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I PEER AND DANCER. I T .

A LUNATIC'S CHOICE

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SENTENCED FOR FORGERY.

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SENTENCED FOR FORGERY. Heavy sentences were passed at the OM Bailey on Monday upon Charles Wellings (45), agent; Herbert Millington (26), job-master; Charles Clarke (24), steward and Henry Bev- iagton (48), no occupation, for forgery against the Bank of England. j It is alleged that the men were concern, Led in foring and cashing a cheque for £ 1,600. Mil- j lineton and Clarke had pleaded guilty, and last Friday Bevington was found guilty of forging an endorsement on a cheque which was alleged to have served as a model for the present cheque. Mr. Bennett Calvert, on behalf of Williams, submitted that it was clear he could have had mothing to do with the forging of the cheque, The evidence was that on December 14, at the time when it was suggested that the forgery was made, Wellings was in a state of collapse from drink. Whoever forged the^cliecyjct must have had a copy of tie signature some time before, and the evidence was that the cheque which it was suggested served as a model was paid into the bank before Wellings had an opportunity of seeing it. As for his havirg been concerned in changing some of the notes which were the pro- ceeds of the forgery, that might have been done without guilty knowledge. The jury found Wellings and Bevington guilty. Hie lordship then passed the following sentences: Wellings, five years' penal servi- tude Millington, 18 months' hard labour; Clarke and Bevington each three years' penal servitude.

. MAJOR'S WEALTHY WIFE.

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