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,¡ THE ALLEGED HOTEL FRAUDS.

COSTUME BALL IN A LUNATIC…

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ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ROBBERY.

THE TELEPHONE.

ON THE DIZZY BRINK.

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THE COMMERCIAL DEPRESSION.…

THE GROWTH OF WEALTH.

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A ROMANTIC MARRIAGE.'I

CHARGE OF ABDUCTION..

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CHARGE OF ABDUCTION.. Frederick Hucknell, a young man aged 19, surren- dered at the Old Bailey before Mr. Commissioner Kerr to take his trial for misdemeanour in having unlawfully taken a girl under 16 years of age, named Mary Ann Gridley, from the custody of her parents, without their consent. Mr. Ellis J. Davis conducted theproeecution. William Gridley said he was the father of Mary Anne Gridley, and she lived with him and her mother at 8, George-street, Southwark, j™ Y88 years old last birthday. On the I ? J -November she left home without the knowledge of himself or her mother, and he did not know what had become of her until he heard that she had gone to Oxford with the prisoner, ana he waa brought back in custody. His daughter was away from home for sixteen days, and before she went te was not aware that she had formed any intimacy with the prisoner. George Ormsby, a detective-sergeant of the M division, said that in con- sequence of information he received he went to Ox- ford and took the prisoner into custody. A: ter he had been taken to the police-station the girl Mary Anne Gridley came to see him, and when he was told what he was charged with, he replied: I suppose I must put up with it. If we don't take them away they take us." Mary Anne Gridley, who stated that she was 14 years and a half old, but who certainly looked older, was then examined. She said that she worked at Mr. Bishop's, an army accoutrement maker, in Southwark, and en the 7th of November went, to work and returned to dinner at ope ° -^ter dinner she left her mother's house and met the prisoner, and went away with him to Oxford, Mid remained with ,the prisoner until the 23rd of Novemb3r, when he was taken into custody. She said she had been in the habit of walking about with the P?,8°"er several times before she went away with him. J. he Commissioner asked the witness why she went away with the prisoner. She made no reply. The Commissioner: Did he ask you to go away with him ? Witness No. I asked him to take me. (A laugh.) The jury, upon hearing this, returned a verdict of not guilty.

CO-OPERATIVE SANITATION.

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A TRIUMPH OF MEDICAID SKlr

FUNERAL OF KING VICTOR EMMANUEL.

CARDINAL MANNING AND THE „…

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TWO SENTENCES OF DEATH.]

FENCES IN THE FORGED LEASES…

THE MAT%0NIAL MARKET IN PARIS.

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LIFE ON A GREAT CHINESE RIVER.

MURDEROUS BRAWL IN A PUBLIC-I…

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