Sheffield Independent – Monday 26 June 1899
Boys Steel Tobacco at Doncaster.
On Saturday, Harry Brammer and Walter Parr, boys, of New Conisbro’, were accused of stealing a tobacco box and 1oz. of tobacco, value 3d., the property of Charles Marshall, at Melton, on June 20th.
Prosecutor’s coat was hanging on some railings by the roadside, when Brammer abstracted the tobacco box and tobacco, which he subsequently gave to Parr in exchange for a purse and whistle.
Brammer, who had been previously convicted of coal stealing and shop- breaking, was ordered to receive six strokes with a birch-rod. Parr was ordered to pay 10s. towards the costs