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I THE STRANDED BATTLESHIP.…

I STRANGE & WONDERFUL I

I HOME HINTS.I

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IHORSE WITH A GRUDGE. I

I CLEVER TRICKSTER.I

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I CLEVER TRICKSTER. A very clever development of the confidence trick was experienced at the Old Bailey when William Dorrington, who is only twenty-five years of age, was convicted of defrauding three persons. According to the prosecution, Dorrington waited near banks for persons to come out after changing a cheque, and after they had gone away some dis- tance would run up to them and tell them there was something wrong with the signature to the cheque, and that they had better bring the person who had signed the cheque to the bank at once. The money would then be handed over to Dorring- ton, and subsequent inquiries at the bank would reveal the fraud. Mr. Perceval, who defended, pleaded for leniency on the ground of his client's youth and the fact that he had not been convicted before. There was no doubt prisoner had associated with persons older in years and crime than himself and been led to practise this confidence trick. Twelve months' hard labour.

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