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ATTEMPTED SUICIDE THROUGH ILL- TREATMENT. Mary Ann Skailes, a poor, miserable-looking woman, was placed at the bar of the Westminster Police-court, charged with attempting to drown herself. Police-con- stable Melson, 42 B, said that on Saturday night the defendant complained to him that her husband was ill- treating her. The constable said that he would remain on the spot if she wou.ld go indoors and interfere if there was any necessity, but she refused. Shortly afterwards he saw her walking with her husband. They were quar- relling, and he heard the hueband say, Go and drown yourself." They were at this time in Cambridge-terrace, Chelsea, near the water, and she rushed towards the Thames, fallowed by her husband and witness. The former caught her, and they returned to the door of their own house, when they had more words. Wit- ness then spoke to her husband on his wife's behalf, and while he was doing so prisoner slipped from behind them and hastened to the river. She threw herself off the bank, and he was just in time to seize her by the foot, and with the greatest difficulty he held her by it until he procured assistance. Mr. Arnold What was her husband doing all this time ? Policeman: He was standing at the door without making any effort to save her. He was drunk she was sober. Defendant: Your worship, for 14 years my life has been a burden to me. Every Saturday night that comes round my husband gives me a hiding when he comes home. I am very sorry for what I did. Husband I had a drop of drink on Saturday. Mr. Arnold: Hold your tongue, sir; the less you say the better. Prisoner was remanded.

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