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AGRARIAN LEGISLATION. I

LOCAL & GENERAL NOTES. 4

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LOCAL JL NEWS. 1 __ )

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FIVE BICYCLES STOLEN.

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FIVE BICYCLES STOLEN. ———— v ———* WORK OF ONE THIEF. iho disappearance, of five bicycles from vari- ous Chester hotels was explained at the CSweter City Police Court yesterday (Friday). James Davies, a young man in good circumstances, living with his parents at Manoott-lane, 11 a war den, ploodod guilty before the Mayer and Mr. Robert Lamb to stealing a. bicycle, value j58, boiongmg to Harry Letts, of Hope, on Mav 11th. The Chief Constable (Mr. J. H. Laybourne) said bieyde-s had been put up at different hotels in the town by cyolists who had come in on Saturday, and prisoner had gone into those places and represented himsolf as the owner of tho bicycles, and h3 had taken them away. On April let, a bicvole value £ 6 was stolen fiom the White Bear, and that had been recovered. On May 11th tbo bicycle belonging to Mr. L?tts was taken from tho King's Head and sold at Mold, prisoner taking epeoial steps to prove to tho pureliaseT that he was tho owner. On May 18th a bicycle value £ 10. was stol en from the Bull and Stirrup, and tliat had also been sold at, Mold. On July 13th a bicycle, value J56. 10s.. had also beson stolen in similar circumstances from tho Falcon Cocoa Houce, and in the last oa.^ prisoner took a bicycle from the Hop-pole Hotel on July 27th.^—Harry Letts identified the bicyole which was tho sub- ject of tiie only case that was dealt with by the magistrates. He said 00 valued it at JS8. He brought an aotion in the County Court against the proprietor, and he had recovered £ 6.—Edward Hughes, of Mold, deposed to Inly- ing the bicycle from prisoner, who signed a statement that the bicyole w-a." his own pro- perty.—D'tective Crewe said when he arrested prisoner the latter admitted taking the who of the bicycles, but said he was in drink at tho time.—The Chief Constable said tho total value of the stolen LIovoles was JB43. Prisoner was in work a.t Shotton, and was living with his parents, and there was not the slightest neason for the thefts. Prisoner was sent to gaol for a month.

SAUGHALL.