Foreign News: Cat-o'-nine-tails

Eight weeks ago when four "Mayfairites"—all public school men and one the son of a retired brigadier general—had invited a Cartier's salesman to their room in a West End hotel, knocked him on the head with a mallet and relieved him of $65,000 worth of jewels, the outraged British public demanded the young men get their punishment. Get it they did, last week. Lord Hewart, the stern Lord Chief Justice, handed down their sentences: for the four an aggregate of 16½ years in prison, for one 20 lashes, for another 15, with a cat-o'-nine-tails.


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