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LONDON CORRESPONDENCE.

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THE BRADLAUGH DEMONSTRATION.

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ARISTOCRATIC DIVORCE SUIT.

AN ALLEGED ADVERTISING FRAUD.

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AN ALLEGED ADVERTISING FRAUD. A enrious action has been heard before Mr. Eddis, judge at the Clerkenwell County-court, London, in which an author and publisher," named James Torrington Spencer Lidstone, of 21, Goswoll-terrace, Goswell-road, sought to recover the sum of £ 6 5s. from Mr. W. H. Iloldom, cabinet manufacturer, of Scrutton street, Curtiin-road, for 100 copies of a work entitled "The Londonian," described as a poetical advertising medium. Mr. Buckler was solicitor for the plaintiff and Mr. J. Popham for the defendant. The order for the delivery of the goods was not denied, but the defendant contended I that the Looks were of no practical value, and therefore they were returned. He stated that the plaintiff called upon him at the Leather Trades' Exhibition held at the Agricultural Hall in September last, and solicited an advertisement, representing that he was the rIon." James Torrington Spencer Lidstone, who was commissioned by the Government of Canada to ascer- tain the names of manufacturers of artistic farnitare, &c., in this country, and by means of his poems to secure for those who advertised avast acaonnt of business from the native Princes and others in Manitoba. He said vast numbers of Canadians wers constantly passing through London, and would only purchase the goods of those who advertised in The Londonian." On theso repre- sentations he induced Mr. Iloldom to have a "poem" advertisement insetted, and Mr. Popham quoted as a spe- cimen of the plaintiff's style, the following lines Him for whom each furniture vendor, dragon-like, doth fall, Supplied the whole of my mother's rooms in Torrington IIall. (Loud laughter.) There was no such place as Tor- rington 1Ial1:" his mother never resided there; and consequently defendant could not have supplied the furniture. The solicitor for the defence said the defendant, on making inquiries, found that tho book was all a sham and a get-up," and none of the copies ever reached Canada except those which were scut by the persons who benght them. When defendant discovered the fraud he sent his messenger with the books to the plaintiff, who refused to take them, and admi- riitered a shower bath to the man from an upper window, in doing which the handle of a water-jug broke, and the utensil fell upon the man, who was in conse- quence disabled for several days. The learned judge, after reviewing the evidence, said he believed defendant had b en induced to advertise through the representations made by the plaintiff that he was officially connected with the Canadian Government and the Aboriginal Pank of Manitoba, and of this lie should require strict proof. In defiiult of this, there had clearly been false and fraudu- lent representations. To enable plaintiff to produce such proof, he should adjourn the case, reserving all questions of costs.

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