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A SWEEP OF A NEW BROOM.

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THE ST. ALBAN'S CASE.

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PERSONATING A VOTER.

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PERSONATING A VOTER. At Carlisle Petty Sessions, Thomas Wybergh Pattin- son, barber, has been charged with having at the re- cent Parliamentary election for that city knowingly personated and falsely asumed to vote in the name vf Mr. Thomas Pattinson brewer, tnereby rendering rendering himself liable to be punished by imprison- ment for & penod not exceeding two years, WIth hard labour. Mr. M'Alpin (solicitor for the Liberal party) said this was one of a large number of cases in which the delinquent must àa.vliI voted with the full knowledge that he was not the pers8u in whose name he had voted, and that he had not the qualification that per- son possessed. The facts of the CMe were these. The defendant Thomas Wybergn Pattinson was » barber and lived in Caldewgfate. He voted at the late election under the number 2549 on the register, name" Thomas Pattinson," qualification "a brewery," situate at Mil- bourne-street. Now, the only ThomM Pattinson pos- sessing that qualification wag Mr. ThomM P&ttmson, who had & duplicate qualirication in another ward, and did not vote in Caldewgate at all. When the prisoner tendered hi. vote at the ejection it waa immediately disputed; questions were put to him, and his attention was particularly drawn to the fact that the qualification was a brewery. Therefore, he sub- mitted, the man acted knowingly. Poll-clerks and others were called, who deposed to the facte as stated. Mr. Wannop (Conservative agent) denied that the priiloner had knowingly and wilfully personated Mr. Pattinson, the brewer. He worked in Brewery-row, and resided in James street. Finding that there wall a Thomas Pattimon on the register, described &S living in Milbourne-street, and there being no Thomas Pat- tinson in that street, his frienùII persuaùed hiw he must be the person meant. He waited till close upon fonr before tendering his vote, 80 that he might waive hi8 claim if anyone turned up with a better right to the vote. 1£ the register were examined, there would be found an endless number of persons personating. A witness having beeILexamined on behalf of the de- fence, to show that when the prisoner was asked questions at the booth he only replied, "I'm Thomas Pattinson, that's enough for you," the Mayor an- nounced that the magistrates considered the evidellce sufficient to warrant them in sending the prisoner for trial at the a86ize8. The prisoner WMI committed for trial accordingly, but was admitted to bail.

SHOCKING DEATH BY FIRE. --

SINGULAR CASE OF MANSLAUGHTER.

THE TREATMENT OF DRUNKEN WIVES.

CONTINENTAL ARMIES. --

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