During : the hearing of a case today, m which Miss Wiedemann brought an action against Robert Horace "Walpole, claiming damages for breach of promise of marriage, the evidence showed that whilst residing at Constantinople Walpple- stole the key of Miss VViedemann's bedroom, and entering the room forcibly seduced her. He subsequently denied the paternity of the child, and went about traducing his victim and blackening her character. He afterwards deserted her, and left her m a penniless condition at Stamb6u!< The defence to the action was that it was an attempt to levy blackmail, and that the plaintiff was a mere adventuress. As already reported damages to the extent of were awarded i plaintiff.
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A SCOUNDREL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2002, 1 December 1888
A SCOUNDREL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2002, 1 December 1888
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