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SENTENCES REDUCED. ) f THE CHARLESWQRTK CASE. The sentences ON Violet Charlesworth and I "fter mother were reduced from five years to thrc years' ppAal servitude at Derby Assizes I kif>'K Friday, Mr- Justice Darling said the prisoners were *tfcavie £ fid on two charges in one indictment— ^Conspiracy to defraud and obtaining money by .false pretences. The sentence lie passed was •tfimplv upon the indictment- for false pretences, ./jbeeau'se an indictment for conspiracy would nnot justify a sentence of penal servitude, but ^nly a sentence of two years' imprisonment, as no judge would think of ordering a per- ,son to undergo imprisonment after being in nal servitude, or vice versa, and as two such sentences could not possibly be served eon- tfttrreatly, he had awarded no punishment for ,tll(- conspiracy. j One reason why he had reconsidered the I Mut.et)et was that it was the maximum for false pretences, and it ocurred to him there were circumstances in the ease which rendered it Inadvisable to inflict the maximum punishment. Violet Charlesworth might have gone into fife# ysntness-box and given evidence on oath, .♦ml had she denied the charges would un- jdowbtrdly have committed perjury. He desired ■When he could to recognise as an ameliorating circumstance the fact that a prisoner did not .mmit wilful perjury. Atwther matter that induced him to reflect vJSpOH the sentence was that Violet Charles- ..øtdC conviction was largely due to the fact ihftt iti bankruptcy she did tell the truth I .♦boui- a. great many matters, and so enabled to be given of acts necessary to convict Wiik regard to her mother, he should pass fiftiiie sentence. It had come to his kitow- J ,fet1t;c that she was suffering from a grave ill- j jIW, and although she would, of course, pass t*r time in the infirmary, in all the circum- .4Us,nce* he did not feel inclined to make a JjfHllterenltlation against her. 'I

FIGHT ON THE RIVER. .-

MAKING WAR IMPOSSIBLE.

MOTHERS FAREWELL LETTER.

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"STARVED BY KINDNESS."

"CHASING HIS SHADOW."

FATAL TAXI-CAB SKID.

YOUNG SCHOOLMASTER'S FATE.

"PATHETIC FAREWELL LETTER.

A lUNCH OF BOSES

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