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"MISS" ROBINSON • -1 I AGAIN IN THE DOCK I Her Letters and Brooch I I "LOST ART ORNAMENT VALUELESS I Mary Robineou, alias Mary Ann Eobiason, made another appearance at Bow-street tQ- day on the charge of perjury in connection. with the reoent Dmce case. « Sir Charles Mathews, who is prosecuting, called as a wit-sees Mr. Richard Cattaxus, of Leadenhall-street, solicitor- to the New Zealand Shipping Company. On the 29th of March of lafit year he said he reocired from Mr. Kimber. solicitor, a letter complaining, oil behalf of the prisoner, of the breaking open, of boxes and Iocs therefrom of docu- ments on the company's stoaemr iiimu uika between New Zealand and Plymouth. These documents were eaid to include the originala of letters from the fifth Duke of Portland and from Charles Dickens to the prisoner. In the oourse of the correspondence which followed the oompany wrote that they were by no means satisfied that any docam-enu of the kind mentioned ever came on board the veeeel, and they did not associate th em- selves with the alleged loss. Mr. Kimber eventually paid the costs which the oompany had been put to in instituting official pro- ceedings. The prisoner, asked if she had any ques- tions to put, said: I bad nothing at ail to do with Mr. Kiraber and the shipping com- pany. Mr. Kimber did it To Make a Sensation. I knew nothing of vrhat he had done until I received a. letter. After the evidence had been read over, the prisoner added "The things were lost at Wel- lington; they never cajnc on to the boat. The captain told Mr. Kimbor so. He would not believe it." .Detective-sergeant Hal. yen, stationed eut Wapping, eaid he had been associated with Inspector Beed in mailing1 inquiries with regard to the alleged lose of the documents. The box from which they wore supposed to have been extracted was an ordinary tin trunk, euch as one could buy for 5@. 6d. The prisoner told him she had it specially made and it had cost her 3Cs. The prisoner questioned the accuracy of the witness's description of her box, apparently resenting his depreciatory oomnaente. I bought it for stool, any way," she said. "It had four bolts and a padlock, and you could not have bought it anywhere in New Zealand for less than £1. of course," ahe added, "things a.re dearer there thaai here." The next witness wa& Mr. John Cbadwick, manager to a Great Queen-street firm of pawnbrokers' jewellers, and he spoke to the quality and value of the brooch and ring, which the prisoner had said she had received as present& from the fifth Duke of Portland. Taking The "Lost Art" Brooch in his hand, Mr. Chadwick was asked its in- trinsic value. "It is practically valueless," he replied. "Of what metal is it," asked Sir Charlee. "Base metal," was the answer. "And the ring described as a marquoise ring?" continued Sir Charles, "the the stones real." "N o, they imitation," answered the witness. "Paste?" commented counsel. "What would its value be? "It could not oost more than a 6oversisn if it was bought retail." Prisoner put no questions to this witeess. Mr. George William Thac-krah, of Sunny- side, Woodbury-road, Finsbury P;trk, a partner in the arm of Druce and Company, of Baker-street, Bazaar, repeated the evi- dence which he gave for the defence in the Procedinge against Herbert Druce. Witness said he entered the employment of Thomas Charles Druce at Baker-street Bazaar in 18C3 and remained with him till the day of his I death, which took place at his residence. Holoombe House, Hendon. in December, 1864. 1 He denied tat there was any funeral proces- 6ionfrom Baker-street Bazaar, thf funeral 'which he attended taking place from Hendon to Ri?h?ate Cmetery. On the 30th of Decem- ber last, the witness ?ent on, he had attended the exhumation of the body of T. C. Druce at Highgate and iden?ned the remains as thcE of his former master and friend, Air. Thomas Charles Druce. Asked if she had any questions to put. the I prisoner said: He has tot said anything of the height Druce was AVitness; I should say about 5ft. or 5ft. 9in. Somewhere about that Wbat colour was the hair?" she asked I further. "Brown, streaked with grey, such as it was in his lifetime?" Yes." The prisoner muttered as if sbe expected' the answer. Sir Charles Mathews said that concluded ¡ the evidence at present available, but on Monday, the 16th of March, lie expected to be able to call witnesses, who wore on their way from New Zealand. Prisoner was remanded for a week. Nert Monday she will make a formal appearance, nd the c?.se may be concluded on the fol- lowing Monday.

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