Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Friday 17 January 1908
‘Borrowing” At Balby.
At Doncaster West Riding Court, yesterday, Henry Wood, known as “Cobbler” Wood, was remanded on a charge of obtaining a saddle and bridle, value £3 10s., by a trick from a man named Joseph Farmery, and belonging to Mr. Bosdin J. Clarkson, confectioner, Conisborough.
Farmery was driving from Doncaster to Conisborough, and met the prisoner at Balby, when he said, “I’m going to your place. Your boss has bought a horse; lend me the saddle and bridle.”
Having a saddle and bridle in his conveyance, and believing the man’s statement, he lent him the saddle and bridle.
When he arrived at Conisborough and saw Mr. Clarkson he found that prisoner’s statement was incorrect. The police were communicated with, and prisoner was apprehended in a lodging-house in Marsh Gate, charged with obtaining the articles by trick.
He replied that he was guilty of borrowing it.