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SERIOUS ACCIDENT AT WIMBLEDON.

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SUICIDE FROM HIGHGATE ARCHWAY.

THE INTERNATIONAL HEALTH EXHIBITION.

THE CHOLERA IN FRANCE.

MASONIC CEREMONY AT REDIIILL,

HOME-MADE DRINKS FOR THE HARVEST.

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THE JUDGES AND THE ASSIZES.

M. PASTEUR'S HYDROPHOBIA EXPERIMENTS.

TRAGIC SUICIDE IN DUBLIN,

A SHOCKING DEATH.

SENTENCE ON LORD ST. LEONARDS

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SENTENCE ON LORD ST. LEONARDS The Central Criminal Court was specially opened on Saturday solely for the purpose of giving judgment in the case of Lord St. Leonards, who was convicted at the May sessions of indecently assaulting a servant girl named Emma Cole. His lordship was brought to the Court in the prison van just the same as an ordinary prisoner, and when the Court had been formally opened he was placed in the dock. Mr. Edward Clarke, Q.C., who appeared for the defendant, said he did not complain of the verdict of the jury, but he would observe that it was an un- expected verdict, and that it was only arrived at after considerable deliberation. He also reminded the Court that the jury acquitted the defendant upon the more serious portion of the charge, and he reminded his lordship that the defendant was committed very suddenly by the magistrate, and that there was no re- mand in order to afford time for inquiry. He also urged upon the Court that the defendant had been in custody since the 7th of May, and that he had to submit to the degradation of a trial and conviction art this Court,which was undoubtedly a very severe punishment, and par- ticularly to a man in the position of the defendant. It was of course no palliation that an offence of this kind was committed by a person in the position of the defendant, but, on the contrary, it ought to be considered rather as an aggravation. At the same time he was certain that his lordship would not lose sight of the fact that to a person in the position of the defendant a conviction of this kind, and the result bad already inflicted upon the defendant a most severe punishment, and what he had suffered would be a warning to him for the rest of his life. Under these circumstances he said he hoped the learned judge would feel that a sufficient punishment had already been inflicted upon the defendant, and that he would pass a sentence that would have the effect of releasing the defendant from further imprison- ment. Mr. Keith Frith, who had been instructed to pro- secute with Mr. Charles Mathews, said that on the part of those from whom they had received their instructions there was no desire to press harshly upon the defendant. The defendant had, no doubt, already received very severe punishment, particularly for a man in his position, and on the part of the prosecution he should be perfectly satisfied with the course pro- posed by Mr..Clarke, that a nominal sentence should be passed upon the defendant. The Recorder, addressing the defendant, said that before he had heard the observations made by his learned counsel, he had carefully considered all the facts, and had made up his mind as to the course that should be taken. The defendant had no doubt already been severely punished, and taking all the circumstances into consideration it appeared to him that justice would be perfectly satisfied by his passing a sentence of seven weeks' imprisonment from the date of his committal. The effect of this sentence would be that he would be discharged on Monday. Lord St. Leonards was released on Saturday morn- ing almost immediately after the Recorder had passed sentence. It was, as above stated, the intention of the judge that he should be detained until Monday, but as he was convicted on Monday, May 19th, and as it is impossible to have eight Mondays in seven weeks, and as furthermore it is illegal to release a prisoner on Sunday, the Governor of Newgate Prison had no option but to release his lordship forthwith. Lord Leonards lost no time in driving off in a cab.

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