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§16‑6.  Evidence in prosecutions under this Article.

No person shall be excused onany prosecution under the provisions of this Article from testifying touchinganything done by himself or others contrary to the provisions thereof, but nodiscovery made by the witness upon such examination shall be used against himin any penal or criminal prosecution, and he shall be altogether pardoned ofthe offense so done or participated in by him. In all such prosecutions proofthat the defendant was a party to a contract, as agent or principal, to selland deliver any article, thing or property specified or named in this Article,or that he was the agent, directly or indirectly, of any party in making,furthering or effectuating the  same, or that he was the agent or officer ofany corporation or association or person in making, furthering or effectuatingthe same,  and that the article, thing or property agreed to be sold anddelivered was not actually delivered, and that settlement was made or agreed tobe made upon the difference in value of said article, thing or property, shallconstitute against such defendant prima facie evidence of guilt. Proof that anyperson, corporation or other association of persons, either as principal oragent, has established  an office or place where are posted or published frominformation received the fluctuating prices of grain, cotton, provisions,stocks, bonds and other commodities, or of any one or more of the same, shall constitute prima facie evidence of being guilty of violating the provisions ofthis Article. (1905, c. 538, ss. 3, 4, 5; Rev., s. 3826; C.S., s.2149.)