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----------ATHLETIC NOTES.

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---LITERARY BUREAU.

THE LOSS OF CITY OF BRISTOL.

THE HOOLEY BANKRUPTCY.

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THE HOOLEY BANKRUPTCY. FURTHER ALLEGATIONS. In his resumed public examination on Wednes- day, in laot week, Mr. Hooley made some extra- ordinary allegations respecting his election as A member of the Carlton Club. He swore that on the 18th of March, 1897, he paid a cheque for £ 1,000 to Sir William Marriott for proposing him as a member of the Carlton. He also gave a cheque for X5,000 to the Marquis of Abergavenny for the Central Conservative Fund. Later on he srave a second cheque to the Marquis, as to which Mr. Hooley said "I gave X5,000 for party purposes, and then I heard from friends that pome people insisted on my giving JE10,000 to get into the Carlton, because they said I had promised it. I said I had not, but I would rather give £ 10,000 after promising f,5,000 than give £5,000 after promising £ 10,000. So I paid." On Monday Mr. Hooley was further examined, after several disclaimers bad been made. The debtor showed some curious defects of memory but there was no sensational revelations. The cros*- examination was adjourned for a week. On Wednesday, Mr. Justice Wright gave judgment upon a motion for the committal of Mr. Martin D. Rucker for contempt of court. The motion was founded upon evidence given by Mr. Hooley to the effect that after his first examination on July 27th last, and between the first of August the date appointed for his adjourned examina- tion, he bad been approached by Mr. Rucker oil behalf of the Humber director' offering three sums of £1,000 each on behalf of three of the directors, and zC2,000 on behalf of a fourth director, to induce him to say that zC56,000, which he alleged they had received, was not in respect of the Humber Company, but of deals in other businesses. His Lordship held that Mr. Rucker bad been guilty of contempt of court, and fined him R200.

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