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THE CHARGE OF LIBEL AGAINST THE HORNET." The Libel case Scott v. Fiske, the former a War Office clerk and dramatic critic, and the latter the proprietor of a well-known satirical paper named the Hornet, was resumed at the Guildhall on Tuesday, before Sir R. W. Carden. The sittingltook place in the Court of Queen's Bench. Mr. Serjeant Ballan- tine (with Mr. Walter Ballantine) appeared for Ms. Scott; and Mr. G. F. Lewis for the defendant. The court was even more crowded than on the previous occasion, with members of the theatrical profession and others. Mr. Serjeant Ballantine, complaining of Mr. Lewis's non-arrival at 12 o'clock, the hour appointed for the hearing, observed that it was not usual for de- fendants to sit in the same seat as counsel, and re- quested him to remove to some other seat. v Mr. Lewis having arrived, Mr. Scott went into the witness-box, and his cross-examination was pro- ceeded with. He said I wrote the article in Echoes of the Clubs, entitled "O que j'aime lea Militaires." Mr. Serjeant Ballantine said he must object to this course of examination, and take the opinion of the Court on the matter. He certainly should have appeared on the previous occasion -had he for a moment conceived the course the cross-examination would have taken. ?he argument of the defendant was, in effect, that you have libellce:, and there- fore I am entitled to libel you. He tui >mitted that no such doctrine was receivable into an English court of justice, and asked the opinion of the magistrate on the subject; Mr. Lewis said the observations of the learned Ser- jeant were one of the comic elements imported into a case like the present. When he (Serjeant Ballantine) applied for the summons, he stated his desire that there should be the fullest inquiry into all the circum- stances, but immediately he comes really into court he was the first man to endeavour to stifle it. "Siv Robert Carden said he considered, as the case had commenced, the inquiry ought not £ 0 be stifled. (Applause.) #c Mr. Lewis then proceeded to read the article from Echou of the Clubs, to the effect that certain officers in the 4th Dragoon Guards had been guilty of conduct unbecoming officers and gentlemen. Mr. Lewis to complainant: N ow--¡ to what regir ment did you allude? Complainant: I can't say. Mr. Lewis: But you must. Was it the 4th Dragoon Guards? Complainant: It was. Mr. Lewis Was the person to whom you alluded as having received the letter from "the widow of the officer General Shute? Complainant: I decline to say. Mr. Lewis Why do yotl decline to say £ is it from fear of criminal proceedings? Complainant: It is from fear of proceedings for libel if it is the law. Mr. Lewis: Now, where did you get all this in- formation ? Complainant: Not from the War Office, as yon have insinuated several times. Mr. Lewis: Where/did you get it ? Complainant: At the club. Mr. Lewis: What club? Jp°mplainant: I decline to state.. Lewis: But I insist. Sir R. Carden You must answer that question. Complainant: From the Arundel Club. Mr. Serjeant Ballantine saiq, after the expression ° opinion from the^ honourable magistrate that the whole course of this examination was necessary, he reoommended his client to withdraw the summons, (ironical cheerST) Mr. Lewis then intimated that Mr. Fiske would bring an action against the complainant for vexatious prosecution. Thij terminated the proceedings.

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