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Jean Luie, of the Tiobborne perjury case fame, has been committed fur trial at the Sydney Central Polioe Court. The facts of the oase are to this effot : The proseontor, Obarles John Zalgren, a German, possessed of property, beoini acquainted with Luie, and for a oons der able time paid his board and lodging account. Subscqaent'y Lu!e suggested thatZilcren ahoald get married, hinting thit he (Luie) was m a good position to make a good mtch for him. An adver- | tisement was inserted In the paper, to whioh a lady replied signing herself Mtas Mulr. Zilgrtn met her end made an appointment for the following evening, but tbe lady did not appear. Next day Z»!gren received tbe following letter : — "Sir, — I am instructed by Miss Muir, late of Balmaln. and berrelativep, to tako proceedings against you for breach of promise of marriage, m which damages will be laid a' £5 0, Please name your solicitor. J. D. Fdmond Fmart, solicitor." Some days later on a writ for breach of promise w»s served upon Zalgren by a person named Thompson. Luie sympathised almcat to tears In the unfortu nate position of his beloved benefaotor, aud having questioned Thompson, euggested the desiiabllity of a compromise to avoid exposure. He also proposed that tbe prooets server sboald receive a guinea for tho cost of serving the writ. Luie casually Icquired whether the case would require a special jury, to which the answer waß m the affirmative, and that each jaryman's refresher would be £5 a day, so that tho defendant's expenses would run into £1000. Zalg<-00, at the prisoner'? Instigation, paid £150 In cash, with a promissory note for £25 more. Tbe prisoner, m the presence of Thompson, wrote across the writ when the cash w»i> banded over, "This ao'.ion is rquared." Thompson thereupon put hla signature to the words and pocketed tho money. The pair then left togethpr.

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A SYDNEY SHARPER., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1992, 9 November 1888

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A SYDNEY SHARPER. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1992, 9 November 1888