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DEATH OF LORD ARTHUR CLINTON,j

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ATTEilPT TO MORDER AT DERBY.…

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ATTEilPT TO MORDER AT DERBY. A few minutes before five o'clock on Saturday morning, a man named James Allen, aged 21, went to the police station at Derby, and said to Police Constable Thorpe that he had bee i into a bedr c m in Whitecross-street, that he had struck a woman who was in bed on the head with a hammer, and believed he had killed her. He also added that he had done it because he wanted to be sent off." In- spectors Fearn and Green proceeded to Whitecross- street, to the house of a married woman named Ann Ebury. They then found that Allen had broken in- to the house through the back kitchen window, had rushed up stairs with a large hammer in his hand, and struck the unfortunate woman violently on the head. It appeared that Mrs. Ebury lay on her left side in bed, with her face towards the wall; that she heard some one down stairs, and thought it was some of her children, but directly afterwards, and before she could give an alarm, a man rushed up stairs into her bedroom, and struck her several blows close to the temple as she lay in bed. She struggled with him, got out of bed on the opposite side to which he stood, streamed out" lVIunIer several times, and knocked on the wall to arouse a next door neighbour. Allen then left the room, walked down stairs, unlocked the front door, and went away, but Mrs. Ebury thought he might re- turn, and she got to the bedroom door and he d it until she was found. Her wounds,, which were on the right temple, were severe. Mrs. Ebury said the hammer was not her property, and it was subse- quently found to belong-to Allen's father, who lives a few doors off. Mrs. Ebury and six of her children were to have left their house on Saturday for lIdl, en route for St. Petersburg, her husband being em- ployed in that city.—The prisoner was brought no at the Derby Police Court on Saturday morning, and was remanded until Wednesday.

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THE MEKTHYR POST OFFICE1

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