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ACCIDENT ON THE BLACKWALL…

MURDER OF A BANK OLERK.

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EXTRACTS FROM MANHATTAN.

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THE WAR IN NEW ZEALAND.

THE CHARGES AGAINST A LANCASHIRE…

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THE CHARGES AGAINST A LANCASHIRE MAGISTRATE. At two o'clock on Friday Mr. W. S. C. Standish, a magistrate of the county of Lancaster, sur- rendered to his recognisances to answer to the charges of unlawfully shooting Michael Burke, and wounding Thomas Hesketh. It was admitted that Mr. Standish was drunk when the offences with which he was charged were committed. It transpired that on Tuesday last, about noon, he visited a shoemaker in Tarleton, near Ormskirk, named Taylor, from whom he requested some shot. Taylor gave him an ounce and a half of No. 3 shot, and he charged a pistol with it. He then seems to have ridden up and down the country till, between five and six in the evening, he came up to four harvest men, who were going to Ormskirk, and at whom, in succession, he presented a pistol, discharging it at last at Michael Burke, who, un- fortunately, received the shot in his shoulder. Mr. Standish then galloped off to Lathom-house, where he was met by Sergeant-Major Nunnerley, of Lord Skelmersdale's troop of Hussars, to whom he delivered two horse pistols, and began to talk very rapidly and incoherently about there being a riot somewhere, and the troop of Hussars was to be called out. After a short stay he and Mr. Nun- nerley took the road, on horseback, to Ormskirk, where they were met by Inspector JerviS, of the; Ormskirk police, and another officer, who had "been informed of the shooting of Burke, and had; set out in quest of Mr. Standish. Inspector Jervis called upon Mr. Standish to surrender; but, instead of doing so, he turned his horse and galloped off at a furious pace, drawing his sword and z, brandishing it about. He afterwards came up to the man Hesketh, and a man named Mordaunt, and these persons became much alarmed at his attitude. Mordaunt threw himself upon the ground, and he escaped injury, the sword passing over him. Hesketh, however, received a sword cut in the chin, and fell bleeding, Inspector Jervis, after Mr. Standish had galloped off, got a horse, and went in pursuit of the fugitive, accompanied by Mr. Nun- neiiey, and after keeping up the chase for about two miles, lost all trace of Mr. Standish. He was, however, apprehended the day following by Jervis, at Newburgh," and conveyed to the Ormskirk police-station, where he was formally charged. In answer to the charge of having shot Burke, he said he was very sorry for what had happened; he did not intend to hurt the man. There were only eighteen shots in the pistol. On being charged with cutting Hesketh, he said he was very sorry; it was a mad freak. The injuries the two men had sustained were described as not serious, and it was clear that the pistol was not loaded with ball. For the defence, Mr. Crook contended that in the case of shooting the wound which had been inflicted did not come within the meaning of the statute, and the injury by the sword was the result of accident. The magistrate, however, committed Mr. Standish to the assizes on both charges, but accepted bail.

UPS AND DOWNS OF AN ACTOR'S…

AGRICULTURAL LABOURERS' COTTAGES.

OUTRAGE UPON. A BRITISH SUBJECT.

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