Examination for forgery.
--There examination of Alexander D. Cheatwood
, charged with uttering and passing several forged checks, was again resumed yesterday morning before the Mayor
Three more forgeries were produced, making nine in all so far discovered, and thus ending He trail so far as this Court is concerned.
The following are the checks and the evidence elicited:
One check on the Bank of Virginia, for $223, with the signature of Messrs. Sumner
& Arents attached thereto, was cashed by Mr. Wm. F. Adcock
, ticket agent at the Central railroad depot.
A. was called upon by Cheatwood
on the evening of the day on which the check was dated and asked to advance the money on it till next day, when it could be obtained from the bank on which the note was drawn. C. said he had been recommended to Mr. Adcock
by a gentleman at the Ballard House
with whom he () was well acquainted; that the check had been given him too late for collection at the bank, and he desired to leave the city in the morning too soon for their business hours.
Knowing the firm from which the check purported to emanate to be perfectly responsible, and not suspecting anything wrong, he advanced the money and placed the check in the safe.
The next day it was sent to the bank and pronounced a forgery.
Mr. George J. Sumner
, of the firm of Sumner
& Arents, pronounced it a forgery, and on this charge Cheatwood
was sent on to the Hustings Court, on Monday next.
The second case examined into was a check for $315, on the Exchange Bank, also having the name of Sumner
& Arents attached.
Mr. William White
, of the firm of P. K. White
& Co., stated that the prisoner came to him late on the evening of the 10th of August, and represented that he had received the note from Messrs. Sumner
& Arents too late to obtain the money, and it would be a great accommodation if he would cash it for him. He paid the money and discovered the next day it was a forgery; was positive as to the identify of Cheatwood
had no doubts about the signature being a forgery, and further examination was deferred to the Hustings Court, on Monday next.
The third and last forgery was on the firm of Laniers, Tolleson
& Callett, for $323, which had been cashed by Mr. Chas. C. Hanes
, of the firm of Pulliam
& Co. The same means had been resorted to to obtain the money in this case as in the others above mentioned, and the Mayor
, after satisfying himself that this check was also forged, sent it on to the Hustings Court, on Monday next.