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might get swamped? - No. The first thing that I have seen about that was when I arrived in England on Saturday and I read Hendrickson’s evidence in the papers. 11582. Who showed it to you? - I bought the paper myself and read it. 11583. I want to understand. You bought a paper, and then were you seen by somebody? - I was not seen by nobody. I was travelling in the train by myself. 11584. Have you been seen by any solicitors in the case? - What do you mean, Sir? 11585. Has any lawyer seen you about your evidence? - I have given evidence in two or three places. 11586. I would just like to understand what you mean about making a statement. Were you asked to make a statement to somebody representing Sir Cosmo and Lady Duff-Gordon? - Well, I was asked to make a statement, and I just simply told the truth. Mr. Duke: I wish you would emphasise the latter part of that - “on behalf of Sir Cosmo and Lady Duff-Gordon.” He was asked to make a statement, but not so far as I am aware on behalf of Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon - if you would not mind eliciting whether he says that or not. 11587. (The Attorney-General.) I will ask him again. Were you asked to make a statement by somebody on behalf of Sir Cosmo and Lady Duff-Gordon? - Yes, they did say they were representing Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon. 11588. When was that? - It may have been Tuesday night or it may have been Wednesday night. Tuesday night I believe. 11589. You mean last Tuesday? - Yes. 11590. (The Commissioner.) Where was it? - At Weymouth. 11591. (The Attorney - General.) When did you arrive - Saturday night? - At Weymouth. 11592. When did you arrive home from America? - On Saturday morning at half-past seven at Liverpool. 11593. Where did you go to from Liverpool? - To Weymouth direct. 11594. Do you live at Weymouth? - Yes, that is my home. 11595. Had Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon your address at Weymouth then? - That I could not say. 11596. Do you know how he got into communication with you at Weymouth, or somebody on his behalf? - I could not say. 11597. When you were at Weymouth did someone on behalf of Sir Cosmo and Lady Duff- Gordon get into communication with you? - Yes, they came down to see me. 11598. When did you get to Weymouth? - On Saturday evening. 11599. When was it that somebody came to see you on their behalf? - It must have been on Tuesday evening. 11600. Was that the first time that somebody had been to see you since your return to this country? - Yes. 11601. Was it a gentleman? - I beg pardon. 11602. Was it a gentleman - a man - who came to see you? - It was a gentleman. 11603. Two men? - A gentleman. 11604. Then you made a statement to him? - Yes, just a statement. 11605. (The Commissioner.) Did you know that he was coming? Had they written to you to say he was coming? - I just knew that there was a gentleman coming, but I did not know who he was. 11606. How did you know that there was a gentleman coming? - How did I know? - the message was brought to my house that somebody was coming to see me. 11607. Who brought the message? - By telephone. 11608. Where from? - That I could not say. 11609. Was it from somewhere in Weymouth? - Oh, yes; the message came through to Weymouth.
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