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Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper from London, Greater London, England • 4

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JAN 8. LLOYD'S WEEKLY LONDON NEWSPAPER. the evidence, saia mere and discharged the defendants. POLICE INTELLIGENCE. A Fbattd Dba-.

On Monday, TOos. Harrison, an apparently decrepid old man, bordering upon eighty years of age, was charged with the following attempt at fraud: Rowley said: I am shopwoman to Messrs. Ellis and Brown, confectioners, of 26, Ludgate-street. The prisoner came on Saturday, and ordered 2s. worth of macearoni, the same quantity of buiscnits, a 2s.

cake, and Is. worfii of sweets, and directed that they should be sent to Mrs. Thompson's, in Old-change. Edwin George Baker said I am porter to Messrs. Ellis and Brown; and on Saturday, as I was taking the confectionery ordered by the prisoner, I met him opposite Messrs.

Cooke, Son, and establishment, in St. Paul's-churchyard, He asked me if I was eoiner to Mrs, BAREFACED FRADSS OH SEAMEW. moot-1 On Mehara TMfe and Alfred Large, waS UUXiyj- iaJ at fha har nf tin, known to tne pojics, S-house before Alderman Moon, upon the following at.A nm as ailor. livine at No. a Crown and Shear-court, Minoras.

I was gemg along Tower-street, about half-past two o'clock yesterday, when fee primer Kolfe asked if I ceuld show himtiie way to rndon-bridge. I said I was going a Uttle way towards it. ana wouia uirovu shortiy OTing to Australia, and was then going to nfceoSids worth of clothes, and would hke n8 to so to the shop to see if they were anyways good enough to go out in. I agreed to accompany him. He Iked me to take something to drink, which Ida.

elined. He tnen saw ue tt Shimself, and invited into a pubhe-house with him. I saw 1 haa not muuu stairs and pressed me to take something to drink, wUlaidl would only have a glass of Two other men then came in, one of whom was the prisoner and another man came in with razors, which he offered lor sate, neau a pack of cards on the table, and the razor man took out a paii ui and fan of hearto. Vha out une pounu, 1. it riefltcara.

xtoiie laiucu tikt itmight be seen, and they all asked me to bet open them ilak "I have only about a shilling or two when replied, You've a watch, yen can put that for two p3s, get no cash." 1 took my watch off my put it towards the cards. The razor man put down" two Sounds against my watch that I would turn up ftc JaX I then turned up the card that I supped was the Jack, from its having been bent, and that I wastae ten of hearts, which had been substituted for the Jack. Large then said te me, If you don't want to le wateh altogether, if it is worth m0 than 2 HI release it for you." The man with the razors took un the watch and put it in his pocket. Large said he would XL ifl could get the money topayhm Zin. I said I would, upon which he put two psands oh the table.

The razor man took up the two pounds and put them in bis pocket, and gave the watch tint it in hisivwbAt 3rd to Jttoue, ai you a 6s spoke about, you had better go now." He rephed, I've lost five shillings, and I must go and get, more money." Large and I went away together, and he proposed that we should go and pledge the watch, which we did for 35s. I gave the money to Large, tabag the duplicate myself. We then went to a public-house, where he paid for a of gin and water, which we drank. He then said, "When am I to get the 168. to make up the two pounds I told him I would give it him the following afternoon if he came to my honse for it.

He uuunu Wi.hnnao thA ne Ann said ne wouiu meet mo at four o'clock, and asked me, if I should, meet any of ins saw 5 it as hA did nnfc companions, not to ics mom a TfTi 1 TTa -ali-Ad niA HlB wsv to Lon. WISn It TO DB JSJIUWU. don-bridge, and said he was going to Australia, and we parted. I told the whole matter to my mother, who communicated with an officer, who apprehenaed Eolfe aT.a4.1 AftArararda T.Rrwfi WAS near the same spot, after trying to escape from the officer. Kolfe said, "I'll give yon anything, to let me go, and a 1 i-kSlimciMt ovtn hannMI Trip puneaouto: nis pocset wurijr oiuuug i- him "No.

ana wnica a dwa uuiwug I'll not let you go." I gave the thirty shdhngs to the 11... ais ft arret TtrtTIfflrf officer at the station-nouse. j. buuiu th nrimnAis. who would have escaped had not tneomcer pointed them out.

JUayton, a conscaoie, saiu ix uu years, and had frequently seen him prowling about the w. a a A TfiamAa.atrAAfc. And had seen him enter the public-house in question, so that he 1 1 T.ftndftn.hridcpft. must nave jsuuwu ii nj 0 Ai.T.A aJCaaiu nrmrad thA nl-iflnilerR fa be COhl- panions, and one of them had had Bolfein custody. -The prisoners were folly committed.

Ahe prisoner juarye woo agoui named Robert Crane, with conspiracy to defraud Mr. John Trotter Hamilton, master of the Venus collier, trading between Newcastle-on-Tyne and London. This was also a case of asking the "way to London-. mm. ftf

dnnnff which the prosecutor was induced to go to his factor at the twu-exenange, anu uraw w. more, the prisoners succeeded in defrauding him. On the application of Mr. Beard, who said his client, Crane, was a publican in business, Alderman Moon saitt he would accept bail for Crane's appearance to take his trial, himself in and two sureties in SQl. each, with twenty-four hours' notice.

Large was committed. Taa CouvioT Oamasa. We understand that the convict William Gumming, at present in Edinburgh 1 gaol under sentence of death, for the murder of his wife, at Leith, has been, since his trial, attended by the Sev. Mr. Ferguson, of the episcopal church in Scotland, and that he has evinced a state of mind becoming his awful posi-tion, and satisfactory to his religious teacher.

He con-tinues to assert which ifl probably the truth that in his mal-treatment of his wife, he had no intention to kill her; at the same time, he manifests due penitence for the crime into whieh his cruelty led him. Several of his friends and neighbours in Leith have, we believe, addressed the heme-orfice, in the hope of procuring a commutation of the sentenae, but there has scarcely yet been time for an answer to their appeal. North British Mail. Thb Mtjbdsb at East Aotoh. On Monday, the government offered a reward for the apprehension of the murderers of the youth, Richard Medhurst, whose body was found in a ditch at East Acton on the 19th under circamstances of the most frightful and mysterious nature, which have already been detailed.

The sum ot 501. is offered to any one that will give such information as will lead to the discovery of the man who was proved at the coroner's inquest to have driven the deceased las away in a chaise cart in the direction of Shoredifehrom the coffee-house, No. 6t, Old-street, St. Lake's, on the afternoon of Monday, the 31st of October, last. A further reward oi 50.

is offered for the discovery of the person or persons who deposited the body in the ditch where found in East Acton. The following is an accurate description of the man who was sworn to as having driven the chaise in which the unfortunate deceased was earned off. He appeared to be about thirty-five years of age, five feet eight inches high, dark hair and whiskers, dressed in a dark overcoat, light coat underneath, ana corduroy hwsera. A Ebbeactokt Sbahas. At the Liverpool police-court, Kobert Taylor, a seaman, was charged with mi assault on Captain Barnes, of the ship Dryad.

The DryW caSIacI An rallAv and nil nri-irin? Aa ha DOPfe tQ8 Damn UCHW iwi vauau, prisoner, who refused te work during the voyage, was put in prison for seventy days, by the advice of the Bntuo consul. When the ship was about to sail, the prisoner was brought on board again, when he took up. a large carving-knife, and threatened, to stab the captain, mi in liia Aafnnna SI nistll ftt him. Thfl nl-inOUST on this threw down the and was taken below irons. The next aay tne snip was aiscoverea to fire in the part where the prisoner lay.

The prisoner was sent to gaol for three months, with hard labour. LW pool Times. rM WHO WILL VXSt THB 1IGBB JMAILS E1 m. Va appeared at the police-court, Hull, on Friday, and calWJ the attention of the sitting magistrates to the miseraw condition of the tiger at the Hull Zoological garde consequence of its nails growing find cutting its "L-poor aniiaal bebg almost uaable to put its feet to do anything to th nails, bnt he, nevertheless, tnous. it a proper case tor investigation oy tne magisa.

he wished to know whem he could summon M'Manns suggested that chloroform should be adhw" tered to the animal, under the influence of whica thought its nails could be cut without danger. WJg4 gistrates said they had no power te interfere in tne ter. Hull Paper. Thoaa Extbaobdiitaet lEscAPB. A few days Phillips, a man of respectable appearance, the North Staffordshire railway from Burslemto ton, failed to get out at the latter station, and disco vw his mistake after the train had passed the station 600 yards, he leaped out of the carriage, and strw Jjj sav, though the train had attained a good speed, wjjj unhurt.

For so flagrant a breach of the at company, he was summoned before the magistra 1 Lsngton police-court, on Wednesday, but the case not be heard, as there was only one county attendance; and Mr.Kestry, the company's olicito. aented to withdrawthe information on the isg the costs, which amounted to 11. and Staffordshire Advertiser. to the prisoner uai-go, r- said to me, "Come along, I'm in a bjarry." I said in hmr the clothe, but he sprung away from her, rushed towards the bed, and seizing the child by the arm threw it at her, exclaiming, with an oath, "Take the young infent, and take it up stairs." If she had not caught the child it would have been most seriously injured. The prisoner (whose face was distorted by caused by drink), oh being called upon for bis defence, in a sullen manner saidj "Three parts of what she says are most gross falsehoods.

The wife (wringing her hands, and looking to8 her Youkjiow you are starving Tfe to death, and that my life has been one of sorrow. Mr. ZngBam sentenced him to three months' imprisonment and hard labour in the house of correction. The magistrate then afforded the woman and her family some relief from the the poor-bex fund, and to enable them to obtain Da, Babbbtt Ajaikv On Wednesday, Mr. J.

t. Barrett, late surgeon in the East India company ser-vice, who was last week committed on the charge ofsteai-ing a watch from the house where he had boarded, We. 8, Upper Bast Smithfield, was again had up, when Buna-way, the detective officer of the division, who had the case in hand, said he had some other charges to prefer against aim. With respect to the gold pencil-case mentioned in the former inquiry, the officer said Mm. Job, the lady from whose house it was stolen, was still too ill to attend but there was a charge of stealing a coat which could at once be proeeeded with, as well as two sUkkerchiefs.A person in the employment of GforgJ and Bebert Barker, pawnbrokers, Houndsditch, produced a coat which he proved was pawned by the prisoner for 14s.

Mrs. Powers, the prisoner's late landlady, recognised the coat as having been left in her charge by one of her late lodgers, Mr. Thomas Mills, second officer of one of Mr. Green's ships, who is at present at sea. Other property, of what kind or to what amount I do not know, was taken from the portmanteau in which the coat was packed but 1 know I saau nave to pay ior wuiw missing.

The kerchiefs produeed are mine. They were win Asm nnSlrafa ATI Vu fin nf a fihest of drawers on the landing. When the doctor was taken up for the watch, I began to search, to ascertein what was missing, when I feund that these kerchiefs and several other things were gone. The doctor was aware taat mi. aum left the coat and other things in the portmanteRu.

Mr. Ingham then ordered the depositions to be taken, and the prisoner was committed on the two additional charges. APbbuhcx RuraiAK. On Wednesday, John Parish, nA nna a npTininnei of the sappers and miners, was charged with having comnuttedasenes of savage assaults upon nis wire, uamBrme jrarwu. wife, a little, respectably-attired woman, deposed that she limui w.heneini-.nW.

North End-road. Fulham. On Monday, her husband left home for the purpose of getting sob penBion, ana sne never saw mm mwjrviiuo until he returned on Tuesday evening, in a state of ln-inrinMm vSa nmweftded stairs, and commenced 'breaking the things and throwing the bedding out of the window. She exposcmaieu wica mat, hubu uc ai nf hair, and dropped her along the room. He attempted to grasp her throat with the intention of strangling ner, dot sne ionjunateiy oupircu "tu mm ran out of the house for protection.

He was continually illusing her, and she was in danger of her life from his brutal violence. He used most disgusting language to her, and threatened to debar some injury. The prisoner here stated that since he had been out of prison, which was about eleven weeks, he had taken an oath never to lay his hand upon his wife again, and he had kept his word. On Monday he left home with a determination never to live with his wife again, bnt finding that his bed was not good at the lodgings he had taken, he merely went to his wife's house on the previous evening to get his own bed, Mr. Beadon said, the prisoner was before him on the 10th of August last, for assaulting his wife, and he then committed him for six months.

He remained in gaol three months, and he (Mr. Beadon) then liberated him upon his own recognisances, upon his promising not to illuse his wife again. The prisoner also Bavagely assaulted a neighbour who came to the assistance of his wife, and two poliee-constables. -Mr. Beadon said, a more perfect ruffian had not been brought before him for.some time.

He sentenced him to be imprisoned for six months with hard labour, and if he came before bin again, he would send him for trial, and he wonld then get a much laager period. fFrom our latert editions of last week. XHSOLVBNT DEBTORS' COURT. A SrBAHGB asb. Ix Sb Cosstahtiitb.

Nicoia Tkfa taonWout flpflotr. WHO WftS 1TI tlTiSOIl. WSUUUU, lu i Mr Cnnh tmnnAI-Bd TO OnnOSe for Messrs. Ingate and Malteso, who are merchants is the City, ana Mr. tsargooa supporaw.

Auore wau tmj uuc UlfaUl Uli WIO wfo.wo rf- unn ivn a nnitni. had made, accordiner JUKI WOTU m-v i ill to his schedule, a consignment of currants to the house Of the Opposing creaioora, vrreuce, auu uohuuou an advance. He had been arrested for the balance rafift ivmld not tie heard for want of an interpreter. Itnaa beenaaimeult matter to mace out tne scneauie. jxus a wuiu jiugiMu 1.3 iT, unVlaiufjind and fhp n4n.Ar nf Mia VUV IMD JXi wtl iwirtnm Queen's prison lamented that he could not make him comprehend that he wanted his fees.

Mr. Commissioner Philips did not marvel that he did not understand the payment of fees (laughter). Ultimately the ease was adjourned. OTcaE, Sttop tw a w. Charles in ftio Amnlnv of Messrs.

Hewitts and anas, in i uiu ajt r- the extensive firm carrying on business as drapers, in High noiDora, was urouguu troiuic u-. j.chj.., -l: 4 f.llumna attfanflirA AnrAaat.ionfl. It appeared that until about six weeks past prisoner had been in Messrs. Hewitts' service, and was always deemed 1 f. U.

AiaiiUn-KmA ASA trustworthy uor waaii rutwou no not transpire, as, although some furs had been missed from the stock, nothing had occurred that could connect him Iwith the robbery. On Sunday week last, one of the female assistants of Messrs. Hewitts was at divine service in Little Queen-street, and was struck by observing the prisoner near her, and in company with a respeetable young female who was wearing a boa, cuffs, of the exact description lost by her employers. The circumstance was communicated to the prosecutor, who lost no time in discovering the whereabouts of the accused: thus he was traced to Messrs. Hughes and Strangeways, Chiswell-street, St, Luke's.

It also trans-piredthattheyonnggirlhad beeninduced to leave the roof of her parent, a respectable old lady in Essex, by the promises of the prisoner, with whom it was assumed that she cohabited. She admitted that he changed his apparel there, and assisted her in obtaining the means of support she also freely admitted having received the furs from him, but denied all guilty knowledge. He visited her every Sunday, andhadmadehersimilar presents. The officer now produced a large bundle of drapery, mantles, which were identified by the prisoner's present employers, Messrs. Hughes and Strangeways, who had neither missed the goods nor suspected the prisoner.

The value of all the property was above The female, a pretty little girl, about seventeen, has, since the pri. Boner's apprehension, returned to her mother! but Mr. Henry said that would not make any difference, as the prisener admitted having stolen all the property. Fully committed. mRIiBOaotraH.STBBET Camttbb ov a Batch oj Gambibbs.

James Carr, Henry Kempt, James Theresiy, David HuXme, John Farren, Edward Berry, Edward Chependen, Henry Storey, Charles Sowden, Henry ohnson, William Hemming, James Tovmsend, John Ford, and Charles Stewart, were charged with being found in a common gaming-houBe, known as the Strangers' club, No. 66, St. James's-street. Superintendent O'Brien of the division produced his warrant, signed by Sir Eiehaid Mayne, authorising him to enter the house, No. 66, St.

James's-street; 'and at a quarter to three this morning he, acaompanied by Inspector Lester and two constables, entered that house, and passed through 1.1 4-i-Anf infownntinii. 'Thau than name to a fourth, which was opened by the defendant Stewart, who was the dosr-keeper. The next door, whith led te ia and fh.A tfR AnAA rmf. Mlt. and immediately the last door was opened, and the defendant Ford was found inside in the hall.

Witness then turned en the police lamps and went up the stairs, where he found a stroBg door sheathed with iron and covered TTn dgah-pd Mint, dnnr tjn bp forced. WluU Kidd-i warns, and considerable damage was eShcted befo-e it could be done it was at leagtu upeueu, oua uc id with iron bolts, and a strong oaken stay. He then proceeded to the first floor, which was fitted up as a billiard-room; before getting into that room he founds door with a little wicket in it that door was covered with ween bake, and sheeted with iron a quarter of an inch thick firmly screwed, and secured with iron bolts and a centre bar. In the room he found the twelve defendants, Stewart and Ford having been previously taken into custedy The windows of that room were firmly secured with iron shutters. He searched the house bat found ns she found that the prisoner had been taken into custody, but she was unable to proceed to the ststion-housa to prefer the charge against him, and had been ever since confined to her bed, under the care of a surgeon, from the effeets of the injuries she had sustataed.

The poor woman's evidence was folly corroborated, and Mr. Ham-mill, who said it was a moat flagrant outrage, sentenced the prisoner to six months' imprisonment with hard labour WESTMINSTER, A Sibaikjb Ketb-sn joe Kikdjtbss. On Monday, Jeremiah O'Brien, an old Irishman, was charged with attempting to cut Mary Egan's throat. Ifcepwaecuteit, observing the prisoner's son intoxicated in the street, and inclined to quarrel, was induced, from a wish to prevent his getting into trouble, to see him home to his father's house. She did so, and was about to leave, when io nnonnsr mahm? nnAn her with a table knife, ana put ting one arm round her neck, made a thrust at her with the knife.

She threw up her hands and shawl to save her throat, which was slightly wounded, and made a grasp at the knife, by which her fingers were cut. She then got away from the prisoner, and subsequently gave him into custody. Prisoner, who made a lame defence about being at supper when the prosecutris came, and the thing being the effect of accident, was committed for trial. Jeremiah 0 Brim, the younger son of the former, and the person so kindly seen home by the prosecutrix, was charged with having threatened to murder her if she appeared against Ins father, and having so terrified her that she was afraid to come forward when the esse was first called on. The defendant was ordered to find bail to keep the peace.

ElfPBBHBIfSIBIB COSDUOT OF PaEISH OsMOBBS. On Monday, a poor woman applied to Mr. Arnold for relief, representing that she had been wandering about the streetsfor the previous three or four nighte without shelter, and had applied at St. Margaret's and St. John's work house on Sunday night, when, after remaining from half-past seven till twelve at night, they refused to give her a night's lodging, merely handing her some bread.

Mr. Arnold directed one of the summoning officers to desire the attendance of one of the relieving officers. Know-land, the officer, who had been sent, shortly returned, and stated that they were both attending to their out-door duties, but that a person in authority at the workhouse had stated that if he brought the woman she should be admitted. Mr. Arnold remarked that she ought to have been admitted without thus being sent to by a magistrate.

It could not be permitted that poor persoBS, without, a place to lay their heads in, were to wander the streets in this inclement weather. But a few days ago they had similarly refused a poor woman from Manchester, seven months advanced in pregnancy. If he heard of any more such neglect of duty, he would lay the matter before the poor-law board. LAMBETH. Dociob BB0WS Agaih.

On Monday, Mr. John George Brown, who described himself as a surgeon, practising at No. 2, High-street, Claphssa; but who, it appears, has no medical qualification, surrendered, in discharge of his bail. The defendant is the person whose conduct at a common brothel, in Gaywood-street, London-road, was so disreputable to any person having the slightest nretension to respectability, and who dislocated the arm of the brothel-keeper's daughter. It will be recollected that Mr.

JSluott, in consideration ol tne serious iniurv sustained bv the complainant, and aware that if he treated the assault as one under the Police Act, she would be left without redress, permitted the matter to be arranged, and the defendant promised to pay and thus the matter was supposed to be set at rest. The defendant, under the advice of his "lawyer," however, broke his promise, and did not pay a farthing. The defendant now expressed his deep regret that he had suf fered himself te be led astray by a person who ought to know better, and begged his worship would allow mm now to settle the matter, and pay the additional expenses the complainant had been put to. Mr. Elliott observed that, if the complainant did not think preper to proceed with the case, there would be an end to the matter.

The defendant, it was said, paid 51. and the complainant hav ing expressed herself satisfied, the warrant was dismissed. SffOW-JJAILISG A ISOTBBIOTBSfBHHI. UU WeaneS- day, Joseph Neville, a powerfully built young fellow, who was described as a coal-porter, was charged before Mr. Elliott with assaulting Mr.

Lund, the superintendent of the division of police, and Joseph Payne, a coster-mone-or. was also charged with snow-ballins the police while engaged in taking his fellow prisoner to the station-house. Mr. Lund deposed that at about two o'clock en that day he left the station-house with upwards of 300. in his possession, for the purpose of paying the officers in the outer division, and while passing through Lock's-fields on his way to Brixton, he was hit on the-left ear by a hard and well-made snow-ball, which caused him instant and severe pain.

On turning round he saw the prisoner Neville rush into a potato shop, and having been told by two boys that he was the person who flung the snow-ball, he Mowed him into the shop, and told him he must come with him to the station -house for the assault. The prisoner denied the charge, but the two boys having again asserted that he was the person, he (Mr. Luna) endeavoured te get now oc mm, ween tne prisoner struck him a severe blow with his clenched fist on his left cheek. He then got hold of him, but the prisoner with great dexterity placed his legs between his, and gave him a severe fall, falling heaw on him himself. At this time no cauea out to tne two ooys not to go away, and offered them 5s.

each. The crowd of thieves and ruffianly characters who had assaulted hira carried them away, and though he sent officers in all directions to search, they were nowhere to be found. Be fore assistance bad reached aim, he was surrounded ana roughly handled by a number of low characters, and at one time he very much feared he should be robbed, and on his way to the station-house the snow-balls flew about him in hundreds. Police-constable 325 deposed to having seen the prisoner Payne throw a snow-ball at his superintendent, and that prisoner did not deny it. The prisoner Neville did not deny being a party in the game of snow-balls, hut said it was a cabman who had struck Mr.

Lund. Mr. Elliott remanded the case, for the purpose of bringing forward the two lads spoken of, but admitted the prisoners to bail. THAMES. A Domestic Ttbaht.

On Tuesday, John Hagley, a carpenter, about forty-five years of age, residing at No. 19, St. GeorgB'B-terraee, Commercial-road East, was charged with cruelty to his wife. Harriet Hagley, a wretched careworn-looking creature, ill-clad and half-starved, who carried a puny infant in her arms, said her husband was a most incorrigible drunkard, and had for a long time expended the greater part of his earnings in strong drinks. He had neglected his home and children, who were now in a state of utter destitution.

She had been married to her husband twenty years, and he could earn 30s. per week with ease, and support her and her children, but he preferred a course of dissipation and cruelty, with all its attendant disadvantages and horrors, to a steady life mingled with kindness and its comforts. She had been repeatedly beaten and kicked by her brutal husband. Sometimes he was continually drunk for weeks, and it would take him a week or two to recover himself. His ill-usage had continued at intervals for seven years, and he had sold and pawned his goods to raise money to satisfy his cravings for spirits, and would beat her when she could not provide him with the means of indulging in his sensual gratifications.

Her husband had pawned his working tools, and spent the proceeds ia gin, until he was brought home almost raving mad from the effects nt rimnnlronnpsfi. He had drank three weeks until Christ mas-eve, and she had suffered dreadfully sb the course of thas time irom mo rauuio, auuao, am utuwuujr, vii Boxing-day, her husband re-commenced drinking, and had kept it up ever since, and their little things went one by one. On Saturday last, between two and three o'clock, her husband was craving for more drink, and after making use of the most dreadful threats and curses, he struck her a violent blow on the mouth with his clenched fist, because she could not provide him with some gin. In consequence of her husband's continued ill-nssge she had been obliged to sleep away from him in a separate room on the hard beards, without any covering, and she had not been in bed for three weeks until Menday evening, when she laid down on her bed with her intant, to pacify her husband, indulged his propensity by providing him with a quartern of gin. After he had drank it, he gave utterance to a most dreadful oath, and said he would kick her through the wall if she did not get off his bed.

She went up stairs with the children, and he demanded a penny, the last she had, and he went out. Being very iU and fatigued, she laid down on the bed again, with her infant. Her husband soon retarnsd -and pulled off his jacket, but on seeiBg her on the bed put it on again and ordered' her to get up and give him more money, for drink ha wanted, and drink he would have. She told him she had none, on which he made a blow at her mouth, and knocked out a front tooth, the one he had loosened before, and he got her into a corner, pinned her, and struck her several times about the head and face, She held him as fast as she could hold him, A CumMMAS-Bex. Mary Sullivan, a rosy-eheeked damsel, whoso "brogne" nnustekeably bewayw ner ffiberniMi shh, aad who earned a plump uwie picw-ntanybomoatbsol w-- John "irrftti snow cause wny suuam "rr- ot the same, months ago Evod as housemaid and footman the seryna ibaa, x.icanrt.mnm after domicu- 01 xnomas wjiuij mgtogethsoetime)Cupid which pierced we mo Sumedwah fflAffiZh.

fir Mbi-v. hosged of her to beeome flesh of his.fiesh,' mi bone of hii bone." Confiding in his honour, She in an uniucKy mamms forfeited all lisM te the character of When lo oa pressing her claims on jobu "an honest woom," he only laughed at her. John, shortly after this untoward event, left Mr. Cytiiorns service, a step which Mary was obliged to follow, her har t1 llA AM falmlle. She W6M to reside with her mother; John went into service atjj Hoxton.

To ner repeawu nipucauuur 101 proved deaf as aa adder. On the 6th of November she was confined of the boy she then earned her arms 1, and. whom she now swore was the chud of John On Saturday, the 24th of December (Christmas eve), she repaired to the house of the defendant's master, and left the infent at the hall-door, with a label pinned to its breast, on which was written, "A Chmtmas-box for John Endless, the father of this chud." The gardener seeing the act, followed her, and impelled her to take the infent away, desiring her to summon Endless if she had any claim on hiia. Complainant was severely cross-examined by Mr. Handley, as was also her mother and it being adButted that Miss Sullivan was very, internals with a certain Lanreaee Malone, and they being moreover unable to prove that Endless had given her any mosey towards the support of the chad, the JBstrate said the law obliged him to dismiss the case.

Mary lett the court, swearing she would try it on" next with Larry Malone. C1.BRKENWU.. a A TOAll-di-Anflgd vonnsf man, named James Sykes, described as a draper, ot Plough-yard, Tottennam, waa coargeu wb owas Italian hound, the property of Mr. George Taphng, of 74, York-place, City-road. It appeared in evidence that the prisoner was an occasional visitor to a lady living the same house as the complainant, and after he had left her a few days ago the dog, which had been panning about the lawn, waa suddenly missed.

Mr. Tapling at once offered a sovereign reward far its recovery, but receiving no tWiags of it he Increased the reward to 5 and the prisoner then employed a man to take the animal to the prosecutor, thinking to obtain that sum, promising his messenger 20s. On the man presenting himself te the prosecutor, he called in the aid of Sergeant Harvey of the'G division, who very soon satisfactorily ascertained that the defendant picked up the dog when quitting Mr. Tapling's residence, and had since retained possession of it. The accused, in his defence, said he found the 3 1LT Wnnlina-'a ah did -nftk Imnttr it.

uog iar away belonged to that gentleman. Seeing, however, that a dog of the same uaecription was auveraseu uy mo iuvncuuui, he employed a stranger to take it to ascertain if it be-UnwAd tn him. he teisaner feared he weuld be sus pected of stealing it, The worthy magistrate said that such a shuffling excuse would not do there, and committed him to the house of correction for two mon4hs. William Sarient, cottee-nouse Keeper, was. charged with a similar offence.

In this case the wife having been much illused gave him in charge, but when at the station, in consequence of his promises, she did not press it; he however instantly went home and beat her mare violently than before. He was sent to prison for three months. WESTMINSTER. Fbacd ahd Fobgbby. John Abbot, a gentlemanly looking, elderly man was charged with fraud and forgery.

The prisoner was formerly collector to the refuge for the houseless poor, Market-street, Edgeware-road, and while so engaged had authority to give receipts in the name of Mr. Gaynelto, the manager. Prisoner's connection with the institution ceased in 1850, and with it any authority to receive further contributions. It, however, appears that for the last four years he has been in the habit of waiting upon Mr. Locke, M.P;, Lowndes-square, and collecting his annual subscription, which he omitted to account for, while in the service of the institution, and which, as above stated, he had no claim or right to receive since hisdischarge.

On Friday the accused presented himself again at Mr. Locke's for a guinea contribution, when, in consequence of some suspicion that all was not right, he was desired to repeat his call on the following day, which he did, when the manager having been communicated with in the meantime, the accused was captured, and admitted his guilt. Mr. Locke's and two other receipt forms, signed as before, which he had had printed for. the purpose, were found upon him.

Prisoner, who said he paid Mr. Locke's money in while connected with the institution, was remanded for a week. SOCTHWARK. As Abhto Thibp Caught at Last. John Lucas, a tall man, shabbily attired, was charged with stealing a shilling, under the following artful circumstances EUen Sharp, a servant, in the employ of Joseph Sharp, eating-house-keeper, at No.

11, Blackfriars-road, said, that on tne previous nigui, oeiweeu ami usu. uoa, the prisoner came into the shop with a sleeve-board in one nana, ana a Basset in tne otner; ae iaiu ut mobvo-board on the counter and handed a shilling to her far a yonuyMfwitu vi shilling into the till and gave him fivepence in copper sne tnen went into anotner room auu. gut nGum, which she handed to him, and he left the shop. She then looked in the till and missed the shilling, when she informed her mistress and they both followed the prisoner, and gave him into the charge of a policeman. He turned round, when she charged him with the robbery, and said to Mrs.

Sharp, Here's yonr money, audit's all right he at the same time put two sixpences into her band. Sergeant Jones, 21 acting inspector at the Tower-street station-house, said he was on duty when the prisoner was brought in. He had a basket in his possession which contained six half-euEces of tea, four quarter pounds of sugar, ten half-quarterns of bntter, three half-pounds of flour, two eggs, two packets of powder, a bundle of wood, and a small quantity of birdseed, which had evidently been the proceeds of his artful robberies. It his pockets were found 7s. in copper, 12s.

ia silver, and two sovereigns. The representation of the sleeve-board was most curiously constructed it was entirely hollow, and a hair was run through it, to which the prisoner attached a shilling or sixpence whieh he intended ..1 Uia JaT rmf-t, Tha nnananoAf ine" Bnnn.kAnr play vt.uu. wuw.pA.-D .7 a ill not being able to distinguish the hair deposited the coin 1U TiUV ilUU VlUO jJlieVMOl Having board carelessly on the ounter pulls the hair and drags the coin out of the till without the party perceiving it. The prisoner had been guilty of that trick for some years, bnt had so cleverly performed his work that he escaped detection. He had actually played the same trick with sovereigns.

Mr. Combe after examining the sham sleeve board expressed his surprise at the artfulness of it, and committed the prisoner for trial for stealing the shilling. Nbw Cembteet bob Iskb-otojt. On Thursday night, an adjourned vestry meeting of the parish, of St. Mary, Islington, was held in the parish ehurch, on the subject of authorising the burial board to borrow the sum of for the purchase and other expenses of the new cemetery at Finchley.

The Rev. D. Wilson, the vicar, presided. Mr. Waller's resolution was that the sum above-mentioned be authorised to be borrowed, repayable in twenty annual instalments, and the amend-mnnt moved bv Mr.

Lewis, that arrangements may be made with existing cemetery companies for the burial of paupers, and that other persons he leit tomaKe then; own arrangements, and that the subject be referred back to tha burial board. A Ions discission took place, and on a show of hands being taken, the numbers were declared to be, for the amendment, 63 against the amendment, 41; majority tor the amenament, aa. a.pouoitnepansa was then demanded, and arranged to take place on Monday and Tuesday next. AnvnarasBKBira. Easly Ciosraa -Touch.

Dbaesb Tbadh. A.Knrsoir and Compahy, 69 to 75, Westminster-bridge-road, beg respectfully to inform their customers and the public generally, that, with a liiw to promote the moral, intellectual, and physical welfare of the hands employed is their extensive establishment, the; purpase closing at 7 e'olock, iaciading Saturdays, daring the four winter months, November, December, Janoary, and February. Having 0 deafeo to promote the public good, A. and Co. sincerely hope their customer will aot topat to by this ansitgemeBt Thompson's, and on my replying in the affirmative, he said Mrs, Thompson wanted 2s.

worth of ratafias, and asked me if I had the bill with me. I said I had, and he then remarked that the amount was but that, with the ratafias, it would be which he said he would pay sue if I would give him the box containing the confectionery and run back for the ratafias. I opened the bill to ascertain if the amount was as prisoner had stated, and he then showed me the head of a counterfeit half-sovereign, and immediately wrapped it up very carefully in paper, and asked me for the change. I opened the paper, and saw what kind of coin he had given me, and while pretending to feel in mv pocket for the chaBge, I looked out for a policeman, and gave him into custody. On the way to the station the prisoner dropped a purse containing nine counterfeit sovereigns, and seven counterfeit half-sovereigns.

On searching the prisoner, five similar coins were found upon him. Alderman Hunter said he would remand the prisoner to give the Treasury solicitor an opportunity of ascertaining if he was an old offender or not. BOW-STKHET. Impossems ahd Mbsdicajjcs. On Tuesday, William Clare, an ill-looking fellow, with large rough whiskers, and Margaret Clare, his wife, were charged with begging in Chancery-lane, and being drunk.

Two of the Mendicity constables were on duty in Chancery-lane on Monday afternoon, when they saw the defendants, who were bath intoxicated, following different ladies and gentlemen with a pitiful tale the man pretending that he was a bricklayer's labourer thrown out of employ owing to the severity ef the weather. They were relieved by several people, and on reaching Holborn, were taken into custody. The male defendant struck one of the offioers a blow in the chest, and swore that he would "stick a knife into him" when his month was up. The woman also threatened to stab him directly she recovered her liberjfcy. It was proved that the prisoners had been both committed previously and, in fact, had never pur.

sued any other vocation than that of mendicants for years. -Mr. Jardine said it was a pity the good people who threw away their money in street charity could not be compelled to spend a week or so in any of our metropolitan police-courts to witness the practical results of their benevolence. Here were two of the worst characters, who had thrived for years upon the system, and were drunk every night and although such cases came to light every day, and the pnbiic were warned from all quarters, still indiscriminate relief continued to be given, and the class whom they encouraged the drunkards, thieves, and impostors of London were triumphant against all police interference, legislative enactments, and every means yet devised to suppress the scandalous The male prisoner jwas committed to hard labeur for three months, and the woman for one month. Air Uhobatbb'BI' BsasAB.

Owen Morgan, another beggar, was charged with stealing a door-mat. The prisoner had applied to Mrs. Feat, who is employed as housekeeper at 12, Great Kussell-street, Bloorasbury, for some relief. She had often given him halfpence, but on this occasion she told him that she had nothing to spare; upon which he took up the door-mat and carried it off. later in the evening he was stopped by a constable and detained in custody on suspicion of the felony.

Mr. Jardine said this was a very common occurrence, and advised the housekeeper to make better use of her spare pence for the future. The defendant was committed for wenty-one days. MARLBOaOUGH-STRHET. Citbioits Dbhtsiok.

On Tuesday, William Patison Hunter was charged with having annoyed Mr. Eice, stationer, Charles-street, Haymarkefc, by posting bills containing offensive matter against his shop. The defendant, who was a stranger to Mr. Sice, had more than oace come into his shop and aceused him of harbouring Lady de Canning, and with detaining her ladyship's jewels. Now he knew nothing whatever of Lady de Canning.

He believed the defendant laboured under some kind of delusion, which made him insapable of oontrolhng his actions. As the placards were offensive in their character, and were, of course, an hindrance to his business, he wished to be relieved from the annoyance of the defendant's visits. The defendant made a rambling statement, to the effect that somebody had told hira Lady de Canning and her jewels were forcibly detained by Mr. Bice, and he therefore conceived he had a right te inter-pose his good offices to arrange matters. The defendant said he had been for some years foreign correspondent to the Times.

He had also been the Syrian correspondent to the Morning Chronicle, and had pub.i.hed a work on Syria. The defendant had a printed circular with him, which set forth his former connexion with the press, and his literary productions. The placard concluded with the statement that the writer had since fallen into distress, and was endeavouring to raise a subscription to defray his expenses to Paris. As it was evident that the defendant was labouring under some kind of delusion, Mr. Hard-wick, after remarking that the complainant must not be annoyed in his business in the way described, said the defendant must find sureties to keep the peace for a month, as this course would give time to communicate with the defendant's friends.

WORSHIP-SWEET. Tsb ModebbUsbjobihe Fist. On Monday, Thos. Mitchell, a tall powerful fellow, was charged with a brutal assault. A very decent-looking seamstress, named Porter, who, though young, was a widow, and whose face still bore indications of the ill-usage to which she had been subjected, went to market on Saturday night to oto nnpAaoB.

and was offensively accosted by the prisoner. She turned away from him contemptuously, but had not gone far when sue touna aerseii rouowea oy mhn anssiilfld her with the erossest inde cency. She straggled violently with him and screamed loudly for assistance, the prisoner enaeavouruig mug her to the ground, but she succeeded at last in extricating herself from his grasp, and ran as fast as she could down TTmnn-ghwet. flttll nnnmed bv the prisoner, who at length overtook and got before her, and as soon as he did so aeait a heavy wow in the taee witn nis nee ine witness renewed her cries of Murder and Police and, a constable fortunately coming up at the moment, she was rescued from farther violence and the prisoner secured, but not without much difficulty. When called upon for his answer to the charge, the prisoner pretended that he had not the slightest knowledge of anything, as he was too drunk to know what he was doing.

Mr. Ham-mill sentenced the prisoner to be committed to the house of correction for six months, and kept at hard labour. F-AGBAH- OA0. BT A MoKSTBB H-SBAH. On Wednesday, Thomas Bartlett, a tall, athletic excavator, was charged with having cruelly maltreated his wife, whereby her life had been seriously endangered.

The complainant, a pallid, careworn looking woman, in a state of pregnancy, stated that Bhe had been married about six years to the prisoner, by whom she had a family of three children, and dnrin? that period she had been repeatedly under the doctor's hands from the effects of his ill-treatment, which had rendered her life a complete harden to her. On the aightof Monday se'nnight, she left home, accompanied by her children, in search of the prisoner, who had absented himself for several hours, and whom she at length found at an adjoining public-hnnan in a state of intoxication, On entreating him to return home, the prisoner proceeded with her a short distance, but assailed her all the way with most horrid threats and imprecations, and ultimately felled her to the ground, afthesame time threatening that if she followed him any farther he would dash her brains out. After wandering about the streets with her children until they were almost pensning irom cow, sue ictuvou. uu hi. that her husband had gone to bed, hot was encountered at the door by the prisoner, who a stint nmn her.

and struck her re peated blows about the face, the course of which he junto knocked her down, and dashed her infant out of to arms The prisoner then deliberately locked the feeuns greatly terrified, she implored him, te bnocent child, to which he replied, with, an oath, She would muraerthem both and after dealing hn see kick on the side, he planted his feet on her Scb Tand stamMd upon her with ail his feree, unto! ffiS Oil WTO to msetaW.

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