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THE MILFORD HAVEN MYSTERY.

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THE MILFORD HAVEN MYSTERY. No Tidings of the Missing Man. Our Haverfordwest correspondent, telegraphing on Monday night, says:—The mystery *hich surrounds the disappearance from his home on Friday night of a farmer named Benjamin Thomas, residing at South Hook Farm, near Milford Haven, is as far from solution as ever. 1)18 greatest excitement prevails in the neigh- bourhood of the missing man's farm, and also throughout the town of Milford Haven, where it is generally believed he has been the victim wf a dastardly crime. I visited South Hook to-day, and from the information I have been able to glean I must say the hypothesis that a crime has been perpetrated seems to be reasonably founded. South Hook Farm, where Mr Thomas resided, is situated about half-a-mile from South Hook Fwrt, and here Mr Thomas was last seen. It appears he had been into Milford Haven on business during the day, and returned home, accompanied by his two little daughters, between four and five o'clock en Friday afternoon. He was then in his usual health and spirits. After partaking of a cup of tea, and subsequently some broth, he told his wife he was going" down to the Fort for the purpose of transacting some business with tho contractor. I should, periiaps, mention that of late years Mr Thomas has been carrying out contracts for hauling for the authorities, and was consequently eften at the Fort. Nothing- was seen of him afterwards by any member of his family, and, as he frequently returned home at irregular hours, no suspicions were aroused until the following morning. As can be imagined, Mrs Thomas is prostrated with grief, and has not partaken of any nourishment since Saturday morning. One of her relatives informed me to-day that recently Mr Thomas had frequently stated that he had iad busi- ness transaction at the Fort for many years, and always found the soldiers very good fellows until the present lot arrived, and of these he stood in much fear, and whenever likely to be at the Fort late he generally asked his wife to send one of the men to meet him. He had also been in the habit of going somewhat out of his regular course when going home in order that he might avoid meeting the soldiers. I suggested the possibility of suicide, but my informant rejected such a theory, and said that Mr Thomas was not a likely man to entertain any idea of that kind, I next made enquiries with respect to the pecuniary circumstances of the missing man, and elicited the information that he had never been better off, and could at any time, if necessary, have put his hand on a thousand pounds. It appears that after leaving the farm Mr Thomas went straight to the Fort, where he remained drinking at the canteen until half-past nine, when he left accompanied by two soldiers. It is generally acknowledged that he was then in rather an advanced state of intoxi- cation, while some accounts go so far as to say that he was helplessly drunk. The soldiers say they left the man at the mouth of a lane leading from the field in which the Fort is situated to South Hook Farm. It is necessary to state that the roadway leading from the Fcrt to the farm is protected on the cliff side by an embankment thrown up to the height of u. couple of feet, but in many places this has been trodden down on a level with the field. It was here about 20 yards on the side of the road farthest from the cliffs, that the hat, in a battered condition, was picked up. A fact worthy of note is that the sum of Is 4%d in money was discovered almost directly opposite where the hat was found, and on the side of the read next to the cliff. Assuming that foul play has taken place, the general belief is that the body was dragged to the cliff and pitched over into the sea. South Hook is one of the lonliest places it is possible to conceive, and anyone bent upon carrying out a cruel deed would have very little to fear from molestation. The officials at the Fort state that the two soldiers who sent Thomas home were not away more than ten minutes, while other accounts give the time as an hour and ten minutes. Of course, these are points that are capable of being cleared up. Up to the present no arrests have been made. The missing man's brother arrived from England yesterday, and at once placed himself in commu- nication with the police. The rumour that thu missing man had a sum of £30 in his possession is not corroborated, but it is within his wife's knowledge that he had about him when leaving the house three half-sovereigns and some Icosa silver, together with cheques of the value of £27. Another correspondent telelegraphs on Mon- day :—Not the slightest ciue has been obtained during to-day as to the whereabout of Mr Thomas. The police, under the personal supervision of Mr Bowen, Chief Constable, assisted by a large number of friends, have been engaged in further searching the neighbouring pools, and a part of Sandy Haven Creek has been unsuccessfully dragged. The belief entertained by the police that after the soldiers left him, and during the heavy storm of wind and rain prevailing, Thomas lost his hat, and in endeavouring to regain it mistook the way, and clambering over the fence fell over the cliff into the sea. The strong current generally prevailing at that spot may have carried the oody to sea. The greatest sympathy is felt for Mrs Thomas and her two daughters.

BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD.;

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