New York Times 3 Nov 1896 William E. Valentine "Held for passing bad checks"
Held for Passing; Bad Cheeks. William E. Valentine, who gave his ad dress as l.OOO Lexington Avenue, this city. waa held in default of $1,000 ball in the Ewen Street Police Court. In Brooklyn, yesterday. He was accused of passing a worthless check for 24 In H. Batterman's store.' Broadway-' and Flushing 'Avenue, Brooklyn. He is the common-law husband of May Wlntge, who attempted suicide at UK Ralph Avenue laat Wednesday because she feared arrest on the charge of passing worthless checks. Valentine admitted his Intimacy with the girl. but denied any knowledge of the checks. Miss Wlntge Is In St. Mary. Hospital rapidly recovering from the self-inflicted wound.'