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ELECTION L\ SUIT. ACTION AG AIX ST Mil. HAYES FISHEIi WITHDRAWN. MAJOR ADAM PAYS COSTS. A settlement was roached on Tuesday in the action brought by Major W. A. Adam against Mr. W. Hayes Fisher, M.P. for Fulham. The case was opeiwd before Mr. Justice Dading .aud a special jury in the Khig's Bench Division on Monday. Major Adam, who formerly represented Woolwich in the Conservative interest, complained of a letter written by Mr. Hayes Fisher in his capacity as organiser of the Metropolitan constituen- cies. It was published in t\\c> local papers, and contained a pusif.ge to the eITed that after the election in December, 1910, certain, information was conveyed to me (the defendant), which led me to believe that it was improbable that Major Adam woukl re- gain the scat which he had lost in Woolwich." The picas of imvilege and fair comment, and Mr. Hayes Fi-.h«r said the letter did not bear the defamatory mean- ing all cue d. Mr. McCall. K.C., and Mr. Fraser were counsel for the plaintiff Mr. F. E. Smith, K.C.. and Mr. Spence for the defendant. Before the proceedings were resumed on Tuesday counsel saw. his Lordship in his private room. On returning into court, Mr. Smith said the ease involved an allegation that the defendant was actuated by feelings of malice, and it was due to Mr. Hayes Fisher, as a man of honour, a Member of Parliament, and a Privy Councillor, that a clear and de- finite statement should be made. The defen- dant was called upon in the position he held to advise whether, in hie judgment, the Central Conservative Office would be well advised to continue to support Major Adam at Woolwich. He did so honestly, and upon certain information of Major Adam having offended local Roman Catholics by voting against the alteration in the Accession Oath; that his controversy with the War Office had alienated the Army Vote in the constituency, and also that his financial position was such that he could not apparently bear the expense of a contest. Tlie,e were the only circum- stances before Mr. Hayes Fisher, and con- sidered by him. and he knew nothing what- ever of the" rnmours" of which the plaintiff complained. The charge, counsel continued, that the de- fendant was actuated by feelings of malice was a grave ore. There was not a shadow of foundation for it, and had Mr. Hayes Fisher been given the opportunity he would have de- nied it on oath. Nor was there any ground whatever for the sucraestion made bv Maior Adam, under cross-examination, against Mr. Dawson, chairman of the party at Woolwich. Mr. McCall said Major Adam desired to withdraw that suggestion himself. Mr. MeCall made a statement withdrawing the action and the charge of malice against Mr. Hayes Fisher, the plaintiff agreeing to pay the defendant's costs, and said he hoped the end of this litigation would lead to better re- lations between the plaintiff and the defendant and the organisation that the defendant re- presented. His Lordship said that if the action had proceeded he would probably have with- drawn it from the jury, [1:1 the grounds that the occasion was privileged, and that there was no evidence whatever of express malice.

LORD MAYOR S DIFFICULT TASK.

TWO MISSING GIRLS.

RESIGNATIONS IN INDIA.

'ACQUITTAL ON A CHARGE OF…

A PRACTICAL LESSON.

FIFTY TONS OF NEGATIVES.

PENALTY FOR NOT KNOWING GERMAN.

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ARMY CANTEEN CASE.

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THE BOAT HACE.

FORMER WINNERS.

SEVERAL INJURED BY STAND COLLAPSE.

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NEWS IN A NUTSHELL.

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LORD MURRAY AND HIS ACCUSERS.

KILLED BY A COW. I

FIRE AT LAMBETH PALACE.,

BRAVE SEAMEN DROWNED.

SWALLOWED A RADIUM TUBE.

ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION.

FIGHT AGAINST A TROPICAL FOE.

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