and “Joan of Arc” in the theatrical world, sued the Lancashire and Yorkshire
Railway Company for damages for false imprisonment.
She had been performing at Preston Theatre, and in company with Mr. WALDEN,
her manager, was traveling to Bolton, when she was arrested on the charge of
having stolen a saddle from Preston Station. The saddle was found in her box,
but Mr. WALDEN, who was arrested with her, had put it there to spite the
railway porters for their incivility.
She was taken and locked up in the cells at Bolton and Preston. After being
photographed, measured, and searched, she was remanded, and ultimately
Plaintiff, when in the witness box, was frequently much affected when
describing her treatment in the cells. In the course of the case the company
consented to give her £25, and to pay all costs.