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) GOODS VALUE £69 i I Wholesale Thefts Alleged Against G.W.R. Men. I At Swansea on Monday, Richard Davies, goods porter, awl Oscar Delve, good s porter, were jointly charged with thefts from the G.W.R., the aggregate value of the articles being £ U> L's. 2d. Henry Gooding, shop-keeper, was charged with receiving. Defendant Davies was also charged with the theft of further goods The articles included overcoats, blan- kets, nine bottles of whisky, and other goods. Mr. T. R. Ludford said the alleged thefts extended over 18 months. Detailed evidence was then given as to the consignment of goods. Mrs. Ellen Davies. wife of defendant .Davies, said Delve and her husband came to the house late on many occasions bringing parcels. On one occasion Delve briught a case which he said contained whisky. They took the parcels away again. This went on for 14 mouths. For J the last six months she had been under the impression that the goods were stolen, and had quarrelled with her Hus- band. Mr. Thompson asked why she did not tell the police. Well, sir," she replied, "I could not give away my owii mis-1 band." Mr. Thompson suggested that witness was telling a deliberate lie. Witness denied this. Mr. Thompson added that Delve was also an agent for a clothing company. He utterly refuted her state- ments, said Mr. Thompson, and the occasions on which he had come to the house were on business. Mr. Ludford asked witness if she had heard -of a drapery firm selling whisky. Witness said she had not. Annie Hewitt, sister of defendant Davies corroborated Mrs. Davies' evi- dence about the parcels. Annie Dewitt spoke of a visit with Mrs. Davies to Delve's house. Mrs. Davies said 5 I think I will turn King's evidence." Detective-Inspector Morris spoke cf visiting Gooding's residence, 109, High- street, with a search warrant. He found a bottle which Gooding said he had bought from "Dickie" Davies. When Delve and Davies met at the police station there { were reerioniiiatieiis. Davies spoke of stealing socks from a Morri-ston wagon, j together with Delve, and said these were j sold to Goo-ding for ,.¡,i 12s. lie and Deivf j â shared the money. Defendants were now charged, 1:: I answer, Davies pleaded guilty, and said it would never happen any more. Delv said, a I am absolutely innocent." j Gooding said, U I reserve my defence." Defendants were committed to take their trial at the n-ext Quarter Sessions.

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