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BLACKMAIL CASE.

BARONESS AND EX-CONVICT^

SENSATIONAL EXPOSURE

(Per Press Association—Copyright.) ;;

(Received" March 5, 10.45 a.m.) LONDON, March 4. Hugh Dalrympie, an ex-convict, sued Baroness yon Goetz, a wealthy philanthropist and organiser \of a- farm for discharged prisoners.

Dalrympie alleged that he loaned the Baroness money, and produced scores of the Baroness's letters containing, endearments.

A sensational cross-examination by counsel for the defence proved that Dalrympl'e was convicted of frauds on ■ women in 1896. In order to explain discrepancies in the. letters. Dalrympie \lleged that his twin brother was responsible. " ' ■ P^lrymple's counsel threw up . his brief, )n{ } a verdict was returned.for tlie defendant. ~Vi, The judgj. impounded 100 letteisV which were "obvious forgeries. Evidence wa\ given ,that the Baron-' ess had £40,000--i u the .■ bank• at the time of tWoblackni'ailing.

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BLACKMAIL CASE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8810, 5 March 1914

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BLACKMAIL CASE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8810, 5 March 1914

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