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A SWEEP OF A NEW BROOM.

TOO HARD UPON THEM!

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EPITOME OF NEWS,

THE ST. ALBAN'S CASE.

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PERSONATING A VOTER.

SHOCKING DEATH BY FIRE. --

SINGULAR CASE OF MANSLAUGHTER.

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SINGULAR CASE OF MANSLAUGHTER. An ir quest has been held at Wevle, near Shrews- bury, upon the body of Mr. Ferriday, an old man, who had been killed on the previous day, under cir- cumstances of an extraordinary character. The pro- ceedings were watched by solicitors, engaged both on behalf of the family of the deceased and of Captain Scott, a country landowner well known in Shropshire. From the evidence of Mrs. Edwards, the keeper of the Wevle Turnpike-gate, it appeared that on Wed- nesday afternoon she saw the deceased passing through her gate with his cart. He was sitting in front of the cart with the reins in his hand, and was driving at a slow pace. Just as he got within the gate-posts Captain Scott drove up from the contrary direction, and the vehicles met and passed each other in the gate- way. The deceased was on his right side, and was driving as close to the pathway as he could get, leav- ing plenty of room for Captain Scott to pass. The Captain, nevertheless, shouted out to the deceased, and as he passed him turned round and angrily cut at him with his whip. The lash caught the old man on the hat, and the horse immediately set off, Ferriday being shaken off his seat and pitched bead first against a wall, whence he rolled back under the wheels of his cart, which passed over him. He was picked up dead. This testimony was corroborated in every particular by a woman who lived near the gate and witnessed the whole affair. Captain Scott, being sworn, said that on driving up to the gate and seeing deceased approach it in his cart, he believed there would not be room for both to pass, and he accordingly, after calling out to Ferriday, pulled tip in the gateway. AsFerriday's cart passed nim a slight collision took place, and he, believing the old man was asleep, flicked at him with his whip, to waken him up. He was of opinion that Ferriday's horse ran away in consequence of the wheels of the cart and chaise grating against each other. The jury after an hour's consultation, returned a verdict of' "Manslaughter against Captain Scott," who was committed to take his trial at Shrewsbury Assizes. Captain Scott left the place whilst the verdict was under consideration, and thus escaped arrest, and eventually bail was tendered and accepted.

THE TREATMENT OF DRUNKEN WIVES.

CONTINENTAL ARMIES. --

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