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[Special to Stab.]

CHRISTCHURCH, Jvlt 12, At the Police Court to-day H. iS. Stirling was brought up on fire charges of obtaining money under false written representation*. The evidence previously given was gone over. Kden George, a photographer, swore that there was such a process as the cameo and ivory, but it was difficult to acquire, and required considerable aitiatie ability. It conlisted in making photographs transparent. No one could earn L 5 a week at such work. A professor of the art reotiit'y had to leave New Zealand, not being able to obtain work at SOj a week.

Mr Stringer, counsel for the prisoner, produced the latter's “material," which consisted of hoses containing a dozen bottles of powdered color, four pieces of window glass, a piece of wax, some paste or powder, and a camel hairpenci l . Harry L. Rosenberg swore that he oecupied the same office in Dunedin with Stirling, who received great quantities of letters. In consequence of something that had appeared in the Dunedin Evsmstt bTAR accused left Dunedin. Accused had several hundred boxes similar to the one produced. Detective O’Connor deposed to Laving arrested prisoner, who was travelling under the name of Weiss, on board the Harare#, Oo searching him he found a saloon ticket for Auckland, L 59 in gold, and a letter from a lady inquiring what sort of work he was advertising about. Amongst his effects were various newspaper clippings relating to his business; also the following; —“ LI to L 4 per day to be made by persons of either ses, In their own localities, at work for ur. New business. All meet with wonderful success. Anyone can do the work. Capital not required. We will start you Outfit worth LI mailed Lee. The employment is particularly adapted to the region in which this publication circulates. Boys and girls earn nearly as much as men. Full particulars and instructions mailed free. Now is the time — don’t delay, but write to ns at once. Address Stinson and Co, Portland, Maine, United States.” For the defence, Mr Stringer contended that the case did not corns within the olau o of tbo Police Offences Act under which the information wss laid.

The Bench took this view of the matter and dismissed the information, but ordered others to be laid against Stirling for obtaining money by false pretences. He was at once reforested, and remanded till Tuesday, bail being allowed himself in LIOO and two sureties of L 73 each. r A Press telegram says that Mr Stringer contended that the information was faulty, inasmuch cs accused was presumably engaged in his business engagements, and did not make any false representations while applying for charity (sio); also that his mere promises were not sufficient alone to maintain a charge of fraud. There are thirty two other charges of obtaining money under false pretences preferred against Stirling.

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WORK FOR THE MILLION., Issue 7957, 12 July 1889

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WORK FOR THE MILLION. Issue 7957, 12 July 1889

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