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EXECUTION.

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ACTION AGAINST MR. GEO. NEVNES.…

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ACTION AGAINST MR. GEO. NEVNES. 0. ALLEGED LIBEL ON MR. H. S. FOSTER. In the Queen's Bench to-day (Tuesday), Mr. Harry Seymour Foster, M.P., sued Mr. George Newnes, proprietor of the Westminster Gazette, for damages for alleged libel. The defence put forward is that the statement complained of was true in substance and fact. Mr. Lockwoo), who appeared for plaintiff, said the action was brought in respeot of an attack on his client in the West- minster Gazette in reference to his connection with the trustees of the Industrial Corporation, of which Mr, Foster was managing director. Mr. Lockwood said plaintiff, together with I)r. Clark, M.P. and other gentlemen i became associated with the London and Colonial Finance Corporation, which was, in turn; ormed into a trustee industrial corporation, of which Mr. Foster was appointed managing director, at £ 400 per annum, with, ordinary direc tor's fees and fifteen per cent, on net profit. The I Jominion of Canada Breweries Company was floated by the Finance Corporation, but failed to acquire three breweries sought after, whereupon j the Finance Corporation agreed to pur- ] chase them, and floated the Ontario Breweries Company with a capital of £ 200,000. Plaintiff proposed to take £ 50,000 worth of debenture bonds, and his Corporation took and paid for £40,000 worth. Tha balance of £ 10,000 was set out in the balance-sheet as un- realised security. It was not treated as profit, and plaintiff did not receive one halfpenny commission. Mr. Murray, a shareholder, asked for and obtained a committee of enquiry. He also asked plaintiff to procure a loan, and but for Mr. Foster's refusal, the false and defamatory report of the committee would probably have been published. Defendant puMished the report, though it was marked private and confi- dential." Further, the committee wao appointed and reported that 'here was no justification for any imputation on the honour and good faith of any member of the Board of Directors. The libel imputed dishonourable and dishonest conduct to plaintiff, hence the present action. Evidence for plaintiff was then called. [Proceedinr. ]

PITH AND POINT.

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40.-WOULD-BE M.P/S DIVORCE.…

STRIKES AND LOCK-OUTS.

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MR. JOHN MORLEY AT NEWCASTLE.

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