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Subject: News Items APRIL 1st to JUNE 30th 1926 Three-Hundred thirtyeight
Western Mail Thursday June 17 1926.
On inquiries being made at Tredegar Hospital on Wednesday evening concerning the condition
of Mr. W.J. COLE, the Ebbw Vale engineer of the outrage at Ebbw Vale on Tuesday evening
the Western Mail was informed that owing to implications which had set in during the
morning it was considered necessary on Wednesday at mid-day to perform another operation
of a more serious character upon Mr. COLE. The patient is still in a highly critical
During the day, Owen CUMMINS, aged 59, a fitter, of Emlyn-avenue, Ebbw Vale, was brought
up at a special court in connection with the affair. No evidence was given and the accused
was remanded in custody until to-day (Thursday), when he will be brought before another
special court at Ebbw Vale.
"Jimmy" NELSON, the Cardiff City full-back, was driving a motor-car through St.
Mary-street, Cardiff, just before noon on Wednesday when in pulling out to pass a
stationary car, he noticed a fifteen-year-old boy, named Richard NAWSE, of Chancery-lane,
Cardiff, pushing a hand-cart immediately in front.
"Jimmy" swerved in an effort to avoid an accident, but the mudguard of his car
apparently caught the lad, crushing him against the stationary car.
NAWSE was immediately removed to the Cardiff Royal with injuries to the head and chest.
Sidney SMITH, mason, 11, Somerton-place, Newport, was brought before the local magistrates
on Wednesday on a charge of wounding his wife, Sarah Elizabeth SMITH, with intent to kill
her on June 14. SMITH, a respectably dressed man of about 40, who did not appear to be in
very good health, leaned over the dock and followed the brief proceedings intently-
The Clerk (to SMITH): You are charged with wounding your wife with intent to kill
Prisoner: I did not do it intending to murder her.
Inspector PREECE deposed that when charged at Maindee, defendant replied, "I did not
intend to murder her, only hit her."
The inspector added that the woman had been removed to the hospital, and would not be out
for a week at least. They had been advised to keep prisoner under medical observation for
Prisoner: It was my wife's fault. She provoked me to that extent.
The Clerk: That does not justify you in hitting her with a flat-iron.
Prisoner: The woman struck me and beat me . She treated me as a worm, and I have said
The Chairman (Mr. A.M. JAMES): You will be remanded in custody for a week.
Prisoner: All right.
On inquiry at the Royal Gwent Hospital last evening it was learned that the condfition of
Mrs. SMITH was still very grave.
Miss L. Forster FEATHER has resigned from the matronship of the Royal Gwent Hospital.
ATTRACTIONS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Emigration to the Colonies apparently offers a happy solution to the unemployment
difficulty which at the moment is baffling South Wales and all other parts of this
"over-tight little island of ours."
By virtue of the fact that she can play the organ in the local church and milk a cow, a
young Risca girl emigrant has had conferred upon her Canadian equivalent of the
"freedom of the city" of Albion, British Columbia.
The young woman in question is Miss Eileen OSMOND who with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Walter OSMOND, of Risca, and her small brother and sisters, joined a party of emigrants
which recently left this country under the Government scheme.
This is what the local paper had to say under the heading, "Albion greets families
from South Wales."
"The community of Albion, in the Maple Ridge muncipality, is delighted with two
families of settlers from South Wales who have recently arrived from the old country. W.F.
OSMOND is accompanied here by his wife and four children, and the eldest girl, who is
sixteen years of age, as already won her claim to citizenship.
"She plays the organ in the local church and is able to milk a cow, two
accomplishments which have caused her to rank high in the community opinion. She is very
anxious to become a farmerette."
MERTHYR.-For Sale, vacant possession, Semi-detatched Villa; all conveniences, overlooking
Thomastown Park.- Apply IDLOES, Park-crescent, Merthyr.
Mr. Daniel GUY, of Whitegate, Malpas, who died on March 7, left estate of the gross value
of £16,384, of which £10,158 is net personalty. Probate of the will dated June 22, 1925,
has been granted to the National Provincial Bank (Limited), 15, Bishopgate, E.C. Testator
left £150 to each of his daughters as shall be unmarried at his death, £100 to Pontymoile
Undenominational Mission, £50 to Dr. Barnardo's Home, £50 to the Newport and
Monmouthshire County Hospital, £25 to the British and Foriegn Bible Society, £25 to the
Religious Tract Society, and £100 to the vicar and churchwarden of Holy Trinity,
Pillgwenlly, the annual income therefrom to be applied for the poor. He desired to be
buried in the family grave in the churchyard at Malpas, the trustees to erect, at a cost
of not more than £50, a plain, substantial headstone of polished white marble with
kerbing, and containing the inscription."He was wounded for our transgressions.
Isaiah, ch. 53,
He left his residence and £200 a year to his wife during widowhood, and the residue of the
property upon trust for his children in equal shares.