Adelaide: iuesdat. November 19. Defoie Messrs. 8. Beddome. P.M. H. Mildred.
S M., J. Jacob. J.P., and H. & Bright, J.P.] William. Elson, charged with forging a cheque for £5, pleaded not guiity, and was defended by Mr. Ingleby. Goodman Hart deposed— On Satur
uay iiucfuuuii uie uribuuer came to we to Cuauge a £5 cheque. I told him I did not like to change cheques for strangers on Saturday afternoons. He said he had just come in from the couutry, and was stopping with a neighbour of mine, Mrs. Williams. I asked, 'Why not change the cheque before!' Hereplied, 'I have had several cheques, and oaly changed them as I wanted the money,' adding, ' that is the case now, and I will give vou 5 per cent.' I gave him £4 15s. On the Monday morning I went to the National Bank and then to the P.ank of Australasia, but got no money. By Mr. Ingleby— I might have seen the prisoner before; but if so, it was only casually. During the morning of Monday I met prisoner, anil said, 'I have been looking fer you near your place' (Rosina-street). On telling him the cheque was not paid, he offered to go with me to the bank. Instead of taking him to the Bank I took him to a small office in Gilbert-place (the Detective Office). By the Court— Prisoner en dorsed the cheque in my presence. Detective Cambler deposed — At 12 o'clock yesterday I arrested prisoner at the Detective Office and cautioned him. He said he had given £2 5s. of the amount received for the cheque to another party, adding— 'I know I am in for it, andsliall not mention any other party's name.' Remanded. James Marr was charged, on the information of William Ueywood, Ranger and District Con stable of West Torrens, with having rescued 14 head of cattle, which informant was about to impound, on the 26th October. Mr. Ingleby, who appeared for the defence, did not dispute the rescue, but disputed the allegation that the cattle weie found on a public road, and stated the grounds. Informant had no public map or other evidence sufficient to satisfy the Court. His Worship— You must come Letter prepared to prove your case. Information dismissed. Edaard Turner Oibabiiston was charged with stealing two chaiw. value 1S3., the property of — Schultz. cabinetmaker, residing in Flinders-street, near the Norwich Arms. The prosecutor identified
LUC i:UilUff, n UiUIl tJC ULllcUCU IV UC VI HIS U»U manufacture, and which he had never sold. The proof against prisoner being insufficient, the infor mation was dismissed, but the chairs were deli vered to the owner.— The same prisoner was again charged with stealing, on or about the 7th April last, at Adelaide, a number of articles, the property of .Richard Minchin, and thus described :— A gold watch, value £10; a bracelet. £5; a locket, £2; a gold pin, 21s. ; a cameo brooch, 15s. ; a ring, 2s 6J. ; another ring. 21b.; and a vinaigrette, 10s. Prose cutor identified the articles produced, and stated tbat he was residing at the Bay at the time of the robbery. Ihe articles stolen were kept in a cash box on a dressing-table. The house was at the time in charge of a servant, Margaret Carr. Corporal Doyle deposed to the finding in prisoner's house the articles produced. The prisoner, who made no statement, was committed fer trial at the Supreme Court ; Margaret Carr to be summoned as a witness.— The same prisoner was again charged with (steal ing, on September 2», from the house of the prosecutor, East-terrace, a number of articles, the property of William Kay, auctioneer and thus described :— A lady's gold watch, rains £3 : a lady's gold chain, £2; a ring (bloodstone), £2 2s.; a weddirjg-rin& broken, 5a. ; aa Mus-mazine brooch.
iOs.; a small silver pencil-case. Is.; a broken stud tad clasp, 2s. 6d.; a neck stud, 7s.; a black lace 'te^oi?'^ a ^ack 8!lk mantle, 20s.; a satinette start, 30s. ; aa alpaca don 10s. ; a poplin dress, £4 : 1 brown silk do., £2 10i.; a light silk doTib; a omohne, IQi; two petticoats. 12s.; a black velvet mantle, £4; a scarlet opera cloak, 30s.; a black velvet jacket; 42s.; a black cloth waistcoat, 20*.; and a pair of black doth trousers, 40s. The pro secutor, having identified the articles produced, was briefly examined by His Worship as to the time at which the robbery must have been effected, and the probabilities of the case. Police-corporals Doyle and Beasley severally deposed to the findintr of the articles produced in the prisoner's house. The prisoner, who made no statement, was committed for trial— The same prisoner was again charged with stealing, on September^ from the house of the prosecutor on North-terrace, a number of articles, the property uf Horatio Thomas WhittelL surgeon, and thus described:— A green silk dres.«, value £6; a mehairdo., £2; nb!a:k silk dress, £210$.; a black frock coat, £3; a royal arch jewel, £4 4s. ; a lady's rin?, £2; a Masonic ring. £2; four Masonic studs, £6 5s. ; three gold do , £1 16s. ; three oval do., £1 : two mourning do., Us.; 1 pin, £2; lstud. 5s.; 1 brooch. 8s. ; and part of a brooch, 2s. The prose cutor having identified the articles produced, Police-corporals Doyle and Beasley severally deposed as to the finding in prisoner's house. Committed for trial.— The same prisoner was again charged with stealing a physiological chart, one cf a set, and valued at 25s., the property of William Samuel itoore, master of the Pulteney-street School, who identified a chart produced. The proof against the prisoner being insufficient, the information was dismissed, but the chart was delivered to the owner.— TKe same prisoner was again charged with stealing from a house in Grote street on July 10 a number of articles, the property of Elizabeth Chapman, and thus described :— A gold brooch, £2 10s. ; a steel do., 10s. rjd. ; a gold chain, £3; apairof earrings, 30s. ; a gold key ring, 2s. 6d. ;a jet brooch, 7s. 6d. ; a pair of earrings, 10s. ; a bunch of keys, 5s. ; a pair of combs. Is. 6d. ; a pair of spectacles. 2s. t?d. ; a pin. Is. ; and a comb, Is. The prosecutnx having identified the articles produced, said they had been usually kept in the drawer of a looking-glass. They were missed on the morning of the 11th. Corporals Doyle, Beasley, and McCaflery deposed to the finding in prisoner's bouse. Committed for trial.— The same prisoner was again charged with stealing from the yard of the Methodist New Connexion Church a railway rug, value 25s.. the property of John Herbert, carpenter and builder. North-terrace, who, with Mati'da Herbert, his wife, identified the rug. The proof against the prisoner being insufficient the information was dismissed, but the nig was delivered to the owner.— The same prisoner was again charged with stealing a pair of muslin wmdow-cui tains, the property of Mary Koutledge, from whose house they were taken on or about the 2?nd June last, and by whom a pair of curtains produced in Court were identified The prisoner Etated tbat he bought the curtains at an auction room in Ballarat 15 or 1(5 months ago. Committed fnr trial
William Elson was again brought up on the emanded charge of forging a cheque for £5. John talfour Anderson, of the Bank of Australasia, eposed— I know the signature of Mr. Morris, verseer for Mr. Dutton. The signature on the heque produced is a forgery. John Ralph Wal ers, of the National Eank, said the cheque pro luced was presented at the Bank on the previous lay. He believed it to be a forgery. The prisoner ras committed for trial at the Supreme Court Frances Bolton and ElhabeVi Quintan were barged with stealing from the person of Kichard iutton. labourer, a cheque for £1 1 4s. 4d.. his pro terty. Thomas Boddington, landlord of 1 tie Sham nck Hotel, deposed— La3t evening, about 9 o'clock, iolton came to me with a cheque, and requested ne to cash it. I asked her from whom she uot it. ihe replied from a young man from Thebar on. I told her I did not care about changing he cheque, ss it mipht have been stolen, ihe Eaid, 'Never min:l,' and went away.' Juinlan was with her. The cheque was for £11 Is. 4d. Detective Keegan deposed to his having bund the cheque in the possession of Bolton, who lad it in her bosom. It was proved that Button, ,0 whom the cheque belonged, had been too drunk a take any care of himself or his cheque; and as here was not sufficient proof of intention to steal isninst either of the prisoners they were both dis :harged. H is Worship ordered that Sutton should iay a fine of £1 for his drunkenness. Post Adelaide: Tuesday. November 19. IBef.ire Mr. G. W. Hawkes. S.M.I Richard Jewell. Elizabeth i'oung, and Elizabeth Bald were each fined 2s td. for allowing their loats to stray in the streets of Port Adelaide.