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NORTH WALES RAILWAY.

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D ESPEUATE BCRGLAHY. âONE OF THE BURGLAITS SLFOT 1LAD,- Yesterday morning week the inhabitants of Littlebury, Chesterford, Saffron Wuld m, and the neighbourhood, were excited to a remarkable degree by a report that a desperate attempt at burglary had been made at a lone farm house, about two miles from the Chesterford station, and that one of the bur- glars had been shot dead by the owner of the premises. The report turned out to be strictly correct. The burglary was committed at Strcathall Hall, the residence and farm-house of Mr. Nehemiah Perry, in the parish of Streathall, about two miles from Chesterford. On Wednesday night Mr. Nehemiah Perry, (an old man about sixty years old,) his brother, Mr. T. Perry, and one female domes lie, retired to rest between ten and eleven o'clock. A little before one in the morning they were, aroused by a noise below stairs the servant, was met by Mr. Perry on the landing, who told her there was some one in the house, aud she had better go into her bed-room. Perry is a man of a great deal of coolness and courage. He took his stand at the top of the stairs, armed with a loaded gun, when a man appeared at the bottom, with a lantern and a bludgeon or pistol, and a piece of coarse cloth over his head and face, with two apertures cut for the eyes. Mr. Perry, nothing daunted, either by the appearance of the robber, or the instigation of two companions behind, who urged him with some such words as Go on, you are alLw-ght: Mr. Perry levelled his gun at him and tired; the-man fell, and was shot through the heart. (>,io of the robbers, seeing his companion fail, cried out, Where are my pistols ? Come on with your pistols," re- sponded Mr. Perrv "lam ready for you." And calling to his brother added," I have snuffed his candle for him. You keep ready while I load again." The robbers, cowed by the vigorous measures taken, removed their dead companion to the kitchen, and decamped. An inquest was held upon the deceased on Saturday, when the jury returned a verdict of "Justifiable Homicide," which they accompanied with an expression of the highest admiration of the intrepidity displayed by Messrs. Perry; and this sentiment was warmly responded to by the coroner, and the assembled neighbcuis.

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