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CLERK'S ARSENAL

WARNING ADMINISTERED. Quite a mfiualure armory was possessed by James Montgomery Jones. 28. clerk, who was indicted at the Old Bailey for demanding iv.iijiev with menaces from William Frederick Carr-Hill. Accused was engaged as a junior Citriv at tin office in Walbrook, and a dispute arose between him and his employer as to the money to bo paid hint for certain extra work. Showing a revolver holster to Mr Carr-Hill, Jones said that if he was not paid what he asked he should know what to do. When arrested he said ho wanted to frighten Mr Curr-Hiil. In Jones's lodgings the police found revolver, cartridge box, new c'Kgjter, cavalry sword, two whips, quantity of literature. Detective-inspector Nicholls said the revolver irhieh accused showed to Mr Carr-Hill was net loaded. The literature found in Jones's lodgings was of tha " blood-and-thunder" type. Tlio Reorder remarked that it was quite a proper case for inquiry, but he doubted if there was sufficient on which to leave the case to the jury. -They :nust bo satisfied that the menace was o£ such « nature that prosecutor' l * mind was affected by it. As a matter of fact, Mr Carr-Hill did not seem to be in the least alarmed. Tho jury returned a formal verdict of "Not guilty," and the Reeordea:, in dismissing Jones, told bin; not to be such a silly young man again. There was no need for people to sro about with revolver holsters upon them—at least, not at present. What tt miaht come to he did not know.

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CLERK'S ARSENAL, Evening Star, Issue 15631, 23 October 1914

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CLERK'S ARSENAL Evening Star, Issue 15631, 23 October 1914

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