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DETECTIVE ACUMEN.

TO THE EDITOB. Sir,— Your London correspondent’s allusions to the late Detective Wicher and Constance Kent are hardly fair to the detective, He based the assumption of Constance’s guilt on the fact of her nightdress being missing from the dirty clothos basket of the week’s accumulation. Unfortunately, the girl was said to have been a scion of Royalty; hence obstacles were supposed to have been thrown in the way of truthful elucidation, and a servant girl was arraigned and acquitted for the crime which Constance afterwards admitted she had perpetrated. The child was strangled and its throat cut afterwards. Fortunately Wicher lived to have his professional judgment amply vindicated.—l am, etc.,

Amateur Detective. Dunedin, September 21.

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DETECTIVE ACUMEN., Issue 8019, 23 September 1889

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DETECTIVE ACUMEN. Issue 8019, 23 September 1889

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