A Charge of larceny preferred by his mother- in-law against Hugh White,
commercial traveller, Cockermouth, was heard at Cockermouth Police Court on
Monday. Accused failed to appear.
Mr A.W. J. Walker, who prosecuted, said the articles alleged to
have been taken were lying at a house in Railway Terrace, along with other
goods. When her daughter married Mrs Gloag gave her some household goods.
In January an eviction was put in by the landlord, and Mrs Gloag paid the
bailiffs and took over the goods. The tenancy was determined by the
landlord, and the house was afterwards taken by Mrs Gloag.
Martha Gloag, Plough Inn, Cockermouth, bore out her solicitor's
statement. From inquiries she made she heard that eight short feather
pillows and other articles had been taken out of the house in Railway
Terrace by the accused. When the bailiffs were put in she bought the
furniture which she had previously given to her daughter.
The Clerk: Has Mrs Gloag a bill of sale?
Mr Walker: No
The Clerk: The she is not entitled to the goods. She simply paid
the rent. That does not affect the ownership of the goods.
Mr Walker said Mrs White had a child dangerously ill or she
would have been present.
Only last night accused took other things (Blank) her.
Mrs Gloag: yes he did another robbery last night.
The Bench issued a warrant for White's arrest.