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Dinas. For some months past, the Dinasites have had amongst them a supposed heir to a large estate and fortune, amounting to £ 28,000. He exhibited three letters from his supposed rich uncle appointing him sole heir of his large possessions. The past history of the claimant was mys- terious. Everyone believed him to be a seafaring man. He would talk about ships and distant lands as if he had surveyed the globe hundreds of times. One could imagine that he had dwelt in every locality from San Francisco to Peru. All the ports of Great Britain, the Continent, and those of America and Australia were well- known haunts to him, and he knew every ship from bow to stern. He was every inch a sailor, and was well gifted with ability to build model sailing ships, which were highly prized amongst the inhabi- tants. He always found ready buyers for any of his handiwork in that particular line. He had lived here an honest life far six years and more, and no one ever dis- puted his honestly until his rich uncle from Sunderland announced him by letter that his days were fast nearing the end, and that he wished him to participate in his huge fortune for the remaining portion of his life. Soon after receiving this letter, he told his acquaintances that his uncle had sent two men down from Sunderland to the Cymmer Colliery Offices to make the necessary enquiries about him, and subsequently the manager was alleged to have sent for him out of the workings, so that they could detect a supposed birth- mark (a bundle of kidney bean sticks on the small of his back), and having been satisfied of their mission they assured him of his uncle's good wishes to him, and they further presented him with a note of hand for L60, to be made payable to him on the 22nd day of August. This tall yarn soon spread throughout the locality and caused a good deal of talk. Our representative interviewed the supposed heir, who very readily handed him the letters which he alleged had been sent from his uncle." It was evident that the letters had not emanated from a rich man's house or his office. For they betrayed poor penmanship, bad spelling, and a complete absence of every simple rule of grammar. It was evident that it was a woman's hand who had scrupulously written them, and his answers to a few questions of the Rhondda Leader representative showed that he was either suffering the after effects of excessive heat that he was bent upon becoming famous on false pretensions. However, many believed in him, and many were the con- gratulations he received, and many a half- pint was drunk to his health, wealth and future success," to which he replied with perfect equanimity on every occasion. During his last few days' sta at Dinas, the telephone was used by his "uncle" to convey to him the tidings of the fabulous riches, and of the ss. Agnes May," that, was lying in one of Cardiff's dry docks. On the eve of the 22nd day of this month, the bogus heir was making great preparations to meet his uncle on the following morning at Sloan's offices. The old man," as he termed him, being punctual to time, it was of the utmost importance that he should meet him at his Cardiff offices at the appointed time, for if he failed, it was quite possible that he would for ever forfeit his "uncle's" good wishes. He made no secret of the valuable jewellery which his uncle had sent him—which were necessary to make his appearance acceptable to the old man and his subordinates at the docks. Other things had also been sent to him, which could be viewed by anyone on his return. Many wish to again see him. If ever he returns, he will certainly have a warm reception. His many friends and well-wishers (?) have watched each pas- senger train since his departure, that they may greet him upon his imaginary attain- ments. He is wanted in many quarters, and several disappointed business people would explain with a, tear where his uncle's" presents came from. If any of our readers find him, will they remind him that he is wanted ? Money prizes for Limericks. See page 5. u.r.v. LV /"('

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