Chas Bird div case
THREE COHYICTIONS. A BAD DAY FOR OFFENDERS IN CRIMINAL COURT. NEGLECT OF MINE LAIS ALLEGED. Why Charles B. Bird Believed Himself to be a Widower in Law Harry C. Owens on Trial for Stealing William Boland's Overcoat. Tn (Criminal court yesterday Charles B. Bird. was tried for adultery. G. M. Watson, esq , assisting the prosecuting attorneys, and Cornelius Smith, esq., appearing for the defendant. The allegation was that, though Bird was married to Lillian Pickering in 1S74, during the past two years he introduced to friends of his in Providence another girl as his wife. Her name was Joanna Dennis. Several parties testified that Bird introduced the girl to them as his wife and, while at their home, they occupied the same room. When Bird was called to the stand in his own defense lie insisted that he was a widower, as his wife had left him. His relations with Miss DeDnis had been perfectly innocent, he said. Mr. Smith asked to have the ease taken from the jury, but the motion was refused by court, and during the afternoon a verdict of guilty was returned. A SECOND CONVICTION.