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THE SLADE BARONETCY CASE.

A TRIUMPHANT DOG!

HOW INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE…

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HOW INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE IMPOSED UPON. Charles Wm. Bond, cabmaster, and Thos. Nye, grocer, have been indicted at the Central Criminal Court, in London, for maliciously and feloniously setting fire to a dwelling-house, with intent to defraud the London Assurance Company. The facts of the case, briefly stated, are as follows:— Bond in the month of July last went to the proprietor of a house in St. John's-terrace, Deptford, and after some nego- tiation took it for a term of three years. He represented himself to have been a farmer in Norfolk, having just left a farm on which he had lost property by a fire to the extent of 1,6001. As soon as he had signed an agreement for the house and obtained possession of it he effected an insurance with the London Assurance Office for 1501. upon property which he represented to be in the house. On the 28th of August a fire took place that there is no doubt had been wilfully caused. In due course the prisoner Bond made his claim for property which he certified had been destroyed. His account to the insurance company was that having been obliged to go into the country on business he had left the house in charge of a man named Noble, and that therefore he was not able to give any information with regard to the origin of the fire. The suspicions of the com- pany having been aroused by the circumstances of the fire, a series of questions were put to him, and in his answers he admitted that several other fires had occurred within a recent period on premises with which he had been connected. Not having their doubts at all removed by these admissions of the prisoner, the company declined to consider his claim against them until the man Noble was forthcoming to afford some explanation of the origin of the fire. Bond then intro- duced Nye to the company as the man Noble, and Nye was closely questioned by the company on the subject. He told a contradictory sort of story, which did not throw any light on the origin of the fire. The company, though satisfied that the claim was fraudulent, not having sufficient evidence to indict the prisoners, settled the matter by the payment of 501. Subsequently to the payment, the company came into the possession of information which enabled them to reopen the case by arresting the prisoners, and indicting them on the facts which will still be in the reader's recol- lection. The trial, which excited unusual interest, lasted nine hours, resulting in the conviction of Bond to seven years' and Nye to five years' penal servitude.

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