THE "CLEVELAND STREET SCANDAL."
The London Despatch of January 4th •ays another sensation about this affair will soon burst. Twenty-two men implicated, nobles and others, have fled from -England, and said that by the time the Scotland Yard detectives have finished none of the Cleveland street habitues will be left in England. The police know all about the case and have the names and identity of offenders. All the captured boys were made to confess some new names and others gave descriptions enabling police to shadow parties to their residences. Others were only suspected and to these men letters were written giving them so many hours to leave the country. Of twenty-five suspects recently warned twenty two fled, showing the remarkable accuracy of the boys' information. The total number of fugitives is sixty. Solicitor Newton and the clerk in ms employ named Taylor and an interpreter named Doctor Gallo were Charged with conspiring to defeat justice in this case. They were before the Bow street Police Court on January 6ch. A messenger boy testified that he had resided in the Cleveland street house, and had received money for certain purposes. He had received letters from Lord Arthur Somerset, but could not produce them, as they were destroyed. He admitted he had stolen articles from the Club where he bad been waiter, and was not imprisoned because Lord Somerset became surety for him. He further testified that Taylor had tried to induce him to go to America. Ernest Parke, editor, sued for iibel, by the Earl of Euston in connection with Ibis case, offered the prosecuting attorney en the 7th letters from Hammond, who is sow in America, These include one addressed to Hammond's wife, upbraiding a man named Peck, who had a list of names and addresses of his (Hammond's) friends. When Peck was arrested this list was found in his pocket-book. It comprised a list of names of noblemen, and included (hat of Lord Euston. The Public Prosecutor has accepted the letters, which it is expected will lead to exposure and p-ose-cution of several persons already prominently before the public. Sir Charles Russell is retained to watch Che proceedings in the Cleveland street scandal case on behalf of Prince Albert I Victor.
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THE "CLEVELAND STREET SCANDAL.", Press, Volume XLVII, Issue 74518, 6 February 1890
THE "CLEVELAND STREET SCANDAL." Press, Volume XLVII, Issue 74518, 6 February 1890
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