11 January, 2014

January 11 " an orgie of a disreputable kind "

1888 
George James, aka Pilkington, was brought up at the police court to day before Mr C. W. Carr, P M , and Mr. R. Ritchie, J P , on remand, charged with a criminal offence upon a widow named Helen Cochrane. The evidence showed that the woman was under the influence of drink, and that the prisoner was also drunk After hearing the evidence, the chairman said that there was nothing in it on which he could commit the prisoner, It appeared the whole affair had been an orgie of a disreputable kind. The prisoner was discharged. There was a third charge against the prisoner of stealing various articles of jewellery, etc, from a dwelling house near Mary borough, and on the application of Inspector Rennie he was remanded to that place.

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