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LETTER TO A PORTHCAWL TRADESMAN

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LETTER TO A PORTHCAWL TRADESMAN At Swansea Police-court on Monday. Thl(16- Seldon, Edwards-road. Swansea. "3iS charged with falsely .icprescinung himself, by letter, to be a solicitor, on September 10th. Defen- dant pleiadjed gudlty. Mr. Seiine said it was an unusual case. The actioiii was taken, not so much in tlie in- terests of the profession as in the intei-ests of the general public. It was a well-known, fact that hundreds of pei-sons took up book- debts and sent out letters, which got people to pay not only the debt, but costs as well, to which those sending the letters were not 00.- 1 titled. Thomas James. Porthcawl. said on Septem- ber Ut'h he received a letter frortt defend- ant. and the impression conveyed to his mindi was that it came from a solicitor. Witness disputed a debt of 7s. 6d. said to be ownng to Messrs. J. Colitis and Co. Mr. Seline added that no man save the actual debtor or his authorised solicitor was entitled to use the phrases in the letter. He then put in the Law List to prove that de- fendant was not a solicitor. The Clerk (examining the list): The near- est name is Saline, I see ? (Laughter.) The defendant It was done in absolute ig- norance. I had 110 idea of conveying to Mr. James that I was a solicitor. The Chairman said that the prosecution, had stated the case verv fairly. A fine of 20s. and costs. £2 2,s (inclusive) was imposed..

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