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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..

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…

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FENCES IN THE FORGED LEASES I CASE. Jajfhe Central Criminal Court, Frederick Diuis- tarf7, solicitor, Charles Burrell Moore, 43, clerk, yjlrving Tait, 39, agent, and James Drake, 55, tber?p> who pleaded guilty to indictments charging tbe*L f°r8in8 leases ana uttering them, whereby 0 gained sums exceeding £ 300,000, were brought Judgment. ijjV Justice Lopes, in sentencing the prisoners, tad I)imsdale, by the advice of his counsel, j? gAfessed himself guilty of two charges of He had also pleaded guilty to various + ncS obtaining money under false pre t01 and also to charges of conspiring *° Jtad. He (the learned judge) was bound t° ^Jat the advice given him by his counsel Vly -warranted by the facts as opened by the 1 ^^Attorney-General, facts which, according to his 0 Ajmiseion, he could not gainsay. More frau- foceedings than those of which he had con- fesaed V8elf guilty it was impossible to conceive, syBte-n frauds pursued and persisted in for years, anC*v,d'which brought absolute ruin on his victims. He jS confessed himself guilty of uttering those FORG IT knowing them to be forged and ab- solu atal^hless in the hands of those whose money he on their security. What sums he had rea- lised1 .v "rVipossible to ascertain, but it had'been stated amount was aa much as ^300,000; and so 1..Justice Lopes) could judge, and from what"T^eard from the Attorney-General, and from r nthe depositions, he thought there was littte v doubt that he had realised a sum as lafl'6 •.•iat. Most carefully had he read the dep°81lily and listened to the statements of his counsc en<jeaTOUr to find, if he could, any "Srcumstances which would enable him to lessen which he felt it his duty to pass. He w»* Bay that neither in the depositions nor i» t*10 8 %ent 0f counsel could he find any such circui»8tao<»8,i could he divest his mind of the fact that Prisoner was a professional man, thorou?"'y "°'ersMt with the nature and cha- racter of fauds he was perpetrating, and thoroughly wei kn0wing the ruin they would bring UP? I~3 with whom he was associated. Under this eta f circumstances he felt it necessary to pass » T y *avy sentence. If offences of this kind were rficessed, business transactions would not be • n pursued. The sentence he should pass upon Te penal servitude for the term of his natural • aenga^on jn court.) Moore jnced to seven years penal servi- tude, and J^^Drake each to one year's imprison- ment witbb^laC,

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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