Foreign News: Crime & Punishment

Crime & Punishment

Honest Duchess. The Lords of Appeal, topped by puffy Lord Chief Justice of England Baron Hewart, last week saved from languishing in jail 3% of Britain's dukes—i. e. one,. His Grace the Duke of Manchester, spendthrift extraordinary and bankrupt plenipotentiary.

Manchester once owed $5,000 for tennis balls alone, probably a record. "Going bankrupt isn't so bad as it sounds," he has said, adding reminiscently, "I remember my first bankruptcy. I was only 16 and went broke for a couple of thousand pounds [$10,000]. My trouble is that I have...

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