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MONMOUTH. POLICE COURT, SATURDAY. A POSTMAN IN TROUBLE. Tom/Edgar Harold Farror, 21, rural postman of Monmouth, was charged on remand, with stealing letters, postal orders, and stamps, the property of -the Postmaster-General, oil or about January 11th and February 15th of this year. There were two separate charges, viz., stealing a postal order for 5s. and twelve penny stamps on January 11th, and stealing a letter and postal order for 2s. on February 15th. Mr. Smith, postmaster of Monmouth, said prisoner had been in the employ of the Postmaster- General from November, 1892, till the 27th inst., when he was arrested on the present charges. Elizabeth Williams, a domestic servant at The Cwm Farm, near Monmouth, said that prisoner called at the house daily to deliver and receive letters. On January 11th witness handed prisoner a letter containing the postal order produced for 5s. and twelve stamps. The letter was sealed and directed to Miss Cleeveley, The Quinsan Horton- road, Gloucester. Witness identified the order by the number, 772820, which she wrote on the paper produced before enclosing the order. Annie Maria Morgan, letter-sorter and telegraphist at the Monmouth Post Office, proved cashing the order for the prisoner on January 15th.. Frank Wint, a clerk from the G.P.O., said he investigated certain complaints coming from the prisoner's round. He saw the prisoner at the Monmouth Post Office, on June 27th, showed him the order prodaced. and asked if the signature was his handwriting. Prisoner said it was, and added that he bought the order at Monmouth Post Office, intending to send for some garden seed, but subsequently cashed it again. Witness then told the prisoner that the order was bought for Miss 0 Williams, The Cwm, and that it was enclosed in a letter addressed to Gloucester and handed to him by Miss Williams. Prisoner then admitted cashing the order, but said be did not steal it from the letter. Prisoner eventually admitted to witness that he stole the order, and when asked to turn out his pockets bolted out of the office. P.S. Tucker arrested the prisoner, who, when charged, replied" I admit it," adding, "betting has beeu the cause of it." Prisoner was theu formally committed to the Assizes. The next charge was that of stealing a post letter containing a postal order for 2s., handed to him by Miss Williams, The Cwm, on February 15th, and addressed to Miss Collius, 109, Ryecmss- street, Gloucester.—Miss Williams and Mr. Wint having given evidence, Sapper W. Jenkins. R.M.R.E. (Militia), proved cashing the order for the prisoner, and giving him the money, A number of stolen post letters found on the prisoner when arrested were prod(iced.- Prisu tier was then committed on this charge, bail being allowed.

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