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COMPANY FRAUDS.

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COMPANY FRAUDS. SENTENCE ON BEALL AND IIIS COLLEAGUES. At the Central Criminal Court on Saturday, before Mr. Justice Channell, the trial was concluded of Edward Beall, solicitor Charles Singleton, agent; William James Carruthers Wain, engineer; and Thomas Harrison Lambert, on indictments charging them with alleged conspiracy and fraud in connection with the promotion of the London and Scottish Bank- ing and Discount Corporation. Air. Justice Channell, in summing up, dealt in de- tail with the specific charges contained in the indict- ment against the defendants, and explained the law applicable to the case. The Crown alleged that these persons had been parties to a criminal conspiracy to obtain money from the shareholders in the bank under false pretences, and that in this connection they had, amongst other pretences, made statements with reference to the bank which were not true in fact, and which they knew were untrue at the time they made them. If this was established a criminal offence had been committed. These proceedings were important also from a public point of view, having regard to the conduct of company business. It was said that there was a prejudice against company promoters; but mere promotion of companies was not blameworthy. The main issue for the jury was one ail to the bona fides of the defendants. Did the facts satisfy them that the bank was an honest undertaking, or was it merely a fraudulent pro- motion conceived for the purpose of swind- ling the public? The jury found the prisoners Beall, Singleton, and Wain guilty, and the prisoner Lambert not guilty. His lordship sentenced Edward Beall to four years' penal servitude, Charles Singleton to 18 months' hard labour second-class, and James Carruthers Wain to 12 months'hard labour second- class.

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REMARKABLE MILITARY FAMILY.

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;EXTINCTION OF ABORIGINES.

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