Western Mail Saturday November 20. 1926. No. 221.
A story of a married collier's association with a single girl was related to the
Barry magistrates on Friday when Ada Norah HOCKLEY, of 44, Prince's-street, was
granted an order of 10s. against William FLETCHER, Penrhiwceiber, in respect of
her child. Mr. Harold LLOYD, Cardiff, represented complainant.
" MURDERED" WELSH- Magistrate's Comment At Pontypridd.
For having done wilful damage to a culvert, the property of Mr. Evan EVANS, of
Blaenhenwysg Farm, near Pontypridd. James CUMMINGS was fined 10s. and ordered to
pay 7s.6d. towards the damage at the local court on Friday. Mr. Lester LEWIS
(Messrs. William SPICKETT and Sons, Pontypridd) prosecuted.
When Mr. LEWIS, in his opening statement, mentioned the farm, Surgeon-major
MORGAN, of Ynysybwl, exclaimed from the bench that there was no such name.
Mr. LEWIS, referring to his pronunciation of the name: I am doing my best, I
think you will admit that.
Mr. Hopkin MORGAN (chairman): Never mind, Mr. LEWIS.
Surgeon-major MORGAN: But I don't like the Welsh language murdered in that way.
WOUNDING CHARGE. Former Newport Player's Injury.
Arising out of an alleged stabbing affair at Pontnewydd on Thursday night,
George Rees THOMAS (24), a Pontnewydd labourer, was remanded at Pontypool on
Friday charged with unlawfully wounding Edwin Beddoe THOMAS (50), licensee of
the Old Bridgend Inn, a former Newport and Welsh international forward.
Only evidence of arrest was given.
Police-sergeant ARUNDEL said he visited thev Old Bridgend Inn, where he saw
the landlord suffering from a stab in the breast. Dr. HYLES was attending him.
Beddoe THOMAS made a statement, in consequence of which witness arrested
prisoner and charged him. His reply was, " I don't remember anything about
Remarking that the police inquiries were incomplete as yet, Superintendent
SPENDLOVE applied vfor a remand in custody until to-day (Saturday).
The Chairman (Mr. H. H. PRATT) asked the prisoner if he had any objection to
the application and he replied, "I remember nothing about it."
GAOL FOR A ROGUE.-Abertillery Victims Too Ashamed To Complain.
Frederick Charles Henry JENKINS (34), a colliery lampsman, was sentenced at
Blaina on Friday to four months' imprisonment for obtaining 10s. by false
pretences from Mrs. Mary Jane ALDRIDGE, Abertillery.
Mrs. ALDRIDGE said that JENKINS called and asked her if she ever put anything
on a horse. She replied she did not . Defendant said he had a "safe thing" and
asked if she would put £1 on it. She replied that she hadn't a pound, and he
asked for 15s., finally coming down to 10s. She understood from him that he
already knew that the horse had won, and she gave him the 10s. note, and he
promised to bring back her winnings.
Supt. BAKER said that at Abertillery Police-station, JENKINS asked him to make
inquiries with respect to two other cases and gave the names of two other
persons in Abergavenny from one of whom he had £2 and the other 10s. by similar
means. The people concerned were to ashamed of having parted with their money so
easily to come forward and give evidence.
An old-age pensioner was coming from the post-office with his 10s. when the
prisoner approached him with a similar tale and got his money. A crowd got
around on hearing the story and made him give the 10s. back. JENKINS had been
before the court on ten previous occasions.
Mr. G. Fred. EVANS has been unanimously re-elected chairman of the Cardiff
Education Sites and Buildings Committee. Mr. R. G. H. SNOOK will be deputy