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An Impostor at Kidwelly.


An Impostor at Kidwelly.  N -k NLW I THE CHINESE MISSIONARY 1? A NEW ROLE. WANTS TO BUY A FARM AND IS AX INSPECTOR, OF LOCOMOTIVES. At KiCt\H:lly TO'H1 Han on TU8Sd,'(, Thos. At I Jones t-aaed about 30) was brought up in cus- tody and charged before Messrs. l), 0 Anthony (Mayor) and George E. Bowen, with obtaining food and lodgings by false pretences. Mr and Mrs Thomas, Green, Xantygro, said that prisoner came to their house on the evening of the 27th of May, and asked for lodgings, saying he had come to examine the engine (Mr. 'Yo Young'), They agreed to give him lodgings, and he said the Company I would pay all, and that he would require to stay about a week. He came into the liou se about, 9.15 p.m., and stayed all next day. When lie left lie said he was going to meet his mate It was on the understanding that the Company was going to pay that they took him in. He had no clothes or luggage with him when he came. I Mr Thomas Hall, Pac-beley, manager of the A.Y. Silica Brickworks, said: I did not em- ploy the defendant at all, neither was lie em- ployed by Mr. Young. He has never been in the employ of the Company, and he had no authority whatever to tell anybody that the Company would pay for his lodgings. Mrs Owen and her son, Penymynydd, Kid- welly, gave evidence, and said that defendant came to them on May 27th at about 7.30 p.m. He asked for loggings, and said he was com- ing about the engine They agreed to give him lodgings, and he had supper that night and breakfast next day. He said the Com- pany would pay all his expenses, and would pay 20s. a week for his board and lodgings. He left next morning, saying he was going to the Brickworks. He sai(-l his wa-z? J). W. Nay smith, and he wrote on a piece of ?I)aDer, ?k-Ilich he gave her, this name, accom- panied by the mystic letters, I'a. Ea. --Nl. Eng., 38 Oxford Street, Edinburgh, Scotland" He also said he had a box with clothes at Kidwelly Station. P.C. P. J. Da vies gave evidence of arrest, I and stated that when charged the defendant replied that lie had fold them all a lot of lies, and he said it was quite right that he was guilty. He did not know what made I him do it, but he was very sorry now. Supt. Roger's said that some two years ago prisoner had been convicted at Llanelly of stealing a tin box of clothes, and had been sent to gaol for three months. He had also passed at the time in several places as a Chinese missionary, and in that guise had obtained food and lodgings at several place- I' Prisoner pleaded guilty to all the charges, and pleaded for leniency. The Mayor severely admonished, him, and defendant promised to mend his ways in the future. He was sentenced to one month's im- prisonment.


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