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IRISKS OF LEAD WORKERS.

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ALLEGED BOGUS BARON.

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ALLEGED BOGUS BARON. At Hull Police-court on Friday the case was heard of the German whose name was given as Edward von Westerhagen, and who had posed fiB a German Baron, and who, it is alleged, is wanted over half Europe. He had several times appeared before the Htill on a charge of obtaining a thousand francs by false pretences, but in every instance he had been remanded. Three women declared that they had gone through the form of marriage with the "baron," who was charged with obtaining £ 40 by false t pretences from Joseph Scbaan, a native of Mul- hautsen, in Germany. The "Baron/' a dark, handsome, well- groomed man, Wfu:" stated to have adopted Jj maay aliases, his actual name being Emil | Richman, and his real calling a waiter. He had I been known, said counsel, as H Dr. Meyer, a matrimonial agent, H I>r. Ast, a doctor of medicine, » Baron von Sachs, 1 Baron von Reitzenstein, and ra Profesftor Robert Karl Katz. The first "wife to give evidence, whose name wa", withheld, "as she was endeavouring! to maintain herself and two children," said I that. Westemhagen married her in Rotterdam. |ln 1906 be told her he was not .married to her, | and she left him. 1 Mi»s Jemima Ribb eaid that Westernhagen lodged «ith her sister near London. He posed t as a professor of law in Germany, and In Eng- I land as solicitor of a German shipping COUl-, | pany. He married her sister at Leyton Parish i ■ Church, and deserted her, taking the last few ffi shillings she possessed. I A SCHOOL WITHOUT STUDENTS. I Margaret Ehlerging, a German woman, said ■ she met Westernhagen, and married him at a I registry office -at Fulham. He carried on prac- I as a doctor at Richmond-gardens, Shep- i herd""s Bush. She left him because he could not keep the home together. | Mr. Dawson, who prosecuted, told the story ■ of Schaan's association with Westernhagen. Rile came to Hull in consequence of an ad\er- B tisement asking for the investment of £ 120 "in a good school of languages with large profits." After he had paid £ 40 Schaan was intro- duced to the school. During the first week scarcely any students attended. There were no students on Monday morning, and only one before five o'clock o the Tuesday. There were none before four o'clock on the Wednesday, and none hefore four o'clock on the Thursday, none before six o'clock on' the Friday, and there were only four on the Saturday. From the 'time of Schaan's arrival till the arrest of Westernhagen he was treated mere as a servant than as a partner. Westernhagen had From the time of Schaau's arrival till the stated there were four teachers in the school. He explained this by saying. "Well, there is my wife, Fritz (a youth of fifteen years), and yourself. That makes four." Evidence would be called to show that the prisoner was not a baron, and was not an officer in the German Army as he had said, and that his teal name was Emil Richman. The hearing was adjourned.

8NEW BOOTS CAUSE DEATH.

1A BRIGHTON TRAGEDY.

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WIDOW'S BREACH OF PROMISE.

YIPI-ADDYIAYEI-AYE.

WHALETSLAND TREASURE HUNT.

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