Sheffield Evening Telegraph – Tuesday 13 September 1887
An Impudent Robbery at Conisborough.
To-day at the West Riding Court, Doncaster, John Makew, a tramp, was charged with stealing a shirt from The Dale, Conisborough, the residence of Major Johnson.
It was stated that prisoner went to The Dale Monday afternoon begging, and the servant offered him some bread which he refused accept, and swore at her.
He then went to the front the house and committed a nuisance. Sergeant Noble was sent for and apprehended the man. On searching him he found he had a shirt concealed upon him, and Major Johnson’s gardener identified it as his property.
Prisoner had taken it from the clothes line in the stable yard. He was remanded.