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ITALIAN BEGGING BOYS AND THEIR EMPLOYERS, Andrea Bertorelii, an Italian boy who has been in custody for nearly a week, on a charge of beg- ging and carrying a guinea-pig to excite the sym- pathies of the benevolent, and who had been remanded in the hope of being able to fix his master with the offence of sending him out to beg, was again brought up, at "Lambeth Police-court, before Mr. Elliott. Signor G. Luciano, secretary to the Italian' Benevolent Society, said that, since the last exa- urination of the prisoner, he had been to the house, No. 9, Little Saffron-hill, and there saw a man of the same name as the prisoner, who acknowledged that he and another man were the employers of the boy, but said that the day on which he had. been taken into custody was the first time he had i sent him out with the guinea-pig. The man here alluded to stood forward, and Mr. Elliott directed Signor Luciano to be sworn; and tbis having been done, he repeated his statement, adding to it the fact that Bertorellisaid the pri- soner came to this country seven months ago, and not three, as he stated. Mr. Elliott: Did the man say what the prisoner was to do with the guinea-pig when he sent him out with it ? Signor Luciano: No, he did not. Mr. Elliott observed that it was quite time that something was done to put a stop to the importa- tion of these Italian beggars, and getting rid of that which was an intolerable nuisance, not only in the metropolis, but through the country. There was, unfortunately, a great difficulty, from the cunning they adopted, in bringing the offence, as in the present instance, home to the real offenders; but the nuisance was becoming so intolerable that something should be done to check it. At present he must discharge the offender.

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