GREAT BRITAIN: Talks in Temperance Street

A police court story last week fascinated all Britain.

For John Francis Grey Swales, existence in West Hartlepool consisted largely of a dingy room in Temperance Street, frequent turns in grey prisons. So it did not seem particularly blackhearted of the iron and timber merchant, Harold Clarke, that he should want his wife "done away with."

Swales knew something of Harold Clarke's problems: his mistress, Lily, her baby and pretty, stubborn Mrs. Clarke. When Clarke called at Swales's shabby boarding house in Temperance Street, Swales noticed his impatience and tried to listen carefully. He could do with a few shillings. Said Clarke:...

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