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A Sad Affair. At the Shrewsbury County Police Office on Wednesday, before Mr William Jones, Kenneth Edward Dix Marshall, auctioneers' pupil, of Glou- cester, was committed to the Shropshire Assizes, to be held this week, charged with breaking and entering the office of Messrs Morris, Marshall, and Poole, auctioneers, Chirbury, and stealing £ 268 10s 6d in bank notes and gold on Septem- ber 2nd. Edward Clare Spackman, cashier to Messrs Morris, Marshall, and Poole, said on the night of September 1st he put in the safe cash and notes to the value of X265 10s 6d. He left the office at 11-30, having locked the safe and put the key in a drawer of Mr Marshall's desk. Next morning when he went to the office he found the key of the safe lying on the top of the desk, and on examina- tion saw that all the money was gone. Prisoner: Was it the custom to leave the back- door of the premises unlocked, or to leave the gas burning ? Witness: No. Supt. Elcock said on September 2nd he received information of the robbery, and at once went to Chirbury. In company of Sergeant Evans, of Westbury, he visited the offices of Messrs Morris, Marshall, and Poole. They examined the back- door, and found that it had beeu tampered with. The cash drawer of the safe had been forced open, evidently with a chisel or a jemmy." He made inquiries up to October 31st, and on that day he went with Sergeant Evans to Gloucester, and on the following day saw the prisoner in the street. Marshall was identified by three witnesses from Worcester, and was arrested. In the superinten- dent's office witness said to prisoner, I suppose, Mr Marshall, you know what you are charged with?" He replied, "Yes, and I know nothing about it." Directly afterwards he added, I did do it, and I had the week of my life after. I went to Newmarket rates and busted' all the notes. They will be turning up all over the eountry. You will find the two X50 notas in the corner of a drawer in a desk at my diggings." Witness went to Marshall's lodgings in Gloucester, and found the two JE50 notes produced. After he tound the notes witness went back to the police station, and told prisoner. Marshall then said, I enjoyed myself, and I must pay the penalty. P.S. Richard Evans said that when charged, prisoner replied Is lifting a latch breaking in ? Witness replied In law it is." Marshall then Prisoner was then committed to the Assizes. Mr E. H. Morris, of the firm of Messrs Morris Marshall and Poole, said he would like the magistrates to grant bail. Bail was granted of JBIOO and one surety of J6100.

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LETTERS TO THE EBITOB.

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