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The Dyffryn Dowlais Farm Feud.…


The Dyffryn Dowlais Farm Feud. ALLEGED PERJURY AD FORGERY. Committed to the Old Bailey. Albert Joseph Morgan, the lessee of the Duff- ryn-Dowlais Farm, Llantwit Vardre, surren- dered to bail at the Pontypridd Police Court on Wednesday, to answer the charge of having committed perjury and forgery on various dates. The case was partially heard on October 7th. M Arthur Lewis, barrister (instructed by Mr D. Rees, of the office of Mr W. R. Davies) soli- citor), again prosecuted, and Mr J. Bryant de- fended. Mr Thomas Howells (who it is alleged was seriously assaulted subsequent to the last hearing by Morgan's father,who has since dis- appeared and for whose arrest a warrant has been issued) was unable to attend. Mr Arthur Lewis, having refererd to the charges gone into at the last hearing AaW the Bench to commit the accused upon them. So far as 1100 charge of perjury in London was concerned the case had been completed, and he did not propose calling any farther evidence. All the Glamorganshire cases were withdrawn for the present. The accused was formally charged with hav- ing oommitted perjury upon four days, and he replied "not guilty." Charles Richards, auctioneer and accountant, Pontypridd, called for the defence, said that on the 21st of last December he went to the Dyff- ryu-Mwlais Farm to hand a letter which he had received from Mr Bryant to Mr Howells to pay money under protest. Whilst he was there he heard Howells and the defendant having a conversation. He heard Morgan say to Howells "Don't you remember ttiat you wanted £ 10,000 fo*- the farm, and I then offered you £ 500?,And don't you remember some time afterwards that you asked for the sum of £ 5,000, and I agreed to give you £ 2,000? And don't you remember also I offered you my hand to clinch the bar- gain, and you said that 'it is not selling a pig we are now'?" Morgan also said to Howells, "You had the agreement back when you had received an increased ofSer of £ 10,000 from somewhere else," but Howells twice replied, "No, it was not; it was beiore that." The de- fendant disagreed with that. Cross-examined, witness said he went to Lon- don to give evidence of the admission by How- ells to the defendant that there had been an agreement in existence, but he was not called to give that evidence. Roderick Harries, who said he was in a cigar business at 47, Bridge street, Cardiff, said that he had been at the Duffryn-Dowlais Farm four or five times. On one occasion Howells spoke spoke to him of the agreement about the farm and a cheque, and said that if the agreement was produced in London it would do him harm, and asked him (witness) to keep his tongue still about the matter. Howells also told him that he had Burnecl the agreement and the cheque. Mr Lewis explained that Howells had not been cross-examined upon the matter. Mr Bryant said he would explain why, and then elicited from the witness that he was only introduoed to the defendant a fortnight age by a Mr Harries, of Ynyshlr. Prior to that he had not had a conversation with Morgan, but he then voluntarily disclosed what he had heard. Witness was closely cross-examined, and saM that he had never met Morgan at thefarm. He came to know Mr Howells through Mr John Evans, of Pwllgwaun, who told him to go to the farm and tel Mr Howells that his name was Jones, and that if Howells asked him if he knew anything about the agreement and the cheque h? was to say he did. When he got to the farm Mr Howells and Tdr Evans were in conversation, and Mr Howells, who had not seen him before, told him to go to the garden, and there related to him what he had just stated, He was not anxious at all to know Mr Howells, but went to the farm because Mr Evans told him to go. As soon as he appeared at the door, Mr Howells addressed him as "Mr Jones." Witness was pressed by Mr Lewis as to whether he had gone to the farm to tell a "lie," and witness replied that he did not tell Mr Howells that he knew about the agreement and the cheque, and that he had not an opportunity to tell a "lie," because fflr Howells spoke to him first. Mr Lewis again asked witness if he would have told a "lie" had he been given the oppor- tunity to do so, and he replied, "No, sir." Dr Hunter: Really, we don't want to hear anything more from this witness; we don't be- lieve anything he is saying. Mr Lewis however said he would like to know one or two things from the witness. Witness, further questioned, said he did not g to Mr Howells and say he came from Mr Albert Morgan, who wanted Howells not to take proceedings against him on this charge. Did you tell Mr Howells that if he held his hand and didn't take proceedings Morgan would give up the land and would allow Howells to take everything from the farm, the stock, for £ 100?—It is absolutely untrue. And you finally, when Mr Howells declined to have anything to do with you, asked him for the loan of £2?-No. And when Mr Howells refused to give it you, diet you say, "Then I will make it hot for you?" —No. Further evidence having been called, Defendant was committed to take his trial upon the four charges of perjury at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, bail being allowed in "two sureties of JS100 each and defendant in one for L200.

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