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,¡ THE ALLEGED HOTEL FRAUDS.

COSTUME BALL IN A LUNATIC…

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ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ROBBERY.

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ON THE DIZZY BRINK.

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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…

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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MURDEROUS BRAWL IN A PUBLIC- I HOUSE. At the Central Criminal Court before Lord Justice Coleridge, Gustave Victor, a young Swedish sailor, was indicted for feloniously wounding a man named John Brown, with intent to murder or to do him grievous bodily harm. Mr. Poland conducted the prosecution, which had been instituted by the Trea- sury authorities. Andrew Wilson was the chief witness for the prosecution. He deposed that he was a Norwegian, and was working for a ship-chandler at Botherhithe. On the 17th of September he was at the Black Horse public-house there alone. The prisoner came in with two of his mates, and asked for a pot of beer, putting down at the same time a sovereign in payment. Witness, who was sitting by himself, got up and spoke in Norwegian. The prisoner became angry at that, and said, speaking in English, he did not care; he could talk any language. One word brought on another, and he said he had been all round the world, including China. Witness replied that he had been to more places in China than he had, on which the prisoner became stil more angry, and challenged him to fight. Witness declined, though he had been asked five or six times. The prisoner went out, and witness behind him. Some one said to witness, "Andrew look out; he has a big knife in his hand." Witness slipped off the kerb, and the prisoner stabbed him on the left temple as he fell. The prisoner was close to him at the time. Witness di-J not see the knife nor the prisoner again until afterwards. Witness was taken to a public-house, and became insensible. JI8 was sober. The prisoner was not exactly so. After other corroborative evidence, the jury returned a verdict of guilty of feloniously wounding with intent to murder; and the learned judge sentenced the pri- soner to fifteen years* penal servitude, awarding the prosecutor the sum of jElO for having behaved so well on the occasion. i

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