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PAINFUL CONCEALMENT OF BIRTH.

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PAINFUL CONCEALMENT OF BIRTH. At the Central Criminal Court on Thursday, Floretta Hemming, a lady-like looking young wo mar, surrendered to take her trial m indictment charging her- with concealing the birth of a child, of which she had been delivered. The accused remained seated in the dock during the -whole of the proceedings with her face buried in a handkerchief, and was absorbed in the deepest grief. Mr. Poland prosefcuted, and Mr. Sleigh and Mr. Montague Williams defended. Mr. Best and Mr. Kemp appeared to watch the case upon the part of a gentleman, manager of a provincial theatre, whose name had been mentioned in connection with the affair. Mr. Sleigh, in a very pathetic manner, said this case was one of a very painful nature. The prisoner whom they sawin her present miserable position was the daughter of highly respectable parents, and followed the profession of an actress, having been well educated and possessing considerable attain- ments. She had been deceived by a person under whose management she had been engaged in a base and heartless manner, a man whose duty it was to have protected her instead of having deceived her— as she was without parents. That, however, had nothing to do with the legal bearings of the case, which he submitted had entirely failed. It was the duty of the prosecutor to call Dr. Bainbridge the prisoner had not refused to see him, but had really directed that he should be called in when she was taken ill, and therefore there was no evidence to show that he was not a, vare of her condition, and that she was about to be delivered of a child, and had confided to him that fact. The Common Sergeant said that the prosecution not having called Dr. Bainbridge, entitled the jury to come to the conclusion that she had told Dr. Bainbridge. If so, there was an end of the case, as the question the jury was called upon to decide was not the final disposal of the body, but the actual con- cealment of the birth. Mr. Sleigh said there were several gentlemen pre- sent of the highest standing in the theatrical profes- sion—Mr. G. Mathews, Mr. B. Webster, who were then sitting by his side, Mr. Buckstone and others, and also Mr. Sargood-who were ready to speak to her position and character. It was a most unhappy case, and she was truly a child of misfortune. The jury, having conferred together for a few moments, said they would not trouble Mr. Sleigh to conclude his address, as they were quite satisfied, and returned a verdict of not guilty. The accused, who appeared in a great state of suffering, left the court with her friends.

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