September 17, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

CON

William Thoburn

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. THOBURN:

I think it ill becomes learned members of this House, members of the Bar, to throw slurs upon the actions of the detectives of this country. But I am going to eliminate the evidence of the detectives altogether. And then what do you find? Two merchants, one living in the same building that this woman, occupied, and another right opposite, what is their evidence? That it was a house of ill-fame.. What was the evidence of the plainclothes detective, not paid by Mr. Gordon himself, not paid by anybody that I know of? The evidence of the detective was that it was a house of ill-fame. I say that this has been established beyond a doubt. The evidence has not been denied by the respondent that she frequented that house on several occasions in the middle of the night and remained there an hour and a half or two hours and a half. Will the hon. member for North Perth tell me

Mr. MORPHY; A dressmaking shop.

Topic:   GORDON DIVORCE BILL NOT REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE.
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