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11610. Was the message from somebody in Weymouth? - No, Sir, that I could not say, because the man brought - 11611. How long before the gentleman came did you get this telephone message? - In the afternoon, Sir. 11612. How long before he came did you get the message? How long after the message did the gentleman turn up? - About six hours, I suppose. 11613. Six hours? - It may have been that. 11614. Did you ask through the telephone who he was? - I never had nothing to do with the telephone whatsoever. 11615. Who had? - The man brought me the message. 11616. Where from? - From a place in the town. That I could not tell you, I do not know. 11617. Who is the man? - That I could not tell you, Sir. Perhaps my parents might. I was not in at the time. 11618. (The Attorney-General.) When was it that you had the telephone message. Was it on the Tuesday? - It must have been on the Tuesday, yes. 11619. The message was given to your parents then? - Yes, the message was left with my parents. 11620. Had you communicated with Sir Cosmo and Lady Duff-Gordon since your return? - No, I communicated with no one. 11621. Had you ever given them your address? - Not as I know of. They asked me for my name aboard the ship, with one of the firemen. I cannot say for certain whether at the time I gave the address or not. I gave my name, but I think it was only my name. 11622. You do not know how they knew you were at Weymouth? - No, that I do not know. 11623. Do you know how they knew that you had arrived home? - No, I do not. 11624. No idea? - No. 11625. (The Commissioner.) Do you happen to know the name of the gentleman who came to see you? - No, I do not. 11626. You never asked him his name? - I never asked the gentleman’s name. 11627. Have you ever seen him since? - No. 11628. (The Attorney - General.) How long was he with you? - I suppose, roughly, it might have been an hour, or it might have been a little more. 11629. (The Commissioner.) He took down what you said, I suppose in writing? - That I could not say, Sir, what he was doing of. 11630. (The Attorney - General.) Was he writing when you were there? - He just wrote down a little, but what he was doing of I could not say; I never said much, I just simply stated the truth, and that is all. The Commissioner: I understand, Mr. Duke, you have heard nothing of all this? Mr. Duke: I have just been inquiring, my Lord. The Commissioner: You have heard nothing of it? Mr. Duke: No, my Lord, I have not, but I have been inquiring, and I think presently I may be able to give your Lordship some information about it. 11631. (The Attorney - General.) Did you sign any statement at this interview? - Yes, I signed my name. 11632. What happened to the statement? - That I cannot say. 11633. Was it taken away by this gentleman? - Yes. The Attorney-General: I call for it. Have you got it, Mr. Duke? Mr. Duke: No, I have not got it, Mr. Attorney. I am making every inquiry I can. I think I know something about what happened about this now. I have been making inquiries. 11634. (The Commissioner.) It was not, I suppose, a newspaper gentleman? - That I could not
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