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ATTEMPTING TO BRIBE A ,111-rA G -RA TE George Edward Gurney, formerly a constable of the R Division of Police, the keeper of a beershop, the Earl of Cardigan, Marlborough-road, Chelsea, was charged, at the Bow-street Police-court, on Saturday, with having attempted to corrupt Mr. Robert Tubbs, chairman of the Kensington bench of magistrates, by sending him a sum of X40. Gurney's application for a spirit licence has been repeatedly refused. He applied again tkis year, and the case was to have been heard on the 19th March. About eight days previously he wrote and delivered at Mr. Tubbs' house a letter containing four £10 notes, which was to .the following effect:- Honoured Sir^-Trusting that you will not feel offended, 'but pardon the very great liberty, having struggled very hard in my house for 11 years to maintain my family, and without any complaint from the police honoured sir, if you will take my case into your very kind consideration, and be my friend at the coming licensing day, and for which will be ever most gratefully felt by your very obedient servant, G. E. GURNEY, Earl of Car- digan, Marlborough-road, Chelsea." On the 10th April another letter by post, of which the following is a copy: —"April 8th, 1867. Honoured Sir,—I humbly beg that you will pardon this liberty. The object I have in writing is to ask your honour whether you received my letter and the contents on the 8th March, that I left at your house. Hon,oured sir, I hope you will pardon this freedom. I am, honoured sir, your very obedient, humble servant, GEORGE E. GURNEY, Earl of Cardigan, Marlborough-road, Chelsea. To Robert Tubbs, Esq." This letter contained an envelope stamped and directed to the prisoner, with the view, as counsel for the prose- cution contended, that the R40 might be returned, the licence not having been granted. When apprehended Gurney admitted having written and sent the letters, but he did. not consider .that he had done anything I wrong. The magistrate remanded him for further examina- tion.

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