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AN EXTRAORDINARY CASE.

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AN EXTRAORDINARY CASE. A very extraordinary case came before the magis- trates at Folkestone the other day, when a man named Palmer, a travelling photographer, was charged with receiving a case of cutlery, valued at X6 (5s. It was alleged in the evidence of Superin- tendent Taylor that the prisoner had been working in conjunction with another photographer, named Hills, who carried on his business on the beach at this town, in obtaining goods by means of answering advertisements in the newspapers, and had suc- ceeded in securing many valuable articles, includ- ing the case of cutlery, which belonged to a dealer named Butler, at Notting-hill. Among the articles found were some firearms, four violins, some gold rings set with diamonds, a gold watch, i5 canaries, a parrot and cage, a cockatoo, perambula- tors, pigeons, and a collie dog. Most of the articles, it was stated, were found in a soda cask at the rear of the premises at. Normanhurst, the seat of Lord Brassey, the prisoner's father-in-law being em- ployed as a gardener on the estates. The prisoner was remanded

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