The West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser, 5 July 1850

JAMES HOLMAN the younger, 23, was charged with stealing from Wheal Benny mine, in the parish of Calstock, a quantity of zinc pipes. The case was
almost one of strong suspicion. Three years ago a quantity of zinc air pipes, seven feet long, and three inches in diameter, were laid down at the mine. Some of these were taken up last February, twenty-eight feet of the quantity were missing, and three pipes corresponding in material and size were found in possession of the prisoner, who had access to the spot where the missing pipes were placed, and had been seen about the place. Mr DARKE, for the prisoner, contended that there was no case to answer; but the Bench left the question to the jury, who gave a verdict of Acquittal.

Contributed by Isabel Harris