Alleged Burglary at Barry. THREE ARRESTS. r The business premises of Mr S. S. Bedingfield, newsagent, tobacconist, &c., in Dock-road, Barry, were acailf burglariously visited on Saturday or Sunday night" and up to a late hour on Monday night Police-sergeant Weeks and his police-constables were busily engaged in the endeavour to unravel the mys- tery. The value of goods stolen was about X5, in- cluding a large quantity of tobacco, cigars, pipes, &c. On Monday night Police-sergeant Weeks succeeded in securing one of the burglars under rather remark- tn ZD able circumstances. During the investigations of the police they found the point end of a sheath knife ly- ing on the floor of the shop, the thieves having appa- rently used the weapon to force open the inner com- partments of the cash-box. Police-Sergeant Weeks, therefore, suspected that the guilty parties were of the seafaring class,and-going to the Priory, the men housed thereat were placed in a iow, and steps were taken to Search them all round. During the progress of this interesting proceeding, a young man stepped out From the rank and remarked to the officer, "I am the man you ivant." He gave his name as John Scanlon, 1, seaman, and be also said that he was accompanied by two other young men, who had gone away, saying they intended joining the Navy. Scanlon was lodged in the local police-station to await his trial. ARRESTS AT NEWPORT. Taking advantage of a statement made at the Priory, Police-constable Tucker was instructed by Police-sergeant Weeks to proceed to Newport early Tuesday morning, and, after a search, two young men, named Joseph Joyce and Stephen R) all, sea- men, were arrested in the Model L( dging-house, Dock-street, Newport, and were brought to- Barry. The robbery which took place on Sunday night iq the ii-d which Mr Bedingfield has experienced within tighteen months. PRISONERS BEFORE THE MAGISTRATES. At a special sitting at Barry Dock Police-court on Tuesday afternoon (before Mr J. LovvdOD) Joseph Joyce, John Scanlon, and Stephen Ryan, seamen, were brought up in custody charged with burglari- ously entering the business premises of Mr S. S. Bedingfield, newsagent, Dock-road, Barry, ou Sunday night, and stealing therefrom goods to the value of X5 to X 6. Sufhcient evidence to justify a remand was taken, and the case was adjourned till Thursday, at the same court. PRISONERS COMMITTED FOR TRIAL. Before the magistrates at Barry Dock Police-court on Tuesday afternoon, the prisoners were brought up C3 m custody, on remand. Mr Bedingfield, who also owns a business at Car- diff, identified the goods produced as his property. Miss Emily Llewellyn, an assistant in the employ of Mr Bedingfield, gave formal evidence as to leaving the shop safely locked at 11 o'clock on Saturday night. On Monday morning she found a panel in the back door broken, and the door itself open. It was a lock-up shop, and no person resided on the premises. Police-sergeant David Weeks deposed that on Searching the premises he found the point of a blade of a black sheath knife and a worsted waistcoat button. The point exactly corresponded with a knife found on Scanlon, and the button with those remain- ing- upon his waistcoat. Subsequently witness went to the Sailors' Rest at Barry, and there arrested pri- soner, who admitted that he was the man wanted. He then made a statement incriminating the other two prisoners, who were arrested at Newport by P.C. Tucker. In a subsequent statement Scmlon absolved Ryall from all blame, as he was not with the n. The prisoners Joyce and Scanlon were further charged with breaking and entering tbe shop of Messrs S- Andrews and Son at the Docks, and steal- ing therefrom a quantity of currants, raieius, and Some sheath knives, on the 13th inst. Edwin Clarke, 3, Woodland-street, Barry Dock, the manager of the shop, identified the broken sheath knife referred to in the other case as one of those missing from the premises after a burglary. When charged with the offence Scanlon admitted going into the shop and taking some raisins and sheath knives, some of which he gave to his fellow- prisoner. The Bench committed the ttree prisoners for trial at the next assizes in the first case, Scanlon only being Commit"d in th° ga -oTd rase Co T
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SUPPOSED INFANTICIDE AT I COGAN. DISCOVERY OF A NEWLY-BORN INFANT. MEDICAL TESTIMONY AFFIRMS IT HAD A SEPARATE EXISTENCE. THE INQUEST; STRANGLED BEFORE A DAY OLD. :■ MARKS OF CONSTRICTION ON THE CHILD'S NECK. ■ VERDICT -OF WILFUL MURDER, AGAINST I 1 SOME PERSON OR PERSONS UNKNOWN." On Thursday afternoon, about 3.30, P.O. Robert Berry discovered the body of a newly-born child be- tween the Highland Lodge, near to the old Police Station, and the Merry Harriers. The constable re- moved the body to the Penarth Police Station, where Dr Rees held a post rnortem examination, and subse- quently declared that the child, which was a fully developed male one, bad had a separate existence. In the course of an interview with P.C. Berry, our cor- respondent elicited that the body could only have just been deposited in the wood, as the outer wrapping, which was brown paper and secured with pins, was quite new; the inner covering was of coarse canvas, The officer also mentioned seeing discolouration marks on the shoulder and head of the dead body. On Friday afternoon the Coroner, Mr E, B. Reeee, held an inquiry. Mr B. S. Clarke was appointed foreman. P.C. Berry was first examined, and stated that he was stationed at Llandough. He found the body at 3.30 p m. in a garden about 200 yards from Lis, the constable's, residence. The garden was situated be- tween the Dynas Powis highway and the Barry rail- way The parcel containing the body could easily have been thrown over the edge by any one walking along the road There was neither writing mark nor printing on the paper or canvas in which the body was wrapped. Dr. Rees deposed to making a post mortem ex- amination on Thursday night. It was a recentlys born and fully developed male child of ordinary size. The umbilical cord had been cut by some sharp instrument, but had not been tied. In answer to the Coroner as to what external marks were on the body, the Doctor stated he observed marks of constriction on the neck, as though a cord had been tied round it, the mark being very plain on the right side. The right shoulder was also bruised. He opened the body, and found the organs were per fectly healthy. The usual tests were applied to the lungs which floated in water. There was no doubt the child had breathed, and had been undoubtedly suffocated. It was quite fresh, and could have only died within twenty-four hours of his seeing the i body. J In answer to Jar Morris, a juryman, the Dr said death could have ensued through hemorrhage or exposure; but there was no doubt in his mind that the child was suffocated, as exemplified by the marks on the body. The coroner, in summing up, said it was a very serious case, and it was perfectly clear the child had been murdered. The jury returned a verdict of wilful murder agaiust some person or persons unknown.
Dead in his Bunk. INCUEST AND VERDICT, On Friday afternoon, at the Penarth Police Station Mr Reece held an inquest on the body of Peklin, a Finn, who died as reported in another column. The master of the Longuiel, John Frederick Williamson, deposed to deceased being shipped at Drammen, Norway, on the 5th ult. He was a fairly looking strong man, but it was impossible to tell what was the matter with him as he spoke English very imperfectly. He, however, the man suffered from rheumatics, as he moved about very slowly; com- bined with this was a nasty racking cough, with ex- pectoration. One could not tell from his face if he were ill, as it was so disty. When found dead he was lying on his back in his bunk he had not been on duty for two or three days. James Martin, steward, stated he gave deceased a cough pill last Sunday night, and the cook gave hm some arrowroot about two hours before his death. By Dr Rees The expectoration was rusty-lookinc C, and streaked with blood he was also rather short of bieath at times. Dr Rees, examined, said he I ad examined the body, but failed to discover any marks of violence. The lower part of the body was quite bloodless- Death resulted from inflammation of the lungs. The jury returned a verdict of "Death from natural causee."
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