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VIOLENT SCENE IN A OOURT OF JUSTICE. An extraordinary scene of violence has just occurred in the Court of Correctional Police at Riom, Puy-de- Dome, France. A man, named Clement, was recently condemned by the Tribunal of Gannat, to a month's imprisonment for vagabondage, against which judgment both the accused and the public prosecutor appealed, the latter demanding a more severe punishment, as the man Iliad already undergone several previous condemnations. The Court of Riom now increased the sentence to four months' imprisonment, and five years' surveillance by the police. The prisoner had no sooner heard the decision than he stooped down, took off his heavy wooden shoe, and hurled it with all his force at the judge, and at the same time addressed him in the grossest lan- guage. Fortunately the missile passed a few inches over the president's head, but made a deep hole in the plaster, tearing the hangings with which the wall was covered. A gendarme and two other prisoners who were standing by then attempted to secure the prisoner, who, being a man of herculean force, struggled for some time, and continued uttering loud vociferations against the judge. At length the man's hands and feet were bound, and he having been placed before the. bar to be tried for this outrage, received an additional sentence of five years' imprisonment; the court likewise ordered that he should be forbidden to reside in the same locality as the president for ten years after the expira- tion of the sentence.

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