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A COOL CUSTOMER AT SWANSEA.

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A COOL CUSTOMER AT SWANSEA. TRADING ON THE PENYGRAIG DISASTER. At Swansea police-court, on Friday, John Taliesin Benjamin, a respectably-di essed man, was charged with begging. Superintendent Holland said that prisoner had been obtaining sums of money by presenting a book, on the cover of which was a printed label, headed Penygraig disaster," and stating that the committee begged the public to assist the widows and orphans who had been left to weep for their dear ones." This was followed by' the signature "Gwilym Williams, chairman." There were in the book the names of several per. socs who said they knew nothing about it. Aniofiga them were those of the Mayor of Swansea for £ 5. Some of the signatures in the book were genuine. P.C. Hallin deposed that at 10.80 the previous morning he went to the gas works and waited there until three o'clock in the afternoou, when the pri- soner came in and asked Mr Thornton Andrews, the secretary, to subscribe to the Penygraig disaster, at the same time presenting the book. Mr Andrews asked him if he had much money. He said he had dB76 last week. Mr Andrews gave him a cheque fer a guinea, and had a receipt from him. Prisoner was searched at the station, and j61 5s. Oid. was found on him. Superintendent Holland said he had telegraphed to Mr Williams, and had received a reply, which he handed to the Bench. The Mayor said the reply was to the effect that Mr Williams knew nothing of the man, and that his statement was entirely false. Superintendent Holland handed to the magistrates another telegram, which he had received from Mr Bassett, who said the prisoner had not, to his knowledge, been appointed a col. leotqr, and that he believed him to be an impostor. Prisoner was remanded until Thursday for further ii.-quiries.

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