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COUNSELLING CRIME.

! BATE BTJRGIAE.Y EXPLAINED, s l {By. Telegraph.—Tress Association.) ,_" WELLINGTON, this day. .. The Court of Appeal gave judgment in the case of Rex v. Baker, unanimously affirming the conviction by the Lower Court of Baker, who was tried and convicted before Mt. Justice Chapman at iWanganui on an indictment, consisting of eight counts, charging him with having counselled and advised one William 'Maurice Scott to blow open a safe by means of gelignite. The charge against ■ Baker arose out of the following letter addressed to Scott: — Wellington, January 3, 1809. Dear Old 3?al,—Received your letter to-day, and was glad to hear from yon so soon. So yon are thinking of doing business, and yon have also got another room. Sorry you cannot get a Job, but I suppose something will turn up before long- I hope the missis Is getting on good. Well, Bill, re the stick of lollie and the way to use it It is a thing you can. use easily. lon ask how much to nee. VBell, Bill, a little will do the job all right Quarter of a stick is quite sufficient to open the largest safe. About this much Jelly. See that you get it in the hole all •right; in fact, the more you get ln the better the result, of course. Lay it down on Its hinges, leaving the lock upwards, so that when it receives the shock the bolts will drop, and when you have stuffed the jelly ln the hole get about an inch and a-half (Is) of fuse, cut it on the slant—the end that you put in the detonator like so (sketch here)— tlien squeeze the top of the detonator on to fuse No. 2. If the detonator will not go in the hole put some jelly on the outside of ths hole, stick detonator on it, hold together witb clay, putty, soap, or some sticky stuff. When this is done cover the tank over with sacks, horsecovers, or any other .rubbish you can collect aboat the place, so as to deaden the sound. Then yon are ready to light the fuse, it will only take ljin of fuse about four seconds to explode the detonator. "When this has been done try the lock, and if not successful repeat the dose. Well, Bill, if you try the Job, I hope you are successful. Good luck to'you; and before you do it, can you depend upon your accomplice? Make snre he is staunch. Well, Bill, I hope you will excuse this pencil and bad writing, and be sure,to destroy this note at an early stage. Well, I think I hav(_; said aU at present. Hoping to hear from you again whether you are successful or otherwise. Believe mc, =yonr old pal.—C.B. P.E.—Regarding the detonator, push the fuse in and squeeze the detonator around it. A bite with the teeth will do, bnt be snre and not squeeze the bottom of the cap. Good luck, Bill/

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COUNSELLING CRIME. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 93, 20 April 1909

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