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SHOCKING OCCURRENCE AT | LEICESTER,…

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SHOCKING OCCURRENCE AT LEICESTER, A shocking affair happened in Leicester on Monday awning. A young man named John Scampton, twice an inmate of a lunatic asylum, has lately been under the care of a keeper, his wife and her little girl residing with hi. t ther, Mr. Parr. Having eluded the vigilance of hi keeper, Scampton went to the house of Mr. Parr, â¢> was refused admission. He went away, but re- u r again about half-past twelve, and knocked at the door, which Mr. Parr went to open, but on perceiving who is was he attempted to close it again. Scampton, lwwever, placed his foot against the door, and kept it a Wtle way open, thrust his arm through the aperture, having- a six-barrelled revolver in his hand, and fired oir rive of the barrels in rapid succession. One of the ju1 t > took effect in Mr. Parr's left arm, which was broken in two places. Another struck Scampton's J own childj a little girl three years old, the charge passing completely through the skull. An inspector and a policeman happening to be in the neighbourhood hastened to the spot, and found Scampton walking in front of the house, muttering to himself that "he was prepared to meet his God and his judge." A .ir'C,h our named Manton informed the officers what had o med, and Scampton then put his hand in his pocket, â T! wag about apparently to draw the pistol, when the pohecman rushed upon Scampton and drew his arms behind him. The child is in imminent danger. At the time the pistol was fired, Mrs. Scampton and two other women were in the passage, and how they escaped injury l most a miracle. Two ENGLISH STAFF ARTILLERY OSTICBIRS nave arrived at Turin to examine some new models of deli artillery recently invented. They were very Hirteously received by the Italian officers.

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