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MYSTERY OF A DITCH.

"ATTllA" AT HIS MAJESTY'S…

TWENTY WORKING HOURS J

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I1 The Mikkelsen Expedition…

SCENE OF THE PONTYCYMMER TRAGEDY.

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WRIGHT IN THE WR0N6.

GREAT WYRLEY THREATS.

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LIMERICK" CONTESTS.

A PENARTH WANDERER.

COLLIERY HAULIER ARRESTED.

" I HAVE DONE IT."

THE INJURIES DESCRIBED.

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THE INJURIES DESCRIBED. When examined by Dr. Parry the dead woman was found to have a deep cut. about two inches long under the chin, and a similar cut above the eye. Tier left jaw was fractured, and the left side of the face was dreadfully swollen and battered, as though she had been brutally kicked. The cut under the chin gave rise to the rumour that tha old woman's throat had been cut with a razor, a knife, or a pair of scissors. Though a razorl knives, and a pair of scissors have been discovered in the house, they do not bear bloodstains, and it is possible that no such instruments were used to inflict the injuries to the head of the deceased, who WiJ." also terribly bruised, as though by kicks, about the body. To Sergeant Lane it is alleged that George Stills has made,the statement, I only gave her one blow," and that to a "butty" who entered the house after the tragedy, he said, I did not use any razor." George Stills, senior, arrived home shortly after the police had taken his son into custody, and was horrified to find what an awful tragedy had been enacted. Within an hour or two of the tragedy Supt. John Davies, of Bridgend, drove to the scene to make investigations and to receive a report of the case from Sergeant Lane. Judging by the blood-marks in the house, the injuries to the old woman must have been inflicted in the front parlour to the right of the passnge on entering, in which John Stills says he left his mother sitting in an arm- chair when lie went upstairs to bed. In a corner of this room is a bundle of illustrated newspaper's. There are bloodstains on some of these papers and on the wails, and small patches of clotted blood on the floor. The Eapers are pressed down as though a weight ad been placed upon them. The paper on the top has, as the front-page illustration, a full- length portrait of Mr Evan Roberts, the Re- viv This blood-bespattered corner of the parlour is evidently the spot at which Mrs Stills received her fataJ injuries. This theory is borne out by a statement made to our representative and to the police by a little schoolgirl named Lilian Harris. She states that as she was on her way to school she happened to look in through the window of the parlour and saw a man clutching Mrs Stills by the throat and holding her down on the floor. NARRATIVE OF ACCUSED'S BROTHER. Jolm StilLi, brother of the accused, was interviewed by our reporter, and the account he gave of his movements about the time the tragedy was enacted is as embodied above. I did not' hear a sound," he said, until I heard the neighbours shouting Murder and Police," and then I went downstairs and the police came in as I was putting my boots on." Did your brother and your mother quarrel frequently ? iVe both used to quarrel with her some. times." What about ? "About our food not being ready, and she used to drink a little; a little drink would upset ^er. A bloodstained bonnet was found in the par- lour, and it is surmised that Mrs Stills was wearing it when she was attacked. Neighbours assert that she had been out early that morn- ing.

;THE VICTIM'S FAMILY.

ACCUSED IN COURT.

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PETROL DANCERS IN LONDON.

SHIPBUILDING DISPUTE.

MANGLED ON THE LiNE.