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WAR OFFICE CONTRACTS. ANOTHER ADJOURNMENT. LOXDOX, Tuesday. At the Bow-street Police Court to-day (before Mr de Rutzen) Mr John Henry Coram, J.P., aged 54, steamship owner and Government contractor, of Neyland House, Neyland; Mr Anthony James, J.P., aged 01, a clerk in the employ of Mr Coram; and Charles Ewart Davies, aged 23, a corporal in the Army Service Corps, stationed at Pembroke Dock, were charged on remand with con- spiriny to obtain a cheque for X180 7s 7d from the Secretary of State for War, with intent to defraud. Mr Bodkin aud Mr Graham Campbell conducted the prosecution on behalf of the Public Prosecutor, and Mr Muir appeared for the defence. It will be remembered that the accused arc said to have over- charged the Government for work at Milford Haven. Mr Thomas Cummings, who gave evidence on the last occasion when the case was before the Court, was recalled and examined as to certain vouchers and carrier's notes relating to the consignment of ammunition. He said it would be the duty of the consignors of cartridges from Fort Popton to Hobb's Point to measure them up. With regard to a voucher for 300 shells, lie. said it appeared as 26 tons Scwt. 3qrs. 181b., while the weight in the book was 16 tons Scwt. 2qrs. llIb., the correct weight. Witness gave other instances in which it was said the weight or the measurement in the vouchers sent to the Government officials was larger than appeared in the carriers' notes. In the case of articles described as loose targets, the measurement was given as 48 tons and 20ff. measurement, and the issue note to the carrier gave the figures as 18 tons and 20ft. mcrsure- ment. Charles Wareham Hopkins, a civil clerk in ttie Army Service Corps, produced any Army book containing certain entries of various stocks. He said that in one instance where he had originally entered in the book the measurement 12 tons 19 feet, the entry now appeared as 22 tons 19 feet. Mr Bodkin Do you find that alteration of the I into 2 initialled r Witness Yes, with the initials C.E.D." Had you any idea of the alterations until the inquiry into this matter began ;None whatever. The initials C.E.D." are in Corporal Davies's handwriting. In another instance of a voucher for goods coming into store withess found an entry which originally stood in his own handwriting at 7 tons 2(; feet, and it now appears as 17 tons 26 feet. Another entry (said witness) was a summary of carrier's notes, and the original entry made by him appeared to have been altered. The figures 23 tons had been altered to 33. The initials C.E.D." in Davies's handwriting were against the alteration. Another voucher related to 3(;0 shells. The weight which witness originally entered was 16 tons 18 cwt. 2 qrs. 181bs. The figures had been altered, and the alteration was in different ink. Witness had no knowledge of that alteration until after this inquiry was begun. There were the initials C.E.D. in Corporal Davies's handwriting against the entry. In another case 3G had been altered to 46. That might have been done by witness himself. Any alterations, however, which he made would be by the instructions of Davies. Wituess, after giving other instances, was questioned as to an entry of nn account for t96 3s 4d. With that, he said, were received at the Army Transport Office the vouchers in reference to which he had given evidence. Corporal Davies checked these accounts. Witness made the entries as to the accounts under Davies's instructions. Was your attention ever directed to any one of those alterations besore you made the entries of the amounts for payment ;No. Or at any other time ?—No. Mr Bodkin said that was as far as he could carry the case to-day, and he asked for a further adjournment. Mr Muir and he were agreed that it would be inconvenient to adjourn the hearing till next week, and it would be better that the case should stand over for a fortnight. Mr Muir I understand that two more days will complete the case. My clients desire to have some time to attend to their business affairs, which with the weekly remands they have not had. Eventually it was agreed that the case should be adjourned until the 20th instant, and that the Court should also continue the investigation on the 27th, with tho view if possible of completing the case for the prosecution then.

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