A cable of November 22, 1911, gave particulars of this case, which, were as follow:—-Sir J.b; Robinson has recovered £1000 damages from Mr Louis Cohen, the author of a', book; of reminiscences of Kitnberley, and £100 from Mr Bennett, the, publisher; of the book. In the book it was alleged that Sir J.B. Robinson's early career was as! a fraudulent dealer, _swindler, and coward. Sir J." B- Robinson gave evidence that he lost his hearing through exposure on Basuto battlefields, and thajfc he had contributed £100,000 to assist 'the' war against the. Boers, and £80,000 after the restoration of peace,, He denied Mr Cohen's allegations. Mr Cohen gave evidence that Sir J. B-. I Robinson's reputation in South Africa iwas that of a liar, a coward, a betrayer of women, nnd an illicit diamond buyer. ' ■ .
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8803, 26 February 1914
Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8803, 26 February 1914
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