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íBag Mystery at Bargoed-

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í Bag Mystery at Bargoed- At the Hengoed Police Court. on Friday, James Roberts, 36, electrician, Bargoed, was charged with stealing a handbag and contents on the 14th of April. the property of Mr. Dan- iel. James Evans, of 1, Cwmdare-street, Car- diff Daniel James Evans stated that he ar rived at Bargoed on the 13th April on business connected with the London and Provincial Bank, and put up at the Junction Hotel for the night He had with him a small brown handbag which contained night-wearing apparel collars, some private papers and. a cheque book. The latter contained two signed blank cheques. The value of the bag and contents was about E2 (without the signed cheques). The bag was in his possession the next morn.ng at nine o'clock, and he went out and left.the ba« in the dining-room as he was told >t wou d be safe there. He returned to the hotel about^11 o'clock, and not seeing his bag in the d mng- room, concluded that it had been taken to his bedroom, as he was remaining another night. Later on in the day he inquird for his bag of a woman connected with the hotel, and wl eoi^ sequence of what she told him. he J" that his bag had bepn given to somebody else -Mary Newton, wife of the proprietor of the Junction Hotel, said that she saw t^ Pn^ner at the hotel about 8 o clock on Weonesd; nioht. He was not there more than ten m..i utes. She saw him leave, and, ai he wa- go- las, he &&,di "Ilend me my S. New -ç- ton," and pointed to one inside the hotel bar. I Witness handed the bag to him, and as she did so said: "Are you sure this your bag?" and prisoner said, "Certainly." Later in the evening Mr. J. Evans asked for his bag, and witness asked the barmaid where it was, and the latter said it was on the floor behind the bar. Wit- ness then realised that she had given this particular bag to the prisoner.—Prisoner asked witness whether he was sober at the time.-Wii- ness replied that she thought w, for she would not have served him with anything if she had thousrht he was not. sober.—In reply to a further question, witness said prisoner was with Percy Davies. and the two had been talking about the Hereford races, but she did not th;nk they left together. Winifred Dawson, barmaid, -aid that on Wednesday the bag was brought to her by a boy. who said that a-parcel, not a a bag, was required. Commercials staying at the hotel frequently sent boys for packages be- longing to them which were wanted. Witness then put the bag in the bar. People on the pubi c side of the bar could see the ba?, but could nit reach' it.—;P.C. Williams 6aid- that about 5 minutes past 10 on Thursday morning he arrested prisoner 'at the Junction Hotel, and' told him the nature of the charge which would be preferred asrainst him. viz.. of stealing a handi-az containing wearing apparel and four collars, a cheque book. and a number of private papers. In reply to the charge when read out to him at the police station, prisoner said he was drunk at the time, and had bren drinkintr heavily, and that he cou'd not under- stand what had made him ask for the batr. P.C. Williams added that the police had serrCh- ed hieh and low for the ba-jr, and <,v,rv offort had. been made to recover it, without success. —Police-Inspector Gill asked for a r-mnnd to enable the police to make further investiga- tions.—Prisoner was remanded t.ll Tuesday s court, at Caerphilly. The Berch said prisoner would be admitted to bail on findtner two sure ties of B10 each. and himself in the sum of £20.. IL 'T-jnswfd Compound' fAniseed, Seneera, Squill, Tolu, etc.), for Couchs. of -Chemists only.

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