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I TREASURY NOTES. IGRAVE CHARGE AT NEATH. I ALLEGED FORGING AND UTTERING. A case which aroused considerable local interest was heard at. Neath Borough Police Court on Monday, when Percy Clay (29) and James Clay (26), brothers, of Villiers- road, Skewen, were charged Oil remand with forging and uttering currency notes; while Percy Clay was further charged wth having forged notes in his possession. Mr. Powell appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. A. J. Jeffreys represented the'de- fendants. Charles Henry Parker, superintendent of the Stamping Department, Inland Revenue. Somerset House, gave evidence in regard to the notes produced. There were altogether seven currency notes. One for £ 1 and four for 10s. werf forged. The other two lOB. I currency notes were genuine. The forgery could have been effected with the two rules, the. black ink, the red ink, the black- lead pencils and crayons now in court. In examination witness said that in two instances no such notes had yet .been issued by the Treasury. Mr. Jeffr eys: Upon what do you base that Witness: Upon my official information. In mv opinion those notes have I Never been issued. Mr. Jeffreys was pressing the question when The Mayor intervened-with the query: Is it your contention. Mr. Jeffreys, that this was a genuine note? Mr. Jeffreys: No. The Mayor: Then what is the use of cross-examining on that point? AN-P clojit want to' waste the time of the court. AN-c won't allow the question to he put. Ijjdith Evans, confectioner, indsor- road. said that on the 23rd ult. Jas. Clay came into her shop and asked for six 6d. packets of Bournville chocolates. He ten- dered a JC1 note, and she gave him 17s. I change. The pink crayon, etc. (produced) were found at the house of defendants. Evelyn Evans, sister of the last witness. aid she sa w the two defendants standing near Thoma.s' toy she,p. and immedia-t-ely iden- tified them and fetched P.S. Davies, who subsequently arrested them. Ma.ud Eliza.beth Smart, wife of Harry Llewellyn Smart, tobacohist. Windsor-ro.,id, said that on the 30th ult. a man came to her shop and. placing a 10. not? on the coun- ter, asked for six packets of "Chairman" cigarettes. The 10s. not-e produced was the one tendered. As she was examining the note she noticed that the man who had been nervous all the time Turned quite white. Suddenly he left the shop, leaving the note with her. James Clay resembled the man. But he had had the cigarettes and the 8s. change. .Elizabeth Mary Williams, assistant with W. Heard, confectioner, 19. Windsor-road, s'Jld that on January 6th a man asked for a Is. 6d. box of chocolates, adding "I will take two if you will change a iiote." Wit- | uess served him with two boxes and gave him ] 7". change. Before putting the 10s. note into the till s he Discovered the forgery and gave information to the police. She had identified that man as Barnes Clay. Daisy Sybil Williams, assistant with Jos. Stephens, dairyman. Queen-street, told the court that a man called at the shop on the night of January (, h" him with oat cakes and tea and gave him 6s. Od. change from a 10s. note. She afterwards gave information to the police aud subse- quently identified the man as Jajnfs Clay. Elsie Phillips, assistant with her father, James Phillips, baker and confectioner. 28, Bridge-street, deposed to James Clay pur- chasing two loaves of cake. He tendered a' 10s. note and she gave him change. She uotic-?d somet.hi)? wi?g-?tth.th? cohjur oF w 1;'( t?b queiitly handed to tllp ilofe wlii?-11 ,,Iie -? ?.. ? < The evidence of the police showed that after arrest a Miscellaneous assortment of articles I and six and eight 10s. Treasury notes were found 011 pris-ojier Janies Clay two of the notes were genuine. Percy Clay. when charged with uttering five forged currency notes and with having the counterfeits in his possession, replied "r did not have any notes on me last When charged with forging and lettering. James Clay replied: "I will w.ritte out a. statement, and explain all abotit it." He -Latcmeitt a 'id t then wrote to the cffect that he had Picked up- at Swansea I a packet winch, to his surprise, contained a number of currency notes and rblank I papers. He retained them uiltil Christmas to see if they would be claimed. "Some of the notes looked a- bit different to the others, and he thought the best way to test them was to put them into circulation. Only one shop- keeper objected. Had he known the notes were not genuine, lie would not have placed them in a. small town like Neath. Committed to Assizes I Defendants, who reserved their defeiice, were committed to the Assizes, bail being' refused. I

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