm, Pontllanfraith, a labourer (aged 56), was charged with resisting Police-constable Arthur MORRIS whilst in the execution of his duty. The officer stated that prisoner partly took off his coat, assuming an aggressive attitude, He then said, "no police-station for me. If you want to take me to the police-station you will have to carry me." DAVIES who expressed his sorrow, said he was on his way to work at Colwall. £1 of £1.18s found upon him was retained by way of a fine to cover both offences.
Inez BROOKS, a young married woman was assisted by her mother and husband to the prisoner's seat at Barry Police-court on Monday, was remanded on bail till tomorrow (Wednesday) on a charge of obtaining articles of clothing, the property of Catherine E.M. CAMPIN, of Penarth, by false pretences. The allegation was that after selecting goods to the value of £16 odd at Mrs CAMPIN'S shop defendant obtained permission to take them to a house in Andrew-crescent, Penarth, so that her mother could see them before payment was made. Suspecting the defendant's bonafides, a shop assistant followed her, and at the railway station challenged her and took away the parcel. The shop assistant added that when threatened with police defendant replied, "I will charge you with obstruction." Mr J.R. LLEWELLYN (one of the justices): Instead of obstruction was not a case of abstraction? (Laughter) Defendant, who had been sobbing throughout the case, and was holding the
dock-rail for support, said she admitted everything except the obstruction episode.
Said to have left his wife in the lurch and to have deserted her for another woman, George P. JONES, described as a wholesale confectioner, formerly carrying on business at Pentre, was summoned at the local court on Monday by his wife Margaret Emily JONES, who sort a seperation order. mrs JONES said she married defendant at Pontypridd in 1903. She now had traced him to Coleford, " where there was a certain woman with him," He admitted to her, she added, that he had been associated with this woman and there was an illegimate child. Defendant had £1 a week for life under his father's will. Mr. Lleufer THOMAS, the stipendiary magistrate, made an order for 20s, a week in favour of the wife.
Thirty-eight members were nominated at the recent election of deacons for Tregaron Calvinistic Methodist Chapel-one of the largest churches of the connexion in West Wales. Of these two were elected, Mr Walter MORGAN and Mr. Samuel JONES. The pastor of the church is the Rev. Daniel JONES.
A daring daylight raid on a house in Friars-road, Newport, was described in part at Newport Police-court on Monday, when Tudor W. JAMES and Andrew CURREY, of no fixed abode, together with John MAHONEY, of Cardiff, three young men, were charged with having broken into and entered 26,Friars-road, on Saturday evening and having stolen £3 in money and jewellery to the value of £40. Mr. Francis JAMES, the occupier, said that on returning from a short motor trip he found a panel of glass in the front-door broken. The door, which had been locked on his departure, was open, and a hatchet was lying on the path in the front garden. The house had been ransacked. Prisoners, who had not made any reply to the charge, were arrested at Cardiff within a couple of hours of the occurrence, and all the missing property was said to have been found in their possession. They were remanded in custody until Friday.
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