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THE ADVERTISING LOAN SYSTEM, William Walton, general dealer, 15, Graf ton-street, Fitzroy-square, late of 77, Newman-street, Oxford- street, was charged, at the Soathwark Police-court, with obtaining J2140 from Mr. Henry Law, under false and fraudulent pretences. The prosecutor said he had recently returned from America, and having seen an advertisement requiring a loan of money., he wrote to the address given, and the prisoner called upon him and said he wanted £ 40 upon some dock warrants for brandy. The statement relative to the brandy was so satisfactory that he advanced the money on the warrants, and received from the prisoner a, promissory Dote at twenty- one day s for £ 45. The next day he went with the prisoner, at his request, to the docks, and was there shown a sample of excellent brandy, which the prisoner said was the brandy represented by the warrants. Prisoner then suggested that he had serae sherries in the docks, which he might require an advance upon, and prosecutor went to taste them. They were thoroughly good sherries, and the next day the prisoner asked him. for a further loan of upon the sherries. Ho lent the money and took four warrants, which were said to represent the sherries he had tasted. Shortly afterwards he advanced the prisoner another sum of £ 50 upon other warrants, which, he said, referred to the wiue he had tasted. He also received promissory notes upon both these occasions. The money was not paid, and he saw nothing more of prisoner till he was apprehended. Mr. White, swine broker, stated that he had, been employed by the prosecutor to obtain samples from the docks of the brain dy and wine represented by the warrants. The brandy he found to be a filthy, worthless Hamburg spirit, not fit for consumption, and the sherry was the colour of port wino, and had no more the taste of sherry than it had of small beer; it was filthy in the extreme. Both the brandy and the ao-called sherry was worthless, and no one would be fool enough to pay the duty on them. It was with difficulty that the prisoner had been apprehended, as he had left his place of address, and there was no clue to his residence. A remand was asked for in order that it might be ascertained whether there were any other similar charges against the prisoner. Mr. 13archam granted the remand, and upon being asked to receive bail sa.id he would accept the pri- soner'B recognisance in £ 500, and two sureties in < £ 250 each, with 48 hours' notice.

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