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STRENGTH OF THE PARTY.

. SIDESMAN BOOKMAKER.

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SIDESMAN BOOKMAKER. A bookmaker who was stated to be also a sidesman fit a church was plaintiff in an un- successful action heard by Mr. Justice Channel! in the King's Bench Division on Monday. The plaintiff, Mr. Leonard Lee, of Harleeden, sued Mr. L. R. Franks, a retired butcher, to recover JB625 under an agreement said to have been made verbally by which the defendant agreed to pay the sum in question, and plain- tiff agreed to forbear taking action for a cer- tain time. It was stated that as a result of bets made at Sandown last year Mr. Franks owed Mr. Lee the amount named. He paid J650 on account, and offered the title-deeds of his house as security for the balance. Mr. Lee, however, would not take these, and agreed to wait for a time until defendant could raise thtt mokey; This, however, had never been paid. Mr. Lee said that when he refused to accept the title-deeds of the house Mr. Franks was so thankful that he said to his wife "May I intro- duce you to Mr. Lee, who is one of the fairest men I have ever heard of <33tl the racecourse? (Laughter.) His lordship said Mr. Lee had given his evi- dence with absolute fairness, and the result was that he had no case, for he could see no consideration for forbearance. There would be judgment for the defendant, with costs.

. BARONET IN DIVORCE SUIT.

. ENGLISHWOMEN FIRST.

\ YARMOUTH SEA MYSTERY.

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