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Description: Stops Payment on DraftDate: January 16 1897
Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL
Page/Column: Page 1, Column 5
STOPS PAYMENT ON DRAFT
A London Banking Firm Accedes to Governor Johnston’s Request
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Jan. 15.—A letter has been received by Governor Johnston, from the Union Bank of London, notifying him that the bank had acceded to his request and would stop payment on one unpaid draft for $1,250, drawn by the Crocker Woolworth National bank of San Francisco, in favor of Francis C. Randolph, alias Charles Radford.
The first information received by the executive office that Judge Randolph had bought London exchange in San Francisco was about the last week in October, through a paper filed by Mr. Rushton, representing one of Randolph’s bondsmen. Mr. Rushton’s information was that three drafts of $1,250 each had been bought from the Crocker Woolworth bank, being drawn on the Union Bank of London. The matter lay over until several days after Governor Johnson came into office, when his attention was called to it by Attorney General Pitts.
Judge Randolph was for years probate judge of Montgomery County and absconded in February, 1875, a defaulter to the extent of about $40,000. He went to the republic of Columbia, South America, where he killed a prominent German banker named Charles Simmons. Randolph has been in prison there since July, 1895, and is believed to be still in prison.