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A J. P. UNDER A CLOUD. [From the Auckland Evening Star. ] would imagine that Justices of the like Caesar’s better half, should be above suspicion. But it is not so. A few days ago the manager of. a bank at Bulls received a letter with the signature of ‘‘A Ammond,” containing a request that a LSO note and three LI notes might be forwarded in an envelope to “H. Howell,” to be called for at the Foxton Post-office. Suspicious of the genuineness of the signature, the manager wrote to Mr. Ammond, one of his customers, with a view of ascertaining whether he had really made the request or not. Mr. Ammond replied that the signature was a forgery. The question then arose, “Who forged it? ” After communicating with the police, the following plan was arranged upon :

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 85, 10 April 1880

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 85, 10 April 1880