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EDEN &EORGE*IN TROUBLE. j PEESS ASSOCIATION.) Chkistchurch, October 15. At the Justices' Court to-day, Eden George, the well-known photographer, was charged wlfch damaging his photographic apparatus on January 15, 1889, with intent to injure other .persons. | The information was laid by Karl Gerstenkorn, who was charged by George with stealing certain documents. The evidence of Gersteftkbrn was that George wished to fasten suspicion on Messrs Manning and Meets, rival photographers, and wished him to assist. George offered to write a statement which would protect Gerstenkorn m case of trouble. He wrote, " October 6.— I hereby acknowledge that I myself destroyed my own property m my studio m January o.fl^t. year, and wilfujly threw suspicion on Mr Gerstenkorn and others.—Eden George. Upon the back, written m ink, which

became visible upon exposure to light was, "Whatever is written upon the other side is written nt the dictation of Karl Gerstenkorn, and I cannot vouch for its I J truth.—Eden- (George." This document Gerstenkorn is chargocl with stoalinj/. He I snatched ifc from George, and ran away, j George jmnsuecl him,' and apprehended I him, but Inspector Ponder- refused toI detain him. The case is adjourned to I to-morrow.

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EXTRAORDINARY CASE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2545, 16 October 1890

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EXTRAORDINARY CASE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2545, 16 October 1890

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